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FPL Daily: Premier League set to continue despite Covid-19 outbreaks

We round up the key Fantasy Premier League (FPL) talking points of the day in FPL Daily, a series that will serve non-Premier League matchdays and days when we don’t bring you a team news/press conference round-up.

PREMIER LEAGUE SET TO CONTINUE

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Premier League clubs have rejected the idea of postponing Christmas matches, despite the ongoing disruption caused by Covid-19, with the intention to continue the current fixture schedule where safely possible.

In a hastily arranged meeting involving all 20 top-flight managers, it is understood a large majority wish to play on, at least for now.

As a result, clubs have been advised if they have 13 fit players, plus a goalkeeper, they should fulfil their games. The Premier League have also made it clear that they will be expected to use U21 players to make up the numbers, and that non-first-team matches, such as U23 games, should not be scheduled a short-time before a Premier League fixture, to ensure that as many players as possible are available for selection.

The FA is also considering scrapping third and fourth-round FA Cup replays, in an attempt to ease the pressure on Premier League squads, which could make room for some of the games that need to be rearranged.

So far, 10 Premier League matches have been lost to the virus across Gameweeks 16 to 18:

  • Brighton and Hove Albion v Tottenham Hotspur (Gameweek 16)
  • Brentford v Manchester United (Gameweek 17)
  • Burnley v Watford (Gameweek 17)
  • Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur (Gameweek 17)
  • Aston Villa v Burnley (Gameweek 18)
  • Everton v Leicester City (Gameweek 18)
  • Manchester United v Brighton and Hove Albion (Gameweek 18)
  • Southampton v Brentford (Gameweek 18)
  • Watford v Crystal Palace (Gameweek 18)
  • West Ham United v Norwich City (Gameweek 18)

In a statement released this evening, the Premier League said:

It was confirmed at a Premier League club meeting today that while recognising a number of clubs are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and challenges, it is the League’s collective intention to continue the current fixture schedule where safely possible.

The health and wellbeing of all concerned remains our priority and the League will continue to monitor and reflect public health guidance, always proceeding with caution.

A range of issues were discussed at this afternoon’s meeting, including the adaption of the Premier League COVID-19 postponement process in response to the impact of the Omicron variant.

The League also confirmed to its clubs today that 92 per cent of players and club staff have received one, two or three COVID-19 vaccination doses, with 84 per cent of players on the vaccination journey. Players who have had one or two doses are required to wait for the appropriate time period before receiving either their second or booster vaccinations.

The League continues to work with clubs to encourage vaccination among players and club staff, as well as promoting the Government’s public-health vaccination messaging to clubs and the wider public. No specific details as to clubs or individuals will be provided by the League, and player vaccination rates will now be publicly communicated at the end of each month, beginning in January.

Most Premier League clubs are due to play three times between Boxing Day and January 2nd, and despite the decision to continue as planned, there are surely likely to be more postponements in the weeks ahead.

Because of that, saving our transfers till as close to the FPL deadline as possible is of course advisable, as is bulking up our benches to hopefully cover for any unannounced absentees.

TOTTENHAM OUT OF EUROPE

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Tottenham Hotspur are out of the Europa Conference League after UEFA ruled they forfeited their final match against Rennes. The fixture – originally due to take place on December 9th – was called off following a Covid outbreak at the London club, with 13 positive cases reported. UEFA then said the match could not be rescheduled and passed the matter on to its disciplinary board. Now, they have handed Rennes a 3-0 win, which knocks Spurs out as they finished third in the group.

“We are disappointed by the ruling of the UEFA Appeals Body and the refusal to allow more time for the match to be rescheduled. We have to accept this ruling, however, and our focus now turns to the competitions we remain in.” – Tottenham Hotspur

For FPL managers, it certainly boosts the appeal of Spurs’ Fantasy assets in 2022, as they will now be handed further rest and preparation time for Premier League matches once European competition recommences in February.

Antonio Conte’s side have won three and drawn two of the Italian’s five Premier League matches so far, scoring nine and conceding just three, with the likes of Sergio Reguilon (£5.2m) and Son Heung-min (£10.3m) thriving under their new boss.

FODEN AND GREALISH DROPPED FOR DISCIPLINARY REASONS?

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As reported by the Manchester Evening News earlier today, Pep Guardiola has suggested that some players did not feature in Gameweek 18 due to disciplinary reasons.

Phil Foden (£8.1m), Jack Grealish (£7.6m) and John Stones (£5.3m) were the three players that dropped to the bench following the midweek win over Leeds United, though the latter did make an appearance in the second-half at Newcastle United, replacing Ruben Dias (£6.1m) after 69 minutes.

Having been asked about the changes, Guardiola told 5 Live Sport:

“Not rotation, no. I decided for this team because they deserved to play, these guys and not the other ones. At Christmas time I pay a lot of attention to behaviour on and off the pitch. And when off the pitch is not proper they are not going to play. So, we have to be focused all the time because of distractions at Christmas time and everything that happens – you have to still be focused.”

That indicates Foden and Grealish may be the players omitted for disciplinary reasons, though it remains to be seen if the punishment ends there, or if they will miss further games over the festive period.

Guardiola was also asked about Kyle Walker (£5.5m) after the 4-0 win over Newcastle, and replied:

“He didn’t feel good today.”

The club later clarified that he was ill and had been since last week, though they did refuse to comment on whether his absence was Covid-related, on the grounds of medical confidentiality.

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  1. Champions League Varane
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Thoughts on Sterling and Laca to Ronaldo and Bowen -4?

    Sterling too much rotation and Laca was terrible the other day I thought, not the best fixtures too, Norwich isn’t “that” easy anymore! Thanks.

    1. waldo666
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      I would say yes if for free but unsure about the hit.

    2. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Third time lucky eh? Laca was unlucky not to get more.

    3. Dthinger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      nah. Sterling is in good form, and there doesnt seem to be any other option up front for arsenal

    4. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Norwich isn't that easy, but another day and it could have been at least two more assists for him. I am planning to get CR7 back, but I expect Bernardo to be rested and I can afford to sell him for Gordon and get Ronaldo for Dennis (-4).

      1. Totalfootball
        • 7 Years
        2 years, 5 months ago

        Why will Bernardo be rested?

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 years, 5 months ago

          That is my guess only. But it's his turn now imo. Gundogan, Grealish and Foden didn't feature. If they are back and KdB starts, this might be time to manage his minutes. Jesus has had rest also, just like Sterling.

    5. dabber7
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      I think it's well worth the -4, they've both got a great fixture run that runs for ages.

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 5 months ago

        Yes, but both Sterling and Laca have plum fuxtures now. This could backfire "Big Time".

        1. dabber7
          • 3 Years
          2 years, 5 months ago

          Sterling might not even play and I don't think that City and Arsenals fixtures are particularly better this week than Man U's and West Ham's and mid to long term Man U and West Ham are top of the season ticker.

  2. waldo666
    • 13 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Thoughts here as it stands rn? Struggling a bit for options with just 1 FT, probably not real keen on a hit especially if all matches do proceed.

    1FT and 0.5 ITB

    Sanchez
    TAA James Cancelo White
    ESR Salah Jota
    Ronaldo Watkins King

    (Bachmann McGinn Livramento Gilmour)

    A) McGinn to Martinelli (bench Watkins or King)
    B) Something else
    C) Save FT

    1. adam wigan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      A

      Chances are one of your first 11 won’t play so you will likely end up using the bench anyway.

      1. waldo666
        • 13 Years
        2 years, 5 months ago

        Fair point, cheers mate.

  3. Feanor
    • 14 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Anyone here play their free hit and do well?

    1. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Yes, 68, up in OR. Missed a trick with Saka over Martinelli.

      1. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 5 months ago

        And Mount over Jota...

      2. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 5 months ago

        How much dis/d you win? (I got 67 -4 = 63),

    2. leo_messi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Yep, 73 points on FH against 38 points without free hitting, from 224k to 135k, happy days. The only player without any extra points was Salah 🙂

    3. tbos83
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Yup, 87 and 300k rise in rank

    4. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Had just made transfers when AVL game got canned (I'm in Oz time difference kills me), so was looking at a - 12 to get a representative squad up (with Mount, Foden and Laca as another - 4 to replace Watkins). My current team would have scored 35.

      So yes, a net gain of around 40 points, plus I still have CR7.

      1. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 5 months ago

        OR 10K

    5. Offside Trapattoni
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      87, thanks to Cancelo, Dias and a Foden no-show that gave me Martinelli's bench points.

      Gambled with a Lacazette (C) over Salah, just felt Mo would have a tough day vs a Conte back three.

  4. Flynny
    • 9 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Having looked at the potential dgw22 fixtures I will try and not play a chip

    Using transfers can likely give me 9 dgw players plus Taa and jota

    Anyone else look to use no chip? Thanks

    1. Fish up a tree
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      21 is the first potential double GW not 22

      1. Flynny
        • 9 Years
        2 years, 5 months ago

        Well I'm confused then....crellin definitely talking about a potentially big dgw22...

        1. Fish up a tree
          • 2 Years
          2 years, 5 months ago

          It’s both mate but depends on league cup results

          Check this sheet out but could be a triple GW in 21

          https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/17-T1IPj0qUNWHdCBvgDGB9XhKnZhLnZZIw6eQUCcanY/edit#gid=1193096956

        2. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 years, 5 months ago

          Ben Crellin has both midweeks in GW21 marked as potential doubles on his spreadsheet so it could even be a treble GW. GW22 is likely to have more doubles, however.

          https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/17-T1IPj0qUNWHdCBvgDGB9XhKnZhLnZZIw6eQUCcanY/edit#gid=1193096956

      2. Ruth_NZ
        • 9 Years
        2 years, 5 months ago

        And the more important one, probably.

  5. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 10 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Any point making plans before Sunday morning?

    1. Iwantmorepointsthanks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Making plans, yes.
      Executing them, no.

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • 12 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      I'm making plabs for Nigel

      1. Lilac Breasted Roller
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 5 months ago

        We only want what's best for him

        1. The Lighthouse Keeper
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 years, 5 months ago

          And if young Nigel says he's happy?

          1. Ginkapo FPL
            • 12 Years
            2 years, 5 months ago

            He must be Happy

            1. Don Rogers FC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 years, 5 months ago

              He must be happy in his world

      2. Sheffield Wednesday
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 5 months ago

        Why does Nigel need "plabs" to make him happy in this world?

        1. Don Rogers FC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 years, 5 months ago

          Second best thing to we’ve come out of. Swindon

          1. Don Rogers FC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 years, 5 months ago

            * ever

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Yes of course. Why wouldn’t you?

  6. g40steve
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    RMT says play this squad?

    Ramsdale
    Trent, James, Cancelo, Teirney, Rudiger
    Bilva, Jota, Salah,
    Antonio, Dennis,

    DDG, ESR, Watkins, Gallagher

    .7

    1FT

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • 12 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      And the question is?

  7. FPL_Crisis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Is Wolves defender strong enough replacement for James (Own White Livra too)
    Thinking Saiss or Coady

    Would like to find a way to fund Son with this move but still well short, any ideas? 2ft but only 0.2itb

    Ramsdale Steer
    Trent Cancelo James White Livra
    Salah Jota Foden Bernardo ESR
    Watkins Antonio Dennis

    1. EugeMurts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Antonio to Gelhart would free up mucho cash

  8. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    I think I am in danger of wasting first WC. No point this week with this team (depending on call- offs) which leaves week 20 if there is one! Guess I may use to target double week teams if we know about doubles in 21/22 and if AFCON on can use to replace Salah while away

    Ramsdale
    TAA James Cancelo
    Salah Foden Jota Bowen Saka
    Antonio Lacazette

    Guaita Alonso Dennis Livramento

    1. FPL_Crisis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      unlucky saving it this long and getting no value to date
      I think targetting the doubles is a good strategy but get mostly players you're happy to keep post that eg: I'd have no chelsea and just use transfers to bring back later

  9. jia you
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Exact money so ignoring the naysayers lol and going early:
    Meslier + Robertson + Lacazette to Lloris + Tsimikas + Ronaldo(C)

    1. jia you
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      not normally one for a GK hit but 3 extra games is a lot

    2. FPL_Crisis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      then you'll just need funds and a transfer to sell tsimikas in a few weeks

      1. jia you
        • 7 Years
        2 years, 5 months ago

        will reevaluate when Robertson comes back what to do...not everybody's cup of tea but the upside might be worth it

  10. Boomerang V
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    These are the different players my cup rival will probably field against me.

    which lot wins:

    My team
    ————-
    Ramsdale
    Alonso
    ESR
    Bernardo
    Lacazete
    ————
    vs.
    Rival team:
    ————-
    Martinez
    Thiago Santos
    Dias
    Gundogan
    Antonio
    —————

    1. Boomerang V
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      * Thiago Silva

    2. Black Knights
      • 12 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      You’ll find out Boxing Day.

  11. Oggle22
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    G2G roll FT?

    Ramsdale
    Trent James Reg
    Salah(c) ESR Mount Bilva Foden
    Antonio Laca(vc)

    Foster Dennis Livra Johnson

    Cheers

  12. FantasyClub
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    You guys think Foden will stay in the naughty corner?

    1. Corgz Dark side of the Loon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      What has Foden done.....have I missed some news ??

      1. FantasyClub
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 5 months ago

        Read this article up top. Foden and Grealish being naughty boys

      2. Ruth_NZ
        • 9 Years
        2 years, 5 months ago

        Gone out on the lash with Jack Grealish (again).

        1. FantasyClub
          • 3 Years
          2 years, 5 months ago

          Grealish is a bit of a bad influence I’ve noticed

          1. Bggz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 13 Years
            2 years, 5 months ago

            Ooh we love a bad boy

            1. FantasyClub
              • 3 Years
              2 years, 5 months ago

              Ooh we love a big fat zero don’t we

      3. FantasyClub
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 5 months ago

        Doesn’t specify what or why though…

    2. EugeMurts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Think he’ll be back. He was on the bench at Newcastle

  13. squ1rrel
    • 10 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    What do I do here?

    Sa - Steele
    TAA - Cancelo - Alonso - Williams - Goode
    Salah - KDB - Foden - Jota - Gallagher
    Watkins - King - Dennis

    0.5 ITB, 1 FT

    1. Bggz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Panic

      1. squ1rrel
        • 10 Years
        2 years, 5 months ago

        thanks kind stranger

  14. Nate(U)dog(ie)
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Looking at the possible DGWs gonna be hard to avoid thinking of moving Bernardo to Son and even Ramsdale to DDG (which seems wasteful but Arsenal could play City, Spurs and Chelsea in 2 GWs while MU could face the likes of Wolves, Brighton and Brentford according to Crellin)

    1. Ruth_NZ
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Crellin, schmellin. This is absolutely not the time to be adding Spurs players. 🙄

      1. Nate(U)dog(ie)
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 5 months ago

        I'd normally agree, but a Spurs DGW against Watford and Leicester followed by another against Arsenal and Brighton after a game v Soton doesn't sound appealing?

        1. Bggz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 13 Years
          2 years, 5 months ago

          Sure does not sure about son or Kane though Their prices make them difficult. Id probably go reg

        2. Ruth_NZ
          • 9 Years
          2 years, 5 months ago

          And who says that's what they will have? Crellin presumably. Have you checked? I guess not. Because if they beat West Ham this week it will be impossible for them to have a DGW before GW22. You'd be better to target the teams that will have a DGW (possibly a TGW) in GW21, no?

          1. Nate(U)dog(ie)
            • 3 Years
            2 years, 5 months ago

            Yes it was Crellin, that's what I've been looking at. The 4th word I used in my comment was "possible", followed by "thinking of" making moves as well as "could". I didn't say I just made 3 or 4 transfers instantly based off of a twitter post which detailed possibilities.

            1. Ruth_NZ
              • 9 Years
              2 years, 5 months ago

              Shame. Had you asked me who will most likely have a DGW in GW21 I'd have told you. 😆

    2. Aadii
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Or Salah to Son maybe

      1. Bggz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        2 years, 5 months ago

        He’s going to be so expensive to buy back 🙁

        1. Black Knights
          • 12 Years
          2 years, 5 months ago

          He won’t be. If he drops twice, we’ll only pay 0.1m more than we sold him for.

      2. FantasyClub
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 5 months ago

        That is something I actually haven’t thought of, you’ve actually tempted me there not even joking. Hasn’t hauled last 4 GW’s and been out scored by the likes of TAA and AFCON soon…also Spurs haven’t got the distraction of the conference cup or whatever it’s called anymore

    3. JUNITED
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      The potential DGW will be when Salah leaves for AFCON. Getting Son is easy in GW21 and GW22.

  15. Teahupo'o
    • 12 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Looking to roll FT. Barring postponements, any issues?

    Ramsdale
    TAA Cancelo James
    Salah Jota Mount Bernardo Foden
    Lacazette Dennis

    (Foster, Rudiger Livramento Davis)
    1FT 1.3ITB

    1. Bggz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Yep

  16. boroie
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Start 2:

    A - Livramento (whu)
    B - Dier (CRY)
    C - Dennis (wol)
    D - ESR (nor)
    E - Bernardo (LEI)

    1. Aadii
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      I would play Dier and ESR. Dennis maybe first bench.

      1. Aadii
        • 11 Years
        2 years, 5 months ago

        Sorry didn't see Bilva there. Would play him over Dier.

        1. boroie
          • 5 Years
          2 years, 5 months ago

          Thanks!

          I’m currently on Bernardo and Dennis.

          It would be Bernardo and ESR if ESR was certain to play but worried it’ll be another subs appearance for ESR

    2. Bggz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      De

    3. EugeMurts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      B and E. D is a rotation risk

  17. boroie
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Bench 3, and in which order?

    A - Livramento (whu)
    B - Dier (CRY)
    C - Dennis (wol)
    D - ESR (nor)
    E - Bernardo (LEI)

    1. ZTF
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      BCA

    2. FPL_Crisis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      BAC

  18. Bggz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Bca

    1. Bggz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Reply fail

      1. boroie
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 5 months ago

        Haha. I’m guessing that was to me. Cheers!

  19. boroie
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Gtg, assuming there are no postponements…?

    DDG
    Cancelo(VC) TAA James
    Salah(C) Jota Foden Bilva ESR
    Lacazette Antonio

    Foster; Dennis Dier Livramento

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      very similar team to mine so gtg 🙂

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      i considered silva to to bowen but think i might save transfer, not sure yet though

  20. ZTF
    • 9 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Ddg (Bachmann)
    Cancelo TAA James Coady (Livra)
    B.Silva Salah Jota Maddison (Raph)
    Lacazette Watkins (King)

    1 FT.

    Hypothetically if all goes well (lol) - Raphinha to Bowen and start him ahead of Maddison?

  21. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Play one please.

    A. Watkins v CHE

    B. White v NOR

    Cheers

    1. ZTF
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Are there definitely no other options? White shades it but I’d really want to find a place for Watkins home to this poor new Chelsea side

    2. JUNITED
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Probably A.

    3. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Cheers lads

    4. waldo666
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      I'm playing B. Well both atm tbh but looking to make a transfer that would shift Watkins onto the bench.

  22. Amartey Partey
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Is it wrong to be more excited for the upcoming DGWs than for Christmas?

    Asking for a friend.

    1. FPL_Crisis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      not at all. Christmas is overrated 🙂
      In saying that, dgw will certainly lead to heartache as well

    2. EugeMurts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Yes, on many levels. Your friend is a bad influence

  23. FPL_Crisis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Looking to sell James soon. Is Wolves defender strong enough replacement (Own White Livra too)
    Thinking Saiss or Coady

    Would like to find a way to fund Son with this move but still well short, any ideas? 2ft but only 0.2itb

    Ramsdale Steer
    Trent Cancelo James White Livra
    Salah Jota Foden Bernardo ESR
    Watkins Antonio Dennis

    1. FantasyClub
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      I’m looking to get Son in too. Might go Salah to Son after Leeds tbh

      1. FPL_Crisis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        2 years, 5 months ago

        then look to get him back gw25/26?
        realistically what his price going to be in a month - if it's 12.7 or lower then yes I agree selling him is much easier. I just don't want to have to pay ~0.4 more

        1. FantasyClub
          • 3 Years
          2 years, 5 months ago

          I think his price will drop to that. I’m willing to take the risk anyway. Not gonna bench that much value

          1. FPL_Crisis
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 13 Years
            2 years, 5 months ago

            Do we know which games he's definitely out for?

            1. FantasyClub
              • 3 Years
              2 years, 5 months ago

              I’m not sure mate. Is there any substance to what some were saying about AFCON possibly being canned?

              1. FPL_Crisis
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 13 Years
                2 years, 5 months ago

                Haven’t read any of that. I mean possible talk of civil war in Africa but maybe just matches behind closed doors, who the **** knows!

        2. FantasyClub
          • 3 Years
          2 years, 5 months ago

          He hasn’t been hauling last 4 games anyway and been outscored consecutively by TAA and he might come back tired. Dunno. But anyway I’m willing to gamble

          1. FPL_Crisis
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 13 Years
            2 years, 5 months ago

            yeh fair enough, something to consider for sure. Also need an exit plan to get him back.
            I have a feeling he's going to leave us with a nice parting gift in the early game (assuming it goes ahead)

    2. FITZ-G
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      I would say a Wolves defender is strong enough for clean sheet potential. Not so much attacking output. Im looking to bring a Coady or Saiss too.

      If your trying to fit in Son, downgrading Antonio to a 5.0 Borja and upgrading Foden/Bernardo should hopefully give you so some some extra. Alternatively you could change Salah to Son once Salah departs for AFCON.

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Foden/Bernardo to Son and Watkins/Antonio to Broja all I am seeing if you want Son

      1. FPL_Crisis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        2 years, 5 months ago

        Cheers. Would help if ESR got his starting spot back.
        Committed to selling James as well to help fund it. Fixtures and double blank is too much to hold
        Guess comes down to keeping/selling Salah first

  24. The-Red-1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Play Bilva, Martinelli or Watkins?

    1. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Martinelli

  25. FantasyClub
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Any of the top teams not have Salah?

  26. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    I see all sport in Wales to play behind closed doors from Sunday

  27. ‘Tis the Season
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Chances Martinelli is benched this week? We know the story…

  28. bso
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    What do I do with this bunch? 1 Ft .2 mib.
    Is bench order gtg? Thanks!

    Ramsdale
    TAA - James - Cancelo - White
    Salah - Jota - Bernado - Mount - Saka
    Ronaldo
    (Bench: Dennis, Dalot Broja Gunnarson)

    1. bso
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Play Dalot or Dennis instead of Mount? CHE not looking good in attack.

      1. FPL Theorist
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 5 months ago

        GTG. Don't give up on players after 1 bad game.

        1. bso
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 years, 5 months ago

          Thanks mate

  29. Ragabolly
    • 14 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Risers: None

    Fallers: Mosquera (4.4)

    1. Andy_Social
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Cheers, Ragabolly,
      I'd say there's nothing to see here until Christmas Day is done.

    2. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      boring is good
      Cheers Ragabolly

    3. waldo666
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Cheers Ragabolly.

    4. ‘Tis the Season
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Who.the.feck. Is mosquito

  30. Rednev1983
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Just heard Grealish and Foden punished and were dropped for going out drinking and turning up to training in not the expected state..So question is especially for the more owned Foden,how long will the players be punished?..Any thoughts guys?

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 12 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      I would think just the one game.

    2. The Polymath
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      "Pep Guardiola has revealed that a nightclub visit cost Jack Grealish and Phil Foden their places for Manchester City's 4-0 win over Newcastle"

      Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dee cost us FPL owners valuable points . An apology would have been nice. Numpties. 😀

      1. The Polymath
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 years, 5 months ago

        Plus they own us big Hauls

        1. Rednev1983
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 years, 5 months ago

          Agree yes..I bought in Foden for that fixture and going forward and now i`m wondering if he will make more of an example of them..Very annoying so he bett play as you say and haul.

    3. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Who goes to a nightclub in Manchester?

      1. THE SHEEP HUNTERS
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 5 months ago

        All this talk of getting older it's bringing me down again

        1. Cruyff's Eleven
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 years, 5 months ago

          Mate, it's not so much about the nightclub... It's about Manchester...

    4. FPL_Crisis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Not the first time for Jack and won't be the last!
      Phil I thought was a tad smarter

      P. Foden (out - nightclub fever)

      1. Andy_Social
        • 11 Years
        2 years, 5 months ago

        You forget Iceland? Phil and Mason done by Gareth.

        1. FPL_Crisis
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 13 Years
          2 years, 5 months ago

          Thanks for the reminder! Didn’t come to mind

    5. CroatianHammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      It's like everyone forgot when Grealish crashed last year, when he wasn't meant to be out. He's not to be trusted.
      When the Salah rumours were going last week, I believed them, because you can't trust him either.