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

 1

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.

Who are the best FPL captain options for Gameweek 3? 8

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.

Learning from ‘The Great and The Good’ FPL managers – Gameweek 5 1

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. Khark
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Rafa Benitez is hopeful Lucas Digne will be fit for Everton's game with Norwich City this weekend.

    The French left-back, who captained the Blues against Queens Park Rangers on Tuesday night, was brought off after 80 minutes and was replaced by Michael Keane.

    Digne was being troubled by an ankle complaint and his substitution immediately raised concerns about Saturday's game at Goodison with Norwich.

    Benitez, however, was hopeful when asked about his fitness following the Carabao Cup defeat.

    "It is not does not look very serious," he said. "But we will check tomorrow."

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

      Lucas "Surely this time it will be different" Digne

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

        The depressing thing is when i look at my first 5 gameweeks, Digne is the only player to play in all 5 for me!

        Hes so god after this weekend!

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

          god??? wow. I meant gone!

          He's definitely not god.

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

      Cobra Kai?

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

      Digne was also troubled by being total balls.

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

    Worth a hit?

    Torres, Traore -> Sarr, Gray

    1. waldo666
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Yep.

      1. waldo666
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Or maybe just Traore out for free if you have decent bench coverage for Torres

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

          Or the other way round. Get torres out. After southampton, wolves face newcastle. Thats d-day for me and traore that fixture!

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

      Keep traore next 2

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

        agree

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

        No! Why?

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

          Newcastle

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

            Will playing Newcastle suddenly make his wayward shots go in?

            1. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
              • 4 Years
              10 months, 28 days ago

              Hit the underside of the bar vs Brentford and jiminez missed a golden chance of traore assist

      3. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        I would sell. He was playing wide right and he's just a bit hopeless out there. Gotta hold your hands up when you're wrong. Good fixtures don't fix poor positioning.

        1. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 28 days ago

          Hit the underside of the bar vs Brentford from the lhs and jiminez missed a golden chance of traore assist

        2. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 13 Years
          10 months, 28 days ago

          If Wolves were winning, Camzy, I’d agree. But they’re not and Lage is trying to find the right combination. For all we know, Traore could play as striker vs Southampton or Newcastle and we’d look a right idiot selling.

          I’ve had him for 2 weeks on my wildcard. His fixtures are good for the next 9 so I don’t see the need to rush him out.

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

      Swallow your pride and do it

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

      No Traoré to Sarr for free

  3. The Reptile
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    I did Gundo to Gray for free
    But Torres looks like dropping tonight so planning him to Gallagher for a hit or should I do Sarr? Can't decide

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

      Stick.

  4. Kane Train
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Jota > Sarr for free yes?

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

      No- Jota rested today and no Firmino on bench so I would keep Jota one more week

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

        This.

      2. StingRay
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        I’m not so sure. Jot A’s been a poor FPL points provider and is wasteful. Brentford will be hard to break down, I’d much rather pick Benrahma than give him another week

  5. FPL_Crisis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    I'm going to pretend I haven't looked at imminent price changes and hold Torres until Friday.
    Tempted to just go Torres to Sarr for the next 2 but need to monitor Bamford fitness - chance I bring in Raphinha as well.

    Would you recommend just making the switch today as I have cover in White-Gilmour-Livra

    Was going to hold Torres and roll transfer but don't think he outscores whichever play I bring in over the next 2

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

      He has Chelsea and Liverpool in his next 2. Just think about that for a minute. Also, Pep.

      Ship.

      1. FPL_Crisis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        yes bit mistake bringing in on wc, my question was more around timing as in do it before price drop or wait for news across the board

  6. P-P-A-P
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    4 players of concern ranging from mild to serious. Who do I need to sort out first?
    Trent, Raphinha, Gundogan, Jota.

    I'm currently thinking Gundo to Sarr, but have 2 free transfers.

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

      Jota.

    2. Alex1995
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Gundo to Sarr yes, Raph and Trent I’d leave, Jota probably fine for now but maybe look to move on in a week or two, unless there’s someone you want in particular instead

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

      Gundog has a cool nickname but that's just not enough. The other 3 could actually contribute here soon.

      Also, Trent? He's not a concern. Have you ever played this game before? He's the best player in your team.

      1. P-P-A-P
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        By concern, I mean yellow flagged for the first 3.

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

          Ah ok fair. I would simply submit Trent doesn't need to be on your concern list. He was ill, and will start every game he possibly can. And is one of the best midfielders in the game.

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

      Gundogan to Sarr and carry unless Raphinha out

  7. Alex1995
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    When are people planning to WC? Over the international break seem most sensible?

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

      Late December.

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

      January 1st.

  8. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Would you get rid of Shaw or Dias for Rudi, he’s going up tonight so might have to be Dias…

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

      Shaw. Keep Dias. Easy choice.

    2. LeSof
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Sell Shaw, keep Dias

    3. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Shaw

    4. Carlton P
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Whaaaat. Getting rid of Dias is absolutely crazy. Drop Shaw and don’t even consider him again until gw15

    5. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      I wouldn't get rid of either this week. Just hold on and get Rudi next week.

  9. StingRay
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Is it time to sell JOTA ?

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

      Soon-ish. Hold a bit longer.

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

      Yes. Been jnimpressive since GW2. Firmino is back training

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

      Another week then assess assess as Firmino probably returns for City game in week 7

    4. Carlton P
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Yes. There are no mids I’m interested in above 6.6. Drop and look at how to get city/chelsea defenders in

  10. Alex1995
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Any suggestions? 1FT and 0.5 ITB

    Sanchez
    TAA Shaw Livramento
    Salah Jota Greenwood Raph
    Ronny Antonio Toney

    1. waldo666
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Maybe Toney to ASM?

      1. Alex1995
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Was thinking that or Greenwood to Sarr, then Shaw to Rudi next week, then probs wildcard week after

        1. waldo666
          • 12 Years
          10 months, 29 days ago

          Greenwood has Villa and Toney has Liverpool.

      2. Carlton P
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Wouldn’t do this move personally. I would be looking to upgrade Toney to DCL/Jimenez/Bamford at some point. Funded by downgrading Jota and probably Greenwood at some point.

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

      Carry unless Raphinha out in which case get Sarr

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

      Save transfer
      Probably change Toney when u have cash to upgrade like from Ronaldo --> Lukaku

  11. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Shaw to Rudiger-4 is mad but if I want Lukaku I’ll have to do it this week as priced out..

    1. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Or I hold off Lukaku till GW8

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

        Looks like you have Ronaldo and Antonio based on your previous comments. You should be ok without Lukaku.

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

      4 points is more important than price changes.

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

      Resist Shaw has Villa at home
      Rudiger has City
      So much can go wrong till GW7
      What If rudiger gets injured (there's also ucl next week)

    4. Amartey Partey
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      I had to do the same thing, but Reguilon out for Rudiger.

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

    Gutted, price changes are going to lock me out of semedo to rudiger. Is Christiansen a viable option, having started 4 of the last 5? Feel like silva would be preferred for CL games or am I just being hopeful?!?

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

      No. Himself and Silva will be rotated. Mightn't be so bad to wait until after City game and use 2 FT to get Rudiger.

  13. Nespinha
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Did the Digne injury look bad?

    Was going to get him out for Rudiger after Norwich but might do it now

  14. OptimusBlack
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Any Thoughts ?
    Sanchez
    Coady White TAA (livramento Willimas)
    Salah Sarr Traoré Raphina (Allan)
    Ronaldo Lukaku Antonio
    2FT 0 itb

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

      Not liking the defence

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

      Good but too forward weighted and highly owned forwards too.

    3. OptimusBlack
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Cheers

    4. Carlton P
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      It’s decent but feels like you’re scraping through with your defence. Also looks like tour TV might be 0.5 short of others. I would suggest a chelsea/city defender but downgrading Sarr and Traore at some point
      Maybe look into Livramento as being a rotating starter as he has good fixtures from gw8. Your defence looks like the reason why I’m not keen on ‘the big three’ and it really doesn’t work with Antonio too

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

        Thxxx so much

  15. MosF94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Any thoughts on - wait for it - Pepe, as a potential Jota replacement from GW7/8? 4 appearances so far, playing 90 in each, having been unavailable against City, with an xG/90 of 0.43 and xA/90 of 0.31 (according to understat), 8 shots in the box (including 3 in the 6-yard box) - few returns so far, but is he going under the radar?

    1. FPL_Crisis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      i'd say he needs a return before then for you to trust him

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

      Pepe is just one of those players which should be on the ignore list on a permanent basis.

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

      No. Sorry. Lifelong Gunner fan here. Saka looks better imo. And i would consider a defender before their attackers. They have scored 2 goals in 5 games. Think about that for a minute. They need time. Save yourself the headache.

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

      I had a look at him last week too, I like him as a potential option but keep monitoring for 2 more weeks imo. If he impresses vs Spurs and Brighton the fixtures afterwards look good so maybe worth considering then

  16. FPL_Crisis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Torres owners, are you selling ahead of the price drop or waiting until closer to deadline to assess others fires. I've got Bamford and deciding between Sarr and Raphinha its more the timing of the move. Cheers

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

      I pitched Torres out of disgust. For Sarr. It was satisfying. Low risk with Chelsea and Liverpool. Maybe he'll be worth it later this season.

      1. FPL_Crisis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        This is my gut feeling and makes most sense as he's facing NEW lee
        Easy enough to just hold the money itb and get back for gw8/9

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

      Think Im gonna keep regardless. Think he'll be good in the long term.

      1. FPL_Crisis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        long term agree. I need the immediate points as i'm on 314 total points, only just inside the top2m
        gut feel to fix my error and assess ahead of gw8/9

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

          I know you probably dont need people telling you this but patience will pay off. Dont pay attention to rank and play as if you're in the top 100k at this stage of the season

          1. FPL_Crisis
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            10 months, 29 days ago

            fair advice. in the short term though would you expect torres to outscore sarr or raph?
            just feels like I fell into a trap and Watford face 2 of the worst DEF for BC, Shots and Goals conceded 🙂

            heres my team with nothing itb

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

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

              Do you have 2 FT? If so maybe Torres to Raph would be worth it. I think Sarr is too short term for my liking.

              The other issue is what you'll do with Jota once Firmino is back. Say you do Torres to Raph, who do you sell Jota for in 2 weeks time?

              Imo the ideal midfield in GW8 is Salah Torres/Grealish Raph Gallagher 4.5 so I think Torres is worth holding

              1. FPL_Crisis
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 12 Years
                10 months, 29 days ago

                that's fair would possibly move gray to gallagher but that's later
                possibly use the torres funds to shift semedo to city defender - a couple of options
                might just take the price drop for now and take the time to assess.
                also sometimes stubborness plays a part and once you sell torres you're reluctant to bring back!

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

                  Yeah agreed. Im eyeing up the Semedo to Cancelo move myself in a few weeks. I think the 0.1 isnt a big deal, wait for Bamford news at the very least and then reassess

              2. FPL_Crisis
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 12 Years
                10 months, 29 days ago

                Also no 2FT just the one as I used wc last week

    3. Wılly
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Know the risk with Torres/any City asset. Will lose as much value as you gain in them but it's only one benching which has driven everyone to sell.

      I'd personally keep.

      1. FPL_Crisis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        do you think he plays both vs che/liv and outscores either Sarr or Raph?

        I need the immediate points as i'm on 314 total points, only just inside the top2m
        gut feel to fix my error and assess ahead of gw8/9

        main thing is i need james to play

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

          I took out Mahrez last week for Raphinha so that was a good move for me.
          But it was easier to see the fixtures Mahrez would play given his benching's and playing time in the Cup competitions.
          Harder to tell with Torres, his benching last week may see him play more of the cup competitions now but I can't predict Pep roulette.
          I'd personally keep Torres but prepare for another benching!

          1. FPL_Crisis
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            10 months, 29 days ago

            absolutely dreading another benching. He did just play 70 odds mins today as well
            maybe the headache isnt worth it

  17. Wılly
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Which has a greater priority?

    A. Double Chelsea defence, Ayling & Shaw out
    B. Lukaku in, Jota & Antonio out
    C. Lukaku in & a Chelsea defender, Ronaldo & Ayling out

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

      A easily! Why would you ship Antonio or Ronaldo? Do not do that if you like points.

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

        I love points 🙂 Thank you

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

      A

      I wouldn't want to sell Antonio or Ronaldo this week.

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

        Sorry not this week, holding this week transfer would be as of next week

    3. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 29 days ago

      A looks good

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

        Cheers!

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

      A but not for GW6 vs City.

    5. Wılly
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Pretty unanimous, thanks all!

  18. George James
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Bench one this week (Sa is my GK)

    A) Semedo
    B) James
    C) Livramento

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

      Tough, if it was me C

    2. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      A

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

      A

    4. Carlton P
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Same predicament so eager to know people’s views.
      I’m benching Semedo over Liv as I’ve got Sa. But I’ve also got Jimenez so unsure

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

        Either hedge your bets and limit your points or go for glory and back a Wolves CS.

        1. Carlton P
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 29 days ago

          I will go for glory I think. Thanks for the advice. Slightly tempted to go Jimenez > Antonio as I wrongly dropped Ant on my gw5 WC

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

            With a lot of people putting him in the captaincy debate, wouldn't say it's a bad call to bring Antonio back in but equally it's a fixture Wolves can do well in.
            Wolves still have fixtures that can generate form, it's whether you'd see bringing Antonio back in as a long term move.
            I assume you would have had a reason to your original decision.

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

    Does anyone know what percentage ownership as a combination is for the following?

    Antonio Ronaldo and Lukaku

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

      Just go to livefpl.net and you can find out. For top 10k and overall too. Very helpful.

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

      Where can we find that info, for free ? 😉

      Could be over 20%?

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

      2.17%

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

        Holy feck, does that mean all three haul your ranks says hi?

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

          Sort of but this is overall from all the teams so includes all the millions of one week teams and people who have given up already.

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

            In the current top 10k (a better gauge of active managers) the Ron, Rom, Ant trio is 6.27% owned

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

              That is still very low.

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Add in TAA and Salah and it’s down to 0.28%

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

          I am on all 5 of them 🙂

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

            Again this 5 is 3.23% owned in top 10k

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

              Now that's what i call a differential! 😀

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

                I am just going to sit and ride this train for a while. Got onto it early so so by the time it gets to full then I will jump off.

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

                  Fair, but they'll check your papers at certain stops. But you already know this 😀

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

      *puts hand up* Hi, triple threat front line here...

  20. Alex1995
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    For those planning to WC in GW 8, who are you prioritising getting in for the next 2 weeks?

    1. Carlton P
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      I’m not WC in gw8 as I hit it last week because my gw8 WC was only 2/3 players off my gw5 WC
      Sa l Steer
      TAA l Cancelo l James l Semedo l Livramento
      Salah l Raphinha l Sarr l Gray l Sissoko
      Ronaldo l Jimenez l Bamford
      Target for gw 7 Ron > Lukaku
      Gw8 Semedo > Rudiger + Sarr > JWP
      Or get Dias/Torres in

    2. Carlton P
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      If you want Gray/Raph and other players that are rising with good fixtures gw6+7 then just them now or even just WC now

  21. Wılly
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Pull the trigger on Ayling to Rudiger before the price rise or hold and have 2 FT to use next week?

    1. Carlton P
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Do you need Rudiger this week? Or will he be 2nd/3rd on your bench? Will you be priced out?

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

        No to all those questions, it's just for 0.1m extra ITB for future moves

        1. Carlton P
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 29 days ago

          It’s a long term move and you might hold Rudiger for a hell of a long time so just do it. If no other fires and it doesn’t affect future moves then go for it

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

            I guess that's what I'm looking into, if I do Ayling to Rudiger it rules me out of owning Ronaldo, Lukaku & Salah.

            Next week I could do Jota & Antonio to Lukaku & Gallagher, that would give me enough to bring in Rudiger for Shaw but wouldn't allow me to double up on defence and limits me elsewhere. Not sure which way I want to go to be honest.

            1. Carlton P
              • 6 Years
              10 months, 29 days ago

              The big 3 plus TAA can be done but when you add in a 7.5+ player too that’s when it starts to look rubbish
              4-4-2 and you can get all 4 in with Raph, Gray/Gallagher and still fit Rudiger in. Then you may need to rotate White/Livramento etc which could actually work
              Personally I’m not a fan of Ron + Kaku + Salah as it just limits your team big time
              Happy to have a steady stream of clean sheets with Chelsea/ City defenders over Ronaldos (uncapped) double digit haul here and there

            2. Carlton P
              • 6 Years
              10 months, 29 days ago

              Maybe stick and give yourself another week to decide as it’s a massive move

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

          Stick.

    2. FPL_Crisis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      normally i'd say hold but every chance ayling doesn't play. depends on your bench probably worth making the move

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

        TAA Shaw Ayling Livramento Duffy, playing Duffy over Ayling & Livramento

        1. Carlton P
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 29 days ago

          Save. Duffy and Livramento have decent fixtures

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

      Pull it. Dew it. Rudiger won't betray you like Leeds has. In your heart you know this to be true.

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

      No. Save for 2 FTs.

      Don't use your last FT if it doesn't affect your starting XI. Unless you want to bring in Rudi to start this week, pass.

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

        It's the way I'm leaning, thanks! By the looks of it I'm not decided on transfers either

        1. Carlton P
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 29 days ago

          What is your full squad btw

          1. Carlton P
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 29 days ago

            Any suggestions for mine?
            Sa l Steer
            TAA l Cancelo l James l Semedo l Livramento
            Salah l Raphinha l Sarr l Gray l Sissoko
            Ronaldo l Bamford l Jimenez
            0.5ITB 1FT

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

              Just keep an eye out for Bamford & Raphinha IMO, otherwise I don't think you need to make a move

            2. ted mcnure
              • 11 Years
              10 months, 29 days ago

              Hold.
              Next week..
              I´d ditch Sa n Sem for Mendy n ..White? That do you?

  22. The-Red-1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    1.5 itb, what would you go as a long term fix with 1ft?

    Another Chelsea defender? Upgrade Trincao (to who)?

    Sanchez Steele
    TAA Rudiger Semedo White Livramento
    Salah Jota Trincao Raphinha Gilmour
    Lukaku Bamford Jiminez

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

    I can only imagine what is going through the minds after getting triple Wolves on their WC's. Not an easy problem to fix.

  24. Gentlemens club
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Semedo -> Rudiger or hold ? Will bench one of Rudiger/James but will make the transfer now or next GW.

    Sanchez
    TAA James/Rudiger Marcal
    Salah Rapinha Sarr Grey
    Ronaldo Jimenez Bamford

    Gallagher - James/Rudiger - Livramento

  25. Wılly
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Last question, which double move looks best next week?

    TAA Shaw* Ayling*
    Salah Jota* Raphinha Benrahma
    Ronaldo* Antonio* Toney

    A. Jota & Antonio > Lukaku & Gallagher
    B. Ronaldo & Ayling > Lukaku & Rudiger
    C. Ayling & Shaw > James & Rudiger

    1. Gentlemens club
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      C

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Focus on removing the weak links.

      Jota from next week is a weak link so should be priority along with Ayling.

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

        Would you go for Salah, Lukaku and Ronaldo if you had a wildcard available? I guess that's the question I'm always considering

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          10 months, 29 days ago

          No I wouldn't. Because I still believe fixtures matter for Ronaldo. That's the big factor. If you think Ronaldo will keep scoring like crazy than go for him.

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

            I've seen those stats and I think there's truth in them. He's selfish and he'll always look to score but his goals have all been tap-ins, will he continue getting tap-ins against the stronger teams? I doubt it too.

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

    Just used Livefpl to check how many own my starting eleven for GW6.

    0% LOL

    1. Carlton P
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Whaaaat. No way?

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

        No jokes

    2. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Because tis a sheeet team!

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

        You want to pick Pukkiman and he is sheet.

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

    Saw Tsimikas was subbed off early in the game tonight, was he injured? Hoping hes fit for the weekend...

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

      Robbo will start

  28. Carlton P
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Any suggestions? It’s a hold this week
    Sa l Steer
    TAA l Cancelo l James l Semedo l Livramento
    Salah l Raphinha l Sarr l Gray l Sissoko
    Ronaldo l Bamford l Jimenez
    0.5ITB 1FT
    Downgrade Semedo gw8 as Liv has good fixtures and 1st bench or upgrade to city/chelsea with Ronaldo > Lukaku £s?

  29. Clintymints
    • 13 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Crazy to move Shaw to Rudiger today?

    0.0 itb, and it's most likely the move I'll make next week or so.

    I know it's City/Villa fixtures, but after Livramento was a hero vs city, not as concerned as most may be

  30. C-Dawgg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    I'm not very good at reading the bottom of FPLstats. Is Torres about to drop?

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

      Very much looks like it

    2. Clintymints
      • 13 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Mmm possible, but popular players been loitering the top of that list for a few days, it's hard to predict. Not to say he won't drop, just never know

      1. C-Dawgg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Might just boop him out for Sarr given the next couple of fixtures.

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

      +100 = possible rise
      -100 = possible drop

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

      he will drop, was really close yday and the fact he started today is probably the tipping point.

      will you be priced out to wait or rather do it now? i'm in the same boat!

      1. C-Dawgg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Not priced out as such, but if I do it now I will have a nice round 1mil in the bank rather than 0.9 which can be quite an awkward amount to upgrade with.