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Keep or sell? The best options and replacements for Bamford’s FPL owners

Patrick Bamford (£8.0m) will miss Leeds United’s clash with West Ham United this weekend, with an ankle injury keeping him sidelined.

No timeframe has so far been put on the striker’s return but over 260,000 of his owners in Fantasy Premier League (FPL) have seen enough, selling him ahead of Saturday’s deadline.

Over two-thirds of the voters who took part in our on-site poll are also in favour of ditching Bamford:

We take a quick look at the options available to the managers who own the mid-price forward, focusing on alternatives at Bamford’s price point or cheaper. Owners could, of course, use the Leeds striker’s injury as a springboard for a team restructure and bring in Romelu Lukaku (£11.6m) for his favourable runs of games.

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Providing you don’t have other fitness doubts such as Raphinha (£6.5m) causing you sleepless nights, then the chances are that you’ll have the option of bringing a bench fodder option into the fray this weekend and retaining Bamford’s services as a non-playing substitute.

Some of the more popular budget options, such as Valentino Livramento (£4.2m), Javier Manquillo (£4.0m), Allan (£4.6m) and Shane Duffy (£4.3m), have decent Gameweek 6 fixtures, although Kostas Tsimikas (£4.0m) is far from assured of game-time and Yves Bissouma (£4.5m) and Josh Brownhill (£4.5m) are carrying irksome yellow flags of their own.

With Bamford having already risen in price once after Gameweek 5, the likelihood is that many of his existing owners won’t be losing any sell value even if he drops by £0.1m over the coming days.

He and Leeds also have some excellent fixtures to come, starting with a Gameweek 7 clash with a Watford side who are yet to keep a clean sheet in 2021/22.

Even a longer absence of, say, three weeks could see him return in Gameweek 8, thanks to the respite offered by the October international break.

Keeping the striker until a more concrete update from Marcelo Bielsa arrives has its potential upsides, then, but the Leeds manager isn’t too forthcoming with exact timeframes these days (instead taking a Darwinian approach) and there is a chance that we get week-to-week press conference palm-offs from the Argentinean in lieu of a specific return date.

Given that there wasn’t any doubt from Bielsa whatsoever about his non-involvement against West Ham, there is always the worry that Bamford’s problem is not just a one-week affair.

GAMEWEEK 7/8 WILDCARDERS – A SHORT-TERM PUNT?

Above: Gameweek 6 and 7 fixtures ranked by difficulty on our Season Ticker

Those Fantasy managers with Wildcards to burn might be eyeing up Gameweeks 7 and 8 with keen interest, with fixture swings about to catapult the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea and Southampton up the Season Ticker.

A one or two-week punt on a Bamford replacement is one route for these managers, who can reassess the Leeds striker when their chip is activated and potentially even bring him back in providing he gets the medical all-clear.

Looking at our image above, Newcastle sit top of our ticker over the next two Gameweeks – and Allan Saint-Maximin (£6.7m) is certainly one option as a replacment. Four attacking returns in five matches sees the Frenchman sit fourth among FPL forwards for points, and, having been part of a strike partnership with Callum Wilson (£7.4m) at the start of 2021/22, he is now spearheading a 5-4-1. Saint-Maximin is overachieving his expected goal invovlement (xGI) output, it has to be said, and ranks only 14th for xGI among forwards this season.

Watford probably ought to be higher up the ticker given that Newcastle and Leeds are in such dire defensive shape, without a clean sheet between them this season. Joshua King (£5.5m) and Emmanuel Dennis (£5.3m) are low-cost short-term gambles for Gameweek 8 Wildcarders: the Hornets had lost their last three Premier League games without scoring before Gameweek 5 but racked up six big chances and three goals against Norwich, a reminder – if we ever needed it – of the importance of fixtures and how they often dictate form.

Everton have a tricky-looking Gameweek 7 match at Manchester United but for anyone looking for a one-week, Hail Mary gamble before hitting the Wildcard button, then Salomon Rondon (£6.0m) may fit the bill. He didn’t show anything to encourage investment in a rusty run-out at Aston Villa but faces Norwich this weekend, and everything we said about the Canaries in the above paragraph holds true for the Toffees this weekend.

LONGER-TERM BAMFORD REPLACEMENTS

There are a number of mid-price forwards who fit the dual requirements of positive short-term fixtures and a longer-term bright schedule.

Adam Armstrong (£6.0m) and Southampton sit top of our Season Ticker from Gameweeks 6-12, with only a trip to Chelsea before the October international break off-putting. Armstrong has already got two attacking returns to his name and also thought he’d won his side a penalty at Manchester City last weekend, only for it to be overturned after VAR intervention. Despite tricky opening fixtures, he ranks second aming forwards for shots (16), with 11 of those attempts arriving inside the box.

Teemu Pukki (£5.9m) is also riding high with Norwich in the above image. On penalties, the Finn sits above all other sub-£7.0m forwards in our six-Gameweek FPL points projections – although Josh Sargent (£5.4m) does pose a possible threat to his place.

There’s little wrong with Raul Jimenez‘s (£7.5m) fixtures or underlying stats, with Wolves continuing their favourable run of matches from Gameweeks 6-14 and the Mexican among the top five forwards for both chances created and efforts on goal. The fact that just one of his 15 shots has landed on target and none have found the back of the net, however, does mean that we’re overlooking a current wasteful touch and gambling on him rediscovering past glories.

There is one name we haven’t yet discussed: Michail Antonio (£7.9m). Still well clear at the top of the FPL forwards’ points table despite a red card in Gameweek 4 and an enforced no-show last weekend, he is first among players in his position for goals scored, attempts, shots in the box, efforts on target, big chances (BCT, below) and penalty box touches.

A Leeds backline missing four centre-halves looks like a juicy match-up for Antonio in Gameweek 6, and while West Ham’s fixtures are so-so thereafter, they don’t meet any of last season’s top six until November.

WHAT THE FFSCOUT COMMUNITY SAY

326 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Having to play Allan due to Bamford injury

    Can’t decide on the bigger picture, thoughts of lukaku and vardy up front

    Figure allan has just as a good a chance as any considering the fixture!

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Cheeky assist perhaps

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      my wildcard was so crap, I reckon I'll be playing Sissoko until Christmas.

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Yeah - proper disaster

        Oh well, have to adapt

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

      I am moving to Vardy, Lukaku and Antonio up top over the next few weeks allowing me to bring in Dias and rudiger

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Aye, that’s what I’m thinking

        Vardy has the fixtures and is ticking away nicely

        1. Crunchie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          I really hope Nacho will come more involved when the stubborn Rodgers realizes Maddison isn't cutting it

  2. BlzE_94
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Any news on Raphina?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Nope, just start if you have and get bench in order

  3. The Senate
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Bamford to Antonio is a no-brained with my 1FT right? I also own Trent and my bench is Brownhill, Ayling and Omo

    1. The Senate
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      No-brainer * damn autocorrect

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

        *auto-corrupt

    2. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Looks like a no brainer on paper

    3. Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 6 days ago

      yup

    4. xHaTr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Absolute no brainer

    5. Mufc202020
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Yes

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

    Bottomed

    Clueless what to do here lads, got 2 FT, 0.5 itb, opinions? Gonna WC soon. Thanks

    Sanchez,4.0
    TAA,Shaw,Tsimikas,Veltman,Ayling*
    Salah,Greenwood,Raphinha*,Benny,Sisoko
    Bamford*, Ronaldo, Antonio

    1. The Senate
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Bamford to Adams, Tsimi to Chelsea def?

  5. Mcpuker777
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Transfer Torres to:
      Sarr
      Townsend
      fornals
      Gallagher

      1. tbos83
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Sarr

    • RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Think I’m keeping and playing Raphina, Sissoko or White first on bench?

      1. xHaTr
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        White

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        White

      3. Dusty Donut
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        White

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

        Thanks A lot and GL this GW!

    • cigan
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Sell 1, start 2, bench 2

      A) Gundogan
      B) Torres
      C) Livramento
      D) Semedo

      1. cigan
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        start 1*

    • Echoes
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Repost

      A: Raphinha -> Sarr
      B: Toney -> under 6.5
      C: Roll FT

      will WC in GW8.
      Will bring back Raphinha if I do A.
      will bring back Toney in GW10 if I do B or C.
      If I roll, will do Jota + Greenwood + Toney -> Sarr + under 6.9 + Lukaku in GW7. Thanks.

      1. Dusty Donut
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Roll

        1. Echoes
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Cheers

    • FF Dirtbag
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Good to go? Or should I sort out Bamford?
      1FT and 0.1m ITB.

      Sanchez
      TAA James Livra
      Salah Jota Greenwood Gray Sissoko
      Antonio Ronaldo

      Steele; Bamford, Marcal, Williams

      1. Chilli Heatwave
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Good to go

      2. Dusty Donut
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Gtg

        1. FF Dirtbag
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Cheers guy!

    • tbos83
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 6 days ago

      What time is Rafa's presser? Need news about Digne

      1. Mufc202020
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        1:30

        1. tbos83
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Cheers

    • Zola
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Madness to consider a Chelsea defensive triple up from GW 7 and ignore Lukaku?

      Am loath to lose Ronaldo for him and wondering whether targeting a 2nd and possibly 3rd defender is the way to go.

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        It’s fine until Chelsea win 3-1 with Lukaku in the goals

      2. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        You'd certainly expect a good few clean sheets in their upcoming games. Rotation and blocking an attacker are the obvious pitfalls.

        1. Zola
          • 12 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Yeah both very good points.

          I do really want to bring in Lukaku, just raising the funds to upgrade Bamford is the issue. It's either lose Trent, Antonio or downgrade Greenwood to a 5.5 (maybe an Everton double up with Gray, or Odegaard)

      3. Dusty Donut
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        I think 3 brings too much risk. Stick with 2

    • Athletic Nasherbo
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Took a hit. G2g?

      Sanchez
      Cancelo Shaw Varane
      Salah Jota Benrahma Sarr Gray
      Ronaldo(C) Antonio

      Raya Livramento Taylor Cucho

    • Mufc202020
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      A) Auba to Vardy with FT and start Raph (Brownhill/Williams to come on if Raph is injured)
      B) Raph to 7m mid and start Auba
      C) Auba & Raph - Vardy & Sara/Benny -4

    • Kodap
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Would you take a -4 to do Bamford > ASM

      Or, play Sissoko and bench Bamford?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Play Sissoko - decent enough fixture

      2. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Play Sissoko if no more Bamford news about duration

      3. Il Capitano
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Play Sissoko

      4. PascalCygan
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Sissoko

    • Dogs Of War
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 6 days ago

      De Bruyne (che) or Gallagher (BHA). On a draft.

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        De Bruyne

      2. Dusty Donut
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        De Bruyne no question

    • Camzy
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      This week's captaincy is a real pain. I think it's very difficult to decide.

      Ronaldo
      + Great form
      + Fantastic stats/shooting a lot
      + Playing at home
      - Villa defensive stats are decent (played weak opponents so far other than Chelsea)

      Salah
      + Top form
      + Liverpool best at chance creation
      - Brentford defense is best of the 3 teams and are at home

      Antonio
      + Great underlying stats
      + West Ham in good form incl midweek win over MUN
      + Leeds are a bottom three defense statistically
      + Leeds have lots of injuries and could field a youth team player at CB
      - Playing away
      - May or may not be on pens

      I think Ronaldo is the sensible choice. There's very little downside to going Ronaldo. He will get chances, he'll probably get a pen after last week being continually denied. But I can't deny the lure of Antonio's upside. I think I'd bet more money on an Antonio hat-trick than on either of the other two but I also think he's most likely to blank if West Ham don't find fluency because of Leeds' approach.

      I'm more of a fixtures than form guy so I'm not going Salah. But I understand why people like him. He's extremely proven and reliable. I want to go after the big hauls though so will go with either of the other two on that basis.

      All the signs point to Antonio being the 'correct' pick this week imo. I remember that Norwich away game where he got 4 and it looked so obvious in hindsight. Norwich were dreadful, poor defensive stats, injuries. I let Antonio's own injury doubts and the fact he was playing away lead me astray.

      I just feel like the data is showing us a pretty obvious huge haul here and it's hard to turn away from it imo.

      1. Rochdale_Cowboy
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        I'll make it simple for you - Captain Ronaldo

        1. Camzy
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Wish it were actually that simple. It's not. At least to me.

          1. Rochdale_Cowboy
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            It really is.

            If you have both salah, and Ronaldo, and they've got easier fixtures than a west ham striker! If you don't captain one, then what's the point in having them.

            1. Nanoelektronicar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              I don't know how weakened through all the lines Leeds side is not considered easy.

            2. Camzy
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              They don't have an easier fixture. Far from it.

              If Ronaldo was playing Leeds this is no contest.

      2. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        I’m on Antonio - the defence he’s playing against sold it to me!

        1. claretparrot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Yep think he's coming in for Bam and getting the armband for me too

      3. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 6 days ago

        I think Leeds will play defensively with all their injuries, they showed at the end of last season they can be tighter especially at home, I think West Ham win that 1/2-0

        This is of course based on absolutely nothing and only my opinion, Ronaldo (c) for me

        1. Camzy
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          This is not supported. Leeds' xGC second half of last year was very poor and they were lucky to get their improved defensive results. There are no stats that suggest that Leeds defense is good since they've come back to the Premier League.

          Home form and West Ham not being as good a team as United are the main detractors but basically I think it comes down to... how much better do you think United are at attacking compared to how much worse Leeds are at defending than Villa.

          There's no right answer I guess until hindsight.

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 6 days ago

            That’s a fair point, looks like you’ll be on Antonio if you trust your own analysis.

            1. Camzy
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              Yes. Looks that way. Unless Villa suddenly reveal they have injury problems or something. Having Martinez back in goal as well is quite a negative.

      4. claretparrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        I'm a non-owner, so take with a pinch! But...

        Another '-' for Ronaldo has to be that two of his goals/big chances and a significant chunk of his (impressive) XG has come from two keepers spilling the ball right to his feet with the goal open. That can't keep happening, can it!?

      5. Dusty Donut
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        You make a very compelling case for Antonio. I just can’t look past Ronaldo for this week

      6. Cok3y5murf
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Another thing that people are overlooking is United being far from fixture-proof. The only teams they have dominated so far are Newcastle and Leeds who are whipping boys. They have struggled against literally every other team. They are relying on individuals right now to save them like Lingard, Greenwood, etc. No result would surprise me in this game because Villa are not whipping boys and Martinez is back now. Although I do agree that they might get a pen this game.

      7. Make United Great Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        CR7 for me

      8. Bavarian
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Mo is my choice

      9. maglia rosa
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Antonio for me but no Ronaldo........looks a pivotal decision in the original decision to go Lukaku and keep to the two big hitters. Main rival has both Lukaku and the Portuguese dude so hoping the big man up top for the Hammers (and Jota) repay the originalm decision. Great write up Camzy.......thanks for posting.

      10. Tonyawesome69
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        A + is all United players are looking to assist Ronaldo. He is the main player that will get the goals for United.

        You could argue Brentford's defence hasn't come up against an elite attacking team yet

        1. Camzy
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Yeah Ronaldo being a talisman is a +. I don't think Antonio is any less of one though. He has 80% goal involvement.

          Brentford defense keeping Wolves out is what discourages me from going Salah. If they had let in a few vs Wolves I might be on Salah.

          They were very impressive especially when down to 10 men. Don't remember Wolves having tons of good chances vs Brentford and this is the same side that battered United and had much higher xG in that game.

      11. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Impressive analysis - I keep wavering between Ronaldo and Antonio. Will probably bottle it and go with Ronaldo though.

      12. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        go with your gut here and don't overthink it.
        it's only week 6 so plenty of other weeks to go strategic but if you feel there's a strong choice forget their price

        btw why wouldn't Antonio be on pens?

        1. Camzy
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Missed his last one. But then again, so did Noble.

          Could be Benrahma on pens...

      13. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Yes it is a tough choice this week. Great analysis.

        Another things to consider (one you have already mentioned).

        1. Brentford haven't played a top side yet, so will be "interesting" on how they cope with Liverpool. Salah might be my 3rd choice.
        2. Villa have been so much better defensively at 3 at the back, but can they do that this week, without Tuanzebe? Playing a 4-4-2 again might cause problems unless they put in Hause.
        3. Leeds will concede, Antonio I think will get one or possibly two goals with form, but then so will Ronaldo if Villa has got weaker at the back, as a result of 2.

        It is between Ronaldo or Antonio for me. It might just be a simple case of who is playing at home 🙂

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

      Start

      A Foster (NEW)
      B Sanchez (cry)

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        I don't see a CS so go with the save points in Foster

        1. Crunchie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          This is what I am thinking.

    • Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Has anyone been following Watford and know how Pedro (returned to full training) will fit into the team with Dennis and King?

    • Atimis
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Thoughts on Laporte once he is back from injury? Should be 99% nailed I recon?

      1. Salarrivederci
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Only Pep is 99% nailed

      2. Dusty Donut
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        I think Dias is the only one we can ever consider nailed in that back line

    • Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 6 days ago

      1FT 0.5m ITB

      Sanchez
      TAA Shaw Livramento White
      Salah Jota Sarr Raphinha*
      Ronaldo (C) Antonio

      Steele - Gilmour Ayling* Bamford*

      In light of Lascelles and Willock being out, would you go Bamford to Dennis or ASM ahead of a GW7/8 WC?

      1. PascalCygan
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        ASM

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Christensen starts, anyone disagree ?

      1. Salarrivederci
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        He starts vs. City for sure

      2. Tonyawesome69
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Probably not. I think it'll be Azpi Christensen Silva Rudiger Alonso in defence

    • PascalCygan
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Hello! Been out of it for a week.

      Poor first week on wildcard but ok to hold the FT here?

      Sanchez
      TAA James Marcal
      Salah Jota Raphinha Gray Gallagher
      Lukaku Ronaldo (c)

      Steele Livramento Williams Street

      Thanks!

      1. DAZZ
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Raph > Sarr. Newcastle are shot with injuries.

        1. PascalCygan
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Cheers!

      2. Salarrivederci
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        I’d hold, but you could end up playing Williams and Livramento if Raph is out.
        Most think James will be benched against City.
        Would also play Livra over Marcal

        1. PascalCygan
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Cool, thanks. I’ll monitor Raph news and consider Sarr as Dazz suggests

    • FCSB
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      One week or two week punt depending on whether I go for Lukaku next week or Chelsea defender, then WC8:

      1. Jimenez (sou, NEW)
      2. ASM (wat, wol) will Newcastle be even more woeful with Willock and Lascelles out

      Cheers.

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        ASM

      2. artvandelay316
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 6 days ago

        ASM

      3. PascalCygan
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Jimi

      4. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Jimi I think. Not sold on ASM as most on here are

        1. FCSB
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          I know, I thought it would be much closer but most seem to be saying ASM on here

          Who you bringing in for Bamford??

    • artvandelay316
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Was pretty settled on my WC team but have just seen a potential way of getting Ronaldo and Vardy in...

      A - Tierney, White and Townsend, which gives me the funds for Vardy up front

      or

      B - Alonso, VVD and Gray, which gives me Saint Maxim up front

      I prefer B for long-term, but A for GW5 seems better. Next week Ronaldo to Lukaku would give me the funds for Tierney to Alonso the week after, assuming his price doesn't rise above 5.9.

    • Super John McGinn-
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Still got Wildcard which will most likely be used GW8, any thoughts?

      Sanchez, Foster
      TAA, Shaw, Coady, Ayling, Livramento,
      Salah, Bruno, Jota, Raphinia, Gilmour
      Bamford, Antonio, 4.5

      0 FT 2.5 ITB

      A) Bamford > Jimenez
      B) Bruno + Bamford > Sarr + Lukaku (-4) (upgrade Ayling to Rudiger next week)
      C) Ayling > Rudiger
      D) Jota + Bamford > Sarr + Lukaku (-4)
      E) Bruno + 4.5 > Sarr + Lukaku (-4) (upgrade Ayling to Rudiger next week)

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        If you are going to do Sarr, you have to do this week, otherwise a Galagher pick might be better long term

    • Erez Avni
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Going to WC on GW 7 so looking for one week punt instead of Raphinha…

      A. Sar
      B. Benrahma

      1. artvandelay316
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Benny

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Roll here or make a move to get rid of bamford ? Probably to Armstrong which free’s change for rudiger or Alonso next week

      Bachman
      Taa shaw livra
      Sarr Raph Salah jota
      Cr7 Antonio bamford

      Foster Christensen Gilmore Williams

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        similar move, eyeing up armstrong so i can swap semedo to dias in 8 (own James).
        do you have wildcard still? if yes def sell bamford
        would probably lean to selling but you do have some cover on the bench

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 6 days ago

          No wildcard, played for game week 4, it’s been successful so far and most people seem to be wildcarding into a team I can get by game week 7 or 8 anyway but keen not to mess it up!

      2. Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        I would sell, we don't even know how long he will be out. Freeing up funds form more CHE assets looks good.

    • The Alli Way
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Start Semedo or Livramento? Have Sa in goal

      1. DycheDycheBaby
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        I'm in the same boat. Going to start Livra.

    • Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Livra

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Responding to The Alli Way

        1. The Alli Way
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Thank you