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The best FPL forwards for a Gameweek 7 Wildcard

A lot of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers have long earmarked Gameweek 7 as an ideal time to Wildcard and many are following through with those plans this week.

In our on-site poll of managers who had yet to activate the chip, not far off 30% said they would be playing it ahead of Saturday’s deadline.

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With the start of the Gameweek edging ever nearer, we thought it would be worth assessing the best FPL players for a Wildcard squad – starting with this look at the range of forwards on offer.

Here is a rundown of some of the more interesting strikers for your Wildcard; all stats taken from this article are from our Premium Members Area.

Romelu Lukaku

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We start with the main reason many are even activating their chip: Romelu Lukaku (£11.7m). Already beginning the week in over 30% of FPL teams, the Belgian is the standout captaincy choice for upcoming matches against Southampton (H), Brentford (a), Norwich City (H), Newcastle United (a) and Burnley (H).

With the Chelsea squad supreme in quality and depth, the likes of Mason Mount (£7.4m), Kai Havertz (£8.2m) and Timo Werner (£8.6m) will surely experience plenty of rotation over the coming months. Yet Lukaku has played all 450 minutes since arriving from Inter Milan and while likely not completely immune to rotation himself (no Chelsea player has been under Tuchel), stands the best chance of starting more games than not.

He has netted three times so far and, despite consecutive blanks against Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City, belief in the striker remains unshakable.

Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.7m) has edged many of the key attacking metrics so far when compared to Lukaku but we’re talking about a tiny sample size, especially as the Belgian has faced four ‘big six’ sides in his five appearances.

Eight shots against an injury-hit, out-of-sorts Arsenal, possibly his ‘easiest’ opposition to date, has hinted at what we might be able to expect when the Blues face a wealth of mid-to-lower-table fodder over the coming weeks and months.

Lukaku’s shotmap below shows him taking plenty of efforts from the centre-point of the opposition area since his move to west London, with Ronaldo offering more variety in terms of distance and angle.

Cristiano Ronaldo

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The ‘Ronaldo out for Lukaku’ switch is straightforward in theory but how many of us will actually click the button to remove the proven quality of this elite Ballon d’Or winner? He let down the millions who captained him by blanking at home to Aston Villa, yet scored three times in the previous two matches. Since his return to Old Trafford, no forward has taken more shots (17), efforts in the box (13), on-target strikes (7), penalty area touches (25) or boasts a higher xG (expected goals) tally. And might he be on penalties, now?

What sets him back is the premium price tag, especially when his captaincy potential pales in comparison to Lukaku and Salah over the short-to-medium term. Tough league fixtures with Leicester City (a), Liverpool (H) and Manchester City (H) are accompanied by must-win Champions League meetings with Villarreal and Atalanta (twice). But, after all, he is Ronaldo.

Fitting both Lukaku, Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) into the same side is do-able: this mock Wildcard draft below, which allows flexiblity between a 4-4-2, 4-3-3 and 3-4-3, draws on the value currently being offered by the £5.5m-£6.5m midfielders and the bargain-bin FPL defenders, with the injured Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.6m) the main omission.

Michail Antonio

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For those who opt for both premium options, it most likely deprives them of a third striker in the competitive £7.0m-£8.0m price range. This includes the game’s top-scoring forward Michail Antonio (£7.9m). He sits atop the rankings despite missing one match due to suspension, such is his dominant start to the season.

Antonio began with three successive double-digit hauls, before netting a late winner on Saturday at Leeds United, and is top among FPL forwards for goal attempts, shots in the box, big chances, efforts on target and penalty box touches in 2021/22.

It will take a brave manager to proceed without the West Ham man this weekend, despite Brentford’s defence impressing many so far. The Bees have kept three clean sheets from six, with only Wolves and three Champions League sides conceding fewer goal attempts – but their first real test against an ‘elite’ attack in the form of Liverpool showed that there is still much to work on.

Following that, the Hammers face Everton (a), Tottenham (H), Liverpool (H), Man City (a) and Chelsea (H) in their next eight, mixed in with Europa League action. Indeed, all bar Spurs of West Ham’s Gameweek 7-15 opponents are among the top ten meanest defences for Opta’s expected goals conceded (xGC).

Yet there is a feeling that Antonio may be fixture-proof, while fit.

Patrick Bamford

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Before we start: yes, we know he is currently red-flagged.

The Leeds striker missed the match with West Ham due to an ankle problem but if Marcelo Bielsa confirms his recovery by the weekend, Bamford has an encouraging run of games against Watford (H), Southampton (a), Wolves (H) and Norwich (a).

Perhaps the brilliant Raphinha (£6.5m) offers enough Leeds coverage in midfield but Patrick Bamford (£7.8m) had registered the second-most goal attempts of all strikers during the first five Gameweeks.

He has the short-term fixtures needed to deliver the goods and, despite the occasional wastefulness, the proven Premier League pedigree to back it up: he racked up 28 attacking returns in 2020/21, with his average of 5.1 points per match the fourth-best among FPL forwards last season.

Raul Jimenez

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Regardless of FPL, it was a feel-good moment for football when Raul Jimenez (£7.4m) scored for the first time since his horrific, life-threatening fractured skull injury from last November.

Going forward, Jimenez will relish facing a defensively shambolic Newcastle at the weekend, the fourth of an 11-match streak against sides outside of last season’s top four. His total of 15 shots inside the box ranks third among FPL forwards, while he is also joint-top among players in his Fantasy position for chances created, so offers multiple routes to points – providing the Mexican and his teammates don’t continue to be profligate with their opportunities, of course.

Ivan Toney

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Brentford’s main man may have lost one million owners and £0.2m in value since the early Gameweeks but he certainly passes the eye test at present. Oozing in confidence after netting 31 times in last season’s Championship, the penalty-taking Ivan Toney (£6.3m) dominated Virgil van Dijk (£6.6m) in the air last Saturday by winning nine aerial duels against Liverpool’s defence.

Level with Lukaku for goal attempts (15) over the last five Gameweeks, he has also created more ‘big chances’ than any other forward in that time. A bit like Jimenez, he’ll chip in with assists even if he doesn’t score.

His team looks fearless and well-suited to the Premier League. A side that scored twice against Arsenal and three times against Liverpool will not be intimidated by the prospect of West Ham (a), Chelsea (H) and Leicester (H), which precedes a very generous run of opponents:

Toney blanked in the first two matches but has since scored and assisted twice – he will certainly have no doubt in his ability to reach 20 goal involvements this season.

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Armstrong a differential for Gameweek 6 and beyond as Saints’ fixtures improve

Toney aside, a few other sub-£7.0m options are beginning to appear.

Odsonne Edouard (£6.5m) arrived with a cameo brace against Spurs but is yet to complete 90 minutes for Crystal Palace, while Neal Maupay (£6.5m) is already on four goals but needs to fully regain the trust of FPL managers after two frustrating seasons.

Allan Saint-Maximin (£6.8m) is wonderful to watch and has only blanked once in six matches, yet plays for a poor Newcastle side, with Teemu Pukki (£5.9m) facing a similar problem despite Norwich’s good upcoming fixtures. Saint-Maximin does, a bit like Jimenez and Toney, at least offer additional assist potential, sitting level with Wolves’ Mexican striker for chances created this season.

People thought Southampton would be similarly poor this season, following the loss of Danny Ings (£7.9m), Jannik Vestergaard (£4.9m) and Ryan Bertrand (£4.9m). Yet draws against both Manchester sides and holding Antonio to his only blank so far has increased optimism in their assets. As bargain defender Tino Livramento (£4.2m) keeps two clean sheets at the back, Adam Armstrong (£6.0m) is building some impressive stats up front. Despite not scoring since the opening day, his 19 shots have only been topped by Antonio amongst forwards. If Armstrong continues to start for the Saints, matches against Leeds (H), Burnley (H), Watford (a), Aston Villa (H) and Norwich (a) could be a useful enabler for the Ronaldo-Lukaku combination.

FPLMarc88 Newcastle fan that spends far too much time thinking about FPL.”

375 Comments Post a Comment
  1. dshv
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Sanchez fostee
    Taa alonso marcal ayling tsimi
    Salah raphinha sarr geeenwood bennrahma
    Antonio cr7 obafemi

    0ft 2.1 itb

    1. WC
    2. Do a hit ?

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      2

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Would wait one more week just because of ib….we are in similar bad situation but maybe it will became even worse if we use our wc this week.

  2. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    I wish I had a wildcard.

    1. Cheeto__Bandito
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I have one and no idea when to use it though... no players really seem essential right now and most moves seems sideways.

      1. Babit1967
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        same

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

      Really glad I played mine in 4

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

        played mine this week also.

    3. Threat Level Midnight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Yes, same. GW4 was a bad decision.

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

        wasn't for me.

  3. iL PiStOlErO
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Can I get trough another week and then wc during IB(four flagged plus Jota and Riyad)?

    Atm looking at classic Shaw to Rudi move with one ft…lost on other ft…who goes this week- Jota or Mahrez? Get Kaku now?

    Sanchez Steele
    TAA* Shaw* Coufal White Livra
    Salah Jota Mahrez Raph* Bisso*
    CR7 Antonio Scarlett

    2ft, 0itb

    1. Babit1967
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      If you’re using wc next gameweek, I’d maybe just do Taa and Shaw to Rudiger and Alonso/Azpi

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

    Any Bamford news? See a few rumours saying he'll be back for Watford but nothing concrete

    1. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Bielsa presser will be tomorrow or Friday, hang on until then

      1. Cheeto__Bandito
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 6 days ago

        cheers

    2. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Wait for pressers. Don't do anything rash.

  5. Bojack Horseman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Jimenez is 7.5! Got all excited about saving 0.1 then.

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

      Keep buying him people, 7.6 would be great having bought at 7.4.

      1. Threat Level Midnight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        This

  6. Mahjongking
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Sanchez
    Coady alonso tierney
    Salah townsend traore pogba
    Asm luk antonio

    Subs steele taa rice livra

    Gtg?
    Or -4 to do traore or rice to saka/esr?

  7. Babit1967
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Reckon I’m going to do Ayling to a Chelsea defender and hope that I can get 11 playing out of this lot

    Sanchez
    Shaw* Chelski Tierney
    Salah Jota* Sarr Raphinha*
    Toney Jiminez Ronaldo (C)

    Taa* Brownhill Livramento

  8. Barnabus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Thoughts on my WC team?

    Sanchez
    Cancelo Alonso White
    Salah Raph Benrahma Kovacic
    Ronaldo Lukaku Antonio

    Steele Brownhill Pinnock Williams

    1. Babit1967
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Looks decent, personally I would downgrade Ronaldo and get Kovacic upgraded and beef up the bench.

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

      Get Trent and bench this GW

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

      Vardy over Ronaldo

      Get rid of Sanchez, kovacic ok as 5th mid

      Benrahma and brownhill to zaha & doucoure

  9. Mr Ozil
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Current team for next GW: 0FTs, 2.9 itb

    Sa'
    TAA* Rudiger White
    Salah Jota Traore' Raphinha
    Ronaldo Antonio King

    subs: Steer Sissoko Williams Livramento

    Which is better?
    A- Leave as it is
    B- Williams > Alonso -4
    C- Jota > any midfielder up to 10.2 for -4

    1. Babit1967
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      A

  10. AbsolutelyNoIdea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    I have no idea what to do.
    2FT 1.5 ITB

    Sa
    TAA, Christensen, Coady
    Jota, Salah, Gallacher, Benny
    Ronaldo, Jimmy, Antonio

    Steer, Liver, White, Sissoko,

    Thinking Steer to Foster

    1. Boly Would
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Jota to Raphinha if fit?

  11. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    If TAA is out for next 2 GWs and I won’t get rid of him will have to play:

    GW7 Rudi/Ayling/Duffy
    GW8 Rudi/Cancelo/Duffy

    Good enough or take a hit/WC ?

    1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Far better value DF’s than TAA, I’d get rid

  12. sergioaguero67
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Rudiger or Alonso?
    Please help

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

      Alonso - gonna get a 21 pointer soon

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Alonso in wooohooo!

      2. Jacktastic
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        No chance as I’m getting him this week

        1. The Knights Template
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Alonso out booohoooo!

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

            In out, in out, shake it all about!

  13. Jack_McSweeney
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Thoughts on WC team?

    Sa (Foster)
    Cancelo Rudiger Alonso (TAA) (Livramento)
    Salah Raphinha Saka Sarr (Brownhill)
    Antonio Lukaku ASM
    £0.0 ITB

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

      Pretty pretty good

  14. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    No Vardy in the article above not even in the ‘ones to consider’. Starting to think Vardy borrowed the FFS lawnmower and did not give it back or something?

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

      Yeah absolute madness

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Lol

    3. Joey Tribbiani
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      shameless

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

      Ha! Yes, he’s v unfashionable but does the job. I’ve been dazzled by the shiny RonRom toy but am wondering if Vardy and Antonio wouldn’t have been a better call.

      1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Vardy has a decent run of fixtures until about gw 16.
        I think I have figured out why the majority of the ‘fpl community’ are ‘anti Vardy’ it is not just because of his price it is because the way of playing fpl has changed - an over reliance on ‘underlying stats’.

        Few watch full games in detail these days. Much easier to click a spreadsheet. The poster boys for this ‘underlying stats’ approach are the over hyping of Adama Traore who if you watched his full games would quickly realise that he has zero composure. Plus his shots are very ‘wayward’ to put it kindly.
        This is complete contrast to Vardy he normally gets few chances but when he does he more often than not buries it. Clinical.

        I had Vardy gw1-3 pre wildcard gw4 I regret selling him now.

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

    Here’s a tough one for you

    A. Alonso and Dias

    Or

    B. rudiger and cancelo + 0.2m

    1. Jack_McSweeney
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Think it really depends on the team sheet tonight for Chelsea - B is safer option

    2. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      B

    3. aapoman
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      B is is more safe than A. You could go for the ultimate high risk high reward with Alonso and Cancelo even imo.

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

      A

    5. Pointless
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Go for Alonso + Cancelo and make sure you’ve got at least one defender sub to come in. More fun!

    6. McGazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      A and B and Trent

  16. Professional07
      2 months, 6 days ago

      RMT
      Fabianski
      Mee Alonso Rud
      Zaha Bruno Rap Saar
      Lukaku(c) Vardy Wood

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Looks ok.

      2. aapoman
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Very different.

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

        Weird. I like it

    • aapoman
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      When on WC does it make sense to go big at the back? Considering a backline of TAA, Cancelo, Dias, Rüdiger at the moment.

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        There is no correct answer. Personally I think two max is enough.

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

        It does until Salah, Lukaku and Ronaldo all hit braces this weekend

      3. Professional07
          2 months, 6 days ago

          I have taken a Free hit.. Lol

        • teneighty
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          I'm thinking the same for my WC in GW8. TAA, Cancelo, Walker and Rüdiger in a back four with Salah and Lukaku as big hitters. Alternating 4-3-3 and 4-4-2.

      4. Saviour22
          2 months, 6 days ago

          FH team for Gw 7

          Pope
          Coufal Alonso Rudiger Azpi
          Salah Sarr Raphi Son Bruno
          Antonio (c)

          How's is it

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

            Save your FH

          2. ebb2sparky
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Strange time to play the FH chip.

            If I was playing my FH this week I’d probably go without Salah. I’d also definitely have Lukaku. If I wanted Utd I’d go Ronaldo over Fernandes. Not sure I’d bother with Son given the style of football spurs are playing. I expect Brentford to score so I’d drop Coufal too.

            In summary, I doubt I’d have any more than 4 of those if I were to free hit this week

        • tbos83
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Worth taking a -4 for this?

          Thoughts on this TAA-free team?

          Sanchez Steele
          Shaw Digne Christensen White Livra
          Gray Salah ESM Benny Kovacic
          Lukaku Ronaldo Antonio

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            I reckon you will be taking hits again to fix that defence.

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

              That's my concern. But surely Digne will come good eventually..!

          2. Jässi
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            If you can get this with only -4, go for it

        • Jässi
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Best transfer for one week only (will wildcard during the international break):

          A) TAA to Alonso
          B) Ronaldo to Lukaku
          C) Grealish to Son
          D) Pukki to Lukaku & TAA to Livramento (-4)

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

            A

          2. FOO FIGHTER
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            C

          3. I Member
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            B

        • Major League Shocker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Does anyone think the captain poll is being skewed by a bunch of people who don't actually post in the comments section?

          Despite having a massive lead in the poll, Lukaku is only in a minority of RMT's here, and few commenters are discussing transferring him in this week. I feel there are better uses for my transfer than Ronaldo -> Lukaku before a WC -- am I wrong?

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

            The best managers know what they are doing so don't need to post RMTs?

            1. Major League Shocker
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Maybe. What percentage of commenters do you think don't feel the need to post RMTs?

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

                No idea, but the site will always have far more lurkers than posters

                1. Major League Shocker
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 6 days ago

                  I agree, but I just think that the number of commenters who don't ask for advice because they think they are too good and therefore "don't need" advice has to be fairly small.

                  1. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 6 days ago

                    I'm not a lurker - and I don't think I'm "too good". I just hate the attitude of asking other people to do my thinking for me. I skim over all the RMT and 'Choose A or B for me' posts, so it would be hypocritical of me to ask others to make my mind up. It does mean I only read posts from a minority of posters here.

                    1. Major League Shocker
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 6 days ago

                      Yeah, I wish more of the site was like the way you describe yourself, but I'm just not convinced that's true.

                      I see it as:
                      1) A small group of people who think they know what they're doing without having to ask advice, and don't post RMTs
                      2) A larger group of people who feel they need advice, and request it regularly, usually including at least occasional RMTs
                      3) An even larger group who rarely or never post comments, and just either take the advice in the articles, or maybe they just do whatever they like because they're more concerned about fun than the perfect strategy.

                      Are you saying group 1 is larger than I think it is?

                      1. Harry the Hack
                        • 12 Years
                        2 months, 6 days ago

                        Yes. It's the repeat RMT posters that make them appear larger than they are.

                      2. Andy_Social
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 6 days ago

                        Couldn't say. As I said, I skim down the pages, ignoring all the RMT and 'Choose one' posts - i.e. the vast majority, seeking out better quality posts that offer analysis, discussion or some quality of thought. Those posts certainly constitute a very small proportion of total posts.

                  2. Harry the Hack
                    • 12 Years
                    2 months, 6 days ago

                    Most RMTs look exactly the same. If there was anything a non-asker wanted to know, the question has already been asked 100 times already

                    1. Andy_Social
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 6 days ago

                      Another thing that's so annoying is all those posters who spam the same dumb questions because they are too lazy to read one of those 100 posts that have answered already. If you can't be bothered to read a single answer to your questions that's on the same page, you don't deserve to have your post answered.

                      1. Harry the Hack
                        • 12 Years
                        2 months, 6 days ago

                        here here!

              2. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                Me for one.

              3. Harry the Hack
                • 12 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                Most of us don't

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

            My plan was always to do Ronaldo -> Lukaku this GW so I feel like I should stick to that. Genuinely believe Lukaku is the better captain.

            1. Major League Shocker
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              That's fair. I'm just not seeing many like you. Most are talking about spending their transfers on cheaper players.

          3. Harry the Hack
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            He's in most of the RMTs ive seen

        • Foresting
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Will Tsimikas fill in for TAA?

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Milner. Tsimikas is bench ridden until Klopp gives Robertson a rest.

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

            Tslim chance

        • McSauce
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          This good for a -4?

          TAA & Scarlett --> Coady & Antonio

          Would give me this team for GW7?

          Ramsdale
          Coady Rudiger Shaw
          Sarr Benrahma Salah Gallagher
          Antonio Ronaldo Lukaku

          Foster Gray Duffy Livra

        • NateDog
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 6 days ago

          I didn't realise the vaccination rate in the PL is so poor, 13 of 20 clubs have less than 50% vaccinated.

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

            Big fans of Stupendous

            1. Harry the Hack
              • 12 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Stupidendous

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

                I see what you did there 😀

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

            Stacks up. Footballers aren't the brightest are they

          3. SADIO SANÉ
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            hardly a surprise, under 30 and peak physical fitness are at extremely low risk, like...extremely low

            1. Harry the Hack
              • 12 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              I guess they don't associate with any other demographic? its also about transmission reduction.

              1. SADIO SANÉ
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                no it isn't - it's about symptom reduction, which you may think is the same thing - but if any of these players get symptoms I can assure you they will be isolated and tested

            2. Do I Not Like Orange
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Tell Karl Darlow that.

              1. SADIO SANÉ
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                I would happily, but he's not under 30 😉

            3. Harry the Hack
              • 12 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Lewis Hamilton has Long Covid

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

              I suppose, perhaps I'm giving them more credit than I ought to. Still, I figured a fair few would have relatives or close friends that may be in the at-risk category which would push them to get it even if they had doubts, or even simply the fact that it means it would spread more easily within their squad and cause more damage if they were unvaccinated.

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

          Alonso rumoured to be starting this evening vs Juventus

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

            Do we figure that means Chilwell start on weekend. I'm not sure it does

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

              I don’t - I think there is more to this than we know.

              Chelsea have some cup games vs Malmö and Southampton in the League cup they can give to Chilwell to try and find some form after the international break.

            2. si
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Normal circumstance I would make this very likely. The international break effectively gives Alonso 2 weeks off though.

            3. Colonel Shoe 肝池
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Guess it depends if Alonso has a mare or not

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

            I honestly don't think any Chelsea defender is safe to start against Southampton. Chilwell can come in at LWB, Chalobah can come in at CB, and Hudson-Odoi can come in at RWB.

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Alonso may start and be taken off after 65 mins. Need to match to be played out before jumping to weekend conclusions.

        • Camzy
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          For one week only.

          A) Rudiger + Gallagher
          B) Alonso + Klich

          I have a bench of Ayling, Sissoko, Livramento so not a ton of cover if Alonso doesn't play.

          1. NateDog
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 6 days ago

            A is definitely safer, I like Klich as an option though but even he's a risk of not starting or being hooked early so A.

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

              I could do A with Klich as well tbh. I like him a lot as a one week punt. Will wait for Bielsa.

              1. NateDog
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 6 days ago

                I forgot for a moment too that he used to be on penalties too before Bamford took over so if Bamford is out I'd say he'd have a good chance both of starting and being on them. Could be a nice differential.

        • King Huth
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          on a wc...

          A. Toney Grealish

          B. Jiminez + 6.5 (Sarr Benrahma etc)

          1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            B

          2. The Knights Template
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            B

        • Bojack Horseman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          One issue I have with going for four premium defenders is the inflexibility it gives you. With 2-3 mids priced at 6.5 or under - most of whom are punts - its going to be three moves if you want to accomodate a midfielder who hits form and is priced in the 9.0+ range.

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            You don't need flexibility. You're taking a season-long (or until WC2) gamble on your assumption that they will be nailed and return CS in at least 35% of matches, with the odd bonus haul and baps thrown in. If the assumption is wrong, you're screwed, but looking at City and Chelsea's defensive qualities plus Trent's record, it makes sense.

            And anyway, it only takes a 2FT and maybe a -4 hit to alter the structure of your side.

        • Gabbiadini
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Sanchez
          TAA | Rüdiger | Duffy
          Salah | Raphinha | Sarr | Gray
          Ronaldo | Lukaku | Jiménez

          Steele | B Williams | Livramento | Allan

          0.0, 2FTs. Plans are,

          GW8: Jiménez & B Williams to 4.5 FWD & Cancelo
          GW9: Allan to Mbeumo/Other

          I need to make a transfer this GW(7),
          a) Sanchez to Ramsdale
          b) Steele to Foster
          c) Gray to 5.7 or below
          d) B Williams to C Cresswell (for a week before being traded to Cancelo)
          e) Allan to Brownhill (for two weeks (Norwich fixture) before being traded to Mbeumo/Other))
          f) Other?

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

          Jota/TAA/Shaw owners without WC, what are your plans??? Assume there are a few 🙂 debating if Jota is a hold.

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Bench Trent. As I also have Bamford on my bench, I can't risk the other 2 not starting, so I'll sell both.

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

              2FT’s??