Fixtures

The best budget rotation pairs for the new FPL season

We continue our analysis of the newly released 2021/22 Premier League fixture list with a look at which teams rotate well from a Fantasy perspective.

The idea here is to simply find a couple of low-cost Fantasy Premier League assets whose fixtures dovetail, either to offer successive home matches or, at the very least, a prolonged spell of favourable opponents.

For example, rotating Watford and Aston Villa players (as shown in the graphic above) in the first six Gameweeks serves up some appealing home fixtures.

We’re focusing on budget options (and mostly goalkeepers/defenders), mainly because many Fantasy managers will resist benching premium assets.

While we’ve not got the FPL prices for 2021/22 to hand just yet, we can make an educated guess (and keep our fingers crossed, in some cases) as to what some players will be listed as.

In theory, this approach can help maximise the points returns from two low-cost picks – freeing up funds for the premium assets like Mohamed Salah and Bruno Fernandes.

It should be said that the rotation strategy is shunned by some Fantasy managers, as anticipating where a clean sheet or attacking return will come from is often not just as straightforward as picking the player with a home match or ‘better’ fixture.


HOME ADVANTAGE – A SEASON-BY-SEASON ANALYSIS

The Complete Guide to FPL Gameweek 11

We’re not just looking at perfect home/away pairings in this feature but it’s worth a quick glance at what defensive advantage playing on your own turf brings.


SeasonCS Home %GC Home %CS Away %GC Away %
2013/1459.0543.1640.9556.84
2014/1558.9342.5641.0757.44
2015/1657.2144.7442.7955.26
2016/1761.2142.9538.7957.05
2017/1860.1842.8339.8257.17
2018/1957.4944.4042.5155.60
2019/2059.4244.2940.5855.71
2020/2150.4549.8049.5550.20

CS = Clean Sheets
GC = Goals Conceded


The percentage of clean sheets being kept by host teams in a normal season is generally around the 60% mark but that was not the case in 2020/21, with a year of behind-closed-doors games almost completely negating that home advantage.

Should spectators return to stadiums in the upcoming season as planned, then we’d expect to see that slight superiority restored.

HOME/AWAY ROTATION PAIRINGS IN 2021/22

There are ten pairings that alternate home fixtures perfectly next season (with thanks to moderator Rotation’s Alter Ego):


Team 1Team 2
ArsenalTottenham Hotspur
Aston VillaChelsea
Brighton and Hove AlbionWatford
BurnleySouthampton
BrentfordWolverhampton Wanderers
Crystal PalaceNewcastle United
Leeds UnitedNorwich City
Leicester CityWest Ham United
LiverpoolEverton
Manchester UnitedManchester City

Some of the above couplings are decided by geographical proximity, created by the need to spread police resourcing: Liverpool/Everton, Manchester United/Manchester City and Spurs/Arsenal being notable examples.

And a number of these combinations are largely irrelevant when it comes to rotation pairings because of the price tags associated with at least one of the respective clubs’ assets and their ability to score points on the road – Fantasy managers aren’t likely to alternate benchings for Luke Shaw or Ruben Dias simply because they have an away fixture, for example.

So for more realistic pairings, we have to box a little bit more clever.

BEST ROTATION PAIRINGS FROM GAMEWEEK 1 ONWARDS

We’ve picked out three rotation pairings here, each with a different timeframe of ‘usefulness’ but all starting from Gameweek 1.

Given that FPL managers have weekly free transfers and a first Wildcard to burn, we won’t look too far ahead in terms of planning.

Then there’s also the small matter of simply not knowing at this stage who the cost-effective surprise packages will be (eg West Ham and Leeds in 2020/21) and which budget options are best avoided (eg Sheffield United).

BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION AND LEEDS UNITED

It’ll be interesting to see how FPL price up the defensive assets of both Brighton and Hove Albion and Leeds United, two clubs who made significant improvements at the back in 2021 but who struggled for consistency before that.

Nine of the the Seagulls’ 12 shut-outs last season came this calendar year, for example.

We can, of course, kiss goodbye to Leeds’ Stuart Dallas as a budget ‘out of position’ defender.

But there remains hope that the likes of Luke Ayling, Diego Llorente and Pascal Struijk could swerve significant prices, given their lack of attacking returns.

We’ll similarly have our fingers crossed that Albion’s new-found solidity at the back will have passed under the radar and that the likes of Joel Veltman, Ben White and perhaps even Tariq Lamptey are all listed at the £4.5m mark.

Pairing Leeds and Brighton players gives a run of 11 matches in which the opposition consists of five newly promoted sides and six clubs who finished in the lower reaches of the Premier League last season.

We can even look beyond that if necessary, with a Gameweek 12-15 run of Aston Villa (a), Brighton (a), Crystal Palace (h) and Brentford (h).

ASTON VILLA AND WOLVES

Aston Villa’s fixtures not only rotate quite well with those of Watford (as mentioned in the introduction) but with Wolves’ matches too.

Pairing the two Midlands sides in the first eight Gameweeks would see a rotating Fantasy asset face Watford (twice), Newcastle (twice), Brentford (twice), Southampton and Wolves.

Only two teams kept more clean sheets than Dean Smith’s troops in 2020/21.

There seems little chance of Villa’s first-choice defenders being found in bona fide budget country, however, with the £5.0m-mark the bare minimum for Matt Targett and co.

We’re also in unknown territory regarding a new-look Wolves, who will be without Nuno Espirito Santo in the managerial hotseat for the first time since their promotion back to the Premier League in 2018.

BURNLEY AND WATFORD

Burnley’s uncharacteristically poor late-season defensive form saw the Clarets keep only four clean sheets in their last 20 matches.

That may well see defensive assets such as Matthew Lowton and Charlie Taylor remain at the £4.5m price bracket and could ensure that Nick Pope moves down a rung to £5.0m.

That barren run of shut-outs is a bit of an anomaly when it comes to Sean Dyche’s side, who have generally been excellent defensively over the last few seasons.

Most of Watford’s backline are also likely to be priced at £4.5m and are potentially ones to watch under head coach Xisco.

The Hornets have conceded just 15 league goals in 26 matches since the change of manager in December, shipping on just three occasions in their last 13 games at Vicarage Road – a run that includes seven consecutive clean sheets on home soil.

Rotating assets from these two clubs gives a semi-decent sequence in the first seven Gameweeks, with Brighton (twice), Newcastle, Norwich (twice) and Wolves among the opposition.

USING THE FIXTURE TICKER

The 2021/22 Season Ticker is now live in the Premium Members Area. By selecting any side in the Ticker and clicking “Sort by Rotation” (see above), you will be able to see teams ranked according to their suitability for rotation with the highlighted club.

You can apply this using both the attacking and defence filters to analyse rotation pairings in attack and defence.


Are there are any more rotation pairings you have spotted? Let us know in the comments section below.

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152 Comments Post a Comment
  1. KanyeWest
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    RMT

    Pope - Button

    TAA - Dunk - Shaw - 4.0 -4.0

    Bruno - Salah - Trossard - Grealish - Mahrez

    Antonio - Toney - 4.0

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Button relegated

      No 4m forward

      0.5 over budget

      1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        A solid 1/10 then

    2. Lovren an elevator
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Trossard (not nailed) to Groß

  2. Mufc202020
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Morning all,

    Who are people captaining today?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Yarmo

    2. LikeItLoveIt
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I cant decide between Yarmo and Lukaku

      1. BrutalLogiC
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Yep..

    3. artvandelay316
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Hard. If anyone scores for Belgium, it's more than likely going to be Lukaku, but harder fixture and no guarantee of a brace. Ukraine on the other hand have a much easier team on paper, but one which will most probably put up a bigger fight than Denmark as they have nothing to lose, plus anyone could score, not just Yarmolenko.

        1. Nomar
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          This.

          I'm tempted by Wijnaldum.

          I have Zinchenko and Lukaku too, but attacking points for defenders hasn't been great and not sure what state of mind Denmark are in.

    4. More Cowbell
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Quick Euro straw poll if I may.
      Sat on Bale (c) 18 pts

      Stick or twist?

      1. LSK
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Stick

      2. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I would stick if it was me. Do you own some of the other "big hitters"? Mbappe/Kane/Lukaku?

        1. More Cowbell
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Yes, I have that very trio like everyone else lol.

      3. BOATIES FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Stick

      4. nothing_else_Mata
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Stick

      5. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Stick.

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

        Impossible to say without seeing your team.

        1. More Cowbell
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          On limitless so have the same big hitters to come like everyone else, Mbappe/Kane/Lukaku etc.

      7. LikeItLoveIt
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Probably stick

      8. artvandelay316
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Not being a gambler, I'd probably stick. HOWEVER, if you do like to take risks and you have a French forward, you could still haul over that with them. Plus if you have Lukaku today he could also provide another chance.

        • gedda
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I am sticking. Had two players score 10pts last GW, and they had great games. Except for maybe Ukraine/France I don't forsee any runaway games this MD. 18pt captain is a good haul I think.

          The only thing that sucks is the thrill of being able to switch daily 😀

          1. More Cowbell
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            I know right...I've got no subs to make either today. What am I supposed to do, just look and admire my team? lol

            1. gedda
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Exactly? What? Just enjoy the games for the sake of football? Outrageous.

        • More Cowbell
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Well...looks like we have a bit of a consensus. Thanks everyone.

        • Proedros78
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Stick

          • Marmalade Forest
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Twist. What’s the point? Oooh I came 1000th.

            Nah. Balls out. Put it on someone who could win you the whole thing.

            Zinchenko goal, clean, assist.

            The person who wins this whole thing will have a captain on a player scoring 15+ 5/7 weeks.

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

              100% agree

          • Aster
              1 month, 10 days ago

              S

          • Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Budget Defensive rotations are so "2012/13"...

            1. FPL Virgin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Are you going 3 premiums?

            2. Lovren an elevator
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Agreed. I may go for 1 pairing. But too many exciting premiums.
              TAA and Chilwell look like must haves

            3. Nomar
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Yep. Can't be doing with it these days.

          • Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            It's crazy that people care more about FPL budget rotations than the major tournament live right now.

            I have no interest in any FPL stuff until the game and prices release. The prices determine how we build our starting teams not the fixtures.

            1. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Going to try and make the team as late and as simple as possible this time. Overthinking has screwed me over the past two seasons.

              1. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                I find doing homework pre-season has really helped me get off to a good start and keep focus through the noise. I just need to stick to my pre-season convictions (somehow didn't keep Bruno even though I pencilled him in as value after his slow start).

            2. DavidBadWillie
                1 month, 10 days ago

                So sad

              • Holmes
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                That major tournament is not giving me the thrill of FPL

              • artvandelay316
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  I agree. I personally find this format and the quickness needed in between GWs to be very exciting and the Euros themselves for me are far more exciting than any league.

                • Studs Up
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Strange comment...it's a fpl site after all

                  1. Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    It says 'fantasy football scout' not 'fantasy premier league scout'.

                    I just feel like these articles could be saved until later when people will actually want to get into it. For right now it's too early without the game being released or the prices done.

                    The articles will just get recycled later so might as well focus on the Euros now which is what most people are into atm.

                • 3 A
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  What major tournament?. Its all about individual preferences.

                  U cant bash others opinion or interest . Like me who stay in Asia, I dont care who win the Euro.

                  I just want to win my ML next season .

              • Sanchit
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Punting today for a capt as have Kane and Mbappe to follow.

                A. Meunier
                B. E.Hazard
                C. Yarmolenko

                1. artvandelay316
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    C

                  • azz007
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    A

                  • gedda
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    C - best fixture

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

                    C

                2. Mufc202020
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Read a few comments on here yesterday about Zinc possibly playing upfront later? Maybe on a whoscored article? Does anyone have this article or think it’s a possibility?

                  1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    What crap.

                  2. FPL Virgin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Yeah saw that on the twitter of the doctor guy from FPL surgery. He retweeted a legit source. It's down to an injury in the front three.

                  3. Aster
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      -

                  4. Hryszko
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Who's my best captain choice for today?

                    1. Lukaku
                    2. Yarmolenko
                    3. Zinchenko
                    4. Meunier

                    1. Camzy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Lukaku or Yarm.

                    2. Taegugk Warrior
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Having all 4 players... Currently put the armband at Yarm

                    3. Vertigo
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      I've gone Yarmolenko, for whatever that's worth, and have all of those players.

                    4. Hryszko
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Currently on Lukaku, but fancy taking a risk on Yarm! Can always switch it to Mbappe right?

                  5. Proedros78
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Yarmolenko

                    • The Reptile
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Lukaku but close Yarmalenko could haul

                    • Jono_90
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Just noticed some players prices have gone up on the euros, anyone know when this happened?

                      1. The Reptile
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        I asked about price rises a couple of days ago and had various answers - someone said it wasn't going to happen until after the group stages (after MD3) so that was further mis-information it seems

                        1. Jono_90
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          I played my limitless for this round so wasn't looking at the prices at the time. Doesn't appear that any players have dropped in price, not that I can see anyway.

                    • Christina.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      use the replay button

                    • nikornla
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Who to C?

                      A) Lukaku
                      B) Yaremchuk

                      1. fenixri
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        This is tough one. Both are strikers so they score the same. If you had Yarmolenko I would advise him. Just go with your gut. Both can haul or blank. 50-50 edging on Lukaku because it's Belgium but I dont think that it will be easy game for them.

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

                          Yeah, I know Yarmo has that advantage of extra point per goal, but I'll have to pick one of these two and I still can't decide since last night... I might just go with Yaremchuk since they have an easier fixture although Belgium has strongest team overall... Really tough decision... thanks for your piece of mind tho 🙂

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

                            stronger*

                    • Proedros78
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        The best captain options are the last day, at the Hungary-France match.
                        Mbappe, Benzema, Griezmann, but it needs cojones .

                        1. Sterling Archer
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          at least we will get to the see the french line up before hand as its the first game, could help ease the decision

                          1. Camzy
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            France will almost certainly play the same team bar injury.

                        2. GreennRed
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          I think that having 3 quality strikers reduces the attacking potential for each of them.

                      • The Reptile
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Depay, Yarmolenko (or Tielemans) today? twisting from Berardi's 6(12) points yesterday

                        1. artvandelay316
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            Yarmo because of much easier fixture.

                        2. Fishy-o
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          Can only bring on one sub today

                          A. Wijnaldun
                          B. Zinchenko

                          1. Meimei
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            I don't think so, put some french on the bench you will be able to bring them back later...

                            1. Fishy-o
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              You can’t bring them back mate

                              1. Meimei
                                • 5 Years
                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                yes you can because they didnt play yet

                                1. Fishy-o
                                  • 5 Years
                                  1 month, 10 days ago

                                  Are you 100% sure coz there seems to be a lot of confusion over this

                                  1. Meimei
                                    • 5 Years
                                    1 month, 10 days ago

                                    yes

                                    1. Fishy-o
                                      • 5 Years
                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                      Ok
                                      Thank you

                                      1. jay01
                                        • 6 Years
                                        1 month, 10 days ago

                                        No dont do it, its not correct

                                        1. Meimei
                                          • 5 Years
                                          1 month, 10 days ago

                                          Rubbish, why are you saying that

                                          1. Fishy-o
                                            • 5 Years
                                            1 month, 10 days ago

                                            Have you done it before?

                        3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          Who to captain today?

                          A) Lukaku (DEN)
                          B) Yarmo (MKD)
                          C) Wijnaldum (AUT)
                          D) Dumfries (AUT)
                          E) Zinch (MKD)

                          1. artvandelay316
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              A or B

                            • antis0cial
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              A or B, close call

                            • GreennRed
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              A

                            • Aster
                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                E

                            • Do I Not Like Orange
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              Benitez appointment could be good for Everton defensive options. Won't touch any of their forwards with a bargepole.

                              1. GreennRed
                                • 9 Years
                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                An inform Calvert Lewin is worth a look. He's not going there without a few quid for upgrades.

                              2. 3 A
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                Sorry but what so specil about him? Any article or stats worth to read? Tq

                            • The Reptile
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              I enquired about price rises before the MD2 deadline and received various conflicting advice - the last being it wasn't going to happen until the knockout stages - JONO 90 has however just said these price rises have already kicked in.

                            • antis0cial
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              Who to go for todays cpt, currently on a:
                              a) Lukaku
                              b) Yarmo
                              c) Hazard

                              1. Vertigo
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                Yarmo.

                              2. GreennRed
                                • 9 Years
                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                Lukaku.

                            • The Reptile
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              There have been price rises but they don't seem to make any sense - Meunier is understandable but Uronen for Finland has also gone up
                              It really isn't clear when the next rises will happen

                              1. GreennRed
                                • 9 Years
                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                Mighty stuff BOC.

                            • Karan14
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              Surprised to see not many considering Depay captain today

                              Looked pretty good last game and bookies have him as favorite for scoring or assisting today.

                              Are Austria good defensively?

                              1. GreennRed
                                • 9 Years
                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                Hopefully because I have Bachmann but I don't think they are.

                              2. PompeyUpNorth!
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                I’m considering it but not sure with having Kaku tbh

                            • Holding Matip
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              Stick or twist with current Immobile captain's 14?

                              Would likely go Lukaku > Mount > Greiz

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

                                I'd twist.

                              2. GreennRed
                                • 9 Years
                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                Lukaku.

                            • Joey Tribbiani
                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                Thoughts on Brighton rejecting Arsenals 40m bid for White?
                                Is he worth more?

                              • Sleepless in Settle FPL
                                • 9 Years
                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                Hdradecky keep or play Bachmann (risk not starting)?

                                1. fenixri
                                  • 5 Years
                                  1 month, 10 days ago

                                  Why wouldn't Bachmann start?

                                  1. Sleepless in Settle FPL
                                    • 9 Years
                                    1 month, 10 days ago

                                    He is not auto the first choice, they played 3 different GK on qualifier. He was given a chance in the first game but made error lead to the goal conceded

                                  2. Sleepless in Settle FPL
                                    • 9 Years
                                    1 month, 10 days ago

                                    even he starts, I'm afraid Netherland will score at least 2

                                2. GreennRed
                                  • 9 Years
                                  1 month, 10 days ago

                                  Play Bachmann. I brought him in for Cakir. You might lose a point or two but if you hold onto too many players for fear of losing a point or two you'll ebd up with very few points, or two.

                                3. Camzy
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 11 Years
                                  1 month, 10 days ago

                                  2 point is always a switch imo.

                                  1. PompeyUpNorth!
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 8 Years
                                    1 month, 10 days ago

                                    Really? Even in the case of Bachmann who may even get minus points v Holland? Could get save points equally tho I guess.. I’ve got 2 from Cakir but you’ve got me thinking now

                                    1. Camzy
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 11 Years
                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                      What's the realistic worst case scenario? Bachmann gets 1 point and you lose 1 when he concedes a bunch of goals.

                                      What's the realistic best case scenario? Bachmann pulls a miracle clean sheet and gets a bunch of saves for 7+ points and you gain 5+.

                                      Obviously it's likely to be somewhere between that but the upside far, far outweighs the downside of losing 1 point.

                                      1. PompeyUpNorth!
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 8 Years
                                        1 month, 10 days ago

                                        Yep fair point thanks for that. I’ll twist

                              • PompeyUpNorth!
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                Captain
                                A Kaku
                                B Depay

                                Got Mbappe as a fall back later so thinking Depay as less people in my league have him?

                                1. Holmes
                                  • 7 Years
                                  1 month, 10 days ago

                                  Depay

                                  1. PompeyUpNorth!
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 8 Years
                                    1 month, 10 days ago

                                    Cheers!

                              • Sterling Archer
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                not expecting a great game in Belgium v Denmark, already planning to stop the game at 10 mins for Eriksen, feel it could be lacking energy and be low scoring

                              • Kiwivillan
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 7 Years
                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                Can you assign C before first game then change it before first game?

                                1. Holmes
                                  • 7 Years
                                  1 month, 10 days ago

                                  Yes

                                  1. Holmes
                                    • 7 Years
                                    1 month, 10 days ago

                                    let me try

                                    1. Kiwivillan
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 7 Years
                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                      thanks silly question but few beers in NZ time and not sure if awake for team lists

                                      1. Holmes
                                        • 7 Years
                                        1 month, 10 days ago

                                        It works

                                        1. Kiwivillan
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 7 Years
                                          1 month, 10 days ago

                                          Cheers bruv

                              • Gazpilicueta
                                • 7 Years
                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                Is fpl up and running? My app keeps crashing I'm gonna go and reinstall it