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Budget FPL options for the festive period – and why I’m favouring Kane over Son

The festive fixture crunch is upon us and this part of the season will pass a lot faster than you know. Much ground can be made or lost in this 40-day period spanning 10 Gameweeks; that’s a lot of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) action.

First up, I just want to talk about a few factors to keep in mind during this period.

BUDGET OPTIONS TO ENABLE A BIG FPL SQUAD

A big squad is going to be very useful in this period. The clubs involved in European competition are pretty much playing twice a week right until the New Year. Even the teams not in Europe are going to have three rounds of midweek Premier League games until January. Keeping this in mind and to protect yourself from inevitable rotation, I think it is very important to have a big squad to pick from.

BUDGET DEFENDERS

This is very much possible given the flurry of good defenders available to pick from. The good attacking premium options from Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City have been spoken about and very well documented. But due to inevitable rotation, it might not be a bad idea to have one or two nailed budget options as insurance. Crystal Palace are fourth for ease of fixture difficulty on the Season Ticker until Gameweek 21 and only Manchester City have a better expected goals conceded (xGC) tally than the Eagles. The likes of Tyrick Mitchell (£4.5m) and Marc Guehi (£4.5m) will be great enablers in this period. While Mitchell has some assist threat, Guehi looks good for bonus points. Only six defenders have a higher Baseline BPS score than Guehi and both these Palace defenders look like solid ‘big squad’ enablers that will be very useful in the festive fixture crunch. The schedule below is very convincing:

We obviously have Tino Livramento (£4.5m) in that price bracket and for the more risk-friendly managers, our favorite Mr. Lively, Tariq Lamptey (£4.4m), is back in the fray after a good outing against Newcastle United. He supplied seven crosses in the draw with the Magpies, shooting twice inside the box and clocking eight penalty area touches.  Keeping the above factors in mind, I think having five playing defenders from this great pool of value options is going to be very helpful in the festive fixture period. It doesn’t just insure against rotation but also against taking hits if your team is suddenly having a lot of injury issues.

CHEAP MIDFIELDERS

Another pool of players enabling a bigger squad is the sheer number of options in the £5.5m to £6.5m midfield bracket. My current favorite in this price rung is Jarrod Bowen (£6.3m), who has a really good run of matches from Gameweek 16 onwards. Not that fixture difficulty seems to matter at the moment: West Ham have scored 3+ goals on four occasions already in 2021/22 and have failed to find the net in only one game, as shown by this chart from Andrew Gower below.

In the last six Gameweeks, only Mohamed Salah (£13.0m) has a higher expected goal involvement (xGI) figure than Bowen.

There are a bunch of midfielders in this bracket who can give you five playable options across the middle of the park. The likes of Conor Gallagher (£5.8m) who has a good run of fixtures until Gameweek 21, Emile Smith-Rowe (£5.8m), Raphinha (£6.6m), Maxwel Cornet (£6.0m), Bryan Mbeumo (£5.6m) and Leandro Trossard (£6.5m) are all good picks in this bracket – and that is without considering the Aston Villa midfielders, as Steven Gerrard seems to like his inside forwards.

An injury to Roberto Firmino (£8.8m) along with the upcoming unavailability of Salah and Sadio Mane (£11.9m) in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) also makes Diogo Jota (£7.5m) too much of a gift not to accept for this upcoming run of games. Jota clocked 0.49 expected goals (xG) per 90 minutes last season (only Gareth Bale and Salah had more) and is averaging the same xG/90 figure in the current campaign, as well. His expected minutes for the upcoming period look encouraging, although we admittedly don’t have clarity on the length of Firmino’s injury at the moment.

Having at least 12 playable outfielders looks like it will be very useful in the festive period and given the names I mentioned above, it’s very doable.

GAMEWEEK 12 TRANSFER PLANS

I am currently debating what to do with my own team and there is a big decision to be made. I am looking to sell Kai Havertz (£8.1m) and Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang (£10.1m) to fund at least one Spurs premium attacker in my team. If I get Son Heung-min (£10.3m), I will transfer in Callum Wilson (£7.3m) alongside him. If I go for Harry Kane (£12.2m), I will bring in one of the mid-priced midfielders mentioned above.

I quite liked Kane’s positioning in the Everton game, where I thought he was playing more as a number 9 under Antonio Conte than under his previous managers, and seemed to show a lot more intent than what we’ve seen so far in 2021/22. I know he only faced Albania but the quality of Kane’s finishes was encouraging on Friday, too. Given his propensity to haul against promoted teams, I do like the idea of chancing upon him. Simply put, he’s a world-class player and Conte is a world-class manager, so I want to put myself in a position to get lucky given the fixtures Spurs have.

What I said about Kane also applies to Son and arguably Wilson is a better asset compared to the midfielders, especially for the next four weeks. One thing playing on my mind, however, is squad structure and I do feel that there are outs I’m more comfortable with if I go with Kane. Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.4m) has a great run of fixtures from Gameweek 16 onwards and it looks like Romelu Lukaku (£11.5m) is going to be back in the conversation very soon. These outs, plus the wide variety of players in the mid-price midfield bracket, have me currently leaning towards Kane. I am also generally more comfortable captaining the Spurs forward and I like having that option should I want to go there in Gameweeks 14 and 15, when he plays Brentford and Norwich City at home. My mind could change before the deadline as it is a very close call but I thought it might be useful to let you know about my thought process.

Enjoy this little bit of a break because things are going to get very chaotic very soon. See you on the other side.


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651 Comments Post a Comment
  1. dshv
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Ramsdale (foster)
    Taa james livra cancelo (duffy)
    Salah foden gallagher (esr raphinha)
    Kane antonio hwang

    Am I ready for battle?? Should go into 10k..

    1. cheese XL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Gtg

    2. The Movement
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Awesome

    3. Kaptenen
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      0,1mil off of doing Vardy & Mbeumo to Wilson & Son. What do you think is the best way to shave off the 0,1? Perhaps downgrade Toney for a hit? (2FT)

      Ramsdale - Foster
      TAA - Cancelo - Chilwell - James - Livra
      Salah - Foden - Raphinha - Mbeumo - Bhill
      Vardy - Antonio - Toney

      1. cheese XL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Toney➡️ fodder and stick with 442 with Livra 1st sub

      2. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Sell Raphinha instead of Mbeumo & deal with Brentford next week?

      3. Mr Ozil
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I'd take the him

      4. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Just get a cheaper forward, like Hwang, Armstrong etc

      5. Kaptenen
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Cheers!

    4. iL PiStOlErO
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      This is the team, still have WC. Also have 2ft so should I use WC now or hold?

      Sanchez Steele
      TAA Rudi Cancelo White Livra
      Salah Grealish Raph Saka Bisso
      Vardy Antonio Toney

      0.1 itb, 2 ft

      1. cheese XL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Could easily change 6/7 so I would wc

      2. Cojones of Destiny
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        i would

      3. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Use now

      4. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 3 days ago

        I wouldn’t wouldn't WC.

        Maybe do Vardy, Grealish > Son, Wilson.
        Maybe a -4 Vardy, Saka, Grealish > Son, Jota, Wilson (or cheap forward if you’re short)

        Heck just do Grealish > Jota. You’re team is pretty strong. Hardly enough problems for WC. BUT if you see a good chance to attack maybe. I wouldn’t though.

        1. The Movement
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Wouldn’t use wild

            Get rid of a Grealish and Saka

      5. cheese XL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Thoughts please.

        Ramsdale
        TAA James Cancelo Chilwell (Livra)
        Salah Foden Raphinha (ESR Brownhill)
        Vardy Antonio Toney

        2ft,1.4itb

        A) Vardy, ESR ➡️ Wilson, Son
        B) Vardy, Toney ➡️ Kane, Hwang
        C) Vardy, Toney & Brownhill ➡️ Wilson, 4.4fwd & Son (-4)
        D) Vardy, Toney & ESR ➡️ Kane, 4.4fwd, Jota (-4)

        Thanks in advance.

        1. The Mentaculus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 4 days ago

          C since I'm in the Son camp & don't really like selling ESR

        2. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          B

        3. Cojones of Destiny
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          A

        4. Tcheco
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          B

        5. RogDog_jimmy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Would just do Vardy + Brownhill > Son + cheap forward.
          No way would I sell ESR.
          Or B. Depends if you want Son or Kane.

          1. The Movement
              2 months, 3 days ago

              A

          2. AD2110
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            I’d do C but just Vardy + Brownhill this week, then Wilson for free next?

        6. Mr Ozil
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Need some help in the below team please

          With 2FTs and 0.9 itb, what to do with the below team?

          Sa'
          TAA Cancelo Livra* Chilwell
          Salah Raphinha Mount Mbeumo
          Ronaldo Antonio

          subs: Steer King Sissoko White

          Was thinking Ronaldo + Mount > Kane + Foden for free or Ronaldo + Mount > Wilson + Son for free.

          Both options look good, but losing Ronaldo ahead of Watford's game is not an easy decision

          1. cheese XL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Keep Ronaldo this week

          2. Cojones of Destiny
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            i’d find some other way to get to spuds and keep CR

          3. The Units
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Would not get rid of CR7 this week.

        7. Cojones of Destiny
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          would you sell Vardy to facilitate gettin TAA? Y/N surely TAA will outscore him in next 4/5 gws

          1. cheese XL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Yes

          2. Weak Become Heros
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Yep

            1. The Movement
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Yes

          3. Cornholi0
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Need some advice (Got 1FT):

            A) Havertz to Son
            B) Havertz and Antonio to Jota and Kane for -4

            Will propably captain Kane if i do B, if I do Havertz to Son I will proably captain Salah.

            What do you think?

            1. The Units
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              A

            2. Weak Become Heros
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              A

              1. The Movement
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  A

              2. AD2110
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                A

            3. yoges
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Hi All,

              Looking some help! My current team with 0ft and 1.8m itb:

              Ramsdale (Foster)
              Cancelo James Chilwell Livra (Pinnock)
              Gallagher Raphina Foden Salah (Douglas-Luiz)
              Antonio Kane (Jimenez)

              Really want to bring TAA in. Would ideally keep Chilwell but TAA ownership in my mini-league is high and could hurt if TAA outscores Chilwell in the next 3 weeks. Which option do you think is best:

              1) Chilwell -> TAA (have exact money) for a -4 and bring Chilwell back in 3 GWs or so if no other fire to put out. Could also mean I could bring in a spurs defender for Pinnock if they start firing
              2) Save and do Pinnock -> TAA and Jimenez -> sub 6.3m forward in 3 weeks.
              3) A different option?

              Thanks!

              1. The Units
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                2 for a hit next week.

                1. yoges
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  Thanks! My thinking behind holding Jimi for 3 weeks is so he can hopefully deliver returns against Norwich and Burnley.

              2. McGazza
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 3 days ago

                2 for a hit next week bringing in Hwang for Norwich

              3. Weak Become Heros
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                2

              4. yoges
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Thanks all!

            4. Tcheco
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Cornet or Ghallagher?

              1. The Units
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Gallagher

            5. TKC07
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              2FTs.

              A) Auba & Antonio to Kane & Armstrong
              B) Auba & Gray to Wilson & Jota
              C) None.

              1. The Movement
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  B

                  1. TKC07
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 3 days ago

                    Thanks!

              2. The-Red-1
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Anyone considering the spurs double up?

                Kane and Bilva in for Wilson and Foden would allow me to do this.

                Would you do it? Or hold until Wilson gets injured?

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

                  Bilva plays for City.

                  1. The-Red-1
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 3 days ago

                    Yeah, I meant I already have son

                2. FourLokoLeipzig
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  I like the idea of going early on the double up, but not those transfers. You’d be losing two players I’m worried about not owning over the next few

                3. Sgt Frank Drebin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  Nah, wouldn't do it. Foden is much better than Bilva and Kane isn't that much better than Wilson, with Foden & Wilson being much cheaper too.

                4. Ooh Ah Cantona
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  Bilva has been getting goals and 90 mins, but I'm worried
                  about Pep roulette over Christmas

              3. DavvaMC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Morning

                Stuck on Son or Kane, what do you think of the below options?

                1.
                Bowen | Jota | Salah | Foden

                Kane | Antonio

                2.
                Son | Jota | Salah | Foden | Gallagher

                Jimenez | Antonio

                Thanks

                1. The Units
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  1 imo is 4atb?

                  1. iL PiStOlErO
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 3 days ago

                    Excellent team in bot sceanrios, you have great TV then.

                2. cheese XL
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  A

                3. iL PiStOlErO
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  That is some serious fire power right there…would love to know what does your defence looks like in both scenarios?

                  1. DavvaMC
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 3 days ago

                    Defence is

                    Cancelo | TAA | Chilwell White | Liv

                    1. iL PiStOlErO
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 3 days ago

                      Excellent team in both scenarios, you have a great TV then….

                4. DavvaMC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  1st Option would require a -4

                5. KieranKA
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  2

                  1. The Movement
                      2 months, 3 days ago

                      2 - Wilson over Jiminez

                  2. AD2110
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 3 days ago

                    2

                6. TeddiPonza
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  Better combo?

                  A. Kane Gallagher
                  B. Antonio Son

                  Thanks

                  1. Weak Become Heros
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 3 days ago

                    B

                  2. The Movement
                      2 months, 3 days ago

                      B

                  3. HenryPham13
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 3 days ago

                    A) son, kane, duffy
                    B) raphinha, kane, trent

                    1. Ephurion
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 3 days ago

                      I like the second option.
                      Gives more flexibility going forward. Also, I think TAA can match Sons output

                      1. The Movement
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          B

                      2. Weak Become Heros
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        B

                    2. iL PiStOlErO
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 3 days ago

                      Is this any good for WC? Trying to fit CR, Son along with that defence…Cancelo and Antonio were the biggest sacrifices…

                      Guaita 3.9
                      TAA Walker James Regulion Livra
                      Salah Son Raph Gallagher Bisso
                      CR7 Edouard 4.4

                      1. DavvaMC
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        I wouldn't lose either of those players. Antonio has good fixtures after GW15 and you probably have value in Antonio already?

                        1. iL PiStOlErO
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          I know and I agree but since I am already doing wc I want to go with spurs and utd and Son and CR seem like best choices…want to keep Antonio and Cancelo but dont know for who. Have very poor TV and that is the problem here

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

                        I'd go Kane over Son and use the xtra cash to keep Cancelo and Antonio. 3.9 and 4.4 could possibly be upgraded to safer options too. Kane to CR7 is a problem you can solve in GW16. Somebody is bound to volunteer for a downgrade with an injury or something by then

                      3. The Mentaculus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        Don't really like Walker pick. Find the £ for Cancelo. Maybe downgrade Reguilon & Raphinha?

                    3. Subzero (-4)
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 3 days ago

                      Been in members area looking at stats but any West Ham fans or anyone watched westham recently seen how benny has looked from an fpl perspective. Obviously he is a good player but I haven’t seen him recently and wondering if it’s time to move him on? His stats are looking ok for his price point but could benefit with an eye test point of view of anyone has any opinions?

                      Thanks folks 🙂

                      1. Fabreghastly
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        I moved him on some time back, ahead of their downshift in fixtures, and haven't regretted it. Mainly, I guess, because he Bowen and Fornals are competing for the same points. He hasn't been playing any worse, maybe getting more closely marked

                        If you have Antonio, two WH seems one too many at the moment, even though they are playing really well. So safe to drop one of them. If I had Benny on his own I'd probably keep this week and dump him next

                        1. Subzero (-4)
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          Appreciate the insight mate. Thank you for your response. Yeah I have double up with Antonio so will likely move benny on 🙂

                      2. Hazz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        I would sell Benrahma. Almost all of his goal attempts are coming from outside the box.

                        I had him GW1-3 which worked out well for me but even that trend was noticeable early-on, hence gambled with the sell.

                        I'd advise you to do a Player Comparison on the Members Area with his teammates: Bowen & Fornals.

                        Those two are far more involved over the Last 6 GWs for example. The majority of both of theirs shots are taking place inside the box as opposed to outside like Benrahma.

                        They're creating chances of sorts but the xA for Bowen & Fornals is also higher than Benrahma's. Those two are also on corners.

                        Obviously you don't have to replace him with a West Ham player, but of the ones there are he'd be at least my 4th pick.

                        1. Hazz
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          I'd just like to add that for his last two returns: Goal vs. MUN in GW5 & Assist vs. AVL in GW10...

                          The goal was from a shot outside the box which took a deflection. (Honestly reckon it was going wide or hitting the post without the deflection... but I digress!)

                          The assist was a simple pass, which could barely be construed as a chance created, to a teammate comfortably outside of the box who piledrived it into the back of the net.

                          Maybe he's been a bit unfortunate to only have two returns in the last 9 (!!) gameweeks, but he's also been lucky to get just these... With a West Ham as attacking as they are & Benrahma not being involved as the points, you really want the other players.

                          1. Subzero (-4)
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 3 days ago

                            That’s really helpful and very insightful. Thank you and this has helped me a lot in moving him on.

                            Thanks mate 🙂

                      3. Weak Become Heros
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        WH fan here, watch all games including EL.

                        Simply, Bowen is the danger man now. I’m looking to get him in the next few weeks.

                        1. Subzero (-4)
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          Nice to have a hammers fan insight. Bowen sounds like he is the one to get like

                      4. Sgt Frank Drebin
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        He's a decent option, but better alternatives for that price in Mbeumo, Gallagher & Bowen

                        1. Hazz
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          I don't even think he's a decent option of late. Two (lucky) returns in the last 9 GWs.

                          He's still feasting off the GW1-2 hype.

                          1. Sgt Frank Drebin
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 3 days ago

                            Yes, recently he hasn't be that great, but still, 0.4 xGI per 90 minutes in the last 365 days isn't that bad for 6m ish midfielder. I wouldn't be getting him right now but still regard him as an quite okish option. That's what I was expecting from him before the season started, but thought his minutes will be limited.

                      5. fusen
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        1 goal in nine and it was a massive deflection.

                        I haven't owned him so missed out on the huge points at the start of the season but as a non-owner I'm very happy that lots of FPL players still have him. As he doesn't look very threatening in games at all.

                      6. Ooh Ah Cantona
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        Benny's upturns and downturns in form seem to correlate directly with Antonio's, whereas Fornals and Bowen seem to be independent.

                        1. Ooh Ah Cantona
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          Aside from Noble, is Rice the penalty taker?

                    4. Gabbiadini
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 3 days ago

                      Anyone else tried to squeeze all of,
                      TAA, Cancelo, R James, Salah, Son, Foden, Jota & Ronaldo into a team?

                      Looking at it post gw15 and it looks quite plausible.

                      1. Fitzy.
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        You'd be forced to play some cheap enablers in your starting side every week I reckon.

                        1. Gabbiadini
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          x2 of Livramento, sub 4.4 defender & Broja/Dennis (Watford's fixtures after gw15 are appealing).

                      2. Ze_Austin
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        Wouldn't take Jota over Chilwell, tbh. And I think Son's and Ronaldo's fixtures dovetail after this GW

                        This is my GW16+ plan:

                        Guaita
                        TAA Cancelo Chilwell James
                        Salah Foden 6.0
                        CR7 Antonio Jesus/DCL

                        Foster • Johnson Brownhill Bissouma

                        1. Gabbiadini
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          Largely depends on what your side's makeup already is though.
                          I don't have any Spurs currently but am looking at Son, are you going with none?

                          1. Ze_Austin
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 3 days ago

                            I have Son. Selling him for CR7 in GW16

                            1. Gabbiadini
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 3 days ago

                              oh right, yes apologies. that's a tough sell imo.

                              1. Ze_Austin
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 3 days ago

                                Son's coming back for Salah in GW20

                                I'm fine with losing Son for a fixture list of Brighton, Leicester, Liverpool, Palace

                                1. Gabbiadini
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 3 days ago

                                  Yes, I can see your reasoning but hence my initial post of looking at a way of including all.

                                  1. Ze_Austin
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    2 months, 3 days ago

                                    Understood. Shared my plan for a comparison 🙂

                                    Factor in Salah's exit in GW20, and losing Kane/Son for the for the 4 GWs does become easier, especially with CR7 coming in to stay for a long while

                                    1. Gabbiadini
                                      • 4 Years
                                      2 months, 3 days ago

                                      yeh.

                    5. Ze_Austin
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 3 days ago

                      https://www.bbc.com/sport/africa/59261326

                      Mané has returned to Liverpool after a scan on his rib injury

                      1. NateDog
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        Guess it wasn't as innocuous as first thought then

                      2. Hazz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        Origi & Ox rotating for that false 9 position 😆

                      3. Weak Become Heros
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        Oh dear.

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

                      Which combo scores more over the next 5-6 GWs?

                      A: Son Foden Jota
                      B: Son Foden TAA

                      1. Weak Become Heros
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        You could have just said TAA or Jota.

                        Jota.

                        1. Gabbiadini
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          yes aha.
                          taa for me

                      2. Hazz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        TAA

                        Him and Jota are practically the same price. Trent is a bonus magnet, creates so many chances. Gets CS points (there could be a few in the next few and beyond) & he's also outscored Jota this season so far. Helps that he's nailed.

                        Also tends to double-digit more frequently... Half the time Jota scores a header the assist comes from Trent anyway 😆

                    7. FPL Virgin
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 3 days ago

                      Reguilon had more than double the expected goal Involvement in Conte's first league game against Everton (he was top for the match) and his average position was more advanced than Son and Kane. Conte has specifically asked Reguilon to score and assist more.

                      He costs £5m to Kane's £12.2m. Are we all looking at the wrong spurs Player?

                      1. Stupendous
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        No

                      2. Fitzy.
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        We? You would bagging people for looking at Kane yesterday...

                        1. Fitzy.
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          *were

                      3. Sgt Frank Drebin
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        Think you should rather compare defenders to other defenders and forwards to forwards. But anyway, he could be perfectly viable option if they play in the same manner as Conte's Chelsea. Personally I would wait a bit maybe, because we have many alternatives and there's no need to experiment but, but he looked interesting and Spurs looked to focus on the defence first so far.

                      4. GreennRed
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        He neither assisted nor scored. Get Son

                    8. Stupendous
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 3 days ago

                      Vardy to Kane for a hit,?

                      Means downgrading Toney to one of Broja, Dennis or Vydra and playing 4 4 2 most weeks!

                      1. Stupendous
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        Kane has Leeds, Brentford AND Norwich in the next 4

                        Bang or bust!!!

                        1. Hazz
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          Leeds haven't even been that bad defensively lately. Brentford been a bit ehh the next few, but I'd don't think they'll make it easy either. IB come at a good time for them.

                      2. Gabbiadini
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        Not for a hit, no.

                    9. Smokey_Lowkey
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 3 days ago

                      Raph - > Jota this week worth a - 4? Or wait until next week for free?

                      Already planning Vardy - > Kane this week for free...

                      1. GreennRed
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        Keep Raphinha

                      2. DycheDycheBaby
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        Keep Raph.

                      3. Gabbiadini
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        oh definitely keep. I don't think I'd be trading Raphinha either.

                    10. sirmorbach
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 3 days ago

                      Friends, a little help here please:

                      Ramsdale, Foster
                      TAA, Cancelo, Chilwell, Dias, Livramento
                      Salah, Foden, Raphinha, Mbeumo, Luiz
                      Vardy, Antonio, Toney

                      Plan is to use my 2 free transfers and do Vardy-Wilson/Jimi, Mbeumo-Gallagher/ESR/Jota. Three questions:

                      1. Good transfers?
                      2. Who to pick among them?
                      2. Do it now or wait until closer to deadline?

                    11. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 3 days ago

                      All set for GW12? Sanchez situation obviously isn't ideal...

                      Sanchez

                      TAA, James, Chilwell, Dier

                      Salah, Foden, Mbeuno

                      Kane, Jimenez, Wood

                      Subs: McGovern, Sarr, Christensen, Mendy (lei)

                    12. GreennRed
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 3 days ago

                      Wouldn't sell Vardy before Toney. Mbeumo to ESR close to deadline.

                      1. GreennRed
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        Reply fail for Sirmorbach.

                    13. RamaJama
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 3 days ago

                      A) Havertz to Son
                      B) Vardy to Kane
                      C) Rudiger to Cancelo

                      1. demob
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        A

                      2. DycheDycheBaby
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        A

                    14. demob
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 3 days ago

                      Hope everyone is coping with the interlull.

                      With Ogbonna out, who do we think comes in for him, Dawson? Diop?

                      1. Ze_Austin
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        Dawson, almost certainly

                        Diop feels like Noble in this new West Ham

                      2. Gabbiadini
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        Dawson but I'd expect this position to have some rotation as the fixture congestion begins.

                        1. demob
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          Thanks for the Ham advice fellers

                    15. PLerix
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 3 days ago

                      Auba and Havertz out:
                      A) Wilson and Son
                      B) Kane and Gallagher

                      1. RamaJama
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        B

                    16. DAZZ
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 3 days ago

                      Kane will pop off over the next 4, perfect 4 fixtures. Baffled by those ignoring, bookmark this and come back to me in 4 gameweeks.

                      1. The Mentaculus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        All hail the new Nostradamus!

                      2. Kun Tozser
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        How many goals are you expecting in the next 4?

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

                          6+ and a couple assists.

                          1. demob
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 3 days ago

                            I'm from the future, 5th Dec 2021. We have flying cars. Dazz you jerk he scored 1 goal and got two yellows. They put him down after Norwich. Its for the best

                    17. NoodlePolice
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 3 days ago

                      Ramsdale Foster
                      Cancelo James Chilwell TAA Livra
                      Salah Foden Brownhil Raph Mbeumo
                      Antonio Hwang Kane

                      2FT and 0.1 itb

                      Any ideas on what to do this week?