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Second Chance FanTeam team reveal: No Chelsea, captain Kane and Digne in


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There’s not much time left to get your entries in for FanTeam’s free-to-play Second Chance half-season Fantasy game, which offers a prize pool of £100,000 despite not costing a penny to enter!

We’ve enlisted the services of FanTeam expert Linn, who reveals her own team plans ahead of Friday’s deadline.


It’s funny how things turn around, isn’t it? Not too long ago, triple Chelsea defense and no Harry Kane was the way to go and here I am, mid-season, getting Kane and even captaining him for the first time, while not having a single Chelsea player in my team despite their Double Gameweek. I’m going with a 3-5-2 formation because, if I manage to get 90 minutes from the midfielders and forwards, that means seven extra points each week! This strategy will also work with a 3-4-3 formation. 

Let me introduce my team:

GOALKEEPER

Jose Sa

I think this one really is a no-brainer. Wolves have proven – even against tougher opponents – that they can be trusted to keep a clean sheet. And Sá has been outstanding! A very tasty price point too. Jose is a set and forget in my team for the rest of the season. 

DEFENDERS

Trent Alexander-Arnold

He is always the first one I pick on any team or draft I make. He’s been outstanding this season and comes with a very good attacking threat as well as good clean sheet odds. Is he too pricey though? I don’t think so. He averages about 6.2 points per game and only two similarly-priced midfielders match that – Jarrod Bowen and Bernardo Silva.

Aymeric Laporte

Why Laporte over Joao Cancelo? Have I gone mad? I hope not! Laporte and Cancelo do not actually differ much when it comes to points per game (5.65 vs 5.11) because at FanTeam the players don’t get bonus points, which gives these two a similar Fantasy output – and since I’d have to pay 0.8m more to go with Cancelo, I am hoping I can use that extra money to upgrade elsewhere.

Lucas Digne

Now this was an exciting January transfer, wasn’t it? It might be a bit early for him to go straight into Aston Villa’s starting XI but, if he doesn’t start, the Safety Net feature will give me the best in-form starting Villa defender. since Digne is the most expensive one. Getting a Villa defender in against Manchester United might not be the optimal plan, but I am thinking long-term and not just one Gameweek.

MIDFIELDERS

Phli Foden

Foden might not play this week, he even might be benched in other weeks but because of Safety Net I can finally put a Manchester City midfielder in my team and not lose any sleep over if he will start or not! Phil is at a lovely price point which means Jack Grealish, Ilkay Gundogan and Bernardo Silva can all come in and cover for if Foden doesn’t start. And when he starts I certainly want him in my team! He will be a season-long hold for me.

James Maddison

Maddo! I love this guy and am so excited that I now get to own him. He’s been brilliant for Leicester City lately and is set to have a Double Gameweek 22. He seems to have found his old scoring shoes and we all know he’s got an excellent eye for the game and can get a return or two even in the tougher matches.

Diogo Jota

My favourite Liverpool player this season, so of course, I am putting him in my team – especially with Mohamed Salah away at AFCON. Sadio Mane is also missing and Roberto Firmino is likely to take the centre spot, with Jota on the wing – a position he thrives in and usually gets more returns from than when playing through the middle.

Jarrod Bowen

The best performing midfielder at his price. He’s been sensational for West Ham this season and even though his expected goals (xG) number might not be mind-blowing, he keeps putting up excellent performances and getting on the scoresheet. And a Safety Net of Said Benrahma, Manuel Lanzini, Pablo Fornals and Tomas Soucek is not too shabby.

Ademola Lookman

With the Second Chance starting in a Double Gameweek I wanted to treat myself to one fun punt and that is Ademola Lookman. With their main strikers out or away at AFCON, Lookman has had to step up and fill their boots. He has shown excellent form and, as long as he gets the minutes under his belt, he could be a very interesting differential. However, my long-term plan is to move him on to Philippe Coutinho (6.5m).

FORWARDS

Joshua King

Picking a Watford striker when they’re playing Newcastle United and Burnley in a Double Gameweek must be the most logical thing ever. But why King and not Emmanuel Dennis? I have two reasons for this; one is that midfielders and forwards get one extra point for playing the full 90 minutes – King usually does and Dennis doesn’t. Second of all, he’s on penalties and, when you’re in doubt, always go for the guy on pens!

Harry Kane

This is a first for me this season. But with Son Heung-min out and Antonio Conte starting to get the team to play the way he wants, this has got to be a good move, right? Kane has been consistent in the last four matches and scored in three of them. This is enough for me to trust him over Cristiano Ronaldo, who is currently nursing a hip injury as well as playing for a Man United team that seems unable to gel. Kane is my place-holder for Salah and will be downgraded to someone like Danny Ings or Michail Antonio in a few Gameweeks.

My key tips for the FanTeam Second Chance game are: 

  • Keep an eye on the Safety Net and use it to your advantage
  • Don’t stare yourself blind at the current Double Gameweek
  • Spread the risk of games being postponed by picking players from a variety of teams
  • Save up as many transfers as you can (they roll every week) 
  • Make sure you have an easy way to get Salah in when he’s back

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Linn Fantasy football enthusiast and banana pizza connoisseur.”

795 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Esalman
    • 12 Years
    2 days, 22 hours ago

    Captain Ronaldo or Dennis?

    1. KieranKA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 days, 22 hours ago

      Ronaldo

    2. Hits from the Bong
      • 3 Years
      2 days, 21 hours ago

      Dennis

    3. Zenith UK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 days, 21 hours ago

      Dennis

    4. Ron_Swanson
      • 11 Years
      2 days, 20 hours ago

      Dennis

    5. PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 days, 19 hours ago

      You’ll feel awful if Ronaldo hauls having Dennis cap. Its trendy to answer Dennis though

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

    Who gets more points this gw?

    A. Maddison Bernardo
    B. Kane lookman -4

    1. Esalman
      • 12 Years
      2 days, 22 hours ago

      B

    2. bso
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 days, 21 hours ago

      A - Spurs looked dreadful in last game. Bernardo has some good games on the horizon.

  3. Taegugk Warrior
    • 3 Years
    2 days, 22 hours ago

    with ars & bur situation. which safest double gw players..?

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

      Not Spurs or Leicester.

    2. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 days, 22 hours ago

      Safe DWG players aint happening this year

    3. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      2 days, 21 hours ago

      Watford.

  4. KieranKA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 days, 22 hours ago

    Is this a good team for the DGW?

    Sánchez // Foster
    Trent Cancelo Reguilón // Coufal Livramento
    Jota Bernardo Maddison(V) Bowen // Brownhill
    Ronaldo(C) Antonio King

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      2 days, 21 hours ago

      It's decent

  5. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 days, 22 hours ago

    Cap Kane or Ronaldo?

    1. TheYogaDaddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 days, 21 hours ago

      Ronaldo

  6. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 days, 22 hours ago

    Too uncertain to bring in Kane -4 via Antonio?
    Feels like all moves are uncertain this week - will Leicester actually have a double?!?

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

      Tempted by that move myself

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

        also Kane vs Che in 23 vs Antonio vs Utd (plus I own DDG ha)

  7. MagicMessi
    • 9 Years
    2 days, 22 hours ago

    Son to telemans or lookman ? Already have maddison.

    1. Hits from the Bong
      • 3 Years
      2 days, 21 hours ago

      Tielemans for me this week, wouldn't want 2 Leicester mids long term

    2. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 days, 21 hours ago

      Bowen and Jota and maybe Saka a priority if you don’t have already.

      Maddison enough

    3. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 days, 21 hours ago

      I have Telemans but think Lookman a better shout

  8. Yankee Toffee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 days, 21 hours ago

    Foden to Maddison -4? Or hold?

    1. jonnybhoy
      • 9 Years
      2 days, 21 hours ago

      Hold foden has good fixtures

    2. MagicMessi
      • 9 Years
      2 days, 21 hours ago

      I would

    3. ExpressoMySonny
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 days, 20 hours ago

      worth the punt 2 games and can hold for a few fixtures

  9. Jafalad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 days, 21 hours ago

    This FanTeam competition says it costs 12 euros to enter. Why are they saying it is free to enter?

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      2 days, 21 hours ago

      You get 1 free entry

    2. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      2 days, 21 hours ago

      You are free to pay 12 euros!

  10. WibblesTeam
    • 4 Years
    2 days, 21 hours ago

    DDG
    Trent Cancelo Livramento*
    Son* Jota Bowen Gray
    DCL Antonio King

    Foster Brownhill Manquillo* James*

    Son to Maddison and what else? Antonio to Ronaldo/Dennis? Livramento to Cucurella? Both? 1FT

    1. Lucky Z
      • 4 Years
      2 days, 21 hours ago

      You need a defender obviously. Reguilon probably.

      1. WibblesTeam
        • 4 Years
        2 days, 21 hours ago

        Not sure if he's fit?

  11. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 days, 21 hours ago

    Time to dump Ben Johnson? (West ham)

    1. jonnybhoy
      • 9 Years
      2 days, 21 hours ago

      Yeah

    2. Ragabolly
      • 12 Years
      2 days, 21 hours ago

      If no other priorities, yes 100%

  12. Help Me!
    • 5 Years
    2 days, 21 hours ago

    Best Son replacement? (10.5M)
    1) For short term
    2) For GW22 only

    1. jonnybhoy
      • 9 Years
      2 days, 21 hours ago

      1) maddison if leicester game on
      2) Raph/City mid

      1. jonnybhoy
        • 9 Years
        2 days, 21 hours ago

        Sorry misread 2 as long term. Both Maddison

        1. Help Me!
          • 5 Years
          2 days, 21 hours ago

          What if Leicester game is not on, what would be your next option

    2. Help Me!
      • 5 Years
      2 days, 21 hours ago

      Have Jota and Bowen already.
      Considering one of Lookman, Maddison, Mount, Sancho..

      1. ExpressoMySonny
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 days, 20 hours ago

        Maddo for me

  13. umerlfc
    • 5 Years
    2 days, 21 hours ago

    Would you BB this?

    Bachmann Cancelo Gray Dalot

    1. Ragabolly
      • 12 Years
      2 days, 21 hours ago

      No. Foster can play and Dalot could miss

  14. jonnybhoy
    • 9 Years
    2 days, 21 hours ago

    If Leicester game is off and going against Maddison is someone like Greenwood a decent punt? Or just go safe and bring in Raph/Foden

    1. Slouch87
      • 6 Years
      2 days, 21 hours ago

      Why would Leicester game be off? They have players returning

  15. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 days, 21 hours ago

    Would you BB this team?

    DDG Sanchez
    Cancelo Reguilon TAA Thomas Coady
    Jota Bowan Madds Telemans Gray
    Kane Dennis Anto

    1. Ragabolly
      • 12 Years
      2 days, 21 hours ago

      Tempting, if Spurs double looks to be happening, I would. Especially if we hear something reassuring about Reg.

      1. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 days, 21 hours ago

        Yeah I am tempted.
        Will wait on more news

    2. POTATO
      • 1 Year
      2 days, 21 hours ago

      Yes

    3. -2 Hit
      • 4 Years
      2 days, 21 hours ago

      Wow. Think I probably would yeah. It’s a good opportunity, I’d take it. Gets it out of the way so you can plan your other chips easier

  16. Buck The Trent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 days, 21 hours ago

    If on FH:

    A keep Bowen (LEE)
    B Trossard (leaky CRY + CHE)

    1. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 days, 21 hours ago

      *or C Lookman (bur TOT)

    2. -2 Hit
      • 4 Years
      2 days, 21 hours ago

      Tough one that. Think I’d probably go with B

  17. TheYogaDaddy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 days, 21 hours ago

    What to do here?

    De Gea (Foster)
    TAA Cancelo Dias (Johnson) (Livramento)
    Jota Son* Salah* Bowen (Brownhill)
    Antonio Watkins King

    1 ft, 0.0 itb

    a. Salah and Son to Maddison and Mount/Moura/Fernandes (-4)
    b. Son and Livramento to Maddison and Emerson Royal (-4)
    c. Salah and Antonio to Maddison and CR7/Kane (C) (-4), play Brownhill
    d. Salah, Son, and Antonio to Maddison, Mount/Moura/Fernandes, and CR7/Kane (C) (-8)

    1. -2 Hit
      • 4 Years
      2 days, 21 hours ago

      A w Bruno

  18. bso
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 days, 21 hours ago

    Will Ait Nouri be in WOL starting line up?

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      2 days, 21 hours ago

      If Marcel moves central to replace Saiss(AFCON).

  19. Disco Stu
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 days, 21 hours ago

    On a FH

    DDG
    TAA/Marcos A/Royal
    Moura/Jota/Maddison/Mount
    CR7/Kane/Dennis

    Bowen/Lamptey/Johnson

    Worried that because the Chelsea matches are so close together that Mount and or Alonso might not paly both with City being the one they do play. Am I better off going with Bowen and a different defender than Alonso

    1. ExpressoMySonny
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 days, 20 hours ago

      Looks good

  20. makaveli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 days, 21 hours ago

    Can someone please help me? I thought everybody gets 2 Free Hits. I've only used 1 (last week) and i planned to use my 2nd one this DGW, but upon making my transfers, the Free Hit option isn't there...am i missing something?

    1. jia you
      • 5 Years
      2 days, 21 hours ago

      can't use two GWs in a row

    2. Hiiler
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 days, 21 hours ago

      Yeah the rule for 2 FH is that you can't use them back to back. If you used it on GW21, then next time you can use it in GW23. Can't use it in GW21 and then the next one in GW 22.

    3. makaveli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 days, 21 hours ago

      nevermind. i just found out that you cant play them in consecutive weeks

      1. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        2 days, 21 hours ago

        you learn something new everyday but sometime truth can hit you hard...

    4. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      2 days, 21 hours ago

      The Free Hit chip is played when confirming your transfers and can't be cancelled after confirmed. You can't play the Free Hit chip in consecutive Gameweeks.

      1. jia you
        • 5 Years
        2 days, 21 hours ago

        Hey TM,
        I'm on -12 getting rid of Tsimikas, Son, Edouard and Foden.
        I have two FH chips, do think it's silly to be on -12 win this case?
        A bit torn whether keeping two FH chips is worthwhile atm?

        1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 12 Years
          2 days, 20 hours ago

          The alternative is owning them next GW but having 1 FH but many more points.

  21. Zenith UK
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 days, 21 hours ago

    Been offline for a few hours, why are there rumours circulating that Leicester game could be off and if so, which one?

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      2 days, 21 hours ago

      Link? Where are the rumours coming from?

    2. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      2 days, 20 hours ago

      Would be the Burnley one.

  22. Zenith UK
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 days, 21 hours ago

    1FT & 7.8M ITB;

    DDG²
    Trent (c), Cancelo, Johnson, Keane
    Son*, Bernardo, Bowen, Gray
    Dennis², Antonio

    Steele, Mahrez*, Gelhardt*, Rudiger²

    A) Mahrez & Rudiger > KDB & Robbo (-4) - Bench Keane & Johnson
    B) Mahrez & Son > KDB & Jota (-4) - Bench Johnson
    C) Mahrez, Son & Rudiger > KDB, Robbo & Jota (-8) - Bench Johnson & Keane

    Thoughts/suggestions/what haven't I thought of? (I don't think I need to FH)

  23. EmreCan Hustle
    • 9 Years
    2 days, 21 hours ago

    Just reading Arteta's quotes on scout tweets.

    Why is he being asked about a possible postponement?

    I thought Arsenal only lost Cedric and Xhaka for the Spurs game?

    Are there any new Covid cases?

    Thanks.

    1. Goooo Rickie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 days, 20 hours ago

      Odegaard

  24. TheYogaDaddy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 days, 21 hours ago

    Captain:

    a. Maddison
    b. King
    c. Fernandes

    1. ExpressoMySonny
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 days, 20 hours ago

      A

  25. POTATO
    • 1 Year
    2 days, 20 hours ago

    Bench order OK?

    DDG²
    Rüdiger² Trent Coady Cancelo
    Jota Bowen Gallagher
    Dennis² Antonio Watkins
    [Laporte Bernardo Son²*]

    1. ExpressoMySonny
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 days, 20 hours ago

      I always like to play the attacker first

      1. POTATO
        • 1 Year
        2 days, 20 hours ago

        Bernardo against Chelsea? Who would you bench?

        1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 12 Years
          2 days, 20 hours ago

          Talking about the bench.

          1. POTATO
            • 1 Year
            2 days, 20 hours ago

            Maybe Son should be first on bench if last season is anything to go by (OK that was under Mourinho)

  26. Goooo Rickie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 days, 20 hours ago

    B

    1. Goooo Rickie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 days, 20 hours ago

      @theyogadaddy

  27. Holmes
    • 8 Years
    2 days, 20 hours ago

    Everyone getting this square thing in team. Is that some kind of new formula?

    1. POTATO
      • 1 Year
      2 days, 20 hours ago

      I started using it a few days ago to indicate double gw players, hadn't seen it used before but it seems to be catching on.

      1. Dthinger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 days, 20 hours ago

        How do you do it?

        1. POTATO
          • 1 Year
          2 days, 20 hours ago

          ALT + 0178

          1. Holmes
            • 8 Years
            2 days, 20 hours ago

            Lets see

            Dennis²

          2. Holmes
            • 8 Years
            2 days, 20 hours ago

            cool, cheers

            what will be the change if you want 3 or 4?

            1. POTATO
              • 1 Year
              2 days, 20 hours ago

              ALT and HTML Codes for Superscripts
              Char ALT Code Description
              ¹ ALT + 0185 superscript 1
              ² ALT + 0178 superscript 2
              ³ ALT + 0179 superscript 3
              ⁴ ALT + 8308 superscript 4

              1. Holmes
                • 8 Years
                2 days, 20 hours ago

                No pattern in those numbers, will be tough to remember 😀

                1. POTATO
                  • 1 Year
                  2 days, 20 hours ago

                  I just remember the ALT code for £ and ² . Anything else usually involves a search. Actually the superscript 4 above doesn't work for me - will have to search a better solution.

  28. Dthinger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 days, 20 hours ago

    Stuck. I won’t have time to make transfers just before the deadline( I’ll be at work) and my team feels like a mess. Son out is my priority but I have a lot of flagged players. Help!

    Bachmann Sanchez
    TAA Cancelo Davies Livra* Johnson
    Salah* Son* Gray ESR* Brownhill
    Ronaldo* Dennis Antonio

  29. ExpressoMySonny
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 days, 20 hours ago

    Any ideas on what future moves should be? Wanting to try be aggressive and get back in the top 10k but seem to just be hovering atm.

    A) Son and Antonio for a -4 to Kane (c) and Maddo
    b) Son and Antonio for -4 to Dennis and Maddo
    C) Any other moves?

    Ramsdale

    TAA Dier Cancelo Rudiger

    Jota Son* Bowen

    Antonio* Ronaldo Watkins

    Bench: Foster Galagher Martenelli Livramento

    1. Dthinger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 days, 20 hours ago

      Yeah, A seems like a good move to me

  30. Lindelol
    • 3 Years
    2 days, 20 hours ago

    How many hours till the deadline?

    1. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 days, 20 hours ago

      14 hours and 5 minutes

      1. Lindelol
        • 3 Years
        2 days, 20 hours ago

        Thanks