International Football

How many minutes did FPL assets play over the March international break?

The final international break of 2020/21 reached its conclusion in midweek and it is not just injury and illness that may impact on player availability in Gameweek 30 – it’s game-time, too.

Our Team News tab and our Friday press conference round-up (in both article and video form) will cover everything on the fitness front but it is fatigue we’re focusing more on in this article as we look at how many minutes each FPL asset clocked up while on international duty.

Some nations crammed in a triple-header of games over the last fortnight, with more than a handful of top-flight players taking part in all three of their respective countries’ matches.

As well as on-field exertions, long-haul flights back from further afield may also be a consideration ahead of Easter weekend – although the cancellation of World Cup qualifiers in South America means that this is less of an issue than usual.

MOST MINUTES PLAYED

There were 16 players who lasted 90 minutes in all three of their respective countries’ qualifiers or friendlies, with some big names among that contingent.

Ilkay Gundogan (£6.1m), Ruben Dias (£6.1m), Andrew Robertson (£7.1m) and Tomas Soucek (£5.3m) have significant ownerships in Fantasy Premier League, although all bar Gundogan have been immune to rotation at club-level this season.

Manchester City’s players were made to work the hardest over the last fortnight, with ten of their squad racking up at least 200 minutes of game-time on the continent.

To the best of our knowledge, these were the players – all of whom played at least two-and-a-half matches – who amassed the most minutes over the international break:

PlayerTeamMinutes
Nick PopeBurnley270
Antonio RudigerChelsea270
Seamus ColemanEverton270
Kasper SchmeichelLeicester270
Caglar SoyuncuLeicester270
Andrew RobertsonLiverpool270
Ruben DiasMan City270
Ilkay GundoganMan City270
Oleksandr ZinchenkoMan City270
Scott McTominayMan Utd270
Aaron RamsdaleSheff Utd270
Toby AlderweireldSpurs270
Hugo LlorisSpurs270
Okay YokusluWest Brom270
Dara O’SheaWest Brom270
Tomas SoucekWest Ham270
Eric GarciaMan City266
Kieran TierneyArsenal259
Georginio WijnaldumLiverpool259
John McGinnAston Villa254
Joao CanceloMan City252
Ferran TorresMan City252
Kalvin PhillipsLeeds251
Ezgjan AlioskiLeeds246
Bernardo SilvaMan City246
Eddie NketiahArsenal237
VitinhaWolves236
Granit XhakaArsenal225
Mason MountChelsea225
Raheem SterlingMan City225
John StonesMan City225

FURTHEST TRAVELLED AND LATEST RETURNEES

Many of the matches that took place over the international break, including the friendlies involving the USA, were staged in Europe.

Players such as Sadio Mane (£11.8m), Hakim Ziyech (£7.9m) and Riyad Mahrez (£8.1m) have all been in African Cup of Nations qualifying duty in their home continent, meanwhile, although all those games were wrapped up by Tuesday afternoon at the latest.

Takumi Minamino (£6.0m) was the sole Premier League representative involved for his country in Asia, meanwhile, although he too had rounded his involvement off by Tuesday.

It was the Europe-based World Cup qualifiers, friendlies and under-21 matches on Wednesday that were the last to take place, with England, Germany, France, Scotland and Spain among the nations in action.

The dates for all of the international games in March are available here.

CLUB-BY-CLUB ROUND-UP

The team-by-team guide below breaks down the minutes that each player has played per international match over the last week or so, with a total given at the end.

Any players with an asterisk next to their names withdrew from their countries’ squads either midway through the international break or picked up an injury at the back-end of it.

As mentioned earlier, we’ll have further details on any lingering fitness concerns in our pre-Gameweek 30 team news round-up on Friday.

ARSENAL

Saka, Aubameyang return to Arsenal starting XI but Smith Rowe absent from squad
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Gabon – 90
  • Mohamed Elneny – Egypt – 0 + 90 = 90
  • Bernd Leno – Germany – 0 + 0 + 0 = 0
  • Eddie Nketiah – England under-21s – 76 + 90 + 71 = 237
  • Martin Odegaard – Norway – 45 + 90 + 81 = 216
  • Thomas Partey – Ghana – 70
  • Nicolas Pépé – Ivory Coast – 85 + 0 = 85
  • Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson – Iceland – 0 + 0 + 90 = 90
  • Bukayo Saka – England – 0 + 0 + 0* = 0
  • Emile Smith Rowe – England under-21s – 66 + 45 + 0* = 111
  • Cedric Soares – Portugal – 0 + 90 + 0 = 90
  • Kieran Tierney – Scotland – 90 + 90 + 79 = 259
  • Granit Xhaka – Switzerland – 90 + 90 + 45 = 225

ASTON VILLA

Save potential and improved Villa defence underpin Martínez's FPL credentials
  • John McGinn – Scotland – 90 + 74 + 90 = 254
  • Tyrone Mings – England – 45 + 0 + 0 = 45
  • Bertrand Traoré – Burkina Faso – 90 + 90 = 180
  • Trezeguet – Egypt – 62 + 60 = 122
  • Ollie Watkins – England – 27 + 0 + 0 = 27

BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION

Salah and blanks again as Brighton defensive assets shine ahead of good run 3
  • Aaron Connolly – Republic of Ireland – 67 + 0 + 0* = 67
  • Jakub Moder – Poland – 59 + 0 + 90 = 149
  • Robert Sanchez – Spain – 0 + 0 + 0 = 0
  • Percy Tau – South Africa – 90 + 61 = 151
  • Leandro Trossard – Belgium – 1 + 34 + 90 = 125
  • Joël Veltman – Netherlands – 0 + 0 + 0 = 0
  • Andi Zeqiri – Swizerland under-21s – 90 + 65 + 29 = 184

BURNLEY

  • Robbie Brady – Republic of Ireland – 11 + 45 + 22* = 78
  • Johann Berg Gudmundsson – Iceland – 0 + 77 + 63 = 140
  • Dwight McNeil – England under-21s – 76 + 35 + 89 = 200
  • Bailey Peacock-Farrell  – Northern Ireland – 90 + 0 + 90 = 180
  • Nick Pope – England – 90 + 90 + 90 = 270
  • Matej Vydra – Czech Republic – 25 + 12 + 3 = 40

CHELSEA

  • Ben Chilwell – England – 90 + 0 + 90 = 180
  • Andreas Christensen – Denmark – 90 + 0 + 90 = 180
  • Olivier Giroud – France – 63 + 0 + 31 = 94
  • Kai Havertz – Germany – 79 + 77 + 56 = 212
  • Callum Hudson-Odoi – England under-21s – 90 + 0 + 0* = 90
  • Reece James – England – 45 + 0 + 4 = 49
  • N’Golo Kanté – France – 90 + 0 + 0* = 90
  • Mateo Kovačić – Croatia – 82 + 13 + 90 = 185
  • Mason Mount – England – 45 + 90 + 90 = 225
  • Emerson Palmieri – Italy – 75 + 0 + 56 = 131
  • Christian Pulisic – USA – 45 + 90 = 135
  • Antonio Rüdiger – Germany – 90 + 90 + 90 = 270
  • Timo Werner – Germany – 11 + 13 + 34 = 58
  • Hakim Ziyech – Morocco – 88 + 9 = 97
  • Kurt Zouma – France – 0 + 90 + 0 = 90

CRYSTAL PALACE

  • Jordan Ayew – Ghana – 90
  • Michy Batshuayi – Belgium – 0 + 0 + 64 = 64
  • Christian Benteke – Belgium – 0 + 0 + 26 = 26
  • Wayne Hennessey – Wales – 0 + 90 + 0 = 90
  • Eberechi Eze – England under-21s – 24 + 45 + 90 = 159
  • Cheikhou Kouyaté – Senegal – 90 + 90 = 180
  • Patrick van Aanholt – Netherlands – 8 + 0 + 0 = 8
  • Wilfried Zaha – Ivory Coast – 23 + 69 = 92

EVERTON

  • Dominic Calvert-Lewin – England – 63 + 0 + 1 = 64
  • Seamus Coleman – Republic of Ireland – 90 + 90 + 90 = 270
  • Tom Davies – England under-21s – 66 + 72 + 0* = 138
  • Lucas Digne – France – 0 + 90 + 0 = 90
  • Ben Godfrey – England under-21s – 90 + 90 + 0* = 180
  • Alex Iwobi – Nigeria – 0 + 75 = 75
  • Josh King – Norway – 28 + 23 + 10 = 61
  • Robin Olsen – Sweden – 0 + 0 + 0 = 0
  • João Virgínia – Portugal under-21s – 0 + 0 + 0 = 0

FULHAM

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  • Ola Aina – Nigeria – 84 + 0 = 84
  • Joachim Andersen – Denmark – 13 + 90 + 25 = 128
  • Alphonse Areola – France – 0 + 0 + 0 = 0
  • Michael Hector – Jamaica – 90
  • Mario Lemina – Gabon – 90
  • Aleksandar Mitrović – Serbia – 27 + 88 + 86 = 201
  • Tim Ream – USA – 0 + 90 = 90
  • Antonee Robinson – USA – 23 + 90 = 113
  • Kenny Tete – Netherlands – 69 + 0 + 0 = 69
  • Andre-Franck Zambo Anguissa – Cameroon – 83

LEEDS UNITED

Meslier missing for Leeds as Alioski starts at left-back again
  • Ezgjan Alioski – North Macedonia – 90 + 66 + 90 = 246
  • Stuart Dallas – Northern Ireland – 90 + 0 + 90 = 180
  • Mateusz Klich – Poland – 0 + 0 + 0* = 0
  • Diego Llorente – Spain – 0 + 45 + 0 = 45
  • Illan Meslier – France under-21s – 0 + 0 + 0 = 0
  • Kalvin Phillips – England – 90 + 71 + 90 = 251
  • Tyler Roberts – Wales – 24 + 65 + 77 = 166

LEICESTER CITY

  • Timothy Castagne – Belgium – 6 + 90 + 0 = 96
  • Jonny Evans – Northern Ireland – 90 + 0 + 90 = 180
  • Wesley Fofana – France under-21s – 90 + 0 + 0 = 90
  • Kelechi Iheanacho – Nigeria – 71 + 87 = 158
  • Nampalys Mendy – Senegal – 78 + 90 = 168
  • Wilfred Ndidi – Nigeria – 90 + 90 = 180
  • Dennis Praet – Belgium – 0+ 0 + 71 = 71
  • Kasper Schmeichel – Denmark – 90 + 90 + 90 = 270
  • Youri Tielemans – Belgium – 90 + 90 + 19 = 199
  • Caglar Soyuncu – Turkey – 90 + 90 + 90 = 270
  • Danny Ward – Wales – 90 + 0 + 90 = 180

LIVERPOOL

  • Thiago Alcantara – Spain – 18 + 35 + 0 = 53
  • Curtis Jones – England under-21s – 24 + 18 + 90 = 132
  • Diogo Jota – Portugal – 0 + 85 + 68 = 153
  • Ozan Kabak – Turkey – 90 + 4 + 90 = 184
  • Naby Keïta – Guinea – 90
  • Sadio Mane – Senegal – 90 + 25 = 115
  • Andrew Robertson – Scotland – 90 + 90 + 90 = 270
  • Mohamed Salah – Egypt – 90 + 90 = 180
  • Xherdan Shaqiri – Switzerland – 75 + 80 + 45 = 200
  • Kostas Tsimikas – Greece – 80 + 0 + 0 = 80
  • Georginio Wijnaldum – Netherlands – 90 + 79 + 90 = 259
  • Neco Williams – Wales – 90 + 25 + 90 = 205

MANCHESTER CITY

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  • Kevin De Bruyne – Belgium – 90 + 90 + 0 = 180
  • João Cancelo – Portugal – 90 + 72 + 90 = 252
  • Rúben Dias – Portugal – 90 + 90 + 90 = 270
  • Phil Foden – England – 45 + 81 + 86 = 212
  • Eric Garcia – Spain – 90 + 90 + 86 = 266
  • Ilkay Gundogan – Germany – 90 + 90 + 90 = 270
  • Riyad Mahrez – Algeria – 90
  • Rodri – Spain – 90 + 0 + 8 = 98
  • Bernardo Silva – Portugal – 88 + 90 + 68 = 246
  • Zach Steffen – USA – 90 + 90 = 180
  • Raheem Sterling – England – 45 + 90 + 90 = 225
  • John Stones – England – 45 + 90 + 90 = 225
  • Ferran Torres – Spain – 72 + 90 + 90 = 252
  • Kyle Walker – England – 0 + 90 + 90 = 180
  • Oleksandr Zinchenko – Ukraine – 90 + 90 + 90 = 270

MANCHESTER UNITED

Third straight league start for Bale as fit-again Zaha returns on Palace bench 3
  • Eric Bailly – Ivory Coast – 66 + 0 = 66
  • David De Gea – Spain – 0 + 0 + 0 = 0
  • Amid Diallo – Ivory Coast – 5 + 0 = 5
  • Dean Henderson – England – 0 + 0 + 0 = 0
  • Bruno Fernandes – Portugal – 45 + 90 + 0 = 135
  • Daniel James – Wales – 90 + 0 + 90 = 180
  • Victor Lindelöf – Sweden – 90 + 90 + 0 = 180
  • Harry Maguire – England – 0 + 90 + 90 = 180
  • Anthony Martial – France – 13 + 59 + 0* = 72
  • Scott McTominay – Scotland – 90 + 90 + 90 = 270
  • Paul Pogba – France – 27 + 59 + 90 = 176
  • Marcus Rashford – England – 0 + 0 + 0* = 0
  • Luke Shaw – England – 0 + 90 + 0 = 90
  • Donny van de Beek – Netherlands – 0 + 11 + 13 = 24

NEWCASTLE UNITED

  • Ciaran Clark – Republic of Ireland – 79 + 61 + 0 = 140
  • Martin Dubravka – Slovakia – 90 + 0 + 0* = 90
  • Ryan Fraser – Scotland – 0 + 86 + 79 = 165
  • Jeff Hendrick – Republic of Ireland – 29 + 0 + 84 = 113
  • Emil Krafth – Sweden – 6 + 0 + 90 = 96
  • Jamal Lewis – Northern Ireland – 0 + 30 + 90 = 120

SHEFFIELD UNITED

  • Ethan Ampadu – Wales – 90 + 0 + 90 = 180
  • Rhian Brewster – England under-21s – 14 + 7 + 19 = 40
  • John Fleck – Scotland – 0 + 0 + 17 = 17
  • Oliver McBurnie – Scotland – 0 + 0 + 17 = 17
  • Aaron Ramsdale – England under-21s – 90 + 90 + 90 = 270
  • Enda Stevens – Republic of Ireland – 90 + 90 + 0* = 180

SOUTHAMPTON

The Fantasy Forgotten
  • Che Adams – Scotland – 24 + 75 + 73 = 172
  • Stuart Armstrong – Scotland – 66 + 4 + 0 = 70
  • Jan Bednarek – Poland – 90 + 0 + 90 = 180
  • Moussa Djenepo – Mali – 90
  • Takumi Minamino – Japan – 86 + 71 = 157
  • Jannik Vestergaard – Denmark – 0 + 90 + 0 = 90
  • James Ward-Prowse – England – 90 + 19 + 0* = 109

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

  • Toby Alderweireld – Belgium – 90 + 90 + 90 = 270
  • Serge Aurier – Ivory Coast – 90 + 90 = 180
  • Gareth Bale – Wales – 84 + 9 + 90 = 183
  • Steven Bergwijn – Netherlands – 0 + 1 + 0 = 1
  • Eric Dier – England – 0 + 0 + 0 = 0
  • Matt Doherty – Republic of Ireland – 90 + 45 + 0* = 135
  • Pierre-Emile Højbjerg – Denmark – 90 + 0 + 90 = 180
  • Harry Kane – England – 0 + 90 + 89 = 179
  • Hugo Lloris – France – 90 + 90 + 90 = 270
  • Tanguy Ndombele – France – 0 + 82 + 0 = 82
  • Joe Rodon – Wales – 90 + 0 + 90 = 180
  • Moussa Sissoko – France – 0 + 8 + 1 = 9
  • Japhet Tanganga – England under-21s – 0 + 90 + 90 = 180

WEST BROMWICH ALBION

  • Semi Ajayi – Nigeria – 0 + 0 = 0
  • Mbaye Diagne – Senegal – 0 + 73 = 73
  • Conor Gallagher – England under-21s – 0 + 18 + 72 = 90
  • Kamil Grosicki – Poland – 6 + 30 + 5 = 41
  • Sam Johnstone – England – 0 + 0 + 0 = 0
  • Dara O’Shea – Republic of Ireland – 90 + 90 + 90 = 270
  • Callum Robinson – Republic of Ireland – 79 + 73 + 33 = 185
  • Hal Robson-Kanu – Wales – 0 + 45 + 0 = 45
  • Okay Yokuslu – Turkey – 90 + 90 + 90 = 270

WEST HAM UNITED

  • Said Benrahma – Algeria – 61
  • Vladimír Coufal – Czech Republic – 0 + 90 + 87 = 177
  • Lukasz Fabianski – Poland – 0 + 0 + 0 = 0
  • Jesse Lingard – England – 90 + 9 + 1 = 100
  • Declan Rice – England – 0 + 90 + 90 = 180
  • Tomáš Souček – Czech Republic – 90 + 90 + 90 = 270
  • Andriy Yarmolenko – Ukraine – 0 + 0 + 0 = 0

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS

  • Willy Boly – Ivory Coast – 90 + 90 = 180
  • Conor Coady – England – 90 + 0 + 0 = 90
  • Leander Dendoncker – Belgium – 90 + 90 + 26 = 206
  • João Moutinho – Portugal – 45 + 0 + 0* = 45
  • Pedro Neto – Portugal – 63 + 0 + 49 = 112
  • Rúben Neves – Portugal – 88 + 0 + 89 = 177
  • Owen Otasowie – USA – 0 + 0 = 0
  • Romain Saïss – Morocco – 90 + 90 = 180
  • Vitinha – Portugal under-21s – 73 + 90 + 73 = 236

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846 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Fuddled FC
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Are we over hyping Alonso?

    Is he too much of a punt considering he has only started 1 out of last 4?

    Are we over-reaching to convince ourselves he is likely to start?

    1. myteamissheeeeeeeet
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      I don’t understand the love personally. Massive risk! Chilwell played a lot over the IB. If you can cover him then go for it but there’s safer options out there

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      I am but confident he starts this GW

    3. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Low risk with budget available

  2. Mikey44
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Martinez
    Shaw Dallas Tierney
    Salah Fernandes Bale Raphinha
    Kane DCL Bamford
    Subs: Fabri Lingard Stones Lascelles

    1 ft and 0 itb, would you do:

    A) Bale to Son
    B) Stones to Rudiger
    C) Save FT and maybe start Lingard instead of Bale

    Thanks

    1. myteamissheeeeeeeet
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Nice squad, Bale to Son for me due to the unpredictability of Gareth’s game time

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      A

  3. myteamissheeeeeeeet
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Would you BB this lot please?
    Forster Gundogan Rudiger Dawson

    A. Yes
    B. Hold fire for now

    1. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Will Forster and Gundo play? And will Dawson play if Ogbonna is back?

      1. myteamissheeeeeeeet
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Yeah I’ll hold fire as I thought the same

        1. Nanoelektronicar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          It's not safe, they could blank, but the hauls are not excluded by any means, cs vs Burnley, Gundo getting a goal, and we know Dawson is good at both ends 🙂 But I think Gundo gets a full rest, and I am not a Saints fan so I have no idea about Forster.

  4. Bavarian
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Auba-Dias >> Salah-Rudiger
    YES or NO?

    1. myteamissheeeeeeeet
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Not convinced by Salah still! Rudiger a great shout for the rest of the season

    2. SharkyT
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Maybe just the Dias > Rudiger this GW

  5. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Best chelsea defender to bring in for this GW before I use my wildcard?

    1. SharkyT
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Chelsea def or Dallas if you don’t own

      1. SharkyT
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Ha Didn’t read properly. Alonso or Azpi if risk averse

      2. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Have Alonso, Rudiger and Dallas playing with Shaw and Sones as cover.

      3. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Stones sorry

  6. SharkyT
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Bench 1 from each:
    A: Dias
    B: Cancelo
    C: Dallas

    1: Gundo
    2: Lingard
    3: Antonio

    1. Gizzachance
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      B 1

  7. GW30 Breakout Players
    Geoff
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Who do you think will find form this GW, stepping up with a big score, and why?



    Maybe someone who hasn’t scored well lately, has very low ownership, or is being broadly overlooked in the community.

    

Have you seen something in someone’s play or in their stats to make you think they could be ready for a breakout GW?



    Extra points if you give a solid explanation for your pick.

    1. Bennerman
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Chris Waddle (7.5) good delivery. Brian Deane (5.0) terrific value

      1. SIGGYMETIMBER
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Waddle, what a player he was

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Alonso. Gone under the radar. Literally noone on here/twitter/pods has thought of it.

      1. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Convinced he starts?

        1. Bennerman
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Fair point, Waddle is apparently carrying a strained mullet, could be benchec

      2. G00LI0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        I think there is a bit too much nostalgia going on with Alonso this week. He is a big rotation threat.

      3. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Well Crellin and a number of pods I listened to this week all plan to bring him in
        Toss up with Azpi for me

        1. Geoff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          I just can't justify bringing in a rotation threat. Fine FH punt, or for draft, or with WC incoming but it's just too much money to spend (for me)

          1. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Totally get it
            Feel like Azpi could get a 12 pointer or thereabouts
            Maybe Chilwell playing for England boosts Alonso at least for this week

      4. Sharkytect
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Haha

    3. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      ups: Alonso
      downs: Kane
      The examples above are the more obvious IMO. Kane being the the one to handle. I have seen a sluggish Kane over the last few weeks, especially on international duty. The second half performance against Poland he was meandering about at half speed. I believe he is close to burnout. Hence avoiding the armband on him.
      Alonso although not a sure starter by any means, is likely to play against low blocks and poor right hand sides looking at recent history. He is unlikely to play as a sub 1 pointer. Hence me captaining him and having a good VC as cover.

      I do need to make up ground though!

    4. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Extra points pls (smile)

      1. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Haha yeah I think you get those points 😀

        Kane is interesting, but I just think the Newcastle defence is too weak to not captain Kane. Even if he's tired and close to burnout.

        1. FALSE PROFIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Where is my up tick then? (Big Smile)

          1. Geoff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Done!

    5. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Morning Geoff!

      Have brought in Moura and Alonso for -4. Fancy those two this week. Armband on Kane with vice on Bruno. Could be convinced to captain someone else tbh.

      1. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Moura, interesting! WC soon? That's a move I'd be afraid to make, long term!

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Nope, no WC left haha. Both are probably quite risky picks. Just from what I’ve seen of Moura recently, he’s been carrying the Spurs team. He works so hard for the team and has been playing well in an attacking sense carrying the ball. I think Mourinho loves him.

          1. Geoff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Hope it works out for you!

      2. Nanoelektronicar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Great punts, hope it works out. I might just do the same moves, but more inclined to go safe, just Son or Alonso for free.

    6. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Mane. Sort of fixture for an unexpected haul from a streaky FPL player.

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        See Spurs and Chelsea away...

        1. Geoff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Yeah, I'll add Jota to the list too

          1. Jon Walter's Hatty
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Correct

    7. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Really fancy Chelsea to do well against WBA and given Werner had an easy IB i fancy him to finally come good this week.

      1. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Yeah he's a great shout. You own any Chelsea?

        1. ritzyd
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Have werner and rudiger in Fpl and mendy, havertz & werner for fanteam so probably too much 🙂

    8. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Richarlison, if I haven't already got Kane and Bamford, I would double up with DCL as a one week punt, ahead of Chelsea players.

    9. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Also, I think Son is overlooked for captaincy this week. I could easily see him replicating that Trossard shot from the left.

      1. G00LI0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Son to deliver this week OK. Typical of him to bounce back with a brace with some doubt around him playing. International break will have him fresh and ready to go

      2. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        I haven't been up on Team News, is he back fit?

    10. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Jota

      Arsenal defence is solid of course but they've been conceding loads of shots in their run of tough fixtures - only SHU Wolves and Southampton have been notably worse. Don't see that changing against Liverpool who have been creating bucketloads.

      My experience of Jota is that when he is hitting the target you pick him.

    11. El Lobito 10
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Alonso

    12. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Jack Harrison

      Expect Leeds to steamroll Sheff Utd and he'll be a part of it

  8. Gizzachance
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    morning, thoughts appreciated, 1 ft. 6.1 itb w/c 31
    martinez/pope
    dallas rudiger coufal lowton cancelo*
    bale* gundo* bruno ling raph
    kane {C} bam watkins

    A shaw/alonso in for ?
    B son, jota for ?
    C dcl infor watkins
    cheers, good luck all

  9. Rbyrne95
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Rudiger or Christensen?

    1. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      I will never forgive christensen for his season of 59-minuters

  10. FALSE PROFIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    With budget less important atm, can anyone point out risk reward picks that are unlikely to do cameos.
    Alonso clearly springs to mind. Any gems that may have been missed Stones, Diaz rather than Gundo, Havertz, KDB for example.

    1. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      The budget thing has shifted my plans regarding spurs' dgw. I am now planning to bring in LLoris ALONGSIDE martinez, so they can swap in and put through gameweeks 32 onwards. In fact I may even sell martinez as spurs' fixtures look decent after the blank compared to villas.

      This strategy freees up

      1. Sharkytect
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        ...one of my sub spots so I can afford to have kane, son and KDB in my team for gw32, then decide if any need to be removed for their blank gw33.

        Genius, right?

  11. KING KOUNDER
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    So have we decided on the best GW 31 punt ?

    1. Bennerman
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      What, me and you?

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      I did it solo.

    3. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Yep

  12. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Anyone fancy Havertz

  13. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Are Newcastle weaker defensively without Hayden?

    Thanks

    1. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      They have conceded from two outside box shots when he left the pitch, I guess that tells something, and Spurs have Kane, Son and Bale.

  14. Jikata
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Any thoughts about Mason Mount?

    1. Dr. Jepsen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Depends on your plans in the long run i think. I brought him in last gw as a 2 weekend punt. WC i 31 and probably transfering him out. To Manny great midprice options! But great pick for this gw i think! He’s on great form!

      1. Jikata
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        I agree, but question is if he will start? I kinda feel he might be rotated due to busy international schedule.

  15. Dr. Jepsen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Benching headaches:

    Martinez
    Dallas-Targett-Alonso
    Bruno-Son-Raphina(v)-Mount
    Kane (c)-DCL-Bamford

    McC-Lingard-Cancelo-

    1. Dr. Jepsen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Coufal

      Hit the postbutton by mistake!!

      Doesn’t feel right keeping Lingard on the bench. But who goes out? Leaning towards DCL!
      Thoughts?

  16. The Head-Ake
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    2FT and 0.6 ITB. Haven't played in a while and hearing about WCs. What should I do? Thanks 🙂

    Pope
    Dawson | Stones | Lowton
    Bruno | Salah | Raphina | Bale
    Kane(c) | Richa | Bamford

    Steer | Gundo | Veltman | Davies

    1. Dr. Jepsen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Midfield and attack looks good. I would go for 2 defensive charges. Mendy and Rüdiger maybe depending on your chips?

  17. Father Christmas 2021
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Wildcarding with BENCH BOOST up my sleeve for a week in the future. Thoughts??

    FORSTER/MENDY
    AZPI/TIERNEY/SHAW/COADY/DALLAS
    SALAH/LINGARD/BRUNO/JOTA/RAPHINHA
    DCL/IHANEACHO/KANE

  18. crazysidz
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Kindly RMT

    Martinez,
    Shaw, Rudiger, Dias
    Bruno, KDB, Son, Mount,
    Kane, DCL, Watkins

    Subs:Mccarthy, Lingard, Vestergaard, Alioski

    I am not being able to fit in Lingard from the bench.

    1. Dr. Jepsen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      I’m one the same situation

      Raphina-Mount-Son-Bruno
      DCL-Kane-Bamford

      Lingard on the bench. Leaning towards swopping him for DCL though...

      I would bench Watkins in your situation! Even with Grealish back

  19. JasonG123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Auba to Havertz/Mount or Bruno as a one week punt before WC31?

    1. Dr. Jepsen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Got Raphina? Bruno is the safe pick. I think both Havertz and Mount will play but there is always the benching risk! But Havertz in the 9-position against the worst defence in the league.....tasty

      1. JasonG123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Yes, I have Raphinha. Yeah it’s tough, Chelsea guys are the more fun picks but Bruno is probably better.

  20. bazhef
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    I have 2 free transfers this week and thinking of getting in

    Bamford

    Raphina

    To do so i have a choice of getting rid of

    Watkins or DCL

    Gundogan or Soucek

    What do you guys think is the best route to go?

  21. Coys96
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Dias -> Azpilicueta with my 1FT?

    Not great fixtures for City CS coming up. No Chelsea coverage. Would leave me with just KdB as City coverage but I am chasing and I want a starting XI in GW33