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James, Mount and Alonso benched as Lukaku leads the Chelsea line again

Relatively few Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers will have escaped some rotation pain on Saturday and the teamsheet bombshells continue at Brentford this evening.

Chelsea make the short journey across west London to meet their neighbours in the 5.30pm BST kick-off.

Taking inspiration from Pep Guardiola’s starting XI selections earlier in the day, Thomas Tuchel has thrown a few curveballs our way.

Malang Sarr‘s debut wouldn’t have been predicted by many and the effect of his inclusion at centre-half means that Cesar Azpilicueta once again lines up at right wing-back, so the fit-again Reece James has to be content with a seat on the bench.

Marcos Alonso and Mason Mount will be alongside the defender, while Callum Hudson-Odoi drops to the bench, Antonio Rudiger misses out with a back problem and Thiago Silva isn’t involved following his late return from World Cup qualifier duty in South America.

Andreas Christensen and N’Golo Kante return to the starting XI.

It’s a relatively serene picture with regards to the Brentford team news, as Thomas Frank has made only one change to the side that started the win at West Ham. It’s an enforced one, too, with Mathias Jensen coming in for the injured Shandon Baptiste.

Kristoffer Ajer is only among the substitutes.

GAMEWEEK 8 LINE-UPS

Brentford XI: Raya, Canos, Jorgensen, Pinnock, Jansson, Henry, Norgaard, Jensen, Onyeka, Toney, Mbeumo

Subs: Fernandez, Thompson, Goode, Forss, Ghoddos, Ajer, Bidstrup, Roerslev, Maghoma

Chelsea XI: Mendy, Sarr, Christensen, Chalobah, Azpilicueta, Kante, Kovacic, Loftus-Cheek, Chilwell, Lukaku, Werner

Subs: Arrizabalaga, Alonso5Jorginho, Níguez, Barkley, Mount, Hudson-Odoi, James, Havertz

1,730 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    what are people doing with lukaku if the unimaginable happens and he blanks v norwich? am desperate to get vardy..

    1. DARE TO BISCAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Think I'm going Ron to Vardy this week. If Rom blanks vs Norwich, will look to 'downgrade' & spend the money elsewhere (probably bring back TAA).

    2. Miniboss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      If that happens, it’s Vardy time

    3. Nightf0x
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Glad from 3 gws i went vardy over lukaku

    4. Amartey Partey
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Not transferring him in anymore. Norwich seem to have improved defensively too and Chelsea’s goals seem to come from their wing backs.

  2. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Can I get a score check please? Low and high scores very welcome.

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      not from me never post my scores here, good or bad 😉

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Ah go on.

    2. Gunneryank
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 1 day ago

      64 with Antonio left. For fielding 9 starters I'll take it.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Wow. Horrible luck but a great score all things considered.

    3. DickFranDyke
      • 13 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      56 with 4 to play ( Ramsdale, Tierney ESR & Antonio) Benching headache next week though.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        I welcome the benching headaches and here’s wishing you an Arsenal clean sheet.

        1. DickFranDyke
          • 13 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Nice one,me too as a Gooner. Pick my team next week for me will ya 🙂

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

            Of course, naturally. Hook me up next week.

            1. DickFranDyke
              • 13 Years
              10 months, 1 day ago

              Will do, link in username

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                10 months, 1 day ago

                Thanks.

    4. have you seen cyan
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      40, Ramsdale, Saka, Auba & Doucoure left

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Auba is a very interesting pick. Your score doesn’t look great right now but hopefully you’ll catch a load up on Monday night. Nothing like a last game boost.

        1. have you seen cyan
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Yea only had him 2 weeks so far, its been ok, but Vardy was obviously the right choice in hindsight. Auba was just that little bit cheaper. I wont give him much longer, he will probably become Vardy soon.

          The Palace game doesnt exactly scream goals even if it is a Derby, really need a Doucoure haul tomorrow, with that I will be in the 50's with 3 left. I think in the end I will finish in the mid 60's

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

            I’d hold now you have him to be honest. The fixtures are beautiful

    5. thegaffer82
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      55 (-4)

      Treading water as usual

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Small green?

    6. Henning
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      60 points but took a hit

      1. Henning
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        3 Still to play

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        So still pretty healthy.

        1. Henning
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Pretty ok. And your points?

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

            59 with Townsend, ESR and Antonio to go.

            1. have you seen cyan
              • 3 Years
              10 months, 1 day ago

              well done

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                10 months, 1 day ago

                Thank you. I think it’s a good week looking at the scores.

                1. have you seen cyan
                  • 3 Years
                  10 months, 1 day ago

                  it is, the fpl averages are much lower then what people are posting here. People with low scores normally close fpl and dont stay to chat

                  1. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    10 months, 1 day ago

                    Sort of. I like it on here as some low scoring players will still post. Dannydrinkwater has.

            2. Henning
              • 7 Years
              10 months, 1 day ago

              Not bad. Good luck with the rest.

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                10 months, 1 day ago

                Thanks Henning.

    7. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      59, everyone but my 24m+ combined premium forwards got points!

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Yeah that is annoying. But I was always against 3 premiums.

        1. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Yep, stupid in hindsight! Though it’s actually been ok because there are so many delivering budget players this year

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

            Yeah I’m all about the budget, whilst also ignoring price tag interns of picks. If I think a 6.5m player can match a 12m player I’ll just go for it. Although I do think I’m influenced by price when it comes to captain.

    8. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      53
      Gallager, Saka, Gray and............................Scarlett to play

    9. GoonerSteve
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      49 with Ramsdale, Gallagher, Antonio left.

    10. HollywoodXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      59 with 2 to play

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        I think that’s decent this week isn’t it?

        1. HollywoodXI
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          It’s slightly above the top 10k average and my OR went from 45k to 35k so I’ll happy enough with that.

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

            Oh great stuff.

    11. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 1 day ago

      55 with 3 to go. OR : 425K

    12. Isca Extremadura
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      49 - Antonio, Gray, Saka left

    13. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      74 with 2 to play

      1. DickFranDyke
        • 13 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Nice one

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Isn’t it just?

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Amazing score!!!
        You’d almost want Benrahma not to play to get Liv.

    14. Mozumbus
        10 months, 1 day ago

        60 with Antonio Allan and Coufal

      • CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        56 with Gallagher and Antonio left

      • DA Minnion (Former great)
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        57 with Antonio Gallagher and Guiata left.

      • SAKA AND EMILE SMITH ROWE
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        53 (-4) with Mahrez(c), 3 to go.

        I’m a fool for not going Salah(c) but not been stung too badly, still top 30k with WC intact.

        Three (c) blanks in a row though …

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          That is a shame. I would have captained Mahrez if I had him.

      • Amartey Partey
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        49 with 4 to play.

        1. Amartey Partey
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Oh wait, 53 with 4 to play. My bad.

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

            Good lad. Thanks for posting. Well above average then.

      • BrockLanders
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        47 with Antonio, Docoure & Tierney left 🙁

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Isn’t that slightly above average?

          1. BrockLanders
            • 7 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

            Forgot Salahs 4 bonus actually. Lol. 51 points

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              10 months, 1 day ago

              Ah there you go! Definitely above average so turn that frown upside down.

      • MyNameIsBigManRedro
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        10 months, 1 day ago

        50 with Ramsdale, Tierney, Saka and Antonio to go. Livramento points looking at me from the bench 🙁

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Yeah it’s very annoying. I benched him too but played the keeper.

      • WVA
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        50 plus BAPS with White ESR Gallagher Benrahma to play

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Well assuming you have at least 4 from Salah then that’s really up there.

          1. WVA
            • 5 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

            Yeah only Salah with BAPS I think. Sanchez Cancelo Livramento all missing out. Ron Rom say no more

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              10 months, 1 day ago

              Yeah annoying. If that extra Sanchez save had counted that would surely have been an extra 2 points. I sold him on wild card for McCarthy. Nobody had mentioned him but I couldn’t resist the fixtures.

      • Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        66 with Antonio to go. Satisfied with that.

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Yeah indeed. Better to have points on the board. I always feel the later players are disappointing.

      • Fish up a tree
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 1 day ago

        54 with Antonio, Saka, Benny & ASM to go

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Oh so 60 points should be your target. That would be decent.

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

            *70

      • DARE TO BISCAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        60 + ESR & Antonio

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          I have both so wish you a lot of luck obviously.

          1. DARE TO BISCAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

            Same players high-five! This season's been a mess. Quite liking this week so far.

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              10 months, 1 day ago

              That’s great. I’ve actually been very solid this year. I’m only getting absolutely nailed players like Azpi rather than going for explosive players like Chilwell.

              1. DARE TO BISCAN
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                10 months, 1 day ago

                I've been the opposite. Not had much time, so been playing fast & loose. Swayed into some dodgy choices (Traore, I'm looking at you). Site being FUBAR last night did me a favour.

                1. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  10 months, 1 day ago

                  My advice for you if you are short on time is to just go simple then.

                  1. DARE TO BISCAN
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    10 months, 1 day ago

                    Think listening to all the talking heads that have emerged on podcasts has addled my brain, FPL-wise. Probably generally as well. I did best previously going with my gut and checking on here to make sure I hadn't missed a trick.

      • MagicMessi
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Hey ma man remember when i told you i did Cr7/Pogba/antonio to Vardy Townsend Kane and you told me you wouldnt do it for free 😀 i think it didnt end bad till now !cheers

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Well I obviously hope it works but it was more that I just couldn’t advocate getting Kane.
          It’s only the first half, let’s see what happens with the others first. Still don’t think it was a good idea. Ronaldo to Vardy was always a good move.

          1. MagicMessi
            • 10 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

            Agree its risky i know im playing with ya 😀 lousy 40 with KaneC 🙁 Townsend/Douco/Gallager/Guaita to play

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              10 months, 1 day ago

              Mate if it works out this week, 40 as a base with captain to go could be huge.

      • DannyDrinkVodka
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        39 lol

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Oh bugger. What went wrong mate? Was it the benchings?

          1. DannyDrinkVodka
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

            Thanks mate, literally everything. Jimenez Dias and James all blocking Livramento, lol. Went James instead of Chilwell to replace Rudiger…..

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              10 months, 1 day ago

              Man. Imagine trying to put a bet on that, the odds would be insane. So unlucky but James was a risk. I didn’t think Jimi would play even though the manager said he would.

      • Nightf0x
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        54 with benny antonio townsend + white & sisoko 2 pts coming in

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          56 with 4 to go could be close to 80, which would be a monster.

      • Lazaretti
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        49 (-4) so 45. Antonio, White, Benrahma left. + Dier coming from bench - If coming.

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          How you feeling about that?

          1. Lazaretti
            • 5 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

            Small red OR around 100k - not too Bad, Took 4pt hit and kept WC still in pocket. GTG and Dave FT for next week too.

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              10 months, 1 day ago

              Good you’re feeling positive.

      • g40steve
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        51, Antonio, Teirney, Gray to play.

      • Dthinger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        54 with ESR and White left

        1. HavertzHero
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          69 Antonio and ramsdale to play

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

            Massive!!!
            80 on the cards.

    15. Henning
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Ronaldo to Lukaku or Vardy?

      1. BrockLanders
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Lukaku surely (NOR)

      2. Mozumbus
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Lukaku

        • Amartey Partey
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Probably use transfer elsewhere.

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

            Nah.

            1. DARE TO BISCAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              10 months, 1 day ago

              Nay, surely.

            2. Amartey Partey
              • 3 Years
              10 months, 1 day ago

              Lukaku was shocking today. I was going to bring him in but not anymore. Even if he is up against Norwich.

        • Scots Gooner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Was all set on Lukaku at this stage for weeks, but honestly not sure after watching Chelsea today.

          Vardy is scoring goals at least and his fixtures are brilliant for weeks. Plus, he's 1m cheaper...

          1. have you seen cyan
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

            this honestly, if you forget about Lukakus ownership, his price. And you are just faced with picking one of those two with no other inetrference, you pick Vardy dont you.
            Its a no brainer

            We are just in an echo chamber

        • Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Great question. I’d have to say Lukaku though. He is such a flat track bully.

        • Abaddon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Vardy. Buy the better player

      3. Atimis
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Would you hit WC for this?

        OUT: Sanchez, James, Tsim, Sarr, Benrahma, Foden, Scarlet, Antonio, Ronaldo

        IN: Raya, Chilwell, Livra, Mbeumo, Lukaku, Vardy, would also like to include Southampton mid/fwd and some cheap fodder like ESR or Eve mid

        1. Atimis
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Or could event play with punt on Werner of Kaku

          1. DickFranDyke
            • 13 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

            Probably, with that option.

          2. Pep bites Kun
            • 5 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

            I'm hedged. What players do you have? Maybe just post the team rather than do the 'here's a glimpse of my team'.

        2. thegaffer82
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          I’d hit the WC button probably.
          I’d keep Foden & Antonio though probably and just make sure I have decent options on the bench

      4. kysersosa
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Dear FPL,

        I’d like to enquire about your Wild Card refund policy?

        Regards

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          lol 🙂 sure it will come good !

        2. Pep bites Kun
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Dear KYSERSOSA,

          Thanks for your letter. We're always happy to hear from you.

          With regards to your request; We advise new & existing customers to read & re-read out terms & conditions (however small or unintelligible the print or content may be). It is these very T&C's that set the margin between our margin and your pocket.

          Best of luck this gw! FPL

      5. The Mighty Hippo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        It looks as though we're about to see a manager merry-go-round pretty soon. My predictions are below:

        Steve Bruce to Man Utd (an ex-captain, club legend to bring back the Fergie glory days)
        Klopp to Newcastle
        Stevie G to Pool
        Oli leaving Utd just in time to sign up as one of Santa's elves for Christmas.
        Pep to Spain
        Ten Hag to City
        Brendan to Arsenal
        Potter to Rangers
        Luis Enrique to Leicester
        Some unknown dude to Brighton

        what odds do I get for an accumulator?

        1. have you seen cyan
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          17,000,000,000 to 1

        2. DickFranDyke
          • 13 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Stopped reading @ Steve Bruce to Man Utd 😀

        3. jackruet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Is it football manager 2022?

      6. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        any chance a armstrong will start v burnley? another wee gamble i took which is not working ...

        1. BrockLanders
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Risky enough now

      7. BrockLanders
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Alonso & CR7 to TAA & Lukaku -4?

        Yes or No?

        1. BrockLanders
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Anyone?

        2. OptimusBlack
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Yes

          1. BrockLanders
            • 7 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

            Ta mate

      8. jackruet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Will ronaldo going Down in price tonight?

        1. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Yes but won’t impact most owners

        2. DARE TO BISCAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Only an issue if you bought at 12.6. Even then, not really.

      9. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Fellow Villa fans, a lot of chatter about Dean out after todays result, that he can't take us to the nxt level, that his game management and subs today were cause of our collapse..
        cannot believe we lost that game, wats ur thoughts on today and going forward?

        1. thegaffer82
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Poor today, but sacking Dean Smith would be rash to say the least. He’s done a great job at Villa so far

      10. Egg noodle
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Do we have any timescales on Rudiger?

        1. BrockLanders
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Not yet

      11. g40steve
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Have four players # that need sorting, which order to remove?

        #Sa
        #Alonso, Tierney, Cancelo, Livramento,
        Salah, Greenwood, Saka, Gray
        Lukaku, Antonio

        4.0, Sissoko, #Bamford #Rudiger

        1.3

        1. Egg noodle
          • 12 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Nothing wrong with Sa

        2. MyNameIsBigManRedro
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Probably nothing wrong with Rudiger. Likely back next week imo

      12. jackruet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Will lukaku rise tonight?

        1. Egg noodle
          • 12 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          No

        2. Abaddon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          He should rather go -3 for his horror show today. Halloween came early

      13. Mozumbus
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Glad I didn't WC in GW8 deviating from the plan due to increased uncertainty. Would have definitely taken out Bruno Greenwood and Ings on the WC!

          Current Team:
          Sanchez Foster
          Azpi Rudiger Coufal Semedo Veltman
          Salah Bruno Greenwood Raphinha Allan
          Ings Antonio Toney

          For GW9, should I:
          A. WC
          B. Make use of 2FTs

          1. thegaffer82
            • 11 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

            I’d probably WC. I’m seeing 9 changes or so. Your whole DF except keeping 1 Chelsea could go, and I’d be wanting Lukaku(c) next week. Could ‘tidy up’ Bruno & Greenwood before Pool game and sort out your front 3.
            Do it!

        • FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Duffy and Livramento, the gifts that keep on giving.

          1. BrockLanders
            • 7 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

            Yep

        • The Royal Robin
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Any news on Rudiger's time scale of being available?

        • thegaffer82
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Best transfer for next GW…

          A) Marcal > Laporte
          B) Marcal > Reece James (I think he’ll get RWB spot)
          C) Sarr > ESR
          D) Sarr > Mbuemo

          1. BrockLanders
            • 7 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

            D

        • Ray85
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Is Chilwell a cert now? Thinking to swap him with Rudiger?

          1. BrockLanders
            • 7 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

            Depends on CL midweek. If he starts there, Alonso could easily come in for Norwich

          2. DickFranDyke
            • 13 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

            No

            1. Ray85
              • 4 Years
              10 months, 1 day ago

              Frustrating! Might need to swap Rudiger and can't afford Azpilecueta- what about RJ?

          3. jackruet
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 1 day ago

            Stay away from Chelsea fullbacks

          4. Amartey Partey
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

            I’ve just made that transfer. Make sure you have a decent bench.

          5. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

            The CL game will tell the answer IMO

        • Slitherene
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          2.0 ITB, 1 FT

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

          Prioritize a defender and/or get in Vardy?

          1. DickFranDyke
            • 13 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

            Upgrade Dennis to Toney, and maybe Ayling to Tierney

            1. Slitherene
              • 4 Years
              10 months, 1 day ago

              Double Arsenal defense?

              1. DickFranDyke
                • 13 Years
                10 months, 1 day ago

                Yes,why not, I nearly went triple. Great value and certainty.

          2. thegaffer82
            • 11 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

            If Rudi is back v Norwich, I’d get Vardy in for CR7

            1. Slitherene
              • 4 Years
              10 months, 1 day ago

              I have enough money for Ayling to Azpilicueta after getting in Vardy..

            2. DickFranDyke
              • 13 Years
              10 months, 1 day ago

              I'd sort out other fires first

        • RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Which option?
          A) Vardy to Lukaku
          B) White to Cancelo

          1. have you seen cyan
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

            u mean Lukaku>Vardy?

            1. Slitherene
              • 4 Years
              10 months, 1 day ago

              Then yes

          2. Slitherene
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

            None

          3. thegaffer82
            • 11 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

            Tough one as the vast majority will be on Kaku(c) next week. I know I’d have fomo big time.
            B) I’d probably the transfer that will bring more points home over time though

            1. Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              10 months, 1 day ago

              IMO Salah (c) will still be incredibly popular
              Most in form player in the league against one of the worst defences

          4. FOO FIGHTER
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

            A

            1. FOO FIGHTER
              • 2 Years
              10 months, 1 day ago

              If that is actually Lukaku to Vardy then do it!

          5. Gunneryank
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 1 day ago

            Neither for me. Both have some combination of being nailed/in form/have decent fixtures/good value.

        • FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Raya Foster
          Matip Trent Cancelo Duffy Livra
          Salah Son Doucoure Gray Bissouma
          DCL Vardy Antonio

          Was going to bring in Dias for Matip but going to skip and might leave as is.

          Hoping Son is good for tomorrow. Picking DCL has backfired, maybe he will be ready GW9!

          On 52(-12) with Antonio, Son, Doucoure and Gray to go. Surprisingly I have a small red arrow. Let's see what tomorrow holds.

          Feel so good having got rid of Ron and Rom.

        • Drogo
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Worst decision so far this season was to trade out TAA (when he was injured) for Alonso two gameweeks back. Trading out Alonso now for Chilwell will guarantee Alonso to start vs Norwich, right? Or shall I just make the swap be over with it?

          1. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

            Wait till the CL game on Wednesday
            If ALonso starts then, I’d say it’s quite likely Chilwell starts vs. Norwich
            Vice versa could also be true
            No point wasting a transfer until then as getting the ‘right’ LWB for that game could be massive

          2. syke63
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

            At least wait to see who starts Wednesday

          3. Drogo
            • 10 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

            Thanks, wasn't aware of that game.

        • Pointless
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          I was at 19k four weeks ago. Tonight I’m 236k!!! Not the return I expected when I leapt on the Lukaku and Ronaldo double up!

          1. BrazilianGooner
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

            Lukakao now a strong disappointment.

        • Burger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Mbueno & Toney too much Brentford? Decent set of fixtures coming up.

          1. have you seen cyan
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

            yes, how about a defender instead of a second attacker? Hard to fit defenders in though, there is Raya I guess also.

            1. Burger
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              10 months, 1 day ago

              Already ear marked Raya in for Sanchez. Thanks for the reply.

          2. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

            No given their low price points and Brentford consistently look dangerous
            Fabio Borges has both plus Raya in his WC this week

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 13 Years
              10 months, 1 day ago

              He is a Brentford fan tbf.

          3. Gunneryank
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 1 day ago

            Thinking about it. Mbeumo at least for sure. Ron to Vardy gives me Scarlett to Toney, which is very tasty.

        • Zilla
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Double City and Chelsea defence but 2 of them are Dias and James. What could have been.

          1. Gunneryank
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 1 day ago

            Transferred in Dias moments before the deadline, feeling like i had done the correct, safe transfer.

        • Slitherene
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Does Ronaldo (LIV) -> Vardy (bre), for a hit make sense?

          1. jackruet
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 1 day ago

            Yes

        • mojoindojo
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          ESR or Mbuemo?

          Have Saka

          1. jackruet
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 1 day ago

            Mb

        • FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Bissouma > Højbjerg?

          Will be for my bench.

          1. jackruet
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 1 day ago

            Yes. Then hojberg (c)

          2. have you seen cyan
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

            Dendocker maybe

        • Pointless
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Has anyone got a link to the Mods & Cons league or whatever it’s called please?

        • osceola31909
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Too knee-jerk to do Sarr, Rudiger, White --> Luiz, Chilwell, Cancelo (-4)?

          Ramsdaile - Guaita
          Dias - Azpi - Rudiger - White - Livra
          Salah - Greenwood - Raphinia - Benrhama - Sarr
          Lukaku - Antonio - Toney