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

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1,291 Comments Post a Comment
  1. artvandelay316
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Anyone considering getting Foden in?

      1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

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

      2. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Not for a moment

      3. Gunneryank
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Not if you paid me in whiskey.

        • Zim0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 14 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
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

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

        • Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

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

        • n-doggg
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Do you like pain?

        • F4L
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

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

        • Lanley Staurel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

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

      4. panda07
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 14 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
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          B or C

        2. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          B

        3. BENOIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          C

        4. HD7
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          B or Gray?

          1. panda07
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 14 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
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Sarr

        6. Finding Timo
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 14 days ago

          B

        7. panda07
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Thanks all

        8. Bam Saka Laca
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          C

        9. N1ceguyEdd1e
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

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

      5. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 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
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 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
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

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

        3. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Few years of not being good so far

      6. martyhan
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 14 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…
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Ayling not done much since week 1

        2. A-L
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          You have the luxury to wait for team news I suppose

      7. mcginnntonic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

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

        1. BENOIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Doubt it

        2. Chilli Heatwave
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Not straight in I wouldn’t have thought

        3. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

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

        4. A-L
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          It's a transfer out waiting to happen though

      8. Lord of Ings
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Is raphinha fit?

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          We don't know either way

        2. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Last update was a hip injury.

      9. Paddyburns
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 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…
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

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

          1. Paddyburns
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 14 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…
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 14 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
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Thank you

      10. VIVA_RONALDO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Jota + Toney to Gallagher + Antonio for -4?

        1. Wivanee
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Yep

        2. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Naaa

        3. A-L
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

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

      11. n-doggg
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 14 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…
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Dull is best

        2. Alisson WondHaaland
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Traore to Gallagher or Coady to Marcal maybe

        3. Indpush
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Yes. No.

        4. FourLokoLeipzig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 14 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!

      12. A-L
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 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…
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 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
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

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

        2. Major League Shocker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

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

          1. GreennRed
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 14 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
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 14 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. Major League Shocker
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 14 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
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 14 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
              2 months, 14 days ago

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

              1. A-L
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 14 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
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 14 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
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 14 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
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 14 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
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 14 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.

      13. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 14 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…
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Being suffocated by someone old enough to be his dad

          1. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

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

            1. FOO FIGHTER
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Ronaldo owns UTD now

        2. Gunneryank
            2 months, 14 days ago

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

            1. Twisted Saltergater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

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

              1. Gunneryank
                  2 months, 14 days ago

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

            2. MountainBeach
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 14 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.

          • Manani
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

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

            1. Khark
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

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

            2. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

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

            3. Beatle
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Ah what!!

            4. Khark
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Where did you read there was maybe an injury?

              1. Beatle
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Yeah I can't find it anywhere

              2. Manani
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

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

            5. Gunneryank
                2 months, 14 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.

            6. FOO FIGHTER
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Lukaku surely rising tonight?

              1. Twisted Saltergater
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 12 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                You spelt Benrahma wrong

                1. FOO FIGHTER
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  And Rudiger ha ha

            7. FCSB
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Jeez, my team orange flagged;

              TAA
              Ayling
              Raphinha
              Bamford

              Absolute bloodbath

              1. Ruth_NZ
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 14 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
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 14 days ago

                3 of those are fine, calm down

                1. GreennRed
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  The ailing Ayling?

                  1. FCSB
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

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

              3. Gunneryank
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Relax. It's not a crime drama.

                  1. GreennRed
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Endeavour 😉

                    1. FCSB
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Line of Duty, for the love of god

                      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

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

                • nikornla
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  TAA, Raphinha and Bamford for me as well

              4. Jdpz
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 14 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
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Jota > grey. Target Norwich

              5. simon.knott86
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 14 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
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  A bit light in defence and midfield.

                  1. Ruth_NZ
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

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

                    And where are people getting this Kovacic nonsense from? 😆

                    1. Gunneryank
                        2 months, 14 days ago

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

                        1. Dthinger
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 14 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
                              2 months, 14 days ago

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

                    2. Alisson WondHaaland
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 14 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
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

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

                        1. Alisson WondHaaland
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 14 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
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

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

                            1. Alisson WondHaaland
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 14 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
                                • 2 Years
                                2 months, 14 days ago

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

                      2. Dreaming of glory
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        You can dg a premium when they do. No biggie

                    3. FOO FIGHTER
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Looks good

                  2. Alisson WondHaaland
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 14 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
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      ABC imo

                    2. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Ace

                    3. FOO FIGHTER
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      CDE

                    4. dunas_dog
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      ACD

                    5. BOATIES FC
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      ADE

                    6. Dreaming of glory
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      A or b with c&e

                  3. Tommo1212
                      2 months, 14 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
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

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

                      2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 14 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
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            Brilliant. Are you running for British government?

                          • GreennRed
                            • 10 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            Was she selling heroin?

                        2. BOATIES FC
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          It's way too risky for my taste

                          1. Big_Andy_GAWA
                            • 10 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            How much is he this year? 8 or so?

                      3. BOATIES FC
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 14 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
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Yea pretty big fixture swing then to take advantage of

                        2. Major League Shocker
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 14 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.

                      4. Dreaming of glory
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 14 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. Major League Shocker
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          No

                        2. Flaming Flamingo
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

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

                          1. Dreaming of glory
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 14 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!

                      5. Gudjohnsen
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Does Torres start against Chelsea?

                        1. Gunneryank
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            Probably, but will it matter?

                            1. Desperate Dan
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 14 days ago

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

                        2. MountainBeach
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Thoughts on Foden?

                          1. FOO FIGHTER
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            Pass

                          2. tommo1989
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            Won’t play enough

                          3. Firmino
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            Monitoring

                          4. Gunneryank
                              2 months, 14 days ago

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

                          5. tommo1989
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

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

                            1. Gunneryank
                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                Not in a thousand years. Points before price.

                                1. tommo1989
                                  • 5 Years
                                  2 months, 14 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

                              • CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 14 days ago

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

                            2. MountainBeach
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 14 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

                            3. Cheeto__Bandito
                              • 1 Year
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              Play?

                              Rudiger (MCI)
                              Mitchell (BHA)

                            4. AnyoneButLiverpool
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              Sarr or Gallagher?

                              1. Chilli Heatwave
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                Sarr

                              2. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                Sarr next 2 , Gallagher longterm

                              3. Big_Andy_GAWA
                                • 10 Years
                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                Sarr for the next two looks great.

                            5. Champions League Varane
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 14 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).

                            6. Chilli Heatwave
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 14 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
                                • 2 Years
                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                Keep Antonio

                              2. Gunneryank
                                  2 months, 14 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.

                              3. Hits from the Bong
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 14 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
                                    2 months, 14 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
                                      2 months, 14 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
                                          2 months, 14 days ago

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

                                  • MountainBeach
                                    • 9 Years
                                    2 months, 14 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
                                      • 2 Years
                                      2 months, 14 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
                                        • 9 Years
                                        2 months, 14 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
                                      2 months, 14 days ago

                                      Both is the way.....

                                      1. FOO FIGHTER
                                        • 2 Years
                                        2 months, 14 days ago

                                        For now, yes 🙂

                                    3. dunas_dog
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 6 Years
                                      2 months, 14 days ago

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

                                    4. TLF
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 5 Years
                                      2 months, 14 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.