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FPL Gameweek 31: The key player and team statistics

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  1. Fantasy man on the top
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 27 days ago

    RMT on wildcard:

    Team 1

    Mendy, Forster
    Phillips, Shaw, Rudiger, Stones, Coady
    Lingard, Bruno, Salah, KDB, Jota
    Kane, Iheanacho, Vydra

    Or

    Team 2 (KDB to Son leads to upgrade Philips to taa and Coady to Struijk)

    Mendy, Forster
    TAA, Shaw, Rudiger, Stones, Struijk
    Lingard, Bruno, Salah, Son, Jota
    Kane, Iheanacho, Vydra

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Team 2

      I wouldnt be comfortable with Stones, Rudiger, Strujik. Would change Strujik or get someone else for Rudi/Stones

      1. Fantasy man on the top
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Thanks.

        I dont have much options to replace rudiger with 4.8 itb tho

    2. John78
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Any reason why people are choosing Nacho over Vardy?

      1. #Swish41
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        £££

    3. #Swish41
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      2 for me, as Son is good for the double and KDB looks like he could be rested and then blanks in 33...

      That said, I’m thinking KDB punt this week and to Salah next, as KDB will likely be 10 or 0 pts...

  2. gellinmagellan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Martinez Foster
    Alonso Shaw Coufal (Robbo Strujic)
    Jota Fernandes Gundo Lingard Raphinha
    DCL Kane (Bamford)

    WC and BB left. Should I WC this week? If not, when?

    1. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Struggling with the same thing myself, I am leaning to WCing, there's just not that long to go.

  3. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Ashley Barnes is already back in training, think it’s going to be a big disappointment for those relying on Vydra for minutes in gw33

    1. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      There’ll be a Vardy party but no Vydra pytra

  4. iL PiStOlErO
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    WC team, will try to go without Salah. Also only Kane from spurs, fine with that. Any other changes here?

    Mendy 3.9
    Robbo Dias Castagne Coady Mitchell
    Bruno Jota Gundo Neto Raphinha
    Kane Vardy Lacca

    1m itb

    1. #Swish41
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      No Salah certainly frees up funds! Can’t tell if I like Jota - one haul off the bench...

      Dias, Gundo clearly rotation risks. I’d want Son for the double personally.

      Good team though...if they all play!

    2. Machine_Gunnerz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 26 days ago

      great team...maybe upgrade Robbo to AA and Coady to Saiss.
      Not sure about Gundo prospects after city seal title..

  5. Bill Haverchuck
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    I think Spurs vs United has a low scoring bore draw written all over it so not keen on having both Kane and Son this week. Who do we think is the best option in City's midfield for this week taking into account likely rotation for the Dortmund game? Or is it worth a punt on Mount or someone else?

    1. #Swish41
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Million dollar question. If KDB plays he will surely start rather than cameo? Sterling would appear ready for the full game, but rumours he is out of favour (which I don’t really buy)

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Will be benching Son and saving myself the misery of pep roulette

  6. #Swish41
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Tinkered all week, first unveil of (template) WC team. BB next week. 0.4 itb. Feedback very much appreciated:

    Mendy (Forster)
    Rudiger Coady Keane (Phillips Shaw)
    Bruno Salah Son Lingard Jota
    Kane Iehnacho (Bamford)

    Notes:
    - Jota > Gundo / Madison (in the future if Jota doesn’t start)
    - Keane for the Eve double
    - Shaw could be Stones
    - could punt KDB this week > Salah next
    - Easy to downgrade Salah if nacho or Jota are fails > Vardy/Mahrez etc

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Don’t see the appeal with Keane even with a dgw

      1. #Swish41
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Fair point. City forums seem to think Dias is a certain rest (not sure how they would know), so maybe Stones punt given I have a bench...

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Stones probably a worse punt than Keane, I’d rather someone like Fofana but that’s just me

  7. gstegnar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Martinez - Forster
    Targett - Dunk - Dallas - Stones - Shaw
    Salah - Gundo - Lingard - Bruno - Raphinha
    DCL - Kane - Watkins

    1,3 ITB

    Would you go for Leno-Ings for Martinez-DCL?

    Due to AV's fixtures Martinez will probably have to be replaced at some point, while DCL still doesn't seem to score....

  8. Bad Kompany
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Are there going to be any more big dgws this season? I remember some discussion about potential some dgws and bgws in the last few gws if they move the schedule around to accommodate for fans. Is that still on?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Apparently GW35 can have 8 teams with double...

      1. Bad Kompany
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        When would that be announced? Trying to decide whether or not it’s worth holding on to wc for a bit longer

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Will apparently be announced in gw34

          1. Bad Kompany
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            Cheers!

        2. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          looks like it will be around GW33-34, not sure if its worth holding till then. Fixtures arent looking that great anyway...

          1. Bad Kompany
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            Cheers! Will probably just pull the trigger on it. Team is a bit of a mess and a couple of years ago when I held off a few extra gws for more info I dropped big. A lot of possible rotation and not great fixtures makes it not as enticing. Will just make sure to pick 15 players that can play

  9. kysersosa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Anyone keen on Neto for this run in?

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Yep, have him over Lingz

    2. #Swish41
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Great fixtures, but lots of good mid price mid options (Gundo, Lingz, Raph, Mount, Maddison...)...could be a good shout though

  10. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Final pick for the WC

    Coady or Fofana or any other upto 5.0 ?

    1. Machine_Gunnerz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Saiss a better option

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        How?

        1. Machine_Gunnerz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 26 days ago

          better ceiling and threat.

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            Coady is up for set pieces now so not true anymore

            1. Machine_Gunnerz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 26 days ago

              yes Coady ahead when set pieces. Saiss is a wing back in a 5 and has more attacking potential from open play. FPL stats for ICT, Creative and threat is higher anyway.

    2. #Swish41
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I’m going Coady I think

  11. Machine_Gunnerz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Done my 2 transfers to bring in Jota+Nacho for Bam+Gundo

    Areola
    Rudiger, Cancelo, Bertrand, Veltman
    KDB(c), Bruno, Son, Jota
    Kane, Nacho

    Martinez, Shaw, Watkins, Reed

    Any changes to line-up required? or to Cpt?

  12. The Red Devil
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

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

    first on bench should be
    Phillips or Dunk?

    1. Machine_Gunnerz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 27 days ago

      philips. Shd be able to hold the villans.

  13. Sickboy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Reece James or Alonso?

    Thanks in advance!

    1. Brehmeren
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      James

  14. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Exciting final question for my WC...

    Wood or Diagne?

    1. kysersosa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Wood. Less risk and on pens, still fighting relegation. WBA will be relegated in a few weeks and then who knows who’ll play and what motivation will be like.

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Good reasons cheers

    2. Don Van Vliet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Diagne

  15. Gun gun
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    80k ppl bought kdb this week? Did pep say smth?

    1. Brehmeren
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Yep. Apparently he is nailed on for a hattrick this gw.

  16. fpork
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Currently on WC, which would you choose?

    Option 1:
    Mendy*, Forster
    Rüdiger, Phillips*, Shaw, Veltman, Reguilón*
    Fernandes*, Salah, Son, Jota, Lingard
    Wood*, Kane, Iheanacho

    Option 2:
    Leno*, Forster
    Rüdiger, TAA*, Shaw, Veltman, Alonso*
    Gundogan*, Salah, Son, Jota, Lingard
    Laca*, Kane, Iheanacho

    The main differences are:
    Mendy+Reguilon->Leno+Alonso
    TAA+Gundogan+Laca->Philips,Fernandes,Wood

    1. kysersosa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      B looks more balanced. But no Bruno could cost you. Can you do son to Bruno and downgrade Lacazette? Can’t see the appeal with Lacazette if I’m honest.

      1. fpork
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Just really want Son for the double.

        1. kysersosa
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          That’s 1 FT away.

  17. -GK22-
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    On my wildcard is this good enough for GW31?

    Areola
    TAA, Phillips, Shaw
    Bruno, Jota, son, Lingard
    Kane, Wood, Vardy

    Mendy, Coufal, Raphinha, Dallas

    1. kysersosa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Would go 1 GK rather than having the rotation headache. Vardy to Iheancho.

  18. AC Yew
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Hello. Looking for some advice please. Whats the best transfer this week. Open to taking a hit as only 1 FT. Still have WC/BB saved

    Martinez
    AWB Cancelo Stones
    Raphina Gundo (C) Bruno Son
    Kane Bamford DCL

    Konsa Coufal ESR

    1. Ëð
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Bamford to Iheanacho?

  19. Bad Kompany
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Seeing a lot of people going for Mendy on wc. Any worries that Kepa might take some games from him?

    1. kysersosa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Why?

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Surely that’s a p*ss take ?

    3. Ëð
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Can't see it happening.

    4. Ruth_NZ
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Yes, he may well get a game or two.

  20. Ëð
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Burn -> Phillips for a hit?

    Otherwise have to play either Dallas (MCI) ot Targett (liv)

  21. LIARS POKER
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Mendy or Leno on WC if i'm going to have both Alonso and Rudiger in defence?

    1. #Swish41
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Triple up seems a bit heavy

  22. Brehmeren
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    With Odegaard out and ESR likely in the number 10 role, should I start:
    A: ESR (Shu)
    B: Watkins (Liv)

    1. Aladdin Sané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      B

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      A

  23. -GK22-
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Is Sterling a good one week punt vs Leeds?

    1. Aladdin Sané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Yep

    2. Brehmeren
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Yes

  24. Aladdin Sané
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    On WC:

    A) TAA, Holding, Son
    B) Azpi, Phillips, Sterling (1-week punt; would then move to Son)

    1. GE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      B

  25. sentz05
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Thoughts on the WC?

    Alison Forster
    Phillips Shaw Digne Dias Dawson
    Gundogan Jota Bruno Lingard Son
    Kane DCL Nacho

    1. GE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Would rather have Martinez or Mendy instead of Allison, very good elsewhere

  26. 03farmboy
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Which transfer is best?

    Alioski to Philips
    Bamford to iheanacho
    DCL to iheanacho or Watkins

    1. GE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      A

  27. Juhizczak
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    WC team

    Leno Forster
    Azpi James Shaw Phillips Dallas
    Salah Jota Bruno Son Lingard
    Kane Nacho Vydra

    0.3 itb

    GTG?

    1. GE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Nice, not so surr about Leno though
      And wouldn’t keep Dallas

      1. Juhizczak
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Patricio, Mendy (3xChelsea) or keep Martinez?

  28. GE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Lost on last page

    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

  29. C_G
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

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

    Forster

    Phillips Cresswell Stones

    Son Salah Jota Bruno

    Iheanacho Antonio Kane

    Martinez Lowton Raphina Veltman

  30. -GK22-
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Double Mendy I reckon this week