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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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. fcsaltyballs
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    For this week only, planning to WC next week:

    1. Bruno
    2. KDB

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      1

    2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      1 for me!!

  2. TeddiPonza
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Watkins to Bamford or save transfer ?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Difficult one. I like Bamford for this GW only then he has tough fixtures after.

      Grealish is back so it should make Watkins a better fpl asset again. Save FT

  3. akhilrajau
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Who to play

    A. Reguilion
    B. Maguire

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      A

  4. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Start Digne(Palace at home) or Cresswell(Wolves away) folks???.... interesting on FPL Blackbox Mark predicted Everton to win 3-1 and West Ham to win 2-0 but is starting Digne and benching Cresswell!!

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      I'm starting both. Cresswell a better pick for attacking returns if both lose CS

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Ooh I could do that too, but would mean benching Bale which I’m happy to do, would mean benching Grealish too, what do you think mate?

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          I'm benching Bale. I would probably start Grealish

          1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Yeah I’ve held him this long I think I owe it to myself to start him!! Haha, so that will leave the decision to start Digne or Cresswell?? Azpilicueta and Dallas are my other two starters!!

    2. Messiah Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      I am starting Cresswell as he has more attacking returns that Digne...

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Yeah I think West Ham are more organised defensively too, Everton at home are hard to predict as well, I’ve had Digne for Newcastle, Fulham and Burnley at home and they lost al three and conceded 2 in each game too so I’m trying not to be too sidetracked on the ease of fixture on paper

  5. Dirty Harry
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Quick vote:

    1. Start Bale
    2. Bring in Alonso for Dunk (bench Bale)

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      2 easy

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        (also thats what I'm doing)

        1. Dirty Harry
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Yeah I think Alonso is more fun. Bale blank last week was painful.

    2. Messiah Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      I got Bale in for a hit last week and he blanked... So I am biased towards 2... but only if its for a free.

      1. Dirty Harry
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Yeah will be for free. Got Bale in for a hit last week so it hurt even more so like yourself.

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

    Play 1 pls?

    a. Konsa v FUL
    b. Stones v LEI

    Cheers

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Probably A

    2. Messiah Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Konsa more nailed on...

    3. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Thats my thoughts to but starting Martinez too

  7. Messiah Hazard
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Which 3 defenders to play?

    Shaw Cresswell Dallas Struijk Target

    Martinez is the GK...

    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      First 3 for me mate!!

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Not sure why Dallas is on the list. He should definitely start.

      Targett with both CS and attacking potential.

      3rd spot is difficult. Probably Shaw

      1. Messiah Hazard
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Put all 5 defenders on the list as I wanted to check which 3 are the best... I am confused between Cresswell and Target as I am playing Martinez as well... Don’t want double CS gone pain if Villa concede....

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Understandable with Martinez and Targett. If that's the case then it rules out Struijk and Dallas double up leaving you with the first 3 on your list

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Actually ignore that understandable part. If you think villa keep a CS then why wouldn't you pick Targett? As I said potential for CS and an attacking return

            1. Messiah Hazard
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Thanks will probably keep thinking on that till the deadline 😐

  8. Theholygoalie
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    The old Sterling conundrum! Should I seel for Bruno (safe) or Havertz (risky)? Leaning toward Havertz for the fun of it plus I can watch him before going to bed, I live in Australia. Cheers.

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Bruno

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

      Bruno will get you consistent points; Havertz will get you fewer but differential points which will make you happier on those occasions. I find watching matches that I have premium players in too scary but I might be the exception

    3. Messiah Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      If you are not leading any races or just short of leader in any race, go for Havertz for some fun and being a differential, he might give you some good returns in rank over the next few games. If leading play safe with Bruno.

      I am not leading anything and think I have achieved my highest rank possible with current team, so will be taking some risks to see if I can get more points than the usual template teams.

      1. Theholygoalie
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Cheers guys, forgot to say it's a one week punt as i will WC next week.

  9. melvinmbabazi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Bench one please.
    a)Gundo
    b)Raphina
    c)Watkns

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Raphinha?! He is playing SHU and a possible captain pick

      Grealish is back making Watkins a decent option again.

      Bench Gundo. Played 3x90s in 6 days

  10. BaltimoreCity
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Most Chelsea D talk is Azpi, Rudiger, Alonzo. Anyone considering Reece James? He’s more locked than Alonzo. More likely to get offense/bonus than other 2. Didn’t play many international minutes.

      1. Messiah Hazard
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        He’s a good differential... But may not be nailed on for all good matches they have in next few weeks. He will be sure to start GW30. So if you still have WC left and planning on it in GW31, then go ahead and get James.

    • The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Will Mendy score more points than Rudiger or Azpi to the end of the season? Thinking of going for the goalkeeper but don't want to miss on attacking points

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Nope

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

          Thanks TonyAwesome69. That's good, I don't like doing goalie transfers, it doesn't seem much fun

      2. Messiah Hazard
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        I dont see Rudi with any attacking points till end of season. Azpi may get an assist. Mendy is more likely to score bonus points in a 0-0 draw... So all 3 may end up with same points from now till end of season.

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

          Thanks Messiah Hazard. I saw an article that said Rudi was good for a few headers? I think I need to remove a City player ahead of 33 so probably doing Cancelo to Azpi or Rudi (head says Rudi, heart says Azpi) so that I can get KDB / Mahrez in for 34 and the end of season goalfest!

          1. Messiah Hazard
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Agreed Rudi can score a few headers... But I am not that confident on his attacking returns... Zouma was getting in more into the box on corners. Rudi doesn’t inspire as much. Of course he could prove me wrong soon.

    • Gun gun
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      What to do with sterling and foden?

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

        Pep roulette urghhhhhhh!

      2. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Transfer both out. Sterling out first

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

        Foden the more exciting choice. If you have a bench I think he'll reward you

    • the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      auba > ???

      a. Salah
      b. Jota

      Cheers

      1. Messiah Hazard
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Salah

      2. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        B

    • FantasyClub
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Do we really think Kane and Bruno are gonna haul against these desperate teams?

        1. PP6
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          United fan and no to Bruno. But if Son is back can’t see how not . Sheffield kept Chelsea to a 2-0 in the cup with one goal being in the last min so Leeds might not do as good as you think either.

        2. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Desperate means gaps opening up

          1. FantasyClub
              2 months, 14 days ago

              It could also mean going just as hard in defence

              1. Tonyawesome69
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                It is possible but they need to win if they are going to stay up

        3. PP6
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Bale and Elmo to Son and Azpi tonight? Will be priced out if not I’ll be running the risk with Son being injured or not injured.

          1. Messiah Hazard
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Son was pictured in training according to an FFS Scout tweet a few hours ago...

          2. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Son pictured training. He will play. Good long term moves. I would do it

            1. PP6
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Appriecate it guys thanks a lot

        4. mr messi
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Alonso or Azpilicueta for this week?

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

            Azp 😉

          2. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            This week only, go to be the one with the highest ceiling... Alonso

          3. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            If just for this week has to be Alonso!! I went for Azpilicueta but I don’t have a WC left

        5. Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Play

          A. Stones
          B. Cancelo

          1. Messiah Hazard
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Cancelo

          2. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Probably B

            1. Tonyawesome69
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Don't think Stones will start. Dias will definitely start and Laporte wasn't called up for international duty

          3. Pep Roulette
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Cheers both

        6. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Nice article. Don't see Rudiger playing vs West Brom then

          1. Messiah Hazard
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Sshhh... everyone’s getting Rudi

            1. Fudgy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 14 days ago

              They will get a Dias/Stones haul off the bench

        7. Gun gun
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Start sterling or sell?

          1. Messiah Hazard
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Sell if for a free

          2. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Sell for who?

        8. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Play Konsa (FUL) or Stones (lei)? Martinez (FUL) in goal.

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            I don't think it matters. Stones probably won't play. Dias will definitely start and Laporte wasn't called up for international duty so he will start

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Ta!

        9. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Cancelo to Alonso. Bench order right?

          WC31 FH33
          0FT 5.5itb
          Martinez
          Dallas Digne Alonso Cresswell
          Raphinha Son Lingard
          Kane Bamford DCL
          (Fabri Gundo Stones Bale)

        10. Gun gun
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Martinez
          Rudi dallas shaw
          Bruno sterling foden linngard
          Kane dcl bam

          Subs steer stones cresswell trossard

          Already sold auba for bruno.
          Should i do a -4 to sell trossard for mount
          Or sell sterling for son?

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Sterling to Son for a hit could be worth it

        11. Messiah Hazard
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Bench Bale or Gundo?

          1. Gun gun
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Bench gundo

          2. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Probably Gundo and hope Bale starts/ comes on and gets an attacking return.

        12. Taegugk Warrior
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          For Azpi in :
          A. Reguillon
          B. Stones

          Will be WC next gw

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            B

          2. BaltimoreCity
              2 months, 14 days ago

              A

          3. Deulofail
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Evening all. Going to sleep now. Please choose my bench and order it for me - to enjoy reading when I wake up.

            I will send a thank-you note, and a special something, like a poem or a link, to anyone who provides a nice explanation.

            Martinez
            Digne Stones Targett TAA
            Son* Bruno(c) Minamino
            Kane Richarlison DCL

            McCarthy | Cancelo, Gundo, ESR*. 1FT 0.2 ITB

            Night night x

            1. PP6
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              The team is spot on imo

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

                Thanks Labile

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

              Do you do haikus?

              I'd probably go Gundo before Cancelo - they've both played loads of minutes and think Gundo will play most matches regardless; also think Leicester might sneak a goal.

              ESR like Saka looks pretty unlikely to play.

              Bruno cap is brave given that Brighton has lowest expected goals in the league?

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

                Yes I do Haikus
                Thanks for your sterling advice
                I mean Gundogan

            3. Pep Roulette
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Why Stones over Cancelo?

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

                I figured he has less chance of a cameo

          4. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            A bit torn here! If I WC in 31 then Alonso is v tempting but I could equally hold off WC until 33/34.

            A) Bale > Bruno
            B) Dunk > Azpi / Alonso
            C) Both -4

            1FT 6.6itb Only WC remaining
            Martinez
            Dallas, Shaw, Dias
            Son, Gundo, Raphinha, Lingard
            Kane, DCL, Bamford
            (Pope) (Bale*, Coufal, Dunk*)

            Make move tonight before price changes?

            Cheers

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

              I think I'd rather have Gundo playing than Dias, so would get the Chelsea defender rather than Bruno.

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

              Actually, wouldn't you start Bale rather than Gundo? I'm not sure if there's anything certain about Bale's minutes, just speculation. If Mou plays him, I'd rather have him against Newcastle than Gundo vs Leicester

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

                Thanks mate. It was more that I can see Bale having a cameo more than Gundo who either will play or not at all imo.

                Either way you think the CHE def comes before Bruno?

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

                  I'll regret saying this but what I've read says that Bruno has been less threatening and Brighton have one of the best defences so yes, would prioritise Chelsea defence. If it helps, I'm planning the something similar myself (although it would be Salah for Bruno for me which is increasingly looking like a bad move) so if Bruno hauls, I'll be commiserating with you.

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

                    Will mull it over tomorrow (now that I’ve missed the price changes!). Cheers for the advice!

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

                      Cheers, good luck!

          5. Mooster
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Who would you play:
            a Salah or
            b Antonio?

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

              Mo

          6. Rondon9
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Any ideas for a one week punt before WC31?

            Martinez
            Cancelo Digne Dallas
            Son Bale Bruno Raph
            Kane Antonio Bamford

            Pope - Gundo Dias Veltman

            0.0 ITB 1FT

            Cheers gents!

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

              Cancelo to Chelsea defender? Or Bale to someone like Havertz?

          7. Eewraks
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Need some help here. this is my current team (with 1FT and 2.6ITB):

            Martinez - Forster
            Digne - Shaw - Dallas - Coufal - Reguilon
            Gundogan - Salah - Bruno - Raphinha - Lingard
            Kane - Bamford - DCL

            i am thinking of doing a bench boost this week. not sure which of the 3 options should i go for:
            A) Forster -> Mendy
            B) Reguilon -> Alonzo/Azpi
            C) Gundogan -> Mount/Havertz

            Thanks in advance!

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

              For me it's A. With Davies out, I think Reguilon will be good for the double (but would also want to get Chelsea defence in somehow) and Gundogan is such great points / price I don't think I'd want to get rid of him. Getting a goalie combination to the end is tricky but Mendy looks good for most GWs (and Marti has some tough matches)

              1. Eewraks
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Good points - thanks for sharing your thoughts! I'm waiting for Mourinho's presser tonight to see if Reguilon is fit, if yes i'll likely go for (A) or (C). Also i should have shared that i plan to WC next GW - my bad!

          8. Stand By Mee
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Play:

            A) Lingard wol
            B) Watkins FUL

            ?