Spot the Differential

Three budget FPL differentials to consider for Gameweek 13 and beyond

Gameweek 13 of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) is almost upon us, which gives us an opportunity to have a look at some more differential options.

This time, we’ve selected low-owned and somewhat unfashionable picks at Watford, Brighton and Hove Albion and Burnley who we think have the potential to make an impact.

As always, to qualify, the player must have an ownership of 5% or less at the time of writing.

JOSHUA KING

  • FPL ownership: 4.1%
  • Price: £5.6m
  • GW13-17 fixtures: lei | CHE | MCI | bre | bur

Joshua King (£5.6m) has slotted seamlessly into Watford’s attack this season, and has particularly impressed following the arrival of Claudio Ranieri.

Despite a disappointing loan spell at Everton last term, where he could only find 138 Premier League minutes, he has since thrived as the Hornets main centre-forward. Prior to Ranieri’s appointment, he assisted three times against Norwich City and Newcastle United, and has followed that up with four goals in four games under the Italian, including a hat-trick at Goodison Park. It could have been more, too, as he won the opening penalty against Manchester United last weekend, only for Ismaila Sarr (£6.0m) to miss.

Notably, over the last four Gameweeks no player in any position – not even Mohamed Salah (£13.0m) – can better him for goal attempts (17) or big chances (seven), while only the Egyptian has more penalty box touches in that time.

Life at Vicarage Road has been anything but dull since Ranieri’s arrival. In his five games in charge, Watford have scored nine goals and conceded 10, with a visit to a Leicester City side up next who have failed to keep a single clean sheet since the opening day. In fact, the Foxes’ 21 goals conceded is the joint-third worst in the division, while the expected goals (xG) tally is only slightly better. The schedule to follow is admittedly tough, but eases from Gameweek 16 onwards, with games against Brentford (a), Burnley (a), Crystal Palace (h), Wolverhampton Wanderers (a) and West Ham United (h) before the end of the year.

King has delivered a string of impressive displays of late, and given his appealing longer-term schedule, could be the pick of the budget forwards over the festive period.

TARIQ LAMPTEY

Why Duffy was benched and Foden’s fine form: FPL notes from Brighton v Man City 2
  • FPL ownership: 0.8%
  • Price: £4.4m
  • GW13-17 fixtures: LEE | whu | sou | TOT | WOL

Tariq Lamptey (£4.4m) has been Brighton and Hove Albion’s stand-out performer since returning from injury, and was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet against Aston Villa last weekend, when he was denied by a fine save from Emiliano Martinez (£5.5m).

The youngster was substituted late on, with Villa scoring twice soon after his departure, as Graham Potter continues to manage his recovery following his long-term hamstring problem. As a result, he surely won’t start every game in December, but providing you have a strong bench, it shouldn’t be too much of an issue, especially given his budget price tag.

Lamptey’s positioning since returning from injury has been hugely encouraging, playing very far up the right flank and often hugging the touchline. Because of that, since making his first start in Gameweek 11, amongst all defenders, only Reece James (£6.1m) and Ben Chilwell (£6.0m) have touched the ball more often in the opponent’s penalty area, with his four shots in the box only bettered by Chelsea’s wing-backs and team-mate Antonio Rudiger (£5.9m).

Albion now face a Leeds United side who have struggled in attack all season, scoring just seven Premier League goals in seven games in the absence of Patrick Bamford (£7.7m). Encouragingly, for those considering investing, their meeting with Marcelo Bielsa’s side marks a reasonably favourable run, too, with matches against Southampton (a), Wolverhampton Wanderers (h) and Brentford (h) in the coming weeks.

Lamptey has been a real threat down the wing for Brighton in recent matches, and with an ownership of just 0.8%, could be an effective defensive differential.

CHRIS WOOD

Scout Notes 4
  • FPL ownership: 1.3%
  • Price: £6.7m
  • GW13-17 fixtures: TOT | wol | new | WHU | WAT

Chris Wood (£6.7m) may have had a slow start to the season, but has now netted two goals in his last three appearances.

The New Zealand international has been a model of consistency since joining Burnley from Leeds United back in August 2017, scoring at least 10 goals in each of his four top-flight campaigns.

This season, he has posted team-leading totals for goal attempts, shots in the box, efforts on target, big chances and penalty area touches, while his performances over the last three Gameweeks have helped his team beat Brentford and take points from in-form Chelsea and Crystal Palace. That’s coincided with Wood and Maxwel Cornet (£6.1m) being paired together up front, a period which has seen Sean Dyche’s side score more goals than any other team bar Liverpool.

Looking ahead to Gameweek 13, Wood could find some joy against a Tottenham Hotspur backline which is still adapting to a new style of play under Antonio Conte, while fixtures to follow against Wolverhampton Wanderers (a), Newcastle United (a), West Ham United (h) and Watford (h) offer further encouragement that he can kick-on.

Burnley appear to have moved up a gear in recent weeks, with more confidence on the ball, and given that Wood has scored two in his last three, could be a nice differential pick for our frontlines.


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  1. Carefree Crew
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Wildcard team:

    Sanchez, (Steele)
    TAA, Cancelo, James, Rudiger, (Livramento)
    Salah, Foden, Jota, Gallagher, (Gilmour)
    Kane, Antonio, (Davis)

    GTG?

    1. Atwood
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Looks good, just keep an eye on Foden news

    2. Carefree Crew
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Thanks mate. 🙂

    3. Zenith UK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Foden to Bernardo. Extra 1M in bank could be Livra to Reguilon or upgrades for both Sanchez/Steele?

    4. Carefree Crew
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Thanks Zenith. It's a good shout but I really like Foden & don't trust Tottenham defence. Think I'm happy with 4 premium defenders in terms of team structure financially.

    5. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      good but that bench is so poor that you may end up with just one starter and rotation risked players like Cancelo, James, Rudiger, Foden, Jota, (Gilmour) (Davis) just as we run into a huge congestion period

      I would restructure and get a playing third striker and a nailed 5th mid.

      Probably 343 something like this

      Sanchez, (Steele)
      TAA, Cancelo, James, (Johnson/cheap but nailed )(Livramento)
      Salah, Foden, Jota, Gallagher, (Brownhill/Biss)
      Kane, Antonio, Denis/King /Hwang

      1. FourLokoLeipzig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I can’t see Johnson being nailed with Coufal fully fit again

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Johnson was just a suggestion, any other chap nailed defender for the bench will do

        2. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Coufal has been fit since GW10, and started in Europa + Cup matches since, while Johnson keeps starting in EPL

          Johnson starts in EPL until he plays badly. But once he does have a bad game or two, I'm sure he's dropped for Coufal

          Something similar to Tavares vs Tierney atm

    6. Carefree Crew
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Thanks Hotdogs for tea! Great advice & my bench was my reservation. I want 4 ATB & don't see value in the strikers at present. I think Gilmour is to good in Norwich's team to be dropped. You're right on rotation risk but I think the majority are nailed. Risk they get rested on the same GW versus not compromising on my starting 11. I'm happy to gamble for a few weeks to get the players in that I want. (James over Alonso & Jota value is too good to ignore.

      Was considering Livramento to Johnson to free up £0.3mil to upgrade elsewhere.

      Is Johnson nailed with Coufal waiting on the bench?

      Really appreciate the time / detail you've taken in your response.

      Many thanks mate. 🙂

    7. Carefree Crew
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Thanks "Four loko Leipzig" & "Ze Austin". 🙂

  2. OneDennisBergkamp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Lamptey or White????

    1. Carefree Crew
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      White for nailed. Lamptey rest / rotation risk.

    2. Boberella
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Lamptey more exciting, but probably more prone to injury and/or rotation

    1. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Levy is still the problem, but nobody wants to say it

  3. mash
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Sanchez
    TAA Cancelo Chilwell* White
    Salah Foden* Raphinha Mbeumo
    Kane Antonio Toney

    Foster Antonio Livramento Brownhill

    1FT, 0.4 in bank

    A) Chilwell to James
    B) Chilwell to Alonso
    C) Chilwell and Foden to James and Jota (-4)
    D) Something else

    At the moment I'm going to do A before price changes tonight, and wait until the pressers before considering doing the extra for C. Would you agree?

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Yeah

    2. That Fantasy Guy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Yeah A and wait

    3. Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A and wait

    4. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Definitely A

    5. mash
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Cheers all!

  4. Atwood
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Does this sound good?
    Christensen/Havertz/Ronaldo > Rudiger/Jota/Kane (-4)
    2FT’s. 0.3 spare. Can't afford James in this scenario. Any ideas?

    Steele
    Cancelo - TAA - Livramento
    Salah - Saka - Havertz - Gallagher
    Ronaldo - Antonio - Hwang

    Christensen - Sissoko - Marcal

    1. That Fantasy Guy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Alonso?

      1. Atwood
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Don't know why I didn't think of that! Means I don't have to sweat on price changes tonight either.

    2. Carefree Crew
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Yes Christensen & Havertz don't offer value with Lukaku back.
      Alonso more upside, Rudiger arguably more nailed.
      Marcal a rotation risk? Wouldn't want to play Sissoko. Livramento fixtures aren't great from memory.
      Thanks again for replying to mine mate. Thought I'd reciprocate. Good luck. 🙂

  5. That Fantasy Guy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Hi all - some advice please.

    In short get:
    A. Alonso + smith-row for chilwell + gray
    Or
    B. just do chillwell to James?

    Both moves I'll be priced out if I dont do them.

    Thanks

    Team is
    Sanchez
    Chillwell - cancelo - TAA - reguilion - livermento
    Salah - Foden
    Wilson - Antonio - CR7

    Steele - Gray - Hayden - gilmour

    1. Atwood
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A is for a hit right? To be honest I think I'd still do it. Alonso as you suggested should be starting now, and I like Arsenal this week.

      1. That Fantasy Guy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Thanks!

    2. Carefree Crew
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I think James is the one to get.

  6. FantasyClub
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 22 days ago

    No chance Lukaku starting?

    1. Carefree Crew
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Tuchel will likely give an indication in tomorrow's presser. He was on the bench mid week but Tuchel said only ready to come on at the end of the game but he didn't play at all.
      If I had to bet either way right now, I'd guess probably not.

  7. Sal8
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Play 1

      1. Antonio (city)
      2. Wilson (ars)

      1. That Fantasy Guy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        2

      2. ZTF
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Same dilemma but ASM instead of Wilson. In your case I would definitely go B

      3. FourLokoLeipzig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        2

    • ZTF
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Is Alonso nailed

      1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        He will get the odd rest.

        1. ZTF
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Interesting - who might play in his place? Azpi?

          1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            He's one option. Alonso should play the majority.

    • davies
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Foden > Jota worth it for free?

      1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        If Foden is injured.

      2. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Really worth waiting for the press conference if you can, both are great FPL options really.

    • Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Ramsdale
      TAA | Cancelo | R James | Duffy
      Salah | Jota* | Mbeumo
      Ronaldo | Vardy | Jiménez

      Steele | Livramento | Gilmour* | Brownhill

      0.8 ITB, 2 FTs.
      16k OR.

      Trade ideas,
      GW13: Raphinha & Allan to Jota & Gilmour (0.0 ITB).
      GW14: Hold
      GW15: Jiménez & Brownhill/Gilmour to B Silva/City mid and 4.4 FWD (maybe)

      I like the move this GW due to Raphinha being a probable trade GW16 (fixture swing); Jota is also about to go up 0.1, and out of budget.

      Thoughts?

      1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Sounds like you've made up your mind.

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          I think the upside is greater.
          Allows me to be aggressive also with Jimenez in two weeks time, Raphinha I will have already moved on correctly or incorrectly.

          1. Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Folks are moving Raph and Foden on for Jota, forgetting how frustrating he was earlier this season, and he's still playing the same way

            My aggressive move is to hold Foden. Yours could be to hold Raph, who's scored in his last two matches and has a higher points per match ratio than Jota this season

            1. Gabbiadini
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              That is true, yes, but I think a points per minute ratio would be a better representation. The landscape has changed with Firmino's injury.
              Ideally, I would hold Raphinha and find funds a different way, however, this is not possible at this moment with my structure. I also am not sure whether I would hold him beyond gw15, it is a punty play yes.

              1. Ze_Austin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Sure Henry or Gallagher wouldn't improve your points better than Jota over Raph?

                Maybe that move happen in GW16 instead?

                I won't knock Jota as an asset, but I won't spend two transfers to take him over a fit Raphinha or Foden. They're probably at the same level in likely FPL points, so it's a sideways move to me. That's why I keep talking about improving the Duffy and Mbeumo spots in your XI, for more points

                1. Gabbiadini
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  No, personally not.

                  Maybe it is recency bias but Duffy has very good shots in the box numbers (aerial threat) and does Brighton not have a better defence than Brentford?
                  I can see how he may be perceived as slightly unfashionable, being a CB compared to a wingback selection.

                  As for Gallagher v Mbeumo, I still like Mbeumo.
                  Points in the past are points I cannot get and on the face of it, I still prefer the ST over a player in a midfield 3.

                  I definitely did consider other options will my 2FTs, but these were not really two players I was considering.
                  I do appreciate your thoughts, it is intriguing to see what angles other people look at it.

                  1. Ze_Austin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    For the record, Mbeumo isn't the striker anymore

                    1. Gabbiadini
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      Well, heat map wise he is still their most forward player, no,
                      And central?

                      1. Ze_Austin
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 22 days ago

                        Touché. Good luck

                        Always good to have the logic behind your decisions clear before making 'em

                        You can then revise the decisions on the merit of their logic later, rather than just the outcome

                        1. Gabbiadini
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 22 days ago

                          I'm struggling to understand what you are trying to achieve with this comment?

                          Mbeumo's average position is higher than that of Gallagher's, fact.
                          Further, Mbeumo is primarily Brentford's most attacking player.

                        2. Ze_Austin
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 22 days ago

                          I'm saying it's good to know the logic behind your decisions, so you can revise the outcome based on their thinking process rather than just points

                          It helps me avoid blaming myself when someone gets a lucky deflection that leads to a goal, for instance

                          I'm not against your decision. I think the logic has merit. I'm saying it's good to make decisions this way, not based on stuff like fear

                        3. Gabbiadini
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 22 days ago

                          Ah right, apologies.

                          Agreed.

      2. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I'm far more interested in Duffy to Henry or Mbeumo to Gallagher. Improve actual problems in your XI

        Jota isn't worth burning that 2nd FT, and especially not for Raph. Not now

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Personally, I am not convinced by Brentford defence.
          Duffy I still don't actually believe is a bad selection whereby he is still in the starting XI, he has only missed the solitary game.
          Mbeumo, yes has not registered the points but he is a sub 6 midfielder playing OOP. I still like this option, the fixtures to are not bad.

          1. Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Alrighty then, you're convinced 🙂

            Good luck. Jota is a good asset

      3. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Tbh think you haven't got the best balance of funds, so far this season value is most in the defenders, followed by mids and then forwards. 23m on Ronaldo and Vardy seems a big use of funds for meh output at the moment and double fodder mids seems a bit wasteful when a number of slightly more premium options are delivering well (Gallagher, ESR, Raph etc.)

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          It is a good point yes, but why trade Ronaldo or Vardy with their upcoming fixtures?
          If I didn't like their fixtures then yes, I would be looking at a trade.
          It is about projecting forward not so much looking back at what has happened, Chilwell now is also injured.

          1. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Fixtures are tricky in FPL. I held Ronaldo on the same basis for the Watford game last GW. Maybe it works out better for Vardy, but he's had 3 shots in his last 4 matches while Raphinha has had 16 for a 4m higher price.

            1. Gabbiadini
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              yes, this is true.
              Vardy has looked very poor in his previous outings I totally agree.

              Should Vardy turn his form over these next few weeks he seems to me like a longer hold than Raphinha in my team.

              1. Gabbiadini
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Leeds GW16-19 is just :/
                Look they may do fine but I haven't been convinced based on what we know, from this season.

    • Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      In the spirit of the article, here are my three budget players for the next 2 to 4 GWs:

      Rico Henry (1.5%): playing at wingback with 2 goals on the bounce, facing the two main crisis teams next - Everton and Spurs. It's then Leeds and Watford next, so some more green 🙂

      Cornet (2.4%): the transfer spark who made Dyche an attacking manager out of the blue this season. Spurs, Wolves and Newcastle don't seem in the mood to stop this rampant Burnley attacker, whose goals per match ratio is way up there

      Benteke (2.4%): his stats are *screaming*. 16 shots from 3.3 matches, 4 goals in his last 4 starts. Focal point of this buzzing new fearless Viera team. Fixture list continues until at least GW20. There'll always be the caveat of his risk of being benched for Edouard in the big games (like Man U in GW15) so be wary of those, but the upside. My word

      1. Boberella
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Agree. Got Cornet in this week and looking at Tekkers next. Henry definitely going under the radar but hard to fit in with all the excellent defenders around.

        PS - You should write articles. I find your comments and insight on here top notch.

        1. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Very kind, thanks! 🙂

          I'll be open to writing for FFScout, but I don't have a non-controversial topic yet 😀

          I agree with Henry being hard to fit in, but he might be the answer for those who'll risk 5 ATB for one more GW, or those who are taking funds forward for Jota

          1. Boberella
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Yeah, I think for most (myself included) Livra would be the makeweight for Henry. Not sure I want to get rid of Livra yet but given the fixture comparison, Henry looks better on paper.
            Suppose a few would also be driven to keep Livra due to the value tied up in him, but that doesn’t particularly matter much to me.
            Food for thought certainly for the next 4 GWS

    • MShalkz
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Current team:

        Ramsdale (Foster)
        Trent, Cancelo, Emerson Royal (Christensen, Livra)
        ESR, Salah, Mbuemo, Raphinha (Douglas Luiz)
        Vardy Kane Toney

        Brought Trent in for Chilwell last night to avoid price movements.
        Currently very tempted to take a -12 and get Christensen, Mbuemo and Vardy out for R James, Jota and Benteke/King as these are the options I'd prefer this week and in the long term

        Is this extremely dumb considering Vardy has Watford up next? Ever since I got him in GW9 he has looked absolutely hopeless......

        1. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Don't touch your team any further

          You'd probably remove Kane before Vardy, by this time next week

          Transfer priority next GW should be Mbeumo + Chris > Alonso + Gilmour, imo. Your team is nicely set up for 4-3-3 for the foreseeable

          1. Salah’s Sonnet
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Disagree, i'd say that needs sorting quite a bit.

            1. Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Long-term, yes

              GW13 points? Not for me

              1. MShalkz
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Think I may keep as is this week, then injuries depending do those moves for a -8 for the following game week. Fixtures this week for my team seem very nice even if the form isn't exactly there, just praying there's no mega haul from James/Jota and that Vardy decides to turn up at last

                  1. Ze_Austin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    I'm glad you see it. Necessary surgery, yes, but not for GW13

                    Your options will also be a bit clearer by then

                    Good luck 🙂

                    1. MShalkz
                        1 month, 22 days ago

                        thanks mate you too

                  2. Salah’s Sonnet
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Oh Sosirry I didn't see this. Yes I agree with you, just spaced out changes, and can happen quicker now with games coming very fast.

            2. Hotdogs for Tea
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              do it, have some fun

          2. Lignja
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            A. Benrahma to Gundoga/Beranrdo
            B. Livramento to Alonso (bench Benrahma)

            Sanchez
            Taa, James, Cancelo
            Salah, Son, Jota, Benrahma, Raphina
            Antonio, Wilson

            Amartey, Livramento, Scarlet

          3. Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Best Sarr replacement under 5.8m ?

            Salah bilva raph Gallagher Sarr
            Kane Antonio Scarlett

            1. Angelic upstart
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Doucoure

              1. Ze_Austin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                ...from GW18/19, for me

                When fully fit too

                But yeah, I love him. Got him pencilled in for GW21

              2. Disturbed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Had him earlier over Gray till he got injured. Plan to get him back soon. Cheers

            2. Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              If you're willing to play 4-4-2/5-4-1 and have at least one good sub, I'd suggest Gilmour at 4.4

              1. Disturbed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Cheers. Might have to upgrade Scarlett with the cash soon to have a playing bench

          4. Jinswick
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Best move here chaps?

            A) Chilwell -> Alonso (5.6)
            B) Chilwelll -> Reguilon (5.1)
            C) Chilwell -> Dier/White (4.5/4.4) and rotate with Livra

            The extra cash could bolster the bench over the festive period, eg with C), Brownhill -> Bowen/Gallagher/Cornet or Davis -> Benteke/King

            Ramsdale
            Trent, Cancelo, James, Chilwell*
            Salah, Jota, Raphina, Saka
            Kane, Antonio

            Foster, Livramento, Brownhill, Davis
            Bank 0.4m, 1FT

            1. FourLokoLeipzig
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              I’m weighing up A or B. I think they’re both excellent options, but as you have James, I think I’d lean Reg (especially after the main potential threat to his festive minutes did himself zero favours tonight!)

          5. Boberella
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Hey DZers

            Pretty happy with this starting XI. Bench order correct? Thinking I may fancy Cornet against Spurs over Dennis as 1st on bench. Thoughts?

            Sanchez
            Trent James Cancelo Reguilon
            Salah Son Gallagher ESR
            Vardy Jimi

            Steele Dennis Cornet Livra

            1. RogDog_jimmy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 22 days ago

              I’d start Cornet over Reguillon myself.

              1. Salah’s Sonnet
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                I second this actually, a man in form.

                1. Boberella
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Could the same be said for Dennis? He has the harder fixture and may well not get 90 mins, but I keep benching his hauls.

                  1. Salah’s Sonnet
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    It very well could be said the same for him, I expect Leicester to really put in a performance this GW though, they absolutely must.

              2. Boberella
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                That’s interesting. I don’t have Regi in my team for the clean sheets and Burnley have been conceding since they seem to have become a lot more attacking. It’s a 50/50 I suppose.

          6. Randaxus
              1 month, 22 days ago

              I was watched the Tottenham game and it is amazing, to be so bad that you make one of the greatest managers of all time looks out of his depth is astounding.

              1. Salah’s Sonnet
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Truly shocking, definitely no manager bounce as yet, feel a fool forhaving Son personally

                1. Randaxus
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    I have Son as well, having a world class players in your team shouldn't be foolish, but who knows maybe it is.

              2. Salah’s Sonnet
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Hi guys.
                Well have had to play aggressively of late and low & behold it's working out for once, 3 straight greens so have kept the trend and done
                Chillwell + Raphinha > Alonoso + Jota for almost exact funds.
                Raphinha could of been worth keeping but i think he has been fortunate to be honest, Jota in a much more fluid team.

                Set up for a 451 this GW, look GTG?

                Sanchez
                Alonso - TAA - Cancelo - James
                Gallagher - Jota - Son - Salah - ESR
                Vardy
                _____________________________
                Foster: Toney: Livramento: Scarlett

                Reckon benching Toney the right call here? Has to be?

                Cheers gents.

                1. FourLokoLeipzig
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  No way I’d be benching Toney against that Everton defence! I’d probably bench Gallagher if you go through with those transfers, but maybe playing Toney could allow you to roll an FT instead

                  1. Salah’s Sonnet
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Cheers man. Yeah I've already made the moves, I agree benching Toney against that Everton defence but my lord he's just so weak at the moment. Good shout though maybe playing him over Gallagher

                2. SoulShakinTex
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Might play Toney over Gallagher? Everton are bad and Villa are improving at the back. (I followed your lead and did Chill/Raph to Reg/Jota btw.)

                  1. Salah’s Sonnet
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Cheers buddy, yeah same as above haha it is a good call.
                    Ahh nice so you did the same kinda moves, really hope it works for us, good thing is, if it doesn't it won't be by much that we'd fail, and games come thick & fast now to make up for it, but I reckon the return will be instant.

              3. Disturbed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Which transfer would you prioritise this gw?

                A. Sarr > esr
                B. Chilwell > Alonso
                C. Kane chilwell > Vardy James -4
                D. Something else?

                Foster
                Taa cancelo rudiger
                Salah bilva raph Gallagher Sarr
                Kane Antonio

                Sanchez CHILWELL omo Scarlett

                1. Max City
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  I wouldn't move out Kane with hit

                2. Angelic upstart
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  B in case of rotation

                  I'd caveat maybe not to Alonso, but a cheaper defender. Chelsea fixtures turn soon, mendy goes afcon so I reckon less clean sheets

                  1. Disturbed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Thanks

              4. Max City
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                If I took no hit, then my bench will be Sarr, Chilwell, Livramento. And I also have to play Townsend.

                Then, which move worth a hit?

                A) Sarr >> Jota/Bernardo
                B) Chilwell >> Alonso
                C) no hit is necessary

                1. Salah’s Sonnet
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  B as one definitely won't be playing

                  Also C if not feeling risk v reward etc

              5. Ragabolly
                • 12 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Risers: Jota (7.6)

                Fallers: Antonio (8.1) Kovacic (5.1)

                1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 12 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Cheers, 1 down.

                2. CroatianHammer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  1-1
                  Still baffled so many are shedding Antonio when Moyes has indicated he's rotation proof in the league.

                  1. Ze_Austin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    It's the form and stats dip, combined with the fixture list

                    I'm definitely getting him back in GW18 if fit, though. Prefer Jesus and Benteke until then, who I now have

                  2. HMC
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Luxury move with no other fires. Would love that headache

                  3. ilikewud
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    I sold him 5 gameweeks ago. Not shocked at all. He isn't producing.

                3. Boberella
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Thanks Raga. Was Def looking like James and Trent would rise again. Maybe tomorrow.

                4. ilikewud
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  oh wow

                5. The Point About It Is
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  1 down and buying Jota today (if other news is OK) so bad price change window for me. Hope Antonio smashes it this weekend to justify my faith. 1 goal in last 6 GW is not the return I was hoping for.

              6. Big_Andy_GAWA
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Any non Kane owners worried about not having for Sunday? I know they've been poor enough, but Burnley leakly at the back and Tarsowki (spelt wrong) out, too. Hmmmm. Brentford at home next week looks a solid (c) option, also...

                1. Hotdogs for Tea
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  nope

                2. I am 42
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  kinda regret to bring him in early this week before Europe games

                  if I have waited, I would have brought Alonso instead

                  1. I am 42
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    I expect Alonso to score 6 points on average for the next 3 matches

                    thus Kane needs to score min 10 to match Alonso

                3. Sun Jihai
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  A bit. If Benteke can brace against Burnley...

                4. Salah’s Sonnet
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Absolutely not, no fear at all. f he does well then great as hopefully my Son is involved, but at the momet, pretty much a tumbleweed of a player.

                  1. Salah’s Sonnet
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    If*
                    Moment*
                    Damn keypad 🙂

                5. Boberella
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Not in the slightest.

                6. Ze_Austin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  I'm worried about the rush to buy him based on one goal and one assist in the league from 10 starts, and 1G 0A under Conte from 4 starts, with that goal coming against the lowest ranked team in Europa Conference League

                  I'd much rather miss his next haul than have him for the 5 blanks it took for his first haul

                  Happy to own Jesus and Benteke, who'll later become Ronaldo Antonio DCL by GW18. Looking to get rid of Son by GW16

                  1. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Watched him last night. Still lacks that sharpness.

              7. davies
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Start one:

                A) Iheanacho (WAT)

                B) Antonio (mci)

                C) King (lei) -4

                1. Big_Andy_GAWA
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Is Nacho getting starts this days? If so, I'd go him...

                  1. davies
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    In a 352 yes, 433 no

                    Problem is I’m not sure which we’ll play this week

                2. CROWLEY NOT CRAWLEY
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Have a Nacho dilemma too. He came on late for 5 minutes today but to earlier comment, all depends on formation. I changed Bailey to Jota so I have Nacho first bench right now.

              8. Al Pacho
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Guaita
                  TAA cancelo James White
                  Salah Raphinha Gallagher Harvertz
                  Toney Ronaldo

                  Bench: Steer livramento white Gray Scarlett

                  Havertz, Gray, Ronaldo out
                  Jota, son, Jesus in -8
                  Good moves?

                  Appreciate any help
                  Thanks

                  1. Max City
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    no

                  2. Big_Andy_GAWA
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    You'll have benching headaches if you make those moves, surely. You gonna bench White, then?

                • Slurpy
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Play Henry (EVE) or Antonio (mci)?

                  1. Max City
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    H

                  2. ZTF
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Henry

                • ZTF
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Guaita
                  Cancelo - TAA - James - Coady
                  Son - Raph - Salah - Foden - Mads
                  Saint-Maximin

                  Subs: Antonio - Livramento

                  With 1 FT - Maddison to ESR yes or no after tonight?

                • jimmy.floyd
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  A Toney Chilly to Benteke James (-4)
                  B Chilly to Alonso

                  Have Gallagher

                  1. ZTF
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    B imo

                • smix
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Which 2 to bring in?
                  A. King
                  B. Benteke
                  C. ASM
                  D. Bernardo
                  E. Saka
                  F. Cornet
                  G. Trossard

                  1. The Units
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    A & B

                • The Units
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Antonio to King (have Bowen if that makes a difference)?

                  For a frontline of: CR7 King (Broja)

                  1. Gizzachance
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Prob gonna get king after Watford have played Chelsea an city
                    Antonio fixtures also good d after city an Chelsea fixtures