Frisking the Fixtures

Who has the best fixtures at the start of the 2021/22 FPL season?

The fixtures for the 2021/22 Premier League season were released on Wednesday morning.

We’ll offer our initial reaction throughout the day, starting with this cursory look at the clubs with the ‘best’ schedules – on paper, at least – at the start of the campaign.

A six-Gameweek lookahead is our initial focus but we’ll cast our eyes further where necessary.

Manchester United and Liverpool stand out at first glance, with Leicester City and Everton also enjoying decent medium-term runs.

For those Fantasy managers not looking quite so far ahead, Aston Villa and West Ham United are perhaps the pick of the bunch in the opening month.

Eagle-eyed readers will have seen that our Season Ticker has also been swiftly updated.

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Subscribers to Fantasy Football Scout can use this helpful tool to pick out the best and worst runs of matches for each club, sort by rotation pairings, use their own customised difficulty ratings and more.

BEST FIXTURES

MANCHESTER UNITED

  • FIRST SIX FIXTURES: LEE | sou | wol | NEW | whu | AVL
  • POSSIBLE TURNING POINT: lei (GW8)

Manchester United avoid any of the traditional ‘big six’ in the first eight Gameweeks of the campaign, although whether we should be using that elite group as a strict barometer of difficulty is another question after underwhelming 2020/21 campaigns for the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal.

Indeed, two of last season’s upstarts – Leeds United and West Ham United – await in the first five weeks.

But you’d be hard pushed to argue that the Red Devils’ opening run of games is not one of the more favourable, with three of last year’s bottom-half also-rans to come between Gameweeks 2-4.

Bruno Fernandes‘ ownership in Fantasy Premier League will likely be sizeable on the opening weekend, then, with Luke Shaw – who had the best minutes-per-chance-created average of any defender last season – also a potential target for the first two months at the least.

Gameweeks 8-14 are less appealing, with six of the teams who finished in the top eight in 2020/21 to come.

United don’t face a newly promoted club until November, with Watford the visitors in Gameweek 12.

LIVERPOOL

  • FIRST SIX FIXTURES: nor | BUR | CHE | lee | CRY | bre
  • POSSIBLE TURNING POINT: MCI (GW7)

While United’s opening-day fixture against Marcelo Bielsa’s impressive troops is a potential banana skin, Liverpool’s looks altogether more enticing.

Championship winners Norwich City are first up for the Reds, a club they have an excellent record against in recent years.

The Canaries may well be more streetwise on their return to the top flight but there’ll be few of us going without one or more of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Trent Alexander-Arnold and/or Andrew Robertson in our initial FPL drafts.

Jurgen Klopp’s side beat Norwich 4-1 in Gameweek 1 of 2019/20 and have scored three or more goals in seven of their last nine meetings with the East Anglians.

A Burnley side that were surprisingly porous in the second half of last season (four clean sheets in 20 games) then follow, with perennial mid-table finishers Crystal Palace and newcomers Brentford also to come in the first half-dozen Gameweeks.

Indeed, Liverpool face all three of the newly promoted sides in the first eight Gameweeks, with a trip to Watford on the horizon.

It’s not all plain sailing: the Chelsea/Leeds double-header in Gameweeks 3 and 4 will be a test, with the visit of champions Manchester City in Gameweek 7 off-putting.

EVERTON

  • FIRST SIX FIXTURES: SOU | lee | bha | BUR | avl | NOR
  • POSSIBLE TURNING POINT: mun (GW7)

Everton are top of our Season Ticker in the first six Gameweeks.

The currently managerless Toffees don’t face any of last season’s top eight until a trip to Manchester United in Gameweek 7 and there is plenty to be encouraged by even beyond that clash at Old Trafford.

Eight of their first ten opponents either finished ninth or below in the Premier League last season or came up from the Championship.

Few clubs have better opening runs on home turf, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin and co facing Southampton, Burnley, Norwich City, West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers in their first five matches on home soil.

Carlo Ancelotti’s erstwhile troops were in awful form on Merseyside in 2020/21 but the return of supporters to Goodison Park, the regime change and the fixture calendar will give them an excellent chance of remedying that.

LEICESTER CITY

The best Neto replacements and whether FPL managers should stick with Fernandes
  • FIRST SIX FIXTURES: WOL | whu | nor | MCI | bha | BUR
  • POSSIBLE TURNING POINT: MUN (GW8)

The Champions League nearly men of the last two seasons will have an excellent chance of getting their 2021/22 campaign off to a flyer.

A seven-Gameweek run that includes four bottom-half clubs, a returning Norwich and a West Ham United side that were conceding for fun at the tail-end of last season will no doubt raise interest in Kelechi Iheanacho and Jamie Vardy, although the former will be set for a considerable price rise and the latter’s goalscoring powers are perhaps on the wane.

BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION

BHACRY
  • FIRST SIX FIXTURES: bur | WAT | EVE | bre | LEI | cry
  • POSSIBLE TURNING POINT: MCI (GW9)

Brighton’s impressive defensive numbers in the second half of last season will no doubt see Robert Sanchez rise in price in 2021/22.

If he somehow does remain at £4.5m, then he’ll likely be the go-to custodian for many FPL managers in the opening two months and beyond.

All three promoted clubs face the Seagulls in the opening eight Gameweeks, with Leicester City the only top-seven side from 2020/21 that Albion meet in that time.

ALSO CONSIDER

Grealish in Aston Villa matchday squad as Guaita benched for Crystal Palace

Aston Villa (wat | NEW | BRE) assets will be in demand in the first three Gameweeks, with their opening trio of matches arguably the best in the division.

They meet two sides coming up from the Championship and a Newcastle United outfit whose only clean sheets in the final 17 Gameweeks of 2020/21 came against the three relegated clubs.

Wolverhampton Wanderers (lei | TOT | MUN | wat | BRE | sou) have the opposite problem: their first three games aren’t great but a fixture swing in Gameweek 4 will see them rise up the Season Ticker.

It’ll also give Fantasy managers a chance to assess the mob from Molineux in their first set of games without Nuno Espirito Santo.

Like Villa, West Ham United (new | LEI | CRY | sou | MUN | lee) appeal in the short term; the Hammers will sit towards the top of our Season Ticker in the first four Gameweeks before they face a brace of tricky Uniteds.

Watford (AVL | bha | tot | WOL | nor | NEW) look to have the best run of the newly promoted sides and actually sit top of our Season Ticker from Gameweeks 1-7, although many Fantasy managers will perhaps adopt a ‘wait and see’ approach before the September international break.

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403 Comments Post a Comment
  1. 1justlookin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Who is the best option for a french defender?

    Hernandez
    Pavard
    Verane

    1. KAI SZN™
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Hernandez.

    2. Fernandito
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Hernandez for me

    3. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      pavard and hernandez has same attacking potential i think

    4. jay01
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Id have said Pavard but slight risk with concussion

    5. Joey Tribbiani
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Gone for Pavard only because Digne could play

        1. nadman89
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          i doubt pavard plays he said he was knocked out yesterday and might have concussion symtoms , read about it . i went varane seems safest and is a threat from set pieces

      • Aster
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Pavard

        • Henning
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Packard.

          1. Henning
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Ops. Pavard it is

      • Fernandito
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Lloris Donnaruma
        Spinazzola Meunier Hernandez Zinchenko Dumfries
        Sterling Hazard Yarmolenko Insigne Wijnaldum
        Kane Lukaku Mbappe

        Thoughts on this LL team?

        1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          why so many team have this zinchenko? because he oop?

          1. EmreCan Hustle
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Scored a few goals recently

            1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              how going on last match? any promising to get him

          2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            This and the fixture

        2. The Red Devil
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Woah! Same team except I went kdb instead of Hazard

      • Jordan.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        golf and beer with mates today ,england in sunny june,gods country...

        1. Thomas Magnum
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          What beer we drinking?

      • marcos11
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Ronaldo > Mbappe worth a -4 for just MD2?

          1. EmreCan Hustle
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Yes

          2. KAI SZN™
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            can see Ronaldo scoring against Germany tbh.

          3. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Not for me.

          4. Alonso The Great Midfielder
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            no

        • jay01
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Foden or Sterling for LLgwk2?

          1. KAI SZN™
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Sterling.

          2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            I've gone for Kane, Sterling and Stones as my England three. Bit of defensive insurance in case it is a scrappy tight game.

          3. hullcityfan
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Think I’m going both

          4. artvandelay316
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Although Sterling scored, Foden is more reliable IMO.

            • Prison Mike
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Foden

            • More Cowbell
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Not Mount?

            • nadman89
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              only reliable england options for me would be KANE , STONES and PICKFORD tbh

          5. artvandelay316
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Already have Herdandes and Mbappe for France. With that in mind is A or B better...
              A) Kane, Pogba
              B) Griezmann, Berardi (/risk KDB)

              1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                im rather double up on France defence

            • Little Red Lacazette
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Hernandez or Zinchenko?

              1. Prison Mike
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Hernandez

              2. marcos11
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Hernandez

              3. Prison Mike
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Best 3rd Striker for Limitless? (Kane & Mbappe already in)

                A) Lukaku (den)

                B) Depay (AUS)

                C) Dzyuba (fin)

                D) Benzema/Griezmann (hun)

                E) Ronaldo (GER)

                1. marcos11
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    A for me

                  • Mufc202020
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    C!

                2. KGFC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Golovin or Sabitzer on LL?

                  1. deyell
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Sabitzer. Holland defense is shaky

                  2. nadman89
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    only russia cover i would have is mario fernandes or dzyuba

                3. The Red Devil
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Limitless draft
                  Thoughts?

                  Lloris Donnaruma
                  Spinazzola Meunier Hernandez Zinchenko Dumfries
                  Sterling KdB Yarmolenko Insigne Wijnaldum
                  Kane Lukaku Mbappe

                  1. More Cowbell
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Whats the latest on KDB mate, is he expected to be fit?

                    I have Bale instead of KDB, but aside from that our teams are identifical, so looks spot on to me.

                    1. The Red Devil
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      hahah, i was also on bale, but dunno, kdb is back in training & bale didn't seem great, infact dan james had a better game than him

                  2. nadman89
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    i just have a feeling digne would get the start vs hungary . i went with varane

                    1. The Red Devil
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      bit strange, pavard injury doubt, hernandez has digne

                4. More Cowbell
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Anyone considering Bale captain today? Bit wild with Italty playing but could be a passive differential pay off

                  1. Holmes
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Can work. I mean what can go wrong, you will have 3 more choices.

                  2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Is my captain today

                  3. nadman89
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    bales mine too

                  4. Bielsa's Bucket
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Bale > Lukaku > Kane > Mbappe

                    I'll stick at 20 points

                5. King Kohli
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Who is more likely to start?

                  A. KDB
                  B. Eden Hazard

                  1. deyell
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Hazard

                  2. Mufc202020
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    B

                6. More Cowbell
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Which two Italy to accompany Insigne?

                  a) Donna & Spina
                  b) Spina & Beradi

                  1. nadman89
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    berardi may have a knock so id go a

                    1. artvandelay316
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        He was confirmed as playing on Italian TV last night. They said it will be the same starting XI except for Florenzi.

                  2. Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    You know what's interesting? I think Depay is a very good pick for this week and it's actually kind of a blessing in disguise that he didn't do that well first game.

                    If you still have him I would consider him for captain. Especially in another game like FanTeam where he's classed as a midfielder and not a forward.

                    1. Meimei
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      will be in my team next week against N.M.

                      1. GreennRed
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        Mightn't start if they're already through.

                    2. Better Call Raul
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      I'm considering keeping him on LL2 over Kane

                    3. GreennRed
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      Sweet. I don't have him in this but in a competition buying payers and counties for points.

                    4. Aubamazette
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      Currently my captain on Fanteam, and debating on bringing him in on limitless over Lukaku, think it will be low scoring vs Denmark who are at home too

                  3. Holmes
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    BB1 should be easy, phewww

                  4. marcos11
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      Foden or Wijnaldum for just MD2? Have Kane but no Dutch attacking cover

                      1. deyell
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        Wijnaldum because Foden is not 100% nailed imo

                        1. marcos11
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            This is my thinking atm, especially with his great international record

                        2. BENOIT
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          Wik

                      2. nadman89
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        Would you go KDB or HAZARD? on limitless

                        1. BENOIT
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          H

                        2. GreennRed
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          Kev.

                        3. Thomas Magnum
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          KDB more upside imo but of course fair risk comes from it

                      3. BENOIT
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        Dzyuba (FIN) or Ronaldo (Ger) for this week only?

                        1. GreennRed
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          Ronaldo

                        2. Holmes
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          Dzyuba

                        3. Mufc202020
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          D

                        4. Better Call Raul
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          Ronaldo

                        5. Camzy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          Ronaldo by a hair.

                          Forward slots are very competitive. I like Golovin a lot though if you want to punt Russia.

                      4. Atimis
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        Hello everyone!

                        Olmo, Torres or Pogba?

                        Kane, Ronaldo or Griz?

                      5. nadman89
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        POGBA , KANE/ Griezzy

                      6. First look at rotation pairings
                        Rotation's Alter Ego
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        As always, there are 10 pairs of teams that have perfect home / away rotations - if you target that kind of thing. Seem a lot less geographical this season, which is bizarre.

                        Arsenal and Tottenham
                        Aston Villa and Chelsea
                        Brighton and Watford
                        Burnley and Southampton
                        Brentford and Wolves
                        Crystal Palace and Newcastle
                        Everton and Liverpool
                        Leeds and Norwich
                        Leicester and West Ham
                        Manchester City and Manchester United

                        Some interesting rotations based on FDR in the front 6 as well:

                        Aston Villa - (wat) (NEW) (BRE) che EVE mun
                        Wolves - lei TOT MUN (wat) (BRE) (sou)
                        4 promoted teams in the first 6, plus games vs Newcastle and Southampton.

                        Leeds - mun EVE (bur) LIV (new) WHU
                        Brighton - (bur) (WAT) EVE (bre) LEI (cry)
                        Could make a decent cheap defender rotation early on, but of course very much price dependent. Based on last season's table Newcastle would be the hardest game, plus there are 2 games against promoted teams.

                        International breaks after Gameweeks 3, 7 and 11.

                        Anything else catching the eye?

                        1. bitm2007
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          There are pairs we get every year and others that didn't appear to have any logic to them in recent seasons.

                          Last season we had

                          Sheff Utd /Southampton and Leeds/Brighton

                          Pairing the two Yorkshire clubs and South Coast clubs together would have made a lot me since geographically.

                          1. Rotation's Alter Ego
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • Has Moderation Rights
                            • 10 Years
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            They usually group the London clubs up reasonably well, but this is the less grouped I've ever seen them I think... which is probably interesting to me and precisely zero other people 😉

                        2. Skonto Rigga
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          Great work, Portsmouth Bubblejet's Alter Ego!

                        3. J0E
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 12 Years
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          For me Brighton/Leeds rotation looks superb. (Handy for the scoutcast with @SebWassell too ) Should be some cheap options among both. Both have strong clean sheet potential in easier matches.

                          Villa/Watford - should be some 4.5 rotation options here.

                          1. J0E
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • Has Moderation Rights
                            • 12 Years
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            I'm not keen on home and away rotation myself...much prefer fixture difficulty.

                        4. diesel001
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          Leeds / Brighton looks the best to me. Can hold that rotation from GW1 to GW11.

                          Aston Villa / Wolves you may as well just start with a Villa defender and then transfer to a Wolves defender in GW4.

                          The defensive rotation options based on FDR isn't as good this time compared to other seasons. May be better off starting with 3 premiums (e.g. MCI, LIV, CHE) and Leeds and Brighton (for rotation) with Martinez in goal.

                        5. circusmonkey
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          I don't expect them to go back to the kind of schedule we had before Covid (where we have at least 4 Saturday 3pm kick offs), in which case geographic pairings become less needed. I think they have a taste for the 10 kick off times and it will stay like it.

                          1. Mr. O'Connell
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            I really hope they don't stick to the current format. Multiple 3pm games is so much better, both for FPL and fans of teams that go to the matches.

                          2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            Hopefully they won’t go back anywhere near multiple 3pm games kicking off together

                            The one good thing to come out of Covid from an FPL perspective was having the choice to actually watch each game live

                            GW38 where they all kicked off together was horrendous - managers were completely blinded to what was happening in at least 7 or 8 of the 10 matches bar goals & highlights - it was such a step backwards imo

                            One game at a time was so much better

                            1. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              Although it’s not the consensus, I most agree with you.
                              I really enjoyed the opportunity to watch more games.

                      7. Indio
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        I know many aren't keen on Bale and CR7 for this round, but otherwise are there any holes/mistakes in this LL draft please? Thanks all, and good luck!

                        Donna
                        Spina, Meunier, Dumfries
                        Sterling(3), Wijnaldum, Bale(1), Yarmolenko, Insigne
                        Ronaldo, Lukaku(2)
                        Subs: Lloris, Stones, Mbappe(4), Hernandez

                        1. More Cowbell
                          • 11 Years
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          I have Zincenko instead of Stones, but identical apart from that so it gets the thumbs up from me. I am also planning to captain Bale.

                        2. nadman89
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          i went with a couple differentials like forsberg , but pretty much same team , i have griezzy over mbappe though more reliable for france

                          1. Indio
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            thanks both

                      8. deyell
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        Depay or Kane for MD2? Already have Wijnaldum

                        1. nadman89
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          kane hes always due a goal and scotland are bad

                      9. Bielsa's Bucket
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        When do initial player prices usually get released?

                      10. More Cowbell
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        Alright guys...let me have it. Pretty template I know, any recommendations welcome. LL chip played obviously.

                        Lloris, Donna,
                        Spinazzola, Hernandez, Dumfries, Zincenko, Meunier
                        Insigne, Sterling, Bale, Yarmolenko, Wijnaldum
                        Kane, Mbappe, Lukaku

                        1. Camzy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          I wouldn't buy Bale at any price. He looked awful.

                          Consider Golovin, Malinovskyi, Calhanoglu, De Bruyne and Hazard.

                          Remember that you have a super strong bench so might as well take some punts. KdB or Hazard would almost certainly make my team and I'd be tempted to go without Lukaku and keep Depay or else do someone like Immobile or Yaremchuk.

                          I'm not on LL though....

                          1. More Cowbell
                            • 11 Years
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            Cheers Camzy. Definitly willing to consider KDB or Hazard. Would love to see some more intel on whether they'll start though.

                          2. nadman89
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            Bale wasnt awful , switzerland is a pretty good team . i went with mario fernandes and forsberg as differntials

                            1. GreennRed
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              He was below what an inform Bale should be, though he was in inconsistent form. I expected a bounce for him and will keep him this MD, used my 2 FT.

                      11. Mufc202020
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        Too many players for the first day?

                        Dzyuba (C)
                        Bale
                        Spinz
                        Insigne

                      12. Hungaryman 2021
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          LL now or just use FTs?

                          Bachmann, Hrad
                          Spina, Maehle, Wijndal, Alioski, Pau
                          Insigne, Berardi, Mount, Alaba, Ferran
                          Lukaku, Ronnie, Depay

                          Should I take the FTs I'm inching towards Ronnie -> Mbappe, Wijndal -> Mings direct swaps.

                          1. nadman89
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            ronnie to griezzy>? wijndal to stones?

                        • artvandelay316
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            Unsure if this is of any help to anyone, but on Italian TV last night they confirmed that there will be no changes to the Italian lineup except for Florenzi.

                            1. nadman89
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              thats true but some also said chiesa may start for berardi who picked up a knock

                            2. Holmes
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              No Spinnazola headache, I like it!

                            3. PompeyUpNorth!
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              That’s helpful thank you

                          • Vertigo
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            Trippier or Stones?

                            Edging towards Stones.

                            1. nadman89
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              stones id say is the most nailed english player besides kane and pickford ( i mean fantasy wise )

                            2. EmreCan Hustle
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              Stones more nailed IMO

                              1. gedda
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 11 Years
                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                We don't think Trippier and Mings will keep their spots? Surely Mings plays MD3 if England has 6pts, no?

                          • nadman89
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            its gonna be funny how were all debating hazard and kdb , watch how neither starts and both get 1 pt

                            1. Thomas Magnum
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              Wouldn't be surprising either tbh, presume coach will rather sub them on and make use of the 5 subs then start them for 60mins if they're not ready, lots of games in short space ahead

                            2. Mufc202020
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              Judging by what the coach said it sounded like hazard especially has a good chance of starting