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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. Ninjaa
    • 10 Years
    16 days, 6 hours ago

    1ft 2.2m itb

    Sanchez Foster
    TAA Rudiger Coufal Livramento Ayling
    Salah Foden ESR Mbeumo Gilmour Ronaldo Antonio Hwang

    Still got 1st wildcard. Time to use it????

    1. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      16 days, 6 hours ago

      Might as well use it. Coufal, Ayling, mbeuno, Gilmour all need moving on, plus redistributing the Ronaldo money across your team

  2. b91jh
    • 4 Years
    16 days, 6 hours ago

    Current team: 1ft, 2.6itb

    Guaita
    TAA Cancelo Chilwell Livra
    Salah HAVERTZ Mbeumo
    VARDY Antonio Toney

    Foster Raph DUFFY Luiz

    Exact cash for Duffy, Havertz, Vardy to James, Jota, Kane (-8). Do it or too sideways/aggressive?

    1. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      16 days, 6 hours ago

      Too aggressive. Just do Vardy > Kane imo

    2. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      16 days, 6 hours ago

      Just Havertz Vardy > Jota Kane -4. You own Chilwell, wouldnt be surprised to see Chelsea concede

    3. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      16 days, 6 hours ago

      Duffy, Havertz to James and Jota for -4 is fine. Not sure about Vardy to Kane for -4pts plus getting James would mean benching one of those defenders.

      Just Havertz to Jota should be enough.

      1. b91jh
        • 4 Years
        16 days, 5 hours ago

        Cheers. What's your opinion on Son vs Jota as Havertz replacement? Could get either one for free.

        1. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          16 days, 5 hours ago

          I'd take Foden vs Everton over both, on current form + stats of the three attackers and their opposing defences

        2. The Movement
            16 days, 5 hours ago

            Son 100% spurs have easiest next 5 fixtures

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

        Your team is fine. It doesn't need hit surgery

        Roll FT or Havertz to Foden if Lukaku or Werner is fit

        You can bench Vardy for Raph and thus keep Vardy for his good run, or reassess next GW with 2 FTs. Duffy can easily be in your XI vs Villa too

    4. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      16 days, 6 hours ago

      Morning all. The current squad is below.

      Ramsdale Foster
      TAA James Chilwell Cancelo
      Salah(C) Foden Raphinha ESR Son
      Antonio Hwang Scarlett

      I’m thinking about doing Scarlett > Armstrong next week

      Having a full playing squad over the festive period could come in handy. Thoughts?

      1. Make United Great Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        16 days, 5 hours ago

        Go for it mate

        1. Make United Great Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          16 days, 5 hours ago

          Cheers. Will do

      2. The Movement
          16 days, 5 hours ago

          How much is in the bank currently?

          1. Make United Great Again
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            16 days, 5 hours ago

            1.9

            1. The Movement
                16 days, 5 hours ago

                What other defender you got

          2. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            16 days, 5 hours ago

            Pretty close to my team, but I do have also Livramento. I plan to get Jota and be happy with starting XIV. I believe having Jota will outscore the last bench player who might get 2 pts once.

          3. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            16 days, 5 hours ago

            I would instead keep money in the bank to upgrade Hwang or Raphinha both have tough fixtures soon.

        • unitednations
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          16 days, 5 hours ago

          Morning dzz, which combo would you fancy for next few

          A: Mbeumo + Wilson + Kane
          B: Mbeumo + Jota + Kane
          C: Son + Wilson + Jimmy
          D: Son + Wilson + Jota (-4)

          1. The Movement
              16 days, 5 hours ago

              D but why the -4?

              1. unitednations
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                16 days, 5 hours ago

                Requires one extra move to get there

          2. The Son-dance Kid
            • 3 Years
            16 days, 5 hours ago

            Anyone know why price falls outnumber price rises generally at a 3:1 ratio? Is the algorithm different between the two?

            1. Holmes
              • 8 Years
              16 days, 5 hours ago

              Maybe because a Soucek owner could either go for Mbeumo or Jota or Foden or Son but they are all getting rid of Soucek.

              1. The Son-dance Kid
                • 3 Years
                16 days, 3 hours ago

                That would make sense if you look at GW 1 in isolation. But the next week you have 4 owners of 4 separate midfielders all transferring in the next bandwagon.
                Should even itself over a season but it doesn't

              2. Ooh Ah Cantona
                • 1 Year
                16 days, 2 hours ago

                Poor ol' Soucek 🙁

          3. Hazardous1983
            • 11 Years
            16 days, 5 hours ago

            Vardy sarr havertz to Jota gallacher kane

            For -8.... have exact funds should i do early.moves

            1. FantasyClub
                16 days, 5 hours ago

                I’d go Son Gallagher Wilson

              • The Movement
                  16 days, 5 hours ago

                  If you are dead set on having them for the long haul then maybe if it is exact funds, or keep an eye on who is likely to go up in price to make sure you get that player in at the very least. Taking a hit for no reason, personally I wouldn’t.

              • The Movement
                  16 days, 5 hours ago

                  Hello Guys,

                  Moving forward which one would you choose?

                  A) Sanchez (Foster)
                  TAA Chilwell James Cancelo (Livra)
                  Salah Raphinia Son Jota (Gallagher)
                  Antonio Wilson (Davis)

                  B) Sanchez (Foster)
                  TAA Chilwell James Cancelo (Livra)
                  Salah Raphinia Jota (Allan Brownhill)
                  Kane Antonio Wilson

                  Thanks

                  1. FantasyClub
                      16 days, 5 hours ago

                      A easily

                    • Boberella
                      • 5 Years
                      16 days, 5 hours ago

                      A by loads

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

                    I wonder if Raphinha practises those cross-shots. His free kicks must be so scary for goalkeepers. Indirect + Direct in one hit. If you position yourself to block a tap-in, the ball still rolls in. If you dive to block it from rolling in, someone might tap it in. Either way, the keeper looks silly

                    Wicked stuff

                    1. Baps hunter
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      16 days, 5 hours ago

                      Footballers do train their shots when they practice 😉

                    2. Steve The Spud
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      16 days, 5 hours ago

                      I think the best thing is to just make sure you can stop the line of the ball, if someone gets a toe on it then so be it but seems like more often than not they just get through, either way they are horrible for a keeper

                  3. Steve The Spud
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    16 days, 5 hours ago

                    Am I right in saying that last international is tonight and it’s just a kick about against San Marino? Looks like Brazil etc only have the 1 game left as well so shouldn’t really be any concerns over players fatigue before the weekend?

                    1. Steve The Spud
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      16 days, 5 hours ago

                      As apposed to the 3 game breaks

                    2. Ze_Austin
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      16 days, 4 hours ago

                      Yup. There's a recent Scout article listing the fixtures too. Mostly (or all?) two games per team

                    3. tankle
                      • 3 Years
                      16 days, 3 hours ago

                      No, more WC qualifiers tomorrow, including France, Netherlands, etc

                      1. Steve The Spud
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        16 days, 3 hours ago

                        Still 3 days full rest before weekend games, as apposed to the last ib’s where players were coming back Thursday/Friday and playing the Saturday, much more of a headache

                    4. internal error
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      16 days, 3 hours ago

                      Mexico play on Wednesday which has a direct impact on Jimmy and indirect impact on Hwang. Hopefully Jimmy is good to go on the weekend

                  4. Steve The Spud
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    16 days, 5 hours ago

                    Play sarr or livramento?

                    Why do I still have sarr

                    1. The Movement
                        16 days, 5 hours ago

                        I’m not sure if this is a real question? Answer Livra easy

                        1. Steve The Spud
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          16 days, 5 hours ago

                          The first is a real question the 2nd is rhetorical

                          1. Baps hunter
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            16 days, 4 hours ago

                            Should be vice versa tbh. Playing Livra vs Nor is rhetorical. Why haven't you taken -4 to ditch Sarr is the real question.

                            1. Steve The Spud
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              16 days, 4 hours ago

                              Mainly because I’ve been able to bench him every week for someone with a good fixture like livra

                      • gellinmagellan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        16 days, 4 hours ago

                        I still have Benrhama..

                      • BERGKOP
                        • 10 Years
                        16 days, 4 hours ago

                        Livra

                    2. FCSB
                      • 5 Years
                      16 days, 5 hours ago

                      Ramsdale
                      TAA Cancelo James Chilwell
                      Salah Foden Raphinha Mbeumo
                      Jimenez Antonio

                      Foster Vardy Livramento Brownhill

                      2 FT, 0.0 itb

                      1. Vardy + Brownhill >> Son + FWD fodder [4.8 budget] (Davis)
                      2. Brownhill Vardy >> Jota Wilson

                      Thanks

                      1. The Movement
                          16 days, 5 hours ago

                          That’s hard, I would want all 3 without taking a hot so maybe wait for one, Wilson over Jimmy in the long run as Wolves got some hard fixtures coming up

                        • Jafalad
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          16 days, 5 hours ago

                          You need TOT assets so has to be option 1. You are playing 442 anyway which is no bad thing.

                      2. The Movement
                          16 days, 5 hours ago

                          KDB or Son? (this week only)

                          1. Jafalad
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            16 days, 5 hours ago

                            Son.

                          2. Holmes
                            • 8 Years
                            16 days, 5 hours ago

                            Son

                          3. HuttonDressedasLahm
                            • 12 Years
                            16 days, 5 hours ago

                            Son

                          4. RamaJama
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            16 days, 4 hours ago

                            Son

                        • The Movement
                            16 days, 5 hours ago

                            Put 1 on the bench for this week?

                            Livramento
                            Mbuemo
                            Raphinia
                            Hwang

                            1. The Knights Template
                              • 8 Years
                              16 days, 4 hours ago

                              Liv

                            2. BERGKOP
                              • 10 Years
                              16 days, 4 hours ago

                              Mbuemo

                          • Ze_Austin
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            16 days, 5 hours ago

                            https://youtu.be/78WCM_rVCCY

                            TIfo Football's attempt at figuring out Man U's defensive woes. 7 minutes long

                          • Pancake
                            • 7 Years
                            16 days, 5 hours ago

                            So far:

                            Lloris
                            James, chillwell, Livera, Duffy manqinio
                            Salah, jota, Gallagher, havertz, gray
                            Ronaldo, Jimenez, Broja

                            1FT & 2.1m ITB

                            A) Kane > Ronnie
                            B) Manquinio > Reguilon
                            C) Manquinio/Havertz > Emerson/Son
                            D)Ronnie/Havertz > Kane/Son

                            1. HuttonDressedasLahm
                              • 12 Years
                              16 days, 4 hours ago

                              Broja to Wilson

                            2. The Movement
                                16 days, 4 hours ago

                                D

                                1. The Movement
                                    16 days, 4 hours ago

                                    Maybe roll the FT so you don’t have to take a hit this week

                                2. Baps hunter
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  16 days, 4 hours ago

                                  Havertz to Son or save

                                3. Pancake
                                  • 7 Years
                                  16 days, 4 hours ago

                                  Thanks, Ronnie’s Watford fixture looks juicy but if Kane hauls it’s a problem

                              • gellinmagellan
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                16 days, 4 hours ago

                                Cornet or Gallagher?

                                1. The Movement
                                    16 days, 4 hours ago

                                    Either Or, whatever your gut says, Burnley have a great run over the next 5 but Gallagher is in great form

                                    1. gellinmagellan
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      16 days, 4 hours ago

                                      The fixtures have me so tempted and he also always looks great but like Knight said below, uninteresting team...

                                  • The Knights Template
                                    • 8 Years
                                    16 days, 4 hours ago

                                    Gallagher. Cornet an interesting player in an uninteresting team.

                                    1. gellinmagellan
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      16 days, 4 hours ago

                                      Fair point!

                                  • RamaJama
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 9 Years
                                    16 days, 4 hours ago

                                    Gallagher

                                  • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                    • 11 Years
                                    16 days, 4 hours ago

                                    Gallagher as long as you can put up with his next run of 2-4-2-2-2 when it comes (which could be any time) without selling before he scores double figures away to Man City etc

                                    If Mbuemo or Toney did that they'd be slaughtered on here

                                2. HuttonDressedasLahm
                                  • 12 Years
                                  16 days, 4 hours ago

                                  2 FTs sometimes seems like too much choice!
                                  What to do here?
                                  I want Rudiger to James but it seems like a want not need
                                  Need a Spurs attacker
                                  Tempted by Wilson too

                                  Ramsdale
                                  TAA Cancelo Rudiger
                                  Havertz Salah Gallagher Foden
                                  Antonio Armstrong Toney

                                  Foster Raphinha Livra Semedo

                                  1. Havertz to Son and save 1
                                  2. Havertz and Antonio to Son and Wilson
                                  3. Antonio and Havertz to Kane and ESR (Play Raphinha)
                                  4. Something else

                                  1. The Knights Template
                                    • 8 Years
                                    16 days, 4 hours ago

                                    A

                                  2. The Movement
                                      16 days, 4 hours ago

                                      1

                                    • RamaJama
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 9 Years
                                      16 days, 4 hours ago

                                      1

                                      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
                                        • 12 Years
                                        16 days, 3 hours ago

                                        Thanks all

                                  3. The Movement
                                      16 days, 4 hours ago

                                      Put 1 on the bench for this week

                                      Livramento
                                      Mbuemo
                                      Raphinia
                                      Hwang

                                      1. RamaJama
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 9 Years
                                        16 days, 4 hours ago

                                        Hwang

                                      2. The Knights Template
                                        • 8 Years
                                        16 days, 4 hours ago

                                        Still Liv. I’m not changing mine mind no matter what!

                                      3. King Drogba11
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 1 Year
                                        16 days, 4 hours ago

                                        Livramento

                                    • RamaJama
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 9 Years
                                      16 days, 4 hours ago

                                      Who would you get?

                                      A) Havertz to Son
                                      B) Vardy to Kane
                                      C) Vardy/Rudiger to Kane/Cancelo for -4

                                      2.3 in the bank
                                      1 FT

                                      Steer
                                      Rudiger* James TAA
                                      Salah Raphinha Havertz* Foden
                                      Vardy* Broja Jimenez

                                      Sanchez; Livramento, White, Sissoko

                                      1. The Movement
                                          16 days, 4 hours ago

                                          A or B

                                        • The Knights Template
                                          • 8 Years
                                          16 days, 4 hours ago

                                          A

                                        • LC1
                                          • 6 Years
                                          16 days, 4 hours ago

                                          I'd go with Havertz to Son as Vardy has a phenomenal run after the Chelsea game..

                                          If he is still not bagging then it shouldn't be *that* difficult to bring in Kane for Vardy.

                                      2. Ze_Austin
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 3 Years
                                        16 days, 4 hours ago

                                        https://twitter.com/NorwichCityFC/status/1460155645324374019?s=20

                                        Dean Smith has been confirmed as the new Norwich head coach. Shakespeare joins him as his assistant

                                        1. FCSB
                                          • 5 Years
                                          16 days, 4 hours ago

                                          They should stay up now

                                      3. Rubberducky
                                          16 days, 4 hours ago

                                          Is Mane injured? Do we reckon that Origi will play instead?

                                          1. Rubberducky
                                              16 days, 4 hours ago

                                              Also do you think Origi will play when Liverpools top three have to go to Africa?

                                            • FantasyClub
                                                16 days, 4 hours ago

                                                I’ve been trying to start a discussion on that for the past 2 or 3 days. I think there’s a good chance he’ll start to get minutes. Especially if Jota keeps wasting opportunities

                                              • RedRo
                                                  16 days, 4 hours ago

                                                  Maybe but it’s not a given. Klopp was playing The Ox as a false 9 in pre-season and he’s fit again now.

                                              • tim
                                                • 12 Years
                                                16 days, 4 hours ago

                                                2FT

                                                Vardy to Wilson
                                                Havertz to Son

                                                Next week Mbeumo to Jota

                                                Ramsdale Foster
                                                Chilwell Cancelo Taa Dias Livra
                                                Foden Salah Brownhill Mbeumo Havertz
                                                Armstrong Toney Vardy

                                                Yay or Nay?

                                                1. King Drogba11
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 1 Year
                                                  16 days, 4 hours ago

                                                  Can you afford Jota and Kane instead ?

                                                  1. tim
                                                    • 12 Years
                                                    16 days, 3 hours ago

                                                    Can do!

                                              • King Drogba11
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 1 Year
                                                16 days, 4 hours ago

                                                What’s the best way to find 0.1m to fund Mount to Jota ?

                                                Sanchez
                                                TAA Chilwell James
                                                Salah Foden Mbuemo Raph JOTA
                                                Kane Antonio

                                                Steele White Livra Scarlett

                                                1. FCSB
                                                  • 5 Years
                                                  16 days, 4 hours ago

                                                  Scarlett to Davis

                                                  1. King Drogba11
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 1 Year
                                                    16 days, 4 hours ago

                                                    Feels wrong but think that’s my only option.

                                                    Cheers.

                                                2. terrypaulpearce
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 7 Years
                                                  16 days, 3 hours ago

                                                  Scarlett to Davis, no question. Eveyrone else in your team is super-difficult to replace at -0.1. Beyond that you start to look at Chilwell-Reguilon or White-Manquillo/Johnson...

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                                                J0E
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • Has Moderation Rights
                                                • 12 Years
                                                16 days, 4 hours ago

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                                                We're back as the international break gradually comes to an end. #fpl #GW12

                                                Let us know your questions here ahead of Gameweek 12.

                                                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                                  • 11 Years
                                                  16 days, 3 hours ago

                                                  Hey Joe, as James Marshall Hendrix once said, where you goin with that gun in your hand? 🙂

                                                  But seriously - do you think there's anything to be said for just having the entire scoutcast dedicated to TAA this week?

                                                  There's not really uch else going on, and when you look at what he's been doing over the last 3 or so years it's just mind-blowing:

                                                  - 93 returns & 87 baps in 105 league starts since the beginning of the 18/19 season
                                                  - 10 returns & 12 baps in 9 starts this season, along with officially hitting his highest ever PPG (7.1 PPG season to date)
                                                  - Despite having missed games through injury & illness he's still currently outscoring every player in the game bar Salah & Cancelo, with an awful lot more to come from him

                                                  His 93 returns consist of:
                                                  - 8 Goals
                                                  - 40 Assists
                                                  - 45 Cleansheets
                                                  - 87 Baps

                                                  When you throw in the fact that about 30-ish of those 100-ish starts were WITHOUT Van Dijk and the resulting reduction in cleansheets that's baked in there, it just freaks my nut in completely

                                                  You could also open the scoutcast with a minute's silence as a mark of sympathy for the 70% of the game who don't own him letting them know that they are all in our thoughts & prayers at this difficult time for them

                                                  Just an idea, cheers!

                                                2. A Manager Has No Name
                                                  • 6 Years
                                                  16 days, 3 hours ago

                                                  With a flux of Managerial changes occurring, how are you planning to navigate through these uncertainties? Take a chance and go ahead of the curve, or wait and monitor what changes the manager bring to the teams?

                                                3. Big Hands Barry
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  16 days, 1 hour ago

                                                  Is Jota a must have now with the firmino injury?

                                                  How essential is the spurs attack (Son/Kane)

                                                  Keep the faith with Vardy, despite a few poor weeks and Chelsea next?

                                                  With rotation already visible, and christmas fast approaching, do we need to start strengthening our benches

                                                  1. Big Hands Barry
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 3 Years
                                                    16 days, 1 hour ago

                                                    Are brentford assets still a hold, despite awful returns vs norwich?

                                                4. FPL Virgin
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 5 Years
                                                  16 days, 1 hour ago

                                                  Jonty's glasses ... hit or miss?

                                                5. RedLightning - Jan to May L…
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • Has Moderation Rights
                                                  • 11 Years
                                                  16 days, 32 mins ago

                                                  Many successful Bench Boosts were played in Gameweek 11, resulting in some big green arrows.

                                                  Are any of the panel planning to play theirs in the near future, or are they keeping theirs for a Double Gameweek?

                                                  1. daitheboot
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 10 Years
                                                    15 days, 18 hours ago

                                                    This... tempting to take a mini wildcard with 2 FT and go for broke?

                                                6. SUNFLOWER
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 2 Years
                                                  15 days, 19 hours ago

                                                  Thoughts on a Kane/Son double-up? Too much investment in one team or justifiable given the next four fixtures?

                                                7. Nice1Cyrille
                                                  • 10 Years
                                                  15 days, 19 hours ago

                                                  With us now entering a key part of the season, where the games come in thick and fast, which 'template busting' players would you recommend for the next 8-10 gameweeks?

                                                8. AllGonePozzo
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 6 Years
                                                  15 days, 15 hours ago

                                                  Is Foden or Jota the priority? I don't have either and leaning towards Foden.

                                                9. FPL Husaria
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 5 Years
                                                  15 days, 1 hour ago

                                                  Ronaldo captain for Wat?
                                                  Surely United needs bounce back and Wat are good fixture ?

                                              • Champions League Varane
                                                • 3 Years
                                                16 days, 4 hours ago

                                                Thoughts on this? would be for a -4..have kane already

                                                Vardy and Mbuemo to Son and Wilson.

                                                1. King Drogba11
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 1 Year
                                                  16 days, 4 hours ago

                                                  Not for a hit.

                                                2. terrypaulpearce
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 7 Years
                                                  16 days, 3 hours ago

                                                  Solid. Vardy has started on one of his dry runs, has the uncertainty about Rodgers looming and takes on Chelsea next. Brentford's wheels are falling off. Meanwhile Son and Wilson fixtures are tasty af and both look to have a great new manager bounce coming.

                                              • jon.terry.tfh
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 5 Years
                                                16 days, 3 hours ago

                                                Thoughts on this lot?
                                                Ramsdale
                                                Chilwell James Cancelo
                                                Raphinha Salah(c) Mbeumo Son
                                                Antonio Jimenez Toney
                                                Bench: Foster, Livramento, Lowton, Brownhill
                                                1FT, 5.1 ITB.

                                                Really disappointed with the Brentford boys and definitely planning to get rid at least one of them by next GW.

                                                1. Lowton + Raphinha --> Trent + Foden for -4. I will basically have 5 very attacking fullbacks that I will play most gameweek.
                                                2. Antonio --> Kane. A little punty but Antonio's fixtures are turning and I can ride on Kane's easy fixtures. That means I will double up on spurs attack though
                                                3. Toney --> Wilson. Sick of Toney's performance and exploit Newcastle's 3 nice fixtures in the upcoming 4 weeks.
                                                4. Mbeumo--> Gallagher

                                                Thoughts? Advice much appreciated!

                                                1. terrypaulpearce
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 7 Years
                                                  16 days, 3 hours ago

                                                  (2) looks by far the worst of those. West Ham may be fixture proof right now. (1) has the downside of a hit and no defensive flex with a back five. (3) & (4) look to have no downsides. (3) probably edges it for me.

                                              • bslater123
                                                • 1 Year
                                                16 days, 3 hours ago

                                                2FT and 1.2M ITB

                                                Ramsdale - Steele
                                                VVD - Cancelo - James - Rudigier - Livramento
                                                Salah - ESR - Raphinha - Foden - Brownhill
                                                Vardy - Antonio - Jimenez

                                                What transfers over the next 2 GWs:

                                                A) VVD, Rudigier, Vardy -> TAA, Lamptey, Kane
                                                B) VVD, Jimenez, Vardy -> TAA, Hwang/Armstrong, Kane
                                                C) Rudigier, Brownhill, Vardy -> Lamptey, Son, Wilson
                                                D) VVD, Brownhill, Vardy -> TAA, Son, 4.5m FWD
                                                E) Something else

                                              • Jinswick
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 11 Years
                                                16 days, 3 hours ago

                                                0.1m short of Vardy -> Kane. Best move here?

                                                A) Saka -> Jota (save FT)
                                                B) Saka & Vardy -> 6.2 (Gallagher) & Kane
                                                C) Saka & Vardy -> Son & 8.1 (Wilson)

                                                Ramsdale
                                                Trent, Cancelo, Chilwell, James
                                                Salah, Foden, Raphina, Saka
                                                Vardy, Antonio

                                                Foster, Livramento, Brownhill, Davis
                                                Bank 1.4m, 2FTs

                                              • DannyDrinkVodka
                                                • 2 Years
                                                16 days, 3 hours ago

                                                I'm starting Mbeumo this week ahead of Raphinha and Livramento - the Newcastle fixture was always one of the main targets in the Brentford fixture run and I will be absolutely gutted if I bench him and he scores a brace

                                              • Atimis
                                                • 5 Years
                                                16 days, 3 hours ago

                                                Not in the rush to sell Havertz. Surely he can start with Lukaku in the same XI and Lei game should be goals?