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Scoutcast Episode 369 – Tackling Manchester City’s underwhelming double

Joe is joined by Let’s Talk FPL’s Andy and FPL Family’s Lee to look at the key issues facing Fantasy Premier League managers ahead of Double Gameweek 27.

Last Gameweek was the biggest in FPL history, with 14 teams playing twice. This time around it’s a different matter. Only Manchester City and Southampton enjoy two fixtures, while the regulation single match awaits the other teams.

Joe, Lee and Andy consider the best strategies of approaching this underwhelming Double Gameweek.

There’s a particular focus on Pep Guardiola’s troops, who host big-six low-scoring draw specialists Manchester United on Sunday, ahead of Southampton’s visit.

Are Fantasy Premier League managers’ current trio of City assets among the best armband shouts, or is the relatively low-owned Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m) worth bringing in?

To acquire the Belgian chance-creator-in-chief, a premium sacrifice needs to be made in midfield. For Andy, the 60%-owned Bruno Fernandes (£11.6m) could very well make way.

Elsewhere, the Liverpool half of FPL Family, Lee, is forced to introduce a section in praise of Tottenham Hotspur and the strong form of Gareth Bale (£9.3m). This will no doubt be eagerly watched by his Spurs-supporting wife, Sam.

Meanwhile, Leicester’s kind run of games continues. But with their main creators injured, who is left to assist Foxes’ marksman Jamie Vardy (£10.2m)?

Our trio look at their Gameweek 26 so far during the show, which took place via our  YouTube channel on Tuesday night as City prepared to kick off against Wolverhampton Wanderers. They also reveal their captaincy and transfer plans for the week ahead.

There are fixtures to frisk, a differential to choose and the crew pay tribute to their podcast colleague Luke and his audacious assault on Gameweek 26.

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  1. Forever In Our Shadow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Hello Scoutcast.

  2. SADIO SANÉ
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    just did Bruno -> Salah - it's haul time ladies 😀

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Mane the man to have this week. 😎

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      +1

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        +1 for jota not salah

    3. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Don't like it, Fulham are better than many realise.

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        please take your negativity elsewhere sir

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          fine line between negativity and realism on here in some people's eyes 😉

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            no qualms on getting rid of Bruno though tbh

            1. SADIO SANÉ
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              oh ok that's brilliant news, I'm very relieved you think that. I'll make sure to run all my decisions by you in future 😆

  3. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Sterling over Gundo back when KbD got injured has been a disaster tbh....a little too late but still think it's time to swallow my pride and rectify it!

    1. 2OLEgend
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Kevin Be Druyne?

      • Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Just get KDB.

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          prefer the downgrade and get in Kane

          1. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            did this move for dgw26
            can't get back those gundo points but kane does have some nice fixtures the next few weeks

          2. Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            I’d go Foden then. Only had 25 mins in last 3. I know pep roulette but he must play both. Mahrez the one to miss out next week.

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              decent shout, will consider that, cheers

      • alsybach
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Kelvin van Delphi?

      • CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I think triple City defence is the answer.

    2. Az
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Morning guys!

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Morning AZ. How goes it?

        1. Az
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Goes good thanks bud, how you doing?

      2. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Morning Az

    3. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Tough season to manage. Seems straying from the template too much punishes. Then in the same vein the template slows any progress leading to frustration and straying from the template only to be punished again. WC in 26 has left me with a team I now don’t like, even though I have had a slightly above average gw so far.

      1. gogs67
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I got a 54% template and huge green arrow so far this week.
          All comes down to luck really.

          1. Pep bites Kun
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Yeah, there's a lot of luck involved. Doing ok this gw, but got 3 injured where I was looking to BB from my WC - yikes!!

      2. cemal
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Maddison, Chilwell, Ings —> Son, Antonio, Dallas? for -4

        1. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Yes if no FH for 29.

        2. alsybach
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Ings double?

      3. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Martinez
        Cancelo Dias Digne
        Salah Bruno Son Gündo Barnes
        Kane DCL

        (Fabri Burn Struijk Brewster)
        1FT & 0.0m

        Barnes ➡️ Raphinha the best move here?

        Anything other transfers to consider?

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Yep

          1. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Cheers Holmes!

        2. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          With no FH or WC left yes. The only move you can make really.

          1. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Yeah a bit boring but Raphinha does look the best replacement considering all things.

      4. Worst decision of the season
        tbos83
          1 month, 17 days ago

          What's your worst decision of the season? Mine = not getting Martinez

          1. drughi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            same here, I was going to 1 week but then vardy and KDB got injured

          2. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Wasting too many transfers on Salah

          3. Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Son Hokey Cokey in the first 10 gws. Missed all but one of his hauls.

          4. Hy liverpool
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Dier over Cresswell gw17

          5. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            signing up to FPL.

            also, taking Martinez out for Johnstone when villa got that blank (for a hit).

            only just got him back in, think it cost me about 70 points.

            1. fish&chips
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Haha. Luckily I took johnstone as a second keeper that week

            2. Khazana
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              This. I did the exact same transfer that week and only got him back this week

          6. Mr. O'Connell
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Son to Barnes when Mourinho said he was injured as a specific transfer.

            Planning a wildcard after gameweek 2 to bring in Wolves and City players. Barely scraped 30 points for the next 2 weeks.

            Holding Foden for 10 weeks after said wildcard.

            Not playing aggressively enough on the double gameweeks (this one included).

            1. fish&chips
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Yeah GW3 WC is what ruined my season

            2. Sharkytect
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              That son transfer was a killer. He had been ruled put by his own boss

          7. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            I would happily go next season without playing a WC at all!!!!

          8. fish&chips
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            That's about the only thing I've got right. Bad moves:

            - starting without Salah
            - starting with Ali
            - WC out double SOU defence in GW3
            - WC in triple city, wolves and spurs in GW3
            - just about every transfer I made between GW 3 and GW10

            😀

            5 million OR at GW10, hoping to break 1m this week so things have gradually turned

            1. fish&chips
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Oh forgot one... Bowen over soucek

            2. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              WOW except Alli, I did the same moves as you!
              Was 5 million too in gw 10, now i am 400K so here is hope.

          9. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Not trusting Spurs at the start of the season has to be my worst decision.
            Was too late to get the double up and I dint captain them enough for the first few gameweeks.

          10. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Buying Rashford over Bruno in GW6. Cost me 50+ points I calculated. For a single gameweek, it was selling Son in GW4 for Mahrez. That also had a huge knock-on effect because it meant I didn't have 2 FTs the week that KdB got injured (which would've allowed me to get Kane).

            Two really critical early mistakes that hurt. If I get both of those correct I'm probably up 100 points total because my transfers then have different priority.

          11. Kannbury
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Gw9 WC getting Fabianski over Martinez

            • mynameisq
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Probably a testament to my season thus far but getting rid of zaha when I thought he'd got injured only for him to play and kill it 3-4 weeks in a row was annoying

            • CONNERS
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Not having Kane and Son for some of their big hauls early in the season.

            • RichardNixon
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Wildcard in GW3 for 24 points. My worst score in a gw ever that completely screwed up my season. I couldn't fix my team until wildcarding again in GW17. Only have DCL from that side left

              1. RichardNixon
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Took Son out for the following week when he was supposed to be injured. Instead he got 42 points in the next three gws

            • Rover
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Not doing McCarthy to Martinez in GW18. I could have done it even for a hit on multiple occasions since and it would have paid off immediately.

            • Qaiss
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Not having Salah in GW1. Also having Pepe, Havertz, etc (weird team I had)

              Although not having Salah in GW1 made me wildcard in GW2 and bring in Martinez, Grealish, Bruno, DCL, who all did really well. Sometimes bad FPL decisions can secretly be good things.

            • Catastrophe
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Hokey Cokey between Son and Fernandes first 4 or 5 gameweeks. Now terrified to lose Son, Fernandes or Salah, regardless of form!

            • Would Ed Woodward
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Mane over Salah GW1.

            • Brehmeren
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Having all of Soucek's hauls on my bench while rivals had him and Justin (who I sold on my gw 4 wildcard)

            • tisza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              I've had 5 transfers in which have immediately got injured and had to take hits to remedy- but more bad luck than bad decisions.

              Worst decision was probably breaking one of my golden rules in picking players for GW1 that had no PL history. Went for Werner & Havertz and held them about 4-5 weeks too long.

              1. Lemongrab
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                I also got suckered in by Havertz and Werner from GW1. I do it every season, Haller last year (or was it the year before) and plenty more down the years.

            • JBG
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Probably not having Kane and Son at the start of the season.

            • michaelington
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Not owning Kane and Son at the beginning due to their fixture pile up.

              1. Tcheco
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Oh and this

            • Tcheco
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Not perma capping Bruno

            • Dammit_182
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Getting drunk and doing a -24 the week Newcastle got Covid....including Martinez out and (wait for it) Calvert-Lewin for Wilson (out) Wilson for Antonio (out) to Watkins....at that point stopped doing early transfers....

              • Coys96
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Didnt go Salah in GW1

              • drav
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Bringing in Firminio when Kane got injured

              • sandman58
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Has to be selling Son before the Southampton game on the info from José that he was injured.....scored 4 goals I think

                1. Jordan.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  no bruno till gw12
                  no kane till gw26
                  only 4 gwks of son
                  no bamford tillgw12
                  no dcl till gw20
                  18 weeks of trent 3 returns

                  but still 50k so not bad w/c2,f/h and t/c left

              • Chemical76
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Nobody has mentioned Aubameyang. So I will.
                Aubameyang!

              • Mac90
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Not getting Martinez

              • The Rumour Mill
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Callum Wilson in in GW12 for his worst run of form of the season.

                Eric Dier in in GW14 to GW21, one clean sheet in that period and even dropped just when I needed him to come off the bench, leaving me with 9 men in GW21.

                Antonio in for GW23, blanks as captain v Fulham and then injured for Sheffield U. Sell, then 2 goals in 2 games v Spurs and City. Troll.

              • Van der Faart
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Getting Gundo on FH and then thinking I'd be fine without him after he let me down that week.

              • A.J.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                GW19 The decision to keep Pulisic over Grealish for the DGW.

                The logic was sound. Villa were coming off a Covid break, couldn't be sure who was affected or who was even available to play. Chelsea had a nice run off fixtures. Pulisic hardly played for those few weeks and Grealish ticked over nicely points wise.

                Would almost certainly be in the top 100 OR if I'd gone the other way.

                1. riot
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Also got Pulisiced

              • riot
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Kneejerking in Reece James after GW1 and GW2 wildcarding to reverse it

              • grumpyman
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Wildcarding in GW3.

                Got 27 points.

              • bruik
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Selling Kane & Son after GW1 based on only 1 article how bad Tottenham played. And not getting them back soon after.

              • Matjes_taet
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Double-up on TAA & Robbo GW 1-8 and 14-17.
                Because of my stubborness will make a third attempt from 31 onwards.

                Not getting Martinez with first WC.

              • asquishypotato
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                This whole thread it a train wreck of hindsight masters.

                “I was going to sell Salah to I could triple captain DCL for his inevitable hat trick blah blah blah”.

                That’s not a mistake, that’s a realisation that you could have done something better, a mistake is when you’ve actively done something stupid!

              • Osfezt
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                WC in GW3
                Abandoning Martinez after covid-outbreak in November
                Didn't get Kane before last GW apart from on FH
                Too much patience with TAA to begin with
                Going with Watkins over Grealish for too long

                Despite that it looks like this might be my best season overall, guess the good decisions, less hits compared to previous seasons and some luck compensated for the bad decisions.

              • Jusagoras
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Picking Werner instead of Kane in GW3 and sticking.

              • Jon Walter's Hatty
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Sold Son GW2

                Fell 3m places.

                Been clawing back ever since. Never really recovered at 250k odd

                1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  ...and if id not sold wpuld have had no reason to sell after those 4 goals and the train kept rolling

                2. ritzyd
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Same for me, was by far the worst single decision i made

              • FourLokoLeipzig
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Ignoring Justin, as I wanted nailed defenders

              • FPL Pillars
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Even playing FPL this season

              • Gooner Kebab
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Easily, not signing up for the membership.

              • lugs
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                using FH in gw 11, i somehow managed to have my worst gw rank of the season in a very high scoring gw despite have the pick of any player i wanted

                a whole bunch of my players were expected to be out or rested so using the FH by itself wasn't a terrible decision, but in hindsight the team i picked was awful and only scored half the points of my original team if i had done nothing, it took weeks to get my season back on track afterwards 🙁

              • Tigers Time
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Trying to be too clever with Son.
                Instead of setting and forgetting I played the Hokey Cokey and missed 66 points out of his 123 double digit point haul.
                I even took him out in GW26 for Barnes and we all know how that ended.

              • French Gooner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                GW1 had Son and kept the funds to bring for Son > Bruno in GW2, Son bragged 4 goals

                Poor bench boost in GW26

              • Esalman
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Getting rid of Son gw4 still.

              • RichRover
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                If DCL blanks tomorrow it will be Triple Captaining him

              • Lazaretti
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Before GW1 I had drafts around Salah including Bamford. Took the Auba draft with. Another one not getting DCL in early enough.

              • bluee
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Like a lot of others, WC in gameweek 3. Just awful.

              • Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Dropping Son hours before GW1

              • Bunk Moreland
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Getting rid of all my City players before a great run of fixtures due to an underwhelming 1-1 against WBA. They proceeded to win their next 20 matches.

              • Kudo Warrior
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Main two:
                - Selling Son/Kane after GW1 in frustration, missing their mega haul and then immediately bringing them back in for a hit
                - Selling Salah when Jota was matching him for performance only for Salah to smash it the following weeks and Jota to get injured

                Extras:
                - Selling Justin after a few weeks thinking he'd dip and he didn't
                - Choosing McArthy over Martinez
                - Going Double Chelsea defense just as they started conceding every week

              • Buck The Trent
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Sold Kane & Son early in the season when their fixtures supposedly turned south

              • Baines on Toast...
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                I sold Hamez before he scored 18 points against Brighton in week 2, in order to fund City players because I was convinced they were going to have a goal fest with Leeds.

                1. Baines on Toast...
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  I also sold Son in week 2 before his 24 pointer

              • Kun, Ayew Nigerian?
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Not owning Martinez

                I've angrily bought him during his match against Leeds though.

              • fusen
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Transferring out Martinez TWICE and being burned both times.

                Gw5 bring him in
                GW 11 swap him out for McCarthy = lose points
                GW19 bring him in
                GW 23 swap him out for Pope = lose points

                For this double gameweek I was fully intending to swap out Pope for Martinez as I knew even though they both had doubles, Marti was definitely going to outscore pope.

                Instead of doing that for a -4, I got in Targett and a Fulham defender (Aina -4) so I could play my benchboost to offset the hits I was taking.

                Aina is subbed after 45 minutes, Targett gets 7 points to Martinez's 12...

                Literally I should have just left in Martinez this entire time. I am now going to bring him in for Pope and it is going to cost me another transfer I shouldn't be using.

                Lesson learned - bring in Martinez and DO NOT TOUCH HIM 😛

              • King Carlos
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                shouldn't have drunk that second bottle of absinth...

              • Ian & Zen
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Not selecting Salah for GW1 & I never recovered being behind everyone - nit selecting double Man C defence, selling Justin & Canceló when folk on here said they would be dropped.. so many bad decisions - all chips have failed (7pts BB) and on DCL as current TC & didn’t select Kane or Son - so many captain failures - struggling to find a realistic target finish - maybe just get into top 500,000 (I came 3,500 last season)

              • radawson
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Martinez to Mendy when Villa missed GW11. Cost me 50 points over 10 GWs

              • Please Answer Me
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Not transferring in Aina and captaining him in GW24, would have got 40 points. Should have seen it coming

              • Yank Revolution
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                I had Konsa as a Martinez proxy and Konsa certainly didn't earn the points Martinez did over that stint....

              • The Brown Casanova
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Mee to Dier for a hit last gameweek

            • The Units
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              I am thinking time to get rid of DCL (unless DGW turns up) and get something a little different.

              DCL & Barnes to Bale & Maja (play 352 and use him for GW29)

              Thoughts?

              1. Corgzzzz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Definitely different..............would give you two players for 29.......I like it

              2. valurth
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Exact same move I’m planing. Antonio is scoring every game so would you bench him?

              3. OptimusBlack
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Same move here

            • pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Lots of chat about Barnes replacement

              Wondering if midterm the answer might be fodder or the inexpressibly annoying Soucek and power defence in a 4-4-2 - especially if you look through 29 as an irrelevance and calculate that City are still good despite WH and Wolves. Loads of options at the back to add to double City

              Pereira
              Digne
              Reguilon
              Cresswell
              Azpi! or Rudiger
              Robbo/TAA - looking at Liverpool fixtures not form
              AWB

              Think I'd back most of these - or certainly the right combo - to beat any 5th mid.

              1. pingissimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Missed out Tierney

              2. Brehmeren
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                I went Mount

            • Rhodes your boat
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Foden a decent punt for dgw as Barnes replacement or just bring in raph/ saka for gw29

              1. Forever In Our Shadow
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Very good imo. I’m going to do gundo to him

                1. Rhodes your boat
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Why lose gundo? Want to get foden this week but currently only have these for 29

                  Martinez
                  Targett
                  Son
                  Kane watkins bamford

                2. Forever In Our Shadow
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  I have KDB and I think Foden will play both games in 27. Really fancy him to outscore gundo especially against Southampton. Just want to be slightly different.

                  1. Rhodes your boat
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Ahh okay since you have kdb sounds understandable

              2. Hy liverpool
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                I wouldn't.. Pep is annoying.
                Jota or lingard or grealish for me

              3. NateDogsCats
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Sounds like a good idea but at the same time I'm not sure it's worth bringing in City assets for a DGW, for the majority of their players it can end up being a single GW. Foden has only played 50 minutes between the last 3 PL games

                  1. Rhodes your boat
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    That is true but surely not playing much of the last 3 makes him more likely to play this gw, likely to be a 1 week punt

                    1. fish&chips
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      I thought this about mahrez a while back and got 3 points out of him in 6 weeks

                  2. Forever In Our Shadow
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    25 mins. Makes him more likely to start both and have managed minutes at worst.

                    1. NateDogsCats
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        He didn't play a minute against Arsenal and then only played 25 in each game this week. I'm not saying there's absolutely concretely no chance he starts even just one match of the two this week but if you need a dependable starter he's not exactly the one to go for. Pep loves go rotate and has said he'll keep doing it in the next few weeks, and with the form of Bernardo and Gundogan in particular and KDB back now there's one spot with less of a chance of Foden taking up.

                        1. Forever In Our Shadow
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          Only played 25 mins in last 3. To be hi at it’s a lottery with any of them. Just feel he will get 2 starts next gw. Seeing what he did to Liverpool he could easily do the same against Utd and Saints, well that could be a cricket score and even off the bench he could get a couple of returns.

                • NateDogsCats
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Just noticed Leeds from GW31 face City, Liverpool and Man Utd consecutively in that order, think I know who my captaincy picks will be

                    1. No Professionals
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      De Bruyne, Raphinha, Fernandes?

                      1. Forever In Our Shadow
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        😉

                      2. jia you jia you
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        love this!

                      3. NateDogsCats
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          Heheh, well never know if Liverpool continue to look frail at the back! Were fairly lucky against them in the season opener

                        • Top Mark.S
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          I am a liverpool fan and I laughed at this. Have an upvote

                        • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          Raphinia could indeed do well vs. the Gegentards

                    2. TeddiPonza
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      Is it wise to save transfer, bench Barnes (and play DCL) in case AV and Everton have a double gw in 28? If not who is the best Barnes replacement?

                      1. Forever In Our Shadow
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        Foden.

                        1. TeddiPonza
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          Already have 3 city

                      2. Ooh Ah Cantona
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          Jota and El Ghazi

                      3. McSauce
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        Barnes -->
                        A) Lingard
                        B) Lookman
                        C) Saka

                        1. Forever In Our Shadow
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          D) Foden

                          1. McSauce
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            ye but BGW 29 is a problem, would mean hit for 11 players which with risk of minutes it prob net me very little if anything

                            1. Forever In Our Shadow
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              Why you need full 11? Many will have less than that. I only had 8 for gw18 and easily held my own above average.

                        2. jia you jia you
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          easily A. if you've decent cover for 28 when he can't play

                          1. McSauce
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            ye easily bench him for 28

                        3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          C

                      4. DonBenzema
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          This worth a hit?

                          Barnes & Rudiger -> Raphinha & Reguilon (-4)

                          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            Why do you want to transfer out Rudiger? One of the most stubborn defense in the league.

                          2. Holmes
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            Rudi to Regu can be avoided

                          3. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            No keep rudiger

                          4. CONNERS
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            Getting set up for the blank I'd assume.

                          5. Camzy
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            Nope. Reguilon is good but I wouldn't lose Rudi.

                        • Dark Side Of The Loon!
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          Pick one. Both for -4

                          A) Areola + Mitchell to Forster + Dawson
                          B) Areola + Taylor to Forster + Tierney

                          1. Forever In Our Shadow
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            You think Forster plays?

                            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              If he plays good. Can use him in 27. If he does not still does not make any difference to me. Need to downgrade Areola for a 3.9 or 4. Already have Martinez.

                        • marcos11
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            Is Grealish likely to be back against Wolves? Heard Dean Smith say he was due to start back training later this week

                          • Boom XhakaLacaSaka
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            Probably obvious answer- but play Mccarthy over Martinez just incase he comes back in for the double?

                            1. Rover
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              What if he coms back in for just one game?

                            2. TheBiffas
                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                mccarthy's double isnt great so i would play martinez

                              • CONNERS
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                Even if he plays, McCarthy could get negative points in the City game. Play Martinez.

                              • Zen Arcade
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                What if he only plays v City and they lose 10-0, ha.

                                1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 17 days ago

                                  true thanks

                              • Rupert The Horse
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                No

                              • Ian Davis
                                • 11 Years
                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                Probably not, Dean Smith positivity/guesswork really..

                            3. TheBiffas
                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                very tempted by barnes -> jota, feel like lingard is chasing lost points and i can't see many better alternatives (have gundo and raphinha)

                                1. Qaiss
                                  • 5 Years
                                  1 month, 17 days ago

                                  Will Jota start?

                                  1. TheBiffas
                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                      even when he wasn't he was still returning

                                2. Flynny
                                  • 6 Years
                                  1 month, 17 days ago

                                  Hi all....gone from 4m to 200k since my awful start and keen on views re next move...Using fts for gw29. Wildcard in 30 / 31

                                  Don't really see much benefit on Barnes to lingard when I can start raphinha.....my choices are...

                                  A...save ft. Start raphinha.

                                  B....roll the dice.....Bruno to son (leave Barnes to rot on bench)

                                  Thanks

                                  Martinez
                                  Cancelo dias pereira (dallas coufal)
                                  Salah bruno Raphinha gundog (barnes)
                                  Kane dcl Watkins

                                  1. CONNERS
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                    I'd save the transfer and reassess next week with 2 FT's.

                                    1. Flynny
                                      • 6 Years
                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                      Cheers.... I'm interested to see how spurs look at Fulham

                                      But I'm very tempted to take a gamble

                                3. DannyDrinkVodka
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 17 days ago

                                  Assuming City rotation will continue, is DGW27 the last chance to play a potentially good BB?

                                  1. Pukki Blinders
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                    Nope, don’t need a DGW for a good BB

                                    1. DannyDrinkVodka
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                      Sure, but with 3 City players the risk of even one of them being benched is massive

                                  2. Forever In Our Shadow
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 7 Years
                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                    I wc in 26 to bb in 27. Will leave the decision for the last minute though.

                                  3. Mr. O'Connell
                                    • 8 Years
                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                    Who have you got? Agree with the rationale of getting at least 1 game from your City lot. If Grealish is fit this week I'm considering boosting:

                                    Forster (shu, mci)
                                    Coufal (LEE)
                                    DCL (che)
                                    Dunk (LEI)

                                    I'd be happy with all 15 playing and picking up 1 return from that bench and getting 12-15 points from it.

                                    1. DannyDrinkVodka
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                      It would be very similar to yours

                                      Forster DCL Dunk Dallas

                                4. Pukki Blinders
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 17 days ago

                                  KDB has a conversion rate of 1% this season...

                                  is that what we are paying 11.6m for?

                                  1. DannyDrinkVodka
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                    Due a correction? I'm captaining him and hoping that he will come good in the double.

                                    1. Pukki Blinders
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                      Not due a correction at all, he’s there for the assists and nothing more

                                  2. Qaiss
                                    • 5 Years
                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                    After the season he had last season, 11.5 seemed like a generous price tbh. And I don’t think many people had it in them to go without him. He’ll probably haul this week when he’s not being considered much.

                                  3. Forever In Our Shadow
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 7 Years
                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                    11.8 but yes you are right. I got him to be different but I feel seriously underwhelmed as I have been lol season. Looks great but delivers very few FPL points considering his value.

                                    1. Qaiss
                                      • 5 Years
                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                      It’s more so that Gundo has made him look not such a good option imo.

                                      1. Forever In Our Shadow
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 7 Years
                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                        Yes. You are right.

                                    2. Rupert The Horse
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 8 Years
                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                      No, 11.5.

                                  4. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                    i am keeping for the rest of the season. Watch him haul in 27.

                                    1. Pukki Blinders
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                      Will watch him blank v United and be rested v Soton

                                      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                                        • 4 Years
                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                        All the best!

                                5. Phaze 1
                                  • 9 Years
                                  1 month, 17 days ago

                                  I think what makes this Nightmare GW worse is the drip-feeding of games. I don't want the free games to stop as that seems beyond selfish of me but I can acknowledge that it hurts my enjoyment of FPL sometimes.

                                  1. Forever In Our Shadow
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 7 Years
                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                    It has been painful each week when things aren’t going well.

                                  2. Ooh Ah Cantona
                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                      It is pretty cool when there's multiple 3pm Saturday afternoon games simultaneously. I miss that too, drip feeding is just not the same buzz

                                    • Mr. O'Connell
                                      • 8 Years
                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                      It's the same every week. I don't enjoy it at all. Double game weeks just make it worse (especially if you're having a bad one!).

                                    • Karan14
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 5 Years
                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                      I kind of like the drip feed of games if you remove the FPL aspect out of it.
                                      I look forward to watching PL everyday after stressful hours at work.

                                  3. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                    Which one to go on a -4 (Own Martinez already)

                                    A) Mee + Bruno > Konsa + Son
                                    B) Allioski + Bruno > Konsa + Son
                                    C) Mee + Bruno > B. White + Son
                                    D) Allioski + Bruno > B.White + Son

                                  4. Plonatron
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                    I've seen lots of talk about bringing in Jota. Seems way too soon to me considering he hasn't played a minute yet. Surely we should wait until he's had a few appearances off the bench at least...

                                    1. Holmes
                                      • 7 Years
                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                      Desperate times for Barnes owners

                                    2. Kloppcorn
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 6 Years
                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                      I’d wait to on jota till after the blank

                                  5. Pep Roulette
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                    Thoughts on Bruno to Auba?

                                    1. Kloppcorn
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 6 Years
                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                      I wouldn’t with arteta focussing on the Europa

                                      1. Pep Roulette
                                        • 3 Years
                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                        Cheers mate. Good point!

                                  6. CrouchDown
                                    • 8 Years
                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                    What are your thoughts on taking hits to field 11 players?

                                    For example, if you have less than 11 in GW29 is it worth taking a hit? (assuming WC in GW30).

                                    Assuming the player will get at least 2 points, it's a downside of -2 points vs unlimited upside - Probably worth it.

                                    1. JBG
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                      Yes why not, unless it is like a -16 hit.

                                      1. CrouchDown
                                        • 8 Years
                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                        I don't see the difference here though. Surely each hit should be taken in isolation?

                                        i.e. if one hit is worth it to get 7 players out, then a further 4 hits should also be worth the risk to field 11

                                    2. Would Ed Woodward
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                      I'm personally looking forward to the unlimited upside of Ben White.

                                      1. CrouchDown
                                        • 8 Years
                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                        Yes of course you have to consider the likelihood of the player scoring points.

                                        For Ben White probably minimum 1 point (-3 hit) and potential 15 pointer with a goal and clean sheet (+11 gain) ?

                                        Also probably better options than him

                                        1. Kloppcorn
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 6 Years
                                          1 month, 17 days ago

                                          Ben white hasn’t scored all season so you’d have to be very lucky to transfer him in when he scores

                                          1. CrouchDown
                                            • 8 Years
                                            1 month, 17 days ago

                                            Okay well maybe get Dallas, Cresswell, Reguilon or Tierney instead then...

                                    3. Kloppcorn
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 6 Years
                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                      Depends which players you are bringing in, if you think the player will hit at least 6 go for it if your 50/50 on them I wouldn’t

                                    4. Karan14
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 5 Years
                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                      Most of the blank gameweek players dont have much of a upside really.

                                      1. CrouchDown
                                        • 8 Years
                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                        I would argue that the following players would have > 4xP in GW29

                                        Kane
                                        Son
                                        Bale
                                        Reguilon
                                        Bamford
                                        Raphinha
                                        Dallas
                                        Auba
                                        Antonio
                                        Cresswell
                                        Watkins
                                        Grealish
                                        Martinez

                                        1. Karan14
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 5 Years
                                          1 month, 17 days ago

                                          So many of those players are playing against each other. Going to be lots of 2 pointers imo.

                                  7. JBG
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                    Who should I start?

                                    A) Shaw
                                    B) Burn
                                    C) Lowton

                                    1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                      B

                                    2. Kloppcorn
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 6 Years
                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                      All 3 have a slim chance of a cs I’d probs go burn

                                  8. Kloppcorn
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 6 Years
                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                    Playing my main rival in h2h league, so thinking of Mitchell, Barnes, fernandes > Bale, dias, grealish for a -8 and hitting the BB, thoughts? Am I being crazy?

                                  9. THE KING CANTONA
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                    Thoughts on Bruno to Son for hit? Don't have FH left, so trying to get more BGW29 players,

                                    1. Kloppcorn
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 6 Years
                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                      I’d go for that fernandes next 3 aren’t great