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How important are penalty takers in FPL since the handball rule was softened?

The early-season spate in penalty awards didn’t just dominate discussion among spectators, pundits, players and managers but it also had a significant impact on Fantasy Premier League scores and squads.

From Gameweeks 1-3, there were a whopping 20 spot-kicks given and an unprecedented 17.5% of the goals scored in the English top flight came from 12 yards.

Packing FPL teams full of penalty-takers therefore became a short-lived, semi-popular tactic in September.

But the “softening” of the controversial handball rule ahead of Gameweek 4 has unsurprisingly led to fewer such spot-kicks: there were six penalties awarded for handball in Gameweeks 1-3, the same number that there given in Gameweeks 4-17 after the relaxation.

Penalties overall have dropped as a result:


Penalties per game
2020/21 (Gameweeks 1-3)0.71
2020/21 (Gameweeks 4-33)0.29
2019/200.24
2018/190.27
2017/180.21
2016/170.28

The rate of penalties being awarded from Gameweeks 4-33 is still up on previous campaigns but the rise is marginal at best.

VAR hasn’t quite had the seismic impact that some were expecting on the rate of spot-kicks.

In 2019/20, VAR’s first season of use in the Premier League, the rate of penalty awards actually dipped from the previous campaign.

ESPN’s Dale Johnson is a must-follow for those interested in the effect of video assistant referees on the English game.

His miscellany of data from this season shows that almost as many penalties have been overturned (21) by VAR as awarded (25):


WHO TAKES PENALTIES FOR THEIR CLUBS?

Our Set Piece Takers tab details who is on penalty-taking duties for their respective clubs, as well as the players responsible for corners and free-kicks.

Most of the listings above are fairly self-explanatory: for example, we know that Mark Noble (£4.5m) is first in line for penalties at West Ham so long as he is on the pitch.

The situation at Manchester City is a bit more clouded, however.

Sergio Aguero (£10.3m) scored from the spot in the Champions League tie against Porto in October with Riyad Mahrez (£8.0m), Raheem Sterling (£11.1m), Ilkay Gundogan (£5.7m) and Rodri (£5.3m) on the field. He also scored from 12 yards in Gameweek 28 with Rodri present.

Kevin De Bruyne (£11.9m) has taken all of Manchester City’s Premier League penalties when he has been fit and available but Mahrez stepped up to take one in the Champions League tie against Borussia Dortmund in April, a match that also featured De Bruyne (but not Aguero!).

It’s all a bit of a mess, then, particularly when Rodri, Sterling and Gundogan have previously taken penalties in De Bruyne and Aguero’s absences.

WHAT THREAT DO THE PENALTY TAKERS OFFER FROM ELSEWHERE?

Injury updates on Son, Saka, and Burn ahead of BGW29 and Aubameyang latest

While building a “pen-plate” FPL squad consisting purely of spot-kick takers is hardly an advisable tactic now, being first in line from 12 yards doesn’t do any harm.

Ideally, though, we’d like our penalty-takers to also offer threat from elsewhere.

The table below ranks all Premier League players by their expected goal involvement per 90 minutes but strips away penalties to level the playing field.

Anyone who has racked up fewer than 500 minutes of pitch-time has been removed.


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  1. Well you know, Triffic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    It's annoying that there's no news on the DGW yet. It makes planning a transfer to maximise that opportunity a shot in the dark!

    1. KAALI_DAAL
        1 month, 27 days ago

        It increases speculation. FPL is all about that. Someone intelligent is sitting at the FPL Tower.

        1. Pep bites Kun
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          It increases speculation, but let's be honest, it's about TV scheduling/numbers rather than FPL 🙂

      • Holmes
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        True that, would be annoying if they announce after deadline again.

      • Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Yeah, that's why I rolled the FH in GW33 - with no success. If major DGW/BGW materializes, it will be an opportunity missed

    2. squ1rrel
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Do I save? Team's not looking too hot. No chips left.

      Martinez - Areola
      TAA - Reguilon - Dias - Konsa - Struijk
      Salah - Bale - Lingard - Raphinha - Burke
      Kane - Iheanacho - Bamford

      4.9 ITB, 1 FT

      1. Boss Hogg
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Maybe Konsa to Digne? That would cover you this week if Raphinha is out, and he's good until gw38 too.

    3. CAP
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      G2G?

      Martinez
      Dias, Rudiger, Castagne
      Mount, Salah, Bruno, Lingard
      Nacho, Watkins, Kane (C)

      Sanchez, Gundo, Dallas, Shaw
      1FT

      1. Boss Hogg
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Rock solid. Would be good for a BB even!

        1. CAP
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Cheers! Shame I used my BB a few weeks ago for a total of 2 points

    4. JY84
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Martinez
      Veltman Dias Dallas
      Salah Fernandes Lingard Gundogan
      Kane Nacho Watkins

      Forster Coufal Jota Targett

      (A) Son for Salah (no funds to do a straight swap for Son... E onli way i can afford without -4 is to take out Salah)
      (B) Rudiger/Reguilon for Veltman
      (C) Moura for Gundogan/Jota

      1. CAP
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        B) with Rudi out of those

      2. JJeyy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I would roll. Veltman is fine this week

    5. Boss Hogg
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      How likely is it we will here about a possible dgw in 35 before this Friday's deadline?
      I've got 2 FTs and would FH in 35 if there is a significant double.

      1. Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Same boat. All you can do is monitor Ben Crellin. Worse case scenario, just make 1 transfer based on his educated guess.

        1. Pep bites Kun
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          The problem is we don't know if the blank will precede the double or not. That weakens positions for strategic transfers & chips left to play.

      2. FPL_Motty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 27 days ago

        If theres no news still go with a Villa / Everton player because whatever happens they are guaranteed to have a double because they are 1 fixture behind. (Same with palace but I dont see any options there really)

        1. Pep bites Kun
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Zaha! 🙂 There's no way I'd be choosing him without a guaranteed double & signed contract in hand.

      3. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        The last double was announced directly following the deadline. That means nothing though, although it was amazing there were no leaks coming up to the deadline 😉

    6. Hryszko
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Bottomed on last page:

      Would you say I'm good to go for this week? Sitting at 13k OR and would love to hit the top 10k.

      Mendy
      Trent - Coady - Rudiger
      Son - Lingard - Bruno - Salah - Maddison
      Kane (c) - Nacho

      Bench order: Forster - Coufal - Veltman - Vydra

      1. Boss Hogg
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Maybe Coady out? Wolves looking poor right now.

        1. Hryszko
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          I have 0m in the bank and it would be for a -4, so could take a hit to bring in a max 4.9m defender?

          Or, just play Veltman/Coufal?

          1. Boss Hogg
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Maybe Evans or Coleman?

            If saving, then I'd play Coufal.

          2. Pompel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            I'd play one of those two ahead of Coady at this stage. Save FT, team looks excellent

            1. Hryszko
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Ace thanks mate. Appreciate the comments.

      2. Mweene
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I'm playing Coufal over Coady due to assist potential.

    7. xiMoxiee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Play Jota or Greenwood?

      1. Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Greenwood. Pool defence is still ropey.

      2. Lemongrab
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Greenwood

    8. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Need to sell Stones. With Everton likely to have four decent fixtures over next 3 GWs (assuming DGW), including SHU in GW36, getting one Everton defender seems a decent replacement choice. If money no object Digne would be the obvious pick, but as I might need to look at budget I have to consider the other choices. But need reasonably nailed on player to take advantage of the DGW. So who out of the following would you expect to have a reasonable chance of playing all four matches GW34-GW36:

      a) Colleman
      B) Godfrey
      C) Digne
      D) Holgate
      E) Digne
      F) Keane (if fit)

      1. Boss Hogg
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        B, C and E are all nailed 100%.

        1. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          txs,
          who would you pick between C and E ( 😳 -) )

          1. Pep bites Kun
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            It's a toss up 🙂

      2. Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        C. Their central defenders might get shuffled around.

        1. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          So that could apply to Godfrey as well (ref Boss Hogg above) ?
          Would need to downgrade big hitter to squeeze in Digne though, or to forgo TAA (who is next priority to get in from GW35)

      3. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Wouldn’t touch any of them

        1. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Why? Next five should be AVL, whu, avl, SHU, WOL. Surely good chances of a couple of clean sheets + baps in there, no ?

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Can’t see a CS until gw37 tbh. No one except Digne is nailed on and Digne is way overpriced

            1. Pompel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Agree he is overpriced, but could be worth it as a differential for the run-in, depending ofc who makes way to accomodate him

      4. TB303
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Holgate should be nailed for the majority

        1. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Looking at minutes across season, seems like both him and Godfrey should start most. But if Keane and Mina come back from injuries I guess rotation risk increases

    9. JJeyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      See a lot of people starting shaw but just can't see why?
      Liverpool need to go for it and united play on Thursday full strength, can see pool scoring at least once, not like previous years when a draw has been fine result

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Shaw has most attacking potential in Utd backline. If I had him I'd probably play him.

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Shaw is an attacker that gets CS points. Simple as that

        1. FPL_Motty
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 27 days ago

          This. It won't be a high scoring game and Shaw can still pick up an assist and maximum bonus. One of the first names in my first 11

          1. Pep bites Kun
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Agree. Most people would play TAA in this game. You play Shaw for the same reasoning.

      3. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Its between him and Coady. Going with Shaw.

        1. JJeyy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          I'd start him over coady yes, but seen some odd benchings on here for Shaw

      4. Rains of Castamere
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Man Utd 0-0 Man City
        Man City 0-2 Man Utd
        Arsenal 0-0 Man Utd
        Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea
        Chelsea 0-0 Man Utd
        Liverpool 0-0 Man Utd

        1. JJeyy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Liverpool 2-3 Man Utd

          1. Rains of Castamere
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Up to you if you want to base your judgements on exceptions rather than rules.

      5. Black Knights
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        They needed to go for it vs Newcastle too and Newcastle created most of their chances for them. Not even Maguire is as ropey as Dummett, Clark et al.

      6. Runaway
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        benched him against City for similar reasons and he scored 14 and Pool defence is not even close City's.

      7. Blandiblub
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Yeah, struggling with my benching headache - Dallas or Shaw? (playing Azpi and TAA). Tough one!

    10. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Any word/inkling on the DGW/BGW yet folks? Got a WC and BB chips burning a hole in my pocket

      1. Chandler Bing
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Ben Crellin's tweets are the best guesstimate we have atm. Expect PL to announce the fixtures after this week's deadline. If I were you, I'd WC this week.

        1. Limbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Ta. Will be patient 🙂

          I prefer to WC when I know the doubles so I can load up for the final BB week - go all out at end.

          1. AntiTorres
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Looks like the best move due to uncertainty...I assume you don’t plan on using BB in the DGW

          2. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Better to know the facts rather than bet on assumptions, correct.

    11. Chandler Bing
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Chasing 50 points in my money mini league, who's the best differential out of these for the rest of the season? Have a FH so don't need DGW players.

      A. Bale (Have Son and Kane)
      B. KdB
      C. Siggy
      D. Pereira
      E. Harrison
      F. Bowen (Have J Lingz)

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        B or C

        1. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          add Bowen to these two. Possibly Pereira too

      2. FPL_Motty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 27 days ago

        The best differential is getting your caps right, not making any rash moves and getting the best players with the best fixtures in. Don't go for someone different for differents sake, I can't imagine you have identical teams to rivals. Don't really like any of those, only bale but not to triple up on spurs. Siggy might do OK but he needs to be someone that fits in with your plans rather than just to be different. If you lose another good double gw player for him then thats not a good move.

      3. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        B

      4. Bad Kompany
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        A

      5. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I'd add Wood over E & F if you want a performing on-form attacker

    12. TB303
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Afternoon

      So who joins Villa and Leicester for the DGW?

      Everton and Palace?

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Villa, Everton, Southampton and Palace are certain to get a double. Leicester, Chelsea, Manchester Utd and Arsenal will get them if the GW35 fixtures are moved to the following weekend.

      2. TB303
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Thanks !!!

    13. Ronnies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Play 1;

      A) Jota - away to United
      B) Watkins - away to Everton

      Cheers.

      1. Lemongrab
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I'm playing Watkins.

      2. Bad Kompany
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        B

      3. Amsterhammer
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I'm playing Watkins.

    14. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I'm certain I want to get Kane but how.
      A.Vydra and Bruno to Kane and 5.5 .
      B.Vydra and Salah to Kane and 6.8
      Would be for a hit.

      1. TB303
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Would 100% have Salah over Bruno

      2. Lemongrab
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Any other way? Salah has brilliant fixtures until the end of the season. Bruno is likely to have a DGW coming up and you're going to want him for that.

        1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Not really. Have Vardy but keeping him.
          Could do Vydra Trent and Jota to Kane Rudiger and Burke for a minus 8.
          Would give me
          Mendy
          Rudiger Shaw Holding
          Son Salah Bruno Lingard
          Vardy Nacho Kane

          Veltman Coady Burke Forster.

          1. FPL_Motty
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Vardy Kane Salah and Bruno looks nice but losing Trent / Jota for Rudiger / Burke looks an awful move, for -8.

      3. JJeyy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Not worth a hit with Bruno double next

      4. FPL_Motty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 27 days ago

        The answer is Vardy > Kane. If not then just roll with your decision to sell Kane for Vardy, wasn't that the whole point?

    15. altomfredrik
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      What to do???
      I have 2ft and 0.1 itb.

      Martinez
      Azpi - Dallas - Holding
      Lingard - Salah - Bruno - Son
      Watkins - Kane - Nacho

      Forster - Jota - Veltman - Konsa

    16. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Anyone think the Premier League could release the DGW news after the deadline like last time?

      1. BigBillyBass
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        It doesn’t really matter, there’s only 5 gameweeks left and we all know that 4 teams will have a double in one of those weeks

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          That's a very bad take

    17. BigBillyBass
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      WC activated - currently on this.

      Using BB in gw35 to take advantage of the double. How’s she looking?

      Pickford (Guaita)
      TAA Digne Dallas Coufal (Targett)
      Salah Son Siggy Lingard (Zaha)
      Kane Iheanacho (Watkins)

    18. Blandiblub
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I'm finding myself benching either Shaw or Dallas - currently got Dallas in the bus team but Shaw 1st bench?

      (TAA, Dallas, Azpi / Salah, Lingard, Son, Maddison, Greenwood / Kane, Iheanacho).

    19. Bad Kompany
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Start TAA or Shaw?

      1. FPL_Motty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Both. But you can't really have Trent on your bench

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

          Other defenders are castagne and Alonso. It doesn’t make any sense to bench one of them. I currently have TAA starting over Shaw

          1. Blandiblub
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 27 days ago

            I'm in almost the same situation (but benching Shaw). I guess it depends on the rest of the team, if there are any questionable mids or fwds?

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

              Other than my 8th attacker vydra, jota would be the only other attacker I’d bench with the only reason being if I think he’s unlikely to start

              1. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Last time I benched Shaw against City he got 14 points, lesson learned!

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

                  I did the same. Doesn’t mean it will happen again though

                  1. Pep bites Kun
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    I didn't. It doesn't mean it won't either. Choose your best 11

              2. FPL_Motty
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 27 days ago

                I'm benching Jota for Shaw.

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

                  Is it because you don’t think jota will start or is it because you’d prefer Shaw regardless?

                  1. Indpush
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    I'm thinking better chance Jota sits than starts is all plus Shaw is attacking.

    20. WHUFCSmith23
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Who do we think scores the most points between now and the end of the season. Son, Bale or Bruno?

      1. TB303
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Bruno with the DGW

      2. Tosa86
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        son for fixtures

    21. tissae
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Play one:

      A) Jota (mun)
      B) Fofana (SOU)

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 27 days ago

        i'm starting Jota with Fofana first sub (which might slide to 2nd sub behind Holding).
        i fancy Liverpool against MU.

    22. jayzico
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Bale or Son?

    23. gonzalocampos
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      If we have the double on 35, this BB sounds good to you? Rank 8.8K.

      Leno - Holding (WB & Chelsea) - Coleman/Godfrey (WH & AV) - Zaha (Sheffield & Southampton)

      Team:
      Martinez
      Rudiger - Shaw - Castagne
      Bruno - Salah - Son - Lingard
      Bamford - Kane - Nacho

      1. Jebiga
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Awesomeness

      2. Tosa86
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Similar my team.

        i'm not sure on DGW35, but good bench.

    24. jayzico
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Bale or Son

    25. goblin140
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Any thoughtson this team please? No chips, 1 FT, 4.2m ITB.

      Martinez
      Alonso Dias Dallas
      Bruno Son Raphinha Gundogan
      Kane Iheanacho Watkins

      Jota Coufal Veltman

      A) Gundo > Lingard
      B) Gundo > Siggy (has a DGW)
      C) Save & potentially use 2 FTs for DGW

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Rolling is probably good - can assume worst case that Jota & Coufal come on for Alonso and Gundo.
        That 4.2itb + 2ft before doubles will be really valuable. Vardy, Salah, KDB...lots of big hitter options you can get to if you want.

    26. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Martinez
      Rüdiger, #Pereira, Trent, Shaw
      Lingz, Bruno, Son, Salah
      Nacho, Kane

      Button, Watkins, Jota, Veltman

      Pereira to who or play, missed a few games recently?
      Any glaring changes, toying with Jota > Mahrez but could back fire!

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Start Watkins or Jota and roll the transfer.
        If you have one to burn then I'd do Periera > Dallas.

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Cheers, typically sold Dallas to get Trent & Dallas out scores him again!

          1. RogDog_jimmy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 27 days ago

            lol dang. always the way.
            shame periera hasn't locked down that spot

    27. jayzico
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Bale or Son? Please help.

      1. Tosa86
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        son for me

      2. SmasherLagru
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Son

      3. jayzico
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Son it is. Cheers.

    28. Tosa86
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      my actual team:

      Martinez - Forster
      dallas shaw struijk cresswell taa
      salah jota fernandes lingard smith rowe
      kane bamford ineacho

      FT:1
      Bank: 2.9

      1) keep martinez or not?
      2) replace cresswell or not?
      3) Bruno -> son?

      any suggestion to improve my team?

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Cresswell could be back this week - and WH have amazing fixtures coming up - keep him 100% for me.
        Struijk is your weakest defender but pretty good for a 5th option down the end.
        ESR is similarly a fine 8th attacker.
        Marti I wouldn't change this week - but maybe as part of next week with dgw etc.
        I'm not convinced of Son - but would understand that move.
        I'd roll this week and use the 2ft & cash to attack the dgw when it's announced.

        1. Tosa86
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          I agree on cresswell, but i don't know when he's fit.
          yes..struijk is my weakest defender, but he plays, he has good fixtures..and this GW gived me 6 points 🙂 at the moment i play with 3-4-3 template.
          smith rowe...he's cheapest mid and he's as last in bench.
          martinez has a DGW but no good fixtures....
          i'm not sure on son, i based my idea only on fixtures and actual status of Fernandes. i'm confused if pick son and for who?bruno or jota?

          i like your suggestion...next GW with 2 FT and DGW.

          i have yet BB and TC to play.

      2. PAs lag
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        2 for me
        Cresswell>Digne/Keane with DGW soon

        1. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          You think Keane will play?

    29. Tosa86
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A)Jota to son
      B) fernandes to son

    30. andrewrichter
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Mendy to play this week?

      1. FPL_Motty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Yes...