Spot the Differential

Three FPL differentials to consider for Gameweek 20 and beyond

Gameweek 20 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 picks at Crystal Palace, Everton and Manchester City, 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.

ODSONNE EDOUARD

ARS/CRY
  • FPL ownership: 2.0%
  • Price: £6.3m
  • GW20-24 fixtures: NOR | WHU | bha | LIV | nor

Summer signing Odsonne Edouard (£6.3m) has had a mixed start to his Crystal Palace career, producing three goals and two assists across his 15 Premier League appearances.

However, with two games against rock-bottom Norwich City in the next five, plus an away trip to Watford that still needs to be rearranged, perhaps as early as Gameweek 21 or 22, he certainly has the potential to kick-on.

The 23-year-old has had to be patient at times this season, and hasn’t always played in his natural centre-forward position, but with Christian Benteke (£6.3m) absent on Boxing Day, plus Wilfried Zaha (£6.8m) suspended for Gameweek 20, his chances of a start through the middle on Tuesday certainly looks promising. It’s also worth noting that Zaha, plus Jordan Ayew (£5.8m), will in all likelihood depart for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) soon, which in turn should create further opportunities for him to play.

Edouard is currently averaging a fairly modest 2.24 shots per 90 minutes at Palace, but there is assist potential, too, as he often arrives in between the lines, looking to combine with those around him, especially box-to-box midfielder Conor Gallagher (£6.1m) and Palace’s wide players.

With a crucial run of games coming up, Edouard can make a real impact, with a home tie against Norwich handing him the perfect opportunity to get his confidence up.

DOMINIC CALVERT-LEWIN

Five-time top 1k FPL finisher Tom Freeman on Calvert-Lewin, Wolves and his Gameweek 2 plans 6
  • FPL ownership: 2.6%
  • Price: £7.9m
  • GW20-24 fixtures: NEW | BHA | nor | AVL | new

After almost four months on the sidelines, Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.9m) was set to return for Everton’s game against Burnley on Boxing Day, only for it to be called off due to a Covid outbreak in the Toffees’ camp.

As a result, a move for the England international ahead of Gameweek 20 certainly carries some risk, with his level of fitness also in question, but due to the calibre of player, we think it’s worth offering an early heads up that he is back on the FPL radar.

The England international started the 2021/22 campaign in excellent form, scoring in each of the opening three Gameweeks, before suffering an unfortunate toe injury. During that time, he recorded 7.7 points per match, whilst producing 11 shots in the box and an expected goals (xG) total of 3.13, which remains a team-leading figure for Rafa Benitez’s side.

Now, with the striker set to be involved in the next league game against Newcastle United, he could be an effective differential for those willing to move early, knowing that Everton also have a kind run of fixtures to follow, which sees them take on Brighton and Hove Albion, Norwich City and Aston Villa before the end of January.

Benitez urged caution when discussing Calvert-Lewin’s return recently, but given his side’s current problems, they may have little choice but to throw him in from the start in Gameweek 20.

KEVIN DE BRUYNE

FPL Gameweek 17 round-up: Tuesday review, injury news and the things we learned
  • FPL ownership: 4.1%
  • Price: £11.9m
  • GW20-24 fixtures: bre | ars | CHE | sou | BRE

It feels strange to include a player like Kevin De Bruyne (£11.9m) in this section of our coverage, but having only recently recovered from Covid, the Belgian comes into Gameweek 20 sitting in just 4.1% of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) squads.

Since his return to Manchester City’s starting XI earlier this month, De Bruyne has netted three goals in his three starts, including a whopping 16-point haul against Leeds United in Gameweek 17. During that time, amongst all midfielders, he has posted league-leading totals for shots, efforts on target and created chances, highlighting his potential to both score and assist.

Rotation, just like it is for all City assets, is of course a concern, especially given his premium price tag. However, having been withdrawn on 70 minutes against Leicester City – Bernardo Silva (£7.6m) and Ilkay Gundogan (£7.3m), meanwhile, both featured for the full 90 – he will now be pushing for another start against newly-promoted Brentford on Wednesday.

Key to his appeal is that fixture, too, after the Bees’ were comfortably beaten 2-0 by Brighton and Hove Albion on Boxing Day. As a result, they have now shipped 15 goals across their last eight Premier League matches, which suggests Pep Guardiola’s attacking players will be handed plenty of opportunities to get amongst the goals.

De Bruyne has had a stop-start campaign, mainly due to injury and Covid, but is now getting back up to speed, and could be an effective differential pick in Gameweek 20 and beyond.


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  1. ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Who are pros captaining between Ronaldo Son and Jota?

    1. ZTF
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Ronaldo hasn’t looked like scoring, other than his penalty, vs Norwich and Newcastle. Woeful at the moment.

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Not sure I am a pro but Son as cannot be sure Jota starts and United team clearly not up to match fitness based on Newcastle game after COVID outbreak

    3. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Tempted to say Ronaldo as he can’t keep blanking.

      However Son probably best choice in term of form.

    4. Dave’s Rubber Digne R…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Jota will probably score high if he starts. If you don’t have Salah it’s one way of mitigating damage.

      I’d pick Jota if I was certain he starts, which will never happen, so I’d lean towards Son.

  2. AK_FC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    1 FT, 3.4 ITB? Which move?

    A) Silva/Foden > Sterling
    B) Davis > Dennis/Broja
    C) Keeper transfer
    D) other ideas
    E) Save FT

    Ramsdale (Foster)
    TAA, James, Alonso, Cancelo (Liv)
    Son, Foden, Silva, Jota, Gallagher
    Antonio (Watkins, Davis)

  3. FredrikH
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    I know ppl like to think they'll save WC til after Acon and so on. But if you look at your current team for GW21 I think many will pull the trigger to offload on chelsea, city, arsenal and fill with Spurs, lei, Everton,

    1. FredrikH
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Feck... West ham, United even.

    2. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I'm interested in it. Hoping the DGW fixtures get announced with enough time to plan

    3. ZTF
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      City will still smack Arsenal

  4. Werner Bros
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Any thoughts on the potential moves below? Will be priced out of E if Bowen rises tonight.

    A: Mbuemo > Gallagher
    B: Hwang > Broja
    C: White > Reguilon
    D: Laca > Antonio
    E: Mbuemo Hwang > Bowen Broja (-4)
    F: Laca Mbuemo > Antonio Maddison (-4)
    G: Laca White > Antonio Reguilon (-4)

    DDG
    TAA James Cancelo Liv
    Son Jota Bilva Mbuemo
    Ron

    Bachmann Laca White Hwang McArthur

    1FT 0.8

    1. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      D. Then C. Not sure if Broja starts now their other strikers are fit. Maddison looks great but worry about him coming in for Liverpool

  5. alfast1c
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Bowen or Maddison ?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Difficult- hope to have both but if pushed Maddison as looks in fire at the moment

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Maddison

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Would also consider Tielemans

    3. alfast1c
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Form > Fixs
      + Norwich next game.

    4. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I reckon Bowen. Maddison in great form although reckon missed the best of him now.

  6. Oooo Matron
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Broja or King?

    Is Sanchez worth a - 4 to have a playing keeper?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      King
      No

  7. tabby98
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    On a WC what changes would you make?

    Lloris, Sanchez
    TAA, Cancelo, James, Dalot, Tierney
    Salah, Jota, Son, Bowen, Sissoko
    King, Broja, Antonio

    £0.5m itb

    1. Dr Mulholland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Nice.
      10 the same as me.
      On WC also.

      I've gone for DDG, no dalot.

  8. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Best (c) with no Salah:

    1. TAA (lei)
    2. Jota (lei)
    3. Son (sou)
    4. Ronaldo (BUR)
    5. Foden (bre)

    Currently on 1 in the hope of defensive / attacking returns and Liverpool cover with no Salah in my team.

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Has to be 3 after last season 😉

      1. mixology
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        or 1 after two seasons ago

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          True!

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      In order of preference

      Son
      TAA
      Jota
      Foden
      Ronaldo

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      13452

      I think VVD is back training

    4. Hurricane Gilbert
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I fancy Leicester to score, I think Jota starts but risk of getting hooked off early. Son probably the safest option, involved in most attacks and Spurs face a leaky Soton defence, should be good for 80-90 mins

      1. Dave’s Rubber Digne R…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        I think this nails it on the head. TAA reliant on goal involvements as unlikely CS imo and Jota just too risky to give the armband if not starting and potentially withdrawn to give Bobby game time.

  9. JoJoRed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Ben Davies out of favour or does it depend on formation they go with ?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      It was only 1 game so difficult to say he is dropped. Played the majority of the games before covid issues

    2. lugs
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      i think he was just rested having played West Ham a few days earlier

      1. JoJoRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Thanks both

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Being cautious in COVID recovery

  10. Tonyawesome69
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Anyone got a link to Palace forum with the Gallagher injury?

    He normally plays 90 mins but noticed he was subbed 76 mins after the 3rd goal.

    On the other hand, the game was over and Palace was down to 10. He could have been saved for the Norwich game which is 2 days after and he is on 4YCs 18 league games played.

    1. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      haven't heard of the injury

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        There is a post few pages back that briefly mentioned this

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Game was done so was rested was my thinking

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Yeah same. Just interested in what the forums says

    3. Tony Moon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Commentators reckoned it was just due to being on 4 yellows.

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Cheers Tony

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

      Source was this page, from a user with a good rep there: https://www.cpfc.org/forums/showthread.php?t=285475&page=4

      "Conor's out for tomorrow"

      Here's his post history (may need an account): https://www.cpfc.org/forums/search.php?searchid=4221867

      If you can't see, he has got not perfect albeit pretty close to team news recently:
      - "Guehi, Vicente, Eze, Benteke and Olise all out with Covid."
      - "They all attended the same party. Lucky escape with Conor."

      All of those were not in the squad for the Tottenham match. Guehi was on the bench (usually a starter).

      As to why Gallagher was subbed in the Spurs match, it could have been with the intention to rest him for the next match, or because he was on 4 YCs and he's close to a suspension or because he supposedly took a knock to the knee at one point in the match (not sure if he misses out it'll be due to this, or a later-positive covid test

      Also:
      - "Butland starts tonight. Guaita has dislocated his finger."

  11. Moose™
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Bilva to Son

    Laca to ?

    A. Edouard
    B. Maupay
    C. King (Double up with Dennis)
    D. Broja

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      What about Pukki?

      1. Moose™
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Hes on pens too right? Mmm. But, Norwich kinda bad in general. But, their fixtures looking good goit forward

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          He’s my favourite out of the options mentioned, would be King but not fond of double ups with COVID rife

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

      D

      1. Moose™
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Cheers

      2. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        I’m seeing teams that start Che and Armstrong instead of Broja?

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Just been thinking about Laca replacement and like Edouard- Benteke (COVID) and
      Zaha ( ban) out and playing poor defence with possible good double in 21 or 22

      1. Moose™
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Owned Edouard before. Only obtain an assist from him lol

        1. The Ilfordian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          So like Ronaldo but cheaper?

    4. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      A

      1. Moose™
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Cheers bud

    5. FPLMACKEM
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I'm going with A.

      1. Moose™
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Thanks!

  12. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    How’s SON’s past record versus SOTON …. Didn’t he do some damage in a few previous meets …. Where are all the stato’s this evening?

    1. No Need
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Yes he ended my season in GW2 with 4 goals when i sold him prior to it, never recovered

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      4 goals from 4 Kane assists in the same fixture last season.

      Can’t recall the home game

      1. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Oh god sweet Jesus … yes … I sold him before that match … clearly blocked out of my memory.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          I played my WC that week and somehow kept him and Kane.
          Jam of the highest order, it made my season really

  13. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Thoughts on this team folks? Anything worth a hit or g2g? 0.4m itb.

    lloris
    taa cancelo rudiger alonso
    son bilva jota bowen
    ronaldo king

    foster broja tierney esr

  14. ZTF
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Got 11 players…is it worth a -4 to upgrade my worst (Livramento) and bench him with such a high chance of postponement or rest for one?

    1. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Reckon livramento gets -1-2pts. I would bench him.

  15. Sterling Archer
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Having a terrible season so blasting one of my FH to bring back salah,

    Guita
    Laporte taa geuhi (mitchel) some playing Watford defender)
    Grealish foden jota salah son
    Antonio Dennis 4.5

    1. Chelsea Dagger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Considering something similar but not a fan of Grealish

  16. FPL Brains
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Well that's Ronaldo > Kane sealed for me.

    1. Hurricane Gilbert
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Isn’t that more because to Ronaldo and United being crap, than Kane looking hot in fpl?

    2. The Big Fella
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I am not sure that is a better move. I am unsure what to do with Ronado myself but Spurs don't convince me (despite getting Son in)

    3. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Kane due a big performance!

    4. DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      You might as well save FT lol

    5. FPL Brains
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Man United look beyond crap. I've gambled, let's see what happens

  17. RWB_1991
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Will Conor Gallagher be suspended if he gets a yellow tomorrow?

    1. Milkman Bruno
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Yes

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Yes

      1. RWB_1991
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Thanks. I thought so, but couldn’t get my head round it as thought it was just up to gw19?

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          19 league games. Don't get mixed up with GW19 as there has been GWs with no fixtures

  18. Rbyrne95
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Need some advice folks. Top 8k thanks to Free hit. I feel like I need Son and KDB now but have Wilson Injured. 0.7itb 1ft

    Sa (4.0)
    TAA, Alonso, James, Cancelo, Dalot
    Salah, Jota, Foden (Raph, ESR)
    King, Antonio, (Wilson)

    A) Wilson to DCL?
    B) Foden and Wilson to Son/KDB and Broja -4?
    C) other? Need to get rid of ESR soon

  19. Milkman Bruno
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Gtg? Save ft?

    DDG
    Trent, Cancelo, James, Alonso. Dalot
    Salah(c), Foden, Jota, Bilva
    King

    Sanchez, Broja, Lacazette, Martinelli 1ft 1m itb

    A) Save
    B) Laca to Dcl
    C) Bernardo and Lacazette to Ramsey and Kane -4

    1. Milkman Bruno
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      D) Bernardo and Lacazette to Son and Edouard -4

      1. Sterling Malory
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        I'm considering this exact move

        1. Milkman Bruno
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Aye. I think I may do Laca to Edouard for free and then Bernardo to Son for free the following week

        2. Dave’s Rubber Digne R…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Already got Son but torn between Antonio and Edouard. This is coming from a previous long-time suffering Antonio holder….

    2. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      A) or sell Lacazette.

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Save

  20. Oooo Matron
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    A) Salah & King/Broja

    Or

    B) Kane & Bowen

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      A

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      A King

  21. Muscout
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Striker options seems a bit limited with all the injuries etc
    DCL a good pick for this week or too risky?

    1. Atwood
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Too risky I think.

      Also Howe said Newcastle have Covid worries so maybe it won’t go ahead.

    2. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Everton match May get postponed!

    3. lugs
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      probably too risky, he has been out for a long time so expect him to be rusty and have his minutes managed

    4. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Too risky with COVID and injuries at Newcastle

      1. Muscout
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Good shout all, will keep away for sure now

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

    Any idea what the smart move here is? Got bare 11 if they all start. I’m thinking Lacazette out, but for who? Thinking maybe Broja to save cash, or Edouard.

    Sanchez
    TAA - Alonso - Cancelo - Dalot
    Salah - Jota - Foden - Gallagher
    King - Antonio

    Lacazette - Saka - Marcal

    1. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Got enough to get Son in midfield for Saka and Lacazette out for cheap attacker?

      1. Atwood
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Unfortunately not unless the forward was a total bench-fodder player

        1. Ashleyajolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 1 day ago

          I’d go with Edouard, Pukki, Broja. Would have said DCL but game could be postponed.

  23. RogDog_jimmy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Consensus is Ramsdale > DDG is worth a -4 long term yeah?

    Fixtures (quality and count) make up for MU being mildly terrible?

    Is Lloris worth the extra?

    1. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Based on today I’d pick Lloris. Although if got Chelsea defenders could get regulion in future weeks. With De Gea atm.

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I think DDG is worth it- on basis Ramsdale gets 0 in 20, Arsenal fixtures toughen and there are 2 blanks coming up. Probably week 28 when you would want back

    3. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Lloris over DDG means a dead 8th attacker vs Broja.

      Which is a marginal thing but also a real thing given my squad set up.
      Probably go with DDG. Hmmm.

  24. No Need
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Not sure wtf Leicester will do striker wise when Nacho goes to AFCON. Old man Vardy is it

    1. No Need
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Maybe Lookman in some false 9

    2. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Daka?

      1. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Sorry, he’s injured

  25. GW19 Rough with the Smooth
    RedLightning - Jan to May L…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Rough with the Smooth, Gameweek 19.

    How did your Gameweek go?

    You can share your tales of joy and woe here.

    1. bazbestos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Rough: My transfer in of Ronaldo worked 2 mins before deadline.

      Smooth: It wouldn’t let me take the armband off Laca to Ron no matter how many times I tried.

      1. Totalfootball
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Wow.

      2. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Well played! 😀

    2. Rbyrne95
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Free hit wonders put me up to top 8k (highest ever woo) even with poor captain choice. Can’t wait to go back to 200k next week now.

    3. Atwood
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Played a good Free Hit…but it could have been an incredible one but for two things.

      1. Not my fault - I was trying desperately to bring in Mahrez for Foden when FPL went down.

      2. My fault - Benched Tierney

    4. No Need
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      82pt FH, nuf said…

    5. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Rough: Thinking that Ronaldo would be anything but useless a second time round. Generally rubbish score of 44(-4)

      Smooth: Laca, last min Son goal, Reg transfer and a couple of assists for my City pair

    6. Milkman Bruno
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Rough - no clean sheets (except for Sanchez who I benched). Captained Martinelli. No spurs. James 0 pointer

      Smooth - kept Salah and did not take any hits

    7. lugs
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Rough
      not benching Foden for White, despite reading about the rumours that he was benched, that decision meant instead of a getting a small green i got a small red

      Smooth
      no Ronaldo, took a -8, Kane(c), Son & Maupay coming in and all delivering goals for Salah, Watkins & Dennis, ended up with 56-8 and 2 FH's saved

    8. CroatianHammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Smooth: The FPL site crashed but I'd my moves already in
      Rough: Captained Ronaldo

    9. Camzy
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Rough: I captained Foden
      Smooth: Ronaldo got 1 point as the most popular captain

    10. JUNITED
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Rough: FPL crashed 5 mins before the deadline forced me to captain Gilmour.
      Smooth: Gilmour scored more points than Ronaldo who was captained by lot of people.

    11. TallestJohn
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Rough: Opted to keep Salah so couldn't afford the keepers I wanted (de Gea/Ramsdale) but slept through the deadline so didn't bring in the only keeper I could afford - Sanchez.

      Smooth: Through in the cup despite only fielding 10 while my opponent used Free Hit - going into the final game I needed his captain Ronaldo to play and blank. 42 not much to shout about but Smith Rowe is looking like a season keeper.

    12. Flair
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Smooth - 81 points on FH - lovely

      Rough - Ronaldo (C)

    13. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I've not suffered as much as some, but here are a few points cobbled together to nearly make a story.

      Smooth: I spent a 4 point hit to sell 2 blankers for Ronaldo (1) and Lamptey (6), gaining me 3 points

      Rough:
      - I transferred captaincy from Lacazette (11) to Ronaldo (1) for a loss of 10 points. Net transfer loss of 7 points
      - Jesus didn't play, bringing me down to 10 players
      - James' own goal had the effect that he didn't play (0pts)
      - My City triple up Jesus, Bernado and Cancelo managed a single assist between them in a City team that scored 6 goals

      - I've now owned City players for 52 of the possible 57 FPL-fixtures this season. City, a team with 50 goals and only 15 conceded.... Well... I've seen 10 (19%) no-shows! 24 (46%) games of only 0-3pts! Thankfully, I've just managed to catch a few hauls, bringing the average when they do appear in my XI up to 4.5 PPM (excluding captaincy). What a waste of money and hope!

      Cancelo: 18*, (14), 12, 7, 6*, 4, 2, 2, 2, 1, 1, 0, -
      Grealish: 8, 6, 6, (3), 3, 3, 2, 2, 1, -, -
      Jesus: 5, 5, 2, 2, 1, -, -, -
      Torres: 18, 3*, 3, 2, -, -, -
      Foden: 18, 6, 3, 2*, 1, -
      Bernado: 6, 2, 2, 1
      Mahrez: 6, 4, 2

      () = Benched
      * = Captained

      - So I've switched things up on my WC this week (GW20), looking to continue on with a double of Cancelo and Laporte (should I actually be learning something?). But... when I confirmed my WC, something didn't work. I quickly built it again and confirmed again, but it turns out the prices must have been changing, so I missed out on price rises. Not only that, in my haste, I sold James before squeezing an extra 0.1 out of him simply because I saw James at Leeds is on -96.6 on FPL Stats! So I lost about 0.3 instantly from trying to be proactive late on Christmassy weeknight. Oopsie 😀

    14. tafrère
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Smooth : 59 pts (-4)

      Took out Salah (0) and Dennis (0) to bring in Son (© 16) and Lacazette (11). Also had Tierney (13) to boost my score.

      8th green in a row,

      1. tafrère
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        13 greens in the last 14 Gameweeks. Up to 130k now and aiming for the top 100k before 2022 !

    15. Dreams
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Despite the COVID rubbish, I have really enjoyed this season where I could fulfil all my Fpl fantasies. Ticked another off my list where I have captained players from all 4 positions in one season.
      Smooth: Ramsdale (C), Cancelo, Reguilon, Emerson Royal, Gundogan, Bowen.
      Rough: Rashford, Pukki, Watkins. Liverpool cancellation was also a kick in the shins. 50 points and a neat green arrow.

    16. mojoindojo
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Smooth: 71(-4)
      Rough: Nothing much.

    17. djman102
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      All rough. Stick to my plan of just using transfers toward a GW22 BB instead of FH. Took a -4 instead: Salah/Dennis out for Bowen/Ronaldo(c).

      Jesus and Henry no-shows gave me 8 players and 22 points (before the hit!). And of course, most of the popular FH choices returned. GW rank of 6.5M. Going to be stubborn and continue to stay the course... patience has to pay off eventually, right?

    18. Toonmad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Decided to use my free hit at 1pm boxing day.

      Rough: only made 2 changes from first draft fh team. Switched mahrez to Foden at 10 past 1. Tried to switch zincenko to laporte at 1.27 but site crashed. This cost me 18 points.

      Smooth: hit 69 points for the gw anyway and now sitting at rank 1575. Tierney, reg, lloris, kdb captain, lacazette and son are all invited to my new year's eve party

    19. Mmm sausages
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Very smooth GW. Decided to FH an hour before deadline (officially) finished. Tinkering ended about 10 mins before deadline. Decided to go without CR7. Brought in Lacazette, Son (c), Saka, Kane, Mahrez and KDB.

      Brought in two playing GK but forgot to put the one I intended to start in the starting XI before the site crashed but that worked out too as had Sanchez over DDG.

      And I have Salah, Jota, TAA (and hopefully Foden) to do the business this GW

      Overall 85 points and overall rank rose by just under 385k (760k to 375k)

    20. A.J.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Rough - Gutted I couldn't get my transfers through near deadline. Salah/Antonio to Son/Ronaldo(c).

      Smooth - Cap was left on Saka. 15 points gained and a transfer saved from what my moves would have produced with only 8 players.

    21. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Rough: Seaso over for me after worst GW ever. 230K rank drop after taking a -8 , no way saved FH and Salah can make that up.

      Smooth: -

    22. joey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Smooth - N/A

      Rough - Decided against a free hit as my team looked ok. Took the opportunity to try and get ahead of the game and took out Salah, Gallagher and Watkins (correctly anticipating a blank the next week with Leeds knackered) for a -8. 5 points from 4 defenders with James losing his and Alonso's clean sheet. Son returned but Foden benched again, Bowen got a booking and the new addition Martinelli blanked in a 5-0 win. Up front Wilson got inured again and my other transfer, captain Ronaldo, got me 2 points after it was doubled.

      Total of 22 points post hit whereas my free hit team would have got around 70 at least. Also have no Salah this week where he could go mad, Martinelli has a game postponed and Ronaldo looks awful so I lost out on 50 points this week and my team is also in worse shape going forwards. Rank has quintupled this week alone after a few poor weeks leading up to it. I suppose a smooth could be that I've got 2 free hits left, I bet everyone is well jealous of me.

    23. Throwback
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      Rough: worst gw of season 28 with -8 cr7 c, Broja, Martinelli for laca, Gallagher, gelhardt - thumping 200k drop.James og etc - lowest norm gw score I can remember - borderline decision to save FH for gw22. + bonus Xmas ‘cough’.
      Smooth: nil.

  26. Totalfootball
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Exact cash for Bowen to Moura or hold?

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      100% hold

    2. Dave’s Rubber Digne R…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Hold personally. Bowen has a decent fixture and both are rotation risk (would assume Moura more so for this GW)

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Bowen a keep for me. Moura might not even start

    4. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Hold hold hold.

  27. Alcapaul
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Steele and Foden to de Gea and Son worth a -8?

    1. Dave’s Rubber Digne R…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I would if I had the spare £ given long-term potential and DGW’s.

      1. Dave’s Rubber Digne R…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Actually that would depend on current team status. Would expect Foden to start this GW so taking a hit for Son might be too much.

        1. Alcapaul
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Could do Bernardo and Ramsdale out instead?

          1. The Ilfordian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Predictions suggesting Bernardo doesn’t start. Thinking of ditching myself

            1. Alcapaul
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Would feel more comfortable selling Bernardo over Foden. Dont love selling Ramsdale though

              1. Dave’s Rubber Digne R…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                I like Ramsdale but his fixtures aren’t great added to the blank for GW19. I was debating money on a backup keeper but will wait until I need to do that, somebody like Foster will do.

              2. The Ilfordian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Yes I agree . Comments on here have convinced me to hang onto Ramsdale and get a second keeper. Is there not an option that sells Silva and Steele? Eg Sanchez. Or maybe you live without a keeper and just get Son

                1. Alcapaul
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Im typically .1 off being able to do Steele, Silva and Lacazette out for Sanchez, Son and Broja. Think i'll end up doing the Son and Broja moves and then either Ramsdale to de Gea or just go without a keeper.

          2. Dave’s Rubber Digne R…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            I did Ramsdale to DDG. Holding Foden but already have Son (not Salah).

            1. Alcapaul
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Will probably do the same move. Can wait till near the deadline then as well.

    2. Alcapaul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Thanks for the chat guys. Was very helpful

  28. The Yorkshire Pirlo
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Help with transfers please!

    A) Bilva/Foden > Son, Watkins > cheap ST

    B) Bilva/Foden > Son, Ronaldo > Antonio

    C) Ronaldo > Kane

    If A or B, ship out Bilva or Foden?

    1. Tony Moon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      C. Wouldn't lose Watkins before a likely tasty looking DGW.

    2. Tony Moon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Actually, I'd do B. Misread it, and means you keep Watkins.

  29. Moose™
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Anyone considering Lucas Moura?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Rotation risk. Played 90 mins in the last game and we could see Dele starting

      1. Moose™
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Thanks!

    2. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Can’t see any of the predicted line ups starting him

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      No- like him but going to be rotation

  30. tabby98
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Bowen + DCL
    Or
    Maddison + Antonio

    1. Dave’s Rubber Digne R…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Bowen and Antonio for this fixture, Maddison and DCL from next (based on Maddison having Liverpool and DCL potential for cancellation)