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Zaha and Saka updates as Palace players impress ahead of plum Gameweek 9 match

We continue our Fantasy Premier League (FPL) Gameweek 8 write-ups with analysis of Arsenal v Crystal Palace.

For a shorter summary of all of Saturday’s action, click here, while you can read up on Sunday’s two Premier League fixtures here and here.

ARSENAL 2-2 CRYSTAL PALACE

  • Goals: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£9.9m), Alexandre Lacazette (£8.3m) | Christian Benteke (£6.3m), Odsonne Edouard (£6.5m)
  • Assists Nicolas Pepe (£7.1m), Gabriel Martinelli (£5.2m) | Jordan Ayew (£5.9m), Michael Olise (£5.4m)
  • Bonus: Aubameyang x3, Benteke x3, Edouard x1

PALACE IMPRESS DESPITE LATE SETBACK

ARS/CRY

A 95th-minute equaliser from Alexandre Lacazette (£8.3m) saw Arsenal rescue a draw at the Emirates Stadium tonight.

However, that aside, it was a match full of positives for Crystal Palace, who carried a real threat going forward and probably deserved all three points.

“It was so close but we have been saying that a little bit too often. We have to learn from the games we played previously. I am really disappointed because the way the team came back in the second half, they deserved to win the game.

I am frustrated for them, they were brave and showed character and to concede a goal like that I am disappointed for my players.

We conceded those goals on set pieces on the second phases and we need to work on that. We have to put our sleeves up and put our bodies on the line. We were really unlucky today, it is the way it is but I believe there is more to come from the team to challenge even better.” – Patrick Vieira

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Wilfried Zaha (£7.0m) missed out tonight though illness, having felt unwell since returning from international duty last week.

As a result, he hadn’t trained, and sat out his first Premier League match of the current campaign.

“The plan is for him to do some light training tomorrow and he will be joining the team on Wednesday morning.” – Patrick Vieira on Wilfried Zaha

With Zaha out, Odsonne Edouard (£6.5m) took up a wider role on the left (no. 22 below), with Christian Benteke (£6.3m) leading the line in Patrick Vieira’s 4-3-3 formation.

Crystal Palace’s average position map v Arsenal in Gameweek 8

As for Conor Gallagher (£5.7m) – who is owned by 7.8% of FPL managers – he carried plenty of attacking threat on the night, and despite serving up his third blank in the last four Gameweeks, ended the match with three shots and was also involved in the buildup to Palace’s second goal.

With Newcastle United up next at Selhurst Park, owners will surely be content to hold another week, but with champions Manchester City to follow, he will need to return soon to keep ticking over.

AUBAMEYANG ON TARGET

Since Gameweek 4, which coincided with Arsenal’s fixtures easing, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£9.9m) has now registered three goals and 29 FPL points.

During that time, he ranks fifth in his position for expected goal involvement (xGI), and top amongst team-mates for goal attempts and shots in the box.

Admittedly, he is difficult to accommodate in our squads right now, but with Aston Villa, Watford and Newcastle United up next at the Emirates, he certainly has the platform to keep on delivering.

As for the Gunners, there were few positives on the night, with their 43% possession total in the opening half clearly not enough for a side who wants to take the initiative in front of their own fans.

Despite going five games unbeaten now in the Premier League, that suggests that they will need improve to improve ahead of Villa (h) and Leicester City (a), especially defensively, having suffered several shaky moments at the back tonight.

“A strange game. We started really well, we were dominant and we scored the goal. After that we lacked composure to manage the game. We didn’t have a sequence of passes and then the team was stretched.

After half time we changed a couple of things and we got better but we gave the ball away in areas you can’t and after that we have a mountain to climb.

Credit they didn’t give up, we had some big chances and then got the goal in the end.

My perception was we were trying to protect something instead of going for the second one. We were not comfortable.” – Mikel Arteta

Elsewhere, Bukayo Saka (£6.4m) was withdrawn at half-time, following a heavy challenge from James McArthur (£4.5m) just before the break, and later appeared on the bench with a heavily strapped calf muscle.

“Obviously, he couldn’t continue and he’s a boy that’s pretty tough and wants to keep playing, but he could not carry on and we have a quick turnaround for the next game, so we will see how he evolves.” – Mikel Arteta on Bukayo Saka


Arsenal XI: Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tierney, Partey (Martinelli 81), Odegaard (Lacazette 67), Smith Rowe, Pepe, Saka (Sambi Lokonga 45), Aubameyang

C Palace XI: Guaita, Ward, Guehi, Andersen, Mitchell, Milivojevic (Kouyate 67), McArthur, Gallagher, Ayew (Olise 71), Edouard (Tomkins 82), Benteke


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698 Comments Post a Comment
  1. No Professionals
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Anyone gambling on de bruyne?

    1. McSauce
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Sarr & Ronaldo --> KDB & Toney for me

    2. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Got 11 other fires to put out first

    3. Arn De Gothia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      o/

    4. Shark
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I think Mane will score more this season.

    5. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Got him on WC last week. Keeping for the foreseeable atleast.

    6. Wild Card this!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      O yeah. Sold Ronaldo to accommodate KDB (-4) for previous GW.
      Paid off 😉

    7. Jimbo-Jones
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Yeah got him in last week so pretty happy with his 11 points.
      He's about as nailed as you get for a City mid/attacker, and he's FPL gold. I had Bruno so was an realtively easy swap.
      I like his next 2 fixtures - then will see if I want to keep, or distribute his funds.

  2. jackruet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 17 days ago

    1. Ronaldo > lukaku
    2. Ronaldo > vardy
    3. Keep ronaldo and save ft
    4. Benrahma> mbeumo

    Which one?

    1. Champione
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      1

    2. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      2
      Lukacku looks god awful

    3. Camzy
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      If Lukaku is cack again in the CL I'd do 2. But if he scores and looks lively, I'd do 1.

    4. TD Jakes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      1

  3. Champione
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Guaita
    Cancelo Dias James
    Salah Raphinha Saka* Gallagher Gray
    Ronaldo Lukaku

    Gunn Livramento Semedo Richardson, 1 FR, 0.4 ITB

    A) Saka + Ronaldo > Werner + Son -4
    B) Saka + Ronaldo > Son + Toney -4 (opens up for Semedo > TAA next week)
    C) Saka > Mbeumo (Ideally want to do Gallagher/Gray > Mbeumo later)
    D) Ronaldo > Vardy

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Quite like B

    2. TD Jakes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      C if saka is out for Villa. If available, i'd go D or save.

  4. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Just about ready to give up, players I've transferred in recently. 1.5 ITB.

    Rudiger 1,2,injured
    Gallagher 2,4,2,2
    ESR 3,2
    Lukacku 2,2,2,2
    Not to mention Ronaldo!

    Sanchez
    TAA Cancelo Rudiger Livramento
    Salah Benrahma Gallagher ESR
    Ronaldo Lukaku
    Steele White Sissoko Scarlett

    A. Benrahma to Raphina
    B. Sissoko to Mbuemo

    1. hustler7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Quite unlucky with those transfers as on paper they looked good! Lukaku hauls this weekend or he's out!

      Out of those I would pick B, Mbeumo xG is 2.37 for last 4 GW's.

      Might want to consider Ronaldo to Vardy too?

      1. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Thanks for the reply.
        Unfortunately I've been very unlucky for some time now.
        Yeah Mbuemo is tempting but Raph edges it on fixtures.
        Is Ronaldo out? Hits never pay off for me.

        1. hustler7
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I would not do Ronaldo to Vardy for a hit. Ronaldo will play and against Liverpool may well turn up!

    2. Babit1967
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Your teams not bad as well, I’d leave Ronaldo in also, everyone is getting rid so might turn out to be a nice wee differential

  5. hustler7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Any pointers on my current WC draft? Would look to do Vardy to Toney & Mbuemo to Son GW12 when fixtures change. Toughest decision is best keeper to have alongside Foster!

    Raya
    Dias Azpi TAA
    Mbeumo Salah Foden Gallagher
    Lukaku Vardy Broja

    Foster Livra Duffy Brownhill

    0.3 ITB.

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Don't bother planning transfers as it never works out that way. I'd go Raya but my god don't bother with Gallagher! Love the broja pick. Cancelo over Dias.

      1. hustler7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Thanks! Was worried about Cancelo not playing at the weekend but will decide after champs league fixtures.

        Who would you have over Gallagher for 5.9? Doucoure or Gray?

        Shame I can't get Raphina in, I could if I downgrade Azpi to James and move Raya to 4.5.

    2. pingissimus
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Solid

      Cancelo over Dias for me even though he's at risk of missing one very soon - you have bench for that.

      I'd put Broja in defence. Southampton aren't scoring goals really and there's no telling who plays in attack there anyway. 5.0 defender will comfortably outpoint him is my guess and you have absolutely nowhere to go if he fails.

      Gallagher? Yes if it was Sky and MoM counted. Suspect he will be pushed back quite soon by Eze - possibly back just when Palace top the ticker.

      1. hustler7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Thanks for the reply! Will probably switch Gallagher out!

  6. davies
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Not ideal, but would you do Gallagher > Son (-4)?

    Will almost definitely be priced out by next week…

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Yep I would, Gallagher will never return again

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      What is the other transfer of the -4?

      1. davies
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Ronaldo/Sissoko > Iheanacho/Mbeumo

    3. Camzy
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      No.

    4. nothing_else_Mata
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      No. Keeping myself this week at least. Palace plays at home against Newcastle and Gallagher can bring points.

    5. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      No, Gallagher against Newcastle is a great option. Next week technically is late Friday, you sure you'll be priced out within 3 days?

  7. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Any suggestions with what to do here? My main thought is Cr7 > Lukau/Vardy/Auba?

    Sanchez
    TAA - Rudiger - Cancelo
    Salah - Son - ESR - Gray
    Antonio - Toney - Cr7

    Steele - Livra - Sissoko - Williams

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Get Lukaku in - next 3 fixtures are the best on the calendar

      1. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Ronaldo to lukuku tempting but just think ronaldo be up for the Liverpool game and lukaku form been awful so tough decision

    2. Hryszko
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      That was my initial plan, can't see Chelsea not absolutely battering Norwich.

  8. Stimps
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Exact funds for

    Jimi, Sarr -> Hwang, Son

    Thoughts?

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Sounds really good

  9. Stormbringer22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Ramsdale
    TAA • Cancelo • Dias • James
    Salah • Foden • Raphina
    Lukaku • Antonio • Toney

    [Foster • Mbeumo • Livramento • Brownhill]
    1FT, £0.4 itb

    Good to save this week?

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Yep looks good!

  10. King Kohli
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Bench two for this gw.

    A. Mahrez(bha)
    B. Hwang(lee)
    C. Livramento(BUR)
    D. Mbeumo(LEI)

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      If you are considering benching an £8+m asset, probably best to sell him.

      I would say bench C+D

      1. King Kohli
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Will be selling him for Son next gw.
        I doubt he starts this gw, hence the plan to bench him.

  11. sovietrockettes
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    ESR>Raphinha or give ESR one more game?

    1. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Yes

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Get Raph in

    3. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Raphina. Planning same. Smith Rowe is quality but not FPL quality enough.

      1. sovietrockettes
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Cheers, I could also wait one week and do Brownhill>Raphinha, Armstrong>Broja for free.........

  12. Babit1967
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Lads, correct subs?

    Sanchez
    Taa Cancelo Azpi
    Salah Mbeumo Raphinha Sarr
    Toney Lukaku (C) Jiminez

    Livramento Tierney Brownhill 2.3 itb no ft left

  13. Osfezt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Anyone seen Raphinha's story on Instagram? Why is he in quarantine now?

    1. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Haven't seen Instagram thing. But should be good for next GW. Hopefully is, want to get him for Smith Rowe.

      https://www.footballfancast.com/leeds-united-news/leeds-hay-raphinha-premier-league-wolves-bielsa-southampton

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Returning players who have had both Covid vaccine jabs will enter a quarantine similar to that experienced by Olympic athletes in Tokyo this summer. Allowed to train and play matches from the day of their return, players will otherwise be confined to “bespoke quarantine facilities” for 10 days.

      1. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Such a descriptive word 'bespoke'. Joe and Josephine Soap must adhere to COVID protocols, some PL footballers and others have bespoke protocols, depends on money usually.

      2. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Isn't that why Fabinho and Allison went straight to Madrid to be ready for CL

        1. GreennRed
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          And a few shnakey pints 😉

    3. Osfezt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      All right then, lets hope Bielsa will inform us about the evolution of this case in the upcoming presser!

  14. JPSpurs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Antonio, ASM, Sarr to Vardy, Hwang, Mbeuno worth a wildcard?

    Have already done Ronaldo to Lukaku and waiting to see if Rudi recovers

    1. GE
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      No IMO

  15. GE
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Wildcard?

    (1FT, 0.1 itb)

    Sanchez
    TAA/Cancelo/Shaw
    Salah/Greenwood/Benrahma/Saka
    Ronaldo/Antonio/ASM

    Bench: Steele, White, Gilmour, Williams

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      How many changes would you want to make? I had a similar team except no TAA or Cancelo so I've gone for it.

    2. JPSpurs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Looks fairly solid - could go Ronaldo to Lukaku in the hope the big man improves. Then gives some cash back for next week.
      What is your biggest issue with the team?

    3. Bertonian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I would, time to ditch your the Manu, Arse players plus Benny, ASM & Sanchez & sort out your fodder

    4. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      shaw greenwood benrahma saka ronaldo gilmour williams maybe asm
      yep looks on the verge of a wc

  16. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    How can I remove people from my own league? Unable to do anything??

    1. pingissimus
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Click on options then administer when you go to leagues tab

    2. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      The old kick out the guy who is top tactic?

  17. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    take a shot with me, help me order this bench please:

    Mbeumo Sarr Livramento

    1. JPSpurs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Perfect as it is

    2. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Must have a very strong team

      1. DannyDrinkVodka
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        It's actually been a complete nightmare after WC GW7, would you put any of the bench into the starting line-up? Thank you for the advice:

        Ramsdale
        Cancelo Dias Alonso James
        Salah Raphinha ESR
        Lukaku Antonio Jimenez

        Mbeumo Sarr Livra Foster 1.6 ITB

        1. Osfezt
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Would strongly consider to bench ESR for Mbeumo in your case.

  18. waltzingmatildas
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    This is the best I can do with a WC with Son in. Don't love ESR or Broja but not sure who else to go for.
    Any suggestions on where to improve?

    Sanchez Foster
    TAA Cancelo Chilwell White Livra
    Salah Son Raph Mbuemo ESR
    Lukaku Antonio Broja

    1. JPSpurs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I have had Son since GW1 but really don’t understand the sudden love - yeah, he’s getting consistent points at the moment but so are a lot of cheap defenders.

      1. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Why do you have him?

      2. waltzingmatildas
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I feel like I need some consistency, when the rest of my team is not delivering

      3. Echoes
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Yeah, I've had Salah since GW1 as well and I don't understand the sudden love either - yes he's getting consistent points at the moment but so are a lot of other cheap defenders.

    2. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      If you go Smith Rowe to fodder how does the 3rd forward options look? Broja looked good, not nailed on yet but could be a good punt. Downgrading Lukaku and Chilwell to Rudiger/Christensen gives more scope too. If Lukaku starts firing take a hit or two to get him back in later, but selling frees up cash.

    3. sovietrockettes
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      That's a great team

    4. Bam Saka Laca
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I like the Broja pick. Great team!

  19. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Would you take a -4 and do the following?

    Cr7 > Lukaku
    Gray > Raph

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Probably just the first one

      1. Hryszko
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Ace, make the move now? Or wait until the midweek games?

      2. JPSpurs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Just the first - Gray seems fairly advanced up the pitch and getting a run of easier fixtures

    2. pingissimus
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Can't see losing Gray before Watford - arguably the best fixture in the league right now.

  20. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Shout out to user SPOOX777 who correctly predict result of last nights game.

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Good shout to predict that Mike Dean would have such an influence on the result

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Didn't watch the game so can't comment but considering MD was involved I take your word for it.

    2. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Shout to me also. As a Saka&Gallagher owner I knew it will be 2-2 without any of their involvment and both of them booked. Saka's injury was unexpected bonus I gladly took 😀

      Sorry for being little bit salty but Son's covid saga lost me about 30 pts on my WC, when it rains it pours I guess 🙂

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Oh man, that sucks.
        Fingers crossed your luck will change soon.

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  22. Banana Shaqiri - HMD, PUP
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Should I go Gray > Mbeumo or roll the tf?

  23. Stimps
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Is Hwang fairly nailed?

  24. The Red Devil
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    A or B?
    A- 3.9 def + sarr-> chilwell + mbuemo
    B- 3.9 def + marcal->James + livramento

  25. JollyGoodYellows
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Morning all.

    1FT and 0.0 itb.

    What transfers would you make here? I'll likely do Ronaldo > Lukaku as everyone else is doing but is it worth taking a hit to remove one of Alonso or Barnes?

    Sanchez Steele
    TAA Alonso Cancelo Livramento White
    Salah Raphinha Barnes Benrahma Gilmour
    Antonio Ronaldo Toney

    1. McSauce
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Ron -- Lukaku

      and you look like this, you then have a strong 1st sub with Livra to cover alonso, defo no hits needed

      Sanchez
      TAA Alonso Cancelo
      Salah Raphinha Barnes Benrahma
      Antonio Lukaku(c) Toney

      Steele Livramento White Gilmour

      1. JollyGoodYellows
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Cheers mate. Not sure on starting Barnes given his lack of form this season, and benching at the weekend.

  26. McSauce
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Ramsdale
    Duffy Rudiger Shaw
    Gallagher Salah(c) Gray Benrahma
    Antonio Ronaldo Lukaku

    Foster Sarr Coady Livra

    A) Ronnie + Shaw --> Toney + Chilwell (2FT)
    B) Ronnie + Shaw + Sarr --> Toney + Chilwell + KDB (-4)
    C) Ronnie + Shaw --> Vardy + Chilwell (2FT)
    D) Ronnie + Shaw + Coady + Ramsdale --> Toney + TAA + Dias + Mendy (-8)

    1. JollyGoodYellows
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Go with A and build towards D over the next couple of weeks.

  27. Random Name
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Leicester voting to temporarily ban sponsorship deals linked to team owners, yet they’re sponsored by King Power.

    This is a Newcastle United ban. Absolutely disgraceful

    1. Do I Not Like Orange
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Lol. Making it a bit harder for a backward petrostate to buy the league for theirsportswashing project is about the least disgraceful aspect of the whole sordid affair.

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      It does seem a concerted action but Man Citeh... Ahem abstained.

  28. dlrowssoB
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    I’m not sure when to use my wildcard. Currently ranked around 100k (well, one point off), team is rated as 80% template.

    I’m Man Utd-less at the minute which doesn’t feel too big a problem, starting to feel envious of some of these defenders being posted up, and I think Raphinha/Benrahma may need moving on soon?

    Sanchez (Steele)
    TAA - Rudiger - White - Duffy - Livramento
    Salah - Jota - Benrahma - Mbeumo - Raphinha
    Lukaku - Antonio - Jimenez

    1. JollyGoodYellows
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I'd say Jota is more of a priority to move on than Raph/Benrahma. Bilva could be a good replacement for him?

      1. dlrowssoB
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Thanks, will see if I can price him in. it’s bizarre but can see me going most of the season without city. There will be times that their players haul but it’s so spread out it’s almost a calculated risk.

    2. Wee Jinky
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Priority 1 Chilwell or James for Rudiger
      2. Jota for Foden
      3. Toney for Jiminez

    3. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Your defense is fine. TAA and Rudiger back and rotate the third pick on fixtures with decent cover.

      If you can, hold WC to get a boost over Christmas when injuries may hit others hard.

  29. The Senate
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    I find it much more painful trying to manage injury flags on the UCL fantasy:

    I’ve got De Ligt and ADavies both yellow-flagged and I have no clue how bad it is. Do I use my 2FTs to get rid? Will they play? Are they out until Christmas? Who knows

    1. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Sounds like you really need to find Ben Dinnery’s German and Italian counterparts (and possibly earn their respective languages). Think I’ll stick to FPL!

  30. Jinswick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Whatcha reckon here?

    A) Save FT
    B) Saka -> Mbeumbo
    C) Something else

    Ramsdale
    TAA, Chilwell, Cancelo, Dias
    Salah, Foden, Raphina, Saka
    Lukaku, Antonio

    Foster, Livramento, Brownhill, Davis
    Bank 0.0m, 1FT