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FPL Gameweek 8 team news: Alexander-Arnold and Jota expected to be available

Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m) and Diogo Jota (£7.6m) are expected to be available for Liverpool’s Gameweek 8 clash with Watford on Saturday.

Alexander-Arnold missed the Reds’ last two competitive fixtures before the October international break due to a groin problem, while Jota withdrew from Portugal’s national team squad on Monday having not kicked a ball for his country over the last week.

But both players are set to rejoin full training with their club colleagues ahead of the trip to Vicarage Road.

“They are all good, they are all in a good way, let me say it like this.

“So it looks really like Trent and Diogo will be fine, they will train with us tomorrow completely normal, that’s the plan.” – Jurgen Klopp, speaking on Wednesday about his side’s fitness

Both Liverpool players have hemorrhaged owners since Gameweek 7, with Alexander-Arnold the most-sold defender ahead of this Saturday’s FPL deadline and Jota fourth for transfers out among midfielders.

The right-back will surely return to the Liverpool starting XI this weekend if fully recovered but with Roberto Firmino (£8.8m) not involved with Brazil over the last fortnight, there is less certainty over whether Jota will be handed his fifth successive league start regardless of fitness.

The Saturday lunchtime contest is likely to come too soon for Thiago Alcantara (£5.3m), who has a calf problem.

“Thiago needs probably a little bit longer, [he] was not in team training yet – that’s always not a good sign for starting the next game.

“And the rest [of the] international [players], some are back, obviously some are not back yet. And we will see.” – Jurgen Klopp

Elsewhere on Wednesday, Harry Maguire (£5.4m) revealed he was “progressing” from a calf issue but had still not been involved in full training with Manchester United, which suggests that the Red Devils are set to be without both first-choice centre-halves for the trip to Leicester City.

The only official pre-match press conference of the day saw Claudio Ranieri on media duties for new employers Watford.

The Hornets earlier confirmed that Joshua King (£5.5m) would be assessed after a return to training but that Francisco Sierralta (£4.3m), Christian Kabasele (£4.4m) and Peter Etebo (£4.5m) remain out with muscle problems.

We should have a minimum of five pre-Gameweek 8 press conferences taking place on Thursday, with the rest following on Friday.

881 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Ando
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    13 days, 21 hours ago

    What transfers would you make over the next 2 GW's?

    a) GW8: Marcal ➡ Laporte & GW9 Ronaldo and Sarr ➡ Son and a striker 8.6m or less for -4

    b) GW8: Save FT and play Livramento (LEE) & GW9 Ronaldo and Sarr ➡ Son and a striker 8.6m or less for free

    1. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      13 days, 21 hours ago

      B if u already have a city def.

      1. Ando
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        13 days, 21 hours ago

        Cheers mate

  2. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    13 days, 21 hours ago

    No love for strong 4 at the back anymore? Im on WC and still like it but might move away from it. What do you think?

    1. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      13 days, 21 hours ago

      Double def could hurt imo.

    2. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 21 hours ago

      I'm on it. Have not seriously considered going any other way.

    3. OLB
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      13 days, 21 hours ago

      I multiplied it. Over a season a no brainier. Currently my defense is :
      Cancelo / Dias / Rudiger / Azpi / VVD

      But I'm gonna change VVD to TAA next week if he's fit again.

      1. Eastman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        13 days, 21 hours ago

        That’s some defence!

      2. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        13 days, 21 hours ago

        I don't love this with the double x2
        who's your subs to come on? Most would have 2 of Livra Duffy White on the bench.
        A defensive no show or goal conceded like Chelsea did last week and it hurts

        1. Major League Shocker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          13 days, 21 hours ago

          So many people just want to look at the negative, and not the way that a defensive double-up is a powerful sword when they get big points.

          1. OLB
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            13 days, 21 hours ago

            Exactly thank you. I don't need Son with so many high scoring defenders across a season for same money - if you don't captain an expensive mid ( I have Salah and Lukaku too so wouldn't capt Son ) over a season each of my premium defenders is only 1.5m each over say an Ayling type cost. And points across a season incomparable.

          2. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            13 days, 21 hours ago

            I never said it was the wrong approach. However, with 3 playing cheapies i'd be inclined to own at least one.
            This team is 5 perma atb
            So probably Salah Raph Everton mid
            Lukaku Antonio

            You just need to nail the mids for it to work most weeks. Over the course of a season the points are there for defenders

            1. OLB
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              13 days, 20 hours ago

              Exactly. My bench is rotating 2 of the cheap mids and third striker and not the defence. All 5 defenders in my first 11 each week. Yeah some weeks will not work but over season it does. I've done it before.

              1. HMC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                13 days, 20 hours ago

                Nice. if you're going ahead with it, always better to be ahead of the pack before others jump on.
                I can see why now especially with those fixtures, but rotation is a buzzkill when it's your defenders

                1. OLB
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  13 days, 20 hours ago

                  Very true. Thanks for honest feedback and discussion. Appreciated.

        2. OLB
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          13 days, 21 hours ago

          Yeah I know but over a season versus 6m mids they will outscore them. It's not a 6week strategy.

    4. Huckfead
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 21 hours ago

      Looking for a much more balanced squad this year as there will be lots of benching.
      Have Salah and Don’t want to destroy team by going for Lusaka or Renaldo so, for me it’s big at the back as there is plenty of value in midfield and forwards

      1. OLB
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        13 days, 21 hours ago

        Agree - a whole squad of players who can give more than 2 points is reqd. That's how I went.
        Next weeks transfer is Aspi to James funds VVD to TAA

        My team currently :
        Ramsdale / Begovic
        VVD / Cancelo / Dias / Aspi / Rudiger
        Salah / Raph / Benrahma / Saka / Mbuembo
        Lukaku / Antonio / Hwang

  3. acidicleo
    • 5 Years
    13 days, 21 hours ago

    Play 2.

    A) Raphinha (sou)
    B) Sarr (LIV)
    C) Semedo (villa)
    D) Livra (LEE)

    1. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      13 days, 21 hours ago

      probably A and B

  4. ratski
    • 10 Years
    13 days, 21 hours ago

    Doucoure or mbeumbo

    1. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      13 days, 21 hours ago

      M

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 21 hours ago

      Have to go Doucoure here.

      He has been the glue that sticks for Everton this season.

    3. OLB
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      13 days, 21 hours ago

      Both?

    4. Huckfead
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 21 hours ago

      I have both

  5. Max City
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    13 days, 21 hours ago

    To fund Shaw >> TAA (currently short 0.1m), who would you lose:

    A) Gray
    B) Sarr
    C) ASM
    D) Rudiger

    Thanks!

    1. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      13 days, 21 hours ago

      B

      1. Max City
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        13 days, 21 hours ago

        I could also do Rudiger >> TAA with a single move

        1. acidicleo
          • 5 Years
          13 days, 21 hours ago

          Better to lose Shaw than rudi

          1. Max City
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            13 days, 21 hours ago

            cheers!

  6. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    13 days, 21 hours ago

    WC draft, GW8 lineup

    Ramsdale
    TAA Cancelo Rudiger* Duffy
    Salah Foden* Raphinha
    Lukaku Antonio Jimenez*

    Foster Livramento Mbeumo Brownhill

    1. Rudiger Foden Jimenez
    2. James Son Hwang

    Thanks guys.

    1. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      13 days, 21 hours ago

      1 looks good, but Son is more nailed than Foden and James has a higher ceiling than Rudiger.. I'd do 2

      1. FCSB
        • 5 Years
        13 days, 21 hours ago

        Thanks MC, will see what Tuchel and Pep say in the pressers

    2. Bertonian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      13 days, 21 hours ago

      James & Son I believe will outscore Rudi & Foden so if & it’s a big if Hwang carries on his form then you are laughing

      1. FCSB
        • 5 Years
        13 days, 21 hours ago

        How nailed is James at RWB, more nailed than Chilwell at LWB ?

        1. Bertonian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          13 days, 21 hours ago

          James is clearly the best attacking RWB they have so think Tuchel will go with him in these easier games if fit to supply the ammo for Lukaku.

          Chilwell will either start or not play at all as he never got subbed on once last season unlike James who often came on to provide more of a threat. So you would have Duffy or Livra as backup if Alonso starts so still worth considering as he is coming back into form.

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 21 hours ago

      3. Dias, Son, Toney.

      1. FCSB
        • 5 Years
        13 days, 21 hours ago

        2.4 short of that mate, even with Hwang 1.6 short

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          13 days, 21 hours ago

          Seeing ghat you are going 433, can you not downgrade Raph to D. Luiz and play Mbeumo? Then instead of Toney do Hwang?

          So Dias, Son, Hwang by ditching Raphina? Son will outscore Raphina mate.

    4. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      13 days, 20 hours ago

      I actually like 2- big upside with James ( if Tuchel says is fit) and Son. Nice team

      1. FCSB
        • 5 Years
        13 days, 20 hours ago

        Thanks mate, currently on 1, will see what Tuchel says I guess… I like Son but more so from GW12

        I don’t think Newcastle will be easy this weekend

  7. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    13 days, 21 hours ago

    NAILED attacking differentials for the coming weeks?

    Mane, Son, Vardy & DCL?

    Could also include Bamford but Leeds are struggling to score goals and leaking goals as well like it is going out of fasion. It is a recipe for disaster and still see them being relegated IMO.

    1. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      13 days, 21 hours ago

      All is good pick, imo.. I'd tempted to have Mane and Son, but DCL numbers are hard to ignore

    2. Ruth_NZ
      • 6 Years
      13 days, 21 hours ago

      Why do you want differentials when you already took a -12? 😆

      None of those are differentials in my book. Well, Mané maybe but he's not so much a differential as an idiocy assuming you have Salah which almost everyone does.

      Try Armstrong. 😉

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        13 days, 21 hours ago

        I already have Son, Vardy and DCL.

        I was just pointing out that those four players will be good shouts.

        Having all four is not an option.

        I would rather have Toney instead of Armstrong, thanks.

        1. Ruth_NZ
          • 6 Years
          13 days, 21 hours ago

          You won't in a couple of weeks. 😆

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 2 Years
            13 days, 21 hours ago

            Ok, you do Armstrong. I will keep Antonio 😉

            1. Ruth_NZ
              • 6 Years
              13 days, 21 hours ago

              You know what? I don't give a damn about your team. You asked for a nailed differential and I gave you one. But you weren't actually asking, were you? You were actually just trying to make yourself feel good about what you already did.

              No point doing that on here. The proof of the pudding will come when the games are played. So basically you just wasted 5 minutes of my time. 🙄

              1. FOO FIGHTER
                • 2 Years
                13 days, 21 hours ago

                Nothing suggests that Armstrong is going to take of like a rocket. He has one goal and one assist in 7 matches.

                So go waist your time elsewhere trying to convince someone else to pick Armstrong, ok?

                1. Amans94
                  13 days, 19 hours ago

                  Coming in late here, Armstrong has blanked against United, West Ham, Man City, Wolves, Chelsea (all good teams) and scored against Everton, Newcastle. So maybe with the easy fixtures, he can start scoring again? Wouldn't be so quick to dismiss him

    3. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      13 days, 14 hours ago

      What qualifies a player to be a differential? Son and vardy both have approx 14% ownership.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        13 days, 14 hours ago

        Properly speaking, it's less than 5%. We're being abusive with language here (or FF is)

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

          Get's much less transparent though now we're into the part of the season where there are a very significant number of dead teams - IBs are a killer.

  8. Totalfootball
    • 4 Years
    13 days, 21 hours ago

    Start 1 -

    Raphina
    Livramento
    Gallagher

    1. Forza Napoli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      13 days, 21 hours ago

      Ooh, in a similar dilemma. I’m thinking to play Raphinha, so if he plays, the benefit is there. Gallagher I would play if I were very confident in 8-9 of my other 10. If not, Livra safer.

      If anything a bit of a philosophical question about your sense of adventure!

      1. Totalfootball
        • 4 Years
        13 days, 21 hours ago

        Thanks for the response

  9. We Go Again
    • 7 Years
    13 days, 21 hours ago

    Would you do Ronaldo + Sissoko -> Hwang + Son for 2 FT? (Was playing 442 before so Hwang would be a starter most weeks). Leaves just enough in the bank to do Tierney -> Cancelo/Dias next week

    1. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      13 days, 21 hours ago

      I think I would

      1. Peaky Blinders
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        13 days, 20 hours ago

        yes

  10. Max City
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    13 days, 21 hours ago

    ESR, or
    Mbeumo?

    1. We Go Again
      • 7 Years
      13 days, 21 hours ago

      For this week ESR, but longterm Mbeumo

    2. Forza Napoli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      13 days, 21 hours ago

      ESR this week, Mbeumo from next.

  11. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    13 days, 21 hours ago

    What are thoughts on Hwang- too early to be considering or decent option as third forward ?

    1. FCSB
      • 5 Years
      13 days, 21 hours ago

      Many going for him DD, I have my reservations, he’s obviously done well so far (took his chances) but can he continue

      My WC draft currently has Jimenez based on the fact he is on pens, but prevents me from having Son instead of Foden

      Can’t decide

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        13 days, 21 hours ago

        Thanks-yes similar dilemma with me but might just go to Toney (as able to afford) despite tough fixture v Chelsea. Foden would be definitely in team if only could be sure he starts- personally think he will this week. Son good this week but not sure if is after Newcastle fixture for next 3

    2. Forza Napoli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      13 days, 21 hours ago

      I think he’s okay, a decent option for third. To be honest, I don’t think he’s a priority unless your present third striker just isn’t playing or delivering anything.

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        13 days, 21 hours ago

        Thanks- switching from 3-5-2 to 3-4-3 so between him and Toney

    3. FITZ-G
      13 days, 21 hours ago

      I have taken a punt on him on my Wildcard. Watching the highlights during Wolves previous games, his movement and positioning looks promising for future returns. I would say he was a decent option for third forward. Decent form and also decent price.

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        13 days, 21 hours ago

        Thanks- very helpful

  12. Forza Napoli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    13 days, 21 hours ago

    Who would you guys start out of Raphinha (presently, presume he won’t play), Benrahma (first sub) and Livramento? (second sub)

    1. FCSB
      • 5 Years
      13 days, 21 hours ago

      See what Bielsa says, but maybe Livramento unless you don’t have Antonio then Benrahma

      1. Forza Napoli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        13 days, 21 hours ago

        Thanks! I do have Antonio, so think I agree - double West Ham has never sat right with me.

    2. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      13 days, 21 hours ago

      gotta be benrahma
      Spurs still stink and high ownership of benny hurts you if he returns

      1. FCSB
        • 5 Years
        13 days, 21 hours ago

        Have you decided on your
        Foden dilemma yet HMC?

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          13 days, 21 hours ago

          Nope.
          Assuming I don’t go for Son which means then Semedo to Dias for free. If Jota is available and we get no clarity on city then I’m inclined to roll ft. For the next 3 fixtures it’s between Foden and Torres to replace Jota
          Will give it another day

          1. FCSB
            • 5 Years
            13 days, 21 hours ago

            Is Mahrez an option ?

            1. HMC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              13 days, 20 hours ago

              good differential if just for this week - great record vs Burnley too
              I can't afford him and also couldn't justify 8.7m ahead of Foden Torres

              1. FCSB
                • 5 Years
                13 days, 20 hours ago

                That’s fair didn’t consider the difference in price… Foden better value then imo

    3. Totalfootball
      • 4 Years
      13 days, 21 hours ago

      Ben

    4. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      13 days, 21 hours ago

      Wait for Bielsa press conference- think Raphinha crucial for Leeds so private jet will bring him back on Friday as they will really want him to play. Brazil game 1.30 am UK time Friday so possibly back in UK late Friday night

    5. CRO KLOPP
      • 4 Years
      13 days, 20 hours ago

      Raph

  13. Totalfootball
    • 4 Years
    13 days, 21 hours ago

    Don't understand why people think Alonso will be dropped all of a sudden, think he still gets more games than Chilwell imo

    1. BDA Shadow
      • 7 Years
      13 days, 21 hours ago

      Not a chance, Chilwell is the longterm goal. Alonso ha played well and will get more games but once Chilwell is up to speed it's his spot.

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      13 days, 20 hours ago

      Think Tuchel will play one in CL and other will play PL just not sure which one!

  14. HellasLEAF
    • 12 Years
    13 days, 21 hours ago

    Foden AND KDB double up too much over next stretch?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 21 hours ago

      Duffy and Livra not capable of covering the points losses if those two do not make the City lineup, in fact no bench players will.

      You are risking almost 20m of your budget when a midfielder like Son is far less hasstle than KDB and then you can still risk getting Foden.

      1. HellasLEAF
        • 12 Years
        13 days, 21 hours ago

        Foden in for sure am thinking. KDB more a gamble yes

  15. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    13 days, 21 hours ago

    Is Alonso a hold if have decent bench or bail out now ?

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      13 days, 20 hours ago

      Hold

    2. FCSB
      • 5 Years
      13 days, 20 hours ago

      Hold if good bench, your advice on my team above please DD

    3. OLB
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      13 days, 20 hours ago

      Hold this week and maybe switch to James next week if he's back?

      1. CRO KLOPP
        • 4 Years
        13 days, 20 hours ago

        This 100 pct

  16. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    13 days, 20 hours ago

    I see Raphinha just been yellow flagged- not sure why waited until now but that’s going to spook some owners

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 20 hours ago

      It says International duty which is not incorrect.
      .

    2. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 20 hours ago

      Named as a starter in Brazil’s Thursday night game (which is Friday morning in UK) by their coach. Not much time to get back to Leeds for Saturday EPL start

      1. cravencottage
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        13 days, 20 hours ago

        This

  17. De Gea is GOAT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    13 days, 20 hours ago

    Barring possible injuries am i good to save? Thanks guys

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

    Semedo Raphinha Brownhill

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      13 days, 20 hours ago

      Yes good. Zaha v Saka will make Monday night interesting!

    2. CRO KLOPP
      • 4 Years
      13 days, 20 hours ago

      Easy save

    3. De Gea is GOAT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      13 days, 20 hours ago

      Thank you both. Appreciate it. Hoping that Zaha turns up a bit. He was useless last game.

  18. CRO KLOPP
    • 4 Years
    13 days, 20 hours ago

    1 ft, 2.4 itb

    Ramsdale
    Alonso Cancelo Laporte Rudiger
    Salah Raphina Saka
    Lukaku Antonio Jimenez
    (4.0 Mbeumo Livra Luiz)

    Taa in for Alonso here? Anything more presing? I could get Foden for Saka or
    take a hit for Alonso and Saka to Son and Duffy (-4)

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 20 hours ago

      TAA a good plan.

      1. CRO KLOPP
        • 4 Years
        13 days, 20 hours ago

        Cheers

    2. De Gea is GOAT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      13 days, 20 hours ago

      Id probably just do Trent to Alonso. Not sure Foden is worth the hit but could be wrong.

      1. CRO KLOPP
        • 4 Years
        13 days, 20 hours ago

        Foden is option only for free but without Alonso to TAA

    3. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      13 days, 20 hours ago

      Yes, get TAA

      1. CRO KLOPP
        • 4 Years
        13 days, 20 hours ago

        Thanks mate

  19. FITZ-G
    13 days, 20 hours ago

    Helloo, I hope everyone is all good. First time posting on here so thought I’d chuck my most likely starting GW 8 Wildcard Team up and see what everyone thought. Would appreciate people’s thoughts on whether this teams good to go or if there’s any changes I should make. Cheers.

    1.8 ITB

    3-4-3 formation

    Sanchez

    Walker/Cancelo (Can be upgraded to TAA)/Rudi

    Salah/Son/Raph//Townsend (or Saka or Mbeumo)

    Antonio/Kaku/Hwang

    Subs: Foster, D.Luiz, Duffy, Manquillo

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • 4 Years
      13 days, 20 hours ago

      Can you downgrade Townsend to 4.5 and do Walker to TAA?

      1. FITZ-G
        13 days, 20 hours ago

        I could upgrade Walker to TAA without downgrading Townsend. I would have to downgrade D.Luiz to Brownhill and Maquillo to 3.9 Johnson. Would leave me with quite a weak bench but would allow me to have Cancelo, TAA and Rudi.

        1. CRO KLOPP
          • 4 Years
          13 days, 20 hours ago

          I would maybe rather downgrade Townsend to ESR if that works,beacuse I think good bench is really important,and its sometimes easier to save ft

          1. FITZ-G
            13 days, 19 hours ago

            That’s a good shout seeing as though arsenal have some good fixtures. That’s another way to free up the 0.2 I need to upgrade Walker to TAA. I appreciate the advice.

    2. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 20 hours ago

      Find a way to get Cancelo AND Trent.

      1. FITZ-G
        13 days, 20 hours ago

        Thanks for your reply. I have found a way to get both in without making any other changes, but it would leave me with a weak bench of Duffy, Manquillo and 3.9 Johnson and 0 ITB.

    3. CRO KLOPP
      • 4 Years
      13 days, 20 hours ago

      You can also maybe take a punt on Rudy to James,you have bench coverage,but James could also get 30 mins off the bench

      1. FITZ-G
        13 days, 20 hours ago

        Cheers for your reply

        1. FITZ-G
          13 days, 20 hours ago

          I have been considering that switch after hearing he was back in training but not sure whether to hold off until he returns to full fitness and starts getting regular starts.

          1. CRO KLOPP
            • 4 Years
            13 days, 20 hours ago

            If he is fit I think he plays,you could go for it beacuse you have safe picks in defence,I have Laporte so in my case Rudiger is better imo

            1. FITZ-G
              13 days, 19 hours ago

              That move would actually allow me to upgrade Manquillo to Livermento so would further strengthen my bench. Thanks for your help, I appreciate the advice.

    4. Forza Napoli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      13 days, 20 hours ago

      I’d have Duffy as first sub for Raphinha if not playing, Norwich is a near-guaranteed CS.

      Otherwise looks decent. I’m sitting on some money too - feels useful to keep in the back pocket.

      1. FITZ-G
        13 days, 20 hours ago

        Thanks for the reply

      2. FITZ-G
        13 days, 19 hours ago

        I’m kind of hoping Raphinha doesn’t play cos as you said Nowich is a bear guaranteed CS and I hate having pony’s on my bench lol.

        Always good to have some change left ITB. I have to thank Hwang in my ream for freeing up some funds for me.

  20. klopptimusprime
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    13 days, 20 hours ago

    Getting there

    XXX
    TAA, Dias, Cancelo, Christensen, Livramento
    Salah, Son, Raphinha, XXX, Brownhill
    Lukaku, Toney, XXX

    a) Ramsdale, Mbeumo, Hwang (safe more template pick)
    b) Sanchez, ESR/ and 5.3 mid, Armstrong (more diff and punty pick)

    1. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      13 days, 20 hours ago

      Do you think Christensen gets many minutes?

      1. klopptimusprime
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        13 days, 20 hours ago

        hes. playing more than he's not and personally back double city over double chels

    2. CRO KLOPP
      • 4 Years
      13 days, 20 hours ago

      C) Ramsdale,Duffy(instead of Christiansen),Mbeumo, and how much for a ST left?

      1. klopptimusprime
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        13 days, 20 hours ago

        6.5, doesnt get me far. Will keep tinkering

        1. CRO KLOPP
          • 4 Years
          13 days, 20 hours ago

          A then

  21. cravencottage
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    13 days, 20 hours ago

    Which for the medium term:
    A) Mount
    B) Foden

    1. billydesmond
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 20 hours ago

      B

    2. CRO KLOPP
      • 4 Years
      13 days, 20 hours ago

      B,Mount isnt nailed to start every game in PL and CL also

      1. cravencottage
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        13 days, 19 hours ago

        Neither is Foden though

        1. CRO KLOPP
          • 4 Years
          13 days, 17 hours ago

          Yes,but if I have to choose between not nailed Foden and not nailed Mount I choose Foden

    3. klopptimusprime
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      13 days, 20 hours ago

      B

  22. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    13 days, 20 hours ago

    A (good) benching headache this week, please help

    Who would you start / bench here:

    Guaita Steer
    Trent James Semedo* White Livra
    Salah Jota Sarr Gray Gilmour
    Lukaku Antonio Armstrong

    Semedo will become Dias/Cancelo tomorrow
    Tempted to use 2FT on Jota to Foden/Torres pending pressers
    Leaning towards a bench of Steer Jota Livra Gilmour
    Starting Steer though could be a sneaky play if Martinez misses out

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • 4 Years
      13 days, 20 hours ago

      Start Steer,I would do Jota to Foden or Torres,bench White

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        13 days, 20 hours ago

        cheers, good food for thought

        1. CRO KLOPP
          • 4 Years
          13 days, 20 hours ago

          I would love to have city mid but I would have to sell Saka,would you do it? Also if I do that I cant get TAA in for Alonso this week

          1. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            13 days, 19 hours ago

            saw your post above
            I'd focus on Trent in for Alonso before switching to City mid. You know the rotation is going to be there, it's just the allure of the upside. In saying that I don't love Arsenal attack but probably wouldn't do it for a hit

            1. CRO KLOPP
              • 4 Years
              13 days, 19 hours ago

              Yes,I agree,and points in that City team are shared,so I wont do that,but Jota to some city mid for free could be nice gain in next 3 gmwk atleast if you pick the best one( lower ownership). After that Jota is better long term

  23. steven8991
    • 5 Years
    13 days, 20 hours ago

    0ITB with this WC squad. Anything needs to change?

    Ramsdale (Foster)
    TAA Cancelo Rudiger Duffy (Livramento)
    Salah Son Raph (Mbeumo Brownhill)
    Lukaku Antonio Hwang

    Is Hwang nailed tho?

    1. klopptimusprime
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      13 days, 20 hours ago

      probably one of the first on the team sheet at the moment

  24. C_G
    • 6 Years
    13 days, 20 hours ago

    my team, took a -4, have 0.2 ITB

    pls help or am i gtg?

    Sanchez

    TAA Alonso Livra White

    Son Salah Raph Benny

    Ronaldo Antonio

    Steele King Williams Allan

    i took Jota out for Son and now feel like an idiot

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • 4 Years
      13 days, 20 hours ago

      Its hard to tell are you gtg,beacuse I dont know who starts -Alonso,Raphina

  25. Mutter's Munters
    13 days, 20 hours ago

    Any Chelsea fans could share their thoughts? Do you think Alonso will play? He'll be cancelo before long but replacing sarr will be my priority this week.

  26. klopptimusprime
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    13 days, 20 hours ago

    Stuff it, might chase the James upside

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

      Chilly has good upside too, and less chance of a cameo

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

        Less chance of a cameo, slightly more chance rotation risk. 0.1 diff... decisions

  27. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    13 days, 20 hours ago

    Vardy is on course for 20 goals this season and pretty sure he will achieve that. He will be set forget for me unless he gets injured.

    Then I also have DCL and Antonio so at their price points it is an easy switch for me to other in form forwards 8m and lower should DCL and Antonio lose form. That is how I will be running for the long term.

    It is ones midfield which is the most difficult to figure out this season. If Bruno was on fire, the template would still be Bruno and Salah.

    The midfielders 7 to 8m just are not living up. KDB is too expensive tbf compared to Son. Everyone has Salah and then at least two budgets.

    Ronnie has not had a great impact for Bruno and might turn out to be Bruno's downfall this season so it will be interesting to see how long the budget midfielders keep on pushing the middle priced midfielders down the points table.

  28. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    13 days, 19 hours ago

    Best option on WC:

    1. Rudiger Foden Jimenez [roll with pep roulette with a decent bench as fall back]
    2. Chilwell Son Hwang [lose Jimenez(pens), and swap Rudiger, but Chilly is rotation risk too…]

    For info, bench would be between Mbeumo / Duffy / Livramento / Brownhill each week...

    Thanks guys

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

      2

    2. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      1 by a wide margin. Chillwell, Hwang, not nailed.

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

        Do you not think Hwang is nailed?

        I really like 1 myself but obvs pep roulette!!

        1. cravencottage
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          13 days, 19 hours ago

          Yes but Rudiger and Jimi are nailed, and Foden will score points

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

            Son bound to score more than Foden though. It is the case at the moment and Son is nailed AF.

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

              agreed, but will Chilwell and Hwang score more than Rudiger and Jimenez

              i think its quite close when considering foden and son too

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

                Rudiger is good for clean sheets, he will struggle getting bonus points. Low ceiling. You need Duffy or Livra to cover for Chilwell. Chillwell is also on corners and perhaps freekicks so there is benefits going with him over Rudiger.

                Son will outscore Foden hands down. Foden will need to start every match to keep up with Son and that ain't going to happen.

                Jimenez is a better pick than Hwang but Jimmy is not explosive whereas Whang may very well be. More value at 5.6m to be honest.

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

                  No yes I tend to agree, I suppose it’s because I’ve been on Rudiger Foden Jimenez all IB and Jimenez served me well the 2x weeks beforehand I’m struggling to move him on for Hwang. I’m also not convinced with Son and Spurs over the next 3 (very good GW12) as opposed to Foden’s (possible) fixtures…

                  It’s a tough call man, you’re definitely turning my head!!

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        13 days, 19 hours ago

        Hwang will surely start more matches than Foden? Traore is bench fodder at this point.

  29. bso
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    13 days, 19 hours ago

    What are the chances of Raphina starting this week?
    Cheers!

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

      id say 50:50 until Bielsa chats

      1. bso
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        13 days, 19 hours ago

        Do you think he will be fit in anyway after the late game for Brazil?
        Have 1ft was going Sarr to Raph...but maybe Tsimikas to Duffy better idea?
        Thanks mate

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

          It’s possible mate, see how he goes in the Brazil game and then what Bielsa says in his presser… he’s pivotal to Leeds attack so good chance

          Hold until tomorrow

          1. bso
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            13 days, 19 hours ago

            Will do!