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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. woodles
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Hi there

  2. All The Aces
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Any chance AA gets pens for Saints with JWP out?

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Definitely

  3. LLoris
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Is Ronaldo going down in price today?

    1. Must.Go.Faster.
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I’m leaning towards either yes or no.

  4. Cheeto__Bandito
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Dias or Cancelo if only one? I know cancelo is explosive but with Zinchenko coming back am bit worried about mins

    1. RedRo
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I'd still take Cancelo

      • HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        with cheap playing def I think it's ok to take that chance
        head still says Dias for me but probably nothing in it

    2. Taegugk Warrior
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      With ronaldo looks likely drop tonight… would you keep him…?

      1. Puntillimon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Sell for luks

      2. RedRo
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I wouldn't keep him regardless of what happens to his price tonight

        • jia you (The No BS League -…
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Going to ride it out...despite recent form I think we might do ok in the tough fixtures and he'll be the main man for the most part

        • waldo666
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I am.

        • REDMOND IN SANDALS
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Leicester defense is a great fixture for him

        • Iceball
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          4th defender like Dias/James or Saka/Mbeumo/Townsend type of guy?

          1. mixology
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Depends on your temperament

            I like the defenders at this price point, but you need to be able to stay the course after benchings (James) or lack of CS's. Some prefer the nailed on attacker. All decent options

        • jia you (The No BS League -…
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Which one would you start?
          A. Livramento (LEE)
          B. Christensen (bre)
          C. White (CRY)

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            C

          2. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            A - going to get attacking returns soon

          3. Gabbiadini
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            b

          4. waldo666
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            I am starting B with A first on bench.

            1. jia you (The No BS League -…
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              was set on same but considering swapping it around...Livramento has looked pretty good and attacking

              1. jia you (The No BS League -…
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                not very confident in a CHE CS considering Brentfords excellent form and Christensen has little chance of attacking returns

                1. waldo666
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  You make some decent points, agree Livramento has looked good and very attacking and Brentford have looked good also.

                  Who knows, I might even end up there by the time next deadline rolls around.

          5. REDMOND IN SANDALS
              1 month, 23 days ago

              B

          6. vincentwsho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Who to start?

            A) Livra (LEE)
            B) Shaw (lei)
            C) Semedo (ast)

            1. Bobby Digital
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Q

            2. RedRo
                1 month, 23 days ago

                A

              • Bobby Digital
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                A*

              • dunas_dog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                A

            3. mixology
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              I've always been a fan of big-at-the-back, often to my detriment and I'm a bit surprised to see it back in vogue this season, despite the solidarity of Chelsea's and Man City's backline.

              When was the last time we had more than 1 solid option who began the season at 4.0?

              Livramento and Duffy are perhaps the best value in the game, and I'd much rather have either one coming off the bench than a rarely-featuring 4.5 striker or a 4.5 two-point machine midfielder.

              I would even argue that you could start Duffy/Livra most weeks, and be able to afford a 3 premium (Salah, Lukaku, Son) team.

              Is anyone else in a similar dilemma on WC?

              1. FourLokoLeipzig
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                If I were on a WC, I think my defence would be:

                Mendy or Ederson
                Duffy / Livra / Cancelo / Rudy / TAA

                1. mixology
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Can't go wrong with a Chelsea, Man City, TAA trifecta, unless of course you pick the "wrong" Chelsea defender. I'd consider Mendy if it weren't for Ramsdale at 4.6

                2. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Yeah this is the safe defense to go for. And I'm likely to do it. I think Ramsdale is fairly safe 4.5m as well. This should steady the ship for a good while.

              2. RedRo
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  I think the point’s a good one. I don’t expect this to be a popular opinion but I think Duffy gets dropped when Brighton have everyone fit. They’ve been without Lamptey, Webster and Burn for varying parts of the season so far - he’s great from a Fantasy point of view but I wouldn’t like having to play him as an actual PL manager.

                  Doesn’t detract from your point though as there are still some other really decent budget options at the back.

                  1. mixology
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    You may be right as I've heard similar. Might be the case of he loses his place but then gets back in. Will only make him hungrier for goals. He'd still be an easy bench as well at 4.3, cheaper than any 4.5 striker spot.

                • Major League Shocker
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  No, I'm not a fan of letting the available bench options determine what I decide for my XI. I know I haven't been getting jammy auto-sub points, but the flip side is that I haven't had a Torres or Alonso or Traore fire to put out. I have played too much roulette in the past and I'm not letting it hurt me so much this year.

                  I don't personally want a 3-premium team either. Salah and Lukaku are fine to cover captaincy, and then I can move Lukaku on when I want a different captain.

                  1. Major League Shocker
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    People are now worried about making their WC's too much like Andy's team, for example. But you can tell that Andy is a 3-4-3 guy through and through, so he already doesn't like the 4 atb, already talking about not getting Trent back and spending that money elsewhere, or even playing Mbeumo over one of his Chelsea defenders in GW8. He'll move off it soon enough, and his clones will follow.

                    1. jia you (The No BS League -…
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      this is what the game has come to hasn't it 🙁

                • HMC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  with the emergence of so many affordable midfielders it will be a popular strategy

              3. jdp219
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                == Pre-WC ==
                Sanchez, Foster
                Rudiger, Alonso, Digne, Shaw, Livramento
                Salah, Bissouma, Benrahma, Raphinha, Greenwood
                Antonio, Ronaldo, Toney

                > Post-WC?
                Sanchez, Foster
                TRENT (if fit), Alonso, MARCAL, DUFFY, Livramento
                Salah, SAKA, GALLAGHER, Raphinha, TOWNSEND
                LUKAKU, VARDY, Toney

                (mids too weak?)

                1. Bobby Digital
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  I like your pre wc team

                  1. jdp219
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    That's fair. Thank you. The fixtures for the pre-WC team get a little tougher, which is why I was considering.

                  2. jdp219
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Not to mention dropping quite a bit in the past couple weeks. From 64k to 245k.

              4. FCSB
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Hwang or Jim on WC... had Jim last 2 weeks and hes served me well

                1. Gabbiadini
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  if $ isn't an issue then b.

                2. REDMOND IN SANDALS
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    B. you will regret selling him if wolves start getting penalties.

                3. FantasyClub
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Guys is Kovacic worth a punt?

                    1. FantasyClub
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        I gotta choose between him and ESR

                        1. Gabbiadini
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          I prefer the more attacking option so, ESR.

                    2. flippetyflop
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Very random question but does anybody have any examples in the Premiership of a player getting fouled by a Goalkeeper outside of the box and the referee only giving a yellow card?!!

                    3. Cheeto__Bandito
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Hwang or Mbuemo as 5.5 enabler?

                      1. Gabbiadini
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        I prefer B, slightly.

                      2. RogDog_jimmy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        This is a good question I think.

                        Instinctively I say Mbuemo as there are more mid slots. But I think we’ve seen the potential of him so far so Hwang seems to have more upside.

                        I’d be happy with both at 6th/7th attackers - free up some money for Son and a second 12+ player maybe.

                      3. waldo666
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Mbuemo

                      4. mixology
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        It's too soon to judge Hwang imo. But I understand it's only been 7 GW's for Mbuemo. I'd go the latter so far

                      5. jia you (The No BS League -…
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        I've gotten Hwang in for Antonio to fund KdB...two hopeful punts to try and make some ground in upcoming GWs. Hwang certainly did himself no harm with that brace and fixtures are decent.

                      6. Camzy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Mbeumo.

                    4. Gabbiadini
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      What GW10 team is best?

                      Ramsdale | Steele
                      TAA* | Cancelo | Rüdiger | Duffy | Livramento
                      Salah | Raphinha | Mbeumo* | ... | ...
                      Ronaldo | Lukaku | ...

                      a) Sarr, Gray & K Davis* (3-5-2/4-4-2)
                      b) Jiménez, Allan & Brownhill* (4-3-3)

                      (* = players I do not own currently)

                      Trades for A:
                      GW8/9: Allan to Mbeumo*
                      GW10: Jiménez to K Davis* & B Williams to TAA*

                      Trades for B:
                      GW8: Sarr to Mbeumo*
                      GW10: Gray to Brownhill* & B Williams to TAA*

                      Cheers.

                      1. REDMOND IN SANDALS
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          B

                          1. Gabbiadini
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 23 days ago

                            thanks.

                      2. Taegugk Warrior
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Ronaldo replacement. Already have lukaku.

                        A. Antonio
                        B. Vardy
                        C. Keep Ronaldo

                        1. Gabbiadini
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          c

                        2. waldo666
                          • 11 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          C

                        3. jia you (The No BS League -…
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          C

                        4. yeahbuddy
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          C

                      3. jia you (The No BS League -…
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        My GW8 captain - KdB at home to Burnley...under 2% owned.
                        Sold double WHU attack and Trent.
                        Looking forward to the GW already (after a horrid GW7) and even if it fails miserably at least I'll have tried lol

                        1. Salah’s Sonnet
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          I remember you doing radical Kia, and you are going for it!! i am in a similar situation now below, any guidance please throw my way lmao

                          1. jia you (The No BS League -…
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 23 days ago

                            replied below mate

                        2. Andy_Social
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          Hi Jia, not seen you around so much recently. You must be hurting with your 'no Mo' policy!

                          1. jia you (The No BS League -…
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 23 days ago

                            actually wasn't so bad I until Sunday when he almost single handedly doubled my rank mate...all I could do was laugh it off and try something different to counter...hence to KdB punt

                      4. Salah’s Sonnet
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        There seems a good deadzone crowd on tonight so thought i would reposition something i asked the other night.

                        Sanchez
                        Alonso - Tierney - Rudiger
                        Benrahma - Sarr - Salah - Raphinha - Allan
                        Ronaldo - Lukaku
                        _____________________________________
                        Foster: Livramento: Williams: Scarlett

                        Already spurned my WC after 1st IB, but do have 1FT and 3 mill in the bank.

                        Sarr maybe looking like an issue.
                        Ronaldo MAY have to go soon’ish as will Alonso
                        Also TAA should make a return, and Antonio!

                        Eurgh, I feel it’s a mess all of a sudden and slipped down to 774k! Yikes.

                        I do actually feel like doing something radical like:
                        Tierney + Alonso + Allan + Sarr + Ronaldo > TAA + Cancelo + ESR + Son + Antonio

                        Would give:

                        Sanchez
                        Cancelo - TAA - Rudiger
                        ESR - Raphinha - Salah - Son - Benrahma
                        Lukaku - Antonio
                        ______________________________________
                        Foster: Livramento: Williams: Scarlett Leaves 0.1 ITB

                        Surely if i'm gonna do something like this it's best to do it before a good run of fixtures?

                        Or am i just simply panicking from falling to 774k! jeez

                        bit of a rant there kind of!
                        Thanks gents.

                        1. jia you (The No BS League -…
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          nah your team doesn't need that kind of overhaul...Alonso your only issue really, I think Sarr will tick along ok for the price. Tierney, Rudiger, Raphina, Salah and the big two up top...team is very good imo

                          1. Salah’s Sonnet
                            • 10 Years
                            1 month, 23 days ago

                            cheers Jia, think it may just be more panic then than anything, Alonso i had only just brought in as well as part of a -8 last GW, eeeek! can be easily resolved though.
                            Agree with your points, but TAA is needed though surely?

                            1. jia you (The No BS League -…
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 23 days ago

                              maybe but I've sold him

                        2. REDMOND IN SANDALS
                            1 month, 23 days ago

                            no need I would just do Alonso to Dias and sell Cr7 next week.

                            1. Salah’s Sonnet
                              • 10 Years
                              1 month, 23 days ago

                              Cheers bud, i suppose it aint the end of the world giving CR7 another go is it 🙂

                              1. REDMOND IN SANDALS
                                  1 month, 23 days ago

                                  If you are not captaining him then there is more value in cheap forwards

                            2. yeahbuddy
                              • 10 Years
                              1 month, 23 days ago

                              I think the majority of who you are looking to trade out aren't critical. Sarr Ronaldo Tierney can all stay if needed (I'm looking to move Sarr after Liverpool in case he drops 19 pts again!).

                              Upgrade Allan or Scarlett with the cash so you can play a true 3-5-2 or 3-4-3 (Allan should not be a starter). Alonso is also a trade if he is benched again.

                              1. yeahbuddy
                                • 10 Years
                                1 month, 23 days ago

                                Or upgrading Williams for a 4-4-2

                              2. Salah’s Sonnet
                                • 10 Years
                                1 month, 23 days ago

                                Cheers pal! yeah i agree, i was gonan use the 3m though for maybe TAA? But he can be brought back with CR7 sale anyhow i guess, how would you make it more a true'er 352?

                                1. yeahbuddy
                                  • 10 Years
                                  1 month, 23 days ago

                                  Definitely keep cash in plan for bringing back Trent, was thinking upgrading Allan to 5.5-6.0 bracket for 5 playing mids or Scarlett to 5.5-6.5 bracket for 3 forwards. Does mean you will need another downgrade to get Trent back in (for Alonso seems to be the pick). Maybe a hit over the next few weeks would get you there? Williams to Cancelo, then Benrahma to a 5.5-6.0 mid (or another trade to make cash) to go from Alonso to Trent?

                                  1. Salah’s Sonnet
                                    • 10 Years
                                    1 month, 23 days ago

                                    Yep some sound points there man, the cash would most definitely come from an alonso downgrade if i were to turn allan and scarlett into players that offer playing time.

                            3. RogDog_jimmy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 23 days ago

                              For me I’d do Alonso & Sarr/Benrahma to Son & whoever you can afford in defense.

                              Then next up is using Ron to fund a premium defender. (So you could add in moving him for a -8).
                              Ron+Alonso+Sarr > Cancelo/TAA+Son+???

                              I don’t mind a -8 to reshuffle a bit.
                              As long as you feel good about it.

                              1. Salah’s Sonnet
                                • 10 Years
                                1 month, 23 days ago

                                some good advice there RJ I hugely appreciate it, Doing Ron+Alonso+Sarr > Cancelo/TAA+Son+??? would leave me 11.4 for a striker haha, yeah a -8 to shuffle things up i'd be pleased with tbh.

                          • Jinswick
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            1 month, 23 days ago

                            Best WC fillers here?

                            A) Trent, Mbeumbo, Jimenez
                            B) Tierney, Son, Hwang

                            Ramsdale
                            Cancelo, Chilwell, Laporte, xxx, Livra
                            Salah, Raphina, Saka, xxx, Brownhill
                            Lukaku, Antonio, xxx

                            1. REDMOND IN SANDALS
                                1 month, 23 days ago

                                A

                              • Gabbiadini
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 23 days ago

                                a

                              • RogDog_jimmy
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 23 days ago

                                Wouldn’t have Saka.

                                Make him Mbuemo.

                                I like Son & Mbuemo over Saka.

                                Then Trent and whatever you can afford up front.

                              • Hulk Smash
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                1 month, 23 days ago

                                A

                            2. REDMOND IN SANDALS
                                1 month, 23 days ago

                                Sanchez

                                Duffy Rüdiger Marçal

                                Jota Raphinha Salah(c) Sarr

                                Antonio Jiménez Ronaldo

                                Bench - Steele Alonso Williams McArthur

                                1 Free transfer
                                A) Hold
                                B) Alonso>>Dias/Cancelo, bench Sarr

                                1. Jafalad
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 11 Years
                                  1 month, 23 days ago

                                  You might need to buy back TAA. I'd hold off for now and assess his injury news.

                              • Jafalad
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 11 Years
                                1 month, 23 days ago

                                To those who played their wildcarded in the first five gameweeks, how have you fared?

                                Any regrets in going early? How is your team looking now?

                                1. HMC
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 11 Years
                                  1 month, 23 days ago

                                  of course there's regrets, always is post wildcard (gw5)
                                  not much movement for me but hoping for some change of luck

                                  Went James then got injured
                                  Went Torres then fixed that to Sarr straight away
                                  Went Guiata (will just keep for now)
                                  Went Semedo (fixtures were there but avg returns)

                                  1. Jafalad
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 11 Years
                                    1 month, 23 days ago

                                    You had some poor luck. I avoided players like Torres and James as I felt there was too much uncertainty of starts. Good luck!

                                2. Gabbiadini
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 23 days ago

                                  gw4 wildcard, content with my team. haven't taken a hit. it definitely propelled me up the ranks.

                                  1. Andy_Social
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 9 Years
                                    1 month, 23 days ago

                                    Swings and roundabouts. Can't say I regret using it in GW3. It gave me a terrific boost, lifting me into the Top 500 at the time. But then these injuries kicked in and I've taken hits. I have a clear roadmap to get me to the squad I'd have if I wildcarded now, but it will take a few weeks of 1FT to get there, allowing people who wildcard in the next week or two to catch me up.

                                    1. Gabbiadini
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 23 days ago

                                      Apart from TAA, I didn't cop any of the carnage for memory.

                                  2. Jafalad
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 11 Years
                                    1 month, 23 days ago

                                    Nice. Same here - 300k rise and no hits since. Plus it was a time to load up on CHS.

                                3. Alisson WondHaaland
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  1 month, 23 days ago

                                  WCd in GW5. I think its set me up pretty well and has definitely boosted my rank (Up from 140k to 23k from GW5 - GW7)

                                  The good was Jimi, Raph, Rudiger

                                  The bad was Torres, Bamford, Lukaku

                                  Marcal + Semedo double up hasnt gone to plan but Im still happy to keep one of them as they have still impressed me

                                  Team looks solid, only 2/3 moves away from my ideal team so got to be happy with that considering the rank boost I got

                                  1. Jafalad
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 11 Years
                                    1 month, 23 days ago

                                    That's good. Yes, I think I am one move away from what I want and that's moving Semedo to Cancello. Lukaku will come good so keep the faith. Not missed Ronaldo for sure.

                                4. RogDog_jimmy
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 23 days ago

                                  Did WC last week so doesn’t really count.

                                  Feel like I might make only 1 or 2 marginally different choices if I was WCing now so feel ok about it.

                              • FantasyClub
                                  1 month, 23 days ago

                                  I know you guys probably already know this, I’m just talking out loud but looking at price changes too much can really stuff up your decision making. For example i had Townsend from GW 1-3 and if I wasn’t worried about his price drop back then I would’ve persisted with him. Really stuffed up with that. And now I’m too stubborn to get him back lol

                                  1. REDMOND IN SANDALS
                                      1 month, 23 days ago

                                      so far I have lost at least 20 points due to worrying about price changes and taking hits. honestly, I think the extra 1 million at some point might not be worth it

                                    • Andy_Social
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 9 Years
                                      1 month, 23 days ago

                                      Classic example of why you shouldn't care about price drops or following the herd. A good lesson for the many inevitable instances still to come.

                                      1. FantasyClub
                                          1 month, 23 days ago

                                          Yep. I’ll definitely learn from this.

                                    • Ragabolly
                                      • 11 Years
                                      1 month, 23 days ago

                                      Risers: Townsend (5.6) Hwang (5.6) Tomiyasu (4.6)

                                      Fallers: Ronaldo (12.6) Pogba (7.7) Greenwood (7.6) Adams (6.8) Ayling (4.4)

                                      1. Hotdogs for Tea
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 6 Years
                                        1 month, 23 days ago

                                        is Ron the goat going to double dip this game week ?

                                        1. Andy_Social
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 9 Years
                                          1 month, 23 days ago

                                          Canny people on a wildcard would have already sold him only to buy him back before the deadline!

                                          1. Harry the Hack
                                            • 12 Years
                                            1 month, 23 days ago

                                            if they are truly canny they won't buy him back

                                          2. PompeyUpNorth!
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 9 Years
                                            1 month, 23 days ago

                                            Done last night.. feeling good..

                                      2. waldo666
                                        • 11 Years
                                        1 month, 23 days ago

                                        Cheers Ragabolly. I suppose the good thing about Ronaldo and Greenwood dropping this early is that I am now relaxed as the next drop if it happens won't affect SV.

                                        1. jia you (The No BS League -…
                                          • 5 Years
                                          1 month, 23 days ago

                                          haha just made similar comment 😉

                                          1. waldo666
                                            • 11 Years
                                            1 month, 23 days ago

                                            hahaha, gotta try and find the positives 😉

                                      3. FCSB
                                        • 5 Years
                                        1 month, 23 days ago

                                        Hoping Townsend double rises to bank 0.1 on WC

                                        1. Hulk Smash
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 6 Years
                                          1 month, 23 days ago

                                          Same, I brought him in tonight for that reason. Nothing lost if he doesn't.

                                        2. Hotdogs for Tea
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 6 Years
                                          1 month, 23 days ago

                                          hardly anyone double rises over an extended 2 week gameweek, been like that for a few years now after they increased the threshold for the second rise.

                                          1. FCSB
                                            • 5 Years
                                            1 month, 23 days ago

                                            Yeah fair enough, I mean monitoring price changes is the only fun thing to do over IB haha

                                            1. Hotdogs for Tea
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 6 Years
                                              1 month, 23 days ago

                                              I am on WC and buying some players that rise (within reason) that I will not hold on to, so am playing the game, but I expect to sell them with just .1 and no profit.

                                              It’s good to catch the likes of Ramsdale, Rudiger, Hwang & Cancelo though, also maybe Douglas Luiz … because I will keep those players

                                              Selling Ron at 12.7 for .1 profit before his double drop and buying back at 12.5 would be great 😉

                                              All adds to the fun 🙂

                                              1. Andy_Social
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 9 Years
                                                1 month, 23 days ago

                                                I don't think there'll be much movement. Most transfers will be on wildcards. You'll prob get your 0.1 for CR7, but not more than that, I'd say. And even then, if United continue being so inept, you'll regret that!

                                        3. MountainBeach
                                          • 9 Years
                                          1 month, 23 days ago

                                          yo weren't you the guy I was discussing Jimenez/ASM with the other week? Unreal returns since then haha

                                          1. FCSB
                                            • 5 Years
                                            1 month, 23 days ago

                                            Oh yes mate, here he is!!

                                            How good, our bravery paid off

                                            1. MountainBeach
                                              • 9 Years
                                              1 month, 23 days ago

                                              Yeah man, that convo we had probably made me get him. Defo paid off. Yo, Sarr to Saka or Raph?

                                              1. FCSB
                                                • 5 Years
                                                1 month, 23 days ago

                                                Haha the coin toss too!! I’d go Raph but both good options mate

                                      4. jia you (The No BS League -…
                                        • 5 Years
                                        1 month, 23 days ago

                                        Ah well let's look on the positive...Greenwood and Ronaldo can both drop again without any negative effect on my selling value 🙂

                                      5. Thescaff
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 23 days ago

                                        3 up, nice one

                                    • Disturbed
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 7 Years
                                      1 month, 23 days ago

                                      If Taa is ruled out, what do you think of these transfers?

                                      Taa Sarr > liv son -4

                                      Sanchez
                                      Taa cancelo rudiger
                                      Salah Jota Sarr Gallagher doucoure
                                      Ronaldo Antonio

                                      Foster semedo omo Scarlett

                                      1. Andy_Social
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 9 Years
                                        1 month, 23 days ago

                                        If Trent;s ruled out for one more GW, I think you'd be daft to sell him.

                                        1. Gabbiadini
                                          • 4 Years
                                          1 month, 23 days ago

                                          If you kept him last week then you keep for one more imo.

                                        2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                                          • 7 Years
                                          1 month, 23 days ago

                                          Is he a must have vs Man Utd away?

                                    • FCSB
                                      • 5 Years
                                      1 month, 23 days ago

                                      Best option on WC:

                                      1. Azpi (have Rudiger) + (5th mid) Everton Mid / or ESR
                                      2. TAA + (5th mid) Brownhill / or fodder

                                      Thanks

                                      1. FCSB
                                        • 5 Years
                                        1 month, 23 days ago

                                        Start one:

                                        1. Mbeumo (CHE)
                                        2. Livramento (LEE)
                                        3. Duffy (nor)

                                        Thanks

                                        1. REDMOND IN SANDALS
                                            1 month, 23 days ago

                                            3

                                            1. FCSB
                                              • 5 Years
                                              1 month, 23 days ago

                                              Thanks mate

                                          • Gabbiadini
                                            • 4 Years
                                            1 month, 23 days ago

                                            3.

                                        2. Gabbiadini
                                          • 4 Years
                                          1 month, 23 days ago

                                          2.

                                          1. FCSB
                                            • 5 Years
                                            1 month, 23 days ago

                                            Thanks gab

                                        3. Hulk Smash
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 6 Years
                                          1 month, 23 days ago

                                          2 + 3

                                          1. FCSB
                                            • 5 Years
                                            1 month, 23 days ago

                                            Thanks big man

                                            1. Hulk Smash
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 6 Years
                                              1 month, 23 days ago

                                              No worries. Thoughts on my question below?

                                        4. RogDog_jimmy
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 1 Year
                                          1 month, 23 days ago

                                          2. And Duffy for me.

                                          1. FCSB
                                            • 5 Years
                                            1 month, 23 days ago

                                            Thanks mate, yep if fit I reckon I’ll go TAA

                                      2. Viprin
                                        • 6 Years
                                        1 month, 23 days ago

                                        DCL and Bamford could be back after internationals, would you still consider getting them in other than the likes of Jimenez/Hwang/Toney?

                                        1. Gabbiadini
                                          • 4 Years
                                          1 month, 23 days ago

                                          No. Already have Raphinha and Gray, that's enough.

                                          1. Viprin
                                            • 6 Years
                                            1 month, 23 days ago

                                            Yeah, In the same boat here, would be best not to double up on them i suppose

                                        2. Hulk Smash
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 6 Years
                                          1 month, 23 days ago

                                          Both have some good fixtures, especially Bamford. The alternatives you mentioned might offer better value though.

                                        3. Arctic monkeys
                                          • 8 Years
                                          1 month, 23 days ago

                                          Might take a while for them to get up to speed and the options you mentionned are already IF. Will stick with Jim for a while and then see what happens after

                                        4. REDMOND IN SANDALS
                                            1 month, 23 days ago

                                            maybe Bamford could become an option. but Toney provides too much value and could keep him all the way till the next wildcard.

                                          • Viprin
                                            • 6 Years
                                            1 month, 23 days ago

                                            Cheers all, still a lot of time to ponder but might just go with the better value picks

                                        5. Hulk Smash
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 6 Years
                                          1 month, 23 days ago

                                          Thoughts on these WC options? Will have 3x playing subs.

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

                                          1. FCSB
                                            • 5 Years
                                            1 month, 23 days ago

                                            I like A, foden risk but you have a decent bench it seems

                                            1. Hulk Smash
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 6 Years
                                              1 month, 23 days ago

                                              Cheers. Subs are White, Livra, Douglas Luiz.

                                              I prefer Toney over Mbeumo but I think I'd rather take Jimi and Jesus over him. Jesus finally looks almost nailed and with those fixtures coming up...

                                          2. Arctic monkeys
                                            • 8 Years
                                            1 month, 23 days ago

                                            Yeah maybe A if you're comfortable owning Foden. I do like Jim as well though.

                                          1. Agent J
                                            • 1 Year
                                            1 month, 23 days ago

                                            Funny

                                        6. MountainBeach
                                          • 9 Years
                                          1 month, 23 days ago

                                          Sarr to Raph or Saka?

                                        7. jia you (The No BS League -…
                                          • 5 Years
                                          1 month, 23 days ago

                                          Value check?

                                          Mine is the below (probably below average on here) after suffering double MUN drops today and selling double WHU attack:
                                          TV: 101.8
                                          SV: 100.9

                                          1. RogDog_jimmy
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 1 Year
                                            1 month, 23 days ago

                                            TV - 102.7
                                            SV - 101.3

                                            I sold Jota, Greenwood at high points.
                                            WC last week let me pick up about 1.0 in value after selling.
                                            Hoping people moving for City/Chelsea over IB will bump me up more.

                                            1. jia you (The No BS League -…
                                              • 5 Years
                                              1 month, 23 days ago

                                              damn that's good!

                                          2. DonaldDrapier
                                            • 2 Years
                                            1 month, 23 days ago

                                            101.5 team value, 101.2 in squad

                                            I played my wildcard gw7 and got a rise from almost all the new players. I also had a pretty good gw1 squad. I don't think I have missed much, other than Benrahma. I am envious of those who keep making big bucks continuously! Rank 638k

                                          3. Gabbiadini
                                            • 4 Years
                                            1 month, 23 days ago

                                            102.3

                                          4. Buck The Trent
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 10 Years
                                            1 month, 23 days ago

                                            102.3
                                            101.1