Transfers

FPL transfers: New Chelsea, Leeds + Soton players assessed

The Premier League transfer window has reopened for a month and players are already on the move up and down the country.

While our sister site, Fantasy Football Community, will cover all things speculative in the Rumour Mill, we will report only on the confirmed deals that go through.

More specifically, we’ll be asking what each transfer means from a Fantasy Premier League (FPL) perspective.

The most significant players on the move will be the subject of their own dedicated Scout Report but all the other transfers will be covered in summaries throughout January, starting with this one.

You’ll also find all the major deals in list form on our dedicated Transfers page.

LATEST FPL SCOUT REPORTS

FPL TRANSFER ROUND-UP

Benoit Badiashile (Monaco to Chelsea, £35m)

Having spent big money on defenders Wesley Fofana (£4.3m), Marc Cucurella (£5.2m) and Kalidou Koulibaly (£5.5m) during the summer, Chelsea’s first signing of this winter window is another stopper: 21-year-old Benoit Badiashile.

The impressive 6’4″ left-footer has already played 135 times for Monaco and twice for France’s senior side, although he didn’t take part in the World Cup.

He is fast and comfortable with the ball, specialising in sweeping diagonal balls from left centre-back out to the right wing.

“Well he’s a young centre back that’s played a few games all ready. Physically really good, left-footed which is a profile we haven’t got so much, so he comes into the squad and we’re excited to work with him”. – Graham Potter

An unused substitute during Sunday’s FA Cup defeat at Manchester City, Badiashile will only lessen the FPL appeal of buying a Chelsea centre-back knowing there’s another name in the mix. It perhaps also means that Cucurella is less likely to be used there, denting his prospects once Ben Chilwell (£5.8m) returns from injury.

David Datro Fofana (Molde to Chelsea, £8-10m)

Chelsea signing number two is 20-year-old forward David Datro Fofana (£5.0m) – not related to Wesley – who was given a cameo on Sunday.

Norwegian side Molde have produced the likes of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Erling Haaland (£12.2m) over the years, with Fofana living in Haaland’s old apartment upon signing for them two years ago.

He went on to score 15 times during the 2022 Eliteserien season and, if Fofana can get anywhere near the Manchester City man’s goal record, perhaps that building will see a rise in property prices.

He’d certainly be an FPL bargain, although the Ivorian international is likely to either play a bit-part role or be loaned elsewhere.


Andrey Santos (Vasco da Gama to Chelsea, £18m)

It’s even more likely that Brazilian box-to-box midfielder Andrey Santos will be sent somewhere for first-team football, although there is a chance that he just spends the second half of the season with the developmental squad.

Aged 18, he has just helped Vasco da Gama to promotion thanks to eight goals in 33 appearances.

Mislav Orsic (Dinamo Zagreb to Southampton, £8m)

At Southampton, there’s no time to bed in young prospects during such a battle for Premier League survival: they’re at the very bottom of the division after six losses on the spin.

Nathan Jones at least now has money to spend in the transfer window after an unconvincing start to his reign, with 30-year-old international winger Mislav Orsic the first new recruit through the doors.

He arrives with plenty of pedigree. Not only did Orsic assist Croatia’s dramatic World Cup quarter-final equaliser against Brazil, but he also scored the winner in the third-place play-off.

Fifteen Champions League and 13 Europa League goals have contributed to his total of 91 strikes throughout 216 Dinamo Zagreb matches.

SeasonCompetitionAppearancesGoals
2022/23Champions League125
2021/22Europa League84
2021/22Champions League71
2020/21Europa League126
2020/21Champions League20
2019/20Champions League127
2018/19Europa League103
2018/19Champions League62

Haunting English sides is already a hobby of his, having scored a hat-trick past Spurs in March 2021 before netting versus West Ham United and then a winner against Chelsea four months ago.

Orsic’s quality isn’t in doubt but the appeal of Southampton assets is understandably low right now, even if they are near the top of the Season Ticker over the next seven Gameweeks.

Max Wober (RB Salzburg to Leeds United, undisclosed)

Continuing his pursuit of RB Salzburg players, Jesse Marsch has added versatile defender Max Wober to the summer arrivals of Brenden Aaronson (£5.5m) and Rasmus Kristensen (£4.8m).

It allows Marsch to reunite with a player he once made the Austrian Bundesliga’s most expensive signing in August 2019.

Leeds United’s surprise Gameweek 18 clean sheet at Newcastle United was only their third of this season, having conceded ten times in their previous three matches.

What Wober offers is aerial strength and an ability to play either at centre-back or left-back, although his 30 cup minutes at Cardiff City actually came in midfield.

“Max, you can see, is a man on the pitch. Not normally a six, but I know I can use him there. Calmed things down and made the right decisions” – Jesse Marsch

However, in terms of FPL, Leeds’ good fixture run should only be offering appeal to attacking assets like Rodrigo (£6.3m) and Crysencio Summerville (£4.3m).


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582 Comments Post a Comment
  1. MrJobby
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    2 Ft
    0 itb

    This is the team I picked at restart
    Except I’ve subbed in Martinez for Ben white due to possible dgw but him and cancelo aren’t really nailed . Thinking keep it ? Or maybe cancelo > stones
    Martinez > dalot or varane

    Ramsdale
    Trip/cancelo/shaw/Martinez
    Almiron/odegaard/rashford/Salah
    Kane/ Haaland

    Ward/ben white / Andreas/ solanke

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

      I'd go Cancelo to Schar and roll

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

    On WC (already have Martinelli)

    a) Nketiah + Wissa
    b) Odegaard + Mbeumo

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

      Mitrovic + Mitoma + Odegaard with Martinelli out

      I know this isn't what you want to hear, but it's my preference as I think this combo gets you more points for a long, long time

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

        Hi Ze Austin. Seen you talking lots of sense over the last few days. Loads of constructive comments, backed up by stats and rationale.

        Is your linked team correct? I can’t believe somebody with your understanding of the game has never broke the 200k OR in 6 seasons.

        Genuine question. Keep up the good work

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

          I don't play the way I talk. I'm transfer-heavy (ADHD; long story) and I take risks on players which somehow regularly come with bad luck

          I had Trossard at the start of this season and sold him in GW3, for instance. Didn't cap Haaland for hat tricks when Pep kept saying he wouldn't start Haaland thrice a week. I took a hit right before the news of the Queen's death got to me, and my rank didn't recover from that until GW19

          That's just this season 😀

          I do enjoy the conversations though, so I keep doing that

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

            Also, thanks a lot 🙂

          2. Admiral Benson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            Fair play mate. As I said, you talk a lot of sense. Keep up the good work.

      2. Robe Wan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        You do talk a lot of sense mate

    2. Admiral Benson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      B for me.

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

    Surely nobody has been dumb enough to sign up for this? 😆

    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/team-review/

    1. g40steve
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      LOL £25 for advice as if that’s helping.

    2. Ze_Austin
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      It feels more and more like FFScout is now under a ghostly "management network" which makes money-chasing decisions to maximise profit while draining the soul of the brand, and the team members we know somehow contractually don't have a say any more on such issues

    3. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      They must be desperate...

    4. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Is there a link for a refund when you get a red arrow?

    5. Sam (Team Sam)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 15 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I've been here since this site started.

      Genuinely can't believe they've made this a thing.

      Disgusting move. Shameful.

      1. Robe Wan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        And you miss RonH

    6. Mirror Man
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Membership Strategy Managers don't come cheap

      • DaisyDaisyDaisyDaisy
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        You might want to speak to Virg…

        1. Mirror Man
            1 year, 6 months ago

            Doubt that.

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

          I wonder if you at least get to pick. I mean imagine ending up with FPL Sam or Mark Sutherns who can bearly break 4 million these days. It may be Fabio who can ask his robot to advise. That's all they will do anyway most of them. Put it to the algorithm . What a con

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

          Hat tip for offering a discount for multi-teamers. This is the future (and the past and the present of course).

      • Bezz82
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Salah and Mitro —> Gakpo and Kane -4

        Or just keep the transfer and have 2FT for gk21?

        I’ve got KDB, Rashford, Haaland and Shaw.

        Also to the Liverpool fans… is Gakpo going to be starting as they need him? Seems worth the near 5 million saving from Salah

      • acidicleo
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Guys I want to raise fund to do Mitro to Kane..

        Best option?

        A) Darwin to Martial
        B) Cancelo to 5m defender


        Thanks Dunas and Tchecho for reply on previous page.

        Current defenders: Shaw Trippier White Neco Cancelo
        Not maxed up on any teams and hence can pick from any..

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

          I’d sell Cancelo. Too expensive to be benched this often. Ake/Akanji is you feel you need City coverage. Personally, I’d drop to Botman to double up on the Toon defence.

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

          B.

          Ditch the idea of Premium defenders

      • The-Red-1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Can't afford Kane.

        Would you upgrade mitro to Darwin? I know he's been rubbish but his confidence might be back and with maybe a double

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

          Take any range of matches beyond just GW20 and tell me why you feel an urgent need to sell Mitro

          Yes, Newcastle next. Which fixture after that scares you off him?

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

          I would if you had 2 FT. If only 1 just roll as Mitro is always a good option

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

          If pool get a double announced, I like the move (especially if you don’t have Salah). If not, I’d stick with Mitro. He’s got a good record against top 6 teams .

        4. Pomodoro
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Keep Mitro. Find a way to get Kane; drop a premium defender or the £8M mid slot to fund. If you have either currently

      • dshv
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Cucurella and Kepa -> Stones and DDG (2FT) ?

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

          Just Cucu to Stones.

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

          I like those moves. Would perhaps favour Akanji over Stones, though.

      • JAYPEE
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Who to keep? Mitrovic or Martial?

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

          Both for now. Martial probably goes in GW21 because I expect him to get 60 mins in both DGW fixtures so I'd take the 4 appearance points and hope for something more, then ship for someone like Kane. See my reply above about Mitrovic

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

          Personally, I don't get the Martial hype. Injury prone and doesn't score enough

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

          Martial as doubles and possibly doubles in 22 also

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

            Oh wow, didn't know that!

        4. Admiral Benson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Rumours the United v Leeds match could slot into GW22. Not confirmed but might swing it towards Tony

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            ffs its dgw madness!!!

      • Norco
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Worth taking a -4 for the following:

        James + Mount + Mitrovic OUT
        Botman + Mitoma + Kane (+0.4) IN

        To give:
        Edersen
        Trippier Botman Shaw
        KDB Martinelli Rashford Mitoma
        Kane Haaland Darwin

        Kepa | Gabriel Andreas Patterson

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

          Really good moves. Like it and worth it for the hit. Just be mindful of Kane's YC situation.

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

            Now that I've written that, I'm unsure if that gets wiped after GW19. I'll check

      • Wobbles
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Kepa
        Shaw-Walker-Trippier
        Rashford-KDB-Martinelli-Almiron
        Kane-Haaland-Mitro
        (Ward White Andreas Patterson)

        1ft 2itb

        Is Mitro to Darwin madness this week? Lots of Darwin sales to accommodate Kane and a possible DG21. Then KDB+Almiron > Salah+Macallister for a hit in gw21?

        Thanks

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

        Would you keep Mount for the Palace game or ship out now? They look very very poor!

        1. Paqueta Rice
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          As do Chelsea. I’m moving him

        2. Ze_Austin
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Palace somehow look worse. Note that the recent poor performance from Chelsea was closer to second string than first. They looked much better when up for it in the EPL match instead

          But if you're sure of the replacement being someone you want long term, I wouldn't hesitate

          Note that it's a long-term replacement, not a DGW

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

            ...not a DGW replacement, as this is how you ended up with Mount in the first place

        3. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          keep mount for now, he might have a dgw21 as well

      • Paqueta Rice
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Anyone taking the chance with 3.9 Lewis?

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          tempting but will give a miss. potential waste of a city spot and also surely will be rotated sooner rather than later. imo 🙂

        2. Ze_Austin
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Not me. Easy "wait and see" because I've got Akanji already and the rest of my backline is way more nailed than a second City def

          I see the appeal. I'm just wary of Pep's praise because it doesn't stop him from benching Lewis for the Walker who Pep has also praised and given fitness and return from injury as the issues, unlike the harsh "mental fitness" quotes on Cancelo

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

          Transfer waiting to happen IMO. Wait and see

        4. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          No as taking up City spot and if falls out of favour with Pep nowhere to run to at that price

      • Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Any ideas here, have 1.6m ITB but no obvious routes to Kane and only 1 FT with a few flags…

        Kepa
        Cancelo Trippier Shaw
        Salah Bruno Rashford Martinelli Trossard*
        Haaland Mitrovic
        Ward Bueno Greenwood Patternson*

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          forget about kane this gw. then sell bruno as part of 2 fts

        2. Ze_Austin
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Trossard has to go. Already confirmed out of the team for psychological reasons (read De Zerbi's quotes), and then worsened by a calf injury

          Priority move for me would be Trossard to Mitoma

          But I'd genuinely consider a wildcard here

          1. FPL Brains
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 12 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            I'm glad someone mentioned this earlier in the thread, I was supposed to message this to you the other day.

            Really appreciate your valuable comments backed with data when possible, extremely constructive. Seen you post a heck of a lot recently and it's nice to see.

            So a thank you from me.

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

              Oh wow. Thanks a lot 🙂

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

              Hear hear. Some good people on here - you two very much included. Keep up the fine work. I’m here for the interesting FPL chat, thoughtful analysis and general good vibes!

              1. FPL Brains
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 12 Years
                1 year, 6 months ago

                Same goes to you buddy. Very much enjoy your great feedback.

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

                  Thanks man!

          2. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            Thanks, yeah Trossard is the obvious one, what a terrible pick in hindsight! Team structure is poor so am also considering WC yep

          3. Not again Shirley
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            Massive waste of wildcard if you ask me. Your team is set up ok. Just lose Trossard.

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

              Here's why:

              Cancelo, Trossard, Bruno (for a restructure), Kane, Kepa, Ward, Greenwood, Bueno and Patterson

              We're in DGW season now, with a clear strong template of good players with good fixtures at good prices, suggesting the possibility of an overhaul for a rotating 15-man squad which can target DGWs and avoid their nastiest fixtures, while also having good backup in case of absences or some info from leaked lineups

        3. Kingy109
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Trossard out is a good shout.
          Almiron. Rodrigo and Odegaard are also options you might consider with Mitoma
          Next week I'd aim for a 2nd Toon defender or an Arsenal defender (although fixtures not great) next for Patterson. I like Gabriel as his xG per 90 is even more than Schar (who Ze_Austin has suggested to a few here) so he might still pop up with a goal
          Keep an eye on the Brighton 4.5 mil starting striker who suits your 352 structure too.

        4. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Thanks guys
          Looking at a draft WC squad money isn't really gonna be an issue, so will hold out on Kane price rise tonight!

      • KeanosMagic
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Which moves do you prefer?

        Mitro Cucu to Darwin Dalot
        Or Mitro Salah to Kane Bruno

        I think the first set are more future proof as I can't see me wanting Bruno after this double, but I do like Kane

      • Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        what is this about a potential dgw22 for utd? when will we know?? if that it is the case think i ll double rashford and bruno from this gw. leeds leicester and brendford to follow after gw22. mouth watering stuff...

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

          Wouldn't go to Bruno now because of City and Arsenal in their next 3. Maybe in GW22, but it's almost impossible for me to consider him at that time because of the fixtures for Arsenal mids, Brighton mids, Salah and Almiron

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            cheers. i think i ll take the gamble if he has a dgw22. cant have them all 🙂

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 9 Years
              1 year, 6 months ago

              issue is we might not know before deadline so will probably just do cancelo to martinez (who should return to starting line up right?)

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

                Why Martinez out of interest? I’m a United fan and love the guy, but as an FPL option, surely stretching to Dalot (if you can) is the way to go?

                1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 9 Years
                  1 year, 6 months ago

                  cheap.

              2. Ze_Austin
                • 5 Years
                1 year, 6 months ago

                I don't see many points in their next 3 fixtures, so I'd prioritize getting those with good matches first. Especially since you already have Shaw

                1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 9 Years
                  1 year, 6 months ago

                  i dont have shaw unfortunately 🙁 ( still kicking myself for not selling cancelo for him last gw!!)

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

                    Then it's definitely Shaw or Dalot over Martinez, or I'd just skip their defence altogether and, again, focus on fixture quality over quantity

      • Sausage™️
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Any reason to not TC Haaland this week?

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          fixtures not worth it imo

          1. Sausage™️
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            Its Haaland though?

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

              1. He'll have better DGWs later, and should start if the title race is still alive

              2. Pep has switched to having more control of EPL games over trying to score 6 per match, which has led to reduced goal output in tight games and dropping Foden's thrust for Grealish's ball retention. Could change on a dime because it's Pep, but that's been the case since the Liverpool loss

              3. Haaland isn't the only logical TC candidate this season, imo. Yes, he's breaking many records and he's explosive in any game, but a midfielder needs two braces... Or Trippier needs one assist and two clean sheets + his usual bonus. There are players capable of this in easy fixtures this season, and there'll be some kind double-ups of defences bad enough to promise such hauls soon. Probably starting with DGW21. Haaland is the preference, but I prefer "I think a TC on this player is likely to get me many points" to "I must use it on Haaland in a DGW". Remember that you still get points for capping him, and the rest of your squad carries a lot of weight

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

                Trippier triple captain!! Now that would take some minerals!!

                Fair point though. Other players are available for TC. Rashford could have two home games to Palace and Leeds if United get DG22 as Crellin is speculating on.

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

                  Palace and Leeds, with the way they're defending atm and the high Rashford/Man U are on, with almost no chance of rotation

                  Now I'm tempted. *Very* tempted

                  I'll still wait to see the makeup of City's future doubles before attempting that, but damn

        2. user.n
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Thinking the same

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

          Fixtures aren’t great but he could be rotated for the Villa fixture in DGW23 (before CL match).

          City will have other doubles (maybe better fixtures) but you never know with Pep roulette and injuries later in the season.

          On balance, I’d go for it.

      • mixology
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Preferred budget defender for short/medium term (Besides Shaw + Arsenal)

        A) Schar
        B) Mee (fixtures!)
        C) Doherty (ship sailed?)
        D) Dalot (return from injury

        1. user.n
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          A

        2. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          i actually like ben mee as an option. a otherwise.

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

          A

        4. Stimps
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Think I'm going A, I don't see Dalot starting both and certainly don't see 2 cleanies. Other 2 don't interest me

        5. agueroooooney
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          A

      • user.n
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        What do you think?

        1) Haland, Darwin & Nketiah
        2) Haland, Wilson & Nktieah
        3) Haland, Kane & Nketiah

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

          C

        2. Paqueta Rice
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          So Darwin, Wilson or Kane?

          Kane

          1. user.n
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            I think all 3

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

          3 but obviously depends on sacrifices elsewhere

          1. user.n
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            Yes, i'm on WC probably thats why i'm asking.

      • Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        my fpl brain cant take no more good night all 🙂

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

          Take it easy !

        2. Ze_Austin
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Sleep well in the hamsters' comfy dam

        3. user.n
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Hahahaha

      • OneDennisBergkamp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        when are you going to WC guys?

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

          Not a clue. Considered it briefly for this week but decided against it, too early. Before the first big DGW is probably likely if I haven't decided my team needs it before that

        2. Ze_Austin
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          GW18 for me. Rescued my season (3.7m to 2.5m so far)

          I'd say use it when your team needs it. If you have the luxury of *not* needing it, then it becomes a vital DGW tool when the landscape is clearer much later this season

        3. Tonyawesome69
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Sometime after BGW28

          1. FPL Brains
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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            • 12 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            Similar to Tony, not on my radar atm.

      • Eightball
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Regret not getting on the Shaw train during the world cup when he was 4.8m. Shaw is now 5.1m so what are peoples
        thoughts on Dalot? I could afford Shaw but the 0.4m saved getting Dalot could be useful. I'm not convinced Dalot gets 2x90m this double but he is easily first choice right back until we sign someone else (unlikely in January)

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

          Just get Shaw mate. He’s a season keeper

        2. Ze_Austin
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          If you can afford Shaw, please stop overthinking it at that point. Let Dalot prove himself to be better first. I'd ride the Shaw wave for now

          Unless you're very shaw of where you'd spend that 0.4, as this season is very, very budget friendly: Ward (4.1), Lewis (3.8), Mitoma (4.9), Summerville (4.3) and Ferguson (4.5) are all starters

        3. user.n
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Wan Bisaka?

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

            Whilst he has been ok in Dalot's absence; before the injury Dalot was firmly first choice. I see no reason why this would have changed. Dalot offers a lot more going forward whilst still not being perfect is much more like the type of player ETH wants from a full back. I think united might be in for a different right back in the summer.

        4. Eightball
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          You are probably right but AWB is god awful. Dalot is firmly first choice but could take a few games to get fitness back up to 100% I think

        5. Tonyawesome69
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Look long term for the defender spots

      • Stimps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        James to

        A) Mee / Pinnock
        B) Schar / Botman

        Have Tripper and Almiron, no Brentford

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

          Schar, but I like Mee as a differential for next 4

        2. agueroooooney
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          B for me

      • Eightball
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        You are probably right but AWB is god awful. Dalot is firmly first choice but could take a few games to get fitness back up to 100% I think.

      • Tartan Brazilians
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Would you BB this week?

        DDG (Ward)
        Doherty Trippier Cancelo Shaw (Cucurella)
        Rashford KDB Martinelli Almiron (Andreas)
        Darwin Haaland (Mitro)

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

          Nope: bad fixtures for those on your bench outside Ward, whose defence is back to being bad now anyway. I'd advise BB22/23 instead. Better fixtures and some FTs to prepare it with the info we'll get pre-GW20 deadline. If not then, maybe much later

        2. Tonyawesome69
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          No. There will be doubles that'll be easy to setup for later

      • FPL Brains
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        • 12 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        I'm currently weighing up;

        1) Is Kane essential? It'll cost me Darwin and Salah who I could use for DGW21

        2) Do I even want Liverpool assets anymore?

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

          No to both imo. I’d like Kane as he’s the best value “2nd premium’ but not essential. Liverpool players are priced on previous seasons form

          1. FPL Brains
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            • 12 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            Yeah but I'd need to go one way or the other.

            The alternative is to just go Salah > City midfielder and then have 2FT for GW21.

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

              Full team? I think you can leave this decision for one more GW and spend the transfer elsewhere. Maybe replace a cheap defender with one from the top defences and roll... Or if you've got Cancelo or James or even Cucurella, I'd prioritize that...

              With Liverpool DGW21 still possible and our attack not looking anywhere near as bad as our defence anyway, that Brighton basketball match doesn't make any of our nailed attackers a must-sell to me

              1. FPL Brains
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                • 12 Years
                1 year, 6 months ago

                Full team;

                Ederson
                Trippier - Botman - Shaw
                Martinelli - Odegaard - Almiron - Rashford
                Haaland - Darwin - Martial

                Kepa - Salah - White - James

                2FT, nothing ITB

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

                  There it is! James to Stones/Akanji for me, starting over Botman (not much attacking threat) and roll

                  I'd start Salah over Martinelli or Darwin, but I get how dicey that choice is

                  1. FPL Brains
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                    • 12 Years
                    1 year, 6 months ago

                    I did briefly consider this, but I don't really want to be pegged into two City defenders, especially as I've got two United attackers.

                    As I've used my BB I was actually considering dead ending James, but will leave that till later.

                    Do appreciate the thoughts though.

              2. FPL Brains
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                • 12 Years
                1 year, 6 months ago

                Will Brighton be a basketball match though? Arsenal aside, most their games have been away. Liverpool are shocking on the road too.

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

                  I don't care much for home vs away unless the clubs have history that riles up the fans involved

                  This one is based on stats. Both teams don't prioritize defence atm. Brighton have been the league's top scorers since Mitoma's first start (Mentaculus mentioned this, I think), while Salah and Darwin keep creating/getting chances

                  With neither side prioritizing control over a game or sitting back, it looks to be a match loaded with chances for both. It then becomes a matter of clinical finishing or if either coach suddenly changes tactics the way Pep changed post-Liverpool

                  1. FPL Brains
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                    • 12 Years
                    1 year, 6 months ago

                    Noted, thanks man.

                  2. FPL Brains
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                    • 12 Years
                    1 year, 6 months ago

                    Do we know what the potential Liverpool double would be?

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

                      They'll probably face Chelsea twice if it comes through

                      Would be a first, but it might be the only way

        2. Tonyawesome69
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          No, he is on 4YCs and you won't captain over Haaland.

      • Admiral Benson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        If you’re wildcarding this week (asking for a friend), would you have Almiron in your squad? Feels like the bubbles burst, but ownership still pretty high.

        Mitoma is the alternative.

        1. FPL Brains
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          • 12 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Nah, Rodrigo, Mac Alister a couple decent alternatives.

        2. Tonyawesome69
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Based on the info we have now, yes I would. Look at Newcastle next 4GWs

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

          I like his next 4, and I do think he looked good in both matches where he blanked. Got unlucky a few times (especially with folks wasting his assists), but he's still playing with the confidence that has characterised his run of form

          I prefer Mitoma + him, rather than one or the other

          Something like...

          Salah Rashford Odegaard Almiron Mitoma
          Haaland Kane Mitrovic

          ...takes one top attacker from one top attack. With defence being very cheap these days, you can even toss some premium keepers in there for the doubles

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            Agree with this, it's Mitoma over Andreas for the 5th mid spot.

            Headache will be when Arsenal have a double and need to decide between 2 mids or 1 mid plus Nketiah

      • RICICLE
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Hi Gents! What do we reckon of this move then for a -4?

        Ward
        Cucurella - Cancelo - Trippier
        Almiron - Rashford - Salah - Martinelli
        Kane - Haaland - Mitro
        ________________________________
        Iversen: Andreas: Patterson: B. Williams

        1FT, 2.2m ITB

        Cancelo + Patterson > Stones + Shaw/Dalot for a hit?

        Thanks guys!

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

          Don’t see why not.

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

            Cheers AB!

        2. Tonyawesome69
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Yes I would

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

            Thanks Tony!

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

          A biiiiit hesitant because you have Cucurella, who I'll still start instead of a hit because of the attacks that your replacements face

          Cancelo is a must-sell, yes. I think Shaw's recent performances make him the one must-buy, while the other move can wait one more GW while Cucu starts vs Palace

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

            Cheers Austin! Yeah I can se your point for sure, it’s just I’m quite hesitant about Cucu even starting and Potter giving shall a chance after that god awful City appearance.

            Maybe jsit for now then, Cancelo > Shaw ? And can assess the Stones move closer to deadline

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

              Lewis Hall was part of the Chelsea backline that looked far, far worse in the Cup game

              I agree with the plan there. Let's see who starts vs Fulham

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

                Oh was he? I didn’t catch too much of that game but saw the highlights.
                Yep sorted then, if he starts Vs Fulham then maybe worth holding on to, just Chelsea I know will concede against a DGW in Stones, it’s alluring haha!

        4. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Looks good
          Are we thinking Stones more nailed than Akanji?

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            Yes imo

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

            Yeah he seems to be a regular at least for now

      • OneDennisBergkamp
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        • 8 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Martial a good option for the DGW?

        1. Snake Juice
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          He's just so uninspiring

        2. Ze_Austin
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          The recent consensus seems to be "no" because many were looking to sell him until the DGW was announced

          I consider a player you wouldn't buy in a single GW to be one you shouldn't buy in a double because transfers are precious. Except on a Free Hit. Not even on a Wildcard

          In either case, I'd just keep who you already have: Martial himself, Darwin, Mitro, Nketiah, etc. Reassess in GW21

        3. Tonyawesome69
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Decent option but likely subbed off early

      • Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Great!
        Cancelo and Castagne both gonna drop in price and Kane likely to rise.

        Gonna have to pull the trigger earlier than I wanted.

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          No midweek game for spurs so OK from that POV. Not ideal if we get more info on doubles before the deadline

          1. Weasel Boy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            Yeah want to wait on further doubles news.

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

          Unless it prices you out I would wait. Kane not necessarily a good option as 2 tough fixtures and risk of missing City game if picks up a yellow card v Arsenal

          1. Weasel Boy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            Yeah think I'm gonna wait

      • Hits from the Bong
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        A. Andreas+Cancelo to Rashford+Dalot
        B. Andreas+Cancelo to Rashford+Doherty
        C. Something else

        Kepa
        Cancelo Trippier Saliba
        KDB Saka Martinelli Almiron
        Haaland Kane Mitrovic

        Ward Andreas Bueno Patterson
        £0m itb

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Dalot over Doherty as a long term pick