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What can FPL managers expect from Claudio Ranieri at Watford?

Earlier this week, Watford appointed Claudio Ranieri as their new head coach.

The Italian, who turns 70 this month, most recently spent two seasons at the helm of Sampdoria and was the club’s top target following the ruthless sacking of Xisco Munoz on Sunday. 

He has signed a contract until the end of next season and will be joined at Vicarage Road by assistant coaches Paolo Benetti and Carlo Cornacchia, along with fitness coach Carlo Spignoli.

Ranieri will be coming in with fresh ideas, but what does it mean for Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers, and can he make their assets more appealing?

Our Scout Report takes a closer look.

THE HISTORY

What can FPL managers expect from Claudio Ranieri at Watford?

Following a 13-year playing career that included spells at Roma, Catanzaro, Catania and Palermo, Claudio Ranieri’s first major management role came at Cagliari, where he guided the Sardinian side to back-to-back promotions.

Stints in charge of European heavyweights Napoli, Fiorentina, Valencia and Atletico Madrid followed, before he then moved onto Chelsea.

At Stamford Bridge, Ranieri led the Blues’ to their best ever Premier League finish at the time while also reaching the UEFA Champions League semi-finals. Although he didn’t win any silverware with them, he helped rebuild the squad, and brought in players like Frank Lampard and Claude Makelele. 

After his sacking, the ‘tinkerman’ returned to Valencia and lifted the UEFA Super Cup, before successful roles at Parma, Juventus, Roma, Inter Milan and Monaco.

Then, after a brief period with the Greek national team, he arrived at Leicester City, which is where he won his only top-flight league title. The Foxes’ had battled relegation the season prior to Ranieri’s arrival, but thanks to a simple approach that all the players brought into, they defied the odds and lifted the Premier League trophy.

As a result, the Italian tactician picked up a host of individual accolades, including the 2016 FIFA Best Men’s Coach award, the 2015/16 Premier League Manager of the Season award and the 2016 LMA Manager of the Year award. It’s also worth noting that during the title winning run, his team only conceded 36 goals through the season and had the best defensive record in the division.

Despite that success, the following season they struggled and he quickly departed, taking on short roles at Nantes and then Fulham. In the latter position, Ranieri lasted just 106 days, as he could not save the club from top-flight relegation, winning just three of his 17 matches in charge.  

However, his appeal to Watford is perhaps more evident in his two most recent posts.

At Roma in 2019, Ranieri stabilised results with the club in crisis after the resignation of director of football Monchi, plus Francesco Totti’s fall-out with the owners and Daniele De Rossi’s departure. Then, in his most recent role with Sampdoria, the Italian outfit were in the relegation zone upon his appointment, but he kept them in the division finishing 15th, before he built on that in 2020/21 and guided I Blucerchiati to a top-half finish.

THE PROSPECTS

What can FPL managers expect from Claudio Ranieri at Watford? 1

After seven Premier League matches, a total of seven points gained feels like a reasonable return for Watford after winning promotion. 

However, despite a kind opening schedule they have struggled going forward, while their performances have gradually been getting worse.

WATFORD’S KEY ATTACKING METRICS 2021/22:          
TotalRank v other Premier League teams
Goals scored713th=
Shots7020th
Shots in the box4518th
Shots on target2510th=
Big chances815th=
xG5.7620th
WATFORD’S KEY DEFENSIVE METRICS 2021/22:
TotalRank v other Premier League teams
Goals conceded1010th=
Shots conceded10513th
Shots in the box conceded5710th
Shots on target conceded3214th
Big chances conceded1414th
xGC10.0212th

This season, Watford are one of just two teams who are yet to keep a single clean sheet, while it’s also worth noting that six of their eight big chances arrived in one match against Norwich City in Gameweek 5. Remove that fixture, and they’ve mustered just 3.30 expected goals (xG) across six matches.

In their two most recent outings, they drew 1-1 at home to Newcastle United and lost narrowly at Leeds United on Saturday. In isolation, those results aren’t too concerning, but they were completely outplayed on both occasions, as they had been against Brighton and Hove Albion and Wolverhampton Wanderers earlier in the campaign.

Now the question is: can Ranieri give them a fighting chance of staying up, and in turn, make their FPL assets more appealing?

Firstly, the Italian is a defensive-minded coach known for his counter-attacking set-ups, who has generally favoured variations of a 4-4-2 formation. 

If he adopts a similar approach at Watford, Josh King (£5.5m) could do well as the focal point of their attack, while his use of a slightly deeper forward in a 4-4-1-1 may also promote Joao Pedro (£5.4m) as a cheap budget option.

Ranieri has also proven that he can get the best out of his wide players, like Riyad Mahrez (£8.7m), which could be good news for Ismaila Sarr (£6.3m), who has been Watford’s standout attacker in 2021, and perhaps even Emmanuel Dennis (£5.3m).

Interestingly, both feature amongst this season’s top 10 players for shots in the box:

However, in a 4-4-2, Moussa Sissoko (£4.5m) would likely be tasked with more defensive duties, which would limit his appeal.

Defensively, the numbers posted so far this season are generally mid-table, which is fine, and if Ranieri can keep things relatively tight while adding more threat in the final-third, Ben Foster (£4.0m) could offer value if he continues as first-choice goalkeeper.

Given their forthcoming schedule, it’ll be a big ask though. 

Ranieri’s first game in charge is against Liverpool after the international break in Gameweek 8. 

After that, things don’t get any easier, as they also face Chelsea, both Manchester clubs, Arsenal, Everton and Leicester City during his opening eight matches, which takes us up until mid-December.

Ranieri is a capable manager, who has shown throughout his career that he can adapt to different situations and improve teams.

However, despite being known for doing well with underdog clubs, making a positive impact at Watford in the early weeks will be extremely difficult, and as a result, Hornets’ assets are probably best avoided until we have at least seen the ‘tinkerman’ in action.

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224 Comments Post a Comment
  1. MikeBravo
    • 3 Years
    15 days, 7 hours ago

    Oh when the Saints...

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

      ... go marching in.

  2. Weak Become Heros
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    15 days, 7 hours ago

    Dilly

    1. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 4 Years
      15 days, 7 hours ago

      Which dilly should I go for?

      a) Ding
      b) Dong
      C) Ding + Dong (-4)

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

        D) Whang

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

        Ding + Dong + Dinga + Ling (-16)

      3. Weak Become Heros
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        15 days, 6 hours ago

        B. Always go for the dong.

  3. Bruno Commando
    • 7 Years
    15 days, 7 hours ago

    On a WC now. Which Chelsea defender is best to have?

    A) Rudiger
    B) Alonso
    C) Azpi

    1. tbos83
        15 days, 7 hours ago

        Probably in that order

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

        C, A, B

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

          Although as I said earlier, I’d still get rudiger first just budget wise

      • Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        15 days, 7 hours ago

        A

      • Reece’s Pieces
          15 days, 7 hours ago

          As am I. I've got Rudi and Azpilicueta (Dave) for security of starts

        • Winston.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          15 days, 7 hours ago

          A

        • Lindelol
          • 3 Years
          15 days, 6 hours ago

          James?

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

        Went with Bachman, foster and sarr on gw4 wildcard

        Looking back it was a horrible decision with the goalkeepers but I suppose i quite like the idea of a new coach, maybe he’ll improve them a bit and I’ll fluke a couple of keeper hauls in these tough games

        1. Bruno Commando
          • 7 Years
          15 days, 7 hours ago

          I'm thinking of keeping Sarr for the exact same reason!

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

            I am keeping sarr but if I had a transfer slake I think I’d be tempted to shift him

        2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          15 days, 5 hours ago

          I went for those same 3 too mate, the annoying thing was in all of my drafts before I hadn’t once got for the Watford keepers until the Saturday morning, regret it now, but will keep until after the Southampton game and switch to Raya!!

      • Pep's Money Laundry
        • 6 Years
        15 days, 7 hours ago

        Semedo and Alonso to who?
        Please pick 1 from each with one of them being fairly nailed on

        1. Cancelo
        2. Dias
        3. Laporte

        A. Azpi
        B. Chilwell
        C. Rudiger

        Choosing one of Laporte or Chilwell gives me a very good upgrade in another position

        1. Ron_Swanson
          • 11 Years
          15 days, 7 hours ago

          1A

        2. Bobby Digital
          • 4 Years
          15 days, 7 hours ago

          1C

        3. Reece’s Pieces
            15 days, 7 hours ago

            1C

          • Pep's Money Laundry
            • 6 Years
            15 days, 7 hours ago

            Thanks lads

          • Pep bites Kun
            • 5 Years
            15 days, 7 hours ago

            1C - but .. can the upgrade factor cover the Laporte or/and Chilwell benching/rotation? What's the rest of def looking like?

            1. Pep's Money Laundry
              • 6 Years
              15 days, 6 hours ago

              Trent, White & Livramento. So I do have have good cover

              Upgrade would be Antonio over the likes of ASM, Toney or Maupay

              1. Pep bites Kun
                • 5 Years
                15 days, 6 hours ago

                That's good cover. You could also go Trent, Duffy & Livramento. Duffy & Livra rotate well for a 4th def - Depends who you have as GK though. Does the 0.1/2 give you a better option though?

                Antonio & his price bracket are worth the spend. Toney, I want as 3rd forward come gw9.

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

          Sarr and Greenwood -> Son and ESR (-4)?
          Only have 5,4 for second mid.

          Early thoughts on this?

          1. Reece’s Pieces
              15 days, 7 hours ago

              Excellent, even with the hit.

            • Echoes
              • 1 Year
              15 days, 7 hours ago

              On paper, one of the best hits you can take.

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

            Watford going down.

            1. Pep bites Kun
              • 5 Years
              15 days, 6 hours ago

              Early days, but it's going to be a tough run. There's some pedigree there though. I wouldn't write them off just yet

            2. Crunchie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              15 days, 5 hours ago

              They are. They have one Talisman, who has to be on fire (which he only has been against very weak defenses. The Villa game was a one of first game of the season.

              I wondered about that with Brentford, but boy are they doing well, and actually have a well-drilled team.with a bit of talent

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

            Here is the clue.

            43 + 36 = 70 points for a combined fee of 11.4m. That is like owning Salah plus cash to blow else where.

            Not bad eh? And you can play both every week.

            1. Pep bites Kun
              • 5 Years
              15 days, 6 hours ago

              Curious: Ducoure & Gray?

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

                Bang on the money.

                1. Pep bites Kun
                  • 5 Years
                  15 days, 6 hours ago

                  It's a struggle to bring in TAA+Son, Che & MCI def, with a decent 3rd forward

                  Would you go for it? Don't think I would

            2. MikeBravo
              • 3 Years
              15 days, 6 hours ago

              But that's 140 points if you perma-captain Salah, without the stress of trying to choose the best captain from lower priced options?

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

                I never saod you cannot have Salah.

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

                  With those options.

            3. Ginkapo FPL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              15 days, 6 hours ago

              Do you see Doucoure and Gray continuing to score highly with DCL and Rich back? Strikes me that there will be more glory hoggers in the team then

              1. Pep bites Kun
                • 5 Years
                15 days, 6 hours ago

                Personally, I don't. I wouldn't describe them as 'glory hoggers'. They've filled in admirably when needed. It's a potentially better Everton than we've seen in a while.

                1. GreennRed
                  • 10 Years
                  15 days, 6 hours ago

                  Doucourse is class.if he's playing a bit more defensively he's not a great FPL pick but will give his all every game.

                  1. Pep bites Kun
                    • 5 Years
                    15 days, 5 hours ago

                    I won't disagree with that

          4. Reece’s Pieces
              15 days, 7 hours ago

              Early wildcard team. Any immediate thoughts? Gray/Doucoure to Mbeumo soon after

              Sanchez/Foster
              TAA, Rudi, Azpili, Van Dijk, Livra
              Son, Salah, Rapha, Doucoure, Gray
              Lukaku, Toney, Davis

              1. Reece’s Pieces
                  15 days, 7 hours ago

                  Sorry, TAA is Dias! Couldnt quite afford TAA so Dijk steps in

              2. Jurgen Flopp
                • 7 Years
                15 days, 7 hours ago

                Would you go Son or play lottery with City mids?

                1. La Roja
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  15 days, 7 hours ago

                  Son

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

                  Son

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

                  Son x3

                  1. Reece’s Pieces
                      15 days, 7 hours ago

                      Agreed - he is in my wildcard draft above

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

                    Son everytime

                  3. Pep bites Kun
                    • 5 Years
                    15 days, 6 hours ago

                    Son all season. I'm on wc, looking to minimise FTs & hits. City def, no problem. City attack is a minefield - 2/3 great players per position.

                4. Beatle
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  15 days, 7 hours ago

                  Delighted to see my email address on the list of hacked logins. Will be spending rest of the evening trying to remember where else I used that login (everywhere) 🙁

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

                    Not good

                  2. Pep's Money Laundry
                    • 6 Years
                    15 days, 7 hours ago

                    I feet for you

                    Where did you find the list of email addresses?

                    1. Pep's Money Laundry
                      • 6 Years
                      15 days, 7 hours ago

                      *feel

                    2. Beatle
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      15 days, 7 hours ago

                      Go to @FPLAngelo on Twitter. Has the full list

                      1. Pep's Money Laundry
                        • 6 Years
                        15 days, 7 hours ago

                        Thanks

                  3. Mo Mane
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    15 days, 7 hours ago

                    Where can I read about this?

                  4. Echoes
                    • 1 Year
                    15 days, 7 hours ago

                    That's rough, man. Where can I see this list?

                    1. Beatle
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      15 days, 7 hours ago

                      Go to@fplangelo on Twitter

                      1. Mo Mane
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        15 days, 7 hours ago

                        is there an article without having to log into Twitter or look at someone else's account I have never heard of?

                        1. Beatle
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          15 days, 6 hours ago

                          Sorry man, I just found that lad tweeted the doc. Only user names on it, he's redacted all other data

                      2. Echoes
                        • 1 Year
                        15 days, 5 hours ago

                        Thanks

                  5. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                    • 11 Years
                    15 days, 6 hours ago

                    Serious stuff. Big concern is where else your details may have been sold

                  6. Pep bites Kun
                    • 5 Years
                    15 days, 5 hours ago

                    Uncomfortable! Try this, if you use Chrome. It'll give you an instant snapshot of where your weaknesses are:

                    https://passwords.google.com/

                    1. Beatle
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      15 days, 5 hours ago

                      Thanks mate

                  7. Crunchie
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    15 days, 5 hours ago

                    oh crap. How do you find out?

                5. waltzingmatildas
                  • 11 Years
                  15 days, 7 hours ago

                  A) ayling and ronaldo to cancelo and vardy (-4)
                  B) benrahma and ronaldo to son and jesus (-4)
                  C) shaw and benrahma to James/Chilwell and ESR (-4)
                  D) save ft
                  E) wc

                  Sanchez foster
                  Shaw christensen ayling White livra
                  Salah raphinha benrahma sarr gilmour
                  Ronaldo Antonio lukaku

                  1. tangtastic
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    15 days, 6 hours ago

                    B is the aggressive move
                    D is probably more sensible
                    Definitely don't need to wildcard imo

                    Personally I'd go B

                  2. pingissimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    15 days, 6 hours ago

                    The defence looks like a WC all by itself 🙂

                    That said not convinced this is a great WC week with so few mids about. Might just take a swing at A or B.

                  3. Ginkapo FPL
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    15 days, 6 hours ago

                    Stop points chasing. Step back and decide who is going to score points and not who already has

                6. tangtastic
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  15 days, 7 hours ago

                  Currently umming and arring my moves for this GW. Currently, my team is set up like:

                  ..........................................Sanchez
                  .................Cancelo TAA Rudiger Livramento Semedo
                  ......................................Salah Saka
                  ............................Ronaldo Antonio Jiminez

                  Subs: Steele, Traore, Sarr, Allan

                  £1.3m ITB, current rank of 46k

                  I've already spent my free transfer, and I'm not adverse to taking a 4pt hit, or even an 8pt hit if I thought it worthwhile. Weak links are Sarr and Traore, but I can't see any affordable players in midfield (that I like) with a decent fixture this GW. I'm sceptical Raphinha will start GW8 with his international commitments.

                  Do you think I should:

                  a) Just play 5-2-3 and suck it up
                  b) Start Sarr against Liverpool away
                  c) Start Traore against Villa away (and pray).
                  d) Traore to Elyounoussi (4pt hit)
                  e) d + Sarr to Foden (8pt hit)

                  City at home to Burnley looks like a potential massacre to me, so I'm not adverse to the 8pt hit.

                  Thoughts?

                  1. waltzingmatildas
                    • 11 Years
                    15 days, 6 hours ago

                    A or C

                  2. pingissimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    15 days, 6 hours ago

                    A or C

                    Most are in a similar boat and chances are plenty will be playing bench especially with inevitable IB injuries,

                    The list of desirable mids this week coming is very short,

                  3. Pep's Money Laundry
                    • 6 Years
                    15 days, 6 hours ago

                    Don't take a hit now, Mbeumo could be a good option from gw9

                    1. Mo Mane
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      15 days, 6 hours ago

                      I had Mbeumo for first 4 game weeks, expecting something good and he was playing well, upgraded and now look!!! He is a great player with a lot of potential!!

                      1. Ginkapo FPL
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        15 days, 6 hours ago

                        Is he though? A tap in doesnt make him a good finisher all of a sudden.

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

                          Well I guess you could bang it all out for Greenwood or Jota?

                        2. FOO FIGHTER
                          • 2 Years
                          15 days, 6 hours ago

                          I do not believe the Mbeumo bandwagon will last long though. Still does not make Jota or Greenwood good assets to own at this point.

                          1. Ginkapo FPL
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            15 days, 5 hours ago

                            Agreed, I wouldnt get any of them

                      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • 11 Years
                        15 days, 6 hours ago

                        Super value FPL option

                        Doesn't need to be a "good" finisher or anywhere near it to be great value at 5.5

                        OOP and getting plenty of expected goal involvement is all you can ask for and more at that price

                        1. Hotdogs for Tea
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          14 days, 12 hours ago

                          Hwang says hello

                  4. tangtastic
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    15 days, 6 hours ago

                    Cheers guys. You've all helped - think holding and going 5-2-3 is the optimal play.

                    1. Ginkapo FPL
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      15 days, 6 hours ago

                      Rob Holding is never the right option

                      1. tangtastic
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        15 days, 6 hours ago

                        Ok. Take my hatevote

                  5. Ginkapo FPL
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    15 days, 6 hours ago

                    F) wait two weeks for international break to end and assess injuries

                  6. Crunchie
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    15 days, 5 hours ago

                    G. Troare/Sarr to Foden 4.5.

                    Not for me but just a suggestion if you want Foden

                7. Atimis
                  • 5 Years
                  15 days, 6 hours ago

                  Which option sounds best?

                  1) Ronaldo, Townsend, Duffy - bench Sarr
                  2) Ronaldo, Townsend, Foden, -4 - bench Duffy, Sarr sold
                  3) Kaku, Foden, Duffy -4 - bench Sarr

                  It may change if we hear that TAA won't be available for next game.

                8. Sleepless in Settle FPL
                  • 10 Years
                  15 days, 6 hours ago

                  My rank history this season

                  GW1 253,011
                  GW2 234
                  GW3 17
                  GW4 133
                  GW5 1,895
                  GW6 606
                  GW7 1,502

                  Think I have a chance to win it this year, team in good shape and high team value now

                  1. tangtastic
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    15 days, 6 hours ago

                    Great start, but the season is long. Anyone within the top 500k could still win it, and I think historically the overall winner rarely occupies such a high ranking at this stage of the season, so don't get too excited tho.

                  2. Horlicks esq.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 12 Years
                    15 days, 6 hours ago

                    Good work bro.

                  3. Bam Saka Laca
                    • 1 Year
                    15 days, 6 hours ago

                    Thanks for letting us know

                  4. Original - Wolves Ay We
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    15 days, 6 hours ago

                    Sorry you don't, 'cos I'm winning it. 😀

                    1. FOO FIGHTER
                      • 2 Years
                      15 days, 5 hours ago

                      Traore still stinking up your team or have you gotten rid?

                  5. Echoes
                    • 1 Year
                    15 days, 5 hours ago

                    Great start. But I guess you know quite well it's maintaining that tart that's the difficult part. Goodluck ahead!

                9. dshv
                  • 4 Years
                  15 days, 6 hours ago

                  WC opinions..

                  Sanchez/raya foster
                  Taa rudiger cancelo white livra
                  Salah raphinha son townsend luiz
                  Hwang antonio lukaku

                  0.4 itb.

                10. Amartey Partey
                  • 2 Years
                  15 days, 6 hours ago

                  Watford to beat Liverpool in GW8. You heard it here first.

                  1. tangtastic
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    15 days, 6 hours ago

                    and last.

                  2. Weak Become Heros
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    15 days, 6 hours ago

                    No chance.

                  3. richarlison2348
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    15 days, 6 hours ago

                    And last

                  4. GreennRed
                    • 10 Years
                    15 days, 6 hours ago

                    It's possible, post-IB when many of their players can get extra sessions with Tinkerman while Liverpool squad are away. Sarr 2 goals and assist v Pool, think was early last year.

                    1. Amartey Partey
                      • 2 Years
                      15 days, 5 hours ago

                      Yup, that's what I am thinking too.

                11. 808Shadow
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  15 days, 6 hours ago

                  Should I bring Doucoure in or leave 1st on the bench?

                  Ramsdale
                  Reguilon Alonso Rudiger Cancelo
                  Raphinha Salah(C) Saka
                  Antonio Jimenez Lukaku

                  Subs: Foster Doucoure Livramento Brownhill

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

                    I would play Doucoure over Saka

                12. Bruno Commando
                  • 7 Years
                  15 days, 6 hours ago

                  On WC now and tinkering between these options. I have put my bench in brackets as I think we need to consider them too.

                  A) 4-4-2 with Son + Mbeumo + Raphinha + [Douglas Luiz, Omo, Scarlett]
                  B) 4-3-3 with Vardy + Mbeumo + Sarr + [Douglas Luiz, Omo, Brownhill]
                  C) 4-3-3 with Hwang + Grealish + Benrahma + [Sarr + Douglas Luiz + Livramento] + 1.7

                  1. Horlicks esq.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 12 Years
                    15 days, 6 hours ago

                    C for me

                    1. Bruno Commando
                      • 7 Years
                      15 days, 5 hours ago

                      This is my not-sure-what-to-do-with-the-money option haha!

                  2. GreennRed
                    • 10 Years
                    15 days, 6 hours ago

                    A

                  3. 3 Girls 1 Schlupp
                    • 7 Years
                    15 days, 6 hours ago

                    Between A and B. Why not Hwang +son+ Raph?

                    Are you considering Benrahma as an upgrade from Mbuemo? Given the fixtures, I would get Mbuemo over Benny

                    1. Bruno Commando
                      • 7 Years
                      15 days, 5 hours ago

                      Wow that's good option. You just helped me come up with option D! It probably looks the best! Thank you!

                      D) 4-3-3 with Son + Hwang + Raphinha + [Mbeumo, Douglas Luiz, Livramento] + 0.3

                      1. 3 Girls 1 Schlupp
                        • 7 Years
                        15 days, 5 hours ago

                        Glad that helped. I am also considering punting on Hwang

                        1. Bruno Commando
                          • 7 Years
                          15 days, 5 hours ago

                          I had Traore who got benched because of Hwang's good performance! He is looking like the new Jota to partner Jimenez.

                          1. 3 Girls 1 Schlupp
                            • 7 Years
                            15 days, 5 hours ago

                            I have already punted on Eduardo 3 GWs back, didn't pay off. So a bit worried to do another big punty move, lol

                13. Horlicks esq.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 12 Years
                  15 days, 6 hours ago

                  Some advice needed (again)

                  I took a -4 last week that broke even. Managed another green arrow to so far suffer no arrows the other way. Into 90k, pleasing.

                  However. I’m looking at another hit perhaps to capitalise on Chelsea and more importantly Citeh vs Burnley.

                  So.

                  Ronaldo > Lukaku looks a done FT. I need the cash ITB for the subsequent hit move below.

                  Would you,

                  -4 for
                  Lukaku > Rom
                  &
                  Traore > Foden?

                  Y/N

                  1. 3 Girls 1 Schlupp
                    • 7 Years
                    15 days, 6 hours ago

                    Yes

                14. 3 Girls 1 Schlupp
                  • 7 Years
                  15 days, 6 hours ago

                  Posted in wrong thread. So posting again

                  A. Cancelo + Saka
                  B. Alonso ( currently have) + Raphinha
                  C. White + Foden + 0.2

                  Already have TAA plus Rudiger and not willing to get rid of TAA. I am not too eager to get Raphinha as Leeds are not scoring many goals, so might not loose out on Raphinha hauling.
                  Me currently inclined to C.

                  1. GreennRed
                    • 10 Years
                    15 days, 6 hours ago

                    A

                  2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 4 Years
                    15 days, 5 hours ago

                    A but maybe not Saka. I have him, but now feel like it was a kneejerk after the Spurs game.

                    1. 3 Girls 1 Schlupp
                      • 7 Years
                      15 days, 5 hours ago

                      Already did Sarr--->Fiden just now, lol. So, I guess I have already chosen. Decided to keep Alonso for couple of weeks at least to see how much he gets rotated, then will decide on him. So, just took -4 this week for Foden, if it pays off, then couple of hits next week to do Benny-->Son.

                      1. 3 Girls 1 Schlupp
                        • 7 Years
                        15 days, 5 hours ago

                        Foden*

                    2. Crunchie
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      15 days, 5 hours ago

                      I felt the same but Foden might be kneejerk as well. But he looked so good 🙂

                    3. bench boost for every gamew…
                      • 4 Years
                      15 days, 4 hours ago

                      I dont have Saka, but im not sure if it just being knee herk, to me Brighton away was always going to be tough for Arsenal, so i would be willing to revise that kneeherk feeling later, perhaps in 2 or 3gws?

                15. mdm
                  • 9 Years
                  15 days, 6 hours ago

                  Which option:

                  A. Marcal -> Cancelo
                  B. Sarr -> Grealish
                  C. save FT

                  1. drughi
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    15 days, 6 hours ago

                    A

                  2. GreennRed
                    • 10 Years
                    15 days, 6 hours ago

                    A.

                  3. Finding Timo
                      15 days, 5 hours ago

                      A

                    • Fulchester's New Centr…
                      • 4 Years
                      15 days, 5 hours ago

                      I did A

                    • THFC4LIFE
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      15 days, 5 hours ago

                      A

                  4. Bam Saka Laca
                    • 1 Year
                    15 days, 6 hours ago

                    Ronaldo hattrick in GW8. You heard it here first.

                    1. Ginkapo FPL
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      15 days, 5 hours ago

                      And last

                    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                      • 4 Years
                      15 days, 5 hours ago

                      Thanks, but couldn't you have told us a couple of days ago? Need to take a hit to get him in now.

                      1. FOO FIGHTER
                        • 2 Years
                        15 days, 5 hours ago

                        This

                    3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                      • 11 Years
                      15 days, 5 hours ago

                      Lol

                    4. THFC4LIFE
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      15 days, 5 hours ago

                      Thanks I’ll put the armband on him now

                    5. Amartey Partey
                      • 2 Years
                      15 days, 5 hours ago

                      There is a possibility in this against Leicester's dodgy defence. I reckon a brace is more realistic.

                    6. bench boost for every gamew…
                      • 4 Years
                      15 days, 4 hours ago

                      If Evans play no chance. Until Varane came, the best defender from Uniteds rank since Vidic times.

                  5. RedWolf
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    15 days, 5 hours ago

                    How's this WC folks?

                    McCarthy Foster
                    Dias Cancelo Rudiger Christiansen Livramento
                    Salah Son Raphinha Mbuemo Luiz
                    Lukaku Antonio Armstrong

                    0.6itb to switch Armstrong to Toney in gw10

                    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                      • 4 Years
                      15 days, 5 hours ago

                      4-4-3?
                      Headache ahoy

                      1. Ginkapo FPL
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        15 days, 5 hours ago

                        4-3-2 with a bench of 5

                  6. Ginkapo FPL
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    15 days, 5 hours ago

                    Jafooli isnt online currently. You heard it here first

                  7. Echoes
                    • 1 Year
                    15 days, 5 hours ago

                    Thinking about an Armstrong punt on WC. Enough money itb to bring in Toney later if needed. How does it sound?

                    1. Ginkapo FPL
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      15 days, 5 hours ago

                      What do you see in Armstrong?

                      1. Echoes
                        • 1 Year
                        15 days, 5 hours ago

                        Seen him at Blackburn a few times and really liked him. Good pace, good finisher and nice link up play around the box, so a bit of an assist potential too. His solitary goal and assists for the Saints so far have caught the eye as well.
                        Of course it's a different ball game in the top tier, but like I said, it's just a punt as I feel he could return over the next few games.

                        1. Ginkapo FPL
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          15 days, 5 hours ago

                          Well if you think he will score points then get him

                          1. Echoes
                            • 1 Year
                            15 days, 5 hours ago

                            Cheers

                    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                      • 4 Years
                      15 days, 5 hours ago

                      Just get Toney? If he can do well against Liverpool...

                      1. Echoes
                        • 1 Year
                        15 days, 5 hours ago

                        Yeah, whether to hold Toney or punt on Armstrong as my 3rd striker been the WC thought for today. Toney is the "safer" option as it stand tho. Cheers.

                  8. THFC4LIFE
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    15 days, 5 hours ago

                    If you owned Schmeichel would you….

                    A. Sell ASAP
                    B. Keep
                    C. Sell as part of a hit
                    D. Give up on FPL

                    1. Ginkapo FPL
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      15 days, 5 hours ago

                      Wildcard

                      1. THFC4LIFE
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        15 days, 5 hours ago

                        Wasted that weeks ago

                        1. Ginkapo FPL
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          15 days, 5 hours ago

                          D or wait till you have a spare free transfer

                    2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                      • 11 Years
                      15 days, 5 hours ago

                      D

                    3. bench boost for every gamew…
                      • 4 Years
                      15 days, 4 hours ago

                      Annoyed that he costs 5 million and kept because he is very reliable fpl keeper with good saving pen track record.

                  9. HD7
                    • 4 Years
                    15 days, 5 hours ago

                    2 FTs:

                    Sarr to Saka is the first Im considering after thr Int break If TAA is back and there arent new injured players.

                    Any other bright ideas, mates?

                    Ramsdale
                    Trent* Rudiger Dias Livra
                    Salah Raph Gray Sarr
                    Ronaldo Lukaku

                    Steele Marcal Sissoko Scarlett

                    1. THFC4LIFE
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      15 days, 5 hours ago

                      Save the other ft mate. Great team

                      1. HD7
                        • 4 Years
                        15 days, 3 hours ago

                        Thanks, mate:)

                  10. Mackans
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    15 days, 5 hours ago

                    What combo do you prefer?

                    A. Semedo & Jimenez
                    B. Trent & Hwang

                    1. I Member
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      15 days, 5 hours ago

                      B

                    2. Echoes
                      • 1 Year
                      15 days, 5 hours ago

                      A, both will tick along
                      B, one explosive potential and the other a potential differential

                      I'd go B

                    3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                      • 11 Years
                      15 days, 5 hours ago

                      B

                  11. The Mandalorian
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    15 days, 5 hours ago

                    A YouTube content creator has done a video about FF Hub hack, titled the hack is worse than you think. Enjoy

                    https://youtu.be/0KRTIQsWZI4

                    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                      • 11 Years
                      15 days, 5 hours ago

                      This is a really good video. I knew nothing about the hidden cookies used to track people’s internet usage when it was against their privacy policy

                      Or the selling of their marketing data. This is just massive

                      Then the misleading tweets from hub about not holding passwords makes people question what’s the truth.

                      Answers are needed and they are needed now.

                      1. Ginkapo FPL
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        15 days, 5 hours ago

                        Are answers needed now? Will answers change anything?

                      2. AC/DC AFC
                        • 6 Years
                        15 days, 4 hours ago

                        Use duck duck go to maintain some privacy from tracking then.

                        It also formats these pages better and comments etc than some other browsers.

                    2. AC/DC AFC
                      • 6 Years
                      15 days, 4 hours ago

                      36 mins of it.

                      I'm sure it could have been said in less than 4 mins!!

                      Blogging about the hacked bloggers... Getting introspectice alround!

                      1. AC/DC AFC
                        • 6 Years
                        15 days, 4 hours ago

                        * streamers even!