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

    Alonso or Cucurella on FH?

    I already have Rudiger so Alonso would be a Chelsea double up.

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

      Cucurella

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

      doubts over Alonso's gametime, so Cucurella

    3. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 days, 20 hours ago

      Cucu

    4. Ryan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 days, 20 hours ago

      I'd still back Alonso. Benchings in cup games should be expected as he's the only specialist LB/LWB

      1. Francescoli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 days, 20 hours ago

        Cheers Ryan. Certainly looks like a stronger team with his name on my team sheet.

  2. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 days, 20 hours ago

    Team g2g for the dgw? On a -4.

    LLORIS
    taa cancelo ALONSO
    Jota Bowen gray LOOKMAN
    RONALDO KANE KING

    foster Bernardo tierney johnson

    1. Jayv807
      • 5 Years
      2 days, 20 hours ago

      Looks good, who's your captain?

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 days, 20 hours ago

        Has to be one of Kane or Ronaldo. Not sure yet but leaning towards Ronaldo.

        1. Jayv807
          • 5 Years
          2 days, 20 hours ago

          Good luck mate!

          1. Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 days, 20 hours ago

            Cheers, you too

  3. Esalman
    • 12 Years
    2 days, 20 hours ago

    Rate my FH team pls

    DDG
    TAA Regi Lamptey
    Mount Jota Maddison Trossard Moura
    Kane (C) Ronaldo

    Foster King Lowton Duffy

    1. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 days, 20 hours ago

      Looks good but why is king on the bench?

      1. Esalman
        • 12 Years
        2 days, 20 hours ago

        Cheers, will play King ahead of Trossard then.

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

      King over any of those mids

  4. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    2 days, 20 hours ago

    Son to Maddison planned with my FT…

    Is Laca to Ronaldo worth the -4? Otherwise I’d be playing Coufal

    1. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 days, 20 hours ago

      Yes

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

      Sure

  5. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 days, 20 hours ago

    Hmmm this comments by Arteta putting spanner in works for DGW. Might just avoid Spurs players tbh

    1. Ryan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 days, 20 hours ago

      It's making me hesitate on the FH as well. I'm not sure if in the future we will have less concerns regarding sudden Covid cancellations or not. It's almost a safer play to keep the FH for another time once (if) things settle down.

      1. Francescoli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 days, 20 hours ago

        Reading the article, it didn’t sound too bad to me. He was keen to press on with the game.

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

          The annoying thing about this particular instance is that Arsenal will likely know who's available and submit their request (if they don't have 13) by Saturday, long after the deadline

          1. Ryan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            2 days, 20 hours ago

            Yep, we just wouldn't know. The same goes for most other teams.

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

      Tempting me to play Cancelo over Royal

      Current Spurs can't keep Leicester out

      I'm sure Chelsea will score, though. Hence the 2x2 for Royal over the 2x1 for Cancelo. But if Royal loses that double advantage, he might end up at 3rd sub

      I could play Coufal over both...

      1. Zenith UK
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 days, 20 hours ago

        I think City are going to thump Chelsea to be honest, especially if the Chelsea that played Liverpool showed up, because City won't perform as poorly as Liverpool did

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

          Possible, but my issue with starting Cancelo is this: do you think current Chelsea will fail to score?

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

            Leicester scored thrice. Arsenal scored once but were close to more. I don't see them as fixture-proof, on current form

    3. ilikewud
      • 1 Year
      2 days, 19 hours ago

      Could you link the article please? Have Kane C and Moura here

    4. fplgaruda
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 days, 19 hours ago

      Mari and Kolasinac will leave them as well. Thats add up to the postponement chance

  6. waldo666
    • 11 Years
    2 days, 20 hours ago

    2 FT and 1.1 ITB (**=DGW *=flagged)

    Bit unsure how to attack this week. Tricky with my SGWers having good fixtures.

    DDG**
    TAA Reguilon** Cancelo Lamptey**
    Jota Bowen Son* Maddison**
    Ronaldo** Antonio

    (Bachmann Gray Broja* Livramento*)

    A) Son to Bruno (exact change)
    B) Broja to Dennis
    C) B + Son to Mount
    D) Something else

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      2 days, 20 hours ago

      B

    2. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 days, 20 hours ago

      B

    3. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      2 days, 18 hours ago

      Cheers both.

  7. BS03
    • 1 Year
    2 days, 20 hours ago

    hi guys is it worth a hit to bring in a dgw def for james or just play tierney?

    backline is: trent - cancelo - tierney (livra, james)

    1. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 days, 20 hours ago

      Play T

  8. Little Red Lacazette
    • 5 Years
    2 days, 20 hours ago

    All set folks?

    Lloris
    TAA Regulion Cancelo Alonso
    Bilva Jota Maddison
    Antonio Dennis(C) Watkins

    Ramsdale Gallagher ESR White

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

      yep

  9. Taegugk Warrior
    • 3 Years
    2 days, 20 hours ago

    For -4 :
    A. Moura
    B. Maddison
    C. Fernandez

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      2 days, 20 hours ago

      B

    2. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 days, 20 hours ago

      B

    3. Gandalf
      • 11 Years
      2 days, 20 hours ago

      B - most capable of hauls in his recent form. Whether worth a hit depends on who they'd be coming in for

  10. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 days, 20 hours ago

    Start one

    A. Bilva
    B. Gray

    Cap one

    X. Kane
    Y. Ronaldo

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

      BY

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      2 days, 20 hours ago

      BY

  11. NZREDS
    • 8 Years
    2 days, 20 hours ago

    Torn between Ronaldo vs Dennis captain! Anyone in the same situation?

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      2 days, 20 hours ago

      Would you rather captain one of the greats of all time or a Watford player?

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

        Arent they same?

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

        Definitely the former! United looked like Swindon against wolves though and Dennis has decent fixtures :/

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 days, 20 hours ago

          That this is a genuine dilemma shows you just how mad this season is!

          1. NZREDS
            • 8 Years
            2 days, 19 hours ago

            Hahah complete madness! Just read spurs arsenal could be off, Kane owners would be fuming 😀

  12. Gandalf
    • 11 Years
    2 days, 20 hours ago

    If bring in Maddison for Son, who to bench?

    A. Antonio (LEE)
    B. Gray (nor)
    C. Cancelo (CHE)

    1. mojoindojo
      • 8 Years
      2 days, 19 hours ago

      C

  13. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 4 Years
    2 days, 20 hours ago

    Guys need help. Only 2 dgw players. Have 2FH.

    Sanchez
    Taa cancelo coufal
    Salah son Bowen Gray jota
    Antonio Dennis

    4.0 broja White livra

    A) broja salah to maddy cr7 -4
    B) broja salah son to cr7 moura maddy -8

    1. Steiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 days, 19 hours ago

      A

      1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 4 Years
        2 days, 17 hours ago

        Thanks

    2. NZREDS
      • 8 Years
      2 days, 19 hours ago

      A, possibility spurs game might be cancelled

      1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 4 Years
        2 days, 17 hours ago

        Thanks

  14. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    2 days, 20 hours ago

    A. Play Coufal/Cancelo
    B. Maddison in for -4

    1. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 days, 19 hours ago

      B

  15. TKC07
    • 2 Years
    2 days, 19 hours ago

    Pick one FWD and MID each..

    F1) Kane
    F2) Dennis

    M1) Maddison
    M2) Moura

    1. mojoindojo
      • 8 Years
      2 days, 19 hours ago

      11

  16. Pep Roulette
    • 4 Years
    2 days, 19 hours ago

    Hey fam! I have a couple of questions!

    Q.1
    A. Play Dalot
    B. Dalot to Robbo for -4

    Q.2
    A. Play one of Bernardo/Cancelo
    B. Ramsey to Maddison for -4

    1. POTATO
      • 1 Year
      2 days, 19 hours ago

      AA

    2. mojoindojo
      • 8 Years
      2 days, 19 hours ago

      AB

  17. HARLEY
    • 4 Years
    2 days, 19 hours ago

    Play Gray or Antonio?

  18. The Red Devil
    • 6 Years
    2 days, 19 hours ago

    Son + Antonio-> Maddison + kane (-4)?
    Or just son to Maddison?

    1. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 days, 19 hours ago

      Same dilemma. Tempted to take the hit. More fun.

      1. The Red Devil
        • 6 Years
        2 days, 19 hours ago

        But what if spurs game is postponed?

        1. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 days, 19 hours ago

          Hence the dilemma

  19. 03farmboy
    • 2 Years
    2 days, 19 hours ago

    Maddison or Lucas Moura??

    1. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 days, 19 hours ago

      Mad

  20. The Red Devil
    • 6 Years
    2 days, 19 hours ago

    Can't believe it's a DGW & I might go in without taking a hit or using a chip

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      2 days, 19 hours ago

      True that, I am even saving FT. So exciting! 😀

      1. The Red Devil
        • 6 Years
        2 days, 19 hours ago

        Lol, slightly worried about not owning kane, but any transfer would be for a hit

    2. POTATO
      • 1 Year
      2 days, 19 hours ago

      It worked for me last week so watch it fail for me this week. The universe likes to keep things in balance.

  21. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 days, 19 hours ago

    Who gets more points this gw? Would bench Bernardo if it’s B.

    A. Maddison Bernardo
    B. Kane lookman -4

    1. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      2 days, 19 hours ago

      a

    2. Zebras
      • 6 Years
      2 days, 18 hours ago

      Hopeful for A myself to justify not taking hits

  22. Biggsy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 days, 19 hours ago

    Should I shift Dalot, if so to who?

    TAA, Keane, Dalot (Cancelo, White)

    1. Zebras
      • 6 Years
      2 days, 18 hours ago

      I have him too and would start any of those other defenders over him.
      Given he played midweek I think he’s a major rotation risk but still likely to make a cameo to block any auto subs

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

    DDG (4.0)
    Alonso TAA Davies cancelo (williams)
    Jota son* Bowen gray (sissoko)
    Antonio ronaldo (watkins)

    Son to Maddy the obv move ya?

    I was thinking Watkins to Dennis but now with Villa possibly having DGW23 thinking maybe I should pass. Thoughts ? Anything else?

  24. Gabbiadini
    • 4 Years
    2 days, 19 hours ago

    Best defender 6.0 or less to trade in that's not Cash or B Johnson?
    The lower the price, preferable.

    Cheers.

  25. Pringle
    • 8 Years
    2 days, 19 hours ago

    What did Arteta say regarding the Spurs game? I cant find it.

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      2 days, 19 hours ago

      Scout tweets on home page.

  26. JPSpurs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 days, 19 hours ago

    Salah to Mount, Maddison or Moura?

    Keeping Son as I have £0.4m locked and will want him back

    Sanchez
    Rudi, Cancelo, TAA, Reguilon
    Jota, Bowen, Saka
    Dennis, Broja, Watkins

    Ramsdale, Salah, Son, Livra

    1. Zebras
      • 6 Years
      2 days, 18 hours ago

      Surely you’ll need Salah back before we have any updates as to when Son will be fit.
      If got value in both, keep the one from the better team, form and earlier return date

  27. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 days, 19 hours ago

    Is Antonio > Kane worth a hit this gw?

  28. The Train Driver
    • 6 Years
    2 days, 19 hours ago

    A. James > Cucurella -4 and bench Dias

    B. Play Dias but risk a bad bench with Livra, ESR and James with very low probability of anyone of them playing.

    1. Chaldaea
        2 days, 18 hours ago

        Would probably depend on the risk of the rest of your players. If they are playing in a weeks time or at Covid risk games then might be worth the move.

    2. banskt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 days, 18 hours ago

      Play two:

      A. Rudiger (mci, bha)
      B. Dalot (avl, bre)
      C. Cancelo (che)
      D. Bernardo (che)

      Leaning towards A and D.

      1. Chaldaea
          2 days, 18 hours ago

          I'd lean towards AC as I can see the City game being low scoring. City would be happy with a 0 - 0 to seal the title and Cancelo feels like he has similar goal threat as Bernardo at the moment. Close.

      2. Chaldaea
          2 days, 18 hours ago

          Hi All,

          Thinking of using the BB on this lot. Probably the best Watford double fixtures you'll get and Bachmann might have a limited shelf life. Hope Dalot is OK.

          Thoughts?

          DDG
          TAA Reguilon Dalot Lamptey
          Bowen Jota Maddison
          DCL Ronaldo King

          Bachmann Gray Cancelo Bernardo