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Three attacking FPL defenders who have caught my eye for Gameweek 6

Stevie of EyeTestFPL spotlights three Fantasy Premier League (FPL) defenders that caught his eye in Gameweek 5, using ‘eye test’ screenshots and information from our Premium Members Area.


Ricardo Pereira (£5.5m)

In the game against Brighton and Hove Albion, Brendan Rodgers set up in a new 4-3-3 formation which involved playing James Maddison (£6.8m) at right wing whilst deploying a solid three-man midfield consisting of Youri Tielemans (£6.4m), Wilfred Ndidi (£5.0m) and Boubakary Soumare (£4.9m).

Even though Maddison started out on the flank, Rodgers would always envision him playing more centrally and so, in this new formation, Ricardo Pereira was encouraged to push further up the pitch to provide the width.

Maddison’s central positioning was important in making sure that Leicester never ran out of passing options in midfield.

However, in the second half, as Leicester were chasing the game and needed more directness, Ademola Lookman (£6.0m) was brought on for Maddison.

After the tactical switch, Pereira almost immediately struck a chord with the new signing as Lookman would often make runs down the right channel.

Leading up to Jamie Vardy’s (£10.4m) goal, Lookman made a similar run down the channel before combining well with Pereira.

There were also glimpses of the Pereira of old when he attempted to make an inside run into the box which was unfortunately not spotted by Lookman, who instead chose to take a pop at goal himself.

Between the two full-backs, Pereira (left) was clearly given more freedom to roam forward than Ryan Bertrand (£4.9m) (right).

1,200 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Who’s struggling to get 11 out this week and what are your problems and potential solutions?

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Ayling to Livramento on FT,and maybe hit for Bam to ASM and bench White

      1. CRO KLOPP
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Sanchez
        TAA Shaw Ayling White
        Salah Benhrama Sarr Greenwood
        Antonio Ronaldo
        (Tsimikas Bamford Brownhill)

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Annoying as I just got in Bamford on Monday.

    2. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Only problem was Bamford. But that was an easy switch to Antonio.

      Considering Raphinha > Gallagher before his rise for -4. Alternatively I could just play Livramento.

      1. ted mcnure
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Play Livramento. He is a real proper player and under-rated in my book. He is a potential weekly starter.

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Play Liv

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I had a Raphinha problem. Hope Sarr is the solution.

    4. ted mcnure
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Bamford out, Raph doubtful, did Ayling to Livra , so have bench of Livra, Biss, Coady. That´ll do.

    5. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Will have an XI of my choice if Raphinha plays this weekend. If not, will have Toney come off the bench.
      Still unsure whether to just roll the FT or do Raph -> tho.

      1. Echoes
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Raph -> Sarr

        1. ted mcnure
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Sounds gtg

          1. Echoes
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Thanks

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        I’ve got 3-4 injuries and one non player.

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

      Have Bamford and Raph and already used FT. Will use bench players Christensen, Sissoko or Coady this GW and reassess next GW

  2. MGD
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Bruno + Bamford -> Lukaku + ______

    A) Sarr (and bank cash for Chelsea def)
    B) Ziyech/Mount
    C) Torres (but bad fixtures)
    D) other 8.3 midfielder

    -4

    Thanks!

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

      A

    2. Mo Mane
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      D) Jota, for at least one week!

  3. Sharkytect
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    No e diagrams. We see so many stats and heat maps it's sometimes a surprise to see pictures of actual footballers on actual grass. Very useful article. It does, however, have a touch of "pointing-out-who-scored-FPL-points-last-week" about it. Would have been exciting to point out some options who were unfortunately NOT to rack up goals or assists

    1. ted mcnure
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Agree, good article- that´´s what I don´t pay my money for..!

      1. ted mcnure
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        I paid for membership once, and got lost in heatmaps..

  4. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Would you play rather safe and pick Benrahma or some punt on Gallagher or Arsenal mid?

    1. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Benny is not safe. Over performing.

      1. Make United Great Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Massively. So lucky to haul vs us

        1. Zim0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Should have been an assist for an own goal in an ideal world

        2. NIKO.
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          😆

      2. Mo Mane
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Over performing? When does it count as playing well and in form?

  5. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    A. King
    B. ASM
    C. Jimenez
    D. Armstrong

    1. Bam Saka Laca
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      D

  6. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    In a bit of a pickle, do I bench Bamford? Or take a -4 to transfer him out for someone else.

    Sanchez
    Trent - Rudiger - Livra
    Salah - Jota - Torres - Gray
    Bamf - Antonio - CR7

    Bench: Steele - Sissoko - Marcal - Williams

    1. Bam Saka Laca
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I am benching him and playing Sissoko

      Sánchez
      TAA Semedo Rüdiger
      Salah Traoré Gallagher Jota Sissoko
      Antonio Ronaldo(c)

      Steele Bamford Jansson Williams

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

      Bench Bamford. Your bench is good enough. You will need Bamford for his good fixtures in the next 3 weeks.

  7. jonnybhoy
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Thinking of doing wildcard this week with a view to bringing in Lukaku for Vardy on a -4pts next week.

    How do I free up .4m in this team?

    Sanchez 4m
    TAA Rudiger Tomiyasu Livra Manquillo
    Salah Sarr Benrahma Gray Gallagher
    Vardy Ronaldo Antonio

    1. il Brutto
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I'd just put Lukaku straight in.

      1. il Brutto
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Free up cash by downgrading one of your mids to a 4.5 mid.

  8. Oooo Matron
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Don't think Raphina or Bamford will play, transfer them out for Sarr & Maupay for a - 4?

    Current team:
    Foster
    TAA Shaw Veltman Semedo
    Salah Greenwood Benrahma Raphina
    Ronaldo Antonio

    Subs: Livramento, Allan, Bamford

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Transfer Bamford out no hit and have Livra come in if need be.

  9. Finding Timo
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Guess we may not find out about raphinha now until line ups announced?

    1. ZTF
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Not until after deadline anyway. Could’ve done with a Leeds early KO

      1. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Thanks but right headache

  10. Fernandito
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Best Raphinha replacement? (6.8 max, have Grey)
    A Benrahma
    B Fornals
    C Gallagher
    D Sarr

    1. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      D

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      A

    3. Mo Mane
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      A

    4. Bam Saka Laca
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      C

    5. ZTF
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      A or C long term, D short

    6. Jafalad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      A. In form.

    7. Shark
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      B

    8. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Short term, D. Long term, A

  11. ZTF
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    A) Bamford to ASM/Nacho/Rodrigo
    B) Ayling to Duffy/other

    Schmeichel [Ward]
    James TAA Livra [Coady] [Ayling*]
    Pogba Salah Raph* Ben [Gilmour]
    Lukaku Antonio Bamford*

    1FT 0.2m
    Quite happy with Coady/Liv first bench so the question is which leeds player to move, and who for?

    1. aapoman
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Sell just Bamford. Jimenez could be a good replacement

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

      Do nothing. Pointless removing Bam with his fixtures. Same with Raph. Keep hold. You are covered on your bench.

  12. aapoman
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Wildcard time or just Bamford -> Antonio? 1ft and 1.5itb

    Foster
    TAA Shaw Veltman
    Salah Bruno Jota Raphinha* Benrahma
    Bamford Jimenez

    Bachmann*; Livramento, Ayling*, Scarlett

    1. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I’d wildcard that team. You also need to move funds into attack. Too much to do with just FTs

    2. ChelseaGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      If BamBam out for a while, then you can pull the trigger

  13. Dogs Of War
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Can someone put up a good argument for ASM as a Bamford replacement. I’ve seen quite a few people going this way, but I don’t see it myself?

    1. Jafalad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I have absolutely no idea why people want to remove Bam with his fixtures. Ride this week out.

      1. ZTF
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Do we know it’s only this week with him though?

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

        He's not on form anyway and Leeds as a team aren't on form.

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Was gonna do it but now swaying towards Armstrong.

      1. Dogs Of War
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Armstrong is on the radar. Looks lively and due a goal.

    3. ZTF
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Just that he’s quite cheap, now playing upfront and is Newcastle’s best player by a considerable distance.

      Of course you could argue the last point isn’t great for an FPL asset as teams will focus more on stifling him than anyone else

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

    RP.
    Getting in Sarr. Who to ship
    A. Barnes
    B. Greenwood

    1. aapoman
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Barnes

    2. ZTF
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Depends largely on how long you want to keep the other for

    3. ViperStripes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Barnes

  15. ViperStripes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Posted on wrong thread:
    Triple choice:

    a) The obvious option Bamford > Antonio
    b) The expensive but obvious Bamford > Lukaku which ties up all my cash itb and all my midfield except Salah are low to mid-priced
    c) The differential Bamford > Armstrong as per spot the differential option - gives me loads of cash (e.g. Jimi > Lukaku next week)

    1. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Do you have Ronaldo? If yes A

      1. ViperStripes
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Yes

        1. Goonsquad245
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Then Antonio and pile your cash into defence. Switch Ron to Rom in a few weekd

    2. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      C but with ASM instead

    3. ted mcnure
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      C looks fun

  16. Mo Mane
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    ASM away to Watford..he has been waiting to shine and looks like he will come good so against newly promoted club, he's a good shout!
    Bamford not playing (and for how long?)

    Think that answers your question...

    1. Mo Mane
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      this was a reply to dogs of war question...

  17. El Presidente
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Did Bielsa mentioned how long Bamford would be out?

    1. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Thanks

      1. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        For nothing

  18. palace ash
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Ødegaard or Smith Rowe??

  19. Champions League Varane
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    What do I even do… 1 FT please help!

    Sa
    Semedo Trent Christensen Livra Williams
    Raph Salah Adama Jota Sissoko
    Bamford DCL Ronaldo

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

      Bamford to Antonio

      1. Mo Mane
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Precisely!

  20. Echoes
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Repost

    What to do here?

    A: Raphinha -> Sarr
    B: Roll FT(Toney first sub)

    1. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Roll easily unless/until we get more raphinha news. Toney is a fine replacement and you’ll want Raph back if he’s fit next week

      1. Echoes
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 7 days ago

        You think Toney could produce against Liverpool? Yeah, definitely want to keep Raphinha, hence the confusion here.

        1. Goonsquad245
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          He could yes. He’s on pens, at home and Brentford are no mugs. Chances are against it and it is a horrid fixture but much stranger things have happened than Toney nicking a goal in a 1-3 or something

          1. Echoes
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 7 days ago

            True. Thanks.

  21. Finding Timo
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Given Leeds issues should we be getting benrahma or formals over sarr?

  22. Mo Mane
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Bamford and DCL not playing this week, so you need to do something there
    I would transfer one of them out for Antonio

  23. Mikei
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Raphina => Sarr?
    Or stay?
    Thanks.

    1. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Same issue for me. I'm leaning towards staying for now. Who's your first sub if Raph doesn't play? Toney for me.

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

        First sub is Duffy.

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

      I'm in a similar boat. My thinking with Raphinha is how fit will he be and how much will the injuries in the team affect his output. Given all that, moving to Sarr doesn't feel that risky.

  24. Mikel Arteta
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Best Bamford replacement for next two gameweeks?
    A) King (NEW, Lee)
    B) Wood (Lei, NOR)

  25. corderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Sanchez Foster
    TAA Shaw White Livramento Omobamidele
    Salah Grealish Jota Traore Brownhill
    Ronaldo Antonio Toney

    Got 2 free transfers + 0.9m and don't know what to do with them. Can anyone offer any ideas?

    1. ZTF
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Think I’d just use one to gear up for bringing Chelsea player(s) in next week. Grealish to Sarr perhaps?

      1. corderz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        That's the move I was thinking. Would you do Grealish to Sarr over Traore to Sarr?

        1. ZTF
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Yes personally. It’s about making £

          1. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            It really isn’t.

    2. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Traore to sarr and roll

      1. corderz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Rather Traore to Sarr than Grealish to Sarr?

  26. ZTF
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    A. ASM (6.7)
    B. Iheanacho (7.1)
    C. Armstrong (6.0)

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      If B is starting then him.
      Do you know something we don't know.

  27. More Cowbell
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Trent is fit and yet people are mass transferring him out. What a beautiful thing to happen.

  28. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Start Tierney or Torres?

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

    With the uncertainty around Raphinha and not really having a bench, what to do here please??

    Sanchez
    TAA Shaw Veltman
    Salah Greenwood Raphinha Benrahma
    Ronaldo Bamford Antonio

    Steele Tsimikas Ayling Brownhill

    1FT, 0.4 itb

    1. Raphinha >> Sarr
    2. Ayling >> Semedo / Livramento
    3. Save FT (hope Raphinha is fit)

    Thanks

  30. Finding Timo
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    A) sarr or b) benrahma? Thanks