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FPL Gameweek 6 round-up: Saturday review, injury news and the things we learned

Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) scored for the fifth occasion in six Gameweeks on Saturday as Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.7m) produced a Fantasy Premier League (FPL) blank for the first time since his return to Manchester United.

Raphinha (£6.5m), Ismaila Sarr (£6.2m), Demarai Gray (£5.8m) and Diogo Jota (£7.7m) all delivered attacking returns on a good day for mid-price midfielders, while Michail Antonio (£7.9m) returned to scoring ways and Manchester City banked their fifth clean sheet in six league matches.

Our usual, more detailed Scout Notes will follow for all of the day’s games but in the meantime, our resurrected Scoreboard series rounds up the key goings-on from the day’s Gameweek 6 fixtures.

The graphics below are taken from LiveFPL, Ragabolly’s excellent and ever-expanding website, and our own Premium Members Area.

GOALS, ASSISTS, PROJECTED BONUS

INJURIES AND BANS

FPL Gameweek 6 round-up: Saturday review, injuries and lessons learned 1

Raphinha (£6.5m) recovered from a hip injury to feature and score in Leeds United’s 2-1 loss to West Ham United but, after overcoming a blow to the head in the first half, was withdrawn midway through the second period – and pictured with ice on his legs on the hosts’ bench.

“He let us know that it was becoming difficult to stay on the pitch. Throughout the whole week, he was recovering from the knock he received against Newcastle. He played a great game as long as he could stay on the field.” – Marcelo Bielsa on Raphinha

Burnley goalscorer Maxwel Cornet (£6.0m) is one of three new injury worries for the Clarets.

“We lost J-Rod with a hamstring yesterday. Unfortunately, we lost Vyds to an injury. We’ve lost [Cornet] to an injury, [too]. It’s too early but I think it is his hamstring.” – Sean Dyche

Reece James (£5.6m) limped out of Chelsea’s defeat to Manchester City with an ankle problem, the extent of which is still unknown.

“I don’t know about Reece [James] at the moment. He twisted his ankle and it was very painful for him. I have no other news on him at this stage but let’s see how he is in the next few days.” – Thomas Tuchel

Two other defenders in the same price rung, Manchester United’s Luke Shaw (£5.5m) and Harry Maguire (£5.4m), came off with injuries in their defeat to Aston Villa.

“Sorry, I can’t give you any updates. We will have to use today and tomorrow and Monday or when we get the scans done and see how we are.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Roberto Firmino (£8.8m) was back on the bench for Liverpool for their clash with Brentford, who lost goalscoring centre-half Ethan Pinnock (£4.6m) to a hip problem in the first half.

Rodri (£5.5m), John Stones (£5.3m), Aymeric Laporte (£5.5m), Joe Willock (£5.9m) and Jack Harrison (£5.8m) were among the previously flagged players who returned to their respective clubs’ matchday squads on Saturday.

THE THINGS WE LEARNED

FPL Gameweek 6 round-up: Saturday review, injury news and the things we learned 2
NEVER BACK AGAINST CITY’S DEFENCE

It’s five clean sheets on the spin for Manchester City, who didn’t look like conceding at all against Chelsea: the Blues have the lowest expected goals (xG) total of any side in Gameweek 6 so far.

Many of us will be considering City defenders from Gameweek 8 onwards but who would back against them shutting Liverpool out next weekend? Pep Guardiola’s side have conceded only two ‘big chances’ all season and just five shots on target – that’s eight fewer than any other side.

Following his assist at Stamford Bridge, Joao Cancelo (£6.0m) is now top among FPL defenders for points this season.

WHO IS ON PENALTIES AT UNITED?

Bruno Fernandes (£11.9m) skied a stoppage-time penalty as Ronaldo watched on in Manchester United’s defeat to Aston Villa.

Naturally, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was plagued with questions on spot-kicks in his post-match press conference and didn’t give us a completely clear-cut answer on who will take them in future.

“The decision [on who will take penalties] is made before the game, yeah.

“Bruno has been excellent, he’s such a good penalty taker and today, you’d back him with your mortgage. He’ll step forward every day of the week, for the club and the team, sometimes it just doesn’t go your way.

“This is going to be the headline isn’t it? Bruno has been excellent and Cristiano is probably the one who has scored the most penalties in world football. So we’ve got great takers here.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

MID-PRICE MIDFIELDERS REMAIN EN VOGUE

Salah is well clear at the top of the FPL midfielders’ table but the chasing pack are dominated by sub-£8.0m options.

And a look at FPL’s ‘form’ table (points divided by a club’s games played over the last 30 days) shows just why the likes of Sarr and Gray are so in demand.

The trio of Everton players featured above are all now among the top ten highest-scoring midfielders of the season.

Gray and Abdoulaye Doucoure (£5.5m) have both returned in four of their six starts, while Andros Townsend (£5.4m) appears to be on penalty-taking duties in the absence of Everton’s two strikers – the winger scored from the spot in the Toffees’ 2-0 win over Norwich City.

FIVE DEFENCES TO TARGET

Five teams remain without a clean sheet this season and they all showed on Saturday why they are sides to target from an FPL perspective, conceding in their respective Gameweek 6 fixtures and allowing plenty of chances along the way.

Norwich, Watford, Newcastle, Leeds and Burnley are the clubs in question and all of those teams are in the bottom six for ‘big chances conceded’ in 2021/22.

All bar Newcastle of that quintet conceded between 1.99 and 2.17 expected goals (xG) on Saturday.

STAT WATCH – GAMEWEEK 6

Another week and another table-topping appearance from Antonio, whose expected goal involvement (xGI) figure of 1.63 was the highest in Gameweek 6 so far. The West Ham also couldn’t be bettered for shots in the box (six).

Antonio (5.41) is only narrowly behind Salah (5.43) for xGI over the course of the season, despite playing one game fewer.

The fall of Fernandes in FPL circles has been remarkable but he is not a complete busted flush, especially if – and that’s a big if – he remains on penalties. He created a remarkable 10 chances on Saturday, twice as many as any other player, and more than any other player in a single game in the last 20 months.

Allan Saint-Maximin (£6.7m), who has now delivered attacking returns in five of his six appearances this season, took his tally to 16 key passes with another five at Watford. He is now top among FPL forwards for chances created.

Jamie Vardy (£10.4m) certainly seems to be benefitting from playing as a sole striker and not sharing the limelight with Kelechi Iheanacho (£7.1m). He racked up more penalty box touches (14) than anyone else in Gameweek 6 and is second for that stat among forwards in the season as whole, as well as shots in the box.

Vardy is now level with Salah and Antonio for goals scored (five) in 2021/22.

2,658 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Ha.
    • 6 Years
    24 days, 16 hours ago

    What’s the average left to play?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      24 days, 16 hours ago

      2

    2. Rassi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      24 days, 16 hours ago

      1.84 overall
      2.23 top10k

    3. Eric Banternaaa
      • 7 Years
      24 days, 16 hours ago

      2

    4. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      24 days, 16 hours ago

      Nice I have 4

  2. tbos83
      24 days, 16 hours ago

      2ft, 2m itb
      A) Shaw, Jota > Son, Christenen
      B) Ronaldo, Shaw > Lukaku, Alonso
      C) something else

      Sanchez
      Shaw Digne TAA
      Gray Salah Jota Benny
      Dennis Ronaldo Antonio

      Steele Kovacic White Livra

      1. Eric Banternaaa
        • 7 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        B

      2. Jackie Moon
        • 3 Years
        24 days, 15 hours ago

        Shaw and Digne to Alonso and Rudiger. I’m definitely going double Chelsea defence.

    • fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      24 days, 16 hours ago

      Got a feeling it's going to be one of those weeks where you get smashed for value whilst waiting for your moves.

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        Yep, even more so because of the shaw knock

      2. Eric Banternaaa
        • 7 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        That’s why tempted by the WC early

        1. fish&chips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          24 days, 16 hours ago

          Shame I WC James, Shaw, Raphina and Bamford in 2 weeks ago! Already priced out of my planned moves which I previously had quite a bit in the bank for.

      3. Kryten
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        Yeah they should stop price prices until at least the end of the matches in a gw

      4. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        Probably. I missed out 0.6m of TV last week and am now 0.4 short of the team I was planning to WC to.

      5. Nomar
        • 11 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        At the early stages of the season it doesn’t pay from a team value perspective to wait until the last day of the week to make changes.

        It seems to pay those who make rage transfers immediately after or during a match.

        Later on in the season it matters much less as there’s less transfer movement affecting TV at that point.

        I’m one of those players who tries to wait until the last minute to make my transfers, but it loses me a bit in TV in the process.

    • Eric Banternaaa
      • 7 Years
      24 days, 16 hours ago

      Thinking WC. Current team:

      0FT 2.2ITB

      Sanchez Foster
      Shaw Digne Veltman Ayling Tsimi
      Salah Jota Torres Benhrama Gray
      Lukaku Antonio Jiminez

      WC Team

      ? Foster
      Alonso Rudiger Cancelo Veltman Lowton
      Salah Sarr Benrahma Gray ?
      Lukaku Antonio Ings

      With 12.1ITB for the last midfield spot and GK.

      Pull the trigger on the WC?

      1. Kryten
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        To many un Answered questions in fpl I would role wc

    • gellinmagellan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      24 days, 16 hours ago

      Sanchez (Foster)
      TAA Coady Shaw Livra White
      Salah Torres Jota Greenwood Benrhama
      Lukaku Antonio Scarlett

      1 ft 0.3 ITB.

      A) Torres > ?
      B) Shaw > Alonso (exact money for that)

      Can take -4 too

      1. Eric Banternaaa
        • 7 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        Shaw could be dropping tonight by the looks of it

        1. gellinmagellan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          24 days, 16 hours ago

          Ah so better to do B right?

    • amonito
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      24 days, 16 hours ago

      A) Laporte, Rudiger, Raphina
      B) Cancelo, Alonso, Gallagher

      1. gellinmagellan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        B

      2. Eric Banternaaa
        • 7 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        A

      3. Kryten
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        A

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      24 days, 16 hours ago

      Need an Armstrong hatrick to get into the top 10k, not to much to ask is it

    • Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      24 days, 16 hours ago

      Champions league before next gw is frustrating from an early move perspective

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        What moves are you looking at ?

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          24 days, 16 hours ago

          Someone to alonso / rudiger -4

          Already brought in lukaku for ronaldo

          1. Optimus.
            • 10 Years
            24 days, 16 hours ago

            Losing Ron Vs Everton doesn't appeal to me

            1. Eat my goal!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              24 days, 16 hours ago

              It’s not about 1 gw, it’s about fixture runs

              I’m not sitting on Ronaldo whilst lukaku value increases who could haul just the same

    • Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      24 days, 16 hours ago

      A lot of teams got hacked this week.
      Just changed my FPL password. Better to do so.

      1. gellinmagellan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        Also dont give FPL email and id to third party websites. I stupidly did so, changed it last night

        1. Weeb Kakashi
          • 5 Years
          24 days, 16 hours ago

          Password change should be fine. Email change deletes your history.

          1. gellinmagellan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            24 days, 16 hours ago

            Nah not changing email, just not allowing third party websites access to my FPL through FPL email password. I was stupid enough to allow in the first place

            1. Weeb Kakashi
              • 5 Years
              24 days, 16 hours ago

              Is there an option or something to disable third party access?
              Or you are saying manually you won't allow third party to access your account?

              1. AC/DC AFC
                • 6 Years
                24 days, 16 hours ago

                People exposed themselves by giving 3rd party sites their FPL log in details.

      2. Nomar
        • 11 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        What did they do?

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          24 days, 16 hours ago

          Took a 165 point hit, deleted team and changed log on email so the accounts can't be recovered either.

          1. Mr. O'Connell
            • 9 Years
            24 days, 16 hours ago

            Must be personal. Surely you don't just do that to random teams.

            1. Weeb Kakashi
              • 5 Years
              24 days, 16 hours ago

              I think it was random. Atleast 10 teams I have come across on Twitter that have been attacked.

              Looks like there was a leak from a third party.

              1. Mr. O'Connell
                • 9 Years
                24 days, 16 hours ago

                Maybe twitter is the link. Begs the old-ages question, if a non-twitter FPL account is hacked, does it make a sound?

          2. Nomar
            • 11 Years
            24 days, 15 hours ago

            That’s terrible.

            I used to go on Fantasy Football Fix.com and they ask for your FPL password.

            Haven’t been on there for about 18 months now though.

      3. Mr. O'Connell
        • 9 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        Saw one on twitter. The responses he's getting are like someone's died.

    • dshv
      • 4 Years
      24 days, 16 hours ago

      Sanchez foster
      Taa alonso marcal ayling tsimi
      Salah sarr raphinha benrahma greenwood
      Anotnio ronaldo obafemi

      Stick one more week before WC or hit.

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        Stick nice team

    • Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      24 days, 16 hours ago

      So frustrating that Raphinha has an 8 point ceiling. Leaves so many points out on the pitch.

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        That’s why he is 6.5

      2. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        He does, but that’s 2 good returns in 2 weeks now with an absolutely plum fixture up next - he’s doing well for 6.5

        1. Mr. O'Connell
          • 9 Years
          24 days, 16 hours ago

          Yeah, very happy with the points. But need to make hay while the sun shines before he's owned by the whole game.

      3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 11 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        You’re a maniac

      4. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        Better than Jota.

        1. Mr. O'Connell
          • 9 Years
          24 days, 16 hours ago

          Own him and all. I'd be a lot happier if I stopped watching the matches and was quietly content with my points.

    • -GK22-
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      24 days, 16 hours ago

      3 to play hoping for

      Sanchez, clean sheet and pen save
      Semedo, clean sheet and 2 assist
      Traore, hatrick

      1. Tcheco
        • 4 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        5 points incoming

        1. -GK22-
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          24 days, 16 hours ago

          So very very true

    • Tcheco
      • 4 Years
      24 days, 16 hours ago

      If Shaw is fit:

      A. Shaw to Rudiger

      B. Digne to Christensen

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 4 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        A

    • Bubbles1985
      • 4 Years
      24 days, 16 hours ago

      Now is the time to roll Ronaldo to Lukaku surely.

      Those fixtures cannot be ignored!

      1. Optimus.
        • 10 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        I'm going for Ronaldo Lukaku Antonio

        1. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          24 days, 16 hours ago

          Same here. Salah and TAA as well ?

          1. Optimus.
            • 10 Years
            24 days, 16 hours ago

            Yep

      2. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        Wait for Southampton today - to watch their defence

        Southampton have blanked West Ham and City in their last two. Both those attacks are more potent than Chelsea right now. Not sure how priority he is next week.

    • gellinmagellan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      24 days, 16 hours ago

      A. Get Alonso for Shaw (who is dropping and I have the exact sum to make the move right now)
      B. Get Raph or someone else for Torres?
      C. Do both for -4 but do A first

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 4 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        A, maybe C

        1. gellinmagellan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          24 days, 16 hours ago

          Thanks!

    • RedWolf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      24 days, 16 hours ago

      A lot of chat about a gw8 WC.

      What's the reason for this over say a gw14 WC where United, west ham and city have great fixtures?

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 4 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        Ants in pants

      2. Cok3y5murf
        • 5 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        Yeah, it can be avoided. Easy to bring in triple Chelsea and a City defender by GW8 with just transfers. But if something happens to Benrahma/Antonio by then as well, may need to pull the trigger.

      3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 11 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        There’s a lot of chat about a lot of things

        And most of it is bollocks

    • bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      24 days, 16 hours ago

      Hi guys. What's your team value I'm on 101.3m and am already seeing teams on here that I'm 2.0m short of being able to afford.

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 4 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        Don't know but probably less than yours.

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        102.3

        1. Optimus.
          • 10 Years
          24 days, 16 hours ago

          Same

      3. dshv
        • 4 Years
        24 days, 15 hours ago

        101.9

    • Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      24 days, 16 hours ago

      Any ideas if Bamford will return for Watford?

      1. Kay317
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        You'll find out for sure nearer the time but doubt anyone knows just yet

      2. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 4 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        Something on Twitter said it could be a month, but plenty on Twitter saying Earth is flat or getting vaccinated will allow Bill Gates to control you so...

    • Jullepuu
      • 2 Years
      24 days, 16 hours ago

      Any thoughts on this wildcard draft?

      Mendy Foster
      Taa Rudiger Dias Cancelo Livramento
      Salah Raphinha Sarr Benrahma Gray
      Antonio Lukaku

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 4 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        Almost too good for me Clive

        1. Jullepuu
          • 2 Years
          24 days, 16 hours ago

          Cheers

      2. Kay317
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        Like it. I'd be a little cautious of double up on two teams defence personally. But then when it goes well you'll be swimming in points. I'm on wild card at the moment and have essentially gone for Antonio, lukaku and vardy up top over having a stronger defence. That may change though.

        1. Jullepuu
          • 2 Years
          24 days, 16 hours ago

          Vardy is defintely an interesting one but this defence seems too good to sacrifice.

      3. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        24 days, 15 hours ago

        For me, this team highlights the value in going with just 2 premiums.

        Fitting Ronaldo into this team would mean swapping out most of that backline to budget defenders. (Just not worth it).

        Nice team BTW.

        1. Jullepuu
          • 2 Years
          24 days, 15 hours ago

          Thank you!

    • Sell Ronaldo for Lukaku - or own both?
      Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      24 days, 16 hours ago

      What's the general consensus on her....better to have Lukaku with a well balanced team or Lukaku and Ronaldo with weaker defence and mid?
      I fear not owning Ronaldo.

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 4 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        Noron here

      2. Wivanee
        • 8 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        I'm gonna go with both for a few weeks and reassess. Easier to get rid of one to move funds elsewhere than try and find the funds to get both in

      3. Shatner's Bassoon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        You have to be CPT Ronaldo fairly often to justify 12.7m. Everton (h) is a fine captain game if you already own but after that it’d be a while before you put the armband on him over Salah, Lukaku or even a City player if you wanted.

      4. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        A fortnight ago I took a hit to eject Ronaldo and keep Lukaku. Hasn't worked out so far (esp as it was Bamford I brought in), but I'm positive it was the right move. I'm not giving Ronaldo any further thought until GW14 or later. I suspect Lukaku won't be as prolific as I'd hoped, but I do think he'll outscore CR7 in the next 8 or so weeks, and I'm not even sure CR7 will out score Antonio. Salah is, of course a given.
        Another reason not to go Threemium is the fruitfulness of a strong defence and emerging mid-price mids.

      5. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        Defo sell and replace for fixtures

        After the double haul you had all the excitable pups thinking having the pair was definitely the best option

        However now we see, per the stats from serie A they won’t haul every GW and particularly during the tougher fixtures

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          24 days, 16 hours ago

          People though I was nuts when I bagged that haul then promptly sold Ronaldo. Cost me last week, but I think it was the right decision. It was the dysfunctional performance in the CL game that spooked me, and United yesterday suggest the disjointed teamwork was not a one-off. CR7 is a fine talent but can't do it all by himself. Chelsea, in contrast, have a coherent team and tactics.

      6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 11 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        A fixture play looks the best bet

        Ron > Rom for Chelsea's good run starting now
        Rom > Ron for Man Utd's jaw dropping GW15-27 fixture run

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          24 days, 16 hours ago

          It's also not being mentioned that in GW17-18 Lukaku and his team will be absent, on CWC duty.

        2. Kay317
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          24 days, 15 hours ago

          I think this might be the smartest move

          1. Kay317
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            24 days, 15 hours ago

            As in Maximus switch idea

      7. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        24 days, 15 hours ago

        As above, just Salah plus Luk or Ron, not both.

        Having both is the difference between an all-premium or all-budget back line.

      8. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        24 days, 15 hours ago

        Great question. One that all the FPL pundits on their patreon-financed podcasts will sit on the fence about, talk generally around the issue and not properly answer.

      9. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        24 days, 14 hours ago

        No mid costing more than 6.5m appears value compared with the Chelsea/City defensive options, so there’s available funds to have both + Salah, comfortably.

        Jota is one exception and it’s still possible to own him too.

        Until a midfielder like Havertz, Foden, KdB puts their hat in the ring, I’m happy moving to the Threemium setup.

        1. Lignja
          • 4 Years
          24 days, 12 hours ago

          But how many of thos 6.5m mid you can have, and can u have Antonio also?

        2. The Sociologist
          • 2 Years
          24 days, 4 hours ago

          Feel like you need someone in this price bracket, or at least enough funds to be able to move for one with a single transfer.

          1. The Sociologist
            • 2 Years
            24 days, 4 hours ago

            The Jota price range that is

      10. umerlfc
        • 5 Years
        24 days, 14 hours ago

        The biggest upside of going without Ronaldo is having a premium defense of:

        TAA Cancelo/Dias Alonso Rudiger/James

        I'll take these solid 6 points every week over Ronaldo's where I'll not captain him in any of those weeks

      11. HollywoodXI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        24 days, 14 hours ago

        I think this comes down to your play style. I have both and am sticking unless one gets injured.

        1. Kay317
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          24 days, 14 hours ago

          Can I assume that one sacrifice is having a cheap 3rd striker rather than Antonio?

          1. HollywoodXI
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            24 days, 14 hours ago

            My team:

            Raya
            Trent Shaw Christiansen Duffy
            Salah Raphinha Sarr
            Ronaldo Lukaku Antonio

            Gunn Livramento Allan Gilmour

            OR 9k after yesterday. It’s working just fine for me. But as I said, it’s personal play style.

            1. Phil_fox85
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              24 days, 13 hours ago

              Can see the merits of how all 3 premiums + trent can work well right now....the lower priced mids etc. are looking about as good for points as their more expensive rivals.

              But, would expect that over the next block of game weeks that having the flexibility to invest in higher value players that emerge will be the better route.

              It's similar to what I have to remind myself at the start of every season, I need to be able to react as the landscape can and will change fast.

      12. FPLRaiser
        • 6 Years
        24 days, 13 hours ago

        I've got all 3 + Trent.
        Built on a brittle midfield of

        1. FPLRaiser
          • 6 Years
          24 days, 13 hours ago

          Reply fail!

          *Brittle midfield of

          1. FPLRaiser
            • 6 Years
            24 days, 13 hours ago

            I give up! Phone's going in the bin...

            3 Premiums + Trent, built on a midfield of

            1. Twisted Saltergater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              24 days, 13 hours ago

              😆

              This has more suspense than most of Netflix

              1. FPLRaiser
                • 6 Years
                24 days, 13 hours ago

                Previously on Fantasy Football Scout...
                3 x Premiums
                A midfield built on

                1. FPLRaiser
                  • 6 Years
                  24 days, 13 hours ago

                  Less than 6.5m players.
                  A wildcard still intact for when it crashes and burns.
                  And a phone and laptop burning in a bin.

      13. Jafalad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        24 days, 13 hours ago

        RonaldNO. Bought in Lukaku 3 weeks ago and now he has the fixtures to benefit. Having both just weakens the rest of the team.

        Been looking at some of the teams with both in and they do not seem to fare so well as most that only have one of those two.

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          24 days, 13 hours ago

          Thought it was CristiaNO?

      14. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        24 days, 3 hours ago

        I have both for GW7 only, after which CR7 + Marcal will become Jesus + Cancelo in a heartbeat for that under-discussed 11-GW run for City. Jesus will become DCL by GW19. Lukaku to CR7 by GW12

      15. Lazaretti
        • 4 Years
        23 days, 19 hours ago

        I Will have both for one week. Doing Jimenez to Lukaku. And dropping Ron after Everton game.

        Ron will be good differential this week as most in my ML will transfer him to Lukaku I assume.

      16. ViperStripes
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        23 days, 11 hours ago

        Keeping Ronaldo this week, Lukaku might come in next week for either Jimi or Ronaldo, havent' decided yet.

        Also don't own Antonio but as pointed out in the Article he has a tough run of opponents coming up

    • pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      24 days, 16 hours ago

      Can always change but looks to me that Sarr has been the difference maker this week so far and not so much captain choice

      Looking at Top 10K Finally league which is very template:

      52 teams
      19 started Sarr

      All the teams that started Sarr are in the top half of the division on points scored so far this week.

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 4 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        Yep, one of the few who have performed in a pretty cruddy week.
        Glad I was recommending him to people.
        Not so glad I don't have him.

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          24 days, 16 hours ago

          Yep

          Went Gray instead here on basis that he's a better long term hold and Watford are utter cack. Mixed feelings!

      2. Cok3y5murf
        • 5 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        Sarr was more or less matched by Everton mids, Raphinha, and Jota though. Most people have one or more of those

        1. Cok3y5murf
          • 5 Years
          24 days, 16 hours ago

          I'm on 45 points without Sarr

        2. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          24 days, 16 hours ago

          Townsend negligible ownership and the 4 points over Gray makes a difference this week with such low scores.

          Jota and Raph by and large were alternatives with few teams owning both.

          Really narrow margins when it's all so template.

          1. Cok3y5murf
            • 5 Years
            24 days, 16 hours ago

            3 points over Gray

      3. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        Well having Sarr and capping Antonio is wonderful - however Sarr came in for raphinha

        Imagine that’s the case for a lot of managers so no gain

      4. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        After last week's disaster, I'm having a good week, and much of that is due to bringing in Sarr. But the rest of the midfield have stepped up - Jota, Raphinha and captain Salah. Now for a triple defensive rearguard performance today.

    • jayzico
      • 10 Years
      24 days, 16 hours ago

      Sounds ridiculous in theory.

      IS it time for Trent to go?

      Thinking Trent > Van Dyke or Cancelo to free up funds for midfield.

      1. gellinmagellan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        TAA would be locked in my team throughout unless he has some ridiculously poor spell or injury ofc. Wouldn't sell him

      2. Make United Great Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        No need

      3. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 4 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        You'll regret it.
        Closest thing there is to a sure thing there is in the game.

      4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 11 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        Trent has 88 returns and 83 baps in last 101 starts

        Any time he misses a game or blanks (or heaven forbid - does both consecutively!!) the same old shite starts up "he's not worth it", "better value elsewhere at the minute", "way too expensive for what he's doing" blah blah blah

        And without fail it always ends the same way:

        With sellers in the foetal position, rocking gently in a darkened room, mumbling "why did I do it" over & over & over again

      5. jayzico
        • 10 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        Thanks gents

    • gellinmagellan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      24 days, 16 hours ago

      Alonso or Rudiger? Alonso isn't going to be dropped right?

      1. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        Surely Chilwell will get game time soon?

        1. gellinmagellan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          24 days, 16 hours ago

          Yeah but most Chelsea fans seem to think that Alonso has performed to keep his spot for the time-being. I'm not sure myself :/

        2. Make United Great Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          24 days, 16 hours ago

          It’s not as certain as people seem to be making it out imo. Alonso’s got the shirt right now. Nailed

      2. Tcheco
        • 4 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        Rudiger for me personally. Prefer the security.

    • JAYPEE
      • 3 Years
      24 days, 16 hours ago

      Who to bring in T Silva or Christensen?

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 4 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        Chris

        1. Tcheco
          • 4 Years
          24 days, 16 hours ago

          this

    • Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      24 days, 16 hours ago

      Ole needs to be sacked. Tactically inept, average manager. Good with recruitment, but we’re never winning anything with him.

      Time to cut our losses. What do you reckon?

      1. Tcheco
        • 4 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        Lol. 1 point off the top after 6 games. He's finished 3rd & 2nd in his two full seasons. Has to be finish the season at least.

      2. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 4 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        I agree entirely
        Never mind Klopp or Tuchel, Dyche or Hassenhutl would get more out of those players

        1. Make United Great Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          24 days, 16 hours ago

          Couldn’t agree more

      3. Optimus.
        • 10 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        "Your job now is to stand by the new manager."

        Alex Ferguson

      4. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        Someone like van Gaal or Jose to make you great again?

        1. Make United Great Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          24 days, 16 hours ago

          No.

      5. Cok3y5murf
        • 5 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        Been saying it for a while. Top 4 at best with him this year.

        Even recruitment-wise, he should've brought in a DM instead of Ronaldo. He's not what they needed. He will just steal some goals from Bruno, Greenwood, and Cavani. I doubt they'll score any more goals than they did last year with him even if he individually gets the golden boot

      6. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
        • 6 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        Hope he stays

    • Tcheco
      • 4 Years
      24 days, 16 hours ago

      Vardy & Digne to Lukaku & Livra (-4)?

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 4 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        No other way?
        Vardy so hot right now

        1. Tcheco
          • 4 Years
          24 days, 16 hours ago

          Only other way is CR7 to Lukaku unfortunately

    • Flynny
      • 6 Years
      24 days, 16 hours ago

      Morning.....just starting to thi l about gw8 wildcard....heavy at the back....in addition to trent, dias and rudiger who is best option?

      A....Cancelo
      B...alonso

      Surely Chilwell going to eat into alonso minutes soon? Thanks

      1. Make United Great Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        A

      2. Tcheco
        • 4 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        A

        1. Flynny
          • 6 Years
          24 days, 16 hours ago

          Cheers

    • Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      24 days, 16 hours ago

      Perfect hattrick for Vardy

    • akhilrajau
      • 3 Years
      24 days, 16 hours ago

      Sanchez
      TAA, Shaw, Coufal, Marcal, Ayling
      Salah, Torres, Raphina, Benrahma, Brownhill
      Cr7, Toney, Antonio

      FT: 2 Bank: 0.9m
      Thinking to move Shaw -> Alonso.
      Please suggest the best move of Torres along with Shaw( next gw coufal -> cancelo)
      .

    • Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      24 days, 16 hours ago

      Jota worth keeping for one last dance? Got other fires to worry about

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        24 days, 16 hours ago

        Yeah. Going under the radar is GW8 when Bobby will likely be tied up in Brazil.