International Football

Which FPL players are on international duty and who could miss Gameweek 8?

The second international break of 2021/22 gets underway today, with over 200 Fantasy Premier League (FPL) players in action for their countries over the next week.

Many countries are only in action twice over the next week, having had to cram in a triple-header of matches over the last few international breaks.

There are some exceptions, however, notably in South America.

And it’s those CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers that could have serious repercussions for Fantasy managers in Gameweek 8, as we’ll discuss below.

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We saw the likes of Emiliano Martinez (£5.5m) and Cristian Romero (£4.9m) miss out in Gameweek 4 thanks to quarantine rules surrounding red-list countries but there has been a change to the protocol since then.

New guidelines drawn up by the United Kingdom government will enable players who travel to red-zone nations during the October international break to play upon their arrival back in the UK, so long as they have been ‘double vaccinated’ against Covid-19.

Those players who have had two injections will be permitted to train and play club matches from the day of their return but will otherwise have to quarantine for 10 days in “bespoke facilities” in between their involvement on the training ground and on matchday.

WHO IS IN DANGER OF MISSING OUT IN GAMEWEEK 8?

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For once, it’s not coronavirus that looks the main danger to the availability of our Fantasy assets in the next Gameweek.

This time, it’s the late kick-off times/dates in South America.

Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Colombia, Ecuador and Uruguay – all of whom will be represented by at least one Premier League player – will have World Cup qualifiers taking place barely 36 hours before Gameweek 8 starts:

FPL PLAYERS/TEAMS POTENTIALLY AFFECTED
  • ASTON VILLA: Martínez (ARG), Luiz (BRA)
  • BRIGHTON: Sarmiento (ECU)
  • CHELSEA: Thiago Silva (BRA)
  • EVERTON: Mina (COL)
  • LEEDS: Raphinha (BRA)
  • LIVERPOOL: Alisson (BRA), Fabinho (BRA)
  • MANCHESTER CITY: Jesus (BRA), Ederson (BRA)
  • MANCHESTER UNITED: Fred (BRA), Cavani (URU)
  • NEWCASTLE: Almiron (PAR)
  • SPURS: Romero (ARG), Lo Celso (ARG), Emerson (BRA), Sanchez (COL)

Everton and Spurs are at least in action on the Sunday of Gameweek 8, giving the likes of Romero an extra day for recovery – although it’s still a swift turnaround.

As for the rest of the clubs above, there are mixed messages over whether their South American players will be available for the next round of Premier League matches.

Liverpool are reportedly preparing to face Watford in the Saturday lunchtime kick-off without Alisson (£6.0m) and Fabinho (£5.4m), while Manchester United are said to be resigned to being without Edinson Cavani (£8.4m) and Fred (£4.9m) for their trip to Leicester City.

Chelsea will also surely not call upon veteran Thiago Silva (£5.4m) at Brentford, given how carefully they have managed him from international returns in the past.

City, curiously, omit mention of the October 15 matches for Gabriel Jesus (£8.6m) and Ederson (£6.0m), however.

And the Yorkshire Evening Post claim that Marcelo Bielsa expects to have Raphinha (£6.5m) available for selection against Southampton – although a start may still be a tall order, even if he does make the matchday squad.

There is better news from North America.

Wolves previously confirmed that Raul Jimenez (£7.5m) would return from Mexico in time for Gameweek 8 (there is some debate over whether this means he will miss his country’s final game against El Salvador early on Thursday morning), while Ethan Pinnock (£4.6m) and Michail Antonio (£8.0m) won’t be representing Jamaica.

WHEN FPL PLAYERS ARE IN ACTION: A CLUB-BY-CLUB GUIDE

ARSENAL

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  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Gabon – Oct 8 + 11
  • Folarin Balogun – England under-21s – Oct 7 + 11
  • Mohamed Elneny – Egypt – Oct 8 + 11
  • Karl Hein – Estonia – Oct 8 + 11
  • Sead Kolasinac – Bosnia and Herzegovina – Oct 9 + 12
  • Bernd Leno – Germany – Oct 8 + 11
  • Martin Odegaard – Norway – Oct 8 + 11
  • Thomas Partey – Ghana – Oct 9 + 12
  • Nicolas Pepe – Ivory Coast – Oct 11
  • Aaron Ramsdale – England – Oct 9 + 12
  • Bukayo Saka – England – Oct 9 + 12
  • Emile Smith Rowe – England under-21s – Oct 7 + 11
  • Nuno Tavares – Portugal under-21s – Oct 7 + 12
  • Takehiro Tomiyasu – Japan – Oct 7 + 12
  • Kieran Tierney – Scotland – Oct 9 + 12

ASTON VILLA

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  • Carney Chukwuemeka – England under-19s – Oct 6 + 9 + 12
  • Douglas Luiz – Brazil – Oct 8 + 10 + 15
  • John McGinn – Scotland – Oct 9 + 12
  • Emiliano Martinez – Argentina – Oct 8 + 11 + 15
  • Tyrone Mings – England – Oct 9 + 12
  • Marvelous Nakamba – Zimbabwe – Oct 9 + 12
  • Aaron Ramsey – England under-19s – Oct 6 + 9 + 12
  • Jacob Ramsey – England under-21s – Oct 7 + 11
  • Jaden Philogene-Bidace – England under-20s – Oct 7 + 11
  • Bertrand Traore – Burkina Faso – Oct 8 + 11
  • Ollie Watkins – England – Oct 9 + 12

BRENTFORD

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  • Mads Bidstrup – Denmark under-21s – Oct 7 + 12
  • Saman Ghoddos – Iran – Oct 7 + 12
  • Mathias Jensen – Denmark – Oct 9 + 12
  • Christian Nørgaard – Denmark – Oct 9 + 12
  • Frank Onyeka – Nigeria – Oct 7 + 10
  • Finley Stevens – Wales under-21s – Oct 8 + 12
  • Jan Zamburek – Czech Republic under-21s – Oct 7 + 12

BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION

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  • Aaron Connolly – Republic of Ireland – Oct 9 + 12
  • Shane Duffy – Republic of Ireland – Oct 9 + 12
  • Jakub Moder – Poland – Oct 9 + 12
  • Robert Sanchez – Spain – Oct 6 + 10
  • Jeremy Sarmiento – Ecuador – Oct 8 + 10 + 14
  • Leandro Trossard – Belgium – Oct 7 + 10

BURNLEY

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  • Nathan Collins – Republic of Ireland – Oct 9 + 12
  • Maxwell Cornet – Ivory Coast – Oct 8 + 11
  • Wayne Hennessey – Wales – Oct 8 + 11
  • Conor Roberts – Wales – Oct 8 + 11
  • Matej Vydra – Czech Republic – Oct 8 + 11
  • Chris Wood – New Zealand – Oct 9 + 12

CHELSEA

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  • Marcos Alonso – Spain – Oct 6 + 10
  • Cesar Azpilicueta – Spain – Oct 6 + 10
  • Ben Chilwell – England – Oct 9 + 12
  • Andreas Christensen – Denmark – Oct 9 + 12
  • Kai Havertz – Germany – Oct 8 + 11
  • Jorginho – Italy – Oct 6 + 10
  • Mateo Kovačić – Croatia – Oct 8 + 11
  • Romelu Lukaku – Belgium – Oct 7 + 10
  • Edouard Mendy – Senegal – Oct 9 + 12
  • Mason Mount – England – Oct 9 + 12
  • Antonio Rüdiger – Germany – Oct 8 + 11
  • Thiago Silva – Brazil – Oct 8 + 10 + 15
  • Timo Werner – Germany – Oct 8 + 11

CRYSTAL PALACE

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  • Joachim Andersen – Denmark – Oct 9 + 12
  • Jordan Ayew – Ghana – Oct 9 + 12
  • Conor Gallagher – England under-21s – Oct 7 + 11
  • Marc Guehi – England under-21s – Oct 7 + 11
  • Cheikhou Kouyate – Senegal – Oct 9 + 12
  • Wilfried Zaha – Ivory Coast – Oct 8 + 11

EVERTON

  • Jarrad Branthwaite – England under-20s – Oct 7 + 11
  • Lucas Digne – France – Oct 7 + 10
  • Lewis Dobbin – England under-19s – Oct 6 + 9 + 12
  • Yerry Mina – Colombia – Oct 8 + 10 + 14
  • Jordan Pickford – England – Oct 9 + 12

LEEDS UNITED

  • Charlie Cresswell – England under-21s – Oct 7 + 11
  • Liam Cooper – Scotland – Oct 9 + 12
  • Stuart Dallas – Northern Ireland – Oct 9 + 12
  • Cody Drameh – England under-20s – Oct 7 + 11
  • Joe Gelhardt – England under-20s – Oct 7 + 11
  • Sam Greenwood – England under-20s – Oct 7 + 11
  • Dan James – Wales – Oct 8 + 11
  • Kris Klaesson – Norway under-21s – Oct 8 + 12
  • Mateusz Klich – Poland – Oct 9 + 12
  • Illan Meslier – France under-21s – Oct 8 + 12
  • Raphinha – Brazil – Oct 8 + 10 + 15
  • Tyler Roberts – Wales – Oct 8 + 11

LEICESTER CITY

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  • Daniel Amartey – Ghana – Oct 9 + 12
  • Timothy Castagne – Belgium – Oct 7 + 10
  • Patson Daka – Zambia – Oct 7 + 10
  • Jonny Evans – Northern Ireland – Oct 9 + 12
  • Kelechi Iheanacho – Nigeria – Oct 7 + 10
  • Kasper Schmeichel – Denmark – Oct 9 + 12
  • Caglar Soyuncu – Turkey – Oct 8 + 11
  • Luke Thomas – England under-21s – Oct 7 + 11
  • Youri Tielemans – Belgium – Oct 7 + 10
  • Jannik Vestergaard – Denmark – Oct 9 + 12
  • Danny Ward – Wales – Oct 8 + 11

LIVERPOOL

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  • Alisson – Brazil – Oct 8 + 10 + 15
  • Fabinho – Brazil – Oct 8 + 10 + 15
  • Jordan Henderson – England – Oct 9 + 12
  • Curtis Jones – England under-21s – Oct 7 + 11
  • Diogo Jota – Portugal – Oct 9 + 12
  • Naby Keïta – Guinea – Oct 9 + 12
  • Caoimhin Kelleher – Republic of Ireland – Oct 9 + 12
  • Sadio Mane – Senegal – Oct 9 + 12
  • Takumi Minamino – Japan – Oct 7 + 12
  • Andrew Robertson – Scotland – Oct 9 + 12
  • Mohamed Salah – Egypt – Oct 8 + 11
  • Kostas Tsimikas – Greece – Oct 9 + 12
  • Virgil van Dijk – Netherlands – Oct 8 + 11
  • Neco Williams – Wales – Oct 8 + 11

MANCHESTER CITY

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  • Nathan Ake – Netherlands – Oct 8 + 11
  • João Cancelo – Portugal – Oct 9 + 12
  • Kevin De Bruyne – Belgium – Oct 7 + 10
  • Rúben Dias – Portugal – Oct 9 + 12
  • Ederson – Brazil – Oct 8 + 10 + 15
  • Phil Foden – England – Oct 9 + 12
  • Jack Grealish – England – Oct 9 + 12
  • Gabriel Jesus – Brazil – Oct 8 + 10 + 15
  • Aymeric Laporte – Spain – Oct 6 + 10
  • Riyad Mahrez – Algeria – Oct 8 + 12
  • Rodri – Spain – Oct 6 + 10
  • Bernardo Silva – Portugal – Oct 9 + 12
  • Zach Steffen – USA – Oct 8 + 10 + 14
  • Raheem Sterling – England – Oct 9 + 12
  • John Stones – England – Oct 9 + 12
  • Ferran Torres – Spain – Oct 6 + 10
  • Kyle Walker – England – Oct 9 + 12

MANCHESTER UNITED

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  • Eric Bailly – Ivory Coast – Oct 8 + 11
  • Edinson Cavani – Uruguay – Oct 8 + 11 + 15
  • David de Gea – Spain – Oct 6 + 10
  • Bruno Fernandes – Portugal – Oct 9 + 12
  • Fred – Brazil – Oct 8 + 10 + 15
  • Victor Lindelöf – Sweden – Oct 9 + 12
  • Jesse Lingard – England – Oct 9 + 12
  • Anthony Martial – France – Oct 7 + 10
  • Scott McTominay – Scotland – Oct 9 + 12
  • Paul Pogba – France – Oct 7 + 10
  • Cristiano Ronaldo – Portugal – Oct 9 + 12
  • Jadon Sancho – England – Oct 9 + 12
  • Luke Shaw – England – Oct 9 + 12
  • Raphael Varane – France – Oct 7 + 10

NEWCASTLE UNITED

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  • Miguel Almiron – Paraguay – Oct 8 + 11 + 14
  • Ryan Fraser – Scotland – Oct 9 + 12
  • Jeff Hendrick – Republic of Ireland – Oct 9 + 12
  • Emil Krafth – Sweden – Oct 9 + 12
  • Jamal Lewis – Northern Ireland – Oct 9 + 12
  • Fabian Schar – Switzerland – Oct 9 + 12

NORWICH CITY

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  • Max Aarons – England under-21s – Oct 7 + 11
  • Dimitris Giannoulis – Greece – Oct 9 + 12
  • Billy Gilmour – Scotland – Oct 9 + 12
  • Grant Hanley – Scotland – Oct 9 + 12
  • Adam Idah – Republic of Ireland – Oct 9 + 12
  • Tim Krul – Netherlands – Oct 8 + 11
  • Kenny McLean – Scotland – Oct 9 + 12
  • Andrew Omobamidele – Republic of Ireland – Oct 9 + 12
  • Przemyslaw Placheta – Poland – Oct 9 + 12
  • Teemu Pukki – Finland – Oct 9 + 12
  • Milot Rashica – Kosovo – Oct 9 + 12
  • Christos Tzolis – Greece – Oct 9 + 12
  • Ozan Kabak – Turkey – Oct 8 + 11

SOUTHAMPTON

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  • Che Adams – Scotland – Oct 9 + 12
  • Stuart Armstrong – Scotland – Oct 9 + 12
  • Jan Bednarek – Poland – Oct 9 + 12
  • Armando Broja – Albania – Oct 9 + 12
  • Moussa Djenepo – Mali – Oct 7 + 10
  • Moi Elyounoussi – Norway – Oct 8 + 11
  • Tino Livramento – England under-21s – Oct 7 + 11
  • James Ward-Prowse – England – Oct 9 + 12

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

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  • Matt Doherty – Republic of Ireland – Oct 9 + 12
  • Bryan Gil – Spain – Oct 6 + 10
  • Son Heung-min – South Korea – Oct 7 + 12
  • Pierre-Emile Højbjerg – Denmark – Oct 9 + 12
  • Harry Kane – England – Oct 9 + 12
  • Hugo Lloris – France – Oct 7 + 10
  • Giovani Lo Celso – Argentina – Oct 8 + 11 + 15
  • Sergio Reguilon – Spain – Oct 6 + 10
  • Joe Rodon – Wales – Oct 8 + 11
  • Cristian Romero – Argentina – Oct 8 + 11 + 15
  • Emerson Royal – Brazil – Oct 8 + 10 + 15
  • Davinson Sanchez – Colombia – Oct 8 + 10 + 14
  • Dane Scarlett – England under-19s – Oct 6 + 9 + 12
  • Oliver Skipp – England under-21s – Oct 7 + 11

WATFORD

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  • Daniel Bachmann – Austria – Oct 9 + 12
  • Kwadwo Baah – Germany under-21s – Oct 6 + 9 + 12
  • Craig Cathcart – Northern Ireland – Oct 9 + 12
  • Juraj Kucka – Slovakia – Oct 8 + 11
  • Imran Louza – Morocco – Oct 6 + 9 + 12
  • Adam Masina – Morocco – Oct 6 + 9 + 12
  • Ismaila Sarr – Senegal – Oct 9 + 12
  • Ken Sema – Sweden – Oct 9 + 12
  • Ozan Tufan – Turkey – Oct 8 + 11
  • William Troost-Ekong – Nigeria – Oct 7 + 10

WEST HAM UNITED

  • Said Benrahma – Algeria – Oct 8 + 12
  • Lukasz Fabianski – Poland – Oct 9
  • Pablo Fornals – Spain – Oct 6 + 10
  • Alex Kral – Czech Republic – Oct 8 + 11
  • Declan Rice – England – Oct 9 + 12
  • Tomáš Souček – Czech Republic – Oct 8 + 11
  • Nikola Vlasic – Croatia – Oct 8 + 11
  • Andriy Yarmolenko – Ukraine – Oct 9 + 12

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS

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  • Willy Boly – Ivory Coast – Oct 8 + 11
  • Conor Coady – England – Oct 9 + 12
  • Leander Dendoncker – Belgium – Oct 7 + 10
  • Hwang Hee-chan – South Korea – Oct 7 + 12
  • Ki-Jana Hoever – Netherlands under-21s – Oct 8 + 12
  • Raul Jimenez – Mexico – Oct 8 + 11 + 14
  • João Moutinho – Portugal – Oct 9 + 12
  • Rúben Neves – Portugal – Oct 9 + 12
  • Romain Saiss – Morocco – Oct 9 + 12
  • Nelson Semedo – Portugal – Oct 9 + 12
  • Fabio Silva – Portugal under-21s – Oct 7 + 12

WITHDRAWN DUE TO INJURY/ILLNESS

  • Kristoffer Ajer (Brentford/Norway)
  • Vladimir Coufal (West Ham/Czech Republic)
  • Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Burnley/Iceland)
  • Reece James (Chelsea/England)
  • Josh King (Watford/Norway)
  • Mathias Normann (Norwich/Norway)
  • Kalvin Phillips (Leeds/England)
  • Francisco Sierralta (Watford/Norway)
  • Francisco Trincao (Wolves/Portugal)

479 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Didn’t realise Luiz would be on international duties for Brazil aswell had him set to fill in in case of a Raphinha no show in GW8. Norman will be the 4.5m mid of choice I think in that case

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

      Yeah, belatedly called up by Brazil. Normann picked up a minor injury and withdrew from the Norway squad, FYI, but I think it was just precautionary.

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Brownhill fighting for his place back through the medium of fate it seems

        1. Amartey Partey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Brownhilldinho also called up for Brazil?

  2. Amartey Partey
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Torres with a goal for Spain. Good pick for Burnley game?

    Just kidding.

  3. Freshy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Torres goal Spain 1 / Italy 0

  4. EffPeeEll
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Milan faction booing Donnaruma.

    He has the jitterz

    Bizarre

  5. Flynny
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Sorry....just posted this on an old page....pretty settled on most of my wildcard - but as always hard to decide on final few spits.....how would you fill in the gaps here please? Thanks

    Ramsdale foster
    Taa cancelo dias rudiger livra
    Salah raphinha xxx mbuemo luiz
    Lukaku antonio xxxx

    A....hwang foden

    B...jiminez saka

    C....toney saka

    D....another combo up to 13.6m

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      B

    2. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      B

      1. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Thanks.....b seems dullest!

    3. Podge
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      A

    4. Houldsworth Hatter
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      A

    5. Bertonian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 28 days ago

      A
      Sensing this is what your gut is saying too

      1. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Gut is undecided.

        I think A has the most upside - and also the most risk!! Thanks

  6. Danstoke82
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Hi all, which Man City mid should I bring in?

    A) Foden
    B) Grealish
    C) Torres

    Thanks in advance!

    1. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Have the same dilemma and on Foden at the moment. Grealish has been nailed so far but this may not continue with Foden back. I'll wait until the end of the international break and see how they perform and what minutes they get before making a move.

    2. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      It's like playing Russian roulette.

      I would want all 3 if they were nailed but Grealish is the only one that seems close to that.

      1. Danstoke82
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Thanks both

  7. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    RMT?

    Alisson
    Thiago Silva/Mina/ Sanchez/Romero
    Raphinha/Douglas Luiz/Fabinho/Almiron
    Jesus/Cavani/Jimenez

    Subs: Ederson/Sarmiento/Emerson/Romero

    1. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Perfect blend of South American steel in defence and flair in attack. Gets a 9 from me

      1. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Cheers Panda,i knew i was gtg alright.

        Just wanted to rub this great squad in your faces.

    2. PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      No need for two expensive GKs, otherwise gtg.

      1. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        They rotate so well though.

    3. ANGRY PERSON
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      A team full of south Americans I see. No martinez ?

      1. Don Van Vliet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Mexico is not in South America.

  8. Camzy
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    It seems quite a narrow WC for me this time around. I'm not actually considering that many players.

    Starting GK: Ramsdale, Guaita, McCarthy
    Backup GK: Foster

    Premium Def: TAA, Cancelo, Dias
    Mid Def: Rudiger, Chilwell, James, Laporte, Tierney, Christensen
    Budget Def: Duffy, Livramento, Manquillo

    Premium Mid: Salah, Son, KdB
    Mid Mid: Raphinha, Jota, Foden, Grealish, Mount
    Budget Mid: Townsend, Doucoure, ESR, Saka, Mbeumo, Gallagher, Brownhill, Douglas Luiz

    Premium Fwd: Lukaku, Vardy
    Mid Fwd: Antonio, Jimenez, Watkins, Bamford
    Budget Fwd: Toney, Armstrong, Hwang

    ~40 players. That's it. And I could easily eliminate a further 15 or so that I wouldn't consider unless there are international injuries. Can't believe there are still 10 days to go. I'm away this weekend at least on a retreat so can switch off a bit.

    1. gogs67
        1 month, 28 days ago

        No DCL? 3 goals in 3 starts before his injury, if he gets fit he could be great.

    2. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Nice elbow
      Benucii RC

      1. Freshy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        It was against Bisquets so I would have allowed it,

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Bench Raphinha for:

      A) Livramento (LEE)
      B) Semedo (avl)
      C) Take -4 for Semedo ➡️ Dias

      1. BeWater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        A.

      2. DycheDycheBaby
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        A

      3. TKC07
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        A

      4. Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        A

      5. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Cheers all!

        1. Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Raphinha looking like not playing GW8, then?

    4. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Torres again

    5. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Torres clearing his throat in Pep's general direction...

    6. DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Torres essential

    7. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Spain looking like a great young team that will only improve in the coming years. They are really taking it to the Italians at the San Siro.

      1. ANGRY PERSON
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        If they had a Good finisher they could have won the Euro too

    8. Camzy
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Pep should really start Torres upfront...

    9. EffPeeEll
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      So man city missing a number 9 then?

    10. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      https://twitter.com/alistairmagowan/status/1445820997534371842

      If deal goes through NEW become the new big oil club. PL title contenders in 3 years?

      1. ClassiX
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Which 100m player wants to live in Newcastle?? 😉

      2. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Sports journalists better start treading carefully around Steve Bruce just in case they get Khashoggied.

        No doubt if/when the deal goes trough that Newcastle will be a powerhouse in the transfer market with the backing of the Saudi state fund.

    11. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      The Glazer family have done quite well out of the bump in share price the second coming of Ronaldo brought to Man United selling off 9.5 million shares netting them £137m.

      Wishful thinking that they are getting ready to sell the club i guess?

      https://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/glazer-family-put-95million-manchester-united-shares-up-for-sale-40921924.html

      1. jason_ni
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        No chance unfortunately.

        This is just them lining their pockets a little more, milking the cash cow a bit.

        Disgusting really, not invested a single penny into the club, bought with a loan leveraged against the club, and continue to suck cash out of the club. Club needs shot of them.

        1. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          United might never reach the heights of their past glory again Jason with the investment some of their PL rivals are making.

          City,Chelsea and possibly Newcastle soon could price United out in the transfer market with the backers they have.

          1. RedRo
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Got to say if Utd are falling short against their rivals it’s definitely not because of a lack of spending in the playing squad. They’ve spent with the best of them.

              1. Ógie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                That's true but in the long term they have some real competition on their hands.

                It would be probably be good for the over all competitiveness of the Premier League provided all these big guns don't go off and form a European Super League which i believe will be resurrected again at some stage.

      2. BeWater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Torres is going to score all 5 of the goals City are definitely getting against Burnley.

        1. Nomar
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          If he even starts.

      3. dylano21
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Cr7 + Sarr => Lukaku + Foden/Grealish for -4

        1. TKC07
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I wouldn't for a hit

        2. BeWater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Ronaldo is good for one more game.

        3. Little Red Lacazette
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Only if it was for free.

        4. Freshy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Im ready to ship Ronnie but I want 2 FT when I do Ill wait

        5. Amartey Partey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I wouldn't. Lukaku up against Brentford, and city mids face Pep roulette.

      4. CrouchDown
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Foden or Torres?

        1. Bam Saka Laca
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Pep

          1. Amartey Partey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            It would be funny if he started himself.

            1. ClassiX
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              But not entirely unexpected...

      5. Freshy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Spain putting Torres in cotton wool

      6. FCSB
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Best option on WC:

        1. Foden
        2. Grealish

        PS. I’ll have a bench just in case

        1. BeWater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Foden.

      7. fc_skrald
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Is there chance FPL will change back to the time before chips with only wildcards available? I think the game was better without the chips.

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

          Ive not played that long but knowing how these things tend to evolve I’d say there is absolutely zero chance of this happening

          1. fc_skrald
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Sad but probably right.

        2. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Probably not.

          They brought in the wildcards and chips as the game got really popular to mix things up.

          Kinda like a lottery introducing an extra number ball or star number ball.
          If anything they will probably throw something else in to the pot to try and mix it up a bit more.

          I would like it too if we could go back to the days when they were not a thing but in reality they have to do something to help mix it up with over 8 million teams entered now.

      8. The Mighty Whites
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        2FT, 0.0 ITB, thoughts?

        Sanchez / Steele

        TAA / Christensen / Coady / White / Livramento

        Salah / Raphinha / Gallagher / Gray / Allan

        Ronaldo / Lukaku / Antonio

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Really good team, not much I'd change. Maybe just wait for injury news.

          1. The Mighty Whites
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Contemplating Ronaldo & Coady to Vardy and Cancelo

            1. Bobby Digital
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              This could work

            2. BeWater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Good moves.

        2. EffPeeEll
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          ronnie/lukaku too top heavy IMO

          defence weakish looking as a result.

        3. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          That is a lot of Everton attack. Maybe Gray out for a City defender. Who you lose I don’t know they could all do good. Christensen might be prone to rotation but if he plays is a great option.

          1. Albrightondknight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Sorry I never even noticed the 2 big up front. As you were 🙂 moves sound good.

      9. Redhawk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Torn between big at the back or big at the front.

        Big at the back will do well long term but big at the front is more exciting!

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

          Ooo err mrs

        2. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Snap see below. The problem with big at the back is you have to be prepared to stick with it and it’s so tempting to move the cash back out of defence when a mid or striker starts firing. You also have to be prepared to sit out the horrible weeks when the all the defence fails. But overall it’s very big at the back for me - even if it’s a mess and I end with a horrible rank at least I will have tried something different for a season.

        3. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Fnar

      10. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I wasted the WC a long time ago but any feedback on this team that I can get to in 2 weeks that’s really big at the back. I really like it but also know that Livramento could be great even as in the first 11 never mind the bench and also I am blocking a Toney or Hwang move. James can be another Che defender if not fit. Anyway let me know what ye think. Cheers.

        Raya

        TAA James Rudiger Cancelo Dias

        Salah Foden Raphina

        Lukaku Jimenez

        Steele ESR McArthur Davis (4.4)

        1. JonP
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Not keen on 5 big players at the back. Most I would do is 4, though normally only play 3 at the back.

          Foden is great but I fear the rotation.

          1. Albrightondknight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Yeah Foden is risky but I need a punt somewhere as even though the formation is a lot different most of the picks are template.

          2. Albrightondknight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Also I can save a hit by just leaving Jimenez instead of Foden. Definitely a safer option too. What do you think?

        2. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Big at the back means that, injuries aside, you only have to worry about 50% of the team.
          Also allows quality in all XI slots.

          1. Albrightondknight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Would have to agree on all of that, especially quality in all starting spots and ESR is no mug as first bench.

        3. EffPeeEll
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          rotation at the back puts your team in potential jeopardy?

          1. Albrightondknight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Sure does I think I might leave Foden out for now and see if he gets regular games before bringing him in. Cancelo and James is probably enough of risk right now when the only one I would want off the bench is ESR. And does Raphina make this GW even if it is looking more likely that he will.

        4. Bertonian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 28 days ago

          That’s more like Everest at the back!

      11. Amartey Partey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        It looks like Bissouma has just been arrested at a nightclub for sexual assault.

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Oh dear. On a school night too.

        2. fc_skrald
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Why is he at a nightclub instead of the training center? He could do his sexual assaults there instead.

          1. Konstaapeli
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            -1

        3. Konstaapeli
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          For real?

        4. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Us-dy_kePY4

          All I could find was this which shows nothing other than a couple of seconds of someone, somewhere, at some time being escorted by a policeman.

          1. Amartey Partey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Yeah. The news says it's a Brighton footballer though.

          2. Konstaapeli
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            There's some investigation work done in the above tweet's replies that point towards Bissouma.

        5. Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Just weird man, weird that anyone, anywhere would do that and particularly weird how a footballer earning that much a week, is even in a nightclub, let alone doing that.

          1. Bennerman
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Think it is prudent not to cast judgement in a legal matter until someone is charged and them proven guilty.

            1. Qaiss
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Yes of course. It could have been that or it could have been a fight. Nothing confirmed.

      12. Dokdok666
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Tell me about Werner, how has been playing this season, is he nailed etc etc..?
        I know he is universally hated here, but please keep that to yourselves and please enlighten me in regards to the questions I have 🙂

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Stats are decent when he plays, but poor boy can't seem to hit a cow's a**e with a banjo.

          1. Dokdok666
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            He has 9 SiB and 9 SoT this season though...Are you basing your comment on last season or are the stats somehow misstelling?

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              How many has he put away?

              1. Dokdok666
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                1 with an xG of 2.05

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Same as usual.

        3. Amartey Partey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I would not be surprised if he ends up outscoring Lukaku in the next few games.

          1. Dokdok666
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            yeah that's what the stats are telling atleast

          2. Bobby Digital
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            If he would be a guaranteed starter things might be different.

            You could go Son and Werner instead of Foden and Lukaku for instance.

            1. Dokdok666
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              you don't believe he is nailed? Who is he competing with?

        4. MagicMessi
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I think only double up with Lukaku is g2g .. or maybe not!

      13. snouty375
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        One place left in WC team for max 5.8 mil mid, which to go for?: ESR, gray, Gallagher, Doucoure, Townsend? Or any other options? Thanks

        1. Bertonian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Mbeumo or one of the Everton chaps

        2. Bobby Digital
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Gray first then Galla from GW10 ➡

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Or Mbuemo from GW10

        3. Konstaapeli
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Townsend

        4. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Mbeumo

        5. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Doucoure is doing a Ramsey from days of yore

        6. Camzy
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I'd go Townsend.