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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. Fish up a tree
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 14 days ago

    Chaps, curious to know how many hits people take roughly a season & how many you have taken so far?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      3 so far. No more than 6-7 usually.

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      it depends how good your starting picks are and then your wildcard picks are - if they are bad/unlucky then hits make sense, if they are good/lucky then they don't

    3. FPL Brains
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      0 so far. Probably 2 before next GW.

    4. Calculated Risks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      0 so far, usually about 10-15 hits so I'm doing well!

      1. Third Eye Vision
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 14 days ago

        Reckon I normally take more than 10 as well. Only 1 so far though.

    5. Tcheco
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      1 so far. Roughly 8 a season usually

    6. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Hmmm. Prob 10-15 a season I would think for me … without checking.

    7. SAKA AND EMILE SMITH ROWE
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      3 in the last 4GW’s and all have paid off handsomely, likely to take another before GW8

    8. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      0 hits so far. Will likely take my first over the IB.

      Normally I'm far more hit heavy that this. In previous years (desc.) I had taken 2 > 3 > 4 > 4 > ? hots by this point.

    9. Spab
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      I'm normally quite liberal with hits, but I've reigned it in this year. I considered multiple hits last week and none of them would have paid off. I've got a decent first sub which has helped keep hits unnecessary.

  2. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

    Double City defence Dias and Cancelo looking to good to pass on from GW8.

    1. Dexters Laboratory
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 14 days ago

      TAA doesn't make the cut? Azp, Rudiger, Dias, Cancelo?

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 14 days ago

        Includes TAA

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 14 days ago

          Back 3

    2. Tcheco
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      I'm going with Rudiger Cancelo White Digne(good fixtures & somewhat happy he ended up not getting transferred out)

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      TAA, Cancelo & Rudiger looks decent with White & Livra - set and forget with that lot

  3. The Knights Template
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

    Panther win 14-12. Rabbits skinned.

    1. Bggz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Forgot it was on. Just can’t get into NRL

    2. FPL_Crisis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Yeewwwww
      Panthers deserved it (roosters supporter here!)

  4. Superflymonk
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

    So 9 pts from 5 here must be a new record low for me. Hoping for a miracle now.

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Yep, that’s a bad week. But your honesty is very admirable, so: Arise, Sir Al Moon Yeah!

      1. Superflymonk
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 14 days ago

        Thank you Knights Template.

    2. Tcheco
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Lots of room for upside with 6 players left! I'm on 21 wit 2 left

      1. Superflymonk
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 14 days ago

        Yes, here's hoping.

    3. FPL Brains
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      The team link in your profile must be an old team?

      1. Superflymonk
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 14 days ago

        Will post new link if captain scores

        1. FPL Brains
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 14 days ago

          I don't care that much tbh.

    4. tets mcgee (Bachmann an Rob…
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      24 from 11... you will sale past me

      1. Superflymonk
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 14 days ago

        24 has to be green this week. Doubt ill make 20

  5. Abaddon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

    My take on a wc. Help appreciated

    Sanchez-Steele
    TAA, Cancelo, Rudiger, Livra, White
    Salah, Son, Raphinha, Townsend, Allan
    Lukaku, Hwang, Antonio

    1. Mozumbus
        10 months, 14 days ago

        Nice team.
        Why not Grealish for Son?
        Not convinced with Townsend as well.
        Would prefer Toney over Hwang.

        1. Abaddon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 14 days ago

          Just tried to do something not as template, but not sure i am convinced lol. grealish for sure an option. Thanks for the input

        2. GreennRed
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 14 days ago

          Agreed on Townsend. Grealish loiks threatening but not del8vering. Looked a better pick as Villa's dominant attacker. Hwang is nice and punty. What about Hwang and AnToneyO?!

      • Third Eye Vision
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 14 days ago

        Think I’d rather have Vardy over Son.

        1. Third Eye Vision
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 14 days ago

          But it’s a great team regardless.

      • Hotdogs for Tea
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 14 days ago

        nice, how about …

        Sanchez-Ramsdale
        TAA, Cancelo, Azpil, Livra, White
        Salah, Saka, Raphinha, Benramha, Doucoure
        Lukaku, Hwang, Antonio

        .7 itb

      • FPL_Crisis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 14 days ago

        Most of the template players here but Hwang and Townsend seems a little reactive. Personally don’t rate Wolves fixtures.
        Son a good differential though

    2. Mozumbus
        10 months, 14 days ago

        WC Scenario:
        Current Team
        Sanchez Foster
        Azpi Rudigar Semedo Coufal Veltman
        Salah Bruno Greenwood Raphinha Allan
        Ings Antonio Toney

        WC Team (WIP)
        Ramsdale Foster
        Azpi Rudigar Semedo Cancelo Livra
        Salah Grealish Raphinha Kovacic Allan
        Jesus Antonio Toney

        Please highlight flaws in the above team?
        Which players are IB concerns?
        Thanks

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          10 months, 14 days ago

          That wildcard team has like 5m ITB doesn't it?

          1. Mozumbus
              10 months, 14 days ago

              Haha, no. It's heavy on defence. 2.5ITB

          2. Fish up a tree
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 14 days ago

            Weak bench & you have Jesus who will get rotated. Looks like you should have cash left to upgrade Kova or Allan?

            1. Mozumbus
                10 months, 14 days ago

                Yes, I shall make space for Lukaku versus Jesus

            2. GreennRed
              • 10 Years
              10 months, 14 days ago

              Jesus and Kovacic to Hwang and Son.

              1. Mozumbus
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  Thanks

            3. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              10 months, 14 days ago

              First WC draft. I have 0.3m ITB but can't see better than ESR up to 5.6m.

              Ramsdale Foster
              Cancelo Laporte Chilwell Duffy Livramento
              Salah KdB Raphinha ESR Brownhill
              Lukaku Antonio Toney

              ESR is the one player I'm not super sure on. Considering Doucoure as well. Such an unfancied pick but he's returned in 5 out of the last 7 games and his role has been changed. I've been burned by recommending players who've had a role change this season (hello Traore!) only for them to revert back, but he does look promising.

              Maybe Armstrong + Gallagher is better than ESR + Toney.

              1. The Units
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 12 Years
                10 months, 14 days ago

                Toney => Hwang and upgrade ESR.

                1. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 12 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  To who?

                  Those 6.5m - 5.5m mids are tough to pick from. They all blow hot and cold.

                  1. The Units
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 12 Years
                    10 months, 14 days ago

                    Saka, Doucoure, Gallagher

                  2. FOO FIGHTER
                    • 2 Years
                    10 months, 14 days ago

                    Just like the 7 to 8m mids who are finding it hard to keep up with the budgets?

                    I would rather pick the budgets who are performing and have value vs £ compared to wanting someone like Grealish who has had 2 returns and blanked 4 times even though he has had more minutes than any City attacking asset.

                    1. Camzy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 12 Years
                      10 months, 14 days ago

                      Which is why I've found budget for KdB who's a huge differential. Also enables a switch to Bruno in GW14. I still think Bruno is an option. If he keeps penalties which it looks like he might, his chance creation has been very good still and he could be the United pick after all despite CR7.

                      1. FOO FIGHTER
                        • 2 Years
                        10 months, 14 days ago

                        I would just rather pick Bruno then. KDB is not going to start every match unfortunately and that is the worst type of premium you can pick, a premium which is not guaranteed starts.

                        1. Camzy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 12 Years
                          10 months, 14 days ago

                          Well, it's a risk I'm considering. Let's see. Bruno's fixtures are dreadful until GW14. But KdB as a placeholder and differential until then leaves me the option for Bruno easier than others.

              2. Mozumbus
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  Nice team
                  I'd not get rid of Toney

                • SADIO SANÉ
                  • 7 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  feels really boring but decent - think it's more of a Prem thing than anything, lots of teams are full of shite or rotational players - I don't really see any justification for KDB over TAA/VVD but that's up to you obv

                  1. Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 12 Years
                    10 months, 14 days ago

                    I prefer KdB + Laporte over TAA + Grealish for a few weeks for the upside.

                    I don't think it's boring because it has KdB and the attacking defender options from City/Chelsea.

                    1. SADIO SANÉ
                      • 7 Years
                      10 months, 14 days ago

                      maybe I'm wrong, KDB = boring, Son = fun - maybe I just have an inside forward obsession

                • diesel001
                  • 5 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  Looks good.

                • Superflymonk
                  • 7 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  Doucare first name on my draft. What a signing for Eve. The other cheapie spot is between Gallagher abd esr. Whoever impresses me more.

                • FPL Brains
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  Camzy, you might as well wait a bit until IB is at least done mate.

                  1. Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 12 Years
                    10 months, 14 days ago

                    First draft, yo. This stuff takes thinking time and many drafts!

                    1. FPL Brains
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      10 months, 14 days ago

                      Find it just confuses me, I end up mulling over every option then regret it when an alternative gets the points in.

                • FOO FIGHTER
                  • 2 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  KDB at 11.9 and has started 1 match the whole season which he only played 80 minutes and does not seem like he will start every match.

                  I would rather have Bruno in that case.

                  1. Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 12 Years
                    10 months, 14 days ago

                    KdB has played at false 9 a bunch and has started 3 games in a row. If ever there's a time, it's now while the fixtures are good and nobody has caught on. Lots of ways to get off the train as well.

                    1. FOO FIGHTER
                      • 2 Years
                      10 months, 14 days ago

                      KDB so far this season

                      GW1 - 11 minutes
                      GW2 - No show
                      GW3 - No show
                      GW4 - No show
                      GW5 - 25 minutes
                      GW6 - 80 minutes

                      No thank you

                • Fish up a tree
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  Chilwell & Laporte could bit be rotated I guess but hopefully it doesn’t happen on the same week but you have Duffy & Livra so good cover.

                  Like KDB pick as City have a good run of games but could go Grealish & then get TAA back?

                  Arsenal are lacking a bit in the last third so one of the Everton mids may be a better option but you could give ESR a game or two to prove himself?

                • GreennRed
                  • 10 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  Risk it for Smith Rowe. Will Doucoure still be as attacking when Richarlison and Calvert Lewin are starters?

                • Gooner Kebab
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  How about Dougie Luiz at 4.6?

                  1. Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 12 Years
                    10 months, 14 days ago

                    He's 4.5! I might even do it. Could be worth the 0.1m over Brownhill.

                    1. Gooner Kebab
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      10 months, 14 days ago

                      Nice

              3. tets mcgee (Bachmann an Rob…
                • 7 Years
                10 months, 14 days ago

                I'm guessing alot will be in the same boat as me.. ditching Ron this week. Who is your replacement striker? I am thinking Jesus but open to ideas.

                1. The Units
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 12 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  Thinking Vardy atm

                2. Tcheco
                  • 5 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  I like the Jesus pick but you must be patient if you go for it. Brace yourself for potential limited minutes & give him the next 3 game weeks

                  1. tets mcgee (Bachmann an Rob…
                    • 7 Years
                    10 months, 14 days ago

                    would be giving him lot more than 3 weeks.I try to bring players in for minimum 6.

                3. FOO FIGHTER
                  • 2 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  Id did Ronaldo to Vardy.

                  Vardy is the most consistent premium forward and ticking over even though Leicester are not doing well.

                4. Carefree Crew
                  • 4 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  FYI Brazil 3 fixtures:

                  https://www.skysports.com/football/teams/brazil/fixtures

                  Friday 8th October Venezuela 00:30,
                  Sunday 10th October Colombia 22:00
                  Friday 15th October Uruguay 01:30

                  City v Burnley: Saturday 16th 15:00

                  With Portugal only playing twice:

                  Saturday 9th Qatar & Tuesday 12th Luxemburg

                  Leicester v Man U Saturday 15:00

                  Has there been any confirmation on Brazil players not playing v Uruguay & being available for GW 8?

                  What's the general consensus of the likelihood of Brazilian players playing in the PL GW 8 considering the timescale?

                  Personally I'm steering clear of transferring in any Brazilians on international duty, unless there's confirmation of them coming home early to be available for their clubs.

              4. FOO FIGHTER
                • 2 Years
                10 months, 14 days ago

                Pinnock looks like the dark horse among the defenders hitting high numbers.

                Quite surprising he is not in many teams on here. I had him but took him out last week not knowing how bad his injury was.

                May just get him back from GW9.

                1. SADIO SANÉ
                  • 7 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  one of my wildcard drafts (with City punts) has him, I think Pinnock and Livramento are both great picks but think I'm having 4x5.5+ defenders

              5. Cruicky
                • 10 Years
                10 months, 14 days ago

                Think I'll be keeping Sarr now. Hopefully, he'll get a better, more experienced manager than one who insists on playing out from the back slowly, with no midfield positioning, inviting pressure against a Bielsa-styled Leeds press.

                0.2xG vs. that Leeds defence is unforgivable.

              6. The-Red-1
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                10 months, 14 days ago

                0.1itb and 1FT.

                Toying with the idea of a WC to get city defence (drop TAA).

                Or could just do Alonso to Azpi. Can't afford Alonso to Cancelo or Dias.

                What would you do?

                Sanchez Steele
                TAA Alonso Rudiger Semedo Livramento
                Salah Grealish Raphinha Gallagher Gilmour
                Lukaku Jiminez Antonio

                1. Fish up a tree
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  You could go Semedo to White & Alonso to Cancelo

              7. camarozz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                10 months, 14 days ago

                Wish me luck guys.

                Played Gallagher over Ings at the last minute.

                1. Superflymonk
                  • 7 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  Sound move imo

                2. Gooner Kebab
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  Time for Ingsy to go

                  1. Bollard
                    • 10 Years
                    10 months, 14 days ago

                    Just as his fixtures turn decent? Fancy him to bag against spurs today as well.

                    1. Gooner Kebab
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      10 months, 14 days ago

                      Oops, didnt see his fixtures, but he lacks form for me

              8. FPL Theorist
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                10 months, 14 days ago

                On WC, is a bench of Livra and two 4.5 mids too weak? Have tried to go with the most nailed starting XI that I can.

                1. Abaddon
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  Show the team?

                  1. FPL Theorist
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    10 months, 14 days ago

                    Not keen to share it as I don't want to influence the template. Just wanted a general opinion, is that definitely too weak without knowing anything else about the team.

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

                  At first glance yes, but I think Livra great back up and if your 4.5 guys are regular starters I think you are fine … certainly removes any benching headaches generally … but with Livramento fixtures .. he’s a nice option each week.

                3. SADIO SANÉ
                  • 7 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  nah probably not - Livra bench 1, Luiz bench 2 should be enough cover for all but the biggest disaster weeks

                4. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  Too weak or not is a question only you can answer. Given the amount of injuries and rotation we are experiencing - which shows no sign of abating, the question is are you happy to start any or all of them with relative frequency?

                  1. FPL Theorist
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    10 months, 14 days ago

                    Yeah, I'm not really accustomed to playing with such a weak bench, but really want the XI I have in mind. The 4.5 mids are better than usual this year, so it hopefully wouldn't be that bad if I had to play one.

                5. Bggz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  I think it’s fine as long as they’re playing. I’ve got non playing obafemi a 4.5m fwd and livra on my bench and I’ve had total 10 points benched all season which I like

                6. FPL Theorist
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  Very helpful thoughts, cheers all!

              9. Toothis
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                10 months, 14 days ago

                Poor week this week but generally have done OK. I like holding my WC as long as I possibly can particularly after getting burnt by Covid outbreaks last season... Would you pull the trigger on this lot? And if its good enough to hold any suggestions for things to sort (IB fitness etc permitting)?

                Sanchez Foster
                Cancelo rudiger Semedo white livramento
                Salah Grealish Greenwood Raphinha Benrahma
                Ronaldo Antonio (Obafemi)

                1FT
                1.2mITB

                1. Iceball
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  Looks good, no need to WC

                2. Robman
                  • 7 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  don't waste the wildcard - that team is a good one. With such a strong midfield, I think I'd downgrade Grealish / Greenwood and upgrade Obafemi to Hwang (Wolves). I watched him yesterday and he brings something to Wolves that will strengthen their scoring stats. I have Jiminez, otherwise I'd follow my own advice.

                  1. Toothis
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    10 months, 14 days ago

                    Thanks, with the fixture turn and IB break it feels like everyone is making lots of changes but I feel like I'm on a Semi template team ahead of time. Quite fancy Utd away at Leicester, so think I'll save transfer for next week and maybe move for Lukaku and another midfielder with some more info to hand.

              10. Gandalf
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                10 months, 14 days ago

                What to do with Alonso? If no presser hints, hold on to see if he has lost his spot or just replace him?

                1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  Think I’m going to move to Cancelo!! Alonso away on international duty and Chilwell not would suggest Chilwell would start against Brentford too

                2. The Knights Template
                  • 8 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  Make a polyjuice potion and turn him into Dias.

                3. GreennRed
                  • 10 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  Rudiger.

                4. Iceball
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  Cancelo

                5. Gooner Kebab
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  I just got him for a hit, so i'll hold

                6. Bggz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  Every season he goes attacking crazy then gets dropped. Surprised it’s taken this long

              11. Iceball
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                10 months, 14 days ago

                WC draft
                Ramsdale Foster
                Dias Cancelo Rudiger Azpi Livramento
                Salah Jota Raphinha Smith Rowe Brownhill
                Lukaku Antonio Jimenez
                0.3 itb
                Its the Jota spot Im most unsure of, maybe Jimenez to Toney and Grealish instead of Jota. What do you think, too template?

                1. Gooner Kebab
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  nice draft

                2. SmallManFirminoooo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  Thinking about Hwang over Jiminez and money for TAA.

              12. ZTF
                • 8 Years
                10 months, 14 days ago

                Schmeichel [Ward]
                Tomiyasu TAA James* [Coady, Liv]
                Raph Salah Pogba Benr [Gilmour]
                Antonio Ronaldo Saint-Maximin

                0.2m 1FT

                A) Ronaldo to Lukaku
                B) Pogba out
                C) Other

                1. The Knights Template
                  • 8 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  I did A. I'd remove Pogba based on the haircut alone.

                2. GreennRed
                  • 10 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  Wait until Friday week for Trent status.

              13. Forgetmeknot
                • 3 Years
                10 months, 14 days ago

                Any Watford fans on here? What’s the deal with Munoz sacking, more going on behind the scenes? 5 managers in 2 years is mind boggling

                1. Gooner Kebab
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  Maybe someone inside has money on Watford to be the first to sack their manager 🙂

                2. FPL_Crisis
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 12 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  Not even Chelsea can boast that record.
                  Hard to say, maybe expectations weren’t aligned.
                  Wonder how long Farke has before he gets the tap at Norwich

                3. Cruicky
                  • 10 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  inexperienced (doesn't have the coaching badges). was kept on as reward for promotion, when in reality that was only achieved due to strength of squad in a poorer championship (see Norwich with/without Buendia as well now). Nice guy, who improved the moral and vibes in the squad - as shown in Foster's YT videos.

                  Watford's performances (Brighton - A, Wolves - H, Newcastle - H, Leeds - A) were all very poor, lacking any plan or tactics. The players were playing for him, so worry how bad it would get if they weren't/lost the dressing room.

                  The squad needs an experienced, tactical mind to guide them in the PL - a very high level. Ranieri fits this very well imo (if rumours are correct).

                4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • 12 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  The fact that Sarr has still maaaaaanaged ( 😉 ) to be so prolific with him there bodes well for next guy coming in

                  Sarr will be the star of the show - team built around him, because he’s too good for Watford

                  1. Skonto Rigga
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 5 Years
                    10 months, 14 days ago

                    This is my 'KDB is German'/'FPL managers stunned' moment

              14. Mid budget coach
                • 2 Years
                10 months, 14 days ago

                Who comes out on top Liv vs City today? I think it's going to be a cagey 1 - 1 draw where someone not on our fpl radar like Fabinho and Foden score

                1. SADIO SANÉ
                  • 7 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  3-1 Liverpool, Salah and Mane riot

                  1. Mid budget coach
                    • 2 Years
                    10 months, 14 days ago

                    Riots are sponsored by TAA who is out

                2. Bollard
                  • 10 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  John stones and jota brace a piece, cancello benched and salad blank to finish the gw 🙂

                3. JONALDINHO
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  3-1 Pool. Salah, Mane and Firmino to all score

                4. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
                  • 7 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  All the players I own will do well, and the ones I don't will do badly

                5. drughi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 12 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  2-2

                6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • 12 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  2-0 city

                  Cancelo G & A for a VVD own goal sounds about right

              15. FOO FIGHTER
                • 2 Years
                10 months, 14 days ago

                Many going without TAA and obviously have their reasons. Have to play your own game.

                But please point out any 7m midfielder and up which is worth having over TAA other than Salah?

                That is why Trent's price is worth it as a defender 🙂

                1. SADIO SANÉ
                  • 7 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  I'm flirting with having Dias and Cancelo over him for the next couple, but Trent is definitely worth the difference with similar fixtures imo

                2. GreennRed
                  • 10 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  Any of them playing in GW7.

                  1. FOO FIGHTER
                    • 2 Years
                    10 months, 14 days ago

                    Hhhmmm, so far

                    UTD 7m and up mid fail
                    Chelsea 7m and up fail

                    So that leaves us with Son and City mids.

                    Happy to have kept TAA for a blank GW7.

                    1. GreennRed
                      • 10 Years
                      10 months, 14 days ago

                      Trent 0 to Tomiyasu 6 points. Can get him back when he starts again.

                3. GoonerSteve
                  • 12 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  He is definitely worth it, but if Cancelo plays regularly he will likely get similar returns and the extra cash enables premium attack.

                  Admittedly, premium attack looks less appealing after blanks from Ron and Rom yesterday!

                4. BROOKLYN GOONER
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  I just sold—needed the cash. Muscle injury means not certain for Watford, esp. since Klopp seems to have realized that his failure to rotate was a big cause of last year’s problems. And then fixtures are not so easy for a bit. Will get TAA back, but not rushing.

                5. Gandalf
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  I agree, 4-3-3 or 4-4-2 the way forward with TAA

              16. bashtag
                • 7 Years
                10 months, 14 days ago

                Sarr to Raph the right move?

                1. FOO FIGHTER
                  • 2 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  Wait as nobody knows if he will be back in time from the International break plus he is not fully fit.

                  1. bashtag
                    • 7 Years
                    10 months, 14 days ago

                    Good shout, thanks

              17. BremerHB
                • 5 Years
                10 months, 14 days ago

                I'm toying with the idea of 5 at the back on WC.
                Something like this...

                Ramsdale - Foster
                Cancelo - Dias - Azpi - Rüdiger - TAA
                Salah - Raph - ESR - D.Luiz - Allan
                Jimenez - Lukaku - Antonio

                Certainly reduces flexibility but I'm just so unsure about the similarly priced options in midfield. Jimenez could go to Hwang/Toney to open up a bit more cash for the midfield, if there any great options I have overlooked there.

                Am I going crazy?

              18. SmallManFirminoooo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                10 months, 14 days ago

                Any suggestions?

                WC Draft nr 1. (1.5 itb for TAA)

                Ramsdale Foster
                Dias Cancelo Rudiger Azpi Livramento
                Salah Jota Raphinha ESR D.Luiz
                Lukaku Antonio Toney

                1. Hy liverpool
                  • 8 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  I'm on WC too.. Wouldn't get jota tbh, if taa is fit i think we should definitely get him.

                  Picking 2 from Antonio Toney Bamford DCL armstrong jimmy will be tough.. Mbuemo in case i don't get toney is an option but atm prefer toney and city midfielder.

                  1. SmallManFirminoooo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    10 months, 14 days ago

                    Think Jota is to good value to drop on WC. If TAA is fit he is in my team.

              19. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                • 5 Years
                10 months, 14 days ago

                Not long til SCENES

              20. Eman47
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  Current team

                  Sanchez
                  Taa dias Tierney
                  Salah sarr raph grealish
                  Antonio lukaku ASM

                  Steele Sissoko Williams Liv

                  Currently thinking either

                  A) upgrade sissoko to doucoure/Townsend

                  B) bank the transfer

                  C) other

                  Thoughts?

                • chaser123
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  Benrahma to Foden?

                  1. grumpyman
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    10 months, 14 days ago

                    Foden’s been called up with England so wait to see how many minutes he plays.

                    1. chaser123
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      10 months, 14 days ago

                      Fair point