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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. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    Thinking Greenwood out, bench Sarr and play Duffy?
    Or WC?

    Sanchez/Steele
    TAA/Cancelo/Rudi/Duffy/Tsim
    Salah/Greenwood/Benrahma/Raphinha/Sarr
    Ronaldo/Antonio/Scarlet

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      No WC.

      Who are you getting for Greenwood?

      1. Atimis
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        Thinking Arsenal or Everton mid

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 14 hours ago

          Got Saka in for this week, but no success.. hear he’s probably injured, so ESR/Ødegaard/Pepe?

          1. Atimis
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 13 hours ago

            Damn, will monitor Saka as he is the best option imo

  2. TheBiffas
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    Vardy (c) better come up with the goods or I'm finished

    1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      You only have Vardy left?

    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Great shout this week, as the previous games are showing … hopefully a goal fest for widespread enjoyment.

      1. Houldsworth Hatter
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        I’m on 11 with a -8, captained Lukaku.

        Got Raya, Gallagher, Vardy, Salah and Antonio to go plus Livramento comes in for Alonso.

  3. Jafooli
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    Townsend 2nd equal in midfield points table and fourth equal overall in the game.

    We live in uncertain times

    1. Jafooli
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Salah
      Antonio
      Cancelo
      Townsend/Doucoure

      😮

    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Indeed … he’s just part of a plethora of budget midfield Toffee options … he actually looks a great option to replace Sarr.

      1. Jafooli
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        I like Doucoure, reckon I'll swap Gray to him soon.

        1. Eh, just one more thing ...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 14 hours ago

          I agree he’s the best of the three … I just wonder how long he will keep that box to box role … it’s working so I’d hope they don’t change it. He looks like the Doucoure of old.

          1. Jafooli
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 14 hours ago

            Yeah, had him for a while when he was scoring for Watford

          2. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 14 hours ago

            Will his role be affected by dcl Return?

            1. Eh, just one more thing ...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 14 hours ago

              This is what I’m wondering … guess time will tell.

              1. Eh, just one more thing ...
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 14 hours ago

                His more offensive play and instructions to attack the box did seem to coincide with DCL dropping out.

      2. Touré De Force
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        DCL is going to be a real option when he's back

    3. TheTinman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      I'd pick Townsend for the set pieces. Not much to split them otherwise

  4. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    Who'd you rather have CR7 vs Leicester or Lukaku vs Brentford?

    1. tbos83
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      At this rate, neither

    2. Jafooli
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Hwang vs Man Utd 😉

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        You hwang your hat on that

        1. Jafooli
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 14 hours ago

          Don't wear a hat....

          1. Ginkapo FPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 13 hours ago

            Just hwang out?

    3. FourLokoLeipzig
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Not much in it. See how Lei and Brentford get on today

    4. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Lukaku, but uncertain he’s worth the FT when I have Greenwood to get rid

    5. TheTinman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Lukaku

    6. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Whichever one you have- would not spend transfer on switching and you will be captaining Salah if you have him

  5. Jafooli
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    Need an absolute monster haul from Gallagher this afternoon.

    Possible?

    1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Anything's possible mate!

    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      He’s their most exciting player and Leicester are … well, not the Leicester we are used to … so I think you have every right to be positive,

    3. Jafooli
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Cheers both, would be nice to have a decent low owned haul for once, forgot the last time something like that happened....

  6. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    Double City or Chelsea def long term?

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      City …. I’ve gone double in both but City double would be my first choice

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        Yes I'm leaning that ways their longer term fixtures look better with no headache of possible blanks because of Club World Cup.

    2. Carefree Crew
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      City based on their stats & unbelievably possibly less rotation risks?

      FYI Club World Cup: Japan have confirmed they won't be holding it. FIFA yet to confirm new venue or dates. Rumours of February next year.

  7. Jafooli
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    Obviously Rondon is one, but who else gets dropped when DCL & Richardson return?

    1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Gordon probably

      1. Jafooli
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        Ah yeah, forgot about him...

    2. TheTinman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      I guess it means Doucoure has to play a deeper role. Front 4 of Grey rich DCL Towns

  8. Miniboss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    First draft ready, going heavy on the back and banking 2.7 for Trent. Would you change something?

    Ramsdale Sanchez
    Alonso Rudiger Cancelo Duffy Tierney
    Salah Benrahma ESR Raphinha Luiz
    Jimenez Lukaku Antonio

    1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      It's good, not keen on Arse double up tho. Plenty of water to flow through the IB so no doubt something will need to be changed

      1. Miniboss
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        Thanks, I see your point. I’ll probably drop Tierney, stats just don’t seem to capitalize.

    2. JoeJitzu +42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Alonso is a serious rotation risk in my opinion and would want the security of starts from a Dias or Azpil??

      Everything else looks very good, solid picks in terms of fixtures and form presently.

      1. Miniboss
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        Good point, could move Azpi on for Alonso as I still have funds. Do you think Cancelo should be Dias or double up City defence?

        1. JoeJitzu +42
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 13 hours ago

          My big three at the back are TAA, Rudgier and Cancelo so I went Cancelo over Dias (I dream of the bigger upsides) I’m reluctant to suggest anyone but Azpil or Dias I think are both great options and it’s a flip of a coin!

          1. Miniboss
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 13 hours ago

            Thanks!

    3. F_Ivanovic
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      I mean I would get Trent already and probably wouldn't be keeping Benny on WC

    4. McGazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      I started season without Trent - went with Tsimi/jota/salah with plan to move to Trent once Tsimi became redundant. It ended up tying my hands to deal with other fires and I wished I’d had Trent straight away.

      If you want Trent then get him on WC now and save yourself a reconstruction in two weeks when you have injuries and bandwagons to deal with

      P.s. I did GW7WC and picked Trent for this reason

  9. JoeJitzu +42
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    Oh no!!! Some benching headache next week; would you change team (I favoured the home fixtures but means playing two extra defenders over attackers)??

    Ramsdale (CRY)

    TAA (wat)
    Rudgier (bre)
    Cancelo (BUR)
    White (CRY)
    Livramento (LEE)

    Salah (wat)
    Saka (CRY)
    Townsend (WHU)

    Lukaku (bre)
    Antonio (eve)

    Foster (LIV), Jimenez (avl), Raphinha (sou), Benrahma (eve)

    1. Jafooli
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Oh wow, that's a BB if ever I saw one....play the chip

      1. Jafooli
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        100% play BB

        1. JoeJitzu +42
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 14 hours ago

          Hmm wow I didn’t even consider it. Wow I always leave it until double game week but yes while Foater is playing I’ve accidentally set myself up for it.

          1. Jafooli
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 13 hours ago

            You won't spend ages shafting your team just to play the chip.

            Gotta go for it, you're set for next GW

            1. mojoindojo
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 13 hours ago

              This

    2. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Personally I favour the attacking players. Switch to 343 and play Jimi and Raph

      1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        Or play BB as Jafooli suggests!

        1. CAVEAT KING
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 13 hours ago

          Anyone playing BB after an international break knows something we all don't know for sure.

      2. Miniboss
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        Earlier today I read here that Raph would miss the gw as he has international match day before Leeds match. Haven’t confirmed this though.

    3. CAVEAT KING
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Good teams play away. Poor teams at home

    4. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Sweet holy Jesus! If you’re not waiting for a DGW … I don’t think it gets tastier than what you’ve got here … especially as your 4m keeper seems to be holding the jersey.

    5. CAVEAT KING
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      11 players the same. Tierney for White, ESR for Saka, Jota for Townsend, Gallagher for Benrahma

      1. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        Well that’s a GW you’ll be looking forward to for sure!

        1. CAVEAT KING
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 13 hours ago

          Headaches all round bud. And wasted -8 to get there

  10. CAVEAT KING
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    Pickford
    Lamptey Duffy Keane Alonso
    Jorginho Ndombele Cucurella
    Pepe Saint Max Traore

    A team that could win 6 0 one week and lose 6 0 the next
    Who should be swapped and for who?

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Everybody for anybody

  11. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    What % have C Antonio?

    1. CAVEAT KING
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Effective ownership around 100% Salah and Antonio zero movement basically

      1. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        Yes … EO a fraction over 100% indeed.

    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      10.73% in top 10k …. Looks to be about 14.8% in top 1m …

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        Ta my only chance today after horror show yesterday

  12. Lord of Ings
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    Would absolutely love Trent to be back next week given so many people have sold him.
    Double city double Chelsea defence template is really strong right now and need players like TAA KDB Son Kane to stir things up a bit!

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      For his 1 or 2 pointer?

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        Watford are a mess right now. They probably get pumped...

    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Hope they don’t rush him for Watford … it’s the only game in that run that remotely bothers me … don’t think he’s that urgent a buy back for a good few GWs … but certainly at some point he’ll be coming back to my team.

      1. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        I also hope his price drops again over the IB

  13. Art Vandelay
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    I had been planning to WC this week but now I am not sure, even though I sold TAA.

    I could make a "better" team with my WC but am quite happy with the way things are. Are thee any other good opportunities for WC in the next couple of months that people are looking at?

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      There is the BIG fixture swing I think around GW 13 or something (for Man U etc) … have a little look at the fixture tracker … if you are happy with your team I’d just monitor a few game weeks ahead and trust in it.

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      13 I think.

    3. Art Vandelay
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Sorry for the delayed response... but cheers. Much appreciated.

      Will have a look at GW13 and make a decision after today's games.

  14. El Matador
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    Will be taking a hit in GW8 to get rid of Greenwood and Sarr for an Everton and City mid. Greenwood looking to drop in price tonight so want to make the move before he does. Which Everton mid is best?

    A) Doucoure
    B) Townshend
    C) Gray

    City mid is Grealish the safest option? Hasn't really been in the points yet this season. Maybe Foden? If he hasn't been called up by England then should be nailed to start.

    1. El Matador
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Just checked and Foden has been called up

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      ABC on any given week it could be any?

      Gray set up most of yesterday’s action, unlucky, on anther day he could be on the end.

    3. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Also considering A hit Greenwood/Ronaldo to Grealish/Lukaku.

      But uncertain Grealish is worth the price, despite city’s good upcoming fixtures. Can’t say his transfer to City has been A success Fantasy wise: 23 mids have scored more so far, 19 of them have A lower price

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        Allan at 4.6 has scored as many points as Grealish

        1. El Matador
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 13 hours ago

          I don't think Grealish is the one to go for. However, he may come good over the next 3.

          I think you should hold Ronaldo this week and replace him with Kaku GW9.

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 13 hours ago

            Cheers! Who to get for greenwood then? Have saka and Raphina

            1. El Matador
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 13 hours ago

              An Everton mid or wait for an indication which one of the City mids looked nailed for GW8.

    4. Carefree Crew
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Everton fan who won FPL a few years back that doesn't put Liverpool players in his team, was on the FPL Show a couple of weeks ago said Townsend is the best pick.

  15. dlrowssoB
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    Looks like FPLstats was wildly out last night (I assume people hit wildcard after the deadline).

    Hopefully means a little bit of breathing room through the IB.

    Does seem the halcyon days of chopping and changing w/c through the IB to jump on price rises are gone though (if it was ever a thing).

    1. Miniboss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Yeah last night Ronaldo was -80 but now seems to be less than -60.

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      It was never a thing really. Always a damp squib.

      1. TheTinman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        Agree. I've never seen it actually work out. Avoiding falls yes but not catching many double rises if any.

      2. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        It was a thing 10 years ago. Hasnt been since but the myth circulates anyway

    3. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      I think it was a thing, I remember doing it a few years back but it took a hellava large amount of time to plan so I didn't bother too much after. It became a bit obsessive!

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        It’s always been a thing to do it during IB, but the expected price rises never come to fruition. It’s remarkably slow during IB

    4. CapK
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        We think Lakuku rises tonight? hes at 83% but could be a lot of WC

      • I Must Break You
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        I’m not sure of course but I think wildcard transfers seem to affect price changes less than normal transfers. I’ve heard this rumor and it seems to jibe with observations that prediction websites appear to be less accurate on big wildcard weeks (such as international breaks, typically)

    5. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Hoping for a better week after the IB,

      Sa
      Rudiger, Alonso, Tierney, Cancelo
      Salah, Greenwood, Saka, Gray
      Lukaku, Antonio

      4.0, Livramento, Sissoko, #Bamford

      1.3

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        Keeping greenwood?

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 13 hours ago

          He was really active & possibly there best player yesterday?

          1. Eh, just one more thing ...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 13 hours ago

            So greedy though ….

            1. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 13 hours ago

              Usually good for FPL points

      2. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        Thoughts on greenwood and gray?

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 13 hours ago

          On any given week either of the three Eve will haul, GW can become Torres if City take off.

          1. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 13 hours ago

            I’m looking at the fixtures and it’s not pretty for either

            Prob give Greenwood Leic and gray watford and then they’ll be move on which really does raise the question on who to bring in!

            1. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 13 hours ago

              Torres if he nails down the 9 position

      3. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        Looking good … if Bamford is fit you’re really laughing …. I’d be giving Greenwood sidewards glances and rubbing my chin whilst making tutting sounds though ….

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 13 hours ago

          I know but so many cheap options if I need to move down 🙂

          1. Eh, just one more thing ...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 13 hours ago

            Yup, you’re really set up nicely there, good luck.

        2. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 13 hours ago

          Leicester are shocking, Pool are porous & City well which City will turn up.

      4. I Must Break You
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        As opposed to those of us who are hoping for a worse week after the break

    6. PartyTime
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        Ole is such a tool.

        Still said those 5 changes yesterday was the right decision. As if Everton have been poor this season or as if Benitez isn’t a good manager.

        Not a Utd fan but having a Utd asset in my team & watching Ole sht on my points is absolutely annoying

        1. CAVEAT KING
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 13 hours ago

          Rapha Benitez CV at the Glazers (Smile)

          1. PartyTime
              2 months, 13 hours ago

              Absolutely! Man has been in the football management game before Ole even dreamt of being a manager

          2. The Knights Template
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 13 hours ago

            Party time?

            1. PartyTime
                2 months, 13 hours ago

                Yeah. We feast!

            2. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 13 hours ago

              A Utd asset? Try having 3.

              1. PartyTime
                  2 months, 13 hours ago

                  😆

              2. I Must Break You
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 13 hours ago

                Why does everyone shade Ole? Best ManU results as a manager since Fergy, by far. If I were a United fan I would love Ole

            3. TomSaints
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 13 hours ago

              Without scoring highly, feels like the template wildcard many did this week is going to turn out pretty good.

              1. Eh, just one more thing ...
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 13 hours ago

                Yeah … season starter template was a big success … and the GW7&8 WCs I think will be very similar to each other and do indeed look strong.

              2. The Knights Template
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 13 hours ago

                Of course!

            4. The Legend Squad
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 13 hours ago

              Morning all,

              Could a Chelsea fan/anyone explain the Chilwell Alonso situation? Who is the one to go for? Can they start together?

              1. Ginkapo FPL
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 13 hours ago

                No one knows

              2. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 13 hours ago

                Steer clear now.

              3. Eh, just one more thing ...
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 13 hours ago

                I think they are both an avoid for a while.

              4. mojoindojo
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 13 hours ago

                Don't buy don't sell

              5. I Must Break You
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 13 hours ago

                I’m not sure one start from Chilwell where he conceded a less-than-glorious penalty should give Alonso owners much cause for concern. I’d be surprised if Alonso not still first choice, but of course who knows

              6. Carefree Crew
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 13 hours ago

                Won't start together is the only advice I'd be confident of giving.

                3,4,3 is our most used formation. In the 2 either side of the striker we have:
                Werner, Havertz, Pulisic, Mount, Ziyech, CHO & potentially Loftus-Cheek or Barkley. So neither Alonso or Chilly will play in that position.

                Alonso has been called up for Spain, Chilwell is not in the England squad. If Alonso plays for Spain, while Chilly has 2 weeks rest & stays training at the club he is possibly & only possibly more likely to start. I don't want to give bad advice & Tuchel is hard to predict.

                Chilly was first choice last season, but Alonso had a full pre season & no international duty over the summer.
                Chilly was with England, came back later so not match fit & Tuchel had stated that mentally he wasn't quite right & Alonso had played well up to the previous 2 games so deserved to keep his place.

                With 2 games a week after the IB, logically there will be rotation.

                Clear as mud? Sorry can't give you a definitive answer mate. 🙂

                1. The Legend Squad
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 13 hours ago

                  Fantastic answer, thanks mate!

                  I own both in a very competitive draft league. Trying to use one or both of them as bait for some trades to bring in nailed defenders such as Rudiger, Dias, VVD... with Alonso sitting high in the points, and Chilwell coming hot off a goal... hopefully they will bite!

              7. Carefree Crew
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 13 hours ago

                Most welcome Legend. Happy hunting! Good luck. 🙂

            5. PartyTime
                2 months, 13 hours ago

                Can see City defeating Liverpool today to go top of the league

                1. TheTinman
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 13 hours ago

                  1-1 draw

                2. Eh, just one more thing ...
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 13 hours ago

                  A 0-1 with Cancelo involvement would be most welcome.

              • Quan MisTaka
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 13 hours ago

                Who better for longterm

                A) Benrama/other 6-7m mid + Jimi
                B) Grealish + Toney

                1. Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 13 hours ago

                  Similar Q below 😛 can't decide!

                2. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 13 hours ago

                  A

                3. Eh, just one more thing ...
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 13 hours ago

                  A … just can’t get excited about Grealish as a pick.

                4. CapK
                    2 months, 13 hours ago

                    A shorter team, B longer term

                    From GW10 I think toney could go on a rampage

                5. Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 13 hours ago

                  Smart people, on WC which combo is more appealing?
                  A. Jimenez Townsend
                  B. Hwang Grealish

                  1. mojoindojo
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 13 hours ago

                    B since I'm on it

                    1. Magic Zico
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 13 hours ago

                      Cool 😎

                  2. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 13 hours ago

                    I’d be tempted to go Hwang and Townsend.

                    1. Magic Zico
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 13 hours ago

                      Hear ya ... Townsend Grealish Salah Raphinha 4.5 😛

                  3. The Knights Template
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 13 hours ago

                    A

                    1. Magic Zico
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 13 hours ago

                      Ta

                  4. Eh, just one more thing ...
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 13 hours ago

                    A. Just not a fan of Grealish as a pick …

                    1. Magic Zico
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 13 hours ago

                      Ta

                  5. I Must Break You
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 13 hours ago

                    Hwang is a short term anomaly. I’ll be surprised if he scores many more goals this season, given his past history and underlying stats this season. But good luck if you go that way

                    1. Magic Zico
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 13 hours ago

                      Thx, good advice!

                    2. tokara
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 12 hours ago

                      Is Hwang that average? Those two goals were clinical

                6. mojoindojo
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 13 hours ago

                  11 and bench order right?

                  Sa
                  TAA Dias Alonso
                  Salah Grealish Raphinha Saka
                  Antonio Lukaku Hwang

                  4.0 White Livra Bissouma

                  1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 13 hours ago

                    Like that, but How Do You Solve a Problem like Alonso?

                7. boroie
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 13 hours ago

                  On WC over the IB…

                  Is it mad to be thinking of taking Antonio out?

                  Had him since the start but looking at West Ham’s next 8 games I can’t see any major hauls for him…

                  eve (a)
                  TOT (h)
                  avl (a)
                  LIV (h)
                  wol (a)
                  mci (a)
                  BHA (h)
                  CHE (h)

                  1. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 13 hours ago

                    What if he scores a hat trick today?

                  2. The Knights Template
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 13 hours ago

                    Fool of a Took

                  3. Eh, just one more thing ...
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 13 hours ago

                    When a player is on his form, you do not take him out in my opinion … monitor for sure but he goes nowhere until his legs fall off.

                  4. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 13 hours ago

                    He is on fire and could score in any of those games. I'd keep until he breaks.

                  5. Cok3y5murf
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 13 hours ago

                    The next 3 aren't even bad. TOT is a plum fixture

                  6. vova
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 13 hours ago

                    I would say so, he is on form and reasonably priced.

                  7. Big Mac 24
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 13 hours ago

                    Good price, on fire, on pens, no way I’d be taking him out. Only 3 of those are big stumbling blocks IMO, LIV mcy CHE but Liverpool just conceded 3 away to Brentford, and Chelsea at home to Southampton so ….

                8. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 13 hours ago

                  My 3 UTD players combined to get the same amount as Livramento away to Chelsea, but then he’s on my bench of course.

                  1. Eh, just one more thing ...
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 13 hours ago

                    That, is quite …. Unexpected … no way anyone could see that coming.

                  2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 13 hours ago

                    Currently Utdless, which as a real world fan too, makes life much easier.

                  3. The Knights Template
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 13 hours ago

                    I get him off the bench thankfully.

                9. Athletico Underachieving
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 13 hours ago

                  Damn just watching MOTD and seen the Rudiger assist for Lukaku offside goal. What could have been!

                  1. Eh, just one more thing ...
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 13 hours ago

                    Yeah I know, gutted!

                  2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 13 hours ago

                    If my auntie had a...

                    1. mynameisq
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 13 hours ago

                      ...An fpl team she'd be ranked above me

                      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 13 hours ago

                        Almost certainly, this season anyway

                  3. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 13 hours ago

                    Haha. I’m just watching now.

                10. Miguel Sanchez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 13 hours ago

                  What sort of scores are people on and how many players left?

                  1. vova
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 13 hours ago

                    28 with 5 left. I played my WC this week though.

                  2. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 13 hours ago

                    27 (-4) with Salah, Benrahma, Antonio and anything Tsimikas may bring if he comes off the bench

                  3. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 13 hours ago

                    Live FPL still seems to think TAA might play, but assuming he doesn't, 28 with 4 to go.

                    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 13 hours ago

                      Two of whom are Salah and Antonio like everybody else.

                  4. The Knights Template
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 13 hours ago

                    27 with Antonio, Salah and Son to come. Took a -8 so things could be worse.

                    1. Big Mac 24
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 13 hours ago

                      32 (-12

                  5. Joey Tribbiani
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 13 hours ago

                    35, 4 left

                  6. TheBiffas
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 13 hours ago

                    16 with Vardy (c), cresswell, Cancelo, Salah and Antonio. On a WC

                    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 13 hours ago

                      With the players you have left, that score could look rocket my end of day. Good luck.

                      1. TheBiffas
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 13 hours ago

                        Cheers, need a decent haul from Vardy and a cresswell CS ideally

                  7. Inazuma X1
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 13 hours ago

                    22 with Son (C) Antonio and Salah to go. Son 4 goals will take place later today.

                  8. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 13 hours ago

                    32(-4)
                    Salah Ben and Antonio captain

                  9. Eh, just one more thing ...
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 13 hours ago

                    36 .. 4 left (posted 5 left earlier but I was mistaken) …

                  10. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 13 hours ago

                    30 with Sanchez, Salah and Gallagher to play.

                  11. tomasjj
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 13 hours ago

                    22 - 5 left, including captain.

                  12. Pipermaru
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 12 hours ago

                    20 with 6 to play, Martinez, Cresswell, Gallagher, Son, Barnes, Antonio. Some points potential up there 😛

                11. The Knights Template
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 13 hours ago

                  Panthers 8 - Rabbitohs 6.

                  1. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 13 hours ago

                    Seems an unfair contest

                    1. Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 13 hours ago

                      Not at all. The Rabbit of Caerbannog is a truly brave warrior.

                    2. The Knights Template
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 13 hours ago

                      A Rabbitoh is actually a human. Still back the panther though.

                  2. The Units
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 13 hours ago

                    Rabbitohs to fail again? Russell Crowe will not be happy.

                    1. The Knights Template
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 13 hours ago

                      Have you read ‘I Was Russell Crowe’s Stooge’?

                12. tomasjj
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 13 hours ago

                  Did Saka pick up an injury? Serious?

                  1. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 13 hours ago

                    Yes he did. Didn’t think it looked bad. More impact than anything.

                  2. Eh, just one more thing ...
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 13 hours ago

                    Arteta said he was fine after the game,

                  3. tomasjj
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 13 hours ago

                    Thanks!

                13. Sgt Frank Drebin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 13 hours ago

                  Do you think Werner will keep playing upfront? Thoughts on his average number of minutes per game in the next 6?

                  1. Tcheco
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 13 hours ago

                    I think the supporting cast around Lukaku will be heavily rotated, not worth it imo. Even Jesus is more nailed for City at that price point

                    1. tomasjj
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 13 hours ago

                      Yep. Chelsea is very difficult to own, apart from Luk, Mendy, Rudi and Azpi.

                  2. VincentVega
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 11 hours ago

                    I am seriously thinking about him, Tuchel will want to show that he has improved him and for all his previous averageness he has shown potential.

                    With the good fixtures coming up what better time to improve Werners confidence further?