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. FantasyClub
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Is Havertz worth keeping for Chelseas run of fixtures or better to go with 2 CHE defenders?

    I already have Lukaku…also Havertz looks like he’s about to drop in value this GW…

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      The Chelsea mids are a bigger minfield than the defenders. Would not want to own any so double defence even though rotation will kick in is the better option.

      1. FantasyClub
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Who do you think I should get?
        I already have Sarr and Jota…

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 7 days ago

          I am on double Pool defence Matip & TAA with Mendy GK.

          Next week I am shifting Matip to VVD and Mendy to Guaita.

          If I had to choose Chelsea double defence it would be Rudiger and Mendy. Both could be rotated here and there but they will likely play the most minuted out of everyone in defence.

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Nah not for me.

      Would rather get Alonso + Rudiger.

      1. FantasyClub
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Which mid would you recommend me going for at his price or lower?

    3. StingRay
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Go with Mateo Kovacic

      1. FantasyClub
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Hahah I just read your post…do you have him?

        1. StingRay
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 7 days ago

          No...but planning to after next week’s MAN CITY game.

    4. Clintymints
      • 13 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Too risky with the Chelsea MF

      same below with Kovacic

      Double D, or Lukaku and a D is where it's at

  2. StingRay
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    I think KOVACIC is going to be a reliable top point returner. Do u agree?

    Below is what Garth Crooks wrote about:

    Mateo Kovacic: This lad has been outstanding all season for Chelsea. Quietly getting on with things and allowing the stars of the show to take the glory. However, make no mistake, Mateo Kovacic is at the heart of Chelsea's success these days.

    As for Spurs, how deep does Harry Kane intend to play? There were times in this match where the striker was so deep he was ineffective. Playing up front is often physical and painful, especially against the top teams and there is no getting away from that. When strikers start going deep for the ball, it's for one of two reasons. Either they don't fancy it up front anymore because it's a little too physical or they aren't getting enough of the ball. I hope it's the latter.

    Did you know? Kovacic completed 88% of his passes against Spurs and made more tackles than any other Chelsea player in the match (six).

    1. C-Dawgg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Whilst I wouldn't necessarily use Garth Crooks as a solid source of football information I absolutely think Kovacic is being slept on here.

      5.1 for a Chelsea mid with higher xGI than Mount, Abameyang, Torres, Fernandes, Grey, Traore, Haverts.

      Guess people are worried about his minutes.

    2. Carefree Crew
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Kovacic stats return in the previous 3 seasons:

      0 goals 1 assist

      1 goal 3 assists

      0 goals 2 assists

      He plays in the double 6, competing with Kante, Jorginho (first choice) & Saul. With Kante injured he has seen more game time recently.

      Technically he's a good player, strong dribbler & good at breaking the lines in midfield. He was our player of the year a couple of seasons back. However if you ask fans that have watched him regularly, they will tell you that goals & assists aren't his forte.

      I know he's cheap, but that's for a reason.

      IMHO no, I don't think he is going to be a reliable top point returner. Either go up a million to the likes of Sarr or down to bench fodder & invest elsewhere.

  3. shiraz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Good transfer for -4?
    Veltman Saiss > Williams Rudiger

    Rudiger look to be rising, gonna make my move before i am priced out.

    1. Sturridge Wars
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      If u can only do it now then yes,
      But taking a -4 for a defender I don’t recommend unless u can’t get to him next week cause of price rise

      1. shiraz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 7 days ago

        I can do it next wk too. Going to do greenwood jimenez> raphinha antonio. But still have enough to do saiss to rudiger

    2. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Not for me but good luck

    3. Spoox777
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      I brought Rüdiger in for James before the price rise

  4. Sturridge Wars
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Jota > Sarr

    Yes or no

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Yes

    2. Maxed
        9 months, 7 days ago

        I personally like Jota more.. but not sure, that Sarr may haul the next 2

      • shiraz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 7 days ago

        For next 2, yes. I have sarr since day one, looking at shipping him out after next 2 gw. But not better 6.0 - 7.0 alternative is making me consider holding for long

    3. Maxed
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Traore >> Gray (0.0itb)

        Yes or no?

        1. The Knights Template
          • 8 Years
          9 months, 7 days ago

          Yes

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 7 days ago

            I have Gray in my team and you say it is sheet 🙂

        2. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 7 days ago

          For free most defintely!

        3. shiraz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 7 days ago

          Yes

        4. Maxed
            9 months, 7 days ago

            Cheers!

        5. Maxed
            9 months, 7 days ago

            too many yellow flags, Ayling, Bamford, TAA.. and gonna send Traore out.. might be needing to activate WC

            1. FOO FIGHTER
              • 2 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              TAA was just feeling ill.

              Ayling is buggered. Bamford ankle injury but apparently will be ready.

              If I were you and you want to spice it up and had money in the bank, Bambi to Antonio if you don't have.

              Traore is the least of your problems.

              1. FOO FIGHTER
                • 2 Years
                9 months, 7 days ago

                Actually, Bambi will be a straight swap to Antonio.

          • Igz08
            • 5 Years
            9 months, 7 days ago

            Which two to start?

            A) Marcal
            B) Duffy
            C) Liv

            1. FOO FIGHTER
              • 2 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              BC

            2. Clintymints
              • 13 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              CB

            3. FPL_Crisis
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              That’s assuming Marcel keeps his place…

              1. Igz08
                • 5 Years
                9 months, 7 days ago

                Does he have competition?

                1. FOO FIGHTER
                  • 2 Years
                  9 months, 7 days ago

                  Ait Nouri

          • Somar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            9 months, 7 days ago

            Minutes till price rises/drops happen?

          • StingRay
            • 6 Years
            9 months, 7 days ago

            Thoughts on TONEY ?

            He’s coming fixtures look tough, but he will play the full 90 mins and score. A good 3rd attacker option / bench enabler. He looked against Wolves. He was the top scorer in the Championship last season with great link-up play with Mbeumo.

            1. FOO FIGHTER
              • 2 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              Next 4: LIV, WHU, CHE and LEI so between a rock and a hard place if you have him.

              He is still good value though.

            2. Spoox777
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              Well worth keeping...for now at least + he's on PENs
              Not being biased here but Edouard could be one to watch in that price range if he becomes first choice.

            3. Wılly
              • 8 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              I'm keeping for his price and his talismanic status in that team, it's the reason we all picked him in our GW1 teams. Think he's he a hold until I wildcard and then some.

          • Wılly
            • 8 Years
            9 months, 7 days ago

            Which one would you play from these?

            A. Rudiger (MCI)
            B. Livramento (WOL)
            C. Duffy (cpl)

            1. FOO FIGHTER
              • 2 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              AB

            2. Spoox777
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              Definitely not C. Duffy
              Palace gonna rip Brighton to shreds 🙂

              I'm playing Rüdiger. 1-0 Chelsea win

            3. Carefree Crew
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              Have all 3 & I'm playing Livramento.

              City attack puts me off Rudiger.

              Palace v Brighton is like a derby & he's playing away. According to Az, Zaha always scores against Brighton.

              Livra at home against a side that's struggling to score goals & Saints have started to pick up clean sheets.

          • eyezil
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            9 months, 7 days ago

            Benrahma or Sarr? Have Antonio

            1. FOO FIGHTER
              • 2 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              Antonio could open doors for Benrahma whereas Sarr is a big fish in a small pond.

              I would go Benrahma.

            2. Puntillimon
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              I like benrahma but sarr gets the most minutes

            3. C-Dawgg
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              Sarr has better stats this season and I would say slightly better fixtures.

              Ben has had Antionio missing for 1 and a half games though...

            4. Inazuma X1
              • 4 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              Sarr

          • Puntillimon
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            9 months, 7 days ago

            Worth to do Shaw —> rudiger now before price rise?

            1. Spoox777
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              I would. Chelsea good fixtures after City.

              1. Puntillimon
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                9 months, 7 days ago

                Thanks

          • FPL Theorist
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 7 days ago

            Score predictions?

            Che-Mci
            Bre-Liv
            Mun-Avl
            Lee-Whu

            1. GreennRed
              • 10 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              1-1
              1-3
              2-1
              2-0

              1. FPL Theorist
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                9 months, 7 days ago

                Leeds CS, now that's a bold prediction!

                1. GreennRed
                  • 10 Years
                  9 months, 7 days ago

                  There has to be a kick on them soon. They're better than they've shown so far.

            2. Spoox777
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              1-0
              1-3
              2-1
              1-1

            3. Spoox777
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              You forgot one...
              PAL 4-0 BRI

              1. SC not pearls before swine
                • 11 Years
                9 months, 7 days ago

                Do you think Edouard will start?

                1. Original Sin
                  • 7 Years
                  9 months, 7 days ago

                  I bought Eduard for his 25min cameo, lol

                  1. SC not pearls before swine
                    • 11 Years
                    9 months, 7 days ago

                    I'm tempted to jump on board this week, although it's probably smarter to just wait until he actually gets a start. he's a lot more exciting than a lot of the cheaper striker options.

                2. Spoox777
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  9 months, 7 days ago

                  Not sure he will just yet but it can't be long. Benteke not offering much goal threat.

                  1. SC not pearls before swine
                    • 11 Years
                    9 months, 7 days ago

                    Thanks! Probably more risk than it's worth until he actually breaks in, but I like him more than the likes of Pukki/Armstrong and Toney's fixtures are rough.

                    1. GreennRed
                      • 10 Years
                      9 months, 7 days ago

                      I was asking a Celtic supporter about him. Said he's different gravy. Even if SPL is a lower standard than PL he still thinks he'll do well in PL.

                      1. SC not pearls before swine
                        • 11 Years
                        9 months, 7 days ago

                        Yeah, I like what I've seen. You never really know with a player new to the league, especially with more of a midtable team, but he's interesting at the least.

              2. GreennRed
                • 10 Years
                9 months, 7 days ago

                The M23 'derby'.

              3. Hy liverpool
                • 8 Years
                9 months, 7 days ago

                Zaha loves brighton

            4. F4L
              • 7 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              2-0
              0-2
              3-1
              1-2

            5. Hy liverpool
              • 8 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              1-1
              1-1
              2-1
              1-1

            6. Amartey Partey
              • 2 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              1-0
              0-1
              3-0
              1-4

          • Sturridge Wars
            • 7 Years
            9 months, 7 days ago

            Last decision. I’m moving Jota on for one of these. Leaning towards Sarr.

            A) Sarr
            B) Benrahma

            1. Puntillimon
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              Keep jota surely. He will haul

            2. FOO FIGHTER
              • 2 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              Long or short term?

            3. Inazuma X1
              • 4 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              A

            4. GreennRed
              • 10 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              B

            5. Gabbiadini
              • 4 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              short term a

            6. SC not pearls before swine
              • 11 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              I have Sarr, but I think Benny has more upside despite the big haul. West Ham have been consistently pretty good and Watford have been very up and down.

          • FantasyClub
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 7 days ago

            Get rid of Semedo?

            1. Spoox777
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              Keep for now.

            2. waldo666
              • 11 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              Yes.

              1. FantasyClub
                • 1 Year
                9 months, 7 days ago

                Thanks mate

            3. FOO FIGHTER
              • 2 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              If you can sit Semedo on the bench GW6 and play someone else with a good fixture to see if Wolves turn up the heat then save the transfer. I very much doubt the will do anything vs Southampton as they look solid in defence and City only managed one shot on target vs Soton.

              But if you have to play someone like Williams or a Newcastle defender or Even Leeds defender instead of Semedo the get rid ASAP.

              1. FantasyClub
                • 1 Year
                9 months, 7 days ago

                Thanks for the input guys

          • Gabbiadini
            • 4 Years
            9 months, 7 days ago

            Shaw to Rudiger to catch the price rise?

            1. FantasyClub
              • 1 Year
              9 months, 7 days ago

              I’m tempted. I’ve got Semedo, you think I should just get rid to Rudiger?

              1. Gabbiadini
                • 4 Years
                9 months, 7 days ago

                I probably would yes.

              2. waldo666
                • 11 Years
                9 months, 7 days ago

                Good move.

            2. FantasyClub
              • 1 Year
              9 months, 7 days ago

              Watching Wolves play last game honestly made me feel sick. It was disgusting on both ends of the pitch. And I can’t see them keeping a clean sheet in any of their next 4 fixtures…

              1. Gabbiadini
                • 4 Years
                9 months, 7 days ago

                I commented it last week when a lot of people were trading Wolves in, many considering double defence.
                That going without any of their defenders could likely be the optimal play.

            3. Spoox777
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              I would.

              1. Gabbiadini
                • 4 Years
                9 months, 7 days ago

                Cheers. Yes, I prefer not to get caught out on price rises.

                1. FantasyClub
                  • 1 Year
                  9 months, 7 days ago

                  Thanks for the input mate

            4. kobewan
              • 2 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              I'd do it in Gw7

          • Sturridge Wars
            • 7 Years
            9 months, 7 days ago

            Which one?

            A) Reece James > Rudiger play double wolves Marcal & Semedo
            B) Semedo > Rudiger play Rudiger and James double Chelsea defence

            1. FOO FIGHTER
              • 2 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              I would not play double Wolves defence so B. Only problem is James could be on the bench again so if that happens then a transfer basically wasted.

            2. FPL_Crisis
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              A not a good option
              should get some team news as early kickoff and plan accordingly

          • CoKane & Zohores
            • 5 Years
            9 months, 7 days ago

            Played my WC last week and expected Lukaku to haul.

            I'm tempted by Lukaku to Antonio this week and then Ronaldo to Lukaku next week. I know I was a bit short sighted and have lost value on getting rid of Antonio, but those next two West Ham fixtures shout goals.

            1. StingRay
              • 6 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              Yeah l did the same and even captained Lukaku, which l got double burnt. Like you l thought he’d haul big time.

              I’m definitely bringing back Antonio for the Leeds game ( Leeds have allowed 62 touches in their box so far). Will most probably captain CR7, but tempted to captain Antonio though.

              I’m even toying with the idea of bringing back Benrahma.

              That’s why FPL players say don’t do knee-jerk transfer, and think long-term and bring in players which give you maximum team flexibility...in terms of money and position.

            2. jia you
              • 5 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              I was also confident in a Lukaku haul and handed him the armband...blank in a 3 nil hurt!

            3. FantasyClub
              • 1 Year
              9 months, 7 days ago

              Lukaku was very unlucky not to get at least 2 assists if it weren’t for Werner and a slip from Mount. And had a couple good attempts Himself.

          • StingRay
            • 6 Years
            9 months, 7 days ago

            Who is your preferred 3rd attacker?

            If you have say Antonio & CR7 as your attackers, do you go for an expensive or cheap third attacker.

            I’m thinking of going the less expensive route, with the lines of Adam Armstrong, Dennis or Toney.

            1. waldo666
              • 11 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              I have Toney currently, debating whether to remove him this week or not. ASM the likely replacement if I do.

            2. Gabbiadini
              • 4 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              most likely a 4.5, it has been jimenez since the watford fixture.

            3. FPL Theorist
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              I'm currently on 3-5-2 with a fodder, but long term want 2 mid-priced forwards.

            4. GreennRed
              • 10 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              I have Bamford, Antonio and Lukaku.

            5. StingRay
              • 6 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              I don’t like the idea having a non-playing 4.5 mln attacker. I think you need to ensure every player on your bench will play, so you have a back-up if unexpected withdrawals occur.

              Southampton have good fixtures coming up...they pass the eye test...so may be looking at their attack and even midfield...WARD-PROWSE

          • Original Sin
            • 7 Years
            9 months, 7 days ago

            My defence currently:
            Sanchez Steel
            TAA Rudiger Marcal Duffy Livra

            3.6 ITB, of which 1.5 I want to set aside to upgrade a forward, the remaining 2.1 I want to use to upgrade defence. Any idea?

            A. Another Chelsea defence ( if so, who)
            B. Marcal-----> City defence?
            I was even thinking to do Sanchez------> De Gea, not sure about it.

            1. GreennRed
              • 10 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              Azpilicueta.

              1. RogDog_jimmy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                9 months, 7 days ago

                Like this.
                Think in order of preference my defense is

                TAA
                Rudiger (price)
                Dias
                Azpi
                Cancelo

                Likely only have 3 myself but could go with 4. Azpi/Cancelo

                1. Original Sin
                  • 7 Years
                  9 months, 7 days ago

                  Why Azpi and not Alonso? Because Azpi is more nailed?

            2. RogDog_jimmy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              9 months, 7 days ago

              Wouldn’t get in DeGea. MU defense ain’t all that good.
              I’d go straight to Dias from Marcal.

              1. Original Sin
                • 7 Years
                9 months, 7 days ago

                But somehow De Gea does well pointwise. Thanks on Dias advice, i would go Dias probably, however was keen on getting a double Chelsea who their sea of greens, if only knew who is more nailed.

            3. Clintymints
              • 13 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              James or Dias

              Too much cash for me in the D, but they are the best on ca returns at the minute

              1. Original Sin
                • 7 Years
                9 months, 7 days ago

                Do you think James will play most games in the next 7-8 GWs? Why James over Azpi/Alonso?

                1. Clintymints
                  • 13 Years
                  9 months, 7 days ago

                  Alonso worth a shout too he is basically almost a striker!

                  Rudiger Alonso James in that order for me

                  1. tokara
                    • 7 Years
                    9 months, 7 days ago

                    shhhhhhhhhh keep that to urself lol

              2. Original Sin
                • 7 Years
                9 months, 7 days ago

                James only played 160minutes so far out of possible 450 minutes. So, I would not get him anyway

          • I Member
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            9 months, 7 days ago

            Play James or Livramento?

            1. jia you
              • 5 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              Have both, will play James and hope for the best...but I do slightly prefer Livramento to Cancelo

            2. RogDog_jimmy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              9 months, 7 days ago

              James for me. Always start the premiums - there’s a reason they’re premiums.

            3. kobewan
              • 2 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              James (City)
              Livra (Wolves)

            4. Clintymints
              • 13 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              Both

          • Ragabolly
            • 12 Years
            9 months, 7 days ago

            Risers: Benrahma (6.5) Rüdiger (5.6)

            Fallers: Havertz (8.2) Torres (7.1) Neves (5.4) Long (5.4) Ashley Barnes (5.4) Young (4.9)

            1. kobewan
              • 2 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              1 - 0

            2. Gabbiadini
              • 4 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              Cheers Raga.
              Good thing I made the move for Rudiger in the last 10 minutes.

              1. Amartey Partey
                • 2 Years
                9 months, 7 days ago

                Nice. I brought him in today too.

            3. Clintymints
              • 13 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              Had to move early on shaw to Rudiger 0.0

              I’ll be back in a few days to display my anger at this decision

              1. Gabbiadini
                • 4 Years
                9 months, 7 days ago

                I did the exact same.
                And, yes under no illusions that United could and may finally keep their 2nd CS.

            4. CroatianHammer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              a classic 1-0

            5. waldo666
              • 11 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              Cheers Ragabolly.

            6. Thescaff
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              2-0, nice one

            7. Twisted Saltergater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 13 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              Thanks Ragabolly.

              Can’t believe I haven’t taken a transfer hit yet.

          • FOO FIGHTER
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 7 days ago

            Doucoure Salah Gallagher Gray

            I look at my midfield four and wonder WTF have I done 🙂

            But then look at the points table with the likes of Pogba, Bruno and Greenwood leading my 3 budgets by fine margins and not much else but Benrahma in 2nd place behind Salah and not much happening below my 3 budgets...

            The reason I am feeling at ease for now.

          • Amartey Partey
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 7 days ago

            Does anyone have any recommendations of when is best to use a bench boost? I find DGWs are best for triple captain and free hit.

            1. FOO FIGHTER
              • 2 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              How many DGW's will there be this season?

              1. Amartey Partey
                • 2 Years
                9 months, 7 days ago

                Good question. Two, maybe three.

                1. FOO FIGHTER
                  • 2 Years
                  9 months, 7 days ago

                  I am keeping BB and TC for the DGW's.

                  Free hit always screws me over in a DGW.

            2. Clintymints
              • 13 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              Usually post/pre wc or later in season when you have value built up to get a nice bench

              1. Amartey Partey
                • 2 Years
                9 months, 7 days ago

                What happens if you feel you have a strong bench for this GW?

                Sanchez (cry), Dennis (NEW), Duffy (cry), Livramento (WOL)

                1. Clintymints
                  • 13 Years
                  9 months, 7 days ago

                  If you’re feeling it, go for it. A double week worth a mention too, which is usually around the wc/bb time of year. I’ve never really had much success with it so if the fixtures are sweet, it could be fine

                2. fish&chips
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  9 months, 7 days ago

                  That's about as good as it gets for a SGW. I personally always use in the double but it often doesn't work out as well as hoped due to rotation and planning for it can limit other moves. Wouldn't be the worst idea to use it in your case. If you score 16+ it's usually considered OK and I can see that bench hitting 20 points + with a bit of luck

                3. Harry the Hack
                  • 12 Years
                  9 months, 7 days ago

                  i would be happy fielding all those players this week. Use it - great option

            3. TorresMagic™
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 13 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              DGW

            4. Amartey Partey
              • 2 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              Thank you for the comments all!

          • Hits from the Bong
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 7 days ago

            Good to go here or play Duffy? Cheers

            Sanchez
            TAA Rudiger Livramento
            Salah Raphina Benrahma Gray
            Ronaldo Lukaku Antonio

            Steele Duffy McArthur Williams

            1. FOO FIGHTER
              • 2 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              G2G

            2. jia you
              • 5 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              GTG, definitely good to have a decent first sub these days!

            3. Gabbiadini
              • 4 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              I don't think I'd be able to afford this team, what's your TV?

              1. Hits from the Bong
                • 3 Years
                9 months, 7 days ago

                102.4

          • jia you
            • 5 Years
            9 months, 7 days ago

            Three players flagged but still hopeful of saving FT. Slight benching dilemma between but think Cancelo sits out this time:

            Meslier
            Trent Shaw James
            Raphina Greenwood Sarr Ben
            Ronaldo Lukaku Bamford
            (Gunn Cancelo Livramento Biss)
            1FT
            0.2

            1. FOO FIGHTER
              • 2 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              Team will look even better with Antoni in your front 3.

              1. jia you
                • 5 Years
                9 months, 7 days ago

                I did consider the hokey cokey of Antonio back in for Bamford but prefer to save if he's fit...think Bamford can outscore Antonio over the next six

                1. FOO FIGHTER
                  • 2 Years
                  9 months, 7 days ago

                  Just my opinion, Leeds with a defence hanging by a limb will see the Beilsa gung ho tactics self destruct.

                  1. jia you
                    • 5 Years
                    9 months, 7 days ago

                    could happen alright...it's tempting!

          • the dom 1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            9 months, 7 days ago

            Is Tomiyasu nailed on and is he a good FPL option for ARS or just get White?

            asking for a friend lol 🙂

            1. waldo666
              • 11 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              Looks like it but may as well just go with White and save the 0.1.

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

              Like Ramsdale, he's come in and kept two clean sheets whilst playing well. Previously the defence had been a car crash. Too early to be definite, but I'd say it's a fair assumption he'll be a regular. But he's more defensive than Tierney and is probably no better an fpl asset than White other than as a differential.

          • Salah’s Sonnet
            • 10 Years
            9 months, 7 days ago

            God damn it, i NEVER miss price rises, tonight eluded me, first time for everything.
            Already regretting noy doing Shaw > Rudiger as had exact funds! Doh!

            1. waldo666
              • 11 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              You'll feel good about it after the weekend.

            2. Freshy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              Could come up roses score wise

            3. Salah’s Sonnet
              • 10 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              haha very true guys, very true, thanks. Can still aofford if i downgrae Benrahma after next GW with 2 FT's anyhow i guess, likely Rudiger & Gray or something as i'll find it hard to let one of Romelu and Ronadlo go.

          • jdp219
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            9 months, 7 days ago

            Sanchez, Foster
            TAA, Shaw, Digne, Manquillo, Livramento
            Salah, Greenwood, Torres, Raphinha, Bissouma
            Ronaldo, Antonio, Toney

            2FTs, 0.4itb -- WC likely coming in gw7
            1) Toney, Torres > Dennis, Jota
            2) Manquillo, Torres > Matip, Behrahma
            3) Open to suggestions

          • OneArseneWenger32
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 7 days ago

            Digne with the final nail in the coffin injured before Norwich

            1. RogDog_jimmy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              9 months, 7 days ago

              Just a remarkably bad pick if he ends up missing this. Comically unfortunate for anyone who got him week 1. He seemed a proper decent pick too.

              1. jia you
                • 5 Years
                9 months, 7 days ago

                crazy considering the fixtures, and the fact that he's played 90 every game, that he only has 9pts in total!
                (was very close in going with him at the start...bullet dodged)