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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. gart888
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    14 days, 19 hours ago

    Anyone else own Jota, Raph and Sissoko? I *really* don't want to start Sissoko against Liverpool. 🙁

    1. NWallis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 19 hours ago

      unfortunately in the same boat. Hopeful Jota will play and that it's just precautionary.

      Sent and written with the phone.

  2. NWallis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    14 days, 19 hours ago

    Can't make my mind up on Cancelo or Dias. I'm guessing Dias safer in the long term?

    Sent from my little phone again.

    1. klopptimusprime
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 19 hours ago

      depends on bench cover + money in the bank , am on Cancelo

    2. luk46
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 19 hours ago

      Cancelo. Comfortably.

    3. akhilrajau
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 17 hours ago

      Sanchez, Foster
      TAA, Alonso, Coufal, Marcal, Ayling
      Salah, Sarr, Raphina, Benrahma, Brownhill
      Cr7, Toney, Antonio
      FT: 1 Bank: 1.5m

      A. Coufal -> Cancelo
      B. Benrahma -> Foden
      C. Coufal, Ayling -> Cancelo, Tomiyasu (-4)
      D. Coufal, Benrahma -> Cancelo, Smith Rowe(-4)
      E. WC

    4. REDMOND IN SANDALS
      14 days, 16 hours ago

      I'm going with Dias. His areal threat is often overlooked.

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

    Thoghts?

    or too big at the back (White or Duffy for Dias or Christensen)

    Sanchez
    TAA | Cancelo | Dias | Christensen
    Salah | Son | ESR
    Lukaku | Toney | Armstrong

    Foster | Raphinha | Livra | Brownhill 0.0ITB

    1. luk46
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 19 hours ago

      is that a wc team?

      1. klopptimusprime
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        14 days, 19 hours ago

        yep

        1. luk46
          • 3 Years
          14 days, 19 hours ago

          I would go Rüdiger and White over Dias and Christensen and upgrade ESR - pretty much like the rest.

    2. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      14 days, 19 hours ago

      I don’t like Armstrong at all. Might be wrong but nothing about Saints makes me want him.

      ESR I’m concerned about but I guess he’s first bench normally.

      For me it would be ESR > Mbeumo, and Armstrong > Hwang.

      But it’s all preference. It’s a solid team.

      1. klopptimusprime
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        14 days, 19 hours ago

        Thanks Jimmy, those are my biggest punts so not 100% they will be there come Sat

        1. RogDog_jimmy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          14 days, 19 hours ago

          Gotta have punts - makes it fun. Good luck Klopptimus!

      2. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 19 hours ago

        Not sure about the reliability of this source, but rumours are that Hasenhuttl will be sacked: https://www.footballinsider247.com/southampton-hassenhuttl-dressing-room/

        Not sure if that's good or bad for Armstrong.

        1. klopptimusprime
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          14 days, 19 hours ago

          Or Livra for that matter... Cheers

        2. RogDog_jimmy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          14 days, 18 hours ago

          This surprises me! They sold Ings super late and have had a really hard fixture run to start.

          Should give him some time to get the squad together and play against easier teams.

          1. Gabbiadini
            • 4 Years
            14 days, 18 hours ago

            Southampton's CEO spoke on an open forum to fans in the last few days.
            That information is completely false from a source with zero credibility, nothing to see here.

        3. Gabbiadini
          • 4 Years
          14 days, 18 hours ago

          Wow, people are gullible.
          Maybe have a further look at who is reporting that information.

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

    Is Duffy nailed or will he lose his spot when Webster returns ?

    1. luk46
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 19 hours ago

      comments from Potter sound like he will start in the foreseeable future.

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

        thanks, trying to decide between Duffy and Veltman on a WC

        its either:

        1. Duffy Luiz
        2. Veltman Brownhill

        1. luk46
          • 3 Years
          14 days, 19 hours ago

          It really depends how often you would use Luiz, if he's 3rd bench you can easily go with Brownhill instead.
          I would still go with Duffy regardless, think his attacking threat could get us some nice points!

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

            nah i agree, he's a big threat on corners, and Brighton play the wings thus earning plenty of corners

    2. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 18 hours ago

      nailed.

    3. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      14 days, 18 hours ago

      Anyone's guess really. He has earned his spot for now but who knows what will happen if he has a few poor games in a row or once the fixture congestion hits

  5. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    14 days, 19 hours ago

    Those on a WC, and with Raphinha unlikely to start - are you considering going without him for someone like Townsend / Saka as a 1 week punt then bringing Raphinha in with your FT next week ?

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 19 hours ago

      Bench him

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

        yeah you are right... silly lining up a FT the following week when playing WC

    2. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 18 hours ago

      I think I'm going to sell and not bring back for a while. We have to break out of this mentality that there is anything particularly unique or special about any of these budget mids. Raph is a good option, but far from the only one in his price bracket, and Leeds aren't looking good.

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        14 days, 18 hours ago

        Leeds might not be but Raph certainly is and they have favourable fixtures, I certainly wouldn't be offloading.

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 4 Years
          14 days, 18 hours ago

          They will still score goals.

        2. FCSB
          • 5 Years
          14 days, 18 hours ago

          i mean look how good hes been for Brazil too

          1. Major League Shocker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            14 days, 18 hours ago

            Brazil are a good team with plenty of good goalscorers for Raph to pass to.

            At Leeds he's had Rodrigo, Roberts, Klich, etc.

            1. Gabbiadini
              • 4 Years
              14 days, 18 hours ago

              He has scored 3 goals in 7 games for Leeds, whilst also carrying an injury.

            2. Gabbiadini
              • 4 Years
              14 days, 18 hours ago

              If you think Leeds will be a low scoring team, especially with their upcoming fixtures then sure.

    3. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 18 hours ago

      If Raph is capable of being a substitute then I would expect he starts even if it is only for 60 minutes, like we saw against Newcastle & West Ham.

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

        on that basis will you start him ?

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 4 Years
          14 days, 18 hours ago

          On a basis of playing 60 minutes, yes I would start.

  6. Ragabolly
    • 11 Years
    14 days, 19 hours ago

    Risers: Toney (6.4)

    Fallers: Young (4.8)

    1. Thescaff
      • 2 Years
      14 days, 16 hours ago

      1 up, lovely

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

    Foden or Mount or Saka for the next few weeks?

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

      Foden... if you do it i will

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        14 days, 18 hours ago

        Haha I'll let you know. At the moment I think I'm leaning towards Mount.

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

          A good option, but also rotation risk

          1. I Member
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            14 days, 18 hours ago

            Yeah. Saka is the nailed one but I don't think Arsenal will score as many as City and Chelsea.

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      14 days, 18 hours ago

      Honestly none really shout at me, Foden a rotation risk but also has the highest upside, for me it more often than not when you bring in a City mid who scored well the week before, the key with them is always predict before the haul then sell once you get some value. Mount more nailed but really is a 6 point merchant and Saka, well I don't trust Arsenal

  8. RogDog_jimmy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    14 days, 18 hours ago

    Best of this lot for the next 3-4 weeks?

    a/ Doucoure
    b/ Gray
    c/ Townsend
    d/ Kovacic
    e/ Saka
    f/ Mbeumo
    g/ sub 6.5?

    1. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 18 hours ago

      F

    2. snow pea in repose
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 18 hours ago

      f

    3. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      14 days, 18 hours ago

      E or F

    4. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      14 days, 18 hours ago

      F is the plan next week.

      No love for the Everton dudes?

      WH (h)
      Wat (h)
      Wol (a)
      Spurs (h)

      Pretty great fixture run. One of them is tempting over Raph.

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

        its which to choose though and picking the wrong one would be painful

        1. RogDog_jimmy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          14 days, 18 hours ago

          Yeah. Good point. I feel the answer is Doucoure.
          Townsend good while no DCL/Richarlison
          Gray good when they’re back.
          Doucoure most consistent in either scenario.

      2. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        14 days, 18 hours ago

        Fixtures might be okay but I don't see a flurry of goals and they have several outlets capable of scoring.

    5. baggs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      14 days, 18 hours ago

      I like d as a punt

    6. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      14 days, 18 hours ago

      F or A for me

    7. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      14 days, 18 hours ago

      Thanks all.

      1 ft this week may be Raphinha > Doucoure/Kovacic
      1 ft next week almost certainly Benrahma > Mbeumo

  9. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    14 days, 18 hours ago

    Why is Squid Game overrated? Nothing special in it... even Black Mirror is better

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 18 hours ago

      I enjoyed it, watched all episodes once it was just on Netflix before all the hype/reactions/comments etc.. Which will make it worse than the expectations.

  10. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    14 days, 18 hours ago

    Anyone thinking about a Torres punt or just too much risk?

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 18 hours ago

      Might punt on him or mahrez for 1/2 weeks.. But i'm having a bad season so don't listen to me.

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      14 days, 18 hours ago

      I prefer him to Foden but that's just because like I touched above my philosophy with City mids is to bring them in before the haul rather than after, happens so often when players like Mahrez/Foden and even we saw with Torres earlier in the season when they haul they get all the attention during the week then more often then not goes silent after a week or two.

  11. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    14 days, 18 hours ago

    Best option out of these? Might risk it with a city mid seeing their fixtures.

    A. Grealish
    B. Foden
    C. Mahrez
    D. Torres

    1. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 18 hours ago

      A

    2. Zebras
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 17 hours ago

      Leaning toward Torres. Like most, been burned too many times by mahrez

    3. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 16 hours ago

      Bilva

  12. CR7 is Home
    • 4 Years
    14 days, 18 hours ago

    Any news on Rahinha's availability?

    1. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 18 hours ago

      Nothing concrete yet

    2. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 17 hours ago

      I think should he be available then Leeds will use him considering the importance of the game.

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        14 days, 17 hours ago

        His minutes v Southampton will likely be dependent on the minutes he gets for Brazil v Uruguay.

    3. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 17 hours ago

      Very unlikely to play imo.. Guess he is going to start vs uruguay too.

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        14 days, 17 hours ago

        It is an interesting one because Brazil sits comfortably at the top of the CONMEBOL.

  13. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    14 days, 17 hours ago

    With the doubts over south american players, do this mean Emi Martinez likely to miss?
    If so, would you start Steer over Guiata this gameweek?

    1. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 17 hours ago

      As long as Emi Martinez is back in time, as a goalkeeper, I would suspect he plays.

    2. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      14 days, 17 hours ago

      Nothing to lose, start Steer.

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        14 days, 17 hours ago

        could you imagine as goalkeeper cameo! can't think of much worse

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

      Why? Arsenal attack is even blunter than Wolves.

  14. Gabbiadini
    • 4 Years
    14 days, 17 hours ago

    With Trent coming back from this injury do people foresee him starting three games in a week against Watford, Atletico & United?
    My initial thoughts were that it would be unlikely & a precaution may be taken against Watford in readiness for the two 'stronger' fixtures.

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 17 hours ago

      Starting milner with alisson and fabinho also missing vs watford is a disaster waiting to happen... If we had a real good back up option we would have rested TAA vs watford or Ateletco easily... But this isn't the case.

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        14 days, 17 hours ago

        yeh cheers, that's good insight.
        I was hoping he would drop in value, which would likely only come from missing the Watford fixture.

      2. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        14 days, 16 hours ago

        Makes a lot of sense. However, Milner got a breather over the IB and would hate to put Trent under duress playing all 3.
        United game is at least Sunday night. With Varane + McGuire likely out, it's our best shot of winning at Old Trafford under Klopp

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          14 days, 16 hours ago

          Best chance since May when we did you mean?

          1. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            14 days, 15 hours ago

            My bad, totally forgot about this game!
            2 in a row coming up 🙂

    2. Dthinger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 17 hours ago

      He will play if he’s fit

  15. klopptimusprime
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    14 days, 17 hours ago

    TAA, Cancelo, ____, ____, Livra

    a) Dias, Christensen
    b) Walker/Laporte, James/Chilwell (happy to take a punt on James)

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 17 hours ago

      Chilwell and James YOLO

    2. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 17 hours ago

      I really like the Duffy/Livramento rotation so save some money along with a Chelsea defender.

    3. Herogrows
      14 days, 17 hours ago

      How about James and Tierney?

  16. Zebras
    • 5 Years
    14 days, 17 hours ago

    Is Walker a safe fpl pick into the city back line? On WC and thinking of downgrading Rudiger to him in favor of city double defense vs Chelsea, especially in light of potential rudiger injury

    1. Herogrows
      14 days, 17 hours ago

      Prefer Laporte

      1. Zebras
        • 5 Years
        14 days, 16 hours ago

        You think he’s more nailed than Walker?

        1. RogDog_jimmy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          14 days, 16 hours ago

          I do for sure.

          1. klopptimusprime
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            14 days, 16 hours ago

            whats happened to Stones?

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 2 Years
              14 days, 15 hours ago

              Southgate has destroyed him

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      14 days, 16 hours ago

      I am trying to fit Son in to my WC and Walker maybe the compromise to make it work - his stats are nowhere near as good as Cancelo though

  17. C_G
    • 6 Years
    14 days, 17 hours ago

    i have no clue what to do, I missed the window to do Jota ---> Son on my FT and im 0.1 short now, please help.

    2.4 ITB, 1 FT

    Sanchez Steele

    Marcal TAA White Alonso Williams

    Salah Benny Raph Jota Allan

    King Ron Antonio

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      14 days, 16 hours ago

      Maybe
      Jota & Alonso > Son & Rudiger

      I think that’s interesting for a -4.

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        14 days, 15 hours ago

        Yep

  18. REDMOND IN SANDALS
    14 days, 16 hours ago

    Ronaldo sellers no where to hide this Sat

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      14 days, 16 hours ago

      There’s always the bushes

      1. REDMOND IN SANDALS
        14 days, 16 hours ago

        That's what she said

    2. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 16 hours ago

      Does he play Luxembourg again?

  19. Andrew K
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    14 days, 16 hours ago

    Please help me to select 3 players to put on bench

    While/Duffy/Dias/Matip/Livramento
    Saka/Allan/Benrahma/Gray

    Thanks..

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      14 days, 16 hours ago

      White
      Liv
      Allan

      1. Andrew K
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        14 days, 16 hours ago

        Ok thanks...

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      14 days, 16 hours ago

      White Livramento Allan

      1. Andrew K
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        14 days, 16 hours ago

        Yes thanks

    3. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 15 hours ago

      Is Salah an option too?

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

        Not if you sell him for Foden

      2. Andrew K
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        14 days, 14 hours ago

        Salah will be my Captain..

  20. Jinswick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    14 days, 16 hours ago

    Best WC fillers here?

    A) Manquillo, Son, Brownhill & Toney
    B) Tierney, Son, Mbeumbo & Davis
    C) Trent, Mount, Mbeumbo & Davis

    Ramsdale, Foster
    Cancelo, Chilwell, Laporte, xxx, Livra
    Salah, xxx, Raphina, Saka, xxx
    Lukaku, Antonio, xxx

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 15 hours ago

      A for 343 victory!

    2. Totalfootball
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 15 hours ago

      A
      Just curious, why chilwell over Alonso?
      Won't Alonso start this week?

    3. David Brains - OH NO!
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 15 hours ago

      B with White/Duffy over Tierney... and ESR over Saka... then upgrade Davis to Toney?

      1. David Brains - OH NO!
        • 9 Years
        14 days, 15 hours ago

        ...or Hwang?

  21. DavvaMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    14 days, 16 hours ago

    Morning

    Need to replace Jota but not sure who?

    A. Saka
    B. Gray/Doucoure
    C. Gallagher

    I will get Mbeumo in GW9

    Thanks

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 15 hours ago

      All good options (happy Gray owner).

      1. DavvaMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        14 days, 15 hours ago

        Thanks, are you planning to keep Gray, I am torn between Gray and Saka to be honest.

        Thanks again.

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          14 days, 13 hours ago

          Well I am happy!

    2. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      14 days, 15 hours ago

      I’m seriously considering Doucoure for this week.

    3. David Brains - OH NO!
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 15 hours ago

      Just get Mbeumo now

      1. DavvaMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        14 days, 15 hours ago

        Worried about lack of return against Chelsea that's why I thought I will make the move GW9

        1. David Brains - OH NO!
          • 9 Years
          14 days, 15 hours ago

          Saves you a transfer and possibly -4 points down the line

          1. DavvaMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            14 days, 15 hours ago

            Thing is I also wanted to get rid of Benrahma so need two mid replacements.

  22. The Knights Template
    • 7 Years
    14 days, 15 hours ago

    Salah to Foden?

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      14 days, 15 hours ago

      Yesssss

  23. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    14 days, 15 hours ago

    One of the worst starts in a long time...
    Which players do I absolutely need in this team?

    Sanchez | Steele
    Rudiger Dier White
    Salah Jota Raphinha Gray Gallagher
    Ronaldo Lukaku
    ¦ Digne Dennis Ayling

    0.0 ITB, 1 FT

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      14 days, 15 hours ago

      Jota to Mbeumo/Saka and Digne/Dier to Man City defender will be a good start. Other than that, team looks fine to me.

    2. David Brains - OH NO!
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 15 hours ago

      It's not a bad team but Dias/Cancelo would be a decent long term transfer so Holmes could be right above

  24. fpork
    • 6 Years
    14 days, 15 hours ago

    1) Jota -> Foden
    2) Bruno -> KDB
    3) Ayling -> Dias

    Still got wildcard.

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      14 days, 15 hours ago

      3) I reckon - asssuming you got the bench for Jota to miss out.

      I like Bruno still. And Jota is still great value.
      Ayling has been garbage and you won’t want him again i imagine. (Famous last words)

    2. David Brains - OH NO!
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 15 hours ago

      Bruno to Son?

      Otherwise, option 3 seems a good move long term. Wait and see on Man City midfielders.

  25. David Brains - OH NO!
    • 9 Years
    14 days, 15 hours ago

    Will probably need my bench this weekend... has B Williams been dropped at Norwich?

    ....or should I transfer to Duffy/White?

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      14 days, 15 hours ago

      luxury transfer that, no other bench player and whats your team?

  26. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    14 days, 15 hours ago

    I am being seduced by the FFS group think to bring in City & Chelsea premium defenders … only problem though is that they have 7 games in the next 20 days … going to be rotation like a spinning top

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      14 days, 15 hours ago

      Its just that using transfer on Man City/Chelsea defender feels better than using for Brentford/Arsenal defender.

      I guess they can still match or outscore others with 2 out of 3 games.

    2. David Brains - OH NO!
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 15 hours ago

      Cancelo upside is pretty high... but picking the right Chelsea defender is tricky

    3. Jafalad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      14 days, 15 hours ago

      All the more reason to have back up playing defenders.

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        14 days, 15 hours ago

        White, Livra & D Luiz …

        1. Jafalad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          14 days, 15 hours ago

          Go for it. Cancello and Rudiger look the best bets.

          1. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            14 days, 15 hours ago

            yip, both in my current WC draft

  27. micsway
    • 8 Years
    14 days, 15 hours ago

    Chilwell as your own Chelsea defensive cover, yes/no?

    1. micsway
      • 8 Years
      14 days, 15 hours ago

      *only

    2. Jafalad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      14 days, 15 hours ago

      No. We have no idea if Chillwell or Alonso is going to start. I think Alonso will continue fwiw.

  28. Jafalad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    14 days, 15 hours ago

    There are a few question marks against some of these. Do I need to make a transfer and if so, who?

    Sanchez/Steele

    Christensen, TAA, Semedo, Livra, White

    Salah, Raphina, Benny, Allan, Jota

    Antonio, Lukaku, Jimi

    1. Cojones of Destiny
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 14 hours ago

      I feel you do need one citeh asset but with their crazy schedule coming up you may put urself in even worse position by getting whoever except may be ederson. Jota is your only stand out issue so Id transfer him out for a nailed player with green FDR

      1. Jafalad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        14 days, 14 hours ago

        Thanks. FDR - Franklin D Roosevelt?

        1. Cojones of Destiny
          • 3 Years
          14 days, 13 hours ago

          haha)

  29. Cojones of Destiny
    • 3 Years
    14 days, 14 hours ago

    better option for next 2-3 gws:
    a. Jota to Doucuare
    b. Rudiger to Laporte (no citeh def)

    1. DavvaMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      14 days, 14 hours ago

      I am probably doing Jota to Gray and hopefully get in Cancelo

      1. Cojones of Destiny
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 14 hours ago

        I do have gray thinking doubling up with Doucuare

    2. Jafalad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      14 days, 14 hours ago

      A

  30. C_G
    • 6 Years
    14 days, 14 hours ago

    pick one (2.4 ITB):

    Jota + Alonso ----> Son + Rudi (-4)

    Jota + Alonso ----> Cancelo/Dias + budget mid (-4)

    Jota ---> 10.0 mid (please give me suggestions)

    my def would be:

    Marcal White Alonso TAA

    1. Jafalad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      14 days, 14 hours ago

      Son and Rudi would bring in the points you feel.