FPL

The best FPL forwards for a Gameweek 8 Wildcard

With many Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers activating their first Wildcard during the international break, we’ve picked out some of the best forward options on offer across a range of price points.

This is an update of the series we did for Gameweek 7 Wildcarders, with fresh data and a couple of new targets for those deploying their chip this week.

However, it will also be of interest for those using ‘free’ transfers ahead of Gameweek 8.

All stats taken from this article are from our Premium Members Area.

Romelu Lukaku

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We start with one of the main reasons many are even activating their chip: Romelu Lukaku (£11.7m). Already beginning the week in over 35% of FPL teams, the Belgian is the standout captaincy choice for upcoming matches against Brentford (a), Norwich City (H), Newcastle United (a) and Burnley (H) – providing he recovers from the “muscle fatigue” that led to his withdrawal from the Belgium squad, of course.

With the Chelsea squad supreme in quality and depth, the likes of Mason Mount (£7.4m), Kai Havertz (£8.2m) and Timo Werner (£8.6m) will surely experience plenty of rotation over the coming months. Yet Lukaku has played all 540 minutes since arriving from Inter Milan and while likely not completely immune to rotation himself (no Chelsea player has been under Tuchel), stands the best chance of starting more games than not.

He has netted three times so far and, despite consecutive blanks against Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City and Southampton, belief in the striker remains unshakable. He was unlucky not to score against the Saints, registering 0.77 expected goals (xG) mainly thanks to a close-range encounter with the woodwork. A goal was also ruled out for offside.

Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.7m) has edged many of the key attacking metrics so far when compared to Lukaku but we’re talking about a tiny sample size, especially as the Belgian has faced four ‘big six’ sides in his six appearances.

Eight shots against an injury-hit, out-of-sorts Arsenal, possibly his ‘easiest’ opposition to date, has hinted at what we might be able to expect when the Blues face a wealth of mid-to-lower-table fodder over the coming weeks and months.

Lukaku’s shotmap below shows him taking plenty of efforts from the centre-point of the opposition area since his move to west London, with Ronaldo offering more variety in terms of distance and angle.

All eyes and ears will be on Thomas Tuchel’s pre-match press conference ahead of Gameweek 8, as many a Wildcard could be shaken up if Lukaku is ruled out.

Cristiano Ronaldo

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The ‘Ronaldo out for Lukaku’ switch is straightforward in theory but any international injury for the Belgian may re-open up a premium-sized forward hole in many of our teams.

Ronaldo let down the millions who captained him by blanking at home to Aston Villa and starting from the bench against Everton, yet scored three times in the previous two matches. In the three fixtures before the Toffees, no forward had taken more shots (17), efforts in the box (13), on-target strikes (7), penalty area touches (25) or boasted a higher xG (expected goals) tally. And might he be on penalties, now?

What sets him back is the premium price tag, especially when his captaincy potential pales in comparison to Lukaku and Salah over the short-to-medium term. Tough league fixtures with Liverpool (H), Manchester City (H) and Chelsea (a) between now and Gameweek 13 are accompanied by must-win Champions League meetings with Villarreal and Atalanta (twice). But, after all, he is Ronaldo.

He could even be a premium forward placeholder if Lukaku is rested this weekend: United’s fixture against Leicester is arguably one of the more attractive of Gameweek 8 anyway, with the Foxes’ defence in disarray and conceding at an average of two goals per match over the last six Gameweeks.

Michail Antonio

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For those who opt for both premium options, it most likely deprives them of a third striker in the competitive £7.0m-£8.0m price range. This includes the game’s top-scoring forward Michail Antonio (£8.0m). He sits atop the rankings despite missing one match due to suspension, such is his dominant start to the season.

Antonio began with three successive double-digit hauls, before netting a late Gameweek 6 winner at Leeds United, and is top among FPL forwards for goal attempts, shots in the box, big chances, efforts on target and penalty box touches in 2021/22.

His ownership levels means that it’s a brave move to proceed without the West Ham man but the Hammers do face Everton (a), Tottenham (H), Liverpool (H), Man City (a) and Chelsea (H) in their next eight, mixed in with Europa League action. Indeed, all bar Spurs of West Ham’s Gameweek 8-15 opponents are amongst the top eight meanest defences for Opta’s expected goals conceded (xGC).

Yet there is a feeling that Antonio may be fixture-proof, while fit.

Patrick Bamford

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Before we start: yes, we know he is currently yellow-flagged.

The Leeds striker missed matches with West Ham and Watford due to an ankle problem but if Marcelo Bielsa confirms his recovery by the weekend, as the timeline hinted, Bamford has an encouraging run of games against Southampton (a), Wolves (H), Norwich (a) and Leicester City (H).

Perhaps the brilliant Raphinha (£6.6m) offers enough Leeds coverage in midfield but Patrick Bamford (£7.8m) had registered the second-most goal attempts of all strikers during the first five Gameweeks.

He has the short-term fixtures needed to deliver the goods and, despite the occasional wastefulness, the proven Premier League pedigree to back it up: he racked up 28 attacking returns in 2020/21, with his average of 5.1 points per match the fourth-best among FPL forwards last season.

Raul Jimenez

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Regardless of FPL, it was a feel-good moment for football when Raul Jimenez (£7.5m) scored in Gameweek 6 for the first time since his horrific, life-threatening fractured skull injury from last November. He then followed this up by setting up both of Hwang Hee-chan‘s (£5.6m) goals against Newcastle.

Going forward, Jimenez will relish the remaining seven games of an 11-match streak against sides outside of last season’s top five. His total of 15 shots inside the box ranks fourth among FPL forwards, while he is also top among players in his Fantasy position for chances created (19), so offers multiple routes to points – providing the Mexican and his teammates don’t continue to be profligate with their opportunities, of course.

One thing to keep an eye on this weekend is his late return from international duty, although Wolves had previously expressed confidence of him being available for Gameweek 8.

Ivan Toney

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Brentford’s main man may have lost one million owners and £0.2m in value since the early Gameweeks but he certainly passes the eye test at present. Oozing in confidence after netting 31 times in last season’s Championship, the penalty-taking Ivan Toney (£6.3m) followed up a dominant aerial performance against Virgil van Dijk (£6.6m) by helping his side to victory away at West Ham, despite blanking.

He has more goal attempts (11) than Lukaku and Jimenez over the last five Gameweeks, he has also created more ‘big chances’ than any other forward in that time. A bit like the Wolves man, he’ll chip in with assists even if he doesn’t score.

His team looks fearless and well-suited to the Premier League. A side that scored twice against Arsenal and three times against Liverpool will not be intimidated by the prospect of home meetings with Chelsea and Leicester, which precedes a very generous run of opponents:

Toney blanked in the first two matches but has since scored and assisted twice – he will certainly have no doubt in his ability to reach 20 goal involvements this season.

ALSO CONSIDER

Armstrong a differential for Gameweek 6 and beyond as Saints’ fixtures improve

Toney aside, a few other sub-£7.0m options are beginning to appear, if not wholly convince.

Odsonne Edouard (£6.5m) arrived at Crystal Palace with a cameo brace against Spurs but is yet to score or complete 90 minutes since, while Neal Maupay (£6.5m) is already on four goals but needs to fully regain the trust of FPL managers after two frustrating seasons.

Allan Saint-Maximin (£6.8m) is wonderful to watch and has only blanked twice in seven matches, yet plays for a poor Newcastle side, with Teemu Pukki (£5.9m) facing a similar problem despite Norwich’s good upcoming fixtures. Saint-Maximin does, a bit like Jimenez and Toney, at least offer additional assist potential, sitting narrowly behind the Mexican striker for chances created this season.

People thought Southampton would be similarly poor this season, following the loss of Danny Ings (£7.9m), Jannik Vestergaard (£4.9m) and Ryan Bertrand (£4.9m). Yet draws against both Manchester sides and holding Antonio to his only blank so far has increased optimism in their assets. As bargain defender Tino Livramento (£4.2m) keeps two clean sheets at the back, Adam Armstrong (£6.0m) is building some impressive stats up front. Despite not scoring since the opening day, his 21 shots have only been topped by Antonio amongst forwards. If Armstrong continues to start for the Saints, matches against Leeds (H), Burnley (H), Watford (a), Aston Villa (H) and Norwich (a) could be a useful enabler for the Ronaldo-Lukaku combination.

Gabriel Jesus (£8.6m) escapes most of our attention as he looks unlikely to be available for selection in Gameweek 8 because of international commitments with Brazil, a probable no-show that will be followed by week-to-week uncertainty over his starting spot as City juggle domestic and European involvement.

Finally, a word on Jamie Vardy (£10.5m). FPL’s second-highest-scoring forward continues to evade much investment despite six goals in seven Gameweeks. Leicester languishing towards the bottom of our Season Ticker and an awkward price tag are black marks against him but he’ll be up against a weakened Manchester United backline this weekend and he managed 10 attacking returns in 11 matches against the ‘big six’ last season, so the upcoming fixtures will hold no fear for the veteran.

FPLMarc88 Newcastle fan that spends far too much time thinking about FPL.”

711 Comments Post a Comment
  1. sentz05
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 19 hours ago

    Would anyone bring in Laporte or Walker as a way into the Man City defence? Thinking of transferring out Shaw.

    1. RedRo
        7 days, 19 hours ago

        It’d be Cancelo, Dias or nothing for me

        1. FantasyClub
            7 days, 18 hours ago

            This

        2. Dexters Laboratory
          • 1 Year
          7 days, 19 hours ago

          Consider R James or Tierney instead IMO .. I personally don't trust either

        3. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          7 days, 19 hours ago

          I am thinking Walker atm

        4. F4L
          • 6 Years
          7 days, 19 hours ago

          not if you can afford Cancelo

        5. g_jannyg
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 days, 19 hours ago

          Walker for sure, he is nailed and Pep mentions his great powers of recovery so he is rarely rested.

      • Dexters Laboratory
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 19 hours ago

        A) TAA, Hwang, Manq
        B) Dias, Toney, White

        Final WC decision comes down to this

        Ramsdale Foster
        Cancelo Rudiger Livermento X X
        Salah Mbeuno Raphina Don Brownhill
        Lukaku Antonio X

        1. Dexters Laboratory
          • 1 Year
          7 days, 19 hours ago

          Son*

        2. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          7 days, 19 hours ago

          I assume Don is Son. Option A for me.

        3. F4L
          • 6 Years
          7 days, 19 hours ago

          the one with TAA

        4. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          7 days, 19 hours ago

          TAA is in if fit.

      • FPL Kaka
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 19 hours ago

        Is Ronaldo to Kane trying to be too clever?

        1. Dexters Laboratory
          • 1 Year
          7 days, 19 hours ago

          This GW Yes .. GW12 maybe not

        2. F4L
          • 6 Years
          7 days, 19 hours ago

          Leicester can't defend this season

        3. ANGRY PERSON
            7 days, 19 hours ago

            Yes. Go vardy instead

          • I Member
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            7 days, 19 hours ago

            Kane out of form and Leicester conceding goals. Keep Ronaldo.

        4. F4L
          • 6 Years
          7 days, 19 hours ago

          Is there any reason to get Saka instead of Townsend?

          1. Dexters Laboratory
            • 1 Year
            7 days, 19 hours ago

            I'd definitely rank Saka above him .. Everton are going to share the points between them.. especially with DCL and Rich coming back

            1. F4L
              • 6 Years
              7 days, 19 hours ago

              cheers

          2. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            7 days, 19 hours ago

            Not really

            Arsenal have looked pretty sterile apart from that one match. Townsend in a forward position has a very decent FPL record that is disguised by too much Royball. He's been looking great so far and has some good stats too. DCL back could give him an assist boost to make up for lost pens 😉

            I'd happily get Townsend first if there is use for spare change.

            1. F4L
              • 6 Years
              7 days, 19 hours ago

              cheers, yeah thinking the same. Set pieces and Everton just look better than Arsenal as an attacking unit, and you're definitely right about DCL being back, Townsend's delivery is almost as good as it can get.

              The only drawback I can see is Iwobi eating into his minutes, but he is only 5.6mil, can't expect the world!

              1. pingissimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                7 days, 19 hours ago

                Yep Iwobi the one real issue I see - he was apparently level with or ahead of Townsend at the start of the season.

                Not sure what the Rafa record is in sticking with winning formulas but given current form and their history together at Newcastle I'd go with him.

                (Slight disclaimer I have Gray who I think is an equally valid option who is simply more obviously nailed - I hope 🙂 )

          3. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            7 days, 19 hours ago

            I'd go ESR.

        5. RedWolf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 days, 19 hours ago

          Hey guys, on a wildcard, want to eventually have James, but until he's fit, who to go with as a placeholder - walker or Laporte?

          1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 7 Years
            7 days, 19 hours ago

            Laporte

        6. dshv
          • 4 Years
          7 days, 19 hours ago

          On WC

          1. Townsend
          2. Smith rowe

          1. F4L
            • 6 Years
            7 days, 19 hours ago

            Townsend

        7. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 7 Years
          7 days, 19 hours ago

          I wonder what Salahs EO will be this GW. Anyone not captaining will need a big sofa to hide behind.

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 2 Years
            7 days, 19 hours ago

            Going to go through the roof.

          2. Bam Saka Laca
            • 1 Year
            7 days, 19 hours ago

            CR7(c) locked and not hiding

            1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
              • 7 Years
              7 days, 19 hours ago

              Could be a massive swing in both directions

          3. bitm2007
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            7 days, 19 hours ago

            Tempted to go CR7 against that Leicester D but it's probably too risky given Salah's EO.

          4. F4L
            • 6 Years
            7 days, 19 hours ago

            top 10k should be pushing 190-195 you would've thought

        8. FCSB
          • 5 Years
          7 days, 19 hours ago

          Anyone sticking with Foden in, in the hope he either starts or because you have a strong enough bench if he doesn’t?

        9. FPL Kaka
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 days, 19 hours ago

          Dias or Cancelo?

          Is Cancelo more popular now because of the Mendy news making him more nailed?

          1. FCSB
            • 5 Years
            7 days, 19 hours ago

            Cancelo more upside but obvs a rotation risk, if you have a strong 4th and 5th def then it’s worth it imo

        10. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 days, 19 hours ago

          Jota to

          A Saka or
          B Torres

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 2 Years
            7 days, 19 hours ago

            If Jota was not a doubt, I would rather keep him instead of going A or B.

            1. dunas_dog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              7 days, 19 hours ago

              Thanks- yes if Klopp happens to say fit will definitely keep. But thinking that’s unlikely

          2. I Member
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            7 days, 19 hours ago

            A

          3. Bam Saka Laca
            • 1 Year
            7 days, 19 hours ago

            B

        11. Arteta
          • 6 Years
          7 days, 19 hours ago

          Cristiano will punish the sellers I see!

          1. Bam Saka Laca
            • 1 Year
            7 days, 19 hours ago

            Surely

          2. bitm2007
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            7 days, 19 hours ago

            Yes strange week to be getting rid.

          3. FOO FIGHTER
            • 2 Years
            7 days, 19 hours ago

            Should be more worried what Vardy may do to UTD's defence.

            1. bitm2007
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              7 days, 19 hours ago

              Prefer both to Kaku (if fit) this GW.

          4. FCSB
            • 5 Years
            7 days, 19 hours ago

            got rid on WC, just know he will punish... would almost be easier if lukaku was injured

        12. Lukakuna
          • 4 Years
          7 days, 19 hours ago

          With the injury situation in my team do you think I should

          A) Hit the WC now
          B) Wait for pressers

          Sanchez 4.0
          *Trent* Cancelo White Veltman Livra
          Salah *Jota* *Raph* Benrahma 4.4
          *Lukaku* Antonio *King*

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 2 Years
            7 days, 19 hours ago

            Trent is available for GW8.

            You have some serious problems though if the players marked with stars have no shows.

            1. Lukakuna
              • 4 Years
              7 days, 19 hours ago

              Yeah, might be unlikely that I'll be able to field 11, and then I might as well WC now. What's stopping me is the hope they'll all start cause fixtures are decent this week

              1. FOO FIGHTER
                • 2 Years
                7 days, 19 hours ago

                Like I Member said, wait for pressers.

                Maybe start setting up some WC drafts before hitting WC then you do not get caught with your pants down and make bad decisions should pressers bring bad news.

                1. Lukakuna
                  • 4 Years
                  7 days, 19 hours ago

                  Yeah, sound advice that! Cheers

          2. I Member
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            7 days, 19 hours ago

            B

            Trent is available and I reckon Lukaku will be too. White, Veltman and Livramento have good fixtures so you should be fine, just sell Jota if he's out.

          3. Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            7 days, 19 hours ago

            Nothing a -4 doesn’t fix. I’d imagine lukaku and taa will be fine. Jota to foden? King to Hwang? Get Mbeumo for gw9

          4. Lukakuna
            • 4 Years
            7 days, 19 hours ago

            Cheers guys, should say I've used my FT and will most likely WC in GW9 if not now

            1. Pat Bonner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              7 days, 19 hours ago

              Not sure why you’d be so set on a wc. How many changes would you make? None of the players highlighted are out long term and majority should play this week.

              1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
                • 6 Years
                7 days, 19 hours ago

                I saw a guy on Twitter earlier saying he had WCed this week because all the big Twitter accounts had used their WC already.

                1. Lukakuna
                  • 4 Years
                  7 days, 19 hours ago

                  Wasn't me I promise

                  1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
                    • 6 Years
                    7 days, 19 hours ago

                    🙂

              2. Lukakuna
                • 4 Years
                7 days, 19 hours ago

                You're probably right. Just feel I should get chelsea defenders in for their fixture run

        13. HollywoodXI
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          7 days, 19 hours ago

          I rate Gareth Southgate. Highly. But he needs to recognise how good Grealish is and stop subbing him. That was such a bad decision tonight.

          1. diesel001
            • 4 Years
            7 days, 19 hours ago

            I reckon England had an agreement with Man City not to play him more than 90 minutes over the two games. Has played pretty much every game for Man City this season.

            1. HollywoodXI
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              7 days, 19 hours ago

              Maybe. It just didn’t make sense. Kane was awful tonight and should’ve been subbed off first.

        14. Arteta
          • 6 Years
          7 days, 19 hours ago

          Your honest thoughts on (C)ancelo? Not worth a risk?

          1. ZTF
            • 7 Years
            7 days, 19 hours ago

            Yeah I wouldn’t. Expect he’ll do well but the rotation is such a risk and Salah is surely a no brainer this week

          2. Bam Saka Laca
            • 1 Year
            7 days, 19 hours ago

            Risky but I like it

          3. klopptimusprime
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            7 days, 19 hours ago

            I have a mini-league where you have to pick a team of players who started as fullbacks, Between Cancelo and Trent I have consistently beaten the weeks obvious captain choice

          4. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            7 days, 19 hours ago

            This is how I see it.

            You are gambling twice. First, you gamble that Cancelo starts and hauls. Second, you gamble that Salah blanks against Watford.

            Usually, I take a captaincy risk if I feel the popular captain is going to blank. I don't think Salah is going to blank in this game.

            1. FCSB
              • 5 Years
              7 days, 19 hours ago

              this

        15. ZTF
          • 7 Years
          7 days, 19 hours ago

          Schmeichel [Ward]
          Tomiyasu TAA James* [Coady, Liv]
          Raph Salah Foden Benr [Gilmour]
          Antonio Ronaldo Saint-Maximin

          1 FT 0.0m…

          Save?

        16. klopptimusprime
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          7 days, 19 hours ago

          Bottomed

          Thoughts? or downgrade a FWD to fund Duffy + ESR replacement

          Ramsdale
          TAA | Cancelo | Christensen
          Salah | Son | Raph | ESR
          Lukaku | Antonio | Toney

          Foster | D.Luiz | Livra | Manquillo +0.1m

        17. Danstoke82
          • 7 Years
          7 days, 19 hours ago

          Hi all, this move yay or Nay?

          Jota > Foden 1FT?

          1. I Member
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            7 days, 19 hours ago

            I'm considering it if Jota is out just a bit worried Foden might be not start.

            1. Danstoke82
              • 7 Years
              7 days, 19 hours ago

              That’s the worry. I feel I need a city attacker but the uncertainty over Foden and Torres is troubling a bit

        18. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 days, 19 hours ago

          If Jota is ruled out:

          A) Foden
          B) Mount
          C) Saka

          1. FCSB
            • 5 Years
            7 days, 19 hours ago

            I do like the Foden gamble... but it is a big gamble ... whats your bench

            1. I Member
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              7 days, 19 hours ago

              Will have Semedo and Sissoko on the bench. Expecting Livramento to come in for Raphinha.

              1. FCSB
                • 5 Years
                7 days, 19 hours ago

                Semedo not a bad fall back

                Your advice below please?

          2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 7 Years
            7 days, 19 hours ago

            Gallagher

        19. McPollolocco
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          7 days, 19 hours ago

          My team:
          Sanchez, Ramsdale
          TAA, Tierney, Christensen, Marcal, Livramento
          Raphinha, Salah, Gray, Sarr, Sancho(Sancho sounds silly, but it was drawn in my mini-league that I have to keep Sancho all the year.) Lukaku, Jimenez, Armstrong

          my plan at the beginning of the season was to set the wildcard this gameweek, however i think it's not necessary to do this.
          I would only make this transfer:
          Sarr - Mbeumo. Suggestions?
          Or should i double up to 2 Brentford players: A. Armstrong -> Toney (-4 hit)

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 2 Years
            7 days, 19 hours ago

            Sancho the worst possible player you are forced to be stuck with the whole season lol

            1. McPollolocco
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              7 days, 19 hours ago

              unfortunately, the random generator wanted it that way 🙂

              1. FOO FIGHTER
                • 2 Years
                7 days, 19 hours ago

                Sarr > Mbeumo not a bad shout.

                I do not believe Raneiri is going help Watford's cause to be honest.

        20. FCSB
          • 5 Years
          7 days, 19 hours ago

          Ramsdale 4.0
          TAA Cancelo Rudiger* Duffy* Livramento
          Salah Foden* Raphinha Mbeumo Luiz
          Lukaku Antonio Jimenez*

          WC draft, best option:

          1. Rudiger Duffy Foden Jimenez
          2. Rudiger Manquillo Son Hwang
          3. Chilwell Duffy Son Hwang

          Thanks all

          1. BeWater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            7 days, 19 hours ago

            3.

            Live a little.

            1. FCSB
              • 5 Years
              7 days, 19 hours ago

              Tempting but I’m usually the sensible type (on fantasy anyway)

          2. Billybigspuds
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            7 days, 19 hours ago

            1

            1. FCSB
              • 5 Years
              7 days, 19 hours ago

              Definitely provides more balance doesn’t it

          3. I Member
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            7 days, 19 hours ago

            1

            1. FCSB
              • 5 Years
              7 days, 19 hours ago

              I’ve been sat on this all IB

          4. ZimZalabim
            • 5 Years
            7 days, 18 hours ago

            Im looking at a similar choice below, and I think that 1 is the safe template option that shd tick over well.

            2 isnt really an option imo when u look at 3, chilwell is a rotation risk but duffy and Livramento are good cover, so 3 is a solid option as well, but I feel its early to go for Son at the moment, could do well but still 4 tough fixtures and city mid is really tempting at the moment so Id go for 1 now with a plan to get son in a few weeks.

            1. FCSB
              • 5 Years
              7 days, 18 hours ago

              thanks mate, just v concious Foden will be saved for CL and gonna get burned... but with some bench cover might be worth it

              1. ZimZalabim
                • 5 Years
                7 days, 18 hours ago

                its a 3 week punt is how I'm looking at it, if he ends up being benched twice so be it, I feel the fixtures are too good to miss out on.

        21. amonito
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 19 hours ago

          Sanchez
          TAA | Rudiger | Duffy
          Salah | Raph | ESR | Benrahma
          Lukaku | Vardy | Antonio

          Begovich/ D Luiz/ Livra/ Marcal

          A) Benrahma => Foden
          B) Marcal => Dias
          C) or else?

          1. amonito
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            7 days, 19 hours ago

            1,6 ITB

          2. FantasyClub
              7 days, 18 hours ago

              I would get rid of Marcal ASAP. I don’t think I ever want to own a wolves player again. I’m scarred lol

            • FantasyClub
                7 days, 18 hours ago

                Get Duffy for Marcal

              • FantasyClub
                  7 days, 18 hours ago

                  Oops never mind you have him

              • BeWater
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                7 days, 19 hours ago

                Raphinha rising twice since I sold him is highly annoying.

                1. ZimZalabim
                  • 5 Years
                  7 days, 19 hours ago

                  seriously I foolishly sold him when he was a doubt because I had too many other injuries and non players and now had to pay more to bring him back in on WC at least I will catch the 2nd rise.

                  1. BeWater
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    7 days, 18 hours ago

                    I sold him that week he was an injury doubt for Sarr. The curse of having 2FTs. Made me feel like I should do something when burning would have been better.

              • Finding Timo
                  7 days, 19 hours ago

                  When are people playing wildcard if still holding onto it?

                  1. Bonus magnet
                    • 4 Years
                    7 days, 18 hours ago

                    Week 15

                    1. Finding Timo
                        7 days, 18 hours ago

                        Can I ask why please?

                        1. Bonus magnet
                          • 4 Years
                          7 days, 18 hours ago

                          Busy fixture list around that time

                  2. Billybigspuds
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 12 Years
                    7 days, 19 hours ago

                    Best defender for 4.1mil or less?

                    1. ZimZalabim
                      • 5 Years
                      7 days, 19 hours ago

                      Manquillo is the only option as such

                    2. Billybigspuds
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 12 Years
                      7 days, 19 hours ago

                      Thanks, how certain starter is he?

                      1. ZimZalabim
                        • 5 Years
                        7 days, 18 hours ago

                        tbh with Newcastle who knows at the moment, he played the last few but now Bruce could be sacked any time and who knows who comes in and all that, too much uncertainty.

                        If you need funds then just go all the way down to 3.9 and get a non player for third on ur bench, if you need a playing def then Livramento for 4.2 is the cheapest best option.

                    3. Billybigspuds
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 12 Years
                      7 days, 18 hours ago

                      Already got liv, just need someone to put a point or 2 on board if called upon

                  3. ZimZalabim
                    • 5 Years
                    7 days, 19 hours ago

                    On WC still mulling over a few spots, and team structure, would appreciate ur thoughts

                    Ramsdale (foster)
                    TAA, Cancelo, Livramento, xxx, xxx
                    Salah, Foden, Raph, Mbuemo, brownhill
                    Lukaku, xxx, xxx

                    A. Dias, Azpi, Antonio, Hwang
                    B. Chilwell, 3.9, Vardy, Hwang
                    C. Azpi, Duffy, Antonio, Jimi

                    In C I could go for any Chelsea def, like Chilwell or Rudiger and upgarde duffy to a brentford def also.

                    1. BeWater
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      7 days, 18 hours ago

                      Like the look of B.

                      1. ZimZalabim
                        • 5 Years
                        7 days, 18 hours ago

                        Cheers I really like B as well but that 3.9 def is what im not confident about with Chilwell and cancelo in the team and funds would be stretched to the limit, still might just go with it.

                        1. BeWater
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          7 days, 18 hours ago

                          Heard the scoutcast earlier and they put up some data about cameos off the bench. Chilwell doesn't come on if he's benched. So you would likely get his points or Livramento's. If I did WC I would get Chilwell I think.

                          1. ZimZalabim
                            • 5 Years
                            7 days, 18 hours ago

                            Cheers, thats good to know about his lack of cameos, but the big risk I meant was if both Chilwell and Cancelo didnt start then Id be down to 2 defs.

                            I might go for him as my Chelsea def though in the other two options and keep some money itb.

                    2. FantasyClub
                        7 days, 18 hours ago

                        For your defence I would definitely go Duffy & Azpi/Rudi

                      • FantasyClub
                          7 days, 18 hours ago

                          Antonio for me is a must have when fit. He is fixture proof, I learnt that the hard way last season when I decided to bench vs the likes of Man City yet he returns. Best forward in the game at the moment

                          1. ZimZalabim
                            • 5 Years
                            7 days, 18 hours ago

                            ya I would prefer to keep him but if I do go for Vardy then id have to get rid, Its a tough one but with the light squad and Europa League games coming up it could be a decent time to hop off, can get him back down the line, but having had him since gw1 would still be a tough sell.

                            1. FantasyClub
                                7 days, 18 hours ago

                                Unless he gets injured he’s not going anywhere. He can score against anyone

                        • Bonus magnet
                          • 4 Years
                          7 days, 19 hours ago

                          Who’s the most nailed here

                          1. Grealish
                          2. Mount
                          3.Jesus

                          1. Billybigspuds
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 12 Years
                            7 days, 18 hours ago

                            Jesus won’t play this week but fancy him after that

                          2. FOO FIGHTER
                            • 2 Years
                            7 days, 18 hours ago

                            3 but knowing Pep, Mahrez will get a run now.

                            Chelsea attack as big as a minfield as City's.

                        • BeWater
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          7 days, 18 hours ago

                          Would you guys wildcard this team:

                          Sanchez Steele
                          TAA Rudi Cancelo White Livramento
                          Salah Jota Greenwood Sarr Benrahma
                          Antonio Lukaku Scarlett

                          1. ZimZalabim
                            • 5 Years
                            7 days, 18 hours ago

                            midfield needs an overhaul but def and attack is fine, tough one I needed the def sorted as well as my mid so pulled the trigger.

                            with a hit or 2 over the next 2-3 weeks u shd be fine I think

                            1. BeWater
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              7 days, 18 hours ago

                              Been on the fence the whole IB. Maybe I should just hold.

                              1. ZimZalabim
                                • 5 Years
                                7 days, 18 hours ago

                                how many fts do u have ? and have u made any moves yet ?

                                1. BeWater
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  7 days, 18 hours ago

                                  Used FT on Ayling to Cancelo before the price changes.

                                  1. ZimZalabim
                                    • 5 Years
                                    7 days, 18 hours ago

                                    tough one this week then, I would say Jota to Raph but then raph likely to miss this week, Foden if you have some cash left itb.

                        • It’s gonna Ben Mee
                          • 7 Years
                          7 days, 18 hours ago

                          Roll FT?

                          Ramsdale
                          Azpi Rudi Cancelo Duffy
                          Salah(c) Saka Raphinha
                          Lukaku Antonio Vardy

                          Bench: Livra Sarr Brownhill
                          1 FT, 0.9m ITB

                          1. klopptimusprime
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            7 days, 18 hours ago

                            Let it roll

                        • klopptimusprime
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          7 days, 18 hours ago

                          a) Sanchez, Dias, (Brownhill bench)
                          b) Ramsdale, Walker, (D.Luiz bench)

                        • FourLokoLeipzig
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          7 days, 18 hours ago

                          A little bit odd that DCL isn’t considered here? Could be a nice alternative to Bamford and Jimi, who are both also doubts for the next game

                          1. klopptimusprime
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            7 days, 18 hours ago

                            any updates on his fitness

                            1. FourLokoLeipzig
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              7 days, 18 hours ago

                              Not as far as I can tell

                              1. klopptimusprime
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                7 days, 18 hours ago

                                Would definitely consider if was fit, just seems he'll be out for a bit longer

                                1. FourLokoLeipzig
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  7 days, 17 hours ago

                                  Yeah, I’m probably wildcarding next week so hopefully he’ll be back in play by then. Happy enough with Jimi if not though