Spot the Differential

Fit-again Watkins can return to top FPL form in Villa’s new-look 3-5-2 formation

Gameweek 7 of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) is almost upon us, which gives us an opportunity to have a look at some more differential options.

This time, we’ve selected low-owned picks at Aston Villa, Arsenal and Chelsea who we think have the potential to make an impact.

As always, to qualify, the player must have an ownership of 5% or less at the time of writing.

OLLIE WATKINS

  • FPL ownership: 1.5%
  • Price: £7.3m
  • GW7-11 fixtures: tot | WOL | ars | WHU | sou

Ollie Watkins (£7.3m) was a key reason behind Aston Villa’s successful 2020/21 season, as he netted 16 goals and provided five assists in all competitions.

Ahead of the current campaign, he enjoyed a productive pre-season, but then suffered an injury which kept him out of the opening two Gameweeks. However, after a brief cameo against former club Brentford in Gameweek 3, he has now started and completed 90 minutes in every match since, and despite not scoring, has impressed.

Key to Watkins’ appeal has been a recent change of formation at Villa, which has seen Dean Smith’s troops line-up in a 3-5-2 shape. The new system enables Watkins and Danny Ings (£7.9m) to play in their favoured central roles, while also adding more stability at the back. 

At Old Trafford last weekend, Watkins forced David de Gea (£5.0m) into a couple of smart stops, with his six shots at Chelsea in Gameweek 4 highlighting his ability to trouble even the division’s best defences. A total of 10 goal attempts – including two big chances – in 281 minutes this season is encouraging, too, given the opposition.

Up next for Villa is a trip to Tottenham Hotspur, who rank 16th for xGC and 18th for shots in the box conceded since Nuno Espirito Santo took charge. To follow the fixtures detailed above, it’s also worth noting that they take on Brighton and Hove Albion (h) and Crystal Palace (a) before the end of November, so longer-term, the prospects look good.

Villa’s recent performances suggest that they are building some momentum, and as Watkins improves his match sharpness, could become a smart forward differential for our FPL squads.

EMILE SMITH ROWE

  • FPL ownership: 4.2%
  • Price: £5.3m
  • GW7-11 fixtures: bha | CRY | AVL | lei | WAT

After a challenging start to the season, Arsenal have now taken nine points from their last three games against Norwich City, Burnley and north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, with the latter performance particularly impressive.

During the match, Emile Smith Rowe (£5.3m) provided a season-high haul of 12 points – via a goal, assist and two bonus – which coincided with him playing in arguably his best position.

With Martin Ødegaard (£5.5m) installed as a no. 10 in Mikel Arteta’s 4-2-3-1 formation, Smith Rowe featured off 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. The duo combined excellently with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£9.9m) throughout, with Smith Rowe offering balance to the attack by making runs in behind, but also coming shorter to link-play.

The big question for Arsenal is: can they keep it going? Lateriser and three Gunners’ fans had a go at answering that in his recent column, which is well worth a read, and the general consensus seems to be that they can. Key to that confidence is their forthcoming schedule, which includes a run of back-to-back home matches against Crystal Palace, Aston Villa, Watford, Newcastle United and Southampton before Christmas.

Buying a cheap Arsenal option makes a lot of sense right now, and with fixtures easing, Smith Rowe could be an effective midfield enabler.

CESAR AZPILICUETA

  • FPL ownership: 4.1%
  • Price: £6.0m
  • GW7-11 fixtures: SOU | bre | NOR | new | BUR

With uncertainty around Marcos Alonso’s (£5.9m) minutes, investing in one of Chelsea’s more secure backline options may be the sensible move for FPL managers.

Since Thomas Tuchel’s appointment back in January, Cesar Azpilicueta (£6.0m) has started 22 of the Blues’ 25 Premier League matches – more than any other defender – and having played for just over an hour against Juventus on Wednesday night, should feature again in Gameweek 7. His ability to play as both a right-sided centre-half and wing-back is another appealing factor, too.

Across Chelsea’s opening six matches, they have conceded just two goals – a Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) penalty and a deflected Gabriel Jesus (£8.6m) shot – with clean sheets produced against Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa, Arsenal and Crystal Palace.

Azpilicueta’s defensive numbers are solid during that run, as he leads the way amongst team-mates for tackles won and clearances, and while you aren’t buying him for his attacking threat, he could chip in with the odd assist, especially if handed a wing-back role.

With Chelsea sitting top of our Season Ticker for ease of fixture between Gameweeks 7 and 14, there is real potential for multiple clean sheets, and as one of the most nailed-on options in the Blues’ backline, Azpilicueta could thrive as a defensive differential.

avfc82 https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/818/history”

584 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Speedu
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 13 hours ago

    Mendy
    TAA James Semedo Livra Williams
    Salah Raphinha Gray Jota Allan
    Lukaku Antonio ASM
    What to do..?
    A: James to alonso and play williams
    B: James to Alonso and Jota to Saka -4
    C: James to Alonso, Williams to cancelo -4
    D: james jota williams to alonso, cancelo and saka -8

    1. bautasten
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Keep James at least until after tomorrows press conferences. Could be back at the weekend at best.

    2. Thinkering like a Boss
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      No transfer needed imo...your teams looks good

      1. Speedu
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        So just need to be prepared that both williams and Livra replaces TAA and James if out.?
        I count that 2-4 points maximum
        If i bring alonso and cancelo i could end up same but might get that hit back and +
        And would already had cancelo for city fix.. international break there is always new problems ..

        1. Thinkering like a Boss
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 13 hours ago

          Another option, you could Willams, Jota > Rudiger, Saka...is that possible?

          1. Speedu
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 13 hours ago

            Have mendy james lukaku already

            1. Thinkering like a Boss
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 13 hours ago

              You could wait news from Tuchel...James has a higher chance to play

              1. Speedu
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 12 hours ago

                James is in England squad tbw

        2. Bob Vrabkab
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 13 hours ago

          That's it, I've preparated myself for just that

    3. Cheeky Onion
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      I agree with the others, no need to rush James out. Would consider Jota > Saka and use funds to bring in Chelsea/City defenders

    4. gart888
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Mate, I have almost the same team as you.

      Where you have:

      Mendy, Williams, Allan, ASM I have Sanchez, White, Sissoko, Bamford.

      The only move I plan on doing this week is Bamford to Toney, and you can dodge that move.

  2. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 13 hours ago

    Shaw dropping tonight, damn, wanted to wait until the presser before selling him but will be priced out of Rudigar if he drops

    1. Vertigo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Same, although I fancy Utd home to Everton more and more as the week's gone on.

    2. bautasten
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Think he has been due a drop all week, maybe he can "escape" one more time?

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        Can’t really afford to take the risk

    3. Cheeky Onion
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Pull the trigger. You want Rudiger for upcoming fixtures and its a good long term play too

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        True, but its for a hit which id rather avoid if possible

        1. Cheeky Onion
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 13 hours ago

          You backline's in shambles there mate. Who'd you burn this weeks transfer on?

          1. Bubz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 13 hours ago

            Ayling to White. The Shaw hit will technically be a -2 😆

        2. ktk_interista
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 13 hours ago

          Well I am assuming you are not WCing in 8 so even if Shaw is fit and survived the drop until Saturday and you go with him in GW7, you will have to get Rudiger on Saturday. That would be a very early transfer with 2 weeks of intl break which is a big risk. I would just do the switch now if I was at risk of being priced out of the move.

          1. Bubz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 13 hours ago

            Good point! I mayyyy wildcard next week though. But yeah, may as well pull thr trigger eh

    4. BeWater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      He's been dropping for 3 nights in a row now.

    5. Maeki2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      TAA dropping aswell

  3. bautasten
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 hours ago

    Sanches (4.0)
    Semedo. Marcal. James* (Livramento, TAA*)
    Salah. Raphinha. Gray. Jota (Sissoko)
    Toney. Antonio. Ronaldo

    1 FT, 1.7 ITB

    A) Sissoko -> Mbuemo (bench Jota)
    B) Ronaldo -> Lukaku (C)
    C) Save

  4. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 hours ago

    Antonio starting too 😆

    Any issue with him would really top of this GW...

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Yeah was hoping Moyes would take Europe as seriously as Rogers.

  5. Cheeky Onion
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 13 hours ago

    Do we think it's worth ditching TAA for City and Chelsea double ups? Even if we assume he's back for GW8

    1. bautasten
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      I'm keeping but I've "wasted" my WC already. If WC in hand I'd consider it.

      1. Cheeky Onion
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        I do still have my WC in the back pocket, and planning to not use it GW8 if the break goes well

  6. Threat Level Midnight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 hours ago

    Is any Chelsea mid a potential differential option? Or an option at all for that matterr...

    1. bautasten
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Not really, Havertz at a stretch?

    2. caldracula
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Nah

  7. TB303
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 13 hours ago

    WC with 2.5m itb
    What to do with the cash??

    Foster, Ramsdale
    Rudiger, Alonso, Cancelo, White, Livramento
    Saka, Salah, Benrahma, Raph, Brownhill
    Lukaku, Antonio, Jimenez

    1. Couch Potato
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      GTG

      Keep the cash to get TAA back when fit again

    2. TB303
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Thanks Couch!

  8. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 hours ago

    Sanchez
    Semedo Marcal James*
    Salah Raphinha Saka Gray
    Ronaldo Antonio Bamford*

    (4.0 Sissoko Livramento TAA*)
    1 FT & 1.7m

    Bamford to Toney for free?
    Worth taking a hit elsewhere?

    Will use the money freed up to get double City def from GW8 onwards.

    1. Cheeky Onion
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Looks like a good move, no hits needed. Just pray for a Wolves clean sheet!

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        Yes I'll be praying thanks mate!

    2. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Yeah, good planning.

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        Just Bamford

      2. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        The latest news on James having a chance to be fit for the weekend meant I could avoid the hit.

  9. Lord of Ings
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 13 hours ago

    A)Play digne
    B)Rudiger/Alonso for a -4
    Leaning towards B as it’s a long term move
    Who would you bring in?

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Rudiger

    2. Cheeky Onion
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      This would be a good week to make that move. Can easily make your -4 back instantly

  10. Eastman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 13 hours ago

    Best 6.3m or less defender for a one week punt

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Alonso or Chilwell.
      Azpi.
      Mee or Tark.

      1. Eastman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        Thanks. Sorry meant to add that I really need him to play too. I'll probably go with Azpi

  11. Firmino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 13 hours ago

    Which one scores more points this GW:

    A) Sanchez, Digne, Sarr, Benrahma, Greenwood -4
    B) Ramsdale, Cancelo, Saka, Toney, Grealish

    1. Cheeky Onion
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      B, even without the hit

      1. Firmino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        So use the wildcard now instead of next week?

    2. caldracula
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      B by a mile

      1. Firmino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        So use the wildcard now instead of next week?

        1. caldracula
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 13 hours ago

          If that’s the difference in teams the yeah I’d probably do it.

        2. caldracula
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 13 hours ago

          Unless you have a decent plan of getting those players of the next few weeks with a hit or two that marries up well with the fixtures. I always make a priority list and then go from there.

    3. Thinkering like a Boss
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      What is your team right now? Everyone choose B because that is wildcard players will get

      1. Firmino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        Rudiger, Alonso/Azpi, Salah, Raphinha, Lukaku, Antonio other players that are the same in both teams.

        1. Speedu
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          No need to wc imo

  12. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 13 hours ago

    Shaw and Torres weak links and no bench. Upgrade one of them for a hit? Will WC next week

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Torres>Shaw for me

  13. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 13 hours ago

    There is farmers and then there is this lot

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Spurs looking that bad?

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        Haha, I think I’d look alright against these mate

    2. BeWater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      They are so bad Lo Celso is on the score sheet.

  14. Maeki2
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 13 hours ago

    Need help here choose

    1.Christensen, Gray, (Douglas Luiz, Manquillo, Omobmidele)

    2.Christensen, Doucouré (Douglas Luiz, Livra, Omobmidele)

    3.Tomiyasu, Doucouré (Douglas Luiz, Veltman, Livra)

    4.Saka, White (Douglas Luiz, Livra, Omobamidele)

    5.Semedo, Gray (Douglas Luiz, Manquillo, Williams)

    6.Tierny, Gray (Douglas Luiz, Manquillo, Williams)

    7.Tierny, Smith Rowe (Douglas Luiz, Marcal, Omobmidele)

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      4

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Ain't touching Arsenal with a bargepole.

      1. Maeki2
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        ;D that makes it a bit easier

    3. caldracula
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      1

    4. yeahbuddy
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      2

  15. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 hours ago

    Ayling to Cancelo -4 and go with Cancelo/Rudi/Duffy this week?
    Any other/better options here?

    Sanchez
    Rudi/Ayling*/Duffy
    Salah/Greenwood/Benrahma/Raph/Sarr
    Ronaldo(c)/Antonio

    Steele/TAA*/Tsim/Scarlet

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      I would

    2. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Do you have a WC left? If so double up on Chelsea, if not yes.

      1. Atimis
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        Have WC!

    3. caldracula
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Azpi

    4. Thinkering like a Boss
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Yes. You only have 2 playing def rn

  16. Nomar
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 13 hours ago

    Bamford to Watkins is interesting me.

    1. Citytilidie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Me as well. Watkins, Ings, or ASM. Can't decide but it will cost me a -4.

      1. gart888
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        No Toney?

      2. Nomar
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        Can do it for free.

        It’s him or Jiminez for me.

  17. SALVA
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 13 hours ago

    TAA + James to Alonso Marcal for free? Already have Semedo..

    1. GE
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Not for me, double Wolves defs

    2. caldracula
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Would rather Rudi/Azpi and someone elee

  18. Mr Ozil
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 13 hours ago

    Jota > Saka -4

    Yes or No?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      No

    2. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Thining about it or to Raph

      1. Mr Ozil
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        Already have Raphinha In my team
        So my options are Gallagher or Saka

        1. caldracula
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 13 hours ago

          Gallagher

    3. Salahlulijah
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Depends on your bench. Can see a Jota 1 pointer this week

    4. Speedu
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Same problem, with TAA and James doubt..
      I can see Jota playing 30 mins next and maybe 60 mins next game..whilst Saka at least playsand he has good stats..

  19. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 13 hours ago

    Anyone tell me more on rumours Greenwood not starting this weekend?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Is there rumours or people just worried after his minutes midweek & no returns in 2?

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        That is exactly it, me included!

    2. Joey Tribbiani
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      I think Lingardinho starts, but surely wood that is green starts ahead of Bencho

      1. Riverside Red
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        I thinkio you should stop talking in riddledinhos

    3. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Why would he not start?? 2 week break after, I just read that olé convinced Southgate not to call him up this international break, would be harsh to not let him go away with England and then bench him the same weekend

    4. caldracula
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Nothing solid, just played lots of minutes and isn’t playing that well.

    5. Salahlulijah
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      This is how these rumours start

  20. GE
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 hours ago

    1) Jota and Ayling -> Saka and Rudiger
    2) Shaw and Ayling -> Rudiger and Marcal/Duffy/Livramento
    3) TAA and Ayling -> Cancelo/Dias/Azpi and Rudiger
    4) WC

    (2FT, 0.5 itb)

    Sanchez
    Shaw*/White/Williams
    Salah/Greenwood/Jota/Benrahma
    Ronaldo/Antonio/ASM

    Bench: Steele, TAA*, Ayling*, Gilmour

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      That is tough. A if not WC.

    2. caldracula
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Jota and Shaw out, Rudiger and best mid at the price

  21. TheYogaDaddy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 13 hours ago

    What to do here?

    Sanchez (Steele)
    TAA* Shaw* White (Livramento) (Amartey)
    Salah Jota Sarr Greenwood (Brownhill)
    Ronaldo Antonio Toney

    2ft, 1.2 itb, Wildcard still available, but trying to save for gw 8.

    Should I transfer out TAA and Shaw for two Chelsea defenders? And then hope that Greenwood and Jota get some minutes?

    1. Maeki2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Think its wise since both are dropping in price

  22. DeltaKilo
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 13 hours ago

    Curious as to why so many people are waiting until next week to WC and not this week?

    Seems like a perfect turn in fixtures. Everyone just worried about injuries on International duty?

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Probably fear of having a bad week this week as most will want 1 or 2 city and 2 pool who play each other

      That and fear of ib injuries striking again

    2. Agent J
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Yes.And man City face Liverpool this week.
      Want to bring in city assets as well in wc team

    3. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Yes a little about Raph in my mind, and i want a double Man City in the main

    4. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      I’d guess the Man City fixture, the doubts over Alonso and international break/COVID injuries

    5. caldracula
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Going to keep it longer even with all the madness going on

    6. Will Kane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      I'm trying to wait and I'm not sure why! Just don't feel ready to do it, I suppose maybe I'm waiting to see if any issues arise over the IB... but I'm getting twitchy as I have no bench at all this week and not thrilled to see my triple West Ham lot all playing tonight.

  23. AC Yew
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 hours ago

    Can i please get some help with my team below. Stuck for moves:

    Sanchez (Foster)
    Coufal Dias Shaw (Duffy Tsimi)
    Raphinha Jota Bruno Salah Benrahma
    ASM Antonio (Bamford)

    2 FT 0.1 ITB.

    1. Cheeky Onion
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Unlike everyone else, you don't have issues in your backline for this week.

      I'd do Banford + Bruno > Ron/Luk + Saka. Could even get midfield fodder to save money for Che/City defenders

      Or a simple Bamford > Toney

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      With Shaw and Coufal a doubt and Bamford out I would get Jiménez and a Chelsea defender

  24. Cheeky Onion
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 13 hours ago

    When do we think Zinchenko is back and how much of a rotation threat is he for Cancelo?

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Don't know and i think little. Walker and Zinch to rotate most often IMO

  25. barton fc
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 hours ago

    Best option?

    A) grealish + livermento
    B) saka + dias

    (already own cancelo)

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      B

  26. Crunchie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 hours ago

    Sanchez or Foster
    TAA* Rudiger Semedo, White (Livra)
    Salah Greenwood Benrahma, Gallagher
    Antonio, Ronaldo(c)

    I am thinking of WC as am fed up with Jota/Greenwood (especially as both played midweek and didn't impress and on a rotation risk)

    0FT 1.2m ITB

    Thoughts or take a hit.

    A. Jota to Saka or
    B. TAA to Azpi for one week

  27. Darthshearer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 hours ago

    Right, WC time. Thoughts on this

    Ramsdale | Foster

    Azp | Rudiger | Livaramento | Cancelo | Tomiyaso

    Mbueno | Raphina | Salah | Gray | Benrhama

    Aubameyang | Lukaku | A Armstrong

    Thoughts? I have 0.9itb

    1. sirmorbach
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Wouldn't go with Azpi or Auba, could see better options. Antonio and Robbo?

    2. caldracula
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      I’d change:

      Tomiyaso > Dias
      Ben > Son
      Auba > Antonio
      Mbueno > best mid you can afford
      Armstrong > Fodder

  28. Tcheco
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 13 hours ago

    Bench order? Important as I own Shaw & Torres

    A. Digne (mun)

    B. Sissoko (lee)

    C. Williams (bur)

    1. sirmorbach
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Sissoko, Digne, Williams imo.

  29. sirmorbach
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 hours ago

    I could really use some help here, please:

    Meslier / 4.0
    TAA / Rüdiger / Livramento / Marçal / Omobamidele
    Salah / Jota / Torres / Raphinha / Benrahma
    Antonio / Ronaldo / Obafemi

    Did Shaw to Rüdiger, and now I am considering TAA to Alonso/Torres or Jota out for a hit. Who to bring in? The plan is to WC after IB... I guess. Thanks!

  30. Jdpz
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 13 hours ago

    Play
    a) Wood (NOR)
    b) Azpilicueta / Rudiger (SOU)

    1. sirmorbach
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Goold old Chris Wood. But I'd try to fit Azpi there as well.