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. The Mandalorian
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Raphinha looks out for GW8. Klopp saying Brazil players have to quarantine for 10 days if not vaccinated.

    Raphinha was going to be my GW7 transfer.

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Do we know that Raphinha isn’t vaccinated?

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I read on Twitter he's double jabbed.

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

        Doesn't really matter, he'll likely miss GW8 anyway.

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Probably will rule out Jesus, Ederson and Alisson as well.

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      a good punt this week though for those using WC next week

    4. Athletico Underachieving
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      May decide not to stay for the Uruguay game and leave after Colombia?

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

      1 reason why I reluctant to WC. Probably getting him in gw10 instead

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

    How's the team looking for this GW?

    Schmeichel
    Semedo - Cancelo - James*
    Salah - Grealish - Greenwood - Sarr - McArthur
    Antonio - Lukaku (c)

    Bench: TAA - Livramento - Scarlett
    0.0 ITB, 1 FT

    Unless Tuchel confirms James is out, I may just pocket the FT and roll with this team.
    Any thoughts?

    1. GreenAmberRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      A few risks in there for this GW and not the best bench to come in. I'd be tempted to move TAA out for someone.

      1. Goonerly
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I know, 7.5 DEF on the bench is tough to watch... Could be tempted by Azpi

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

    What time is the Tuchel presser today? Wanting to hear about James

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      13:30

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

      How many times does he need to tell people he's out? 😕

      1. Goonerly
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Southgate's given us hope!

        1. Ruth_NZ
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Southgate is an idiot and he likes wasting Chelsea players' time.

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

      Cheers guys and at least once more

    4. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Plz be fit Mr James

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

    I'm Stuck on keeping Sarr or Going to an Arsenal Mid for long haul - On WC. Thoughts?

    1. Goonerly
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Just pick the Arsenal Mid now then, if you want them from next GW on (which I suppose you do, since Sarr next fixtures are bad).

    2. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Similar dilemma below. I'm thinking Saka has better long term fixtures. Sarr is tempting for this week but then I'd probably not be too confident after that.

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Keep Sarr - next four fixtures aren’t terrible and he has haul potential in any game

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

      have both

  5. Kay317
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Need to pick 3 out of this lot on WC:
    A) Raphina
    B) Benrahma
    C) Saka
    D) Sarr

    Currently on ABC. What ya reckon?

    1. Gandalf
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Yup, Sarr’s got tough fixtures coming up.

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

      ABC

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

      ABC, but I would consider Bowen over Benrahma

      1. Kay317
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Why? Benrahma been better so far.

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

      ACD

    5. Pegboy
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      ABD. I quite like Sarr's next 4 fixtures. I'd ship after GW10 though.

  6. Kyle2210
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Would you guy takes a hit for Schmeichel and Shaw to Ramsdale and Rudiger?

    1. mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Hit for a playing (& good) keeper? Nah. Just do Shaw?

      1. Kay317
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I would think he can't afford the Shaw to Rudi move on its own

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Yes

    3. Kyle2210
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Thanks both, just to clarify the hit was only for one of them as I have 1FT and can't just do Shaw as I don't have spare!

  7. Oscar Slater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Southampton have conceded 6 goals against the three diddy teams they've played this season but only 1 goal against the three decent teams they've played. I therefore conclude that they are perfectly adept at parking a bus but they are a danger to themselves when they are actually allowed to drive it. I shall now hold off that Ronaldo > Lukaku swap until after the international break as I think Chelsea might be in for a bit of a slog tomorrow.

    1. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I’ve got it as a 2-0 Chelsea win with its being a grind until 70th min 1-0 and late second when we have to chase.

      Even if Chelsea get early goals you’ve got to think they may sit back after a tough week and just kill the game off

  8. Dogs Of War
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Hold a transfer with this lot?

    Sanchez
    White Marcal Christenen
    Salah Gray Traore Gallagher
    CR7 Lukaku Antonio

    Steele Sissoko Livramento TAA

  9. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Shaw news?

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Patience, coming soon...

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

      Not Shaw 😛

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

      Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: "Luke [Shaw] feels better in himself. He’s been ill but he’s still got the shoulder injury. We’ve got to make a decision on him."

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

    Is it too much to ask for Tuchel to confirm that James starts this weekend?

    1. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Yes

  11. Alex1995
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Greenwood/Jota to Raphinha worth a -4 for a one week punt?

    Planning to WC next week

    1. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I’ll say no.
      He rarely hauls so his one goal probably doesn’t offset the hit. Jota could still score

  12. Original - Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    RMT tool not working?

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

      Not working properly anyway. Doesn't remember my team so I have to build it from scratch and the projected points don't account for injury concerns at the moment anyway.

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

      It's not very good imo so it might appear that way.

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

        Ah it is good I reckon when treated with a pinch of salt. Helps to plan transfers and stuff.

    3. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Come on mods, let the IT team about the problem. Thanks.

  13. The Wizard of Ozil
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    A) Ayling -> White/Lowton (-4)
    B) Play Williams

    If b then Ayling and Jota will most likely become Cancelo and someone cheap next week

    1. Pegboy
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      B

  14. smix
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Sanchez
    Azpi Shaw* White
    Salah Benrahma Greenwood Gray
    Antonio Toney Ronaldo (c)
    Foster Brownhill Tsimi* Ayling*

    GTG?

  15. Lord of Ings
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Would you take a hit and do digne to rudiger?
    Long term transfer and digne is hopeless.

    1. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Sounds like you’ve made up your mind already!
      Can the transfer wait to be done for free? Long term should pay off just taking hits for defender not ideal

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

      Just do it. Digne would be lucky to get 2pts this week

  16. John78
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    TAA, Greenwood and Toney
    to
    Christensen, Kovacic and Lukaku

    -4

    Yes or No?

    1. BERGKOP
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      No

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

      Hard no

  17. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Can anyone shed light on the Billy Gilmour “question mark” comment
    I may need him to play this weekend

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

    Will Jimenez be affected by quarantine restrictions after IB ?

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

        Txs Joey

  19. teneighty
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Zaha or Havertz as a one week punt before WC?

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

      Zaha

  20. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Play Duffy or Gallagher?

    1. teneighty
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I'd go Gallagher.

    2. No Kane No Gain
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Both

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

      Gallagher

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

      Gallagher. Not even close

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

      Duffy

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

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

    2ft, 0itb

    Had other problems so missed price changes but what can you do. Benching Trent for now cause maybe I will wc next week but not 100% sure. If you can choose one:

    A) Shaw+Coufal to Rudi+Marcal
    B) Shaw+ Mahrez to Rudi+Saka
    C) Shaw+Mahrez to Rudi+Grealish
    D) Shaw+ CR7 to Rudi+Kaku
    E) something else

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      B and C both make a lot of sense

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        What he said

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

      Tuchel confirms James not ready for SOT

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

        Cracking line from Tuchel on Reece James: "I thought maybe he was called up to the England water polo team as he is only training in the pool, not for the football team."

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

          🙂

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

          Do they have wing backs in water polo?

  22. Hazardous1983
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    grealish dias and luiz OR el hayoussi, gallacher and dias

  23. fachada
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Current WC team is:
    Rams / Foster
    Azp, Rud, Dias, Lowton Livramento
    Salah, Benrha, Sarr, Raphinha
    Lukaku, Vardy, Antonio

    Not sure if Azp is safe, and wether to go for Son instead of Vardy?

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

      Keep Vardy and move Azpi

      1. MARVELLUS
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Why move Azpi, isn't he fairly certain to play most games? I am thinking of having him instead of Alonso

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

          Too expensive and still doesnt allow Trent. Maybe double up on some cheaper def. But it isnt bad move just think he can do better, no need for doubling up, Azpi should play most but still...

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

      Azpi is safe. Vardy is a good shout. Lukaku > Kane gw12> Ronaldo gw16??

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

      As a whole, I like this.

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

      Alonso's place seems shacky atm. Besides Rudiger, Az is prob the most nailed

  24. Maddamotha
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    GUYS! Which one would you do? :

    A) TAA > Rudiger (play Jota)
    B) Jota > Saka (play Livramento)

    1. Bavarian
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      B

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      do both … you know you want to 😉

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

      B

  25. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Thoughts on potential WC?

    Ramsdale • Foster
    Cancelo • Azpi • Rudiger • Duffy • Livramento
    Salah • Raph • Saka • Mbeumo • Luiz
    Lukaku • Vardy • Antonio

    343. Can bench Cancelo for Duffy and get a strong line up this week. Can do Azpi and Vardy to Trent and DCL when they’re both back. Feel like it’s a good balance of attacking this week and setting up long term

  26. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Shaw* -> Tierney for a hit make any sense?

  27. Jdpz
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 4 days ago

    A. Buy and play Wood and bench Jota
    B. Buy Chelsea defender and bench Jota or Cash.

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

    Transfer in Cancelo and play him against Liverpool or keep transfer for next week and play Dennis against Leeds instead?

    1. mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Dennis. Cancelo from next week

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

      Definitely play Dennis v Leeds, worst 3 defences with Norwich & Newcastle.
      Cancelo clean sheet unlikely & you never know what might happen over the IB.

  29. The Mandalorian
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    International players leaving the team early would effectively be breaking their 'secure team bubble' making them subject to quarantine rules.

    So I don't see how EPL players in South America can return early for GW8.

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

      "The government and football authorities have agreed a deal that will allow full vaccinated players to travel to red list countries for international duty without having to quarantine on their return to the UK.

      This will be subject to a code of conduct which includes restrictions on transport, close contact, and stringent protocols on testing, vaccination and bubbles"

      From the BBC Live Text

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Fly private jet basically...

        Will that apply to all players. Trans Atlantic would be expensive.

      2. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        So we just won’t be privy to which players are fully vaxed?

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      i thought a bubble was for the purpose of not mixing with others and sticking to a set of people and not mixing much … what is the issue with leaving it permanently (not returning to it) when it has done it’s job ?