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Learning from ‘The Great and The Good’ FPL managers ahead of Gameweek 22

Fantasy Football Scout community writer Greyhead continues with his series of articles analysing the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) transfers and strategies of some noted Fantasy managers, from serial top 10k finishers to well-known faces.

The Great and The Good this year are the Scouts Joe LepperNeale RiggGeoff Dance and Tom Freeman, FPL Wire’s Zophar, from the Hall of Fame Fabio BorgesFPLMatthewYavuz Kabuk and Tom Stephenson, Blackbox’s Az and Mark Sutherns, FPL “celebrities” LTFPL AndyMagnus Carlsen and FPL General plus last year’s mini-league winner Les Caldwell.


“What else could I do; I’m so inspired by you. That hasn’t happened for the longest time”

Late inspiration was provided by Jarrod Bowen (£6.7m), for those who handed him the armband anyway, as Double Gameweek 21 concluded after what felt to be the longest time with a mixture of disappointment at more delays, dodgy assists, and a Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.9m) penalty miss.

Still, onwards we go to the potential pitfalls of a Double Gameweek 22, which has gone from being huge, to humble, to hopeless as the last week has progressed.

OVERALL PERFORMANCE

We have a new leader in this hotly contested competition with FPL General on the best weekly score of 91 points and a green arrow sending him into the top 10,000 for the first time this season.

Bowen was obviously the main source of points but Armando Broja (£5.3m) and Craig Dawson (£4.9m) also gave him the edge over Az, who dropped to second thanks to an unfortunate hit for £4.0m defender Ben Johnson.

General has now managed seven green arrows in ten Gameweeks but more impressively has only had to take three hits. Compare this to third place Tom Stephenson, who has had to take seven over the same period.

Vladimir Coufal (£4.7m) helped FPL Matthew and Geoff Dance to good weeks, Magnus had one to forget as he fell victim to the Everton cancellation, and special mention to Yavuz whose more aggressive approach in the last few weeks sees him move into the top 100,000 for the first time this season. Can he get a top 10,000 finish for the eighth time in a row?

The captaincy choice was the difference maker this week, with Andy, Tom Stephenson, Tom Freeman, Magnus and Les putting their faith in the wrong Hammer.

CHIP PLAY

Les was forced into action after the hack to overhaul his squad, and the full ins and outs are below:

  • IN – Pickford, Sanchez, Lowton, Lamptey, Cancelo, Coufal, Bowen, Foden, Gray, Son, Ronaldo, Antonio, Toney
  • OUT – Lloris, Ramsdale, Taylor, Reguilon, Davies, Gabriel, Bernardo Silva, Mount, Mahrez, Jota, Maupay, Dennis, Watkins

Wholesale change as you might expect with an eye of taking advantage of the double as Messrs Pickford, Coufal, Bowen, Gray, Antonio and Toney came in. Of these, only the West Ham players delivered.

The investment in two playing ‘keepers reflects the times we operate; he will be disappointed by the Son Heung-min (£10.7m) injury and I wonder how long Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.5m) will last when Mohamed Salah (£12.8m) returns from his AFCON adventures.

There were more chips cashed as another Free Hit bit the dust, with Fabio trying his luck in what was initially a tempting double.

Template triple West Ham was present and correct, but he doubled up on Brentford and had a trio of Everton players; neither of these latter groups outscored Salah, who returned to his squad for a one-week swansong.

TRANSFERS

This is a summary of the transfers for this week :

  • Az – Pinnock, Bowen (James, Smith-Rowe)
  • LTFPL Andy – Gray, Dawson (Brownhill, James)
  • Fabio Borges – Free Hit
  • Joe Lepper – Son, Diop, Antonio (Foden, James, Lacazette)
  • Geoff Dance – Calvert-Lewin, Son, Coufal (Davis, Salah, James)
  • FPL General – Dawson (James)
  • Les Caldwell – Wildcard
  • Magnus Carlsen – Calvert-Lewin, Bowen, Keane (Gelhardt, Salah, James)
  • Mark Sutherns – Son, Diop, Antonio (Foden, James, Davis)
  • FPL Matthew – Antonio, Coufal (Watkins, James)
  • Neale Rigg – Son, Gray, Dawson (Foden, Smith-Rowe, Rudiger)
  • Tom Freeman – Calvert-Lewin, Bowen (Lacazette, Foden)
  • Tom Stephenson – Gray, Bowen, Dawson (Foden, Martinelli, James)
  • Yavuz Kabuk – Dawson, Gray, Bowen (James, Foden, Saka)
  • Zophar – Gray (Martinelli)

There was an East London knees up as The Great and The Good fought over the West Ham players, Michail Antonio (£7.9m) and Bowen were essential with the only real debate over whether to go Dawson or Coufal.

A couple had extreme cases of bad variance with numerous expletives probably passing the mouths of Tom Freeman, Geoff, and Magnus when Calvert-Lewin missed his spot-kick and then had his second game cancelled. I doubt they will be sending Brendan Rodgers a birthday card this year or agreeing to take him to the darts.

The hits keep coming with six of them taking minus eights, including the normally cautious Joe, who has been forced into three double hits in three out of the last four weeks. We are all out of our comfort zone!

TEMPLATE

The template for The Great and The Good is as follows, with the numbers in brackets showing how many teams in which they appear:

  • De Gea (8), Foster (6)
  • Alexander-Arnold (14), Cancelo (14), Livramento (9), Alonso (6), Dawson (6)
  • Bowen (15), Jota (13), Son (13), Gray (8), Foden/Martinelli (4)
  • Antonio (15), Ronaldo (9), King (8)

The template continues to lurch week to week, dependent on the latest cancellation or double. This time we saw Dawson and Demarai Gray (£5.5m) enter the fray for an injured Reece James (£6.2m) and an AFCON-bound Salah. I do hope they have saved their pennies to get the Egyptian back in Gameweek 24…

TARGET TRANSFERS

A quick poke this week at where The Great and The Good have targeted their trades this season, with the table below showing the split by position:

As you would expect the main moves have been in midfield with the managers looking to improve rank by guessing which mid-priced gems would accompany Salah to help them gain ground.

It’s interesting to note that a couple of our elite managers, Fabio and Yavuz, have used over half of their transfers in the centre of the park.

Magnus and FPL General have allocated most of their exchanges to address the search for a consistent forward but it’s worth noting that the more successful managers over the last eight weeks have built their success on a solid defence.

Fabio, who has been the top scorer from Gameweek 12, has barely touched his defence since his Wildcard in Gameweek 8, with Tino Livramento (£4.3m) to James the only backline transfer; his trust in a double-up on City defenders proving the backbone of his success.

CONCLUSION

Here comes another double, at the double, with the deadline rapidly approaching. Many a finger of many an FPL manager has been burnt in the chaos of the last couple of weeks, with some giving up all hope.

My positive spin on this would be to stay the course, as any manager who stays engaged right now will have an advantage in the longer term over those less enthusiastic managers struggling to keep up.

Then there is the promise of the final sprint double bonanza as, after Gameweek 30, there looks a real opportunity for those who like to plan to have their moment, as we navigate the fixtures.

So, keep the faith as we may yet see FPL inspire after what has felt like the longest time.

Anyway, that’s all from me for and remember don’t have nightmares.

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387 Comments Post a Comment
  1. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 2 Years
    14 days, 21 hours ago

    Ronaldo doesn't sound particularly confident about playing, no longer a captaincy option?

    1. World XI
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 21 hours ago

      Source?

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        14 days, 20 hours ago

        https://www.manutd.com/en/news/detail/cristiano-ronaldo-fitness-update-ahead-of-aston-villa-game-on-saturday

        "I'm good," he told Premier League Productions at Carrington. "I just have a little touch but, you know, it's part of my work.

        "You know, we have to feel some pain sometimes. It's nothing big and I hope to be good soon."

        When asked by former MUTV presenter Steve Bower if he will feature at Villa, Ronaldo replied: "I hope so. We will try on Thursday. I will try to train as normal. Let's see how the body reacts.

        "Fingers crossed. I'm confident."

    2. mdm
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 20 hours ago

      Yep

    3. Fodderx4
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 20 hours ago

      Happy i have Kane over Ronaldo.

    4. Would Ed Woodward
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 20 hours ago

      He literally said he was confident.

      1. More Cowbell
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        14 days, 20 hours ago

        Lol. +1

    5. World XI
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 20 hours ago

      Sounds confident and just modest to me? Prehaps reduced mins more likely

  2. Pad Randa (The OG)
    • 10 Years
    14 days, 21 hours ago

    Would you WC this team? Keep in mind, at present it's only constructed as such because of a -12, so those are points I presume I'd get back if I switched to a WC.

    DDG - Steer
    Cancelo - TAA - Reguilon - Tierney - Tsimi
    Bernardo - Jota - Raph - Gallagher - Ramsey
    Kane - Ronaldo - Dennis

    Or hold until Salah comes back from AFCON?

    1. World XI
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 21 hours ago

      Anything over a -12 would warrant a WC. your on the cusp but I would hold

    2. Zladan
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 20 hours ago

      Is this your WC team or current team?

      Not sure there is a clear path to WC towards just yet. I think it’s about navigating the next few weeks and maximising doubles.

      Then when the recent COVID dust settles, WC.

      1. Pad Randa (The OG)
        • 10 Years
        14 days, 20 hours ago

        This is my current team.

  3. Cheeky Onion
    • 4 Years
    14 days, 21 hours ago

    Which 2 to bench?

    A) Coufal (LEE)
    B) Cancelo (CHE)
    C) Martinelli (tot)
    D) Foden (CHE)
    E) Bilva (CHE)
    F) Watkins (MUN)

    On A & E at the moment

    1. Pad Randa (The OG)
      • 10 Years
      14 days, 21 hours ago

      I wouldn't bench Coufal home to Leeds. Bilva/Cancelo and Martinelli, for me.

      1. LeytonOrient
        • 7 Years
        14 days, 20 hours ago

        C for sure, then a toss up between the city boys

    2. World XI
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 20 hours ago

      C & E

    3. Malinwa
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 20 hours ago

      D & E for me

  4. LeytonOrient
    • 7 Years
    14 days, 21 hours ago

    On a scale of 1-10, how likely are these to play?

    Dennis
    Ronaldo
    TAA

    1. World XI
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 20 hours ago

      99%
      98%
      75%

    2. Pad Randa (The OG)
      • 10 Years
      14 days, 20 hours ago

      Following 😀

    3. mdm
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 20 hours ago

      9
      9
      9

    4. BeWater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 20 hours ago

      10
      10
      10

    5. LeytonOrient
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 20 hours ago

      My initial thoughts:
      9
      8
      7

  5. Malinwa
    • 5 Years
    14 days, 20 hours ago

    How many DGW'ers do you guys have?

    1. Pad Randa (The OG)
      • 10 Years
      14 days, 20 hours ago

      Five, assuming Ronaldo and Dennis play both matches.

    2. mdm
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 20 hours ago

      8

    3. Fodderx4
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 20 hours ago

      4 currently, might end up with 1 more.

    4. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 20 hours ago

      4, getting 1 or 2 more for free or -4. But still considering FH.

    5. luk46
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 20 hours ago

      will go with 4

    6. Zladan
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 20 hours ago

      The following are my doublers:

      DDG
      Reguilon
      Madders x
      Ronaldo Dennis

      x will be a differential that I haven’t decided upon up to £10m. Also foster benched.

    7. Triple P
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 20 hours ago

      15

  6. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    14 days, 20 hours ago

    Who do you think can punish you more by not owning this DGW?

    A) Ronaldo
    B) Kane

    1. mdm
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 20 hours ago

      A

    2. LeytonOrient
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 20 hours ago

      A - Easily. Ronaldo 31% vs Kane 11% ownership.
      Also I ave gone for Kane so Ronaldo guaranteed a hat trick in both games

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        14 days, 20 hours ago

        Same 😀 But still considering FH

    3. World XI
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 20 hours ago

      Kane is playing the two teams he loves scoring against most. Leicester awful defensively too. There is an argument he output is reduced without Son though. But this season its been Son hoovering up the points, so I am expecting Kane to Haul. CR7 would be my vice. They are the best two captain picks

      1. Kloppage Time
        • 6 Years
        14 days, 20 hours ago

        Spurs got out classed by Chelsea last night, clearly they are missing Son as well. I dont have much faith in Spurs what so ever at the moment.

    4. More Cowbell
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      14 days, 20 hours ago

      Think life FPL can tell up you this statistically

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        14 days, 20 hours ago

        Statsistics is one thing, the other is the feeling you have as a Kane versus Ronaldo owner in front of the blank 🙂

        1. Kloppage Time
          • 6 Years
          14 days, 20 hours ago

          I think the blank refers to Kane & CR7

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            14 days, 20 hours ago

            Sorry, DGW 😀

  7. Fodderx4
    • 4 Years
    14 days, 20 hours ago

    Afternoon All,
    Appreciate any thoughts on my team....
    1 free transfer 0ITB

    Fabianski

    Regi Cancelo Trent Alonso

    Maddi Jota Bowen (v) Sterling

    Antonio Kane (c)

    Foster, Watkins, Marcal, Marinelli
    Correct bench order?

    a) If foster is set to play would you bench boost that?

    b) Antonio or Watkins to Dennis is an ovbious move but then who to bench?

    c) something else

    1. Bunk Moreland
      • 6 Years
      14 days, 20 hours ago

      Would not bb. You want 15 starters. Reguilon, Foster and Sterling are all doubts.

  8. ludaslol
    • 4 Years
    14 days, 20 hours ago

    Suggestions? 1 FT 2m itb
    DDG
    Dalot Rudiger TAA* Cancelo
    Gray Foden* Bowen
    Ronaldo* Broja Watkins(MUN)

    Mbuemo (liv, MUN), Livramento, Son

    Completly lost what to do here. Tons of flags, but guess most Will be fine.

  9. panda07
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    14 days, 20 hours ago

    RMWCT?

    Lloris (Ramsdale)
    TAA Lamptey Alonso Robbo (Cancelo)
    Jota Maddison Bowen (Martinelli) (Allan)
    Kane Ronaldo Dennis

  10. Offside Trapattoni
    • 5 Years
    14 days, 20 hours ago

    Torn between Gray vs Nor or Antonio vs Leeds..

    Thoughts?

    1. Fodderx4
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 20 hours ago

      Antonio for me but Gray a good option too this week.

    2. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
      • 10 Years
      14 days, 20 hours ago

      Antonio was awful last night

    3. World XI
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 20 hours ago

      Norwich are a league 1 team in the Premier league

  11. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
    • 10 Years
    14 days, 20 hours ago

    Ronaldo modest as usual. Just know he's going to smash it in both games

    1. luk46
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 20 hours ago

      Villa will beat mancs and he won’t get more than like one goal over these two games 😉

    2. Qaiss
      • 6 Years
      14 days, 20 hours ago

      I don’t know if you’ve watched Man United much this season.

    3. Cok3y5murf
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 20 hours ago

      Smash a water bottle in frustration?

  12. Mr Ozil
    • 7 Years
    14 days, 20 hours ago

    Hello All, need some help here. 1FT, 2.1 itb

    DDG Steer*
    Reguilion* TAA* James* Livra* Cancelo
    Son* Salah* Gray Bowen Bernardo
    King Broja* Antonio

    FH that lot?

    Or do -8?

    1. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 20 hours ago

      You could WC that if you have 2 FH's to cover blank and double GW's

      1. Mr Ozil
        • 7 Years
        14 days, 20 hours ago

        only have 1 FH unfortunately

    2. luk46
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 20 hours ago

      -8 should do

  13. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    14 days, 20 hours ago

    What did Rodgers say?

  14. BeWater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    14 days, 20 hours ago

    If you have DCL (nor), Antonio (LEE) and King (new, bur) it's quite a difficult GW.

    The most captained players are going be Ronaldo and Kane and there is no decent midfield option to bring and in captain. Bruno has no form and feels like a huge punt. Maddison is probably the only obvious option to bring in and captain. Or captain King.

    Anyone else in this position?

    1. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      14 days, 20 hours ago

      Similar, with Watkins instead of DCL, no premiums. On Maddison C, Dennis VC

  15. No Kane No Gain
    • 3 Years
    14 days, 20 hours ago

    Gray or Bruno -4 this week?! Bruno will be in for Son...

    1. Zladan
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 20 hours ago

      Have to roll the dice on Bruno. Far more exciting and it’s what this game and double gameweeks are all about.

      Also Gray probably gets 1/2 points max.

    2. TheTinman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      14 days, 20 hours ago

      Gray easily.

      1. No Kane No Gain
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 20 hours ago

        “Easily”. Why lol?

  16. GW21 Mini-League Leaders
    RedLightning - Jan to May L…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    14 days, 20 hours ago

    This is a report on the leaders of various Fantasy Football Scout FPL mini-leagues and community competitions after Gameweek 21. A disappointing Double Gameweek for those who didn’t captain Jarrod Bowen, but an excellent one for those who Triple Captained him.

    ** LAST MAN STANDING

    The highest scorer in Gameweek 21 of TorresMagic’s Last Man Standing competition (https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/26234/standings/c, league code 6dcode) was Ant Tidd with 113(-4) points, after a late First Wildcard in Gameweek 20 had set him up nicely for the Double Gameweek.

    The safety score for Gameweek 21 was 64, with 95 new teams joining, 83 to be removed and 732 going through to Gameweek 22.

    New entries will continue to be accepted up to 4pm this Sunday (16th January), but they must at least match the safety scores after hits for all of the first 21 Gameweeks (see the Last Chance to Enter the Last Man Standing Competition community article and https://torresmagic.webs.com/lmsupdate.htm).

    ** FFS OPEN MINI-LEAGUE

    Srecko Kurtovic leads for a 13th week in the Fantasy Football Scout mini-league (https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/68048/standings/c, league code gsnskx) after playing a Free Hit for 83 points, but is still eighth overall.

    ** FFS COMMUNITY MEMBERS MINI-LEAGUE

    Daniel Masson-Abraham leads for a 15th week in the Fantasy Football Scout Members mini-league (https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/361/standings/c) and is also the WORLD NUMBER ONE for an eighth week, extending his lead at the top to 33 points.
    This league is also open to all and the league code is visible in the widget on the FFS Home Page when signed in, but only those with a registered FFS account (paid or free) will be eligible for prizes.

    It is now the Fifth Best League in FPL, based on the average scores of the top five teams in each mini-league. Our current top five are Daniel Masson-Abraham, FPL Mate (Dan), Neol Goveas, Michael Bluff and Tabz Hashimi, all of whom captained Jarrod Bowen for between 92 and 95 points this Gameweek and are in the top 121 overall.

    Otman Hanou is the winner of the December prize. He scored 415 points in Gameweeks 15 to 20 without using any chips, rising from 3.5m after Gameweek 14 to 820k after Gameweek 20. He should now contact geoff@fantasyfootballscout.co.uk to claim his prize (an Amazon voucher).

    **FFS CUPS

    Gameweek 21 was the seventh round of the FFS Open Cup (https://members.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/cup/26/rounds/7/). Al ashkar, the highest ranked manager in round seven, was beaten by Dansen, so the highest through to round eight is Matjes_taet (now 3,851st).

    It was also the sixth round of the FFS Members Cup (https://members.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/cup/27/rounds/6/). I Member, the highest ranked manager in round six, lost to Phoenix From The Flames, so the highest through to round seven is ZIKOFLY (now 139th) who defeated The Darkest Knight in an extremely close match by 79 points to 78.

    These FFS Cups are organised by Fantasy Football Scout and should not be confused with any similarly named League Cups listed on FPL’s Leagues & Cups page.

    ** MODS & CONS AND FFS FAMILY

    Chaz Phillips (Az) leads for an eighth week in the FFS Mods & Cons mini-league (https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/366/standings/c).

    Grey Head (Greyhead) and Obay Eid (FPL_Milanista) now share the lead in the FFS Family mini-league (https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/342/standings/c) and are 846th overall. Obay had led for 17 of the first 19 Gameweeks before Grey Head took the lead in Gameweek 20.

    ** TOPS AND VETS

    Tabz Hashimi leads for a ninth week in my Top 10k Any Season mini-league (https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/1378/standings/c, league code kgmryk) and is now 121st overall.

    Ste Keogh is the new leader in my Multiple Top 10k Finishes mini-league (https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/1386/standings/c, league code 03t1fd), which is for teams with two or more top 10,000 finishes, and has risen to 1,497th overall. He came 1,919th in 2011/12 and 4,613rd in 2014/15.

    Jonathan Tan leads for a second week in PDM’s Top 1k ANY season mini-league (https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/10031/standings/c, league code 01ef8y) after playing a Free Hit for 69 points and is now 364th overall.

    He also leads for a fourth week in Jed Alexander (Livinginapool)’s Top 100 Any Season mini-league (https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/194472/standings/c, league code pztxjt).

    2009/10 FPL champion Jon Reeson (Westfield Irons) leads for a 17th week in Simon March’s FPL Champions League (https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/2594/standings/c).

    Rajko Gojkovic has regained the lead in Chaballer’s Hall of Fame Top 1k mini-league (https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/39527/standings/c, league code 1zpaad) and has risen to 1,756th overall. He previously led after Gameweek 19.

    Adam Straker has regained the lead from Gerry Kerley in Skooldaze’s FPL Vets 2006 or before mini-league (https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/25315/standings/c, league code hz9bz2). He also previously led after Gameweek 19, while Gerry had led from Gameweek 11 to Gameweek 18 and again after Gameweek 20.

    JANUARY TO MAY LEAGUE

    My January to May League (https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/1484/standings/c, league code fy0acw) started scoring in Gameweek 21. The early leader is Y.Nott, who triple captained Jarrod Bowen for 117 points and a Gameweek rank of 310.
    The top ten in this mini-league all scored 100 or more. They all captained Bowen of course, and four of them triple captained him.

  17. luk46
    • 3 Years
    14 days, 20 hours ago

    Davis > Dennis is almost safe, what would you rather do?

    A - Watkins > Ronaldo (-4)
    B - Son > Maddison (-4)
    C - both (-8)

    1. Camzy
      • 11 Years
      14 days, 20 hours ago

      Unless you really want Ronaldo (c) then B.

      1. luk46
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 20 hours ago

        not necessarily, thinking B is enough as well.

    2. Kellz86
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 20 hours ago

      Of all the weeks to hit I think this one warrants it. Both imo

      1. luk46
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 20 hours ago

        probably, even tho Watkins got a potential double in gw23, so tempted to hold him

  18. Kryptonite666
    • 2 Years
    14 days, 20 hours ago

    Would you

    A. Son + Antonio to Kane + Moura
    B. Son + Antonio to Dennis + Maddison (keep 5.7 in the bank for next week)

  19. More Cowbell
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    14 days, 20 hours ago

    Hey all: a few questions…

    - which GW is Salah expected to be back
    - why is Broja yellow flagged?
    - do we think we’ll know GW23 doubles before the deadline?

    1. Kellz86
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 20 hours ago

      Salah back by 23 I believe

    2. Black Knights
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 20 hours ago

      -Salah depends on AFCON but should be here for 25, maybe 24.
      -Broja got flattened going up for a high ball with a CB and went off straight away. Looked fine walking off the pitch, probably need an update on potential concussion but seemed fine (i was there)
      -Yeah.

  20. Kebab pig
    • 1 Year
    14 days, 20 hours ago

    Why did Bruno play only 30 minutes the last game and didn't play the one before? I am thinking of punting on him

    1. BeWater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 20 hours ago

      He was suspended.

  21. Qaiss
    • 6 Years
    14 days, 20 hours ago

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    Brendan Rodgers says that Leicester are in a "much better position" on the injury/illness front with Luke Thomas, Patson Daka, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Caglar Soyuncu and James Justin all set to be available to face Burnley.

    1. Dammit_182
        14 days, 20 hours ago

        It does make it a lot easier. According to the rules, the FA Cup, you have to play with Under-23s and Under-18s. We’ve been trying to put out a squad that can be competitive. The game against Everton, you have to have 13 players and a goalkeeper. We didn’t have that, we had eight. With returning players, we can get on with the fixtures. The Norwich game that was called off, that wasn’t ourselves. The Everton game was put in by the Premier League, it wasn’t a scheduled game. With a thicker squad, hopefully we can get on with games now.”

        1. Dammit_182
            14 days, 20 hours ago

            Should be in speech marks

        2. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          14 days, 20 hours ago

          5. The exact number needed to bring them to 13

          Madders (C)

          1. Cok3y5murf
            • 5 Years
            14 days, 20 hours ago

            So if one of them gets injured in training post-deadline, they will postpone it?

            1. Cok3y5murf
              • 5 Years
              14 days, 20 hours ago

              or gets covid

              1. Ze_Austin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                14 days, 20 hours ago

                If Leicester apply, yes

                But not on the day of the fixture anymore, iirc

      • Prinzhorn
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 20 hours ago

        need some help guys

        GK: Sanchez
        DEF: TAA x Cancelo x Dias x Semedo x Keane
        MID: Bowen x Jota
        FW: Watkins x King x Pukki

        B: Ramsdale x Smith-Rowe x Bernardo x Son

        A) Smith-Rowe out for Maddison and bench Pukki/Watkins
        B) Pukki out for Dennis
        C) FH
        D) something else:

        1. Catastrophe
          • 11 Years
          14 days, 20 hours ago

          Do you have two FH left? You're not in great shape to be honest. I would get Son out as he will be out for a while. Perhaps Son & Pukki to Maddison & Dennis? Assuming you can't get Kane in somehow. Watkins is a good option for this week - certainly prefer him to Keane & Dias.

          1. Prinzhorn
            • 1 Year
            14 days, 20 hours ago

            Yes, still got 2 FH left. Should play one of them I assume. Was thinking to get Dennis, Maddison indeed and maybe Lamptey for Keane, De Gea for Ramsdale and some other updates if I use the chip

      • Fuddled FC
        • 10 Years
        14 days, 20 hours ago

        The flag on Foster has changed to 75%

        Worth starting him over Ramsdale?

        1. Catastrophe
          • 11 Years
          14 days, 20 hours ago

          Yeah definitely.

        2. Tonyawesome69
          • 3 Years
          14 days, 20 hours ago

          Yup I'll be doing that

        3. PORTUGA
            14 days, 20 hours ago

            The outrage when he only plays the second game

        4. JohannaAdams10
          • 2 Years
          14 days, 20 hours ago

          Best captain option for this week?:

          A) De Gea
          B) Jota
          C) DCL

          1. Catastrophe
            • 11 Years
            14 days, 20 hours ago

            D) someone else

          2. Kebab pig
            • 1 Year
            14 days, 20 hours ago

            Neither, get Kane or one of the Watford boys

          3. No Kane No Gain
            • 3 Years
            14 days, 20 hours ago

            Of all captain picks, your A selection was DDG lol

            1. No Kane No Gain
              • 3 Years
              14 days, 20 hours ago

              Please tell me this was a joke

          4. Tonyawesome69
            • 3 Years
            14 days, 20 hours ago

            Neither but IF I had to pick one then chance it on DDG

        5. Bobby Digital
          • 4 Years
          14 days, 20 hours ago

          Bruno or Maddison? Money no issue.

          1. Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            14 days, 20 hours ago

            Definitely Maddison now

            1. No Kane No Gain
              • 3 Years
              14 days, 20 hours ago

              Why “now”. What did I miss lol

              1. Ze_Austin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                14 days, 20 hours ago

                13 available outfielders confirmed minutes ago, so the Leicester double goes ahead, if nobody gets injured or a positive Covid test soon.

          2. Catastrophe
            • 11 Years
            14 days, 20 hours ago

            Madd

          3. Tonyawesome69
            • 3 Years
            14 days, 20 hours ago

            Maddison

          4. Gooner97
            • 8 Years
            14 days, 20 hours ago

            Maddison

          5. Sailboats
            • 6 Years
            14 days, 20 hours ago

            Maddison, he has the form.

          6. Bobby Digital
            • 4 Years
            14 days, 20 hours ago

            Cheers all!

        6. Catastrophe
          • 11 Years
          14 days, 20 hours ago

          Antonio & Son -> Kane & Maddison sound about right?

          DDG
          Reguilon, TAA, Dier*
          Jota, Gray, Bowen, Son*
          Antonio, Ronaldo, Dennis

          (Steer, Keane, Cancelo, Saka)

          Cheers!

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 3 Years
            14 days, 20 hours ago

            I don't mind those moves. What's the plan for City players the following GW?

            1. Catastrophe
              • 11 Years
              14 days, 20 hours ago

              Cheers. Not sure yet. I doubt I'll make a move until GW24 and have my eyes on Dias and maybe KDB to add to Cancelo. I may end up WC'ing when Salah returns.

              1. Tonyawesome69
                • 3 Years
                14 days, 20 hours ago

                Yeah something to think about if you want a City mid as going with both Ronaldo and Kane takes up a lot of funds. I don't know how much ITB you'll have after those moves

                1. Catastrophe
                  • 11 Years
                  14 days, 20 hours ago

                  Cheers - agreed. I'll have 1.1 ITB but I'm not sold on either Ronaldo or Kane for their price so one or even both will go after the DGWs - may even aim for something like this:

                  Sanchez
                  TAA, Cancelo, Dias
                  Salah, Son, Bernardo, Jota, Bowen
                  Watkins, Dennis

                  (Steer, ER, Tierney, Archer)

                  1. Tonyawesome69
                    • 3 Years
                    14 days, 20 hours ago

                    I'm not a huge fan of the premium forwards in general.

        7. Tonyawesome69
          • 3 Years
          14 days, 20 hours ago

          Son and Antonio to Maddison and Dennis (-4)? Or just the maddison move

          1FT 0.3ITB
          Foster
          Cancelo TAA Alonso
          Jota Bowen Gray ​Son*
          Watkins King Antonio
          (Ramsdale Salah Dawson Livramento)

        8. Emp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          14 days, 20 hours ago

          What the word on regulon ?

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 4 Years
            14 days, 20 hours ago

            Bad Reguilon

          2. Black Knights
            • 9 Years
            14 days, 20 hours ago

            Rubbish, permanently semi-injured, liable to be AWOL, a real concern as an owner.

          3. No Need
            • 8 Years
            14 days, 20 hours ago

            Conte broke him

        9. Gooner97
          • 8 Years
          14 days, 20 hours ago

          DDG (Bach)
          Coufal Cancelo TAA* (Livra*, Amartey*)
          Silva Foden* Jota Bowen (Son*)
          Antonio Watkins Broja*

          1FT, £3.4ITB

          What would you do with this lot? Do you reckon Maddi, Dennis, Moura and maybe Reguilon/Royal is enough for this DGW? Should take at least a -12 tho...

        10. Millie7
          • 8 Years
          14 days, 20 hours ago

          De Gea
          Cancelo Reguillon TAA Lowton
          Gray Son Bowen Jota
          King Antonio

          Foster Salah Broja Coufal
          1.4ITB 1FT
          Do i need to get rid of both Salah and Son for 2 more doubles or is it best to just keep Salah for when he's back?