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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. Tcheco
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    How can you know how many people are in a mini league?

    1. Hooky
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Quick maffs. Or just go to the last page of the league

      1. Tcheco
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        How about a big mini league like the FFS one? won't keep pressing next 😀

  2. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Oof. Just saw the rubbish challenge from Chilwell to concede the penalty. That’s him benched.

    1. CapK
        1 month, 25 days ago

        First intense game in the prem for a while & then he banged in a disgusting volley, he might be alright

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Fair point. But I believe Tuchel will care more about the defending aspect. Plus I haven’t seen the volley yet.

          1. Ginkapo FPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Nothing Alonso wouldnt have scored

        2. TheAbear53
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Was a good volley but not THAT good... nothing Alonso couldn’t do

    2. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Funny how people went from triple premium to neither Ronaldo nor Lukaku in just 2 GWs

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Oh really, who?

        1. The Knights Template
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          People.

          1. mynameisq
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            And it's funny

      2. tomasjj
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I never did, for some reason.
        Vardy and Salah are mine, although I was close to get Luk,

      3. Carefree Crew
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I think it's going to be feast or famine with Ronaldo & Lukaku.

        Us fickle FPL managers are known for knee jerking.

        They both braced not that long ago, they both blank this GW.

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Both blanled GW6 as well.

      4. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Lukaku is going nowhere. He scores that super easy tap-in and nobody would blink. Fixtures are too good. He stays at least until GW12.

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Used my 2 FT's Williams Ronaldo > Cancelo Vardy and wanted to take 2 hits to do Matip to Dias and Lukaku to DCL but thinking this looks good to go for GW8.

      Mendy
      TAA Duffy Cancelo
      (S)alah Doucoure Gallagher Gray
      Antonio Lukaku Vardy

      Foster Matip Livra Bissouma

      Give Lukaku one more GW?

      Duffy(NOR) over Matip(wAT)?

      1. ‘Tis the Season
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        how many hits have you already taken this season? you do enjoy taking plenty of hits during the season...

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Been a bit hit heavy with eight hits from GW1 to 6 but none this GW.

          What is your rank at?

          1. ‘Tis the Season
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            F$@&$en hell 8 hits, it’s only gameweek 7 hahaha!

            R200k. Hits averse with 2 hits. Not likely to hit again for awhile

      2. Carefree Crew
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I'd keep Lukaku, agree with Camzy's comment above.

        He's nailed has great fixtures, Werner scoring & likely back in the team will help with Lukaku's potential & after yesterday's win & Mount being back fit there is a feel good / confident factor too.

        IDK on Duffy / Matip. ( Both playing away FYI. )

    4. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Does this look ok? 1.5 ITB

      Sanchez
      Cancelo Rudiger Christensen Livramento
      Salah Raphinha Gallagher
      Ronaldo Lukaku Antonio

      Steele White Gilmour Mendy

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Yes

      2. Tcheco
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Would use the extra 1.5 to upgrade Mendy to Gray/Doucoure/Townsend

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          That's the plan. In GW 9. Marcal to Cancelo is the transfer this week.

      3. Jinswick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        How many FTs you got?

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Marcal to Cancelo is what I am doing this week. 0 FTs post that.

          1. Jinswick
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Nothing worth a -4 there imo

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              That's what I am thinking too. Will use that 1.5 to upgrade Mendy in GW9 to have 14 playing options.

    5. Jinswick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Could really do with a haul from Antonio(c) today!

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Just an assist will suffice.

        1. Jinswick
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          No it will not!

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Twill not

      2. vova
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        would rather a haul from Benrahma but I'll take Antonio too

        1. Jinswick
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Let's agree on a haul for both! 🙂

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Ok deal.

      3. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Ah another Antonio capper. We shall rise.

      4. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I sold this week. A bit apprehensive, though Jimi has covered magnificently

        1. Jinswick
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Yep, Jimmy has saved a few of us this week!

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Why did you sell?

          1. Ginkapo FPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            West Ham are trying to go a long way in Europe which is normally a recipe for failure. I'm anticipating a change of fortunes for them

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Ah ok.

    6. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Sanchez
      Trent christensen rudiger
      Salah sarr benrahma raphinha
      Antonio Ronaldo jimenez

      2.2 in the bank. 1 ft.

      Thinking of saving the transfer. But someone may get injured.
      Any potential transfer?

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        You’ll experience plenty over the next two weeks.

        1. jackruet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 25 days ago

          So, the transfer plan should depends on int break?

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            There’s always so much that happens, loads of news will come out. Think what happened just in the last one alone. Who knows who will be out?

            1. jackruet
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 25 days ago

              You are right. I should Just wait and see what happens

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Yeah your transfer will become more obvious in time. I’d just forget about it for a while.

    7. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Dropped from 56k to 125k 🙁 - What an awful gameweek. How're you getting on?

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        184k to 115k

      2. TheBiffas
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Dropped to 220k on WC 🙁

        • Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          27 (-4) with 4 to go but one being Tsimikas.

          Colour of my arrow depends on how well Benrahma does today.

        • Jinswick
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Been in freefall since GW2 dropping from 167k to 1.1m, so this has stopped the bleeding a little - on 29 this week with Salah, Benrahma, Barnes & Antonio(c) to go.

        • jackruet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 25 days ago

          420k to 404k. But red arrows coming as i Have only 3 players left who has high ownership

        • Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          92k to 61k. It’s all about today though.

        • The Knights Template
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Rose to 994,000th from 1,070,000th with a -8.

        • FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          959 to 835k

          Have Matip, Salah, Gallagher and (A)ntonio left to hopefully push me up this week.

        • Lazaretti
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          After autosubs 101k ->67k , 5 players left. 3x WHU, Salah and Dier.

        • Houldsworth Hatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          71k to 235k

        • Optimus.
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          14 points here

          11k > 33k

        • Eh, just one more thing ...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          585k to 287k

        • NateDog
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Up to 390k but expect a drop after today with only Salah, Cancelo and Antonio to play. Could have been a lot worse though with taking a punt on Sarr (C)

        • Athletico Underachieving
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 25 days ago

          24k up to 13k…31 with Antonio, Cancelo, Salah and Gallagher to go. Good start to the WC!

        • Al Moon Yeah
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          I don't check my red arrows anymore I just make the team selections and look at my overall score lol childish, I know but this fpl heart cant take anymore hits

      3. TheBiffas
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Ramsdale

          Cresswell - Cancelo - Rudiger - Christensen

          Salah - Saka - Raphinha

          Vardy - Antonio - Lukaku

          Will bring Trent back in for cresswell assuming he's fit, then am I gtg?

          1. The Knights Template
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Yep, all good.

        • Ruinenlust
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Ronaldo Out for Lukaku. Yes or no?

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Maybe but hold til after the international games are played

          2. Eh, just one more thing ...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            I’d wait till after IB and reassess

        • SilentLemonMan
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Current team for next week 0.3 ITB

            Sanchez
            Cancelo Rudi Christensen Semedo
            Salah Gallagher Gray
            Ronaldo Lukaku Antonio

            (Steele Sarr Sissoko Williams)

            Thoughts are downgrade Sarr as Watford have rotten fixtures

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Sarr got 19 points last time he played Liverpool at home. I wouldn’t bench him over Christensen.

          • Finding Timo
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Guys no need to wildcard below team is there? Thinking shaw to Walker? Sanchez - foster
            TAA - Shaw - Semedo - Tierey - Tsimi
            Salah - Sarr - Raph - greenwood- ESr
            Ronaldo - Antonio - Toney

            1. The Knights Template
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Happy to see Shaw leave this team.

              1. The Units
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Is Shaw no longer template?

                1. Finding Timo
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Shaw bad pick

                2. The Knights Template
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  No more. Those with Shaw are dragging the chain.

              2. Finding Timo
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Thanks has to go ASAP

            2. Carefree Crew
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Delighted you didn't go for Christensen mate! I was thinking of your team when I saw our line up & hoped you'd ignored my advice that he was likely to start the next 2 GW's. Apologies.

              (Disclaimer I did say Tierney was more nailed, so good decision on your part.)

              Never want to sabotage anyone's team with bad advice.

              I'd prefer Cancelo to Walker, losing Shaw seems logical with both Man Us defensive form & fixtures. However my track record with you is now questionable at least... 🙂

              As for WC to I'd say no.

              WC Template players missing from your team are Ramsdale, Cancelo, Rudiger, another City / Chels DF & Lukaku off the top of my head.

              1. Finding Timo
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Thanks no problem you did warn Me about rotation !

            3. Carefree Crew
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              🙂

          • Egg noodle
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            So fantasy football hub got hacked, and that's how many peoples fpl teams got hacked.

            So now what? Just change the password of my fpl account?

            1. Ginkapo FPL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Yes, change your password and then freely give it to someone else

              1. The Knights Template
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Eggnoodle123

            2. thegaffer82
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              What are the hackers doing to peoples teams? Are transfers being made & chips played?
              They must be doing something for people to even notice surely...,

              1. toystory2wasok
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                at this point i would be grateful for a hackers input.

              2. Major League Shocker
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Yes, the average score of top 10k teams that played TC on LiveFPL is -61. Surely hacked teams influencing that. Two TC'd Koch.

          • Carefree Crew
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Watford sack their manager! Sky sports

            1. Traction Engine Foot
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              They like doing that.

            2. Gizzachance
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              He won’t be the last either

            3. thegaffer82
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Hope they can replace him with Solskjaer 🙁

            4. Carefree Crew
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              The Gaffer: Ha! Ha! Ha! 🙂

          • Bonus magnet
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Luke Shaw is a trap innit

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              He was a while ago. Definitely not these days.

            2. Holmes
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Perma-trap

            3. Ginkapo FPL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Luke Shaw and Fernandes between them are 100% of the set pieces for a club who are going to score 2000 goals this year

            4. FOO FIGHTER
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Got rid of Shaw last week. Ronaldo also gone now.

              Ole has hit another patch of "dont know what the feck he is doing".

              Will look at Ronaldo again from G14.

              Other than that their is only Bruno really but with him drying up of late, 11.9 too much.

          • Gizzachance
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Alonso
            A keep
            B bring in Dias, exact funds
            Have rudiger cancelo
            Cheers

            1. Eh, just one more thing ...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              I’d keep for now.

              1. Gizzachance
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Cheers

          • Eh, just one more thing ...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Watford sack their manager after 7 games …. Jeez … they’ve got form but really?

            1. Holmes
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              As if any other manager will do better with that kind of squad...

              1. Ginkapo FPL
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                It aint a bad squad

                1. FarkeMee
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  It’s threadbare after injuries to Etebo, King and Sierralta. No real defensive midfielder, back up centre half’s are not PL level, injury prone central striker with little back up...XM was lovely guy but out of his depth tactically. Player recruitment team has to take big responsibility too - Louza over Yokoslu was huge error of judgement.

            2. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Yeah they love a sacking.

            3. The Knights Template
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Wayne Bennett coming in.

              1. Dananz
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                He probably would sort them out too!

              2. The Units
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                They would not be hard enough

            4. CR7 is Home
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Atleast from FPL perspective, getting Sarr out can wait before knowing how they play under new manager

              1. NateDog
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Sake thoughts here. Was likely to hold for another game or two probably anyway but new manager bounce can certainly help

                1. NateDog
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  *same

            5. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Wish Barnsley would have done that!!! Haha

          • SADIO SANÉ
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            eurgh Ramsdale-Foster just got riskier, WC in tatters already

            1. AYLD28
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Why?

            2. thegaffer82
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              I don't get this?

              You mean because Watford manager got sacked FOSTER is a risk now?

              Well perhaps, but he's a 4.0 GKer so no biggie. Ramsdale looking like a good pick. Wish I'd have gone for him on my WC 2 weeks ago

              1. SADIO SANÉ
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                You mean because Watford manager got sacked FOSTER is a risk now? Yes, and it might not be a biggie, but it is a factor - Ramsdale is a mistake away from getting rotated imo

                1. GreennRed
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  No he isn't. Leno is poor.

                  1. SADIO SANÉ
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    ok cool

                    1. Gabbiadini
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Leno is leaving in Jan or at the end of the season, I don't believe this to be correct.

          • CAVEAT KING
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            BYE BYE ZISCO MUNOZ

            1. The Knights Template
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              The caveat being he might be back two managers down the track.

          • 1912 F.A Cup Winners
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Alonso owners…… what’s initial plans around him now?? Switch to Cancelo???

            1. thegaffer82
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Cancelo is the number 2 DFer to own in the game IMO (behind Trent obviously). So yes, I'd do that in a heartbeat.

              But I'd also want to get in Rudi or Azpi if you don't have another Chelsea DFer

              1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Yeah I agree mate!! I have Rudiger too, so would be TAA Rudiger and Cancelo every week which can be set and forget, have a White and Livramento too so that’s about as good a 5 we can get really

            2. mentaculus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Havent decided yet. Was trying to play back 4 w/ Trent Cancelo Rüdi & Alonso. Only juts brought Alonso in for James this week after picking Chilwell earlier! Disaster! I might go Dias or downgrade & play 3 at the back; wait & see what happens with Chelsea wingbacks for a while & reconsider later in season.

              In your situation (3atb, no City), I think switching to Cancelo seems good

          • The Knights Template
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Panthers 8 - Rabbitohs 8.

            1. The Units
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Template?

              1. The Knights Template
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                No unfortunately, roosters not there.

                1. The Units
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Or Broncos.....but that's an old template but same coach.

          • Inazuma X1
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Lol wtf Watford why would you sack the manager.. team was doing ok

            1. The Knights Template
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Habit

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Haha

            2. FarkeMee
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Wasn’t really. Performances have been terrible. Tactically, XM was out of his depth at PL level.

            3. jackruet
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Not ok. Apart from ismailla sarr brilliance, whole team was toothless

          • Mattdrid
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            24 points, green arrow though (rank 291k). Surprised…

            1. tets mcgee (Bachmann an Rob…
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              24 pts red arrow for me

              1. Mattdrid
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Did you take hits?

          • Inazuma X1
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Oh my god does this mean Foster won't start again?!

            1. FOO FIGHTER
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              He is 4.0 and on my bench so does not really matter.

            2. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              How would anyone know what the new and yet unknown manager would do?

            3. TheBiffas
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Idk bachmann is awful

                1. tets mcgee (Bachmann an Rob…
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  you take that back. holey mackerel

            4. Neo-Viper
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Should I Ronnie to Jiminez on FT? don't own Lukaku.

              Toney Anto the other forwards.

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Thought Hwang looked great too.

              2. The Knights Template
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                I’m gonna leave this one to you.

                1. GreennRed
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Them Diplomacy Knight classes are really standing to you !

              3. jackruet
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 25 days ago

                You need at least one of ron, luk imo. They wont blank forever

                1. GreennRed
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Neither will the cheaper options that'll give your team a better balance.

              4. FOO FIGHTER
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Jimmy seems to have turn the corner and you will have loads of cash ITB for upgrades so would not be against that move.

                Just isn't explosive enough for me to consider.

              5. Bertonian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Yeah but Lukaku is still probably the better option unless you are planning to spruce up the rest of the team with the cash

            5. Peter Ouch
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              If not WC is there any good fixture swing in the future?
              Man utd fixture swing isnt one, they are rubbish

              1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Brentford from GW9? Hammers from GW16?
                Was holding on 'till GW14, but I think I might WC now after I have looked at it.

            6. Gudjohnsen
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Having nightmeres from my Bamford to Armstrong move 2 weeks ago.
              Was all set on getting Jimenez but that Brenford defeat convinced me to stay away from Jimenez.
              How wrong was I

              1. tokara
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Hindsight hindsight hindsight

                1. SADIO SANÉ
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  how many people would have said Armstrong would outscore Jimenez in GW6 & 7?

              2. GreennRed
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Plenty of time to rectify that Gudjohnsen.

              3. The Knights Template
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Does it involve standing up in front of class and finding out you’re wearing a headband?

            7. Echoes
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Can avoid pressing the WC button, but at the cost of a -4. What do you say? Take the hit?

              1. Esalman
                • 12 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Yes

                1. Echoes
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Leaning that way since yesterday. Thanks.

              2. tokara
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                If i am doing wc i make sure i do more than 10 changes

                1. Echoes
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  I'll be doing about 7-8 changes if I WC(have a couple teams set up in draft), but even with a -4, it seems I can get by GW8 with a pretty decent team. Hence the confusion.

              3. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Y

                1. Echoes
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Thanks

              4. Carefree Crew
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Wildcard chip is worth significantly more than 4 points IMHO.

                Assuming you don't have to continue to take minus 4's in the following GW's, I would definitely take the hit & keep your WC.

                1. Echoes
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Right now, looks like I can navigate till GW13 with a couple hits(one this GW, and one for a rainy day). But it all depends on how the players come back post IB, and if my players like Ayling are fit(plan to ship him sometime soon, but not at the cost of a -4). And then I want a couple City players for GW9 too. For which hits might be needed. Really tricky.

              5. Carefree Crew
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Just read your comment above on 7-8 changes. That sounds like WC territory to me. Difficult to offer advice without knowing your team & proposed WC draft. Injuries over the IB may make your mind up for you. Good that you've got a prepared draft already.
                City at home to Burnley this week looks like a good entry point if you're definitely getting 2 of their players, but also depends who you're transferring out & their fixtures too.

                Conversely if you've planned up to GW13 & you're happy with your team for only two hits, I don't mind that personally, but I'm less hit adverse than most.

                1. Echoes
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Can't post the drafts right now as they're back at home. Will do so later. But yeah, as you say, feel like WCing now and GW9 doesn't make much difference as I'm looking to change half my squad anyways when I do. The players I'll be shipping out are the budget options who've run their course and Ronaldo. Looking to bring in a City and Chelsea defender. Might be safe to WC this week when more info emerges post IB games I guess.
                  Tbh, I generally play my WC by now most seasons. Now that I've come this far, just wanting to hold onto it a bit longer i guess lol

              6. Carefree Crew
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Good luck whatever you do Echoes. 🙂

                1. Echoes
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Thanks a lot, mate 🙂

            8. TyroneGAA
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              How many points today?

              Dias
              Cancelo
              Salah
              Benrahma
              Vardy
              Antonio

              Currently on 19

              1. tokara
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Red arrow

              2. The Knights Template
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                49 total

              3. SADIO SANÉ
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                1, 1, 11, 1, 7, 1

                1. TyroneGAA
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Lots of 1s in there lol

              4. PartyTime
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  50

              5. OptimusBlack
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Raise your hand if your C didn't play yet Vardy C here

                1. tokara
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Me

                2. SADIO SANÉ
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Palace are quite good but GL for being maverick

                3. Totalfootball
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  -1 incoming

                4. Optimus.
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Antonio here

                5. FOO FIGHTER
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Antonio

                6. Original - Wolves Ay We
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Oh dear, are we acting smug? Pride before a Fall and all that

                  1. TyroneGAA
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Lol yep

                  2. FOO FIGHTER
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    True words here

                7. FPL Brains
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Vardy - well done, I respect that bravery!

                8. Al Moon Yeah
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Hand up but too scared to say who, will if he scores

                  1. FPL Brains
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Isn't yours Auba?

                    1. Al Moon Yeah
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      He hasn't played yet, he isn't premium and he isn't Antonio.

                      1. tokara
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Who

                9. Bertonian
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Giving it large before he has even played can only back fire now

                10. TheBiffas
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    vardy c gang

                  • Eh, just one more thing ...
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Well played the Antonio and Vardy captainers … gut said Antonio but my cowards attitude meant Lukaku fail.

                  • Gooner Kebab
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Shhh, dont jinx it 🙂

                    1. OptimusBlack
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Sorry I didn't mean that