FPL

FPL team rankings: Expected goals vs fixture difficulty

With all 20 Premier League clubs having now played at least six fixtures, the underlying stats tables we pore over in the Premium Members Area of Fantasy Football Scout start to become that bit more reliable.

Six/seven matches is still a small sample size, granted, but already we are seeing some predictable patterns emerge: title-chasing Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are among the top five clubs for both expected goals (xG) and expected goals conceded (xGC), for instance, while newly promoted Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest languish in the bottom five for each.

Something to consider when studying these figures, however, is fixture difficulty.

Crystal Palace may be towards the wrong end of the table for xGC, for instance, but look at who they have played in the opening six Gameweeks:

With this in mind, we’ll take a quick look at how all 20 Premier League teams are doing on the expected goals front when compared to how ‘easy’ or ‘difficult’ their opening set of fixtures were.

Establishing Fixture Difficulty

What constitutes an easy/difficult fixture is hugely subjective, of course.

To establish some form of grading system, we have ranked teams by the following criteria:


  1. Average fixture difficulty rating (FDR) on the official FPL site, using the current ratings
  2. In the event of a tie, clubs are ranked according to who came highest on our very own Season Ticker, again using the current ratings

Why not just use the Season Ticker and the ‘sort by difficulty’ function for the whole thing? In short, the Gameweek 8 postponements. The six clubs who blanked in the Gameweek just gone have plummeted down the Season Ticker as a result of their non-involvement, even though in some cases (eg Liverpool, Chelsea), what went before could definitely be described as ‘favourable’.

While you may certainly quibble a place or two here and there (Brighton and Hove Albion probably ought to be higher than 10th, given that they encountered Manchester United and West Ham United at good times), the rankings at the very least provide us with a rough, at-a-glance guide when we’re trying to put the xG/xGC figures below into some context.

Expected Goals (xG) v Fixture Difficulty

TeamMins per Expected Goal (xG)Fixture Difficulty Ranking (Easiest = 1st, Toughest = 20th)
Man City44.22nd
Liverpool49.75th
Arsenal507th
Brighton53.110th
Spurs53.93rd
Leeds59.16th
Newcastle61.915th
Brentford62.64th
Man Utd66.712th
Chelsea74.41st
Fulham80.617th
Crystal Palace81.120th
Everton85.59th
Leicester85.518th
West Ham88.616th
Nottm Forest88.911th
Wolves98.513th
Southampton100.18th
Aston Villa110.714th
Bournemouth205.219th

Who played the most minutes over the March international break?

349 Comments Post a Comment
  1. FCSB
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    IB almost over!!

    Pope
    Cancelo Trippier James
    KDB Martinelli Maddison Bailey
    Haaland Mitrovic Isak

    Iversen Andreas Perisic Neco

    1FT, 2.3itb

    Isak >> Toney, then are any of the below worth [-4] ?

    1. KDB >> Salah
    2. Perisic >> TAA (play over Bailey)
    3. Hold

    Thanks

    1. SE25
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Not aimed at this post in particular but I'm so bored of comments sections totally dominated by people begging for specific transfer advice... Answered with no reasoning, by randoms, often just a single character; might as well toss a coin.
      Perhaps we need a forum for this kind of thing.
      Thanks for the article, appreciated the research.

      1. FCSB
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Jeez, can tell you’re new here

        It’s a community, we’ll help eachother out with advice and comments, nobody is an expert of this game mixed with strategy and luck

        Anyway, have a good day crankypants

        1. Haa-lala-land
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          Why haven't you been banned from here

          1. FCSB
            • 8 Years
            1 year, 5 months ago

            Why would I be banned?

      2. Philosopher's Stones
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Back into the shadows you go now, lad

      3. GreennRed
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        If people playing fantasy football were so clued in on all the players, teams, fixtures, forms etc there wouldn't be a demand for forums and a market for some players to pay sometimes for such advice and banter.

      4. George Sillett
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        An exchange of views and opinions is surely the essence of a forum even if they take the form of one word answers. Quite why anyone would pay for advice on a fantasy game is beyond me but each to their own and there is obviously a market for it.

      5. Don Van Vliet
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Strongly agree with SE25 and Andy.

      6. Pumpkinhead - I'm ITK …
        • 14 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        It's a loop. Some guy like Bakar on Twitter pulls an XGi stat out of his arse , creates his own narrative out of that stat , puts it out to the easily influenced/weak minded and they start believing it. The knock on affect is sites like this where anyone puts forward a new idea and they get shot down because they have been told by these influencers that there is only one way to play. It's only going to get worse with these model guys too because the influencers will start jumping on them once they know they can do more monetising.

        FPL as we know it died a while back

        1. G-Whizz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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          • 6 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          #PlayYourOwnGame

          1. Pumpkinhead - I'm ITK …
            • 14 Years
            1 year, 5 months ago

            The problem is people who do play their own game and dare to go against the masses are risking their entire season by doing so. I mean if you do go against the template and it bangs like it did this season, you are finished

      7. Haa-lala-land
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Especially when they have just zero individuality, they post literally the FFS/Twitter template team

    2. Mozumbus
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      No hit

      1. Andy_Social
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        I happen to agree with the lad. I generally skim past and ignore the myriad 'A or B', RMT posts. I do appreciate proper discussion and analysis with people giving reasons for their choices. When I try to offer explanations such as tactical reasons for managers' decisions (e.g. pointing out that Reece James in a starting position as RCB does not mean he'll have no attacking intent) I'm usually ignored or shot down, so I don't bother much these days.

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

          Though I agree, often a lot more taking than giving on here and a lack of understanding that the more you share, the more your bowl will be plentiful.

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

          Kind of similar here. Don't mind the odd RMT but these days I generally avoid them in terms of giving my opinion, I find a lot of them are basically looking for anyone to just say "yeah" to and they're happy even if multiple people give reasons to do something different

        3. Mozumbus
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          I also write long paragraphs but not all the times

    3. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      While I broadly agree with some of these points about the homogenising influence of social media, for me that's all the more reason to spend time on here instead of twitter/youtube, discussing random teams with enthusiasts rather than just listening to 'experts/influencers'. I do enjoy a tactical/theoretical discussion more than an A or B question but certainly don't begrudge anyone for asking advice or canvassing opinion.

      (P.S. Andy I hope that's not still bothering you. Your tactical musings are most welcome 🙂 )

      1. Andy_Social
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Nah, I posted at the start of this break that I'd rarely dip in during this period, purely due to the long gap before the next gameweek. Blimmin' queen spoiling FPL 🙄

  2. HellasLEAF
    • 14 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Diaz or Rash and funds. Have Salah

    1. The Knights Template
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Diaz

    2. FCSB
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Diaz now… rash in future

    3. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Diaz

    4. Malaikat Jihad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Hold whoever you have. Diaz is due back late from international duty and Rashford has a soft tissue issue.

  3. Philosopher's Stones
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    The Zaha troll face! Beware!

    1. FCSB
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I'd love to have him... but when you have him he trolls you... catch 22

    2. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I’ve never owned him but always seen on here when he inevitably trolls.

  4. fploutcast
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Is Son worth keeping on a wildcard or is $ better spent spread around?

    Current wc team:

    Guaita
    Trippier, James, Coufal
    Salah, Zaha, Mads, Son
    Mitro, Haaland, Solanke

    Iverson: Andres, Patterson, Nico

    1. Nanook
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      You have Haaland and Salah which you are likely to captain all the way through GW 16. I would spread the cash. Would give you an overall stronger and more balanced team.

      In context, it’s your Son + Solanke + Coufal vs the currently forming template’s Martinelli + Toney + Cancelo + 0.8 ITB.

      1. fploutcast
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Looking at the next three I'm not sure I really fancy Martinelli or Cancelo over that period. Part of my wc card moves were Martinelli, Toney, and Cancelo for Solanke, Zaha, and Coufal

        1. GreennRed
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          FDR for team results, mightn't reflect Cancelo or Martinelli's chances of attacking returns. Plus Pool for both in next 3, 2 CS in 6 games. But keeping either or both though to GW12 is another consideration.

  5. Ragabolly
    • 14 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    No price changes

    1. G-Whizz
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      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Thanks Raga!

      Keep up the good work!!!

    2. Mozumbus
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Cheers ragabolly

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 14 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Cheers Ragabolly!

    4. Philosopher's Stones
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Have you been to the liquor store lately, mate...

    5. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Why won't Mo fall?

      1. Botman and Robben
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        FPL towers need written consent from the king before doing that.

      2. NorCal Villan
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Mo is their leader

    6. SE25
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Can anyone explain how Guéhi goes down in value in the middle of the IB while there's a slow trickle of people transferring him in?

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 14 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Yes, this annoyed me and I got him in this week on WC!

  6. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 14 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Last Man Standing entry is open over the break.

    Minimum scores needed after hits are 44,44,36,48,55,33,Blank,42
    Just over 2050 qualified for GW9
    Code is 88xxin

    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2022/08/02/how-to-enter-and-play-the-last-man-standing-competition-2022-23/

    1. Ruudy Van
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Thanks for sharing again. Joined each year and missed this time. Just joined and I’m still in….for now

  7. billnats
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    A) Solanke, Son & Gross
    B) Kane, Bailey & Zaha (-4)
    C) Toney, Son & Bailey (-4)

    1. GreennRed
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      C

    2. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      B

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      B. Spurs won't play Leicester every week.

  8. Zoostation
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Good to go? 0 FT

    Ward (Leno)

    Cancelo Trippier Saliba (Williams, Patterson)

    KDB Sterling Martinelli Gross (Andreas)

    Haaland (C) Toney Mitrovic

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Whether you like it or not, learn to love it, because it’s the best thing going. Wooooo!

      1. NorCal Villan
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        last year I spent more money, on spilled liquor, in bars from one side of this world to the other, than you made! You’re talking to the Rolex wearing, diamond ring wearing, kiss stealing, whoa! wheelin dealin’, limosuine riding, jet flying son of a gun and I’m having a hard time holding these alligators down!

  9. Botman and Robben
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Zaha never does much when I own him. To all managers that have had him, sorry in advance if he starts blanking.

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      It's not you, BAR, it's me.

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

      #metoo

  10. KUNingas
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    If you are not going to captain Salah, surely better to go with TAA + Diaz instead of Fofana + Salah?

    1. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Id say so, yes. Lots shifted on TAA, I fancy him to go big v Brighton.

  11. Weak Become Heros
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    How is it only Tuesday man.

    1. OLEgend
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      It's already Friday in Japan

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Has been for days.

      2. Philosopher's Stones
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        It's already apocalypse in the USA

        1. NorCal Villan
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          What you talkin’ ‘bout, Willis?

  12. Eleven Hag
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    G2g?

    Ederson
    Cancelo James Trippier
    Sterling Diaz Bowen Maddison
    Haaland (c) Mitro Toney
    - Saliba Andreas NWilliams

    1. NZREDS
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      GTG, would go zaha over Bowen if you have a FT as he has some great fixtures coming up and can see him outscoring Bowen, template move however, best of luck

  13. Ronnies
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Which option ?

    A) KDB > Salah = I play Zouma or Andreas

    B) Isak > Toney = I keep KDB

    Cheers.

    1. The Knights Template
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      B please.

    2. NZREDS
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      B

    3. Abraham & Cheese
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      B for me. You could then switch kdb to salah for the blank gw12

  14. The Knights Template
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Anyone targeting Leeds assets?

  15. NZREDS
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Avoiding but sinisterra could be a good differential punt

    1. The Knights Template
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Cheers. Will conduct some due diligence on him. Pretty suspicious about that surname.

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

      seems to get subbed early though

      1. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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        • 2 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Was coming back from an injury picked up in pre-season. Should be alright to play 90 now I reckon

        1. tomlkier
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          I have Rodrigo back in my team, but can't see much love for him here. He was on fire before, but Bamford may limit his returns.

          1. The Mentaculus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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            • 2 Years
            1 year, 5 months ago

            Problem with Rodrigo is that he now has to compete with Bamford for mins since Aaronson is looking pretty nailed on at 10

    3. Pumpkinhead - I'm ITK …
      • 14 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I prefer him to Zaha but he keeps going off early. Which is one of the most frustrating things ever

  16. Eleven Hag
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Draft question

    Pick one plz

    Harvey Barnes/ Sinisterra/ Harrison/ Tielemans/ Groz

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Barnes, but could be a Zaha level troll

      1. Abraham & Cheese
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        He's been a troll for me a few times!

    2. Abraham & Cheese
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I'd pick Gross. For me I wouldnt be expecting consistent points for any of those players in that price range, so I'd pick the cheapest with the best form so far.

      But go with your gut. If you think Barnes is gonna explode next few games take a risk and make it fun!

  17. Philosopher's Stones
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Money is essential, yes, but the thought of having to spend most of my life working to keep earning more money doesn't seem very lucrative anymore. Might just head to the mountains and spend the rest of my life there. Just some early morning thoughts.

    1. Arn De Gothia
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      You are on the right track there

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I used to live on this secluded beach about a mile off the coast of Thailand. There were dozens of us and we were happy with our subsistent existence away from a consumerist society.

      We would take turns to go back to the mainland and pick up supplies such as medicine etc when necessary. But one day this American arrived and it all started to turn sour quite quickly - he had an affair with our leader and revealed our secret location to a bunch of surfers before going insane himself.

      I do miss those days.

  18. Bggz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Do i have the minerals to bring in Mount for Saka?

    1. Geriatric Unathletic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Chelsea have bre in 12 when Saka blanks. so not the worst move.

    2. Abraham & Cheese
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Not for me yet. I'm gonna watch at least one more Chelsea game to see who plays where and how, before I bring in any blues to my team.

  19. SpaceCadet
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Best Bowen replacement?

    a. maddison
    b. zaha
    c. keep bowen

    1. Geriatric Unathletic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Given Whams fixtures i would keep for next 2-3 probably.

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

      a

    3. Abraham & Cheese
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      b zahan ibrahimovic

  20. Geriatric Unathletic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Early wish list for this weekends games.

    Ward - A clean sheet and 3 save points

    James - Clean sheet and assist
    Trippier - Assist and clean sheet (have Mitrovich)
    Cancello - Clean sheet and assist

    Diaz- A goal
    Salah - Goal and assist foe Diaz
    Maddsion - 2 goals
    Martinelli goal and assist (Gooner :))

    Mitrovic - Quiet game
    Haaland - 3 goals and assits x 2 (will be captain:))
    Toney - A goal.

    Result tons of points, a big green arrow and a happy chappy 🙂
    Reality, utter disappointment a fat red, no clean sheets and a solitary goal from Haaland :(.

  21. _Gunner
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Morning All
    Thoughts on this WC team?

    Ward Guaita
    James Cancelo Trippier Coufal Williams
    Salah Martinellii Maddison Harrison Andreas
    Mitrovic Toney Haaland

    with enough in the bank to do Martinelli > Zaha

    1. Rohirrims
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Why not get Zaha straight away?

      1. Abraham & Cheese
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        lot of value tied up with martinelli if they got him early on.

        1. _Gunner
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          This

      2. _Gunner
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Got Martii at 6.0
        Also, Arsenal are still an attacking team and Martinelli can score

        1. Rohirrims
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          I'm keeping martinelli on my WC. I plan to lose Maddison after GW 10 for Zaha. In GW 12-16 I think Martinelli outscores Zaha inspite of blank

  22. Geriatric Unathletic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Are leicester so bad they don't even make GW predictions for clean sheet or i am I missing something?

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I thought this. Tbf it's completely plausible that they were left out intentionally.

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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        • 6 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        😆

    2. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Yes you're correct 😆

      Soz will repost...

  23. GW9 Fixture and clean sheet odds
    G-Whizz
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    • 6 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    GW9 fixture odds can be found here:
    Saturday: https://prnt.sc/JVrIfXWYSw5C
    Sunday & Monday: https://prnt.sc/toWc3Bkheqx6
    (Provided by Ladbrokes.com)

    GW8 clean sheets:
    NEW: 47% ❌
    MNC: 45% ✅
    TOT: 38% ❌
    AST: 34% ✅
    ARS: 32% ✅
    WHU: 29% ❌
    FUL: 28% ❌
    EVE: 27% ✅
    NFO: 27% ❌
    SOU: 21% ❌
    BRE: 17% ❌
    BOU: 15% ❌
    LEI: 12% ❌
    WOL: 11% ❌
    BHA: -
    CHE: -
    CRY: -
    LEE: -
    LIV: -
    MNU: -

    GW9 clean sheet odds:
    LIV: 47%
    MNC: 42%
    CHE: 38%
    WHU: 38%
    BRE: 34%
    LEI: 34%
    SOU: 32%
    NEW: 29%
    ARS: 28%
    BOU: 25%
    FUL: 25%
    AST: 24%
    EVE: 24%
    LEE: 24%
    WOL: 24%
    CRY: 21%
    TOT: 19%
    NFO: 17%
    BHA: 11%
    MNU: 10%
    (Provided by Checkthechance.com)

    Clean sheet totals:
    Manchester City: 4 (+1)
    Arsenal: 3 (+1)
    Brighton: 3
    Newcastle: 3
    Wolves: 3
    Bournemouth: 2
    Everton: 2 (+1)
    Liverpool:2
    Man Utd: 2
    Tottenham: 2
    Aston Villa:1 (+1)
    Brentford: 1
    Chelsea: 1
    Crystal Palace: 1
    Fulham: 1
    Leeds: 1
    Nottingham Forest: 1
    West Ham: 1
    Leicester: 0
    Southampton: 0

    62 points and a 600k green arrow will do for me! Planned move of Isak ➡️ Toney looking real easy to do now with him injured on International duty.

    Really tempted to (C)aptain Maddison this week but don't think I'll have the balls to do it and once again it will probably end up on Haaland.

    Who's your choice?

    G

    1. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Same temptation. But captaining Haaland only once in the last 4 hasn't really been working out (with Mitrovic & Jesus blanks in 8 & 4). Still undecided though

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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        • 6 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        The armband has been on him for me since GW5 so I've had a good run tbf. His EO will probably scare me into leaving it on him tbh but you never know...

    2. Abraham & Cheese
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      At this point in time I'm totally comfortable with the captain armband being on Haaland until/if his form drops. But so far he's been nothing but consistent which is what I want as a captain.

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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        • 6 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Can't argue with that...

  24. Rohirrims
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Somebody talk me out of Tavernier? Seems nailed, on free kicks and corners. Has a good run of 4 fixtures and though he doesn't show up on stats he seems xLively.

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

      Its now or never for bmouth. Ive gone Solanke for a differential but who knows, i doubt either will be a gamechanger.

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Might not work out, but at least it's actually fun having a player no-one else owns. (I'm not sure I even know who he is... Plays for Bournemouth right? No idea of his position, though)

      1. Rohirrims
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Yeah, he plays centre midfield

  25. Kodap
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Morning guys, what would you do here, 1 FT and 0.9m in the bank? Seen Isak is now flagged.

    Pope
    Cancelo - Trippier - James
    KDB - Zaha - Martinelli - Maddison
    Mitro - Haaland - Isak

    Ward - Andreas - Neco - Emerson

    1. Maeki2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Isak -> toney

  26. Abraham & Cheese
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    I'm contemplating whether I should wildcard this week or save it? At the moment my fav wildcard draft only needs 4 changes to my current team...and I also want to see Chelsea play a game to decide if/which assets I need.

    WC Draft (with the current player I'd trade for in brackets)

    Sanchez, Ward
    Trippier, James (TAA), Cancelo, Neco, Emerson (White)
    Martinelli, L.Diaz, De Bruyne, Rashford, Andreas
    Haaland, Mitrovic (Jesus), Auba (Archer)

    What do you think I should do to stay top of my mini league?
    A. Keep
    B. WC anyway
    C. Improve wildcard and go for it.

  27. TanN
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Isak -> Toney seems the obvious move

    1. G-Whizz
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      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I've been on that since my GW8 Wildcard tbh...

    2. TanN
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      *reply fail to Kodap

      1. Kodap
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Amazing thanks mate.

  28. FPL Brains
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    • 12 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Great article!

    1. Skonto Rigga
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      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Thanks, Brains!

  29. TanN
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    I wasn't going to WC - but I own Digne and Isak, and I only have one FT so I think my arms been twisted a little here...

    I can play Zaha and Saliba instead, but then I only have one bench player (Andreas) and I'm stuck with a squad of 13 for a couple of weeks (or more). Meanwhile, my ML rivals all appear to be WCing so they will have strong squads whilst I won't.

    Should I activate the WC? Or stick with this;

    Pope
    Cancelo Trippier Saliba Neco
    KDB Diaz Martinelli Zaha
    Haaland Jesus

    Ward Andreas Isak* Digne*

    1. Abraham & Cheese
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I asked a similar question above but I think you need the wc more than me. We both have 3 city and 3 arsenal players which is problematic for the blank in GW12. Since you also have the injuries to contend with I think you should wildcard to get ahead of GW12 blank.

  30. Wolfman180
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Keep Martinelli on WC or take a punt on Sinisterra?