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Two-time FPL champion of India: The players to target for the season run-in

The Fantasy manager with three top 200 overall ranks to his name, Lateriser, picks out the players that we should be considering for the final eight Gameweeks of 2020/21.


The final stretch is here and with this article, I’m going to recommend a few players that you should be looking at – and I’ll be throwing in some statistics along the way.

Looking at the Season Ticker until the end of the campaign, Liverpool seem like the obvious team to target, especially after their result in the Champions League quarter-final first leg against Real Madrid.

I wouldn’t let the fact that they conceded three goals in Spain dissuade me from investing in their defence. There is a huge difference between Real Madrid and the kind of opposition they are about to face in the last eight Gameweeks of the season. In addition, it looks likely that Liverpool are not going to be involved in the Champions League going forward, so there is a considerably lesser risk of rotation in the final quarter of the campaign.

The Reds’ underlying numbers have improved considerably, as well.

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  1. Tshelby
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Wildcard time?

    Martinez,
    Shaw, Dias, Coufal, Dallas, Veltman
    Son, Lingard, Jota, Fernandes, Gundogan
    Kane, Antonio, Bamford

    1ft - 4.7 itb

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Yeah why not

      1. Tshelby
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Yeah think it's time to changes things up for the last games

    2. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I dont think so, core of your team is fine. Antonio or Bamford to Vardy/Nancho and your in a decent spot imo.

      Def isnt great, could hit in trent for coufal. Veltman will be handy for GW33 and Dallas for the final games of the season

      1. Tshelby
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Mmm okay cheers might just wait. Could get Vardy in for this GW but he hasn't scored in I think 5 games?

    3. Reece’s Pieces
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Maddison for Gundog? Worth one Leicester player on a WC. Or Nacho for Bamford/Antonio

    4. mcsteely
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      No way, that looks decent. You can go Dallas to Trent and you're in good shape

    5. tomasjj
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Not needed really.
      Save for DGW.

      I got Vardy out of the logic of going where the ball is heading, not where it has been...

  2. Az
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Morning all!

    WC'ers, how're those drafts coming on?

    1. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Morning Az, pretty set, the fact 'dullard' Joe is considering a one week city punt has me tilted. I am currently looking at the same.

      Any changes since your video yesterday?

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Lovely, fully satisfied with my draft and ready to go. Can't wait for the weekend to hand a harsh dose of reality 😛

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 6 days ago

        May as well throw it out there. Cheap cleans at the back and big hauls from the attack, I hope.

        Mendy (Forster)
        Phillips - Rudiger - Holding (Coady, Masuaku)
        Salah - Bruno - Son - Jota (ESR)
        Vardy - Kane - Iheanacho

        1. MARVELLUS
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          I like this a lot actually, prob best I have seen with Jota and Salah.

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Cheers mate, appreciate it!

        2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Yeah looks super

          Other option is Maddison/TAA in a 3-5-2 instead of Vardy Phillips... but looks great either way

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Thanks MBP, nice to hear it. TAA the main sacrifice but I believe in Vardy the player to come good - the pedigree, the fixtures, the record is all there.

        3. Weeb Kakashi
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Quite similar to mine. Have gone for Madders and Greenwood/Mount over Bruno and Nacho.

          Reece over Rudiger and Castagne over Holding. Rest is the same.

          GL

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 6 days ago

            GL mate, Castagne + Maddison could be superb for you. Leicester's fixtures are truly a dream - let's see if they can turn them into a reality. Interesting James shout too, if he starts you'll be profiting. Was great vs Porto.

        4. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Fun

          I'd lose Mo and get a 4th and 5th mid and at least one defence who can return at both ends. If Vardy doesn't work out then you can shift him into midfield and get Mo that way

          Worth noting that the best of the Liverpool fixtures come after the bets of the Leicester fixtures. Smarter that way I feel.

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Not losing Mo. Get the form argument but he's an outstanding player with great fixtures and my captain this week. Feels a lot simpler, easier and better to have him in the side. Scored vs Madrid and Arsenal anyways, hasn't lost the finishing touch.

            Happy to try for the cheap cleans in defense instead of going 3.2M up from Phillips to TAA. Losing the eight attacker for the bench is a concern - Nacho my main worry here - but with 2 FT into 33 and bench serviceable in itself I should be able to deal with any issues.

    3. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Slowly and painfully 🙁

    4. MARVELLUS
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Stressing me out but been settled on this for a while:

      Mendy Forster
      TAA Dias Fofana Coady Phillips
      Bruno Jota Lingard Neto Son
      Kane Kelechi Vardy

      Benching Son this week. Thoughts?

    5. Atimis
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Can't decide whether it is good to go without City, Chelsea and Arsenal attackers

    6. dantft
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Emi Forster
      Dias Shaw Rudi Philips Coufal
      Salah Jota KDB Bruno Lingz
      Nacho Kane Vydra

      Thoughts?

    7. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Morning Az, would very much appreciate your views on this WC and plan.........

      Martinez, Forster. ( keeping Martinez had him from GW1 and my lucky charm, OK fixtures and double GW )
      Dias, TAA, Rudiger, Alonso, Holding.
      Salah, Jota, Son, Bruno, Gundo.
      Kane, Nacho, Vydra.
      0.9ITB
      4-5-1 or 4-4-2

      Gundo a one week punt then out for Lingard, and Alonso may become

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

        *may become Regulion in GW32

    8. D.Glynn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Can't decide if Jesus is worth a punt or not

    9. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Settling on keepers/Defence I'm happy with is difficult but the process is a lot of fun.

      Looking forward to black box tonight for sure.

    10. MrPeabody7
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      No wc but did -28 this gameweek. Biggest hit of my career till now

      Vardy -> Nacho
      Watkins ->Vydra
      Gundogan -> Jota
      Diallo -> Neto
      Alonso -> TAA
      Strujik ->Castange
      Kilman -> Coady
      McCarthy -> Lloris
      I have no wc , have BB. So now i have all playing XI. I can easily transfer castange and Vydra to 6-6.5 M striker and Defender of 4.5 ( have 0.3 in Bank)

      Goodluck to me. But i am not expecting anything this gameweek.

      1. MrPeabody7
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        *I have all playing 15 (typing mistake

      2. Jam0sh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        What 😀

    11. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Been settled on this-may get Sterling and captain this week and then switch to Bruno. Son to Maddison after 32

      Mendy Forster
      TAA Rüdiger Dias Shaw Holding
      Salah Bruno Son Jota Lingard
      Kane Iheanacho Davis

    12. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Fantastic. Just need to decide on one of the four thousand possible teams I’ve come up with now.

  3. Reece’s Pieces
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 6 days ago

    I need to take a chance to get up my league.

    Which option would you choose for a -4 hit this week?

    Lingard

    Maddison

    Nacho

    1. MARVELLUS
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I prob wouldn't do a -4 for any of them, but if I had to..... LINGARD

      1. Reece’s Pieces
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Thanks, I'm leaning that way.

        Worth adding Lingard/Maddison would come in for Rapha

        Nacho would be in for Bamford

        Not expecting much out of Leeds vs City this weekend

  4. Thomas Magnum
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Is Mendy (mci) worth a shout? Or ish he just going to be. another player who’ll inflict pain in the owner when he’s benched

    1. Reece’s Pieces
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Expensive and an unknown right now. Prob one to avoid for me

    2. MARVELLUS
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Swerve with Cancelo Zinch ready to play there

    3. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Avoid. He'll miss more games than he will start

    4. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Thanks all, seems he’ll be explosive one week then reward me with 0 points

  5. Call of Guti
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    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

    Anything needed?

    1. xHaTr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Looks good but I'd lose a few of these due to fixtures.

      Most notably Dallas and maybe Bamford to Iheanacho?

  6. xHaTr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Wildcard 31 final draft I think. 0.0 ITB. 105.1 TV. Any critiques?

    Mendy
    TAA Rudiger Dias
    Jota Son Lingard Bruno Salah
    Iheanacho Kane

    Forster Coady Coufal Brewster

    1. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Don't really like Coady but you can't ignore the fixtures I suppose. It's good.

    2. MARVELLUS
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Looks good, I have gone Vardy over Salah to avoid going too Liv heavy.

    3. D.Glynn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Don't like any of your bench options but great team

    4. xHaTr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Thanks all

  7. Buck The Trent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Not doing well recently and had a couple players injured. No WC

    Martinez
    Dias Digne Azpi (Burn Studjik)
    Son Jota Bruno Raph (Lookman*)
    Kane Watkins (Antonio*)

    Already used FT for Bale to Jota. worthwhile to do -8 for Lookman, Antonio (if confirmed out) to Salah, Nacho?

    The -8 hurts but I need to get rid of them sooner or later

  8. footballcandy
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Will it be Cavani nailed up front for Man Utd until Martial returns?

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

      Greenwood could play some games up top

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

    It's all or nothing, time. I'm chasing down the leaders in my league having succesfully clawed back a huge gap over the last two months. But I can't ease up now.

    I've got two lovely free transfers and 0.8mil in the bank, and have been going round in circles with sensible moves like bringing in either Rudiger for injured Tierney, and Iheanacho up front, and clearing out some Leeds players. But all this talk of Salah has got me excited.

    I really should transfer out KDB for him, what with City rotation risk, but KDB is a differential in my league...

    All these buts are leading me to a crazy Fernandes > Salah transfer along with Tierney > Phillips, leaving me with this:

    Areola
    Phillips, Shaw, Veltman
    Salah(c), KDB, Lingard, Son,
    DCL, Kane (vc), Bamford

    Bench: Martinez, Raphinha, Dallas, Targett

    Next week I have enough cash to get Reguilon in for anyone (maybe Dallas), or a double transfer (for a hit) to bring in Lloris for Areola, which would be much easier to manage in blank gameweek 33.

  10. MARVELLUS
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    I am seeing a lot of Salah/Jota/Trent on WCs, do we think Liv are going to be on fire for t he rest of the season, after just one good game vs Arsenal? I have spread the risk but may well regret going Salah-less

    1. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      The good thing about Salah and Trent in particular, is that if it doesn't work out in a couple of weeks you can easily move to any other player in the game.

      That's a huge draw for me.

      1. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        And I think that Jota is so cheap that he's a decent pick as long as you have another playing midfielder.

  11. dshv
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    WC

    1. Salah
    2. Vardy (have taa and jota, iheanacho as well)

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      1

    2. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Salah for me, see my comment to previous post. Vardy doesn't provide that level of flexibility.

  12. Thomas Magnum
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Better option?
    A) Reece James
    B) Christensen
    C) Fofana
    D) other (have Rudi&Phillips)

    1. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I am talking myself into James, but I think you need Mendy keeper if you do it to cover for the occasional benching.

    2. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      C is more nailed

  13. s11m
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Saka or Raph for next gameweeks?

      1. Jimmers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Raph - no injury worries and a team that loves to attack

    • tommo-uk-
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      A) TAA & Neto
      B) Phillips & Son

      1. xHaTr
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        B

    • GROBARI
        1 month, 6 days ago

        WC31 final draft(i think)
        Mendy Forster
        TAA Shaw Coady Coufal Rudi
        Bruno Sterling Jota Neto Lingz
        Laca Kane Nacho
        My transfers:
        GW32: Sterling>Son
        GW33: Son,Laca>Antonio(if fit),Mo

        1. GROBARI
            1 month, 6 days ago

            For-4

        2. Atimis
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Thoughts on that WC team?

          Mendy/Forster
          TAA/Castagne/Shaw/Coufal/4.5
          Salah/Bruno/Son/Jota/Lingard
          Kane/Nacho/Davis

          Should I get some City, Chelsea or Arsenal attack?

          Too much in def?

          1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Frwd a bit of weak..we don't know how nacho gets treated with Maddison back, I would keep either son or salah and upgrade Davis.

        3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Pick one:

          A) Shaw Coady Jota (I have Salah)
          B) TAA Holding Lingard
          C) TAA Coady Gundo (Raphinha is my 5th midfielder)

          Thanks a lot!

          1. House Frey Wedding Planner
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            I like B

        4. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Anyone else - non WC - choosing to start Watkins this week?

          Not expecting a hattie of course but Liverpool defence is less than impregnable. The cs against Arsenal was impressive but I'm prepared to ignore the one at Wolves in terms of form.

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Yep - nothing wrong with Watkins at all - despite the regular “he’s a championship striker” nonsense

            He’s an absolute nightmare for defenders, and will severely test whichever two of Phillips/Kabak/Davies Klopp decides to go with

            17 attacking returns in his last 27 has been very good from a 6.0, he could easily make it 20 returns from 30 starts over the next 3 fixtures

        5. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Hows this Wildcard draft:

          Leno Martinez
          Fofana Phillips R.James Dias Veltman
          Salah Jota Sterling ESR Neto
          Nacho Kane DCL

          Sterling > Son next week for the double

        6. Assist me a river
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Morning guys!

          Fairly set. Good to go?

          Mendy
          Trent - Dias - Rudiger
          Salah - Lingard - Bruno- Raphinha
          Iheanacho - Kane

          Bench: Forester, Phillips, Holding, Vydra (wil play this GW ahead of Raphinha)

        7. Cilly Bonnolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Wildcard time, when I open the camera roll on my phone and it’s just countless screenshots of possible teams. 😆 This article is just what I need right now.

        8. Weeb Kakashi
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          No Bruno WC team. Low TV.

          Mendy Forster
          Castagne Reece Coady Masuaku Philips
          Salah Son Maddison Mount Jota
          Kane Vardy 4.2

          Thoughts?

        9. akhilrajau
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Who to include in wc team
          A. Castagne
          B. Shaw

          1. tomasjj
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            B

        10. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Which Leicester defender would you go for?

          A Castagne
          B Pereira
          C Fofana

          1. Weeb Kakashi
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Castagne's attacking threat for 0.7 more than Fofana. Worth it

          2. tomasjj
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            I'd stick with mid/forward, perhaps Schmeichel?

        11. Weeb Kakashi
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Not much love for Mount on here?

          1. Jimmers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Problem is Pep-itis otherwise known as the risk of rotation

          2. tomasjj
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            I got him.

        12. 7_Dan_7
            1 month, 6 days ago

            A) Ederson, Shaw, Holding
            B) Mendy, Dias, Coufal (have Rudiger)

          • the dom 1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Thoughts on this for a - 4 hit?

            a. Dunk > Coady

            b. Sanchez > Forster

            c. both for a - 8

            Cheers

            1. My heart goes Salalalalah
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Nah. Next week

              1. the dom 1
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                that means I am playing both Sanchez and Dunk v EVE. should right lol ?

                1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Even me. If Dunk gets lucky with a header we're smiling. Not sure the -4 will be paid back in any way

                2. My heart goes Salalalalah
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  And if DCL and Richa keeps wasting great chances, even better

            2. tomasjj
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Hold.

            3. the dom 1
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              thanks for the advise all 🙂

          • trinzoo
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Martinez > Mendy for a hit? (no other chelsea)

          • tomasjj
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Defender for 5.0 or less:

            a) Konsa
            b) Saiss/Coady
            c) Dunk
            d) Lowton/Coufal
            e) Another?

            Already have a cheaper one as 5th.

          • balint84
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Captain suggestion?

            Salah, Jota, Bruno or Kane?

            1. tomasjj
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Salah