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Five-time top 1k FPL finisher Tom Freeman’s Gameweek 13 plans

Gameweek 12 has drawn to a close, and all in all, it was a pretty good one for me.

A total of 75 points has seen my overall rank rise to 57,377, and though it’s early days, it’s been a positive start.

Mohamed Salah (£13.0m) led the way with 16 captain points but there were also returns for Ben Foster (£4.1m), Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.8m), Antonio Rudiger (£5.9m), Joao Cancelo (£6.6m) and Adam Armstrong (£6.0m), who has started to pick up some form in recent weeks.

Now, as focus shifts to Gameweek 13, I thought I’d write-up some observations from Steven Gerrard’s first match in charge of Aston Villa, plus my own transfer/team plans for the weekend.

VILLA UNDER GERRARD – FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Steven Gerrard got off to a winning start at Aston Villa on Saturday, with a 2-0 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion. Lining up in a 4-3-3 formation, Gerrard’s preferred shape during his time at Rangers, Villa were much improved, especially at the back. As a result, they limited Graham Potter’s side to just 0.52 expected goals (xG) – their second lowest xG total of the season so far – with 0.28 of that figure arriving from one Tariq Lamptey (£4.4m) attempt during the first-half.

While Albion had a lot of the ball with 63% possession, they rarely looked like scoring, something Gerrard touched on after the game:

“Brighton had a lot of possession, but it was in the areas we wanted them to have the ball, so I’m really pleased for the players, proud of them, but it’s only a start, we need to go and back it up now.”

Ollie Watkins (£7.3m) and Tyrone Mings (£4.9m) got the goals on the day, but which players could benefit most from Gerrard’s appointment in Fantasy Premier League (FPL)?

Five-time top 1k FPL finisher Tom Freeman on Villa under Gerrard and his Gameweek 13 plans 1

Aston Villa’s average position map v Brighton and Hove Albion in Gameweek 12


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  1. Finding Timo
    • 1 Year
    2 days, 21 hours ago

    Assume playing livra v liv not great idea?also assume Omo as lost place at Norwich?

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      2 days, 21 hours ago

      Yes, not sure.

      1. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        2 days, 21 hours ago

        Thanks

      2. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 days, 21 hours ago

        Livra will be last on my bench this GW.
        Too early to say re Omo as the new manager might have ideas forming on the training ground.

        1. Finding Timo
          • 1 Year
          2 days, 21 hours ago

          Thanks just looking at alternatives to play from my bench for chilwell

  2. Andy_Social
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 days, 21 hours ago

    As a Chilwell owner, I want to point out that we won't get info on his injury for quite a few hours. There are 2 days more midweek fixtures. It is a totally pointless question asking about replacements for Chilwell right now. It's all hot air. I know few will be patient, thus I should restrain myself and not log back in until Friday by which time there might be some actual info and sensible discussions.

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 days, 21 hours ago

      I’m glad I can absorb a 0.1 price drop for him too so I have nothing to rush about.

      Should make for an interesting couple of weeks if he misses though.

    2. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      2 days, 20 hours ago

      Chilwell to Ait Nouri?

      1. jackruet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 days, 20 hours ago

        Calm those knees

    3. NABIL - otai FPL
      • 9 Years
      2 days, 20 hours ago

      I love hot air balloon

  3. C_G
    • 6 Years
    2 days, 21 hours ago

    am i gtg? i made three rage transfers (took a -4) and have this team for this week, did i make mess up?

    Sanchez

    TAA Cancelo Rudiger

    Salah Son Raph Gallagher

    Vardy Antonio Hwang

    Steele White Livra Allan

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      2 days, 21 hours ago

      Will Raph be ok by weekend?

      1. C_G
        • 6 Years
        2 days, 21 hours ago

        if he isnt ill have White coming in, not too bad

    2. C_G
      • 6 Years
      2 days, 21 hours ago

      oops no Antonio, Toney

  4. jai1212
    • 7 Years
    2 days, 21 hours ago

    Hey lads, premium defense hurting me this week but we go again. Any changes suggested?

    Ramsdale (Foster)
    TAA James Dias
    Salah Jota Raphinha* Saka Mbuemo
    Kane Antonio*

    Subs: Duffy* Livramento Davis
    1FT and 1.3 itb

    Any suggestions?

    1. Miniboss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 days, 20 hours ago

      What does the asterisk refer to?

      I think Dias-> Cancelo or Mbeumo-> Gallagher should be priority at the moment. But only after mid-week games are over.

    2. Fitzy.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 days, 20 hours ago

      Dias over Cancelo is hurting you, I'd be addressing that.

  5. C_G
    • 6 Years
    2 days, 21 hours ago

    took a -4 this sunday and made these rage transfers w/o consulting anyone:

    Antonio + Benrahma + Williams ---> Hwang + Gallagher + Cancelo

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 days, 21 hours ago

      Love it. Sometimes it just feels right - hope it works out for ya!

    2. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      2 days, 19 hours ago

      I did the same and brought in Chilwell so dare I say I think your call was better than mine!

  6. Bleh
    • 4 Years
    2 days, 20 hours ago

    Question:
    If my purchase price (PP) for a player is 5.7 and his current price (CP) falls to 5.9, what would be my selling price (SP)?

    5.8 or 5.7?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 days, 20 hours ago

      5.8

    2. Fitzy.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 days, 20 hours ago

      5.8

    3. Bleh
      • 4 Years
      2 days, 20 hours ago

      Thanks all, just checking if I have time to absorb Chily’s potential drop. Think a switch to James is likely though.

  7. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    2 days, 20 hours ago

    Classic fpl. Activated wc to jump on Chelsea wingbacks and getting in Spurs.

    Chilwell injured and no signs of form from Son or Kane.

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      2 days, 20 hours ago

      But you can get Pukki so not all lost. Focus on the positives.

  8. Randaxus
      2 days, 20 hours ago

      How much do you guys think Conor Gallagher is worth on the transfer market, I think he is worth £70M.

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        2 days, 20 hours ago

        34m

        1. Randaxus
            2 days, 20 hours ago

            That is so low it is comical, either you don't have eyes or you are trolling me.

            1. The Knights Template
              • 8 Years
              2 days, 20 hours ago

              I like to be topical and comical at the same time. 70m is way too much. Maybe we can meet in the middle at 38m?

              1. Randaxus
                  2 days, 20 hours ago

                  I will agree to 50M and no lower 😀

                  1. The Knights Template
                    • 8 Years
                    2 days, 19 hours ago

                    Done.

          • CAVEAT KING
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 days, 20 hours ago

            What someone is willing to pay for him.

          • jackruet
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 days, 20 hours ago

            Around 50-60

            1. Randaxus
                2 days, 20 hours ago

                I get it but I don't that he is that much worse than Grealish and he is worth £100M but I do think that Grealish was overpriced.

                1. NABIL - otai FPL
                  • 9 Years
                  2 days, 20 hours ago

                  100m was his release clause. No way he's Really worth that much.

                  Lucky Villains

            2. bench boost for every gamew…
              • 4 Years
              2 days, 18 hours ago

              Nights template by far closer than you in this estimate. 10 good games, pronisung talent andcenglish means around 30-40. If he sustains the form over 1 or 2 season he is 50+++

            3. circusmonkey
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 days, 18 hours ago

              40 million realistically.

          • klopptimusprime
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 days, 20 hours ago

            Antonio to...?

            a. Jim
            b. Watkins
            c. Wilson
            d. Hold

            1. The Knights Template
              • 8 Years
              2 days, 20 hours ago

              Jimmy ticking along nicely.

              1. Crystal Alice
                • 2 Years
                2 days, 20 hours ago

                Jimi faces Liverpool, City Chelsea, and Arsenal in December

                1. The Knights Template
                  • 8 Years
                  2 days, 20 hours ago

                  Jimmy out out out!

                  1. Crystal Alice
                    • 2 Years
                    2 days, 20 hours ago

                    He’s been good for me but I’m eyeing a Wilson/King rotation to beef up to 442

            2. Randaxus
                2 days, 20 hours ago

                I am holding him, but I am going to bench him against Man City.

              • Make United Great Again
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 days, 20 hours ago

                Part of me wants to punt on Watkins. Even with their run.

                Think they’ll improve a lot under Gerrard

                1. NABIL - otai FPL
                  • 9 Years
                  2 days, 20 hours ago

                  Will be high on my radar in GW17

              • NABIL - otai FPL
                • 9 Years
                2 days, 20 hours ago

                A or D

            3. dshv
              • 4 Years
              2 days, 20 hours ago

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

              0.9 itb 1ft

              Duffy to reguilon? Or i am good to play 3-5-2 this gw..

              1. NABIL - otai FPL
                • 9 Years
                2 days, 20 hours ago

                I like 352 this week

            4. NABIL - otai FPL
              • 9 Years
              2 days, 20 hours ago

              Early days but
              A. Chilwell to Regs
              B. Save FT and play Antonio (mci)

            5. Kosan11
              • 3 Years
              2 days, 20 hours ago

              Ramsdale
              Chilwell* I TAA | James | Cancelo
              Salah | Foden I ESR | Son
              Jimenez | Wilson

              Foster | Normann I Armstrong | Livra

              I won't rush to sell Chilwell yet, but whom would you play?

              1. Normann (Wolves)
              2. Armstrong (Lpool)
              3. Livra (Lpool)

              I think Livra is out of the question. But let's see.

              Also 1 FT, 0.7 ITB, and I would like to save ft

            6. jackruet
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 days, 20 hours ago

              Sanchez
              Trent rudiger cancelo James
              Salah ESR jota* raphinha *
              Jimenez vardy

              Foster Antonio allan omobami

              1 Ft, 0.6 itb. What to do?

              1. The Knights Template
                • 8 Years
                2 days, 19 hours ago

                Save but remain alert

            7. Sz21
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 days, 20 hours ago

              What would be your move(s) here this week if Chilwell is confirmed out for more than 2 GW's?
              Have my WC left which is a consideration for these moves.
              1. Benrahma/Antonio-> Jota/ King (or Dennis). -4. Jota focus which was my planned direction before the Chilwell news.
              2. Chilwell-> James/Reguilon. No hit. Replacing Chilwell focus and carry the West Ham guys another week at least.
              3. Focus on Jota + James. - 8. Chilwell/Benrahma/Anto + James/Jota/King.

              Sanchez.
              TAA, Chilwell, Cancelo, Rudiger.
              Salah, Raphinha, Gallagher.
              Vardy, Jimenez, Antonio.
              Bachmann, Bissouma, Benrahma, Livramento.
              1ft, 0.4m ITB. WC still available.

              1. Fitzy.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 days, 20 hours ago

                Chilwell to James

              2. The Units
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 days, 20 hours ago

                2 James

              3. Little Red Lacazette
                • 5 Years
                2 days, 19 hours ago

                2

            8. Little Red Lacazette
              • 5 Years
              2 days, 20 hours ago

              Why do I get a feeling that Antonio will score this gw?

              1. The Units
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 days, 20 hours ago

                Hope so I am playing him

              2. TKC07
                • 2 Years
                2 days, 19 hours ago

                Maybe, forced to use FT on injured players?

                1. Little Red Lacazette
                  • 5 Years
                  2 days, 19 hours ago

                  Plan to roll, unless Jota does not make it.

            9. ZeBestee
              • 7 Years
              2 days, 19 hours ago

              If Chilwell tore his ACL then expect months out. If not then at least 3 weeks+.

              Chilwell to Alonso for -4 ?

              1. Grand Thibauto
                • 6 Years
                2 days, 19 hours ago

                I'd give it a week before moving to Alonso simply because you want to be sure that it is in fact Alonso preferred for Chilwells replacement and not Azpi. If Azpi starts against UTD, that wont mean Alonso won't start anymore, but it will mean that Alonso will be rotated more often than not.

                1. Pukki Blinders
                  • 2 Years
                  2 days, 19 hours ago

                  Since when has Azpi ever played as a LWB?

                  1. Chaldaea
                      2 days, 19 hours ago

                      Azpi played LB when he first started at Chelsea as he couldn't displace Ivanovich at RB. But hasn't needed to play there since he left.

                  2. ZeBestee
                    • 7 Years
                    2 days, 19 hours ago

                    tbh can't see Azpi starting in the LWB, I think a left foot player is crucial to the way Tuchel plays in the LWB position. Unless Alonso has an issue then he starts, it's only that if he is worth an inclusion on a hit.

                2. Eat my goal!
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 days, 19 hours ago

                  Wait for news but yes no brainer

                3. Carefree Crew
                  • 3 Years
                  2 days, 19 hours ago

                  Azpi at LWB!!! Ha! Ha! Ha!

                  I've just replied on previous page to Torres Magic who wrote the same nonsense.

                  The significance of Mourinho playing him at LB in a 4 back in 2015 has no relevance at all or whatsoever on Tuchels Chelsea in a back 3 in 2021.

                  Different managers, different squads, different formations, different systems.

                  Was Azpi playing LWB at the start of the season when Chilly was on the bench? No.

                  Was Azpi playing LWB last season under Tuchel? No.

                  Has Azpi ever started at LWB under Tuchel? No.

                  Tuchel post match interview confirmed he planned Azpi for James, then Chilly got injured, so he decided to play Azpi on the left because he wanted his experience on the pitch to see out the game.

                  1. Warby84
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 days, 18 hours ago

                    I think you’ll find he was already stripped off ready to go on, most likely replace James.

                4. Carefree Crew
                  • 3 Years
                  2 days, 18 hours ago

                  I think you'll find... You haven't read my post properly for your convenience I've copied the final paragraph below.

                  "Tuchel post match interview confirmed he planned Azpi for James, then Chilly got injured, so he decided to play Azpi on the left because he wanted his experience on the pitch to see out the game."

              2. Ze_Austin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 days, 19 hours ago

                Wishing Chilwell a quick recovery there. Not fun to see

                In FPL, I'm now "forced" to play Hwang vs Norwich:

                Guaita
                TAA Cancelo (VeeCe)James
                (C)Salah Son Foden Gallagher
                Jesus Benteke Hwang

                McCarthy Brownhill Livra Chilwell

                Going Chilwell to Alonso for GW14, then. The rest of the plan is still ticking along: just means I'll keep Livra until he becomes Johnson for GW18, which isn't a bad thing by any stretch

                1. Eat my goal!
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 days, 19 hours ago

                  Johnson nailed then?

                  1. Ze_Austin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 days, 19 hours ago

                    For now, yes. Freaky

                    1. mynameisq
                      • 8 Years
                      2 days, 19 hours ago

                      Is he? I don't think he's anywhere close to nailed and wouldn't be surprised if coufal is back this week

                      1. Ze_Austin
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 days, 19 hours ago

                        It's a GW18 transfer

                        1. Ze_Austin
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          2 days, 19 hours ago

                          HIs status will be crystal clear by then. If not him, I can get one of many other defenders for < 4.4m at that time

              3. Ibralicious
                • 7 Years
                2 days, 19 hours ago

                Best use of 2 FT here?

                A) Chilwell + Raphinha -> Reguilón + Jota
                B) Chilwell + Gray -> Reguilón + Gallagher (tentatively leaving 0.6 itb for Rüdiger -> James next week)

                Cheers!

                1. The Knights Template
                  • 8 Years
                  2 days, 19 hours ago

                  B looks Best

                2. GreennRed
                  • 10 Years
                  2 days, 19 hours ago

                  B

                3. Pukki Blinders
                  • 2 Years
                  2 days, 19 hours ago

                  As tempting as Jota is I think Gray is more of an issue than Raph

                4. mynameisq
                  • 8 Years
                  2 days, 19 hours ago

                  B

                5. Ibralicious
                  • 7 Years
                  2 days, 19 hours ago

                  Cheers all, looks like B is overwhelmingly the favorite

              4. Pukki Blinders
                • 2 Years
                2 days, 19 hours ago

                For the next 3 weeks only… (before WC)

                A. Rudiger -> Alonso
                B. White -> Reguilon

                Rudiger is my only Chelsea defender. Don’t want James because he’s due a rest v Watford imo

                1. jackruet
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 days, 19 hours ago

                  Get James. Even if he is benched, its good to have him. He will rise more

                  1. Jafalad
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    2 days, 19 hours ago

                    + billions. Madness to go without James.

                  2. Pukki Blinders
                    • 2 Years
                    2 days, 19 hours ago

                    Feels very sideways to take Rudiger out though. More nailed than James for the next 3. Reggie has great fixtures

                    1. waldo666
                      • 11 Years
                      2 days, 19 hours ago

                      I did Rudiger to James last week so am 2 points down as it stands but I'm still happy with the transfer.

                2. Farteta
                  • 3 Years
                  2 days, 19 hours ago

                  B. I think Reguilon could be a good punt

              5. NateDog
                • 1 Year
                2 days, 19 hours ago

                Apologies for breaking Chilwell all, I've been cursed with the Chelsea wingbacks this season.

                GW4 WC - Bring in Chilwell with Tuchel saying before the IB that he's ready to play; doesn't play
                GW5 - move to James, doesn't play
                GW6 - plays v City and gets injured within 30 mins and doesn't return properly until GW9
                GW7 - Chilwell returns to starting XI after I move James to Rudiger and say I'm done with Chelsea wingbacks
                GW13 - I make my first rage early transfer of the season to bring in Chilwell, who gets injured

                James owners watch out next week o_o

                1. Ze_Austin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 days, 19 hours ago

                  This is a proper script

                  My condolences 😀

                2. mynameisq
                  • 8 Years
                  2 days, 19 hours ago

                  Have followed 95% of that myself

                  With the added switch rudiger to chilwell hurt too

                  1. NateDog
                    • 1 Year
                    2 days, 19 hours ago

                    That's rough, seems like a sensible move too

                3. Ibralicious
                  • 7 Years
                  2 days, 19 hours ago

                  So you're telling me only Chalobah is safe 😀

                4. BERGKOP
                  • 10 Years
                  2 days, 19 hours ago

                  So brutal! Similar experience except I think I took a hit to get Chilly in somewhere in there

                5. Jafalad
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 days, 19 hours ago

                  Rank? Can't be all bad luck. 😕

                  1. NateDog
                    • 1 Year
                    2 days, 19 hours ago

                    Just inside 400k currently, was just outside 250k last week but benching Rudiger this week added to my woes (although I'm not complaining about that, that was all on me)

                6. The Train Driver
                  • 6 Years
                  2 days, 18 hours ago

                  That's me, but worse, put Alonso into that mix instead of Rudiger.

              6. HollywoodXI
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 days, 19 hours ago

                Assuming Chilwell injured, best replacement?

                A) Dias
                B) Alonso
                C) Rudiger

                1. Jafalad
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 days, 19 hours ago

                  Alonso...if he starts. If not, Rudi.

                2. Pops15
                  • 4 Years
                  2 days, 19 hours ago

                  I would punt on Alonso out of those 3. Even though Rudi scored I wouldn't think his attacking returns will be consistent.

                  I just dont like to spend 6m on a defender with little attacking threat.

                  Thought about Reguilon?

                3. lilmessipran
                  • 9 Years
                  2 days, 19 hours ago

                  Rudiger for being nailed on and good attacking threat

              7. Pops15
                • 4 Years
                2 days, 19 hours ago

                If Chilwell is confirmed out

                1) Chilwell + Raph ===> Regi + Jota (-4)

                2) Chilwell ===> James

                With number 1 I would delay the move for James until GW15 and make a double move to upgrade Duffy to James

                1. Jafalad
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 days, 19 hours ago

                  2.

                2. BERGKOP
                  • 10 Years
                  2 days, 19 hours ago

                  2

              8. Mozumbus
                  2 days, 19 hours ago

                  A. Azpi to Cancelo
                  B. Semedo to Cancelo
                  Have Rudiger and no city cover

                  1. Pops15
                    • 4 Years
                    2 days, 19 hours ago

                    A. Semedo has two juicy fixtures coming up

                    1. Mozumbus
                        2 days, 18 hours ago

                        Thanks. Makes sense.
                        What are the chances Azpi will start?

                        1. Pops15
                          • 4 Years
                          2 days, 18 hours ago

                          High chance. Could see him cover for the LWB role if Chilwell is confirmed out, as well as his usual RCB role since he was rested mid week

                          1. Mozumbus
                              2 days, 18 hours ago

                              Thanks again. Azpi was benched yes, but came in for Chilwell.
                              For Azpi to Cancelo move, I want to minimize the risk of Cancelo and Rudiger getting benched, and Azpi plays.

                      • Carefree Crew
                        • 3 Years
                        2 days, 18 hours ago

                        A.
                        I think Azpi starting is a risk. James form makes him first choice at RWB.
                        As for RCH, Tuchel played James there last season versus Vardy for pace. We have Chalobah & Christensen who are both quicker than Azpi. Man U players aren't slow, so this may come into his thinking.

                        As for LWB, he's never started there under Tuchel & Alonso played well early this season.

                        It's Tuchel so predicting the line up is nearly impossible, but I'd be tempted to sell Azpi, too expensive for rotation risk & low ceiling on attacking returns. Cancelo is a great upgrade.

                        1. Mozumbus
                            2 days, 17 hours ago

                            Thanks. This is great insight and very helpful.

                        2. Carefree Crew
                          • 3 Years
                          2 days, 17 hours ago

                          You're welcome Mozumbus. Very polite of you to say.

                          Good luck mate. 🙂

                          1. Mozumbus
                              2 days, 17 hours ago

                              Good luck to you too 🙂

                        3. Disturbed
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          2 days, 18 hours ago

                          0.2m short of doing chilwell > James. Worth it to take a hit or wait another week and do it for free?

                          1. Pops15
                            • 4 Years
                            2 days, 18 hours ago

                            wait

                          2. Pompel
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            2 days, 18 hours ago

                            Wait, or get Reguilon for a stop gap solution
                            Same problem, 0.1 short after James price hike. Very irritating

                            1. Disturbed
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              2 days, 18 hours ago

                              Only downgrade I can think of is Kane > Vardy to fund the move. Worth it?

                          3. Bam Saka Laca
                            • 1 Year
                            2 days, 18 hours ago

                            I'm 0.1 short and considering to take the hit

                            1. Pompel
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              2 days, 18 hours ago

                              I see many are expecting James to be rested for Watford, so maybe better to wait and avoid the hit ?

                              1. Disturbed
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 7 Years
                                2 days, 18 hours ago

                                That’s probably the sensible option. But the wrong decision here could easily cost 20 points over two games the way he’s going.

                                1. Pompel
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 7 Years
                                  2 days, 18 hours ago

                                  I think I'll get Reguilon, or Alonso even for a few games in the hope that they can match him - with the assumption that James will be rested against Watford. But fully expect James to get attacking returns against United this weekend.
                                  If Raphina is also out, I might do a double swap for a hit

                          4. Carefree Crew
                            • 3 Years
                            2 days, 18 hours ago

                            Depends on your sub who would play instead & also your planned downgrade to raise the funds. (Livramento away to Liverpool obviously isn't likely to return, so you could make the 4 points back in one week & have an available free transfer next week.)

                            It's likely Chilwell will drop & James rise in price by next week, so it could be another £0.2m to find. Guessing Chilwell to James will be a very popular transfer. People were already looking at getting James in before Chilly got injured.

                            I'd be tempted to do it after the presser confirming how long he's out for. You could have other fires to fight next week & regret not making the move this week.

                            Disclaimer: I'm less hit adverse than some managers on here.

                            1. Disturbed
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              2 days, 18 hours ago

                              That’s the problem. My subs are Antonio, Omo and Scarlett. Antonio comes in for chilwell but need raph to be fit else I’ll just have ten players in the gw. Guess will take a call closer to time depending on Raphs fitness.

                        4. Nedvěd11
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          2 days, 18 hours ago

                          Is Jota (if fit) in for Raphinha worth it the next 3 GW?

                        5. DAZZ
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          2 days, 18 hours ago

                          Chilwell > Alonso being too clever? If i only own Chilwell, then Chilwell > James is priority? I imagine Alonso is the move for the James Chilwell double ups.

                          1. Carefree Crew
                            • 3 Years
                            2 days, 18 hours ago

                            No, not too clever. It's the obvious move if you already own James.

                            Agree James would be the priority over Alonso. Form, ceiling, not having to reverse the transfer when Chilly is back fit.

                        6. Heiro
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          2 days, 18 hours ago

                          Hi all,

                          I had planned on Bruno to Son for a few weeks now and was finally going to do it, but he looked terrible last GW and it seems the same old Totenham.
                          I have no other United cover which is fine for a few weeks.

                          Any other stand outs?

                          Double up with Mane?

                          1. Nedvěd11
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            2 days, 18 hours ago

                            Hit the bar...
                            Terrible in what sense?
                            All Spurs players look terrible, but slowly improving to Contes style of play.

                            Spurs fan

                            1. mynameisq
                              • 8 Years
                              2 days, 18 hours ago

                              Deflected onto the bar from a poor cross...

                              But I agree, they're improving and definitely not same old

                          2. Carefree Crew
                            • 3 Years
                            2 days, 18 hours ago

                            I'm not convinced on Son / Spurs.

                            Jota price makes him better value than Mane IMHO.

                            Circa £4mil difference can be used to upgrade elsewhere.

                        7. RamaJama
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          2 days, 18 hours ago

                          A) White/Foden to Cancelo/Gallagher worth -4?

                          B) Rudiger to Cancelo for free?

                          C) White or Livra to Reguillon for free?

                          Sanchez Steele
                          TAA, James, Rudiger, White, Livra
                          Salah, Jota, Foden, Raphina, Sissoko
                          Kane, Jimenez, Broja

                          1.2 in the bank

                          1. Karan14
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            2 days, 18 hours ago

                            Probaby B

                          2. JBG
                            • 3 Years
                            2 days, 18 hours ago

                            B

                        8. Karan14
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          2 days, 18 hours ago

                          Sanchez
                          TAA James Cancelo Semedo
                          Salah Jota Foden
                          Kane Antonio Toney

                          (4.0 Sissoko Brownhill Livra)
                          1 FT & 0.2m

                          A) Semedo ➡️ Regulion
                          B) Antonio & Semedo ➡️ Wilson & Alonso -4

                          Thoughts?

                          1. Rohirrims
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            2 days, 18 hours ago

                            Wait for Chilwell news before B. If it's a serious injury B

                        9. bench boost for every gamew…
                          • 4 Years
                          2 days, 18 hours ago

                          Damn. Chilwell injured and then Williams down to 3.9. Ugh. And 0.4 itb so that plan must now be revised. White with his lovely Christmas fixtures was coming in, a perfect player to have in that period, nailed and good cs probability. Hm. Croosroad times indeed and now soon a baby born too, seems like i have to just whistle to the Bing Crosby song then all though the holy times without my Ben.

                          1. JBG
                            • 3 Years
                            2 days, 18 hours ago

                            Think you can afford Lamptey for Williams.

                          2. bench boost for every gamew…
                            • 4 Years
                            2 days, 18 hours ago

                            If only i could afford singing to one of the James White tunes.. But Tuchel will probably put some coffe spilla on those notesheets anyway, hopefully..