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. Malinwa
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Need some advice here.

    2FT - What would you do?

    A. Shaw+TAA > Alonso+Cancelo
    B. Shaw+Greenwood > Alonso+Jota
    C. Shaw+Ayling > Alonso+Livramento?
    D. Other?

    Sanchez
    Semedo-shaw*-TAA*
    Salah-Raph-Greenwood-Benrahma
    Ronaldo-Toney-Antonio

    Steele-gilmour-White-ayling*

    1. PBJ
        2 months, 2 days ago

        C

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

        C

      • Boly Would
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        D. TAA + Ayling to Rudiger + Cancelo

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

          Rudiger is a better pick than Alonso you think?

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

            Safer pick but that also mean better pick so…

          2. Boly Would
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Tough one, but would probably feel slightly safer with Rudiger

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

      The most shocking thing for me is DCL has missed the last three matches yet is only 4 points behind Lukaku blanking 3 times.

      Ronaldo and Lukaku both premiums but none of them are even on penalties.

      For me, Vardy is the premium forward to own.

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

        Am considering vardy too

      2. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Ssshhhh...

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

        Solid thinking

        Thinking the same that owning 2 Premium forwards is a bit of a waste if they're not on pens, have no CS bonus and drop a point on the mids for every goal.

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

          Plus both blanked GW6. It really hurts your points for the GW and there will without a doubt be other GW's where both blank.

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

            Vardy Antonio DCL when all fit would be nice and give some tasty options elsewhere

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

              Yup, that is the front 3 I am aiming for.

      4. vova
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Lukaku might be on pens

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

          Just like everyone thought Ronaldo would be as well.

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

        Let's see how you feel Sunday night once Lukaku and Ronaldo have combined for 25 pts (pre captain)

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

          Yes they could haul this weekend but both could also blank again GW8 just like they did GW6.

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

      Would it be crazy to start Livramento over White or Veltman?

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

        Yes

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

        Liva on the bench likes to hurt me. I’ve learned to expect more.

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

        Nothing crazy in FPL. Go with your gut and play your own game 🙂

    4. GS456
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Would you go Cancelo or Alonso (I have rudiger)?

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

        C I guess

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

        Cancelo

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

      2FTs. Just 0.4m in the bank.

      Sanchez

      Coady Tierney Livra

      Salah Jota Benrahma Greenwood

      Ronaldo Antonio Bamford

      (Steele Allan Williams TAA)

      A. Bamford/TAA/Jota to Lukaku/Rudiger/Kovacic -4

      B. Something else. (What?!)

      Note. A leaves me 0.7 so Rudiger it Kovacic could be other players….

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

        Any opinions?

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

        A. Mbuemo/Gray over Kovacic

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

          Will look. Cheers

    6. I'M VARANE GRATEFUL
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      TAA, Shaw, Ayling, Tsimikas and Livra is my back 5.

      Is TAA + Tsimikas to Rudi + Azpi a good idea? Still have wildcard.

      Could Tsimi feature in the absence if TAA?

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

        Or rudi and cancelo?

        1. I'M VARANE GRATEFUL
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Cancelo has liverpool next and is a rotation risk. Could blank and get benched. I play fpl on a short term basis.

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

            Then go for it mate

            1. I'M VARANE GRATEFUL
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Cheers.

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

        Good moves. Think that Tsimi wont play anyways.

        1. I'M VARANE GRATEFUL
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Thanks.

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

          Think Tsimi plays

          1. I'M VARANE GRATEFUL
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            No to be honest. I was just weighing up between him and Ayling, who should be seeing out first.

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

      Should I WC this team?? Already taken -4.

      Sanchez
      Rudiger, Alonso, White,
      Traore, Salah, Raphina, Barnes
      Antonio, Ronaldo (C), ASM

      Steele, TAA, Gilmour, Tsmikas

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

        No

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

        No.

      3. Il Capitano
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 2 days ago

        No

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

      If Shaw will be out:
      A) play Livramento
      B) take a hit for a Chelsea defender

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

        B

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

        B

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

        A)

        Even a hit for a chelsea Def is likely to best case get you 1 point.

        Livra (1)
        Chelsea DEF 6 -4 = 2

        Net; 1

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

        If you want a Chelsea defender long term then yes do it now

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

      Best moves to make chaps?

      A) Bamford, Jota, TAA -> Lukaku, Raphinha, Rudiger (No Lukaku till GW9)

      B) Bamford, Jota, Digne -> Jimenez, Raphinha, Rudiger (No TAA till GW10)

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

        Do you have your brackets mixed up?
        Anyway if you're WC GW8 then A

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

          Yes I do! Thanks

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

            No WC though

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

        B

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

      My moves this week

      Ings < Lukaku

      Jota > Raphinha

      Coufal > Lowton

      -4 points.

      Burnley have some CS potential over the next month and Lowton will rotate.

      Good moves??

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

        Ings > Lukaku

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

        Yes

      3. Il Capitano
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Yup

    11. Jusx8
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Hey would love some advice if this is G2G

        Ramsdale(foster)
        Rudiger-Alonso-Marcal (Cancelo-lowton)
        Saka-Salah-Benrahma-Raphina (Townsend)
        Antonio-jimenez-lukaku(C)

        I’m wondering if I should swap out Alonso to Tierney? Thank you in advance!

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

          Definitely gtg. Stick with Alonso for now. I know people keep saying Chilwell will be back (I was one of them til about gw4) but seems like Tuchel doesnt trust him at the moment

      • Il Capitano
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 2 days ago

        0FT 0.5m ITB

        Sanchez
        Livramento White Rudiger
        Salah Jota Raph Sarr
        Ronaldo (C) Antonio ASM

        Steele - Gilmour Shaw* TAA*

        This will likely be my team for GW7, WCing in 8. Anything worth a hit? Waiting on the final word for Shaw's chances this weekend, but not getting my hopes up.

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

        Shaw + Coufal to Rudi + Marcal?

        1. I'M VARANE GRATEFUL
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Is Shaw news confirmed out? Maybe wait for early team news.

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

            Will wait until tonight but have them plus Trent in defence so have to change something there. Ideally benching TAA and Shaw plays but that is a big if atm.

      • I'M VARANE GRATEFUL
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Is Greenwood in danger of getting benched tomorrow with Jlingz breathing down his neck on the pecking order?

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

          It can be. JLingz has been good so far. Maybe he can became a starter soon if he keeps playing like this. Green is just beeing unlucky to play in this team, CR7 complicated everything, too much competition for that front 4.

      • Thewoodyhorse
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Surprised by how many WC teams still have Sanchez in goal!?

        1. I'M VARANE GRATEFUL
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Raya poor fixtures and Arsenal def usually suspect. Guaita is a troll if you owned him last season. Slim pickings in the 4.5m range.

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

          Are you asking?

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

            Asking if anyone else was surprised. Could style it out. Nah just poor punctuation on my part

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

          Premium 'keepers doing well, some of them with nearly double his points, so yeah.

        4. Sharkytect
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          I still gave him as Brighton and Watford are the only two teams I can get the starting AND back up keepers from 8.5

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

            *have him

      • Malinwa
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Keep TAA or transfer?

        1. I'M VARANE GRATEFUL
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Sell if you have a wildcard to bring him back with.

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

          If you do not have your WC left then I would highly recommend you keep Trent.

      • Mozumbus
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Is Greenwood nailed, GW7 only?

          If not, what's the best replacement?

          Current mf: Salah, Bruno, Greenwood, Raphinha, Allan

          Budget may go up to 9.2

          Thanks

          1. I'M VARANE GRATEFUL
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Benrahma. I have Greenwood and I'm scared he'll be benched for Jlingz.

            1. Mozumbus
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Thanks

          2. gmando2011
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Is there any % ronaldo could be rested for Cavani?

            1. The Rumour Mill
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Hahahahaha

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

              Ronaldo is not going to sit on the bench.

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

              Yes, but after 90mins

            4. I'M VARANE GRATEFUL
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              No way.

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

              No way Jose

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

              Probably at half time.

            7. Oscar Slater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Probably not but I suppose he is pushing 40 and is more likely than most to need a rest every now and then.

              1. gmando2011
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                I called it I just felty it was gonna happen

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

            Wow. Yet another fall. My sell value is now 99.9m. Anyone lower?

            1. Jusx8
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Me

              • sunzip14
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                99.5 here!

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

                  Bloody hell.

                  1. sunzip14
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Have only been making transfers in deadline day and completely out of touch regarding price changes. Not doing too bad in the points department though!

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

                      Same here. Too much injuries and covid and rotation. Would rather lose some money then points.

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

                99.6 here…who needs money when we have each other…

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

                Wow 99.5! I didn’t realise that.

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

                  Oh I’ve got 0.8 in the bank so it’s 100.3

            2. sunzip14
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              I want a suggestion for a one week punt midfielder, before I WC next GW. Budget is 10.1. TIA

              1. Jusx8
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Son

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

                    I concur.

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

                This

                "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"

                YOU WANT TO GET RID, WHAT?

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

                  In fairness this week he’s getting zero so

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

                Current team is
                Sanchez (steele)
                Walker, Duffy, Livramento (TAA, Shaw)
                Salah, Sarr, Jota, Gray, Torres
                Ronaldo, Antonio (Dennis)

                1 FT, 0.4 ITB
                Would like to get Lukaku, Raphina, Rudiger and Saka in but not sure how many for this GW. Any thoughts?

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

                Traore to raphinha for -4?

                1. I'M VARANE GRATEFUL
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Long term a good move. No worth -4 this week. Do it next week for free.

              5. 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

                And who is even Walker's competition?

                1. soup natsi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  I think Ake can play there but not sure if that’s an experiment Pep will make in PL.

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

                  They're both in my team and great diffs in my mini league. Zinchenko still injured, Mendy Jailed, not many other options unless Pep looks at the youth or pushes Laporte wide.

                  Cancelo has been a diamond so far as he also fills in at right back when Walker is rested

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

                    So basically Cancelo is a threat to Walker? Sounds pretty awesome for Cancelo owners

              6. CapK
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Vaccinated players exempt from quarantine upon returning from red list countries -

                  Has Raphina had the vax though?!?!

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

                    Doubt that info is publicly available (IMO would be an idiot not to be, but plenty disagree)

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

                    Hope he is not one of those anti-vaxx idiots.

                • THEKID_88
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Play Semedo over Cancelo this week?

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

                    Si

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

                    You don't bench Cancelo

                • focaccia
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Thoughts on this WC team?

                  Ramsdale
                  Rudiger - James - Cancelo
                  Benrahma - Raphinha - Salah - Smith Rowe - Sarr
                  Antonio - Lukaku

                  Foster - Jiminez - Cash - Veltman

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

                    Good

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

                    Bravo! Good work.

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

                    Do you think James plays? I wouldn't bench Jime vs Newcastle at home. Looks good though. Any plans for getting TAA back in?

                • CroatianHammer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Of the CR7, Lukaku, Antonio choices, Antonio had the most rest. Most rest before his European game, and more time before his league match than the others.

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

                    Also best form, best season and best chemistry in team. Season keeper for now.

                • JBG
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Klopp on who could replace Trent. "We have James (Milner), Joe (Gomez), Neco (Williams). We could change the system..."

                  To those who hope Tsimikas can start.

                  1. sunzip14
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    If Shaw is out, I have only 1 defender who is likely to start 🙁

                    TAA, Shaw, Ayling, Tsimikas, White

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

                    Who knows. Wing backs, Tsimi gets the gig. I'm not screaming for defenders, but I too could be in a pickle if varying selections go against.

                • Aimar
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  On a WC
                  Deff : cancelo - Rudiger - Tomiyasu - livra. -**
                  Mid : Øde- Salah - Saka - Raphinha - ***
                  Fwd : lukaku - Jimmi - ***

                  A) Son + Dias + 4.5 fwd

                  B) Kane + 4,5 mid & 4 Deff

                  Cheers guys