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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

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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. FPL Brains
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Looks like Reece James starting is a no go with Tuchel's comments.

    Separately, reckon there is a risk of Marcal not starting?

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

      Marcal should be fine

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Lots of talk that Ait Nouri starts

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

      Was a long shot anyway right before the IB, why not just rest him.
      Can’t add much value re Marcal

  2. Sid07
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    1) Bamford + shaw to Jiminez + Alonso (-4)
    2) Bamford to Jiminez, play liveramento

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

      1)

      1. Sid07
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Wcing next week

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

      Personally wouldn’t take a hit if I was WC next week

  3. puhd
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Captain:
    Antonio BRE home
    Lukaku SOU home

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

      Lukaku with Mount news

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

        Yeah, I've got it on Lukaku for now

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

    Mount being available should help Lukaku captainers

    1. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Is Mount that good?

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        When fit and on form he links that final 3rd.

        Lukaku hardly had a look in the last few games.

        A couple of efforts wide or weak shots.

  5. NABIL - FPL otai
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    My backline

    Alonso coufal Duffy livra tsimikas

    A. Coufal to Cancelo -4
    B. Tsimikas to Tierney -4
    C. Pray hard to get 3 playing

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

      C

  6. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Starting Livramento then

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

      why?

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        James out

      2. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Marcal getting dropped to , TAA injured

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

          Why would Marcal get dropped?

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            I don't know, but lots of talk Ait Nouri starts

          2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • 12 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            Because he is bad at football

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 8 Years
              8 months, 28 days ago

              Lol, this

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

          ‘Marcal getting dropped too’ is a statement and NOT an opinion. To then follow that up with ‘I don’t know, but lots of talk Ait Nouri starts’!!

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            I'm confused mate , doing my head in

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

      Yup

      Going to the game tomorrow with Lukaku(c), Alonso and Livramento in my side. Gonna be a rollercoaster

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

        To bridge?

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

          Aye

    3. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Love the confidence.

      Sexy

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

      0-0 incoming

  7. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Any Shaw news guys?

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

      No, link not working

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

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

        “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."

    3. Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Can’t see him starting. Especially after Telles midweek performance. No need to risk Shaw.

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

      There’s literally just been a presser

  8. Kevtheotter
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    On a WC and can’t decide on 2nd Chelsea defender

    Rudiger is in but who to go along side

    A) Alonso
    B) Azpi

    Cheers

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Chalobah

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

      B and swap to James once up and running possibly. If Alonso misses a few games his price could drop faster given his ownership

    3. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Alonso if you have a decent bench / not too many flags; has so much more attacking upside. I still think he's clear 1st choice at the moment til Chilwell wins back Tuchel's trust

    4. Carefree Crew
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Not Chalobah! He's behind Azpi, Silva, Christensen & Rudiger in the pecking order for 3 CH positions.
      As he stated wildcard, Maximus that was awful advice.
      Expected better from you Sir!

      Azpi is more nailed, Alonso last 2 performances have been poor & Chilwell is getting minutes. Alonso had been called up for Spain, while Chilly hasn't been called up for England.

      If you have other rotation risks like Jota, Cancelo etc I'd go Azpi.

  9. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Jimenez will be available for gw8, confirmed by wolves

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

      He will be going to ib though.

  10. FPL MAN 123
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Best 4.6m defender??

    Currently have Marcal (risk?) in on WC with Duffy and livremento on bench.

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

      White or coady

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

      Duffy

  11. Carefree Crew
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Tuchel on Mount & James: Mount is in the squad for tomorrow.
    Tuchel thought Reece was in the water polo squad for England as he's only training in the pool! Ha! Ha! Ha! He's a funny man. Reece not available. Thinks it's a mistake he was called up, break down in communication between the club (Petr Cech) & England.

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

    Definitely doing James ➡ Rudiger this GW.

    I did Raphinha ➡ Gallagher last GW and realise I made a mistake.

    Would you do Gray (mun) ➡ Raphinha (WAT) for -4?

    Man United have struggled against good counter attacking players i.e. ASM, Almiron, and Watkins, which is making me think I shouldn't do it.

    1. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Definitely not

      MUN is leaky. Gray is main man upfront for now

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

        Cheers mate. Was leaning that way.

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

      No. Everton have two home games next.

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

        Cheers mate. Gotta factor that in too.

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Gallagher ➡ Raphinha 😉

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

        Can't tell if you're being serious or not lol

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

      Would not take a hit for a player who might not play in wk8

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

        Why wouldn't he play in GW8?

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

          See post at the top of this page
          Unless fully vaxed runs the risk of quarantine, who knows how it will pan out

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

      James to Rudiger is likely my love too
      Don’t do Gray to Raph…learn from your mistakes

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

        Cheers mate. Was leaning that way.

  13. FPL_WILDCARD
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Help picking the last 3 options for my wildcard team please:

    A) VVD + Sarr + Scarlett (for bench) in a 352 with Lukaku and Ronaldo attack

    B) Antonio + Mings/Tierney + Douglas Luiz (for bench) in a 343

    Cheers

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

      B

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

      Forgot to say this is in a WC team without Trent. Going with Alonso and Cancelo with Livramento and Manquillo on bench

  14. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Best James replacement?

    A. Rudiger
    B. Azpi
    C. Alonso
    D. Christensen

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

      A

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

      A

    3. Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Alonso (if he plays)
      Az for safety

  15. Jebus Saves
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Anybody tried the Rate My Team tool in Member's section recently?

    It's not been uploading my team. Sent an email to support here but no reply yet.

    1. RedLightning
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      You should get a reply email within 24 hours,
      We're aware of the issue and trying to resolve it.

    2. RedLightning
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      It should be working again now.

  16. Amartey Partey
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    What is the reason behind Lukaku blanking in his last 3 games?

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

      Tough games, he is a flat track bully

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

      Needs more crosses. James missed to help with that

    3. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      To troll his owners.

      Okay, okay what they said

  17. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    C'mon Shaw, be fit! Let's go!

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

    ASM or Toney?

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

      Toney

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Think Southgate needs some new advisers Toney

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Sorry lol

    3. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Toney

    4. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Toney

      ASM in gw14

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

      Toney it is thanks

  19. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Think Southgate needs some new advisers

  20. DameCorp
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Honestly like the look of this 4-3-3 on WC.

    Ramsdale Foster
    Cancelo Rudi Azpi Tierney Livra
    Salah Raph Smith-Rowe 4.5 4.5
    Lukaku Ronaldo Antonio

    Am I neglecting the midfield too much?

  21. Finding Timo
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Hi trying to digest news conferences & any advice be great please? have TAA, shaw, semedo, Tsimi & amartey so thinking either a) shaw to rudiger, azpi or alonso or b) amartey to Christensen or tierney?

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

    Which transfer, this week only? WC next week

    a) Jota > Raphina
    b) TAA > Azpi
    c) Barnes > Raph

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

      A

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

      A

  23. Will Kane
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Hmm. Doesn't sound great for Shaw and I have no defensive cover so don't think I can allow myself the luxury transfer of Jota>Raphinha. Going to have to be Shaw or TAA to another defender before WC next week.

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

      I think Shaw will play

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

      TAA looks like he'll drop back to 7.5 so probably better choice as he is def out and you can get back next week on WC

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

    Would you go with Mount on a wildcard? Do you think he starts this weekend?

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

      Suspect he will get minutes off the bench this week

    2. Eddie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      I'd go double defence for the moment.

  25. Francescoli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Is the Marçal party over now that Ait Nouri is fit?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      We just don't know so for me that means the party is over , doubt=out

  26. barton fc
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Best option on wc? (will have cancelo)

    A) ramsdale + dias
    B) ederson + livermento

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

      A

    2. FPL MAN 123
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      A

    3. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      A with livra

      Ederson poor value

  27. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    So no mention from Tuchel about the Alonso/Chillwell situation and the comment on Gilmour having a question mark over him is equally unhelpful. Question mark over what exactly, injury?, what? I'm only interested as I will need Gilmour this week and if he is out I will need to make a transfer. Any Norwich fans in the know?

    1. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Glamour is injured too ffs

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

      Posted similar just before re Gilmour
      I looked up recently and says Farke managed his mins recently due to him being young and not being a regular starter for Chelsea and playing for Scotland. Gonna need him to play too

  28. MARVELLUS
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Why did noone ask Tuchel who is starting LWB this weekend?? Still can't decide between Alonso and Azpi.

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

      Nor me...think possibly Alonso MIGHT be safe this week

      Azpi if you are keeping long term

      1. MARVELLUS
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Thanks, yeah thinking Azpi right now.

  29. CR7 is Home
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    With James also out, I am looking at three injuries in my team (TAA James and Bamford) with a bench of (Duffy, Livra, Gilmour) and FT already used.

    What would be my best move here?

    A) Bench all three
    B) Bamford -> Jimenez (-4)
    C) Bamford + TAA -> Lukaku (c) + White (-8)
    D) James to Azqui (-4)

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

      I just think there’s more carnage to come over the IB and hold fire for now. Could be a low scoring week in any case

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

        Yeah I really want to roll the transfer but my squad is struggling this week and the key managers for me in the pressers have given inconclusive updates.

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

          Fwiw I’ve got Trent James with Livra Armstrong and Gilmour on my bench. Really want 2FT in gw8 with a city defender earmarked for one of them

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

      looks like there are a few of us who need Gilmour to play.

  30. CRO KLOPP
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    So looks like Shaw is also in pool atm

    1. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Can he actually float?

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        You would think so

      2. CRO KLOPP
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        If he puts enough salt

      3. Hotdogs for Tea
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        he has blubber rings to give him buoyancy