Moving Target

What can FPL managers expect from Dean Smith at Norwich?

Earlier today, Norwich City announced the appointment of Dean Smith as their new head coach on a two-and-a-half-year deal.

The former Aston Villa manager – who was only relieved of his duties at Villa Park eight days ago – succeeds Daniel Farke, who was sacked after an unsuccessful start to the season which has seen the Canaries win just one of their opening 11 Premier League matches.

Smith’s first game in charge will be at home to Southampton in Gameweek 12, with fixtures against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newcastle United to follow, before the schedule quickly takes a turn for the worse in Gameweek 15, right through until the end of the year in fact:

The new head coach, who will be joined in Norfolk by no. 2 Craig Shakespeare, will be coming in with fresh ideas, but what does his appointment mean for Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers?

Our Moving Target report takes a closer look.

THE HISTORY

What can FPL managers expect from Dean Smith at Norwich? 3

Following a playing career which was mainly spent in the third tier of English football, Dean Smith quickly moved into coaching, where he progressed from head of youth at Walsall to manager. Despite being nine points adrift of safety in League One when he took over, he managed to keep The Saddlers up and then establish them as a mid-table club, which earnt him a move to Brentford in November 2015.

Implementing an attacking approach, he steered the Bees’ to several top-half finishes in the Championship while developing a number of talented players including Ezri Konsa (£4.9m), Said Benrahma (£6.4m) and Neal Maupay (£6.5m). As a result of that impressive work, he then secured a dream move to his boyhood club Aston Villa in October 2018.

With the team lying 14th in the Championship upon his appointment, Smith impressively guided Villa to promotion at the first time of asking via the play-offs, before narrowly avoiding relegation in their first season back in the top-flight. However, 2020/21 is when his team really caught the eye. Led by captain Jack Grealish (£7.7m) and an inspired Emiliano Martinez (£5.5m), the Villans finished 11th in the Premier League, while only Manchester City and Chelsea could trump their total of 15 clean sheets.

During his time at Villa, he also steered them to the 2019/20 League Cup final, but was sacked eight days ago having lost five successive Premier League matches, with the club in 16th place, just two points above the relegation zone.

FAVOURED TACTICS

“I want players to go and express themselves, and give them options for what they can do, but also give them ownership of their game. There’s no right or wrong in the way the game is played.” – Dean Smith

Tactically, Dean Smith is an adaptable coach who mainly opted for a 4-2-3-1 / 4-3-3 formation at Villa, though he did on occasions dabble with a back-three system.

His teams generally remain compact, and at least in 2020/21, were extremely difficult to break down.

Favouring a vertical approach which aimed to get the ball forward quickly, they were heavily reliant on Grealish last season, and as a result, preferred to attack down their left, where they would look to create overloads with lots of short give-and-go’s.

Aston Villa’s 4-2-3-1 (left) and 4-3-3 (right) in action during the 2020/21 campaign

THE PROSPECTS

What can FPL managers expect from Dean Smith at Norwich? 2

The outlook at Norwich certainly doesn’t look great right now, especially from a Fantasy perspective, with the club bottom of the Premier League having lost eight of their 11 matches so far. 

However, on a more positive note, the Canaries remain just five points from safety and did record their first league win of the season at Brentford prior to the international break, which does offer some hope that they can survive with 27 games still left to play. 

The underlying numbers remain a huge concern, however, as they rank bottom in many of the key metrics at both ends of the pitch:

MetricTotalRank v other Premier League sides
Goals scored520th
Non-pen xG7.6220th
Goals conceded2620th
Non-pen xGC19.7820th

One of their main deficiencies this season has been creating in the final-third, with the departure of playmaker Emiliano Buendia (£6.2m) in the summer hitting them hard. And while Smith may look to address that in the transfer market in January, in the meantime, he could turn to Chelsea loanee Billy Gilmour (£4.4m), who could be used in a more advanced box-to-box midfield role if a 4-3-3 formation is favoured. 

That kind of system could also benefit Todd Cantwell (£5.3m), who has struggled this term and hasn’t featured since Gameweek 5, but did thrive a couple of years back when he produced six goals and two assists in 2019/20. Encouragingly, it was also reported that Smith tried to sign the winger during his time in Birmingham – could we perhaps see that left-sided bias we saw at Villa continue at Norwich, then, via Cantwell and full-back Brandon Williams (£4.0m)? 

Elsewhere, in Mathias Normann (£4.5m), Norwich have a good midfielder who is possibly the best of the £4.5m options right now, with a goal and assist in seven appearances since moving to Carrow Road, while Teemu Pukki (£5.8m) is a solid forward on penalties who could offer value when the fixtures fall kindly. At the back, it’s hard to get too excited about anyone, but Max Aarons (£4.3m) is an attacking full-back who could become a squad player if Smith can tighten them up.

However, there is little reason to look at Norwich assets ahead of Gameweek 12, despite a possible new manager bounce, as in every category, there are better alternatives to target who at least carry some form into this round of fixtures.

The schedule certainly doesn’t help, either, with the improving Southampton and Wolverhampton Wanderers up next, followed by an away trip to Eddie Howe’s Newcastle United, before a challenging festive period. That suggests Canaries assets are probably best avoided, then, at least until we have seen signs that they are moving in the right direction under Smith.


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307 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Fulchester's New Centr…
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Ummm, was he not a manger in EPL only a few days ago?

    1. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Electronics Prototyping Lab?

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

        Eat, Pray, Love - huge Julia Roberts' fan

        1. Echoes
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Her movie 'Wonder' was pretty nice

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

    What would you do with 2FT and this squad? Quite happy with it but don't want to burn a transfer

    Ramsdale
    Cancelo, TAA, Livra, Chilwell
    Salah, Raph, Gallagher
    Antonio, Jimenez, Kane

    Bench: Foster, ESR, Azpi, Brownhill

    1. Joey Barton and Friends
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Nice team! If you are benching Azpi, I’d be tempted to get rid of him

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

        This

        1. mcsteely
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Yeah, kind of what I'm thinking but if I transfer someone in for him then I'd want to play him, is that weird?

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Get someone cheap so you wont have to...

    2. maglia rosa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      As others have said Azpi benched would be a flag to sell for me.....maybe Lamptey or a Palace defender perhaps.

    3. JoeTweaks
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Either the above suggestion or try to get Jota for Raphina

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

        Option 1: Azpilicueta → James
        Option 2: Jimenez → Wilson

    4. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I am very much beginning to look forward to this game week!

      1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        always a dangerous sign

      2. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Ditto.

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

        Foster surely for the cheap keeper.most of my players are playing away, something I don't usually like.

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

          Replying at two questions at once. Double fail

    5. ZeBestee
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Will Brazilian players come back to their respective clubs late from International duty?

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Not as late as last time.

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

        they should be this time

      3. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Their last game is tomorrow so they should be fine

    6. Bumbaclot
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Hows this for a WC team?

      Ramsdale/foster
      Trent/cancelo/chillwell/guehi/liv
      Salah/foden/Gallagher/Raph/brownhill
      Kane/Wilson/king

      Thanks for the feedback everyone

      1. Jude Rooney
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Looks great although not sold on King how much would you have for 3rd striker?

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

          Agreed. I'd downgrade King to fodder and upgrade Brownhill to ESR. That said you'd need to have 0.3 ITB for this, if my calcs are correct

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

      Apologies...repost as bottomed on the last article.

      So after mulling it all over in the first week of the IB, think i'm edging towards dropping Toney and Vardy for Harrold and a non playing striker. Still not 100% as injuries come deadline can change things an awful lot.

      Essentially weighing up the the risk of taking out Toney (with yet another good fixture) and of course Vardy with the good run after this week being the worry.

      Taking out guys who score big is my main thought here or should I be centring more on the opportunity of bringing in a top tier striker like Harold?

      1. mcsteely
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Top tier strikers like Harold can make up a big difference over players scoring that you've taken out, especially if you're going to captain him.

        Personally I don't see the appeal of Toney or Vardy so I would do it.

        1. maglia rosa
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Thanks for the reply Mcsteely......sound reckoning for the Harrold move then. Problem is there are also very sound reasons for Son in. Leaning towards Jota perhaps, making the Kane move more appealing as fitting in Jota and Son is tough.

      2. JoeTweaks
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Are the transfers free? If with hit,no IMO.

          1. maglia rosa
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Free transfers bud 😛

            1. JoeTweaks
                2 months, 4 days ago

                I actually already transferred Vardy out for Kane in my team,I'm just wary of losing both Vardy and Toney in your case but they are good transfers IMO.

                1. maglia rosa
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  Cheers Joe :mrgreen:

                  1. JoeTweaks
                      2 months, 4 days ago

                      You're welcome! I hope we get the rewards this gameweek or watching Vardy against Watford next gameweek would be painful

                      1. maglia rosa
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 4 days ago

                        Mmmmm that's exactly what i'm treying to avoid 😆

          2. JoeTweaks
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Hello! Pls kindly help with suggestions, thanks a lot!

              Laporte Christensen Chilwell Cancelo Livra
                Raphina Mbuemo  Gallagher Salah Son
                             Maupay Toney Kane

              1. Select three players for the bench this week
              2. Who should I captain?

              1. Bobby Digital
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                That's some benching headache... I don't even know where to start.

                Cap Salah.

                1. JoeTweaks
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    Thanks so much...I was seriously considering Kane capt but I also think I'm covered already since I've doubled on spurs

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

                  christensen
                  mbuemo
                  Toney

                  salah

                  1. JoeTweaks
                      2 months, 4 days ago

                      Okay,thanks a lot. You reckon Maupay will start?

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

                  Bench: Mapauy, Mbeumo, Chistensen

                  Captain: Salah

                  1. JoeTweaks
                      2 months, 4 days ago

                      Thanks so much...I'm currently on that

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

                    best option moving forward:

                    1. Broja and Regi
                    2. Hwang and Mitchell
                    3. Davis (fodder) and James (have chilly already)

                    1. Water_Pink
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 3 days ago

                      3

                  3. TeddiPonza
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    Current WC team:

                    Ramsdale 4m
                    Cancelo TAA James Livramento X
                    Salah Son Raphinha Jota X
                    Antonio 4,5m X

                    Who should the X's be?

                    A. Reguillon Foden Hwang
                    B. Chilwell Gallagher Wilson

                    Thanks.!

                    1. Bobby Digital
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 4 days ago

                      B

                    2. Jude Rooney
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 4 days ago

                      B

                    3. JoeTweaks
                        2 months, 4 days ago

                        B

                      • mrelpea
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 4 days ago

                        B

                        1. McSauce
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 12 Years
                          2 months, 4 days ago

                          B

                      • Lignja
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 4 days ago

                        B

                      • mdm
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        B

                    4. CoracAld2831
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 months, 4 days ago

                      Potential WC team for GW12:

                      Guaita
                      James-TAA-Cancelo-Livramento
                      Son-Jota-Salah
                      Wilson-Antonio-Jimenez

                      Foster-Mbeumo-White-McArthur

                      My potential WC transfers would be:

                      Vardy, Raphinha, Havertz, Gilmour, Sanchez -----> Wilson, Jota, Son, McArthur, Guaita

                      Should I do it?

                      A: Yes
                      B: No

                      1. CoracAld2831
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        2 months, 4 days ago

                        My biggest concerns are:

                        A: Getting rid of Vardy thus blocking a way to Kane and Ronaldo for the time being. Plus Vardy has Watford next week.

                        B: Raphinha

                        C: Havertz doing well as soon as I get rid of him.

                      2. JoeTweaks
                          2 months, 4 days ago

                          No,it's not needed. Just play Foster and maybe move Havertz/Raphina to Jota/Son

                          1. CoracAld2831
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            2 months, 4 days ago

                            I cannot get to Son if I don't sell Vardy. Budget restrictions.

                            Havertz to Jota is the easy move however.

                            1. JoeTweaks
                                2 months, 4 days ago

                                Just do this then...Jota will likely be very popular in the coming weeks.

                          2. CoracAld2831
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            2 months, 4 days ago

                            Thank you.

                        • Jude Rooney
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 4 days ago

                          Not worth it - can make those transfers over the next 2-3 weeks

                          1. Jude Rooney
                            • 9 Years
                            2 months, 4 days ago

                            Reply fail to the above!

                          2. CoracAld2831
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            2 months, 4 days ago

                            Thank you for the advice!

                        • Lionel Ronaldo
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 4 days ago

                          Is Thiago Silva an okay "I am too poor to have Chilwell for Chelsea double-up, but will be happy if he plays all games" pick?

                          1. Miguel Sanchez
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 4 days ago

                            Not really - games coming thick and fast and Chelsea have decent options across the 3 CB positions

                            Azpi Silva Rudiger
                            Chalobah Christensen Sarr

                            1. Lionel Ronaldo
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 4 days ago

                              Thanks. Chelsea double-up looks tempting. Would a City double-up make more sense? Can only afford Walker.

                              1. Miguel Sanchez
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                2 months, 4 days ago

                                Post full team and budget

                                1. Lionel Ronaldo
                                  • 5 Years
                                  2 months, 4 days ago

                                  Full defence is
                                  TAA-Cancelo-James-Dias-3.9

                                  1.6 ITB and planning Auba to Kane. I am committed to taking out Dias, will leave 5.5 for a defender. This is why I was asking about Thiago.

                                  1. Miguel Sanchez
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    2 months, 4 days ago

                                    Hmmm… don’t love any of the cheaper city and Chelsea defenders

                                    What about Reguillon?

                                    1. Lionel Ronaldo
                                      • 5 Years
                                      2 months, 4 days ago

                                      Could work, but what about game time (and Spurs legendary ability to keep clean sheets)?

                                      1. Miguel Sanchez
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 5 Years
                                        2 months, 4 days ago

                                        Got a lot of time for Conte and think he’ll be the first choice LWB. Decent positioning the last two games under Antonio

                                        1. Lionel Ronaldo
                                          • 5 Years
                                          2 months, 4 days ago

                                          Blimey, speaking of this, what happened to fan favourite Doherty? I miss that guy

                                          1. Baps hunter
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 4 Years
                                            2 months, 4 days ago

                                            He can't cross. When he played for Wolves, his attacking threat came from short passes and running towards goal.

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

                                    I would consider Stones if Laporte is dropped, but only if your team can handle the rotation risk. So wouldn't hurry with that transfer.

                                    1. Lionel Ronaldo
                                      • 5 Years
                                      2 months, 4 days ago

                                      I am bound to hurry with that transfer though, I am set on replacing Auba by 'Arry.

                        • Miguel Sanchez
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 4 days ago

                          What to do here? 1FT 2.7 ITB

                          Ramsdale
                          TAA Chilwell James Livramento
                          Salah Gallagher Mbeumo
                          Vardy Auba Antonio

                          Steele Duffy Sarr Sissoko

                          A) Auba/Vardy to Kane
                          B) Duffy to Cancelo
                          C) Sarr to Jota
                          D) Save FT

                          1. maglia rosa
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            2 months, 4 days ago

                            Sar to Jota upgrades your team more so i'd prob go C. Kane could be a goer though 😉

                          2. PocketZola
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 4 days ago

                            C is actually good but I hate jota

                          3. My heart goes Salalalalah
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 3 days ago

                            B

                        • Lionel Ronaldo
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 4 days ago

                          A looks immediate, B next week (you can manage fine this week with your other defenders).

                          1. Miguel Sanchez
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 4 days ago

                            Cheers

                            1. Lionel Ronaldo
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 4 days ago

                              Reply fail, obv.

                        • PocketZola
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 4 days ago

                          1ft, 1.7 itb

                          What would you do? Mbuembo to gallagher?

                          Ramsdale
                          Taa chillwell James cancelo livra
                          Raph salah
                          Antonio vardy Jimenez

                          Subs, mbuemo, esr, brownhill

                          1. Water_Pink
                            • 11 Years
                            2 months, 3 days ago

                            Get Gallagher

                        • Ajax Hamsterdam
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 4 days ago

                          Keep havertz one more week ? Thanks

                          1. PocketZola
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 4 days ago

                            Sure why not

                          2. Miguel Sanchez
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 4 days ago

                            I sold - should start next game against Leicester but much more uncertain now with Mount, Hudson-Odoi, Werner, Ziyech, Pulisic and Havertz or vying for two places

                            1. Jude Rooney
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 4 days ago

                              that's my thinking - definitely getting rid this week

                          3. Ajax Hamsterdam
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 4 days ago

                            Cheers all

                          4. GROBARI
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 4 days ago

                            I will keep him

                          5. Blue&White85
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 4 days ago

                            I'm moving him to Jota.

                        • unitednations
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 4 days ago

                          Hey all, probably been asked a lot but thoughts here. Got 5.5m and 2FT so can get either Son or Kane. looking at next 4 fixtures

                          A: Son + 2 of Jota/Jimmy/Wilson
                          B: Kane + Mbeumo + 1 of Jota/Jimmy/Wilson

                          1. JoeTweaks
                              2 months, 4 days ago

                              I prefer Son +Jota+Wilson combo

                              1. JoeTweaks
                                  2 months, 4 days ago

                                  However,if you plan to get Ronaldo or Lukaku in the coming weeks(eg GW 16) then you should go with the Kane option( I just don't like mbuemo)

                                  1. Baps hunter
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    2 months, 4 days ago

                                    That might overthinking. It is only -4 and Son+Jota+Wilson should get more than that in three weeks. And we can't be certain about the importance of getting CR7 then, he could be injured for example or Rashford may have started scoring every week.

                                    1. JoeTweaks
                                        2 months, 3 days ago

                                        All true! Hopefully there aren't other fires to put out then in addition to those planned moves when those premium strikers start delivering.

                              2. Jude Rooney
                                • 9 Years
                                2 months, 4 days ago

                                Was planning on Havertz and Vardy to Son and Jesus.

                                Now just thinking Havertz to Foden and ignore Spurs - what do you think?

                                1. NateDog
                                  • 1 Year
                                  2 months, 4 days ago

                                  No harm in holding off and seeing how they are this weekend first, it's the sensible option really. It'll be the first chance Conte will have had to have a few days in a row with the players before a game (albeit still a bit broken up with some internationals due to be back to their squads by tomorrow and others possibly not until Thursday) so you'll have more information to go on

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

                                  Im moving Vardy > Kane. If you dont own Spurs assets for the next 4 no point at all. No point waiting and seeing, it will be too late, if they go off it will be against Leeds

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

                                With many looking to transfer Mbeumo out:

                                Worth downgrading a player to fodder (4.5 mid or forward) to upgrade to Jota?

                                Or swap Mbeumo to Gallagher and keep at least 2 bench options for busy Xmas period?

                                1. Jude Rooney
                                  • 9 Years
                                  2 months, 4 days ago

                                  Have you already got a 4.5m forward? If not then it's a no-brainer, choose a 4.5 mid that plays regularly.

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

                                  Depends on the team, but I think two subs is minimum over festive period. I personally would like to have 3, but I prefer Jota over 3rd playing sub.

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

                                  Cheers both

                              4. sirmorbach
                                • 5 Years
                                2 months, 4 days ago

                                Friends, a little help here please:

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

                                2 free transfers

                                A. Vardy out, Jimi/Wilson in; Mbeumo out, Gallagher/ESR/Jota in (who?)
                                B. Vardy out, Hwang in; Mbeumo out, Son in
                                C. Vardy out, Wilson in; Mbeumo out, Son in; Dias out, White in (- 4)

                                Leaning towards A with Wilson and Jota, but would love to hear your thoughts. Cheers!

                                1. Baps hunter
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 4 days ago

                                  Jota and Wilson are my main targets. Would like to get Wilson already this week, but it's not worth -4 for my team.

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

                                    Thank you very much indeed, sir

                              5. Lionel Ronaldo
                                • 5 Years
                                2 months, 4 days ago

                                Are you committed on Son instead of Kane? If yes, I would say B.

                                1. Lionel Ronaldo
                                  • 5 Years
                                  2 months, 4 days ago

                                  Reply fail to Sirmorbach

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

                                  I think I am. Thank you, Cristiano Messi!

                              6. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                                • 9 Years
                                2 months, 4 days ago

                                Thinking of rolling FT rather than using it on a Sanchez replacement - Thoughts? Bit annoying fielding 10 but fixtures are ok long term. 0.4 ITB.

                                Sanchez

                                TAA, James, Chilwell, Dier

                                Salah, Foden, Mbeuno

                                Kane, Jimenez, Wood

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

                                1. Baps hunter
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 4 days ago

                                  Ramsdale would give you likely 2-3 pts. I prefer him over Sanchez. Or get Foster? You may need backup gk also later.

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

                                    Good shout. Might be worth investing in Brighton's 2nd GK so that I'm covered!

                                2. LC1
                                  • 7 Years
                                  2 months, 3 days ago

                                  Are you sure thats not Mendy (hmp) ?

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

                                    Lol. I felt it was important to specify.

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

                                What to do with 2ft here

                                Steele
                                Taa, Cancelo, James
                                Salah, Grealish, Raphina, Benrahma, Havertz
                                Vardy, Antonio

                                Livramento, Amartey, Scarlet

                                A. Havertz/Grealish to Jota (roll other ft)
                                B. Havertz/Grealish, Vardy to Son, Wilson
                                C. Havertz, Vardy, Grealish to Son, Wilson, Jota -4

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

                                  I’d get rid of grealish Havertz and Vardy! Bring in Kane for Vardy and some nice mid priced mids with the change

                                  1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
                                    • 7 Years
                                    2 months, 3 days ago

                                    Maverick by name.....

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

                                  B for me

                              8. Maverick 11
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                2 months, 4 days ago

                                Anyone tempted by Salah > Jota to find a move for Kane?

                                1. Lignja
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 4 days ago

                                  Big no

                                2. Camzy
                                  • 11 Years
                                  2 months, 4 days ago

                                  No. It's not that difficult to get all 3.

                                3. g40steve
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  2 months, 4 days ago

                                  Taking out the highest point scorer for someone who has downed tools since the summer?

                                4. LC1
                                  • 7 Years
                                  2 months, 4 days ago

                                  Lay off the booze

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

                                    I want whatever booze he's having

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

                                  Please do this.

                              9. g40steve
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 4 days ago

                                Thoughts on this lot?

                                Play Sa or Steele?

                                Bench order correct?

                                Time to get rid of Sa?

                                Sa
                                Rudiger, Chilwell, Cancelo, Livramento
                                Salah, ESR, Foden
                                Vardy, Toney, Auba

                                Steele, Mbeumo, Tierney, Sissoko

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

                                  Same Sa Steele dilemma. Going with the bookies clean sheet odds which slightly favor Brighton (by 2%).

                                  I would hold for (nor BUR) unless he gets in the way of an important transfer. Looking at Guaita/McCarthy after those 2 fixtures

                                  1. g40steve
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    2 months, 3 days ago

                                    Yes worst transfer & everyone was raving the week I chose him 🙁

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

                                      If you banked his 14 pointer like I did then you shouldn’t complain 😀

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

                                  Fellow Sa owner here. Play Steele; West Ham very likely to score. Hold for Norwich & Burnley then sell

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

                                I feel like my weak links are mbeumo and toney but don't think this is the best week to lose them.
                                A) burn ft
                                B) duffy to 3.9 def

                                Guaita foster
                                TAA cancelo Chilwell duffy livra
                                Salah foden raph mbuemo normann
                                Kane antonio toney

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

                                  Duffy is a good option and we need a playing bench. Unless you need to fund another move. How much do you have ITB?

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

                                    Only 0.2itb. Not enough to upgrade mbeumo to anyone decent.
                                    Burn ft?

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

                                      I would do a move in order to upgrade Mbuemo to Gallagher next week. So either the Duffy move or Antonio to Jimenez

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

                                        Yeah that's what I'm thinking. Maybe just duffy to manquillo.
                                        Or, toney to benteke or wood!

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

                                          I own Manquillo fingers crossed he’s a starter under Howe

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

                                            Cheers mate!

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

                                Guaita Foster
                                Chilwell Rudiger Cancelo White Livramento
                                Salah Havertz Jota ESR Brownhill
                                Vardy Antonio Toney

                                Any reason to not wildcard or just go for it?

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

                                  Only needs TAA & Kane/Son. Could even do it over 2/3 weeks no big rush. Hold WC imo

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

                                    That's exactly who I'd be bringing in but don't think I can without tearing up my team.....

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

                                  People are wildcard to similar team you have now. It's an easy hold if you ask me.

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

                                  Hold, you have much better situation then my team below and I am also in same dilemma.

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

                                Should I WC rhis team or not yet?
                                Have 2ft so can also do some -4...

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

                                0.1 itb, 2 ft

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

                                  Wouldn't wc. Grealish to jota ?

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

                                    Can do but atm I am thinking maybe even Grealish+Saka+Toney to Son+Cornet+4.4fwd for -4. Any good?

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

                                      Hmm, that gives you two cheap fwds. I'm not too keen

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

                                        True but lookin a way to bring Son at least if I am not wc. Will wait untill deadline anyways. Cheers mate.

                              13. Arteta
                                • 6 Years
                                2 months, 3 days ago

                                Your thoughts on Havertz/Gray/Aubameyang ➡ Son/Jota/Wilson?

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

                                  Like it? - 4?

                                  1. Arteta
                                    • 6 Years
                                    2 months, 3 days ago

                                    - 8 but I see some pros in it: Kai's starting place will be in danger pretty soon, Demarai is blanking for fun and has bad fixtures, meanwhile Pierre is missing sitters as well as penalties.

                                    You also have cons though: 1. scored twice in a row + for Germany, 2. he became a bench fodder when I switched to four at the back, 3. he has solid fixtures after Liverpool and if I commit to him, he may reward me in the long term.

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

                                      If it's -8 I'd hold Havertz, even if Lukaku is fit this weekend I'd be surprised if he started (same for Werner) so I'd be very confident you'll get one more start from him. Auba could well score against Liverpool too, if it was -4 I'd say do it but I'd be tempted to hold for another week honestly and you'll have a better view of things with 2fts

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

                                  Love it. Now is the time to attack Spurs fixtures. No point waiting to see, it will be too late. I’d rather be on them for the next 4, Leeds Norwich Brentford home is just too good to pass up. I personally am going Kane, i’m ignoring the stats, he is a flat track bully and his and Sons records speak for themselves.