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Pro Pundits - Tom

FPL’s top chance creators and how they can improve your overall rank

In my latest column, I’m going to revisit my ‘creators’ table and have a look at the players creating the most chances in 2020/21. I’ll also touch upon a few targets for my own team, plus the usual Gameweek preview.

As I write this, it’s so far, so good in Double Gameweek 27.

The Bench Boost I discussed in my last article which targeted two specific fixtures (West Bromwich Albion vs Newcastle United, West Ham United vs Leeds United) paid off and leaves me on 78 points.

However, I’m fully aware an İlkay Gündoğan (£6.2m) haul or Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m) rest on Wednesday could undo a lot of that good work, so let’s see how things play out over the next few days.

THE CREATORS

For those that missed it last year, this table show’s each team’s best creator using the chances created metric. It’s something I always like to keep track of, and as it’s been a while since I last shared it, I thought I’d give it an update.

This time, I’ve added an additional column too which focuses solely on data from the last six Gameweeks, in an attempt to identify any recent developments.

Familiar faces like Bruno Fernandes (£11.5m), Jack Grealish (£7.5m) and De Bruyne appear again, but there are also some lesser-spotted names too.

TeamMost Chances Created – last sixMost Chances created – overall
ArsenalGranit Xhaka (9)Bukayo Saka (27)
Aston VillaRoss Barkley, Grealish (8)Jack Grealish (75)
BrightonPascal Groß (19)Pascal Groß (51)
BurnleyLowton, Dwight McNeil (12)Ashley Westwood (37)
ChelseaMason Mount (16)Mason Mount (68)
C.PalaceEberechi Eze (8)Andros Townsend, Eze (29)
EvertonGylfi Sigurdsson (7)James Rodriguez (31)
FulhamAdemola Lookman (19)Ademola Lookman (47)
LeedsRaphinha (21)Raphinha (45)
LeicesterYouri Tielemans (11)James Maddison (42)
LiverpoolT. Alexander-Arnold (15)Andy Robertson (45)
Man CityKevin De Bruyne (15)Kevin De Bruyne (69)
Man UnitedLuke Shaw (20)Bruno Fernandes (77)
NewcastleRyan Fraser (15)Jonjo Shelvey (25)
Sheff UnitedOli McBurnie (6)John Fleck (24)
SouthamptonStuart Armstrong (8)James Ward-Prowse (40)
SpursSon Heung-min (17)Son Heung-min (53)
West BromMatheus Pereira (10)Matheus Pereira (39)
West HamAaron Cresswell (11)Aaron Cresswell (41)
WolvesPedro Neto (16)Pedro Neto (57)

PEDRO NETO

This season, Pedro Neto (£5.7m) has emerged as one of the Premier League’s best young players, and looking at Wolverhampton Wanderers’ schedule, Gameweek 31 looks like a good time to invest.

Wolves’ fixtures Gameweek 31 to 35

The 21-year-old has already been directly involved in 12 league goals this season, and now being used as an inverted winger on the right more often, I’m sure he’ll add a few more.

It all becomes a bit predictable when I watch him on the left as he tends to stay wide, hit the byline and whip in a low cross, so this positional switch which has happened a few times is a real positive for me, and something to keep an eye on moving forward.

Pedro Neto’s average position by Gameweek

MASON MOUNT

I’ve always liked Mason Mount (£7.0m) as a player, but under Frank Lampard he was playing deeper and deeper and Fantasy Premier League returns were too sporadic. However, since Thomas Tuchel’s appointment, he’s been used in more attacking positions behind the striker which you can see here.

Mason Mount’s average position by Gameweek

Against Liverpool he was stationed on the left of a front three, but he’s also featured on the right and as more of a traditional no. 10. But regardless of position, he is playing closer to goal and I like the look of him from Gameweek 30 to 34 when Chelsea’s fixtures ease.

THE DEFENDERS

This table tends to be dominated by midfielders, so when a defender appears I’ll always take a closer look.

In the last six Gameweeks, it’s no surprise to see Matthew Lowton (£4.5m) feature, given that he is now taking on more responsibility in the final-third. Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.4m) and Aaron Cresswell (£5.8m) are also included, but it’s Luke Shaw (£5.1m) who is the star man with 20 created chances.

It feels like Shaw has been talked up enough in recent weeks and I’m not sure how much more I can add, but I will say he does look fitter than he has done for a long time now and is overlapping in a way that seemed impossible a few seasons back.

The numbers highlight just how good he has been, and finding a spot for him in my own team will be a priority once Blank Gameweek 29 is out of the way.

JACK GREALISH

There has been a definite drop-off in Aston Villa’s performances in recent weeks, and they are struggling to find the right balance in midfield.

We’re seeing a lot of chopping and changing, probably too much, with Douglas Luiz (£4.8m), John McGinn (£5.5m), Ross Barkley (£5.9m), Morgan Sanson (£5.5m), Jacob Ramsey (£4.5m) and Marvelous Nakamba (£4.3m) all in the mix for the central positions, and Anwar El Ghazi (£5.3m) and Trézéguet (£5.2m) stepping in for Grealish on the left.

Barkley was signed to help in these kinds of situations but has looked well off the pace, and as a fan, I’m a little worried. Villa are a good top-half team, but having scored just two goals in the four outings without Grealish, it’s clear we need him back as soon as possible.

Only Crystal Palace and Newcastle have created fewer chances than Villa over the last six matches

So, with a few of those mentioned above now on my Watchlist, focus turns to Gameweek 28.

Here’s how I’m currently setup.

Captaincy isn’t straightforward this week and I’ll likely make a late call on that closer to deadline, but for now, De Bruyne and Harry Kane (£11.3m) are in contention.

I’m also hoping to save a transfer, so I can make two in Blank Gameweek 29 to get me up to at least eight starters.

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119 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    Please start, KDB.

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      This.

      On a miserable 47 so far...

      1. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 16 days ago

        Pleased with my score (72 (-4)) however currently very displeased with my decision to TC KDB 😀

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 16 days ago

          Nice going.

          I imagine you played Shaw. Was on him all week in expectation of 0-0 but ducked out at last minute.

          1. Catastrophe
            • 10 Years
            6 months, 16 days ago

            Annoyingly, no! Started Konsa, Cresswell and Dias over him. I was expecting anything but a United CS, didn't even consider starting him to be honest 🙁

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      please

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Hoping not

      If he misses out I’m still on for the cup double. All even in both matches and it comes down to Ederson C versus KdB C and defender appearances

      1. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 16 days ago

        KDB haul and two Ederson penalty saves should do the trick then!?

  2. Lateriser 12
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    One of the most fun pods. We laughed a lot. One of our better episodes. Watch this one on YouTube.

    https://twitter.com/lateriser12/status/1369304917945552912?s=20

    1. Sz21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Cheers LR!

    2. Dele
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      You’re the man!

    3. fclackless [Brazil Nuts]
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      +1

  3. Sz21
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    Anything standing out to change here?

    2 ft's. 0.1m ITB. No chips remaining..
    Martinez.
    Shaw, Cancelo, Stones.
    Salah, Raphinha, Son, Gundo, Bruno.
    Kane, Watkins.
    Areola, Bamford, Dallas, Burn.
    8 starters for 29 atm so can afford to look beyond with the moves.

    Salah -> Bale, Cancelo -> Cresswell/Azpi, Watkins/Bamf-> Antonio some things I am considering. Like the look of Lingard too but not this week at least

    1. Dele
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Bale, Son, Kane might be too much on the days Jose goes for a 1-0.

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Cancelo to Azpi

      1. seanie3
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 16 days ago

        Cancelo to Rudiger

  4. Mufc202020
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    Ederson
    Digne Perrira Vestergaard Konsa
    Gunda KDB Bruno
    Kane DCL Watkins

    Would you

    A) BB - Johnson Saka Alonso Neto (-4)
    B) Not play BB and bench Johnson Saka Dallas Lookman and roll over the FT

    Going to free hit GW29

  5. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    Really tempted to punt on Alonso!

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Looked great yesterday from what I saw in the highlights

    2. Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Agree just shame he's not nailed with Chilwell in the picture also

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 16 days ago

        Yes if he was nailed he’d probably be in every side

    3. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Could work out, but you just know he'll miss out on some of those plum fixtures with Chilwell lurking.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 16 days ago

        True

    4. NateDog
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Definitely tempting although I can see Chilwell playing against Leeds to deal with their pace on the flanks

    5. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Straight in the Team but only if Chilwell got injured.

    6. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      I had got him in GW25 WC as a punt. Luckily I decided to take him out for Digne on a hit in DGW26 when I BB. Worked out well.

      Alonso is playing well and looks like he's being benched for the stronger games. So, if you have a decent cover on bench and are willing to take the occasional 1 pointer, he could be gold.

    7. MagicMessi
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Nice punt but after the blank?

  6. sirmorbach
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    Lads, some help here please?

    Martínez / Pope
    Dias / Stones / Cresswell / Digne /  Dallas
    Salah / Bruno / Gündogan / Raphinha / Soucek
    Kane / DCL / Watkins

    I have 2 free transfers, and I want to have to for BGW29. Which imposes me one now.

    A. Pope to Forster (just so I don't lose FT, funds)
    B. DCL to Bamford (downside: good fixture for DCL)
    C. Digne to Targett (downside: good fixture for Digne, double up on Villa defence)
    D. Salah to Bale/Son (downside: ditch Salah)
    E. Something else?

    1. son of city
      6 months, 16 days ago

      D looks decent.

      1. sirmorbach
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 16 days ago

        Cheers, mate!

    2. adam wigan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      How set are you on keeping Stones? Could do stones to rudiger which would set you up well for their good upcoming fixtures

  7. CONNERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    Seeing as it's quiet, what do you think of my prospective GW29 team?

    Areola
    Dallas - Veltman - Tierney
    Auba - Son - Lingard - Raphinha
    Bamford - Kane - Watkins

    1. 1966
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Looks good although Villa have been crap without Grealish, creating very few chances. I’d only pick Watkins if Grealish was fit and starting.

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Thanks

      Its not a FH team by the way, I already own Watkins and am just planning on adding Auba and Lingard next week.

      I agree he's not one to bring in based on Villa's current form.

      1. 1966
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 16 days ago

        Really good team team without FH. I have 8 players including Watkins but I foolishly sold Fernandes last game to get Lingard as I was planning for GW 29.

        Now I don’t know whether to save my FT and get 10 players for 29 or transfer Salah our for Fernandes so that I can captain him in 28.

        1. MightyGar
          6 months, 16 days ago

          Do you have Kane? If so he is a good enough Captain choice this week so you can go back to your wk29 plan

          1. 1966
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 16 days ago

            I do have Kane but not sure I fancy him away at Arsenal. Arsenal have been pretty solid lately and Mourinho tends to be more defensive against the bigger teams.

            1. MightyGar
              6 months, 16 days ago

              I am hoping for old clown feet Luiz fouling Bale in the box and Kane dispatching the penalty, followed by a Xhaka red card and Kane assist for Moura

              1. 1966
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                6 months, 16 days ago

                You’re asking for a lot there but I’d be happy with that too haha.

  8. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    Who would you play in BGW29? Will play Targett as well.

    A. Areola
    B. Martinez

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      A if you have another Villa def
      Fulham 6 Cs in 7 games!

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      I have both and playing Areola.

      Don't see Villa keeping Spurs out for 90 mins. May get some decent save points perhaps...

    3. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Areola for me

    4. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Areola if playing Targett.

    5. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Cheers everyone!

  9. dogtanion
    • 12 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    Changing captaincy from kane to Sterling afew mins before the deadline has ruined me 🙁 have a feeling Sterling won't even appear for a minute tomorrow

    1. CroatianHammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      As a fellow captainer I hope you're wrong and that he hauls... it seems like he's done nothing, but he's been a steady performer, for Citeh if not for FPL

      1. dogtanion
        • 12 Years
        6 months, 16 days ago

        Yeah me too man..he was rested v West Ham so maybe he might play..clutching here !

  10. son of city
    6 months, 16 days ago

    captain salah.

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Why on earth?

    2. 1966
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Was thinking the same. Liverpool and Salah been much better away than at home.

      1. NateDog
        6 months, 16 days ago

        That's not really saying much though is it

        1. 1966
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 16 days ago

          Well Liverpool have won 4 out of the last 5 away games scoring 11 goals and Salah has 4 of them. That’s a decent record. Salah also scored 2 goals at old Trafford in the FA cup.

          1. NateDog
            6 months, 16 days ago

            They've only won 3 out of the last 6 away in the PL (one of those being Sheffield Utd) with Salah only scoring in 2 of those and blanking in the other 4, not exactly an amazing record

            1. 1966
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 16 days ago

              Leipzig have one of the best defences at home in Europe conceding only 9 goals in 12 games and Salah scored against them.

              If you don’t want to include champions league and only the Premier League, Salah has 3 goals in his last 5 away games and 7 goals in his last 10 away games. As I mentioned, Liverpool have been a much better team away from home than at home since mid to late December.

  11. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he is not "available" to succeed Joachim Low as manager of his native Germany. The German Football Association has announced that Low will leave the role after this summer's European Championships. "Am I available for the job after the summer? No," said Klopp.

    Looks like Klopp's off to Germany then so...

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Looks like you can't read

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 16 days ago

        I have a feeling he is going.. I hope not thou

      2. Hy liverpool
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 16 days ago

        Oh boy.. Can*
        Sorry max

    2. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Klopp to Germany, Stevie G to Liverpool

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 16 days ago

        As much as i love stevie i hope klopp stays

      2. seanie3
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 16 days ago

        Not this year, maybe in a couple more.. Gerard doesn't have enough experience yet to manage Liverpool.. look what happened to Frank Lampard at Chelsea

    3. seanie3
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Liverpool would be crazy to let Klopp go..

    4. seanie3
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      That isn't what he said..

  12. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    Would you BB this lot?

    Martinez - Veltman - Dallas - Bamford

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Yeah nothing to lose

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      I don't trust leeds or brighton at all... May wait till gw30

    3. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      I wouldn't this week. GW30 perhaps...

    4. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      I'd hold

    5. MagicMessi
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Not against Chelsea and probably Villa will concede

      1. popey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 16 days ago

        against Newcastle...?

  13. DavvaMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    6 months, 16 days ago

    Hi Guys

    Needs some advice. Below is my current set up.

    Martinez

    Digne | Cancelo | Stones | Shaw
    Son | Gundogan | Fernandes
    Antonio | Kane | Watkins

    Pope | Dallas | Raphinha | Barnes

    I need to replace Barnes, and was thinking of perhaps

    A. Jota
    B. Mount
    C. Any suggestions?

    Should I also get more BGW29 players in and if so from what team?

    I plan to WC in GW31

    Thanks everyone!

    1. mcsteely
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Mount a good pick for those games then WC.
      A Chelsea defender would be good as well, maybe Stones to Rudi

      1. DavvaMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        6 months, 16 days ago

        HI

        I was thinking Rudiger and also at some point Dias, so just one city defender. For now would you say transfer Stones or Cancelo?

  14. fplking14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    48 points behind my ML leader, i have BB and WC, he has TC and BB. Is it possible to catch up?

    1. Brehmeren
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      You can make that up in 2 gws

  15. FantasyClub
    6 months, 16 days ago

    Bale or Son?

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Both. 😎

    2. Brimble82
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      If only one - Bale.
      I’m a Son owner, and have watched Spurs last few games. In the poor games against WHU/FUL he looked isolated out on the wing. And even with the better performances against BUR/CRY he was still really wide.
      Bale is coming inside a lot more and getting ‘in the mixer’

      And - personal opinion - he looks tired and a shadow of his best self. Only 5 attacking returns in 11.

      Roll the dice on Bale’s fitness if it were me.

  16. Flynny
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    Hi. What move would you look to make here - and who to captain? Transfers to 29. Wildcard 31. 2.6mitb....thanks

    Martinez
    Cancelo dias pereira (dallas coufal)
    Salah son gundog raphinha (lingard)
    Kane dcl Watkins

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Salah to Auba then DCL to Antonio next week perhaps?

      1. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 16 days ago

        That's an option....think I may actually save ft......thanks

  17. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    Why isn’t Antonio on pens? Sorry if this has been asked already

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Because Lingards a greedy fit.

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 16 days ago

        *git

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 16 days ago

          Haha, but Rice is on them now

    2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Because his celebration is not as lucrative on social media

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 16 days ago

        Does rice have a lucrative celebration like?

        1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 16 days ago

          He's mates with Mount so that counts for something

    3. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      He's only taken one in his career, I don't think he fancies them.

  18. Sterling Malory
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    Any thing worth a hit?

    Martinez
    Shaw Digne Cancelo Stones
    Gundo Bruno Son
    Kane Watkins DCL
    Areola Raphinna Lowton Barnes

    1. MagicMessi
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      DCL to Werner and Captain

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Nope, all good.

  19. MagicMessi
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    Amazed by Meslier 9 points on my bench in a 2-0 loss to Westham !! ;D

  20. MagicMessi
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    Any Doublet for Everton /Villa ? Any idea?

    1. MagicMessi
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Double*

  21. Ohh1454
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    What are the chances spurs have a double in gw32 ? Would highly consider triple spurs attack then considering they play in 29 double in 32,free hit 33 they play Sheffield 34 and then get rid for Liverpool ?

    1. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 16 days ago

      That's an FA Cup week, right? If so, it would only be possible if Bournemouth knock Saints out of the FA Cup. Could happen.

  22. Major League Shocker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 16 days ago

    A player with a form rating of 6.6 points per match and playing Newcastle should be a captain option, right?

    1. popey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      if thats Martinez then no - Newcastle toothless so he scores either 2 or 6

      Can you see Newcastle having 3 shots on target?

  23. mcsteely
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    Martinez/Areola
    Targett, Dallas, Veltman
    Bale, Raphina
    Kane, Antonio, Bamford

    Could get to this with a -4 in 29, means selling Cancelo and DCL though who might have a double.

    Would you FH?

    1. popey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      no way would I FH that, given ownership of spurs/city players and alternative options FH 33 likely your best bet?

    2. Brimble82
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Solid. Bank it for later

  24. G Banger
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    1FT and 1.1ITB with:

    Martinez
    Cancelo, Stones, Coufal
    Salah, Bruno, Gundogan, Raphinha,
    Bamford, Kane, DCL

    (Pope, Dallas, Holding, Lingard)

    Knowing that GW29 is on the horizon, I only want to make moves if they increase player numbers, any advice with the above?

    1. OLLY G
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Save

      1. Brimble82
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 16 days ago

        Concur.
        Lots of movement on Salah/Bruno out. But I’d say you’re pretty well set.
        Roll the tfr.

  25. Echoes
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 16 days ago

    Is it okay to start triple Brighton(2 def + Sanchez) in DGW29 or should I spread the risk a bit and start Martinez instead?

    1. mcsteely
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      trip Brighton is a legit tactic for FH, not sure I would want them all in my team for the long run unless WC after

    2. Brimble82
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Given that Newcastle are led by Joelinton and... Dwight Gayle!?!
      I’d say having triple Brighton could be inspired.
      High risk - high reward though right!

    3. Athletico Underachieving
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 16 days ago

      I’ll probably go double just for my own health but if you’re feeling brave it could pay off big time!

    4. MightyGar
      6 months, 16 days ago

      High risk reward, and the average score for the week is likely to be low so could be a big rank gain if it pays off. I would think about turning my phone off and going for a walk during the game though, it would be excruciating to watch

      1. Brimble82
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 16 days ago

        Hard agree.
        I hate watching a game when I’m hoping for a CS from more than one player. Having three eggs in that one seagul basket could be horrifically stressful!

    5. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 15 days ago

      Thanks lads. Appreciate your input. Cheers!

  26. OLLY G
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    Best Villa defender to buy?

    Thanks.

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Targett imo. Martinez if you don’t have him

    2. Brimble82
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Depends when Cash is back.
      Targett until then

  27. JohnnyRev7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    I genuinely thought the MCI/sou game was tonight.

    Came home early from work, stuck some beer in the fridge and took a couple of homemade Lancashire hotpots out of the freezer. One for my wife whenever she wanted it, and one for me at halftime.

    Living in Germany I do occasionally lose track of the time difference... but by 24 hours?

    * Goes to stand in the naughty corner *

    1. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      On the plus side, early finish and beer and hotpot for tea.

  28. Bobby's Teeth
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    Hey legends, needed your advice:

    Had transferred Bruno out for Son in the last GW (hoping City will be City, but we all know how that turned out). Since I want to not use my FH for GW29, reversing this transfer makes scant sense to me. However, can also downgrade KdB to Bruno for this GW. Thoughts on this?

    TL;DR - Scared to go without Bruno for this GW but there are good reasons to do so. Thoughts?