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Is a triple-up on Chelsea’s defence a good idea and do we need three Spurs assets?

Sitting just outside the top 1k heading into the final quarter of the season, Let’s Talk FPL’s Andy looks at a number of burning questions facing FPL managers after the March international break.


Chelsea Defensive Triple-Up

Who are the stand-out FPL assets at Tuchel's Chelsea? 7

Given their recent defensive returns, it’s understandable that FPL managers are looking to double, or even in some cases triple, up on Chelsea’s defence.

Their upcoming fixtures are certainly looking appealing, with West Brom (h), Crystal Palace (a), Brighton (h), West Ham (a) and Fulham (h) to come.

For my own team, I already own Antonio Rüdiger (£4.7m) and am looking to add Edouard Mendy (£5.2m) to my squad. I’d provide a word of caution on the triple-up, though. While it looks good for the next few weeks, and I’m sure it’s something that Gameweek 31 Wildcarders will consider, you also need to think ahead about how to get out of it when the fixtures turn in Gameweek 35. You may not want to be lumbered with three defenders at that point and it might be easier to manage by avoiding it right now.

There are lots of other teams and players with good fixtures both in the short term and up until the end of the season which might work well, without getting stuck on a defensive triple-up on one team (something that also blocks the potential for bringing in an attacker, should you want to).

Kieran Tierney (£5.3m) is someone that I’ve already added to my team. Between Gameweeks 31 and 38, Arsenal play six sides that are in the bottom nine for expected goals (xG) so far this season.

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553 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Flynny
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Looks like I'll need to decide between salah and Bruno on gw31 wildcard. Will definitely have trent and jota. Who do I include

    A....salah

    B...Bruno

    Thanks

    1. Feed tha Sheep
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      B especially if going with two other Liverpool players

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      I have the same dilemma since Spurs have the double. I was planning on having both and no Son. It is either fixtures with Salah or consistent points with Bruno. Leaning towards Bruno at the moment. I will be bringing in Jota and TAA or Philips

      1. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        I'm very much in the same camp

        Lpool prob have the best run of fixtures....but Bruno and jota works nicely as opposed to salah and jota...

    3. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Salah if chasing?

      1. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        This is also a point . My mini leagues have long gone

        But salah more explosive and better for rank increases....

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Have you looked at your probable captains fort the next few? `If you think Liverpool attack is the best captaincy choice are you prepared to go Jota?

      1. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        I need to look at this but would always go salah captain over jota

        Feel more likely to go without Bruno....

  2. Feed tha Sheep
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Tough decisions this week!!
    Which two do you bench?

    Shaw Cresswell Dallas Stones
    Son Salah Raphina Lingard Gund
    Kane Bamford DCL

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Dallas gundogan

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Stones Gundo

    3. Rassi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Gundogan and Stones/Cresswell

    4. FPLord
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Close call. Gundo scored two for Germany, so probably Stones and Lingard for me.

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Gundo played 270 mins in 6 days

  3. CAVEAT KING
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Hello guys,
    How does one go about watching press conferences live?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Probably their official webpage or YT. Search on Google

  4. Canaries
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Thoughts please.....GTG?

    Martinez
    Konsa, Dallas, Shaw
    Bruno(vc), KDB, Bale, Lingard, L Moura
    Kane(c) , Antonio

    Forster, Iheanacho, Cresswell, Stones

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      GTG

  5. AdamJ91
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Is it worth doing either Son or Bale > KDB for a -4?

    Wanted to do Trossard > Jota aswell but that would mean a -8 so might look to do that next week instead.

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Why would you lose Spurs players when they have Newcastle this GW and a double in 32? City are competing in all 4 comps, I don't think it is wise to bring in KDB for a hit.

  6. Sharkytect
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    This is impossible:

    Son - playing Newcastle, should be fit. Could get a lot out of that weak toon right hand side.

    Fernandes - Brighton could be tougher than you'd expect. MU not exactly firing recently. Won't captain him. Won't bench him.

    KDB - on form and rested for Belgium but that means nothing with Pep, and Leicester aren't the easiest of opposition.

    Raphinha - playing against SU who have been abysmal recently but may have had time to steady the ship over the break. Potential captain material...

    Lingard - great form but the numbers suggest he is greatly overperforming. Wolves are a tough defence to get past, but maybe his touch is just golden at the moment.

    Kane - consistently scoring and capable of a huge haul...but Newcastle are more than capable of Stifling spurs, despite their recent form

    DCL - relatively poor form but up against Palace who are poor at the back and offer all the weaknesses that he could exploit.

    Bamford - same as raph

    I actually wish I had the old "all-out-attack" chip this week. I can't drop any of them!

    1. dshv
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Cap raphinha..

      1. Rassi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        This is my choice too.

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Kane - the safe pick and he is a premium player for a reason. He can haul against Newcastle.
      Raphinha - probably the best pick out of the rest of them¨

      However, I do like DCL against Palace but he needs to be the focal point in attack and not playing 2 up front.

    3. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Got to be Jesse from that lot.

      1. Sharkytect
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        To bench? That is who I have benched at the moment...

        1. Mr. O'Connell
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          Yeah

  7. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    How would you use 1FT with 5.3ITB? May WC next week.

    Martinez/Martin
    Digne/Cancelo/Dallas/Dunk/Coufal
    Bruno/Bale/Raph/Gundo/Lingard
    Kane/DCL/Bam

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Dunk to Azpi/Rudiger (long term if not WC31) or Alonso (1GW punt if WC31)

  8. dshv
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Any news on Son or get rid for (-4).

    BB active( mendy son dallas dunk)

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Should be fine I’d imagine

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      He has had nearly 3 weeks to recover from a hammy injury which wasn't as bad as initially thought

  9. abaalan
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    martinez
    Struijk, Shaw, Tierney
    Odegaard, Raphina, Fernandes (c), Gundo
    Antonio, Bamford, Kane

    Areola, Gross, Stones, Burn

    1Ft, 10.0 ITB....GTG ?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Burn to Azpi/Rudiger (long term) or Alonso (1GW punt if you still have WC) then bench Gundo. Gundo played 270 mins in 6 days over the IB

  10. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Is it best to use the BB before WC or save it?

    1. dshv
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Bb before wc.. and spent all money for good 11

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      How can anyone answer this without seeing your team? This question is team dependent

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Someone above answered 🙂 sorry was just trying to keep the question short. Basically as mentioned above do I try BB before my WC to build a stronger 11 or use the WC to aid the BB. I understand it is team dependent as you say, so what you think here? Only 1FT and 4m Itb.

        Martinez
        Digne, Dias, Dallas
        Bruno, Son*, Lingard, Raphina
        Kane, DCL, Bamford*
        (McCarthy, Soucek, Coufal, Dunk)

      2. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Thinking McCarthy+Dunk >> Mendy+Alonso but means taking a -4

  11. bigwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Just watched Werner's miss last night. So, so bad.

    I don't see anyway for him to cut it in the prem, it's bread and butter stuff that he lacking

  12. The Mighty Whites
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Are people punting on Alonso for a week purely due to Chilwell playing a lot of international minutes?

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      I don’t think it’s purely that though is it. They have rotated regardless and Alonso hasn’t played any internationals. Also I think it’s believed that Alonso is better against bigger teams which WBA are

  13. CAVEAT KING
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Did anyone notice how leggy Kane looked in the second half last night?

  14. Newsman70
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Team

    Martinez Forster
    Stones Creswell Cancelo Targett Veltman
    Gündogan Bruno Lingard Bale Raphinha
    Bamford Kane Antonio

    Big questions?

    Who to bench?
    Forster Veltman Cancelo Gündogan?

    BB before Wc to then get money off bench or bb after wc sets up double game week(wait for fixtures i guess)

    Thanks for any ideas and what are you doing with your remaining chips if any?

  15. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    I cant see that Chelsea's fixtures turn in 35. Only that City fixture is tough and you could sell one of your 3 Chelsea defenders if you have them and bench the other 2. The final 3 games arent difficult fixtures. 2 of the 3 teams they play are mid table teams. There still seems to be a perception that Arsenal is a tough fixture. They have been a mid table average team for several seasons now.

  16. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    Play one

    A) Auba (LIV)
    B) Gundo (lei)
    C) Struijk (SHU)

    Sorry for the repost. Yesterday my 3 replies were C, A, and B.

    1. Kroneek
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      A