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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. afsr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Did a rage transfer yesterday of Alonso -> Cancelo. Should i get someone for a hit?

    Sanchez
    TAA Cancelo Tierney
    Salah Sarr Jota Raphinia
    Ronaldo Antonio Jimenez

    Steele, Duffy, Livra, Allan
    0 FT, 0.1 ITB

    1. Shattered Dreams
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Team is great. Chill.

      1. afsr
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Also thinking whether i should start Duffy ag Norwich vs Sarr ag LIV

        1. GreennRed
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          Yes.

        2. Gabbiadini
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          start Duffy, definitely.
          Did you see how many times he gets his head on the ball in his attacking box?

    2. Dammit_182
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 16 days ago

      What bojack said

    3. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      what if cancelo gets injured today

    4. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      The GW isn't over and we have the IB now. Sit on that team for now, it's great

      1. Rubberducky
          7 months, 16 days ago

          What does IB mean?

          1. Amsterhammer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 16 days ago

            Irritable bowel.

          2. Peteex
            • 9 Years
            7 months, 16 days ago

            International break

    5. tommo-uk-
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Thoughts on WC draft please lads:

      Ederson Foster

      Dias - Cancelo - Rudiger - White - Manquillo

      Salah - Raphinha - Mount - Townsend - ESR

      Lukaku - Antonio - Jimenez

      1. DAZZ
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Would genuinely want CR7 over Lukaku for the Leicester game.

        1. tommo-uk-
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          I’m a United fan and our style of play at the moment doesn’t fill me with confidence at all. Lukaku at Brentford looks more appealing to me

          1. DAZZ
            • 7 Years
            7 months, 16 days ago

            Fair enough mate. I’ve been watching Leicester and since day 1 this season and nearly every team they’ve played have walked through them.

            1. Gabbiadini
              • 4 Years
              7 months, 16 days ago

              Leicester defensively (Europe too), have been very poor.

            2. tommo-uk-
              • 9 Years
              7 months, 16 days ago

              I could downgrade Ederson to Sanchez and keep Ronaldo for Leicester. Then bring Lukaku in GW9

      2. Shattered Dreams
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        I’d keep an eye on Ederson - is he going to miss a game due to international travel?

        1. tommo-uk-
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          That’s a good shout. Cheers

          1. Shattered Dreams
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 16 days ago

            No worries.

            1. Cammick
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              7 months, 16 days ago

              Mr horseman knows all
              Especially liquor

    6. Mr Ozil
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Any idea what to do with this team?

      1FT, 3.2 itb

      Sa'
      TAA* White Rudiger Livramento
      Salah Traore' Raphinha Mount
      Ronaldo Antonio

      subs: Steer Sissoko King* Williams

      I am thinking either Traore' > City midfielder (Gundogan or Grealish) or Williams > Cancelo/ Dias

      1. Weak Become Heros
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        The williams move first.

        1. Mr Ozil
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          and bench Traore' in that case?

      2. DAZZ
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Traore > Saka is a thought? im looking to shift Traore aswell but havnt got the luxury of 3M ITB. Saka is my number 1 target. Still gives you funds for Williams > Cancelo.

        1. Mr Ozil
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          can do so, but its so tempting to get a City player vs Burnley home

      3. TheBiffas
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Williams to Cancelo or king to Jimenez

    7. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Jimi still the pick over Hwang? As much as the value might be there I dont know where to bloody spend it in my WC team!

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        If money is not an issue then I'd probably go Jimi, yes.

      2. I Must Break You
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Hwang underlying stats historically and this season are not very impressive. Would be statistically unlikely for his returns to continue at this level. I’d stay away

        1. Weak Become Heros
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          Thanks mate.

    8. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Bit bummed Raph (C) got no points after that Watford fixture. They got dominated.

      Been veeeery lucky how the captaincy fails have clashed with others so far this season. Won't go on forever though!

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Turned out it was a good week for the punt, just didn’t fall your way this time. Next week looks ok for one as well or will it be all on salah cap?

      2. Dammit_182
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Ronaldo 1
        Lukaku 2
        Raph 3

        You won mate

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          I was on Ronaldo all week but the late news swung me to Lukaku. Jimenez would have been my 3rd option.

        2. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          Haha I know, not quite the boost that kind of punt warrants though 😀

      3. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Given Ronaldo and Lukaku fails, you’re doing okay with your C

    9. Shattered Dreams
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Wildcards are funny. I always feel the need to sell players for the sake of it, almost to justify having played it.

      Something to think about for next season’s first wildcard I suppose.

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        I used the WC gw4 and made about 8/9 changes I think.
        Would have been even more had I been able to foresee Ramsdale starting.

      2. tommo-uk-
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Agreed, my WC draft doesn’t have Benrahma at the moment, but then he could pop off today and it’s back to the drawing board again.

      3. Dammit_182
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 16 days ago

        I think the injuries triggered a lot of people. For me I did it in GW4 after not pulling in 3 and the team I was going to change to smashed it. Good tip though - don’t try to ‘fix’ a team that ain’t broken

        1. tommo-uk-
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          This is my current team, in my opinion its at breaking point. Am I over reacting?

          Sanchez Foster

          TAA Rudiger Coady Coufal Manquillo

          Salah Greenwood Raph Benny Torres

          Ronaldo Antonio Obafemi

      4. Will Kane
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        I'm so awful at wildcards. Never know the right time to play them and end up doing it for the sake of it - as I did last night because of a few anticipated rises/drops

    10. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Lots of horses on here this morning …. Someone clearly left the paddock gate open.

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        There are quite a few dragons about too, usually.

        1. Eh, just one more thing ...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          Not worried about the dragons, I know you keep them in check sir.

    11. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Taa rudiger cancelo (Christensen livramento)

      Happy to have this defence in place for the next 6-8 game weeks at least - now Just need my attackers to start scoring some fpl points

      1. TheBiffas
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Got the exact same defence mate

    12. Flynny
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Relying on Douglas luiz to save my game week!

      1. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Dire times

      2. TheBiffas
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Same here

    13. tommo-uk-
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Who do we think is the best CHE midfielder option from GW8 onwards?

      I vote Mount

      1. Hiddenpaw
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Havertz if he played every week

    14. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      This is the day.

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Would love it to be mate but really can’t see anything other than maybe 1-0 best case scenario- Villa are a good team with a solid defence and we couldn’t break down anything atm

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          I have that feeling back

      2. Bollard
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        …for a Martinez masterclass!

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          Disgraceful language

      3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        You think this is the four goals week?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          Maybe not quite, but at least some returns I think

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 16 days ago

            Possible.

      4. Lindelol
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        for Laporte and Cancelo's mega haul

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          You can have the Cancelo haul

      5. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        3 for Son. 3 assists for Reguilon. 3 penalty saves from Martinez 🙂

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          I’ll take it

      6. Bollard
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Jota brace 🙂

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          Oh please no

    15. Hiddenpaw
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Thoughts on early wildcard draft:
      Ramsdale (Foster)
      Cancelo Dias Azpi Rudi (Manq)
      Grealish Saka Salah (Townsend Brownhill)
      Lukaku Antonio Jimi

      1. tommo-uk-
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        I like

      2. Pegboy
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Looks good. Grealish might make it into mine simply as I have noone else to spend on.

      3. TheBiffas
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 16 days ago

        No Trent?

    16. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Antonio salah and jota left

      2 have massive ownership so a jota return the only real path to salvaging this rotten game week

      1. DavidBadWillie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 16 days ago

        And he probably won’t start

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          You should change your username to captain obvious

      2. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Same boat, but with Guaita over Jota. An example of EO killing the fun of the game. 3 of the players I own I don't want to score points - ignorance is bliss.

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          Anyone know the ownership overall of Antonio and salah?

          1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            7 months, 16 days ago

            Salah 112% Antonio 91%

          2. LAMELA_AND_CONSUELA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 16 days ago

            In article above

      3. Babit1967
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        I have Toney, Salah and Jota, preying that Brentford cause an upset and Antonio is quiet

      4. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Antonio Salah and Son

      5. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Antonio, Salah and Vardy. Hoping for an even bigger green arrow!

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          I was so conflicted on Vardy vs Lukaku, hope it goes well for you

          1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            7 months, 16 days ago

            Thank you mate

      6. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Salah Zaha Jesus Cancelo here

        Gotta get ahead of the curve.

    17. tommo-uk-
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      This is my current team, in my opinion its at breaking point. Am I over reacting?

      Sanchez Foster

      TAA Rudiger Coady Coufal Manquillo

      Salah Greenwood Raph Benny Torres

      Ronaldo Antonio Obafemi.

      1. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Yes.

      2. Hiddenpaw
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Depends if you want to attack the fixture turn. If so I’d wildcard. If not there is plenty to work with there.

    18. TheTinman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Still can't understand the Ronaldo benching ahead of an easy international break for him.

      Ole trying to be smart like Tuchel, Klopp and Pep and being made to look a fool. Wish Mina had stayed onside.

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        That's why he smiled at the end 'look what I did, I'm a real manager now'. SOB.

      2. FPL Brains
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Yup.

      3. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Yep. Showing everyone that 'he's the boss'.... He'll be out the door soon. With the squad they have they should playing much better. Needs a real manager there to get the best of that squad

    19. Jinswick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Anyone tempted by Werner? Has looked better of late and has been quite unlucky not to haul. He's also comfortably outperforming Lukaku's stats over the past 2 weeks and comes in over 3m cheaper...

      1. Jinswick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        * comfortably outperforming ALL strikers over the past 2 weeks, which included a game against MCY!

        1. TheTinman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          He will come good if he continues to play in this team in this formation. I do like it. I would just be worried that he won't nail his place in the team.

          When you start running through Chelsea options for the Nr10 it gets embarrassing!

      2. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        No

    20. Do I Not Like Orange
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Anyone here play Sun Dream Team? I never usually do well in it, but am currently #1 OR. So far am mainly using my transfers to rotate my midfielders with differential-type picks with good fixtures (e.g Sarr last month). Who do you think fits the bill after the IB?

      1. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Nice one. Think you should tell us tbh... Arsenal have great home fixtures coming up.

      2. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        We don't like the Sun (but well done).

        1. Do I Not Like Orange
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          I'm not a fan, but I'll happily take their money...

      3. FPL Brains
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Don't play but well done on the achievement!

    21. boroie
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Can’t decide which WC draft I prefer…

      A:
      Ramsdale (Foster)
      Cancelo Rudiger White (Duffy Livra)
      Salah Raphinha Townsend ESR (Luiz)
      Lukaku Ronaldo Antonio

      B:
      Ramsdale (Foster)
      Rudiger White Duffy (Livra Ajer)
      Salah Son Grealish Raphinha (Luiz)
      Lukaku Antonio Jimenez

      1. Pegboy
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Easier to comment if you just list the differences.

        I like this second one but downgrade Son or Grealish and upgrade defence.

      2. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Let us know when your mind is made up.

      3. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        B, but take out Son and Grealish and upgrade white and Ajer as a minimum

      4. FPL Brains
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Pointless, you're gonna change it 100 times over the next two weeks. And if you wasn't, you wouldn't be asking here.

    22. TheTinman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Just seen the decision for Werners first disallowed goal. Very strange decision, the goal was ages after the free kick!

      1. TheTinman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        I think the red card was harsh too, but it is what it is

      2. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Well done on the triple cleanie yesterday.

        1. TheTinman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          Thanks, a slice of good luck in a week I desperately needed it. I'm still behind your score though

    23. Jinswick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      How's she looking (assuming Trent & James are fit)?

      Ramsdale
      Trent, Cancelo, James, Tierney
      Salah, Grealish, Raphina
      Lukaku, Antonio, Jimenez

      Foster, Livra, D.Luiz, Brownhill
      Bank 0.0m

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Raph wont play gw8
        Cancelo and Grealish always a risk
        Bench a load of tosh

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          Sure Raphina won’t play?

          1. Ginkapo FPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            7 months, 16 days ago

            He is playing an international the day before

            1. RamaJama
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              7 months, 16 days ago

              Thanks, White will have to do the work then

        2. Jinswick
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          Cheers - in response:
          1. Livra (LEE) to cover a Raphina no show
          2. This is true, but 3 decent fixtures up next and they've started every game so far
          3. Can't argue with that! Although Livra coming in with his fixtures isn't the worst fall back plan.

    24. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Which option?

      A) Greenwood to Benrahma

      B) Ronaldo to Lukaku

      C) Greenwood/Ronaldo to Grealish/Lukaku for -4

      D) Ronaldo/Christensen to Lukaku/Cancelo for -4

      1. boroie
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        C

      2. Jinswick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        I'd be tempted with D) given the Christensen benching and MCY's fixtures

    25. Sad Ken
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Can you cancel a chip once you’ve activated it?

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        No

      2. FPL Brains
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Yes, apart from Wildcards

        1. FPL Brains
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          And free hits.

          In short, triple captain and bench boost can be cancelled.

          1. Sad Ken
            • 8 Years
            7 months, 16 days ago

            Thank you.

      3. Art Vandelay
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Depends which one. Bench Boost and TC can be cancelled.

        1. Sad Ken
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          Cheers.

    26. VIVA_RONALDO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Anybody considering Chilwell now?

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Looks tempting, but already have 2 Che and other issues to solve

      2. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        No

        1. The Knights Template
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          The Chelsea defence already punished me this week, I'm not a glutton.

      3. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Picked the wrong 2 Chelsea defenders. CBA to spend transfers picking the wrong ones again. I'll just be cheering on goals for whoever Chelsea play instead.

      4. FPL Brains
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Considering, always.

        Selecting, probs not.

      5. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Of course not.

    27. boroie
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      A: Cancelo, Townsend, ESR, Ronaldo
      B: Ajer, Son, Grealish, Jimenez

      1. Erange
          7 months, 16 days ago

          Why not Ajer + Grealish to Cancelo + Saka/Gallager/Gray in B?

      2. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Decided to hold onto Reece James and all the price drops that brings. Now he's dropped once I'll be far too stubborn to sell him.

        Do we reckon this has got Dean Smith Grealish-vibes written all over it? "In the pool.", "On the grass." and so on...

        1. The Knights Template
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          I cust cut him quick. Short term pain.

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            7 months, 16 days ago

            Is cust a medieval term I don’t know about?

            1. Ginkapo FPL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              7 months, 16 days ago

              Think Romeo and Juliet. Basically equivalent of the two finger salute

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                7 months, 16 days ago

                Lovely.

              2. The Knights Template
                • 8 Years
                7 months, 16 days ago

                True. It can also be used thusly, ‘ I cust him on the back of the head as he left mine team’!

        2. Carefree Crew
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          Not at all Tuchel is honest & transparent. He's openly ruled players out or available in pressers and stipulated likely timescales.
          The odd occasion a player hasn't returned as soon as he's stated, I believe is due to the information provided from the player & physios, or there being a set back as opposed to being misleading or guarded.

      3. Pachi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        108 my overall rank and the only chip i have used until now is wildcard.. 39 points this gw with only salah left to play.. i guess antonio and benny blank today would be very very welcomed

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          Whats the secret?

          1. Pachi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 16 days ago

            Follow your instinct and make long term moves with nailed players

            1. RamaJama
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              7 months, 16 days ago

              Well done!

        2. The Knights Template
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          Currently 990,000th but have Son. Should be top 100 tomorrow hopefully.

        3. FPL Brains
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          Well done mate. You're 5 ahead of me!

          Top score for this round and great stuff overall.

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            7 months, 16 days ago

            Impressive, congrats!

          2. Pachi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 16 days ago

            Thanks man well done for you also

        4. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          Are you paw in Hungarian?

          1. Pachi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 16 days ago

            No im from Cyprus

        5. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          Only ranked about 7000, but expecting to drop today with only Salah and Antonio left to play, no C left.

          Looks like so many have more than 2 left, and City players, Benrahma, Gallagher etc

          1. FPL Brains
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            7 months, 16 days ago

            Damage limitation for most this week.

            1. RamaJama
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              7 months, 16 days ago

              Yes, and hoping as many as possible blank

      4. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        So who does everyone have left today …. Dreaming of big things? Salah/Cancelo/Antonio/Benny here …

        Spurs going to turn a corner? Goal fest at Brentford? Dull 0-0 at Anfirld?

        1. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          Guaita. Dreaming of 3 points.

          1. Eh, just one more thing ...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            7 months, 16 days ago

            He’s an interesting pick, CS certainly not out of the question … may your dreams be surpassed!

        2. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          Try reading the other comments

        3. Art Vandelay
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          (T)onio,
          Benny
          Salah

          Looking for double figures from the big man.

          1. Eh, just one more thing ...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            7 months, 16 days ago

            Yes, he’s looking like the right captain choice for sure, fingers crossed.

        4. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          You’re well set for climbing the rankings!

          Only have Antonio and Salah left

          1. Eh, just one more thing ...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            7 months, 16 days ago

            Hope so … I think any Antonio captain ESR will be rubbing their hands … could be a lively day for them indeed.

        5. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          Salah Ben and Antonio (c)

          1. Eh, just one more thing ...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            7 months, 16 days ago

            Could be galloping up the table if Tony C does what he usually does

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              7 months, 16 days ago

              I really hope so.

        6. Calculated Risks
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          Salah, mane, Jesus, Antonio (c)
          Obvs hoping for a city livers high scoring game

      5. Lord of Ings
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Really hope Kane goes berzerk in the next couple of games.At 12.1 he could be the template breaker and that Newcastle fixture next week could be a really good differential.

        1. Art Vandelay
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          As a Spurs fan I certainly hope so, and agree on the FPL side. The game needs firing Son and Kane to break things up a bit.

          1. Lord of Ings
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 16 days ago

            It’s getting boring
            Template teams all around
            Trent and Kane will soon be major differentials At this rate I feel.

        2. The Knights Template
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          Wash your mouth out!

        3. FPL Brains
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          That would make it interesting.

          He'll bang during the internationals no doubt

        4. drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          If he looks good today I'm considering ronaldo>kane for a one week punt before moving for lukaku in gw 9

          1. Lord of Ings
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 16 days ago

            He got the hattrick midweek and I feel now the goals will come just a matter of time.
            Once he and son start banging them in it’ll make things so much more interesting.
            Kane captain can swing things a lot.

        5. Eh, just one more thing ...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          I cannot support this. Then again … if Lukaku doesn’t pull his socks up quickly ….

      6. Mufc202020
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        How did Armstrong look aganist Chelsea yesterday? Has really good fixtures moving forward.

        1. Lord of Ings
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          Tempted to bring him in but Soton have been poor

      7. boroie
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        How’s this looking?

        Ramsdale
        Cancelo Rudiger Chilwell
        Salah Son Saka Townsend
        Lukaku Antonio Jimenez

        Foster; Livramento Duffy Luiz

        1. TheBiffas
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 16 days ago

          No Trent?

          1. boroie
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 16 days ago

            In my opinion there is no way Trent is currently worth 1.5 more than the likes of Cancelo.

            Everyone goes on as if he’s essential. He has had a decent start to the season and still has less points than 7 other defenders.

            1. Jinswick
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              7 months, 16 days ago

              I like this team and the Townsend pick.

              I think the question here should be, is Trent worth 1.2m more than Saka, which I think the answer is yes. No obvious places to find the 1.2m though! Perhaps Chilwell -> White.

        2. FourLokoLeipzig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          Think Chilwell will get the minutes?

          1. boroie
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 16 days ago

            No idea tbh… he was the last one I put it. I had £5.6m left for a defender so he fit the bill.

        3. CapK
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 16 days ago

          Class - you could also probably go Jiminez > toney & a def > TAA in 2 transfers if it was needed - Good luck!