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The best Neto replacements and whether FPL managers should stick with Fernandes

Sitting not far outside of the top 1k heading into the final seven Gameweeks of the season, Let’s Talk FPL’s Andy looks at a number of burning questions facing FPL managers.


Chelsea’s Defence

I think the case of Chelsea’s defence is a good example of not letting outcomes change your future decisions.

With a run of fixtures starting with West Brom and Crystal Palace, a lot of us were keen on the Blues’ backline, and rightly so: only Manchester City had conceded fewer expected goals (xG) over the season.

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  1. dragen5
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    Help me bench two:
    A) Digne
    B) Christensen
    C) Saka

    1. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Digne is never captain never bench if owned

    2. Bucket Man
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      I’d play Saka

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

    Best Neto replacement for 5.7 or under?

    A. Pereira
    B. Saka
    C. Other (comment)

    1. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      A, nice differential. West Brom need to go for it so he might pop up with more goals.

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Pereira

    3. Bucket Man
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      A looks good

    4. Stewarts11
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 13 days ago

      i would be going with A

    5. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      A

  3. McSauce
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    Any ideas here gents, I am a bit stuck?

    Martinez
    Dallas Dias Shaw
    Son Bruno Gundy Lingard
    Vardy Kane (C) Watkins

    McCarthy Raph Veltman Targett

    A) Watkins --> Iheanacho?
    B) Save FT
    C) Raph --> Periera
    D) Other?

    1. Bucket Man
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      A looks a good move

    2. McSauce
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Even having Vardy and Watkins have WBA himself next week?

      + Potential DGW.

      2 main reasons I am unsure.

      1. Bucket Man
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        Didn’t see Vardy in there. Would stick with it for sure. Possible DGW soon for Villa as well

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

          yep agreed, mentioned above. so you think Save FT?

          1. Bucket Man
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 13 days ago

            Yep looks good

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

    Long GW ahead of us, hate them.

    1. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Makes the wait for next gameweek shorter though

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        24 hours they almost into one, in fact, all of next GWs fixtures are closer to the final fixture this GW than those being played this weekend.

        1. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 13 days ago

          almost roll into one.

  5. Bucket Man
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    Looks like I will have to stick with G2G and hope Cresswell isn’t out too long. Can play Fh next week.

    For now Neto to Lingard and G2G?

    Martinez
    Dias, Shaw, Rudiger
    Salah, Bruno, Mount, Gundogan, Neto*
    Kane(TC), Iheanacho
    Areola, Bamford, Cresswell, Dallas

    Would you play Cresswell for Gundo if miraculously fit?

    1. Bucket Man
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Stick with Gundogan sorry haha

    2. McSauce
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      perfect sub. GL

      1. Bucket Man
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        Thanks and you

  6. Ian Davis
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    Who to sell for Lingard?:

    A) Gundo
    B) Raphinha

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      A

    2. Bucket Man
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      A

    3. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Probably A

    4. Ooh Ah Cantona
        6 months, 13 days ago

        You're chasing lost points if you bring in Lingard now, where as everyone has sold Guundo, so keeping Gundo will bizarrely be a differential

        1. Ian Davis
          • 11 Years
          6 months, 13 days ago

          Yeah I get your point, but seems too dangerous going without Lingard now, he’s currently one of those players (like Bruno)...

    5. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Think I've decided I'm going to use my Mount spot as a bit of a punt each week. He has Brighton this week, which could be tough. So I think Mount to Moura could be worth it, although it's a -4.
      Then he could go to someone like Trossard, Saka, Pereria, Greenwood.
      Good plan?

      Mendy Forster
      TAA Alonso Shaw Veltman Holding
      Salah Bruno Jota Lingard Mount
      Kane Nacho Vydra

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        Greenwood & Rashford are who i am watching

        1. waltzingmatildas
          • 11 Years
          6 months, 13 days ago

          Yep, greenwood definitely in there. Rashford too expensive but could be a decent punt

      2. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        It's a plan at least

        1. waltzingmatildas
          • 11 Years
          6 months, 13 days ago

          Well I've not really got much to lose. It's a bit of a test of how I'd like to play next season, so might as well try it now

          1. The Knights Template
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 13 days ago

            I didn't say it was a bad plan. Good luck with it.

      3. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        Good plan imo

        I'd also look at Jota as being moveable. His template status is slightly serendipitous. Had his returns in 30 and 31 been reversed (quite plausible on minutes and chances) he'd not be anything like as popular. Double Liverpool attack is mostly wishful at present.

        I'm also monitoring Greenwood, Maddison and even Bowen for those spots. Bowen has quietly out returned all the template mids bar Lingard over the last 3.

    6. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Too risky C Son & is my bench order correct?

      Mendy,
      Rüdiger, Shaw, Pereira
      Son, Sterling, Lingz, Jota, Bruno,
      Kane, Nacho

      Martinez, Watkins, Dias, Phillips,

      2.0

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • 11 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        Looks good. I think Kane is still the best captain option

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 13 days ago

          Whenever I go either the other hauls & this could be disastrous

      2. Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        Don't over complicate matters, captain Kane. Bench order good.

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 13 days ago

          Ta

    7. wulfrunian
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Bench one.
      a)Rudiger
      b)Coady
      c)Holding

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • 11 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        A

      2. Jam0sh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        C

      3. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        RMT reckons B?, confused dot com

      4. Big Hippo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        A for me. Close one though!

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

        cheers all.Currently on c.

    8. TimoTime
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Bale + Bamford > Son + Nacho for free?

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        Easy

      2. Jam0sh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        Yup

      3. Big Hippo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        100%

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

        Cheers guys, pulling the trigger

    9. NATSTER
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Who to start?

      Dias (avl)
      Dallas (LIV)
      Phillips (lee)

      1. Big Hippo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        A

      2. Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        Dias

    10. Big Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Bit stuck this week!

      Martinez
      Azpi / Digne / Shaw / Dias
      Salah / Bruno / Son / Lingz
      Kane / Nacho

      (Areola / Watkins / Veltman / Lookman)

      a) SAVE
      b) Lookman > Saka (bench Digne)
      c) Lookman > Pereira (bench Digne)

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

        It's tough.I like both Saka and Pereira.That transfer would be your 11th player for gw33 so if Arsenal is out of the Europa League i would go with Saka else with Pereira.Traore is also a decent option to consider with better fixtures.

    11. JBG
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Start DCL or Bamford?

      1. 2OLEgend
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 13 days ago

        Bamford imo

        1. JBG
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 13 days ago

          Thanks, starting him for now.

    12. Rassi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Do you think Maguire will be rested to avoid possible suspension from 10 yellows? I also have Cancelo so two pricey possible non-starters for this GW.

      1. 2OLEgend
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 13 days ago

        Don't think so.

      2. RECKLESS
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        Isnt he suspended for today Europa match as well? If yes then he will start as Manutd still need 3 wins to guarantee top 4

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

        Thanks!

    13. 2OLEgend
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Bench one:

      A) Shaw (BUR)
      B) Coady (SHU)
      C) Dias (AVL)

      1. TimoTime
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        B

      2. RECKLESS
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        C

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

        Coady

      4. Jam0sh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        B

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

        b

    14. RECKLESS
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Guys does anyone know who weak is Right side flank of Sou and Eve defensively compared to centre? Need to decide TC between Son vs Kane and want to know if they rank badly in header goals conceded or from side

    15. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Jota (lee, NEW) or Greenwood (BUR, lee) for next couple?

      1. 2OLEgend
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 13 days ago

        I'd go Jota

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 13 days ago

          Cool - even if I own Salah?

      2. Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        Jota. No more cups. No more international duty. Easy run in on paper. Desperate for 4th place.

        1. Ooh Ah Cantona
            6 months, 13 days ago

            Greenwood. He's finding form finally and they will tear a Pope-less Burnley apart.
            Yes Pool will be going for it, but whether they will do it is another question

      3. Hitthewall
          6 months, 13 days ago

          Pick 3 to start this GW

          A) TAA
          B) Coady
          C) Rüdiger
          D) Coufal
          E) Holding

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

            ABC

            1. 2OLEgend
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 13 days ago

              this

          2. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 13 days ago

            Yep, I'd say A, B, C

          3. dabber7
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            6 months, 13 days ago

            A, B and then it gets hard, probably E

        • Nespinha
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 13 days ago

          Salah Jota Bruno Mount Neto
          Vardy Kane Davis

          A) Neto - - Moura

          B) Neto + Davis - - Dendoncker + Iheanacho (-4 bench dendoncker)

          C) Vardy + Neto - - Iheanacho + Son (-4)

          1. 2OLEgend
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 13 days ago

            C

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

            C

          3. Jam0sh
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            6 months, 13 days ago

            C

          4. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 13 days ago

            C, as long as you are coping with the Blank that follows.

        • dabber7
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          6 months, 13 days ago

          Please chaps, which one of my front eight do I leave on the bench?

          Salah (Leeds A) Jota (Leeds A) Son (DGW) Mount (BHA H) Jlingz (New A) Kane (DGW) Vardy (WBA H) Nacho (WBA H)

          Many thanks

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

            Wow, that is a head scratcher. Probably Mount.

            1. dabber7
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              6 months, 13 days ago

              Thanks. Yes it's a tough one. I guess on form it should be Vardy but I can't leave a £10+ mil striker on the bench at home to WBA. Mount is in such good form though ... but I think you're right, I suppose there is a chance that he won't even start against Brighton if he plays 90 (or longer) in the semi-final.

        • Ranger3
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 13 days ago

          Watkins to Iheanacho for a hit ? Looks dangerous not to have him

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 13 days ago

            For a hit, no.

        • Igz08
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 13 days ago

          Currently starting

          TAA Pereira Coady

          With Rudi and Dias on the bench.

          Any changes?

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

          Creswell replacement for 5.6m?
          Current back 5
          Martinez - Sanchez
          Targett - Dunk - Dallas - Shaw - Cresswell *

          1. Ooh Ah Cantona
              6 months, 13 days ago

              Saiss or Semedo

          2. S I L V E R F O X
              6 months, 13 days ago

              Scored a healthy 68 points last week.
              To bring in Son for Double week, who do i get rid of?

              Bruno or Salah?

              Current Team

              TAA - Rudiger - Coady

              Jota - *Fernandes* - *Salah* - Lingard

              Kane - Wood - Iheanacho

              Bench: Meslier - Dias - Neto - Veltman