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Is it time to sell Antonio and Benrahma in FPL?

We start our Fantasy Premier League (FPL) Gameweek 8 write-ups with analysis of Everton v West Ham United.

For a shorter summary of all of Saturday’s action, click here.

EVERTON 0-1 WEST HAM UNITED

  • Goals: Angelo Ogbonna (£5.0m)
  • Assists: Jarrod Bowen (£6.3m)
  • Bonus (projected): Ogbonna x3, Kurt Zouma (£5.4m) x2, Aaron Cresswell (£5.5m) x1, Ben Johnson (£3.9m) x1

ANTONIO AND BENRAHMA BLANK

After Michail Antonio (£8.1m) and Said Benrahma (£6.6m) failed to deliver an attacking return for their second and third consecutive matches respectively, is it perhaps time to sell the West Ham duo?

Antonio is currently the most-selected forward in FPL, and is also the second highest-scoring player in his position, averaging 7.1 points per match.

However, at Goodison Park on Sunday, the 31-year-old picked up a needless early yellow card for simulation and looked off the pace in front of goal, despite registering three shots in the box.

There is also a demanding UEFA Europa League campaign to navigate, plus a particularly testing forthcoming Premier League schedule (see below). In fact, between Gameweeks 9 and 15, the Hammers’ sit second-bottom of our season ticker for fixture difficulty.

With the likes of Callum Wilson (£7.3m) now back on the FPL radar following his goal in Gameweek 8, plus Ivan Toney (£6.4m) and Raul Jimenez (£7.6m) embarking on kinder runs of fixtures, there is an argument to move on.

Despite that, and as highlighted by Neale in his recent ‘Is Michail Antonio a fixture-proof pick in FPL?’ article, he does have a decent record against the traditional Premier League elite, while his next opponents – Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa – haven’t exactly been watertight at the back in recent matches. 

That does suggest that selling right now probably isn’t a priority, but his performances moving forward should of course be monitored closely.

As for Benrahma, it’s now just one goal in the last six Gameweeks, and during that time he has been outperformed by team-mate Jarrod Bowen (£6.3m), both in terms of FPL points and the underlying numbers.

Said Benrahma (left) v Jarrod Bowen (right) Gameweeks 3 to 8 

With Raphinha (£6.6m) available at the same price, plus cheaper options like Bryan Mbeumo (£5.5m) emerging, moving Benrahma on certainly looks like a viable option right now.

Elsewhere, Tomas Soucek (£5.9m) had a goal disallowed for offside, while Angelo Ogbonna’s (£5.0m) headed winner from a Bowen corner again highlighted how effective David Moyes’ side have been from dead-ball situations since his appointment.

EVERTON STRUGGLE IN THE FINAL-THIRD

In a game low on quality, Everton lost their first home match of the season after three consecutive wins, with the absence of Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£8.0m) and Richarlison (£7.4m) felt up front.

With limited attacking options in reserve, their return can’t come soon enough for the Toffees’, who have now scored just three goals in their last four matches, and worryingly, have registered just nine shots on target and 3.95 non-penalty expected goals (xG) during that time.

In the battle of the budget midfielders, Demarai Gray (£5.8m) put in a couple of teasing balls into the box that Calvert-Lewin would surely have taken advantage of had he been fit, while Andros Townsend (£5.6m) failed to register a single effort on goal, but did whip in 11 crosses, five of which were successful. 

Next up for Everton is a home match against Watford, before their fixtures toughen significantly after, with back-to-back games against Wolverhampton Wanderers (a), Tottenham Hotspur (h), Manchester City (a), Brentford (a), Liverpool (h) and Arsenal (h) right up until Gameweek 15.

INJURY LATEST

Vladimir Coufal (£4.9m) failed to recover from the groin injury that kept him out of international duty, and was replaced by Ben Johnson (£3.9m) in West Ham’s starting XI at right-back.

Prior to the match, Moyes said:

“He’s just had an injury which he picked up in the Cup game against Manchester United, and he’s never really been right since then. He played against Leeds after it, but is just not quite right.” 

As for Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison, Rafa Benitez revealed in his post-match interview that the Brazilian was the closer of the two to making a comeback. 


Everton XI: Pickford, Coleman, Godfrey, Keane, Digne, Townsend, Doucoure, Allan, Iwobi (Gordon 79), Gray, Rondon

West Ham XI: Fabianski, Johnson, Zouma, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Soucek (Dawson 79), Rice, Bowen (Yarmolenko 90+4), Benrahma (Lanzini 87), Fornals, Antonio


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  1. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    There just does not seem to be another forward in Antonio's price range or lower that is going to do any better and have DCL so just going to ride it out with Antonio.

    Toney has great fixtures but Antonio is far more explosive.

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I’d actually say Toney will do good over these forthcoming fixtures, I’m considering doing:

      Ronaldo + Sarr > Toney + Son for a hit

    2. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      If Jiminez explodes and Antonio doesn't and their fixtures would you still feel the same? 🙂

    3. Bertonian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Jimenez possibly, better fixtures.
      Thinking of benching Antonio for Liverpool & City games in that run?

    4. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Antonio quite fixture proof anyway, last returned vs.

      Burnley x3
      Arsenal x3
      Manchester City x2
      West Brom x2
      Aston Villa x2
      Leicester City x1
      Tottenham x1
      Crystal Palace x1

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        None of those teams are in the upcoming fixtures.

        The real issue isnt who they play in the prem, but how much less training time they get with so many European games

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          So which forward would you recommend instead of Antonio?

  2. Bertonian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Anyone considering Broja?

    Classic knee jerk I know but the fixtures look good

    1. F4L
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      yeah, even just as a short term option for the next 4. You imagine he can't be dropped for Burnley after scoring on his first start.

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Not for me, no goals in saints, even against Leeds at their absolute worst they manage 1 goal

  3. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Ayling, Jota, Ronaldo -> Azpi, Mbeumo, Vardy?

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

    For a -4 this week?

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Hell yeah to those moves

    2. Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      yeee

    3. MagicMessi
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Nice transfers

  4. hogree
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    A. Gray and Vardy
    B. Son and Toney

    Which would you rather?

    1. F4L
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Son > Vardy and Toney > Gray so B.

    2. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      B long term

  5. Il Capitano
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Just seeing what I can get for my dosh if I hit the WC:

    0.1 ITB

    Raya Foster
    TAA Cancelo Chilwell White Livra
    Salah Raph Sarr (placeholder atm) Mbeumo Brownhill
    Vardy Lukaku Toney

    7 changes from my current team. Antonio can be squeezed in if I do Toney, Sarr, Chilwell to Antonio, ESR, Christensen (but means very inflexible mid).

    On to something here or just a Sunday night kneejerk?

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Sarr to Saka? 🙂

      1. Il Capitano
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Would need to find .2 on the above draft for that, Chilly to Christensen could be done I suppose.

        1. Crunchie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          not worth it then, but Gray, Gallagher (except Man City), ESR are better than Sarr.

          1. Il Capitano
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Aye, might end up on an Everton mid I think, saves a bit of cash too.

  6. Crunchie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    BB GW10?

    Would just be a -4 to get this team

    Mendy A New (Foster) H Sou
    Cancelo, Dias, H Palace, Azpi A New Trent H Bri Livra A Wat
    Salah H Bri Raphinha A Nor Mbeumo A Bur Normann H Lee
    Lakaku A New, Toney A Bur Jiminez H Eve

    🙂

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Not crazy to be honest looking at the team and fixtures, good to get that damn chip out the way with when you have 15 starters

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Yeah i spend to many weeks macking sacrifices building one and moving away, that's my thoughts 🙂

        Very risk adverse for me.

    2. POTATO
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I count only 4 mids:

      Salah(BRI) Raphinha(nor) Mbueuno(bur) Normann(LEE)

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Sorry Saka (A Lei)

      2. POTATO
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        *Mbeumo (typo)

  7. Henryyy
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Who would you pick going forward?

    A Cancelo
    B Dias

    Thanks

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Cancelo

    2. Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      A

  8. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Going Vardy over Trollaku as my CR7 escape route, so make captain next week less obvious.

    Salah's not got the best record vs United but he's in the form of his life.

    Anyone else stand out as an option?

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Kane scored against Newcastle 🙂

      Lakaku will score against Norwich and Newcastle, maybe Burnley, Leicester, Man U, and will score against Watford, that's the fixtures we target isn't it? Southampton and Brentford have surprised everyone defensively and Liverpool, and Man City are not the easiest.

      I say for all the Lukaku sellers go for it, even for Vardy!

      1. Partner
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Lukaku ,sweat machine, Can Guarantee you goals

      2. unclesbasement
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Vardy has better fixtures and is constantly scoring even when leicester have been poor whereas lukaku has been none existent. I am going to hold for now but if he doesnt return/outperform vardy in the next two fixtures I will get rid for vardy and will look to bring son in with that extra 1.5m

        1. demob
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Vardy doesn't have better fixtures are you high

          1. unclesbasement
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 15 days ago

            im looking at gw11 onwards because thats when i might get him out

  9. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Anyone convinced by 4 at the back yet? It’s been coming.

    1. Kellz86
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Yes agreed

    2. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I have been on it, but with Shaw and Alonso 😆
      Thinking of doing Shaw >> Chillwell so I'd have TAA, Cancelo, Alonso, Chillwell

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        You absolutely have to get rid of Shaw.

    3. MagicMessi
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Noway

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        I don’t mean transfer anyone in but just change formation. If White get a clean sheet tomorrow that’s all 6 of my defensive assets getting one.

    4. teneighty
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Played a back five of: Azpi - TAA - Cancelo - Dias - Livra

      Will stick with that backline for a couple of gameweeks at least.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Frustrating with Dias, but if he had played that’s a complete clean sweep.

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

      I was hoping to get 4 at the back until Dias and Jiminez came on.

      I think it is good moving forward until next IB

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Yeah I can see it for the next 2-3 for sure.

    6. Hairy Potter
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I have TAA, Cancelo, Christensen and Tierney as my playing back four this week. I might play at the back with Livra next week.

      1. Hairy Potter
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        *play 5 at the back

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        It’s crazy tempting to be honest.

    7. POTATO
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I already played four at the back this week (might have picked 5 if Rudi had been fit) but only 2½ showed up.

    8. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Sort of. I have risky players at the back so it depends how many play for me.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Are you going to rectify that?

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Nope, they have high points per match which is all I want whilst having a functioning bench

          1. Bertonian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Can you divulge any of these risky players?

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 12 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              "high points per match"

  10. Max City
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Will this be a good move?
    I got an exact money to do:

    Ronaldo Sarr >> Firmino Son

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Not Firmino

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      No not Firmino.

    3. demob
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      you missed Firmino's quarterly PL haul. quarterly at best

  11. Wolfman180
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Originally planning to move Ron to Rom this week but (with 2FT) my heads being turned to getting KDB in instead. Would mean getting a striker 7.1m or less (already own Toney and Antonio). Which is the best pick?

    A) lukaku
    B) KDB
    C) keep Naldo

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Nacho if you want to go down that route

  12. Lindelol
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Ronaldo to Vardy before price rise?? (Have Lukaku and Antonio as other 2 forwards)

    1. JariL
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Yes.

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      No

      1. Lindelol
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        why not?
        I have the following team and have 2 FT

        Ramsdale (Foster)
        Laporte Cancelo Rudiger White Livra
        Salah Raphinha Saka (Brownhill Luiz)
        Lukaku Antonio Ronaldo

        2 FTs and 0.4 itb

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Oh well with that team and the extra transfer that changes things a little as if you get an injury that you need to replace you have that luxury. I hate early transfers so just be aware that it is a risk.

    3. DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      No wait until after the Europa League game.

  13. JariL
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Ronaldo to...

    A) Lukaku
    B) Vardy
    C) Kane
    D) Someone else?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      A

    2. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      B for me.

      Fixtures, plus form, and cheapest of the options.

      Easy decision if you ask me.

    3. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      B, maybe C, definitely not A

      1. gart888
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        definitely not? He's got norwich next

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Doesn't matter who he is playing he is terrible

    4. Werner Bros
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      A but B is also a close 2nd for me

    5. FourLokoLeipzig
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Still A. Those fixtures

    6. demob
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      people ignoring lukaku for the next 3 fixtures - by all means. I'm bringing him in now - Kane just played newcastle guys. Vardy is decent but you could wait a couple weeks

  14. Werner Bros
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Would appreciate thoughts on the below moves. I might have to do B tonight if that is the best option as only 0.1 spare and Vardy Mbuemo could both rise tonight.

    A: Greenwood ASM > Son Hwang (0.4)
    B: Greenwood ASM > Mbuemo Vardy (0.1)
    C: Greenwood Semedo > Foden Chilwell (0.6)

    Sanchez Steele
    TAA Cancelo Semedo White Liv
    Salah Greenwood Raph Gray McArthur
    Lukaku Antonio ASM

    2FT 1.7ITB

  15. Gigi_Fernandes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Did Ron, Alonso, Semedo > Vardy, Chilwell, TAA for -8 to give me

    Sanchez
    TAA Dias Chilwell
    Salah Benrahma Gallagher Saar
    Jimenez Lukaku Vardy

    Subs: Liv White Bissouma

    Feel like some times it’s best to just pull the trigger and fix issues rather than deal with them slowly with free transfers - thoughts?

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

      Agree with the decision, sometimes its best to just est the hit and have the team that you want.

      They're all upgrades and you'll make the points back in my opinion.

    2. Werner Bros
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Good moves, I find it hard going beyond a 4 point hit personally so I probably would have just done 1 or 2 of those moves this week, but long term they are all good decisions imo so you'll get those points back. Any thoughts on mine above?

      1. Gigi_Fernandes
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Try to avoid going beyond 4 typically myself to be honest.

        Tricky decision for your options, I’d probably lean towards B, but only just.

        1. Werner Bros
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          I think I'm thinking the same. Hate being forced into an early transfer though, but if they both rise tonight I lose that option. B can be a switch to A in three GWs time anyways when Spurs fixture run starts. I think C is probably my least favourite because they're both rotation risks

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Bear in mind all 3 you are transferring in could play midweek, would wait if not priced out

      1. Gigi_Fernandes
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        A concern for sure, but already pulled the trigger as would have been priced out. So definitely taking a risk

        1. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Cool, good luck. All good moves on paper, I just would worry about the Alonso - Chilwell switch lol

  16. YEAH PITCH!
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Ronaldo > Vardy ?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Yes

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Yes. I’d still go Lukaku though if you don’t have him.

  17. unclesbasement
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Do you reckon Rudiger will be fit for norwich or could this be a 2+week injury. If so I will probably get rid

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I wouldn’t trust anyone who gives you a definitive answer on that.

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      No point asking on here as no-one is inside the Chelsea medical team!
      Just wait till press conferences
      Play Malmö on Wednesday which could give a clue

      1. unclesbasement
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        thanks

  18. Camzy
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Ronaldo > Kane in FanTeam?

    I already have Lukaku and Antonio. Or do I go Vardy? I kinda like Kane since I'd want him anyway in a few weeks' time for their run in 12.

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      What is that?

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        A gambling site

  19. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Shambles…

    Meslier
    Alonso Rudiger Semedo Dias
    Salah Raphinha Gallagher Saka
    Vardy Lukaku

    Duffy Dennis

    Already taken Ronaldo out, so with 2m itb the bank what to do? Alonso or Rudiger to Trent -4 or chilwell? 3 red arrows in a row so things not going so well

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Slow down. Plan a few weeks ahead and make considered decisions

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      You’ll know more on Friday.

  20. Liastro ⭐️
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Would you wildcard this rubbish?

    Sanchez Steele
    Cancelo Shaw White Livramento Williams
    Salah Jota Sarr Benrahma Brownhill
    Ronaldo Antonio Toney

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Yes

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Without question. You may as well start now as Sunday tends to be one of the most active evenings for price changes.

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

      Not necessarily no. Periphery players and a couple of starting 11 could do with changing up but spine of the team is fine imo. Sanchez not ideal this week but a decent keeper long term. Cancelo, White, Livra a solid back 3 this week. A lot of people lost all faith in Jota following Firmino haul but I wouldn't write him off just yet. Sarr, Ben, Antonio & Toney are fine this week. Ronaldo to Lukaku a popular move you could consider then upgrade Shaw or one of your mids next week perhaps.

  21. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Alonso (c) Chilwell (vc) seems fairly reliable to me.

    (I'll sell one of them next week)

    1. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      This is what I wanted to do this week but was talked out of it.....and went with James......happy days

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Why would anyone convince to captain James instead? Thats crazy

        1. DannyDrinkVodka
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          my bad, I meant I wanted to have both of them starting on my team

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      The James cameo this week a bit worrying though..!

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        In what way is that worrying?

        1. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Well presumably the logic is you captain Alonso and if he doesn't feature, Chilwell plays and becomes your VC. But if Alonso gets brought on for a 1 minute cameo, you get a 1 point captain. Though to be fair I think he brings on James more than he does Chilwell and Alonso off the bench...

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      That’s a bit nuts to do that Gink. Two players from the same team is always a risk, especially with the rotation. I understand that you believe one of them will play but I can’t see it not backfiring.

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      A person advocating captaining Alonso & vice-captaining Chilwell is calling a person advocating captaining Reece James crazy

      What is going on in this thread

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        It’s like one of those nature programs where a spider is trying to eat a wasp while the wasp is stinging the spider, then a bird flies in and eats them both before collapsing from all the poison just as a hungry crocodile creeps into view

        Total chaos & carnage

  22. gart888
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Is Ronaldo Jota and Antonio to Lukaku Mbuemo and Vardy for a -8 insanity?

    1. pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      No

    2. bso
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Yes. Two refs max. Not worth so many hits

    3. Klip Klopp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Don't do it

  23. pundit of punts
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    KDB > Som for free this GW?

    KDB on WC was always the placeholder for Son.

    I’d have to do it anyway next he to generate the cash for ESR + Raphina

  24. Smell the Lavender
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    So glad the titles features 'in FPL?' or I wouldn't have had a clue... 😉

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      That title actually really winds me up tbh

      Firstly - putting “Antonio” & “sell” in the same sentence is a bit naughty when you look at his overalll cord since his lightbulb moment 18 months ago in Feb’20

      Secondly - it’s just really, really clickbaity

      And thirdly, it’s from Tom, who is far, far better than a title like that - in fairness he may have had nothing to do with title, but he’s still way above that type of lowest common denominator/tabloid type stuff

      Just my two cents, hopefully I don’t get disciplined for voicing my opinion

      (I read the article & agree with the TLDR of “selling Antonio is bananas, selling Benrahma makes sense”)

  25. Kay317
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Ronaldo to Vardy and Benrahma to Mbuemo? -4. Would free up the cash to bring back Trent the week after.
    Other option is Ronaldo and Benrahma to Jesus and Son?

    1. bso
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I will do Ronnie to Vardy…then wait till after Midweek games and decide further.

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Just Ron to Vardy.

  26. bso
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Will Vardy go up tonight?
    Thanks

    1. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Looks like he might.

  27. Tinmen
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Folks. Never have this luxury tbh. I have 2ft, but not sure if I even need to do anything
    Any suggestions?

    Ramsdale
    Rudiger Christenson Cancelo
    Salah Gallagher Raphinia Saka
    Kane Antonio Lukaku

    Foster Livramento DLuiz Williams

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      You haven’t mentioned money but monitor Chelsea and maybe get TAA. We should destroy UTD. Can imagine Ole getting sacked ala Mourinho if it happens.

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        True, but I think Ole’s P45 may be later on - Arsenal at Old Trafford in 6 weeks time looks the one (it’s going to be ending a run that starts with Liverpool this weekend, and also contains, city, Spurs, Chelsea, Atalanta twice, and Villarreal)

        And gives whoever the caretaker is an astoundingly soft run of fixtures to bounce through to Christmas

  28. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

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

    1. Klip Klopp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I don't wanna lose Ronaldo. Who are your other strikers?

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Why?

        1. Klip Klopp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Because he could easily score a brace in any game. Ronaldo is one of the best players in the league and can still perform in a team that's underperforming. There aren't many premium strikers who are really shining so I'm happy to keep

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            But then the funds can be used so well elsewhere. Utd look like they’ve downed tools.

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Yes

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Too close to call. Maybe just about.

  29. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    How many blanks will you accept from a player before you get rid?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Depends on the player. Salah, 20. Townsend, 3.

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Depends on the type of blanks - were they good blanks or bad blanks

      Good blanks - as many as they want/need

      Bad blanks - 3 to 4 minimum, 5 to 6 maximum, in most cases

    3. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Depends on context and fixtures - it's madness to sell Lukaku (4 blanks in a row) but sensible to sell Benrahma (3 blanks in a row).

  30. Klip Klopp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Benrahma + Walker --> Mbeumbo + Cancelo for a -4?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Probably not.

      1. Klip Klopp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Why?

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          I can’t see you breaking even if Walker plays.

          1. Klip Klopp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            You can't see Walker scoring more than Cancelo?