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Who are the best Man City FPL attackers for their Gameweek 8 fixture swing?

Manchester City have had an encouraging start to their 2021/22 campaign, despite a tough run of fixtures which has seen them visit Liverpool, Chelsea, Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur.

During their opening seven Premier League matches, they have netted 14 goals, and given their forthcoming schedule (see below), it’s easy to see why many Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers are scouting their assets ahead of Gameweek 8.

With Etihad encounters against Burnley and Crystal Palace in the next three, plus a trip to high-flying Brighton and Hove Albion – a side who they have traditionally done well against under Pep Guardiola – the upside is clearly huge.

However, nailing down a regular starting attacker isn’t straightforward. Looking at City’s two most recent Premier League matches against Liverpool and Chelsea, their ‘strongest’ XI probably looks something like this:

Ederson; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo; Rodri, Bernardo, De Bruyne; Jesus, Grealish, Foden

That will of course change as the season progresses, and we have seen before just how quickly the landscape can change. Only a few weeks ago, Ferran Torres (£6.9m) was of huge Fantasy interest but has now failed to feature since Gameweek 4, while Riyad Mahrez (£8.7m) – a popular pre-season pick – hasn’t started a single Premier League match since the opening day.


Manchester City’s 2021/22 Premier League line-ups and minutes

It’s also worth noting that for their forthcoming run of fixtures, Guardiola will probably look to use his full squad, and perhaps be less reliant on that ‘strongest’ XI.

The rotation is further complicated by two important UEFA Champions League clashes against Club Brugge, which have taken on extra significance following defeat at Paris Saint-Germain in Matchday 2. The first fixture, which takes place in Belgium, arrives just three days after Burnley, while the return match is four days after Crystal Palace’s visit in Gameweek 10. 

There is also an EFL Cup trip to West Ham United to navigate after that latter match, but given that fringe players will surely be given a run-out here, if anything, it’s probably a positive for FPL managers.

Regardless of that, the schedule does suggest some rotation, which is why we have some big decisions to make ahead of Gameweek 8. So, before we give a player-by-player assessment of the main contenders, it goes without saying that if you do choose to invest, additional squad depth is definitely advisable.

JACK GREALISH

Antonio, Benrahma and Son among eye-catching FPL assets as De Bruyne returns 9

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  1. Fulchester's New Centr…
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Play up County

  2. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Provisional FH draft for if my team looks decimated after the press conferences:

    Ramsdale
    Cancelo, Dias, Duffy
    Salah, KDB, Son, Saka
    Firmino, Maupay, Armstrong

    Doubt it will come to this but if TAA, James, Jota and Raphinha look unlikely to play I go for it.

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Looks good, but, and I am sure that you have considered this, 38GW season and just by avoiding hits and putting out who you can, you'll probably do okay.

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Yeah, I almost certainly won't use the chip but will be somewhat tempted if we get early Liverpool news and Jota and Trent are out.

        1. Lovren an elevator
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Why would Jota be out?

          1. I Member
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Muscle injury. Look at the Scout tweets.

    2. BigRedDog
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      You'll probably regret playing it because DGW and all that. I'd just take some hits if it comes to that. Hits which make your team better long term and help you field XI this week. GL

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Yeah that's probably what I'll do. Thanks.

  3. Nolberto Solano
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    WC team below, taken a few punts on rotation risk players but have enough on the bench to cover:

    Ramsdale / Foster

    TAA / Cancelo / Azpi / Chillwell / Livra

    Salah / Foden / Raph / Mbeumo / ESR

    Lukaku / Antonio / Hwang

    1. BigRedDog
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I'm not so convinced of Hwanh and ESR myself. I don't like double defense either because it just hurts too much

    2. tbos83
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Looks good but not Chilwell

    3. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Reckon Chillers starts over Alonso??

  4. pingissimus
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Anyone care to try to name the 5 highest scoring defenders in the game without cheating? Your start is that the first 3 are

    Cancelo
    Alonso
    Dias

    The other two are about to go on a great fixture run

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

      Janssen and Ajer?

      1. pingissimus
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        50%

        Ajer is fairly well down the list comparatively

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

          yeah, I looked after posting. Should have known

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Couldn't resist cheating, but very interesting.

      1. pingissimus
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Isn't it

        I'm playing a couple of draft games and both are still out there unclaimed.

    3. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Tempted to take a punt on them instead of going for a CHE defender. (It will probably go wrong...)

    4. RedRo
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Livramento

        1. RedRo
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Damn, not even close

          • pingissimus
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Actually not even on the first page - unless you look at value and even then he's a fair way down

        2. SINGH
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Don't feel confident with them.

          1. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            New old Sheff Utd

          2. pingissimus
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Think that's fair enough actually

            Everything is skewed early season by goals scored. I imagine the list will be very different in a few weeks once cumulative cs have kicked in and regular assists

        3. Amartey Partey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Azp?

        4. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Pincer

          1. Ginkapo FPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Pinsset

            1. Ginkapo FPL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Redgrave?

              1. Ginkapo FPL
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Close enough

      • Brehmeren
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Rudiger not in the Germany squad tonight. Will get flagged then.

        1. Super Saints
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          I imagine most of my players will be injured by the end of this international break. Lukaku and now Rudi to go with Trent.

          Lukaku since I brought him in, 2 2 2 injured.

          1. Brehmeren
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Yep, got them as well. Plus Raph and Jimenez. Looking dire.

      • SMOOTH
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        no rudiger in squad

        1. tbos83
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          He's got a back issue which has been reported

        2. Super Saints
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Apologies for bringing him in, since I got him he's got 1 2 injured

          1. Echoes
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 24 days ago

            You need to sell him immediately

      • BigRedDog
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Would you do Coady, Ronaldo and ASM to Dias/Azpi Armstrong and Lukaku for -8?

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          No, Ron could outscore Kaku this week for starters

        2. Holmes
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Nope, save and do that for -4 in next week

        3. BigRedDog
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Cheers guys. Looking like a boring save for me.

      • vandebeek
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        the better duo:
        a) Chilwell/ James and Toney
        b)Livramento and Antonio
        ?

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Tentative A

        2. BigRedDog
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Tough one but probably B. He's in the form of his life, amazing fixtures or not.

        3. F4L
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          All 4 with Chilwell over James 🙂

          Will Livra be playing most weeks for you if you go B?

        4. JohnnyRev7
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Pondering what to do here boys and girls. I'm playing a more steady eddie game for the first part of the season. Current squad is:

          Sanchez / Foster
          Shaw / Rüdiger / Chilwell (Livra / Tsimikas)
          Salah / Benrahma / Sarr / Raphinha (Brownhill)
          Antonio / Ronaldo / Toney

          1FT 4.2M ITB

          A few things I've considered:

          Need to lose Shaw but need a starting player this GW so I'll hold.
          Considered Ronaldo to Lukaku but not this GW.
          Sarr? New manager bounce so I'll hold.
          Benrahma >>> Son (NEW). It feels like a 1 GW punt which will unbalance my team in many directions.
          Benrahma >>> Foden (BUR). Seriously not feeling it with Pep roulette. Would rather trust MCI's def.
          Tsimikas >>> Dias/Cancelo. Dias I 'get', Cancello I don't. But I don't wanna transfer 2m to my def.

          So I guess I'm gonna play my steady eddie game and save. If Raphinha doesn't start (considerably weakening LEE's attack) then Livramento will start instead.

          Anything obvious I've missed?

          1. JohnnyRev7
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Ahh.. tagged on by mistake. Reposted further down.

        5. JohnnyRev7
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          A

          I called Chilly last GW and going forward. He wont disappoint.

          Toney is set and forget. He will suprise you.

          * In the interests of full disclosure I also have Antonio and Livramento in my team. As well as Chilwel and Toney.

          1. Salah’s Sonnet
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Until he's benched

            It's still brenford and will be patchy imo

            1. JohnnyRev7
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Can you link your team please?

      • tbos83
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Ron as a differential captain? Leicester are leaky

        1. BrockLanders
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Could be a great shout.

        2. Amartey Partey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          I also have a feeling Ronaldo will score a brace in that one.

      • Echoes
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Go Christensen over Rudiger on WC if no certain news by deadline? Will have Livra and Duffy as bench cover.

        1. Holmes
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Try Azpi

          1. Echoes
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Can't afford Azpi

        2. tbos83
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Yes

        3. Bobby Digital
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Try White

          1. Echoes
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Already have him and Cancelo

        4. F4L
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          I wouldn't unless Rudiger is confirmed out for a while

        5. BrockLanders
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Wouldn't touch Christensen myself

        6. JohnnyRev7
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Why not just play Livramento and keep Rüdiger in?

      • Oliver Tockman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Grealish owners:

        A) Hold
        B) Sell

        1. Gazza2000
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          A

        2. F4L
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          if you've held through his tough fixtures, worth keeping now for the easier ones

      • jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Current team:
        Sanchez, Foster
        Alonso, Rudiger, Cancelo, Livra, Shaw
        Salah, Greenwood, Benrahma, Raphinha, Bissouma
        Toney, Antonio, Ronaldo

        Already used gw8 FT on Cancelo, but still thinking of WC to this??? Trent (depending on fitness) and Vardy could be easy downgrades for funds.

        Sanchez, Foster
        TRENT, Rudiger, Cancelo, Livra, DUFFY
        Salah, MBEUMO, DOUCOURE, Raphinha, D.LUIZ
        Toney, LUKAKU, VARDY

        Or maybe just take a hit instead?

        1. F4L
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          would only WC if TAA is back. Greenwood/Shaw are the only big issues with your current team.

          1. jdp219
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Thank you.

        2. BrockLanders
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          I definitely wouldn't WC. Your team looks fine

          1. jdp219
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Thank you.

        3. Cammick
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Bissoume has been arrested for sexual assault doubt he will be playing mate

      • BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        What percentage of starting do you give Chilwell over Alonso?

        I'm around 70% Chilwell, 30% Alonso

        1. drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Against brentford ? Norwich ?

          1. BrockLanders
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Brentford

        2. F4L
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          the shirt is still up for grabs imo, Chilwell hasn't put a marker down like towards the end of last season, so still a 50/50

          1. BrockLanders
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Goodness. Chilwell looked quite well embedded in the last game, and scored. I'd say he slightly edges the chance of starting.

            1. F4L
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              tbh I think the ball is in Alonso's court, Chilwell's level is pretty constant, Alonso's fluctuates, but he hasn't really done too much wrong this season so far; got him an International call up again and just put in 2 solid performances as a LB against two of the best International sides in the world.

              It might sound ridiculous but for me until one of the 2 pushes ahead in the pecking order, either pick both or neither.

        3. Amartey Partey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          50/50 because I have no idea.

        4. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Alonso 80% chilly 20%

        5. mox81
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Think you're probs about right, but time will tell. Easy to forget real world where Chilwell is a better footballer than Alonso and the sensible choice, even if Alonso is an FPL legend!

          1. BrockLanders
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            I'm right or the 80% Aoonso is right?

        6. BigRedDog
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          I'd say Alonso has had his run and it's Chilwell who will play more now.

      • zon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Hmm. Which looks better for a final touch on a WC team?

        _____ Foster
        TAA Rüdiger Cancelo Duffy Livramento
        _____ Salah Raphinha Mbeumo Brownhill
        _____ Lukaku Antonio

        A) Ramsdale, ESR, Vardy
        B) Ederson, Foden, Toney?

        1. BrockLanders
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          A

        2. F4L
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          A

        3. puhd
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          B

        4. BigRedDog
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          B

      • JohnnyRev7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Pondering what to do here boys and girls. I'm playing a more steady eddie game for the first part of the season. Current squad is:

        Sanchez / Foster
        Shaw / Rüdiger / Chilwell (Livra / Tsimikas)
        Salah / Benrahma / Sarr / Raphinha (Brownhill)
        Antonio / Ronaldo / Toney

        1FT 4.2M ITB

        A few things I've considered:

        Need to lose Shaw but need a starting player this GW so I'll hold.
        Considered Ronaldo to Lukaku but not this GW.
        Sarr? New manager bounce so I'll hold.
        Benrahma >>> Son (NEW). It feels like a 1 GW punt which will unbalance my team in many directions.
        Benrahma >>> Foden (BUR). Seriously not feeling it with Pep roulette. Would rather trust MCI's def.
        Tsimikas >>> Dias/Cancelo. Dias I 'get', Cancello I don't. But I don't wanna transfer 2m to my def.

        So I guess I'm gonna play my steady eddie game and save. If Raphinha doesn't start (considerably weakening LEE's attack) then Livramento will start instead.

        Anything obvious I've missed?

        1. maglia rosa
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Can see why you don't want to commit an extra 2 million to your defence with the City def in for Tsimikas so fair enough. Shaw is prime for the boot........i'd do Cancello for Shaw tbh but if you don't like him Dias is a great move too.

          1. maglia rosa
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            * Does not using Shaw instead of Tsimikas satisy your need for less cash in def?

            1. JohnnyRev7
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Yes.

          2. JohnnyRev7
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Yeh, Shaw >>> MCI def was always my first thought. I'll wait for the pressers.

            Ta for responding though, and GL for the season!

            1. maglia rosa
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              no problem 😛

        2. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Shaw to Dias looks like a no brainer to me. As you say you need to lose Shaw and doing him to Dias doesn't tie up much more money in your D.

          1. JohnnyRev7
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            I know mate. Just need to wait for the pressers and see how many I've got available before pushing the button. Thanks for responding and GL for the GW!

        3. BigRedDog
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Yeah I think Ben to Son or Shaw to Cancelo

      • Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Too bad KDB's good fixtures overlap with Salah's ones. Would be an interesting alternative to Lukaku

        1. BrockLanders
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          I'd love KDB this GW. Burnley look absolutely primed to concede a few. Wouldn't shock me in the least to see De Bruyne get a goal and possible assist.

        2. Bobby Digital
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Werner over Lukaka and you can go Salah and KDB

      • dshv
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        On WC

        1. Smith roe
        2. Townsend
        3. Hwnag (3-4-3 without 1and 2)

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          4. Spell check.

          1. JohnnyRev7
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Kinda harsh.

            Maybe some posters are not native/fluent English speakers and live in exotic countries we can only dream about going to on holiday.

            Or are native/fluent English speakers and are just totally drunk. Living in Derby.

            I agree it's a fine balance.

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Haha. Just a subtle dig. Nothing too harsh I don’t think.

            2. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Not like Hwang is a name I’m familiar with.

        2. puhd
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          2

        3. BrockLanders
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Townsend

      • BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        ESR goal for England U21s (Curtis Jones assist)

      • sirmorbach
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Ladies and gentlemen, what do you say?

        Ramsdale / Foster
        TAA / Cancelo / Dias / Rüdiger / Livramento
        Salah / Raphinha / Zaha / Townsend / Luiz
        Lukaku / Antonio / Toney

        1. maglia rosa
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Townsend ➡ Mbeumo ?

          1. sirmorbach
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            I've considered it, but I thought it would be too much Bees. Thank you very much for the feedback!

            1. maglia rosa
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Irrespective of having Toney, Mbeumo is a much better prospect than Towsend imo.

        2. BrockLanders
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Looks good. Defence a bit heavy for me personally. I'd maybe upgrade the midfield and downgrade a defender. I'm not sure Chelsea & City get as many clean sheets as everyone is expecting

          1. sirmorbach
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Means a lot, thank you! Dias to Duffy and I could upgrade Toney to Jimi/Jesus as well.

            1. BrockLanders
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Like the Jimmy shout. Looked very good

              1. sirmorbach
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Thank you, sir!

        3. JohnnyRev7
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Can you link your team? The current link seems outdated. Thank you!

          1. sirmorbach
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            There you go, sir: https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/382991

            1. JohnnyRev7
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Doesn't work...

              1. sirmorbach
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Really? That's weird. Maybe I'm dumb, I'll see whether I can work something out.

      • circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        This is a good list of where you can buy tickets if you're desperate. Very helpful of Wolves to provide it. https://tickets.wolves.co.uk/screenloader.aspx?type=include&page=custom/documents/html/Safebuying.html

      • Mcster
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Who here would admit to being ADDICTED to FPL? If, like me, you're scrolling these pages deep into the monotony of the international break then chances are you are! I posed this question to myself last week and quite easily came up with about 50 signs of my addiction so thought it would be fun / kill some international break minutes to make a few tik tok videos to describe my signs of addiction to see which sound familiar to fellow FPL addicts. So far I've talked about...

        1. Excessive red list country knowledge
        2. Planning family events for weekends during an international break
        3. Knowing all player prices but not your partner's phone number
        4. Ordering your best players left to right on the official website
        5. Believing that the Premier League only exists to facilitate FPL
        6. Madly searching for lineups at 2pm on a Saturday (and the choice language when Alonso is benched!)
        7. Constantly checking for injury news, even when you've said you'd use the int' break to take some time out
        8. Last thing you think of at night, and first thing you think of in the morning (I.e. love!)
        9. All your bookmarks and subscriptions are FPL related
        10. Desperation to find out who got the assist (and if, of course, it was the intended target!)
        11. Checking who is on top bonus 5 mins in to a match
        12. Unnecessarily strong opinions on the chips
        13. Playing other fantasy games but just not getting to same hit as you do from FPL (or scratching the lockdown itch with Bundesliga!)

        I've got plenty more to talk about yet but would be great to hear your signs of addiction (ideally keeping it light!)

        Take a look here, and I'll add any good ideas to my list of vids to do next: tiktok.com/@the_fpl_addict

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Have to try 4.

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            What a thing of beauty

        2. JohnnyRev7
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Assuming your FPL link is genuine, you're not. Next question?

          1. maglia rosa
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            😆

          2. TheTinman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            No need for that. Look at his wildcard, it's basically template.

            1. Mcster
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Unfortunately that was now me!

          3. Mcster
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Whoops, was still last season. Now updated! I'm 11 years in but only count in rolling decades (I.e. my first year was rubbish!... not that it's got too much better since!) Addiction unfortunately doesn't always equal "good"!

            1. JohnnyRev7
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              "Addiction unfortunately doesn't always equal "good"!"

              Ummm... isn't that what addiction is all about? And the key driver? Making the person feel good?

              Involving yourself in drugs, alcohol, sex, airfix models, collecting subbuteo, will turn you into an addict. And you will feel good. Very good. (I'd recommend airfix as they've never toned down the glue. Get creative and stoned at the same time.)

              But listening to a horse or a templar on here for advice (or all the druken people from Derby) does make you an addict.

              Maybe take a step back from being a FPL addict.

              And check out the airfix deals online.

              1. The Knights Template
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Mine favourite airfix was the Lancaster bomber.

                1. Oscar Slater
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Mines was the Saturn V.

                  1. The Knights Template
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Good stuff!

        3. Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          How about staying up until 2.30am to catch Ragabolly's post on price changes.

          1. Mcster
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            A true sign! I rarely make it till 0230 but the hot topic is usually the first thing I check each morning!

      • TheTinman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        If Salah is in the form of his life and is looking basically fixture proof.

        And premiums are only value for money if captained.

        I know nobody will do it, but...

        Is there an argument for 1 premium (perma captain on Salah) and unlock the value in the rest of your squad?

        1. Zim0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          U can have a perfectly great team with 2 premiums

          1. TheTinman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            But can you have a perfectly greater team with 1 premium?

        2. F4L
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          yes but people on here don't want to hear it

          1. TheTinman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            I might take a look at it on wildcard drafts tomorrow, but not sure I will have the guts!

            1. F4L
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              It's my current set up, all I'll say is it takes patience, when a premium hauls who you don't own you just have to accept it and not panic.

              1. TheTinman
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Can I see your team ID?

                I'm strongly thinking 4 at the back too. I think the surety of starts for those 4 over the long period between now and next wildcard will allow me to utilise transfers elsewhere and deal with injuries more easily. With rotation becoming more prominent than ever we are going to see teams struggling to get 11 starters more often. It's already happened once this season and this GW might be the second.

        3. maglia rosa
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          I have no idea but i think it would lead to bench headaches and inevitable hauls on your bench as your squad will be full of much better players. If your happy with that and can back yourself with your 11 picks each week it could work i guess.

          1. Dr Funk
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Means you can play players like Foden and Chilwell. If they don't start then you will have a strong player to come off the bench.

            1. maglia rosa
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              I understand the theory i think Doctor but i think my point stands. 😛

              1. Dr Funk
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                My diagnosis is that your point lacks funk. 🙂

                1. maglia rosa
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  😆 😆 😆

        4. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Yes

        5. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          That’s my plan if Lukaku doesn’t start firing soon.

        6. RogDog_jimmy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          If Lukaku is confirmed out this week I'll likely move him down to Watkins - which would leave me with Salah and then Son as my next highest.

          And I'd be happy about it.

      • Dr Funk
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I've been thinking the same. I can put together a magnificent squad with just Salah. So tempting.

        1. TheTinman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          It's tempting. But it would probably mean double Chelsea defence and Mount over Lukaku. Its big Rom who scares me with that fixture run.

          But then, would he be covered by the value spread out everywhere else.

      • Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Agree with this? A) raphinha - keep b) Toney- keep c) raphinha- keep d) sarr - keep e) TAA - keep f) shaw- sell

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          yes

          1. Finding Timo
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Cheers

      • Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        werner instead of lukaku is just a no go isnt it?

        1. Finding Timo
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Yep

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            thats what I thought 🙂

        2. BrockLanders
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          2 goals tonight though. Obviously finding form, could easily impact on Lukaku

        3. JohnnyRev7
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          I don't think it is. I've been thinking Timo since last GW. And tonight for Germany he proved it.

          I don't have Lukaku so maybe I'll swap Ronaldo or Antonio.

      • FCSB
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Salah playing the full 90 it seems

      • Alex1995
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        WC thoughts?

        Ramsdale Foster
        TAA Cancelo Rudiger Livra Manquillo
        Salah Son Raph Gallagher Mbuemo
        Lukaku Toney Hwang

        1. sandman58
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Would rather have Sarr and Vardy instead of Son and Toney
          Mbuemo enough Brentford cover

        2. sandman58
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Spurs are rubbish and too defensive

        3. sandman58
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Vardy and Sarr both penalty takers too

          1. Alex1995
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            I hear you, but Sarr fixtures are horrendous, Watford are bang average and Toney is also on pens

      • gogs67
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Paul Merson docu is a hard watch, heart goes out to the guy.

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Gambling is a horrible thing. me old mucker always told me never gamble!

          2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Unfortunately he wasn’t alone having a gambling addiction during that time. Keith Gillespie is another sad story.

            1. pingissimus
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Kenny Sansom too - one of my earliest heroes - that Arsenal squad had issues

          3. fclackless [Brazil Nuts]
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            It is; he'd be better off coming on here and playing a nice safe game of fpl and avoiding all that gambling lark ....

            1. FCSB
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Fpl is the perfect escape from the monstrous vice of gambling

        • FCSB
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Who to go with on WC:

          1. Foden
          2. Grealish

          Thanks

          1. Weak Become Heros
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            2

            1. FCSB
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              What does the article conclude to say if you don’t mind me asking

              1. BigRedDog
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Sarr and Coady to Cancelo and Normann for -4?

                1. FCSB
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Like it

                  1. BigRedDog
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Cheers. Foden for me. GL

                    1. FCSB
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      You too bro

        • Bam Saka Laca
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Any Traore owners. Would you keep him this week?

          1. Chief Brody
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Desperate to get shot but have two more pressing problems. If you can for no hit, get rid.

            1. Bam Saka Laca
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Thanks Chief. Unfortunately cannot get rid of him without a hit