Fixtures

FPL festive fixture schedule: When might Premier League sides rotate the most?

The first of nine Gameweeks in the space of 36 days takes place this weekend and we’re readying ourselves for the festive fixture frenzy ahead of Saturday’s Fantasy Premier League (FPL) deadline.

Visits from the extended family, a Mrs Brown’s Boys special, bin collection day mayhem: there’s lots to dread about the Christmas period and top of the naughty list for FPL managers is rotation.

This is traditionally the period when starting XI changes ramp up a gear, with the matches coming thick and fast not just in the Premier League but also in cup competitions at home and abroad.

We’ll be looking at which players stand the best chance of avoiding a benching or two in a separate piece but it’s the fixture calendar itself that we’re focusing on here.

We’ll assess the clubs with the tightest and most generous turnarounds in this article, using moderator Legomane’s rather excellent ‘Fixture Crush’ matrix.

Our thanks go to him for allowing us to use this graphic as the focal point of this feature.

FPL FIXTURE OVERVIEW

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CLUBS WITH THE MOST MATCHES FROM GAMEWEEKS 13-21

Chelsea, Leicester City, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United12 (nine league matches, two European ties, one EFL Cup quarter-final)
Manchester City, Manchester United11 (nine league matches, two European ties)
Arsenal, Brentford10 (nine league matches, one EFL Cup quarter-final)
Aston Villa, Brighton and Hove Albion, Burnley, Crystal Palace, Everton, Leeds United, Newcastle United, Norwich City, Southampton, Watford, Wolverhampton Wanderers9 (all league matches)

CLUBS WITH THE TIGHTEST TURNAROUNDS

In this table, we look at the clubs who have the highest number of ‘tight’ turnarounds from the Wednesday before Gameweek 13 onwards. For this, we’re taking tight to mean two recovery days or fewer (eg Saturday-Tuesday, Thursday-Sunday etc).

West Ham United7
Chelsea, Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur6
Burnley, Manchester United5
Brigthon and Hove Albion, Crystal Palace, Newcastle United, Watford4
Arsenal, Everton, Leeds United, Norwich City, Southampton3
Aston Villa, Brentford, Wolverhampton Wanderers2

It’s no surprise to see the clubs involved in European competition up there at the top, with West Ham United leading the way – a bit of a concern for owners of Michail Antonio (£8.2m), perhaps, although David Moyes can at least afford the luxury of resting him in the Europa League with qualification to the knockout rounds assured.

Manchester United’s non-involvement in the EFL Cup means that they have a full seven days of rest in between Gameweeks 18 and 19, which represents the longest recovery time given to any top-flight team throughout the period studied.

Tottenham Hotspur, by contrast, don’t have more than three days of rest, playing Thursday-Sunday for the next month and then having an EFL Cup clash with West Ham ahead of a three-game week between Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Aston Villa, Brentford and Wolves have been dealt the best hands if we follow the table above, with the Bees even afforded an extra day of rest between Gameweeks 19 and 20 (more of which below).

Arsenal deserve a mention, too: they might be in EFL Cup quarter-final action in between Gameweeks 18 and 19 but they have been gifted a home draw against League One side Sunderland, so there’ll surely be a few breathers handed out to some key personnel in that tie.

TIGHTEST TURNAROUNDS FROM GAMEWEEKS 19 TO 20

The tightest of all the tight turnarounds comes between Gameweeks 19 and 20, with FPL managers faced with two deadlines in the space of 48 hours.

The clubs’ recovery time in between these two Gameweeks are detailed below (hours are given between full-time and kick-off, rounded up to the nearest half-hour):

TeamHours between GW19-20
Arsenal43.5
Aston Villa, Crystal Palace, Norwich City, Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United, Wolverhampton Wanderers46
Watford48.5
Leeds United, Leicester City51
Liverpool53.5
Brighton and Hove Albion, Newcastle United69.5
Brentford, Manchester United70.5
Chelsea72
Manchester City75.5
Everton98.5
Burnley99.5

Arsenal are the worst hit: they are in action at the traditional 3pm kick-off time on Boxing Day and then have a lunchtime match against Wolverhampton Wanderers on December 28.

Seven clubs’ fixtures kick off at the same time, two days apart, in Gameweeks 19 and 20, affording them less than 48 hours of recovery.

Burnley and Everton are on easy street by comparison, with matches on Boxing Day and December 30.

Chelsea and the two Manchester clubs also get off relatively lightly, with around three days of recuperation time in between their respective games.

CLUBS WITH SUCCESSIVE ‘RED ZONE’ TURNAROUNDS – AND WHEN THEY FALL

The below table looks at when Premier League clubs have successive ‘red zone’ turnarounds – that is, when there are only two recovery days between matches.

The game ranges in italics indicate that one of the three consecutive fixtures is a cup tie, so rotation could theoretically be more widespread outside of the league matches involved.

For example, Liverpool have three fixtures between December 1-7 – but the last one of those is a Champions League against Milan, so with qualification for the knockout rounds assured, Klopp may look to rest some key players in Italy.

Manchester United have also secured top spot in their Champions League group, so the home fixture against Young Boys in between Gameweeks 15-16 allows whoever is in charge to run wild with the starting XI alterations and focus on the four Premier League matches around it.

TeamSuccessive ‘red zone’ Gameweek turnarounds
Manchester CityGW13-15 (plus UCL after GW15)
GW19-21
Manchester UnitedGW14-17 (UCL in between GW15-16)
LiverpoolGW14-15 (plus UCL after GW15)
GW17-18 (plus EFL Cup after GW18)
ChelseaGW13-15
GW17-18 (plus EFL Cup after GW18)
Leicester CityGW13-14 (plus UEL before GW13)
GW17-18 (plus EFL Cup after GW18)
West Ham UnitedGW13-15 (plus UEL before GW13)
GW16-18 (plus UEL before GW16)
Tottenham HotspurGW17-18 (plus EFL Cup after GW18)
ArsenalGW17-18 (plus EFL Cup after GW18)
Newcastle UnitedGW19-21
Crystal PalaceGW16-18
Brighton and Hove AlbonGW16-18
BurnleyGW13-15, GW16-18
WatfordGW13-15

Manchester City, Chelsea and West Ham are three of five clubs who play Sunday-Wednesday-Saturday in Gameweeks 13-15, which may set alarm bells ringing for FPL managers who own players from any of those teams. Burnley and Watford are the other two sides with the same schedule.

The Hammers have exactly the same timetable in Gameweeks 16-18, along with Crystal Palace, Brighton and Burnley.

The spectre of Pep rotation then rears its head again from Gameweeks 19-21, when the Citizens once more have to negotiate league fixtures on the Sunday, Wednesday and Saturday. Newcastle United are also on a tight turnaround from December 27 to January 2 inclusive.

Ready those FPL benches…


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1,097 Comments Post a Comment
  1. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 days, 3 hours ago

    Cant see Foden playing this gameweek. Dreadful transfer he has been. 3 blanks and now injured. He is becoming quite an injury prone player. Who to sell him for? Im tempted by Silva.

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

      Bilva or Gallagher for me

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

      If def out, I may get ESR.

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 3 hours ago

      I'm most likely going to hit him out to Jota. Gives me exact funds to then do Duffy to Alonso in GW14

  2. FPL Pillars
    • 5 Years
    6 days, 3 hours ago

    Sanchez
    James TAA Cancelo Chilly*
    Havertz* Salah Raph Sarr
    Vardy Toney

    Steele Antonio Allan Liv
    2FT 0.5mil ITB

    The obvious move now is…
    Chilly + Havertz >> Alonso + Jota

    1. MIGHTY JOE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 3 hours ago

      Tasty moves

    2. LC1
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 3 hours ago

      Yup do it.
      I'm doing the same but Chilly to James as I don't have him yet

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

      Looks good

  3. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 3 hours ago

    Could really need advice here. Already on -4 to get TAA in:

    Ramsdale Foster
    TAA Rudiger Chilwell* Cancelo Livra
    Salah Son Raph ESR Doucoure*
    Vardy Wilson Gelhardt*

    Got exact funds to go Chilwell -> James.

    Go through with it for -8? Cheers.

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

      Yes I would.

    2. Fpl stress
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 3 hours ago

      Yeah it'll pay back over the season and if the price goes up you're screwed

      1. MIGHTY JOE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 3 hours ago

        Appreciate it guys! Never feels good taking -8, but I guess I’m out of options here. Cheers!

  4. Zenith UK
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 days, 3 hours ago

    Would you like to play a game?

    Who scores more:
    A) Son
    B) Vardy

    Start one:
    1) Antonio (have Cancelo)
    2) Duffy

    1. MIGHTY JOE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 3 hours ago

      A2

  5. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    6 days, 3 hours ago

    A) White -> Alonso
    B) Rudiger -> James, next week White -> Reguilon or Mbuemo -> Gallagher
    C) Armstrong -> Pukki, next week A or B
    D) Antonio -> Benteke, next week Omo -> James

    WC likely gw16. 1.3ITB

    Sanchez
    Trent Cancelo Rudiger White
    Salah Jota Raphinha Mbuemo
    Kane Antonio

    Steele Gilmour Armstrong Omo

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

      B

  6. dshv
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 3 hours ago

    What is the plan with Foden

    1. Swap to Jota
    2. Keep an play Antonio/duffy/livra.

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

    Semedo (nor) to Alonso (MUN) worth a -4 this week?

    1. MIGHTY JOE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 3 hours ago

      No

    2. LC1
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 3 hours ago

      Nah

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 3 hours ago

      No

    4. wulfrunian
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 3 hours ago

      no

    5. TopBinFc
        6 days, 3 hours ago

        Nah, if you've kept Semedo this long you should play him v Norwich

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

        Cheers all!

    6. The Reptile
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 days, 3 hours ago

      Are people keeping Antonio? his form isn't good and WH are bottom of the fixture difficulty

      I want to sell on WC but don't really trust Benteke and can't think who else to get.

      Currently have Kane - Dennis - Antonio.

      My go 3- 5-2 and get a cheap fwd maybe Broja

      Sanchez

      Chilwell* - TAA - Cancelo - James

      Salah - ESR - Foden - Gallagher

      Kane - Dennis - Antonio

      Foster - Antonio - Ait -Nouri - Normann

      1. TopBinFc
          6 days, 3 hours ago

          Jiminez for next 2 GW?

      2. ADucksBehind
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 days, 3 hours ago

        A) Jota + James
        B) Gallagher + Trent

        1. LC1
          • 6 Years
          6 days, 3 hours ago

          A

        2. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 days, 3 hours ago

          B

        3. wulfrunian
          • 5 Years
          6 days, 3 hours ago

          b

        4. Little Red Lacazette
          • 5 Years
          6 days, 3 hours ago

          B

      3. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 days, 3 hours ago

        Bottomed.

        Options for Chelsea with Chilwell absent:

        A) Alonso - the simplest and most likely replacement, expect him to start 70% of games in Chilwell’s absence. Started the season well and should be able to find some good rhythm again with a steady run of games

        B) Azpilicueta - struggling to get in the team now with Tuchel playing 3 pure CBs now and James’ form at RWB. Came on at LWB vs Juventus but probably cause we were 3-0 up at that point and hasn’t really played on the left since playing at LB under Mourinho between 2014-15

        C) Pulisic/Hudson-Odoi - a couple of alternative options who have featured this season or in pre-season at wing back. I can’t really see this one happening due to their lack of defensive experience in these roles but could fill in at the end of a game if Alonso/Azpi needs a rest and the game is won.

        D) Emerson/Maatsen - both on loan at Lyon and Coventry respectively and naturally attacking LWBs. No option to recall would be available until January however.

        E) Harvey Vale - the next big thing to come out of Cobham. Hugely promising left footed attacking mid. Has a great cross and shot on him and a very good dribbler but only 18 and has yet to make a professional appareance. Would be a hugely exciting option but probably realistic to expect him to come straight into the team but could definitely be coached into a LWB role by Tuchel given his skill set.

        1. Chaldaea
            6 days, 3 hours ago

            I wonder if James and Alonso will be first choice wing backs and Azpi will just rotate with them so no one plays constantly.

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              6 days, 2 hours ago

              This is another option but prob only when 3 up in games

          • Colonel Shoe 肝池
            • 10 Years
            6 days, 3 hours ago

            cheers.....might risk an alonso punt since chilly to james is a -4 for me

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              6 days, 2 hours ago

              James is close to essential right now - in ridiculous form, haul potential every game

          • Jordan.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            6 days, 3 hours ago

            F) downgrade chilwell and upgrade keeper to mendy,likely 6 or 7 points every week,nil rotation and the bonus cheaper defender might get a cleanie...

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              6 days, 2 hours ago

              Mendy has AFCON and I still think Ramsdale/Guaita will match him for value

              1. Jordan.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                6 days, 2 hours ago

                AFCON, good point ..

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

            Alonso has started every game which Chilwell was not available for under Tuchel.
            Fairly confident he plays a lot now and might get an occasional rest.

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              6 days, 3 hours ago

              Yup, he starts 70% minimum but will need to be protected at points as the games are relentless this time of year. Just wanted to outline some of the options.

          • THE SHEEP HUNTER
            • 4 Years
            6 days, 3 hours ago

            Good post. tx.

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              6 days, 3 hours ago

              Cheers

          • McGazza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            6 days, 3 hours ago

            Of the c22 matches that Chilly has not started at LWB in recent times, how many do you think Alonso started?

            Answer is 100%

            Does that help?

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              6 days, 3 hours ago

              Different situation as neither had a serious injury back then. Alonso will start the majority of games but I’m just outlining some of the options we can use to afford him some rest during the fixture pile up.

              1. McGazza
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                6 days, 2 hours ago

                Yes fair enough and helpful. I suspect Alonso will get the vast majority now, and have Chilly/Raph to Alonso/Jota lined up for this week

          • Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            6 days, 2 hours ago

            What's your take on Saul Niguez at LWB? Adam Newson, Chelsea Correspondent for Football London, has reported in his latest article that Saul play LWB for Athletico and could get some mins there.

            https://www.football.london/chelsea-fc/news/thomas-tuchel-ben-chilwell-injury-22266850

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

              Slightly puts me off Alonso in favour of James

              1. Tonyawesome69
                • 2 Years
                6 days, 2 hours ago

                I would priorities James ahead of Alonso if you don't have him. Alonso/ Rudiger should be paired with James if you want to double up

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

                  Can see James v MU but then rest v Watford !

                  1. Tonyawesome69
                    • 2 Years
                    6 days, 2 hours ago

                    James is a long term pick anyway, I wouldn't let one potential fixture he will get rested in put you off

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

                      Very true

        2. GoonerByron
          • 10 Years
          6 days, 3 hours ago

          Best replacement for Chilwell?

          A - Alonso
          B - Dias
          C - Laporte
          D - Walker

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            6 days, 3 hours ago

            A

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

            A

          3. Chaldaea
              6 days, 3 hours ago

              Could save some money and consider Reguilon. B/C/D have minimal attacking threat. Alonso high upside but some risk of rotation.

              1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
                • 10 Years
                6 days, 3 hours ago

                i think alonso has a high upside but plays in a better team than regi..........regi is a good punt tho with these fixtures

            • wulfrunian
              • 5 Years
              6 days, 3 hours ago

              b

            • El Presidente
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              6 days, 3 hours ago

              B

          4. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            6 days, 3 hours ago

            Foden to

            A.Jota
            B. Bilva
            C. Gundogan
            D. Trossard
            E. Raphinha
            F. Someone else

            1. Chaldaea
                6 days, 3 hours ago

                A. if not injured and no miracle recovery from Firmino. Best stats, good price, playing out of position as a striker. Potential long term hold with AFCON.

                1. Gudjohnsen
                  • 4 Years
                  6 days, 3 hours ago

                  Would Klopp put an injured player on the bench last night?

                  1. Chaldaea
                      6 days, 3 hours ago

                      All signs pointing to no injury. Though Klopp seems to like to risk players in dead rubber CL games.

                2. wulfrunian
                  • 5 Years
                  6 days, 3 hours ago

                  a

                3. TopBinFc
                    6 days, 3 hours ago

                    I'm leaning towards A but will have no city midfield then, is that risky with nice fixtures? Or less of a headache due to rotation?

                4. drughi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 12 Years
                  6 days, 3 hours ago

                  Doing foden>jota move is harder then I thought, gives me funds for chilwell>james should be enough motivation

                  1. Gudjohnsen
                    • 4 Years
                    6 days, 3 hours ago

                    Same dilemma for me.

                    1. drughi
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 12 Years
                      6 days, 3 hours ago

                      Doubt we get clear info from pep aswell

                  2. Chaldaea
                      6 days, 3 hours ago

                      If you want devils advocate James could concede against United then get rested against Watford as he's played a lot of games back to back.

                      1. drughi
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 12 Years
                        6 days, 3 hours ago

                        Yeah and he could also continue His amazing form with another double digit Score and dare I then go without against watford in hope of a rest

                    • Little Red Lacazette
                      • 5 Years
                      6 days, 3 hours ago

                      Is Foden confirmed out?

                      1. drughi
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 12 Years
                        6 days, 3 hours ago

                        No just a knock it seems so could start

                  3. LiamK17
                      6 days, 3 hours ago

                      Do you think it’s worth doing any of these moves? (I have 2FT)

                      Dias —> Alonso (James/Canc/TAA)
                      AArms —> Jiminez
                      Mbuemo —> Bilva

                      1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
                        • 10 Years
                        6 days, 3 hours ago

                        everyone seems to be goign 4 or 5 at the back so A

                      2. Chaldaea
                          6 days, 3 hours ago

                          1. Can probably wait this week as Dias with better fixture.
                          2. Short term move so booking in a transfer.
                          3. More of a longer term move but more funds so could effect other moves.

                      3. Thursday's Press Conference Times
                        Skonto Rigga
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 4 Years
                        6 days, 3 hours ago

                        Morning folks, here are today's pressers - including one already underway:

                        Arteta - 8.15am
                        Hasenhuttl - 1pm
                        Bielsa - 1pm
                        Potter - 1pm
                        Benitez - 2.30pm
                        Rodgers - post-Europa League

                        1. THE SHEEP HUNTER
                          • 4 Years
                          6 days, 3 hours ago

                          Looking forward to your round up, always appreciated.

                          1. Skonto Rigga
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • Has Moderation Rights
                            • 4 Years
                            6 days, 2 hours ago

                            And I appreciate that, thank you!

                          2. Eddie
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            5 days, 22 hours ago

                            Yep, super helpful.

                      4. melvinmbabazi
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        6 days, 3 hours ago

                        Thoughts on how to bring in TAA? 1ft 0.0ITB Chilwell to TAA and who to downgrade for a -4?

                        Ramsdale
                        Cancelo, *Chilwell ,R.James,
                        Salah, Raphinha, ESR,Gallagher
                        CR7, Kane, ASM

                        Subs: Foster, Livra, Manquillo,D.Luiz

                        Thanks

                        1. Little Red Lacazette
                          • 5 Years
                          6 days, 3 hours ago

                          One of CR7/Kane

                      5. M_Rega96
                          6 days, 3 hours ago

                          Sanchez
                          TAA Cancelo James Coady
                          Salah ESR Mount Raph
                          Toney CR7
                          Foster Antonio Williams Allan

                          Absolutely stumped for this GW. 1FT, 0ITB. Considering CR7>Kane and Mount>Jota for a -4.
                          Any other ideas?!

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

                          Bilva or Gallagher if you can only have one?

                          1. Chaldaea
                              6 days, 3 hours ago

                              I made the same decision last week. Liked Bilva's fixtures longer term, seems to be nailed over Christmas, longer term proven PL player in a consistent team. As well as Palace have done still some risk they'll struggle against low blocks or teething problems.

                            • The Units
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 11 Years
                              6 days, 3 hours ago

                              G

                            • Finding Timo
                              • 1 Year
                              6 days, 3 hours ago

                              Bilva

                            • El Presidente
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              6 days, 3 hours ago

                              Bilva

                          2. Jet5605
                            • 7 Years
                            6 days, 3 hours ago

                            Every morning I have a look at BBC football gossip and every morning Newcastle are linked with a host of world class players. Today's it's Mbappe. Can't help but think the fans are being played by the new owners.

                            1. El Presidente
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              6 days, 3 hours ago

                              Absolutely!

                            2. THE SHEEP HUNTER
                              • 4 Years
                              6 days, 3 hours ago

                              They're 'gonna take the Championship by sand storm.

                          3. hemalm
                              6 days, 3 hours ago

                              Best 4.4/4.5 Mid?

                              1. Jet5605
                                • 7 Years
                                6 days, 3 hours ago

                                Gilmour. Playing further forward under the new manager and got an assist last weekend.

                                1. hemalm
                                    6 days, 3 hours ago

                                    Thanks! Was planning Normann, but will switch over

                              2. Jet5605
                                • 7 Years
                                6 days, 3 hours ago

                                1 FT and 1.7 ITB.

                                A - Chilwell > James (if Chilly confirmed out)
                                B - Antonio > King
                                C - Raph > Gallagher
                                D - Other suggestion?

                                Sanchez
                                TAA - Chilwell - Cancelo - Livra
                                Salah (c) - Son - Foden - Raph
                                Antonio - Wilson

                                Foster - Duffy - Gilmour - Perica

                                1. hemalm
                                    6 days, 3 hours ago

                                    A
                                    Also maybe start Duffy ahead of Livra?

                                  • pBelck
                                      6 days, 3 hours ago

                                      Chilly is confirmed out for the remainder of 2021.
                                      I just did A

                                      1. FantasyClub
                                          6 days, 1 hour ago

                                          Link?

                                    • Mr. O'Connell
                                      • 9 Years
                                      6 days, 3 hours ago

                                      After reading this article, all I can say is I hope Moussa Sissoko finds his shooting boots over Christmas.

                                    • Thanos
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      6 days, 3 hours ago

                                      Any update on Sarr's injury?

                                    • Abra Dubravka
                                      • 2 Years
                                      6 days, 3 hours ago

                                      Zero Chelsea now Chilwell is injured.

                                      A) Chilly to James (-4)?
                                      B) Keep Chilly this weekand just play Duffy?

                                      1. Gudjohnsen
                                        • 4 Years
                                        6 days, 3 hours ago

                                        B

                                      2. mentaculus
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        6 days, 3 hours ago

                                        A

                                    • Gudjohnsen
                                      • 4 Years
                                      6 days, 3 hours ago

                                      Alonso benched against United but gets the Watford game?

                                      1. Finding Timo
                                        • 1 Year
                                        6 days, 3 hours ago

                                        If that the case assume Azpilicueta play v MU?

                                    • Westfield Irons ⭐️
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 11 Years
                                      6 days, 3 hours ago

                                      Rotation Pairs GW13 > GW19
                                      I need to do Chilwell > James
                                      Defence will be TAA, James, Cancelo, Livra + 4.5
                                      Think that will suffice if I can find a decent defender to rotate with Livra.
                                      Quick scan of fixtures gives me 2 options: Ait-Nouri or Brighton defender.
                                      Rotation will be:
                                      a) Livra+Ait-Nouri = nor, BUR, BRI, ars, bri, BRE, WAT
                                      b) Livra+Brighton = LEE, LEI, BRI, ars, WOL, BRE, BRE
                                      Which works out best and which Brighton defender to pick if b)?
                                      Is Ait-Nouri nailed?
                                      Any other rotations with Livra worth a look?

                                    • Back of the Garnett
                                        6 days, 3 hours ago

                                        Would really appreciate some help here... 1FT 1.6ITB

                                        Ramsdale
                                        TAA - Rudiger - Cancelo - Dias
                                        Salah - Son - Raph
                                        Wilson - Antonio - Toney

                                        Foster - Livramento - Luiz - Brownhill

                                        What are my priorities here for the next couple of gameweeks?
                                        From GW 16 Wilson & Raph have some horrible fixtures and wouldn't mind bringing Ronnie in...
                                        Antonio out?
                                        Dias > Alonso/James?

                                        Thanks all

                                        1. Westfield Irons ⭐️
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 11 Years
                                          6 days, 3 hours ago

                                          Dias > James now
                                          Bank transfers for GW16 and lose Wilson+Raph for King+Gallagher or another hipster pair at that time....?

                                          1. Back of the Garnett
                                              6 days, 3 hours ago

                                              Yeah liking the sound of that - am questioning how essential CRon is gunna be from GW16 with United not firing and likely a lot of rotation

                                              1. Hiiler
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                6 days, 2 hours ago

                                                I agree with you. Noone knows how essential CR7 will be at that time, but that's 4 GW's away, so hopefully we see it by that time what fireing Ole has done to Man United's game. I myself have one premium forward, so that if needed I can bring in CR7 quickly.

                                                I have a bad feeling that Chelsea might not get a CS from GW 13, since a lot of FPL managers are doubling up on Chelsea defence some even tripleing up. 😛

                                                1. Back of the Garnett
                                                    6 days, 1 hour ago

                                                    Agreed, he's got to be providing returns weekly for that price and haven't seen that yet. If needed I'll shift Son & Antonio to make it work...

                                                    So do I, just swapped Dias to James giving me a chelsea double up - upside is James is likely to get attacking returns rather than just clean sheets (or just any points unlike Dias since I bought him in)

                                          2. drughi
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 12 Years
                                            6 days, 3 hours ago

                                            What should I do here ? Plan was to save so i could get kane next week but then Chilwell and foden happened.

                                            Sanchez
                                            TAA Rudiger Cancelo Chilwell*
                                            Foden* Salah ESR Gallagher
                                            Vardy Jimenez

                                            Foster Antonio Gilmour Livramento

                                            A. Foden and Chilwell > Jota and James -4
                                            B. Foden >Jota (play Antonio)
                                            C. Chilwell>Alonso ( rules out James)
                                            D. Save and hope

                                            1. TheDragon
                                              • 3 Years
                                              6 days, 3 hours ago

                                              A. Seems the obvious move

                                            2. hemalm
                                                6 days, 3 hours ago

                                                A seems worth the hit

                                            3. hemalm
                                                6 days, 3 hours ago

                                                A) Smith Rowe
                                                B) Gallagher (I have Benteke)

                                                1) Gundo
                                                2) Bilva

                                                1. drughi
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 12 Years
                                                  6 days, 3 hours ago

                                                  B1

                                                2. TheDragon
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  6 days, 3 hours ago

                                                  For how long?

                                                  1. hemalm
                                                      6 days, 3 hours ago

                                                      On WC - so thinking long term(ish)

                                                3. Finding Timo
                                                  • 1 Year
                                                  6 days, 3 hours ago

                                                  Is reguilion the next best alternative after Alonso or James ?

                                                  1. El Presidente
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 2 Years
                                                    6 days, 3 hours ago

                                                    He might be. Also like Villa boys

                                                    1. Finding Timo
                                                      • 1 Year
                                                      6 days, 3 hours ago

                                                      Yeh although villa have some mixed fixtures. Guess also Laporte has to be considered