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FPL team reveal: My Gameweek 13 plans to replace Phil Foden

We hear from one of the most successful Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers in the world ahead of Gameweek 13: the Fantasy Football Scout Hall of Fame number seven, Jon Ballantyne.

Jon has remarkably finished inside the top 1,000 in each of his last three seasons, having posted a further three top 20k overall ranks across his five other campaigns playing FPL.


After a score of 79 points in Gameweek 12, my overall rank improved to 50,397th – a healthy position for this stage of the season. With the hectic Christmas fixture schedule just around the corner, there will be plenty of opportunities to harness a competitive advantage as we navigate quick-fire fixture swings and manage the increased rotation risks.

Over the last few days, we’ve learned how irrelevant a static transfer plan can be, with further injuries and rotation doubts for several key players. I’ll be sharing my reactive transfer plans below while the injury news is relatively fresh. I hope you enjoy it!

GAMEWEEK 13 ASSESSMENT

Moving into Gameweek 13, I have some immediate concerns to address. Firstly, the most relatable for other managers out there, involves Phil Foden (£8.3m). With uncertainty surrounding his current injury status, I’m less incentivised to hold him in the short-term and, as we look ahead, I expect further uncertainty regarding Pep Guardiola’s line-up over the festive fixture schedule. With that in mind, it seems reasonable to target a safer prospect and potentially unlock funds in the process.

Secondly, Kieran Tierney (£4.8m) remained on the bench for Arsenal in Gameweek 12 without a known injury designation. There is speculation that Nuno Tavares (£4.3m) will make way for him when Arsenal face Newcastle United on Saturday but, with no degree of certainty, this does weaken Tierney as a prospect, especially given the fragile state of my team’s bench.

Finally, while it doesn’t concern my team, Ben Chilwell (£6.0m) will miss the remainder of the year with a suspected ACL injury. It’s widely believed that Marcos Alonso (£5.6m) will move into Thomas Tuchel’s line-up with little competition. With his accessible price point, comparably strong attacking output and security in his position, he stands out as someone I would like to target.

Transfer Plans (£0.1m in the bank)


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861 Comments Post a Comment
  1. wulfrunian
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Foden or Gundogan?

    1. Camzy
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      If you're buying a City mid I'd buy Gundo.

      1. wulfrunian
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        cheers.Yes i want to buy a ManCity mid.It's better to have Gundogan in gw13 but maybe it's better to have Foden from gw14 and after(even if that means a cameo in gw13)?

  2. yanky
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Sanchez
    TAA Cancelo Rudiger
    Salah Jota Saka Raphinha Mbeumo
    Kane Toney
    (Coady, Veltman, 4.5m striker)

    Is it worth Veltman > Alonso for free or wait next week? If i pull trigger now it would mean benching Rudiger, Raph or Mbeumo?

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Alonso is price locked and gets probably 2 pts vs MU. So in case of injury to any other defender next week saving might be a good idea. But getting him now for free isn't stupid either, he is better fpl asset than Rudiger, no doubt.

    2. Mozumbus
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Worth it definitely, bench Mbeumo

    3. Vlad Tepes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Thoughts on Foden to Zaha/Gundo?

      1. BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Gundo maybe. Not Zaha

    4. Pepeye
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Foden to play Sunday would be my bet so suggest you keep him

      1. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        That gives him 2 days to fully recover so think play

    5. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Bench a) raphinha or b) hwang?

      1. Mozumbus
          1 month, 24 days ago

          B

          1. Finding Timo
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Ta

      2. Krafty Werks
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Still don't have either of TAA or James in my team and it's ruining me every week!!

        A - Foden & Chilwell > Gallagher & TAA -4?
        or
        B - Chilwell > James for free and pray on a 50/50 Foden starting?!!

        Wildcard being played GW16 if that makes any difference? Thanks.

        1. ArseneAllTheWay
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          a

        2. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Sometimes -8 is not so bad thing...

      3. ArseneAllTheWay
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        2FTs

        A) Chilwell > Alonso
        B) Chilwell > Alonso & Foden > Jota (0.8itb)
        C) Chilwell > Alonso & Foden > Gallagher (2.1 itb)

        1. House Frey Wedding Planner
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          B

        2. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          I would do B without hesitation

        3. Mozumbus
            1 month, 24 days ago

            C

        4. Pepeye
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Gundo back to peak fitness & also captain so best bet for City Mid

          1. BrockLanders
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            He's a proper under the radar one this GW

        5. Feanor
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Going Williams or Sissoko deep on my bench this week. Already took a hit, so is it worth a -8 to replace Chilwell now?

        6. BrockLanders
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Thoughts on CHO chaps? Needing to ditch Sarr..

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Good form but too may options on our wings. Werner, Pulisic, Lukaku, Ziyech, Mount, Havertz... He'll play but unreliable starts.

            If you already have the likes of Gallagher, Jota, Raph, ESR etc - maybe get Bowen in early ahead of his great fixture run?

        7. Radzio
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          I need to bench 1:

          a) Foden
          b) Rudiger
          c) Toney
          d) Raphinha

          I think Rudiger but would be annoying to see Foden's 1 point cameo...
          What do you think guys?

        8. Deulofail
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          The plan was to sell Raphinha, Jimenez & Edouard in the upcoming 3-4 GWs to get Kane or Ronaldo.

          Guaita
          James Cancelo TAA
          Son Foden* Raphinha Gallagher ESR
          Jimenez Jesus

          Foster | Chilwell**, Edouard, Livramento | 0FT. 2.8 ITB

          With the Chilwell injury, I will likely need a hit for that plan anyway. So I'm wondering whether to take the hit now by doing either:

          A) Chilwell > Alonso/Lamptey
          B) Edouard > Benteke

          Is it worth waiting to figure out the Palace forward-line situation a bit more?

        9. Jimmy Boy
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          A) Havertz + Hwang
          B) Mbeumo + Jimenez

        10. Lignja
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          A. Benrahma to Bernardo
          B. Bernahma to Gudbogan
          C. Livramento to Alonso (bench Berahma)

          1. Lignja
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Gundogan* 🙂

        11. Sabinstha
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Sanchez/ Ramsdale
            Taa james rudiger livermento white
            Salah mane fernandes gallager allen
            Pukki toney galhardt
            What would be the best team to pick? GW13
            No transfer made so far 1 frer left
            Should I go for regulion for rudiger?

          • Wolfman180
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Is foden to Jota with it for a hit?

            Bench consists of Normann, Livramento and Davis

          • Millie7
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            A) Alonso vs Utd
            B) Antonio vs city

          • Millie7
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Play 2

            A) Alonso vs Utd
            B) Antonio vs city
            C) Mbuemo vs Everton

          • Malinwa
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Hi legends, need some advice:
            2FT
            0.2ITB

            Best possible move? = Son + Mbeumo > Jota + Bsilva

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

            Foster - Livra - White - Brownhill