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FPL Gameweek 31: The key player and team statistics

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

    Happy with this WC team as the 0.0 ITB means leaving no stones unturned

    Mendy - Forster
    Trent - Stones - Rudiger - Holding - Amartey
    Salah - Bruno - Son - Jota - Gundogan
    Kane - DCL - Iheanacho

    The defense is a little troublesome, but the plan is to drop Rudiger and upgrade Amartey once fixtures turn for Chelsea. Any thoughts appreciated!

    1. S3
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      g2g...I like...

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Looks pretty decent, you've done all you can with the defense it seems. Only other real alternative is downgrading Gundogan in order to upgrade D but I'm sure you've considered that already, your plan as is sounds good

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

        Cheers! Appreciate it, and good luck!

    3. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Amartey ain't nailed. Soyuncu back next week. Holding similar. Depends on when Luiz is back.

      Id do Stones> Castagne/Fofana
      Iheanacho>Vydra/Brewster(assuming you don't have BB)
      Gundo> Maddison
      Upgrade Amartey and Holding.
      Masuaku(4.3) might help

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

        Thanks, something to think about, but still think Gundo is worth holding with the seasons he's having

    4. Bill Haverchuck
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      What's your team value? That looks excellent

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

        Cheers! The team value was 107.4 before I started making changes, not sure about the post-WC value yet,

      2. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Just checked ant it's 106.0 after the WC squad is in.

    5. Jimbo-Jones
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Looks great, amazing TV.
      I still think DCL is looking poor, and he’s fairly expensive for his output over recent weeks.

      Given you have strong midfield 5, I’d downgrade DCL and upgrade Holding/Amartey and play 352/451.

  2. S3
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Bottomed....

    Martinez
    Stones, Shaw, Digne
    Salah, Lingard, Son, Gundo, Raphinha
    Kane, DCL,

    Sanchez Cancelo Watkins Vestergaard
    1FT ; 2.1ITB

    A. Gundo >> Jota
    B. Raphinha >> Jota
    C. Cancelo >> Alonso/Azpi
    D. Gundogan + Cancelo >> Jota + Alonso/Azpi (-4)

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

      B is a solid move IMO

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Roll ft?

  3. Hazardous1983
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    What to do with this

    Areola (sanchez)
    Rudiger stones dawson (targett dallas)
    Son bruno jota salah gundogan
    Kane watkins (bamford)

    0.3 in bank 0 ft no wildcard

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Guess just work out a captain and lock it in with 0ft's

      1. Hazardous1983
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Makes.sense. currently on salah

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

    Start Vydra or Bamford?

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Vydra I think

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

        Thinking the same, hope he starts

        1. Thomas Magnum
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          I expect he does, he's shown he's in form

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

      Vydra

  5. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Anyone else starting both Bam and Raphinha?

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      If I still had both I would probably only start one

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

      I wouldnt mind starting them if required but at the moment, they can be benched

      1. Weeb Kakashi
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Its 2 of
        AwB
        Raph
        Bam
        Lookman

  6. Thomas Magnum
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Okay all, final WC team... Thoughts? I have tried to incorporate some differentials.
    Sanchez Forster
    TAA Dias Rudiger Lowton/any 4.4 Phillips
    Bruno Salah Lingard Pereira Raphinha
    Kane Jesus(C) Vydra
    0.0itb
    Next week Jesus and Pereira will most likely become Son and C.Wilson

    1. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Not Jesus.Id rather go Vardy. Dias> Fofana. Jesus>Vardy.
      Pereira>Neto if possible.

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Thanks for response. You think Vardy outscores Jesus this week? Either will be sold next week regardless

        1. Weeb Kakashi
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Id have Vardy till 35. No need to sell. Maybe you havent seen their fixtures. Leicester need to keep their top 4 place. They have no EL either.

          1. Thomas Magnum
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            I'd like him but ultimately prefer Son. Son was originally in the side but felt I wanted to take a punt this week and buy Son back .1 cheaper if he ever drops next week. Can't have both.

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

            So January then.

            1. Thomas Magnum
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              lol

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

          I've brought Vardy this week for free transfer, so there is your answer

          1. Thomas Magnum
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Do you have Son?

            1. Silecro
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Yes

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Sorry all, typo. Have 1.4itb now but will have 0.0itb after next weeks planned transfers.

    3. Ruth_NZ
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      If it's final why do you want thoughts?

      Jesus(c) is a very good idea but planning a -4 the week after a wildcard is atrocious. One injury and it's a -8.

      The GKs are weak, the defence is weak, Raphinha's a rank poor choice and why the hell do you want Bruno? Get rid of him and you can have a proper team.

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Isn't that the point of this site for feedback/criticism, kind of like what you have given?
        And who would not want the highest scoring player in the game?
        The GK isn't the best but plays on a decent defense. Raphinha is a decent player in the price range imo and can sit on the bench for the next 2. What would make the dense better? covered City, Chelsea and Liverpool.

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

          Then it's not final unless you just want compliments.

          I don't want Bruno, got rid quite happily weeks ago and see nothing to make me want him back. Am on wildcard myself this week and he won't be in my team.

          Dias won't play every game, neither will Rüdiger. Phillips cuts Jota out permanently. You need better cover than Lowton (although Dawson for 0.1 more would probably do).

          I'd say you need to spend around 1.5m more at the back, get rid of Bruno and create an overall sharper front-8. Salah, Lingard, Kane, Vydra are all OK but the other four need improving. If that allows you to take a 1-week punt on Jesus(c) then fine but that should be the last tweak.

          Those are my thoughts, which you asked for. 😉

  7. Hazardous1983
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    start watkins or bamford

    1. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Bam.

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

    Mendy Forster
    Shaw TAA Rudiger Holding Lascelles
    Salah Fernandes Son Jota Lingard
    Kane Iheanacho Vydra

    0.0 itb

    Is this good to go??

    Thanks

    1. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Template. G2G. Lascelles> Masuaku maybe?

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

        0.1 short I’m afraid

        Lascelles looked to be the best 4.2 option over holding...

        1. Weeb Kakashi
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Why Vydra though? Have BB? If not then might as well get Brew and upgrade Lascelles and Holding too.

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

            I’ll probably BB in 35

            Who do you suggest to replace holding and lascelles if I go with Brewster

            I’d probably sticking with holding so upgrade Lascelles to ??

            Thanks

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

    Any press conference later on?

  10. seewhyaxe
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Nobody's keeping Martinez on WC?

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

      I was planning to keep and rotate (if WC was activated)

  11. aapoman
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Morning all.

    Martinez
    Azpi Rüdiger Digne
    KDB Bruno Son Mount Gündo
    Kane DCL

    Fabri; Konsa, Burn, Brewster

    How does KDB and Gündo -> Salah and Saka sound like? Would be for free. Looking at selling my City boys due to rotation worries.

  12. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Reece and Alonso start this week? Atleast one of them?

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

      Atleast one of them should start

  13. Ibralicious
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Who to start between Ihenacho and Gundo?

    Ihenacho has Form, Gundo the better fixture.

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

    Think I like this one. G2g?

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

    - Forster Shaw LucasMoura Konsa

    1. Bill Haverchuck
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      No major weaknesses. Possibly slightly too much funds tied up on the bench, but maybe that's what you want. What's the plan with Sterling long-term?

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

        Sterling to Son and then to Bruno for our Leeds game

        Need BB in the DGW35 hence a bit of funds left on the bench.

        1. Bill Haverchuck
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Sounds good

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

    Anyone bringing in Aguero? Massively low ownership, high ceiling, but big gamble. What could possibly go wrong? Tempted even to captain.

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

      He’s out of contract in a few weeks why would Pep bother playing him?

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Why not, they'll have wrapped up the league in a few weeks. Don't see why Pep doesn't give him a run out once that happens

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

          So, too early now then? I was hoping this may be a decent way to supercharge to the top of my mini league.

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

      He hasn't looked sharp and not really making those runs anymore which used to get him so many tapins, if KDB is rested he would be short of service as well who has been his primary source of goals.

      So I could easily see a hatrick 🙂

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

        Ha, quite 😀

  16. Bill Haverchuck
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Any thoughts on this wildcard? Have gone top heavy. I know Amartey won't start but I'll sort that out further down the road, shouldn't need him in the next couple of GWs. Plan is likely KDB to Son for the DGW which then frees up funds to upgrade my defence as I see fit.

    Mendy
    Rudiger Phillips Holding
    Bruno Salah Jota KDB
    Kane Lacazette Iheanacho

    Forster Coady Dendoncker Amartey

    1. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      KDB Laca> Vardy Son and upgrade defence.

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

      Weak bench and a team full of rotation threats spells disaster. Go Son over KDB and upgrade now instead of creating transfer headaches later down the line

    3. Bill Haverchuck
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      That bad eh! Right back to the drawing board. Think I'll probably revert back towards the template then

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Don't think it's the worst team. You've done well to put in some differentials which isn't popular to do around here. maybe just shore up the defense

        1. Bill Haverchuck
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Cheers. On reflection I think it is a bit susceptible to rotation so will make a few changes. Was keen on Lacazette as he has been decent recently and Arsenal's fixtures are great, but maybe it's a waste of funds that are needed at the back.

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

    Any news on Antonio?

    1. Echoes
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Same question. Holding my transfers until I get some news on this.

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

      Ings (C) - Crazy or Inspired?

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

        Inspired if he doesn’t go down in the first 15 minutes of the match

      2. Echoes
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Every punt is a crazy pick until it turns out to become an inspired one. Go with your gut feeling.

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

            Thanks gents. Gut telling me yes for this week

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

        What would you improve here on WC?

        (0.1 itb)

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

        Bench: Forster, Shaw, Coufal, Vydra

      4. BremerHB
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Dallas & Gundogan -> Coady & Jota (-4)?

        Martinez
        Coady - Azpi - Dias
        Jota - Bruno - Lingard - Son
        Watkins - DCL - Kane

        Raphinha - Dunk - White

      5. Trovsmash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        The backline of Alonso, Holding & Dias who should be the final 2?

        A. Shaw & Phillips
        B. Coufal & Coady

        1. Echoes
            2 months, 14 days ago

            A

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

          Gundo or Raphinha to Jota?

          1. Echoes
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Gundo

            • Cojones of Destiny
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Gundo

          2. Weasel Boy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Start Nacho or Vydra?

            1. Cojones of Destiny
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Nacho

          3. Cojones of Destiny
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            which option for longer term:
            a. Salah + Nacho
            b. Jota + Vardy

            1. Echoes
                2 months, 14 days ago

                B

            2. The Red Devil
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              who to start-
              A-Martinez
              B- Sanchez

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

                A

                1. The Red Devil
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  I'm starting with
                  Stones/Shaw/Rudiger at the back, expecting stones to miss out

                  Phillips first on bench or Dunk?

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

              KDB to Lingard (-4)? Y/N? Thanx

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

                N. Not this week.

              2. Echoes
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Not this week atleast. Who'd have thought in August KDB -> JLingz would even be a consideration! Crazy season.

                • Dotherightthing
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Cheers guys

              3. Echoes
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Anyone else fancying a cheeky punt on Wood?

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

                    Bamford to Wood is pretty much locked and loaded

                    1. Echoes
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Nice. Antonio -> Wood for me, but still waiting for some news on Antonio before pulling the trigger.

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

                    Is there a good case for going without Bruno?

                    - We don't really do too well at the fag end of the season due to fatigue and this season its even more tiresome than before
                    - With Pogba playing with him, his stats have been poor
                    - Our fixtures don't really scream for goals except the Leeds game who also defend alright at home
                    - With top 2/3 nailed and participation in Europa knockouts could see him rested for a game or two

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

                      Hm, I could afford Bruno->KDB, would you do it?

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

                        On WC I would spread funds to keep just two premium players for C

                    2. Echoes
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Most of your points are spot on, but there's one major factor you're missing: penalties. For that reason alone, and decent-ish fixtures coming up, he's a good bet imo.

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

                          We haven't been getting too many pens, ever sincce Klopp mentioned about them

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

                      Good to go? Got 0,4 ITB.

                      Mendy
                      Rüdiger, Phillips, Shaw
                      Fernandes, Salah (C), Son, Jota, Lingard
                      Wood, Kane (VC)
                      Forster - Iheanacho - Veltman - Reguilón

                      Still not sure about Reguilon vs Alonso and Mendy vs Leno vs Martinez.

                    4. ZAWAd25
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Thoughts on this WC? 0.3itb

                      Mendy Forster
                      Dias Rudiger Coady Reguilon Phillips
                      Salah Son Fernandes Jota Lingard
                      Kane Ihenacho Vydra