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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

Salah on target as Liverpool assets prosper at Leeds 1

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

    One week only as I am wildcarding next GW:

    A.) Sarr
    B.) Saka

    1. james 101
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Coin toss

      Saka?

    2. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      A

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Sarr

    4. Carlton P
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Sarr

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

    Punt on Azpilicueta or go for Rudi as a pre wc punt?

    1. james 101
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I went rudi

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Azpi as James seems to be out

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Seems?

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Is

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

      Rudi and Christ for me. boring but point is point

    4. Carlton P
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I went Rudiger. Would go Azpi for assists potential if it was just for this week

  3. jackx13
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    No love for Spurs assets? AVL and new look like prime fixtures to exploit. Probably regained a bit of confidence after last night's win?

    1. james 101
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I lack faith

      Pity as they were gold last season

    2. Cruicky
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      same Villa full of confidence after last week's win? Kane & Son aren't worth their price until they can produce consistently in Nuno's system.

  4. G Banger
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Have Shaw* TAA* Ayling* Coufal* White, 1FT to bring in a Chelsea DEF, which one:

    a) Alonso
    b) Rudiger

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

      A if you too like to live dangerously

      1. G Banger
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        I like the upside a lot and have some catching up to do... % chance of starting in your opinion?

  5. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    GW8 Greenwood to Saka
    GW9 Ronaldo to Kaku

    Will have lots ITB - would consider any changes for a hit during these weeks ?

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

    Steele/TAA/Tsim/Scarlet

  6. Fuddled FC
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Jota > Raphina (-4)

    Y/N

    1. james 101
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Not sure if I’d -4 mate.

      Bad bench?

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

      Y

    3. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      N

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

      No. I am on same boat. Thought long and hard. Jota might even start and raphinha will need a goal or assist to cover that -4.

  7. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Better option?

    A) Start Livramento (che) & keep Reece on the bench for after IB.

    B) Reece ➡️ Rudiger -4

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      B probs

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

      B

    3. Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      A. You will probably end up wanting James after IB

  8. SKENG
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Think I'm done with the WC. 0 ITB, I went with Harrison punt for the next 2-3 GWs as mi under 5.8 mid slot.

    Ramsdale Foster
    Cancelo Dias Alonso Rudiger Livramento
    Salah Grealish Raphinha Harrison Brownhill
    Lukaku Antonio Jimenez

    1. MARVELLUS
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      nice, I have gone Toney/Saka/Benr over Jimi/Grealish/Harrison, and kept cash in the bank for TAA, so not much different.

  9. dshv
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Come on for this week and for -4

    Ayling to

    1. Rudiger
    2. Azpilicueta

    (Have alonso as well)

  10. NABIL - FPL otai
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    David Moyes: “Coufal has a chance I am not sure about Ryan Fredericks. They're both not bad and there's a chance they could both be available."

    Damn, I really need coufal to play. Will he play or not??

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      If you believe enough anything can happen

      1. NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Power of mind?

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          What the mind of man can conceive and believe, the mind of man can achieve.

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

            Tuchel said that?

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              In embargoed part of presser

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

                🙂

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

            Luke rockhold

          3. NABIL - FPL otai
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Thanks man, will go to bed with a montage of coufal triple assist for Antonio hatty in my mind

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

      He has a chance, dont worry. You can still do well with 10 men.

      1. NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Thaaat is the spirit.

        You bet I do. Especially when Bruno gets another hatty 😛

  11. OLLY G
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Is Shaw to Rudiger worth a hit?

    My first defender sub is Digne.

    Thanks.

    1. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Nope. Play digne

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Digne hattrick of assists incoming

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

      You have a defender sub? Wow,no hit

    4. Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Yes. Rudiger should score at least 6 points while Digne will likely be 1 or 2.

  12. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Which player do you fear not owning this GW?

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Lukaku

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Ronaldo

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Ron maybe

    4. Cok3y5murf
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Alonso

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

      Alonso if he plays,Jimenez and Lukaku

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

      Lukaku

    7. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Luka, cancelo, raph

    8. Jebiga
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Cancelo

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

      I fear not captaining the right one from Antonio, Lukaku, Ronaldo.

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

      Sarr

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

        CR7 is actually more scary

    11. GROBARI
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Rudiger and Lukaku

  13. Kay317
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    On WC...
    A) Semedo
    B) Tierney

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Tierney

    2. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      B

  14. Amartey Partey
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Mason Greenwood to celebrate his 20th birthday with a brace against Everton?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Think the celebrating part comes after the match

  15. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    "Luke (Shaw) feels better in himself, he'd been ill but he got a shoulder injury so we need to make a decision on him"

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Sake

    2. Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      He’s definitely out. This is typical Ole pretending Shaw has a chance when he doesn’t.

  16. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    I have a decision to make:(i have 2 playing defs Rudi and Semedo)
    A) Hold James
    B) Hold TAA
    C) Hold both
    Plan was to sell Semedo for Cancelo next gw but now i may need to change plans and keep Semedo

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

    That Reece James news is hilarious. Water polo team. Tuchel is a funny guy.

    Mount being back is interesting. Wish I had gone with him in FanTeam. I went Saka before I knew. Could regret that.

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Haha

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

      Mount could still be on the bench

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

        No chance imo. They looked poor without him linking the midfield and the attack. He goes straight back in.

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      No Stan Boardman

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

        Very smart manager

    4. james 101
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      who’s place does mount take?

    5. Carefree Crew
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Ziyech to drop out I'd imagine. Havertz & Mount behind Lukaku would be my guess.

  18. footballfreak
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    start A. sissoko or B.douglas luiz?

  19. Jässi
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Who is the most scoring Chelsea defender for this gameweek only (will then wildcard):

    A) Rudiger
    B) Alonso
    C) Azpilicueta
    D) Thiago Silva
    E) Chilwell

    1. G Banger
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I need this answer, currently going risky with Alonso

    2. MARVELLUS
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Christensen 🙂

    3. TKC07
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      F) Chalobah

  20. james 101
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Who are you guys capping this week?

    1. james 101
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I’m on Lukaku right now

      1. G Banger
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Don't have Ronaldo or Luakaku so Antonio

        1. james 101
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Could do well!

      2. james 101
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        *I have Lukaku Ronaldo as viable options (and Antonio I guess)

        1. james 101
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          And Salah!

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

      ronaldo

      1. james 101
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Reasonable. Do you have Lukaku?

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

          yes and antonio

          1. james 101
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Good luck!

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

      Lukaka

    4. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Ron or Antonio

      1. james 101
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Kind of a coin toss huh?

        1. NABIL - FPL otai
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Yep. Last week was a success with Antonio. Think will go ron way this time

    5. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Still up in the air.

      Having to choose between Salah, Antonio, Lukaku and Ronaldo gives you one massive fecking headache.

      1. james 101
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        This is my situation.

        Luk just now

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

      Ronaldo as don’t have Lukaku- if I did would be Lukaku

      1. james 101
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Yeah. Thinking so

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

    So is Shaw a hold or a sell if your team only has 2 certain starters in defence?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Should have sold yesterday

      1. Sterling Archer
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        before a presser, when hes just been included in the england team... Ole could of cleared him to play.

        so then its a transfer wasted just for a precious 0.1

    2. Krafty Werks
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Holding I think but will have Veltman off the bench, not ideal but is removing Shaw for someone really worth a -4? WC'ing next week anyway.

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

    Raya
    Livra Duffy Rudi Dias
    Salah Raphina Sarr Saka
    Lukaku Cr7

    TAA*

    Off for a week of fishing.
    GL everyone.
    x

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Live long and prosper

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

      Good luck!

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Enjoy and hopefully you catch a big one. GL!

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

        Targeting Spotted Grunter in Breede River. Bad weather on its way....sal maar wyn vat!

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          The weather is sheet up here in JHB.

    4. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Fishing boys?

  23. Netters2018
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Saka or ESR?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Went Saka, but not sure - logic was, if it goes wrong can always move down to ESR, can't do it the other way

    2. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      ESR

    3. Krafty Werks
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      As a Gooner it's Saka for me on eye-test and on Xa potential. Personally I think he's worth the 1.0 extra.

  24. Jokesy87
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Hey guys, G2G or any changes to WC:

    Ramsdale (Foster)
    Cancelo Rudiger Christensen (Duffy, Livramento)
    Salah Raphinha Saka Benrahma (Luiz)
    Lukaku Antonio Vardy

    a) G2G
    b) Vardy and Duffy > Jimi and Dias
    c) Alternative suggestions

    1. Cheeky Onion
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Tough one. Duffy and Liv rotate well and Vardy can big a big differential. If Jimi can get going, him and Dias are great picks also

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

    Your formation this week?

    4-3-3

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

      Looks like 2-5-2

    2. Krafty Werks
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      3-4-3 as per usual!!

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

      2-3-1

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

    Any indication if Christensen plays?

    1. Carefree Crew
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      With James confirmed out, Azpi likely RWB, so Christensen likely RCH, Silva Central & Rudi left.
      No guarantees but with Silva going to Brazil I'd suggest Christensen starts both GW 7 RCH & 8 in the middle of the back 3.
      With Tuchel we never know 100% but that's my thinking as a Chelsea fan.

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

        Thanks again CC for your advice - issue I have is i hsve TAA, shaw, amartey & Tsimi so need a guaranteed player so torn between amartey to Christensen or tierney?!

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Looks like back 5 will be

      Chilwell, Rudiger, Terry, Chalobah, CHO

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

        Inc Christensen?

    3. Carefree Crew
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Tierney is arguably more nailed (but a history of injuries) & offers attacking threat, that Christensen doesn't. I'd fancy Chelsea to be more likely of a clean sheet at home to Saints than Arsenal away to Brighton.
      I'd want a Chelsea DF for the run of the next 5 games, so it depends on your future transfer plans.
      Guessing you'd want a City DF next week so personally I'd go Christensen but again no guarantees mate.
      Good luck whatever decision you make. 🙂

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

        Cheers mate you too

    4. Carefree Crew
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Respectfully disagree with Mr O Connell. Livramento attacking threat doesn't play to CHO defensive frailties playing RWB.
      Terry!!! He's on a wind up including him!
      Azpi was subbed mid week, so arguably increases his likelihood of starting. Azpi & James (INJ) have played the vast majority at RWB.

      Christensen playing two positions RCH & Central increases his likelihood IMHO. Him or Silva centrally is a very strong bet.

  27. NABIL - FPL otai
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Which one is you?

  28. Tempestic
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Anyone see any issues with this WC?
    Guaita (Foster)
    Rudiger White Semedo* (Cancelo Livramento)
    Salah Son Raphinha Mbuemo (Luiz)
    Lukaku(c) Antonio Jimenez

    *0.8ITB potentially for Semedo > James after IB. Or should I get James in now and play Cancelo?
    TAA will come back in after United by either a son downgrade (after newcastle and westham), or Antonio for his tough run

    Thoughts?

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Semedo. Just don't bother. Spurs attacking stats very poor so don't like Son for his price.

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

      Cheers mate you too

  29. NateDog
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Think just managing to avoid a hit this week is a big win, went into this week convinced I'd end up needing my first hits of the season with minimum -4 (and likely -8) but I've been pretty lucky with injuries this week to the extent that I actually have more players available now than I've had for weeks. Patience with transfers has definitely helped me this season

    1. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Oh no top of page

    2. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      You deserve it.

      What a speech

    3. Carefree Crew
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Glad your luck has turned with injuries / player availability. Good week for it too, with numerous people taking hits. It's frustrating fighting fires every week. Good luck mate. Hope you have a high scoring week. 🙂

  30. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    GW8 Greenwood to Saka
    GW9 Ronaldo to Kaku

    Will have lots ITB - would consider any changes for a hit during these weeks ??

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

    Steele/TAA/Tsim/Scarlet