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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
    14 days, 7 hours 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
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 7 hours 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
      14 days, 6 hours 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
        14 days, 6 hours 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
          14 days, 5 hours 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
      14 days, 6 hours ago

      Yes. He's on my radar for GW15.

  2. balint84
    • 5 Years
    14 days, 7 hours ago

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

    1. Cammick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 7 hours ago

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

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

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

      1. Gommy
        • 11 Years
        14 days, 6 hours 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
      14 days, 6 hours 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
    14 days, 7 hours ago

    On wildcard, Chilwell to Alonso or Rudiger?

    Thanks.

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      14 days, 7 hours 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
        14 days, 6 hours ago

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

        1. The Movement
            14 days, 3 hours 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
        14 days, 6 hours 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
          14 days, 5 hours ago

          +1 Nicely summarised

      3. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        14 days, 6 hours 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
        13 days, 5 hours ago

        Go both

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      14 days, 7 hours 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
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        Kane

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          14 days, 7 hours ago

          Ta

      2. The Movement
          14 days, 3 hours ago

          Kane

      3. Malinwa
        • 5 Years
        14 days, 7 hours 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
          14 days, 6 hours ago

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

          1. Malinwa
            • 5 Years
            14 days, 6 hours ago

            would you lose Vardy to get some more cash?

            1. Boly Would
              • 5 Years
              14 days, 6 hours ago

              Not this week, would rather Antonio to Hwang perhaps

        2. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          14 days, 6 hours ago

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

        3. Clay Davis
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          13 days, 5 hours 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
        14 days, 7 hours ago

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

        1. Malinwa
          • 5 Years
          14 days, 7 hours ago

          Jota and keep cr7 imo

        2. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          14 days, 7 hours ago

          Jota and keep Ronaldo

        3. Oreoluwa
            14 days, 20 mins ago

            Jota
            Hold Ronaldo, it you still have Him

        4. EL tridente
          • 4 Years
          14 days, 7 hours 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
            14 days, 7 hours ago

            B, C, A in that order of preference

        5. chriskon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          14 days, 7 hours 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
            14 days, 6 hours ago

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

            1. chriskon
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              14 days, 6 hours 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
                14 days, 6 hours 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
            14 days, 6 hours ago

            Ye

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

            ya

          4. JUNITED
            • 9 Years
            14 days, 6 hours ago

            Go for it.

        6. FantasyClub
            14 days, 7 hours 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?

          • Little Red Lacazette
            • 5 Years
            14 days, 7 hours 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
              14 days, 7 hours ago

              Roll it

          • OLLY G
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            14 days, 7 hours 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
              14 days, 7 hours 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
                14 days, 6 hours 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
                14 days, 6 hours ago

                Looks great, keep Regulion for fixtures.

              • The Mentaculus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                14 days, 6 hours 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
              14 days, 7 hours ago

              Chilwell and Gray OUT to...

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

              ???

              1. Little Red Lacazette
                • 5 Years
                14 days, 7 hours ago

                a

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

                A

              3. Boly Would
                • 5 Years
                14 days, 6 hours ago

                A

            4. Tonyawesome69
              • 2 Years
              14 days, 6 hours ago

              What is the best pairing here?

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

              1. Boss Hogg
                • 12 Years
                14 days, 6 hours ago

                B for me.

            5. Will Kane
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              14 days, 6 hours 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
                • 2 Years
                14 days, 6 hours ago

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

              2. Cok3y5murf
                • 5 Years
                14 days, 6 hours ago

                Because Mane blocks Jota

              3. The Mentaculus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                14 days, 6 hours 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
                14 days, 6 hours ago

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

            6. JariL
              • 7 Years
              14 days, 6 hours ago

              Is this worth a -4?

              Christensen & Antonio out for Cancelo & Benteke/Toney

              1. Cammick
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                14 days, 6 hours 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
              14 days, 6 hours 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
                14 days, 6 hours ago

                Lukaku?

                1. Boss Hogg
                  • 12 Years
                  14 days, 6 hours ago

                  Nope

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

                Drogba?

                1. Boss Hogg
                  • 12 Years
                  14 days, 6 hours ago

                  Nope.
                  Clue - it was nearly 30 years ago.

                  1. Bennerman
                    • 3 Years
                    14 days, 6 hours ago

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

                    1. Boss Hogg
                      • 12 Years
                      14 days, 6 hours ago

                      It really is!!

                      1. Bennerman
                        • 3 Years
                        14 days, 6 hours 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
                          14 days, 6 hours ago

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

                        2. Boss Hogg
                          • 12 Years
                          14 days, 6 hours 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
                            14 days, 6 hours 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
                14 days, 6 hours ago

                I was there. What a miserable afternoon.

                1. Bennerman
                  • 3 Years
                  14 days, 6 hours ago

                  Ouch

                2. Boss Hogg
                  • 12 Years
                  14 days, 6 hours ago

                  Another false dawn for United that season!

                  1. Bennerman
                    • 3 Years
                    14 days, 6 hours ago

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

                    1. Bennerman
                      • 3 Years
                      14 days, 6 hours ago

                      too

                      1. Boss Hogg
                        • 12 Years
                        14 days, 6 hours 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
                          14 days, 6 hours 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
                          14 days, 5 hours 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
                        14 days, 6 hours 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
                          14 days, 6 hours ago

                          95 League Cup Final was another terrible day out though.

                          1. Crunchie
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            14 days, 40 mins 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
                          14 days, 6 hours 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
                            14 days, 5 hours 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
                            14 days, 5 hours ago

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

                        3. Bennerman
                          • 3 Years
                          14 days, 5 hours 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
                14 days, 6 hours ago

                Bailey

                1. Boss Hogg
                  • 12 Years
                  14 days, 6 hours ago

                  Boom! That's the fella.

              5. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 4 Years
                14 days, 5 hours 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
                  14 days, 5 hours 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
                    14 days, 5 hours 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
                  14 days, 5 hours ago

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

                  1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 4 Years
                    14 days, 5 hours 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
                      14 days, 5 hours 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
                      14 days, 5 hours 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
                        14 days, 5 hours 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
              14 days, 6 hours ago

              What gws does AFCON cover?

            9. Corona is not good 4 U
              • 1 Year
              14 days, 6 hours 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
                14 days, 6 hours ago

                Relax and wait for Chilly news.

              2. Corona is not good 4 U
                • 1 Year
                14 days, 6 hours ago

                Thank you!

            10. Corona is not good 4 U
              • 1 Year
              14 days, 6 hours ago

              Chilwell and Mbeumo -> James and Jota for free?

              Thank you!

              1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 4 Years
                14 days, 6 hours ago

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

                1. Corona is not good 4 U
                  • 1 Year
                  14 days, 6 hours ago

                  Thanks!

              2. Camzy
                • 11 Years
                14 days, 6 hours ago

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

                1. Corona is not good 4 U
                  • 1 Year
                  14 days, 6 hours ago

                  Thanks!

              3. JUNITED
                • 9 Years
                14 days, 6 hours ago

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

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

                Wait for injury confirmation news, but I like it.

            11. royals forever
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              14 days, 6 hours ago

              Who should I sell first

              Gray
              Sarr
              Both for -4

              Any ideas would be welcomed

              1. Bobby Digital
                • 4 Years
                14 days, 6 hours ago

                Gray

              2. The Mentaculus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                14 days, 6 hours ago

                Sarr could prob wait a week

              3. JUNITED
                • 9 Years
                14 days, 6 hours 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
                • 2 Years
                14 days, 6 hours 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
              14 days, 6 hours ago

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

              1. Camzy
                • 11 Years
                14 days, 6 hours 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
                14 days, 6 hours ago

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

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

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

              4. Fit_to_drop
                • 2 Years
                14 days, 6 hours ago

                Great stuff guys. Thanks for that update

            13. Jones Kusi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              14 days, 6 hours 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
                13 days, 23 hours ago

                G2g

                1. Jones Kusi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  13 days, 12 hours ago

                  James?!

            14. Fpl Richie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              14 days, 6 hours 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
                14 days, 6 hours ago

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

              2. NateDog
                • 1 Year
                14 days, 6 hours 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
                  14 days, 6 hours 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
                    14 days, 6 hours 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
                      14 days, 6 hours ago

                      Yes it probably would be a tempter

              3. The Mentaculus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                14 days, 6 hours 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
                  14 days, 6 hours 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
              14 days, 6 hours 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
                14 days, 6 hours ago

                This sounds good.

              2. Make Arrows Green Again
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                14 days, 5 hours ago

                I like it, 'tis Gundog season after all

                1. Camzy
                  • 11 Years
                  14 days, 5 hours 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
                14 days, 5 hours ago

                I like all except the gw15 plan.

                1. Camzy
                  • 11 Years
                  14 days, 5 hours 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
                    14 days, 3 hours ago

                    Play Raphina GW 15 and roll to Bowen from 16?

            16. Corona is not good 4 U
              • 1 Year
              14 days, 6 hours 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
                14 days, 6 hours ago

                A

            17. 97PG
                14 days, 6 hours 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
                14 days, 6 hours ago

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

              • Jet5605
                • 7 Years
                14 days, 6 hours 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
                14 days, 6 hours 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
                14 days, 4 hours ago

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