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The best Chilwell replacements in FPL and injury latest

Ben Chilwell (£6.0m) has been ruled out of Gameweek 13 of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) after limping out of Chelsea’s 4-0 win over Juventus in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday evening.

Chilwell suffered a worrying-looking knee injury at Stamford Bridge and had to be helped from the field of play midway through the second half.

Contrary to media reports, he’s not quite ruled out for the season just yet but will be sidelined for at least six weeks before a decision on whether or not he’ll need surgery will be taken.

WHAT TUCHEL SAID ABOUT CHILWELL’S INJURY

“[Chilwell] is out. He has a partial injury of his ACL and the decision is to treat it conservatively and the next six weeks will tell the story if he makes it and be fully available or needs the surgery after that.

“We are very positive because the first reaction of his body is very positive, so hopefully it stays like this. Now the full focus from everybody is towards the next six weeks and bringing him back to the pitch.” – Thomas Tuchel on Friday

WHY DID AZPILICUETA AND NOT ALONSO REPLACE CHILWELL ON TUESDAY?

Eyebrows were raised when Cesar Azpilicueta (£5.8m) and not Marcos Alonso (£5.6m) was chosen to replace Chilwell at wing-back against Juventus.

However, Tuchel explained that he had been meaning to bring Azpilicueta on for Reece James (£6.1m) just before Chilwell’s injury, opting to merely deploy him on the left flank instead.

“It’s my fault. Hopefully, Marcos doesn’t take this personally! I was so focused to bring Azpi on the field, because I wanted to have him on the field… every game we have this discussion if he plays or not. We have these decisions now against him since he injured his shoulder and I said ‘we need to bring him on the pitch’. We actually prepared a substitution for Reece James, and then there was the injury, so I said ‘OK, he plays left’. Meanwhile, of course, the guys called Marcos… there was a bit of confusion!” – Thomas Tuchel

BEST CHILWELL REPLACEMENTS?

While most of Chilwell’s owners will be waiting for more concrete news on the England international before deciding whether to ditch him, thoughts inevitably turn to possible replacements.

We’ll highlight a few players below should the worst-case scenario unfold.

REECE JAMES
% of Chilwell’s owners in the top 10k who also own the below
James32.4%
Cancelo87.6%
Alexander-Arnold92.1%

Most of Chilwell’s owners in the top 10k can also count Joao Cancelo (£6.6m) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.8m) among their squad but less than a third had gone with the double-up with James.

A little bit of FPL budget will be needed to make the straight swap from Chilwell to James but it’s arguably an upgrade based on recent on-field exploits, with James trailing only the Liverpool right-back for expected goal involvement (xGI) per 90 minutes this season.

Rotation risk has frequently been cited as a downside to James, particularly as he’s seemingly more prone to coming on a substitute when benched and registering a ‘one-pointer’.

After successive 90-minute run-outs and with a triple-header of Premier League matches for Chelsea to negotiate in the space of seven days, there’s also a decent chance that he drops out of the starting XI in one of the next three fixtures – logic would suggest Watford away in Gameweek 14.

But we are approaching a time of the year when most players will face bench-warming duty once or twice – even Mohamed Salah (£13.0m) has been handed festive breathers in the past – and we can’t exactly have a squad full of James Ward-Prowses (£6.3m) to tide us over.

If the James risk is too much for some to swallow, at least over this coming week, then Antonio Rudiger (£5.9m) has started more league fixtures under Tuchel when available for selection (26 of 29, about 90%) than any other Chelsea defender since the German’s appointment. He’s also top for shots in the box among Blues defenders this season, such is his threat from set plays.

MARCOS ALONSO

There is, of course, another Chelsea defender who immediately sprung to mind when Chilwell hobbled off the pitch on Tuesday.

Alonso had been posting Chilwellian figures in the first six Gameweeks of the season and actually betters his positional rival for xGI in 2021/22, with little between them for goal attempts (13 v 11 in Chilwell’s favour) or chances created (12 v 10 in Alonso’s favour).

While Azpilicueta and Callum Hudson-Odoi (£5.3m) are other possible options in this position, looking at who Tuchel has picked at left wing-back in Chilwell’s non-starts clearly shows that Alonso is the favoured deputy:

CompetitionMatches in which Chilwell has failed to start under TuchelStarts for Alonso
Premier League1414
Champions League44
FA Cup22
EFL Cup11

SERGIO REGUILON

Antonio Conte’s arrival at Tottenham Hotspur has seen the Lilywhites adopt a wing-back system, something that raises interest in Emerson Royal (£4.9m) and Sergio Reguilon (£5.1m).

No FPL defender has registered more shots in the box (four) or big chances (two) than Reguilon since Conte took charge in Gameweek 11, with the Spaniard even matching Harry Kane (£12.2m) for penalty box touches (eight) in that time.

Spurs’ ticker-topping next four fixtures look particularly appealing (see above) but the swift turnaround between Gameweeks 14 and 15 is one to watch, as Reguilon has clearly been struggling from a fitness perspective with the extra demands under Conte and was substituted in each of the last two matches.

BUDGET OPTIONS
Antonio the most-sold FPL player of Gameweek 13 as budget defender Ait-Nouri impresses 3

While ‘big at the back’ is currently en vogue in the FPL world, Fantasy fads and fashions are typically cyclical and before we know it, the currently underwhelming crop of forwards may fire themselves into some kind of form to put a 3-4-3/4-3-3 back on the menu.

While James, Alexander-Arnold and Cancelo are squad staples for many of us, a possible injury to Chilwell – the fourth musketeer in the premium defender template – would open up the question of whether we go for a Rudiger, Alonso or Reguilon or instead downgrade to a budget option and reinvest the cash in midfield or up front.

Tino Livramento (£4.6m) has been the bargain-bin option of choice at the back for many of us this season but one or two other (now cheaper) options are starting to emerge in the budget defender pool.

Tariq Lamptey (£4.4m) has really caught the eye since his return from injury in Gameweek 11, playing very far up the right flank, registering nine penalty area touches and being presented with goalscoring opportunities from just outside the six-yard box in each of his last two matches.

Rayan Ait-Nouri (£4.3m) has banked 20 points over the last four Gameweeks. On a share of set plays, he’s second for crosses, joint-fifth for chances created and eighth for final-third touches among all FPL defenders from Gameweeks 9-12.

Both of the above could be wheeled out over the easier festive fixtures and then benched when the matches look more daunting, although it’s worth stating that Graham Potter surely won’t start Lamptey in every game in December given the young defender’s propensity to pick up injuries. The availability of Marcal (£4.4m) also means that Bruno Lage has the option to rotate Ait-Nouri should he feel the need to.

Sean Dyche generally eschews rotation even in the busiest periods, so Matt Lowton (£4.4m) is another possibility in the budget defender pool. He’s joint-top among £4.5m-and-under options for key passes and big chances created this season and Burnley rank high on our Season Ticker over the next seven Gameweeks.

A shortage of clean sheets for the Clarets is a consideration, of course, something that also is a black mark against the set-piece-taking, chance-creating Matt Ritchie (£4.9m) at Newcastle United and Timothy Castagne (£5.3m) at Leicester City for the time being.

Villa’s defenders might turn out to be revitalised under Steven Gerrard, meanwhile, but rank bottom of our Season Ticker over the next four Gameweeks.


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270 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Pacer.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 days, 1 hour ago

    PLAY UP POMPEY

    1. SuperG
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 21 hours ago

      FPL not FLO

      Fantasy Premier League not Fantasy League One

  2. Louis99
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 1 hour ago

    Anyone boarding the Benteke bandwagon?

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 days, 1 hour ago

      not me

    2. mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 days, 1 hour ago

      Yeah!

    3. JBG
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 26 mins ago

      Wish I did this GW when I actually considered it and not gone for Kane.

  3. dbeck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 1 hour ago

    Those with chilly and no James? Is this move so simple to James or is it worth risking it with Alonso

    1. SKENG
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 1 hour ago

      I think I'm leaning Alonso just because I think I will need the 0.6m difference soon.

      1. SKENG
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 1 hour ago

        0.5m actually

    2. Dammit_182
        7 days, 1 hour ago

        I think keeping 2 of the Chelsea boys is a decent plan it you can. James would be priority.

      • Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        7 days, 1 hour ago

        I won neither(Own Rudi). Getting James this week.

        TAA Rudi Dias Cancelo James

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          7 days, 1 hour ago

          *own

      • Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 1 hour ago

        If both moves are for free then James is the better option assuming Chilwell is out long term in isolation. Also need to factor in the 0.5m difference so it is team dependent.

      • Nomar
        • 12 Years
        7 days, 17 mins ago

        I am probably going to do Chilwell to James this week now.

    3. SKENG
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 1 hour ago

      Looks like I can't save FT this week as planned after Chilwell injury... any thoughts on this please?

      Ramsdale
      Trent CHILWELL Cancelo
      Salah Foden Raphinha Mbeumo
      Kane Antonio Jimenez

      Foster Williams Brownhill Livramento 1 FT, 0.2 ITB

      A) Chilwell > Alonso (gives me enough to do Mbeumo > Cornet/Gallagher next week)
      B) Chilwell > Reguilon (gives me enough to do Mbeumo > Cornet/Gallagher next week)
      C) Chilwell > James (exact money, will have to stick with Mbeumo)
      D) smth else?

      1. Silver_and_Gold
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 1 hour ago

        C looks like a preferred option. Still, if Chilwell's injury is really a long one, Alonso might be even more nailed than James. So, A is also interesting.

        1. SKENG
          • 5 Years
          7 days, 1 hour ago

          Agree. If Chilwell is out for long, it's really 50/50 Alonso/James for me. Looks like James is considered "safer", but we could really use the extra 0.5m from the Alonso move, so leaning towards that. Thanks!

          1. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            7 days, 43 mins ago

            If Chilly is out long term and Azpi has not been starting because of shoulder injury, Alonso should be the safest option, not James. And that Watford match with Alonso is more tempting.

      2. Riders of Yohan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 1 hour ago

        C for me

      3. waltzingmatildas
        • 11 Years
        7 days, 1 hour ago

        C

    4. AzzaroMax99
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 1 hour ago

      What to do with Chilly?

      A) get Alonso for free
      B) Chilly &Antonio to James&Toney (-4)

      1. BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 1 hour ago

        Maybe just A

      2. waltzingmatildas
        • 11 Years
        7 days, 1 hour ago

        A

      3. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 41 mins ago

        I plan to do A next week.

    5. -GK22-
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 1 hour ago

      Fantasy UCL

      Stick on Lewandovski captain 12pms

      Or twist to

      A) Salah
      B) Haller
      C) Brozovic

      1. mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        7 days, 1 hour ago

        I'm twisting. Maybe Haller? Think I'm going with Antony

      2. Bavarian
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 3 mins ago

        Lewa set and forget

    6. Riders of Yohan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 1 hour ago

      Bench 1:

      A) Hwang (nor)
      B) Toney (EVE)
      C) ESR (NEW)
      D) Gallagher (AVL)

      1. BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 1 hour ago

        Hwang

      2. waltzingmatildas
        • 11 Years
        7 days, 1 hour ago

        Tough but probably A

      3. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 58 mins ago

        A or D

    7. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 1 hour ago

      Sarr to CHO for free??

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • 11 Years
        7 days, 1 hour ago

        Hmm not sure on CHO. Any other options?

        1. BrockLanders
          • 6 Years
          7 days, 1 hour ago

          Or Chilwell to Alonso

      2. mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        7 days, 1 hour ago

        Impressive as he's been, I think there's too much competition now to rely on CHO as regular starter

      3. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 59 mins ago

        Not when Tuchel has Werner, Ziyech and Pulisic back available for selection

      4. Carefree Crew
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 49 mins ago

        In the 3,4,2,1 formation the 2 behind the striker has 6 players competing for 2 positions:

        Mount, Havertz, Pulisic, Werner, CHO & Ziyech.

        CHO has had more game time & played well, with Lukaku injury ( Havertz played as a 9) Werner & Pulisic injuries, Mount wisdom teeth, all factors to his playing time.

        He's far from nailed with everyone coming back to full fitness.

        I'd steer clear of all 6, as no guarantees on who starts & very likely cameo sub appearances.

        Gallagher would be my likely target around that price point.

        Chilwell to Alonso looks good assuming Tuchel confirms Chilly is out for a while. Although James would be my preferred option if you've got a little cash ITB. Also it saves a transfer when Chilly returns.

    8. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      7 days, 1 hour ago

      First time I've made early moves this season and it obviously hasn't worked out!
      A) Play livra and sort next week
      B) Chilwell to alonso - 4

      Guaita
      TAA cancelo James livra
      Salah foden jota raph
      Kane toney
      (Foster normann davis Chilwell)

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 1 hour ago

        If he is out for minimum 1 week, that is 3GWs! I would take the hit

        1. waltzingmatildas
          • 11 Years
          7 days, 58 mins ago

          Hmm you might be right. Problem is the moves were already for a - 4! At least it wasn't bringing him in!

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            7 days, 54 mins ago

            Assess each move in isolation. Who do think scores the most points for at least the next 3GWs Livramento + 4 or Alonso?

            1. waltzingmatildas
              • 11 Years
              7 days, 5 mins ago

              Good point, cheers mate

    9. fusen
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 1 hour ago

      It would have made a much more interesting FPL season if James was injured instead of Chilwell.

      The users who already own James are already most likely doing well, so they've basically just cemented their position and other people with Chilwell further down the pack are now scrambling for what to do.

      When you have the luck...

      1. BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 1 hour ago

        No guarantees James starts this GW. Azpi could come in

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 1 hour ago

          More likely to be rested for the Watford game. I can't see Tuchel resting James for the United but you never know...

      2. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        7 days, 1 hour ago

        but who has 2 x chel def + 2 x City def + Taa?
        😉

      3. zeslinguer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 1 hour ago

        not really luck bringing in chelsea full backs a few weeks ago tbf

        1. fusen
          • 9 Years
          7 days, 9 mins ago

          It's not about the luck of bringing in a Chelsea full back. It's the fact the full back who is lesser owned in the top 10k and has scored fewer points is the one that was injured, instead of the more popular higher scoring full back.

      4. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 1 hour ago

        Sounds like you’re talking about your own season...

        In two Mini Leagues I’m in, the guys at the top both have Chilwell, don’t have James and are both in the top10k at 3k and 8k.

        There’s nothing interesting about a 6m defender getting injured. Chelsea defence is still the best in the league. The only exception would be if Salah missed a few games, so people looked elsewhere for captaincy, because right now he’s killing the idea of captaining anyone else.

        1. fusen
          • 9 Years
          7 days, 11 mins ago

          According to LiveFPL -

          Top 10k ownership

          James 60.05%
          Chilwell 49.29%

          Last 4 weeks points scored -

          James 13, 21, 7, 12
          Chilwell 12, 8, 2, 9

          All my points still stand.

          1. Qaiss
            • 5 Years
            6 days, 23 hours ago

            Why are you talking about the last 4 weeks only and ignoring gameweek 8?

      5. Guba
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 59 mins ago

        Incorrect, if you look at both their ownership prior to the most recent gameweek you'll see Chilwell has been higher owned.

        1. fusen
          • 9 Years
          7 days, 9 mins ago

          In the top 10k?

    10. mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 days, 1 hour ago

      Its my 1st FPL season & I'm not quite sure how the free hit chip works- can you help me out?
      If I've made, e.g. 3 transfers for a -8 but decide to play free hit, does it wipe those transfers and the -8, then reset my team to how it was last week?

      1. FPL MAN 123
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 1 hour ago

        Free hit gives you unlimited transfers for this gameweek and will resort back to your previous team for the next gameweek. Hope this helps

      2. zeslinguer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 1 hour ago

        exactly this, but generally people save their free hit until a blank gameweek. So later in the season around the time of the late stages of the FA cup only half the teams will play a league game over a particular weekend (the rest playing in the cup). This means you may have a situation where half your team aren't playing that week. Generally people save their FHs for this situation so they can field a full 11

    11. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 1 hour ago

      If Chilwell is unfortunately out for a period of time who do people think becomes the backup / rotation to Alonso at LWB?

      1. Skonto Rigga
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 1 hour ago

        Azpi and/or Hudson-Odoi, you'd think.

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 4 Years
          7 days, 57 mins ago

          Yeh, it's interesting. that left-footer is so pivotal to keeping that width in their system.

    12. FPL MAN 123
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 1 hour ago

      Pick one (conscious its a mistake to get rid of Ronnie with upcoming fixtures):

      A)
      Ramsdale
      TAA | Livramento | James
      Salah | Gallagher | Raph | ESR
      Ronnie | Vardy | Antonio

      Foster | Duffy | Tomyiasu | Douglas Luiz

      or

      B)
      Ramsdale
      TAA | Livramento | James
      Salah | Jota | Son | ESR
      Toney | Vardy | Antonio

      Foster | Duffy | Tomyiasu | Douglas Luiz

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 1 hour ago

        Essentially Gallagher, Raphinha and Ronaldo Vs Jota, Son and Toney. I would go with the latter

    13. wulfrunian
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 1 hour ago

      Foden or Gallagher?

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • 11 Years
        7 days, 1 hour ago

        Foden

      2. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 1 hour ago

        Foden

      3. wulfrunian
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 1 hour ago

        cheers

      4. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 53 mins ago

        Gallagher

        1. wulfrunian
          • 5 Years
          7 days, 46 mins ago

          cheers.To use the money elsewhere or do you think he will return more points?

          1. Cammick
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            7 days, 28 mins ago

            this was my tthinking , i felt i could similar points by swapping him for a cheaper mid and bringing a premium def

      5. Cammick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 29 mins ago

        foden

        had him since his 18 pt haul

        But saying that.... i swapped foden and marcal to cancelo and esr on sunday

    14. Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 1 hour ago

      Who scores more points?

      A. Antonio (city)
      B. Wilson (arse)

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 1 hour ago

        Wilson may edge it

    15. FCSB
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 59 mins ago

      Ramsdale
      TAA Cancelo James Chilwell
      Salah Son Foden Raphinha Gallagher
      Jimenez

      Foster Antonio Livramento Davis

      Is this a save and just play Antonio over Chilwell?

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 58 mins ago

        What is the alternative option?

        1. FCSB
          • 5 Years
          7 days, 56 mins ago

          Probably Chilwell to Alonso / Rudiger…

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            7 days, 53 mins ago

            If Chilwell is out for a while then I would make the move

            1. FCSB
              • 5 Years
              7 days, 48 mins ago

              My only issue is I used my FT to do Mbeumo >> Gallagher to avoid being priced out

              Not sure Chilwell out -4 is worth it this week…

      2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 57 mins ago

        If Chilwell is ruled out for a number of weeks then a move to Alonso seems straightforward

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 52 mins ago

          1 week is 3GWs now, surely worth moving him on

    16. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 57 mins ago

      Anyone know if Benzema likely to start vs Sheriff tonight after news this morning? Fantasy CL bs.

    17. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 50 mins ago

      Best option for the next 5-6 gameweeks assuming Chilwell is out for the same duration?

      A) Alonso
      B) Rudiger
      C) Regulion + 4 points

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 45 mins ago

        Tough one between Alonso and Rudiger, Alonso may edge it. I don't fancy Spurs defence to keep CS at the moment. Reguilon has the better attacking stats compared Emerson but mins could be an issue with Sessegnon

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          7 days, 38 mins ago

          Yes im leaning towards Alonso for the attacking threat. He seems to have started every game Chilwell has missed under Tuchel plus he's going to be a BIG differential for the first couple of weeks or until he explodes.

    18. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 49 mins ago

      Can Alonso realistically play in next few games as thinking cheaper alternative to James or just too risky & go James ?

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 48 mins ago

        Read the article you will find your Alonso answer.

        1. Finding Timo
          • 1 Year
          7 days, 46 mins ago

          Yeh cheers sounds like Alonso could be worth a go but James obviously safer pick unless he now gets rested for Watford !!

      2. ExpressoMySonny
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 48 mins ago

        I would just go James

        1. Finding Timo
          • 1 Year
          7 days, 43 mins ago

          Ok thanks tough one

      3. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 47 mins ago

        I guess it depends what you plan to do with 0.5m difference. I would priorities James over Alonso

        1. Finding Timo
          • 1 Year
          7 days, 45 mins ago

          Yes thanks - just trying to work that out as think helps gets ronaldo / son

      4. Carefree Crew
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 43 mins ago

        Did you see my reply mate? If not click on my username & scroll down to my recent posts. It starts "Hello Finding Timo".

        1. Finding Timo
          • 1 Year
          7 days, 41 mins ago

          Thanks just seem and appreciate your reply given you seem very knowledgeable

      5. Carefree Crew
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 17 mins ago

        Most welcome Finding Timo! You are too kind Sir! I'm definitely not knowledgeable, just old (mid 40's) & a passionate Chelsea fan.

        The above article backs up what I said, in the 20 odd games Chilwell hasn't started at LWB, Alonso has started every single time.

        I do think James is the best pick based on form if money is no issue. With the congested fixture schedule no player is immune from rotation, logically everyone will get rested at some point.

        I think I'm going for Alonso (Assuming Tuchel confirms Chilwell is out for a while) as it allows me to get Jota too without downgrading other more expensive players.

    19. ExpressoMySonny
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 49 mins ago

      Really Needing some help with my draft team. I currently have Chilwell, Raph, KDB and Robbo all flagged. What are you thoughts these possible trade?
      A) Robbo, Wilson, Rashford out for Jota, Edouard, Wan-Bissaka
      B) Robbo, KDB and Wilson out for Jota Walker and Edouard
      C) Hold

    20. Forgetmeknot
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 46 mins ago

      Simple question, answer perhaps less clear.

      Who is nailed nailed out of Alonso & James (assuming Chilwell injury is longer than short term)?

      1. Forgetmeknot
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 45 mins ago

        More nailed*

        1. ExpressoMySonny
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 days, 44 mins ago

          James

      2. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 44 mins ago

        That was just my question ! I think James more nailed but must be risk that he could be rested v Watford whereas alonso has had his rest?!

      3. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 42 mins ago

        Both will be first choice. I expect they rested period will be pretty similar between them

      4. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 10 mins ago

        Not sure but Alonso is not as good as Chilwell defensive wise, both positionally and lack of speed, this is obvious, but what does it mean for Tuchel when he sets his team up? Could that be a third def midfielder (not sure he has that available atm) or could that mean he eants to play Azpi Rwb so he gets more stability, i think, without checking, that this have been the case before. But James was back late from Euro, so that could be part of it.

    21. Mahjongking
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 43 mins ago

      Coady to reguilon or jus start coady?
      Or do a minus 4 to downgrade antonio and get james?

      1. ExpressoMySonny
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 42 mins ago

        James

    22. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 days, 41 mins ago

      A) Rudiger -> James
      B) Mbuemo -> Gallagher
      C) White -> Alonso
      D) Antonio, Omobamidele -> Benteke, James -4 (bench one of White/Benteke/Mbuemo)

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 37 mins ago

        D

    23. Ronnies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 41 mins ago

      Sanchez
      TAA Cancelo Rudiger*
      Salah Jota Raphinha ESR
      Kane Antonio Jimenez

      Steele Livramento Williams Mendy

      0.5m ITB, 1 FT

      A or B ?
      A) Rudiger > James
      B) Roll FT

      Cheers.

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 37 mins ago

        A

      2. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 15 mins ago

        B

    24. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      7 days, 37 mins ago

      Best move here people ? Want kane in for Vardy next week

      Sanchez
      TAA Rudiger Cancelo
      Salah Foden Gallagher ESR
      Antonio Jimenez Vardy

      Foster Chilwell Gilmour Livramento

      A. Antonio> Toney
      B. Foden> Jota
      C. Save

      1. Hansel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        7 days, 27 mins ago

        I prefer Benteke/ASM to Toney. Wait on news for Foden. Would save or move Chilwell

      2. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 16 mins ago

        Transfer out Chilwell

    25. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 33 mins ago

      Sanchez, (Foster);
      TTA, Cancelo, Rudiger, (Coady, Livramento);
      Salah, Son, Raphinha, Mbeumo, (Bissouma);
      Jesus, Antonio, Toney.
      1.3itb
      Anything need sorting? Short term (next couple) or longer term?
      Considering if Jesus good value, or Antonio fixtures a bit tough. Thinking whether to get Jota in.
      Wondering if 2 Brentford to much.

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 17 mins ago

        Depends on how many FTs you have. Can you get to Jota for free?

        1. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
          • 5 Years
          7 days, 4 mins ago

          1ft
          Can do Raphinha to Jota.

    26. Disco Stu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 30 mins ago

      Hey UCL fantasy peeps, would you swap out a 5 point scorer(Zapata/Davies) for either of Brozovic or Skriniar? Bringing on Haller for Sane but every other player I have from yesterday scored 6 or more

    27. Malinwa
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 27 mins ago

      Actually really stuck, no idea what to do here, any suggestions?
      2 FT - 0.1 itb

      Guaita
      Cancelo - TAA - Christensen
      Salah - Son - Mbeumo - Raph
      Toney - Vardy - Antonio

      Foster - Livra - White - Brownhill

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 18 mins ago

        Downgrade one of your FWDs for funds

        1. Malinwa
          • 5 Years
          7 days, 16 mins ago

          Vardy + Christensen > James + Jimenez ?

    28. rozzo
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 24 mins ago

      Ramsdale
      TAA Cancelo Dias James
      Salah Son Gallagher Bowen
      Jesus Antonio

      Gunn Dennis Allan Chilwell

      1ft
      0itb

      A). Chilwell to Alonso and bench Bowen
      B). Bowen to ESR

      Cheers

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 18 mins ago

        A

    29. cheeky moses
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 21 mins ago

      Assuming Jota is fit.
      Antonio, Mbuemo > King, Jota (-4)
      Good moves?

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 19 mins ago

        He trained with the first team yesterday. Hit probably will work out

      2. jackruet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        7 days, 7 mins ago

        No