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Son, Watkins and Iheanacho enter FPL conversation ahead of Gameweek 8

We continue our Fantasy Premier League (FPL) Gameweek 7 write-ups with analysis of Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa and Crystal Palace v Leicester City.

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

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 2-1 ASTON VILLA

  • Goals: Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (£4.9m) | Ollie Watkins (£7.3m)
  • Assists: Son Heung-min (£10.0m) x2 | Matt Targett (£4.8m)
  • Own goals: Targett
  • Bonus: Hojbjerg x3, Son x2, Eric Dier (£4.6m) x1, Emiliano Martinez (£5.5m) x1

SON STEPS UP

With Aston Villa lining-up in their new-look 3-5-2 formation, Spurs’ wide players were always going to be key in this fixture.

And that proved to be the case, as Son Heung-min (£10.0m) caused huge problems for Dean Smith’s side and managed to exploit the space between Matty Cash (£5.1m) and Ezri Konsa (£4.9m) time and time again.

 Above: Aston Villa’s average position map v Tottenham Hotspur in Gameweek 7, featuring Matty Cash (no. 2) and Ezri Konsa (no. 4)

The South Korean produced two assists and was a little unfortunate not to score, having registered five goal attempts, three shots in the box and one big chance during the match.

With Newcastle United’s shaky defence up next, Son could be in for another haul in Gameweek 8.

As for Nuno Espirito Santo’s set-up, they looked far more comfortable in a 4-2-3-1 formation, with the double-pivot of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (£4.9m) and Oliver Skipp (£4.5m) screening the back four well. That meant Dele Alli (6.5m) dropped to the bench, with Tanguy Ndombele (£5.8m) preferred in the more advanced midfield role.

WATKINS OFF THE MARK

Aston Villa fell to their first defeat in three matches against Spurs on Sunday afternoon, and while there weren’t many positives to take from it, forward Ollie Watkins (£7.3m) has at least now opened his 2021/22 account.

The England international equalised in the second half, and has put up some good attacking numbers since Gameweek 4, when Dean Smith switched formation.

Ollie Watkins (left) v Danny Ings (right) xG comparison since Gameweek 4, when Villa shifted to a back-three formation

After the game, Smith touched on the Watkins and Danny Ings (£7.9m) partnership and said:

“I have no concerns. Danny’s scored goals already. Ollie’s got his first today and we’re creating chances. The pair worked as hard as anything again. They broke things down when Tottenham had the ball.

But we’re playing against top teams at the moment, Everton, United, and Tottenham. But we believe we’ve got good players as well. There’s no frustrations. In the final third our final ball wasn’t good enough. Cashy’s got into some good areas but the final ball wasn’t there. JJ (Jacob Ramsey) in the second half. The final pass wasn’t quite there today.”

He also discussed Villa’s defensive set-up:

“Last week we were playing against Ronaldo, Greenwood and Pogba. This week it was Kane, Son and Ndombele. They’ve all got different qualities and Son’s biggest one is his pace in behind which can hurt you. They’ve got Harry Kane as well. We had a lot to deal with but our back three with Douglas Luiz thought we’d cope with that but, as I say, the game was too scrappy. We didn’t do much with our possession and they didn’t do enough with theirs either.”

Up next for Villa is a home clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers, when they will hope to welcome back Leon Bailey (£6.4m), who has missed the last two Gameweeks with a thigh injury.


Tottenham XI: Lloris, Royal, Romero, Dier, Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Skipp, Ndombele (Lo Celso 76), Moura (Gil 89), Son, Kane

A Villa XI: Martinez, Konsa, Hause (Traore 81), Mings, Cash, McGinn, Douglas Luiz, J Ramsey (Buendia 69), Targett, Ings (Archer 90), Watkins


CRYSTAL PALACE 2-2 LEICESTER CITY

  • Goals: Michael Olise (£5.4m), Jeffrey Schlupp (£5.4m) | Kelechi Iheanacho (£7.0m), Jamie Vardy (£10.4m)
  • Assists: Harvey Barnes (£6.7m)
  • Bonus: Iheanacho x3, Vardy x2, Olise x1

IHEANACHO BACK ON THE FPL RADAR

FPL Gameweek 7 round-up: Sunday’s goals, assists, bonus and injuries 5

On his first Premier League start of the campaign, 2020/21 Fantasy favourite Kelechi Iheanacho (£7.0m) hit the back of the net at Selhurst Park, and as a result, presents FPL managers with an intriguing differential option for our frontlines. 

The Nigerian international bagged 11 Premier League goals and two assists in his final 12 matches last term, and across the entire season, ranked top amongst all forwards per 90 minutes for goals and joint-fourth for expected goal involvement (xGI).

However, it is worth noting that he operated in a slightly deeper role on Sunday, and his goal was his only attempt of the match.

Above: Leicester City’s average position map v Crystal Palace in Gameweek 7, with Kelechi Iheanacho (no. 14) dropping deeper in Brendan Rodgers’ 4-4-2 formation

“I feel that he is a player that, over a period of time, he will either create or score a goal. His energy at the top end of the field posed a threat.

He can’t play in another position. He is purely a striker. When you play with two strikers, there is then a change behind that. That is one of the things I need to look at because of some of the types of players we have: it doesn’t allow us to keep the ball as well as we would like.

That is something I need to look at.” – Brendan Rodgers discussing Kelechi Iheanacho and his system after the game

As for Jamie Vardy (£10.4m), the veteran forward was also on the scoresheet, with his sixth goal in just seven Premier League games. Having been played through by Harvey Barnes (£6.7m), Vardy slotted in, and as a result is now the third highest-scoring player in the entire game, with 48 FPL points. Despite that, his ownership sits at just 13.7%, which is lower than the likes of Danny Ings and Allan Saint-Maximin (£6.8m).

PALACE UNBEATEN AT HOME

Following Sunday’s draw, Crystal Palace remain unbeaten at home, despite a reasonably challenging run that has seen them take on Brentford, Tottenham Hotspur, Brighton and Hove Albion and Leicester.

Two substitutes made the difference in Gameweek 7, as Michael Olise (£5.4m) – who also took on a share of set-pieces after his introduction – and Jeffrey Schlupp (£5.4m) both scored, with the latter replacing Conor Gallagher (£5.7m) after 71 minutes.

Interestingly, the Eagles have now scored eight goals in their last five Premier League matches, and rank sixth for expected goals (xG) over the same period.

“I think we are all really excited about his talent, but at the same time, we have to understand it will take time to be a Premier League player. He is working really well, working really hard, and he is in a good football club who will support him to develop himself.

It’s just about him keeping working. He’s working in training, he can score goals as he showed today. It is a long season, so he will definitely play some games, but we have to give him time as well to develop himself.

He had a long injury and he is not at his best yet, but he is improving and he will be a really important player for us.” – Patrick Vieira on Michael Olise


Leicester XI: Schmeichel, Castagne, Soyuncu, Vestergaard, Bertrand, Lookman (Albrighton 80), Choudhury (Soumare 60), Tielemans, Barnes, Iheanacho (Maddison 71), Vardy

C Palace XI: Guaita, Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell, Milivojevic, McArthur, Gallagher (Schlupp 71), Ayew (Olise 53), Zaha, Edouard (Benteke 85)


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  1. iL PiStOlErO
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 9 hours ago

    Would you wc this crew during ib? Or like I had planned just some -4 before deadline?

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

    1ft, 2.1m itb

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 9 hours ago

      Nope

    2. MagicMessi
      • 9 Years
      22 days, 9 hours ago

      No wc needed at all

    3. iL PiStOlErO
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 9 hours ago

      Perfect, just what I wanted to hear. Cheers boys.

    4. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      22 days, 9 hours ago

      No

    5. Diddly Squat
        22 days, 8 hours ago

        Jota will have reduced minutes, saka has had 2 returns this season . Leeds (raph) are not the force of last season . Cr7 did nothing v Everton and Villa ,faces lster,Liverpool, spuds, Man City next 4.
        Look at getting KdV , Mane and Everton mids in .

        1. Diddly Squat
            22 days, 8 hours ago

            Oops KbB

      • Lord Flashheart
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        22 days, 9 hours ago

        greenwod to son today before price changes for free

        Y
        N

        ?

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 4 Years
          22 days, 9 hours ago

          Seems on point

        2. BeWater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          22 days, 9 hours ago

          If you are going to be priced out do it.

        3. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          22 days, 9 hours ago

          Grand move

        4. MagicMessi
          • 9 Years
          22 days, 9 hours ago

          Y if you be priced out

        5. Super Saints
          • 5 Years
          22 days, 9 hours ago

          Very nice, jealous of Son

        6. iL PiStOlErO
          • 2 Years
          22 days, 9 hours ago

          Y

        7. Snooze ya lose
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          22 days, 9 hours ago

          Only if your gonna get priced out

      • Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        22 days, 9 hours ago

        Any Auba fans? 2 nice home games (CPL, AVL) in the next two to get him going

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 4 Years
          22 days, 9 hours ago

          More into his early stuff

        2. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          22 days, 9 hours ago

          Meh

        3. F4L
          • 6 Years
          22 days, 9 hours ago

          got him last week. Will definitely keep the faith for the next 2, he's got a benchmark of having to surpass 12 points for me to keep him longer. It's just about whether he can rediscover his form of 2 years ago, although Lacazette eating into his minutes was a disappointment against Brighton, and that's something to keep an eye on moving forwards.

        4. Super Saints
          • 5 Years
          22 days, 9 hours ago

          Not for me

        5. Snooze ya lose
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          22 days, 9 hours ago

          Gd differential

        6. Diddly Squat
            22 days, 8 hours ago

            Did you watch the last game v Brighton . Arsenal are garbage .certainly not worth spending 9.9 on him . Fair enough the next few games look appealing, but they are playing crap.

        7. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          22 days, 9 hours ago

          Ronaldo looks set for a price fall tonight unless it is WC's. Lukaku also being flogged.

          1. Freshy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            22 days, 9 hours ago

            I can lose 0.01 without losing actual value

          2. Super Saints
            • 5 Years
            22 days, 9 hours ago

            Looks like my TV will drop about 20 million this IB

          3. Snooze ya lose
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            22 days, 8 hours ago

            Not like it matters!

        8. manu4life99
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          22 days, 9 hours ago

          Any urgent areas for transfers?

          Sanchez Steele
          TAA Rudiger Cancelo Tierney Semedo
          Salah Raphinha Gray Mbuemo Sissoko
          Ronaldo Antonio Jiminez

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 2 Years
            22 days, 9 hours ago

            Looks good

          2. Super Saints
            • 5 Years
            22 days, 9 hours ago

            Lovely team, any transfers or MITB?

          3. Snooze ya lose
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            22 days, 9 hours ago

            I’m thinking cr7 out. Vardy v tempting

          4. Pep bites Kun
            • 5 Years
            22 days, 8 hours ago

            None. It's a good squad. When did you wc?

        9. Freshy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          22 days, 9 hours ago

          The FFS H2H league is a real bugger to navigate isnt it.
          Seems an enter and forget thing.

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

            Just make a note of your league and division, and access it from the home page.

            1. Freshy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              22 days, 9 hours ago

              I expected H2H on the premireleague site. Seeing who you have played and whos up next and overall standing is a process. I had different expectations. As far as improving up in the leagues I wont live that long. Such an advantage to have entered years earlier.

          2. Brimble82
            • 3 Years
            22 days, 9 hours ago

            Plus, the lower divisions are still messed up and yet to be corrected from last season.

            I feel like it may be more hassle than it’s worth!

            1. Freshy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              22 days, 9 hours ago

              Agree
              Not a representation of competition

          3. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            22 days, 8 hours ago

            I enter it every season and never checked it once

        10. JBG
          • 3 Years
          22 days, 9 hours ago

          Hwhat duo?

          A) Hwang+Son
          B) Jimenez+Torres

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 2 Years
            22 days, 9 hours ago

            A all the way

            1. JBG
              • 3 Years
              22 days, 9 hours ago

              Thanks.

          2. MagicMessi
            • 9 Years
            22 days, 9 hours ago

            A by far

            1. JBG
              • 3 Years
              22 days, 9 hours ago

              Thanks

          3. Super Saints
            • 5 Years
            22 days, 9 hours ago

            Torres shouldn't be in your consideration

            1. FOO FIGHTER
              • 2 Years
              22 days, 9 hours ago

              This

          4. Snooze ya lose
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            22 days, 9 hours ago

            A

        11. akhilrajau
          • 3 Years
          22 days, 9 hours ago

          Who to replace CR7
          A. Vardy
          B. Lukaku

          1. BeWater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            22 days, 9 hours ago

            B.

          2. Super Saints
            • 5 Years
            22 days, 9 hours ago

            A
            B has been dreadful since I got him four games ago

          3. Snooze ya lose
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            22 days, 9 hours ago

            A

          4. dshv
            • 4 Years
            22 days, 8 hours ago

            B will explode next 5 games

        12. Riverside Red
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          22 days, 9 hours ago

          Which is the easiest fixture
          Brighton away to Norwich
          or
          City home to Burnley

          1. Super Saints
            • 5 Years
            22 days, 9 hours ago

            Hey? City home

          2. MagicMessi
            • 9 Years
            22 days, 9 hours ago

            Norwich

          3. Cok3y5murf
            • 5 Years
            22 days, 9 hours ago

            City. Are you asking to switch a Brighton defender to a City one? I'm in the same position and not doing it this week

            1. Riverside Red
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              22 days, 9 hours ago

              I'm investing in either a Brighton or City midfielder.. more of a lucky dip with City

              1. Cok3y5murf
                • 5 Years
                22 days, 9 hours ago

                Oh, wouldn't bother with Brighton attackers. City, you know the risk

          4. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            22 days, 9 hours ago

            😆
            This is hilarious. When was the last time City didn’t win 5-0 at home to Burnley?

            1. Riverside Red
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              22 days, 9 hours ago

              So that's why you currently have no City in your squad...a cunning plan or WC

          5. Snooze ya lose
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            22 days, 8 hours ago

            City

        13. Super Saints
          • 5 Years
          22 days, 9 hours ago

          Players I've brought in since my WC.

          ESR - blank
          Torres - blank, benched
          Jota - blank, blank
          Rudiger - blank and booked, blank
          Lukaku - blank, blank, blank
          Sissoko - blank, blank, blank
          Gallagher - booked, blank, probably benched

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 2 Years
            22 days, 9 hours ago

            Owning Ronaldo probably makes it even worse?

            1. Super Saints
              • 5 Years
              22 days, 9 hours ago

              Hasn't helped that's for sure!

          2. Holmes
            • 8 Years
            22 days, 9 hours ago

            Start taking a -4 every week and solve some of those players, should get fine in 2-3 weeks time

            1. Super Saints
              • 5 Years
              22 days, 9 hours ago

              I've already got rid of Torres and Jota

          3. Little Red Lacazette
            • 5 Years
            22 days, 9 hours ago

            Ouch. Can I sell you my WC for 50k pounds? 😀

            1. Super Saints
              • 5 Years
              22 days, 9 hours ago

              30k?

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

                My prices are always fixed. Anyway, do you have TAA? Maybe sell for a City def and maybe one of the mids can become Sonny.

                1. Super Saints
                  • 5 Years
                  22 days, 8 hours ago

                  I do but I'm really happy with my team now, loads ITB for Benny to Raph and maybe Sissoko to Mbuemo.

                  Ryan
                  TAA Cancelo Rudiger White
                  Salah Benrahma Gallagher ESR
                  Ronaldo Lukaku
                  Steele Livramento Sissoko Scarlett

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

                    Looks good.

                    I personally would drop Ronaldo and spend more cash in the mid section.

          4. Diddly Squat
              22 days, 8 hours ago

              Avoid Pep roulette, unless kdb
              Sissoko you didn’t buy for points
              Jota time is limited.
              ESR , Arsenal are awful.
              Lukaku / Rud long term
              Gallagher cheap enough to hold onto .

          5. GW8 Fixture and clean sheet odds
            G-Whizz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 4 Years
            22 days, 9 hours ago

            GW8 fixture odds can be found here:
            http://prntscr.com/1urv6n1
            (Provided by Betbrain)

            GW7 clean sheet results:
            CHE: 49% ❌
            MNU: 45% ❌
            WOL: 41% ❌
            WHU: 38% ❌
            BUR: 36% ✅
            LEE: 34% ✅
            LEI: 32% ❌
            TOT: 32% ❌
            ARS: 31% ✅
            BHA: 27% ✅
            MCI: 27% ❌
            CRY: 26% ❌
            AVL: 23% ❌
            LIV: 23% ❌
            NOR: 21% ✅
            BRE: 20% ❌
            NEW: 18% ❌
            WAT: 17% ❌
            EVE: 16% ❌
            SOU: 14% ❌

            GW8 clean sheet odds:
            MCI: 57%
            CHE: 49%
            ARS: 45%
            LIV: 45%
            BHA: 37%
            AVL: 35%
            MNU: 32%
            TOT: 32%
            EVE: 26%
            WHU: 26%
            WOL: 25%
            SOU: 24%
            LEE: 23%
            NOR: 23%
            LEI: 20%
            NEW: 20%
            BRE: 17%
            CRY: 17%
            WAT: 12%
            BUR: 7%
            (Provided by Betbrain)

            Clean sheet totals:
            Manchester City: 5
            Chelsea: 4
            Liverpool: 4
            Arsenal: 3 (+1)
            Aston Villa: 3
            Brentford: 3
            Brighton: 3 (+1)
            Tottenham: 3
            Crystal Palace: 2
            Everton: 2
            Southampton: 2
            Wolves: 2
            Burnley: 1 (+1)
            Leeds: 1 (+1)
            Leicester City: 1
            Manchester Utd: 1
            Norwich: 1 (+1)
            West Ham: 1

            A meagre 39 points for me this week, oh well, at least I won my H2H with TM thanks to him for taking a hit!

            For the longest time I've been looking at bringing in a Chelsea defender in Rudiger yet somehow I've ended up with Dave instead 😆

            Now I need to decide if it's Greenwood's or Jota's head on the block, but right now bringing in Lukaku and captaining him for GW7 wasn't the best move I've ever made 😆

            Whatever your moves and dilemmas this week, hope your arrows be green, and I'll catch you again next week...

            Have a good'un!!!

            G

            1. Super Saints
              • 5 Years
              22 days, 8 hours ago

              My GW8 defence should go big!

              Ryan
              TAA Cancelo Rudiger White

              1. tokara
                • 7 Years
                21 days, 22 hours ago

                Weak elsewhere

            2. Babit1967
              • 5 Years
              22 days, 8 hours ago

              Looks good for me

              Sanchez
              Taa Cancelo Azpi Tierney

          6. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            22 days, 9 hours ago

            Great call Tom, am on WC and wondering about Iheanacho and Watkins/Ings as options ...

          7. Holmes
            • 8 Years
            22 days, 9 hours ago

            Chances of Laporte starting vs BUR? Looks nailed but might get rotated due to IB involvement.

            1. tuvok
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              22 days, 8 hours ago

              Honestly I think Laporte is seriously going under the radar. He has been in brilliant form this season and is posting the best goal threat stats of all defenders in the league. All for 5.5. Hasn't moved from my WC team

              1. mynameisq
                • 8 Years
                22 days, 8 hours ago

                True, but there will be rotation and as Holmes says it's very likely for Burnley

                1. tuvok
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  22 days, 8 hours ago

                  Yeah it's possible. Stones and Ake are both with their countries too though. Stones will likely play, especially with Maguire out, and Ake has been woeful so far for City. I think only an injury (like the last IB) will keep Laporte out, and that applies to every international player?

          8. kysersosa
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            22 days, 9 hours ago

            Rate my WC D2, please.

            Raya/Steele
            Cancelo, Dias, Rudiger, Liv, Cash
            Son, Salah, ESR, Raphina, D Luiz
            Lukaku, Hwang, Toney

            1.5itb for TAA return

            TIA

            1. Snooze ya lose
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              22 days, 8 hours ago

              Not bad. Lukaku last chance for me

              1. kysersosa
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                22 days, 8 hours ago

                Who are you looking at to replace? Vardy, Kane, Ron??

            2. Babit1967
              • 5 Years
              22 days, 8 hours ago

              Looks great

          9. DAZZ
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            22 days, 9 hours ago

            Traore or Jota. Which is the biggest fire to put out? And who’s a good replacement with 0.6 ITB? Traore > Gray/Doucoure/Mbuemo

            Plenty of Jota replacements.

            1. G-Whizz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 4 Years
              22 days, 9 hours ago

              It's got to be Traore if it were me...

              1. DAZZ
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                22 days, 9 hours ago

                Yeah i’m leaning that way, atleast Jota ‘could’ start. Traore looks to have lost his place with Hwang. Mbuemo looks good to me.

                1. FOO FIGHTER
                  • 2 Years
                  22 days, 9 hours ago

                  Gray is the one to own with DCL back after the IB.

                  1. DAZZ
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    22 days, 9 hours ago

                    Interesting. Why not Doucoure?

                    1. FOO FIGHTER
                      • 2 Years
                      22 days, 9 hours ago

                      I have both Gray and Doucoure but would go Gray if I only had one choice.

                      Both are returning on a regular basis though so these two players are max value to own 😉

                      With DCL back, going to lend a helping hand to Gray IMO.

                      I have tripled up on them fwiw.

            2. kysersosa
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              22 days, 8 hours ago

              Traore for me. I bought him in for 4 successive blanks!

              1. Diddly Squat
                  22 days, 8 hours ago

                  Traore has seasons of successive blanks , why on earth people bought into his headless no end product runs is beyond me.

              2. Boly Would
                • 5 Years
                22 days, 8 hours ago

                I'm looking at shifting Traore now, will either be Raphinha or Mbeumo depending on the international situation with Raph

            3. jackruet
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              22 days, 9 hours ago

              What would you do here?

              Sanchez
              Trent rudiger christensen
              Salah sarr benrahma raphinha
              Antonio Ronaldo jimenez

              2.2 itb

              1. Snooze ya lose
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 12 Years
                22 days, 8 hours ago

                Cr7 to vardy

                1. jackruet
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  22 days, 8 hours ago

                  Not Lukaku?

              2. Diddly Squat
                  22 days, 8 hours ago

                  Shift out Sarr ,Benra and cr7

              3. fc_skrald
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                22 days, 8 hours ago

                Some part of me want to sell my two ManU playser - thinking about this for free:

                Shaw + Fernandes -> Cancelo + Son

                a. yes, sell and spread the risk between different teams
                b. keep them, ManU will be great again

                Sánchez
                Shaw, Alonso, TAA, Duffy
                Raphinha, Salah, Fernandes
                Ings, Antonio, Toney

                Steele, Sarr, Gilmour, Amartey
                2 free transfers, 1.4 million in the bank

                1. Dreaming of glory
                  • 5 Years
                  22 days, 8 hours ago

                  Good moves imo

              4. FOO FIGHTER
                • 2 Years
                22 days, 8 hours ago

                Definitely not B

                1. FOO FIGHTER
                  • 2 Years
                  22 days, 8 hours ago

                  Fal reply to FC_SKRALD

                2. fc_skrald
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  22 days, 8 hours ago

                  Thanks! - will get rid of at least one of them! 🙂

                  1. FOO FIGHTER
                    • 2 Years
                    22 days, 8 hours ago

                    Bruno to Son plus cash for upgrades.

              5. CR7 is Home
                • 4 Years
                22 days, 8 hours ago

                Would you do Ronaldo to Lukaku for a hit (or) rather wait another game week?

                1. Super Saints
                  • 5 Years
                  22 days, 8 hours ago

                  Definitely not, Lukaku couldn't hit a barn door

                  1. Nikolai Volkoff
                    • 5 Years
                    22 days, 8 hours ago

                    Lukaku should have scored last game. He'll come good

                    1. Super Saints
                      • 5 Years
                      22 days, 8 hours ago

                      He should have scored in his last four games but didn't, crap finisher, Ronaldo to comfortably outscore IMO

                2. Pep bites Kun
                  • 5 Years
                  22 days, 7 hours ago

                  Wait another gw

              6. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                22 days, 8 hours ago

                Thoughts?

                Lukaku & Greenwood > Son & Vardy

                Sa
                Rudiger, Alonso, Tierney, Cancelo
                Salah, Greenwood, Saka, Gray
                Lukaku, Antonio

                4.0, Livramento, Sissoko, #Bamford

                1.3

                1. Dreaming of glory
                  • 5 Years
                  22 days, 8 hours ago

                  Not sure about ditching lukaku before that run

                  1. g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    22 days, 8 hours ago

                    Yes, but 2,2,2 has to change?

              7. pundit of punts
                • 8 Years
                22 days, 8 hours ago

                RMWCT

                Ramsdale - Foster
                TAA - Cancelo - James - Livramento - Manquillo
                Salah - Son - Foden - ESR - Brownhill
                Lukaku - DCL - Hwang

                1. Flynny
                  • 6 Years
                  22 days, 8 hours ago

                  Will dcl be fit?

                  And if so, might be start off the bench?

                  1. pundit of punts
                    • 8 Years
                    22 days, 8 hours ago

                    He has been training and Rafa threw him straight back in GW 1 after euros and injury scare

                    Think he will be good to go from what I’ve read

                2. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 12 Years
                  22 days, 8 hours ago

                  It's different to ones I've seen.

                  1. pundit of punts
                    • 8 Years
                    22 days, 8 hours ago

                    Good or bad?

                  2. pundit of punts
                    • 8 Years
                    22 days, 8 hours ago

                    Your City attacker of choice?

                    Can’t look past Grealish or Foden for sheer value.

                    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 12 Years
                      22 days, 8 hours ago

                      Don't have one yet.

                    2. Diddly Squat
                        22 days, 8 hours ago

                        Don’t fall for the Foden , man of the match world beating performance. He will still get rotated .

                      • Winston.
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        22 days, 8 hours ago

                        KDB?

                  3. Dreaming of glory
                    • 5 Years
                    22 days, 8 hours ago

                    Would be worried about cancelo & James starting every week in def. Same for foden (as good as he is i don't think he's ff friendly)

                    1. pundit of punts
                      • 8 Years
                      22 days, 8 hours ago

                      Yeah

                      May go Dias for security and James for explosiveness.

                      But come deadline I may well go for the riskier option. 😀

                  4. lilmessipran
                    • 9 Years
                    22 days, 8 hours ago

                    Not really a fan of ESR, Mbuemo/Doucoure/Gray all better picks

                3. Dreaming of glory
                  • 5 Years
                  22 days, 8 hours ago

                  What to do with this lot? Not sure its wildcard territory yet but open to help

                  Sanchez - 4.0
                  Taa - Ayling - rudiger - Williams - liva
                  Salah - esr - benrahma - gallagher- Brownhill
                  Ronaldo - lukaku - antonio

                  Maybe downgrade cr7 to upgrade 1 midfielder
                  &
                  ayling > white?

                  1. FOO FIGHTER
                    • 2 Years
                    22 days, 8 hours ago

                    Get Dias or Cancelo.

                    Upgrade Willams and Ayling. Two worst defences in the League.

                    And you have to decide whether you want to keep Lukaku or Ronaldo.

                    Gallagher no longer an option with Milivojevic in the picture.

                    1. Dreaming of glory
                      • 5 Years
                      22 days, 8 hours ago

                      Yea ta was thinking
                      Ronaldo > dcl (if fit)
                      Ayling > white
                      Gallagher > son

                      Could add foster in as 2nd gk and remove Williams if i used wc as only 1 sub atm

                  2. FOO FIGHTER
                    • 2 Years
                    22 days, 8 hours ago

                    Oh and keep Trent 🙂

                  3. The Ilfordian
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    22 days, 8 hours ago

                    Defence looks to biggest issue. Have you got 2FTs? Ronaldo to Jimi and Ayling to Dias /Azpi/Rudi maybe?

                    1. Dreaming of glory
                      • 5 Years
                      22 days, 8 hours ago

                      Yea with rudiger and taa I only need one of liva/white to play, Williams is an unused transfer or wc clean up now so def not as bad as it may look I think.

                      3 low level mids is maybe a bit light tho despite the big front 3

                  4. The Ilfordian
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    22 days, 8 hours ago

                    Sorry you have Rüdiger

                4. Bobadoba
                  • 11 Years
                  22 days, 8 hours ago

                  On wildcard:

                  I can afford Ederson or should I just save money in bank and go for Ramsdale?

                  1. BeWater
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    22 days, 8 hours ago

                    Ramsdale.

                  2. FOO FIGHTER
                    • 2 Years
                    22 days, 8 hours ago

                    I decided Mendy CHE would be a good idea. Premium GK's takes away much needed cash for outfield players. Have shipped him for Raya.

                5. dshv
                  • 4 Years
                  22 days, 8 hours ago

                  Would you keep antonio/benrahma on WC?

                  1. FOO FIGHTER
                    • 2 Years
                    22 days, 8 hours ago

                    Only Antonio

                  2. Jafalad
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    22 days, 8 hours ago

                    Yes I would and I have both. Benny is a form player that is worth persisting with imo. I much prefer him to the likes of Sarr, Gallagher, ESR, et al.

                    1. FOO FIGHTER
                      • 2 Years
                      22 days, 8 hours ago

                      This also true.

                    2. Dreaming of glory
                      • 5 Years
                      22 days, 8 hours ago

                      Yea hes an easy downgrade to one of then 5m mids as well if you aren't happy with him in a few more weeks too and plenty of options there

                6. Tic Tacs
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  22 days, 8 hours ago

                  99% sure I'll be playing the Free Hit in GW8 to take advantage of the decent City, Spurs and Liverpool fixtures. Pretty happy to go back to my current team in GW9 and save the Wildcard for December.

                  1. Jafalad
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    22 days, 8 hours ago

                    I'd wait to a dgw. Get double your money.

                    1. Tic Tacs
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      22 days, 3 hours ago

                      Normally I would always FH on a blank or double but especially last season it felt like everyone else was doing the same so very little upside, and also it depends if the fixtures fall nicely.

                  2. Dammit_182
                      22 days, 8 hours ago

                      It’s a great idea. 3 city inc KDB, could get Salah and Mane + Son + your pick of Chelsea. One hell of a differential team.

                      1. FOO FIGHTER
                        • 2 Years
                        22 days, 8 hours ago

                        Make sure you pick the right City trio.

                        There is not knowing what roulette team Pep will put out vs Burnley.

                        1. Dammit_182
                            22 days, 8 hours ago

                            Very sound advice from foo fighter.

                            1. Dammit_182
                                22 days, 7 hours ago

                                Actually love this idea. I could afford:

                                Sanchez (4.0)

                                James, chilwell, cancello (Duffy, Livra)

                                Son, salah, mane, Foden (Douglas Luiz)

                                Maupay, Jesus (K. Davis)

                                If you can get the right city players and Chelsea defenders could be a great score. Brighton play Norwich away so I feel that’s the game to make up the budget. Could always go Raphinia instead of Maupay if you wanted TAA instead.

                                Mahrez got his hat trick last season vs Burnley so I’d also be tempted there.

                                What squad were you thinking?

                                1. Tic Tacs
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  22 days, 3 hours ago

                                  I was just thinking that I like my team but especially from GW9 and there seems to be an opportunity to target 3-4 really nice fixtures with explosive players that nobody owns.

                                  Apart from the obvious Liverpool guys I want Kane and Son, Cancelo/Dias with Foden and Jesus, Lloris maybe, then 2/3 Brighton so Dunk/Cucurella with Maupay?

                                  Still thinking through the options...

                            2. Tic Tacs
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              22 days, 3 hours ago

                              Yeah very true, I will be waiting right up until the deadline to catch the latest info, feels less risky with the FH though as I won't be left holding these high risk players unlike with the wildcard.

                      2. MountainBeach
                        • 9 Years
                        22 days, 8 hours ago

                        Sarr to Saka or Raphina?

                        1. Jafalad
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          22 days, 8 hours ago

                          Raph. On more sps and influential. Leeds still have good fixtures.

                      3. mcginnntonic
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        22 days, 8 hours ago

                        Anyone considering KDB for the next few?

                        1. Echoes
                          • 1 Year
                          22 days, 8 hours ago

                          Not back into his rhythm yet, but once he does, he'll be high on my priority list yet again.

                        2. Dreaming of glory
                          • 5 Years
                          22 days, 8 hours ago

                          Could be a great shout. Want to target city but he's the only one that may start all the upcoming games.
                          Would like Jesus but he could be rotated out

                      4. Echoes
                        • 1 Year
                        22 days, 8 hours ago

                        Not seen Bilva in any teams at all. May be for a reason, as he won't ever be explosive, but at just 6.9, and started all games bar GW1. Just a little food for thought.

                        1. Diddly Squat
                            22 days, 7 hours ago

                            Pep roulette. Look elsewhere

                        2. Threat Level Midnight
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          22 days, 8 hours ago

                          Williams/Jota>Dias, Saka the plan. Have exact funds before any rises/drops. Thoughts?

                        3. Slitherene
                          • 3 Years
                          22 days, 8 hours ago

                          One of the worst starts in a long time..
                          Which players do I absolutely need in this team?

                          Sanchez | Steele
                          Rudiger Dier White
                          Salah Jota Raphinha Gray Gallagher
                          Ronaldo Lukaku
                          ¦ Digne Dennis Ayling

                          0.0 ITB