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Which Arsenal players are most likely to avoid rotation during season run-in?

Ahead of an expected rush of Wildcards in Gameweek 31, Anna Woodberry analyses which players stand the best chance of beating Mikel Arteta’s rotation policy at Arsenal.


Arsenal sit second of our Season Ticker over the next five Gameweeks when clubs are sorted by ease of fixture. Mikel Arteta’s side face the four bottom Premier League clubs over this period, with a tough home match against Everton sandwiched in the middle.

For Fantasy Premier League managers on their Wildcard, or those looking to maximise their transfer(s) this Gameweek, these fixtures could yield good returns.

That said, Arsenal’s form this season and their quarter-final matches against Slavia Prague must be considered when choosing which assets to go for. 

We have weighed up their credentials in this latest article by considering recent performances as well as investigating which players are the most likely to play consistent minutes in the Premier League between now and Gameweek 38.

Arsenal have not impressed as many would have expected during Arteta’s reign. The Gunners had a particularly poor start to the league and found themselves languishing in fifteenth place after eleven Premier League matches. However, Arteta has managed to pull them back up during the second half of the season, where they are now flittering between ninth and eleventh position.

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This is in spite of a tough run of fixtures in their last ten games, which saw them play both Manchester clubs, Leicester City, Tottenham, West Ham and Liverpool. They picked up 12 points from a possible 30 from these matches: winning three, drawing three and losing four. 

Yet they only managed one clean sheet during this period (and have zero in their last six) while conceding 15 goals in total, six of which came in their last two matches against West Ham and Liverpool. 

On the flip side, though they only netted 14 goals during the same period, the team scored two or more goals in four of the ten games and are in the top five for goals scored over the past six matches. Given that their upcoming fixtures are against bottom-half clubs with poorer defensive records, this is something FPL managers will be hoping Arsenal could replicate over the next few Gameweeks.

EUROPEAN DISTRACTION

Who has the best and worst upcoming FPL fixtures? 14

The biggest headache for FPL managers, however, will be factoring in Arsenal’s Europa League campaign. Their quarter-final first leg against Slavia Prague takes place on Thursday evening, three days before their Gameweek 31 match against Sheffield United. Meanwhile, the second leg is scheduled for the following week, in between Gameweek 31 and Gameweek 32 (Fulham). 

If they get through this quarter-final, the semi-final fixtures are pencilled to take place in and around their Gameweek 34 and 35 matches against Newcastle United and West Bromwich Albion, meaning the Gunners are facing the prospect of nine games in 30 days. So, while Arsenal are playing the four bottom Premier League teams, this is happening in amongst their European campaign, raising concerns over how much Arteta might rotate his squad to cope with this demand.

This concern is increased when considering which competition the Spaniard might favour going into the final part of the season as the Europa League arguably represents the best chance for the club to make it into the Champions League next season.

The Gunners are ten points off fourth place with eight Premier League matches to go but are battling a host of rivals to get there. Aston Villa, Everton, Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea are all above Arteta’s team, so the odds are stacked against them to win a European qualifying spot through domestic channels.

This could have ramifications for Arteta’s team selection in the Premier League over the next few Gameweeks. He utilised fringe players in the group stages of the Europa League, keeping his main stars – Kieran Tierney (£5.3m), Alexandre Lacazette (£8.2m) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.4m) – for the league. This may change now we are reaching the latter stages of the competition, especially if this is Arsenal’s best chance of playing in Europe next year. 

TIME FOR THE ‘BIG GUNS’

If we compare the Arsenal players’ minutes for the group-stage and knock-out matches of the Europa League this season, we can already see a shift towards the more experienced group. 14 players – Bernd Leno (£5.0m), Tierney, Hector Bellerin (£5.0m), Gabriel (£4.9m), David Luiz (£5.4m), Thomas Partey (£4.9m), Martin Odegaard (£6.0m), Dani Ceballos (£4.7m), Granit Xhaka (£5.2m), Emile Smith Rowe (£4.2m), Bukayo Saka (£5.2m), Aubameyang, Gabriel Martinelli (£4.9m) and Willian (£7.5m) – have all featured more in the knock-out stages than they did during the group matches.

This is also reflected when looking at the starting line-ups. Leno, Bellerin, David Luiz, Gabriel, Xhaka and Aubameyang have started all four knock-out games so far, with Tierney, Ceballos, Saka, Odegaard and Smith Rowe starting three. Therefore, we would expect Arteta to turn to these players again for the two legs against Slavia Prague. 

IMPLICATIONS FOR THE PREMIER LEAGUE

The issue this poses for FPL managers is whether these players will feature in the Premier League games either side of those quarter-final matches. Though hard to predict, we can see which players started a high number of league games in and around the Round of 32 and Round of 16 matches against Benfica and Olympiacos in February and March. 

Leno, David Luiz, Tierney, Xhaka, Saka, Odegaard and Aubameyang were the only players to start four or more games in the league, suggesting they would be the best bets to play against Sheffield United and Fulham. In contrast, stalwarts Bellerin and Gabriel only started two games each, so might see their league minutes similarly restricted if they play on Thursday.

However, injuries could change this completely. David Luiz looks set to miss the next couple weeks after undergoing knee surgery, leaving Gabriel (£4.9m) to shoulder the principal centre-back burden. In his absence, Arteta could turn to either Rob Holding (£4.2m) and/or Pablo Marí (£4.4m) to partner Gabriel in the Europa League and Premier League games. Both are budget-value defenders who could easily fill the fourth or fifth spots in any FPL team.

In addition, Arsenal fear that Tierney could be ruled out for a similar period to Luiz after limping off in the first half against Liverpool in Gameweek 30. If true, this leaves Cedric Soares (£4.6m) and Saka as the Gunners’ left-back options since Sead Kolasinac went on loan to Schalke in January. With this uncertainty, it means Leno is probably the most reliable way into Arsenal’s defence.   

In terms of midfield and attack though, Odegaard and Aubameyang are the safest picks, but whether they represent the best value for money compared to other players in those price brackets remains to be seen. They could be good differential picks if they start though.

For FPL managers feeling a bit risky, Nicolas Pépé (£7.6m) and Eddie Nketiah (£5.4m) were frequently used in the group stages of the Europa League to give the more established players rest. Arteta could utilise the two again but in the league this time, especially if the tie against Slavia Prague is still close after the first leg.

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941 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Isco Disco
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    HALA MADRID! That's Zidane Masterclass.
    World class performance without our first choice CBs.
    Glad to see Vinicius Jr found his scoring boots against the big sides.

    1. 3 A
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Liv is a big side?

    2. HD7
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I am a Man United fan; but Liverpool are playing without first choice CBs for their whole season. So dont brag about Real playing without defenders:)

      Still a very motivated Real side tonight and a deserved victory

  2. King Kohli
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Best captain this week?

    A. Salah
    B. Jota
    C. Bruno
    D. Kane
    E. Gundo

    1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Sterling

    2. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Out of those probably Salah.

  3. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Was Jota fine? I wanna bring him in tonight

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Yup no worse than Salah and certainly better than Mane... Wouldn't be surprised to see Mane benched vs Villa

  4. Manani
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    thoughts on Philips?

    Seems to be the preferred defender for Liverpool, and for 4.0m pretty good deal?

    1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      But will block you from Jota TAA Robbo Salah triple up

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Yup he could be great value if he keeps his spot.

    3. gaurava1216
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      at 4.0 he s great Value, I can't get to TAA in my team, so I'm going Jota/Salah/Philips

  5. Whazza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Looks like Pool going out of CL, makes the triple up even more yummy 🙂

    1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Which 3 ?

      1. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        TAA, Salah and Jota.

    2. BobB
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Correct. They were crap tonight, but the upside is a settled team to fight for fourth.

      1. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Hear, hear.

      2. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Same goes for Leicester, I should really get at least 2

    3. Chrisitis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      2-0 not that hard

      1. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Did you see the game?

      2. Top Dog
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Could score 2, absolutely no chance of a clean sheet though

      3. The Red Devil
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        But Madrid will score at least one away goal for sure

  6. gaurava1216
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Hi guys, trying to get into the top 10K for the 1st time! So need some help here pls 🙂

    Thoughts on this WC?

    Mendy Forster
    Dias Rudiger Shaw Phillips Fofana
    Bruno Jota Salah Son Lingard
    Kane Ihenacho Wood

  7. Nedvěd11
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Salah, Jota, KDB rest in GW31..?

    1. gaurava1216
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Liverpool are done, don't see Jota/Salah rest, KDB possible as tight 2-1

    2. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Salah no, Firmino in for Jota maybe. They still have 4th place to play for.

      KDB yes imo.

  8. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Do we think TAA rises tonight? I wanna sell Digne for a hit

    1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Anyone ?

    2. Nedvěd11
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      No

  9. Well you know, Triffic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Son to Sterling (c); who's with me? 😉

    1. gaurava1216
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Could be a great shout!

    2. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      2 starts in 6, what makes you certain he starts?

      1. Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Pep won't risk his first 11 before the away leg.

        Expect Laport, Mendy, Aguero et al to play.

        1. Whazza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          I do. But you could see both Jesus and Aguero with Torres if you're unlucky

      2. DBossman_2000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Exactly. I don’t think he starts. Can see a ferran Aguero Jesus front 3

    3. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      On WC at the mo and probably going to get Sterling just for this week then get Son back for the DGW.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        I’m considering exactly this

        1. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Time to have some fun in these last 8 gameweeks 😀

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Where you ranked mate? I have to be careful as trying to get my best finish and sitting at 37k.

            1. Duke Silver ☑
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              49k at the moment. Been hovering in and out of the top 50k the last few gameweeks so need to do something against the grain to try and finish strong. Plus the game has gotten a bit stale for a while. Need to spice it up a bit. Good luck to you mate!

              1. Don Kloppeone
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                You too mate!

      2. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Think i'm doing this!

    4. Nedvěd11
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Its Ferran time!

  10. Flynny
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Hi....please can I have a steer on what to do with this wildcard draft? No other chips....tempted by ditching Bruno for vardy as I have an average rank and may as well go for it.....what would you do....

    Mendy forster
    Taa shaw coady rudiger konsa
    Salah bruno son jota lingard
    Kane nacho vydra

    Thanks

  11. Oooo Matron
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Sterling looking like a good captain this week then?

    1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Not even if he was on the field on his own.

      1. niaz1982
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Ha ha ha

  12. Tosa86
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Kdb soucek vardy out -> jota ineacho lingard (-4) ?! Yes or not ?!

    1. Alcapaul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I think I'd just do KDB and Soucek out for Jota and Lingard. Iheanacho for Vardy isn't worth a hit.

  13. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Kdb-> Sterling(c) on gw punt before I bring Salah in?

    1. DBossman_2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Wouldn’t go there personally Pep seems to have dropped sterling completely due to poor form, can see ferran kun and jesus being the front 3

      1. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        You are probably right. Bringing Kdb in last gw looks to be an error atm

      2. Tinkermania
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 4 days ago

        It's a rest. Sterling racked a lot of minutes. Watch him play semi finals and all finals.

        1. DBossman_2000
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          He’s been missing out a lot recently since the united game and peps comments that he would pick players based on form or something along those lines... but hey go for it if that’s what your gut is saying

          1. Tinkermania
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Does he ever pick on form? Look at fpl minutes for attackers at City. Sterling starts Leeds match unless he is ill or injured. He needed these rests.

            1. DBossman_2000
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              No matter how much rotation he does, if he believes a player is out of form he just won’t play them, look at how long he exiled Mendy etc even when fit. No guarantee sterling starts at all

              1. Tinkermania
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 4 days ago

                How will they come back into form if they never play? Any other example other than Mendy? Honestly not trolling. Just failing to see how such an important play for City would be dropped. He plays against all the 'big 6'. He usually gets rested in the easy games.

        2. Whazza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Rested having started 2 of the last 6? You kidding?

          1. Tinkermania
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 4 days ago

            So, you are saying he is dropped and won't start against Leeds?

            1. Whazza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              It isn't that black or white I'm afraid

              1. Tinkermania
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 4 days ago

                He would have a long explanation if he drops him.

  14. Alisson WondHaaland
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Bellingham robbed in broad daylight. City paying refs

  15. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Thoughts on this WC team? Sterling to Son for the DGW

    Mendy
    Dias Rudiger Philips
    Salah Bruno Sterling Lingard Jota
    Kane Iheanacho

    Forster Bamford Shaw Konsa

    1. RECKLESS
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Great team. I hope Salah C? can advice me below?

    2. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Too much Sterling imo. You are basically wildcarding with a 2 million lower budget for a punt, also involving a planned transfer.

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Yeah i'm worried about him not even starting. Might just try to find a way to get TAA over Philips. Cheers

        1. Whazza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          You didn't like to hear that. If you are chasing or just having fun I think Sterling (c) is as good as it gets

  16. RECKLESS
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Which of Jota/Lingard to pick for last midifled spot? Other attacking lineup is:
    Salah Bruno Son Perreira DCl Kane Iheancho.
    Cant replace with Perriera/Iheancho as both give strong first on bench for non nailed Jota

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Tough one, Jota has the better fixtures but Lingard on fire right now and nailed. I'm going both.

  17. Top Dog
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Seems like one of the big questions of the week is Raph/Gundo out for Jota.

    Currently swaying towards Raph out, but very very close

    1. RECKLESS
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      if have strong bench then Raph else Gundo

      1. Top Dog
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Yep exactly my thoughts. If Gundo starts 3 out of next 5 (including blank) then I think I’m good with it, less than that and I’m not sure it’s worth it

    2. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Leeds are going to tear city a new one.

      1. Top Dog
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        That is exactly the type of insight I like!!

    3. Alcapaul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I'm getting him for Raphinha.

  18. Sharkytect
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    KDB was my best captain option for this week as well. No chance now

  19. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Any complaints against Bale to Jota tonight?

    1. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Small chance but potential injuries tomorrow/thursday? Mount for example

    2. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Well no, but chance Firmino plays and Jota is benched. But you knew that

      1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Cheers lads

  20. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Peps just after saying in the dressing room that anyone who didn't get a game today plays on Saturday.

    Steffan
    Mendy Laporte Ake Zinc
    Torres Fernandinho Bernardo Sterling c
    Aguero jesus

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Bilva started mate

      1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        I know. I just said that anyone that didn't play tonight will play. Still need a couple to fill it out.

        1. Whazza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Cool

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Jesus played today - came on at 59

      1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        I know.

  21. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    On WC is Sterling in and switch to Bruno week 32 home Burnley game an unnecessary risk or good punt?

    1. Tinkermania
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I would do. I can see 4-2 to city against Leeds.

      1. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Potential gold

  22. Danstoke82
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    TAA > Phillips a worthwhile downgrade?

    The money it releases really helps my WC draft. Just wary on whether Phillips is worth the risk?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I think once Liverpool out cup (assumption) TAA could have strong run in so for me just getting him while on WC as not easy to get later

      1. Danstoke82
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Fair point. Think I’ll hold

  23. The Red Devil
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Bale to jota or Bale to Salah?

  24. Silecro
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Which one to start:

    A) Digne vs bha
    B) Dunk vs EVE

    Not overly excited about this particular benching headache, but it is what it is....

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      It's close, I honestly think Dunk right now. Brighton defense is great at home and they look like having a bit of momentum, while Everton are not looking too good.

  25. Mweene
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    On WC with BB still to play.

    Do I really want Jota on a BB? He clearly isn’t a nailed on starter every week...

    Would be a waste if I didn’t get 15 starters.

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I think it's a little bit different with him as he has a tendency to score of the bench

    2. Voodoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      He’s likely to play most weeks isn’t he?

  26. Alisson WondHaaland
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    A lot of City talk on WC after today but Id go nowhere near tbh.

    KDB or Gundo, Id imagine only 1 or none start, impossible to predict

    Sterling, as good as it looks for him, Pep does tend to drop players out from his rotation completely, so I would go nowhere near him personally. Fully expecting a repeat of GW 18

    Mahrez and Foden are too risky, Pep did specifically mention he wanted fresh legs for Leeds so I reckon only 1 starts, again very hard to predict

    Jesus, Bernardo and Aguero look like they'll start but with the 2 strikers in particular there arent that many replacements around that price that you can drop down to after you sell them so its tough

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Leeds are pretty relentless so I think there will be a lot of changes indeed ..... I never, never thought I’d say this .... but Jesus may be my pick .... i feel dirty even saying it.

      1. Alisson WondHaaland
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Jesus/Kun and up to Vardy in 32 would work, thats if you plan to have Vardy at all

    2. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Sensible view, cheers

    3. Tinkermania
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Good points. But what is ''dropping players out from his rotation completely'' even mean?

      1. Alisson WondHaaland
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Mahrez is the perfect example, earlier in the season he had a spell of around 10 games with no starts and now he's regularly starting almost every game.

        Sterling looks as though he's going through this atm

  27. Flynny
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Hi....Which wildcard option do you prefer here please? Happy to gamble against Bruno if worth it.

    Thanks

    Xxx forster
    Taa shaw coady rudiger xxx
    Salah son jota xxx xxx
    Kane nacho

    A.....mendy konsa bruno lingard vydra

    B......leno digne neto raphinha vardy

    1. Finding Timo
        1 month, 4 days ago

        A

      • Alisson WondHaaland
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        A but with Neto and Vardy instead of Bruno and Vydra

        1. Flynny
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Cheers....that gives big benching issues....

    2. Finding Timo
        1 month, 4 days ago

        A) Vydra or B) Welbeck ?

      • Irish Villan 1985
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Lads, who are the must have players for the season run in?

      • The Red Devil
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Bale to Salah first or Bale to jota?
        Will get the other one next GW