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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
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Oh when the Saints...

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      ... go marching in.

  2. Weak Become Heros
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Dilly

    1. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Which dilly should I go for?

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

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        D) Whang

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Ding + Dong + Dinga + Ling (-16)

      3. Weak Become Heros
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        B. Always go for the dong.

  3. Bruno Commando
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

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

    A) Rudiger
    B) Alonso
    C) Azpi

    1. tbos83
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Probably in that order

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      C, A, B

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

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

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A

    4. Reece’s Pieces
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 27 days ago

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

    5. Winston.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A

    6. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      James?

  4. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days 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
      1 month, 28 days ago

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

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days 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
      1 month, 27 days 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!!

  5. Pep's Money Laundry
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days 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
      1 month, 27 days ago

      1A

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      1C

    3. Reece’s Pieces
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 27 days ago

      1C

    4. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Thanks lads

    5. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days 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
        1 month, 27 days 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
          1 month, 27 days 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.

  6. PLerix
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

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

    Early thoughts on this?

    1. Reece’s Pieces
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Excellent, even with the hit.

    2. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

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

  7. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Watford going down.

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days 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
      1 month, 27 days 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

  8. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days 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
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Curious: Ducoure & Gray?

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Bang on the money.

        1. Pep bites Kun
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 27 days 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
      1 month, 27 days 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
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I never saod you cannot have Salah.

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          With those options.

    3. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days 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
        1 month, 27 days 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
          1 month, 27 days 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
            1 month, 27 days ago

            I won't disagree with that

  9. Reece’s Pieces
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 27 days 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 27 days ago

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

  10. El Matador
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Would you go Son or play lottery with City mids?

    1. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Son

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Son

    3. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Son x3

      1. Reece’s Pieces
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Agreed - he is in my wildcard draft above

    4. F4L
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Son everytime

    5. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days 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.

  11. Beatle
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 27 days 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
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Not good

    2. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I feet for you

      Where did you find the list of email addresses?

      1. Pep's Money Laundry
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        *feel

      2. Beatle
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Go to @FPLAngelo on Twitter. Has the full list

        1. Pep's Money Laundry
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Thanks

    3. Mo Mane
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Where can I read about this?

    4. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

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

      1. Beatle
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Go to@fplangelo on Twitter

        1. Mo Mane
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days 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
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 27 days 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
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Thanks

    5. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

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

    6. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days 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
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Thanks mate

    7. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      oh crap. How do you find out?

  12. waltzingmatildas
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 27 days 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
      1 month, 27 days 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
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days 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
      1 month, 27 days ago

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

  13. tangtastic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 27 days 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
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A or C

    2. pingissimus
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days 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
      1 month, 27 days ago

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

      1. Mo Mane
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days 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
          1 month, 27 days ago

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

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

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

          2. FOO FIGHTER
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 27 days 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
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Agreed, I wouldnt get any of them

        2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 27 days 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
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Hwang says hello

    4. tangtastic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 27 days 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
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Rob Holding is never the right option

        1. tangtastic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Ok. Take my hatevote

    5. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

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

    6. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      G. Troare/Sarr to Foden 4.5.

      Not for me but just a suggestion if you want Foden

  14. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 27 days 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.

  15. Mbeumo's Post: 7✅
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 27 days 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
      1 month, 27 days 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
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Good work bro.

    3. Bam Saka Laca
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Thanks for letting us know

    4. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

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

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

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

    5. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

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

  16. dshv
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    WC opinions..

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

    0.4 itb.

  17. Amartey Partey
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

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

    1. tangtastic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      and last.

    2. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      No chance.

    3. richarlison2348
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 27 days ago

      And last

    4. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days 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
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Yup, that's what I am thinking too.

  18. 808Shadow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 27 days 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
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I would play Doucoure over Saka

  19. Bruno Commando
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 27 days 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
      1 month, 27 days ago

      C for me

      1. Bruno Commando
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

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

    2. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A

    3. 3 Girls 1 Schlupp
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days 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
        1 month, 27 days 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
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Glad that helped. I am also considering punting on Hwang

          1. Bruno Commando
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 27 days 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
              1 month, 27 days 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

  20. Horlicks esq.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 27 days 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
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Yes

  21. 3 Girls 1 Schlupp
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 27 days 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
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days 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
        1 month, 27 days 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
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Foden*

      2. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days 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
        1 month, 27 days 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?

  22. mdm
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Which option:

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

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A

    2. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A.

    3. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A

    4. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I did A

    5. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A

  23. Bam Saka Laca
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Ronaldo hattrick in GW8. You heard it here first.

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      And last

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days 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
        1 month, 27 days ago

        This

    3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Lol

    4. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Thanks I’ll put the armband on him now

    5. Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days 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
      1 month, 27 days ago

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

  24. Redhawk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days 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
      1 month, 27 days ago

      4-4-3?
      Headache ahoy

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        4-3-2 with a bench of 5

  25. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Jafooli isnt online currently. You heard it here first

  26. Echoes
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 27 days 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
      1 month, 27 days ago

      What do you see in Armstrong?

      1. Echoes
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days 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
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Well if you think he will score points then get him

          1. Echoes
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Cheers

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

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

      1. Echoes
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days 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.

  27. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 27 days 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
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Wildcard

      1. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Wasted that weeks ago

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          D or wait till you have a spare free transfer

    2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      D

    3. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

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

  28. HD7
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days 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
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Save the other ft mate. Great team

      1. HD7
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Thanks, mate:)

  29. Mackans
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    What combo do you prefer?

    A. Semedo & Jimenez
    B. Trent & Hwang

    1. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      B

    2. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days 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
      1 month, 27 days ago

      B

  30. The Mandalorian
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 27 days 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
      1 month, 27 days 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
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Are answers needed now? Will answers change anything?

      2. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days 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
      1 month, 27 days 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
        1 month, 27 days ago

        * streamers even!