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The best FPL midfielders 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 midfield 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.

MOHAMED SALAH

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On current form, Mohamed Salah (£12.7m) is clearly the standout premium midfielder on offer.

Playing some of his best football since joining Liverpool, the Egyptian has already racked up six goals, four assists and 70 FPL points in just seven Premier League starts. His 28 goal attempts, 24 shots in the box and 4.89 expected goals (xG) are all league-leading totals, while his 10 points per match is more than any other player in the game.

The Reds’ attacking form is also worth touching on. Jurgen Klopp’s side have now scored 22 goals in their last seven matches in all competitions, averaging just under 20 shots per game, while they also lead their Premier League rivals for goals scored, big chances and xG.

Despite his premium price tag, Salah hands FPL managers a reliable captain option most weeks, and building your Gameweek 8 Wildcard squad around him is a wise move.

BRYAN MBEUMO

Brentford impress as Arsenal devoid of ideas without attacking stars 2

Despite a testing home fixture against Chelsea in Gameweek 8, Bryan Mbeumo (£5.5m) remains one of the most exciting budget midfielders available in FPL.

With Ivan Toney (£6.3m) dropping a little deeper and linking play in Brentford’s 3-5-2 formation, Mbeumo has been tasked with running in behind, and as a result, trumps his team-mate for goal attempts, big chances and xG.

Bryan Mbeumo v Ivan Toney goal threat 2021/22

His -1.74 xG delta suggests that he perhaps needs to work on his finishing, but the fact he is getting into good goalscoring positions is of course encouraging.

JACK GREALISH / PHIL FODEN

In an attempt to capitalise on Manchester City’s Gameweek 8 to 10 fixtures, investing in one of their attacking options makes a lot of sense.

However, with uncertainty surrounding Ferran Torres (£6.9m) and Riyad Mahrez‘s (£8.7m) game-time, plus Kevin De Bruyne’s (£11.9m) problematic price tag, team-mate Jack Grealish (£7.9m) may well be the best midfielder on offer.

The England international has now started every Premier League match for City since his £100m move from Aston Villa, and though there will surely be rotation at some stage, right now, he does feel like one of the more secure starters in Pep Guardiola’s XI.

Grealish marked his home debut against Norwich City with a goal and provided an assist in the 5-0 win over Arsenal. He also scored an impressive solo strike on his Champions League bow against RB Leipzig, and despite a fourth successive Premier League blank at Liverpool in Gameweek 7, has contributed significantly.

It’s also worth noting that the former Villa man is top or joint-top among his teammates for chances created, shots in the box, efforts on target, big chances, penalty box touches and expected goal involvement (xGI).

Meanwhile, Phil Foden (£7.9m) is an intriguing alternative, having impressed since his return from injury in Gameweek 6. The England international opened his 2021/22 account with a goal at Anfield, where he slotted in on the left of City’s front three. However, if you do choose to go down this route, ensuring you have a strong first substitute is vital.

RAPHINHA

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Raphinha (£6.6m) has turned in two of his best performances of the season in recent weeks, which included a goal – his third of the campaign – against West Ham United in Gameweek 6.

His -1.81 expected assists (xA) delta suggests that he has been unfortunate not to turn provider this term, and given that Leeds United have some appealing fixtures ahead, the Brazilian looks like an excellent Wildcard option. 

However, his involvement with the Brazil national team should be monitored ahead of deadline, with his country due to take on Uruguay on Friday 15th October, just one day before the Whites visit Southampton in Gameweek 8.

ISMAILA SARR

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Ismaila Sarr (£6.3m) has already netted four Premier League goals this season, and as a result, ranks seventh amongst all midfielders for FPL points (40).

However, there are legitimate concerns around Watford’s attack. Outside of their convincing 3-1 win at Norwich City, they have created just two big chances against Aston Villa (h), Brighton and Hove Albion (a), Tottenham Hotspur (a), Wolverhampton Wanderers (h), Newcastle United (h) and Leeds United (a) combined.

New manager Claudio Ranieri will hope to make an immediate impact, but with a nightmare schedule between now and mid-December, it does feel like Sarr’s appeal is waning.

BUKAYO SAKA / EMILE SMITH ROWE

With ten points from their last four matches and an appealing schedule ahead, Arsenal’s budget midfielders are suddenly on the FPL radar.

Bukayo Saka (£6.3m) and Emile Smith Rowe (£5.4m) claimed season-high hauls in Gameweek 6, which coincided with both players being used in arguably their best positions. Interestingly, that system continued against Brighton and Hove Albion in Gameweek 7, despite losing Granit Xhaka (£4.9m) to injury.

With Martin Ødegaard (£5.5m) installed as a no. 10 in Mikel Arteta’s 4-2-3-1 formation, Smith Rowe has featured on the left, but often drifts infield into more central areas where he can affect the game. On the opposite flank, Saka has generally stayed wider, but has racked up 10 penalty box touches since Gameweek 6.

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Bukayo Saka (left) and Emile Smith Rowe’s (right) touch heat maps Gameweeks 6 and 7

With fixtures now easing for Arsenal, Saka and Smith Rowe could offer value in midfield.

SON HEUNG-MIN

Buendia assists two Watkins goals as Son shines on pre-season return 1

Despite some worrying performances at Tottenham Hotspur in the opening weeks, Son Heung-min (£10.0m) has continued to produce, netting four goals and 42 FPL points in just six starts.

However, there are wider issues at Spurs. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have scored just six goals in seven Premier League matches, while the underlying numbers – they rank 18th for xG and 17th for goal attempts overall – are concerning.

That being said, they improved against Aston Villa last time out, and if you do feel like investing in one of the best finishers around, Newcastle United (a) does feel like a good fixture to attack.

CONOR GALLAGHER

Zaha and Maupay on target as Brighton earn late draw 4

In another energetic midfield display, Conor Gallagher (£5.7m) bagged an assist in Gameweek 6 after winning a first-half penalty against Brighton and Hove Albion.

The on-loan Chelsea man has now netted two goals and three assists since joining Crystal Palace, and ranks 12th amongst all midfielders for FPL points.

However, it is worth noting that the return of Luka Milivojevic (£5.4m) has meant that he is no longer on set-pieces. Considering that a large chunk of his xA total arrived from dead-ball situations, it is a blow, but he still warrants attention.

Gallagher has been the driving force in Patrick Vieira’s 4-3-3 formation so far this season, regularly breaking forward into the attacking third, which is captured on his 2021/22 touch heatmap:

Fixtures could be better, but with Newcastle United’s shaky defence up next at Selhurst Park, Gallagher remains a decent budget option.

If you are comfortable spending a little more, Wilfried Zaha (£7.0m) is an alternative. The 28-year-olds appeal has been given a boost having taken on penalty duties, though it is questionable whether he offers enough consistency to truly stake a claim.

DOUGLAS LUIZ

If using a 3-4-3, 4-4-2 or 4-3-3 formation on your Wildcard, it’s highly likely that you’ll be on the lookout for a budget midfielder. And while Yves Bissouma (£4.6m) and Allan (£4.6m) are two of the more popular options right now, Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz (£4.6m) has emerged as a viable alternative in recent matches.

Key to that has been a system change at Villa, which has seen Dean Smith line his troops up in a 5-3-2 / 3-5-2 shape. That has meant that the shackles are off central midfield pair Luiz and John McGinn (£5.8m), who no longer have as many defensive responsibilities with a back three stationed behind them.

Encouragingly, the Brazilian international’s creative numbers are on the up since Gameweek 4, as he ranks second amongst all midfielders for chances created and 10th for xA.

Having started 32 matches for Villa last term, his place in the starting XI is fairly secure and he should at least offer appearance points, with the potential for a few assists along the way. However, like Raphinha, his involvement with the Brazil national team should be monitored, as he may miss out in Gameweek 8.

ALSO CONSIDER…

In addition to the names detailed above, there are others who deserve a mention, too.

Mason Mount (£7.4m) is a nice mid-price option who has goal and assist potential, with the latter boosted by his share of set-pieces. You’d expect him to produce a steady stream of attacking returns in the coming weeks given Chelsea’s fixtures, and with his ownership down to just 8.7%, he could prove to be a clever addition. 

Elsewhere, despite back-to-back blanks, Said Benrahma (£6.6m) remains a good option. However, the fixtures are turning for the worse for the Hammers, especially when paired with a demanding UEFA Europa League campaign, which is worth factoring in when considering their assets.

With Southampton’s fixtures easing, Stuart Armstrong (£5.8m) is an interesting differential. The 29-year-old chipped in with four goals and seven assists last term, and despite missing the first seven rounds, will probably feature for Scotland during the international break as he attempts to build-up his fitness.

Sadio Mane (£11.9m) has now provided either a goal or assist in five of his last six matches, and ranks second amongst all midfielders – only behind Salah – for goal attempts, shots in the box, big chances and xG.

Staying with Liverpool, the return of Roberto Firmino (£8.8m) from injury means that owners of Diogo Jota (£7.6m) will surely have to get used to rotation, but he has proven before that he can still deliver off of limited minutes. It does make him a tricky ‘buy’ though, especially as he also has a muscle problem, and if predicting Klopp’s XI isn’t your thing, Demarai Gray (£5.8m) – the ninth highest-scoring midfielder in FPL – might be worth a punt. Abdoulaye Doucoure (£5.7m) and Andros Townsend (£5.6m) are alternative options at Everton, but it does perhaps feel like he is the Toffee with the most potential.

Demarai Gray v Andros Townsend v Abdoulaye Doucoure goal threat stats 2021/22

Before we finish up, there has been one glaring omission on this list: last season’s top scoring FPL asset, Bruno Fernandes (£11.8m). However, despite the fact that he could still be on penalties, he has registered just five shots in the box since Cristiano Ronaldo’s (£12.6m) arrival, and that makes it hard to justify the outlay. Manchester United’s fixtures also stiffen considerably over the next two months, leaving them bottom of our Season Ticker. Given that fixture swing, now may be a good time to hop off the likes of Mason Greenwood (£7.6m) and Paul Pogba (£7.7m), rather than bring them in on a Wildcard.

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  1. VIVA_RONALDO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    a) Jimenez + Grealish/Foden
    b) A. Armstrong + Son

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      A

      1. Froes
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        hwang and son ?

  2. unclesbasement
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    My team for GW8:

    Sanchez (Steele)
    TAA,Rudiger,Cancelo,Dias(White)
    Gray,Salah,Raphinha(Brownhill,Mendy)
    Toney,Antonio,Lukaku

    Plan is to go heavy in defence and get azpi for white next gameweek.

    Thoughts?

    1. ebb2sparky
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Im not a fan of heavy at the back although I can see why it makes sense based on the current scores. I’m going for 2 premium defenders and Son in a 3-4-3

    2. mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I've been tempted by big at the back too, but theain drawback for me is losing the value in having 4-4.5m defenders. Some really good options there who can get you 6pts from the bench which just isnt going to happen with same price mids let alone forwards.

      Also I'd be tempted to go with more attacking options than Rudi/Dias/Azpi (James if fit especially, maybe Chilwell) but then these options further increase your need for a good bench which isnt really possible with 5 atb

  3. ebb2sparky
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Currently have ESR and 1.7 itb on my WC. Plan is to have Raphina from GW9. Would you:
    A) get Raphina this week and bench him for one of D Luiz, White or Livra
    B) one week punt on any other midfielder up to 7.0
    C) just keep ESR for this week
    I’m leaning towards B and Saka although Lukaku’s availability could impact my decision.

    1. Kabayan
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      A

    2. mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I would go the conservative route and bench him rather than booking a transfer, but if you want a one week punt, Torres is your man. Not joking/trolling I promise! Obviously subject to pep roulette but seems like a strong chance he starts this week (although possibly on the right with jesus out)

      1. mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Ps. Lateriser also suggested Torres as a one week punt so Im not totally delusional

    3. ebb2sparky
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Thanks for the replies. Assuming lukaku is fit then I'll probably go with Raphina. If he's not fit I'll have to reasses since might need the extra cash to go for Ronaldo instead

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

    On WC

    1. rudiger
    2. Azpilicueta

    1. Lanley Staurel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Was 1 but moved to 2

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Might be worth chilwell or james and having a good bench like livramento?

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

        Want sure starter in my defence chelsea will bring points

    3. Y26 Royal
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Had Chilwell but bottled it cause he's not nailed.
      Then went Rudiger until fitness doubt.
      Now on Azpi!

  5. Nightf0x
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    decided to not trigger WC this intl. break will probably WC next intl. break in november

    sanchez - alonso christense matip (white amrty) - raph salah townsend benrahma (sisoko) - vardy antonio ronaldo (itb 1.5)

    which way?

    a) gw8 amrty -4 to laporte/walker
    gw9 ronaldo vardy -4 to lukaku hwang
    gw10 white sisoko -4 to mbuemo pinock/janson
    gw11 benrahma to son

    b) gw8 g2g
    gw9 ronaldo to lukaku
    gw10 amarty sisoko -4 to pinock/janson mbuemo
    gw11 benrahma vardy -4 to son hwang

    c) gw8 g2g
    gw9 ronaldo to lukaku
    gw10 amarty vardy -4 to pinock/janson toney
    gw11 sisoko/benrhama to son

  6. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    TAA being fit means I'm likely to be boring and get him. I still remember getting burnt by him two seasons back. I took him out for one game he was out for and he promptly dropped a 24 pointer vs Leicester the following week.

    A) Son + ESR
    B) Foden + Mount

    1. Froes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      A

    2. ebb2sparky
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I remember that game. Was with the in-laws for Christmas and managed to sneak out to the pub for that game (last one on Boxing Day if i recall correctly). Thankfully he was in my team!

      In response to your question, A

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Man the heartbreak from that game.

        I was 8K in GW3 and blew a huge lead mostly from two main decisions of Mane TC and getting rid of TAA on WC for that huge haul.

        1. Kryptonite666
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          The TAA haul and Vardy hattrick have left huge scars for me as well.

    3. Lanley Staurel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Missed the TAA news. Twitter?

    4. Lanley Staurel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Just seen the TAA news

    5. TLF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Same Camzy, took Trent out the same week, did MOTD challenge so had no idea until the evening, an unforgettable Boxing Day for all the wrong reasons.

      Tough one but I'd probably go A. Foden rotation risk and not yet seeing how Mount will settle back into the starting 11 deters me slightly. You know what you are getting with Son & ESR, the former a captaincy option v NEW, decent fixtures for Arsenal too and I'd imagine those 2 provide a little better balance to your squad.

  7. Froes
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    IN (OUT)

    A) -8 Foden (Gray)
    Son (Gallagher)
    Hwang (Ronaldo)

    B)-8 Son (Gray/Gallagher)
    Jimenez (Ronaldo)
    Azpi (Alonso)

    C)-4 Son (Gray/Gallagher)
    Jimenez (Ronaldo)
    Remain with Alonso starting

    Thanks for your help

    1. Rbyrne95
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Probably C with no hit. Keep Ronaldo for another GW imo or use transfer elsewhere.

      1. Froes
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        what about Big Rom out for Werner and taa for tanganga
        is it a better option than C
        My defense is currently
        Alonso Marçal Taylor Tanganga Amartey

        1. Rbyrne95
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Why Werner??? cheaper striker be better imo.

          I feel like another consistent starting defender is essential...say Cancelo? (lol Man City and consistent Starter) It's just whether Alonso is going to start the whole time now with Chillwell back

          1. Froes
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            I know , Werner its just because I need to have a Chelsea asset and I think Lukaku won't start

            1. Froes
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Alonso I will have to wait but yeah next game week I am gonna replace him just hoping he starts

  8. Holmes
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Southampton's next 5 fixtures are so good for attacking returns! Wish they had one decent option...

    1. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Adam Armstrong, that's it, but he is a punt.

      1. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        True that, Ward Prowse could have been handy.

      2. Hy liverpool
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Is he on penos while KWP is out?

        1. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Maybe, a few fans seem to think so.

          1. Hy liverpool
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Could be a fun pick with those fixtures.

        2. Holmes
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Walker Pieters is on penalties? :0

          1. Hy liverpool
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Lol... JWP*

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Adam Armstrong. But he’s got like 6 blanks in a row. I’m still mighty tempted though.

      1. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Thought about him tbh, forced myself to watch all highlights of Southampton games and his shots quality/power seems pretty low to me. You can also binge watch their highlights before deciding 😉

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          A that’s a shame.

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Agreed

      But there again the Leeds fixtures are pretty much as good - especially if you ignore home and away - over the next 4 and Bamford is a fascinating differential nowadays.

      May well move on from my mystery 3rd striker too get him in for some of that run 🙂

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Bamford not fit yet.

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Probably not - agreed

          My move would be a week or probably two off anyway as I still have *reasonable/completely irrational* hope Edouard will provide. The Leeds positive fixture run still has a way to go so no real rush.

    4. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      It's a shame the attack is blunt.

      They are getting some shits away but they aren't high quality chances. Maybe the opposition will give them a helping hand.

  9. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Best Jota replacement here if he’s ruled out? Budget 8.9m.

    Salah Jota Sarr doucoure Gallagher
    Ronaldo Antonio Scarlett

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Saka or Mount would be my choice

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Got burnt by Mount earlier when he was benched. Might wait on him for a bit till he starts regularly mate.

    2. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Benrahma, Raphina or Downgrade Gallagher for the 1.2m to get Son for a hit.

    3. Hint
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Grealish

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Seriously considering him. Cheers

    4. Y26 Royal
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Raphinha and use the extra cash elsewhere

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        His game time this gw is putting me off him

        1. Y26 Royal
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Yeah i get that and prob won't have much of an answer to that until Friday. You not got anyone decent on the bench to cover him?
          What about Gray or Benrahma?

          1. Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Only semedo on the bench and might need him to cover Rudiger

  10. upforgrabs
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    A) Foden + Hwang
    or
    B) Torres + Toney/Armstrong
    ?

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      B, if any

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Toneeeeeeeey

  11. Rbyrne95
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    I've already made my transfer this week for Lukaku. I currently have a mid of Sarr, Salah, Raph and Benrahma. Should I:

    A) take a hit for Son (sarr/Benny)
    B) take a hit for Foden...City's record against Burnley is mad.
    C) Leave as it is. Best sub is currently Livra.

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      C

      1. Rbyrne95
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        How come? You think Sarr or Livra have a decent chance to return in comparison to a risk for Son/Foden?

  12. Y26 Royal
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Which of these do you prefer:
    A:
    Ramsdale, Foster
    TAA*, Azpilicueta, Cancelo, Tomiyasu, Duffy
    Salah, Foden*, Raphinha, Gray, Luiz
    Vardy*, Antonio, Jiminez*
    B:
    Ramsdale, Foster
    Dias*, Azpilicueta, Cancelo, Tomiyasu, Duffy
    Salah, Son*, Raphinha, Gray, Luiz
    Lukaku*, Antonio, Hwang*

    1. mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Hmm a hybrid? Trent Foden Lukaku & whoever you can afford as 3rd fwd

      1. Y26 Royal
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Ramsdale, Foster
        TAA*, Azpilicueta, Cancelo, Tomiyasu, Duffy
        Salah, Foden*, Raphinha, Gray, Luiz
        Lukaku*, Antonio, Toney*

        Hmm you might be onto something.

        1. mentaculus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Sweet

  13. Mozumbus
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Who will score more in GW8:
      A. Bruno + Greenwood + Ings + 8
      B. Son + Mbeumo + Lukaku

      1. Hint
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        A

    • Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Now that TAA is locked back in my draft. I have some further options I can look at...

      A) Son, Antonio, ESR
      B) KdB, Mbeumo, Hwang

      I cannot afford for A to be with Mbeumo. 0.2m short...

      1. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        A

      2. Hy liverpool
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Foden mbuemo Antonio?

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Can do. But I like the premium mid options of KdB and Son. I just don't trust Foden for minutes at all. I feel he's Pep's big game player and will end up missing the easy games. They'll play Mahrez and Torres instead in those.

          1. Hy liverpool
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Mmmm... If you don't too convinced by antonio, i may consider another route to city midfield.
            Son Toney Torres.

            Just not sure, prefer A if i must pick one of those.

      3. Y26 Royal
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        A for me

      4. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        A if you have Toney already is a good option.

    • NateDog
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Assuming flagged players are available (but Raphinha is not), what way should I set up this week?

      Sanchez
      Rudiger Cancelo Livramento
      Salah Sarr Gray
      Antonio Lukaku

      Fairly set on these but also have:

      Semedo Llorente
      Allan (Raphinha)
      Toney

      Which 2 do I go with? Play Llorente as well as Livramento? Toney v Chelsea?

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I would play Semedo and Toney.

      2. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Start Semedo & Toney imo.

      3. mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Llorente & Toney

    • Heres hoping x 7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I'm trying to convince myself that I only need Lukaku or Ronaldo, not both....can't be the only 1?

      1. Y26 Royal
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I'm swaying more towards Lukaku. I won't own both as Salah is a must.

    • Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Sanchez
      TAA Cancelo James* Livramento
      Salah Saka Gray
      Ronaldo Antonio Toney

      (4.0 Raphinha Semedo Sissoko)
      0 FT & 1.5m

      If James is still injured for this week take a -4 for Semedo to Dias?

      1. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Why not just play Semedo?

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Can't see Wolves keeping a CS against Villa this week.

          1. NateDog
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            If you think Dias will get 7pts or more then I guess it's fine, but are you then happy to be big at the back after that move and have very little left itb for further moves if you feel you want to upgrade the likes of Gray, Saka or Toney?

            1. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              I think Dias will be well worth the -4 points over the long term as anyways have a some transfers planned for the coming weeks.

              That's a good point and I have considered it. Saka & Toney I'm not touching for a few weeks I just got them in and they have great fixtures. Might need to upgrade Gray but then I can even bench him for 4 at the back and there aren't any mids above 6.5m I like atm.

              1. NateDog
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 16 days ago

                That's fair, sounds like you're sorted then and good reasoning to go for it, chances of Dias not picking up 6pts are incredibly low and even if Wolves keep a cs it's not much of a loss as as you say you'll have other transfers planned so that's done then.

      2. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        What about changing James to Dias instead? You can upgrade Semedo to Rudiger next week.

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Yup I could do that too. Although I do feel if James is fit soon he will be the first RWB. Chelsea need him to play and whip those crosses in to unlock Kaku's potential.

    • Alisson WondHaaland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Im looking for a Jota replacement (up to 9.4) but have no idea who to get. Already have Raph and Mbeumo

      1. Y26 Royal
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Gray or Benrahma?

    • Hazardous1983
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      what to do with this mess

      Sanchez (Steele)
      Livramento taa rudiger (coady shaw)
      salah jota sarr saka (sissoko)
      ronaldo antonio maupay

      0.7m in bank and 1 ft, no wildcard left which i regret using early

    • Hazardous1983
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      will rudiger and jota and lukaku play, whats the thoughts.

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I’d be confident that 2 of those 3 will start

      2. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Jota won't imo. Firmino is well rested.

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I think they may want firminho for athletico so if jota fit will play

          But if not then I think rudiger and lukaku should be good with silva not playing

          1. I Member
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Firmino has had two weeks off while Jota isn't fit enough to play for Portugal. Can't see Jota starting this one over Bobby even if he is fit which he might not be.

            1. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Probably true idk just something a bit fishy about all these premier league players getting injuries and coming home

    • TKC07
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Sarr & Semedo to Mbeumo & Laporte/Walker for Free.
      Y or N?

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Would rather try fit in Cancelo or Dias.

      2. De Gea is GOAT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Barring possible injuries am i good to save?

        1FT
        Ramsdale
        Azpi Rudiger Cancelo Livra
        Salah Saka Zaha
        Antonio Jimenez Lukaku

        Semedo Raphinha Brownhill

    • Fernandito
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Shaw & Semedo to Cancelo & TAA worth a hit?

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I think so. Could pay off immediately but even if it doesn't you much rather have Cancelo and Trent going forward.

    • NateDog
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Apologies if posted but just saw this and thought it was interesting regarding City assets:

      https://mobile.twitter.com/City_Xtra/status/1447676918711603207

      "Raheem Sterling is desperate to start more #ManCity matches, and that will determine whether he stays or moves on. Sterling recently held a heart-to-heart with Pep Guardiola and has vowed to give his all in a more central role."

      Lot of City fans saying it doesn't make sense as he's out of position if he's not on the wing so you won't get the best out of him, but looks like there might be a chance Sterling will get a bit of a run now but up top, and that surely means Torres' chances of getting back into the starting XI are further impacted. Likely will affect the likes of Foden too who sometimes plays in the false 9 role, with Grealish hogging the LW spot so far this season unless he goes back to a central midfield role.

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I just don’t think he’s a very good finisher

        1. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Or a very good footballer.

        2. NateDog
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Yeah, I mean they still lack a traditional CF but of the options they have to play there he's arguably the worst at finishing and I've never been convinced by his displays as a forward. I guess Pep has decided that his wingers are Grealish (and possibly Foden) + Jesus and Mahrez and that that's not going to change

      2. RedRo
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Pep doesn’t strike me as the sort of manager that changes his team because someone’s ‘had a heart-to-heart’ with him and ‘promised to give his all’.

      3. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Is TAA fit to start on Saturday?

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Yes

        2. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Yes,
          Fit for selection

          1. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Thanks guys.

          2. DycheDycheBaby
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Lovelyyyyyyy

        3. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Should have had more than enough time to recover.

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Looks a good shout for those on wc

          1. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Yup I'm happy to have as my Chelsea def

        2. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Excellent. Picked him on WC in GW5 so I'm counting on him to come good. If he's fit I think he's as good as any of Chelsea's defensive assets.

          1. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            I did the same and have held onto him. Fingers crossed patience pays off.

        3. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Don’t mind if I do

        4. Y26 Royal
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Ooh might swap Azpi to him then as i'm on wc

        5. DycheDycheBaby
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Great news 🙂

      4. BeWater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Jota has been nothing but a pain in the backside ever since I bought him.

      5. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Pukki partyyy

      6. Pukki Party
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Pukki goal.

      7. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        The Trent news is fantastic!

        Does anyone perhaps have any info on DCL? Hoping he is fit as I have him in my front 3.

        1. Hy liverpool
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Not fit yet, not seen in any everton training latest videos. Bamford too.
          May punt on armstrong?

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            DCL returned to training in GW7.

            When he got injured Rafa said 2 to 3 weeks which was back in GW4. Been 4 weeks now.

            Reckon he will be ready to go but obviously will have to wait for pressers.

            Not keen on any Soton other than Livra who is perfect for bench and when injuries happen.

            1. Hy liverpool
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              That's what i read on everton forums.. They don't think he is going to be fit.
              Will wait for pressers surely.

      8. Foresting
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I'm on my 38th W/C draft.
        Flipped between KdB, son and an infinite combo of city/che defenders.

        I'm getting fairly close now, would appreciate some feedback...

        Sánchez
        Azpilicueta | TAA | Cancelo
        Son| Salah| Mbeumo | ESR
        Lukaku | Antonio| Hwang

        Foster | Luiz | Duffy | Manquillo

        Thanks 🙂