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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. Super Sharpe Shooter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Anyone else think that Gundo is about to go on a run of goals? V tempted to get ahead of the curve and bring him in this week. Seems to be more love for BSilva at that price point.

    1. fusen
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      He was looking very attacking in their last game, not sure what the stats say. You'd expect him to at least get one or two soon but then BSilva is already ticking along, so realistically it makes more sense to just stick to that.

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Your team must be in very good shape as I would consider this to be a very luxury move. Even myself with 2FTs find myself chasing a bit on players I want in my team. Gundo is a good punt.

      1. Super Sharpe Shooter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        It's...

        Ramsdale/Foster
        TAA/James/Rudiger/Cancelo/Livramento
        Salah/Havertz/ESR/Gallagher/Cornet
        Dennis/Ronaldo/Wilson

        Gundo would be coming in for Havertz

        1. Pep bites Kun
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          That's a very nice squad. Did you wc recently or just built into this?

          Both Gundo & Bernardo are good picks. Go with your instinct on this one.

    3. Camzy
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Yes. He's on my radar for GW15.

  2. balint84
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Who will bring more points in a he next games?
    A) Cr7
    B) Jimenez+Jota

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

      ...B obviously ..two players who are in good form with good fixtures

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Who is the second player in A? Can't really compare 2 players vs 1

      1. Gommy
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I believe the question is based on one being not far short the price of the other two combined.

        I imagine he has CR7 already and wants to know if he should stick or spread the funds across those two players.

    3. Super Sharpe Shooter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Wait for Jota fitness update. If fit then B for next two games, but beyond that I'd have to say Ronaldo. After Norwich and Burnley, Jim has Liverpool, City and Chelsea. If Jota is injured then I'd go for Ronaldo. After Chelsea the Man Utd fixtures are excellent and you have to think that Carrick/interim manager bounce will see him fire

  3. OLLY G
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    On wildcard, Chilwell to Alonso or Rudiger?

    Thanks.

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I would say live a little and go Alonso. I am sure you have good back-up options on the bench given that you are on your WC

      1. Super Sharpe Shooter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Azpi came on for Chillers last night. Alonso feels very risky

        1. The Movement
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Tuchel already explained the Azpi over Alonso move. He was about to bring on Azpi for James just before Chilly got injured

      2. Carefree Crew
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Alonso higher ceiling assuming Tuchel confirms he's out for a while. Rudiger better long term pick in terms of game time when Chilly is back.

        Read article above. Alonso isn't risky!

        In the 21 games that Chilwell hasn't started at LWB how many games did Alonso start at LWB?

        21/21. Every single one...

        Tuchel explained the substitution, Azpi was coming on for James at RWB, then Chilly got injured so Azpi played on the left as he wanted Azpi on the field for his experience to see the game out.

        1. Pep bites Kun
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          +1 Nicely summarised

      3. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Alonso. Carefree is right, no real risk to it as long as Chilwell is out

      4. Clay Davis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Go both

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Which out-of-form striker would you rather have for the next 3 - Vardy or Kane?

      Both teams struggling a bit at the moment, but have good fixtures coming up. I don't have any Spurs assets and am contemplating swapping Kane in for Vardy.

      1. Flair
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Kane

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Ta

      2. The Movement
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Kane

      3. Malinwa
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Son + Christensen > Jota + James
        GW14 = Vardy > Lukaku

        Could this work?

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

        Foster - Livra - White - Brownhill

        1. Boly Would
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I'd rather lose a few others before Son (Christensen, Mbeumo, Antonio).

          1. Malinwa
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            would you lose Vardy to get some more cash?

            1. Boly Would
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Not this week, would rather Antonio to Hwang perhaps

        2. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I would not be selling Son with 3 good fixtures coming up.

        3. Clay Davis
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Toney/Antonio to King/Dennis - to free up cash to move Christensen to James.

          I expect Antonio to have his minutes managed over festive period. No way his body can handle 10 gameweeks in 40 days!

      4. balint84
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Q1: Jota or Foden
        Q2: wait to sell cr7 or not?

        1. Malinwa
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Jota and keep cr7 imo

        2. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Jota and keep Ronaldo

        3. Oreoluwa
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Jota
            Hold Ronaldo, it you still have Him

        4. EL tridente
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Which transfer?
          A) Foden and White to Gallagher and James for a hit
          B) Rüdiger to James
          C) White to Reguilon

          1. Stormbringer22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            B, C, A in that order of preference

        5. chriskon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I know this may seem ridiculous but would you start Mbuemo over Antonio for one last punt before I shift them next week?

          1. Stormbringer22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            This is exactly what I have done. Antonio 1st sub

            1. chriskon
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Yeah for me this seems like the move. Bit ballsy with that much talent and money on the bench but I suppose it's ballsy decisions that can propel you..

              1. Stormbringer22
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Some are selling Antonio and I am sure many others will be benching him as well. Doubt that this decision can swing your OR too much either way. A fairly safe thing to do this week, even if he bags a goal.

          2. cheeky moses
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Ye

          3. Little Red Lacazette
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            ya

          4. JUNITED
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Go for it.

        6. FantasyClub
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Ramsdale-Begovic
          TAA-James-Cancelo-Livra-Duffy
          Salah-Raph-ESR-Gallagher-Mount
          Ronaldo-Antonio-Toney
          1FT 0.3itb

          Do anything?

          Keep Ronaldo? Or sell for Lukaku or Kane?

        7. Little Red Lacazette
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          1FT. 0.0ITB

          A. Roll FT
          B. Tonio -> Jimi

          Guaita
          TAA Cancelo James
          Salah Son Foden Gallagher Jota
          Antonio Wilson

          Carson White Livramento Davis

          1. Boss Hogg
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Roll it

        8. OLLY G
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          How does this wildcard look please?

          Ramsdale

          TAA | James | Cancelo | Regulion

          Salah (C) | Jota | Bernardo | Smith-Rowe | Gallagher

          Kane

          Foster | Alonso | King | Davis

          1. Boss Hogg
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Looks good.
            Could you downgrade Reguilon (to, say, Lamptey) squeeze a bit more out of your Watford striker by getting Dennis instead of King, and then upgrade Davis to a half-decent striker like Benteke?

          2. hemalm
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Looks good, but would probably go Livra/Lamptey over Regulion. Are you putting Alonso on the bench this week?

            • hitenabler
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Looks great, keep Regulion for fixtures.

            • The Mentaculus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Very nice but why would you ever bench Alonso (while Chilwell is out)? I'd prob get a cheaper sub in place of Reguilon

          3. Boss Hogg
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Chilwell and Gray OUT to...

            a.) Alonso and ESR
            b.) Williams and Jota

            ???

            1. Little Red Lacazette
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              a

            2. Tonyawesome69
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              A

            3. Boly Would
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              A

          4. Tonyawesome69
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            What is the best pairing here?

            A. Alonso and Jota
            B. James and Raphinha + 4

            1. Boss Hogg
              • 12 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              B for me.

          5. Will Kane
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Staring at my team trying to figure out what to do and all I keep think is how was I willing to spend 12.2m on Kane but barely even considered Mane at 12m??

            Stupid boy.

            1. Tonyawesome69
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Jota at 7.5m and not going to AFCON is probably the reason why

            2. Cok3y5murf
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Because Mane blocks Jota

            3. The Mentaculus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Exactly how I've felt about Son the last 3 GW - a bit jealous every time I see a team with Mané in. Not sure whether to go with Mané or Jota currently though

            4. hitenabler
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Ha I was just thinking I should have done Mane Jimenez over Jota Kane

          6. JariL
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Is this worth a -4?

            Christensen & Antonio out for Cancelo & Benteke/Toney

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

              For overall balance id say this , but losing antonio could be annoying

              However I took out christy for James 2 weeks ago and haven't regretted so cancelo would balance out losing Antonio

          7. Boss Hogg
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Quiz time...
            Before Mo Salah this season, who was the last visiting player to score a hat-trick at Old Trafford in the league?

            1. Will Kane
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Lukaku?

              1. Boss Hogg
                • 12 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Nope

            2. Little Red Lacazette
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Drogba?

              1. Boss Hogg
                • 12 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Nope.
                Clue - it was nearly 30 years ago.

                1. Bennerman
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  If I've looked this up right (out of curiosity), then this is really, really hard...

                  1. Boss Hogg
                    • 12 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    It really is!!

                    1. Bennerman
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      I remember the game, I'm pretty sure it was on normal telly at the time and I watched it. A New Year's Day shocker.

                      Still would never have got anywhere near the answer, I can't even remember the player himself.

                      1. Bennerman
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Oops, sorry about the clue, didn't mean to

                      2. Boss Hogg
                        • 12 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Yes, it was on normal telly (ITV I think) and I remember watching it too.
                        I remember thinking, this guy is going to be really good. Don't think I ever saw him again!

                        1. Bennerman
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          I've looked up his career, again out of an abundance of curiosity, and I'm not berating myself for not remembering him.

                          'Much-travelled' would be the football term to use.

            3. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              I was there. What a miserable afternoon.

              1. Bennerman
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Ouch

              2. Boss Hogg
                • 12 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Another false dawn for United that season!

                1. Bennerman
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  To be fair, that decade didn't turn out to shabby

                  1. Bennerman
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    too

                    1. Boss Hogg
                      • 12 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Yeah, you had a brilliant squad in 91-92. Just needed that little bit of je ne sais quis from a certain French magician to get you started.

                      1. Bennerman
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Exactement!

                        We had a fixture car crash at the end that didn't help, six games in 15 days. In the days of smaller squads, too. Oof

                      2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Manchester United 1-4 Queen's Park Rangers
                        Teams: Man Utd: Schmeichel, Parker, Blackmore, Bruce, Pallister, Webb, Ince, Phelan (Giggs), McClair, Hughes, Sharpe.
                        QPR: Stejskal, Bardsley, Wilson, Wilkins, Peacock, McDonald, Holloway, Barker, Sinton, Bailey, Wegerle

                    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      As a young lad at the time 26 years just seemed impossibly long, but Steve Bruce against Wednesday to our recently departed manager putting the ball in the German net must have been one of the greatest periods to be a fan of any club, ever.

                      Luckily, too old to be too upset about them being shite again.

                      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        95 League Cup Final was another terrible day out though.

                        1. Crunchie
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          Yes so was the Semi Final after Paul Nixon died under the bus, didn't go to the replay

                      2. Boss Hogg
                        • 12 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Cantona's toe poke to win a scrappy game at a shabby Stamford Bridge (cars parked behind the goal and all) is the moment I always think it changed for you.

                        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          Forgot about the cars at Chelsea. Definitely should put them back. Sounds trite, but a lot more "character" in those days.

                        2. Bennerman
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          I remember the cars, and the crappy goal frames you had, haha

                      3. Bennerman
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Definitely, the last title was '1967' so they might as well have been talking about the ancient Egyptians to my young sense of time, whenever it was mentioned.

                        Well a bit of an exaggeration, I'd recently turned 14, but still it felt like back in the mists of time.

                        It all turned out all right, even if we're taking a bit of time off recently to let a few other teams have a go.

            4. Treadstone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Bailey

              1. Boss Hogg
                • 12 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Boom! That's the fella.

            5. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Away Team Only: Old Trafford Hat-Tricks

              1950 Ivan Broadis (Sunderland) 3-5
              1957 Bobby Smith (Spurs) 3-4
              1959 Graham Leggat (Fulham) 3-3
              1960 Derek Dougan (Blackburn) 1-3
              1961 Keith Ellis (Sheff Wed) 2-7
              1962 John Connelly (Burnley) 2-5
              1969 Ron Davies (S'hampton) 1-4
              1972 Martin Peters (Tottenham) 1-4
              1978 Kevin Mabbut (Bristol C) 1-3
              1992 Dennis Bailey (QPR) 1-4
              2003 Ronaldo (R Madrid) 4-3

              1. Boss Hogg
                • 12 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Forgot about Ronaldo's hat-trick.
                Redondo's ridiculous bit of skill to set up one of those goals was mental.

                1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Pretty sure I was at that too, but mind could be playing tricks

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MI7H-8F1Rm8

                  Anyway, Barthez existence had completely slipped my mind.

              2. Bennerman
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Two of those players United later signed, I think I'm right in saying.

                1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Think you might be right. Got one, but had to google the other.

                  Crikey Broadis only passed away a couple of years ago.

                  1. Bennerman
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Yeah, the not-as-obvious one stuck in my mind, seems like one of those where we ought to have had him in his prime

                  2. Bennerman
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Nice Broadis link to United from his Wiki bio, he once bagged four against Queen's Park in a 7-1 win for Queen of the South. Scorer for Queen's Park: Alex Ferguson

                    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Well, well. It is things like that that make you think there might just be a meaning to everything.

          8. Boss Hogg
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            What gws does AFCON cover?

          9. Corona is not good 4 U
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 28 days ago

            What to do with this team?

            Foster, Sánchez
            Alexander-Arnold, Cancelo, Rüdiger, Chilwell, White
            Salah, Raphinha, Smith Rowe, Mbeumo, Gilmour
            Vardy, Antonio, Saint-Maximin

            2 free transfers and 2.2 in the bank.

            Thank you!

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Relax and wait for Chilly news.

            2. Corona is not good 4 U
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Thank you!

          10. Corona is not good 4 U
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Chilwell and Mbeumo -> James and Jota for free?

            Thank you!

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Could be good. Not 100% sold on Jota, but probably.

              1. Corona is not good 4 U
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Thanks!

            2. Camzy
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Yes imo. As long as Jota makes it through tonight.

              1. Corona is not good 4 U
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Thanks!

            3. JUNITED
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              For free? No brainer. You can also go BSilva too.

            4. Little Red Lacazette
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Wait for injury confirmation news, but I like it.

          11. royals forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Who should I sell first

            Gray
            Sarr
            Both for -4

            Any ideas would be welcomed

            1. Bobby Digital
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Gray

            2. The Mentaculus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Sarr could prob wait a week

            3. JUNITED
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              I wouldn't go -4 but if you are so desperate then sell Gray. Everton are not performing lately and Gray has dried out.

            4. Tonyawesome69
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Surely depends on the options you plan to bring in. Both potentially injured and missing this weekend after subbed off with an injury

          12. Fit_to_drop
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            What exactly is wrong with Raphinha at the moment can someone tell me?

            1. Camzy
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Illness for this past weekend. I expect him to be ready for this week. If he's not, he's gone from my team.

            2. NateDog
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Nothing seemingly. He was ill (fever) at the weekend, but he's been training with the group since then

            3. Tonyawesome69
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              He is back training with the full team. Go find Leeds official twitter page.

            4. Fit_to_drop
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Great stuff guys. Thanks for that update

          13. Jones Kusi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            What would you do here?

            1 FT 0.6 ITB
            Guaita Ward
            Rudiger Cancelo TAA Livra Semedo
            Rapinha Salah Saka Jota Bissouma
            Toney Antonio Vardy

            1. Water_Pink
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              G2g

              1. Jones Kusi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                James?!

          14. Fpl Richie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            What's the view on switching Son to Kane based on recent performances?

            For example, currently have Son and Vardy and feel tempted to switch Son to Jota and Vardy to Kane over two.

            1. Fpl Richie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Note - there will be £ for Foden if Jota isn't quite so sexy down the line.

            2. NateDog
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Not sure it's worth it. Using up two FTs to (I assume) make use of the next 3 fixtures mostly

              1. Fpl Richie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Example.
                13 - Son to Jota
                14 - Vardy to Kane

                Note, this is partly after doing some stat digging. K+J outgunning V+S from the looks of it.

                1. NateDog
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Do you feel you'll be keeping Kane for a while once you have him? If you do then it doesn't sound bad, but I'd imagine a move to Ronaldo in GW16 would be tempting

                  1. Fpl Richie
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Yes it probably would be a tempter

            3. The Mentaculus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Was listening to The Wire this morning & they approve this move. I am also looking to ditch Son early, although for Mané/Jota, not Kane

              1. Fpl Richie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Well it's Jota that's sparking my interest in this switch as much as Kane. I'll have a listen to the Wire then!

          15. Camzy
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            I'm expecting Chilwell to be out for a while.

            GW13: Antonio + Brownhill > Jota + Davis
            GW14: Chilwell > Alonso
            GW15: Raphinha > Gundog

            Gives me:

            Ramsdale Foster
            TAA Cancelo James Alonso Livra
            Salah Foden Jota Gundogan Gallagher
            Kane Toney Davis

            1. Corona is not good 4 U
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 28 days ago

              This sounds good.

            2. Make Arrows Green Again
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              I like it, 'tis Gundog season after all

              1. Camzy
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                0.0m ITB with this plan though. If Raphinha drops or Gundog goes up I'm stuffed.

                But I don't even have to do the last move. Could just roll FT and play Raph vs BRE.

            3. Little Red Lacazette
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              I like all except the gw15 plan.

              1. Camzy
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Yeah that last one is the current plan to get ahead. I could just roll FT and play Raph.

                1. ClassiX
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Play Raphina GW 15 and roll to Bowen from 16?

          16. Corona is not good 4 U
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 28 days ago

            What is better?

            A) Chilwell and Mbeumo -> James and Jota for free
            B) Chillwell, Mbeumo and Raphinha -> Alonso, Jota and Bernado for - 4?

            Thank you!

            1. Bobby Digital
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              A

          17. 97PG
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Tierney played 182 minutes in the IB, he's fit to start vs Newcastle at Mikelinho's discretion correct?

            • Warby84
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Salah/Mane dbl up is so tempting, I know Afcon is incoming but both on fire atm

            • Jet5605
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              1 FT and 1.7 ITB.

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

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

              Foster - Duffy - Gilmour - Perica

            • mynameisq
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Highest fpl score of the week? Egyptian guy who only made his team for the sole purpose of using a chip to be the highest scoring that week

              Standard fpl

            • sirmorbach
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Chilwell is actually out out or is it just a suspicion so far?