Frisking the Fixtures

Who has the best FPL fixtures in the next six Gameweeks and beyond?

Our frisk of the fixtures sees us assess the Premier League clubs and players with the strongest runs of league matches over the coming weeks – in theory, at least.

The primary focus in this article will be on a six-Gameweek lookahead but we will scrutinise the longer-term prospects where appropriate.

Our colour-coded Season Ticker is the primary source for this piece; using this tool as a Premium Member, you can sort by difficulty, rank by attacking and defensive potential or find budget rotation pairings. You can also set your own difficulty ratings, should you disagree with our own.

BEST FIXTURES

LEEDS UNITED

Raphinha and Bamford both deliver returns as Saint-Maximin steals the Newcastle show 3

Next six: WHU | WAT | sou | WOL | nor | LEI

Despite a five-game winless run to start the season, Leeds United now have an opportunity to kick-on with a favourable schedule from Gameweek 6 right through until the end of October.

In fact, over the next five Gameweeks, they sit top of the Season Ticker for ease of fixture.

Marcelo Bielsa’s troops face newly promoted Watford (h) and Norwich City (a) during that time, as well as West Ham United (h), Southampton (a) and Wolverhampton Wanderers (h).

While the jury remains out on the Whites’ backline, given that they have already shipped 12 goals and have several defenders currently on the treatment table, there will understandably be interest further forward.

Providing they can recover from their respective hip and ankle knocks, Raphinha (£6.5m) and Patrick Bamford (£8.0m) are the stand-out picks. The duo combined at St. James’ Park in Gameweek 5 and have already produced five attacking returns between them in 2021/22. And while Bamford’s ownership is slightly higher at the time of writing, Raphinha’s 16 goal attempts and 10 chances created are both team-leading totals.

CHELSEA

Lukaku on target as Chelsea assets prosper at Arsenal 2

Next six: MCI | SOU | bre | NOR | new | BUR

With one of the best defences in Europe and a ruthless new striker now installed in their starting XI, Chelsea and owners of their Fantasy assets should be brimming with confidence heading into their fixtures between Gameweeks 7 and 11.

Clashes with newly-promoted Brentford (a) and Norwich City (h) are sandwiched by matches against Southampton (h), Newcastle United (a) and Burnley (a). Even this weekend’s tie against champions Manchester City (h) could provide returns, given that Thomas Tuchel has got the better of Pep Guardiola’s side on three occasions this year. 

At the back, the Blues have already kept four clean sheets and are still yet to concede a goal from open-play, so investing in one or two of their defensive assets looks like a wise move. 

Edouard Mendy (£6.0m) missed Gameweek 5 having taken a ‘huge hit’ against Zenit in the UEFA Champions League. However, he is expected back soon and has racked up an impressive 26 FPL points across his four starts. Picking out a defender isn’t quite so straightforward, just ask Reece James (£5.6m) owners, but Antonio Rudiger (£5.5m) and Cesar Azpilicueta (£6.0m) should be fairly safe starters aside from the odd benching. The situation regarding Marcos Alonso (£5.8m) is also worth monitoring. The Spaniard has started every Premier League match so far this term and sits top of the defender rankings.

Further forward, Chelsea’s run from Gameweeks 9 to 11 looks particularly appealing for their attacking options, as Norwich, Newcastle and Burnley have already shipped 36 goals between them and are yet to register a single clean sheet. Kai Havertz (£8.3m) and Mason Mount (£7.4m) are both interesting options, but Romelu Lukaku (£11.6m) remains the stand-out pick.

ARSENAL

Aubameyang can exploit Norwich defence ahead of Arsenal fixture swing 4

Next six: TOT | bha | CRY | AVL | lei | WAT

While Arsenal struggled in the opening three Gameweeks, back-to-back 1-0 wins suggest that they might just be worth another look ahead of a favourable run of fixtures.

Having easier opponents like Norwich and Burnley obviously helps, but the Gunners have also benefitted from the return of key personnel at the back, including Ben White (£4.4m), Gabriel (£5.0m) and Thomas Partey (£5.0m). The additions of Aaron Ramsdale (£4.5m) and Takehiro Tomiyasu (£4.5m) have also given them a much-needed lift, while Kieran Tierney (£4.9m) has the potential for attacking returns even if they do concede.

Next up is North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, who have lacked attacking ideas so far and rank 20th for xG, while four of their five opponents to follow also feature in the bottom-half of that table.

Further forward, options remain sparse and to be fair question marks do still exist, but Martin Ødegaard (£5.5m) and Bukayo Saka (£6.0m) did provide a goal and assist at the weekend, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£9.9m) scoring and collected maximum bonus in Gameweek 4.

SOUTHAMPTON

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Next six: WOL | che | LEE | BUR | wat | AVL

Following their impressive draw at Manchester City last weekend, Southampton now have an appealing schedule with an away trip to Chelsea in Gameweek 7 the only red fixture in sight.

Favourable home matches against Wolverhampton Wanderers, Leeds United, Burnley and Aston Villa are all on the menu, with an added trip to Norwich City following that run.

At the back, Tino Livramento (£4.2m) has started every match this season and could provide real value at both ends of the pitch. The former Chelsea man has been popping up in some advanced positions, and has been a little unfortunate not to add an assist to his tally.

Leeds, Burnley and Watford all look like particularly good fixtures to target from an attacking perspective, too.

90-minute man James Ward-Prowse (£6.4m) has set-pieces and penalties in his locker, while Mohamed Elyounoussi (£5.5m) has posted some encouraging underlying numbers since his re-introduction to the starting XI in Gameweek 3. However, the pick of the bunch could well be forward Adam Armstrong (£6.0m). The 24-year-old has already provided one goal and an assist, and tops the Saints stats charts for goal attempts and shots in the box.

ALSO CONSIDER

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

In an attacking sense, Watford rank highly over the next six fixtures (NEW | lee | LIV | eve | SOU | ars), though it is worth noting that their next two are more appealing that the subsequent run, as Newcastle and Leeds both rank in the bottom three for xGC so far this season and are yet to record a shut-out. 

That immediately promotes Ismaila Sarr’s (£6.1m) FPL prospects. The Senegalese winger’s 13 goal attempts, 11 shots in the box and nine created chances are team-leading totals, while Emmanuel Dennis (£5.2m) is one of the better budget forwards in the game right now, having started all five Premier League matches so far, chipping in with two goals and an assist.

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Leicester City have had a disappointing start to the season, losing three of their opening five matches, but now have a run of fixtures (BUR | cry | MUN | bre | ARS | lee) which should give them a platform to start moving up the table.

James Maddison (£6.8m) is clearly struggling, but that hasn’t stopped Jamie Vardy (£10.4m) impressing. The no. 9 ranks second amongst all forwards for FPL points, via three goals, an assist and five bonus points.

The introduction of Ademola Lookman (£6.0m) at half-time in Gameweek 5 is also one to monitor, as he will now be pushing for a start after an encouraging display.

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Finally, Wolverhampton Wanderers (sou | NEW | avl | lee | EVE | cry) still have a reasonable run, and despite a disappointing defeat to Brentford in Gameweek 5, could do well.

Amongst the stand-out options in the Wolves ranks are wing-backs Marcal (£4.6m) and Nelson Semedo (£4.9m), both of whom have impressed in the opening weeks. 

Adama Traore (£6.0m) and Raul Jimenez (£7.5m) will also hope to open their 2021/22 accounts, having posted some promising underlying numbers during the opening rounds.

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW FROM GAMEWEEK 5

1,291 Comments Post a Comment
  1. artvandelay316
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Anyone considering getting Foden in?

    1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Do you enjoy not knowing if your player will play or not?

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Not for a moment

    3. Gunneryank
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Not if you paid me in whiskey.

    4. Zimo
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      He was 6.5m last season and considering him led to failure. Why would u now that he's 8m?

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        The mids in the 7 to 8m bracket are either stagnating or not worth the money IMO.

    5. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Can't go there just now,still licking my wounds after Torres.

    6. n-doggg
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Do you like pain?

    7. F4L
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      if B.Silva had left in the summer, yeah, but as it is, probably not.

    8. Lanley Staurel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Ive never felt more comfortable not having a Man City player in years.

  2. panda07
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Best 1 week punt?

    A) Bamford (if fit)
    B) Sarr
    C) Townsend
    D) Rondon
    E) Digne

    1. Chilli Heatwave
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      B or C

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      B

    3. BENOIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      C

    4. HD7
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      B or Gray?

      1. panda07
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Already have Gray so another Everton player would be a double up which I don't mind for just 1 week vs Norwich. Thanks

    5. F4L
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Sarr

    6. Stranger Mings
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 29 days ago

      B

    7. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Thanks all

    8. Stram Dunk
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      C

    9. N1ceguyEdd1e
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      C - I brought him in last night for a punt too

  3. FOO FIGHTER
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    What is the story with Elyounoussi? Is he any good?

    5 shots on target in forth behind Salah (8), Ronaldo (7) and Sarr (7)

    1. BENOIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Started well...in terms of stats at least. I do worry he could get dropped at any time, but I like the punt.

    2. Chilli Heatwave
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Elyounoussi him up till now? I’ll see myself out.

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Few years of not being good so far

  4. martyhan
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    At a loss of what to do here. Have 0itb and 2 fts. Want Chelsea cover but maybe get city out of the way first. Should I just do steele to Foster? Anynother options. Team is

    Sanchwz steele
    Livramento ayling taa shaw coady
    Bruno gray salah raphina Brownhill
    Ronaldo Antonio Obafemi

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Ayling not done much since week 1

    2. A-L
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      You have the luxury to wait for team news I suppose

  5. mcginnntonic
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Is lamptey straight back into the brighton team? anyone know? 4.4m…

    1. BENOIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Doubt it

    2. Chilli Heatwave
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Not straight in I wouldn’t have thought

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Once he has completed 90 mins a couple of times, might be worth a look

    4. A-L
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      It's a transfer out waiting to happen though

  6. Lord of Ings
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Is raphinha fit?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      We don't know either way

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Last update was a hip injury.

  7. Paddyburns
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Should I get rid of Mount? And who is the best replacement? Have Jota, Sarr and Gray. 2,8 ITB.

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      No
      But Gray plus money ITB could make a pretty big difference somewhere else in the team

      1. Paddyburns
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Foster
        Shaw - Livra - TAA
        Mount - Jota - Sarr - Gray
        Ronaldo - Lukaku - Antonio

        Bench Sanchez, sissoko, Tierney, Williams.

        I feel like I have to spent those 2,8 somewhere, I’m just not sure where or just save the FT.

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 29 days ago

          No Salah certainly gives you plenty to play with. I'd hold, and get a Chelsea def in after this week

          1. Paddyburns
            • 5 Years
            10 months, 29 days ago

            Thank you

  8. EL_FENOMENO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Jota + Toney to Gallagher + Antonio for -4?

    1. Wivanee
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Yep

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Naaa

    3. A-L
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      I wouldn't for a -4, those seem more luxury moves

  9. n-doggg
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Am I really going to do the most boring move of a sub keeper change of Steele to Foster this week!? Anyone come up with a better way to spend 1 or 2FTs here? 0.1itb

    Sanchez, Steele
    TAA, coady, livermanto, white, Williams
    Salah, raphinia, traore, sarr, sissoko
    Ronaldo, Lukaku, Antonio

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Dull is best

    2. Alisson WondHaaland
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Traore to Gallagher or Coady to Marcal maybe

    3. Indpush
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Yes. No.

    4. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      I don’t think I would. Foster might have been a one-off and then you’ve lost your backup keeper if Sanchez gets injured. Not sure what else to suggest though!

  10. A-L
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    The rate of price changes has been frustrating this season. Had planned Mahrez to Gray this week and a hit for TAA to Rudiger & Obafemi to Lukaku next week, had to do the first move early and would be left with 0.1 ITB after the other moves. Rudiger & Lukaku look like they're both rising very soon though but why are people bringing them in now when City is up next??

    Might have to take the -8

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Unlucky.
      This year I am just trying to wait till the end of the week and seeing what I can do with what I have. Less stressful.

      1. A-L
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        True, I've been meaning to take it less seriously this year anyway

    2. FPL Theorist
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Pundits are inducing FOMO, telling everyone they have to have those players at any cost.

      1. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Pundits and using expressions like FOMO are best avoided. Like most of social media coralling people into sheeplike behaviour is good if you've aspirations to grow wool. FPL top bananas can think forvthemselvesm

      2. A-L
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Was always my plan really, wanted Chelsea for GW7 onwards, want to WC in GW12 and TAA can come back then, Gray was a suitable downgrade for this week and wanted the extra bench option longer term, all looked like it would work out with a little bit of cash to spare. I only really watch LTFPL to validate whether my thoughts make sense or whether I should rethink, rather than being guided by any of that

        1. FPL Theorist
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 29 days ago

          Didn't mean to imply you were being influenced. Just saying why they are rising in price now despite the fixture.

          1. A-L
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 29 days ago

            Ah sorry I get you - yeah that makes sense. And overreactions to a goal from a defender when his xG was 0.1 that game I believe

        2. GreennRed
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 29 days ago

          Not sure why you'd sell Trent. He can do damage to any team.

          1. A-L
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 29 days ago

            He can, although I don't think that means he'll score as highly against the upcoming opponents. Would ideally only be gone from GW7-11 before WC. In that time 3 of the 5 are City, United and WHU (away) and otherwise can't get the Chelsea players in without that sacrifice

    3. Ruth_NZ
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      So take Gallacher or Elyounoussi instead of Gray and give yourself some wiggle room. Or even a 4.5m midfielder, presumably if Obafemi is leaving you will need a base price midfielder instead?

      1. A-L
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Gray already in unfortunately - had to catch at least that price rise yesterday. I usually don't mind the 4.5 base price for one mid/fwd player but the funds seemed to be available to upgrade and allows for some rotation & a stronger bench

        1. Ruth_NZ
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 29 days ago

          Yeah, but obviously funds weren't available, were they. 😕

          You didn't have to catch that price rise at all, you were just being greedy for an easy (apparent) win.

          As for "not minding" a 4.5m attacker, it's not a question of minding, it's a question of structural efficiency. Don't do it and you will just create a drag factor on your team - such as taking a completely unnecessary -8.

          1. A-L
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 29 days ago

            I agree with your point and is the whole reason I had set up with the 4.5 fwd in the first place, though maybe my wording "not minding" didn't show that.

            Recognising what I lose in structural efficiency and what I gain in bench flexibility, I'm happy with that aspect of the trade-off.

            The point of the post being how unexpected the price changes were which have led to this dilemma. Don't think it was obvious that this would happen at all. At the end of the day, it's just the penalty for me if I want to go ahead with my plan or whether I want to switch things up and have to work within the limitations that the game has set.

  11. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Anyone noticed that Greenwood's xG is approaching 600 minutes...?! Had to adjust my table parameters to include him.

    Who'd have thought owning Jota, Greenwood and Torres would have gone so badly.

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Being suffocated by someone old enough to be his dad

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Yep, his team mates are just not picking his runs out any more. Very frustrating.

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 29 days ago

          Ronaldo owns UTD now

    2. Gunneryank
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Hold your nerve lad. Perhaps there's gold still there to be had? 😀

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        It's either Torres or Greenwood to Sarr, I think. Greenwood may get a stay of execution.

        1. Gunneryank
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 29 days ago

          Full disclosure, i did Torres to Sarr. Sarr will now get a red and an injury. LOL.

    3. MountainBeach
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      yeah, his game's being completely different since Ronaldo's joined. Very limited in his attacking play now. If he blanks against Villa and doesn't come close to scoring, it's time to get rid IMO.

  12. Manani
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Digne injury apparently? Gonna have to switch him to chelsea defender 1 week early maybe

    1. Khark
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      I saw he had been subbed at 80minutes. Brilliant!

    2. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      That's what I am thinking. Anybody know the extent of it

    3. Beatle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Ah what!!

    4. Khark
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Where did you read there was maybe an injury?

      1. Beatle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Yeah I can't find it anywhere

      2. Manani
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        didnt watch the game, so just only saw the threads on reddit. Looks like ankle injury

    5. Gunneryank
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Who cares? Put him in the kitchen! I can train the lad to prepare gameday meals. Get him out of his football boots. No judgement.

  13. FOO FIGHTER
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Lukaku surely rising tonight?

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      You spelt Benrahma wrong

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        And Rudiger ha ha

  14. FCSB
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Jeez, my team orange flagged;

    TAA
    Ayling
    Raphinha
    Bamford

    Absolute bloodbath

    1. Ruth_NZ
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      It's not, you are exaggerating. At least two of those will play at the weekend, probably three.

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      3 of those are fine, calm down

      1. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        The ailing Ayling?

        1. FCSB
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 29 days ago

          If 3 are fit then I hope it’s Luke who takes a rest

    3. Gunneryank
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Relax. It's not a crime drama.

      1. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Endeavour 😉

        1. FCSB
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 29 days ago

          Line of Duty, for the love of god

          1. Big_Andy_GAWA
            • 10 Years
            10 months, 29 days ago

            They're only yellow-flagged (75% chance of playing)

    4. nikornla
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      TAA, Raphinha and Bamford for me as well

  15. Jdpz
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Begovic
    TAA Reguilon Tierney
    Salah Bruno Jota Raphinha Benrahma
    Bamford Antonio

    Sanchez Cash Ayling Perica*

    1FT, 0m ITB
    What to do?

    1. Dreaming of glory
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Jota > grey. Target Norwich

  16. simon.knott86
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    RMWCT please?

    Sanchez
    Rudiger - Dias - Duffy
    Kovacic - Benrahma - Salah - Gray
    Ron - Rom - Antonio

    Guaita - Livramento - Tsimikas - Gilmour 0.8 ITB

    1. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      A bit light in defence and midfield.

      1. Ruth_NZ
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        A bit light everywhere except for the 3 super-premiums. 😉

        And where are people getting this Kovacic nonsense from? 😆

        1. Gunneryank
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 29 days ago

          I don't get the Kovacic thing? A casual thing maybe?

          1. Dthinger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            10 months, 29 days ago

            Kovacic only has one point less than Sarr. He is Chelsea's highest scoring mid with 1 goal and 3 assists. He's not a bad pick for 5.1M

            1. Gunneryank
              • 1 Year
              10 months, 29 days ago

              Fair. I wasn't expecting you to back up your argument with facts.

    2. Alisson WondHaaland
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      What transfers will you make in the future? Eventually when some of the cheap options stop performing you'll need the money to upgrade them. Just start with 2 premiums imo

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Not like the 7 to 8m midfielders are doing any better.

        1. Alisson WondHaaland
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 29 days ago

          Cant expect that to stay the same, the likes of Son, Sancho and the 7 - 8m mids will become a factor eventually. The 3 premium setup is risky because its inflexible so I dont like it

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 29 days ago

            And who says the budget mids will not keep on thriving?

            1. Alisson WondHaaland
              • 6 Years
              10 months, 29 days ago

              They could, but the point is its inflexible. Much easier to downgrade than to upgrade. I just prefer to keep different paths open as 5 weeks is still too little time to tell who are the good options this season

              1. FOO FIGHTER
                • 3 Years
                10 months, 29 days ago

                Dowgrading Lukaku for instance leaves cash for upgrades. So upgrading in this case not an issue.

      2. Dreaming of glory
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        You can dg a premium when they do. No biggie

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Looks good

  17. Alisson WondHaaland
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Which 3 to start out of these?

    A) Semedo Sou(A)
    B) Marcal Sou(A)
    C) Rudiger Mci(H)
    D) Torres Che(A)
    E) Livramento Wol(H)

    1. Flaming Flamingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      ABC imo

    2. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Ace

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      CDE

    4. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      ACD

    5. BOATIES FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      ADE

    6. Dreaming of glory
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      A or b with c&e

  18. Tommo1212
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 29 days ago

    So any chance Foden may start this weekend then after running the show tonight ? ( I know it was only Wycombe ) or is it just getting sucked into playing another game of Pep Roulette ?

    1. Flaming Flamingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      There's a chance, yes, but I wouldn't count on it

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      To borrow a line from one of my school teachers (many years ago): "Try it, if you like it, great. If you don't fine, but at least you've tried it."

      1. Gunneryank
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Brilliant. Are you running for British government?

      2. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Was she selling heroin?

    3. BOATIES FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      It's way too risky for my taste

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        How much is he this year? 8 or so?

  19. BOATIES FC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    I was originally thinking WC GW7 but the more I look at my team I think GW8 is the better WC option.
    Is GW7 still the most popular choice on here?

    1. Dreaming of glory
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Yea pretty big fixture swing then to take advantage of

    2. FPL Theorist
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      I think you're right, I'll just bring in 2 Chelsea before the WC and then I can clean up the rest of the team during the IB.

  20. Dreaming of glory
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Wc for these moves?

    Ayling, greenwood, esr, williams > rudiger, gray, gallagher, white

    + clean up 5th mid and 2nd keeper

    Or just
    greenwood > gray/gallagher then wc next week

    1. FPL Theorist
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      No

    2. Flaming Flamingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      I don't think you should WC or make that transfer honestly

      1. Dreaming of glory
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        0 itb means I don't have another move but yea I could wait another week and save ft. Just not loving greenwood since Ron came in when I actually thought he was a steal at 7.5 this season!

  21. Gudjohnsen
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Does Torres start against Chelsea?

    1. Gunneryank
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Probably, but will it matter?

      1. Desperate Dan
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        I'm starting Dennis v NOR(H) over him I think.

  22. MountainBeach
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Thoughts on Foden?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Pass

    2. tommo1989
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Won’t play enough

    3. Firmino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Monitoring

    4. Gunneryank
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 29 days ago

      He's a good lad who loves his family and isn't a bad cook.

  23. tommo1989
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Is it worth an 8 point hit to save 0.2m?

    1. Gunneryank
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Not in a thousand years. Points before price.

      1. tommo1989
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        I think Richarlison might drop before the deadline and with no cash itb, I’d need to do another transfer to free up enough money for Bamford or Antonio

    2. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      -4 if it affects long term moves would be understandable. Not more than that

  24. MountainBeach
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 29 days 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

  25. Cheeto__Bandito
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Play?

    Rudiger (MCI)
    Mitchell (BHA)

  26. AnyoneButLiverpool
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Sarr or Gallagher?

    1. Chilli Heatwave
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Sarr

    2. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Sarr next 2 , Gallagher longterm

    3. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Sarr for the next two looks great.

  27. Champions League Varane
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Is this worth it? Both for hits sadly

    GW6-Traore and DCL to Antonio and Gallagher
    GW7- Bamford and Jota to Lukaku and D.Luiz (4.5).

  28. Chilli Heatwave
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    GW7 I will be bringing in Lukaku, question is who to move on out of Antonio and Bamford. Any thoughts?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Keep Antonio

    2. Gunneryank
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Keep Antonio until GW 11. Ham gets very rough then. Even then Antonio might still score. Move him out if you don't like points.

  29. Hits from the Bong
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Wanted to wait but not worth 0.2, Got to do Shaw to Rudiger for free haven’t I?

    Sanchez
    TAA Shaw Livramento
    Salah Raphina Benrahma Gray
    Ronaldo Lukaku Antonio

    Steele Duffy McArthur Williams

    1. Gunneryank
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Do it. You'll feel better. Rudiger has your back. Not vs City mind you! But most of the time. Shaw is a good footballer but United don't have the clean sheets you ordered. Do they?

      1. Hits from the Bong
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Okay I will, cheers. I hate missing out on price rises. Would you bench him or Duffy or Liv this week?

        1. Gunneryank
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 29 days ago

          Oh feck. I don't know. I'd have to think about that one. I would almost never bench Rudiger tbh.

  30. MountainBeach
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    I know the popular decision is to get Lukaku in GW7, but I just don't know if I can drop Ronaldo. He's fixture proof IMO. Thoughts?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Lukaku might be a flat track bully but Ronaldo is dtaying in my team. Everything UTD do is going through him.

      1. MountainBeach
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Pretty much, Lukaku has a great run, but just look at the number of shots Ronaldo's taking. Plus pens that will inevitable come.

    2. Costa Nostra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Both is the way.....

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        For now, yes 🙂

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Thinking from week 9 with Norwich Newcastle Burnley games while Ronaldo has Liverpool Spurs Man City

    4. TLF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      I've seen quite a few managers start to hesitate on this move and can understand why. I was intending to do the same but may well leave Lukaku until GW9 now and focus my transfers elsewhere. There's not enough in it for me to make the switch just yet. That said the FPL landscape changes swiftly with form, injuries etc so can't conclude with any certainty just yet.