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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. ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Please help WC this yes or no?

    Sanchez
    TAA Shaw Rudiger White Tsimikas
    Salah Sarr Benrahma Greenwood 4.5
    Antonio Jimenez Ronaldo

    1. Riders of Yohan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      No! Not needed at all

    2. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Just needs Greenwood and Sarr out. Play 4 atb next GW and bench Sarr

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

      Definitely because you only have one goalkeeper! I think 5-7 transfers are needed, which justifies a WC.

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

      I don't think that needs a WC.

      Shaw > Dias/Cancelo/CHE
      Sarr > Saka/Gallagher/ESR etc

      Greenwood can be moved on soon. Would say Jota, but Tsmi issue (also he could got for Livramento)

      Benrahma not an URGENT sell.

      Rest are all fine. Max 5 I'd want to change now, rest of the spine of the team is okay IMO.

    5. DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      No way dude

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

    Who is on pens for Southampton while JWP is suspended?

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Armstrong took Blackburns...

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

      Nathan Redmond perhaps?

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

      Bruno.

      1. Scholes Out For Summer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Ronaldo

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      I imagine Armstrong would take. He took them for us.

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

    Am I correct not to WC if I can have this team with a hit?

    Sanchez
    TAA Alonso Cancelo
    Salah Jota Raphinha ESR
    Lukaku Antonio Jimenez

    Steele Semedo Gilmour Amartey

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      other than the bench and Jota it basically looks like one

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

      TAA, Alonso, Jota and Raphinha doubts for next GW

    3. Riders of Yohan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Yeah it doesn’t need a WC currently. Depends on IB impact though

  4. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Date My WC, any changes?

    Ramsdale
    Dias, Cancelo, Rudiger, Azpi
    Salah, Benrahma, Gray, Raphinha
    Lukaku, Antonio
    Sanchez, Whang, Livra, Douglas Luiz
    2,5 ITB

    1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Lol RATE

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      19/10/2021

    3. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Decent that!

    4. Riders of Yohan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Like it! Any ways to get TAA back if he’s not injured long term?

      1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Yeah I can always use the money in the bank to transfer TAA for one of the premium defs

        1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          But I think I like more Che/City defs for now

          1. Riders of Yohan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 16 days ago

            Hmm ceiling of Dias is likely 6 points. TAA could easily get double digit hauls as one assist leads to bps for him

        2. Riders of Yohan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          Ah didn’t see the money ITB. Looks good to me!

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

      I’d buy her dinner. High street eatery. No desert.

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

      I like it.

  5. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Strongly considering this thoughts?

    Williams Sarr Ronaldo > Cancelo Townsend Lukaku -8?

    1. Riders of Yohan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Hard without seeing the rest of the team. Not sure if it’s worrg the -8!

      1. Riders of Yohan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Worth*

      2. Make United Great Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Bachmann Foster
        Alonso Rudiger TAA Livramento Williams
        Salah ESR Greenwood Raphinha Sarr
        Antonio Scarlett Ronaldo

        Got enough cover if Alonso gets benched. Will move him onto Dias the gameweek after next.

        1. Riders of Yohan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          Like Cancelo and lukaku in for a hit but not sure if the Townsend for sarr is worth another hit. Are you worried about alonso minutes at all? Could he go to Cancelo?

          1. Make United Great Again
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            7 months, 16 days ago

            Giving Alonso one more chance.

        2. Scholes Out For Summer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          =No need to do the Williams to Cancelo when you have 4 playable defenders

    2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      I’ve literally just looked at the same moves!!! Haha

      1. Make United Great Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Haha that’s weird! What’re you thinking?

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          I think I’m guna sleep on it!! Very tempted tho!!

    3. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Looks good on paper but can backfire hard

  6. Riders of Yohan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Ronaldo + Shaw —> Lukaku & Cancelo (-4)

    If I do this tonight I have 0.2 left ITB. With likely price rises and falls I may be priced out if I do the sensible thing of waiting for the end of the IB.

    Still have the WC as back up if too many injuries hit me.

    What are your thoughts??

    1. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Good moves

    2. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Go

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

      Yes and I think I’ll join you in the same move

    4. Riders of Yohan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Class thank you all

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

    Next GW's likely team. To wildcard or not?

    Sanchez
    TAA - White - Rudiger - Shaw
    Salah - Mount - Benrahma
    Toney - Antonio - Ronaldo

    Steele; Sarr; Tsimikas; Brownhill

    1FT, which I am likely going to use to transfer out Shaw or Toney if I save the WC.

  8. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Ronaldo dropping rapidly

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

      Ronaldo out!

  9. Billybigspuds
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Best everton midfielder?

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

      Doucoure passed the eye test for me in the Utd/Everton game.

    2. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      1. Doucoure
      2. Townsend/Gray

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

      Minefield …. Dacoure .. gray … Townsend …. All at bargain basement prices … I honestly think they will share the points over the weeks …. Daco probably most nailed …

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

      cheers, had my eye on those three.

      Their past scoring record is all questionable but feels raf is bringing more out of them.

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

      and I want one. Just feels I could easily shoose the wrong one!

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

        You know it’s one of them situations … pick one and hold and I think you’ll get returns,

    6. Clintymints
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Gray, if you can afford, Doucoure looks like a monster, and Townsend getting good bit of form and also on some dead balls

      Hard to choose, great value for them all

  10. ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Men and Gentlemen help much appreciated WC yay or nay

    Sanchez
    Rudiger TAA Shaw White Tsimikas
    Salah Benrahma Sarr Greenwood 4.5
    Antonio CR Jimenez

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

      Team looks good. Decision to wildcard would depend on if you plan to get Man City and Chelsea assets in or not I would think.

    2. Riders of Yohan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Nay. Only a couple of transfers from basically a WC team

  11. Will1988
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 16 days ago

    2FT, 0.2 ITB
    Any suggestions before the price rises?

    Sanchez
    TAA,White,Livramento
    Salah,Fernandes,Benrahma,ESR
    Vardy,Antonio.Jimenez

    Bachmann,Mitchell,Bronhill,Ayling

    Do I need Cancelo?
    Keen to do Fernandes-Grealish and get Lukaku maybe for Antonio soon.
    Keeper can wait till after next week

    1. Riders of Yohan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Why get rid of antonio? Would advise improving your defence yes. I’d probably WC that team. No chelsea or city defence will hurt and also no lukaku

      1. Will1988
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 16 days ago

        I don't think it's a wildcard team. White and Livramento have good draws.

        Fernades-Grealish,Vardy-Lukaku,Ayling-Cancelo probably fixes all that. I would of went Raphinha if he wasn't in doubt of missing some games after IB

  12. umerlfc
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Is ESR the best midfielder to get within 5.4m?

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

      Yeah, I’d say so.

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Arsenal attack bandwagon has been derailed IMO

    3. _figu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      If you play him most weeks, yea. Could go down to D.Luiz too

    4. Clintymints
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Hmm probably for that price, if you can bump the .1 for Townsend, might be slightly better

    5. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Gallagher better

  13. _figu
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Semedo to Cancelo done. Exact money. Have bench if needed.
    Ronaldo to Lukaku in 9 so very little fpl for me in the next weeks.

    All those on WC, ave fun with the tinkering, remember to take few punts! 🙂

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

      Enjoy the break!

  14. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Last Man Standing Update (2391 teams)

    Current safety score = 13 with autosubs
    Top score = 49
    LMS average = 23.32 (-1.6) = 21.72

    https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

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

      Nice.

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

      Will be tight

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

      I think I'll just about scrape through this week with Salah, Antonio, Benrahma and Coufal. Better to have a bad week now while the thresholds are lower.

    4. Riders of Yohan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Nice on 19. Need to have those below me without Antonio captain

  15. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Don’t like keeper transfers but Sa is trying my patience!

    Got value tied up in GW & he is dropping like a stone.

    Which mid or keeper do you recommend?

    1. HD7
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Well, Im on Ramsdale last 3 GWs and so far, so good

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

      Arsenal seem to be back to bus parking ; but any decent front line would have scored today. Sanchez or Ramsdale won’t do much different to Sa I suspect.

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

        0.5 difference.

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

      I gave DDG a go and this GW is his last in my squad, it’s not even his fault, he’s getting back to his best but cannot rely on Man Utds defence. He’s out, Ramsdale in.

    4. FantasyClub
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 16 days ago

      With Sa’s value you can get 2 4.5 GK’s

  16. HD7
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    2 FTs:

    Sarr to Saka is the first Im considering after Int break If TAA is back and there arent new injured players.

    Any other bright ideas, mates?

    Ramsdale
    Trent* Rudiger Dias Marcal
    Salah Raph Gray Sarr
    Ronaldo Lukaku

    Steele Sissoko Livra Scarlett

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

      Bank the other one.

      1. HD7
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Thanks. Any alternative to Saka?
        ESR, Odegaard, Gallagher or maybe someone from the Saints?

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

          JWP could've been an option. Saka or Gallagher

          1. HD7
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 16 days ago

            Yeah, I was really considering JWP too before the Chelsea match

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

      Arsenal were dreadful again today. Gallagher over Saka.

      1. HD7
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        I will have half a month to choose one of them 😀

  17. ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    If I take a hit now does it disappear if I decide to WC?

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

      Yes

    2. HD7
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Yep

  18. Igz08
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Sanchez Steele
    Marcal TAA Alonso Duffy Liv
    Sarr Raphinha Greenwood Salah Gilmour
    Antonio Lukaku Toney

    WC this or not? Currently 55k so undecided.

    Otherwise just Alonso -> Cancelo

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      I wouldn’t; perfect template

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

      Think I’d move Greenwood before Alonso.
      You got defender depth. Chad some upside with random mids I reckon.

      1. Igz08
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Yeah could have been a good shout.. but i already did Alonso->Cancelo so as not to worry with this anymore hahah

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

      Id give Alonso one more week!

    4. Riders of Yohan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Yeah not for me. Downgrade Greenwood to get in Cancelo at the back?

  19. Thomas Magnum
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    How long until price changes nowadays?

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

      2.5 hours from now

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Thanks! Couldn’t remember with clocks changing here

  20. Jimbo-Jones
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Planning on using WC?
    Agree?

    Sanchez
    TAA Rudiger Christensen White Livra
    Salah Bruno Sarr Doucoure Gilmour
    Lukaku Antonio

    Main plan is Bruno -> Raph and use the funds to upgrade, eg get a couple of City, and perhaps Mendy.

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

      I think you can do a -4 and reshape the team a bit.
      Save the WC for the next IB. You’re really well set up.

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

      Luiz over Gilmour

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        And leave

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

    Feelings on this WC draft?

    Ramsdale (McCarthy)
    Rudiger Semedo White (Livramento Williams)
    Salah Mount Raphinha ESR (Luiz)
    Lukaku Kane Antonio

    Kane would be a 1 week punt against Newcastle and then I’d switch him out for Ronaldo.

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

      Mount I don’t like. I wanted to so I would get him but we saw today that Chelsea mids are a crap shoot.

      As far as 3x premiums it’s pretty good though. I wouldn’t waste money on a second keeper either. That lets you get Mount > City mid (Foden/Grealish maybe).

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

        Sorry… I accidentally posted the wrong team… current WC draft is in the post below and is Mount-less.

        Issue I have with keeper is that if Ramsdale has a couple of bad games, Leno will be back in and I’ll have to use a transfer to switch out my keeper.

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

      I’d keep Kane for the foreseeable

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

      I'd rather gamble on a City mid than Kane.

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

        You always have the issue with City midfielders that you cannot guarantee any of them will start one week to the next. At least you know that Kane will start every single game. And it’s only a matter of time before Kane starts banging them in. Fair chance that Newcastle will be that game.

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

          What if it's KdB? He had league leading xGI stats/90 last year.

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

            I don’t even think KDB is guaranteed a game week on week anymore, especially when they have Champs League games either side

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

        Actually I’d rather do Son and Vardy/Jimenez/Jesus than Kane and Mount.

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

    Feelings on this WC draft?

    Ramsdale (Sanchez)
    Rudiger Cancelo White (Livramento Duffy)
    Salah Townsend Raphinha ESR (Luiz)
    Lukaku Kane Antonio

    Kane would be a 1 week punt against Newcastle and then I’d switch him out for Ronaldo.

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

      Probably one of Gray Doucoure Townsend but picking the right one isn’t easy. I’ve got Gray
      Solid backline but what’s the plan for Trent?
      Don’t like ESR as an every week starter but that forward like is just eating your budget. Prefer Son if going Spurs for a one week punt

      1. Scholes Out For Summer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Everton fixtures turning for the worse soon though

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

          West Ham and Watford next 2 look decent

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

        Do I need to plan for Trent? On here everyone goes on as if he is essential but there are 7 defenders with more points than him so far this season.

        Agree with the Everton dilemma. I put Gray in a few weeks back. Think because Townsend is slightly less money, and there is potential that he may hit pens when others are out, plus he loves shooting.

        Main thinking with Kane was that I’d eventually like to go Ronaldo and Lukaku up top so having Kane makes it easier to switch to Ronaldo when United’s fixtures ease up.

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

          Each to their own re Trent
          The most attacking fullback and he averages 7+ points per game going back the last 15-20 games.
          He’s not essential but closest thing to it

  23. elchilangles
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Hwang finally delivers, shame i captained Lukaku over him!

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

      Yep cause you seriously considered him.

  24. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Love the composure from Hwang for his two goals today. Shame he's classed as a forward

  25. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Wish I had the foresight for Azpi 2x assists

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      He came close to scoring in the lead up to the Chilwell goal as well

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

        He had a great game even aside from the assists

        1. Thomas Magnum
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          He was very advanced all game, shame because chances are it won’t be like that every week with James returning

  26. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Is Saka worth 1 m over ESR?

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

      Don’t like ESR as every week starter, possibly Saka too. When in doubt go the cheaper

    2. Aztec Kamara
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      I prefer Saka of the 2 but not really convinced about either

  27. jimmy.floyd
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Dias or Cancelo?

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      If you’re on WC bring in Cancelo now before the rise. If not I prefer Dias because you can set and forget him

    2. Riders of Yohan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Cancelo hands down for me

    3. Aztec Kamara
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Cancelo

  28. Aztec Kamara
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Anyone with Alonso - stick or twist?
    Looked like a mixed bag from Chilwell today(?) so unclear if it’s worth giving Alonso another week or that’s wishful thinking.

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

      I think I will hold for now.

      From a few days back (slight Chelsea ITK, although caveat this is slightly opinion).

      https://twitter.com/MaccaSport/status/1443276417953714180?s=19

      "I think it’s a possibility.

      Alonso can manage the page of a UCL game better I believe, despite Juve’s pace. MA also has a ton of experience in the competition.

      Chilwell against Southampton would make sense too, will be a fast-paced game you’d assume. However, Alonso still TT #1"

      For me I got Alonso feeling safer knowing White & Livramento are decent cover. Today proved exactly that - 11 points from the bench for TAA/Alonso's spot, and both won't miss out every week.

  29. smash
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Does Cancelo have a good injury record? Want to do Shaw to him but it feels such a long time in-between next game, he looks set to rise so torn what to do?

    Can allow a 0.2 rise before I'm priced out

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Worst case scenario how good is your bench?

      1. smash
        • 12 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Barebones tbh, if I do my transfers now I can chill for next 2 weeks, though if I allow the rise I can keep my options open (Dias) tempted to leave it and see how tomorrow goes at least

        1. Thomas Magnum
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          Depends how much you want Cancelo more than Dias really. Unfortunately it’s hard to relax over an IB after making early transfers (for me anyways) because you’ll be stressing over an injury or something. I like the idea of waiting and seeing how tomorrow myself though, there’s a chance he won’t rise due to WC’ers as well

          1. smash
            • 12 Years
            7 months, 16 days ago

            Yes I'm clinging to the fact wildcards don't effect rises... we'll see? Yes I think holding out is best, as you say I'll sweat over other issues otherwise, could end up with multiple fires to put out come next gw

            Cheers.

  30. Kun Tozser
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    On a WC - best 2 x Chelski defenders?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Azpi Rudi