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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1,095 Comments Post a Comment
  1. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 day, 20 hours ago

    How much longer is Firmino likely going to be injured for?

    1. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 4 Years
      1 day, 20 hours ago

      There was some reports from jornos close to Liverpool saying mid december.

  2. FantasyClub
      1 day, 20 hours ago

      What to do with Ronaldo?

      A) Play
      B) Bench
      C) Sell

      1. Chaldaea
          1 day, 20 hours ago

          Depends on the rest of your team but not a bad few fixtures if you move to Kane for a few games.

          1. FantasyClub
              1 day, 20 hours ago

              My teams fine but yes I am contemplating Kane

              Ramsdale-Begovic
              TAA-James-Cancelo-Livra-Duffy
              Salah-Raph-ESR-Gallagher-Mount
              Ronaldo-Antonio-Toney

            • FantasyClub
                1 day, 20 hours ago

                Mounts going for Jota

            • The 12th Man
              • 8 Years
              1 day, 20 hours ago

              In the same dilemma. Look below.
              Tempted to sell but for who?

            • jackruet
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 day, 20 hours ago

              Obviously keep. I am thinking of bringing him back. Look at his fixtures. Captain material

          2. Zenith UK
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 day, 20 hours ago

            Bottomed. Thoughts please.

            2FTs. 0.9 ITB.

            Sanchez, Steele
            Trent, Cancelo, Rudiger, Livra, Duffy
            Salah, Foden, Benrahma, Gallagher, Gray
            Vardy, Antonio, Toney

            A) Foden, Benrahma, Gray, Vardy > Son, Bernardo, Jota, < 5.3 FWD (fodder) ... -8
            B) Benrahma, Gray, Vardy > Son, Bernardo, Origi ... -4
            C) Alternatives?

            1. The 12th Man
              • 8 Years
              1 day, 20 hours ago

              I like option B.

              1. Zenith UK
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 day, 19 hours ago

                Reckon with how often Jota doesn't complete 90mins Origi gets some starts over the busy period?

                1. The 12th Man
                  • 8 Years
                  1 day, 19 hours ago

                  Surely he gets some game time over that period. At 4.9m your not risking much and your not reliant on him either.

                  One caveat. Origi as your third Liverpool does block any future Jota move if you decide you need him.

                  1. Zenith UK
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 day, 19 hours ago

                    This is my issue.

                    Free transfers COULD be Foden & Gray > Bernardo & Jota. (Keep Benrahma for another week?)

            2. mentaculus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 day, 19 hours ago

              How about A, but leaving out thr Foden to Son trade and getting a better forward?

              1. Zenith UK
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 day, 19 hours ago

                Doesn't exist. Leaves me with 8.5 for a FWD, don't like ANY.

              2. Zenith UK
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 day, 19 hours ago

                Could do, Foden & Gray > Bernardo & Jota

          3. The 12th Man
            • 8 Years
            1 day, 20 hours ago

            Ronaldo.
            Going around in circles with what to do with him.
            A) Play v Chelsea and roll FT.
            B) bench for White and roll.
            C) >> Kane. Nice next 3 but don’t Spurs attack not looking convincing.
            D) >> Aubamayang. Newcastle at home up next and leaves 2.6m itb for upgrades like Raphinha > Jota/Foden.
            E) >> Go cheap. Jimenez/Wilson/Benteke and have more to use elsewhere.

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

              Keep ronaldo. You kept him for his bad fixtures, why sell now. Fixtures are great and no ole

            2. TheDragon
              • 3 Years
              1 day, 20 hours ago

              You can’t be seriously considering benching him for White?

              I think it comes down to whether you want Ronaldo for the fixture swing from 15? If so then A or C.

              I’d reluctantly do C and then move Kane to Ronaldo post Norwich.

              It’s effectively a decision about your views on long term team structure

              1. The 12th Man
                • 8 Years
                1 day, 19 hours ago

                I will probably want him back in a few games. I can’t see him getting much though in the next few. Will he match Kane who has goood fixtures?
                That’s 2 transfers as well.

                Or downgrade now and use the spare money to move Vardy up to Ronaldo when needed.
                Vardy and Ronaldo stopping me get the likes of Jota and Foden in midfield. It’s definitely crossroads time with my squad.

            3. JBG
              • 3 Years
              1 day, 20 hours ago

              Keep and play, I actually think MU will score. One of the reasons I'm hesitant of bringing in James/Alonso for -4.

            4. Chaldaea
                1 day, 19 hours ago

                If you wanted to go differential you could even bet on Chelsea's form and get on early on Lukaku. Team is in form unlike Spurs and United.

                1. The 12th Man
                  • 8 Years
                  1 day, 19 hours ago

                  He has briefly crossed my mind, yes.

              • yeahbuddy
                • 10 Years
                1 day, 18 hours ago

                A

            5. marcos11
              • 1 Year
              1 day, 19 hours ago

              Sanchez
              Cancelo Reguilon White
              Salah Son Jota Raph
              Antonio Jimenez Toney
              Steele Chilwell Christensen Brownhill

              Should I:
              a) Jimenez/Christensen > TAA/Hwang -4
              b) Chilwell > Alonso
              c) Roll FT

              1. Bam Saka Laca
                • 1 Year
                1 day, 19 hours ago

                B

            6. Gudjohnsen
              • 4 Years
              1 day, 19 hours ago

              Foden to Jota?

              1. marcos11
                • 1 Year
                1 day, 19 hours ago

                I think I would

              2. Pep bites Kun
                • 5 Years
                1 day, 19 hours ago

                I'm considering this move, this week.

            7. shelvey33
              • 6 Years
              1 day, 19 hours ago

              Help with my defence guys 🙁 I am a person who dropped TAA on a WC and now I am regretting. Going without him will cost me my first places in the private leagues. Defence is Rudiger/James/Cancelo/White/Livra

              2FT, 0.4m ITB

              A) Rudiger + Raphinha > TAA + Norman
              B) White + Antonio > TAA + Gelhardt
              C) Take a hit: White + Raphinha + Antonio > TAA + ESR + Dennis
              D) I missed the bandwagon. Proceed without TAA

              1. Ephurion
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 day, 19 hours ago

                I'd get him in. 2nd highest scorer in the game for 7.7 is just too hard to make up for elsewhere.
                While I like the structure of C), Dennis has AFCON. which puts me off.
                B out of the options presented for me.

            8. Gudjohnsen
              • 4 Years
              1 day, 19 hours ago

              Could Rashford become an option soon?

              1. The 12th Man
                • 8 Years
                1 day, 19 hours ago

                Watch and wait. Maybe.

            9. jai1212
              • 7 Years
              1 day, 19 hours ago

              Is Duffy to Emerson worth for a hit? He'll play over James if I take him in for a hit

              1. TopBinFc
                  1 day, 19 hours ago

                  Nope, Duffy has better fixture and I wouldn't bench James

              2. Babit1967
                • 5 Years
                1 day, 19 hours ago

                Morning guys

                Used ft already, would you wildcard ?
                Chilwell, Sarr and Raphinha doubts and Livra and Brownhill with bad fixtures

                Sanchez
                Taa Cancelo Chilwell * James
                Salah Raphinha * Gallagher
                Kane Jiminez Toney

                Sarr* Livramento Brownhill

              3. Gudjohnsen
                • 4 Years
                1 day, 19 hours ago

                Kane or Ronaldo?

                For all of December

                1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 7 Years
                  1 day, 19 hours ago

                  ronaldo

                2. Chaldaea
                    1 day, 19 hours ago

                    Ronaldo better overall fixtures but he is 36 so more likely to get rotated.

                    1. Salan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 12 Years
                      1 day, 19 hours ago

                      No way to be rotated.

                3. TopBinFc
                    1 day, 19 hours ago

                    Hi all, whats be transfers;

                    A) Out Mahrez & A Armstrong -> Jota & Jiminez
                    B) Out Mahrez & A Armstrong -> ESM & Jiminez

                    Will move Jiminez in GW15

                    Cheers

                    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                      • 7 Years
                      1 day, 19 hours ago

                      a easy

                      1. TopBinFc
                          1 day, 19 hours ago

                          Cheers

                      2. Ajax Hamsterdam
                        • 7 Years
                        1 day, 19 hours ago

                        who will you sell jimmy for?

                        1. TopBinFc
                            1 day, 19 hours ago

                            Perhaps Watkins or Wilson, depending how they go next few GWs

                            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                              • 7 Years
                              1 day, 19 hours ago

                              not keen on keeping armstrong and benching for one game? 2 nice fixtures after the liverpool fixture.

                              1. TopBinFc
                                  1 day, 19 hours ago

                                  Yeah thought about it but with Broja back and Adams consistently scoring I think he may be benched for some games again. Over busy period need guaranteed starters, well as guaranteed as possible.

                              2. mentaculus
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                1 day, 19 hours ago

                                Wouldnt recommend Wilson from 15 with City, Liverpool etc coming up. Unless you're only looking at 2GW again. I'll be hopping off 16/17.

                                1. TopBinFc
                                    1 day, 19 hours ago

                                    Good point, cheers

                          • wulfrunian
                            • 5 Years
                            1 day, 19 hours ago

                            Is there a gk up to 5.0 better than Sanchez?

                            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                              • 7 Years
                              1 day, 19 hours ago

                              ramsdale imo

                            2. TopBinFc
                                1 day, 19 hours ago

                                Not sure, most are in same points territory

                              • NateDog
                                • 1 Year
                                1 day, 19 hours ago

                                Funnily enough I had a similar question / issue yesterday as I was set to move him to Ramsdale and have reconsidered: https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2021/11/24/ucl-fantasy-tuesday-review-and-wednesday-preview-2/

                              • Chaldaea
                                  1 day, 19 hours ago

                                  Could take a punt on De Gea if United turn things around with a new manager and good fixtures.

                                • wulfrunian
                                  • 5 Years
                                  1 day, 19 hours ago

                                  cheers all

                              • Jones Kusi
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                1 day, 19 hours ago

                                Form over fixtures but what are we doing with Vardy? They are at the top of the season ticker and form must turn some time.

                                1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                                  • 7 Years
                                  1 day, 19 hours ago

                                  i would keep a wee while longer if i had him

                                2. Chaldaea
                                    1 day, 19 hours ago

                                    I'd keep for Watford unless it was to move for Salah, TAA, Cancelo or James.

                                3. RamaJama
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 9 Years
                                  1 day, 19 hours ago

                                  Downgrading Foden to fund Cancelo.

                                  Who would you get?

                                  A) Gallagher
                                  B) Bernardo Silva

                                  1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                                    • 7 Years
                                    1 day, 19 hours ago

                                    b

                                  2. Zenith UK
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    1 day, 19 hours ago

                                    Bilva.

                                    1. RamaJama
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 9 Years
                                      1 day, 19 hours ago

                                      Think he’ll play more or less than Foden?

                                      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                                        • 7 Years
                                        1 day, 19 hours ago

                                        he might be rotated now and then but he s on fire and plays for a much better team which has amazing fixtures.

                                        1. Ephurion
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 5 Years
                                          1 day, 19 hours ago

                                          I'm fairly confident he doesn't play for a better team

                                      2. Zenith UK
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 5 Years
                                        1 day, 19 hours ago

                                        They've qualified for CL, they're out of the Carabao and he's only not started one fixture in the PL this season. I don't think he gets rested.

                                        Furthermore, with injuries/knocks to; KDB, Foden, Grealish, Torres, who plays if he gets rested? Sterling and Mahrez are his only outwide competition from the remainder of the pack and we all know that Bilva can play in the middle three also or false 9.

                                  3. mentaculus
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    1 day, 19 hours ago

                                    B

                                  4. Chaldaea
                                      1 day, 19 hours ago

                                      B. Think he's most nailed at City in midfield, good fixtures and will tick over. Most City players are good value if nailed and looking like a lot less Pep Roulette so far....famous last words.

                                    • RamaJama
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 9 Years
                                      1 day, 17 hours ago

                                      Cheers, lads!

                                  5. AD2110
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 day, 19 hours ago

                                    Who scores more points over the next few?

                                    A) Raphina + Alonso
                                    B) Gallagher + James

                                    1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
                                      • 10 Years
                                      1 day, 19 hours ago

                                      all hangs on whether alonso gets a decent run of games

                                    2. JBG
                                      • 3 Years
                                      1 day, 19 hours ago

                                      B I would say.

                                    3. Mr Ozil
                                      • 6 Years
                                      1 day, 19 hours ago

                                      B for me

                                    4. Miguel Sanchez
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 5 Years
                                      1 day, 19 hours ago

                                      B

                                  6. villian-ty
                                    • 11 Years
                                    1 day, 19 hours ago

                                    Raph, Foden -> Jota and ESR

                                    Yes
                                    No

                                    1. villian-ty
                                      • 11 Years
                                      1 day, 19 hours ago

                                      or BSilva and Jota

                                    2. Mr Ozil
                                      • 6 Years
                                      1 day, 19 hours ago

                                      Wait for new on Foden, if Foden is out, I'd definitely do Foden > Jota

                                      Are those moves for free?

                                  7. Tricky90
                                      1 day, 19 hours ago

                                      Thinking
                                      Chilly straight to James
                                      And selling Foden for either B.Silva or Jota?

                                      For a -4 hit is this a goer?

                                    • dshv
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 day, 19 hours ago

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

                                      0.9 itb 1ft. 20k rank

                                      What to change to be ready to fight to 10k??

                                    • The Train Driver
                                      • 6 Years
                                      1 day, 19 hours ago

                                      A. Cancelo vs WHU - 4
                                      B. Henry vs EVE

                                      1. Miguel Sanchez
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 5 Years
                                        1 day, 19 hours ago

                                        B

                                      2. JBG
                                        • 3 Years
                                        1 day, 19 hours ago

                                        B

                                      3. TopBinFc
                                          1 day, 19 hours ago

                                          B all day

                                      4. Mr Ozil
                                        • 6 Years
                                        1 day, 19 hours ago

                                        Morning All, 1FT, 1.8 itb

                                        Any ideas what to do with that lot?

                                        Sa'
                                        Chilwell* White TAA Cancelo
                                        Raphinha Salah (c) Mbeumo Son
                                        Jesus King

                                        subs: Steer Antonio Sissoko Livra

                                        Chilwell > James for a FT? or try to squeeze in Jota for a hit?

                                        1. Pops15
                                          • 4 Years
                                          1 day, 19 hours ago

                                          I think I'm making the move for Regi this week and taking a hit to get Jota in as well. Jota is the one that scares me the most not owning

                                      5. Zenith UK
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 5 Years
                                        1 day, 19 hours ago

                                        Who scores more the next five weeks;

                                        A) Son
                                        B) Vardy

                                        1. Miguel Sanchez
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 5 Years
                                          1 day, 19 hours ago

                                          A

                                        2. JBG
                                          • 3 Years
                                          1 day, 19 hours ago

                                          C Kane.

                                          But seriously, A.

                                        3. THE SHEEP HUNTER
                                          • 4 Years
                                          1 day, 19 hours ago

                                          The Foxes seem to be getting a little stale under Rodgers. I believe Conte will get the best out of his players once they become drilled and acclimatised to his system, definite signs of promise there especially in the second half last game; So I reckon Son will be banging sooner rather than later.

                                      6. Raf
                                        • 12 Years
                                        1 day, 19 hours ago

                                        Hey guys

                                        1ft

                                        Ramsdale
                                        Taa chilwell James cancelo livra
                                        Salah havertz jota
                                        asm Antonio

                                        Foster tony raph benrahma

                                        1 chilwell to alonso
                                        2 havertz to ?
                                        3 raph to ?

                                        1. mentaculus
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          1 day, 19 hours ago

                                          Would do 1, or maybe 2 -> Bernardo Silva. Play Raphinha & Toney (Livramento & Antonio bench).

                                          1. Raf
                                            • 12 Years
                                            1 day, 19 hours ago

                                            Thanks

                                        2. Chaldaea
                                            1 day, 19 hours ago

                                            Good chance that Havertz is also out this week with a hamstring so 1 and 2 the priorities. I did Havertz to B. Silva last week (got lucky with a goal) but he seems to be nailed which is good for the Christmas period.

                                        3. Pancake
                                          • 7 Years
                                          1 day, 19 hours ago

                                          Is it crazy to be contemplating Gundagon over Bsilva?

                                          1. THE SHEEP HUNTER
                                            • 4 Years
                                            1 day, 19 hours ago

                                            Bonkers

                                            1. Monklane
                                              • 12 Years
                                              1 day, 19 hours ago

                                              Loopy la la

                                          2. mentaculus
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            1 day, 19 hours ago

                                            Not crazy. Someone quoted their comparative stats a few pages back & Gundo is actually slightly ahead on xGI over recent games. Bernardo's place is probably a little more secure atm (depending on KDB recovery time for Gundo)

                                        4. Zenith UK
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 5 Years
                                          1 day, 19 hours ago

                                          Start one.

                                          A) Antonio (I have Cancelo)
                                          B) Livramento

                                          1. mentaculus
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            1 day, 19 hours ago

                                            A. Wouldn't start any defenders away at Anfield for the rest of the season (now that Chelsea & City have played there)

                                            1. Zenith UK
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 5 Years
                                              1 day, 19 hours ago

                                              Apologies, Duffy, not Livra. *facepalm* I haven't slept yet.

                                              1. mentaculus
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                1 day, 19 hours ago

                                                Ah ok, thats much closer. Prob Duffy

                                          2. THE SHEEP HUNTER
                                            • 4 Years
                                            1 day, 19 hours ago

                                            A all day
                                            3-0 Pool and I'm thinking goals at both ends (Spam v Citeh)..4-2ish

                                            1. THE SHEEP HUNTER
                                              • 4 Years
                                              1 day, 19 hours ago

                                              Just wasted one minute of my life.
                                              Going back to bed, goodnight!

                                        5. BlzE_94
                                          • 7 Years
                                          1 day, 19 hours ago

                                          Play Livramento vs Liverpool or Sissoko vs Leicester?

                                          1. Miguel Sanchez
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 5 Years
                                            1 day, 19 hours ago

                                            Livramento

                                          2. mentaculus
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            1 day, 19 hours ago

                                            Sissoko

                                        6. Miguel Sanchez
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 5 Years
                                          1 day, 19 hours ago

                                          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. Jordan.
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 11 Years
                                            1 day, 19 hours ago

                                            F downgrade chilwell ,upgrade your keeper to mendy ,pretty much 6 or 7 points every week ,no rotation concerns and bonus of cheaper defender may get a cleanie as well...

                                          2. si
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 12 Years
                                            1 day, 19 hours ago

                                            Options for Chelsea or FPL replacements? Either way, Alonso is the only option. Could argue he offers even more than Chilwell attacking wise, will be nailed now. Was unlucky to be dropped earlier in the season, was playing very well. He is a goal threat in most situations.

                                        7. BobB
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 12 Years
                                          1 day, 19 hours ago

                                          Foden - keep or sell?

                                          1. Zenith UK
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 5 Years
                                            1 day, 19 hours ago

                                            Just swapped out for Bilva

                                            1. si
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 12 Years
                                              1 day, 19 hours ago

                                              I would worry about Bilva starting this week. City have 2 away games the following 6 days where he will definitely be needed. Is KDB back?

                                        8. dshv
                                          • 4 Years
                                          1 day, 19 hours ago

                                          What is the plan with Foden

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