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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. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Benrahma had 860k owners at the end of GW2

    Since then he has added 2.2 million new owners, who he has kindly destroyed with 5 blanks in 6 gameweeks

    Ooof

    1. tbos83
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 2 days ago

      We should've known it couldn't last

    2. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      and here I was thinking that he is doing pretty well...

    3. Shattered Dreams
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Still feel he’s a decent pick though. West Ham are a very good side and he’ll drip the kind of points you’d expect for 6.5.

    4. Don Van Vliet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Will still get close to 10 goals this season.

    5. pingissimus
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Can make much the same point about Antonio with almost exactly parallel figures. Think Benrahma is actually two points ahead 🙂

      1. Sharkytect
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        Yeah, time to move Antonio on. We all thought he looked so impressive over the start of the season, but were too blind to notice he was playing Newcastle, and weakened defence at in Leicester, and a Palace Team who are finding their feet under their new manager?

        1. pingissimus
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 2 days ago

          He's still a good option

          Just think the premium striker priced at 7.5 narrative (can't recall who was driving that one 🙂 ) was always overblown.

          Really depends if you like spending transfers chasing form and fixtures at that price bracket imo

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

            I always like chasing form and fixtures with players in these price brackets (mid priced forwards and mids) - usually I am prevented from doing so due to injury problems that need addressing.

    6. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Feeling pleased with myself having had him in my gw1 lineup and then sold him in gw7 wildcard. He was outperforming his stats. Happy with my points and money banked from him 🙂

  2. tbos83
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 2 days ago

    2ft, 0.3 itb
    Ronaldo, Kov > Kane, Raph (bench Benny)?

    Sanchez Steele
    Shaw Christensen White Livra Digne
    Salah ESR Benny Gray Kovacic
    Lukaku Ronaldo Antonio

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Like it. Although your defence is a little weak

  3. Bavarian
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    How many points today for:
    Guaita - White and Saka?

    1. Konstaapeli
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      1, 6, 8

    2. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      6

    3. Cheeto__Bandito
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 2 days ago

      2, 7, 3

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      -3, 13, 19

    5. Ha.
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      1, 2, 2

    6. OLEgend
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      6 2 2

    7. pingissimus
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      2 2 2

    8. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      2 6 2

    9. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Is 9 - 7 - 3 wishful thinking (own the first two)

  4. Pariße
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Any Chelsea defenders anyone would recommend?

    1. Ha.
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Azpi

    2. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Azpi & Rudiger (when fit)

      Nailed. The rest are rotation prone

    3. Jafalad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Christensen is going well and he is 5 mill. Looks like will play 4 in every 5 games.

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Chilwell, Christensen and eat the occasional benchings.

  5. McSauce
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Ronaldo 3 prem games in a row without a goal, even though its Lpool 4 blanks would be unheard of for the GOAT

    1. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Didn't he have a 5 game drought at Juve before scoring against Sassuolo?

  6. simvik91
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    I'm actually thinking of benching Foden next GW vs bri.
    * Raphinha vs WOL should be good
    * Gray + Townsend has a great fixture vs WAT
    * Antonio vs TOT have to play I think
    * Toney vs LEI is the one I'm not sure about.

    Foden vs bri or Toney vs LEI? Try to ignore the price difference 😉

    1. Ha.
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Foden

    2. Lanley Staurel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      I own Foden and I will never bench him and yes Ive got 7 from 8 to chose from too. Benching Watkins next GW. Foden starts then hes main man for best team in league. He comes on as sub then City need him to score so he will be up for it. He doesnt come on and your bench deal with it.

    3. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      I think I'd bench one of the Everton mids over foden

  7. Ha.
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Play Mbuemo ahead of ESR?

    Ramsdale
    Cancelo, Dias, Azpi, Livramento
    Salah, Raphina, ESR
    Jiminex, Vardy, Lukaku (c)

    Sanchez Mbeumo DLuiz Duffy

    1. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Yes

    2. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Yeah

  8. waltzingmatildas
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    How's this wc team looking?
    Sanchez foster
    TAA cancelo Chilwell livra manquillo
    Salah son raphinha mbuemo brownhill
    Vardy antonio toney

    Considering downgrading toney to upgrade manquillo and brownhill.

    1. Jafalad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Man->Livramento
      Is Chillwell a regular starter?
      Rest look ok but I think Luakaku is needed.

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        Already got livramento.
        Not sure if Chilwell is or not to be honest...I'm hoping so!
        To get Lukaku it needs a Son downgrade, and he is the only differential I can really get over those who have already wildcarded

        1. jon.terry.tfh
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 2 days ago

          Looks good. WC in GW7 and I dont like the sign of Lukaku already. Vardy can definitely match his output.

    2. OLEgend
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      If iam on a WC I would drop Antonio

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        Hmm, don't see to many other better options. Who would you downgrade to?

        1. waltzingmatildas
          • 11 Years
          7 months, 2 days ago

          *too

        2. OLEgend
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 2 days ago

          Maybe Antonio Brown hill > Broja Foden. Is there enough funds?

          1. waltzingmatildas
            • 11 Years
            7 months, 2 days ago

            Ha, I wish!
            1 mill off that 🙁

        3. bench boost for every gamew…
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 2 days ago

          Jimenez has one very good now vs Leeds, and still some good after that. I have both and i would get rid of Antonio before Jimmy.

  9. jon.terry.tfh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Why is everyone holding onto Antonio or even getting him on WC? Other than the first 3 GWs, he has flattered to deceive. In matches he blanked, he even manage to get 2 YC and RC for good measure as a striker. He still rank very high on RMT tool which confuses me too, despite his upcoming tough fixtures. I am moving him on. Who is the best replacement? Budget 8.0

    1. Toney (don't own Mbuembo)
    2. Armstrong ( not sure if he has lost his place or not)
    3. DCL (if he return for GW8)
    4. Wilson(the talisman for an awful team, but proven FPL asset)

    1. OLEgend
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      10 points from last 5 games. I want to get rid of him also, but no one in that prize bracket is looking good. The only move Iam interested in is upgrading him to Vardy

    2. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      I sold for GW7 to get Lukaku so it hasn't exactly been my greatest move but happy with it going forward (see what I did there 😆 ) but currently trying to replace Ronaldo with someone...

      1. My current choice (I don't own Mbuemo either)
      2. Broja I think is the better pick
      3. Injured and may not even make it for GW9
      4. Newcastle are too poor for me to go down that route right now...

    3. pingissimus
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      One to consider in the budget category as makeweight and depending a bit on tonight is Edouard

      Strip out the Man City game in 10 and Palace are close to the top of the ticker until GW20 or so. Newcastle next week a tempter for sure.

      Short on big chances so far and Palace looking better irl than in FPL but feel like a team on the up and who will create chances.

      Definitely think he's worth a place on a watchlist and would have him over Armstrong.

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        Nice shout!

        1. pingissimus
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 2 days ago

          Getting him in ahead of City in GW10 is clearly an ahead of the curve shout 🙂 But by then Palace will have played 7 of last season's top 10 plus Brentford and Brighton. The fixture run is golden,

          Obvs a guess but I suspect Edouard and Olise will be the Palace assets to have over more template now Zaha and Gallagher. They compete directly against Toney and Mbeumo for price and fixtures. Brentford pair clearly ahead now but worth thinking about if the double up is a worry.

    4. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Long term he is a good pick, sometimes you just leave these players in your team and take the double digit returns when they happen, which they will

      1. pingissimus
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        Fair strategy that

        Prefer myself to get and hold rather than chase fixtures at that price bracket. Preseason research showed almost all of those types returned randomly and not according to fixtures,

        Antonio and Wilson actually both iirc did better v top 10 than bottom 10. And looking at Antonio and WH this season I can see the same pattern. His recent blanks have been in pretty green fixtures, He'll come good again if you're patient.

  10. MADCHESTER UTD
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    340 overall rank with Saka and Aubamayang to play tonight but I’ve got a pants team for next GW. Going to be a massive red arrow unless I take a -8 hit

    1. DA Minnion (Former great)
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      My heart is bleeding for you right now.

    2. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Even -8 will result in massive red at that rank 😀

    3. Don Van Vliet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Pride comes before a fall...

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Chin up dude - I know it’s tough, but be strong - you can make it through this

      We believe in you

  11. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Done Ronaldo to Lukaku but maybe hit WC?

    Recon James may start next week?

    Sanchez/Steele
    TAA/Cancelo/James/Duffy/Tsim
    Salah/Foden/Benrahma/Sarr/Raphinha
    Lukaku/Antonio/Scarlet

    1. Ëð
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Don't think you need to WC

    2. OLEgend
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Save or Ben to Mbeumo

  12. jackruet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Currently on 425 k. Wc played. Is it good or average rank? Will it be possible for me to reach top 10 k by the end of season? How should i approach from now on?

    1. jon.terry.tfh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Quite decent rank. If you have a very template I think you can consider getting some "relatively" differentials heavy hitters like Vardy/Son/KDB

      1. jackruet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        7 months, 2 days ago

        I guess playing safe and having 2-3 differential will do the job?

    2. Fabreghastly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      If your Captain and differentials come in often enough you will rise up the league. If they don't you won't.

      Salah permaCap looks the go for now so, unless you want to bet against the world's top player in the form of his life, it's down to picking good differentials

    3. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Yes it's only October, if you're outside top 1m at Xmas then you would need to take some risks to get top 10k

    4. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      i'm 1.8m rank on 452 points

      1. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        80 points above you and i am 50k. I would not worry too much at this stage. Keep doing sound choices and plan well and 80 points is not much tbf.

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          7 months, 2 days ago

          10 points a week sounds like a lot!
          My captain choices have been bang on, making up 32% of total score. It’s the other bad choices that’s hurt.
          Luck gotta change eventually

    5. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      GW38 rank is yer only man. More than possible to reach top 10K by then. Don't play it too safe but don't go taking transfers too early in week in case injuries etc bite. Maybe better to gamble on a hunchpunt than picking players likely to be rotated.The captain's poll here is a good guide, will bring returns most of the time. Remember that doublegameweeks, wildcards, benchboost, having exact money for transfers don't make your targets better players, it just looks like that. Don't pay too much heed to advice here just pick your own team and learn from any mistakes. Don't drink and drive the transfers. There's many ways to play the game, none are wrong, with hindsight. Enjoy yourself. A man who never made a mistake never made anything.

      Could be useful sometime:

      https://www.newsnow.co.uk/h/Sport/Football/Premier+League

      https://www.premierinjuries.com/injury-table.php

  13. King Kohli
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Which two would you bench this week?

    Ramsdale
    TAA Cancelo Dias James Livramento
    Salah Mahrez Raphinha Mbeumo
    Lukaku Antonio Hwang
    Foster Brownhill

    1. OLEgend
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Livramento Hwang

    2. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Tough one. Probably hwang

  14. Ëð
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Time to WC? Or just Ronaldo to Lukaku and Jota -> Foden (-4)? 1FT, £1.9m ITB

    Sanchez, Foster
    TAA, Rudiger, White, Livramento, Amartey
    Salah, Jota, Raphinha, Benrahma, Bissouma
    Ronaldo, Antonio, ASM

    1. OLEgend
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Just Ronaldo to Lukaku or Vardy

    2. jon.terry.tfh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      You might want to prioritize swapping Jota to someone else since Firmino is back and firing already. CR7 can score against anybody on any given day. It is not like Lukaku is on good form anyways. Wont surprised me if Norwich park the bus at Stamford bridge and chelsea won 1 nil by a corner headed goal by Chalobah or something.

    3. Fabreghastly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      WC is partly to make changes you don't normally want to use a transfer on. GKs and benchers. Bissouma could go, maybe Amartey, but perhaps you are happy with your GKs. With Jota and Benrahma too there is enough for a WC for me

    4. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      I'd take the hit...

  15. OLEgend
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Antonio on 10 points from last 5 games.

    1. pingissimus
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Yep

      And West Ham have created 7 big chances in that time as opposed to Norwich creating 5.

      He's still a decent pick but Europa (they were rubbish last time after Europa) and fixture swing downgrades him.

    2. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Is there an echo in here? 😆

    3. Fabreghastly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      He looked a little tired too even after having a rest in the IB.

      I'm on a WC and thinking his time is up

    4. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Season keeper

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        Not for me...

        1. Holmes
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 2 days ago

          Same here 😉

          1. G-Whizz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 2 days ago

            😆

    5. Kun Tozser
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      You know he’ll score well against spurs

      1. OLEgend
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        Hope so. Regardless I will upgrade him to Vardy in GW 10.

  16. Ohh1454
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Come gameweek 12 would you be trying to fit both Kane and Son in or could one be enough ?

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Depends on how Luka is playing.

      Son is a good pick, cant afford him though. So zero Spurs for me.

    2. Fabreghastly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      I'm getting Son on WC. Not sure a double up is possible at Kane's price but it is worth trying to plan for

    3. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Double up not worth it yet until you see a definite consistent play at Nuno's spurs.

      1. Echoes
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 2 days ago

        *style of play

    4. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      If some cheap strikers are showing form I think the double up is a good idea

  17. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Who would be the best replacement for Antonio, excluding DCL and not over 8m?

    1. Fabreghastly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Jiminez or Toney

    2. Traction Engine Foot
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Toney probably

    3. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Toney

      or maybe Ings

    4. Ha.
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      I went for Jimi

    5. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Nacho?

    6. pingissimus
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      We're back to GW1 really - all the candidates then are back in the mix especially if Bamford is fit again.

      My guess is that Ings Watkins Wilson Nacho Jim will more or less match each other over the next 7/8 and if there's a runaway leader it'll be because one of them starts stats breaking - can't predict that.

    7. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      I'm seriously thinking of adding Toney to my squad.

      Ronaldo + Jota ➡️ Toney + Son

  18. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Liverpool are scoring shedloads at the moment. I am just wondering if doubling up on Salah and Mane and just leaving them would be an option...

    Both will also start every match.

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      It's a lot of money for someone you won't captain.

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        I don't think that argument is gonna matter soon. Perma cap Salah.

    2. Ha.
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Too expensive and plenty of other options

    3. Shark
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      I am looking at the same. If you are swapping out Ron with 2 transfers you actually bank 0.6 and get a player who is on form in a free scoring team.

    4. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      great differential,can compare to saurez and sturridge ,every body had the teeth so sturrige was overlooked and bagged every week ,the same is happening with salah and mane ,problem is cpins ,mane about 3.0 m coins more than sturridge was ,but for me a viable strategy G/L ...

  19. Origi-nal
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Chalobah worth a selection on a wildcard, or not nailed enough?

    1. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Be great option although surely won’t he starter unless some players rested v Norwich ?

    2. OLEgend
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Rotation risk when Silva and Rudiger back available

  20. Finding Timo
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Is nacho a good option as value at 7m as Antonio replacement?

    1. OLEgend
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Maybe Toney is better with the fixtures.

      1. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 2 days ago

        Thanks agree although sorry already got Toney

  21. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Do you think Ronaldo drops again before deadline?

  22. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Mendy or Azpi(gives me benching headache)?

    1. OLEgend
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Mendy

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        Great pick isn't he ? A premium keeper that makes saves

    2. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      both ,12 points a week for-4

  23. Echoes
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Just some early planning.

    Start two of these three:

    A: ESR
    B: Mbuemo
    C: Armstrong

    1. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      A and B. Armstrong's replacement scored so he'll probably be benched again

      1. Echoes
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 2 days ago

        Yeah, but they've got Burnley at home. Feel he could still come off the bench and get something?

        1. Big Hands Barry
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 2 days ago

          Didn't even get off the bench this week and it was leeds

    2. Traction Engine Foot
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      AB

  24. cescpistols111
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Would you take a hit to make any other changes to this team? 0FT, 0.2 ITB.

    Sanchez Foster
    Cancelo Azpilicueta White Livramento Manquillo
    Salah Son Grealish Gray Brownhill
    Lukaku Antonio Toney

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      No hit needed imo

  25. FCSB
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

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

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

      What left back for right back?

      1. FCSB
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        Well naturally it’s a silly move but if Chilwell is rested in CL and James plays who has the higher chance of starting v NOR

    2. out for a goalkick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      You need to choose a horse and stick with it when it comes to Chelsea or Man City - if you try second guessing Pep or Tuchel you'll end up on the losing side more often than not.

  26. out for a goalkick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Sanchez | Steele
    Cancelo | Christensen | White | Livra | Amartey
    Salah | Raph | Saka | Gray | Gallagher
    Ronaldo | Lukaku | Dennis

    1 FT 1.7m ITB

    Ronaldo out? Hold the transfer? WC?

    I'm thinking hold, then Ronaldo > Kane & Gray > Mbeumo next GW?

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Ronaldo > Kane or Vardy

      And then next week could be a good WC since Gallagher, Gray fixtures turn bad and your defense needs fixing.

      1. out for a goalkick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        Gallagher has NEW, mci, WOL, bur, AVL, lee - Dennis has SOU the GW palace play mci.

        Gray > Mbeumo is already in mind.

        If I'm going to WC it makes sense to this week when Sanchez has 2 awful games?

  27. CroatianHammer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Just saw the Bowen near goal. Outstanding. Everton were terrified of Antonio in that move too. Seemed if they were to try tackle him he'd take the ball past them at speed and score.

  28. Andrew
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    What to do with this lot, I have 2FT's and £0.7 ITB

    Sanchez (Steele)
    Coady White Rudiger (Livramento Williams)
    Salah Benrahma ESR Raphina (Gray)
    Lukaku Ronaldo Antonio

    1. JariL
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Ronaldo & Williams to Vardy & Cancelo for free?

  29. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Thoughts on ASM?

    Newcastle looked pretty terrible yesterday.

  30. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Ronaldo, Antonio, Jota > Lukaku, Broja, Son -4?

    Leaves me with money in the bank to do Lukaku > Ronaldo/Kane in GW12