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What can we expect from Hwang Hee-chan in FPL after his Gameweek 7 haul?

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS 2-1 NEWCASTLE UNITED

  • Goals: Hwang Hee-chan (£5.6m) x2 | Jeff Hendrick (£4.8m)
  • Assists: Raul Jimenez (£7.5m) x2 | Javier Manquillo (£4.0m)
  • Bonus: Hwang x3, Jimenez x2, Marcal (£4.6m) x1

IS HWANG HEE-CHAN THE REAL DEAL?

Hwang Hee-chan (£5.5m) is proving popular among FPL managers and is the most-bought forward of Gameweek 8 following his double-digit haul against Newcastle.

Many of us will be unfamiliar with the South Korean striker, who has spent much of his time playing centrally in Austria and Germany but who has occupied a left-wing berth for Wolves so far.

A historic minutes-per-goal average of 179 is very decent (that’s similar to what Patrick Bamford (£7.8m) and Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£8.0m) boasted in the Premier League last season) but, of course, many of his strikes were scored for RB Salzburg in a league of inferior quality.

His record in Germany was poor: two goals in 20 appearances in the second tier was followed by a goalless year in the Bundesliga with RB Leipzig, although 17 of his 20 top-flight run-outs were from the bench.

A serious Covid infection blighted his time with Leipzig, while his skillset wasn’t ideally suited to his then-coach Julien Nagelsmann’s set-up, as The Athletic report:

“With Hwang being quite a specialised player – ie,  a wide-ish attacker who likes space to exploit, he didn’t really fit in as a winger or a striker in what was often a 4-2-3-1 formation or a 3-4-2-1. The lone striker role didn’t suit him as he preferred having that space around him, so they couldn’t quite make it work, and Nagelsmann was believed to have felt Hwang wasn’t quite playing to his instructions.

“With the 25-year-old being fairly quiet, a little shy and perhaps even sensitive, the struggles had knocked his confidence and it was decided he needed to get out and play somewhere else, with Wolves being an ideal fit formation-wise.

“Indeed, in terms of style (a pacy, willing and direct runner with an excellent work ethic and an eye for goal), Hwang is as close as Wolves have had to anyone resembling Diogo Jota, whose presence as a roaming second striker has been missed, since his departure to Liverpool last summer.”

WhoScored’s shot data takes the Austrian league out of the equation and instead focuses more elite competition: Hwang has a goal conversion rate of just under 14% across his appearances in German football, the Europa League and the Champions League.

That’s a more realistic figure for a budget FPL forward, who has currently converted an unsustainable 60% of his shots into goals this season.

Bruno Lage praised the link-up play between Hwang and Raul Jimenez (£7.5m) ahead of Saturday’s win over Newcastle and the pair duly combined for both of Wolves’ goals.

Even though the 60% goal conversion rate is not going to last, Wolves having a more confident finisher up top is a welcome change from the profligacy we’ve seen so far in 2021/22 and a potential boon to Jimenez, who has created more chances than any other FPL forward this season.

The pair could be what one another needs, and the Jota/Jimenez comparisons have already started.

“Myself and Raul had good conversations to build the chemistry but this is what the manager wants between the attackers and the midfielders. He tells me to move between the sides and the centre with Raul so he can make creative passes. This is all in the tactics.” – Hwang Hee-chan

ANY OTHER BUSINESS

Is Hwang Hee-chan

Just to dampen the enthusiasm about Wolves, it certainly wasn’t a vintage attacking display by Bruno Lage’s side, who had fewer shots than all top-flight teams bar Watford, Liverpool and Southampton in Gameweek 7 and who played better in defeat in Gameweeks 1-3.

Adama Traore‘s (£6.0m) stock continues to plummet after a second successive benching, while owners of Marcal (£4.6m) were treated to an unexpected bonus point but another unconvincing display in possession won’t have eased fears over future rotation.

As for Newcastle, they now have the worst defensive record in the top flight, level with Norwich for goals conceded but without a clean sheet to their name.

Steve Bruce changing formation during games and between them smacks of desperation, and the sight of Isaac Hayden (£4.5m) moving from attacking midfielder to right-sided centre-back midway through the first half was a head-scratcher.

The Magpies still pose an attacking threat: they have only failed to score in one match this season and are ranked eighth for goal attempts.

But the defensive woes will be of great interest to owners of the in-form Son Heung-min (£10.0m) ahead of Gameweek 8.


Wolves XI: Sa, Semedo, Kilman, Coady, Saiss, Marcal, Neves, Moutinho, Trincao (Dendoncker 85), Hwang (Traore 90), Jimenez.

Newcastle United XI: Darlow, Manquillo (Murphy 70), Fernandez, Clark, Ritchie, Hayden, Longstaff, Willock (Hendrick 35), Almiron (Gayle 79), Joelinton, Saint-Maximin.

Brighton and Hove Albion 0-0 Arsenal

  • Bonus: Marc Cucurella (£5.0m) x3, Lewis Dunk (£5.0m) x2, Ben White (£4.4m) x1

The first-half blitz in the north London derby may have masked lingering doubts about Arsenal’s attack, as it’s now just two goals in three matches for the Gunners against Burnley, Norwich City and Brighton.

Luckily, all is well at the other end of the pitch.

Mikel Arteta’s side made it three clean sheets in four at the Amex, withstanding some heavy Albion pressure to secure a draw.

The north London side continue to give away headed chances, especially from set plays, with Shane Duffy (£4.3m), Lewis Dunk (£5.0m) and Dan Burn (£4.4m) all having opportunities to break the deadlock on the south coast.

Above: Premier League clubs sorted by headed chances conceded in the last four Gameweeks

But Aaron Ramsdale (£4.6m), Ben White (£4.4m) and Gabriel (£5.0m) in particular look a lot more secure in open play than the pre-September Arsenal backline, with Takehiro Tomiyasu (£4.6m) a promising acquisition despite a difficult night in soggy Sussex.

“[I’m impressed] because they’ve never played together and because they have struggled a little bit with the language and they didn’t have any time to work together in pre-season either. They’re getting a really good connection, good chemistry, and I think their qualities match and complement each other really, really well. I think both of them today were terrific.” – Mikel Arteta on Ben White and Gabriel

Albion’s defence, who let’s not forget didn’t have the injured and influential Yves Bissouma (£4.6m) in front of it, was even better in Gameweek 7, with a breakaway Emile Smith Rowe (£5.3m) shot the only real moment of alarm.

Robert Sanchez (£4.6m) has only one save point all season, a sign of how watertight that Albion backline is.

A lot of the talk in the FPL community is over double-ups on City and Chelsea defenders but Brighton and (a full-strength) Arsenal are two of the best rearguards outside of these two clubs and there are some real bargains to be had from each team.

Marc Cucurella (£5.0m) is available at an awkward price point and will be overlooked by many of us but he turned in a man-of-the-match showing in the evening kick-off at the Amex and, as is not always the case, the maximum bonus was dished out to the best player on the park.

No player created more chances than the Brighton wing-back in Gameweek 7 and, since his debut in Gameweek 4, only three FPL defenders have registered more final-third touches.

“His contribution has been brilliant on and off the pitch. He has settled in really well, the way he plays the game is so refreshing. He brings energy to the team, but I thought the whole team performance was amazing, and I don’t want to single anyone out as the team were fantastic.” – Graham Potter on Marc Cucurella


Brigthon and Hove Albion XI: Sanchez, Veltman, Duffy, Dunk, Burn, Cucurella, Moder (Mac Allister 77), Lallana, Gross (March 84), Trossard, Maupay.

Arsenal XI: Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tierney, Partey, Lokonga, Saka (Maitland-Niles 90), Odegaard (Pepe 63), Smith Rowe, Aubameyang, (Lacazette 71). 

331 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Echoes
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Which 3 would you start from these?

    A: Cancelo(Bur)
    B: Christensen (Bre)
    C: White(CPL)
    D: Livra(Lee)
    E: Duffy(Nor)

    1. Gabbiadini
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      a/b/e

    2. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      ABE

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

      ABE also

    4. FPL_Crisis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      ADE live a little

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        yes, possibly.
        I wouldn't rule out Livramento playing further up the field.

    5. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Abe

    6. Oreoluwa
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 7 days ago

      A,C,E

    7. Echoes
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Thanks lads

  2. Gabbiadini
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Is Trent's availability against Watford as significant as a 50/50 like FPL suggests?

    1. FPL_Crisis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      well it's a yes or no so really is 50/50
      maybe check ben dinnery updates closer to the deadline. it's the early kickoff so should know in advance

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        That's a good point.
        Looking at the fixtures I wouldn't be surprised if he is given the precaution against Watford. United the next week is the big fixture.

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

          And Atleti in Europe mid-week between the two.
          Wouldn’t be surprised to see him not start Watford regardless of fitness now.

          1. Gabbiadini
            • 5 Years
            10 months, 7 days ago

            Yes. That too.
            Trying to project prices, having traded him out last week.
            7.4 would be very likely then.

    2. Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      I reckon he starts. The injury didn’t sound serious and he will have had two weeks to recover.

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

    Who do I bench?!

    Livramento, Brownhill already benched.

    a/ Duffy (nor)
    b/ Benrahma (eve)
    c/ Raphinha (sou)
    d/ Jimenez (avl)
    e/ someone else?

    Ramsdale
    Dias, Cancelo, Rudiger
    Salah, Son
    Lukaku, Antonio

    Leaning toward benching Benrahma at the moment.

    1. Gabbiadini
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Yeh, that's difficult, maybe A.

    2. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Benrahma

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

      Was kinda hoping Raphinha would miss out but think they already said he’d be back.
      Him away at Southampton after long travel might be tough still.

      Good problem to have given all the injuries that were around recently I guess.

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        I think it is less than 36 hours between Brazil's last fixture and Southampton v Leeds.

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

          If he doesn’t come back till after that game then I might have my answer already.

    4. Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Raphinha. Southampton is a tough fixture and he will probably be tired if he plays after flying back from Brazil.

  4. Gabbiadini
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Duffy and Livramento rotate pretty much perfect,

    GW8: Duffy (Norwich (a)) / Liv (Leeds (H))
    GW9: Livramento (Burnley (H)) / Duffy (Man City (H))
    GW10: Livramento (Watford (a)) / Duffy (Liverpool (a))
    GW11: Duffy (Newcastle (H)) / Livramento (Aston Villa (H))
    GW12: Livramento (Norwich (a)) / Duffy (Aston Villa (a))
    GW13: Duffy (Leeds (H)) / Livramento (Liverpool (a))

    All options on the left are green fixtures, the only green fixture on the right is Livramento gw8.

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      That's one of the reason I'm reluctant to drop Dunk for CHE defender.

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        You not considered Dunk to Duffy to free up cash or not had the trade?

        1. Holmes
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 7 days ago

          Didn't had the trade but it felt more like a sideways move. Plus I had this little doubt of Duffy not being nailed and finally, had a FOMO of missing out on Dunk's attacking return which has not occurred yet 😀

          1. Gabbiadini
            • 5 Years
            10 months, 7 days ago

            Yeh ok.
            Duffy's form is too great. I can't see him being displaced at this moment in time.

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

      They’ll always be first and second bench for me unless I bench one of my proper attackers - also great backup for random rotation/rest/injury.

      Could totally understand someone playing one/benching one each week and saving money elsewhere.

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Yes, I am considering it in order to get TAA back in whilst keeping hold of Jimenez.
        I have had both Ronaldo and Lukaku since gw4, so I am a bit more limited in certain areas. Would be 4 atb of TAA, Cancelo, Rudiger and one of Duffy/Livramento.

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 7 days ago

          Yeah, I've been planning to go Big 4 at the Back, but I just can't find a decent reason to get rid of either Duffy or Livramento. I'm now looking at Trent, one CHE, one City and rotating these 2, or occasionally benching both and relaxing when last-minute injuries or rotations occur.

          1. Gabbiadini
            • 5 Years
            10 months, 7 days ago

            Yes, I wouldn't get rid of them either.
            TAA | Cancelo | Rudiger and one of Duffy/Livramento on the field, the other first sub.

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

            I decided on Dias, Cancelo, Rudiger and those two after planning a lot of 4 bigs at the back.

            Allowed me to get up to Son in the midfield. No TAA but I can get back to him in two moves easy enough.

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              10 months, 7 days ago

              I was looking at those 3 with Trent. I'm now thinking Trent, Rudi (whom I have) plus one of Cancelo or Dias allows me (just) to exchange Sarr for Son. I don't see any of them shifting in price, so I can mull it over during the break.

    3. Jafalad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      I would get White in because you end up playing him in most fixtures and leave Livra on the bench.

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        I much prefer Duffy over White.
        I also have Ramsdale GK.

    4. pingissimus
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Jury still out on Duffy for me

      Not sold how nailed he will continue to be. His defensive stats may be good but he is trash as someone who can carry or even pass the ball out and this handicaps the team. Also unimpressed by Brighton defence generally. Loads of soft fixtures so far,
      Suspect there'll be better value elsewhere.

  5. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    TAA or no-TAA, on a WC which combo do you prefer?
    A. TAA Duffy Foden Hwang
    B. Azpi Laporte Mbuemo Jimenez (already have Rudiger Cancelo)

    Could do the mix:
    C. TAA Duffy Mbuemo Jimenez

    1. Gabbiadini
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      I like C, however, do you trade TAA in with injury risk?

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        If not clear he's fit, no. Azpi or Laporte a placeholder for him with cash ITB.

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 7 days ago

          Yes, I'd do C, with the possible placeholder.

    2. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      C

    3. Oreoluwa
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 7 days ago

      C is better. B looks a good pick but too much funds on the defense. The reality of FPL is that it changes quickly and you might need to make the shortest move possible to get players you might need later and you might not heavily want to touch the defense

  6. SINGH
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Why Jiminez? Wolves have tough fixtures coming up

    1. Gabbiadini
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      You can hold up to gw15.

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

      Had him for 4 weeks so far - 1,2,8,10 - with the plan to hold long term.

      Nothing to make me not keep him so far. Especially with Bamford, DCL injuries.

      1. SINGH
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Vardy is producing better numbers though and Watkins is starting to look good at Villa. Think Wolves formation and tactics are not up to level yet

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 7 days ago

          Watkins and Iheanacho are starting to suggest they could be the forces we thought they might be in pre-season. With the brash newcomers of Ronaldo and Lukaku turning out to be expensive disappointments, we may yet return to the pre-season sense of loads of affordable strikers to choose from.

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

          Maybe. I’m open to moves as they present themselves.
          Leeds in 2 weeks looks tasty and then I’m interested in Toney (though Mbuemo more likely)

    3. Jafalad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Has had good fixtures and was the best affordable option after Bamford was injured. WOL attacking stats are not that great - Jimi is more creator than executor.

      1. SINGH
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Feels like he got lucky with the recent hauls he has had. They don't seem an attacking unit from previous years

        1. Jafalad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          10 months, 7 days ago

          First three games they were posting good attacking nos but seem to have regressed a little. Against UTD and TOT they had numerous goal attempts - Traore missed three big chances.

  7. Jafalad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    What's the next move here?

    Sanchez/Steele

    TAA, Christensen, Semedo, White, Livra

    Salah, Jota, Benny, Allan, Raphina

    Lukaku, Jiminez, Antonio.

    One FT. 1.6 in da bank. Much appreciated.

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Easy save imo

      1. Jafalad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Not Semedo to Cancelo?

        1. Jafalad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          10 months, 7 days ago

          I suppose I could get away with the three defenders:

          White CPL
          TAA wat
          Christensen bre

          Even the other two defenders have ok fixtures:

          Semedo avl
          Livra LEE

          1. SINGH
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 7 days ago

            Semeso to Duffy to rotate with Livra?

    2. SINGH
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Try and swap Benny for an Arsenal player. Not sure double West Ham is best going forward.

      1. Jafalad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Been good so far and in form. WHM do score goals though. Who are you thinking, Saka?

        1. SINGH
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 7 days ago

          Well I am on WC so have gone Saka. Rotation is less than ESR and can play on the left if Pepe is on the right.

          1. Jafalad
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            10 months, 7 days ago

            Yes...he's was at the heart of all the good things ARS were doing v BHA. Not sure of he is quite heavy enough from a ff perspective.

    3. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Yeah, save for me.

      1. Jafalad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Thanks...makes sense now. These wild monkeys flying around here are messing with my hormones. 😉

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

      Save.

      Then 2ft to do
      Benny > Mbuemo
      Jota > Son

      Maybe just short but think it works.

      1. Jafalad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Thanks for thinking ahead for me. Son looks a great shout and you have provided a good roadpath to bringing him in. Much appreciated 🙂

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

          Good luck!

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

    Best combo?
    A. Lukaku + Jota
    B. Jimenez + KDB

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

      Try B

  9. Jinswick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Is it time to sell Antonio?

    - 1 goal and 1 red card in his last 3 games
    - underlying stats are ok but have declined
    - upcoming fixtures aren’t great: (eve, TOT, avl, LIV, wol, MCY)

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

      What is your rank?

      1. Jinswick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Not sure that’s relevant, but c.850k

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

          Ahead of me so yes, I think you should sell!

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

      Maybe. I’m thinking of which attackers I want right now and it’s a small list

      Lukaku, Ronaldo > feels like I can have only one.
      Jimenez > have him already
      Antonio > have him already - form concerns/ fixture concerns
      DCL, Bamford, Richarlison > Injury concern
      Auba, Vardy > Awkward price
      Ings > Would rather Watkins
      Watkins > could be the one!
      Iheanacho > keeping a close eye on him
      Toney, ASM, Hwang > just not feeling them - would rather spend a bit more I think.

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

        Monitoring Nacho too.

      2. Jinswick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Yeah agree with most of this. Lukaku makes sense, mainly for GW9. I’m tempted with HWamg or Toney (or possibly both!) Good stats and fixtures and cheap! Means you can really load up in defence and midfield

    3. luk46
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      gonna sell when he breaks, dont see any better options if we're talking about price-performance ratio

    4. Eleven Hag
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Has the europa fatigue kicked in already at westham? If so, yes he is a sell

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

        Seems to have for a few players - Soucek and Coufal at least. Played all summer too.
        I expect Rice to taper off soon - he’s played a lot of footy.

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

          This IB has come at a good time for the team, shame a lot of the players will play over the IB for their countries though

    5. Winston.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Might be, but not willing to do so yet…

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

    RMWCT please…Any ideas I should consider?

    Ramsdale Foster
    TAA Rudiger Dias Cancelo Livramento
    Salah Jota Raphinha Mbeumo Gallagher
    Lukaku Antonio Hwang

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

      343?

    2. tokara
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Midfield is weak

    3. Eleven Hag
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Jota to Grealish or Foden?

    4. luk46
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      you got massive benching headache with that team, which is why I would try to make the starting 11 stronger

      1. Winston.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Thanks, I’m also worried about the tactical flexibility of this team, how to switch players that I need later, as funds are spread so widely… but maybe a more balanced team could work?

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

      Yeah I’d move Gallagher to a 4.5.

      I don’t mind the rest of the team - one good bench mid to cover rotation/rest makes some sense to me.

      It’s definitely big at the back!

  11. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    GW8 to 15 looks like pothole teritory for WHU.

    Are people keeping Antonio irrespective?

    1. luk46
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      ye, West Ham are a solid side and I think he can score in almost any game

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

      On WC, the fixtures along with Europe makes me tempted to get rid.

    3. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Jinswick has just asked this above and there is a lot of interesting discussion there.

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Only logged on now, missed that post but looking like Antonio to Toney is a good shout from GW9 to 19.

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

          Maybe, other options too. I always read from top of page first before posting. You will always win the joust with good preparation.

        2. FantasyClub
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 7 days ago

          I learnt something last season bout Antonio and that’s if he’s fit you keep him and play him against anyone especially when West Ham are firing. I decided to bench him last season against the “big” teams and got burnt for it

    4. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Yes i will sell. But also i need to sell sarr, cr7, benrahma.. So he is staying for at least 3-4 gw.

    5. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      As long as he's fit he can score in any game, the problem will be when the Christmas rotation comes but can worry about that later. I am keeping but have owned him since the beginning so have lots invested

    6. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      I dont mind getting rid but I have got Ings as well who will probably leave soon for Toney. Replacement for Antonio? No idea. Maybe a pre-WC punt on Maupay for NEW, avl, LEE.

  12. luk46
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Thoughts about this wildcard? Duffy and Livramento are great bench options, just not too sure about Son and double defences yet.

    Ramsdale Foster
    Trent Cancelo Rüdiger (Livramento Duffy)
    Salah Son Raphinha Mbeumo (Luiz)
    Lukaku Antonio Hwang

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

      I’d hwang five on Hwang.

    2. Inter Me Gran
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Similar to mine, I’ve gone Vardy instead of Lukaku and have Hwang/Townsend as rotation options
      (Also Benrahma instead of Mbeumo)
      Like the Son pick!

  13. Holmes
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    That time of the year... 9 gameweeks in approx 40 days!

    GW13: 27th November
    GW14 : 1st December
    GW15 : 4th December
    GW16 : 11th December
    GW17 : 15th December
    GW18 : 18th December
    GW19 : 26th December
    GW20 : 28th December
    GW21 : 1st January

    Could get tricky to play WC during this period.

    1. pingissimus
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      And this is followed almost directly by AFCON just to add some non-seasonal joy 🙂

      1. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Will Salah go for AFCON? How many gameweeks are they likely to miss?

        1. lilmessipran
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 7 days ago

          Yes, 2-3 I think

        2. PartyTime
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 7 days ago

          All African players will go if their country is participating.

          It’s like Euros & Copa America

          1. Holmes
            • 8 Years
            10 months, 7 days ago

            I'm just not sure if Egypt is an African country or not, weak at Geography! 😀

            1. DARWIN'S DINOSAURS
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              10 months, 7 days ago

              Serious? (smile) You don't seem the type not to know these things or are you over my head?

              1. Holmes
                • 8 Years
                10 months, 7 days ago

                As I said, I am weak/clueless at subjects like Geography and History 😉

            2. PartyTime
              • 1 Year
              10 months, 7 days ago

              😆

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

              You could have googled that instead of admitting to it... 😆

        3. DARWIN'S DINOSAURS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 7 days ago

          I was told 2 but any team reaching the final will create a time issue

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 7 days ago

            Also need to factor in Chelsea going missing for the CWC for 2 GWs.

            1. pingissimus
              • 3 Years
              10 months, 7 days ago

              Oh when's that?

              DGW on the horizon?

              1. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                10 months, 7 days ago

                I think it's GW17-18. There would be time for a DGW until after the New Year programme is over. Could be Chelsea are a couple games behind for a while.

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  10 months, 7 days ago

                  *wouldn't

                2. pingissimus
                  • 3 Years
                  10 months, 7 days ago

                  Yep

                  Just after New Year we hit FA Cup messes. And Euro competitions start up again quite quickly too so unless Chelsea bomb out of the FA cup early, then I guess on reflection the DGW could be held for a while.

  14. Chelsea91
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Mendy
    Taa,Rudiger,Dias
    Raph,Gray,Benny,Salah(c)
    Lukaku,Antonio

    Steer Livra,Sarr,scarlett

    1.6 itb , 0 ft

    GTG?

    1. vova
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      looks good

      1. Chelsea91
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Thanks mate

    2. Houldsworth Hatter
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      There’s a player missing

  15. Erange
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Need some opinion on this team?

      Ramsdale/Foster

      Cancelo/Rudiger/Christensen/White/Livra

      Salah/Son/Raph/Benrahma/Brownhill

      Lukaku/Antonio/Jimenez

      0.3 itb, 1 ft

      1. Roll the transfer if no injury occurs?
      2. Which 2 to bench out of Christensen/White/Livra/Benrahma

      1. vova
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        1. Yes
        2. Livra/Ben I guess

      2. Cojones of Destiny
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        yep
        Livra/Chris

      3. DARWIN'S DINOSAURS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Chris, Benrahma are the only "weak ones" IMO. Cancello may need cover and White should do the job. I like Son personally.

    • FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Is having only one playable 1st bench a bad idea unless you have serious rotation risks? Obviously injuries can be a pain but I want to get in Dias alongside Trent and Cancelo to maximise points every GW and believe those 3 are the way to go in a back 3.

      Means I will only have Livramento on my bench though Right now it is him, Duffy and Bissouma.

      DGW still far away to worry about bench boost and prefer triple cap in a DGW anyway.

      1. vova
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        surely you just keep Livramento, Duffy and Bissouma? All seem nailed on when fit

        1. DARWIN'S DINOSAURS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 7 days ago

          Duffy future in doubt with guys returning. 2 hard fixtures GW 9 and 10. If you have any Citeh or Chelski with Jota in the mix I would have 2 decent bench players. ASR and Mboemo are good choices IMO. One of them offers security and don't cost too much.

      2. pingissimus
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        I'm not wholly convinced Duffy will survive anyway.

        Webster back fit is a better fit for Potterball. Duffy at the back really hampers the play from the back style. Good defender rubbish footballer.

    • vova
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Hey guys, How does this team look?

      Ramsdale Foster
      Dias Cancelo Azpilicueta Rudiger Livramento
      Salah Raphinha Benrahma Saka Brownhill
      Lukaku Antonio Toney

      1.8 ITB
      1 FT

      Any moves that I need to make or really wait and see until after the international break?

      Thanks!

      1. Cojones of Destiny
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        gtg but may be a double up on WH is too much?

    • Cojones of Destiny
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Jota + Marcal to Townsend/Douc + Cancelo for a hit yay or nay

      1. DARWIN'S DINOSAURS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Thinking similar but I ended up doing Alonso to Cancelo and Sarr to Raph. Jota keeping until after Watford. TAA news could impact my plans.

    • FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Afcon from 6 Jan to 9 Feb for Mane and Salah.

      Liverpool have BRE(H), CRY(A) and LEI(H).

      Pending how far Salah goes, who would you get in for him?

      City fixtures over this period a bit hit and miss so would not go KDB myself.

      Guess Jota will be the main man for LFC in Salah and Mane's absence. 2 home games as well.

      1. Zilla
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Too early for this mate 😀

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 7 days ago

          🙂

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 7 days ago

            Ticker has Watford top for FDR for those 3 GWs. Gotta be Sarr then, right?

    • DavvaMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Morning All

      Really not sure if I should wildcard now. I want to change keeper and also get Chelski and City defenders and get rid of Jota and Benrahma. Wildcard or take a few hits?

      Bachmann

      Rudiger | TAA | White | Veltman

      Raph | Salah | Jota | Benrahma

      Jiminez | Lukaku | Antonio

      Foster - Livramento - Luiz

      Much appreciated.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Could do what you want over 3 GWs with a couple of hits.

        1. DavvaMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 7 days ago

          Thanks, I was swaying to this, very nearly hit the wildcard button.

      2. REDMOND IN SANDALS
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 7 days ago

        that's very close to the wildcard template I have seen so far. a hit or two down the line should be good enough.

        1. DavvaMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 7 days ago

          Thanks, we probably take a -4 for GW8 to bring in Cancelo.

      3. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        No need to WC. Any issues are very minor.

    • 03farmboy
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Son and Hwang
      Or
      Grealish and Jimenez

      1. Puntillimon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        A

      2. Mr Ozil
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        A
        Son edges it for me

      3. Houldsworth Hatter
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        A

    • The-Red-1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      How would you improve this Trent less WC team? Happy to go without him for now. Would ideally like to cram Toney in for Hwang but would need to change out a defender I think

      McCarthy Foster
      Chilwell Rudiger Dias Cancelo Livramento
      Salah Son Raphinha Mbuemo Allan
      Lukaku Antonio Hwang

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

        That's quite simple, like your humble knight. Chilwell out.

    • jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Will Cancelo rise again before gw8? I have exact money to Brandon williams > cancelo. Should i do it now? Or wait. If i wait more and he rises again, i can't afford him without taking hits

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        I need him not to as well. Don't think he will anyway.

      2. Puntillimon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Check back daily to see if he’s at risk of rise, will prob hold the changes as long as I can

        1. Puntillimon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 7 days ago

          I mean fplstats

          1. jackruet
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 7 days ago

            Yes i have checked the site. I mean next gw is almost 2 weeks away. If he rise 0.1 then i am done.

      3. Bavarian
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        If you want him in your team, do it now

      4. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        I don’t think he will but if news comes out that Trent will miss the next game and gets red flagged I could see a lot of casuals moving to cancelo

      5. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        My better just made the most aromatic chicken laksa. I could eat it now, or wait two weeks and get salmonella. I'm eating it now.

    • dshv
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      sanchez
      Taa cancelo rudiger white livra
      Salah son raphinha mbuemo townsend
      Antonio lukaku?

      WC is this

      - need hwang?
      - need city attacker?
      - ramsdale over sanchez?

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

        Looks good. The only interesting city asset for me is kdb. In which case it becomes TAA/Son v Duffy/KDB.

    • Street Friend
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      2.2ITB 1FT.
      Would you make any changes? And bench order correct?
      Conscious one of my defenders may be rotated?
      Would you buy lukaku? (Thinking next week)

      Meslier
      Christensen Rudiger Laporte cancelo
      Salah Raphina Benrahma saka
      Antonio Ronaldo

      Foster Livra Wood Brownhill

      1. Mr Ozil
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        I'd hold for now
        You have a good bench cover for now.

        Wait for the IB

      2. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        I would buy lukaku and I would have Wood first drop.

      3. REDMOND IN SANDALS
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Get azpi or hold

        1. REDMOND IN SANDALS
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 7 days ago

          Hold cr7. Leicester's defensive numbers are worse than Brentford's. Man utd unbeaten away in 30 games.

    • Mr Ozil
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Morning All,

      Best City midfielder for the next 2/3 games?

      Also, who is a better pick ? Dias or Cancelo?

      1. Ranger3
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Really like Foden and Cancelo

      2. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Fodenfreude! Make it happen!

    • The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Sir Alex Ferguson: 'You should always start with your best players.'

    • kobewan
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      too early to ask

      but who would you start?

      Tomiyasu or Gallegher