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The best FPL defenders for a Gameweek 7 Wildcard

Having looked at the stand-out Fantasy Premier League (FPL) forwards and midfielders for Gameweek 7 and beyond, we now switch focus to the pick of the defenders.

We previously asked Fantasy Football Scout users with a Wildcard intact when they planned to activate this prized chip, and not far off 30% of the responses were for this current Gameweek.

The article below looks at the best buys at the back with those FPL managers in mind but the targets are, of course, also relevant for those using ‘free’ transfers in Gameweek 7.

All stats and graphics included in this piece are taken from our Premium Members Area.

ANTONIO RUDIGER (AND OTHER CHELSEA OPTIONS)

Mendy injury latest as Chelsea defence impresses again 1

If you’re playing a Wildcard right now, the chances are that you’re structuring your defence around at least one Chelsea asset.

The Blues have a very favourable fixture schedule ahead, with seven of their next eight opponents among the worst 11 teams for goals scored in 2021/22.

And Thomas Tuchel’s troops are (usually) solid at the back, with their league record under their current boss excellent:

Played25
Goals conceded15
Clean sheets17

So which defender(s) to pick? That will probably boil down to what brand of Fantasy manager you are.

For the safety-first FPL bosses, there aren’t any Chelsea defenders who have escaped a benching under Tuchel to date and there will be more rotation further down the line for all of them. But Antonio Rudiger (£5.7m) and Cesar Azpilicueta (£6.0m) have started a lot more league matches than not when available under Tuchel: around 90% for both ahead of Gameweek 6.

Rudiger is the only natural left-sided stopper at the club, with Andreas Christensen (£5.0m) his likely deputy, while Azpilicueta’s versatility in playing at either wing-back or as a right-sided centre-half gives him two bites of the cherry at a first-team start.

As Andrew Gower’s table above details, it’s more of a crapshoot with the wing-backs.

Marcos Alonso’s (£5.9m) figure will have spiked thanks to his 100% starting record this season but the previously peripheral Ben Chilwell (£5.6m) is getting more and more minutes as 2021/22 goes on. The uncertainty at left wing-back was perfectly captured in the Champions League on Wednesday, when both players were handed 45 minutes apiece. Alonso’s call-up to the Spain national team for the October internationals, while Chilwell gets a fortnight to work on his fitness, is another complicating factor.

Alonso is explosive when he does play, averaging 5.88 points per match under Tuchel, even factoring two one-pointers off the bench.

CHELSEA DEFENDERS UNDER TUCHEL

PlayerStartsSub AppsGoals AssistsClean SheetsBonusPoints per match
Rudiger210201395.24
Azpilicueta2211212114.70
Christensen1520011104.76
Silva11210694.31
Chilwell11012645.36
Alonso14232995.88
James15713693.50

Reece James (£5.6m), who remains a fitness doubt for Gameweek 7, is a major source of discussion. Up there with Alonso as Chelsea’s most attacking defender, James has created more chances (27) than any other member of the Blues’ backline under Tuchel. But he has also been thrown on as a substitute on seven occasions, as many times as the other six players in the above table combined. The raft of cameos reduces his points-per-match average to a fairly poor 3.50, along with his early exits in Gameweeks 4 and 6 of the current campaign.

If FPL managers are going for a Chelsea defender double-up, then Rudiger (who tends to stay benched if rested) and a riskier punt on one of Alonso or James would seem to be the way to go – but beware the one-pointers and have a strong bench in readiness for no-shows.

RUBEN DIAS/JOAO CANCELO

Gameweek 8 marks the start of a favourable, three-match fixture run for Manchester City and if you’re deploying your Wildcard this week, you’ll likely want a defender or two from Pep Guardiola’s rearguard.

City’s 1-0 win over Chelsea made it five clean sheets on the spin for the reigning champions, who didn’t look like conceding at all against the Champions League holders: the Blues had the lowest expected goals (xG) total of any side in Gameweek 6.

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

Top for clean sheets in the previous two seasons and averaging 18.5 shut-outs per year in the last four campaigns, this is a proven backline.

Following his assist at Stamford Bridge, Joao Cancelo (£6.1m) is now top among FPL defenders for points this season. Ruben Dias (£6.1m), who like Cancelo is an ever-present starter in 2021/22 and who was the defender least at risk of rotation last year, is joint-second.

These two are probably the stand-out picks from the City defence.

Dias was benched in only one league match from his Gameweek 4 debut to Gameweek 30 (the point at which Guardiola started focusing on the Champions League and FA Cup, with the domestic title sewn up) last season, and even that was because he had just recovered from illness.

Over the same period, Cancelo tasted substitute duty on six occasions. He’s a less secure starter but does have the advantage of playing at both right and left-back, and he’s a darn sight more attacking that Dias.

Since Dias arrived at City he has averaged 4.76 points per match, with Cancelo’s mean at 5.35. Their points totals in that time? 181 and 182 respectively. So Cancelo has been matching Dias even factoring in those no-shows; including the full-back over the centre-half in a Wildcard squad simply means that you will have to have a playing FPL substitute ready and poised for emergency duty.

A word on Aymeric Laporte (£5.5m): he has had as many shots in the box as any City player this season and is a real threat from set plays.

But while Laporte seems settled as Dias’ partner-in-crime for now, Guardiola has historically only built his defence around one centre-half mainstay. John Stones (£5.3m) ultimately represents a threat to Laporte’s place, so the same ‘have a substitute ready’ caveat applies to the Spaniard as it does to Cancelo.

TINO LIVRAMENTO

Jimenez ends goal drought as Arsenal claim convincing north London derby win 7

We’ve been treated to a whole host of starting £4.0m-ish defenders in 2021/22 so far but the cream of the crop is starting to rise, six Gameweeks in.

The likes of Kostas Tsimikas (£4.0m) and Daniel Amartey (£4.0m) are no longer getting regular game-time, while Javier Manquillo (£4.0m) and Brandon Williams (£4.0m) are playing for two of the worst backlines in the division. Williams, interestingly, has racked up more penalty box touches than any other defender over the last three Gameweeks, and the switch to a 3-5-2 system last weekend allowed him to push on – but Dimitris Giannoulis (£4.4m) is seen as a more natural fit at wing-back among some of the Carrow Road faithful.

Shane Duffy (£4.3m), who has registered more shots in the box than any other defender this season, is deserving of a mention. His form has been generally superb since his return to the Brighton XI and it’s perhaps his shirt to lose now but the return from injury of Tariq Lamptey, Joel Veltman and, soon, Adam Webster (all £4.4m) will swell the defensive options available to Graham Potter.

Enter Valentino Livramento (£4.2m).

The teenage right-back is an ever-present starter this season and has been part of a Saints backline that has conceded on only one occasion in the last three Gameweeks, shutting out Manchester City and West Ham United in the process.

And Southampton rise to second in our Season Ticker from Gameweeks 8-18, with a trip to Chelsea to come before that.

Livramento doesn’t just offer clean sheet potential but a bit of attacking threat, too: he’s top among £4.5m-and-under defenders for final-third touches this season (see below).

Ralph Hasenhuttl will be wary of overloading the 18-year-old and the odd benching may be a concern from Gameweek 13 onwards, when Saints face nine league matches in the space of five weeks.

For now, though, fixtures and form seem to be uniting at an opportune time.

KIERAN TIERNEY

Is this to be Kieran Tierney‘s (£4.9m) year? After delivering 45 attacking returns in 170 appearances for Celtic, many of us have been waiting (and waiting and waiting…) for the current Arsenal left-back to recapture that form in FPL.

A strong chance of a clean sheet is a good base to start for any defender, and Tierney has two in the last three Gameweeks as Arsenal’s backline begins to look solid with first-choice personnel available again after an August decimated by injury and illness.

Only Manchester City have conceded fewer goals and big chances than the Gunners over the last three Gameweeks. While the calibre of opposition has to be factored in, Mikel Arteta’s side face more of the same sorts of teams between now and the November international break.

And as Lateriser pointed out in his recent Arsenal analysis, the Gunners have been solid dating back to last season; this isn’t just a kneejerk reaction to the last three games.

Why Tierney over his peers? If you can afford it, simply because he’ll offer the best chance of delivering attacking returns.

Tierney has received the ball twice as often as opposite full-back Takehiro Tomiyasu (£4.5m) in the final third since the latter’s debut, with the Japan international more of a ‘stay at home’ brand of full-back – even if he has had the same number of shots as Tierney.

Tomiyasu and Ben White (£4.4m) are very decent cheaper alternatives to the Scot, who look like week-in, week-out starters especially as the Gunners don’t have the sideshow distraction of the Europa League.

For those who love their budget defender rotation, pairing White with Matthew Lowton (£4.4m) gives the following run of favourable fixtures right the way through to the end of the calendar year: NOR, CRY, sou, BRE, WAT, CRY, NEW, wol, new, SOU, WAT, lee, nor, WOL.

Burnley’s defence is some way short of being solid (no clean sheets this season) but they have had a tricky start, fixture-wise, and Lowton is joint-second among his teammates for chances created in 2021/22.

TRENT ALEXANDER-ARNOLD

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Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.6m) will miss Gameweek 7 through injury but his manager “thinks” he’ll be back after the international break, when the Reds face Watford.

Alexander-Arnold is being sold in his droves ahead of Saturday’s deadline, with the red flag, the thirst for Chelsea/City defenders and Liverpool’s so-so upcoming schedule all contributing to the mass exodus.

Going without the Reds right-back does open up a fair bit of cash to spend elsewhere – but at what cost?

Alexander-Arnold has averaged a whopping 7.33 points per match over his last 15 Premier League matches, delivering eight attacking returns, four double-digit hauls and only two blanks.

Indeed, there were a combined 21 points against two of Liverpool’s less-favourable upcoming opponents, Arsenal and Manchester United, in Gameweeks 30 and 35 of 2020/21.

Top and joint-top among defenders for both chances created and shots attempted, he’s a risky player to avoid if he does make a swift return from injury in Gameweek 8.

ALSO CONSIDER

If we knew for sure that Aston Villa will persist with a wing-back system, Matthew Cash (£5.0m) would be a name to consider.

Since Cash took up that role in Gameweek 4, only one FPL defender has registered more penalty box touches.

The formation switch has served to make the Villa defence more robust, too, with two clean sheets arriving in as many games.

Whether Smith sticks with a 3-5-2 in the easier fixtures ahead is another question – particularly with the likes of Emiliano Buendia (£6.4m) and especially Leon Bailey (£6.4m) to crowbar into the team. It goes without saying that Villa had looked more suspect at the back without a third centre-half and three across the midfield, so that has to be a consideration.

If you have the luxury of benching a budget defender until Gameweek 10 or so, then a Brentford asset is worthy of consideration.

One of the better-performing backlines until the six-goal thriller against Liverpool, the Bees sit top of our Season Ticker from Gameweeks 10-19.

Pontus Jansson (£4.6m) and Ethan Pinnock (£4.6m) will supplement their clean sheets with the additional goal or assist and indeed already have four attacking returns between them.

Marcal‘s (£4.6m) grip on a first-team spot looks to be weakening by the week, so Nelson Semedo (£4.9m) is our Wolves asset of choice for their ongoing favourable run. Only three defenders have had more penalty box touches than the gung-ho wing-back, who continues to be presented with – and spurn – some excellent goalscoring chances.

1,235 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Morning, From the spud

    1. turd ferguson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Morning Spud. Have a good one!

    2. FPL Brains
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Good morning mate!

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Woof

  2. Super John McGinn-
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Really wanted to save Wildcard until next week but don’t think it’s possible with them my current team:

    Sanchez
    Alonso, Coady, Livramento
    Salah, Jota, Raphinia, Sarr, Gilmour
    Lukaku (C), Antonio

    Foster, TAA, Ayling, Bamford

    0 FT 0.7 ITB

    Looking at the Wildcard team of:

    Ramsdale, Foster
    Cancelo, Dias, Alonso, Rudiger, Livramento
    Salah, Grealish, Raphinia, ESR, Brownhill
    Lukaku, Antonio, Jimenez

    0.2 ITB

    Would look to do Dias + Jimenez > TAA + Toney when he’s back or just start with them both saving transfers down the line

    1. FPL Brains
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      I'd hold, because;

      * You have the two best captaincy choices (in my opinion)
      * Raphinha and Sarr are good picks for the week, Salah is always a good pick. You're not going to have every player returning and that could be Jota / Gilmour, but that's okay
      * Coady and Alonso are good picks. Livramento is going to be in other teams no doubt
      * Sanchez is still the highest TSB %

      Saving the WC after the IB will give you more flexibility with surprises around the corner.

      Hope that helps, good luck.

    2. The Invincibles
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      I'm in a similar situation and have hit the WC (I have the same team as yours too). Not sure why people are so keen on holding until GW8 only to then have the exact same squad as a GW7 WC. The only thing I'm thinking of is going for Sarr/Zaha for this week before switching to Grealish.

      1. Forgetmeknot
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        - 1 extra weeks worth of data.
        - injuries over the weekend
        - injuries over the IB
        - liv vs city this weekend

        You might be comfortable with all of the above, but this is the answer to your question

  3. Mr Ozil
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Who would you start? I know it's a stupid question

    A- Jota
    B- Sissoko

    Sissoko are playing against a team with a terrible defense so he might get any returns, on the other side, Jota might not start and will end up with 1 point cameo.

    1. FPL Brains
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Seems like you're learning towards Sissoko, but I'd go Jota.

    2. Hint
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      One is a striker for Liverpool, the other is a DM for Watford. Play Jota.

  4. Balls of Steel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    How's this WC team looking guys?

    Ramsdale
    Rudiger Cancelo White
    Salah Raph Benrahma Mbuemo
    Lukaku Antonio CR7

    Foster, Duffy, Livra, Brownhill

    1. captainpeacock
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Very nice

      1. Balls of Steel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Cheers 🙂

    2. Oliver Tockman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Ideal

      1. Balls of Steel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Thank you

  5. FPL Brains
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Good morning all.

    On what will turn out to be a chaotic day no doubt, who do you think scores higher?

    A - Gray vs Man United away
    B - Rudiger (or other Chelsea asset) -4

    Secondly, I'm desperately trying to break into the Top 100, which captain choice do you think could go against the grain and do that, I'm thinking Antonio as I presume most will flock to Lukaku, or do you think this isn't the week to take a gamble?

    Opinions as always welcomed. Thank you in advance.

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Antonio or a cheeky Raph/sarr punt

      1. Alex1995
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        B, and Antonio is a perfectly good captaincy shout for this week, can see there being goals in that West Ham Brentford game

      2. FPL Brains
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Ah I don't have Raph but that would be ballsy.

    2. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      A

    3. Cojones of Destiny
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      A but may i ask what do u think is the best option ?

      1. FPL Brains
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        I'm uncertain to be honest.

        I think Rudiger's ceiling for points is 6, worst case Gray gets 2 so it's about evens. I take on 100% of the risk if I take Rudiger though so I'll stick with Gray.

        1. Cojones of Destiny
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          here we go there is ur answer 😉 Q: who’d u cap antonio, kaku or the Goat?

          1. FPL Brains
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            I'm not sure mate, torn between Kaku and Antonio atm.

  6. Buck The Trent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Any Jota owners keeping him ?

    Can’t see a good alternative for this GW and he surely will start at Watford next week (assuming Firmino goes to South America)

    1. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      I’m keeping for the time being, no reason to switch right now.
      Hard to plan too far ahead, depends on his mins for Portugal too

    2. FPL Brains
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Good point re. Firmino. Probably keep for now.

    3. Eddie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      I thought Firmino hadn't been called up?

      1. Eddie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.com/sport/football/58672070.amp

        Liverpool duo Alisson and Fabinho, "Manchester City's Ederson and Gabriel Jesus, Chelsea defender Thiago Silva, Manchester United midfielder Fred, Leeds forward Raphinha and Tottenham defender Emerson Royal have all been called up for matches against Venezuela, Colombia and Uruguay"

      2. FPL Brains
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Thanks for fact checking dude.

    4. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Bobby not going

  7. Flynny
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Hi....would this be worth a hit before I wildcard please?

    Shaw greenwood jota to rudiger raphinha and any mid - could go son v villa - 4

    Sanchez
    Taa shaw ayling white livra
    Salah greenwood jota benrahma gilmour
    Ronaldo Antonio king

    Must be doubts over greenwood and jota starting.....thanks

    1. Mr Ozil
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Well, I am in a similar boat but need the money to get Lukaku in gameweek 8.

      Jota + Shaw > Rudiger + Raphinha sounds good for free?

    2. Alex1995
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Definitely Shaw to Rudi (you need a defender) then maybe Greenwood to Raph/Benrahma - don’t think you need to take a hit personally, I’m in a similar situation

      1. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Yeah. Feeling comfortable with jota and shaw to raphinha and rudiger

        Guess can take a hit if any leaked news re greenwood out.

        Scared of no lukaku but no reasonable way of getting greenwood him . Thanks

  8. Alex1995
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Going to WC next week - is anything worth a hit here for this week only?

    Sanchez
    Rudiger White Livra
    Salah Jota Greenwood Sarr
    Ronaldo Antonio Toney

    1. The Invincibles
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Jota and maybe also Livra to a Chelsea defender if you can afford it.

      1. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Similar to me

        Livra to Chelsea def not worth a hit

        Jota or greenwood out may be but its borderline

  9. HEY JUDE
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Which one can prevent me from headache?

      Ramsdale (BHA) A or Sa (NEW) H

      1. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Always homie

      2. The Invincibles
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Ramsdale imo. Would be far more fearful of ASM than I would be of Brighton's attackers.

    • circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      A) Alonso, Grealish, Wood (could become Toney later)
      B) 4.6>=, Gallagher, Antonio

      Already got a power back 4.

      On a wildcard.

      1. Alex1995
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        B for me

    • Jullepuu
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Sarr or Benrahma on wildcard?

      1. aapoman
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        I'd have neither tbf.

        1. Jullepuu
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          I fon't have the play the one I choose every week so it's not that bad. Not ideal though

      2. built_this_city
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Benny

        1. Jullepuu
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Cheers

      3. thewhitepele
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Benrahma

        1. Jullepuu
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Thanks

    • Jdpz
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Play
      A. Wood
      B. Azpilicueta
      C. Son

    • aapoman
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      1ft and 1.2itb. Current team:

      Foster
      Veltman Livrmaneto Shaw*
      Salah Bruno Jota Raphinha Benrahma
      Antonio Jimenez

      Bachmann; TAA*, Ayling*, Scarlett

      Ayling -> Rüdiger, Silva or Christensen? Any hits needed? Livramento 1st on the bench if Shaw doesn't play. Wildcard will be acticated on Saturday after the deadline.

      1. built_this_city
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        yea id wildcard if i were you

        1. aapoman
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Yup after gw7 deadline. I won't wildcard this week just to get some defenders in.

      2. thewhitepele
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        I'd go Rüdiger, no hits needed.

    • built_this_city
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Rudiger, Christensen or Chilwell?
      Odegaard or Smith Rowe?

      1. The Invincibles
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Rudiger and Smith-Rowe.

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        think it's very possible that Southgate just full on made that up - winging his way to another tournament

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          He’s a defender not a winger

    • sarnshawn
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      About to use my wildcard for this team. Thoughts? Any other players you can suggest?
      Sa (Foster)
      Thiago Silva, Digne, Rudiger
      Salah, Benrahma, Raph, Doucoure
      Vardy, Pukki, Antonio
      Bench - Sarr, TAA, Livramento
      Thanks

    • Oooo Matron
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Anything worth a hit here?
      Foster
      Rudiger Veltman Semedo
      Salah Greenwood Benrahma Sarr
      Maupay Ronaldo (C) Antonio

      Subs: Bachmann, TAA, Allan, Livramento

      1. aapoman
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        nah looks good

    • Shark Team
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Do you think Bamford will be back after the break?

      1. The Invincibles
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Sounds like he's out for 3 weeks so he'll at least miss 1 game after the break too.

        1. Shark Team
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Oh.. alright, did Bielsa mentioned that(?) cause i missed it

      2. SADIO SANÉ
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        nah

      3. Joey Tribbiani
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 22 days ago

        too early to say

      4. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Thats the big question. If he'll be back, might not be worth a hit to get a playing forward this GW

    • FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Have TAA & Jota. Have decided to take one out instead of both on a hit which means williams(nor) or sissoko will come on for me.

      What should I do?

      1. Jota to raph
      2. Taa to Alonso

      Leaning towards 2 because Alonso can cause a lot of damage in easier games and I won't need TAA for a few weeks anyway. Then Jota to raph next week.

    • pavlev
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      can't wait for stones to be fully fit: if he comes back in then he's gonna be a great option will probably be 5.2 by then. we also need to know alonso v chilly (not to mention james).

      setting aside whatever carnage comes of the IB

      so much still unknown, save your wc if at all possible!

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        He’ll be one more rotation issue.

    • gomez123
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Doing TAA > Rudiger for free
      Would you do A) Traore > ESR -4
      B) Start Traore
      C) Start Sissoko my 5TH Midfielder

      1. Steiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Just start Traore. Good fixture regardless of form.

        1. gomez123
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Worried he will be benched again and come on for a 1 point cameo though??

          1. Steiger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            He'll start this week imo.

      2. Bobby_Baggio
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        B

    • No Salah
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Would you bench boost GW9 with following bench ?

      Antonio ( vs Spurs )
      Sarr ( vs Everton )
      McCarthy ( vs Burnley)
      Livramento ( vs Burnley)

    • Bobby_Baggio
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Evening all. Which one please?

      Sanchez
      Rudigar - White - Marcal
      Salah - Raphinha - Jota - Benrahma
      Ronaldo - Antonio - ASM

      (Steele) - TAA - Livramento - Brownhill

      A) Jota > Saka (-4)
      B) Jota > Sarr (-4)
      C) Save

      1. Bobby_Baggio
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        1.1m ITB

      2. Thinkering like a Boss
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Jota > Grealish?

        1. Bobby_Baggio
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          For a -4?

          1. Thinkering like a Boss
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            oops my bad...not worth it imo

      3. gomez123
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        c)

    • thewhitepele
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Got 1 FT and 0.0 ITB. Current team below, with a highly likely WC next gw, where to use the FT or possibly even take a hit?

      Sanchez
      Rudiger Marcal Dier
      Salah Bruno Traore Benrahma
      Ronaldo Antonio Toney

      Foster, Coufal, Livra, Bissouma

      A) Coufal --> Christensen
      B) Bruno --> Son
      C) Bruno + Toney --> Raphinha + Lukaku
      D) Save FT

      1. Thinkering like a Boss
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        A

        1. thewhitepele
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Cheers

    • Sergio vamos
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Shaw > Rudiger and Greenwood > Benrahma/Gray/Doucoure for -4 now or hold until after internationals?

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Shaw to Rudiger if you can afford it.

      2. thewhitepele
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Rest of the team? Looks tempting, esp if fielding weak subs

      3. Thinkering like a Boss
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Shaw > Rudiger

      4. Sergio vamos
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        So it's for telegraph fantasy football (work league don't know why they do it but hey)

        Sanchez
        Shaw, Alonso, TAA, white, coufal
        Bissouma, Salah, greenwood
        Ronnie, Lukaku

        No subs in this game but can change formation so my options are

        Shaw> rudiger and greenwood > Benrahma

        Or change formation and
        Shaw > Antonio and greenwood > Doucoure

        The second sounds more appealing to me but now sure I want Alonso as my only chelski defender.

    • Nespinha
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Sanchez,
      Cancelo, Rudiger, White
      Salah, Benrahma, Raphinha, Grealish, Gray
      Lukaku (C), Antonio

      Subs: Gunn, Livramento, TAA, Perica

      G2G?

      1. Balls of Steel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Yep looks great

    • DF Team
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      James and Gray for Marçal and Raphina (-4)?

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Neigh

    • Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Hey guys. Who’s in a quandary?

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Not really, just in the s*** with injuries

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Who you got? TAA, Bamford, Ayling , Shaw and a non playing Baah for me.

          1. Balls of Steel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Yep that's me alright!

      2. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 22 days ago

        I am in a pickle

    • Shark Team
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      If you could get only one:
      A) Antonio
      B) Jimenez

      1. wulfrunian
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        a

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        This is silly

      3. curious_zombie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Antonio

    • farmerfat
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Just realized I have not seen David Munday's name in a while. Anyone know where he is? Still working for FFS?