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Do we still need double City defence and is it time to sell Fernandes?

Currently sat at 694th in the world, Let’s Talk FPL’s Andy talks through some ideas for his own team and addresses some trending topics from within the Fantasy community.


Do we need double Man City defence still?

Cancelo finally delivers big haul as Gündogan shines in KDB's absence 17

This question is probably a lot easier to ask when you don’t own Rúben Dias (£6.1m), but as a John Stones (£5.2m) and João Cancelo (£6.2m) owner, I’m considering jumping off.

When I leapt on triple Manchester City back in Gameweek 18, I saw it as almost essential. Aymeric Laporte (£6.0m) wasn’t starting very regularly and they had lots of Double Gameweeks on the horizon (as well as a game in Blank Gameweek 18). Fast forward a bit and Gameweek 27 is their last double and Laporte has started eight of the last 12 games in all competitions. Even going into Double Gameweek 27, I’m not confident of two starts and at that point a defender from another team can potentially do just as good a job and be nailed.

Antonio Rüdiger (£4.6m) seems like a potential ideal replacement. He’s cheaper and since Gameweek 19 hasn’t missed a single minute for Chelsea. In terms of goal threat, there isn’t much to split them when looking at all Gameweeks since Rudiger won his spot back.

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In that same time period, Chelsea have conceded 5.62 expected goals compared to Man City’s 6.70; both are elite defences.

There’s no real need to remove your defenders before Gameweek 27 but it’s something I’m thinking about in the long term, with a potential move for double Manchester City attack instead. Rüdiger seems like an ideal replacement, given the general points ceiling of the likes of Stones.

Free Hit could be better in Gameweek 33 than Gameweek 29

Originally I was looking at using Free Hit in Gameweek 29 but I think I’m pretty well set up for this already. Below shows the eight players that are playing in Gameweek 29.

As always, it’s quality instead of quantity and I think I have most boxes ticked (ignore the pun). With three transfers between now and Gameweek 29, I can cope with it quite easily.

With Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur blanking in Gameweek 33, I’m currently going to be left with five players without a game that take a big chunk of the budget. I could bench three but it would leave me with a lot of money outside of my starting XI.

As it stands, I wouldn’t be looking to sell these players as the fixtures either side of the blank from Gameweeks 31 to 35 are good for both teams:

Manchester City – Leeds (h), Aston Villa (a), Crystal Palace (a), Chelsea (h)

Spurs – Manchester United (h), Everton (a), Sheffield United (h), Leeds (a)

The Gameweek 33 fixtures have the potential for me to do something a little different with players from teams I might not have enough transfers to get to.

While I may or may not own Bruno Fernandes (£11.6m) by this point, I’d definitely want him in for Leeds along with another Manchester United attacker. I currently don’t own any Aston Villa midfielder or forward, and while their run-in isn’t great, they do have West Brom in this Gameweek. Liverpool against Newcastle also means a double or triple-up could be profitable.

Could we drop Bruno Fernandes?

What did FPL managers learn from FA Cup fourth round matches

It seems stupid to even be considering dropping the highest-scoring FPL player and I’m sure most people will just skip this part, but it’s something I’m considering.

The way Manchester United set up against the traditional top six is to nullify the opposition while neglecting their own attack. I wouldn’t be surprised to see another blank against Manchester City, just as there was against Chelsea.

That then leaves West Ham followed by a blank in Gameweek 29. There’s potential to do something more interesting with the Fernandes money.

After that, he could be brought back in on a Wildcard or via free transfers. I look at Manchester United’s remaining fixtures and wonder where I’m going to captain him. In every week, there’s arguably another option that could be considered instead. Below are Bruno’s best fixtures with an alternative in brackets.

  • Gameweek 30 v Brighton (Kane v Newcastle)
  • Gameweek 32 v Burnley (Salah v Leeds)
  • Gameweek 33 v Leeds (Salah v Newcastle, although for me Fernandes would be Free Hit in most likely)
  • Gameweek 35 v Aston Villa (Kane v Leeds)
  • Gameweek 37 v Fulham (Kane v Villa)

Not captaining a heavy hitter doesn’t mean you have to sell them but if you’re trying to fit in a certain number of premium players, especially due to captaincy, then something may have to give.

Let me caveat all of the above by saying there’s good reason to keep Bruno Fernandes. Looking at xG per 90 minutes in the Premium Members Area, he is sat top of all midfielders who are playing regularly. That’s equal with Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) and just above Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m).

It would be a brave call to remove him but if you thought that De Bruyne could start realising his underlying statistics, and that Salah could get back to the form that saw him hit almost essential status earlier in the season, then perhaps backing them over Fernandes for captaincy could be a calculated risk-type move of beating the template.

Mohamed Salah is potentially worth keeping

It seems as though people are starting to get a bit frustrated with Salah. I’ve seen lots of comments talking about selling him, and definitely if there was a choice between him and Fernandes, then I know which one people would look to keep.

However, when you look a bit closer at the recent numbers, they’re quite promising. Yes, he’s blanked nine times in the last 12 games. But for those people that like to put emphasis on “form”, he’s also scored four goals in the last six. I am, admittedly, expecting a blank against Chelsea in the second game of the double.

His underlying statistics are promising too. Looking at players’ last six matches, he ranks second for expected goal involvement behind the hero that is Michail Antonio (£6.5m), and by the way, Raphinha (£5.4m)!

We need to see how Liverpool continue to perform without Jordan Henderson (£5.4m), but it’s promising that their full-backs are looking good on the eye again. In fact, Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.4m) has the highest expected goal involvement (2.03) over the last six matches and is getting forward a good bit with eight shots over that same time period.

Thinking ahead, Liverpool have a great run-in and it might be worth saving a transfer and keeping Salah for the longer term.

Selling any big hitter always feels risky and I wouldn’t want to put anyone off doing it, but with Fulham and Wolves to come, there might be better ways to spend your transfers while giving Salah time to pull through on his underlying numbers.

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545 Comments Post a Comment
  1. AD2110
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Chances of McCarthy starting for the double? Or has he now lost his place?

    1. mcsteely
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Looks like was dropped to be fair, I'd expect Forster to get a run in the side

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Looks lost

  2. trinzoo
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Bruno > (K)DB for free

    Play:
    A) Dallas
    B) DCL (ofc if he's super convincing today I will play him, but Chelsea may not concede)

    1. mcsteely
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Yes if you have calculated the risk of losing Bruno.

      Of those two I would play Dallas

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      KdB is almost guaranteed to miss at least one of the next two games imo.

      1. trinzoo
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        I'm just not so sure on this.

      2. FantasyClub
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Not so sure about that either. Pep plays KDB as much as he can.

        • MightyGar
            3 months, 10 days ago

            I agree that KDB is a rotation risk, the priority will shift even more towards Champions League with the Premier League in the bag

      3. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Is there anyone worth considering from Villa except Martinez if they get a double in GW28?

        Even when Grealish was playing they were not doing well and Spurs in GW29 is doesn't look too promising for returns.
        Their fixtures from GW30 onwards also don't look too promising.

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Would normally say Targett but looks best to avoid now

        2. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          I already have Martinez + Watkins. Hoping that Grealish is back this weekend (very unlikely...)

          1. Mr. O'Connell
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Smith refuses to put a timeframe on it. It wouldn't surprise me if Grealish wasn't even available for the blank week.

      4. mcsteely
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        A: Digne to Dias
        B: Barnes to Soucek
        C: Salah to KDB

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          B

        2. cruzex
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          a

        3. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          A

      5. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Somehow still own Rodrigo so will move him and Barnes to Antonio and Son
        Slight benching headache this week though.

        Would you play AWB (city) or Coufal (LEE)
        Also means benching Bamford...

        Team:
        Martinez
        Dias Stones AWB/Coufal
        Salah Bruno Son* Gundo Raphinha
        Kane Antonio*
        Areola Bamford AWB/Coufal Mitchell

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Coufal

        2. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Coufal

        3. Marcin the Pole
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          That for a hit? Have you considered just doing Rodrigo -> Antonio this week and negating the benching headache by bringing Son in next week?

          I would bench AWB out of those two.

          1. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Interesting, no didn’t consider this yet
            So it comes down to Son or Bamford +4 just for this gameweek?
            I’ll look at fixtures for 28 cause I could potentially do Son now and roll transfer next week to have 2 in 29 (no free hit)

            1. Marcin the Pole
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Yeah essentially. Only asked as I have a very similar dilemma atm and am leaning towards the safe bet of Bamford/Raph +4, especially with Palace looking tighter last night. Close though.

              1. HMC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                My bus captain is Kane too this week.
                Also been a bit hit friendly lately so will take on board, cheers

      6. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        pope Johnstone
        Cancelo stones AWB Coufal lowton
        Salah Bruno Gundo Barnes* ESR
        DCL Bamford Kane

        With this current team I think FH 29 seems the best use of FH.
        Yes or No??

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          You can get 8 with a single hit.

        2. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Barnes and ESR injured..

        3. Fit_to_drop
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 10 days ago

          I dont think a FH on 29 is a Foregone conclusion. I have 3 of my chips left inc FH. I was going to use it in 29 but when i look at the fixtures, they are so hard to call and could go either way (eg WHU V ARS). Its hard to know who to load up on. So i dont think its going to be a good FH week. The same think happened my towards the end of last season when i ended up FH'ing a week where the games were very hard to call. Ended up losing my league over it.

          So right now, I have 7 players for 29 and im looking to tack on 4 more (which i would have needed for a bench boost anyway) and be done with it.

      7. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Play one:

        A) Lewis vs West Brom
        B) Taylor vs Arsenal

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          A

      8. drav
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Thoughts on Barnes to Foden?

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Someone more nailed on?

        2. mcsteely
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          I like it but it is probably a move you'll probably regret when he gets repeatedly benched

          1. drav
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Only looking for GW 27/28 punt really, I could go Bruno to KDB but Foden could be interesting, if he plays

      9. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Any chance holding gets a game against Burnley ?

        Would it be worth taking a hit to replace him with someone like rudiger ?

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          He was fit for Leicester. Did not get picked.

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Yea, was thinking they might want him to play against burnley as they’ll just lob balls into the box, I think I’ll just start him and have my sub sorted, should be 90 or 0

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Arteta should play him for that exact reason. Holding the best header of the ball in our team.

          2. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            That was a fairly heavily rotated side no

            Early comments after Leicester were Arteta had lost the plot and gifted the game to Leicester with his selection

            1. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              *after Leicester goal

            2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              I hope Holding plays. He is the best header of the ball in our team. But will Arteta want to change a winning combination?

              1. Qaiss
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Holding didn’t play in either Europa League match. So no guarantees.

                1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  I think we will see a lot of rotation moving forward. Our best chance is Europa but we also do not want to finish too bad in the league. No guarantees anywhere.

      10. cruzex
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Any news about DGW28 with Everton+Villa?

        Ty

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          No

        2. FPL Pillars
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          It’s really annoying could really do with news before the deadline either way....

      11. zuh4ir
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        If you have the free hit, it has to be GW 29.

        My team is laid out similar to yours but with only so few games being played, there is little option for a better free hit. You also don’t want to tinker your team much because of the unannounced postponed games.

        I also still have my wildcard, and was planning to use it around GW 31 as that serves as an inflection point into the home straight Spurs/Liverpool players looking like excellent assets. I’m also considering Martinez to Allison around that time.

        1. Sarri-ball
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          I have freehit im 100% playing weekend of carling cup final. I have 5 from city/spurs. Feel can navagate 29 easy enough

          1. Brimble82
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Same

      12. tibollom
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        hey guys, got 1 FT and 0.9 ITB, with WC and TC left... What do you suggest I do with this lot?

        LLoris Areola
        AWB Dias Cancello Mee Struik
        Raph Gundo Salah bruno son
        dcl bam watkins

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Save

      13. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        We ready for later boys? 😉

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          And girls ofc 🙂

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Oh yes!

            https://youtu.be/cpAfxxji_9w

          2. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Expecting 1-1, Fulham aren't mugs but hopefully that's with a Kane goal or assist

        2. Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          EO means I own 0 Spurs players. Sunday was torture, so I won't be watching this time.

        3. FPL Pillars
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Are you saying there’s only two genders?

        4. drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          need kane to get atleast 10+ or season over so alot riding on tonights game, very nervous

        5. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          How much are you realistically expecting?

          By a rough count Fulham have conceded 14 goals in the last 15 over a 3 month run and if anything they are getting tighter.

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 10 days ago

            I heard this about Burnley too

            1. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Did you see how Burnley played? Minuscule chance imo that Parker lets loose his full backs as wing backs from the off. He didn't even bother to attack Palace before it was too late. Very conservative manager that. Given likely selection of Bale that has to be one of the most bizarre strategy choices all season by any manager.

              Genuinely curious about expectations for this game. With Bale Spurs have looked much better off course but you need to go back ages to see Fulham concede 3 and they've played just about everyone in that time.

              Two seems the realistic optimist view provided Bale plays but the wrinkle is there he interferes with Kane Son 100% GI. That's a large part of their draw no?

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 10 days ago

                I think Spurs will score two and that Bale makes Kane/Son better assets

                1. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  Fair. And agreed,

                  I don't see Bale starting both this one and Palace though. Spurs have a very tight turnaround for the weekend - especially with EL to follow. Minutes off the bench can also work of course as we've seen.

                  Just one seems quite plausible to me.

        6. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Much more optimistic about the West Brom fix than Fulham

      14. The Mighty Whites
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Really struggling who to start / bench this week!

        Martinez, Pope

        Cancelo, Dias, Dallas, Coufal, Lowton

        Salah, Fernandes, Son, Gundogan, Raphinha

        Kane, Bamford, Antonio

        1. FPL Pillars
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          With your grav I would be disappointed if you benched your Leeds 😉

        2. Radzio
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Lol I have exactly same team,all 15 🙂

          Benching Lowton and Dallas for sure and then one of Bamford/Raph/Bruno.

          Actually also considering moving Bruno but dont see a great replacement apart from Sterling but not sure he is worth a hit with Cancelo-Reguillon.

          1. The Mighty Whites
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Haha, that's mad! Cheers for your advice!

            Yeah, not sure that's worth a hit.

        3. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Let us know what you do. Too hard for me.

        4. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Pope, Dallas, Lowton, Bruno

          1. The Mighty Whites
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Cheers, mate

        5. Cowboy John
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Martinez, Dallas, Lowton, Bamford.

          I think...!

      15. G Banger
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Best Barnes replacement who plays in WK29? (Have 3x LEE and Son)

        a) Saka
        b) Lingard
        c) Bale
        d) Other (please suggest)

        1. Over Midwicket
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Soucek?

          1. The Knights Template
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            We have a winner!

      16. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Best Barnes replacements? Thinking Soucek with a massive upside v LEE. Raphinha also a shout.

      17. 03farmboy
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Rudiger or Thiago Silva??

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Rudi

        2. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Why?

      18. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Another DCL blank is inevitable tonight just to ruin my season even more

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          He'd be an all time fpl legend if he didnt blank tonight

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Based on what it was like here during the Everton Southampton game, lots counting on him

          2. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 10 days ago

            You TC aswell?

            1. mynameisq
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              I'm on Kane TC but I own DCL too so will be cheering for both

        2. Monklane
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          That's the spirit.

        3. andy85wsm
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Fingers crossed...

      19. Rhysd007
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Hey all,

        IS GW29 confirmed to be just those fixtures? Is there any chance of other games being put in?

        Thanks

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Nope, fixtures are final

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Yes. First question.

        3. Rhysd007
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Thanks both

      20. The White Pele
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        is Salah likely to have a rest VS Fulham?

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          very low chance I guess

        2. The White Pele
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          not with UCL after 3 days & jota being fit?

        3. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          No

        4. Street Friend
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          No he plays the 90

        5. andy85wsm
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Don't see why he would.

          Don't think we need to worry too much about rests until Jota is back. Not sure they can afford to rest Salah/Mane at the moment

          1. The White Pele
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            yep, Jota back is my concern.

      21. Hryszko
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Am I mental for thinking about taking a -8 to make these moves?

        Shaw > Rudiger
        Bruno > Son
        Gundogan > KDB

        Would really like to bring KDB back so I can captain him, Gundogan has definitely been less involved since his return which was always expected imo and like the article says, Rudiger hasn't missed a single minute under Tuchel and they've looked fairly defensively sound. I am around 100/120 points ahead in my main league so a hit wouldn't be too bad.. I also have my Wild-card still intact but want to save that for the run in.

        1. Street Friend
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          On the assumption Shaw & Bruno blank it looks like good moves.

        2. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          I'd just do Bruno to Son

      22. Street Friend
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Need to bench 2 of these

        1) Dier(PAL)
        2) Dallas (whu)
        3) Bamford (whu)
        4)Raphina (whu)
        5) DCL (che)

        Currently have DCL & Dier on the bench.

        1. Rhysd007
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Start DCL imo. I'd bench 1) & 2)

      23. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Of all the teams that play in 29, Newcastle has the best run of fixtures leading up to that GW. Is Lewis a good option only for 27, 28 and 29? Is 4.2 and can stay as a fodder in my team till the end of the season.

        1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Also considering too

        2. Street Friend
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          I think Brighton defenders similarly worth considering for this reason. Nice fixtures leading up and play Newcastle in the blank.

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Yes. Considering Burn too. But he plays Leicester and Lewis plays West Brom next.

      24. wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Harry Kane the legend.

        1. andy85wsm
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Come on at least a 9 pointer!

        2. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 10 days ago

          0-1 with Kane hitting 9 points off a Reguilon assist is the realistic hope.

      25. Rhysd007
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Barnes Replacement:
        a) Soucek
        b) Lingard
        c) Raphina
        d) Saka

        Triple (C) KDB or save for a better option down the road?

        Cheers

      26. Scrumper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        A) Salah -> KDB/Sterling
        B) Neto & Lookman -> Gundo & ESR (-4)
        C) Stick, play Neto

        Seems like an obvious B to me?

        1. Scrumper
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 10 days ago

          As B) ESR is 3rd on bench

        2. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 10 days ago

          ESR injured

      27. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Help appreciated
        Martinez Mccarthy
        Dias Stones Mee Allioski A.Robinson
        Bruno Maddison Salah Gundo Lookman
        Bamford Kane DCL

        0 itb 1ft

        A) Bruno > Son + Mee > Konsa (-4)
        B) Roll ft play Mee (ARS) + Bruno (mci) + Lookman (liv)
        C) Other options welcome

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Bruno to son or Maddison to Grealish (if fit) or Raphinha looks good

          1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 10 days ago

            No hit required you don't think?

        2. estheblessed
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Id try and get Maddison to someone or Mee/Allioski to someone

      28. tibollom
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        thinking of saving my FT.. bench order and team ok?

        Lloris
        AWB Dias Cancello
        raph salah(c) Gundo Son bruno
        watkins dcl

        areola bam mee struik

        1. estheblessed
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Ive got the same front 3 and im thinking Bam ahead of DCL. But I guess if DCL hauls this evening it might sway my decision!

        2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          I would play Bam over DCL

          1. tibollom
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            thanks mate, kinda thinking that too but been burnt by doubling or tripling up on Leeds.. maybe put raph on the bench instead of Mee? or go raph and bam?

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Go Raph and Bam. But I also suggest we see how DCL does tonight. I have the same three and thinking of playing Raph and Bam. But might change if DCL looks brilliant tonight.

              1. tibollom
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                thanks mate, will keep an eye out on DCL tonight but chelsea defence has been very strong so you are prob right...

      29. estheblessed
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Would you guys wild card this team?

        Martinez / Pope
        Stones, Konsa, Cancelo / Shaw, Dier
        Bruno, Gundo(c), Son, Salah, Lingardinho
        Bamford, Watkins / DCL

        1. andy85wsm
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Nope.

        2. tibollom
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          no way

      30. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Anyone know why we’ve gone with only Anderson as a seamer.

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          1) Hangover from previous match
          2) Stokes must have agreed to bowl more
          3) India is poor against spin

          1. CABAYE4
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            4) Extra batter (Lawrence) to try and make up for failings of top order
            5) Broad hasn’t looked like getting anyone out all series

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Must be something else though. No Archer either. We definitely needed an extra batter l, but to go from 3 seamers to 1 is pretty much unheard of.

          2. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            I have never seen us go with one pace bowler before. It’s freaking me out.

            1. CABAYE4
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Could have been problematic had we lost the toss.

              Pitch will only take more turn so by the 2nd innings I’d imagine it’ll be all spin after Anderson’s opening stint.

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Yeah it does make sense, just a bit hard for me to get my head around change. I’ve never seen England start a bowling innings without two seamers for the first 10 overs.