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Kane and Wilson enter FPL differential conversation ahead of Gameweek 9

We continue our Fantasy Premier League (FPL) Gameweek 8 write-ups with analysis of Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur.

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

NEWCASTLE UNITED 2-3 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

  • Goals: Callum Wilson (£7.3m) | Tanguy Ndombele (£5.8m), Harry Kane (£12.1m), Son Heung-min (£10.1m)
  • Assists: Javier Manquillo (£4.0m), Jacob Murphy (£5.0m) | Sergio Reguilon (£5.1m), Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (£4.9m), Kane
  • Own goals: Eric Dier (£4.6m)
  • Red cards: Jonjo Shelvey (£5.3m)
  • Bonus: Kane x3, Son x2, Wilson x2

KANE ENDS PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL DROUGHT

Kane and Wilson enter FPL differential conversation ahead of Gameweek 9 1

Having failed to score in any of his opening six Premier League appearances in 2021/22, Harry Kane (£12.1m) finally ended his goal drought against Newcastle United in Gameweek 8.

The England captain looked much more like his old self at St James’ Park, and resumed his link up with Son Heung-min (£10.1m) with an assist for the third goal. As a result, he bagged maximum bonus and ended the match with an impressive 12-point haul for his small army of owners.

Given Spurs’ next three fixtures – West Ham United (a), Manchester United (h) and Everton (a) – we perhaps have a little while longer to scout Kane’s performances, before his fixtures ease considerably between Gameweeks 12 and 15.

Kane and Wilson enter FPL differential conversation ahead of Gameweek 9 2

Interestingly, that also coincides with trickier runs for premium forwards Romelu Lukaku (£11.7m) and Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.5m), which may be a switch worth considering closer to the time, depending on how each of them perform during the coming weeks that is.

Son Heung-min, meanwhile, was once again on the scoresheet, and has now produced six attacking returns in just seven Premier League appearances this season. 

NDOMBELE’S INFLUENCE

Tanguy Ndombele (£5.8m) fired in Spurs’ opener on Sunday, and impressed in his more advanced central role. 

During the match, he registered five goal attempts and four shots in the box, more than any other player on the pitch. His 36 final-third touches – including nine in the penalty box – were also match-leading totals, and highlight his growing influence in Nuno Espirito Santo’s 4-2-3-1 formation.

Tottenham Hotspur’s average touch map v Newcastle United in Gameweek 8, featuring no. 28 Tanguy Ndombele

It’s also worth noting that since Oliver Skipp’s (£4.5m) return to the starting XI in Gameweek 7, Spurs have looked a lot better defensively, something Nuno touched on in his post-match interview when discussing his new midfield set-up:

“It worked really well. We were able to be more solid in the middle of the park with Skipp and Hojbjerg being side by side, although we still allowed one of them to have freedom to support in attack. It was the same idea but a little bit different and it worked better.”

WILSON BACK ON THE FPL RADAR

Newcastle’s new era got off to a disappointing start at St James’ Park, but the return of talisman Callum Wilson (£7.3m) from injury was a real positive.

It took the 29-year-old just two minutes to find the back of the net, as he ended the match with a goal, two bonus and eight FPL points.

As for the Magpies, the reality is that the club remain without a win this season and now sit 19th in the table. They also have the worst defensive record in the division, having conceded 19 goals so far, while the underlying numbers are equally as bad.

MetricTotalRank v other Premier League teams
Goals conceded1920th
Clean sheets019th=
Shots conceded12918th
Shots in the box conceded7214th
Shots on target conceded4219th
Big chances conceded2220th
xGC15.2420th
Non-penalty xGC12.8717th

Encouragingly for their FPL owners, the likes of Conor Gallagher (£5.7m), Romelu LukakuIvan Toney (£6.4m) and Bryan Mbeumo (£5.5m) all take on the Magpies’ in the coming weeks.

“We were certainly beaten by the better team. After a wonderful start, unfortunately the problems that we’ve had for a while now defensively was there for everyone to see. The goals we gave away, you could say it was a lot of good play from Tottenham, but our defending left a lot to be desired to say the least.

I think we’ve started a few games like that – we’ve got off to a good start, we’ve scored and got our noses in front, but unfortunately at the moment, we’re not able to defend well enough as a team. I’m not criticising the back four or the midfield players, football is a team game, but from front to back at the moment, we’re not defending well enough.

We have tried to change and be a little bit more on the front foot, but it’s difficult because you cannot keep having to score three goals to win a match.” – Steve Bruce


Newcastle XI: Darlow, Manquillo, Lascelles, Clark, Ritchie, Hayden, Longstaff (Shelvey 60), Willock (Murphy 77), Joelinton, Saint-Maximin, Wilson (Fraser 77)

Tottenham XI: Lloris, Royal, Romero, Dier, Reguilon, Skipp, Hojbjerg, Ndombele, Moura, Son, Kane


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  1. Champions League Varane
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Williams and Ronaldo to Vardy and Chilwell for free?

    1. Rankbajin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I would..
      Brought in Vardy instead of Lukaku for gw7.
      Just had a hunch...seems ok so far.

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Yes from me but wait and see if Chilwell plays Malmö game on Wednesday as if he does Alonso probably gets Norwich start

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      For free is not too bad, but I can see Ronaldo scores in big game, Vardy blanks and Alonso starts 😛

  2. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Have funds to move Benrahma to max 7.4. Is Mount worth considering as bit of differential over Chelsea’s good fixture run?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Not convinced by Mount unless you play solely on fixtures

    2. Rankbajin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I'd love to think so bu he just isn't getting the minutes.
      Benrahama is an expensive 3 pointer....Mount an even costlier 0.

      I'm tempted to bring in Bernardo...he seems largely Pep proof.

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Bernardo good shout- just checked out his minutes played and surprised at how many

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          the obligatory price rise coming after he scored on the weekend

    3. Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      He's seeing too much of the bench lately for my liking

    4. BoleynWin
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Do you have Lukaku or any of the Chelsea wingbacks? They’ll have the lions share of points in that Chelsea team for me so I’d look elsewhere, Saka at 6.4? Bank the mil.

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Thanks. Will have Lukaku and Alonso ( who will be Chilwell if Chilwell rested in Malmö game). Saka, or Bernardo as someone else suggested, probably better than Mount and cheaper. Already have Mbeumo and Raphinha

  3. Il Capitano
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    1FT - 0m ITB - WC available

    Sanchez
    TAA Livra Cancelo
    Salah Jota Sarr Raph
    Ronaldo Antonio ASM

    Steele - White Shaw Gilmour

    Thoughts on hitting the WC with this team? It's not necessarily awful but it looks like it could do with a shake-up.

    If yes, would you also make some dreaded early transfers? I've been pretty patient so far this season but there could be as much as a 0.3 swing in players I'm after tonight.

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I don’t think you need to WC but if you do then no harm in early transfers as can always change them.

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        This

      2. Il Capitano
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        You're right, the question sounded a bit silly reading it back!

        Just feels like a decent time to play it, looks like there's priority transfers to make each week with my current team which would be difficult to keep up with only 1FT.

    2. SuperG
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      There are a few fires. Lukaku is essential this week. Sarr, Jota and ASM have better options available.

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      it’s either WC or 2 or 3 weeks plan of transfers with Jota Sarr Ronaldo ASM Shaw Gilmour all players you would probably think of selling

  4. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Sanchez to Mendy -4?

    1. SuperG
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      You don’t get this week’s points

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Oh didn't realise

  5. cutch
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    A) Rüdiger -> Azpi
    B) Rüdiger -> Chilwell
    C) Rüdiger + Alonso -> Azpi + Chilwell (-4)

    1. BoleynWin
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Hold off to see the line up against Malmo, if Chilwell gets a rest then he could haul huge numbers against Norwich & would look the first choice left back.

      Azpi for nailedness.

    2. FCSB
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Consider James too

      1. cutch
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        If i do Rüdiger -> James, I would be with Alonso, James and there's the risk (like this very GW) of no one of them starting...

    3. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Have we had any news about Rudiger??

      1. Rankbajin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Nope.
        German coach said it was nothing serious.
        But back problems can be niggly

  6. THE SHEEP HUNTER
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    I bought Sterling in for the last game and just read his spouting sprouting girly talk about wanting to play away in Europe somewhere.
    So much money to spend next week.
    Plank.

    1. BoleynWin
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Peps response of “I wasn’t aware, the club wasn’t aware either” (of his desire to leave) pretty much buried Raheem for the next few weeks surely.

      You’ve got nearly enough for the KDB fund though on the bright side.

      1. THE SHEEP HUNTER
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I have KDB and Jesus.
        I think I may change Bilva for the tripe as my bench is solid.

        1. THE SHEEP HUNTER
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Boozy auto correct shite.
          You know what I mean

          1. THE SHEEP HUNTER
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            How can an auto correct turn bloody into boozy. AI is evil.

      2. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        The thing is, it's been known for a while that Sterling has been making noises about wanting out, but he still started the Burnley game. So he's not exactly been frozen out.

        1. THE SHEEP HUNTER
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          He's dead to me.
          I think he's acting like one of those rich kids that go to Eton and get into the dark club. Needs to go work on a building site for a year, !might clear his head like.
          Stinks! Just my opinion mind.

  7. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Why are United fans criticising ole?

    He needs to be given time

    1. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      As a liverpool supporter I agree 🙂
      Keep Ole at the wheel

    2. THE SHEEP HUNTER
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      He needs to change his profession, our Gordon Ramsay did and get into the next Hobbit movie

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Very good.
      Nearly had as long as Moyes and LVG put together already.

  8. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    If James starts in CL midweek and Chilwell is rested, would you do James >> Chilwell for GW9?

    1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      im giving one last chance to James

  9. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Any obvious move(s) here?
    Just can't seem to make any headways, score 452 1.8m rank - still 20 points from cracking top 1m

    Was hoping for some luck in team news and to roll transfer but potential doubts with Armstrong + Gilmour ineligible (no cash or wildcard)

    Can do Jota to Raphinha
    Would like one of Toney/Mbuemo at some point
    Maybe Antonio out soon is the way for me to make up some ground

    Guaita
    Trent Dias James White
    Salah Foden Gray
    Lukaku Antonio Armstrong
    Steer Livra Jota Gilmour

    1. SalahFingers
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Personally, I wouldn't get Antonio out. Toney has better fixtures sure, but also has only 2 goals in 8 games.

      I'd nearly save and have 2ft next week. The moves you are suggesting seem very average.

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        hence why I'd like to roll transfer but will obv assess post CL
        would be nice for armstrong to come back in

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Team not awful. Some unlucky (c) decisions? Raph good start.

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        nope, it's the one thing I've nailed pretty well so far - 32% of my score from captains
        Captain scores for each gameweek :
        34, 6, 22, 16, 24, 16, 4, 26

        Didn't start with Antonio for first 2 weeks, nor Greenwood so a couple of those type decisions backfired
        Dias + James this week

    3. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I'd get Mbeumo (for Gray or Jota so you can upgrade Armstrong/Antonio), but wait and see his form against LEI will also be wise

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        options in the coming weeks:
        Jota to Raph
        Gray to Mbuemo
        Lukaku to Kane
        Antonio TBC

  10. No Kane No Gain
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Is Muemo all that?!

    Considering selling Benrahma for him but I don’t know much about him...

    1. THE SHEEP HUNTER
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      He just needs to !ale a one inch adjustment on his shooting to get inside the woodwork

  11. SalahFingers
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Lukaku or Ronaldo -> Vardy for free?

    1. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      surely has to be ronaldo out. they need him to play CL as well and the extra money can be beneficial + short term fixtures favour Lukaku

      1. SalahFingers
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Agreed. They are both annoying me. So much money in both means the rest of my team is lacking so I need them to score or get out.

        Thanks.

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          United fixtures, just can't see him being worth it - LIV tot MCI wat che

          would appreciate some advice on my post above

          1. SalahFingers
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Yeah. United are not in great form right now.

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Ron- keep Rom

    3. Rankbajin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Ronaldo to Vardy..
      Keep lukaku for another week then jump to kane or someone cheaper and get Son in midfield.
      I think Spurs might be on the start of a better run

    4. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      ronaldo out and keep lukaku

  12. afsr
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Sanchez
    Cancelo Tierney Livra
    Salah Jota Raphinia Sarr
    Ronaldo Antonio Jimenez

    Steele, TAA, Allan, Duffy
    1 FT, 0.1 ITB

    A) Ron - Lukaku
    B) Ron, Jota - Lukaku, Foden (-4)
    C) Ron, Duffy - Vardy, Chilwell (-4)
    D) your suggestions

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      A will do

    2. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      D) Save FT

    3. Rankbajin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Ron for Vardy

    4. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Looks like a good idea to bench TAA

  13. waldo666
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Thinking about going against the grain and not only keeping Ronaldo but captaining him as well.

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Could get lucky and United find some form but can’t see it

    2. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      could work as doesnt see a cleansheet from Liverpool

  14. THE SHEEP HUNTER
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Shouldn't we all be buying Domino now?

    1. THE SHEEP HUNTER
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      FIRMINO.
      How do I turn this * off?

    2. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      if im chasing yes
      Maybe kane too

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

    On wc
    A) son and vardy (manquillo)
    B) foden and lukaku (White)

    1. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      A

    2. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      both are good picks.. probably B, only cos of White

    3. Rankbajin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 18 days ago

      A

    4. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      a

    5. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Interesting, cheers guys!

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

      Very tough. Would have definitely said B last week but this week... Probably lean A.

  16. Max City
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Who to bench for GW9?

    Ramsdale

    TAA Cancelo Livra Alonso Chillwell
    Salah Towns Gallagher Gray Sarr
    Ronaldo Antonio ASM

    Thx!

    1. Rankbajin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Sarr, Ronaldo and ASM.

      A strong 5 4 1

      1. Max City
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Cheers!

    2. Alcapaul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Livra, Alonso or Chilwell depending on who plays midweek and Sarr

  17. Alonso The Great Midfielder
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Which priority transfer to do? Got 2 FT

    a) Sa to Mendy
    b) Greenwood & Antonio to Son & Toney

    1. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      seems you have a very decent team if those are the only problems

      1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        My real issue is James but think gonna give him other chance so no other real issue this week and looking at antonio past two games doesnt seems encouraging

        1. Max City
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          you can do both moves with a hit then

          1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            thanks but im trying to resists using hit as can as possible

  18. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Last Man Standing Update (2253 teams)

    Safety score currently 45 with autosubs.
    Top score = 81
    LMS average pre autosubs = 52.34 (-1.02) = 51.32

    EO left not including autosubs - Ramsdale 32, White 24, Saka 22, ESR 13, Tierney 11

    https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

    1. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Weird, it feels like everyone owns ESR.

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        None on this page so far.

    2. shiraz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Seem like i am safe, onward to fight for another week

  19. RogDog_jimmy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Currently set up like this.

    Ramsdale
    Dias, Cancelo, Azpilicueta, Livramento
    Salah, Jota, Raphinha
    Lukaku, Antonio, Jimenez

    Foster, Benrahma, Brownhill, Duffy

    Got 1ft and 2.0 itb but kinda want to roll it and shake it all up week after.

    Bennie on the bench make sense?
    I’m half expecting Cancelo to be rested.

    Who would you move Jota to up to 9.5 ? Anyone?

    1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      yeah i think is a good setup

    2. shiraz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Good team, would roll the ft. If you really bent on moving jota, foden would be a good pick

    3. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Cheers cheers.
      Not in a rush to move Jota - could be lots of goals in any Liverpool game really.

  20. shiraz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Meslier Begovic
    TAA Cancelo Rudiger Saiss Livramento
    Salah Raphinha Sarr Gray Allan
    CR7 Antonio Jimenez

    Have 2 ft, should i do:
    Ruidger + Sarr > Chilwell + Mbeuno

    Have enough backup if chilwell doesn't start

    1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      i think you need to sort keeper and giving sarr a chance this week

      1. shiraz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Yeah leeds have been whipping boy lately. Never expect their defence to have such bad luck with injuries, when i did my wc and get meslier. Any good gk picks?

  21. RogDog_jimmy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    I reckon just do Rudi > Chilwell and roll the other.
    Start Livra in a 4-3-3 with Gray.
    Sarr/Saiss is awesome bench.

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      To above oops.

      1. shiraz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Thanks, i agree with saiss, very good backup for differential. Sarr have difficult upcoming fixture up till gw 15. Intend to get allan to be on bench.

  22. Bleh
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Best move? 3.9 ITB

    A. Jota/Benrahma > Raphinha
    B. Jota/Benrahma > Son
    C. Ronaldo > Vardy
    D. Marcal > Chilwell

    Sanchez
    TAA, Cancelo, Livra, Marcal
    Salah, Jota, Benrahma, Gray
    Ronaldo, Antonio

    (Steele, Duffy, Allan, Dennis)

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      May as well see who gets injured midweek.

      1. THE SHEEP HUNTER
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I think Trent gets injured
        Just a gut feeling

  23. steven8991
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    wanna get rid at least one of BHA because of fixtures:
    A. Duffy > Chilwell
    B. Maupay > Jesus
    C. Duffy > Chilwell and Maupay > Wilson for -4

    Ramsdale Foster
    TAA Cancelo James Duffy Livramento
    Salah Foden Raphinha Luiz Brownhill
    Lukaku Antonio Maupay

    1. TallestJohn
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Got to be Maupay out, I'd probably rather jump on Toney for the security of starts considering you've got a few who could always be rotated.

  24. davies
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Do we think Son & Mbeumo will rise this week?

    Got exact money but a lot of midweek games…

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Expect both will.
      Mbeumo should this week minimum.

    2. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Mbeumo definitely. Son probably, although he is a bit tougher for people to fit in.

    3. THE SHEEP HUNTER
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Get Mbeumo.
      Team has a philosophy that smells like football.
      Son plays for an outfit that needs an oil change.

      1. Ruth_NZ
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Nah, Brentford aren't a footballing team, they are a machine team. Everything is drilled. The set pieces are practised over and over. The way they overload the back post and knock the ball back from there is drilled, the way they keep the ball alive in the area is drilled, the way they press is highly drilled. There is very little spontaneity or invention from the players at the point.

        After a while the adrenalin will start to dissipate and other teams will figure out how to combat the very specific tricks Brentford use. And then they will either need to find some new ones or will find themselves becoming less effective, just as happened with Leeds last year. Because Brentford's players are individually not that great by and large (again the same as Leeds, as is becoming evident this season).

        1. THE SHEEP HUNTER
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Well, they we're a surprise to me, as have a few teams before in the past coming up from the Championship, that still stay in this division to this day.
          One thing you need to make that transition is spunk and passionate hunger.
          I like Brentford. I like them.

        2. tokara
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          they play better football than United

        3. Hotdogs for Tea
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Having watched Brentford in the Championship for a while they have been just about the best footballing / passing team there for ages.

          That may be a result of being well coached, but a good footballing team is a good footballing team, which ever way you look at it.

          They played Chelsea off the park for parts of the game.

          1. THE SHEEP HUNTER
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Apparently they should all be working on lathes in a chocolate factory

  25. Punter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    What’s the story with Alonso, do him and Chilwell never play together?? One or the other?

    1. THE SHEEP HUNTER
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      One or the other.

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Same position.

    3. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I think there was one game last year where they played Chilwell LB and Alonso LW in a 4-2-3-1, but it must have been deemed a failure.

  26. bso
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Is Vardy going up tonight? Don’t want to buy him until then
    Thanks!

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Seems like it.

  27. TallestJohn
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Would you do either of Antonio or Jimenez to Lukaku for -4? I still see the latter doing well, the next three fixtures couldn't really be better. Would be funded by Fernandes→Mbeumo.

    The hit has sort of already paid for itself as I needed to bring Livramento in to field XI this week.

    I do still have WC and maybe holding on to it for much longer could be egregious. Perhaps time for Jota to go and can't see myself playing Duffy again, but even on WC taking out either of Antonio or Jimenez would feel odd.

  28. Miami Monkey
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Sanchez Foster
    TAA *Rudiger White Marcal Livramento
    Salah Foden Greenwood Benrahma Brownhill
    Lukaku *Jimenez Antonio

    1 FT, 0.2 itb, WC available. Any ideas here? I still just keep feeling that my team isn't so bad that I need to wildcard but just not sure.

  29. Gabbiadini
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Ramsdale
    TAA | Cancelo | Livramento
    Salah | Raphinha | Gray | Mbeumo
    Ronaldo | Lukaku | Jimenez

    Steele | Duffy | Allan | Williams

    1FT, 0.1 ITB.

    Any suggestions as to what to do with the above?

    1. jonnybhoy
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Ronaldo to vardy

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Seems the obvious suggestion, still undecided :/
        Feel like I've already missed a lot of Vardy's points.

        1. jonnybhoy
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Still got good fixtures next few games

          1. Gabbiadini
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Yes and no but definitely more favourable than Ronaldo's.

    2. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Ronaldo to Kane the differential

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Yes, definitely looking at this, also.

  30. jonnybhoy
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Rudiger/Sarr/Ronaldo > TAA, Raph + Lukaku for -4pts?

    1. TallestJohn
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Wait and see on Rüdiger, the other two seem a no-brainer

      1. jonnybhoy
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Cheers