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Why £4.0m FPL goalkeeper Foster started for Watford in Gameweek 5

NORWICH CITY 1-3 WATFORD

  • Goals: Teemu Pukki (£5.9m) | Emmanuel Dennis (£5.2m), Ismaila Sarr (£6.1m) x2
  • Assists: Mathias Normann (£4.5m) | Kiko Femenia (£4.4m), Josh King (£5.5m) x2
  • Bonus: Sarr x3, King x2, Billy Gilmour (£4.5m) x1

EVERTON TO FACE LEAGUE’S WORST DEFENCE

Is £4.0m FPL goalkeeper Foster the new Watford number one?

Norwich City: making average Premier League attacks look very good indeed since 2019.

Watford – goalless in their last three matches – hadn’t created a single ‘big chance’ from Gameweeks 2-4 but they were allowed six such opportunities at Carrow Road.

Norwich have now conceded more goals (14) than anyone else this season and while heavy losses to Liverpool and Manchester City can be excused, a 3-1 home defeat to another newly-promoted side who were struggling for goals was more of an indictment on the state of their defence.

“One thing we have to do is that we need to defend our own goal better. If we concede three goals per game, as an average, we can’t win anything on this level.

“You can argue we were also a bit unlucky and about the quality of the opponents, but the fact is we have conceded too many goals. We have to improve on this, and this is our main topic.

“We need to be harder to play against. We need more steel, and we need to be nastier.” – Daniel Farke

The good news for owners of Demarai Gray (£5.7m) and co is that they face Norwich next.

Andros Townsend (£5.5m) will also be interested, given that two of Watford’s strikes came from deliveries from the right – not the first time that the Canaries have allowed a conceded goal to be created from their left flank (see below) this season.

£4.0m FOSTER STARTS

Is £4.0m FPL goalkeeper Foster the new Watford number one? 3

There was a surprise selection between the posts for the visitors as Ben Foster (£4.0m) was given the nod ahead of Daniel Bachmann (£4.5m).

Pre-match rumours of an injury to Bachmann proved to be wide of the mark as he was listed among the substitutes, with Xisco Munoz saying after full-time:

“No, no, no [injury]. Everybody knows I have very three good goalkeepers, Foster, Danny and Rob [Elliott].

“I tried to give experience, this mature situation. And they played very well.

“We have 23, 24 players at a very good level who we can use.” – Xisco Munoz

Hesitancy from Foster played a part in Teemu Pukki’s (£5.9m) equaliser but he contributed to a display that Munoz praised as “mature”, and his distribution was positive. It remains to be seen, however, if this change was a one-off or otherwise.

SARR AND FEMENIA

Is £4.0m FPL goalkeeper Foster the new Watford number one? 1

Both of Ismaila Sarr’s (£6.1m) strikes ironically came after Kiko Femenia (£4.4m) had been substituted but the Senegalese winger looks even more threatening when Femenia is in the side, with the pair having combined to great effect in the Championship in 2020/21.

Sarr had started the season with first natural centre-half Craig Cathcart (£4.5m) and then the offensively limited Jeremy Ngakia (£4.4m) playing directly behind him but Watford look more potent down their right flank with Femenia in the team, and it was the defender who supplied the cross that budget FPL forward Emmanuel Dennis (£5.2m) nodded in to give Watford a lead.

Femenia’s overlaps also give Sarr the chance to move inside into more goalscoring positions, with less onus on him to offer width.

The jury’s still out on whether Sarr, Dennis et al can cut it against half-competent backlines – but luckily for owners of Watford’s attacking assets, and anyone looking for a short-term punt before perhaps a Gameweek 8 Wildcard, another two of the division’s most awful defences are up next for the Hornets.

BUDGET MIDFIELDER WATCH

Why £4.0m FPL goalkeeper Foster started for Watford 2

One final word on two of the more popular £4.5m midfielders in FPL, who were both in action in East Anglia.

Moussa Sissoko (£4.5m) had enjoyed a bit of attacking freedom in his first two outings for Watford but was redeployed as defensive shield here, registering only four final-third touches.

Billy Gilmour (£4.5m), meanwhile, remarkably picked up a bonus point despite not collecting an attacking return.

A combination of off-the-ball work and possession-based stats helped him to 27 baseline bonus points (see below), and saw him finish above even goalscorers Pukki and Dennis in the BPS rankings.


Norwich City XI: Krul, Aarons, Kabak, Hanley, Williams, Gilmour, Normann (Cantwell 70), McLean, Sargent (Tzolis 70), Pukki, Rashica (Idah 88).

Watford XI: Foster; Femenía (Ngakia 59), Troost-Ekong, Cathcart, Rose, Kucka, Sissoko, Sarr, Cleverley (Etebo 81), Dennis (Sema 73), King.


BURNLEY 0-1 ARSENAL

  • Goal: Martin Odegaard (£5.5m)
  • Assist: Bukayo Saka (£6.3m)
  • Bonus: Odegaard x3, Aaron Ramsdale (£4.5m) x2, Ben White (£4.4m) x1, Gabriel (£5.0m) x1

TWO CLEAN SHEETS, NO BIG CHANCES CONCEDED

Why £4.0m FPL goalkeeper Foster started for Watford 5

Boring, boring Arsenal? It’s now two successive clean sheets for the Gunners after their August horribilis and they are the only side not to concede what Opta deem to be a ‘big chance’ over the last two Gameweeks.

Having easier opponents – ie Norwich and Burnley – massively helps but so too does getting key personnel back to fitness or through the door, with Ben White (£4.4m), Gabriel Maghaeles (£5.0m), Takehiro Tomiyasu (£4.5m), Aaron Ramsdale (£4.5m) and Thomas Partey (£5.0m) all now available for selection after Mikel Arteta’s selection struggles at the back last month.

“[Gabriel and Tomiyasu], I think they were really terrific. I think the back four in general was really solid. We didn’t concede much, even though they put us under pressure. I thought they were really good.

“[Partey] is really important because he is the anchor and he is the one that needs to read what is happening and make the rest better. That’s his biggest job, to get the right balance in the team and get the right fluidity in the team so we can attack. How he managed the transitions was top, he has the pressing and the charisma.

“He missed a long time but now he’s back again and he needs some more fitness back.” – Mikel Arteta

SMITH-ROWE/ODEGAARD DEEPER

Why £4.0m FPL goalkeeper Foster started for Watford 4

While Arsenal’s budget defenders would seem to offer value in FPL given the forthcoming fixtures, question marks still exist over the Gunners’ attack.

Their total of 30 shots (but only one goal) against Norwich in Gameweek 4 is put into context with our report on the Canaries above, and they created very little at Turf Moor.

Arteta moved to a 4-3-3 for this fixture, with Emile Smith Rowe (£5.3m) and Martin Odegaard (£5.5m) flanking defensive shield Partey.

Odegaard found the net from a direct free-kick against the Clarets but didn’t set foot in the Burnley box, while Smith Rowe will have to work harder for his attacking returns from a number eight position than he did in ‘the hole’ or playing as a narrow left-winger.

Smith Rowe also limped out of this game with a knock, although there has been no word on the severity of his injury.

“Well, they have to come deeper depending on which phase of our play we are in and in relation to what the opponent are doing.

“In the final third, they obviously have to play in the pockets, they have to play higher and their job is to attack certain spaces and go for the goal and have contributions for us to score goals. We had parts where they did really well but the final pass or the final decision wasn’t that great. If it was, the score probably would’ve been different.” – Mikel Arteta on deeper roles for Emile Smith Rowe/Martin Odegaard

CORNET’S IMPRESSIVE DEBUT

Why £4.0m FPL goalkeeper Foster started for Watford 3

Burnley assets are probably a long way from many people’s thoughts at present, particularly with their defence not the solid unit it once was – it’s now just five clean sheets in the last 28 Premier League games for the Clarets.

But Maxwell Cornet (£6.0m) is definitely one for the medium-term watchlist in the mid-price midfielder pool, which looks like a price rung that FPL managers will be increasingly drawing from this season in order to cram in as many premium assets as they can elsewhere.

Deployed on the left flank, with Dwight McNeil (£5.9m) changing wings, Cornet was handed half an hour on his Burnley debut and looked electric, forcing Ramsdale into a flying save with the Clarets’ best chance of the game.

“I think the timings weren’t right against Everton – but I felt it was today.

“He did very well with the ball, he’s got to learn outside of that when we haven’t got the ball – just them little nuances of the Premier League and how quickly teams can transition but we brought him in because he’s a good player.” – Sean Dyche on Maxwell Cornet

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW FROM GAMEWEEK 5

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  1. NorwichCityLad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 2 hours ago

    Who would you rather have and why I prefer pepe stats are better are stats Butterton go by

    A)odegarrd
    B)pepe

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      Neither for me I’m afraid.

      1. Amartey Partey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 hours ago

        I concur

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      Not keen on either but If I had to choose it would be A plush cash to upgrade in other spots.

    3. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      i keep waiting to want an Arsenal player and they never do enough. Defenders only for me. And they're not that high a priority.

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      Pepe. If he starts vs Spurs I reckon he's become first choice. His stats are very good and he looks dangerous.

      1. Alisson WondHaaland
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 hour ago

        I 2nd this, got slated for saying Pepe was a good option last week but I think he could become good

  2. Tough run for West Ham attackers?
    Alisson WondHaaland
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 hours ago

    Top 8 best teams by xG conceded so far this season:

    1. Man city
    2. Brentford
    3. Aston Villa
    4. Liverpool
    5. Everton
    6. Wolves
    7. Brighton
    8. Chelsea

    West Ham's upcoming fixtures after Leeds:

    Brentford (H)
    Everton (A)
    Spurs (H)
    Villa (A)
    Liverpool (H)
    Wolves (A)
    City (A)
    Brighton (H)
    Chelsea (H)

    That's all of the top 8 + Spurs

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      Are you making a case for selling Antonio?

      1. Alisson WondHaaland
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 hours ago

        Not necessarily, but Ive seen many people wondering whether they should reverse the Bamford to Antonio move they did last week so this is mostly for them

    2. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      But also West Ham are 4th on the expected goals chart. Yes we won't get more 16 pointers but they'll still score.

    3. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      Literally don’t see the point of this post - I expect West Ham to score well in 6 of those fixtures!

      1. Alisson WondHaaland
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 hours ago

        Well so do I, but the point is stats say otherwise

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 2 hours ago

          Stats are often misleading!

          1. Alisson WondHaaland
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 1 hour ago

            Yeah they often are, hence why I left no opinion on the post. Im just purely pointing out facts, you can interpret it however you want

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 56 mins ago

              Well said.

      2. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 2 hours ago

        Yeah, we need more RMTs and less conversation provoking posts like this.

        1. noquarternt
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 1 hour ago

          Yeah this and these

          Ronaldo -> Benteke -4
          Should I pull the trigger???!!!

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 55 mins ago

          Also well said.

      3. FourLokoLeipzig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 hour ago

        Harsh. It’s interesting insight / analysis even if you expect West Ham to do well regardless (and I hope you’re right, as a Benny and Antonio owner)

    4. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      Good spot

    5. noquarternt
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      Yeah this is interesting, would be good to include West Ham (and Antonio’s xG creation).

      Also side by side with Leeds’ run in terms of xG created and the opposition conceded.

      On another note I’d love to see a player’s historical xG (total over the last 3-5 years) If anyone knows where I’d be very grateful.

      If we can easily see who overshoots and undershoots their xG consistently, the ‘return to the mean’ posts could be provided in a better context.

      1. Alisson WondHaaland
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 hour ago

        Yeah true, on first glance Leeds fixtures look good but will have to take a closer look. Historical xG can be seen on understat

    6. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      5 games is simply not large enough a sample size

      1. Alisson WondHaaland
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 hour ago

        Agreed. But its a starting point

        1. Utopsis
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 1 hour ago

          Indeed. The immediate next 3 for the Hammers is appealing enough to consider re-investment though, but food for thought whether viable in the longer term.

      2. FourLokoLeipzig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 hour ago

        I’m not sure I agree. It’s actually 40 games

        1. Utopsis
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 1 hour ago

          You mean 50?

          1. FourLokoLeipzig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 1 hour ago

            8 x 5? What am I missing?!

            1. Utopsis
              • 1 Year
              29 days, 16 hours ago

              There are 10 matches per week, not 8

              1. FourLokoLeipzig
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                29 days, 15 hours ago

                Ah, yep, fair enough. Do you take my point about the sample size though? One of those eight teams having low xG after 5 games could be a fluke, but the chance of that being the case for all 8 teams as a collective is negligible (and that’s before you take into account that 4 of them are continuing from where they left off last season). It’s a tough run. I hope Benny can overcome it though as I expect I’ll have a Jota-shaped fire to put out soon and I need to bring some Chelsea in

    7. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      there should be expected xG and xGC based on fixtures played, since so much is biased on who has played who so far.

      i'm sure i've seen folks on twitter post things that take into account opponent, home/away, and other things when looking at best/worst lists.

      This table for example;

      https://twitter.com/Rent_Fourie/status/1437689647774175234

      it's only expected goals scored - but this paired with goal involvements makes for interesting reading.
      For gw5-7
      WH xG 1.04, 1.65, 1.22
      Leeds xG 2.53, 1.26, 2.19

      so to get the Bamford over Antonio value would have been to include gw5 & gw7

      1. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 1 hour ago

        Expected expected goals?

        1. Zim0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 1 hour ago

          Lol 😆

        2. RogDog_jimmy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 1 hour ago

          ha. i knew what i meant.

          future xG based on past xGC, past xG, fixtures, home & away etc.

          pretty sure that's what the Fourie guy on twitter does - and why it's interesting to me - more so than past xG alone.

      2. Alisson WondHaaland
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 hour ago

        Thanks for sharing, I wonder how the values were calculated

        1. RogDog_jimmy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 1 hour ago

          i remember a while back him talking about it - i liked it enough to follow and trust his stats to a degree. his work on potential keeper combinations was really good too.
          worth a follow that guy i reckon.

    8. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      Antonio once slayed a dragon whilst eating sushi and never dropped a roll. My money is on the dragon slayer.

    9. ktk_interista
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 31 mins ago

      Apart from Liverpool, City, Chelsea, I can see Westham putting 2 or more past any of the remaining teams. Everton conceded 3 to Villa, Villa are inconsistent, Wolves have still lost all their games except 1 where they scored 2 flukey goals. Antonio doesn't have to get double figure hauls every other week. The guy is still cheaper than Bamford.

    10. Cruicky
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 30 mins ago

      more one-sided stats I see?
      what about West Ham's attack xG and other attacking stats?Everton's defence stats without Pickford?
      Spurs' current form and squad issues after b2b 3-0 losses?

    11. Casual Player
        1 month, 25 mins ago

        Thanks for positing something that isn't asking for trade advice and adds value.

        Glad it got stickied.

    12. MountainBeach
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      Greenwood to Raph or hold?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 hours ago

        Hold

        1. MountainBeach
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 2 hours ago

          Villa at home is a good fixture, but his attacking has been really limited since Ronaldo's come.

    13. MountainBeach
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      Would a def of TAA, Rudiger, Dias be considered too much spending on def?

      1. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 hours ago

        Nope

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

        No. I'm looking to try 4-4-2 on WC.

      3. Alisson WondHaaland
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 hours ago

        Nothing is too expensive if it gets you points (within budget of course)

      4. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 1 hour ago

        This will be my defence next week

    14. MountainBeach
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      Should I make a FT or hold for the week?

      Sanchez
      Shaw TAA Coady
      Salah, Benny, Greenwood, Sarr
      Ronaldo Antonio Bamford

      Foster, White, Allan, Williams

      0.9 ITB

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 hour ago

        Hooold

      2. fricky_
          1 month, 1 hour ago

          Greenwood to Raphinha I would consider, otherwise looks good though

          1. MountainBeach
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 1 hour ago

            Yeah, I'm considering that. Villa at home is a good fixture, tho. His attacking has definitely been limited since Ronaldo's arrival. Think I'll give him one last week given the fixture. What do you think?

      3. fricky_
          1 month, 2 hours ago

          Sarr or Raphinha?

          1. waldo666
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 1 hour ago

            Raphinha

          2. Bobby Digital
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 1 hour ago

            Raph if fit

        • Champions League Varane
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 hour ago

          Is this worth it..?? Tonight

          GW6- Traoré/Jota and DCL -> Antonio and Gray -4
          GW7- Traoré/Jota Bamford and Lukaku (C) and Mendy/Delph (4.4).

        • FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 hour ago

          Investing all your cash for a 442 every week is a bit like being chained IMO. That 4.5 forward rotting on your bench is also a bugger to upgrade.

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

            I've been working on this GW8 WC:

            Ramsdale Foster
            TAA Cancelo Dias Rudiger Livramento
            Salah Grealish Raphinha Saka Gallagher
            Antonio Lukaku 4.5m

            I think it's plenty strong and has good cover.

            1. FOO FIGHTER
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 1 hour ago

              You don't think things would have changed by GW8?

          2. zeslinguer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 1 hour ago

            Honestly it makes no difference really. Chances are if you play 433 or 442 the spare attacker is gonna be your second or third bench option and play for you maybe twice a season. There’s about a 5 point swing in it at most across a season.

            1. zeslinguer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 1 hour ago

              Meant 442 vs 343

        • Alex1995
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 1 hour ago

          Best one week punt? 0.5 ITB

          Sanchez
          TAA Shaw Livra
          Salah Greenwood Jota Raph
          Ronny Antonio Toney

          1. fricky_
              1 month, 1 hour ago

              Greenwood to Sarr or Benrahma perhaps

              1. fricky_
                  1 month, 1 hour ago

                  Or Toney to Saint Maximim is interesting as well

              2. Kay317
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 1 hour ago

                Toney to Rondon

                1. NateDog
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 46 mins ago

                  Rondon ran like a 50 year old man against Villa

              3. luk46
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 1 hour ago

                our teams are similar and Im asking myself the same.

                Toney > Dennis or ASM could be alright

                1. FOO FIGHTER
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 1 hour ago

                  ASM a good shout. Watford defence is no good and ASM has only blanked once.

            • pundit of punts
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 1 hour ago

              GTG?

              Foster
              TAA - Semedo - Coady
              Salah - Greenwood - Jota - Benrahma - Sarr
              Ronaldo - Antonio

              Sanchez - Livramento - White - Scarlett

              WC next gw. 2.2m in the bank. Improve something for a hit?

              1. waldo666
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 1 hour ago

                Nothing worth a hit but I'd be playing Livramento over one of your Wolves defenders.

                1. FOO FIGHTER
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 1 hour ago

                  Yup

                2. pundit of punts
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 1 hour ago

                  Pondering on that

                  Tough one for me

                  Have a feeling that wolves are finally gonna score big this weekend

                  1. waldo666
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 1 hour ago

                    I'd be surprised if they score at all.

                    1. pundit of punts
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 1 hour ago

                      Could have easily got 3 at the weekend if not for bad luck.

                      Traore hitting the bar. Chance just not falling properly for Hwang. Jimenez coming so close a few times.

                      They are gonna finally gonna break their duck when Soton come out to attack at home.

                      1. FOO FIGHTER
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 1 hour ago

                        City only had one shot on target at the emptyhad vs Southampton.

                      2. waldo666
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 1 hour ago

                        Traore hitting the bar was from a wicked deflection, was just another shot off target.

                        Jimenez lacks his cutting edge from pre-injury and looks a fair way off for mine.

                        Hwang's looked lively tbf so maybe a start for him and something might happen.

                        I won't hold my breath though.

                        1. FOO FIGHTER
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 1 hour ago

                          Massive problem if your only goal the whole season came from a player which is sitting on the bench.

            • tbos83
                1 month, 1 hour ago

                Have 2ft so want to make at least one this week. What would you do?

                Sanchez
                Shaw Digne TAA
                Gray Salah Jota Benny
                Dennis Ronaldo Antonio

                Steele Torres White Livra

                1. DARE TO BISCAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 1 hour ago

                  Torres to Raph maybe

              • Jdpz
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 1 hour ago

                Begovic
                TAA Reguilon Tierney
                Salah Bruno Jota Raphinha Benrahma
                Bamford Antonio

                Sanchez Cash Ayling Perica*

                1FT, 0m ITB
                What to do?

              • BOATIES FC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 1 hour ago

                from GW7 which combo are you going for?
                A) Lukaku CR7
                B) Lukaku Salah
                C) CR7 Salah
                D) all 3
                E) something else

                1. RogDog_jimmy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 1 hour ago

                  in gw7 i'll be on (c) (am there now)
                  after?
                  not sure...

                2. Gandalf
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 1 hour ago

                  B or D

                  1. Gandalf
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 1 hour ago

                    For GW8 I mean. Almost certainly C still for GW7

                3. BeWater
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 1 hour ago

                  B

                4. BOATIES FC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 1 hour ago

                  Sorry I've not worded it very well. I really meant from gw8

                5. NateDog
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 1 hour ago

                  D currently and don't see myself moving away from it for a while

                6. Squib
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 1 hour ago

                  Already got D

              • premierleaguesgreatestevert…
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 1 hour ago

                Clinging onto WC for dear life until 7/8. 0 ft, 3.0 itb (to go towards Lukaku/Ronaldo)

                Anyone worth a hit or any suggestions to the starting 11 please

                Sanchez

                TAA Marcal Veltman
                Sarr Raph Salah Jota
                Bamford Ings Antonio

                Bachmann Shaw Coufal Brownhill

                Cheers

              • Major League Shocker
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 1 hour ago

                Is there any site that shows what percentage of the top 10K and top 100K have used their wildcard so far this season? Thought this info would be on LiveFPL, but I didn't see it anywhere.

                1. Skonto Rigga
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 1 hour ago

                  https://www.livefpl.net/chips

                  Just under half of the top 10k have used it

                2. Casual Player
                    1 month, 1 hour ago

                    Yeah it’s there for too 10k and overall, go to the Chips section

                  • Major League Shocker
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 1 hour ago

                    Cheers Neale and Casual Player!

                3. Champions League Varane
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 1 hour ago

                  Is this worth it..?? Tonight.

                  GW6- Traoré/Jota and DCL -> Antonio and Gray -4
                  GW7- Traoré/Jota Bamford and Lukaku (C) and Mendy/Delph (4.4).

                4. FOO FIGHTER
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 1 hour ago

                  Lukaku looks to be going up tonight unless WC's are being burned.

                  1. BUZZBOMB
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 59 mins ago

                    95% isnt usually enough in WC season but will need to think about it before Fri night.

                5. Gameweek 6 Q&A
                  Az
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 12 Years
                  1 month, 1 hour ago

                  Sam and I will be live tomorrow on YouTube for the weekly Q&A. Any questions you’d like us to tackle?

                  Drop them below and / or tune in live 🙂

                  1. Athletic Nasherbo
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 1 hour ago

                    Would any of you be brave enough to drop Trent for Cancelo/Dias/Rudiger/VVD. All matching, the ‘best’ asset in the game, or so.

                  2. pundit of punts
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 1 hour ago

                    Is Alonso the real deal?

                    Risk him on WC with a decent backup or play safe?

                    1. Offside Trapattoni
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 39 mins ago

                      My question as well, does a fit Chilwell see meaningful minutes or has he convinced Tuchel he is the better fit for his system?

                  3. Kryptonite666
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 57 mins ago

                    Az,

                    Is the value shifting to mid priced mids (

                    1. Kryptonite666
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 55 mins ago

                      Which mids do you like - Gray, Gallagher, Sarr ?

                  4. Kryptonite666
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 55 mins ago

                    View on balanced threemium drafts such as this one

                    Sanchez
                    TAA James Rudiger Marcal (Livramento)
                    Salah Jota Raphinha Gray (Mendy)
                    Lukaku Ronaldo (Perica)

                  5. HMC
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 55 mins ago

                    On a scale of 1-10, is your feeling an 11 after bringing in Semedo last week 🙂

                    For those who wildcarded in gw5 and have a few fires, what advice do you give to not panic and take extra hits...

                    1. Kryptonite666
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 54 mins ago

                      View on Wolves defence and Jota

                  6. Kryptonite666
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 52 mins ago

                    Thoughts on Reece James and would you hold / get rid

                  7. Conan23
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 47 mins ago

                    Toney- Keep or Sell?
                    Fixtures not as bad as they look once you have a decent sub for Liverpool and Chelsea games

                  8. BeWater
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 40 mins ago

                    Is it time to sell Greenwood or Jota or both?

                  9. MountainBeach
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 35 mins ago

                    Hold Greenwood or get Raph/Jota in? Jota is at least coming close to scoring/assisting, whereas Greenwood's attacking play has been completely different since Ronaldo's arrive. Far more limited. I know he got that one assist, but it was a rebound and he was mostly ineffective.

                  10. dunas_dog
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 29 mins ago

                    With Jota and Greenwood not delivering is it time to downgrade to 2 x 5.7-6.5 m mids and invest more heavily in defence on Chelsea/City defenders? If so who are best mids in this price range to bring in and hold for next few weeks

                  11. Jafalad
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    29 days, 23 hours ago

                    Do I need Ronaldo for week 6 at home to Villa when I have Lukaku home to City?

                    And if I did get him in, should I take out Jota, Greenwood or Benrahma for Sarr, Gray or Gallagher?

                  12. doy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    29 days, 21 hours ago

                    What to do with Jota? Sell for Sarr for his next 2?

                  13. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
                    • 6 Years
                    29 days, 13 hours ago

                    No

                6. Zebrahimović
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 1 hour ago

                  Any one got a link to the Mods league?

                  1. DARE TO BISCAN
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 1 hour ago

                    Mods

                  2. Mika-eel
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 46 mins ago

                    Go to the price changes HT. Either TM or Ragabolly should have it linked to their profile.

                7. DARE TO BISCAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 1 hour ago

                  Put my mind at ease/panic me into action:

                  Torres dropping tonight?

                  1. HMC
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 57 mins ago

                    had no idea but just checked and I say yes as it seems an odd week to wildcard in 6

                8. HMC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 58 mins ago

                  Torres dropping in price is the icing after bringing him in on wc

                  Any changes or good to roll a transfer? Would be nice to have 2 in gw7. Nothing itb

                  Guiata
                  Trent James Semedo
                  Salah Jota Torres Gray
                  Lukaku Antonio Bamford
                  Steer White Livra Gilmour

                  1. FFSbet.com
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 47 mins ago

                    Looks good and solid bench cover so roll

                  2. GreatCarragherReef
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 44 mins ago

                    If you like Sarr or Raph i'd probably get Torres out- personally not keen on Mount or any other Chelsea mids so no point keeping torres until gw7 to swap to them

                    1. HMC
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 37 mins ago

                      In hindsight I made the mistake not going Sarr short term and took the bait on city attacker vs Saints.
                      Worth jumping ship to Sarr or is that last weeks points and how important is it to have 2 freebies in gw7? Since I brought in Lukaku and James maybe the double up is enough then bring in city player for gw8 instead and monitor Semedo/Wolves

                      1. GreatCarragherReef
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 32 mins ago

                        Yeah, similar situation here, but i'm trying to fit in Lukaku and Ronaldo.

                        Re free transfers- i can't remember ever having two in the last few seasons. Transfers each week keep the game interesting soI can't ever resist!

                9. Athletic Nasherbo
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 58 mins ago

                  Thoughts?

                  Mane + Jesus > Sarr + Ronaldo(C) -4.

                  1. waldo666
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 53 mins ago

                    Not normally one for hits but I could get around that tbh.

                  2. F4L
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 50 mins ago

                    looks good if you're confident in CR7 heading into United's tough fixtures

                    1. Maeki2
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 40 mins ago

                      actually thinking united might do better when they dont have to control the match

                  3. FFSbet.com
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 49 mins ago

                    Looks good but if you plan on Ronaldo > Lukaku GW7 i wouldnt do it

                    1. Athletic Nasherbo
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 46 mins ago

                      Cheers all. I plan to captain Ronaldo in GW 7 too. Then Wildcard.

                10. Conan23
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 50 mins ago

                  Toney owners if ye are still out there!

                  what do you plan on doing with him?

                  I planned on getting rid gw7 for lukaku but now after watching the game and being so impressed I'm thinking of keeping and getting rid of cucho (5.0) who is a bigger issue(also for big rom)

                  I know his fixtures are not great but West Ham & Leicester defence have been leaking in goals and the 3 amazing fixtures on the bounce bur NOR new

                  1. Van der Faart
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 49 mins ago

                    Planning to sell for Antonio.

                  2. waldo666
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 42 mins ago

                    Probably thank him for his haul and move him on, fixtures really are horrible. ASM has probably shown enough to come in for a bit.

                    1. Conan23
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 28 mins ago

                      i have Antonio and if i didnt have any other issues (Bruno,Jota,Shaw,Cucho) i would 100% sell this gw, but i want (Lukaku,Mount,Cancelo,6.4m Mid) in by gw8 and can do this for -4

                      6.4 mid (Saka,Gray,Sarr) could be cover for the difficult fixtures

                11. FFSbet.com
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 50 mins ago

                  Would you do this for -8 will leave me with .0ITB and set me up long term(WC used)?

                  Greenwood + Bissouma + Regulion > Sarr + Grey + Alonso (-8)

                  Raya (Gunnarsson)
                  TAA - Shaw - Regulion *(Williams - Livramento)
                  Salah - Greenwood* - Raphinha - Jota (Bissouma*)
                  Lukaku - Bamford - Antonio

                  1. Conan23
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 39 mins ago

                    No...id personally roll a ft with that team
                    Firmino will be back soon and jota will be a rotation risk

                    1. FFSbet.com
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 21 mins ago

                      Thats why i go Grey to cover Jota,think he will get 15+ goals this season especially with Salah + Mane on AFCON in January

                12. F4L
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 47 mins ago

                  I'm a bit stuck this week. Would love not to take a hit(s), but players I would want to get in the next 3/4 GWs are rising (at least 0.3), and players I want to ship are dropping (again, at least 0.2, good chance of 0.3). So that's a 0.6 swing, possibly even more. Can that justify a -12? I'm trying to convince myself that it can.

                  1. GreatCarragherReef
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 43 mins ago

                    Depends which camp you're in. I reckon a -4 is worth it for a 0.2 swing at this point, so it checks out. Long term move though for sure

                    1. F4L
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 40 mins ago

                      Cheers, yeah they're long term picks, the price changes this week are brutal.

                      Might just the pull the trigger tonight and pray for the best, hopefully all PL clubs played reserve teams in the League Cup.

                      1. GreatCarragherReef
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 38 mins ago

                        It's pretty rare that they get injured when you think about it. Over the first half of the season could easily build 1.5m extra value from early transfers, and maybe get 1 injury

                        1. F4L
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 33 mins ago

                          True. Cheers 🙂 Transfers done.

                          1. GreatCarragherReef
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 32 mins ago

                            no worries

                13. Igz08
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 45 mins ago

                  Keep Torres this week or sell for Sarr/Gray?

                  1. F4L
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 44 mins ago

                    I'll keep, he's a long term pick for me.

                  2. MikeS
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 42 mins ago

                    Sell

                  3. HMC
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 35 mins ago

                    See above I’m torn and would rather not make a change til after midweek games.
                    Hate price drops but since I would only downgrade him the 0.1 drop isn’t the worst (besides having poor team value already).

                    Sarr or Raph are the only options for me

                    1. Igz08
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 28 mins ago

                      Thing is with Torres, I’d like to have two FT next week for Chelsea - but I’ll probably want to Torres out anymore to raise some funds. So I might as well do it already I imagine, just not sure who to get

                  4. cravencottage
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    29 days, 23 hours ago

                    Keep- better player in a better team than other two, despite rotation

                14. MikeS
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 42 mins ago

                  Pick one ft, torres to..

                  A. Sarr
                  B. Benrahma

                  1. waldo666
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 42 mins ago

                    A

                  2. GreatCarragherReef
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 39 mins ago

                    A, see the hot topic re West Ham fixtures above

                  3. HMC
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 29 mins ago

                    It depends what type of manager you are. Benny ownership over 30% so a goal hurts more but Sarr maybe have better fixtures and on pens (likely)

                15. No Kane No Gain
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 33 mins ago

                  Massively behind, looking at different captain options, especially because I don’t think salah Kaku or CR7 to do amazingly well. Does Sarr or Trent captain sound good at all?! Any other dark horse captains this week?!

                  1. FOO FIGHTER
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 31 mins ago

                    Antonio

                16. OptimusBlack
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 32 mins ago

                  Who to get instead of Traoré
                  A- Doucouré
                  B- Gray
                  Already have Sarr

                  1. dunas_dog
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 20 mins ago

                    Gray or Gallagher

                    1. OptimusBlack
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 18 mins ago

                      Okay