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FPL Gameweek 7 round-up: Saturday review, injury news and the things we learned

It was a low-scoring day for many Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers, with blanks for many of the most-owned players and the widely backed captaincy picks.

Romelu Lukaku (£11.7m) contrived to hit the post from three yards en route to a fourth blank in five appearances, while Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.7m) owners had to swallow a ‘one-pointer’ after the Manchester United forward was surprisingly named among the substitutes at Old Trafford and reduced to a 35-minute cameo.

Our usual, more detailed Scout Notes will follow for all of the day’s games but in the meantime, our resurrected Scoreboard series rounds up the key goings-on from the day’s Gameweek 7 fixtures.

The graphics below are taken from LiveFPL, Ragabolly’s excellent and ever-expanding website, and our own Premium Members Area.

GOALS, ASSISTS, PROJECTED BONUS

INJURIES AND BANS

Anthony Martial (£8.4m) picked up a knock in Manchester United’s draw with Everton, a match that Luke Shaw (£5.4m) was passed fit for after illness and injury.

Ben Mee (£4.9m) was a surprise no-show when the Burnley teamsheet was released, with the first-choice stopper picking up an ankle injury in training that his manager doesn’t think is serious.

The Clarets lost a further player during the clash with Norwich, with Matej Vydra (£5.3m) suffering a knock.

Watford’s defeat at Leeds was further compounded by the loss of two players to injury, with Josh King (£5.5m) and Francisco Sierralta (£4.3m) both limping off. Xisco Munoz doesn’t yet know the severity of either issue.

King’s departure saw Emmanuel Dennis (£5.3m) move into a centre-forward role, following his recent stint on the left flank.

Leeds lost a key player of their own, with Stuart Dallas (£5.3m) hobbling off – Marcelo Bielsa said after full-time that it was too early for a prognosis on the Northern Ireland international.

Joe Willock (£5.9m) lasted little more than half an hour of Newcastle’s defeat to Wolves before succumbing to a hip injury.

Bukayo Saka (£6.3m) limped out of Arsenal’s match against Brighton and Hove Albion late on but Mikel Arteta said he “should be fine.”

On the ban front, James Ward-Prowse (£6.4m) was sent off for serious foul play against Chelsea and will miss Southampton’s next three matches. One of those games is in the EFL Cup, however, so he’ll be back in Gameweek 10.

THE THINGS WE LEARNED

FPL Gameweek 7 round-up: Saturday review, injury news and the things we learned 8
NOT TOO BIG TO BENCH

Reaffirming Bruno Fernandes (£11.9m) as the club’s penalty taker one week, benching Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.7m) the next… a cynic might suggest that the last fortnight has been some sort of power play from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and/or an audition to be the new voice of Sage.

The Norwegian however cited the need for freshness ahead of kick-off when asked about his decision to leave Ronaldo and Paul Pogba (£7.8m) out of his starting XI:

“Wednesday night was a big effort, big emotional and physical output, so we needed to freshen it up when it’s an early kick-off.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Whatever the motivation for Ronaldo’s demotion to impact substitute in Gameweek 7 (he is 36, lest we forget), it was a notice to FPL managers that even the Portuguese club legend isn’t going to be immune from the odd rest over the coming weeks and months.

WE HAVE A PLAYING £4.0m GOALKEEPER

Ben Foster (£4.0m) had started the last two Premier League matches for Watford but it wasn’t abundantly clear whether he was the undisputed number one at Vicarage Road, given that Daniel Bachmann (£4.5m) had been plagued by a knee injury over the last fortnight.

Passed fit by the Hornets on Thursday, Bachmann returned to the matchday squad against Leeds – but was only among the substitutes, with Foster keeping his place.

The veteran was repeatedly called into action against Leeds and one of the few to emerge from the defeat with any credit.

Watford haven’t kept a clean sheet all season so he’s probably not an option for anything other than emergency bench duty, especially with the fixtures turning iffy over the next eight Gameweeks.

IS HWANG/RAUL THE NEW JOTA/JIMENEZ?

Bruno Lage praised the link-up play between Hwang Hee-chan (£5.5m) and Raul Jimenez (£7.5m) ahead of Saturday’s win over Newcastle and the pair duly combined for both of Wolves’ goals on Saturday.

It certainly wasn’t a vintage attacking display by Bruno Lage’s side, who had fewer shots than all top-flight teams bar Watford on Saturday.

And a conversion rate of 60% (three goals from five shots) isn’t obviously sustainable for Hwang in the long term.

But Wolves having a more clinical striker up top is a welcome change from the profligacy we’ve seen so far in 2021/22 and a potential boon to Jimenez, who has created more chances than any other FPL forward this season.

The Mexican is the only player among the top 10k’s 20 most-owned FPL assets who has delivered a double-digit haul in Gameweek 7 so far:

STRONG BENCHES ARE NEEDED

Not so much a lesson learned as a weekly reminder, in this instance – and not for the first time – from Thomas Tuchel.

Managers whose teams are playing in Europe and are still in the EFL Cup face two games a week from now until the end of the calendar year and the irksome rotation is well underway.

On top of Ronaldo and Pogba at United, we saw Marcos Alonso (£6.0m) and Andreas Christensen (£5.0m) dropped to the bench for Chelsea’s win over Southampton.

STAT WATCH – GAMEWEEK 7

We’re historically used to seeing Andros Townsend (£5.5m) score screamers from distance but the winger earlier in the week discussed the work he was doing under Rafael Benitez to get closer to the goal.

And, wouldn’t you know it, the ex-England wide-man is joint-top for shots in the box in Gameweek 7 so far and at the top of the pile for expected goal involvement (xGI).

Townsend is now joint-second among midfielders for FPL points alongside the man who teed him up for his fifth attacking return of the season at Old Trafford, Abdoulaye Doucoure (£5.6m).

He’s also top of the FPL form table, which calculates a player’s average score from all matches played by his club in the last 30 days.

Marc Cucurella (£5.0m) turned in a man-of-the-match showing in the evening kick-off at the Amex and, as is not always the case, the maximum bonus was dished out to the best player on the park.

No player has created more chances than the Brighton wing-back in Gameweek 7 so far and, since his debut in Gameweek 4, only two FPL defenders have registered more final-third touches.

2,294 Comments Post a Comment
  1. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    17 days, 18 hours ago

    30 pts and Salah to go

    Meh GW

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      17 days, 18 hours ago

      Welcome to reality! 😉

    2. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 3 Years
      17 days, 18 hours ago

      31 with Salah and Antonio (c) to go.

      Goes a little way to make up for the atrocious last 2 gameweeks

    3. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      17 days, 18 hours ago

      35 with Salah and Cancelo, not sure how that sits?

      1. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        17 days, 18 hours ago

        I guess only Antonio can hurt you, no other high ownership player left. (maybe Benrahma as well)

        You must be on a decent green already.

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 4 Years
          17 days, 18 hours ago

          Up from approx. 57k to 20k.

    4. CAVEAT KING
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      17 days, 17 hours ago

      Pardon the pun but a "pointless gameweek"

    5. Jackie Moon
      • 3 Years
      17 days, 17 hours ago

      28 with 5 still to play, but did have Lukaku captain fail. Could go either way here with a couple hauls or not.

  2. Lubic87
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    17 days, 18 hours ago

    Fell asleep during making transfers, so Ramsdale still 4.5 on my screen. If I complete the move will I still get him at 4.5 or 4.6?

    1. Ragabolly
      • 11 Years
      17 days, 18 hours ago

      4.6, it verifies prices with the server when called

      1. Lubic87
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        17 days, 18 hours ago

        Ah ok, thanks. Relieved nobody else I was looking at changed price! Can deal with 0.1

    2. STEP rOVERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      17 days, 17 hours ago

      Lol

    3. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      17 days, 17 hours ago

      How can one fall asleep in the middle of a transfer?!

      1. Jackie Moon
        • 3 Years
        17 days, 17 hours ago

        Sound like something Ole does at United!

    4. PartyTime
        17 days, 16 hours ago

        Lol... that happened to me recently. Woke up & thought I made the transfer only to see a price rise

    5. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      17 days, 18 hours ago

      Probably won't miss any games but if Saka does get ruled out for 2-3 games, I would love a Pepe punt.

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        17 days, 18 hours ago

        Arsenal look dire.

      2. Echoes
        • 1 Year
        17 days, 17 hours ago

        If you wanna bring in an Arsenal attacker right now, look at ESR. Cheap, so easily bench-able if needed.

        1. Ryan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          17 days, 17 hours ago

          I would second this. Its not worth putting too much money into an Arsenal attacker. Their defenders are cheap enough.

      3. gellinmagellan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        17 days, 16 hours ago

        Just got Saka this gw so hope he isn't ruled out for long 🙁

    6. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      17 days, 18 hours ago

      It doesn't seem like the double rise in value from Sarr is going to come to fruition :/

      1. House Frey Wedding Planner
        • 3 Years
        17 days, 18 hours ago

        It seems unlikely.

        GW4-7 was the optimum time to own Sarr. Fixtures get a lot harder now and Watford aren't the most attacking unit

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 4 Years
          17 days, 18 hours ago

          Yes, I bought Sarr before the Wolves fixture (gw4) at 6.0

      2. ManofKent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        17 days, 18 hours ago

        I think his time is up in my squad. Tempted by Sarr & Dennis to Mbuemo & Hwang

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 4 Years
          17 days, 18 hours ago

          Mbeumo has Chelsea next week so I wouldn't be buying him immediately.

          1. Gabbiadini
            • 4 Years
            17 days, 18 hours ago

            Everton, Southampton & Arsenal is also not the worst run for Sarr. I would offload before gw12 though most likely.

            1. tokara
              • 7 Years
              17 days, 17 hours ago

              First time watching Watford yesterday, gosh awful is an under rated word on them

    7. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      17 days, 17 hours ago

      Turns out Fantasy Football Hub was the site which got hacked and from where the data leak happened.

      1. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        17 days, 17 hours ago

        Do they store FPL password? For what?

        1. Henryyy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          17 days, 17 hours ago

          Some people had same email and password on both sites

          1. Harry the Hack
            • 12 Years
            17 days, 17 hours ago

            I never used the RMT functionality here, but from what I understand it was to use functionality similar to that.

        2. Echoes
          • 1 Year
          17 days, 17 hours ago

          Apparently there was a section in their site where you could put in your FPL email and password to import your team. I never used that site, so I wouldn't know why. It's what a few people on twitter were saying.

          1. Holmes
            • 8 Years
            17 days, 17 hours ago

            Ah okay. Desperate times...

            1. Jafooli
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              17 days, 17 hours ago

              This

    8. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      17 days, 17 hours ago

      34 with Salah, Antonio and Benarahma to play, Duffy n Livra saving my injury filled team yet again.

      Am not sure I can ever sell either of them 🙂

    9. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      17 days, 17 hours ago

      Too early to call them son kane due. This is the problem with many of us, overthinking and Over tinkering. Wolves didnt play that good, i watched the match. Not too many shots or chances were created. Jimenez played really deep and did a lot of defensive duties, even performed some sliding tackle too recover. He is more of an assist guy nowadays.

      1. CR7 is Home
        • 4 Years
        17 days, 17 hours ago

        Easy switch to DCL/Bamford depending on the form

    10. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      17 days, 17 hours ago

      Who wins:

      A. Schmeichel - Pereira (or Hause if no show), Vardy & 1pt

      B. Salah & Gallagher

      1. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        17 days, 17 hours ago

        Probably A

        1. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          17 days, 17 hours ago

          Fancy a second guess? Might earn yourself an upvote 😉

      2. CR7 is Home
        • 4 Years
        17 days, 17 hours ago

        B is 4 pts 🙂

        1. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          17 days, 17 hours ago

          What, total?

          1. CR7 is Home
            • 4 Years
            17 days, 17 hours ago

            Yaa think so

            1. Jafooli
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              17 days, 17 hours ago

              🙁

    11. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      17 days, 17 hours ago

      Average number of players left for the GW?

      1. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        17 days, 17 hours ago

        4

        1. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          17 days, 17 hours ago

          Only got Salah, Antonio & Gallagher here

          Two of above, probably want to blank because of cappos….gulp 😛

          1. Holmes
            • 8 Years
            17 days, 17 hours ago

            Yeah, Salah and Antonio are pretty much useless this week 😀

            1. Jafooli
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              17 days, 17 hours ago

              If Gallagher can get an attacking return and thereby knock of Schmeichel & Pereira CS, might be in the mix for my H2H?

              1. Holmes
                • 8 Years
                17 days, 17 hours ago

                True that. I hope Gallagher doesn't get anything though since he is in Scout Picks 😀

                And if he does get, then hopefully Salah seals your victory...

                1. Jafooli
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  17 days, 17 hours ago

                  😀 cheers Sherlock

                  Are you the Scout Picks Community challenger this week?

                  1. Holmes
                    • 8 Years
                    17 days, 17 hours ago

                    Yep

                    Messed up little bit by making a last minute change of Toney and Mount over Jimenez and Mbeumo

                    1. Jafooli
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      17 days, 17 hours ago

                      Good luck, hope you win 😀

    12. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      17 days, 17 hours ago

      GW rank of 628k with 27pts, geez what a stinky GW, average is only 15pts 😮

      1. Jackie Moon
        • 3 Years
        17 days, 17 hours ago

        Choosing Azpi over Alonso certainly helped me above average this week so far!

    13. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 5 Years
      17 days, 17 hours ago

      After using my FT I'll have this team for GW8? Is it alright or would you WC?

      Sanchez(Gunn)
      Dias Rudiger White Livra (Shaw)
      Salah Raph Benrahma Greenwood(Brownhill)
      Antonio Ronaldo (Bamford)

      1. CR7 is Home
        • 4 Years
        17 days, 17 hours ago

        G2G n Bamford could play

      2. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        17 days, 17 hours ago

        I'm not sure about Greenwood and Ronaldo but there aren't enough changes for a WC.

    14. Harry the Hack
      • 12 Years
      17 days, 17 hours ago

      Site Mods-
      Given the issues with FFH, could you please provide some reiteration/assurance to users of this site with regards to:
      - how passwords are stored
      - how financial information is stored
      - how our information is used with 3rd parties

      These were previous concerns I have had given how funding-driven the site has become without dealing with any side issues (eg a simple reminder email to users they are about to auto-renew), but the current issues surely must bring this to a focus for reassurance

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 4 Years
        17 days, 17 hours ago

        Pretty sure all info is sold to 3rd party

        1. Harry the Hack
          • 12 Years
          17 days, 17 hours ago

          Yeah I'm reading that - it doesn't state anything about how passwords are stored etc (such as the issue with FFH)

          1. Ryan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            17 days, 17 hours ago

            If your questions aren't covered there or in the cookies policy then put them in an email to this address privacy@fantasyfootballscout.co.uk

            1. Harry the Hack
              • 12 Years
              17 days, 17 hours ago

              Thanks Ryan. But you don't think the community in general needs reassurance? It all boils down to i guess - can you reassure us that what has happened at FFH won't happen here?

              1. Ryan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 10 Years
                17 days, 17 hours ago

                Have you fully ready the privacy policy? this is the means in order to provide reassurance to the community. If you believe it is inadequate then I definitely think you should air your concerns to the privacy manager via the above email address. I personally do not know all the technical information you are seeking.

                1. Harry the Hack
                  • 12 Years
                  17 days, 17 hours ago

                  Yes I have. I would assume any site would want to put out a quick summary of one or two dot points saying we do not store plain text when a competitor in the industry has been caught pants down, rather than directing users off to individually sift through a whole policy.

                  1. Harry the Hack
                    • 12 Years
                    17 days, 16 hours ago

                    *passwords in plain text

                  2. Ryan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 10 Years
                    17 days, 16 hours ago

                    My guess is it's more complex than that hence the full breakdown in a policy format. It's also worth noting that the privacy policy is much shorter and more succinct than many other privacy policies out there, so it shouldn't be too much of a chore for those particularly concerned.

                    1. Harry the Hack
                      • 12 Years
                      17 days, 16 hours ago

                      Agree - I was pleasantly surprised when I went to the privacy page! No doubt the issue is more complex, but it is silent on the issue of encryption. Given the clear targeting by these people, as one of the headline sites in the industry, it's only a matter of time before the issue comes to a head. For your own reputation as much as our reassurance, it makes sense to be proactive and get the message out there.
                      Appreciate you took the time to respond Ryan, thanks

                      1. Ryan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 10 Years
                        17 days, 16 hours ago

                        No problem, and I do want to encourage you to get in touch with the privacy manager because I agree that its better to be ahead of the game on this especially with whats been going on on other sites.

      2. Elfozzie 42
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        17 days, 14 hours ago

        Morning Harry

        I'm not sure what exactly is going on at Hub and can't speak for that business or their security, but I can stress that FFS takes data protection very seriously. I've have attempted to answer your points below:

        i) Financial information is NOT stored within any FFS database on our servers, (this is kept secure and encrypted within the payment platforms).

        ii) The FFS-specific passwords and mail data we do store are securely protected. Notably, unlike others, we DO NOT ask for FPL passwords for any of our services and would strongly advise you avoid services that request you share FPL log-ins.

        iii) None of the user information we have is shared with third parties in any way. The involvement of third parties (such as UEFA, Sky, Bundesliga, FanTeam, FPL etc) is limited to editorial articles or other messaging on our channels.

        In keeping with general security advice, we would advise everyone to use distinct passwords for different services and also to update passwords immediately if you are concerned about the possibility of them being shared or exposed.

        If you have other questions we are always happy to try and answer via the standard support email accounts.

        1. Harry the Hack
          • 12 Years
          17 days, 12 hours ago

          Great to hear, thanks Elfozzie

    15. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      17 days, 17 hours ago

      Is Pereira likely to start?

    16. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      17 days, 17 hours ago

      Lol FFH deleted their tweet

    17. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      17 days, 17 hours ago

      Wish my details FPL had been hacked, would probably be doing better…l

    18. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      17 days, 17 hours ago

      Did Townsend actually get CR7's jersey at FT?

      1. OLEgend
        • 7 Years
        17 days, 17 hours ago

        Yes

    19. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      17 days, 17 hours ago

      I thing i will just log off from FPL and enjoy the int break. Too much time spent and what am i getting? 20 from 9. Still sitting on 400 k. Even some casuals who forget to transfer this week got more with his bruno captain.Have to wait to make any transfers because of potential injuries. Will be back before deadline.

      1. Wılly
        • 8 Years
        17 days, 17 hours ago

        I've already made my Ronaldo to Lukaku transfer, sitting back and relaxing

    20. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      17 days, 17 hours ago

      EO for Salah & Antonio?

      1. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        17 days, 17 hours ago

        109 for Salah, 102 for Antonio

        Start using LiveFPL asap, till when am I suppose to spoon feed you 😆

        1. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          17 days, 17 hours ago

          😛

          Don’t trust anyone with my details 😉

          1. Holmes
            • 8 Years
            17 days, 17 hours ago

            Just FPL ID required, no password.

            This page can be used even without FPL ID
            https://www.livefpl.net/games

          2. Ragabolly
            • 11 Years
            17 days, 16 hours ago

            If you don't feel safe entering FPL id in a box, I don't blame you, but I made an option where each manager has a page on LiveFPL already. like http://www.livefpl.net/13970 has my info, anyone can access this page and you don't need to enter anything, not even the id. Again understand if you don't feel safe that way either.

    21. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      17 days, 17 hours ago

      Would you do Ronaldo to Lukaku for a hit this week OR can it wait one more week as I would be giving the armband to Salah?

      1. Ryan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        17 days, 17 hours ago

        I would wait a week. I can't imagine Ronaldo not starting the next game after this result. There really is no urgency in getting Lukaku considering his measly returns in the past 4 GW's.

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 4 Years
          17 days, 17 hours ago

          I really can't see Ronaldo being rested any more than once in their next seven should Ole want to hold onto his job.

          1. Harry the Hack
            • 12 Years
            17 days, 17 hours ago

            Bet you couldn't see him being rested yesterday either..

            1. Gabbiadini
              • 4 Years
              17 days, 17 hours ago

              No, but does Ole now see that as a mistake having not won?
              I don't see them in the top 4, fast forward the next 2 months or so.

          2. Ryan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            17 days, 17 hours ago

            I agree but we just don't know. CL is important too.

            1. Gabbiadini
              • 4 Years
              17 days, 15 hours ago

              Yes, but a lot of those prem fixtures are realistically the "tougher" fixtures.

        2. CR7 is Home
          • 4 Years
          17 days, 17 hours ago

          Thanks for the input.

          My thinking is that the way we are playing I don't see us scoring more than one vs Leicester and -4 might cover any return Lukaku may get vs Brentford.

    22. theoldgit
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      17 days, 17 hours ago

      6 points after a 4 pt hit. Can't think of a worse week in all the time I've been playing this stupid game. Praying for an Antonio(C) hatrick.

    23. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      17 days, 17 hours ago

      Benched White (7pts) & Livramento (4pts) 😎

      Also benched White 6pts last week.

      1. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        17 days, 17 hours ago

        Perks of having a premium defense 😉

        1. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          17 days, 17 hours ago

          😛

          I am currently on super-uber cheap, which I think you know, hence the 😉

          Ramshackle - Sanchez
          White - Duffy - Lowton - Livramento - Marcel

          All got decent points this week, even Marcel got a bap 😆

          1. Holmes
            • 8 Years
            17 days, 17 hours ago

            Should have played a BB 😀

      2. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        17 days, 17 hours ago

        I've played Livramento's 1 & 2 and benched his 6, 5 & 4.

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 4 Years
          17 days, 17 hours ago

          surface it looks bad but relatively speaking my selections have been quite close, still a loss from the optimal.

    24. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      17 days, 17 hours ago

      Today everyone will be rushing to get Kane now

      1. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        17 days, 17 hours ago

        At that price, he is in a no go zone along with Kevin. Need to drop by 1m or so...

      2. Cok3y5murf
        • 5 Years
        17 days, 16 hours ago

        Watkins more likely

    25. Ryan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      17 days, 17 hours ago

      Its not all bad owning Alonso when you can get Duffy's 6pts off the bench 🙂

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        17 days, 17 hours ago

        Going forward is the issue if he doesn't play.

        1. Ryan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          17 days, 16 hours ago

          This is true. I think I'm happy to give it another week as I have confidence in my bench defenders over that period. As I lack TAA it could be a potential swap from GW9.

          1. Gabbiadini
            • 4 Years
            17 days, 16 hours ago

            Alonso I do believe is going away on international duty.

            1. Ryan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              17 days, 16 hours ago

              Yes and I'm not expecting him to start the next game as a result. However for the time being I am confident in my bench.

              1. Gabbiadini
                • 4 Years
                17 days, 16 hours ago

                Yes, Duffy is a good start for another week, he's on my field.

      2. Cok3y5murf
        • 5 Years
        17 days, 16 hours ago

        It’s better when you have Azpilicueta + Duffy

        1. Cok3y5murf
          • 5 Years
          17 days, 16 hours ago

          😎

      3. PartyTime
          17 days, 16 hours ago

          Absolutely 😉

      4. Mr Ozil
        • 6 Years
        17 days, 16 hours ago

        Which is better?

        A- Traore’ > City midfielder up to 8.2?
        Play 4-4-2 next gameweek

        B- Williams > Dias/Cancelo and pla6 5-3-2 next gameweek

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 4 Years
          17 days, 16 hours ago

          I like a trade of Williams to Cancelo.

        2. Thomas Magnum
          • 6 Years
          17 days, 16 hours ago

          Don't like owning Traore, but like Williams less so probably B

      5. Lukaku_time
        • 1 Year
        17 days, 16 hours ago

        RMWCT

        Ramsdale foster

        TAA azpi rudiger duffy livra

        Salah ben saka jota 4.5

        Bamford antonio lukaku

        Who would you change?

        1. Ryan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          17 days, 16 hours ago

          I would swap a chelsea defender for a City defender if possible. I also think Jota is a serious rotation risk with Firmino back.

        2. House Frey Wedding Planner
          • 3 Years
          17 days, 16 hours ago

          Bamford is injured. Think Raph is a better option for Leeds attacking coverage.

          Think replacing one of your Chelsea defenders with a City defender would be a good move.

          Also not fully convinced Jota is a good fpl option right now

        3. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          17 days, 16 hours ago

          Bamford to Hwang
          Rudiger to Cancelo
          Foster to Sanchez (rotate with Ramsdale and protection if he gets dropped)
          Duffy to Wolves
          Jota to Rapha

      6. Slitherene
        • 3 Years
        17 days, 16 hours ago

        Early thoughts on which defender to bench?

        A) White (CRY)
        B) Dier (new)
        C) Digne (WHU)

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          17 days, 16 hours ago

          C

        2. CR7 is Home
          • 4 Years
          17 days, 16 hours ago

          B

        3. House Frey Wedding Planner
          • 3 Years
          17 days, 16 hours ago

          Digne is awful to own

          1. Slitherene
            • 3 Years
            17 days, 16 hours ago

            Thinking of getting Walker in for him. But is he nailed?

        4. Thomas Magnum
          • 6 Years
          17 days, 16 hours ago

          C, would sell sell sell if you could

        5. Gabbiadini
          • 4 Years
          17 days, 16 hours ago

          b

      7. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        17 days, 16 hours ago

        on WC, what’s the best strategy, just copy Andy LTFPL ? 🙂

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 4 Years
          17 days, 16 hours ago

          Yes

        2. Thomas Magnum
          • 6 Years
          17 days, 16 hours ago

          Hahaha. I don't care much for fpl twitter, but the meltdown when he wild carded yesterday was all time. You'd have thought he had committed a heinous act or something

          1. Ryan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            17 days, 16 hours ago

            Twitter is a funny beast. I wonder if it was intended to become a vehicle for people to vent their outrage over trivial matters as a form of entertainment?

            1. Thomas Magnum
              • 6 Years
              17 days, 15 hours ago

              hahaha, surely the creators knew what they were doing in unleashing that monster. It's incredible how there is such a disconnect between Twitter and even reddit from the real world the majority of the time

        3. Cok3y5murf
          • 5 Years
          17 days, 16 hours ago

          Of all the people to copy...

      8. TokyoRisingSun
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        17 days, 16 hours ago

        Ramsdale / Gunn
        TAA / Cancelo / Alonso / Tierney / Livramento
        Salah / Benrahma / Saka / Traore / Sissoko
        Lukaku / Antonio / Toney

        1FT, 2.2m ITB

        Feel like Traore is the burning issue here, might sit on Alonso another week. How's the team looking folks?

        1. House Frey Wedding Planner
          • 3 Years
          17 days, 16 hours ago

          Traore to Raph seems like the obvious move to be made.

          Would wait a little to see how the international break fares for Raph though

        2. Thomas Magnum
          • 6 Years
          17 days, 16 hours ago

          Looks good, did you WC last week? Saying that as that is the type of team people wildcard for. Traore has got to go your right. Don't think Alonso needs to be dealt with this week, even though he scored (good finish but also lucky) who knows if Tuchel was impressed with Chilwell

        3. Ryan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          17 days, 16 hours ago

          Traore is the only burning issue. See how the rest of the GW goes in order to determine a suitable replacement.

      9. Sz21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        17 days, 16 hours ago

        Early thoughts here as things stand?
        1. WC. A few too many players needed to ship and bring in now.
        2. Just Greenwood-> Raphinha.
        3. Coufal + Greenwood-> Cancelo + Raph (-4).
        Gets me relatively close to where I want to be but still 3/4 moves behind a WC.

        Sanchez.
        Alonso, Rudiger, Coufal, TAA.
        Salah, Benrahma, Greenwood, Gray, Bissouma.
        Jimenez, Anto, Lukaku.
        Bachmann, Gray, Bissouma, Tsimikas.
        0.0m ITB, 1ft.

      10. FCSB
        • 5 Years
        17 days, 15 hours ago

        Ronaldo (c) here… Blankaku was a real dodged bullet wasn’t it

        1. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          17 days, 15 hours ago

          My VC is Antonio, that could get ugly.

        2. PartyTime
            17 days, 15 hours ago

            Blankaku outscored Ronaldo but glad he did nothing yesterday apart from congratulating his teammates

            1. FCSB
              • 5 Years
              17 days, 14 hours ago

              Probably the best ‘nearly scored’ of the season