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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. vova
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    best forward on a WC less than 6.7?

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

      Toney

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

      Toney and I don't think it's very close.

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

      Toney

    4. Arteta
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Armstong or Toney.

      1. Arteta
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Armstrong*

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

      Toney is practically the only player in that category

    6. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Have Toney right now, and think he's gonna be one of the guys to remain my WC next GW.

  2. The Train Driver
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    I don't want much from FPL, just want my picks to score huge and everyone else to fail. Too much to ask for?

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

      That is your fantasy ha ha

  3. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    1.0 itb 2ft - holding out WC8
    Foster
    Digne White Shaw*
    Salah Jota Raph Sarr
    Toney Antonio CR7

    Sanchez Brownhill Williams Taa

    Worth a -4? Taa/jota/toney > Christensen/Mbuemo/Lukaku (c)

    Foster
    White Digne Christensen
    Salah Mbuemo Sarr Raph
    Lukaku (c) CR7 Antonio

    Sanchez Brownhill Williams Shaw

    1. PascalCygan
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Looks good

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

    Who'd you pick on WC for a 8-12 week horizon:
    a. Gallagher
    b. Mbuemo

    1. PascalCygan
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      A but keeping tabs on B

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

      A

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

      Thanks!

    4. iL PiStOlErO
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      A

  5. DF Team
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    James to Marçal or White and Gray to Raphina -4?

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Better not atm. Maybe only James to White but maybe…

  6. PascalCygan
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    With a heavy heart, think I’m going to sell TAA this week. Just too many doubts in defence.

    Jota + TAA to Smith Rowe + Rudiger (free)

    GW8: Williams to Cancelo

    Then still money in the bank to bring Trent back if required (maybe after United game in GW9)

    Make sense?

    2FT, 0.0ITB
    Sanchez
    TAA* James* Marcal
    Salah Jota Raphinha Gray Gallagher
    Lukaku Ronaldo

    Steele Williams Livramento Street

    Thanks!

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

      I like the plan. Cancelo & Rudiger more important than TAA over the next 3 imo

      1. PascalCygan
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Thanks. Don’t usually like planning too many transfers in advance but, with wildcard gone and fixtures as they are, feels the way to go.

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

      No WC right?

      I think it's fine.

      1. PascalCygan
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Thank you. That’s right - WC gone and injuries have struck. At least the 2FT soften the blow. Ideally would have had them for the IB but feel I need to take action.

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

          Yeah good moves. Williams > Cancelo next week is a great idea.

          1. PascalCygan
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Great, thanks.

  7. Lord of Ings
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Bottomed
    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?

    1. PascalCygan
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Play Digne.

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

      A

  8. Wakanda
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Capt

    A) Kane
    B) LKK

    1. antis0cial
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      B

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

      Captaining a premium striker against Villa at home. Where have we seen that fail?

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

      B

  9. antis0cial
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    3rd Striker on a WC if not going premium (Ronaldo/Vardy)

    A) Jimenez
    B) Toney
    C) Armstrong
    D) Watkins
    E) Other - who? Jesus/ASM/DCL?

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

      Jimenez, Toney or Watkins.

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

      A

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

      Toney

  10. Stormbringer22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Sanchez
    Alonso - Livramento - B.Williams
    Salah - Jota - Raphina - Benrahma
    Ronaldo(C) - Antonio - Jimenez

    (Sissoko - TAA* - Ayling*)

    GTG for this week? Fully expect a red arrow and will be WC the week after to sort the team out.

    1. antis0cial
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Defence/bench is scary but rest looking good!

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

        I know mate, shambles it is!

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

      Assuming no FT left, G2G. Otherwise try moving on Ayling.

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

        Yeah, no FTs left

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

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

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

    Bamford ➡️ Toney for free?
    Anything else worth a hit?

    Frees up cash to do Semedo & Marcal to Cancelo & Dias/Rudiger in GW8 for a hit.

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

      Prefer Bamford to Jimenez, but doesn't work with the plan you have for 8. In which case, Toney is a perfectly fine choice!

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

        Yeah Toney just frees up the cash for the premium defs which I feel is worth it.

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

          Absolutely. Toney is an excellent option going forward as well

    2. Konstaapeli
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      No hits. Bench should cover James if he doesn't play.

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

        Yeah Livra to come in if James doesn't play. The fact that he will definitely be for for GW8 onwards makes me want to hold James. Think Chelsea need him to start to sort out their creativity issues for Kaku.

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

      Good moves. Those are quality upgrades.

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

        Cheers Holmes!

        Just trying to steady the ship after blowing up wildcard in GW6.

  12. Konstaapeli
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Just a gently warning. Chelsea are going to concede now that I've gone from zero to double def. Ruined Ronaldo last week.

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

    Could be very low scoring at the back this GW but not sure about taking a hit, GTG?

    Ramsdale
    Alonso Duffy Livramento
    Salah Benrahma Sarr Doucoure
    Ronaldo Lukaku(c) Antonio

    Steele Sissoko Tsimikas *TAA 0FT 0.0ITB

    1. PascalCygan
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Yeah, always reluctant to take a hit in defence, barring exceptional cases. G2G

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

      Looks GTG to me. Have the three big hitters up front plus points elsewhere.

  14. flippetyflop
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    A or B please guys?

    A - 2 FTS - TAA to Azpi and Gray to Son before a GW8 WC

    B - WC GW7

    Sanchez/Foster
    TAA/Dias/Shaw/Dunk/Livra
    Salah/Benrahma/Raphina/Gray/Gilmour
    Ronaldo/Antonio/Scarlett

  15. The Brown Casanova
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Would you wildcard this bunch?

    Sanchez
    Shaw, Veltman, Liveramento
    Salah, Torres, Jota, Brownhill
    Ronaldo, Antonio

    (Steele, TAA*, Ayling*, Obafemi)

    1FT, 2.6m itb

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

      Love the grav, just finished PJDN

      I would wildcard that now

    2. Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I would have 5 days ago
      Pull trigger now

  16. Foresting
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Wilcarding next week, currently moved out TAA for Alonso (Wildcard him back in next GW)

    Am left with

    Sánchez
    Alonso Shaw White
    Sarr Benrahma Salah Raphinha
    Saint-Maximin Antonio Ronaldo

    Subs:Steer Brownhill Ayling Tsimikas

    I am considering Saint-Maximin for a Lukaku (c) -4 points. Whaddya recon?

    I have 423points and 2nd in my mini league.

    Thanks.

    1. Superninteno Chalmers
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Don't fancy Lukaku to make up the hit for some reason, much as I want him to.
      Considering ASM is returning regularly as well...

  17. iL PiStOlErO
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Have other problems in life so missed the all the price changes now but dont really care. What combination would you do here with 2ft or even for -4?

    Want to do Shaw to Rudi and maybe Mahrez to some other mid and keep Jota and Trent.

    Sanchez Steele
    TAA* Shaw* Coufal White Livra
    Salah Jota Mahrez Raph* Bisso*
    CR7 Antonio Scarlett

    2ft, 0itb

    1. Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      WC

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        No way this week, worst time to do it. Next week probably yes…

    2. CapK
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Marhez > saka + Shaw > Rudi great moves

        Raph is fit and will play

        1. iL PiStOlErO
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Looks good yes. Thinking something like this or Shaw+Coufal to Rudi+Marcal. Cheers.

    3. Nolberto Solano
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Taking a hit before wilcarding in GW8 to make sure I field 11 this week. Which option?

      A) Marcal & Lukaku
      B) Chelsea DEF & Jimenez
      C) Chelsea DEF & Raphinha

      1. Prison Mike
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Very tough! A if you want to captain Lukaku

      2. Konstaapeli
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        C for me

    4. Prison Mike
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Best moves to make?

      A) Bamford, Jota, TAA -> Lukaku, Raphinha, Rudiger

      B) Bamford, Jota, Digne -> Jimenez, Raphinha, Rudiger

      Option A means no TAA till GW10

      Option B means no Lukaku till GW9

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

      To Arsenal fans in particular, but of course all opinions are welcome;

      Do you reckon Arsenal keep a clean sheet vs Brighton? Is there more chance of that than Watford clean sheet vs Leeds?

      I've been impressed with Arsenal lately.

      1. Mikel Arteta
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Yes, play the Arsenal defender over the Watford one.
        Look how Watford's defence looked a week ago: https://youtu.be/L7wfiTd8Xbs. And now they will be without Etebo, a good defensive midfielder.

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

          Yeah they got ripped to shreds. Thanks for linking the YouTube link too.

      2. Cojones of Destiny
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        tbh think we will concede

        1. Cojones of Destiny
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          ads that is, both teams will brobz go wo a cleanie

          1. Cojones of Destiny
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            *ars

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

        Ah a 50/50 split.

        Seeing three Arsenal mates later so will hopefully get their opinions too.

    6. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Thoughts on Tierney vs White? Likely a 4th defender rotating with Armstrong

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

        Tierney more upside but made of glass. Would probably go for White if I were you and save some cash

      2. Harry the Hack
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        If its only a rotator, go White. For someone who can give more solid attacking returns that you want fielded more often, spend up on Tierney

    7. FC Hakkebøf
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Thoughts on this wildcard?

      Ramsdale
      Cancelo Rudiger Tomiyasu
      Salah Raphina Benrahma Sarr
      Lukaku Jesus Antonio
      ____
      Foster TAA Brownhill 3.9

      0.2 itb

      Few considerations. Could drop a 6.x midfielder and Play 4-3-3 with Alonso or Christensen. Want Saka as well, but easy to get him in for one of Benrahma or Sarr when fixtures turn for the pair

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Great

    8. LM00091
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      G2G GW7?

      Mendy
      Marcal, Rudiger, Cancelo
      Gray, Sarr, Salah, Gallagher
      Antonio, Jesus, Lukaku (c)

      (Bissouma, TAA, Omobamidele)

    9. Reinhold
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Does Cancelo have any competition right now? I'm worried he may get benched against Burnley and play away to Brugge some days after

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

      Took a -4

      TAA & Scarlett --> Coady & Antonio! Already regreting it!! Incoming 2 points for Antonio 🙁

    11. WG010692
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Thoughts on this WC team please:

      Sanchez (Foster)

      Cancelo Rudiger White (Liv Manquillo)

      Benrahma Salah Gray Sarr (D Luiz)

      CR7 Luk Antonio

      0.1 ITB

      Thanks guys

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Get Raphina. Downgrade Ronaldo and upgrade your defence. My two cents

        1. WG010692
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Thanks mate

    12. El_Gigante
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      WC in the back pocket and 2FT..

      Ayling > Rudiger, Jota > ??? would give me

      Sanchez
      Shaw, White, Rudiger
      Salah, Benrahma, Raphinha, ???
      Ronaldo, Jimenez, Antonio
      (Steele; Gilmour, Livra, TAA*)

      Any tips on who to get for Jota (7.2 max)? Or use the other FT to fix Shaw?

      1. farmerfat
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Saka or City defender.

    13. Thewoodyhorse
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Is it worth -4 to get Rudiger in for TAA for one GW? Have funds to get him back if I don't WC next week. Or just Bench TAA and play Bissouma?

      Defense is Azpi Cancelo Walker TAA and Tsimikas

      Bench is Bissouma, Tsimi and fodder

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Bisso is also flagged atm.

    14. RedJive79
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Am I GTG? Already on -4 after Ayling/Shaw/Jota to Cancelo/Rudiger/Raphinha........

      Sanchez
      Cancelo / Rudiger / Livra
      Salah / Benrahma / Raphinha / Greenwood
      Toney / Ronaldo (c) / Antonio

      Foster / Gilmour / TAA / Amartey

    15. FPL MAN 123
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Is this WC team good to go? (left out Sarr due to fixtures)

      Ramsdale
      Alonso | Rudiger | Marcal
      Salah | Raphina | Benrhama | Smith-Rowe
      Ronaldo | Lukaku (c) | Antonio

      Foster | Douglas Luiz | Liverimento | Duffy