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

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. CaptainKazuru
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Couple questions team:

      1 - Bale > Son worth it this week (-4)

      2 - Who scores more from next week until end of season
      A) Shaw
      B) Tierney

      Thanks!

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

        1. Long term yes
        2. Shaw

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

      On a WC, how's she looking?

      Mendy (Forster)
      Cress / Alonso / Shaw (Rüdiger, Coady)
      Bruno / Son / Mahrez / Jota / Raphinha(c)
      Kane (vc) / Antonio (Lacazette)

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        I like it a lot. Same midfield as me and I’m on WC too.

    • The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Morning G Whizz. How’s your WC coming together?

      I’ve decided on no Liverpool or City defence in mine. Trent will come in for Azpi in 35 if Pool look good.

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

      I have a D of: Emi/ Dallas Stones Dias Mee White

      Mee to:
      A. Azpi
      B. Shaw

      1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        A

    • drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Any ideas what to do with this team in free fall ? 1 ft

      Martinez
      Cresswell Ayling Cancelo
      Son Bale Raphinha(C) Gundogan
      Kane DCL Bamford

      johnstone grealish targett dias

      A. Bale>Bruno
      B. Cancelo>Alonso
      C. Both for a hit (WC next week probably)
      D. Save ft and do a mini wc next week and keep wildcard for gw 34/35

      1. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        I'd go Bale to Bruno. Seems a no brainer.

        I wouldnt take a hit if wildcarding next week/soon.

        Your team looks good for this week. Some good fixtures with a chance to be high scoring.

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

          cheers gooner

    • cescpistols111
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Any changes you’d suggest to this wildcard draft? 0.0 ITB, no other chips left.

      Will switch out Dallas after GW30.

      Leno Forster
      Shaw Dallas Coady Rudiger N.Williams
      KDB Bruno Jota Lingard Burke
      Kane Vardy DCL

    • Fiorentina
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Any thoughts on this wild card...

      Ederson (Sanchez)
      Shaw-Dallas-Azpi (Konsa Cresswell)
      Neto-Bruno-Jota-Raphinha (Gundo)
      Kane-DCL-Vardy

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

        I like it a lot but do you need Ederson and Sanchez? I have both right now but thinking about offloading Ederson since he doesn't really get a lot of save points.

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

          Good point. Just wanted City cover as a few of my ML rivals have city defenders

    • Sid07
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      1) gundo to raph
      2) salah to raph
      3) stick

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

        stick I think, Leeds have 3 tough fixtures after this gameweek.

      2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        3

    • McSauce
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Martinez
      Targett Dallas Shaw
      Son Bruno Gundy Raph
      Bamford Kane (c) Watkins

      McCarty Lingard Dias Veltman

      1) Start Lingard OR Gundy?
      2) Captain Kane or Bruno?

      1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Lingard, Kane

    • Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Martinez
      Cancelo Dias Shaw
      Salah Bruno Son Raphinha
      Kane DCL Antonio

      (Fabri Gündo Struijk Burn)
      0.0m & 1 FT

      Thoughts on Cancelo ➡️ Rudiger for free this week?
      Frees up funds for Gundo ➡️ Jota in GW31 or 32

      Or would you save FT?

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Perfect week for a Rudiger rest... Struijk off the bench isn’t bad though

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Yeah that's my worry but it seems like a good time to get off double City def and free up some cash too.

      2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        If you want Rudiger for mid term, yes, do it.

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Yes I think I want atleast one Chelsea defender long term.

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

        Morning Karan !
        I like the Rudiger plan. Especially as you have used your WC.
        What are you going to do with BB ?

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Morning mate!

          I think I'll just take a couple of hits and use the BB in GW35/37 whenever the DGW is.

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

            Okay
            GL

      4. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        I think those two moves are good.

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Cheers mate!

    • Stimps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Antonio -> Kane (c)?

      Have Bamford, Watkins

      Planning on WC 31

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Would rather Antonio this week over Watkins

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

        Watkins out over Antonio ?

      3. 007 [RoboKlopp]
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Watkins out

    • Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      At what rank is it no longer acceptable to captain Alonso over Kane?

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Depends how daring you are. Just having him is a risk.

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

        Any rank you want. Nice and punty.

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

        Depends on how much you need to chase. I’m way off in mini leagues and am going for it.

    • The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      This is my WC.
      Martinez
      Azpi,Rudiger,Shaw
      Fernandes, Son,Mahrez,Raphinia
      Kane(c),DCL,Bamford

      Leno,Jota,Tierney,Konsa 2.9m itb.
      Arsenal and Villa rotate beautifully and also cover any tough fixtures for United and Chelsea when needed.

      Wk 31. - Bamford > Lacazette
      WK 32. - DCL > Iheanacho * ( might just start with Iheanacho and bench for Jota ) saves this FT)
      WK 33. Son > Salah
      WK 34. Fernandes > Son
      WK 35. Azpi > TAA

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 days ago

        No point planning that far ahead, won’t happen

        1. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Ignore the planning. I’m just targeting SHU,WBA and NEW.

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

        I don't like the planning you're doing straight after WC.
        Never ever these things work out as there are unexpected turns in the season ...
        Also have you kept Konsa for GW 33 ??
        If not I don't see need to double Villa defense on WC.
        I like Mahrez pick.

        1. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Konsa. For 33 v WBA and covers difficult fixtures along with Tierney.
          Look at Ars/ Villa rotation until the end. I’ve not planned for any DGW.
          DCL may go for Iheanacho to save a transfer down the line.

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

            Thanks for the tip on Villa Arsenal rotation. Will check 🙂
            GL !

            1. The 12th Man
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Thanks. The planning side was just to make sure I had enough money itb for 33 to give me the option to get Salah v Newcastle.

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

        🙂

        You're back on Tierney Konsa - doubling up - like it.

        1. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Yeh, thanks for that.
          After your comments last night I looked into it further and thought why not double up on the rotation.
          I don’t have to play the defenders every week, just for United Chelsea tough fixtures and 33.

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

      Bale to Son yay or nay?

      1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Yes

    • 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      A or B for this gw? Will wc in 31.
      A. Veltman -> Alonso, bench Dias
      B. Bale -> Son, bench Gundo

      Martinez
      Dias, Dallas, Cancelo
      Bruno, Gundo, Raph, Lingard
      Kane, Bam, DCL
      [Pope, Bale, Targett, Veltman]

      Cheers 🙂

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

        B

        Distrust the narrative that Alonso gets these sort of low block fixtures. He missed out against SHU and got Everton. There may be a pattern but it doesn't look universal to me.

      2. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        B

    • Fernando Torres
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Christensen or Rudiger?

      Should they both start this weekend given international games

      1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Rudiger

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

        Rudiger is safer IMO. Christensen might be rotated with Thiago Silva.

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

          when he is back that is, Rudiger has Zouma to compete with.

      3. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 days ago

        When Silva comes back, which will be either this week or next, Christensen will see his days back on the bench

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

          I'm not too sure he will be benched straight away. Christensen has been very good and Thiago Silva will have to be eased back in plus he can't play twice a week consistently I think.

      4. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Rudiger

    • No Kane, No Gain!
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Thoughts on this please.....GTG?

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

      Forster, Iheanacho, Cresswell, Stones

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

        I'm playing Cresswell over Konsa

    • SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Repost sorry

      Guys no bb, planning to wc next week.

      Martinez
      Cancelo digne dallas
      Bruno raph lingard bale
      Kane bam dcl

      Areola gundo dias dunk

      1ft

      A) Bale to son for free
      B) dunk to Alonso free and bench cancelo

      1. Prison Mike
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        A - got a feeling Bale is back in Jose’s bad books

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

        A

    • Prison Mike
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      1 FT...

      Bale -> Bruno a no brainier?

      1. Prison Mike
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Il take that as a yes

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

        yeah, do it

    • fcsaltyballs
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Martinez
      Stones Dallas Coufal
      Son Raphinha Gundogan Lingard
      Kane DCL Bamford

      Pope Konsa Soucek Dunk

      1FT, 10.7itb

      1. Soucek >> Fernandes (play over Gundogan)
      2. Soucek >> KDB (play over Gundogan)
      3. Save FT

      Thanks legends

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

        Coin toss for me this week but think Bruno is still the man to have over a run.

    • tibollom
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Hello guys, I have no clue what to do here.. 1 FT, 0.3 ITB.. WC + TC left...

      Lloris Areola
      AWB Dias Veltman Cresswell Struik
      Bruno Gundo KDB Auba Raph
      Bam DCL Watkins

      1. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Aubameyang to Son.

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

          thanks mate, thinking auba has some tasty fixtures after this one...

          1. GreennRed
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Tasty like a bowl of ice cream for the beach he's on. He's been brutal this season compared to his previous great seasons.

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

              aha true.. but pool have been terrible.. only just got him for son last gw i think.. dunno really

    • Rep Poulette
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Gtg?

      Mendy
      TAA Shaw Azpilicueta
      Salah Bruno(vc) Mahrez Mount Raphinha
      DCL Kane(c)

      Forster Tierney Coady Brewster

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

        Mahrez!? What have I missed

      2. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        G2G, love the Mahrez pick

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

          Cheers

    • Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Thinking of going with no City on WC... smart or dumb?

      City have Cup games to focus on plus a Blank in gw33... far from appealing

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

        Same or just Gundo for value... not mad at all, rotation will be crazy

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

        Pre 33 it makes sense anyway

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Post 33 the league may already be won, Pep might start fooling around. Maybe no City for the rest of the season...

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

            The league was already lost this time last year and he didn't mess around much really - the schedule was nearly identical from memory. City attack was a must have accessory.

            Can see that the same could apply this time too. City are after all the one side banging in goals - all the other attacks are right now mostly wishful thinking based on fixtures.

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

              It's different when won I think. Could see players like Doyle and Steffen to get their medals

    • fcsaltyballs
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Planning on WC31, so for one week only:

      Martinez
      Stones Dallas Coufal
      Son Raphinha Gundogan Lingard
      Kane DCL Bamford

      Pope Konsa Soucek Dunk

      1FT, 10.7itb

      1. Soucek >> Fernandes (play over Gundogan)
      2. Soucek >> KDB (play over Gundogan)
      3. Soucek >> Mount (play over Gundogan)

      Thanks legends

      1. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Bruno.

    • RVP 20
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Hello everyone!

      Shoud i BB this lot?

      Martinez (Forster)
      Digne Cancelo Shaw (Targett Dallas)
      Bruno Gundogan Salah Raphinha (Lookman)
      DCL Kane Antonio

    • Dele
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Bale > Son worth a hit?

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

        Yes

    • Jones Kusi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Would you WC this team GW31 or hold on until the dgw and bgw 35-37?
      I missed the last deadline so my team is looking like this

      2 FT 0.8 ITB

      Johnstone McCarthy
      Stones Cancelo Targett Dallas Mee
      Raphinha Auba Son Gundogan Salah
      Bamford Watkins DCL

      1. RVP 20
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 days ago

        hold

    • Old Bull
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Now nailed is Mendy?

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

        Edouard? Very nailed on.

        1. Old Bull
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Thanks

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

            No worries mate

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Nailed as dried cement

      3. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Nailed like Big J on the hill today.

      4. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Kepa has done well so could play 1-2 easy games as wont get Porto

    • Vazza
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Who to drop to bench this week

      Son (new)
      Bale (new)
      Gundo (lei)
      Watkins (ful)
      Antonio (wol)

      Please give a short explanation too if possible

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

        Gundo I guess, kinda a tough match up and could be rested for Champions League

    • Old Bull
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Anyone else feeling uneasy about losing Gundo?

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

        It's a weird one. We know he will be rotated and has a blank gameweek but will you really find someone that is better value at that price?

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

          Plenty. Saka, Neto, Raphinha will outscore him if they play 9 games and him 5-6