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FPL Gameweek 31: The key player and team statistics

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  1. #Swish41
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    On WC...KDB or Sterling worth a punt then to Salah next week, or just go Salah now?

    1. FPL Mentor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      I would avoid pep roulette here and just go Salah this week.

      1. #Swish41
        • 11 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        Thanks - leaning to this. Rivals don’t have any City so less risk there too..!

        1. FPL Mentor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 13 days ago

          Sounds sensible. Are you leading the pack or chasing?

    2. BHA_Seagull
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Sterling rested in the week so should start.
      Only Pep knows

  2. FPL Mentor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    WC locked in I think.

    Leaning towards No Salah until GW33 & using the funds to punt on Lacazette & Vardy.

    Plan is to use 2FTs for GW33 and do Son (after DGW) & Lacazette (after SHU, FUL) >> Salah ( captain vs NEW) & Vydra.

    Forster
    TAA Coady Rudiger
    Bruno Jota(C) Lingard Neto
    Lacazette Kane Vardy(vc)

    Lloris / Son / Holding / Mitchell

    0.2 itb

    How we looking?

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      1 injury and the plan is done.

      1. FPL Mentor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        No danger. Happy to use a -4 for any injuries. Cheers mate

      2. #Swish41
        • 11 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        This - you can’t really plan a week ahead this year!

    2. #Swish41
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Like it. I went Salah/Nacho over Vardy/Laca (appreciate the positions are different but you get my drift value wise), but you can’t have them all I guess!

      Do we think Jota is nailed?

    3. son of city
        6 months, 13 days ago

        salah had the highest EO at the moment, are you sure about no salah option?

        1. FPL Mentor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 13 days ago

          Not 100% sure no, but after much tinkering I prefer my team without for the next 2 GWs.

          Chasing rank and Laca & Vardy are good differentials with nice fixtures. Have Trent and Jota, of course Salah can do damage over next two. But I think Vardy & Laca could do very well also.

          1. son of city
              6 months, 13 days ago

              can you compare nacho and vardy with there recent performance?

              1. FPL Mentor
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                6 months, 13 days ago

                Not really. One is over performing, the other underperforming. I dont anticipate Nacho to maintain his form and fancy Vardy to pick up form.

        2. Puyol Pants Up
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 13 days ago

          I liked Laca and had him on my WC too, but the fact he started today means he'll likely get benched this weekend

      • C_G
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        took a -4 for this squad! Should I WC?? pls pls help

        Forster

        Phillips Cresswell Stones

        Son Salah Jota Bruno

        Iheanacho Antonio Kane

        Martinez Lowton Raphina Veltman

        1. son of city
            6 months, 13 days ago

            you have a good bench, think your first 11 is worth a hit and save the WC for GW 33.

          • FPL Mentor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            6 months, 13 days ago

            Leaving it a little late to WC this week imo. Team looks decent for this week. Maybe get through this GW and look to WC next GW or GW33?

        2. VIVA_RONALDO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 13 days ago

          Start one:
          a)Raph
          b) Ollie
          c)Dawson

          1. FPL Mentor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            6 months, 13 days ago

            A

        3. mcsteely
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          6 months, 13 days ago

          KDB to Salah for free?

          Gives me a captain option this week but means I cant get Son next week without a -8 so planning to go without the South Korean

          1. aleksios
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            6 months, 13 days ago

            Yes.

          2. Leeds-Utd
            • 10 Years
            6 months, 13 days ago

            Yes sounds good

          3. Pops15
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 13 days ago

            Rather just make the move for Son or hold. Bring in Salah for GW33.

        4. aleksios
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 13 days ago

          Wc team.Any ideas?
          2.5itb to do Son to Bruno in gwk33.

          --Leno--Martinez
          --TAA--Alonso--Rudiger--Shaw--Coady
          --Salah--Son--Jota--Lingard--Gundo
          --Kane--Nacho--Wood.

          Thanks guys.

          1. son of city
              6 months, 13 days ago

              gtg

            • mcsteely
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              6 months, 13 days ago

              Spot on

            • Leeds-Utd
              • 10 Years
              6 months, 13 days ago

              Looking good

          2. #Swish41
            • 11 Years
            6 months, 13 days ago

            Need to find 0.4 for this on WC. BB next week.

            Mendy (Forster)
            Rudiger Dias Coady (Phillips Shaw)
            Son Bruno Salah Jota Lingz
            Kane(c) nacho (Bamford)

            1. Dias > 5.6m (Stones, Keane)
            2. Shaw > 4.8m (Holding, Coufal)

            Leaning towards 1 as Dias looks like being rested and then blanks in 33...

            PLEASE SEND HELP 🙂

            1. FPL Mentor
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              6 months, 13 days ago

              Are you set on keeping Bamford? Could downgrade to save some funds.

              Could also look at Phillips > Mitchell (3.8m fodder) and have less rotation headaches now until season end.

              1. #Swish41
                • 11 Years
                6 months, 13 days ago

                Thanks mate. Got £ tied up in Bamford and a BB for next week so would like to keep. As a Leeds fan, I’m probably also blinkered! All good advice though, thank you

                1. FPL Mentor
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  6 months, 13 days ago

                  Ahh that makes sense. Missed the bit about BB. Fingers crossed for you buddy!

            2. Leeds-Utd
              • 10 Years
              6 months, 13 days ago

              1- Stones not Guaranteed To start thou, But Keane will ..
              2- Shaw is a Season keeper IMO

              1. #Swish41
                • 11 Years
                6 months, 13 days ago

                Thanks pal, that’s where I’m at. Can always get City back if they get dumped out of the cups in 34!

          3. Shaw must go on
            • 8 Years
            6 months, 13 days ago

            Morning lads

            A:Trent and Mount
            B:Phillips and Salah

            Which one would you pick??

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 13 days ago

              B not even close

            2. FPL Mentor
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              6 months, 13 days ago

              A

            3. Leeds-Utd
              • 10 Years
              6 months, 13 days ago

              B

            4. #Swish41
              • 11 Years
              6 months, 13 days ago

              B every day

            5. Juhizczak
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 13 days ago

              B

          4. son of city
              6 months, 13 days ago

              have gundo and cancelo which would damage me if they won't play.

            • KagKagKag
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              6 months, 13 days ago

              Which one looks better ?
              A) TAA + Son + Stones
              B) Phillips + Sterling (C) + Dias

              1. son of city
                  6 months, 13 days ago

                  A

              2. Tartanjock
                • 5 Years
                6 months, 13 days ago

                W/card team: 20pts behind ML leader,

                Mendy (Forster)

                Rudiger Robertson Phillips (Stones Coufal)

                Lingaard Fernandes Salah Mount (ESR)

                Nacho, Lacazette, Kane

                Any good?

                Still got FH and TC left

              3. GE
                • 5 Years
                6 months, 13 days ago

                What would you improve here on WC?

                1. GE
                  • 5 Years
                  6 months, 13 days ago

                  (0.1 itb)

                  Martinez
                  TAA/Dias/Rudiger
                  Salah/Bruno/Son/Lingard/Jota
                  Kane/Nacho

                  Bench: Forster, Shaw, Coufal, Vydra

              4. Juhizczak
                • 5 Years
                6 months, 13 days ago

                GK for WC team

                A) Leno
                B) Mendy (have Azpi & James)
                C) Patricio
                D) keep Martinez

                1. Juhizczak
                  • 5 Years
                  6 months, 13 days ago

                  Defence:

                  X-Forster
                  Azpi-James-Shaw-Phillips-Dallas

                2. Leeds-Utd
                  • 10 Years
                  6 months, 13 days ago

                  Leno

              5. Puyol Pants Up
                • 7 Years
                6 months, 13 days ago

                Slightly different to the Template WC but what do you guys think?

                Mendy, Forster
                Rudiger, Christensen, Holding, Philips, Amartey
                Son, Salah, Bruno, Lingard, Jota
                Kane, Vardy, 4.3

                Triple Chelsea defence, very cheap defenders and maximizing premiums. Thoughts?

                1. CR7 is Home
                  • 4 Years
                  6 months, 13 days ago

                  Does christinssen start ?

                  1. Puyol Pants Up
                    • 7 Years
                    6 months, 13 days ago

                    Thiago Silva's suspension says yes

                2. Pukki Blinders
                  • 2 Years
                  6 months, 13 days ago

                  That defence spells trouble. You may be fielding 1 defender some weeks

                  1. Puyol Pants Up
                    • 7 Years
                    6 months, 13 days ago

                    Philips is Nailed. Rudiger and Christ should both start and if they don't then one will 100% start. Holding should play from here on in due to Luiz's injury and Amartey tends to slot in during short turn arounds.

              6. CR7 is Home
                • 4 Years
                6 months, 13 days ago

                Mendy
                TAA Rudiger Coady
                Maddison Salah Jota Sterling (c)
                Kane Nacho Wood

                - Forster Shaw LucasMoura Konsa

                1. CR7 is Home
                  • 4 Years
                  6 months, 13 days ago

                  G2G?

                2. Disturbed
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  6 months, 13 days ago

                  Very

              7. Leeds-Utd
                • 10 Years
                6 months, 13 days ago

                For those wildcarding like myself.
                1- Is Jota & Salah worth it?
                Will Jota Start/Play enough?
                2- City mid this week then Swap for son? or Go with son from now?
                3- A 3 rd choice forward options
                Currently Watkins.any other?
                Plz !!

                1. CR7 is Home
                  • 4 Years
                  6 months, 13 days ago

                  1 yes
                  2 yes, am going with Sterling
                  3 going with Wood

                2. Pops15
                  • 4 Years
                  6 months, 13 days ago

                  1. Yes, fixtures are great and I think they bounce back now with some key players fit.

                  2. Sterling (C) for me then I'm going to Bruno

                  3. Watkins or Wood. I would prefer a 5th mid of Neto, Lingard, Maddison or Mount though if you can find the extra cash.

              8. Puyol Pants Up
                • 7 Years
                6 months, 13 days ago

                Anyone liking Vardy (C) against west ham? Hammers have conceded 5 goals in 2 games now

                1. Party time
                    6 months, 13 days ago

                    We are having a party

                2. Hunting for points
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  6 months, 13 days ago

                  Best defender for 4.8?

                  Atm i got Rudiger for 4.7, but are Holding, Coady or Lindelöf good replacement options?

                  Am I forgetting someone?
                  I have no Arsenal and only 1 Chelsea(Rudiger) on my team

                3. Disturbed
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  6 months, 13 days ago

                  Final dilemma. Start Bamford or Vydra?

                  1. chrisw333
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    6 months, 13 days ago

                    Vydra for me.

                4. chrisw333
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  6 months, 13 days ago

                  Really struggling to decide if Trent is vital or if he creates too many compromises elsewhere. If I switch Philips then a few poss upgrades eg:

                  TAA - Sanchez, Shaw, Coady, Lingard, Davis
                  Philips - Mendy, Shaw, Alonso, Maddison, Vydra

                  Any thoughts? Can't help feeling Lingard will dip without Rice and Antonio and I do like Maddison.

                5. Hktrader88
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  6 months, 13 days ago

                  Think I'm ready with the WC, similar to most others but if there's something I'm missing please let know

                  Mendy / Forster

                  TAA. Shaw James Holding Fofana

                  Salah Jota Bruno Son Neto

                  Kane Iheanacho Davis

                  I have £0.8m ITB which I don't know how to use.

                  I considered Davis to Vydra but in the next 5 gameweeks I would probably only play him this week Vs Newcastle, and that would mean benching Son so probably not worth having him

                  I prefer Neto to Lingard for now, until I see how the hammers do without Antonio.
                  Could get Alonso instead of James but that could leave me short in GW33 if he's rotated out.

                  Any other ideas or gtg? Thanks

                  1. chrisw333
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    6 months, 13 days ago

                    I'd probably take Vydra just in case of rotation, but otherwise gtg.

                    I've go same dilema with Lingard. Partly as I've missed his purple patch I'm not sure I want to jump in right now and am also keen on Neto or Maddison.

                6. Tinchy770
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  6 months, 13 days ago

                  Martinez (Sanchez)
                  Azpi, Stones, Shaw (Dallas, Lowton)
                  Auba, Gundo, Fernandes, Son (Raphina)
                  Kane, Antonio, Watkins

                  What transfers do you do? I have 2 free ones to use.

                7. Pops15
                  • 4 Years
                  6 months, 13 days ago

                  Thoughts on WC?

                  Mendy Forster
                  Rudi TAA James Shaw Holding
                  Maddison Salah Jota Sterling(C) Son
                  Kane Nacho Davis

                  Punting on Sterling this week then making the move to Bruno. Unsure about the triple up in Chelsea defense but I feel like I have good cover with Shaw and Holding in case of benching's. Stuck between Maddison or Mount on WC but want some sort of differential pick there besides going Lingard

                8. boroie
                  • 3 Years
                  6 months, 13 days ago

                  Captain:

                  A - Sterling
                  B - Aguero

                  1. Pops15
                    • 4 Years
                    6 months, 13 days ago

                    AGUEROOOOOOO

                9. boroie
                  • 3 Years
                  6 months, 13 days ago

                  A:
                  Leno Forster
                  TAA Semedo Rudiger Holding Christiansen*
                  Salah Jota Neto Sterling* ESR*
                  Kane Iheanacho Vardy*

                  B:
                  Leno Forster
                  TAA Semedo Rudiger Holding Reguillon*
                  Salah Jota Neto Son* Jorginho*
                  Kane Iheanacho Aguero*

                10. Kabaranko
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  6 months, 13 days ago

                  very informative, thank you

                11. DavidSilva
                  • 12 Years
                  6 months, 13 days ago

                  WC team 0.8itb

                  Mendy
                  Rudiger Holding TAA
                  Salah Jota Sterling Neto Lingard
                  Nacho Kane

                  Forster Vydra Coady Reguilon

                  Thoughts?

                12. Call of Guti
                  • 7 Years
                  6 months, 13 days ago

                  Hi Chaps/Chapesses

                  Making a good crack of this season....any help on this WC team is a BIG help...

                  Forster
                  Coady/Shaw/Rudi
                  Mo/Son/Bruno/Jota/Jlingz
                  Kane/Bamers

                  Martinez/Dallas/Vydra/Phillips

                13. FPL_Hazards
                  • 8 Years
                  6 months, 13 days ago

                  1 week punt.....which one?

                  Mount
                  Havertz
                  Neto
                  Bernardo

                14. jba
                    6 months, 13 days ago

                    On WC. How are we looking? Unsure about no City. Considering Sterling..? Still got free hit. 1.0itb.

                    Mendy
                    James TAA Coleman
                    Salah(vc) Bruno Jota Lingard
                    Iheanacho Kane Lacazette(c)

                    Forster / Pereira / Coady / Veltman