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Is it time to sell Manchester United players in FPL?

We continue our Fantasy Premier League (FPL) Gameweek 7 write-ups with analysis of Manchester United v Everton.

For a briefer summary of Saturday’s games click here, while the recap of Sunday’s four matches is available here.

Manchester United 1-1 Everton

  • Goals: Anthony Martial (£7.6m)| Andros Townsend (£5.5m)
  • Assists: Bruno Fernandes (£11.9m) | Abdoulaye Doucoure (£5.6m)
  • Bonus: Townsend x3, Martial x2, Doucoure x1

UNITED’S DEFENCE POOR AGAIN

Is it time to sell Manchester United players in FPL? 2

The cries of “attack, attack, attack” started to echo around Old Trafford in the closing stages of Saturday’s draw between Manchester United and Everton.

That expectation for front-foot play coupled with the lack of a world-class defensive midfielder (and perhaps defenders) on United’s books frequently leaves the Red Devils looking open in fixtures in which the onus is on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side to attack.

We’ve seen it already against Newcastle United and Leeds United (amongst others) this season, despite the comfortable winning margins, while their sole clean sheet of the campaign – against Wolves – came in a match in which they should have been comfortably beaten.

The Toffees were well worth their equaliser on Saturday, with Demarai Gray (£5.8m), Andros Townsend (£5.5m), Salomon Rondon (£6.0m) and Abdoulaye Doucoure (£5.6m) all denied by last-ditch blocks or a save before Townsend finished a fine breakaway move just after the hour-mark.

“We didn’t close down well enough outside the box, we didn’t clear the ball, we made many mistakes starting with my corner. We should do better, we should learn because it’s not the first time it’s happened. We have to be better next time. We need to change something, something’s not working to concede so many counter-attacks.

“That’s down to the players, not someone else. We have to make a foul, stop the game, I have to take a better corner. Many, many things have to be done better.” – Bruno Fernandes

“We gave them a few counter-attacks. I don’t know the stats, but I know we had the ball most of the time. They didn’t play through us at all really, they counter-attacked.

“That was the same as Wednesday night, we need to be better. When to risk it, how not to be counter-attacked. That’s the key lesson today.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Fred‘s (£4.9m) failure to dispossess or tactically chop down Gray in the build-up to the equaliser underscored his limitations as one of the bodies in the double-pivot, while Raphael Varane (£5.5m) can only be as good as the player alongside him – and neither Harry Maguire (£5.4m) nor Victor Lindelof (£4.8m) are performing well.

Despite a very favourable opening run of games in which they ranked fourth for fixture difficulty on our Season Ticker, some of their underlying defensive stats are poor:

Rank v other PL clubs (1st being the tightest defence)
Big chances conceded=12th
Expected goals conceded (xGC)9th
Clean sheets=13th

Only Manchester City have conceded fewer shots in the box than United this season but there are plenty of chances being given up just outside the area in almost-as-threatening positions, as the below heatmap shows:

It’s a recurring theme going on since the start of last season: United conceded to every team in the division ranked fifth or below in 2020/21.

Last 35 matches against non-big six sides
TeamClean sheets
Manchester City21
Chelsea17
Liverpool14
Manchester United8

The upcoming fixture list makes United’s defenders look even more unappealing on paper but it should be said that they fared far better defensively against the big guns in 2020/21, keeping six clean sheets in 10 ‘big six’ matches. Perhaps with not as much expectation on the Red Devils to attack, Solskjaer feels the pressure less to bomb forward.

But it’s a big ask for Luke Shaw (£5.4m) and to reproduce those numbers again, and with City and Chelsea enjoying some favourable fixtures in the short-to-medium term, there seems little sense in taking the risk with United defenders in FPL right now.

RONALDO AND GREENWOOD: KEEP OR SELL?

Is it time to sell Manchester United players in FPL? 3

While few FPL managers will waste time in getting rid of their United defenders, there’ll be more deliberation over transferring out the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.7m) and Mason Greenwood (£7.7m).

They’re most definitely in ‘no buy’ territory for those Fantasy bosses already without United representation and/or on a Wildcard over the international break, but for the rest of us who do own Ronaldo and co, perhaps they are worth one last crack of the whip in Gameweek 8.

That’s more to do with the calibre of opposition than faith in the United attack itself: Leicester City have been dreadful at the back this season, conceding more goals than all teams bar the much-maligned backlines of Newcastle United, Norwich City and Leeds United.

Jannik Vestergaard (£4.9m) and Caglar Soyuncu (£4.9m) continued their woeful individual form at Crystal Palace on Sunday, while Ryan Bertrand (£4.9m) has flattered to deceive too – and they would direct match-ups for Ronaldo and Greenwood, if selected, in the upcoming Gameweek.

Thereafter, United attackers look like easier sells until Gameweek 15 – particularly with rotation now a real risk for all and sundry.

Ronaldo didn’t start on Saturday, with Solskjaer citing the need for freshness ahead of kick-off when asked about his decision to leave the veteran Portuguese and Paul Pogba (£7.8m) out of his line-up and instead hand starts to Edinson Cavani (£8.4m) and goalscorer Anthony Martial (£7.6m)

“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

Bruno Fernandes (£11.9m) averages only three points per match over the last six Gameweeks, meanwhile, despite an assist on Saturday.

EVERTON’S MID-PRICE MIDFIELDERS SHINE AGAIN

Is it time to sell Manchester United players in FPL? 4

Last week we devoted a bit of time to Everton’s mid-price midfielders, so we won’t quite go into the same detail this time around.

Suffice to say, Doucoure, Gray and Townsend remain well matched for underlying stats and FPL points, and still impress on the eye, even if they are continuing to wildly overachieve based on ‘expected goals’ (xG) data.

Doucoure and Townsend are now joint-third among FPL midfielders for points, with Gray – who was a threat on Saturday despite his blank – not far back in joint-ninth.

Townsend last week discussed the work he was doing under Rafael Benitez to get closer to the goal and he was top of the pile for shots in the box at Old Trafford on Sunday.

But it’ll be interesting to see how the winger’s game fares once Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£8.0m) and Richarlison (£7.4m) are back to fitness, given the aerial prowess of both players and the remit perhaps more likely to be ‘supply’ rather than ‘shoot’.

Townsend has been drifting more centrally in Calvert-Lewin’s absence (see below), registering 10 penalty-box touches compared to the one he recorded in Gameweeks 1-3, with Rondon more battering ram and decoy than a target for crosses.

Calvert-Lewin was front and centre of the Toffees’ attack in Gameweeks 1-3, racking up 11 shots in the box to Gray’s two and Townsend’s zero, so it’s one to watch.


Manchester United XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Varane, Shaw, Fred (Pogba 70), McTominay, Greenwood, Fernandes (c), Martial (Sancho 65), Cavani (Ronaldo 56).

Everton XI: Pickford, Keane, Allan, Gray (Dobbin 91), Digne (c), Mina, Townsend, Doucoure, Godfrey, Gordon (Davies 72), Rondon.

377 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Echoes
    • 1 Year
    16 days, 8 hours ago

    Best GK under 4.6 who's not Ramsdale?

    1. BigRedDog
      • 4 Years
      16 days, 7 hours ago

      Is Sanchez 4.6?

      1. Echoes
        • 1 Year
        16 days, 7 hours ago

        Yeah, he's 4.6

    2. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      16 days, 7 hours ago

      Sanchez probably

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        16 days, 7 hours ago

        McCarthy is still 4.5

        1. Echoes
          • 1 Year
          16 days, 7 hours ago

          Don't want to double up with Livra tho

      2. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        16 days, 7 hours ago

        He is not under 4.6, he is exactly 4.6. Guaita (wouldn't recommend).

        1. Echoes
          • 1 Year
          16 days, 7 hours ago

          Should've made it clear. 4.6 also included

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

            Raya worth a shout. Take GW8 (CHE) out of the fixture ticker and Brentford have the best fixtures. Makes saves, team can defend well. Been impressed.

            1. Echoes
              • 1 Year
              16 days, 7 hours ago

              Yeah, he's the most probable candidate to bring into my WC team right now, but just a slight doubt if Brentford's wheels will start to come off sometime soon?

      3. Echoes
        • 1 Year
        16 days, 7 hours ago

        Even with games against leagues two best attacks in GW9 and 10?

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          16 days, 7 hours ago

          I'm on Sanchez but soon to move off and do a hokey-cokey with McCarthy and Raya.

          1. Echoes
            • 1 Year
            16 days, 7 hours ago

            Yeah, have my close eyes on Raya. But should I bring him in on a WC when the immediate next game is Chelsea? And do you think Brentford can maintain their rhythm for long?

  2. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    16 days, 8 hours ago

    So many options right now that I think a 90m team could challenge a 110m team.

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      16 days, 8 hours ago

      Was that way last week Rupe , but I fear it's all change soon

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

        I think the likes of Armstrong are going to start showing their hand soon.

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

          Pukki and Norwich are hitting a field of green too

  3. NateDog
    • 1 Year
    16 days, 8 hours ago

    What are Sarr owners doing? I was likely to keep him a little longer regardless of the manager situation but I was also thinking of punting on Foden (was thinking of it before yesterday mind), and if I am to do that realistically I'll need to drop Sarr or Gray. Neither have particularly good fixtures for the foreseeable future but I know new manager bounce is a thing and Ranieri tends to get the best out of wingers, so if I do make the move is Gray out the best way? He was excellent against MU at the weekend so I'm worried I might regret it.

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      16 days, 8 hours ago

      Keeping for now. I have a Greenwood fire to put out 1st.

    2. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      16 days, 7 hours ago

      If /when Foden starts he will haul. By far Peps best attacking asset at this time. He's a no brainer for me on WC but I will have a bench.

      1. BigRedDog
        • 4 Years
        16 days, 7 hours ago

        I'd say KDB is his best attacking asset even if he was a little rusty last match.

      2. Diddly Squat
          16 days, 6 hours ago

          Makes no difference. He will get rotated same as all the citeh players except KDB. Nightmare owning any of Peps midfield except KdB.

      3. mixology
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        16 days, 7 hours ago

        He’s still a good option. If not on WC I wouldn’t prioritize getting rid. That being said- I don’t love his fixtures

        1. NateDog
          • 1 Year
          16 days, 7 hours ago

          Yeah they definitely aren't great. I'm hoping Watford having their first game under Ranieri at home to Liverpool might help a bit (especially considering Sarr's performance in his last game against them), the two after that aren't too bad but it doesn't exactly look any easier for a while so I doubt I'll be holding for too long.

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

        He’ll be going sooner rather than later but not in a big rush .. he’ll prob be on my bench until he says goodbye

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          16 days, 7 hours ago

          Same here. Sorting out my defence first, then he goes.

      5. Amartey Partey
        • 2 Years
        16 days, 7 hours ago

        Keeping for now. Want to see how Ranieri does and Everton and Southampton in GW9 and GW10 aren't bad fixtures to play him in. Liverpool are shipping goals right now too so he's not a bad choice for GW11 either.

    3. Atimis
      • 5 Years
      16 days, 7 hours ago

      Surely wait until the deadline and take these price changes? Have Greenwood and will be selling him for sure this GW.

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

        Yep

    4. BigRedDog
      • 4 Years
      16 days, 7 hours ago

      Would appreciate some thoughts on my team.

      Sanchez (Steele)
      TAA White Coady (Livra Williams)
      Salah Raphinha Sarr Son (Allan)
      Ronaldo Antonio ASM

      Is there even a point thinking about a transfer at the moment until we know more news? Thanks in advance.

      1. lilmessipran
        • 9 Years
        16 days, 7 hours ago

        Relax, a lot can and frankly a lot will happen in 2 weeks.. no point figuring out a transfer right now

        1. BigRedDog
          • 4 Years
          16 days, 7 hours ago

          Yeah you're right. Just want to get some early thoughts.

    5. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      16 days, 7 hours ago

      Thoughts on Son if on a WC?

      Despite Spurs being inconsistent/off form I think Son will be a lock for 200+ points this season.

      Newcastle (away) next and after a few tricky fixtures, a favourable run.

      It takes sacrifices including him in your FPL team, obviously. If it wasn’t for Chelsea’s fixtures, I’d likely forgo Lukaku and have Son instead as my second premium, with captaincy fixed mostly on Salah.

      Thoughts on including him in your team?

      1. lilmessipran
        • 9 Years
        16 days, 7 hours ago

        Got him on my Wc team this week and happy with the decision, not sure if I would get him now though, would rather wait for 3-4 gws and bring him in then

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

          Why? So you can hog all the points?

          Newcastle, West Ham, Man U and Everton have been rubbish defensively

          1. lilmessipran
            • 9 Years
            16 days, 7 hours ago

            Haha.. nah just my opinion ..after Newcastle the next 3 are not as easy imo

      2. TheTinman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        16 days, 7 hours ago

        I'm looking to get him in alongside Salah and Lukaku. Very doable I reckon.

        Also thought about Kane as a Lukaku differential. But then I put the phone down and made a coffee...

      3. BigRedDog
        • 4 Years
        16 days, 7 hours ago

        I have him and am very happy to do so. He always looks so dangerous and he's a pleasure to watch. He's also very low ownership, has been playing every minute, and is capable of scoring big points in any game he plays in. Great value imo

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

          "He's a pleasure to watch"

          This definitely plays into my FPL thinking. Would far rather own players I like and enjoy watching if I get the chance. Plus he's an awesome asset

          1. BigRedDog
            • 4 Years
            16 days, 7 hours ago

            Agreed. That said, I don't really enjoy watching Lukaku but I'll be getting him in soon haha

      4. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        16 days, 7 hours ago

        Im also on WC , he's in without doubt. Saw a little of him in the Villa game to remind me what a player he is.

      5. BeWater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        16 days, 7 hours ago

        I'm 50/50 on whether to WC or not but Son would most likely be in my team if I do. We have been garbage and played some tough teams and he's still managed to come out with 3G + 2A.

        1. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          16 days, 7 hours ago

          He is what he is and I have been reminded , tough to go without him for me

      6. mixology
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        16 days, 7 hours ago

        Imo, Son will outscore the likes of Lukaku and Ronaldo come the end of the season. If he doesn’t- he’ll be damn close and better value

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

        Son is an affordable premium and well worth the cash.

        He is one of those players which you hate at others owning.

        Got him in for Gallagher 🙂

        1. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          16 days, 7 hours ago

          Aye, GL Foo

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 2 Years
            16 days, 7 hours ago

            You too brother!

    6. SKENG
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      16 days, 7 hours ago

      Son & Harrison > Foden & Grealish -4 yay or nay?

      1. BigRedDog
        • 4 Years
        16 days, 7 hours ago

        No

      2. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        16 days, 7 hours ago

        Losing Son when he is one of my first choices on wc = NO
        Loke Foden though

      3. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        16 days, 7 hours ago

        Neigh

      4. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        16 days, 7 hours ago

        Uhm, no.

    7. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      16 days, 7 hours ago

      Sanchez
      TAA James Marcal
      Salah Raphinha Saka Gray
      Ronaldo Antonio Toney

      (4.0 Livramento Semedo Sissoko)
      1 FT & 3.2m

      Definitely doing Marcal ➡️ Cancelo for free

      If James is still injured or if we know Raphinha isn't starting worth taking a hit for Semedo to Dias/Chilly/Azpi/Rudi?

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        16 days, 7 hours ago

        Nah , no hit worthy. you have cover
        Also hoping James will be fit as want him on wc

    8. iL PiStOlErO
      • 2 Years
      16 days, 7 hours ago

      Would you wc this lot? Or just do some -4 combination?

      Sanchez Steele
      TAA Rudi Coufal White Livra
      Salah Jota Saka Raph Bisso
      CR7 Antonio Scarlett

      1ft, 2.1 itb

      1. BeWater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        16 days, 7 hours ago

        I would do Coufal to Cancelo and then Ronaldo to Lukaku the following week. No hits.

        1. iL PiStOlErO
          • 2 Years
          16 days, 7 hours ago

          Great to hear, thinking something in this way...

      2. BigRedDog
        • 4 Years
        16 days, 7 hours ago

        I wouldn't WC. I think Jota is no longer a great asset because of Bobby's return. I think Ronaldo should match Lukaku next gameweek but I'll be making that transfer the following week most likely. Prob too early to say what move to make just yet but I'd be considering maybe Coufal to Cancelo? Foden perhaps

        1. iL PiStOlErO
          • 2 Years
          16 days, 7 hours ago

          Looking at that three yes - Jota, Couf and CR out at some point. All others are longer term. Will probably shift Jota first. Cheers my friend.

    9. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      16 days, 7 hours ago

      Ranieri's last PL gig was at Fulham, where he helped them on the way to relegation with 3 wins in 17 before being sacked. The question is, will he do better or worse at Watford?

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

        Time to target Watford

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        16 days, 7 hours ago

        When did this happen?

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          16 days, 7 hours ago

          Today

        2. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          16 days, 7 hours ago

          Horsie, your badge has bigger number than mine, you shouldn't need to ask 😉

      3. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        16 days, 7 hours ago

        Watford going down.

      4. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        16 days, 7 hours ago

        That Fulham team was mission impossible. He will do better this time.

      5. ebb2sparky
        • 10 Years
        16 days, 7 hours ago

        Worse. I doubt he’ll even last 17 games before getting the boot

      6. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 4 Years
        16 days, 7 hours ago

        Improved after Scott "Sideways" Parker tookover, which shows how bad he was.

    10. BlzE_94
      • 7 Years
      16 days, 7 hours ago

      Save FT or is there an obvious transfer that i'm missing?

      Sanchez
      TAA Cancelo Alonso Rudiger
      Salah Raphina Gray ESR
      Ronaldo Lukaku

      Steele, Livramento, Sissoko, Locadia

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

        Roll. Livra might come on for Raph tho

      2. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        16 days, 7 hours ago

        Save , you're better than most

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

      Raphinha + Mbeumo
      or
      Mount + Toney

      The combo are the same price in FanTeam.

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

        Former easy

      2. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        16 days, 7 hours ago

        RM for me

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

          Mmm yeah I think I agree. Will tinker a bit more to see.

          1. Debauchy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            16 days, 7 hours ago

            Yeah plenty time , in so saying with my current wc have none of the 4 lol , but likely to get Raph in somehow

      3. lilmessipran
        • 9 Years
        16 days, 6 hours ago

        For fanteam B, fpl A

    12. ShaunGoater123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      16 days, 7 hours ago

      Would you wildcard this?

      Foster
      Alonso / TAA / Semedo / White
      Raphina / Salah / Smith-Rowe
      Jimenez / Ronaldo / Antonio

      Bachman / Sarr / Bissouma / Livramento

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

        Team looks great

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        16 days, 7 hours ago

        Not sure yet.

      3. iL PiStOlErO
        • 2 Years
        16 days, 7 hours ago

        No way Jose, it actually looks like you already wildcarded. Where is the problem?

      4. BigRedDog
        • 4 Years
        16 days, 7 hours ago

        Tough one. Some shitty fixtures in there with CR7 and Sarr. Then Aonso, TAA and Raphinha are doubts to play next gw. I think Alonso is the fire to put out first?

        1. ShaunGoater123
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          16 days, 7 hours ago

          the ambition would be to get Lukaku, whilst keeping Ronaldo.

          But more i think about it, it feels like it might be a waste. Perhaps just a -4 to move Alonso & Sarr on

          1. ShaunGoater123
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            16 days, 7 hours ago

            could do Alonso & Sarr for rudiger and foden?

            1. BigRedDog
              • 4 Years
              16 days, 7 hours ago

              Decent moves. Maybe wait on it tho

        2. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          16 days, 7 hours ago

          Chilly made that horrendous error leading to penalty and goal. Wouldn't be at all surprised to see Alonso start.

    13. Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      16 days, 7 hours ago

      Anyone else think Foden looked much better when he moved to the left wing? City looked better without Grealish too.

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

        Yeah he looked great.

      2. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        16 days, 7 hours ago

        Yep Foden far better on the left , but such a player he will do well anywhere

      3. iL PiStOlErO
        • 2 Years
        16 days, 7 hours ago

        Very much. But Pep seems to like Jack and he can play in most positions so looks like he will play the most of the games with everyone else rotating.

        1. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          16 days, 7 hours ago

          Foden makes City click and has far more influence than Grealish imo , hoping Pep is on the same page

          1. iL PiStOlErO
            • 2 Years
            16 days, 7 hours ago

            Foden is very good but Pep is the fraud and there is the problem...also

          2. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
            • 6 Years
            16 days, 7 hours ago

            Was an absolute disaster when I got him last season. Not playing that game again.

      4. PLerix
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        16 days, 7 hours ago

        Won’t play Milner every week

    14. Tomsk
        16 days, 7 hours ago

        Who is better fantasy asset?
        A)Brownhill £4.4m
        B)Douglas Luiz £4.5m
        Think I slightly prefer Luiz as on corners and some free kicks(I think he is anyway). Any opinions on this dull question? Thanks

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

          Luiz

        2. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          16 days, 7 hours ago

          B easily for me , Villa far better side

        3. iL PiStOlErO
          • 2 Years
          16 days, 7 hours ago

          DLuiz

      • RedWolf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        16 days, 7 hours ago

        Grealish to Foden (-4)
        or hold?

        1. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          16 days, 7 hours ago

          Not worth a hit , yet

        2. iL PiStOlErO
          • 2 Years
          16 days, 7 hours ago

          Hold

        3. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          16 days, 7 hours ago

          Hold for now. You’ll know more in 10 days.

        4. Holmes
          • 8 Years
          16 days, 7 hours ago

          Hold

        5. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          16 days, 7 hours ago

          One thing is for sure, Foden will likely be City's highest scoring mid this season, only if he gets enough minutes though.

          At this point all City mids will share a score of 100 points with the way the points are being spread out. Not an ideal situation owning any IMO.

          1. BigRedDog
            • 4 Years
            16 days, 7 hours ago

            KDB will be 🙂

            1. FOO FIGHTER
              • 2 Years
              16 days, 7 hours ago

              Hhhmmm, made of glass nowadays.

      • Mike2795647
        • 7 Years
        16 days, 7 hours ago

        What do you think. Worth a -8 to swap Jota, Torres and Ron to Lukaku, Son and Dacoure

        1. iL PiStOlErO
          • 2 Years
          16 days, 7 hours ago

          Not sure tbh.

        2. EmreCan Hustle
          • 9 Years
          16 days, 7 hours ago

          The -8 won't be paid off right away in GW 8, but long term, yes.

          1. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            16 days, 7 hours ago

            Jota to Son one week later if possible. Can't see Jota not starting next match, it's his place to lose know imho.

      • EmreCan Hustle
        • 9 Years
        16 days, 7 hours ago

        Would you go with Dias over TAA(till December) on WC if the 1.5m you save gets you Son?

        Already have Cancelo.

        Thanks.

        1. iL PiStOlErO
          • 2 Years
          16 days, 7 hours ago

          No.

        2. iL PiStOlErO
          • 2 Years
          16 days, 7 hours ago

          Especially since you already own city def asset. Loosing Trent who could have killer season for doubling up on is not the best idea. Rather double up with Ederson...

          1. EmreCan Hustle
            • 9 Years
            16 days, 7 hours ago

            Cheers

        3. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          16 days, 7 hours ago

          Not for me. If you can fit in Dias next to Cancelo and TAA then you will be flying.

          1. EmreCan Hustle
            • 9 Years
            16 days, 7 hours ago

            Currently have double Chelsea, Cancelo and TAA.

      • Mozumbus
          16 days, 7 hours ago

          Should I WC team:

          Sanchez Foster
          Azpi Rudiger Coufal Semedo Veltman
          Salah Bruno Greenwood Raphinha Allan
          Ings Antonio Toney

          1FT, 0.3ITB

          1. iL PiStOlErO
            • 2 Years
            16 days, 7 hours ago

            Maybe yes or do -8 if you feel like doing hits with Bruno&Green&Ingsy out

            1. Mozumbus
                16 days, 7 hours ago

                Thanks. Was already planning WC in GW8, so I'd prefer WC over -8

                1. iL PiStOlErO
                  • 2 Years
                  16 days, 7 hours ago

                  Understood. GL and have fun with wc. Then gk, Couf, Green, Toney and Ingsy can go out and Bruno also to finance all that.

                  I am also not sure if I would wc and this is my team. Would you wc that?

                  Sanchez Steele
                  TAA Rudi Coufal White Livra
                  Salah Jota Saka Raph Bisso
                  CR7 Antonio Scarlett

                  1ft, 2.1 itb

                  1. Mozumbus
                      16 days, 6 hours ago

                      Nice team. Already seen above but couldn't make my mind whether to WC or not. No city would be my biggest worry here. City defense is popular and can be afforded with ITB. I'd restrain from WCing post IB, if there's a nailed eleven available and at least one viable sub, plus none of the premiums is out.

                      1. iL PiStOlErO
                        • 2 Years
                        16 days, 6 hours ago

                        Agree, atm looking at Coufal and Jota out for city boys. Cheers.

            2. Weeb Kakashi
              • 5 Years
              16 days, 7 hours ago

              Facebook Whatsapp and Instagram all down in several countries.

              1. BigRedDog
                • 4 Years
                16 days, 7 hours ago

                Noticed that!

              2. iL PiStOlErO
                • 2 Years
                16 days, 7 hours ago

                Perfect! Hope it lasts...

            3. GW7 Mini-League Leaders
              RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              16 days, 7 hours ago

              This is a report on the leaders of various Fantasy Football Scout FPL mini-leagues and community competitions after a low-scoring Gameweek 7.

              ** FFSCOUT OPEN FPL LEAGUE

              Abhishek Yerra is the new leader in the Fantasy Football Scout mini-league ( https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/68048/standings/c, league code gsnskx). 67 points, with double digit returns from Salah, Townsend and captain Jiminez and a rise of over 200 places to 9th overall.
              It is still the fourth Best League in FPL, based on the average scores of the top five managers in each league, with youtube.com/letstalkfpl in first place. Our current top five are Abhishek Yerra, Dirty Dave, d.ior, Havard Arholm and Ruha Shane Kinghen, all of whom are in the overall top 64.

              ** FFSCOUT COMMUNITY MEMBERS LEAGUE

              Daniel Masson-Abraham is the new leader in the Fantasy Football Scout Members mini-league (fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/361/standings/c), which is also open to all. The league code is visible in the widget on the FFS Home Page when signed in, but only those with a registered FFS account (paid or free) will be eligible for prizes. Daniel scored 63 points with double digit returns from Salah, Jimenez and captain Vardy, rising from 90th to 6th overall.
              John Lee was the winner of the September monthly prize with 246 points in Gameweeks 4 to 6, and should contact geoff@fantasyfootballscout.co.uk to claim his prize (an Amazon voucher) if he has not already done so.

              ** LAST MAN STANDING

              See http://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2021/07/24/the-last-man-standing-competition-2021-2022/ for details of TorresMagic’s Last Man Standing competition (fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/26234/standings/c, league code 6dcode).
              The highest scorer in Gameweek 7 was Shyam Yamijala (Dreams) with 70 points, getting double digit returns from Salah, Azpilicueta and captain Jimenez.
              The safety score was 33, with 158 teams to be removed and 2,235 going through to Gameweek 8. It will remain open till Gameweek 22, but new entrants must pass all the previous safety scores (Home - torresmagiclms.simplesite.com) to qualify.

              ** HEAD-TO-HEAD LEAGUES

              Martin Stubbs is the new leader with 18 points in League 1 of MIR’s FFS Head-to-Head Leagues. He has had two top 10k finishes and is 949th in the FFS Live Hall of Fame.
              Filip Suchta in League 3 Division 1 has a maximum 21 points after seven straight wins, and so does Daniel Sullivan in League 5 Division 11, along with seven managers in League 6, 13 in League 7, 34 in League 8 and 46 in League 9.

              ** TOPS AND VETS

              Dirty Dave leads for a fourth week in my Top 10k Any Season mini-league (fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/1378/standings/c, league code kgmryk) and has risen to 15th overall.

              Paul Stow leads for a fifth week in my Multiple Top 10k Finishes mini-league (fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/1386/standings/c, league code 03t1fd), which is for teams with two or more top 10,000 finishes, and is now 408th overall.

              Paul also leads for a fourth week in PDM’s Top 1k ANY season mini-league (fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/10031/standings/c, league code 01ef8y).

              Julian Hancock leads for a third week in Jed Alexander’s Top 100 Any Season mini-league (fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/194472/standings/c, league code pztxjt).

              2009/10 FPL champion Jon Reeson (Westfield Irons) leads for a seventh week in Simon March’s FPL Champions League (fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/2594/standings/c).

              Ray Freeman leads for a second week in Chaballer’s Hall of Fame Top 1k mini-league (https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/39527/standings/c, league code 1zpaad) and has risen to 3,401st overall.

              Craig Johnson (Bouncebackability) leads for a third week in Skooldaze’s FPL Vets 2006 or before mini-league (fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/25315/standings/c, league code hz9bz2) and is now 7,866th overall.

              ** MODS, CONS AND FAMILY

              Andy LTFPL is the new leader in the FFS Mods & Cons mini-league (fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/366/standings/c) after playing his Wildcard for 61 points.

              And last but not least, Obay Eid (FPL_Milanista) leads for a seventh week in the FFS Family mini-league (fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/342/standings/c) and is now 90th overall.

              1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 12 Years
                16 days, 6 hours ago

                Cheers Red Lightning!

            4. FOO FIGHTER
              • 2 Years
              16 days, 7 hours ago

              Can we get a quick vote here?

              Which City mid will outscore either Cancelo, Dias or Ederson this season ?

              And along with the one you pick, why you believe that City mid will 🙂

              1. Baps hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                16 days, 7 hours ago

                KdB, no explanation needed

                1. FOO FIGHTER
                  • 2 Years
                  16 days, 7 hours ago

                  So he is the only one then?

                  City's point are in defence this season.

                  1. Baps hunter
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    16 days, 7 hours ago

                    Yes, I am considering Alonso to Laporte. Triple MCI defense with Rudiger and Livra isn't perhaps optimal, but it may give nice bumpy ride before I sell Dias(?) for TAA 😉

                    1. FOO FIGHTER
                      • 2 Years
                      16 days, 6 hours ago

                      Would love to have Dias Cancelo and TAA but have decided to go Son in midfield so Cancelo and Trent it is.

                2. Baps hunter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  16 days, 7 hours ago

                  And well... He needs to manage to stay fit and City needs to concede a lot more than so far for that to happen.

              2. Bobby Digital
                • 4 Years
                16 days, 6 hours ago

                Foden

                1. FOO FIGHTER
                  • 2 Years
                  16 days, 6 hours ago

                  Will need to play more minutes than all 3 defenders listed in order for that to happen, unfortumately.

              3. F4L
                • 6 Years
                16 days, 6 hours ago

                Foden got 4.8 PPG last year, Cancelo 4.9. Doesn't mean you can't have both

                1. FOO FIGHTER
                  • 2 Years
                  16 days, 6 hours ago

                  Cancelo will play most matches this season which he did not last season.

                  Points in City's defence.

                  1. F4L
                    • 6 Years
                    16 days, 6 hours ago

                    tbf Cancelo played 28 out of 38 last year. Will be about the same this season imo if Zinc gets back fit, Walker has looked very assured this season also

            5. DAZZ
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              16 days, 7 hours ago

              What are Traore owners doing, the few fools that own him alongside myself.

              1. FOO FIGHTER
                • 2 Years
                16 days, 7 hours ago

                I would rather start D.Luiz each game than own him.

              2. F4L
                • 6 Years
                16 days, 6 hours ago

                getting rid ASAP

            6. ClassiX
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              16 days, 7 hours ago

              FB, Whatsapp and Insta all down across the world. Welcome to Feb 3, 2004...

              1. jackruet
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                16 days, 7 hours ago

                Yes

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

                You get a hacking, we get a hacking, everyone gets a hacking!

                1. jackruet
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  16 days, 7 hours ago

                  Hub responsible for this

                2. ClassiX
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  16 days, 6 hours ago

                  The alien invasion has started...

                  1. Baps hunter
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    16 days, 6 hours ago

                    No worries, they aren't Martians, they are our friends since they started with fb 🙂

                    1. ClassiX
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      16 days, 6 hours ago

                      :mrgreen:

              3. Baps hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                16 days, 6 hours ago

                One whistleblower comes to public and down they went... Surprising.

            7. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              16 days, 7 hours ago

              Tinker man goes to Watford does this make you more or less inclined to hold sarr for the next few? It’s a wait and see I guess

              1. jackruet
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                16 days, 7 hours ago

                Have more issues to solve. Sarr staying for next 1-2 gw. Ranieri better manager than xisco, lets see what's happen

            8. Athletic Nasherbo
              • 4 Years
              16 days, 7 hours ago

              Wildcard draft. Will always play 4 atb, except this week. Thoughts?

              Sanchez
              Cancelo Chilwell Laporte Cucurella Livramento
              Salah Son Townsend
              Lukaku Aubameyang

              Raya Toney Normann Brownhill

              1. Ask Yourself
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                16 days, 7 hours ago

                Love Auba and son, nice

            9. Ask Yourself
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              16 days, 7 hours ago

              Something slightly different on WC. New threemium, thoughts ? x

              Ramsdale // Foster
              TAA Cancelo Rudiger // Duffy Livramento
              Salah KDB Raph Townsend ESR
              Lukaku Toney // 4.5

            10. Hktrader88
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              16 days, 7 hours ago

              Struggling to fix this team without using a WC. I should have wildcarded last week, as I ended up with 10 players! My main players starred I would probably keep on a WC, thus, I'm reluctant to WC to bring in bench players.

              Do you think it's worth a -8 to move out Alonso and Tsimikas? It would give me £10.7m, so I could get to one of Dias/Azpi (or James if fit) and one of Livramento/Tomiyasu/Pinnock.
              or should I just use WC?
              I've used my FT in rage already!

              Sanchez* / Foster*

              TAA* / Rudiger* / Semedo / Alonso /(Tsimikas)

              Salah* / Raphinha* / Benrahma* / Torres / (Gilmour)

              Lukaku* / Antonio* / Jimenez*

              1. Mozumbus
                  16 days, 6 hours ago

                  For so few changes, none main ones, I'd not WC

              2. We Go Again
                • 7 Years
                16 days, 6 hours ago

                Looking to sell CR7. Pick any 2

                DCL
                Jimenez
                Antonio
                Foden

                1. TKC07
                  • 2 Years
                  16 days, 6 hours ago

                  A & J

                2. lilmessipran
                  • 9 Years
                  16 days, 6 hours ago

                  Jim + Antonio..could swap one for DCL when he gets upto speed

                3. Baps hunter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  16 days, 6 hours ago

                  1

                  1. Baps hunter
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    16 days, 6 hours ago

                    And 3

                    1. Baps hunter
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      16 days, 6 hours ago

                      Lando Tonic that is 🙂

              3. Freshy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                16 days, 6 hours ago

                FFS H2H League-Entry (7jp10t)

                Joined this H2H League at the beginning of the season but it remains in the Invitational Classic League classification. Is the H2H ever going to happen?

                1. Bobby Digital
                  • 4 Years
                  16 days, 6 hours ago

                  Tab to left click community and then head to head leagues.

                2. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 12 Years
                  16 days, 6 hours ago

                  It's where they get the team information to run the leagues.