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Learning from ‘The Great and The Good’ FPL managers – Gameweek 6

Fantasy Football Scout community writer Greyhead continues with his series of articles analysing the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) transfers and strategies of some noted Fantasy managers, from serial top 10k finishers to well-known faces.

The Great and The Good this year are the Scouts Joe LepperNeale RiggGeoff Dance and Tom Freeman, FPL Wire’s Zophar, from the Hall of Fame Fabio BorgesFPLMatthewYavuz Kabuk and Tom Stephenson, Blackbox’s Az and Mark Sutherns, FPL “celebrities” LTFPL AndyMagnus Carlsen and FPL General plus last year’s mini-league winner Les Caldwell.


“Cause the players gonna play, play, play, and the haters gonna hate, hate, hate.

Baby, I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake.

I shake it off, I shake it off”

Another week, another series of injury woes to deal with, as Patrick Bamford (£7.9m) fell victim to the mid-priced striker curse but at least Raphinha (£6.5m) managed to take Taylor Swift’s advice and shake it off.

This was also the week many lost patience in the £7-8m price bracket with several of us selling Ferran Torres (£7.0m) and Jack Grealish (£8.0m), as we saw the emergence of cheaper midfield options like Ismaila Sarr (£6.3m), Conor Gallagher (£5.7m) and Bukayo Saka (£6.2m).

Then there was the captaincy call, surely that was an easy one with Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.7m) ready to go, but Dean Smith’s men played the villains at Old Trafford to deliver red arrows for many an FPL manager.

OVERALL PERFORMANCE

Tom Freeman and Les Caldwell were the chart toppers with 60 points this week, although Tom left it late with Joel Veltman’s (£4.4m) 95th minute assist taking him to the heights of the hit parade.

Les’ strong showing was based on a Wolves double-up and his Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) captaincy; he was in good company as Mark and Magnus were the others to walk like an Egyptian.

Az was a very brave boy putting the armband on Michail Antonio (£7.9m) and it paid off; he is now only two points behind his Blackbox buddy. Could he finally overtake him?

Geoff Dance deserves a mention as he has yet to have a red arrow, although the size of the climbs are getting smaller with a sub 4,000 place jump this time round.

Wildcards are still burning a hole in the majority of The Great and The Good’s pockets, there seems to have been no discernible advantage to those who played early and it’s worth noting that none of the top three of Tom Stephenson, Andy and FPL Matthew have overhauled their squads.

TRANSFERS

Sarr underlines differential potential as Chelsea earn another clean sheet 10

This is a summary of the transfers for this week:

Az – Sarr (Grealish)

LTFPL Andy – Jimenez (Bamford)

Fabio Borges – None

Joe Lepper – Sarr, Armstrong (Bamford, Traore)

Geoff Dance – Gallagher (Torres)

FPL General – Saint-Maximin, Sarr (Bamford, Raphinha)

Les Caldwell – Gallagher (Torres)

Magnus Carlsen – Foster (Gunn)

Mark Sutherns – Alonso (Ayling)

FPL Matthew – Sarr (Greenwood)

Neale Rigg – None

Tom Freeman – Sarr (Gundogan)

Tom Stephenson – Sarr (Torres)

Yavuz Kabuk – Lukaku, Gray (Calvert-Lewin, Grealish)

Zophar – Sarr (Torres)

A blur of activity with Sarr a popular and wise choice if his goal against Newcastle was a sign of returns to come.

Joe and FPL General took hits to bring in the Watford wonder as they also had the Bamford blip to deal with, both made eyebrow raising moves with Allan Saint-Maximin (£6.8m) and Adam Armstrong (£6.0m) trotting onto their respective fantasy fields.

Yavuz’s dealings also caught the eye as he is the first to hit the high rollers with the “threemium” of Romelu Lukaku (£11.7m), Ronaldo and Salah.

I suspect Magnus will be soon going that way with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£9.9m) a placeholder, but I’ve tried and failed before to predict the Grandmaster’s groves.

TEMPLATE

Salah on target as Liverpool assets prosper at Leeds 1

The template for The Great and The Good is as follows with the number in brackets showing how many teams in which they appear:

Sanchez (12), Steele (8)

Alexander-Arnold (15), Shaw (12), Ayling (7), Livramento (7), Veltman (5)

Salah (15), Raphinha (11), Sarr (9), Jota (9), Benrahma (8)

Antonio (14), Ronaldo (12), Lukaku (4)

You sense bigger change is coming to the template, but for now Sarr and Lukaku were the new entrants replacing Bamford due to injury and Mason Greenwood (£7.7m), who proved expendable despite hitting an impressive eight shots against Villa.

CAPTAIN CALLS

At this early stage, captaincy decisions are proving crucial in the respectability of your rank and Mark Sutherns leads the way with 126 points, which equates to an impressive 21-point average.

Fabio is having an uncharacteristically mediocre start to the armband action sitting on 88 points, his decision to move off his favourite Salah this week proved costly.

The chart below shows that Salah continues to be the popular pick over the season at 54% pick rate, Ronaldo is chipping away at that lead on 22% and I would suspect Lukaku will start to worry the leaders as his dream run of fixtures begins this weekend.

No doubt the heavy hitters have rewarded those who have stuck with the tried and tested in the opening weeks, but Az’s foray into differential choice Antonio shows there is ground to be made up if you look beyond the “threemium”.

CONCLUSION

Jimenez ends goal drought as Arsenal claim convincing north London derby win

An interesting week ahead with fixture swings on the horizon, with Chelsea’s mouth-watering matchups meaning heavy investment in the Tuchel Tombola.

The collapse of the mid-priced market and the rise of the cheaper options of Emile Smith-Rowe (£5.3m), Demarai Gray (£5.8m) and Sarr also means that more might be tempted with the three heavy hitter option as this becomes more manageable as we look to balance the books and unbalance our squad structure.

Plenty of options ahead, plenty of ways to play the game and catch those greens but remember if you do have a bad week then just shake it off as a good one can be just be around the corner.

Anyway, that’s all from me for now and remember: don’t have nightmares.

For those effected by any of the topics raised in the above article then you can find me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Greyhead19

1,672 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Flair
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    James, TAA injured with Jota now a rotation risk two weeks after WCing due to two injuries and a suspension. Pain.

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

      exactly the same pain points for me, wc in week 5
      full bench again needed

    2. Henryyy
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Same here 🙁

      Got 2FT's so will probably do a mini wc with a hit

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

      Same as me + Shaw, raphina & bamford

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

    Anyone know where I can find passing stats for goalkeepers in the members area?

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

      depends what you want to see. Can see this table has been created which looks handy

      https://members.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/public-stats-tables/view/53639/

  3. Mahjongking
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Taa to alonso?

    1. tempest
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Short term fine. Can’t be good long term?

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

    Do I roll FT this week and just hope for the best from my bench?

    Guiata
    TAA* James* Semedo White
    Salah Jota* Sarr Gray
    Lukaku Antonio
    Steer Armstrong Livra Gilmour

    Anyone have an opinion on whether Gilmour comes back in for Norwich, would like the cover this week as i'm expecting a Jota benching!
    Plan would be to get in a city defender in gw8

    1. Boberella
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Armstrong and Livra should be ok cover (although Livra has Chelsea)
      I'd definitely do James to a diff Chelsea def (Rudiger probably). Jota might play some minutes.

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

        Thanks Bob
        Was hoping to delay the chelsea defender by a week in case there's rotation with CL this week (very possible)

        1. Boberella
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Absolutely, wait til after CL

  5. Henryyy
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    TAA Jota Scarlett to Rudiger Gallagher Antonio -4?

    Yay or nay lads?

    Cheers

    1. Smokey_Lowkey
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I'd switch Gallagher for ESR. Gallagher has tougher fixtures and appears to be off set pieces. ESR has the fixtures and seems to now have some form too, though a slight rotation risk.

      1. Henryyy
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Cheers mate

        As an Arsenal fan I'm very skeptical but you might be correct here

  6. Smokey_Lowkey
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    TAA + Bamford - > Tomiyasu + Lukaku (c) (-4) worth the hit?

    1. tempest
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Probs

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

      Depends on who your bench cover would be if TAA and Bamford are both out to know if its worth the hit or not, but it looks good on paper with Lukaku Cap.

      1. Smokey_Lowkey
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Duffy, Tsimi and Gilmour, so yeah, not great!

  7. tempest
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    A) TAA and ESR
    B) VVD and Zaha

  8. tempest
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    I think I’m happy with the below?

    Ramsdale (foster)
    TAA, Cancelo, Alonso, Rudiger (Livr)
    Salah, Sarr, Raphina, ESR (brow hill)
    Lukaku, Jimi, Antonio

    1. Smokey_Lowkey
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Wildcard?

      1. tempest
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Yup

        1. Smokey_Lowkey
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Sarr is about to enter a tough run of fixtures. Would you consider an Everton mid?

          1. tempest
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Yes I would. Which would be your choice up to 7.0?

            1. Smokey_Lowkey
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Doucoure would be my pick, but any one of him, Gray or Townsend could work (all within budget).

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

            This. I'd rather have Gallgher & Gray/Townsend/Doucoure than Sarr & Brownhill on a WC personally

          3. Scholes Out For Summer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            to be fair, Leeds, Southampton Everton arent really poor attacking fixtures

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

      TAA injured

    3. Casual Player
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      TAA likely our, would take a 1 week punt on a DEF and leave the cash to FT back to TAA after the IB.

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

    Shaw showing 100.3 to drop on FPL statistics. How reliable/accurate is that site?

    1. Smokey_Lowkey
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      60% of the time, it's right every time!

    2. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      depends on WC. I think he wont drop today, lots on WC probably ditching

      but then again who knows

  10. Pep Roulette
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Is Jorginho likely to start against Juventus tomorrow?

    1. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Kante out, so probably will be Jorg - Kova midfield. Maybe Saul against Southampton

    2. Chaldaea
        2 months, 7 days ago

        He was doing the press conference which is usually a good sign, along with Kante being out.

      • Pep Roulette
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Cheers both

    3. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Original plan was Bamford + Jota --> Luiz + Lukaku (c) -4 But TAA injury really muddies things. What to priortise here?

      Sanchez - Foster
      TAA* - Shaw* - White - Livramento - Omobami
      Salah - Jota* - Sarr - Gallagher - Traore
      CR7 - Antonio - Bamford*

      Going to hold until we hear Ole presser tomorrow about Shaw tomorrow and probably Bielsa presser about Bam. Should i still go for the original plan or focus on beefing up defence for now?

      1. Casual Player
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Definitely wait until as late as possible.

        Shaw/White/Livra is not optimal but works for 1 week if it means you can avoid tearing up plans.

        But if Shaw and TAA both out, you might need to do re-consider.

        1. Scholes Out For Summer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          cheers mate I think I agree. Who knows maybe even Bamford is fit

          Also starting to think Chelsea defender will be pretty good against Southampton instead of Lukaku. Floor of 6 points

    4. Casual Player
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Obviously nobody can know for sure, but is the "best guess" that Mane/Salah going off earlier than Jota means Jota most at threat from a Firmino start on the weekend?

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

        All four have started in the past vs City

        1. Casual Player
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Interesting point, thanks. I haven't considered when Liverpool have started all 4, will look into it. Jota could pinch something against any team, and like everyone have other fires to deal with.

      2. Scholes Out For Summer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        I think Firmino looked really involved, and pretty high chance he starts

        imo i think itll be a midfield of Jones Fabinho Henderson and their big 3 up top

        1. Casual Player
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Thanks, that lineup does seem most likely.

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

        Jota is not nailed. I have him and am happy to take my chances because more often than not he takes his chances when he plays.

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

        Surprised Firmino didn't start today. I'd be pretty confident Jota is benched for this one but would still come on for Mane/Bobby at some point
        Keita could come in for Jones against the more seasoned midfielders from City as well

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

          Yep, he'll come on for the last 20mins and score!

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

        Yes, don't expect Jota to start. Midfield three will be needed and Firmino is more suited to this game with his more team oriented playstyle. Has a full rest over the IB too so wouldn't be surprised if Firmino gets Watford too and then United (A) so I'm selling Jota this week.

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

      I can hold off Sanchez to Ramsdale for now, price-wise, right?

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

        I think so,95 pct of the buyers are WC imo

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

          yeh, large wc %.

      2. Casual Player
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Yeah I think you're safe for awhile. Antonio looks like only likely price rise in 20 mins or so.

        1. Casual Player
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Would be surprised if Ramsdale goes up before Saturday/Sunday, if at all.

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

            yeh, will be monitoring this.

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

      Which pair scores most in GW7?

      A: Vardy + ESR
      B: Vardy + Gallagher
      C: Son + White
      D: Lukaku + Luiz(Douglas)

      1. Casual Player
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 7 days ago

        If it's just one week, would go A/B. Longer term D.

        It'll probably C, because it's the worst possible answer on paper.

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

          Very true, probs C because it looks terrible.

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

          Thanks. Yeah, it's a one week punt before WC.

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

        A

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

          Thanks

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

      I think I may have found a way to navigate the injuries and still not compromise anything including not losing TAA....

      James*, Gray and Scarlett
      To
      Christensen, ESR and Hwang for -4

      Gives a bench of TAA, Livra Sissoko

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

        And gain a playing 3rd forward in the process!

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

        A hit for Hwang, now I've seen everything!

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

          That's not my take of the situation but thanks for the feedback

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

            No problem. And good luck to you.

      3. maglia rosa
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        I took a hit for Armstrong last week to strengthen my bench going forward so i see the thinking here tbf.

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

          Yep

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

          Why does a bench strengthen require a hit rather than wait a week?

    8. Ragabolly
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Risers: Antonio (8.0)

      Fallers: Bamford (7.8) Barnes (6.7) Forss (5.3) Ndidi (4.9)

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

        Barnes' Bargain Basement.

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

        1-0

      3. The White Pele
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        cheers Ragabolly

      4. Alonso The Great Midfielder
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        barnes show potential but no end product yet

        1. Scholes Out For Summer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          xLively through the roof

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

        people reversing their Antonio to Bamford move 2 weeks ago...

        1. gart888
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Why didn't the predictor sites see the Bamford fall coming? fffff

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

            didn't see what he was on tbf - these price changes are just not worth the headache following imo
            maybe better to look at the fplstats trends to see which players are being sold/bought

          2. Scholes Out For Summer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            they're a free service, and FPL doesnt share their formula for price changes. Comes with the territory

            1. Harry the Hack
              • 12 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              not to mention not all the info is available for these sites, hence they are _predictor_ sites. They don't know how many of the transfers are done by wildcarders which don't count towards changes, so they have to estimate

      6. jia you (The No BS League -…
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        The Antonio-Bamford-Antonio hokey cokey worked out pretty well

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

        Cheers Ragabolly.

      8. Thescaff
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        1-0 cheers

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

        Ah, rubbish. I saw the TAA news last night and then checked FPL stats to see if anyone of concern was due to drop/rise. Bamford was nowhere near so I decided to hold off from wildcarding until today. Lost so much value already this week.

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

          I was worried Shaw was going to drop, but Bamford was miles off

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

            Shaw didn't drop! That was my free transfer! Bahhhhh

            1. Baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              There is a conspiracy that some MU assets can be price protected by fpl towers. You should believe it 😉

      10. Athletico Underachieving
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 7 days ago

        If Bamford is fit this weekend I’m all over it!

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

      Will Raphinha miss GW8??

      1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        wait for the press

    10. kobewan
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      on WC, what is your opinion on keeping TAA in a WC squad, He might be out for at least 3 weeks and would miss the gw7 match against City and be rested on IB, he might be back on Gw8

      here is my WC defense

      TAA, Rudiger, Cancelo, Alonso, Livramento

      1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        if im on wc i will not bring him in. look bit rusty after injury

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

          I'll keep that in mind before weeks end, the run of fixture of Liverpool ain't looking good too.

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

        What is the rest of your team?

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

          Here

          Ramsdale, Foster
          TAA, Rudiger, Alonso, Cancelo, Livramento
          Salah, Rap, Benny, Saka, Luiz
          Lukaku, Antonio, ASM

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

        If out for 3 wks I wouldn't keep him I don't think. Although you have to factor in IB.

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

          We'll have to wait for updates, GW8 they have Watford then gw9 against United, if reports says he will miss gw8 I will not bring him in.. hopefully we get updates before deadline

      4. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Last year we had a similar situation with Salah getting COVID during the second IB. I took him out on WC and was a bit annoyed I had to waste 2 FT two weeks later to get him back in. Many others wound up needing hits to get him back in. With the benefit of hindsight, we should have all kept him.

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

          Cheers, pools fixtures doesn't look appealing after IB, but it's TAA and Liverpool.

      5. Casual Player
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Who are you playing instead of TAA this week in your WC team? Livra not great, but you might have a playable MID/FWD?

        I would probably take a punt on a DEF for 1 week and leave the cash spare to get back TAA with 1FT after IB

        1. Thinkering like a Boss
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          If you plan on getting back TAA after IB, might as well just bench him.

          1. Casual Player
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Depends what your WC bench is like?

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

          just read about the injury, still figuring it out, got double Chelsea def already.

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

      Another take...

      What to do here?

      2 FT 0.0itb

      Sanchez
      Taa* James* Semedo Cancelo
      Salah Sarr. Gray. Raph*
      Lukaku. Ronaldo

      Steer Livra Sissoko Scarlett

      1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        I got same problem. Whether to.remove James or bringing Antonio. Will.keep Taa n Raphinha obviously

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

          Taa would have to go to bring in Antonio

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

          keep that in mind, run of fixture of Liverpool ain't looking good too.

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

            Fail sorry.

      2. Alonso The Great Midfielder
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        get christensen?

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

          James Gray and Scarlett
          To
          Christensen Esr and Hwang

          Is my idea

      3. OleBall
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 7 days ago

        TAA & James to Azpi & Alonso (Providing Alonso doesn't start tomorrow)

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

          Hmm! Fair call! Or could do Azpi and Rudiger for safety

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

            Yeah, Rudi instead of Alonso if no WC maybe safer

      4. Thinkering like a Boss
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        James > Christensen

    12. Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      If I sold Antonio last week AND have no money tied up in TAA

      Why not lose TAA for now and have another go on the Antonio train.

      I'd be more than happy to swing back to TAA as soon as needed and save an extra transfer hopefully to do it for free

      I think TAA can be absent until after the United match without too much damage, whereas Antonio is a much worse pain to endure as a non owner over the same time frame surely

      ?

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

        Yep, hop on board the beast train.

    13. SydneyFPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Ramsdale
      Cancelo, Christensen, Alonso
      Salah, Sarr, Doucoure, Traore
      Vardy, Lukaku (c), Antonio (vc)
      Subs: Guaita, Williams, Sissoko, Livramento

      2.6 itb

      Weighing up Traore to Grealish or Williams to Dias next week?

      1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        find better replacement than grealish

    14. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      James to Tomiasyu
      Dennis to antonio for free? or any other better defender below 4.7m to get

      1. Thinkering like a Boss
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Sound good to me

        1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          cheers. dont watch much arsrnal games but seem their defence is improving

      2. Alonso The Great Midfielder
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        or Get chelsea defender and Benhranma ? or just hold to get whu attacker against the Bees

        1. Thinkering like a Boss
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          what is your full team?

          1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Sa
            TAA - Cancelo - Semedo - Livra - JAMES
            Salah - Greenwood - Raphinha - Doucoure - Galaggher
            Vardy - Jiminez - Dennis

    15. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      James & Shaw to Azpi & Christensen and bench Trent is what I'm doing this GW.
      Hit not ideal but nicely set up for Chelsea's nice run.

      1. Thinkering like a Boss
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        nicely done...not fancy hold Shaw one more week?

        1. jia you (The No BS League -…
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Our midfield won't allow many CS and Shaw hasn't been in great form either of late

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

        not worried James back for 8?

        1. jia you (The No BS League -…
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          have Cancelo so one rotation risk premium defender is likely enough

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

            that is fair enough haha, cancelo a great option

            1. jia you (The No BS League -…
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              yeah enjoy watching him, been in my team since the beginning

    16. villian-ty
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Play Williams/Livra

      Or take a hit for TAA for Alonso/Chrisitiansen. Already have Rudiger

      1. Thinkering like a Boss
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Play Williams / Livra imo

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

        I don't like offloading TAA.
        I'm not sure Williams holds his spot.

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

      My team's in a right state here. Might have to rely on my 3 bench players this week

      Guaita
      TAA*, James*, Alonso, Semedo, Livra
      Salah, Jota*, Raphinia*, Gilmour, Sissoko
      Antonio, Bamford*, Ronaldo

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

        1 FT, 0.1m ITB

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

          Trouble is, all of them could be back after the IB

      2. Thinkering like a Boss
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        WC gw8?

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

          Played it 2 weeks ago. Hahaha

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

        James to Rudiger to keep the Chelsea double up and have a nailed option?

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

          Yeah I'm considering this

      4. Alonso The Great Midfielder
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        hard luck. maybe remove bamford first

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

        very similar boat - I can't help but think Bamford could well play this week (in which case he's a great option...)

        I've decided unless I hear of a really long term injury, I just can't get rid of TAA or James for 1 week (Livra not ideal sub but for 1 week I'll live).

        Jota could sell but is that really a priority?

        And Bamford - again, have to wait for pressers but if he plays he's a big scorer this week.

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

          Haha, exactly my thoughts. Want to get rid of Jota but seems stupid to sell him with so many injuries. Others seem like a wasted transfer if they will be back soon as I only just got most of them in on WC so ideally want them in my team

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

            haha I've just sat here not doing my work thinking of options...

            1. Roll FT
            2. Sell Jota & Bamford for a -4 (Vardy & Doucoure maybe?)
            3. Bamford > Jiminez/Watkins (don't really like either option though)
            4. James or TAA to Azpi (only if out for long time)

            ^ What you reckon? Thoughts/feelings/emotions?

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

              Yeah considering similar moves. Could also move James to a city defender but Liverpool this week isn't ideal. No idea honestly. Just wait and hope for good news on the injury front by the end of the week I think.

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

                I'll pray for us both brother

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

                  Maybe just take a bad week and have loads of quality differentials after the IB

      6. Mondeo
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        I actually think I'll be rolling a FT haha

    18. C-Dawgg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Woke up to find my whole team is basically on fire.

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

      TAA + Jota -> Christensen + Raph
      For -4

      Worth it?

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

        Nope

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

        Just TAA and Christensen..

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

          TAA> Christensen

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

        Jota to Raph but it depends on your back up defender ; Firmino will start this weekend.

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

      Sanchez
      White TAA Coufal Shaw
      Jota Raph Salah Greenwood
      Antonio Ronaldo

      4.0 Digne Gilmour Obafemi(lol)

      1ft 0.3itb

      Any suggestions or time to WC?

    21. Patty
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Best defender irrelevant of price for the next 3 GWs? (Not Chelsea or Cancelo)

      A. Dias (liv, BUR, bha)
      B. Reguillon (AVL, new, whu)
      C. Tierney (bha, CRY, AVL)
      D. Semedo (NEW, avl, lee)
      E. Cresswell (BRE, eve, TOT)
      F. Anyone else?

      1. Gandalf
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        A

    22. Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      All set?

      Sanchez
      Cancelo Semedo Christensen
      Sarr. Salah. Gray. Raph
      Antonio. Lusaka Ronaldo

      Steer Livra Sissoko Manquillo

      .6 itb 0ft

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

        Lukaku that is