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The best FPL midfielders for a Gameweek 7 Wildcard

With many Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers activating their first Wildcard ahead of Gameweek 7, we’ve picked out some of the best midfield options on offer across a range of price-points.

However, it will also be of interest for those looking at ‘free’ transfer targets ahead of the upcoming Gameweek.

All stats taken from this article are from our Premium Members Area.

You can read our look at the stand-out forwards here.

MOHAMED SALAH

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On current form, Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) is clearly the standout premium midfielder on offer.

Playing some of his best football since joining Liverpool, the Egyptian has already racked up five goals, three assists and 57 FPL points in just six Premier League starts. His 25 goal attempts, 22 shots in the box and 4.38 expected goals (xG) are all league-leading totals, while his 9.5 points per match is more than any other player in the game.

The Reds’ attacking form is also worth touching on. Jurgen Klopp’s side have now scored at least three goals in six successive matches in all competitions, averaging 22 shots per game, while they also lead their Premier League rivals for goals scored, big chances and xG.

Despite his premium price tag, Salah hands FPL managers a reliable captain option most weeks, and building your Gameweek 7 Wildcard squad around him is a wise move.

BRYAN MBEUMO

Brentford impress as Arsenal devoid of ideas without attacking stars 2

Despite a couple of testing fixtures up next, Bryan Mbeumo (£5.5m) remains one of the most exciting budget midfielders available in FPL.

With Ivan Toney (£6.3m) dropping a little deeper and linking play in Brentford’s 3-5-2 formation, Mbeumo has been tasked with running in behind, and as a result, trumps his team-mate for big chances, penalty area touches and xG.

Bryan Mbeumo v Ivan Toney goal threat 2021/22

His -1.41 xG delta suggests that he needs to work on his finishing, but the fact he is getting into good goalscoring positions is of course encouraging.

JACK GREALISH

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In an attempt to capitalise on Manchester City’s Gameweek 8 to 10 fixtures, investing in one of their attacking options makes a lot of sense.

However, with uncertainty surrounding Ferran Torres’ (£7.0m) game-time, plus Kevin De Bruyne’s (£11.9m) problematic price tag, team-mate Jack Grealish (£8.0m) may well be the best midfielder on offer.

The England international has now started every Premier League match for City since his £100m move from Aston Villa, and though there will surely be rotation at some stage, right now, he does feel like one of the more secure starters in Pep Guardiola’s XI.

Slotting in on the left of City’s front three, Grealish marked his home debut against Norwich City with a goal and provided an assist in the 5-0 win over Arsenal. He also scored an impressive solo strike on his Champions League bow against RB Leipzig, and despite a third successive Premier League blank at Chelsea in Gameweek 6, has contributed significantly.

The former Villa man is top or joint-top among his teammates for chances created, shots in the box, efforts on target, big chances, penalty box touches and expected goal involvement (xGI).

RAPHINHA

Raphinha and Bamford both deliver returns as Saint-Maximin steals the Newcastle show 1

Raphinha (£6.5m) turned in his best performance of the season so far against West Ham United in Gameweek 6, as he netted his third goal of the campaign, while only the width of the post denied him another.

His -1.43 expected assists (xA) delta suggests that he has been unfortunate not to turn provider this term, and given that Leeds United have some appealing fixtures ahead, the Brazilian looks like an excellent Wildcard option. 

However, his fitness and forthcoming involvement with the Brazil national team should be monitored ahead of Saturday’s FPL deadline, with his country due to take on Uruguay on Friday 15th October, just one day before the Whites visit Southampton in Gameweek 8.

“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, who was withdrawn midway through the second period in Gameweek 6

ISMAILA SARR

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Ismaila Sarr (£6.3m) scored his fourth Premier League goal of the campaign last weekend, as Watford came from behind to earn a point against Newcastle United.

As a result, the Senegalese winger now ranks third amongst all midfielders for FPL points (39), ahead of an appealing trip to Leeds United in Gameweek 7.

Longer-term, however, there are legitimate concerns around Watford’s attack. Outside of their convincing 3-1 win at Norwich City, they have created just two big chances against Aston Villa (h), Brighton and Hove Albion (a), Tottenham Hotspur (a), Wolverhampton Wanderers (h) and Newcastle (h) combined, and with a mixed schedule coming up, that may be enough to put some off.

However, Sarr is Watford’s talisman, and has provided real value to date.

BUKAYO SAKA / EMILE SMITH ROWE

With nine points from their last three matches and an appealing schedule ahead, Arsenal’s budget midfielders are suddenly on the FPL radar.

Bukayo Saka (£6.2m) and Emile Smith Rowe (£5.3m) claimed season-high hauls in Sunday’s north London derby win, with 13 and 12 points respectively, which coincided with both players being used in arguably their best positions.

With Martin Ødegaard (£5.5m) installed as a no. 10 in Mikel Arteta’s 4-2-3-1 formation, Smith Rowe featured on the left, but would often drift infield into more central areas where he could affect the game, with Kieran Tierney (£4.9m) supplying the width down that side. On the opposite flank, Saka generally stayed wider, but Ødegaard would sometimes move into his zone, which in turn encouraged the England international to cut inside.

Arsenal’s average position map v Tottenham Hotspur in Gameweek 6, featuring Ramsdale (no. 32), Tomiyasu (18), White (4), Gabriel (6), Tierney (3), Partey (5), Xhaka (34), Saka (7), Ødegaard (8), Smith Rowe (10) and Aubameyang (14), plus substitutes Lokonga (23), Maitland-Niles (15) and Tavares (20).

The duo linked up well for the opener, ending the game as the Gunners’ expected goal involvement (xGI) leaders, and with fixtures now easing, could offer value in midfield.

SON HEUNG-MIN

Buendia assists two Watkins goals as Son shines on pre-season return 1

Despite some worrying performances at Tottenham Hotspur in the opening weeks, Son Heung-min (£10.0m) has continued to produce, netting three goals and 32 FPL points in just five starts.

However, there are wider issues at Spurs.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have scored just four goals in six Premier League matches, while the underlying numbers – they rank 19th for xG and 20th for goal attempts overall – are equally concerning.

You get the feeling that Son needs an in-form Harry Kane (£12.1m) to truly thrive, which suggests that investing now is a risky move, but if you do feel like a punt on one of the best finishers around, Aston Villa (h) and Newcastle United (a) does feel like a reasonable couple of fixtures to attack.

CONOR GALLAGHER

Zaha and Maupay on target as Brighton earn late draw 4

In another energetic midfield display, Conor Gallagher (£5.7m) bagged an assist in Gameweek 6 after winning a first-half penalty against Brighton and Hove Albion.

The on-loan Chelsea man has now netted two goals and three assists since joining Crystal Palace, and ranks 11th amongst all midfielders for FPL points.

However, it is worth noting that the return of Luka Milivojevic (£5.4m) to Monday’s starting XI meant that he was no longer on set-pieces. Considering that a large chunk of his xA total had arrived from dead-ball situations, it is a blow, but he still warrants attention.

Gallagher has been the driving force in Patrick Vieira’s 4-3-3 formation so far this season, regularly breaking forward into the attacking third, which is captured on his 2021/22 touch heatmap:

With Leicester City and Newcastle United’s shaky defences up next at Selhurst Park, Gallagher remains a decent budget option.

DOUGLAS LUIZ

If using a 3-4-3, 4-4-2 or 4-3-3 formation on your Wildcard, it’s highly likely that you’ll be on the lookout for a budget midfielder. And while Yves Bissouma (£4.6m) and Allan (£4.6m) are two of the more popular options right now, Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz (£4.5m) has emerged as a viable alternative in recent matches.

Key to that has been a system change at Villa, which has seen Dean Smith line up his troops in a 5-3-2 / 3-5-2 shape. That has meant that the shackles are off central midfield pair Luiz and John McGinn (£5.8m), who no longer have as many defensive responsibilities with a back three stationed behind them.

Luiz’s new role is captured on his touch heatmap in Gameweeks 2 and 3 (left), when Villa used a back four system, and between Gameweeks 4 and 6 (right), in their new shape.

The Brazilian international’s creative numbers are also on the up since Gameweek 4, as he ranks joint-fifth amongst all midfielders for chances created and ninth for xA.

Having started 32 matches for Villa last term, his place in the starting XI is fairly secure and he should at least offer appearance points, with the potential for a few assists along the way.

ALSO CONSIDER…

In addition to the names detailed above, there are others who deserve a mention, too.

Providing Mason Mount (£7.4m) is passed fit, he is a nice mid-price option who has goal and assist potential, with the latter boosted by his share of set-pieces. You’d expect him to produce a steady stream of attacking returns in the coming weeks given Chelsea’s fixtures, and with his ownership down to just 9.5%, he could prove to be a clever addition. 

Elsewhere, despite blanking at Leeds United in Gameweek 6, Said Benrahma (£6.5m) put in an excellent shift, with only an Illan Meslier (£5.0m) wonder save preventing him from breaking the deadlock early on. However, the fixtures are turning for the worse for the Hammers, especially when paired with a demanding UEFA Europa League campaign, which is worth factoring in when considering their assets.

After Saturday’s daunting trip to Chelsea, Southampton’s fixtures ease, with 90-minute man James Ward-Prowse (£6.4m) an option, albeit a fairly uninspiring one. However, being on penalties and all set-pieces shouldn’t be sniffed at, and he did show last season that he is capable of producing back-to-back goals and assists.

With the return of Roberto Firmino (£8.8m) from injury, owners of Diogo Jota (£7.7m) will surely have to get used to rotation, but he has proven that he can still deliver off of limited minutes. It does make him a tricky ‘buy’ though, and if predicting Klopp’s XI isn’t your thing, Demarai Gray (£5.8m) – the seventh highest scoring midfielder in FPL – might be worth a punt. Abdoulaye Doucoure (£5.6m) and Andros Townsend (£5.4m) are alternative options at Everton, but given that Gray is ahead – albeit narrowly – for shots and penalty box touches, it does feel like he is perhaps the Toffee with the most potential.

Demarai Gray v Andros Townsend v Abdoulaye Doucoure key attacking stats 2021/22

Before we finish up, there has been one glaring omission on this list: last season’s top scoring FPL asset, Bruno Fernandes (£11.9m). However, despite the fact that he could still be on penalties, he has registered just four shots in the box since Cristiano Ronaldo’s (£12.7m) arrival, and that makes it hard to justify the outlay. Manchester United’s fixtures also stiffen considerably over the next two months (see below), leaving them bottom of our Season Ticker. Given that fixture swing, now may be a good time to hop off the likes of Mason Greenwood (£7.7m) and Paul Pogba (£7.8m), rather than bring them in on a Wildcard.

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  1. Sᴄʜᴜ̈RRʟᴇ ⓝ
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Best defender for 4.8 or less?
    (Let’s me do Ings ➡ Lukaku)

    I’m thinking Marçal as has NEW(H) gameweek 7

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

      Who is playing Norwich?

      1. Sᴄʜᴜ̈RRʟᴇ ⓝ
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Burnley

    2. Tcheco
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Yes Marcal is a good option. Or Ben White

      1. Sᴄʜᴜ̈RRʟᴇ ⓝ
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        I have Ben

    3. OptimusBlack
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      You Sell TAA ?

      1. Sᴄʜᴜ̈RRʟᴇ ⓝ
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        I do.
        TAA & Ings ➡ (?)Marçal(?) and Lukaku

        1. OptimusBlack
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Great

          1. Sᴄʜᴜ̈RRʟᴇ ⓝ
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            I sense sarcasm…?

            1. OptimusBlack
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Not at all I mean this a good move

              1. Sᴄʜᴜ̈RRʟᴇ ⓝ
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Cheers dude 🙂

        2. OptimusBlack
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          What to do if u have
          White Coady Livramento Willimas who to get with
          4.7 M
          Antonio & TAA > 4.7 & Lukaku

          1. Sᴄʜᴜ̈RRʟᴇ ⓝ
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Lowton?
            I’m not sure I’d want to lose Ant though…

            1. OptimusBlack
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Lowton nice option too

              1. Sᴄʜᴜ̈RRʟᴇ ⓝ
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Burnley conceded 11 but have played some monsters. Norwich scored 2(!)

                Wolves conceded 5 to similar teams. Newcastle have scored 7. Marçal a bit more attacking.

                Same price.
                Coin toss?

    4. Alisson WondHaaland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I would be careful with Marcal. Many Wolves fans think he's due to get dropped for Ait Nouri after some poor performances

      1. Sᴄʜᴜ̈RRʟᴇ ⓝ
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Good intel, thanks

  2. Tcheco
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Removing Ronaldo is essentially betting against the greatest goal scorer of all time, who is on a current run of 5 goals in 5 games. Tread carefully my friends.

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

      I will keep him then, thanks.

    2. CRO KLOPP
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      He is,but lack of service is the problem imo

      1. Tcheco
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Service is below par, agreed. But he is still scoring & his stats are off the charts

        1. CRO KLOPP
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          He is still in my team for next 2 gmwks,and then I will reasses,I like all my wc drafts better with 2 premium,so if Lukaku looks good I might swap,yes
          Sometimes eye test tells better story than stats

    3. gogs67
        2 months, 3 days ago

        I haven't brought him in yet!

      • Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        It's confirmation bias and plan continuation bias all the way down on Lukaku, isn't it? The hive mind hath spoken.

        1. Tcheco
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Nothing against Lukaku. I think owning both is the sound approach (along with Salah)

          1. Tcheco
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Definite confirmation bias re Ronaldo though

          2. Sᴄʜᴜ̈RRʟᴇ ⓝ
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Vardy, Lukaku and Ant here

            1. Sᴄʜᴜ̈RRʟᴇ ⓝ
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              (And Salah)

              1. Tcheco
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Vardy owner here too. Can’t get myself to transfer him out for Lukaku for a hit. Will do it for free GW8

                1. Sᴄʜᴜ̈RRʟᴇ ⓝ
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  I’m keeping him. Possibly for the season. Losing Ings to get Rom

      • Sᴄʜᴜ̈RRʟᴇ ⓝ
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Vardy has 5 in 6 Premier League games (and an assist). I know you have him, but for others… think of the value all around.
        (Antonio has 5 too. And 4 assists! What would you do with the extra 4.7mil?)

      • Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        I took a gamble and went with Kane for Ronaldo's first game against Newcastle.

        I said to myself watching that game that i can never again watch another Man United game without him.

      • HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        so you're saying we should all pay +12.5m for 1 goal per game

    4. Taegugk Warrior
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      So we think alonso starts at the weekend then…?

      1. jay01
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        I think Chilwell does

      2. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Flip a coin

        I reckon

        CHO Azpi Christensen Rudiger Chilwell/Alonso

    5. Cheeto__Bandito
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Who scores more this week?

      Salah (MCI)

      Mbeumo (whu)

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Mo

        1. Sᴄʜᴜ̈RRʟᴇ ⓝ
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          City have only conceded 1 goal in six games.
          Wham have 8 against.

          Possibly both on for 2 pts though…

    6. EffPeeEll
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Kelechi Iheanacho won't feature in the Europa League due to paperwork issues.

      refused the jibjab?

    7. HD7
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      1FT:
      A) Trent to Alonso
      B) Trent to Cancelo
      C) Save and play Sissoko

      Ramsdale
      Trent* Rudiger Dias Marcal
      Salah Raph Gray Sarr
      Ronaldo Lukaku

      Steele Sissoko Livra Scarlett

      1. Sᴄʜᴜ̈RRʟᴇ ⓝ
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        A

    8. akhilrajau
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Cr7-> lukaku (-4) is good option?

      What about TAA?

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

        Not for a hit (the Lukaku move).

    9. Mortal.Swinbat
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      White or Tomiyasu? Quite fancy Tomi to do well and not many own him

    10. OptimusBlack
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      People Selling TAA ?

      1. Avery
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Clearly

    11. Gentle_Turks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Did Ole say anything about Shaw after the Villareal match?

      1. ryacoo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        He said before the match that Shaw is yet to train since the injury

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

          Thanks.

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

          What's your thinking? Reckon he plays on the weekend?

          1. ryacoo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            At the minute I'd say probably not but all depends if he can return to training in the next couple of days I guess

          2. FantasyClub
              2 months, 3 days ago

              If he’s yet to train I think not

            • Baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Nope. And there is no need to risk him either, Telles scored yesterday.

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

              I think he will not play and come back after international break

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

          With Maguire out they'll want him to play if at all possible I think. Anyway, thanks all.

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

        Already got Rudiger and want to double up on Chelsea defence for the next 3, with cash in the back for TAA after.

        Million dollar question is:
        A) Azpi
        B) Alonso

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

          For me probably A.

          1. the dom 1
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Agreed

        2. Maxed
            2 months, 3 days ago

            can be either

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

          Bench one:

          A) Gray
          B) Dennis

          1. Major League Shocker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            A

          2. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Dennis can be benched

        4. FantasyClub
            2 months, 3 days ago

            DDG getting back to his best. Hero vs Villarreal

            1. Baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Competition has helped?!?

              1. waldo666
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                I think it has really sparked him into gear.

              2. FantasyClub
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  Maybe. He doesn’t have the best defence in front him either which doesn’t help and tbf the goals he has let in have been deflections or just crazy strikes like Aylings

            2. Baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              I think I finally have decent WC team going forward! Feel free to copy! (defenders are dull though)

              Ramsdale / Foster
              Dias, Cancelo, Rudiger, Christensen, Livra
              Salah, Saka, Raphinha, Grealish, Luiz
              Wood, Lukaku, Antonio

              1.6 itb (allows to get TAA, Jota or Bamford without -4 next week).

              1. Maxed
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  nice!

              2. Ógie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Why don't fpl introduce two factor authentication for accounts?

                1. Baps hunter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  Not needed and too heavy. Strong passwords are enough, but if people let 3rd have them, it's their own fault.

                  1. Ógie
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 3 days ago

                    Like every second site has two factor authentication these days so maybe they should have it too.

                    FPL need to tighten their ship up.I want to play this game against other individual people not bots or multi team merchants.

                    I am getting really disillusioned with the game with all this carry on.

                2. Avery
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  It’s pretty simple to set up. And a security standard especially in 2021 in these times. Big fail on their part.

              3. OptimusBlack
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                If you have
                Antonio CR7 Vardy
                Who to loose to get Lukaku
                A- TAA & Antonio > Lowton Lukkau
                B- Ronaldo > Lukaku

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

                  I've got Lukaku myself, but with Antonio, CR7 and Vardy, I think your perfectly fine...

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

                    My fault, I meant you're*

                    1. OptimusBlack
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 3 days ago

                      NVM dude

                  2. OptimusBlack
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 3 days ago

                    Thxxx

                2. Maxed
                    2 months, 3 days ago

                    no one

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

                  Thoughts on this possible WC squad leaving 1 m in bank ( not necessarily playing it but want one planned if any other late injuries!)

                  Ramsdale Foster
                  Cancelo Rüdiger Tierney Alonso Livramento
                  Salah Grealish Raphinha Saka Brownhill
                  Lukaku Antonio Jiménez

                  1. jay01
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 3 days ago

                    You hate me for it now hut get Chilly and you'll love me for it on Sat

                4. Camzy
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  Can we get a poll up for Alonso?

                  Will he start this weekend:

                  A) Yes
                  B) No

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

                    A

                  2. DycheDycheBaby
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 3 days ago

                    Maybe

                  3. Maxed
                      2 months, 3 days ago

                      A

                    • Tcheco
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 3 days ago

                      B

                    • jay01
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 3 days ago

                      100% not

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

                        Unless you are Tuchel you cannot possibly know that

                        1. jay01
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          You said yes he will start? Lmao thats crazy.

                    • Avery
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 3 days ago

                      B - Benchwell is back to get a game in before International break

                  4. FCSB
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 3 days ago

                    Planning on WC8 so whats the best move for GW7:

                    Sanchez
                    TAA Shaw Veltman
                    Salah Greenwood Raphinha Benrahma
                    Ronaldo Antonio Jimenez

                    Steele Brownhill Ayling Tsimikas

                    1FT, 0.8 itb

                    1. TAA >> Alonso
                    2. TAA >> Rudiger
                    3. TAA Jimenez >> Lukaku Manquillo [possibly play Ayling] (-4)

                    Thanks all

                    1. Maxed
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        1 or 2

                    2. Maxed
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        Ramsdale
                        Rudiger Alonso Shaw
                        Salah Sarr Gallagher Townsend
                        Cristiano Antonio ASM

                        Foster - Gray Livra TAA

                        1 FT - 0.6 itb

                        A) save a transfer
                        B) Shaw/TAA >> Dias/Cancelo/Semedo
                        C) Gray/Sarr >> Raphinha

                        Thanks!

                      • Major League Shocker
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        Our rivals all booking in transfers on WC. You love to see it.

                        1. klopptimusprime
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          so many uncertainties too, love to see it

                        2. GuenDoozy
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          What does booking in transfers on WC mean?

                          1. Major League Shocker
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 3 days ago

                            Having a transfer you've decided you must make after the WC, eg to get TAA back in.

                            1. GuenDoozy
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 3 days ago

                              Ah i see! Yeah im trying to avoid that. Just going to start with TAA benched.

                      • klopptimusprime
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        Azpi playing CB or Fullback this weekend?

                        1. Tcheco
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          Could set up the same as the Villa game. CHO wingback

                      • OptimusBlack
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        Best two Chelsea defenders to get for those run of nice fixtures ?

                        1. Camzy
                          • 11 Years
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          Alonso, Rudiger and a bench to cover.

                          1. OptimusBlack
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 3 days ago

                            Cheers

                      • GuenDoozy
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        Wildcard team, Pretty set on this:

                        Ramsdale Foster
                        TAA Cancelo Dias Alonso Rudiger
                        Salah Raph Saka Allan Luiz
                        Lukaku Antonio ASM
                        0.2ITB

                        This team will usually start as a 5-3-2 or 5-2-3, but knowing Tuchel and Pep, most weeks it will turn into a 4-3-3 or even 3-4-3.

                        My only thought is that I can do
                        Saka + Allan > Gallagher + ESR
                        This would increase my benching headache with Both Gallagher and ESR starting on the bench most weeks. So benching headache + Bench order headache, but will provide me with solid bench players if 2 of my defenders are rested (very likely this will happen a few times).

                        Thoughts/suggestions appreciated! Cheers

                        1. jay01
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          Prefer the gallagher option

                          1. Avery
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 3 days ago

                            He is pretty much off set pieces, Where he got a bunch of points so personally I won’t be looking to get Gallagher in at this time

                            1. GuenDoozy
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 3 days ago

                              Your thoughts on the above setup and a replacement for Gallagher? Have exactly 5.7m if I dont go Saka + Allan, and get ESR instead.

                              1. Avery
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                2 months, 3 days ago

                                Hey buddy. Personally speaking I would be a little hesitant to put so much money into a back five.
                                I would personally take out TAA and reinvest back into midfield. Maybe getting someone like Elyounoussi or Mbeumo ( who is clearly playing OOP and looks dangerous). That way you can keep some money in the bank and switch back to TAA later when ready.

                            2. jay01
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 3 days ago

                              I missed this, why is he off set pieces?

                              1. Avery
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                2 months, 3 days ago

                                Hi Jay. There’s a little section in the article above. There was also one in the article after the match day.

                                With Milivojevic back - Looks like he took them off him, or most of them

                        2. jay01
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          Dont get Alonso, get Chilly (chelsea fan)

                          1. GuenDoozy
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 3 days ago

                            Cheers, will consider it.

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

                        Kovacic anyone?!

                        1. klopptimusprime
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          could be the way into Chelsea's midfield

                        2. Avery
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          No thank you

                      • jay01
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        Why are people still getting Alonso if its obvious Chilwell is starting this weekend?

                        1. GuenDoozy
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          Huge potential upside if he starts, and strong bench cover.

                          1. jay01
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 3 days ago

                            Strong bench cover is fine but i promise you Chilwell starts

                            1. GuenDoozy
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 3 days ago

                              Is Chilwell 1st choice now? If not then i think atleast on WC its worth getting Alonso.

                              But yeah using a FT on it wouldn't make too much sense.

                              1. jay01
                                • 7 Years
                                2 months, 3 days ago

                                I dont think Tuchel actually rates Alonso. He was to be sold this summer too. Chilwell was never dropped, he just took a while to return into a new season. With another Alonso stinker, and 45 mins under the belt, i am very certaom Chilwell statts vs Southampton

                                1. GuenDoozy
                                  • 2 Years
                                  2 months, 3 days ago

                                  I think in the upcoming fixture run Alonso can be key, because few of those teams will park the bus against Chelsea. I will still go with him on WC but will switch him out if he doesnt start 2 games in a row.

                                  1. jay01
                                    • 7 Years
                                    2 months, 3 days ago

                                    At your own risk, he'll be benched vs soton

                                    1. Salah’s Sonnet
                                      • 10 Years
                                      2 months, 3 days ago

                                      nope

                        2. HMC
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          good for lukaku captainers I would say

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

                          Not at all obvious- Chilwell brought on to deliver accurate crosses into the box and failed to do so. I think Alonso will get the start

                          1. jay01
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 3 days ago

                            It is very obvious if you follow chelsea ngl. Take my word for it. Chilwell starts vs southampton thats a promise

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

                              I doubt even Tuchel knows yet

                              1. jay01
                                • 7 Years
                                2 months, 3 days ago

                                Alonso came off at 45 for a reason. Im pretty certain Chilly starta. Cant wait for the inevitable "do i keep alonso?" Posts lol

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

                                  Yes because he was on YC and Chelsea could not afford to lose and yes he played poorly but so did Chilwell. Home to Southampton I think Alonso gets start pre international break. You cannot possibly know Chilwell starts

                                  1. jay01
                                    • 7 Years
                                    2 months, 3 days ago

                                    Alonso was up for sale this sumelmer. Chilwell was never dropped, it took some.time for his return. Alonso is playing poorly with those minutes banked. Chilwell i doubt plays internationals, but even then hes got 45 on his tank, now will.complete a longer shift on Saturday. Im 100% sure he starts and will get him in. If you get Alonso that is your own choice but dont say you werent warned

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

                                      Clearly with all your spamming you are anti Alonso. Whatever you say and yes you may be right but you don’t actually know and it is misleading to suggest that you do.

                                      1. jay01
                                        • 7 Years
                                        2 months, 3 days ago

                                        Alright you do you then. Im certain given on whats happening at our club. Its not like i got Tuchels number and text him to tell me lol. But for me, as a fan, its obvious.

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

                                          Fans don’t select the team.

                                        2. Runnerboy31
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          2 months, 3 days ago

                                          This attitude makes you look bad even if Chilwell starts. I agree that rotation risk now makes Alonso unappealing but this attitude ain’t a good look mate.

                                2. Baps hunter
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 3 days ago

                                  One of those reasons was his yc though. But anyway, this situation is so unclear, that it's not worth the risk.

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

                              I'm a Chelsea fan and I can tell you anyone who says they know for sure is lying.

                              Actually slightly more confident Alonso starts due to 45 min & fact Chilwell wasn't especially good when he came on.

                              1. jay01
                                • 7 Years
                                2 months, 3 days ago

                                Give it 2pm Saturday and you will go back on those words. Chilwell.was hardly at any fault today. No one was good. Alonso came off at 45 cos tuchel has had enough of him. But fine let everyone get Alonso then and watch him be benched

                                1. Salah’s Sonnet
                                  • 10 Years
                                  2 months, 3 days ago

                                  lmao, so salthy, it;s alonso's place

                            3. Salah’s Sonnet
                              • 10 Years
                              2 months, 3 days ago

                              not even a little bit

                        4. Salah’s Sonnet
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          lol

                      • Cruyff's Eleven
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        Anyone have a link to odds for goal scoring this week?

                        Interested to see how Antonio's odds stack up against Lukaku and CR7.

                        1. Baps hunter
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          Oddschecker

                      • Hazz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        Why do so many people post:

                        "So do we think...."

                        When the opinion is their own & they're pretending there's a consensus on it 😆

                        1. Avery
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          There is power in togetherness pitching

                          1. Avery
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 3 days ago

                            But I agree with you

                      • mlm
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        Sell Jota or Pogba for Son?

                        1. Avery
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          I would personally wait a few weeks to monitor son to see if spurs can get out of their slump

                      • jamesjoseph2770
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        On WC. Hold on to TAA??

                        1. GuenDoozy
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          This is what Im doing.

                        2. Baps hunter
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          I plan to sell, but keep the cash.

                        3. Runnerboy31
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          Yeah - might well be that he only misses the weekend which was a bad game anyway, and there’s enough budget choices that you don’t need to sacrifice him.