Champions League

The best players to own and captain for UEFA Champions League Fantasy Matchday 1

UEFA Champions League Fantasy managers have just a few hours left to select their squads for the new season.

As you add the finishing touches, we have provided some last-minute tips and advice on team selection, captaincy and differentials.

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ATTACKS TO BACK

The best defenders for UEFA Champions League Fantasy 2021/22

PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN

Wednesday evening looks set to be the first game in which all of Lionel Messi (11m), Kylian Mbappe and Neymar (both 10.5m) start together. Club Brugge have been defensively poor so far this season, recently losing 6-1 to Gent and conceding 11 goals in seven Belgian Pro League games. PSG have been in searing attacking form in the league without their three superstars playing together, averaging over three goals per Ligue 1 game.

BORUSSIA DORTMUND

Having struggled with both defensive injuries and organisation, Marco Rose’s Borussia Dortmund seem to have resolved to outscoring the opponent. They have 13 goals in four Bundesliga matches, and Erling Haaland (11m) has five of those. Besiktas have been solid at the back domestically, but they haven’t faced a side of Dortmund’s attacking quality yet. 

REAL MADRID

Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid just works. They’ve been incredible in front of goal in La Liga, with 13 goals in four games, and Karim Benzema (10m) has had a hand in nine of them. Vinicius Junior (8m) also has four goals and an assist. Inter have looked lacklustre at the back under Inzaghi, highlighted by a 2-2 draw with Sampdoria at the weekend, and Real are very well-placed to take advantage of that.

MANCHESTER UNITED

Another team who have been blitzing teams domestically. United are fresh off a 4-1 win at the weekend and start their campaign with a visit to Swiss side Young Boys, who are a shadow of their former selves without Gerardo Seaone at the helm. We’ll know their line-up before the deadline, with Jesse Lingard (6m) a great, cheap option if he starts. Aside from J-Lingz, Cristiano Ronaldo (11m) and Bruno Fernandes (10.5m) are incredible options at the top of their games. 

DEFENCES TO BACK

CHELSEA

Thomas Tuchel’s men won this competition last season off the back of their incredible defence and this season has been no different so far. The only goal they’ve conceded in four Premier League games has been a penalty and if Zenit’s poor showing in the UCL is anything to go by, then this should be an easy night for Chelsea. Alongside their incredible defensive credentials, likely starting wing-backs Ben Chilwell and Reece James (both 5.5m) are also great going forward, with James registering a goal and two assists in just one and a half PL games this season. 

BENFICA

Jorge Jesus’ side have been imperious in the league so far, conceding just twice in five games. This should continue in their visit to Dynamo Kyiv. Odysseas Vlachodimos and Alex Grimaldo (both 4.5m) are the stand-out picks for this fixture. Grimaldo already has a goal and an assist in four Liga Bwin games. 

WOLFSBURG

Wolfsburg have conceded just once in the Bundesliga this season and face a Lille side struggling for form after the departure of Christophe Galtier. Budget defenders Jerome Roussillon (4m), Maxence Lacroix and Kevin Mbabu (both 4.5m), as well as OOP gem Ridle Baku (5.5m) are all great options for this fixture. 

SEVILLA

Julen Lopetegui’s men have conceded just once in La Liga this season and host a Salzburg side that they should be far superior to. Diego Carlos (4.5) was a balls recovered machine last season, whilst Marcos Acuna (4.5m) can get points at both ends. Yassine Bounou (5m) is a great option between the sticks, too.

ATTACKS TO AVOID

BARCELONA

They’ve been uninspiring so far without Messi and have just lost Martin Braithwaite (6m) to injury. A game against Bayern Munich isn’t the place to find your form going forward and they look likely to be outclassed at both ends by Julian Nagelsmann’s new side.

VILLARREAL

Another underwhelming La Liga attack, Villarreal have scored just twice in three La Liga games in 2021/22 and aren’t underperforming their expected goals (xG). They face an Atalanta side who are building up a real Champions League pedigree under Gian Piero Gasperini and will be hard to break down.

RB LEIPZIG

RBL haven’t yet found their rhythm under Jesse Marsch and face a Manchester City side who will be desperate to go one better than last season. Pep’s side are notoriously hard to break down and haven’t conceded a goal since the opening day of the season. 

AJAX

Sporting Lisbon restricted Porto to just one shot at the weekend and are a very well-organised outfit, also playing at home. Ajax’s 4-0 Super Cup loss to PSV showed that they’re not at their best yet this season and I back Sporting to spring a surprise here and maybe even keep a clean sheet. 

DEFENCES TO AVOID

The best players to own and captain for opening round of UEFA Champions League Fantasy

INTER MILAN

As mentioned above, Real Madrid are in incredible attacking form under Carlo Ancelotti and Inter look unlikely to be able to deal with them without Antonio Conte. 

RB LEIPZIG

Man City have conceded just once and scored 11 times in four Premier League games. Leipzig are fresh from a 4-1 loss to Bayern and lost 1-0 to a Wolfsburg side who’re relatively poor going forward before the international. Personally, I’d stay away from RBL all-round this week. 

BORUSSIA DORTMUND

Very good going forward and very poor defensively, Dortmund have conceded at least two goals in every Bundesliga game they’ve played this season. Besiktas are a solid team who know how to score goals and there are much better options at the back than Marco Rose’s men. 

BARCELONA

The last time they played Bayern they lost 8-2. This Barcelona side has arguably got worse, whilst that Bayern side has only improved. There are much better options out there than Blaugrana players this week.

CAPTAINCY

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TUESDAY 14 SEPTEMBER

Captain Sensible: Cristiano Ronaldo

CR7 got a brace on his second Manchester United debut at the weekend and should be in the starting XI against Young Boys this afternoon. 

Captain Differential (under 10% owned): Alvaro Morata (9.5m)

Malmo have lost two and drawn one of their last three games and, despite Juventus’ poor start to the season, they should still have too much for the Swedish side. Morata scored in the weekend loss to Napoli and should lineup alongside Paulo Dybala (9m) up front for the Old Lady this evening.

WEDNESDAY 15 SEPTEMBER

Captain Sensible: Erling Haaland 

The Norwegian has got five Bundesliga goals and four assists in 2021/22. He’s part of an attacking side and has a great fixture to open the season. 

Captain Differential (under 10% owned): Neymar

The lowest-owned of PSG’s front-three, Neymar had a great UCL campaign last season and should at least share set-pieces with Messi. A great differential choice.

SPOT THE DIFFERENTIAL

Spot the Differential – Gameweek 2

Five differential picks to give your squad an edge over your competitors.

  • Kevin de Bruyne (11m, 5% owned) – he’s back fit, so if he starts, he’s a great option against a poor RBL side.
  • Marco Reus (8m, 4% owned) – Dortmund’s second most important attacker, he’s underperformed his xG so far in the league and will be key in a relatively easy game for Marco Rose’s side. 
  • Lassina Traore (6.5m, 1% owned) – the former Ajax man has four goals in his last five league games for Shakhtar and faces Moldovan minnows Sheriff Tiraspol. As one of the cheapest starting strikers in the game, he’s a great choice for Matchday 1.
  • Alex Grimaldo (4.5m, 1% owned) – A great option at both ends, Grimaldo is one of Benfica’s key players and should do well in their visit to Dynamo Kyiv. 
  • Ridle Baku (5.5m, 0% owned) – with Mbabu back in the side, Baku will start as a right-winger against a Lille side who can’t find any form this season. Wolfsburg are great defensively and Baku is one of their most important players going forward, getting six goals and eight league assists last season.

559 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Neevesy
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Who scores most points

    A) Duffy, Marcel, Greenwood
    B) James, Cancelo, Sissoko

    1. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      a,
      is that fielding sissoko?

    2. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      A

    3. SpeedyPro
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Tough call, would sissoko be starting every week? If yes I'd go with the other one

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

        This is WC

    4. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Long Term, B.

    5. Thinkering like a Boss
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      A

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

      jAMES, cANCELO AND gREENWOOD. dOWNGRADE wHERERVER pOSSIBLE.

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

      A

  2. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Thanks, another great post FFFrog. Was already very much looking at Grimaldo, and Jesse could be a great shout that I never considered for a 6m slot I have no clue what to do with (Lamela/Jorginho??).
    Could have kept quiet about Marco Reus though haha, looks EsSeNtIaL.

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

      Jesse is a good pick, but I guess he's a one gameweek pick. Unlikely he starts against Villareal.

  3. Your Man With The Hair
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    DCL, INgs, Antonio, Mahrez, Tsimikas all in my team.

    As good a week as any to WC, right ?

    1. SpeedyPro
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Yup

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

      That's exactly kind of week when WC is gold. You just have to use it.

  4. Gabbiadini
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Harrison getting slightly forgot about when mentioning sub 6m options?
    Could be the best option to move Sarr to gw8, Gray also has a considered fixture swing between gw7-18.

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Was my favorite option till last week. Unfortunately James happened, was even sub off vs Liverpool.

    2. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      He's been invisible

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Yes, well the next few weeks is obviously a watch.

    3. ZTF
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Rotation risk now most likely

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Unless one of them goes centrally into the CAM position, but I do agree there is a risk.

  5. ZTF
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Assuming Bamford is fit:

    A) Webster + DCL to James + Bamford -4

    A) DCL to Bamford and play Benrahma

    1. Carlton P
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      What is the latest news on Webster? He’s in my sky team
      Wouldn’t take the hit if you don’t need to

      1. ZTF
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I think he’s quite likely to miss at least 1 considering it was his hamstring, nothing definitive though

  6. Live Scoutcast Tues 8pm - leave your questions here
    J0E
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Live Scoutcast tonight - at 8pm feel free to leave your questions here

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

      Any decent midpriced forward options other than DCL/Toni/Jimi?

    2. Malcolm Tucker for England …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      With Ronaldo, Lukaku and Salah firing, and TAA a bonus point magnet what are your thoughts on a Premium based team and just rotating through mid and low price assets from Leeds, Arsenal, Norwich, Wolves and Watford based on fixtures?

      1. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        This is what I'm doing

    3. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Pick one of Doucoure,Gray or Townsend.
      Or even double up?

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

      With so much focus and money going towards Ronaldo and Lukaku, who are the players possibly being overlooked?

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

      Does three big hitters make sense if you’re only captaining 1.
      Does two 12+ (for C purposes) and then big at the back (4x 5.5+) give the best balance of high floor and high ceiling potential?

    6. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Is accomodating 3 premium assets and trent worth the sacrifice of mid priced mids like Jota and Torres who are anyway rotation risks tho it leaves the team inflexible for future transfers?

    7. Dogs Of War
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Hello. Looking at a wildcard. What is the best budget attacking rotation pair (MF/FW) to consider? Obviously must play. Looking at Gallagher/Pukki, but not at lot of love for the latter, even with good fixtures.

    8. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      TAA has just made his 100th league start since the beginning of the 2018/19 season

      To celebrate the milestone, he notched his 87th & 88th returns (7 goals, 38 assists & 43 cleansheets), and accrued his 83rd bonus point of those 100 starts - and is now the top scoring player in the game this season bar Salah & Antonio

      Can you do a big shout out to this wonderful guy, who is pretty much unquestionably the greatest FPL defender to ever play the game (and who is still somehow only 22)

      And most importantly offer sincere condolences, thoughts & prayers for his non-owners at this difficult time, and as the season progresses

      1. Malcolm Tucker for England …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        he's no dgw Benoit Assou-Ekotto though.
        He'll always be my hero as i (c)'d him that week in desperation

    9. Dammit_182
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Hi Joe,

        With the success of premium defenders so far this season is it worth paying the extra to go big at the back?

        (Im on WC and bringing Cancello & Dias to accompany TAA).

        Thanks

      • EmreCan Hustle
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Can we please have a discussion on Arsenal assets and their prospects? Especially Aubameyang?

        Thanks.

        1. Müller Light
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          The summary will be wait and see. But the perspective form a Gunner:

          Ramsdale, I don't know if he's nailed yet, but he should be as Leno doesn't want to be here anymore so why waste playing time.

          Tomiyasu at 4.5m looks solid. White is cheapest at 4.4m and the most nailed option for defence right now. Gabriel is not worth 5m. Tierney at 4.9m is our most attacking defensive option, and will be worth it if our attack is good and scoring.

          For midfielder options is either Saka, Ødegaard or ESR (Emile Smith Row), Saka looks a bit off as he didn't have a preseason, Ødegaard looks more like the assister of the assister, and ESR needs to find his shooting boots. Don't bother with Pepe, sometimes he's got a smooth touch and other times I don't think he has control of his feet.

          Aubameyang is probably our only outlet for attack that has a proven scoring record, so most goals will still come from him I expect, so if you believe our attack will change for the better he is an okay pick.

          TL;DR: It's all up in the air at the moment, the team is coming back from injuries, low on confidence, and looks raw and inexperienced, so just wait and see is the best advice.

      • Sad Ken
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Should rice be washed before cooking?

        1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Maybe only after declaring for Ireland and playing for England... 😀

      • Basil1977
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Is the sensible option to bench Antonio, after all he is only missing one game.
        Wilson, DCL and possibly Bamford out.
        Jimenez and Wolves struggling to score plus Brentford tight defence.
        Ings and Watkins tough fixtures.
        Anyway discuss mid priced forwards

      • Slurpy
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Any good DCL replacement other than Jimi or Bamford?

        1. Mo Mane
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          I choose Bamford, away to Newcastle this Friday, and I am not sure Jimenez has actually recovered from his injury, maybe he will prove me wrong, but I thought about this for ages and choose Bamford...

      • bodgejob
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Best 6.5m options

        Raphinha, Saka, Traore, Gray, Gallagher? In that order?

      • SUNFLOWER
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Is it worth persevering with Lucas Digne? On set pieces and decent upcoming fixtures apart from United, but with 1 clean sheet and no attacking returns are there better options in that price range?

      • Basil1977
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Also less stats and more banter, micky taking etc

      • BullDogTevez
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Viewers numbers still healthy? I thought a lot of folk had moved over to LTFPL & Blackbox.

      • circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Is Marcal worth the risk over Coady?

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

      Cautionary tale. Don't make your transfers early. I swapped Toni for Bamford, but now am going to have to go 442 anyway and probably swap DCl for Toni GW6. If I had waited one day, I could have saved a whole FT...

      1. Dammit_182
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Thanks for sharing - what’s the news on Bamford?(just brought him in for Antonio

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

            Was heard saying his hammy was pinging and also looked to be struggling late on

            Might play in any event of course. Bielsa played him week 29 last time when he thought he was unfit. Hauled then but was taken off early in 31 and 32 a few weeks later.

            Leeds squad is paper thin - much the smallest in the league.

        • Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Don't forget to swap Bamford for DCL.

          1. Dammit_182
              1 month, 6 days ago

              This all started last week with Wilson’s injury…not having much luck with mid price striker injuries.

        • Sleepless in Settle FPL
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Re: Any thought on this wc teams guys?

          Sa (4.0)

          TAA James Shaw Semedo Livramento

          Salah Sarr Gray Gallarcher (4.5)

          Lukaku Ronaldo Pukki

          1. ZTF
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Looks good. I’d go Raphinha and Dennis over Sarr and Pukki though for sure.

            If Pukki doesn’t start firing he may not even keep his place for the entire run of good fixtures, with some proper competition this time in Sargent and Idah

            1. Sleepless in Settle FPL
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Tks

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

              Pukki is not nailed.

          2. SpeedyPro
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Personally I would want some Leeds attack, raphina or bamford. I would probably get Marcal over semedo and then possibly downgrade Shaw to free up the funds.

            I've gone for something similar with 3 big hitters

            Sanchez Steele
            TAA Tierney Marcal Liveramento Williams
            Salah Raphina Sarr Gray McArthur
            Lukaku Ronaldo Jiminez

          3. Gingerman
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 6 days ago

            No Pukki party this year imo

          4. Carlton P
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Like the Pukki pick. Could be Armstrong when fixtures turn too

            1. Gabbiadini
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              yes, Armstrong, I am keen on, however, Southampton's strikers are a watch. Broja has very much pushed himself into starting XI calculations after his international break and cameo against West Ham.

              1. mynameisq
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Broja looks a real talent, got haaland vibes from him

                1. Gabbiadini
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Yes absolutely. He has that real turn of pace but also height.

                  1. Gabbiadini
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Very highly rated by Chelsea, hence their decision for it to be nothing but a straight loan.

        • FPL_BUCCANEER
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Possibly planning to hold my WC for a while, so looking fairly long term..

          Note, I've got Raphinha already, and no Wolves players.

          A) Semedo, Jimenez
          B) Marcal/Coady, Bamford

          Thanks guys.

          1. ZTF
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            B

        • Silecro
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Why no love for Saint Maximin?
          6, 2, 6, 5 is more than a decent return for someone I would consider 3rd budget attacker beside Naldo and Kaku. An odd assist here and there would be okay. Not to mention fixtures are great, and Newcastle is suddenly not so awful in attack as it used to be last couple of years

          1. SpeedyPro
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            He's a bit reverse OOP as he's really a winger. He's also in a bit of a no man's land price bracket, if you can find 1m there are some really strong options otherwise I'd prefer a proper CF like Armstrong at 6m.

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

            I've been looking at him recently too as a possible Toney exit strategy.

            He's definitely more of a creator than a goal scorer, but he is creating lots of chances. He's the second-highest forward in the game for chances created, and as you say, that is borne out in the 2 assists he has got so far.

            Newcastle start a decent run of fixtures now too. Clearly, no one would want to go near their defence but they've scored in 3 of their 4 games so far which included tricky opposition. He's not a bad option I don't think

          3. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Considering him, fancy his next 2 fixtures especially

          4. Maeki2
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Too many value options antonio 4goals 4 assist in 4 games

        • Silva Bilva Tilva Pilva
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          What do you think about Chelsea defenders for the UCL fantasy? Worth the punt on James or is it better to go for Rudiger for nailedness?

          1. Gooner97
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Only got Mendy tbh

            1. Silva Bilva Tilva Pilva
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              But do you think Rudiger is nailed, at least?

        • Gooner97
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          2FT, 0ITB

          Sanchez (4m)
          TAA Livramento Shaw (White, Tsimi)
          Salah Greenwood Fernandes Barnes (4.5m)
          Toney Antonio* Ings

          What would you do? Should I get Ronaldo or Lukaku?

          1. SpeedyPro
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            I'd get Ronaldo now based on 2 really tough Chelsea fixtures

            1. Gooner97
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              But who to sacrifice tho? Or should I deal with Antonio/Barnes/Toney first?

            2. AC/DC AFC
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Is Spurs with their injuries really a tough fixture for Chelsea?

              Man City they beat to win the Champions League pre Lukaku too.

          2. caldracula
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            I would look to do Toney, Ings and Barnes out for -4.

            1. Gooner97
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              For?

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

                Gray, ASM, Jesus?

        • niaz1982
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Current team 1FT £0.3ITB

          Sanchez
          TAA Coufal Shaw Ayling
          Salah Jota Raphina
          DCL* Antonio* Ronaldo

          Do I take a hit to do
          A. DCL & Antonio > Bamford & ASM
          B. Another suggestion?

          Got bissouma, livra and ESR on the bench, want to hold wildcard.

        • Tabasco
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Would you rather A or B?

          A)

          Sanchez / Steele
          TAA / Cancelo / White / Livramento / Marcal
          Traoré / Raphina / Salah / Benrahma / Bissouma
          Ronaldo / Lukaku / Dennis

          B)

          Sanchez / Steele
          TAA / Alonso / White / Livramento / Marcal
          Salah / Jota / Torres / Gallagher / Bissouma
          Ronaldo / Antonio / Bamford

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

          Hi, can I please get your thoughts on this team? I have 1 FT and 0.3 in the bank.

          Bachmann
          TAA Shaw Ayling Duffy Amartey
          Salah Greenwood Mahrez* Sarr Benrahma*
          Ronaldo Antonio* Obafemi

          Does it require a WC? Initially I was planning for GW7/8 for Chelsea fixture swing and more information.

          A) Use WC
          B) Antonio > Bamford (if fit)
          C) Mahrez > Raphinha
          D) Mahrez > Jota
          E) smth else

          1. Carlton P
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            C

          2. Thinkering like a Boss
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            C long term. D you need to monitor Firmino closely

        • Carlton P
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          JWP from gw8 anyone? If I’m going for Bamford then I’m not doubling up with Raphinha

          1. Gabbiadini
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Monitor his role, I know he doesn't get a lot of involvement from open play but there is a likelihood he could be playing even deeper.
            On the weekend Southampton played in a 4-1-4-1, which was very much something new under Hasenhuttl. In the first half, Romeu played as the 6 but was hooked off after about 50 minutes, JWP seemingly then took up this position.

            1. Carlton P
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              JWP was very advanced before Romeu got hooked though wasn’t he? Thanks for the insight, appreciate it

              1. Gabbiadini
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Yes, he played next to Elyounoussi who had a 'free 8' type of role.
                Stuart Armstrong should also have returned by this time so it will be an interesting watch to see how he is integrated into the team as he can play both the 8 and the 10.
                Our best XI is a little bit unknown at the moment and we have played 3 different systems so far this season.

                1. Gabbiadini
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  4-2-2-2, 5-3-2 & 4-1-4-1

        • Sleepless in Settle FPL
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          A) Jota Greenwood bamford
          B) Salah Gray Dennis

          Got Ronaldo Lukaku on WC in the concept

          1. Mo Mane
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            I could not see this season through without Salah!!, I like Gray and he has scored well so far and a key part to Rafa's tactics. I have Denis as well as bench to play bench boost, so has to be B for me.

        • Bobby Digital
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Did Wilson ➡ Bamford as I'd be priced out if Wilson drops. Now Bamford is a doubt... Boooh

          1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 6 days ago

            On the plus side Bielsa doesn't speak in riddles like the rest. If he's out, at least he'll tell us.

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

              Yes he does

              Played Bamford when unfit last season when the player himself thought he shouldn't be on the pitch. He was then subbed off early in subsequent matches.

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

          Best sub 8m mid for the next fixture block?

          1. ZTF
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Raph

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

              over jota?

              1. ZTF
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                I mean it’s between them 2. And it’s probably close

              2. mynameisq
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Due to nailedness yes

          2. Thinkering like a Boss
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Raph for sure

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

            interesting, i was thinking Jota way over Raph. I even had pepe vibes

            I guess the next questions, I need an 8m striker to, would you double up with leeds (Raph and Bamford) or opt for someone else?

            1. ZTF
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              If ignoring prices of the 2 I’d rather have Bamford + Jota than double up.

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

                yeah or Raph and Jim

            2. Super Saints
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              People on here are obsessed with Raph. If you watched him and Jota at the weekend there is no competition plus it's CRY Bre for Jota

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

            Greenwood and Pogba safe options I think, but there are so many..
            Jota and Torres could be a good shout too currently.

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

          Hoping for a high scoring week for the mid-priced assets to offset the formation of the new template of Ronaldo, Lukaku, Salah, TAA + 5.5s in attack and 4.5s in defence.

          1. Thinkering like a Boss
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            This!

          2. Bobby Digital
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Yup, I'm sticking with Salah, Bruno and three 8.0m-ish strikers.

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

            Going to be the next big battle; the Ronaldettes+Lukakettes+5.5ers and Marcelettes vs the strategic long term pros.

            🙂

        • Thinkering like a Boss
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Digne, Shaw, Tsimikas, White, Livramento

          between digne/Shaw, which one would you sacrify for TAA? worth it -4?

          another transfer is DCL > 6.2m fwd (Pukki?)

        • Henning
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          1 ftand 0.3 m in bank
          What to do with Christensen and Toney?

          Sanchez Steel
          TAA Coufal Coady Christensen Livramento
          Sarr Jota Salah Torres Gray
          Antonio Ronaldo Toney

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

            ftand= free transfer

          2. Thinkering like a Boss
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            christensen = hold.
            Toney > Pukki?

            1. Gabbiadini
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Pukki is not nailed.

              1. Thinkering like a Boss
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                not nailed? how? who replace him?

                1. Gabbiadini
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  This is the consensus amongst Norwich fans.
                  The reason Sargent was not involved was because he got back from USA duty very late, Thursday/Friday I believe.

                  1. Thinkering like a Boss
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    thanks....need to find another 6.2m fwd then 🙁

                    1. Gabbiadini
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Not saying he won't continue to start but he is definitely not as nailed as is perceived.

                      1. ZTF
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Yeah. He’ll likely start vs Watford at least but not the 1st name on the team sheet anymore. Idah looking very impressive in the cameos he’s had off the bench and with Ireland too

                        1. Gabbiadini
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          yes absolutely, this too.

          3. Henning
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            How about Asm, Eduardo or Broja?

        • ZTF
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          DCL injury now is such a pain. Could easily have exploded over the next 5

          What’s equally annoying is not knowing where he fits back into that run of games. Presumably by 2 weeks (best case) Rafa isn’t including the game at the end of that which is possibly the best one of the season…

          1. Thinkering like a Boss
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Yes. First is Son. Now DCL

            my plan is ruined!!!

        • Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Considering a -8 to bench Antonio here… thoughts? Anyone other than Gray up to 6.0?
          Obafemi Bruno Digne to Ronaldo Gray Semedo

          Sanchez (Steele)
          TAA Digne Tierney (Livramento Tsimikas)
          Salah Bruno Raphinha Benrahma Torres
          Jimenez Antonio** (Obafemi)

          Cheers all x

          1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Looks decent, Sarr could be another option.

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

          So many mid priced mids we’waiting for to deliver steady. Too much to Ask?

          1. Footieboot
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Who are these exactly? None of mids under 7m bar Raphinha should be filling anyone with confidence.

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

                Tend to agree

          2. Pep Roulette
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Is there FPL Blackbox or FPL Wire UCL Fantasy league code? Or any other good leagues to join?

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

            Got a team of
            Sanchez
            TAA Shaw White
            Salah Greenwood Torres Raph Benrahma
            CR7 Antonio!!!

            Subs.Begovic Livramento Tsmikas Scarlett.

            What to do with 1,4m in bank and 1FT?

            A. Antonio to Jimi/Bamford
            B. Tsmikas to Semedo/Marcal and bench Antonio
            C. Scarlett to Denis and bench Antonio
            D. Play Livramento, bench Antonio and save transfer
            E. Wildcard

            Thanks

          4. Footieboot
              1 month, 6 days ago

              A) Semedo + Benrahma
              B) Marcal + Raph -4

              1. Bobby Digital
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                B

              2. Super Saints
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                A

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

                B

            • BigRedDog
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              What is the Brentford defence like in terms of xG conceded?

                1. BigRedDog
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Thanks

            • Jdpz
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Any good leagues to join in Ucl Fantasy? I need codes.