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Scoutcast: Is it time to shift FPL funds from midfield to defence?

Joe and Andy help Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers prepare for Gameweek 6.

After a mixed bag of results from their defenders and midfielders last week, Joe and Andy are looking to make some minor changes to their teams.

Fortunately, they are still in good shape from a Wildcard only the week before, which should make further tweaks to their squads easier. Well, that’s the plan.

For Andy his risk-taking midfield, which includes rotation-prone Ferran Torres (£7.1m) of Manchester City and misfiring Wolves man Adama Traore (£6.0m), could do with an autumn clean-up. He reveals the midfielders in his thoughts to replace them.

Meanwhile, Joe feels his defence could do with an upgrade, especially with another Chelsea asset.

Armed with a raft of data, this week’s episode finds out who are the best Blues at the back to bring in.

One of Manchester City’s rearguard would also help Joe’s team, he believes, as he looks to navigate the new few Gameweeks.

The pair also give their latest thoughts on whether to get Romelu Lukaku (£11.6m), Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.7m) or both.

Elsewhere, they are keen to see who is facing the top flight’s latest whipping boys, Newcastle, Leeds and Norwich, when they frisk the next four fixtures.

Joe and Andy bring in the live chat gang into discussion for their insightful advice, and there’s teams, differentials and captaincy decisions to reveal.

In addition, Joe and Andy catch up on the Scoutcast’s management of a veteran Fantasy manager’s team, who has had to dip out of this campaign for mental health reasons. With a top 100 finish last season, the pressure is truly on to maintain his strong record.

Seb was unable to attend this week’s edition after he became a dad this week. Many congratulations to the Scoutcast presenter and his family.

This episode was aired live via YouTube on Tuesday 22 September. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notified of future live episodes. It is also available as a podcast.

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  1. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    28 days, 4 hours ago

    Going through each and every Chelsea lineup, Rudiger is the CHE defender to own. Alonso will have his turn being rotated.

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 4 hours ago

      That has been obvious since last year 😀

    2. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 4 hours ago

      Imma pick both, have Livra on my bench.

    3. Babit1967
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 4 hours ago

      Is Azpi nailed, I know that he is slightly more expensive but just wonder if he is a good option

      1. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        28 days, 4 hours ago

        Nope

      2. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        28 days, 4 hours ago

        I think he's pretty much nailed, did get rotated a little last season but I think that was mainly in the really hectic periods of the season

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 4 hours ago

      The one who doesn't rate a mention much is Azpi

      Think he and Rudiger were pretty much equal for starts once Tuchel sorted defence last season.He missed one start this time but so I imagine will Rudi (who I have) sooner or later.

      1. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        28 days, 4 hours ago

        I have James and Rudiger currently but if it looks like James will only play something like once every third game I might try make up the difference to Azpi. He's still good for popping up with a goal here and there and for the times where he plays RWB is still an excellent crosser

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          28 days, 4 hours ago

          Might hold off full premium defence until 8 and go Cancelo - rather like the idea of Chelsea City Liverpool defence. Could go full whack and get 4 of them in but right now Duffy Livra feels a nice combo and reluctant to cash in.

    5. Invincibles
      • 7 Years
      28 days, 4 hours ago

      I'm taking both on a WC. Alonso always has potential for attacking returns and will start the majority of games imo. I'll take the inevitable one off benching in return.

  2. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    28 days, 4 hours ago

    Can’t sell Jota now before Brentford 🙁 one last hurrah.

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      28 days, 4 hours ago

      I reckon they wont have it easy vs Brentford

      1. DAZZ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        28 days, 4 hours ago

        Agreed, but surely have to give him Brentford. Sarr the alternative

        1. Invincibles
          • 7 Years
          28 days, 4 hours ago

          I'd rather Sarr if its on WC or a FT. You'll want him for the Liv fixture.. IYKYK

    2. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 4 hours ago

      Bobby's back, no

      1. Echoes
        • 1 Year
        28 days, 4 hours ago

        Just back, and pretty certain won't start against Brentford. Might be ready for the city game tho

    3. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 4 hours ago

      It would really annoy me if Jota finally got his goal + assist (both imminent according to stats) as a 65th minute sub vs Man City

      But that's the script, it seems

  3. puhd
    • 6 Years
    28 days, 4 hours ago

    My potential WC Team:

    Meslier Foster
    TAA White Livramente Marcal Tsimikas
    Salah Gallegher Sarr Kovacic Bissouma
    Ronaldo Lukaku Antonio

    Current team:

    Meslier Foster
    TAA White Marcal Shaw Tsimikas
    Salah Greenwood Sarr Raphinha Bissouma
    Toney Lukaku Antonio

    Any thoughts are very welcome!

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 4 hours ago

      I'd wait another week at least if I were you

    2. TheBiffas
        28 days, 4 hours ago

        they're remarkably similar...

      • DAZZ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        28 days, 4 hours ago

        Gallagher Bissouma Kovacic is not a midfield i’d be comfortable moving forward with. Remember you dont get another WC for another 3 months

      • Holmes
        • 8 Years
        28 days, 4 hours ago

        Would stick with current team, no major changes other than Ronaldo and the downgrades are making it worse.

      • puhd
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 4 hours ago

        OK, Thanks lads

      • Invincibles
        • 7 Years
        28 days, 4 hours ago

        I don't think Lukaku + Ronaldo justifies such a weak mid and starting the likes of Livra/White/Kov/Bissouma.

    3. TheBiffas
        28 days, 4 hours ago

        Which scores more?

        A) Alonso or Rudiger (442)
        B) Sarr (343)

        1. Holmes
          • 8 Years
          28 days, 4 hours ago

          Long term, A

        2. TheBiffas
            28 days, 4 hours ago

            A) is 433*

          • Lord of Ings
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            28 days, 4 hours ago

            A

        3. Babit1967
          • 5 Years
          28 days, 4 hours ago

          Aiming for wildcard in the November international break and reckon can power through with a couple of fts and o bring in Chelsea, thoughts?

          Sanchez
          Taa Shaw Tierney
          Sarr Salah Jota Raphinha
          Ronaldo Jiminez Toney

          Livramento Brownhill Ayling and 1.5 itb

          1. TheBiffas
              28 days, 4 hours ago

              If i had that team i'd WC GW7 but its perfectly viable to hold on to it

              1. Invincibles
                • 7 Years
                28 days, 4 hours ago

                WC essentials?

          2. Lord of Ings
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            28 days, 4 hours ago

            Would you do digne to rudiger for -4?
            Digne might not play vs Norwich.
            Or play Brandon Williams?

            1. TheBiffas
                28 days, 4 hours ago

                brandon calls

              • Dogs Of War
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                28 days, 4 hours ago

                Digne will play

            2. TheBiffas
                28 days, 4 hours ago

                I think i'm going with christensen on WC, who to pair him up with?

                A) James
                B) Rudiger
                C) Alonso

                Rest of the defence will be TAA, Lamptey, Livramento

                1. Cruyff's Eleven
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  28 days, 4 hours ago

                  Yup, imma do the same. Rudiger, Alonso, TAA and Livra first on the bench.

                  1. TheBiffas
                      28 days, 4 hours ago

                      what if you had christensen over rudiger?

                      1. Cruyff's Eleven
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        28 days, 4 hours ago

                        It's kinda the same, Christensen feels a little less safe, but what do I know...

                2. Beatle
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  28 days, 4 hours ago

                  Any word on Digne?

                  1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 4 Years
                    28 days, 4 hours ago

                    I can think of a few, but the mods don't allow them to be posted

                  2. james 101
                    • 9 Years
                    28 days, 4 hours ago

                    4 letter words?

                  3. Invincibles
                    • 7 Years
                    28 days, 4 hours ago

                    Can score you anything from -2 to 15pts, on any given week.

                    1. Echoes
                      • 1 Year
                      28 days, 4 hours ago

                      Accurate description

                3. Steve The Spud
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  28 days, 4 hours ago

                  What about just getting Christensen and rudiger ? Probably guarantees you a start in every one of Chelsea’s good fixtures with the odd double up. It’s not very exciting mind you

                  1. SADIO SANÉ
                    • 6 Years
                    28 days, 4 hours ago

                    yeah quite like it - but also like the James-Alonso and pray approach

                  2. TheBiffas
                      28 days, 4 hours ago

                      i cant afford rudi + alonso / james so i need christensen and then need to decide to play it safe with rudi or risk it with alonso / james

                      1. Cruyff's Eleven
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        28 days, 4 hours ago

                        Risk it, with bench cover.

                        Alonso is the GOAT

                    • Fulchester's New Centr…
                      • 4 Years
                      28 days, 4 hours ago

                      Azpi and Rudi almost certainly work if you are only interested in boring old points

                      1. Steve The Spud
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        28 days, 4 hours ago

                        I would be but I don’t want to pay 6m for azpi

                        1. TheBiffas
                            28 days, 4 hours ago

                            azpi at 6 mil makes very little sense. he's started 4/5 but so has christensen for 1 mil less

                          • Fulchester's New Centr…
                            • 4 Years
                            28 days, 4 hours ago

                            Comparitively low mileage Christensen good price, agree

                    • Vlad Tepes
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      28 days, 4 hours ago

                      Hey, got one free transfer, currently thinking of saving, unless any major injury on TAA/Raph/Ayling.

                      But I am also tempted to get Ronaldo in but that requires Bruno out and a -4 hit, dont think it is worth it.

                      Your thoughts?

                      Bachmann, Foster

                      TAA, Cancelo, Semedo, Livramento, Ayling
                      Salah, Fernandez, Jota, Sarr, Raphinha
                      Antonio, Jimenez, Obafemi

                      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                        • 4 Years
                        28 days, 4 hours ago

                        Team looks ok as is.

                        Say, "Bruno out for a hit" out loud and hear what is sounds like

                        1. Vlad Tepes
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          28 days, 4 hours ago

                          Ye agree it sounds ridicilous, also have WC left. Still afraid Ronaldo will go big on saturday.

                          1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                            • 4 Years
                            28 days, 4 hours ago

                            If it is him or Kaku coming soon then I'd hold a week for Romelu

                            1. Vlad Tepes
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              28 days, 4 hours ago

                              Waiting for Kaku, trying to be Ronaldo less...

                              1. Invincibles
                                • 7 Years
                                28 days, 4 hours ago

                                Why do that to yourself.. Hattrick is coming.

                                1. Vlad Tepes
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  28 days, 4 hours ago

                                  Requries a hit, and probably Bruno who will assist some. goes even out. Big risk to take him in a hit

                      2. james 101
                        • 9 Years
                        28 days, 4 hours ago

                        Ronnie is required in my opinion.

                        Don’t like the hit but…

                      3. Invincibles
                        • 7 Years
                        28 days, 4 hours ago

                        Save and next week: Bruno, Jimi > Bailey/Gwood, Lukaku

                      4. SADIO SANÉ
                        • 6 Years
                        28 days, 4 hours ago

                        hold and get Lukaku/Chelsea in a 3 transfer -4 next week I reckon

                    • james 101
                      • 9 Years
                      28 days, 4 hours ago

                      Little help gents?

                      Sanchez

                      TAA Tierney Coady

                      Salah Jota Benrahma Greenwood

                      Ronaldo Antonio Bamford

                      (Steele Livra Allan Williams)

                      A. Stick
                      B. Coady to Duffy
                      C. Coady to other up to 4.9m
                      D. Something else.

                      (1FT. 0.4m itb)

                      1. Vlad Tepes
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        28 days, 4 hours ago

                        Wait and see if Bamford is out, otherwise I would save FT.

                        1. james 101
                          • 9 Years
                          28 days, 4 hours ago

                          Word is that he’s fine

                      2. Il Capitano
                        • 1 Year
                        28 days, 4 hours ago

                        A

                      3. Fulchester's New Centr…
                        • 4 Years
                        28 days, 4 hours ago

                        Stick, 2FTs next week worth more than anything you can do now

                      4. Invincibles
                        • 7 Years
                        28 days, 4 hours ago

                        Downgrade Coady and bank funds. Tierney > Rudiger next week.

                      5. Aston VII iia hahaha
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        28 days, 4 hours ago

                        Stick and play Livra over Coady this week

                      6. artvandelay316
                          28 days, 4 hours ago

                          Stick

                      7. FOO FIGHTER
                        • 2 Years
                        28 days, 4 hours ago

                        For ever changing my mind in this game 🙂

                        Best back 3 for me

                        Rudi TAA Dias

                        and then two cheap playing defenders for any no shows.

                        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                          • 4 Years
                          28 days, 4 hours ago

                          Hooooooooooooooooo!

                        2. Steve The Spud
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          28 days, 4 hours ago

                          It’s great, just the lure of attacking full backs always plays on your mind doesn’t it

                        3. SADIO SANÉ
                          • 6 Years
                          28 days, 4 hours ago

                          TAA, VVD, Alonso, James, Cancelo 😀

                        4. fricky_
                            28 days, 4 hours ago

                            Alonso- Cancelo-Rudi from GW8 could be absolutely insane

                          • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                            • 11 Years
                            28 days, 4 hours ago

                            I think Cancelo with City missing a fullback is way too good to pass up on at 6.0 - should start minimum 3 out of 4 games now, maybe more

                            As soon as Chelsea & Pool are out of the way he's a permanent FPL fixture until & unless Mendy gets out of jail

                        5. TheBiffas
                            28 days, 4 hours ago

                            Anyone considering leon bailey over raphinha on wildcard? quite like him as a differential, could explode soon

                            1. fricky_
                                28 days, 4 hours ago

                                Aston villa player over Raphinha? Hell no

                              • Goonsquad245
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                28 days, 4 hours ago

                                Nope

                              • Fulchester's New Centr…
                                • 4 Years
                                28 days, 4 hours ago

                                Maybe, should have a good idea of what he can do after Spuds and Utd

                              • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                • 11 Years
                                28 days, 4 hours ago

                                Considering Leon Bailey for sure, hopefully from GW8 - looks an absolute baller who will thrive in the PL

                                But not for Raphinha, he is too good not to own

                                1. Echoes
                                  • 1 Year
                                  28 days, 4 hours ago

                                  Yeah, a Raphinha-Bailey combo rather than either of the two might be a good way forward from GW8. Both pretty cheap to enable a decent team as well.

                                  1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                    • 11 Years
                                    28 days, 4 hours ago

                                    We could have a star on our hands in Bailey - looking at his closing Bundesliga stats he was basically as good as if not more productive than Sancho

                                    Similar to Raphinha, 6.4 could end up looking very generous come GW38

                                    Fitness seems to be a bit of a problem though, hope he's not going to be a sicknote

                            2. artvandelay316
                                28 days, 4 hours ago

                                Any suggestions for a midfielder up to 8.2m?

                                Have Sarr and Benrahma. Already have 3 Chelsea.

                                Cheers.

                                1. Goonsquad245
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  28 days, 4 hours ago

                                  Raphinha

                                2. fricky_
                                    28 days, 4 hours ago

                                    Raphinha, Gray or even Fornals

                                  • Fulchester's New Centr…
                                    • 4 Years
                                    28 days, 4 hours ago

                                    Raph seems the obvious one and plenty of change for a rainy day

                                    1. artvandelay316
                                        28 days, 4 hours ago

                                        Cheers guys. That's 3 for Raph then. Assuming he is not injured!

                                    2. G-Whizz
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • Has Moderation Rights
                                      • 4 Years
                                      28 days, 3 hours ago

                                      How much is Grealish?

                                  • unclesbasement
                                    • 1 Year
                                    28 days, 4 hours ago

                                    If you had to sell either trent or antonio who would it be

                                    1. Otto8
                                      • 4 Years
                                      28 days, 4 hours ago

                                      Antonio

                                    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                      • 4 Years
                                      28 days, 4 hours ago

                                      Gun to my head, Mick as he will likely eventually leave your team at some point whereas there is no reason to ever lose Trent

                                    3. V-2 Schneiderlin
                                      • 11 Years
                                      28 days, 4 hours ago

                                      for me Trent is a season keeper
                                      Antonio I would sell to afford Ronaldo/Lukaku combo

                                  • Otto8
                                    • 4 Years
                                    28 days, 4 hours ago

                                    Salah vs Ronaldo for captain?

                                    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                      • 4 Years
                                      28 days, 4 hours ago

                                      Ron (if I had him), Brentford no mugs

                                    2. ViperStripes
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 12 Years
                                      28 days, 4 hours ago

                                      That's what the captain poll is for. Will the 2 or 3 votes you get here make any difference to the 2000+ votes you can see on the poll?

                                      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                        • 4 Years
                                        28 days, 4 hours ago

                                        Wise words. Give a man a fish...

                                  • Mahjongking
                                    • 4 Years
                                    28 days, 4 hours ago

                                    Sanchez
                                    Coady taa james
                                    Salah pogba townsend traore
                                    Auba luk asm

                                    Subs steele livra tierney rice

                                    Will u switch any order or shld i sell auba to antonio for 1ft?

                                    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                      • 4 Years
                                      28 days, 4 hours ago

                                      Bit different, stick. I am starting Livra over Marcal probably, but in your case would play Tierney. Spurs can't seem to score in a you know what

                                      1. Mahjongking
                                        • 4 Years
                                        28 days, 4 hours ago

                                        Yah probably will start tierney over coady.
                                        But also dunno if james will start vs manc

                                    2. Kryptonite666
                                      • 2 Years
                                      28 days, 4 hours ago

                                      if you can get Antonio for a free, I'd get him in a hearbeat

                                      1. Mahjongking
                                        • 4 Years
                                        28 days, 3 hours ago

                                        So auba out for antonio for free?

                                  • LikeItLoveIt
                                    • 3 Years
                                    28 days, 4 hours ago

                                    Bench one -

                                    Semedo (Southampton)
                                    or
                                    Torres (Chelsea)

                                    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                      • 4 Years
                                      28 days, 4 hours ago

                                      Play the attacker

                                    2. G-Whizz
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • Has Moderation Rights
                                      • 4 Years
                                      28 days, 3 hours ago

                                      Torres

                                  • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                    • 11 Years
                                    28 days, 4 hours ago

                                    Sarr, Gallagher, Benrahma, Raphinha, Traore (lol), Harrison, Gray, Beundia, Bailey, Soucek, ESR, Saka, Odegaard...

                                    There is literally no reason to own any midfielder over 6.5 whose name doesn't rhyme with Bohamed Kalah

                                    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                      • 4 Years
                                      28 days, 4 hours ago

                                      Shame 1 - 9 - 1 not allowed

                                      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                        • 4 Years
                                        28 days, 4 hours ago

                                        1 - 8 -1 even

                                    2. fricky_
                                        28 days, 4 hours ago

                                        True that, only Son from gw11-17

                                      • SADIO SANÉ
                                        • 6 Years
                                        28 days, 4 hours ago

                                        I hope Greenwood and Pogba can give one last hurrah for the 7.5 gang but this is looking to be true annoyingly, Chelsea/City rotation & Nuno/Arteta ruining the other 7.0+ , Mane will still score pretty well though

                                        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                          • 11 Years
                                          28 days, 3 hours ago

                                          Jota could easily make a mockery of his price tag tbf, and I suppose Pogba could as well... and Greenwood and Torres are both at times OOP-enough and explosive-enough to do the same...

                                          But the pool of 5.5-6.5 is all of a sudden so deep that having 3 of those slots instead of just the one isn't the death knell it once would have appeared

                                          Plenty of good fixtures amongst those 10 or 11 cheap midfield guys to always have 3 of them in the green fixtures

                                          1. SADIO SANÉ
                                            • 6 Years
                                            28 days, 3 hours ago

                                            yeah agree, I was looking at my Jota-Greenwood-Pogba-Torres midfield last week thinking I was a damn genius - one week later and I'm not overly amused, that double-Ole substitution was so bad for my team it made me laugh

                                            on IB WC looking at Gallagher, Elyounoussi, Raphinha, Salah + Torres/Grealish keep but don't captain

                                          2. Pompel
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 7 Years
                                            28 days, 3 hours ago

                                            Pogba at east made a mockery of me selling him for Jota on WC - and now he's gone further up in price as well. Pog appears more or less the only nailed midfileder in that price slot, so either go cheaper, or go Son

                                      • Zim0
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 3 Years
                                        28 days, 4 hours ago

                                        Elyounoussi has been posting some decent numbers as well. Good schedule from GW8.

                                    3. Kryptonite666
                                      • 2 Years
                                      28 days, 4 hours ago

                                      I'm thinking of a 3 week punt on Son. Salah has MCI and MUN in GW7 and GW9. Son has AVL NEW and WHU.

                                      How crazy is that on a scale of 1 to 10?

                                      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                        • 4 Years
                                        28 days, 4 hours ago

                                        Pencils up your nostrils, pants on head crazy

                                      2. Holmes
                                        • 8 Years
                                        28 days, 4 hours ago

                                        Watford is actually an issue, will probably blank vs Manchester clubs

                                        1. Kryptonite666
                                          • 2 Years
                                          28 days, 4 hours ago

                                          Away at Watford. Historically Watford have been strong defensively at Home.

                                          1. Holmes
                                            • 8 Years
                                            28 days, 4 hours ago

                                            Didnt Salah got 31pts or something like that vs them? Was it a home game?

                                            1. Kryptonite666
                                              • 2 Years
                                              28 days, 3 hours ago

                                              Yeah, was a home game in 2018.

                                      3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                        • 11 Years
                                        28 days, 4 hours ago

                                        On a scale of 1 to 10 crazy I'd give that a Nuno/10

                                        Son is class tbf though

                                      4. SADIO SANÉ
                                        • 6 Years
                                        28 days, 4 hours ago

                                        last season I'd be right there with you and I'd be captaining, now I'm not so sure

                                        1. Kryptonite666
                                          • 2 Years
                                          28 days, 4 hours ago

                                          Fair enough. Spurs haven't looked great this season. 3 week tough fixture run is an opportunity. But liverpool and Salah too good atm.

                                          1. SADIO SANÉ
                                            • 6 Years
                                            28 days, 3 hours ago

                                            a switch to 343 would entice me, but Alli doesn't really fit in that formation so doubt he does it

                                      5. Echoes
                                        • 1 Year
                                        28 days, 2 hours ago

                                        8, because it's an idea crazy enough that it could wield you decent points, given you have enough money itb to switch back to Salah when needed and are willing to take a couple hits during that 3-4 week period.
                                        With all that said, Salah could score against anyone. Could do nothing but still score 2 penalties in those games. It's a huge risk dropping Salah imo.

                                    4. Nikolai Volkoff
                                      • 5 Years
                                      28 days, 4 hours ago

                                      Bench one:
                                      A - Jota (bre)
                                      B - Alonso (MCI)
                                      C - Reguilon (ars)

                                      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                        • 4 Years
                                        28 days, 4 hours ago

                                        Regu - don't try to be too clever

                                      2. Holmes
                                        • 8 Years
                                        28 days, 4 hours ago

                                        Regu

                                      3. G-Whizz
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • Has Moderation Rights
                                        • 4 Years
                                        28 days, 3 hours ago

                                        C

                                    5. jungle
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 9 Years
                                      28 days, 4 hours ago

                                      No love for Thiago Silva? 5.4 seems like a steal...

                                      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                        • 4 Years
                                        28 days, 4 hours ago

                                        Seems like too much for someone who is a "will he start or not?" headache

                                        1. tomasjj
                                          • 7 Years
                                          28 days, 3 hours ago

                                          this

                                          1. tomasjj
                                            • 7 Years
                                            28 days, 3 hours ago

                                            Suddenly he has a game where he looks his age, and he is benched.

                                    6. Pep Roulette
                                      • 4 Years
                                      28 days, 4 hours ago

                                      From GW8

                                      A. TAA, Rudiger, Alonso

                                      B. TAA, Rudiger, Cancelo/Dias

                                      So basically double Chelsea or City?

                                      1. tomasjj
                                        • 7 Years
                                        28 days, 4 hours ago

                                        Trent, Alonso, Dias

                                      2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                        • 4 Years
                                        28 days, 4 hours ago

                                        B - owned Cancelo for big chunks of last year so probably Dias

                                      3. Nikolai Volkoff
                                        • 5 Years
                                        28 days, 4 hours ago

                                        TAA + Dias + Alonso + Rudiger

                                      4. Pep Roulette
                                        • 4 Years
                                        28 days, 3 hours ago

                                        Cheers everyone

                                      5. fricky_
                                          28 days, 3 hours ago

                                          A

                                      6. The Train Driver
                                        • 6 Years
                                        28 days, 3 hours ago

                                        What's up with James? Was sure he was going to start va Spurs. I know he's not nailed, but will he miaa many games do you think?

                                        1. SADIO SANÉ
                                          • 6 Years
                                          28 days, 3 hours ago

                                          waiting for a pattern, wouldn't surprise me if it's Azpi RWB against better teams

                                          1. OneArseneWenger32
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 1 Year
                                            28 days, 3 hours ago

                                            yes just like in ucl final

                                            1. SADIO SANÉ
                                              • 6 Years
                                              28 days, 3 hours ago

                                              haha, Christensen more trusted than James now? no idea

                                          2. Eddie
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 9 Years
                                            28 days, 3 hours ago

                                            This would be fine I think. Just have bench cover for tougher games. This said, if Spurs is considered tough...

                                      7. tomasjj
                                        • 7 Years
                                        28 days, 3 hours ago

                                        What would you change?

                                        Sanchez
                                        Trent, Dias, Shaw, Dunk
                                        Salah, Raph, Greenwood, Jota
                                        Antonio, Vardy
                                        Steele, Livra, Brownhill, Fodder

                                        1FT, getting Rudiger and Sarr probably next week, then Lukaku the week after.
                                        Also plan to downgrade Greenwood and swap Dunk, but no rush with the latter.

                                        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                          • 4 Years
                                          28 days, 3 hours ago

                                          Holdable

                                          1. tomasjj
                                            • 7 Years
                                            28 days, 3 hours ago

                                            Thanks!
                                            That is the current plan.
                                            Only temptation is getting Sarr this week for Jota/Greenwood.

                                            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                              • 4 Years
                                              28 days, 3 hours ago

                                              Holding is often best (not the Arsenal one obvs)

                                              1. tomasjj
                                                • 7 Years
                                                28 days, 3 hours ago

                                                Yes. Better to have 2FTs for next week.

                                      8. Fuddled FC
                                        • 9 Years
                                        28 days, 3 hours ago

                                        a) keep Barnes this week v Burnley
                                        b) Barnes > Raphina

                                        1. tomasjj
                                          • 7 Years
                                          28 days, 3 hours ago

                                          Keep for this week.

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