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

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349 Comments Post a Comment
  1. N00B
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Kane and Kulusevski > Solanke and Salah (c) for a hit? What do you think?

    1. DBW - Slug's Mortgage …
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Sounds like you expect arsenal to win. Great stuff

    2. TanN
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      nah. Salah not proven, Kane and Kulu can perform

      1. Hangman Page
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Lol Salah not proven?

    3. Jimbo-Jones
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I wouldn't for a hit.
      Prefer Kulu > Diaz / Maddison / Zaha

    4. Abraham & Cheese
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Tough one as both decent options! Leaning towards S+S just because of Kulu's uncertainty atm.

    5. Nate(U)dog(ie)
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Getting rid of the player with the second-highest pts so far and bringing in Solanke for a hit? That'll be a no my friend

    6. LAMELA_AND_CONSUELA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Kane usually good against the Gunners. I woild not sell for a hit.

    7. Critical Observer
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      The username checks out.

      1. DARK SIDE OF THE LOON
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Yours too!

    8. Sad Ken
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I think that could work out very well.

  2. Jimbo-Jones
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    On WC, prefer :

    a. Salah & Mitro/Toney
    b. Diaz & Kane

    Pope
    Cancelo Trippier James
    xxx Maddison Zaha Martinelli
    Haaland Mitrovic/Toney xxx

    Ward Andreas Mings Neco

    1. Abraham & Cheese
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      B

    2. Bluetiger1
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 6 months ago

      B

    3. EL_FENOMENO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      A

  3. Konstaapeli
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    What is all this Solanke nonsense? IB taking its toll?

    1. Now I'm Panicking
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Andy Mears brainwashing the casual massive.

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

        He's been proper spamming Twitter with his Solanke agenda. Awful option. Bet he changes his mind at the last minute

        1. Nate(U)dog(ie)
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Nearly always does, I try my best to get his spammy stuff off of my feed but keeps coming back

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

            Yeah. Thing about him is he is probably the most indesive man on the internet. He is incapable of making a decision so he spends all week posting about it. Don't watch his videos but surely he can't be like this on his streams?

            1. Now I'm Panicking
              • 9 Years
              1 year, 6 months ago

              He's basically an FFS RMT merchant (which he actually was only a few years ago) with a YouTube channel. He was just in the right place at the right time when FPL Twitter kicked off, and was more engaging than the few others that were doing a similar thing in those early days. Fair play for doing so well out of it, but at the end if the day he actually offers nothing more in terms of FPL knowledge than any competent and engaged manager on here.

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

                Exactly.

                Just checked his last post having a guess it would be him going on about Solanke or him deciding if he's Irish or English

                https://mobile.twitter.com/LetsTalk_FPL/status/1574672313252986880

                Needless to say I wasn't dissapointed. Indecision clouds his vision

      2. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Not sure who that is but doing my best to counter it here. Daka looks a much better option to me for a short punt at the same price

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Solanke is being transfered in to fit Salah.

      1. Konstaapeli
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        So, a double whammy

      2. Reacher
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        better ways of fitting Salah in, I wont be going near Solanke regardless of what Andy says

    3. LAMELA_AND_CONSUELA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Cheap, with good fixtures, nailed, on pens and allows you to upgrade midfield. But if he fails to produce there is no other vaible option to replace him. Also his stats are rather underwhelming. I do not rate him personally, but I understand reason why people choosing him.

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        It is pretty much a case of Bailey. Many had him in GW1 as a 3rd or 4th starting mid and blew up horribly and then stuck with him not being able to upgrade him and his value freefalling.

        I won't be going anywhere near Solanke either. He may have a nice run of fixtures over the next four GW's but Bournemouth have no attacking stats to be up for consideration.

    4. Sad Ken
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Bookmark this for when he starts banging them in.

    5. MADCHESTER UTD
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Yeah I don’t really get the solanke hype. Yeah they got good fixtures but then again you could argue all teams are better than them so are they good fixtures? And you can get MITROVIC Toney for a little bit more

      1. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Bournemouth ARE the good fixture

  4. DBW - Slug's Mortgage …
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    I’m in a bit of a conundrum. I have Gundo and was disappointed he didn’t play last GW.

    Had planned to get Maddison in for him as part of a -4. However I know Gundo is the kind of player who’ll haul v United. Really want Maddison though.

    Keep Gundo?
    Take the hit?

    1. TanN
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Tough one!

      What is Gundo's ownership compared to Maddisons? If Gundo and Maddison both haul, which one will boost your rank most - probably Gundo I guess? But which one will hurt you the most - Maddison

    2. Abraham & Cheese
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Tough choice! I think Maddison will outscore Gundo over the next few weeks, but not sure it's worth a hit this week.

    3. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I'm making the same move, albeit for free. Not really sure what you mean about the matchup v Utd tbh. Fairly straightforward decision for me as to which City player I shed first given the uncertainty of his starts

  5. TanN
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Is selling Jesus (leaving me with Martinelli and Saliba from Arsenal) nonsense?

    It would be for Mitrovic to help fund Digne -> R.James

    1. Abraham & Cheese
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      It's a move I'll probably make this week too.

    2. Nate(U)dog(ie)
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Sounds like a reasonable move, but he's looked very good of late and I wouldn't be surprised if he does well at the weekend. If you need to remove Arsenal/City players for GW12 then it's understandable, just keep an eye on Mitrovic's injury situation tonight / in the next few days

    3. Konstaapeli
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I'll remorse and convert back to him if Mitro's injured.

    4. Bluetiger1
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 6 months ago

      How Many Man City Players do you have & seeing selling one Arsenal player with GW12 pending & loss of form

    5. MADCHESTER UTD
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      No it’s not nonsense. I’m doing Jesus to Toney this week for his Bournemouth game. Plus I don’t want loads of city/arsenal players GW12. Plus Jesus is on 4 yellows. Plus he has spurs n Liverpool coming up. Happy to get him back though in a few weeks

  6. Abraham & Cheese
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Bottomed: I'm contemplating whether I should wildcard this week or save it? My fav wildcard draft only needs 4 changes to my current team.

    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 current team
    B. WC anyway

    1. tbos83
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      A

      1. Abraham & Cheese
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Thanks mate!

  7. FOO FIGHTER
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Who will play up top for Newcastle? Isak and Wood out. Wilson still a doubt.

    Other thing to not is they have only scored 8 goals so far. May this put pressure on their defence if they are short on attacking options for GW9. Fulham away not going to be easy.

    1. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Did Wood get injured for NZ? Didnt realise he was out too

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        He is flagged. Rib injury.

    2. Nate(U)dog(ie)
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Wilson is fit but just needs to be managed. Maybe Murphy or Willock will slot in? Not really sure who else can unless Howe wants to give an academy player a chance

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Maybe Joelinton who is absolute pants.

    3. Reacher
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      ASM false 9 maybe?

  8. pingissimus
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Ah Xgc

    Log onto Understat and Palace are not 20th - rather 16th on Xga ahead of Forest, Fulham, Bournemouth and Leicester. Feels a bit more in line with eye test that one.

    Also a fan of The other 14 twitter feed which gives you a breakdown of most every significant data for other 14 clubs match ups. One key takeaway there for me is the power of home advantage.

    1. Nate(U)dog(ie)
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Plus Palace have faced 5 of the top 6 xG earners. Zaha and Guehi double-up in GW10 is definitely on the cards for me

      1. Bluetiger1
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Sounds like a good shout

    2. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Aye, Palace are 15th for xGC overall and 18th for mins per xGC (have played one match fewer than 14 other teams) with Opta, via the Members Area. Fifth-best xGC in the league last season so I expect they'll climb the ranks now that the fixtures are about to turn.

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

    Safe for me to do Isak > Toney for free now?

    1. LAMELA_AND_CONSUELA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      due to a fact that Southgate did not use Toney at all, I would say yes.

    2. Begbie.
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      May as well wait until after the internationals tonight.

  10. Reacher
    • 13 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    I have Salah in my WC team, but by going Diaz it gives me so many more options!

    Saying that Salah is an easier swap to KDB or son should he blank v Brighton

    fellow wildcarders what are your thoughts?

  11. TanN
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Right. I think I've finally decided. I will WC this week. Current draft:

    Pope | Guaita
    Cancelo | Trippier | Saliba | Mee | Guehi
    De Bruyne | Maddison | Zaha | Martinelli | Andreas
    Haaland | Mitrovic | Toney

    1.0itb (allows me to get Jesus or Salah back if needed)

    My idea is to go for some low ownership players who have a good chance of returning;

    Ward, Digne, Neco, L.Diaz, Jesus, Isak --> Guaita, Mee, Guehi, Maddison, Mitrovic, Toney
    25.9%, 2.3%, 27.2%, 26.5%, 71.7%, 7.7% --> 1.5%, 2.9%, 1.2%, 6.2%, 30.7%, 20.9%

    Total ownership of players transferring out = 161.3% across 6 players = 26.88% average ownership
    Total ownership of players transferring in = 63.4% across 6 players = 10.57% average ownership.

    Seen as I am joint second in one ML and third in another, I hope these moves will boost my rank a little.

    1. Reacher
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      GL but no liverpool and 4 players who blank after 12 could pose issues

      1. Reacher
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        sorry 5

        1. TanN
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Thanks Reacher.

          I will use FT's and a hit to do KDB --> Son, Saliba --> James, Martinelli --> whoever (over the next few weeks)

          leaves me with just Cancelo and Haaland who can be benched

          1. Reacher
            • 13 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            Fair enough and good luck, I hope no injuries etc ruin those well thought out plans

            1. TanN
              • 3 Years
              1 year, 6 months ago

              Thank you!

              I'm intrigued - is your name taken from the cult hero Jack Reacher or is it just a coincidence?

    2. MADCHESTER UTD
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Too many Arsenal/city with GW12 blank coming up. If you got the 1.0 mill as you say to get salah, wouldn’t you rather salah vs BHA than KDB vs improved Utd? Plus salah doesn’t blank

      1. TanN
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        improved United?? We will thrash them easily, with KDB likely to be involved.

        Can't see Salah outscoring KDB this week.

        1. Ingstagram
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Lol

    3. MADCHESTER UTD
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Also I quite like the mendy Krupa double up for 9.2. Guaranteed Chelsea keeper for nice run of fixtures

      1. MADCHESTER UTD
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Kepa I meant

        1. TanN
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Hadn't though of that...

      2. Reacher
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        9.3

        1. Reacher
          • 13 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          and im 0.1 off which is annoying!

          1. MADCHESTER UTD
            • 8 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            Even though they have been pants, ward iversen is as cheap as you can get with great fixtures. Though I think Leicester will score a few but may struggle other end

  12. CheesyZoot
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Foden > Maddison this week?

    1. Begbie.
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Yes

  13. DBW - Slug's Mortgage …
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    I have a day off work today, i also have covid and can’t stay in the house all day.

    What the hell is one to do? I don’t feel sick enough to stay in and am bored AF.

    1. Hangman Page
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Watch a movie or play a game if staying in or go for a walk if you feel up to it!

    2. MADCHESTER UTD
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Sort out all your fantasy teams in various formats? Set up a FIFA league season vs computer with your favourite team, watch a really good Netflix film. I’ve not watched the figo to Real Madrid one yet but that’s supposed to be good

  14. Hangman Page
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    I think FFS could've used the Soccer Power Index from 538.com for this. Maybe one for the future (don't know if they'd need to seek permission).

  15. Saintjack01
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Would you bring Maddison if for Bowen for -4?

    1. MADCHESTER UTD
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Not for -4. Maddison is a great pick but Bowen could also do well with good fixtures. I thought he looked better vs Everton.

  16. Hangman Page
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Where do people stand on Maddison?

    Fixtures are great as we know, but I cannot decide whether I think Leicester have almost downed tools until Rodgers is finally removed.

    I feel like a Maddison brace is as likely as a 3-0 Forest win on Monday.

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Leicester do look like scoring in every game. I used my FT to bring him in and he is a differential and their best player. He can easily be moved on to someone else if it goes tits up.

    2. MADCHESTER UTD
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I think Maddison will do very well. It’s a shame he’s not on pens. I think he’ll really be pushing to prove Safegate wrong and make a late bid for the World Cup. Plus he prob wants January move; another incentive to play well

    3. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Feel like a glut of goals is coming at both ends, maybe something like 5-3 Leicester. Their defensive issues were almost enough to put me off Maddison but I still think he has great haul potential in 3 of the next 4.

    4. Hangman Page
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Thanks all. Interesting to see how he does!

  17. Reacher
    • 13 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Final wildcard decision is do i start with both Trent and Cancelo or downgrade 1 to allow the funds to have Zaha, i A which def goes?

    A, Cancelo or Trent
    or
    B, Zaha

    1. Bavarian
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      B with Cancelo

  18. King Kohli
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Is this threemium WC draft too unbalanced?

    Guaita Ward
    James Trippier Coufal Guehi Neco
    Salah Son Maddison Martinelli
    Haaland Mitro Solanke

    1. Reacher
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      its a very good effort but a lot to accomodate Son or salah

      1. King Kohli
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        I know I'm missing Trent and Cancelo but feel like there's an opportunity to go without them till gw 12.

        Will get them both by gw 13 by downgrading Son/Maddison

        1. Reacher
          • 13 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Cancelo, KDB, Trent, Zaha, Toney all could hurt put if it pays off you could see a nice rise in rank

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            KDB would also be part of a threemium though. You can’t have them all.

            1. Reacher
              • 13 Years
              1 year, 6 months ago

              not if instead of both Salah and Son

    2. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Doesn't look too bad, but I think I'd rather downgrade Solanke to fodder & reinvest in defence rather than have 3mium with a flexible, expensive bench

      1. King Kohli
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Upgrade Neco to a Cucurella?

        Leaves me short in gw 12 with a non playing forward

        1. The Mentaculus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Yeah I guess that would compel you to sell an extra Ars/City player. Just thought that benching a 4.5 defender or Solanke every week maybe isn't the ideal structure for a budget-stretched threemium

    3. Mozumbus
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Looks good to me overall
      Would prefer Kane over Son
      Also agree with above comment to downgrade Solanke
      Would get TAA/Cancelo with those funds

  19. boc610
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Magnus Carlsen willing to use his power in the game and ruin a chess players career based on zero evidence. The biggest cheating expert in the world has studied niemann and found nothing yet Carlsen going on things like he didn’t look stressed in this situation playing me etc??

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Did he actually accuse him? Thought he just said it’s best he doesn’t speak.

      1. The Knights Template
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        He put out a new statement today.

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Ah thanks. I’ll have a look

    2. Maddamotha
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Zero evidence? Not what I've read. He has admitted to cheating previously, and many of his moves are 100 % aligned with what a super computer would do. When Magnus plays at his best he's up to 78-79%. Also, I think Magnus knows chess that well he would know when something is off.

      1. RedLightning
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Reminds me of the coughing major in Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.

        The host and organisers suspected that something was wrong based on his strange behaviour, but it wasn't till later that they were able to prove exactly how he was cheating.

      2. boc610
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Haha so your thinking he has strategically placed beads somewhere? Please. Online cheating is one thing, over the table another. What you have just laid out isn't evidence.

        1. Maddamotha
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Bet you’re enjoying the new report out. Cheated over 100 times. Lol!!

    3. El Presidente
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Niemann was effectively caught cheating before. He's a KNOWN cheater. So what's thos about based on "zero evidence" again?

      1. boc610
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Is a known cheater Online and has been removed from chess.com. but over the table play there is nothing. Every game he has played has been poured over by foremost cheating expert in the world and zero evidence found. Carlsen having a hunch isn't evidence.

  20. tibollom
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    not sure what to do here guys, a few options - 1 FT 0.5 ITB

    a. WC
    b. roll FT
    c. Jesus to Toney?

    Current team for the GW:

    Sanchez
    Cancelo Trippier James
    KDB Marti Diaz Aaronsson
    Jesus Haaland Mitro

    ward andreas gabriel neco

    1. Mozumbus
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      B

    2. MADCHESTER UTD
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Nice team but 6 city/Arsenal with GW12 blank coming up. I know these are players you want 3 or 4 weeks before World Cup but you’re rank could suffer before then. And city Arsenal have tough fixtures. I’d personally WC

      1. tibollom
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        interesting.. what does your WC team look like? no city/ars??

        1. MADCHESTER UTD
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          I wild carded early so I’m stuck with 5 city/Arsenal. I’m trannying out 1 per week starting with Jesus (4 yellows to Toney). I’ll keep haaland and I’ll bench saliba or Martinelli GW12.

          1. tibollom
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            cool.. i guess I could do 2FT next week with Jesus + Gabriel to Toney + defender.. would leave me with KDB, Marti and cancelo.. KDB can always become Salah..

            1. MADCHESTER UTD
              • 8 Years
              1 year, 6 months ago

              Or you could do Jesus to Toney this week if you think Toney can score more points vs Bournemouth than Jesus can vs spurs? Any plans to bring madddison in? His ownership is going to go through the roof! And zaha’s after Chelsea game. I still like your team though;

              1. tibollom
                • 7 Years
                1 year, 6 months ago

                yea Im tempted to do Jesus to Toney now.. and next week try to get maddison/zaha in and keep getting rid of ars/city players

            2. MADCHESTER UTD
              • 8 Years
              1 year, 6 months ago

              Other thing is if you don’t wildcard now to lose arsenal/city players when do you plan on doing it? By week 13 you’re team at the mo looks good up to World Cup so you might end up not using it

              1. tibollom
                • 7 Years
                1 year, 6 months ago

                yea good point, it's a tough one as I kinda like my team and not sure which direction id go on a WC..

              2. tibollom
                • 7 Years
                1 year, 6 months ago

                and I guess you never know with injuries/form in the coming weeks, that WC could come in handy?

  21. Lightbody
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 14 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Any games looking like they might possibly get called off this weekend..?

    1. MADCHESTER UTD
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Unless king Charles is looking I’ll then surely that’s enough cancellations for now

      1. MADCHESTER UTD
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        ill

        1. Make Arrows Green Again
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          III

  22. Flynny
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Wildcard boils down to this. How would you fill in the gaps? Thanks

    Guaita Ward
    Cancelo xxx James xxx neco
    Salah maddison zaha xxx andreas
    Haaland mitro xxx

    A.....trippier 4.5m defender martinelli toney

    B......TAA trippier bailey solanke

    C...... TAA 4.4m defender martinelli solanke

    1. MADCHESTER UTD
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Out of those choices A. Toney vs Bournemouth is nice fixture. I’m not really getting the solanke hype at the mo

    2. MADCHESTER UTD
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      How much is guehi? Is he 4.5?

    3. Firmino
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      What about TAA, Trippier, Martinelli and a fodder.

      1. Flynny
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Not keen on wildcarding and having a fodder striker - especially when I need to think about the blank in gw12

        Guehi is 4.3 - but don't want guehi and guatia. Can't seem a decent 4.5m keeper

        Edging towards starting with toney - and then downgrading him to get trent further down the line....

        1. MADCHESTER UTD
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          343 means you wouldn’t have to start guehi. Nice sun to have if needed with their fixtures after Chelsea.

          1. MADCHESTER UTD
            • 8 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            Sub not sun

            1. Flynny
              • 9 Years
              1 year, 6 months ago

              Yeah cheers. But still would never be happy to have both gueta and guehi as sub

              There are quite a few reasonable options at 4.3m to 4.5m thanks

    4. Tcheco
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      A easily

  23. Ian Davis
    • 14 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    A) R James/Salah/Zaha

    or

    B) TAA/Diaz/Sterling

    1. MADCHESTER UTD
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      A

    2. Tcheco
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      A

  24. Gazwaz80
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Magnus having it tough at the moment, maybe the perfect opportunity to beat him this season 😀

    1. The Knights Template
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Bring me mine jousting sticks!

      1. Deulofail
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        They're called lances, you middle-aged philistine!

    2. Grande Tubarão
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Get ready to be branded a cheat if you do.

      1. Gazwaz80
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Check…

      2. El Presidente
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        You know nothing

  25. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Does this squad need to be wildcarded this week?
    0.1 itb 1ft
    Raya
    Taa Trippier James
    KDB Gordon Harrison Martinelli
    Haaland Jesus Mitrovic

    Ward Cancelo Andreas Williams

    1. MADCHESTER UTD
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I think I’d rather play cancelo than Gordon even though I’m Utd fan. I benched cancelo last season Vs Utd and he got mega points! 🙁

    2. Dunster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I would say no. That’s basically my team save I have Sinister / Da Silva for your Gordon / Harrison.

      My plan, for what’s it worth, is to dead end into 12 and WC GW13 to load up on Liv / City / Ars. You have 4 FT between now and then. Assume you will have value in Marty and Haaland so will keep and bench in GW12. So probably look to sell Jesus (maybe to Toney), Cancelo, KDB and one other (maybe to Zaha in 10) ahead of 12.

      My thinking anyway….

      1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Thanks, yes this was my thinking tbf

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

    Those who brought KDB in on your WC, are you swapping back to Salah at any point?

    1. MADCHESTER UTD
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I prefer salah vs BHA than KDB vs Utd but it’s flip of a coin

    2. Botman and Robben
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I brought KDB in for Salah for GW8. Getting Mo back on my WC.

  27. Where dahoud at
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Hi everyone, stuck as what to do with my team, any suggestions welcome, I have 1 ft and 0itb

    Ward
    Saliba, James, tripper taa
    Saint-maximin, martinelli, kdb
    Kane, haaland, mitrovic

    Bench, sanchez, dunk, Andreas, da silva

  28. Wolfman180
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Martinelli or Sinisterra on WC?

    1. basilfawlty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Martinelli but I’m biased having owned since the start

    2. Tcheco
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      What’s your risk appetite? Martinelli still a great option & highly owned but does have a couple of tough games before a blank. Would rather Rashford over Sinisterra but he’s flagged. I say give Martinelli the Spurs game then move onto one of the aforementioned.

  29. Make United Great Again
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Pope
    TAA Trippier James Cancelo
    Rashford KDB Martinelli
    Mitrovic Haaland Toney

    Ward, Periera, Reed, Emerson.

    1FT. 1.6ITB.

    Would you save the FT?

    1. basilfawlty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I’d be tempted to do Rashford > Maddison

      1. Make United Great Again
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Can’t afford that

  30. basilfawlty
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Morning all, bit stuck what do this week so any help appreciated.

    A. KDB > Maddison
    B. KDB > Salah
    C. Kane > Toney
    D. Save

    Pope
    Cancelo Trippier James
    KDB Martinelli Gordon Bailey
    Haaland Kane Mitrovic

    Iversen Andreas Dier Neco

    1. Merry Tenables
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Very similar situation for me. I've concluded that it comes down to whether I think KDB or Maddison will score more highly this GW. I've got to transfer out at least one Man City player ahead of the blank, so it's a matter of 'when' rather than 'if'.

      1. basilfawlty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Yes, I’m leaning to that move as I think Maddison should score well next few GW’s, I’m even tempted to captain him vs Forest.