FPL

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. Bishopool
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Which -4pts transfers would you do?

    a) Bam and Digne -> Lukaku and Livra

    b) Digne and Bissoum -> Rudiger/Alonso and Raphinha

    1. Thinkering like a Boss
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      B

    2. Tcheco
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      A

    3. curious_zombie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      A

  2. Tcheco
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Captain Ronaldo or Vardy?

    Concerned about Ronaldo playing Wednesday Saturday (early kick off too). Thoughts?

  3. Bishopool
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Shaw will play?

    1. Tcheco
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      We don't know yet

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      It’s ‘Will Shaw play?’
      It looks unlikely.

      1. Sergio vamos
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        I'm edging towards no, especially after telles put in a decent performance on Wednesday

    3. Thinkering like a Boss
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Plenty of leaked lineup before dateline. I'm not too worried

  4. mycatisfat158
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Hey guys, think I am pretty set on this WC

    Thoughts??

    Sanchez, Foster
    White, Rudi, Cancelo, Marcal, Livra
    Salah, Raph, Brownhill, ESR, Gray
    Ronaldo, Lukaku, Jimi

    1. Balls of Steel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Looks a good team..

    2. PascalCygan
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Class

    3. Superninteno Chalmers
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Ramsdale for Sanchez imo

  5. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Maybe a proper playing bench like Cash, Pinnock forvinstance and +- 5.5 midfielder is the way forward for your bench.

    It pretty much looks like injuries, no shows and the flu will keep on messing squads around.

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      “The flu”

  6. Gazza2000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Laporte seems pretty nailed for now is he? his place to lose I think.

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Awful grammar. Boo.

      1. farmerfat
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Straight from the horses mouth!

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 28 days ago

          Yeigh

      2. Gazza2000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        🙂

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 28 days ago

          😉

    2. Wılly
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Starts as a statement, turns into a question, ends up as an opinon.

  7. farmerfat
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Team G2G for this week?

    Bachmann
    Christensen Tierney Semedo
    Salah Jota Sarr Traore
    Lukaku (C) Ronaldo Antonio

    Steele Williams Livra Allan

    -4 taken already . Considered Jota to Raph for -8 but probably wont do it.

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Bachmann your biggest concern.

      1. farmerfat
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Hes back in training apparently. Dont know why I got Steele over Foster, haunts me every day.

    2. Tcheco
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      What were your transfers?

      1. farmerfat
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        TAA & Bamford to Lukaku and Christensen.

        1. Tcheco
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 28 days ago

          Nice. g2g

    3. Oggle22
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Jota at risk of a benching?

  8. Champ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Experts, any thoughts on my WC?!

    Some minor risks and happy to roll with Raph missing gw8

    Few gunners and saints in there for a nice rotation with good fixtures

    Ramsdale McCarthy
    White Rudiger Azpil Livra Veltman
    Salah Saka Elyou Raphina Benrahma
    Antonio Lukaku Vardy

    1. Tcheco
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Needs City defense

      1. Tcheco
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        defence*

        1. Tcheco
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 28 days ago

          Damn which one is it

          1. Champ
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            Cheers yes I'm considering that after next week

          2. Pegboy
            • 11 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            Right second time. And I agree about City defence.

  9. Alisson WondHaaland
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    I dont get the Saka hype, he essentially had the same role last season and got a measly 5G3A in 32 games. One good game against Spurs and suddenly everyone wants him? I havent really seen anything to say he'd be any better of a FPL asset than he was last season, maybe Im missing something

    1. Tcheco
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Arsenal look like they have a hint of structure about them, that's all

      1. Tcheco
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        That + good fixtures + attractive price + a bit of form. Warrants investment imo

        1. Pegboy
          • 11 Years
          8 months, 28 days ago

          That's all fine if he was

          1. Pegboy
            • 11 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            Dunno what happened there!

            I was trying to say that's fine if he was £5.5m or less, not £6.3m

            1. Tcheco
              • 4 Years
              8 months, 28 days ago

              That's why you get ESR

              1. Pegboy
                • 11 Years
                8 months, 28 days ago

                I don't love him either, but he's certainly better value

    2. Retro
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      99% of the transfers discussed on these pages are based on 'one good game'! How long have you followed things here?

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        And next weeks heavy hitters in defence will be sold again for upgrading mids

    3. Joey Tribbiani
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 28 days ago

      no europe helps

    4. Arteta
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      That's far from true. Saka playing on the right is so much better and effective. He was filling other roles for far too long because of injuries, also to accommodate other players in the system and was simply overplayed last season (46 games, second after Leno). That was seen in many average performances as you already said.
      Right wing obviously suits him the most and is his favourite position. He's gonna shine there.

  10. mycatisfat158
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Hey guys, what would you change on this WC

    Thanks in advance

    Sanchez, Foster
    White, Rudi, Cancelo, Marcal, Livra
    Salah, Raph, Brownhill, ESR, Gray
    Ronaldo, Lukaku, Jimi

    1. Pegboy
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Sanchez, ESR, Gray, Ronaldo & Jimi wouldn't be in my WC, but it's not a bad team.

    2. curious_zombie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Marcal not nailed. Would have a look at Gray as well.

  11. Meechoo115
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Guys have the following defence and will 99% WC next week

      Sanchez
      TAA*, Shaw*, Tsimikas, White, Semedo

      Who to sell for Chelsea defender(s):

      A. Trent (who I will certainly buy back on WC but £0.1m loss)
      B. Shaw (who I certainly wont)
      C. Both

      Have £0.8m ITB

      1. Azpi
      2. Rudi
      3. Chrisitansen
      4. Alonso
      5. Thiago Silva

      need them to be assured as possible to start!! and two of them if you choose c!

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Ditch Shaw

        1. Meechoo115
            8 months, 28 days ago

            thanks, for ?

        2. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          8 months, 28 days ago

          Both.

          Rudi, Azpi. You need them to start. I genuinely think Alonso is 50/50 this week. I think Reece James has about as much chance of starting as Alonso this week.

          1. Meechoo115
              8 months, 28 days ago

              hmm but im paying 4 points to "just" get a sheet then really? could just play Brownhill instead

              1. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 12 Years
                8 months, 28 days ago

                Well if it's 1 FT then yeah I'd just pick Rudi and roll with Rudi, White, Semedo.

                1. Tcheco
                  • 4 Years
                  8 months, 28 days ago

                  This is a very good back line this week

          2. Pegboy
            • 11 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            Shaw>Rudi

        3. Oggle22
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 28 days ago

          Sanchez
          Digne Coufal Shaw
          Salah Bruno Jota Raph Townsend
          Antonio Jiminez

          Foster Amerty Obafemi TAA

          A) Wildcard
          B) Obafemi and Bruno to Lukaku and Douglas Luiz -4 and bench Luiz

          Cheers

          1. Balls of Steel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            A

        4. Fuddled FC
          • 10 Years
          8 months, 28 days ago

          which transfer for this week only

          a) TAA > Alonso/Azpi (already have Rudiger)
          b) Jota > Raphina
          c) Barnes > Raphina

          Planning to WC next week.

          1. Cojones of Destiny
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            А

        5. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 28 days ago

          What should I do here guys?
          Sanchez
          TAA* Shaw* Ayling* White
          Raph Salah Benrahma Greenwood
          Antonio Ronaldo

          Steele Bamford* Livramento Baah*
          1 FT and no moneys.

          1. Fuddled FC
            • 10 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            Depends if you have wc left?

            if you do, TAA out for Chelsea
            If not Shaw out

            1. Stormbringer22
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              8 months, 28 days ago

              This ^

            2. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              8 months, 28 days ago

              I do and thinking TAA out and then back.

          2. Tcheco
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            I'd take a hit there. Bam to Jimenez & Shaw to Rudi

            1. Pompel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              8 months, 28 days ago

              Yes, but would consider other options over Jimenez . like ASM, Ings, Toney

          3. Holmes
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            Do you have WC?

            Bamford and Baaaaah to Toney and Saka should do the trick

            1. Holmes
              • 8 Years
              8 months, 28 days ago

              Instead of upgrading Ba, you should go for Ayling to Rudiger

            2. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              8 months, 28 days ago

              I do yes

          4. Gazza2000
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            Shaw/Ayling and Bamford to Rudiger and Jimenez/Toney

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              8 months, 28 days ago

              Thanks

          5. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            Sorry guys I got called away.

        6. Ninja Škrtel
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 28 days ago

          Honestly why Lukaku captain? they're far from brilliant lately...have CR7 and Antonio as well this is a nightmare.

          1. Stormbringer22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            In terms of captaincy this week I would tank them as

            1. Lukaku
            2. Cristiano
            3. Antonio
            4. Jimenez

          2. Carlton P
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            I’m holding off Lukaku until gw9 and captaining Ronaldo this week, Salah next

          3. Lord of Ings
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            He’s due
            Has a great record vs Southampton and he’s a huge flat track bully
            I reckon he’s getting a goal minimum vs Southampton
            He’ll be hungry

        7. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 28 days ago

          Have the defence of champions for this week: Alonso - Livramento - B.Williams 😀

          All it takes is an Alonso no-show, which is quite the possibility!

          1. Carlton P
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            Wow, good effort that. Benching TAA?

            1. Stormbringer22
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              8 months, 28 days ago

              Just don't fancy taking a hit. Already did Shaw to Alonso as my 1FT this week

              1. Konstaapeli
                • 5 Years
                8 months, 28 days ago

                I think hit is varranted in a situation like this if it's a long term move. Like Rudiger in for example.

                1. Stormbringer22
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  8 months, 28 days ago

                  Hitting the WC button next week, so I can fix the entirety of the team

        8. Carlton P
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 28 days ago

          Help needed chaps. I’ve never been so indecisive on transfers!!!!
          What to do with my defence? 0.5 ITB
          TAA l Cancelo l James l Semedo l Liv

          (A) TAA > Rudiger And hold James
          (B) James > chelsea?
          (C) hold, take a week to get more info
          I will get TAA back for Semedo after a few weeks.

          1. Stormbringer22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            Have you got your WC still intact. If yes, then do A and buy Trent back on a WC. If not, then B

            1. Carlton P
              • 6 Years
              8 months, 28 days ago

              I haven’t unfortunately

            2. Carlton P
              • 6 Years
              8 months, 28 days ago

              Cheers

          2. Pep bites Kun
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            A for me. Hold James. You may want dbl Che def. You can always bring TAA back in at any point.

        9. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 28 days ago

          Who would you get rid of this week for upgrades in defence and midfield GW8?

          Ronaldo or Lukaku

          1. Carlton P
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            Can’t get rid of Lukaku before that run of fixtures

          2. Holmes
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            Ronaldo

          3. Stormbringer22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            Ronaldo

          4. Lord of Ings
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            Ronaldo

          5. TB303
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            Ron will score big this week I would keep

        10. McSauce
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          8 months, 28 days ago

          Bookmark this Gents.

          Shaw is not starting at the weekend, its Telles. If you look back through previous comments about starting united team you will see I am been 100%. I dont have Starting 11 yet but Shaw wont be back in time.

          1. Tcheco
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            Good thing the mighty Brandon Williams is first on my bench

          2. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            Why would I need to bookmark this

            1. McSauce
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              8 months, 28 days ago

              just for those who keep asking on here, that is all. Just trying to help mate, kinda the whole idea of this platform.

              Maybe your name correlates to your brain

              1. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                8 months, 28 days ago

                Still don’t know how bookmarking will give me any more info than you saying shaw is out other than so I can look back and say you were right

                1. McSauce
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 12 Years
                  8 months, 28 days ago

                  fair enough

          3. Holmes
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            Didnt Tellas get injured as well?

          4. McSauce
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            8 months, 27 days ago

            Poor source, aged like milk. Won’t be using it again

          5. Harry the Hack
            • 12 Years
            8 months, 27 days ago

            Bookmarked

          6. The Last Rolo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 27 days ago

            Solid 100%er right there.

        11. The Senate
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 28 days ago

          So Ayling has to have surgery? Means my defence is down to:
          Marcal Duffy Omo(rotation) TAA(inj) Ayling(inj)
          I’m on -4 with 0.0 ITB, but I’m happy with my attackers and GK so don’t want to WC yet

          Do I get:
          (A) Livra
          (B) Cooper
          (C) White
          (D) Taylor
          (E) keep the 4 points

          1. Carlton P
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            Looks like you’re going to take hits and end up Wildcarding soon anyway

          2. Pegboy
            • 11 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            Same position (I've got Alonso, White, Ayling* TAA* Tsi*) and I think I'm going Ayling>Christensen.

            In your position, White *might* be worth it, but it's close.

        12. PocketZola
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 28 days ago

          Will tsmikas replace taa?

          1. Carlton P
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            No

          2. Lord of Ings
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            Tsimikas is a left back..

            1. PocketZola
              • 4 Years
              8 months, 28 days ago

              Then will it be Milner?

              1. Lord of Ings
                • 6 Years
                8 months, 28 days ago

                Yep.

        13. TB303
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 28 days ago

          WC with 2.5m itb
          What to do with the cash, save for TAA?

          Any improvements?

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

          1. Gizzachance
            • 7 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            Save for taa

          2. Gizzachance
            • 7 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            Same as mine, except I have Toney

            1. Pegboy
              • 11 Years
              8 months, 28 days ago

              Think I'd downgrade Jimi to Toney and use the cash to upgrade Saka>Grealish and White>Dias (I think you have enough for that).

          3. TB303
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            Some great ideas thanks all

        14. Gizzachance
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 28 days ago

          thoughts appreciated guys? w/c this lot,?1 ft, 0.4 itb

          sanchez

          taa* shaw* coufal* white
          salah raph benrahma jota
          Bam * lukaku antonio

          steele, bissouma* livremento
          Thanks

        15. Lord of Ings
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 28 days ago

          Who to get?(bench isn’t very strong)
          A)Rudiger
          B)Alonso

          1. Balls of Steel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            A

        16. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 28 days ago

          Thoughts on which combo will score more points GW7

          1) Ronaldo + Gallagher
          2) Vardy + Benrahma

          1. Lord of Ings
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            A

          2. Balls of Steel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            B

          3. Cojones of Destiny
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            а

        17. Mufc202020
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 28 days ago

          A) Smith Rowe
          B) Saka

          &

          1) Jimi & Sarr
          2) Armstrong & Grealish

          1. Jonflamingo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            B
            2

          2. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
            • 10 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            Think B is more nailed, but I can't afford.

            1 will score more this week.

          3. Bavarian
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            B1

        18. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
          • 10 Years
          8 months, 28 days ago

          Trent, Jota, Scarlett >> Cancelo, ESR, Antonio for a -4?

          1. Stupendous
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            I did TAA and Scarlett to Manquillo and Antonio last night and almost did Gray to Esr

            I like those moves a lot

          2. Lord of Ings
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            Great moves.

          3. Pegboy
            • 11 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            Seem sound

          4. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            I like them, but not certain whether it's Antonio time long term any longer. He played yesterday and we shall know on Sunday. Having said that, Saka and AMN / Raul over ESR and Antonio for example doesn't sound too tempting.

        19. mufcpaul
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          8 months, 28 days ago

          Walker & Alonso or Concelo & Christensen (+£0.3m ITB)?

          On a WC die to injuries happy with the other 13 players.

          1. curious_zombie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            C+C

        20. Stupendous
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 28 days ago

          Gtg?

          Sanchez
          James Cancelo Semedo
          Salah Sarr Gray Raphinha
          Lukaku(c) Antonio Ronaldo(v)

          Steer Sissoko Manquillo Livra 0itb 0ft

          1. Holmes
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            Yes

            1. Stupendous
              • 9 Years
              8 months, 28 days ago

              Ta

          2. McSauce
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            very much so, nice team

        21. Lord of Ings
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 28 days ago

          A)Play digne
          B)Get Rudiger and take a -4
          Even if I want to bring Rudiger in next week it’ll be a -4.
          But next week I might want James…
          Thoughts?