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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

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  1. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 19 days 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
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days 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
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      If that happens, it’s Vardy time

    3. Nightf0x
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Glad from 3 gws i went vardy over lukaku

    4. Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days 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
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

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

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

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

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Ah go on.

    2. Gunneryank
        1 month, 19 days ago

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

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

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

      • DickFranDyke
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

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

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

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

          1. DickFranDyke
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 19 days 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
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Of course, naturally. Hook me up next week.

              1. DickFranDyke
                • 12 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Will do, link in username

                1. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Thanks.

      • have you seen cyan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        40, Ramsdale, Saka, Auba & Doucoure left

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days 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
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 19 days 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
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

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

      • thegaffer82
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        55 (-4)

        Treading water as usual

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Small green?

      • Henning
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        60 points but took a hit

        1. Henning
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          3 Still to play

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          So still pretty healthy.

          1. Henning
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Pretty ok. And your points?

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              59 with Townsend, ESR and Antonio to go.

              1. have you seen cyan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                well done

                1. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

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

                  1. have you seen cyan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 19 days 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
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

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

              2. Henning
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Not bad. Good luck with the rest.

                1. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Thanks Henning.

      • Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

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

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

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

          1. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 19 days 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
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 19 days 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.

      • Freshy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

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

      • GoonerSteve
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        49 with Ramsdale, Gallagher, Antonio left.

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

        59 with 2 to play

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

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

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

              Oh great stuff.

      • jackruet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 19 days ago

        55 with 3 to go. OR : 425K

      • Isca Extremadura
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        49 - Antonio, Gray, Saka left

      • Rasping Drive
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        74 with 2 to play

        1. DickFranDyke
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Nice one

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Isn’t it just?

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

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

      • Mozumbus
          1 month, 19 days ago

          60 with Antonio Allan and Coufal

        • CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          56 with Gallagher and Antonio left

        • DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          57 with Antonio Gallagher and Guiata left.

        • CROYDON DE BRUYNE
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 19 days 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
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

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

        • Amartey Partey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          49 with 4 to play.

          1. Amartey Partey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

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

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

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

        • BrockLanders
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          47 with Antonio, Docoure & Tierney left 🙁

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Isn’t that slightly above average?

            1. BrockLanders
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Forgot Salahs 4 bonus actually. Lol. 51 points

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

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

        • RedRo
            1 month, 19 days 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
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

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

          • Super Saints
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            50 plus BAPS with White ESR Gallagher Benrahma to play

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

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

              1. Super Saints
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 19 days 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
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 19 days 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
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            66 with Antonio to go. Satisfied with that.

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

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

          • Bertonian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 19 days ago

            54 with Antonio, Saka, Benny & ASM to go

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

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

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                *70

          • DARE TO BISCAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            60 + ESR & Antonio

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

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

              1. DARE TO BISCAN
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 19 days 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
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 19 days 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
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 19 days 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
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 19 days 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
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 19 days 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
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 19 days 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
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 19 days 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
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 19 days 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
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

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

          • DannyDrinkVodka
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            39 lol

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

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

              1. DannyDrinkVodka
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 19 days 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
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 19 days 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
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

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

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

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

          • Lazaretti
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

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

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              How you feeling about that?

              1. Lazaretti
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 19 days 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
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Good you’re feeling positive.

          • g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            51, Antonio, Teirney, Gray to play.

          • Dthinger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            54 with ESR and White left

            1. HavertzHero
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              69 Antonio and ramsdale to play

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Massive!!!
                80 on the cards.

        • Henning
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Ronaldo to Lukaku or Vardy?

          1. BrockLanders
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Lukaku surely (NOR)

          2. Mozumbus
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Lukaku

            • Amartey Partey
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Probably use transfer elsewhere.

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Nah.

                1. DARE TO BISCAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Nay, surely.

                2. Amartey Partey
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 19 days 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
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 19 days 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
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 19 days 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
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

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

            • Abaddon
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Vardy. Buy the better player

          3. Atimis
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 19 days 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
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Or could event play with punt on Werner of Kaku

              1. DickFranDyke
                • 12 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Probably, with that option.

              2. Pep bites Kun
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 19 days 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
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 19 days 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
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Dear FPL,

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

            Regards

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              lol 🙂 sure it will come good !

            2. Pep bites Kun
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 19 days 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
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 19 days 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
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              17,000,000,000 to 1

            2. DickFranDyke
              • 12 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Stopped reading @ Steve Bruce to Man Utd 😀

            3. jackruet
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Is it football manager 2022?

          6. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

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

            1. BrockLanders
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Risky enough now

          7. BrockLanders
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Alonso & CR7 to TAA & Lukaku -4?

            Yes or No?

            1. BrockLanders
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Anyone?

            2. OptimusBlack
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Yes

              1. BrockLanders
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Ta mate

          8. jackruet
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Will ronaldo going Down in price tonight?

            1. Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Yes but won’t impact most owners

            2. DARE TO BISCAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

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

          9. camarozz
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 19 days 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
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 19 days 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
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Do we have any timescales on Rudiger?

            1. BrockLanders
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Not yet

          11. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 19 days 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
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Nothing wrong with Sa

            2. RedRo
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Probably nothing wrong with Rudiger. Likely back next week imo

            3. jackruet
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Will lukaku rise tonight?

              1. Egg noodle
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                No

              2. Abaddon
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

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

            4. Mozumbus
                1 month, 19 days 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
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 19 days 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
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Duffy and Livramento, the gifts that keep on giving.

                1. BrockLanders
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Yep

              • The Royal Robin
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

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

              • thegaffer82
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 19 days 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
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  D

              • Ray85
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

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

                1. BrockLanders
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

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

                2. DickFranDyke
                  • 12 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  No

                  1. Ray85
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

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

                3. jackruet
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Stay away from Chelsea fullbacks

                4. Amartey Partey
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

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

                5. Sun Jihai
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  The CL game will tell the answer IMO

              • Slitherene
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 19 days 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
                  • 12 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Upgrade Dennis to Toney, and maybe Ayling to Tierney

                  1. Slitherene
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Double Arsenal defense?

                    1. DickFranDyke
                      • 12 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

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

                2. thegaffer82
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

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

                  1. Slitherene
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

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

                  2. DickFranDyke
                    • 12 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    I'd sort out other fires first

              • RamaJama
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

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

                1. have you seen cyan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  u mean Lukaku>Vardy?

                  1. Slitherene
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Then yes

                2. Slitherene
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  None

                3. thegaffer82
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 19 days 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
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 19 days 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
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  A

                  1. FOO FIGHTER
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    If that is actually Lukaku to Vardy then do it!

                5. Gunneryank
                    1 month, 19 days ago

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

                6. FOO FIGHTER
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 19 days 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.

                7. Drogo
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 19 days 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
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 19 days 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
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    At least wait to see who starts Wednesday

                  3. Drogo
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Thanks, wasn't aware of that game.

                8. Pointless
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 19 days 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
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Lukakao now a strong disappointment.

                9. Burger
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

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

                  1. have you seen cyan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 19 days 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
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

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

                  2. Sun Jihai
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 19 days 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
                      • 12 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      He is a Brentford fan tbf.

                  3. Gunneryank
                      1 month, 19 days ago

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

                  4. Zilla
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

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

                    1. Gunneryank
                        1 month, 19 days ago

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

                    2. Slitherene
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

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

                      1. jackruet
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        Yes

                    3. mojoindojo
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      ESR or Mbuemo?

                      Have Saka

                      1. jackruet
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        Mb

                    4. FOO FIGHTER
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      Bissouma > Højbjerg?

                      Will be for my bench.

                      1. jackruet
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        Yes. Then hojberg (c)

                      2. have you seen cyan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        Dendocker maybe

                    5. Pointless
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

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

                    6. osceola31909
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 19 days 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