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Raphinha “expected back” in time for Gameweek 8 as Watford appoint Ranieri

We’ve two more Premier League fixtures to bring you up to speed with from Saturday: Leeds United v Watford and Burnley v Norwich City.

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

LEEDS UNITED 1-0 WATFORD

  • Goal: Diego Llorente (£4.5m)
  • Assist: None
  • Bonus: Llorente x3, Junior Firpo (£4.8m) x2, Liam Cooper (£4.5m) x1

XISCO DEPARTS, RANIERI ARRIVES

Raphinha "expected back" in time for Gameweek 8 as Watford appoint Ranieri

You wouldn’t have got great odds on Watford to be the first Premier League team to change head coach this season and the kneejerking Hornets board have again lived up to their ruthless reputation by dispensing of Xisco Munoz, just seven games into the season.

The Spaniard’s dismissal came after Saturday’s limp defeat at Leeds, where they registered fewer shots on goal than any other team in Gameweek 7.

Replacing Munoz is Claudio Ranieri, the former Chelsea, Leicester City and Fulham manager.

We’ll have a full Scout Report on the veteran Italian on Tuesday, asking what it means for the likes of Ismaila Sarr (£6.3m).

SARR’S APPEAL ON THE WANE?

Raphinha "expected back" in time for Gameweek 8 as Watford appoint Ranieri 2

Watford’s appealing three-game stretch finished with a whimper against Leeds but despite Sarr blanking, the mid-price midfielder still managed to rack up 25 points from Gameweeks 5-7.

Ranieri will have to bring the fabled new manager bounce with him as the Hornets’ fixtures are about to turn very iffy indeed and Gameweek 8 Wildcarders would be forgiven for overlooking Sarr, despite the excellent value he has provided so far in 2021/22:

The Gameweek 5 win over Norwich is starting to look anomalous when we analyse Watford’s other attacking stats this season:

v Norwichin the other six Gameweeks combined
Big chances62
Expected goals2.463.30

Four of Sarr’s five big chances this season indeed came against the Canaries and it was lacklustre attacking displays against Newcastle and Leeds that helped see off Munoz.

There is one glimmer of hope for those retaining the Senegal international’s services: his biggest-ever Gameweek score came at home to Liverpool in 2019/20, when he plundered 19 points against the champions-elect.

RAPHINHA: WILL HE PLAY IN GAMEWEEK 8?

Raphinha "expected back" in time for Gameweek 8 as Watford appoint Ranieri 1

Raphinha (£6.5m) produced a first blank in three matches against Watford but he was the main dangerman again for the Whites, firing in another five shots to take his total to 13 attempts in the last three Gameweeks, a tally that no other FPL midfielder can better.

The question for existing and prospective owners now is: will he be available for Gameweek 8?

The Leeds winger is part of Brazil’s squad for their three World Cup qualifiers over the October international break, the last of which kicks off at 1.30am next Friday morning – that’s 37.5 hours before Leeds v Southampton gets underway at Elland Road.

The new quarantine rules mean that he will techinically be free to face Ralph Hasenhuttl’s troops but the logistics of getting back to England in such a short space of time suggests that involvement against the Saints seems unlikely. However, the Yorkshire Evening Post report that Raphinha is expected to be available for selection.

‘Available’ and ‘starting’ are two very different beasts, of course, so much doubt lingers over whether he’ll be part of Marcelo Bielsa’s line-up a week on Saturday.

“It’s not common [for a flair player to work like that]. He’s a player that stands out. Due to standing out he does not demand privileges. All the opposite he takes on more obligations, even more so. That’s why he’s a player that’s valued so much by all of us due to his humility and his capacity of effort. [That’s] Not common when accompanied with that talent.” Bielsa on Raphinha, on Saturday

As for Leeds as a whole, the weekend win over Watford was a lot like last season in a nutshell: Stuart Dallas (£5.3m) was shooting at will, fit-again match-winner Diego Llorente (£4.5m) helped solidify the backline in open play, chances were spurned going forward and there were hairy moments defending set plays, including a Watford leveller that was disallowed for a foul on Liam Cooper (£4.5m).

It’s a small step forward after a so-so start and, unlike Watford, the Whites have plenty more decent fixtures ahead, streatching through to the beginning of December.

Dallas hobbled off on Saturday, meanwhile, but Bielsa said after full-time that it was too early for a prognosis on the Northern Ireland international.

Burnley 0-0 Norwich City

Raphinha "expected back" in time for Gameweek 8 as Sarr's FPL appeal wanes
  • Bonus: Charlie Taylor (£4.4m) x3, Tim Krul (£4.5m) x2, Grant Hanley (£4.4m) x1

The minnows of Burnley played host to the whipping boys of Norwich City on Saturday, making them both seem defensively adequate.

The Gameweek 7 match at Turf Moor saw the previously porous Clarets and the Canaries pick up their first clean sheets of the season, which was more of an indictment of both sides’ attacks than it was a credit to their defences.

Norwich have looked a bit more solid in their last two matches, largely being successful in suffocating Everton last week (only succumbing to two defensive errors) and reducing Burnley to just one clear opening here – and even that didn’t result in a shot, with Dwight McNeil (£5.9m) unable to react when the ball fell his way at close range.

Owners of semi-popular bench fodder options Billy Gilmour (£4.5m) and Brandon Williams (£4.0m) weren’t able to enjoy the clean sheet points, however, with the former benched for the third time in four Gameweeks and the latter losing his place at left wing-back to Dimitris Giannoulis (£4.4m).

Latterly playing in Gilmour’s spot at the base of the Norwich midfield has been new signing Mathias Normann (£4.5m), who has impressed in his three outings. He is top among Daniel Farke’s squad for shots (all outside the box, admittedly) and chances created in that time, also assuming control at direct free-kick situations and on indirect set plays. He is a name to consider in the bargain-bin midfield pond, then, for those managers looking for an emergency substitute.

As for Burnley, who were without Ben Mee (£4.9m) and who lost Matej Vydra (£5.3m) thanks to minor injuries, they were sorely missing the spark of Maxwel Cornet (£6.0m), who would have been an intriguing differential for this fixture based on his eye-catching exploits so far.

A clean sheet against the Premier League basement club doesn’t convince us that they’re reliable picks at the back again just yet (four shut-outs in their previous 25 top-flight fixtures is a better gauge) but, as we discussed last week, pairing the likes of Matthew Lowton (£4.4m) with a budget Arsenal defender does give the following run of favourable fixtures right the way through to the end of the calendar year: CRY, sou, BRE, WAT, CRY, NEW, wol, new, SOU, WAT, lee, nor, WOL.


Burnley XI: Pope; Taylor, Collins, Tarkowski, Lowton; McNeil, Westwood, Brownhill, Lennon (Gudmundsson 60); Vydra (Rodriguez 35), Wood (Barnes 80). 

Norwich City XI: Krul; Kabak, Hanley, Gibson; Aarons, Lees-Melou (Rupp 79), Norman, McLean, Giannoulis; Sargent (Idah 89), Pukki (Rashica 79). 

509 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Amartey Partey
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Anyone else captaining Son over Salah for GW8?

    1. Flynny
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      No

    2. Camzy
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      No.

      Enough is enough, Salah is captain unless another player has a very obvious fixture advantage like GW9.

      1. Amartey Partey
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Bring the early game, Watford with a new manager, and Liverpool playing away, while Son is up against the second worst defence in the league makes me want to chance it.

        1. Camzy
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Spurs are also away and are a much more inconsistent team than Liverpool.

          1. Amartey Partey
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Fair enough. Do you own Son?

            1. Camzy
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              I will. He's looking more and more locked in my WC team.

              1. Amartey Partey
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 20 days ago

                Guess I'm on my own with captaining Son then 🙂

                1. JoTAA
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 20 days ago

                  Go with your gut mate

                  1. Amartey Partey
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 20 days ago

                    Appreciate that. I think I'm going to.

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Salah more than 60% ownership has UTD GW9. I do not see how Lukaku has an advantage.

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Jeez, thought the OP was talking about Lukaku lol

          I need spectacles.

          1. Amartey Partey
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Haha! Easy to confuse the two players.

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Nope

    4. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Aside from that freak 3-0 loss, Liverpool vs. Watford has commonly been a bit of a goal-fest; one that is typically in Liverpool's favour.

      It is at Watford which helps Watford slightly, but with the two teams respective forms would not be betting against Liverpool.

      The streets will never forget that Salah 29-pointer (4 goals, 1 assist) vs. Watford.

      1. Amartey Partey
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        It is interesting though that Liverpool lost 3-0 the last time they played Watford away, but almost zero chance of anything like that happening again. I'm not saying Son is definitely the better choice but was interested to see if anyone else was thinking about it. I may just risk it to be different. I do think Watford have a chance of getting a draw but only because of the new manager reason. Ranieri has won the league before. He's no slouch. I will probably get burned doing it but sometimes life is about taking risks and going against the crowd.

  2. Camzy
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Struggling to make a cheap defense.

    Have Rudiger, Duffy, Livramento

    What's better?

    A) Cancelo Tierney
    B) Laporte Chilwell
    C) Cancelo Christensen

    1. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      A

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      A

    3. im1974
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 20 days ago

      C

    4. Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      No Trent against Watford?

      1. Camzy
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        No TAA. I'll probably bottle it though if Klopp says he's fit.

        TAA + ESR vs Foden + Christensen/Tierney

        I almost hope TAA is still injured. There is a chance he hasn't recovered in which case I have the second option for short term.

    5. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      A as you have Rudi

    6. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 20 days ago

      C if you have a decent bench

      1. Echoes
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Just seen you posted your other 3 defenders too. My bad. With those 3, go A so as not to double up.

    7. Gabistuta
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      A, I like Tierney now he's gone a few games without breaking

  3. Flynny
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Is hwang a viable wildcard option? What is the better combo

    A....jiminez and saka

    B....hwang and foden

    Thanks

    1. Camzy
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Hwang and Foden for me. But it's mostly because I'm a bit unconvinced on Saka.

      1. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        I'm also unconvinced on saka

        But Foden seems to be same as last season - big rotation risk with lots of cameo 1 pointers

        And I know v little re hwang

      2. Diddly Squat
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Hwang will do nowt for weeks and Foden will get benched and a few 20 mins subs appearances.

      3. I Must Break You
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        This is taking recency bias to a whole new level. I'm impressed

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      I like B. Could be exciting stuff.

      1. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        It could. Or fall flat on its face....

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Thems the breaks

    3. Rochdale_Cowboy
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      I wouldn't Hwang my hat on him

  4. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    By 2035, scientists predicted that 1 in 3 adults will have managed Watford.

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Made me laugh 🙂

    2. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      😆

    3. Diddly Squat
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Watford sack him after about 20 wins in 37 games .
      Bruce still at Newcastle with 7 wins out of 37 .

    4. Forgetmeknot
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Logged in just to upvote this

      1. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        😛

  5. Miami Monkey
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    I'm a little confused why it's such a big priority to get rid of Greenwood? Someone enlighten me? He started and played well

    1. Flynny
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Rashford back soon. His output seems reduced by ronaldo

    2. Hint
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Agree. Especially with leaky Leicester up next. Will give him at least another week.

    3. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Definitely keeping this week

  6. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Dilly ding! Dilly ding!

    1. Flynny
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Dilly ding dilly gone by xmas

  7. marcos11
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Was set on WCing this week but now not certain i need too.

    Sanchez
    Shaw Digne Christensen White Omoba
    Salah Son Benrahma Gray Brownhill
    Ronaldo Antonio Jimenez

    Considering going Ronaldo/Shaw > Cancelo/Lukaku for a -4

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      I'm in a similar spot and thinking a couple of hits over 2 or 3 weeks will sort me

      I'd save WC if I were you

    2. Dreaming of glory
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Your transfers maybe enough. Right now ud take digne out but he could start delivering under those upcoming fixtures
      Shaw & Ronaldo could go
      Christ rotation could be a headache just but if u have white/digne/cancelo ur prob grand short term

  8. Rochdale_Cowboy
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Watford can say 'arrivederci' to the Premier league now.

  9. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Ah yes, Chilwell has got an England call-up. Alonso is back in the game!

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Probably been posted but:

      https://twitter.com/England/status/1445063703469113350?s=19

    2. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Wootwoot

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Also...

      With Chilwell originally not being called up I would have predicted another start for him in GW8 (or at least more likely). This however changes the picture slightly.

      England have two games: Oct 9th & Oct 12th. Spain have only one game: Oct 6th.

      This now means Alonso should be back at Cobham earlier than Chilwell which will in theory will set him up better for a GW8 start.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Actually I've forgotten Spain will likely have another match on Oct 10th (final or 3rd place play off).

        Still back earlier than Chilwell though.

      2. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        If Chilwell is fit, physically and mentally there is really No argument. We all know why Alonso played the first games of the season. Now this is history and Chilwell starts most games, almost everything, like it was last year. Tuchel is a boring manager but he is not stupid.

    4. JohnnyRev7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Chilly wont get pitch time. There's too many RBs to start in front of him.

      1. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        He was bad against Southampton ( a lucky owner here).

      2. JohnnyRev7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        I was obviously referring to his England call up.

  10. Dreaming of glory
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    RMWT

    Ramsdale - forster

    Taa - rudiger - white - liva - manquillo

    Salah - son - raphina - esr - Luiz

    Lukaku - antonio - dcl

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Monitor Trents price. Will probably drop during IB.

    2. Old Gregg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      I actually quite like this.
      Check out my team inspired by yours soon

  11. Oliver Tockman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Grealish owners: fearful he will be dropped?

    1. Dreaming of glory
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Don't think he's a great pick anyway, not as central as he was to villas play so points down a bit

    2. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      He was awful tbh, I wouldn’t be surprised

    3. Abaddon
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Yeah. Not sure what midfielder from city to get

  12. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Any idea what Salah's ownership would increase by from the current 60.5% by the end of the IB?

    Imagine not owning him...

  13. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Salah Son already template?

    1. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Son is owned by 12%

      Hardly a template

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Most teams on WC on here going that way.

    2. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Whoever scored in the previous week is template for the next week every week

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Pretty much.

        Sarr bandwagon, now Mbeumo etc etc etc.

        Happy I got Son in.

    3. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      waiting until gw 12 for son.

  14. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Ronaldo Greenwood Pogba all going down in price.

    Lei can’t defend, I’ll hang onto them me thinks

    1. Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      This. Should be plenty of goals in that game.

    2. TheTinman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Yes but Man Utd can't attack

      1. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Good point :mrgreen:

      2. Amartey Partey
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        5-1 and 4-1 this season come to mind.

        1. bench boost for every gamew…
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Leeds out of sorts and Newcastle are not valid arguments.

          1. Amartey Partey
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            But we are talking about the Leicester defence here who have conceded almost the same amount of goals as those two.

            1. bench boost for every gamew…
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              Leicester rarely gets battered and usually tight vs top six teams because they then sits more back and counter which suits them better. Evans is key.

  15. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Sarr out but for who? Mbuemo/Gallagher/someone else

    1. BeWater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Mbeumo.

  16. n-doggg
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Who is more urgent to get? I have no city coverage now

    A. Cancelo
    B. Foden

    1. Diddly Squat
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Cancelo

    2. BeWater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 20 days ago

      I brought Cancelo so I'm saying him.

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Cancelo, constant and steady supply of points vs City midfield minefield.

    4. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Foden isn't urgent by any means, none of their attackers are since you still can't be sure of any of them playing the next game (with the possible exception of Grealish who seems to be as close to nailed as an attacker can be so far)

  17. EL tridente
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Which combo:
    A) Foden and Cancelo
    B) Son and 4.6 defender

    1. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      How many times are you going to post this?

    2. Matt Sk
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      B

  18. JoTAA
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Evening lads,
    How is this looking?
    No WC, early FT gone (TAA -> Cancelo), 1.4itb

    Sánchez
    TAA Semedo Rüdiger
    Traore Gallagher Salah Townsend
    Lukaku(c) Antonio Ronaldo(vc)

    Steele Jansson Sissoko Williams

    1. JoTAA
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      TAA is Cancelo

  19. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Would you get Arsenal/Everton mid for free or Son/Foden for a hit?

    I have a fear of missing out on Son/Foden but not sure that another GW with -4 is worth it.

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      There will be many hits taken over the IB. That is for sure.

    2. n-doggg
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Arsenal not scoring many and Everton fixture turning. Probably B

  20. BeWater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Death.
    Taxes.
    A player rising immediately after returning.

    1. n-doggg
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Then blanking once transferred in

      1. BeWater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 20 days ago

        🙂

  21. Fantasy Pig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Thoughts on WC team?

    Ramsdale Sanchez
    TAA Rudiger Cancelo Duffy Livra
    Salah Son Raphina Townsend ESR
    Lukaku Antonio Hwang

    1. n-doggg
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      All great apart from townsend and esr. Might see who else you can get in there.

    2. Diddly Squat
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Esr poor team
      Townsend back to normal when dcl/ rich back.
      Hwang why?
      Son .. spuds are awful
      Get Mane / gray / KdB

  22. Saosin
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    First WC draft. Suggestions? 0 ITB

    Ramsdale - Foster

    TAA - Cancelo - Rudiger - Livra - Laporte

    Salah - ESR - Foden - Townsend - Brownhill

    Vardy - Lukaku - Hwang

    1. n-doggg
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Downgrade Laporte
      Upgrade one of esr, Townsend, hwang

  23. Hulk Smash
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    What do you think of these 3 options on WC with 3x playing subs?

    A - Toney + Foden
    B - Jesus + (Townsend / Mbeumo)
    C - Jimenez + (Townsend / Mbeumo) + 1.2m

    Ramsdale Foster
    Salah Raphinha Saka XXX Luiz
    Lukaku Antonio XXX

    1. BeWater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 20 days ago

      A

  24. Little Red Lacazette
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    To play or hold WC...will need a few days to decide.

    1. BeWater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 20 days ago

      I'm in he same position. Going to lose 0.1 on Greenwood but I'd rather take that drop than commit to a WC right now.

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Will lose that .1 too. But like you, want to wait a bit.

        1. BeWater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 20 days ago

          I did Ayling to Cancelo because I thought there could be a 0.2 swing. Just going to sit and wait now.

    2. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 20 days ago

      When are you planning to WC if you don't do it this GW?

  25. tabby98
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    WC this team?

    Sanchez, Foster
    TAA*, Cancelo, Rudiger, Veltman, Tsimikas
    Salah, Benrahma, Sarr, Raphinha, Sissoko
    Ronaldo, Antonio, Toney

    1. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      I’d WC to this team

    2. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      No.

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Nahh... Looks decent

  26. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Ramsdale 4.0
    Cancelo Rudiger Azpilicueta Duffy Livramento
    Salah Foden Raphinha Mbeumo Allan
    Lukaku Antonio Jimenez

    1.5 itb

    Azpi could be TAA with funds itb.

    On the right track with WC ??

    Cheers

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Yep.

    2. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Looks good

  27. tommo1989
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    I you could guess, would you predict Raphinha and Jimenez will be on the bench for GW8 with the very short turnaround after their international matches?

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Jiminez is fine. Last game 11th October

      1. tommo1989
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Mexico play El Salvador in the early hours of Thursday 14th

        1. Crunchie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Oh i missed that.

          Be interesting how this all plays out

        2. bench boost for every gamew…
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Not involved in that one so he will play the game saturday, said Lage

          1. tommo1989
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Do you have a link for that please as I haven’t see that

  28. Gazwaz80
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Ron, Pog & Greenwood likely to drop tonight….

  29. Crunchie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    My WC last week. Never did post it, but certainly gave myself a benching headache, Really wished i dropped Benrahma to Luiz.

    If TAA is still out then not so bad.

    Rasmdale, Foster
    Cancelo, Dias, Rudiger, Azpi, Livra
    Salah, Saka, Raphihna, Benrahma, Gallagher
    Antonio, Lukaku, Jiminez

  30. Gunneryank
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Does Ranieri make anyone want to keep Sarr for a bit longer? My guess is he'll get more out of their attacking players (such as they are). Maybe that's a small percentage, but still worth asking.

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Nah, his fixtures are unappealing!