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FPL new signings: Who is Mykhailo Mudryk?

Chelsea poached Mykhailo Mudryk (£7.0m) from under the noses of Arsenal last weekend, signing the 22-year-old in a projected £88m deal from Shakhtar Donetsk.

He caught the eye in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) group stage and arrives on the back of 10 goals and nine assists across all competitions this season.

The Ukrainian winger was paraded on the pitch at half-time during Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday, after signing a whopping eight-and-a-half-year deal.

Mudryk has since been priced up as a £7.0m midfielder by FPL and could make his debut when the Blues travel to Liverpool in the opening fixture of Gameweek 21 on Saturday.

But is Chelsea’s new signing worthy of Fantasy interest? We’ll assess his appeal in this Scout Report piece.

MUDRYK’S HISTORY

SeasonClubCompetitionAppsGoalsAssists
2022/23Shakhtar DonetskPremier Liga1276
Champions League632
2021/22Shakhtar DonetskPremier Liga1127
Ukrainian Cup101
Champions League701
2020/21Shakhtar DonetskPremier Liga300
Ukrainian Cup100
Desna Chernigiv (loan)Premier Liga1000
2019/20Shakhtar DonetskPremier Liga300
2018/19Shakhtar DonetskUkrainian Cup100
Arsenal Kyiv (loan)Premier Liga1000

Coming through Skakhtar Donetsk’s youth academy, Mudryk was handed a first-team debut in a Ukrainian Cup match at the age of 17.

The next step was a loan move to Arsenal Kyiv before he returned to Shakhtar and made three Premier Liga appearances in 2019/20.

Another loan followed, to Desna Chernigiv, where he gained vital experience, which helped him establish himself upon his return to his parent club, who had just appointed current Brighton head coach Roberto De Zerbi.

Mudryk scored his first goal in October 2021 and featured in every UCL group-stage game that season, including matches against Real Madrid and Inter Milan. However, the domestic league was halted due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, leaving him with only 11 Premier Liga appearances in 2021/22.

The current campaign sees him boast seven goals and six assists in 12 league appearances, with five goal involvements in six UCL outings, an impressive showing given that Shakhtar were outsiders in their group.

For Ukraine’s national side, Mudryk has eight caps to his name so far, having made his international debut last year.

WHERE WILL HE FIT IN AT CHELSEA?

Dubbed the ‘Ukrainian Neymar’, Mudryk can play either in a wide position, as a number 10 or as a forward, but many of his best performances came when cutting in from the left onto his preferred right foot.

He is quick, his movement is great and he is equally comfortable staying wide or moving into more central areas.

As a result, it’s likely Mudryk will perform as a left-winger at Chelsea, certainly initially given the injury crisis at Stamford Bridge, which includes positional rivals Raheem Sterling (£9.7m) and Christian Pulisic (£5.7m).

Therefore, we could potentially see Graham Potter favour a front three of Mudryk, Kai Havertz (£7.8m) and Joao Felix (£7.5m), once the latter returns from suspension of course.

IN QUOTES

“It’s more comfortable for me when I play on the line where I can show all my potential one against one. I have more space to move to the front and I can create a lot more chances when I play on the line. There are more people in the middle. But, you know, the middle is also OK for me. My inspiration is Cristiano Ronaldo because of what you can do if you work hard and believe in yourself. I like the way Cristiano plays. I see myself like that – a winger. But I need more time to change my position from No. 11 or No. 7 to No. 9. With time it is possible.” – Mykhailo Mudryk

“He’s a young player with a big future. He has exciting quality in the final third, very fast and direct, attacks the backline, can go in wide areas but also affects the goal. He’s a really exciting player and I think our supporters will like him.” – Graham Potter

“I think Mudryk can win the Ballon d’Or in the future. I know the value of Mudryk, he has the potential to win the Ballon d’Or.” – Roberto De Zerbi, Mudryk’s former manager at Shakhtar

“Mudryk is a serious talent. After Kylian Mbappe and Vinicius Junior, he’s the best player in Europe in his position. If someone wants to buy Mudryk they must spend a lot of money and respect our club and president.” – Darijo Srna, Shakhtar’s director of football

THE FPL PROSPECTS

The biggest problem at Chelsea right now is clearly at the top of the pitch, with just five goals scored in five games since the Premier League restarted, and 12 in 12 overall under Graham Potter. Across the 2022/23 campaign, the Blues rank 13th for minutes-per-xG (81.4), so it’s clear they need more quality in attack.

In that sense, the signing of Mudryk should provide a much-needed spark and help boost their numbers.

Due to those aforementioned injuries, it’s likely Potter will want to integrate Mudryk into his starting XI as quickly as possible (see Joao Felix), potentially as soon as Saturday’s visit to Anfield.

Mudryk may still be a little rough around the edges, but we’ve seen a huge step up in his output this season, with the obvious caveat that the Premier League is levels above the Ukrainian top flight. However, he’s already produced in the UCL, which offers encouragement that he can hit the ground running.

MUDRYK – CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2022/23
Appearances6
Goals3
Assists2
xG1.11
Shots9
Chances created5

Mudryk was Shakhtar’s nominated set-piece taker because of his excellent crossing ability, so a share of dead-ball duties would boost his potential in FPL. Meanwhile, 1.33 key passes per 90 minutes (p90) in the UCL this season hints at his potential as a creator, while eight dribbles p90 shows a willingness to take players on in the final third in an attempt to make things happen.

The issue for Mudryk is the number of appealing midfielders available to FPL managers right now, which suggests it will be hard for most of us to fit him in.

Saying that, Chelsea have a favourable run of fixtures, including West Ham and Southampton in the next four Gameweeks, so Mudryk could be an option for anyone looking to break the template.

Nonetheless, with so many strong midfield options in the same price bracket, allowing him time to settle is probably best advised.



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373 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Go play some rap music

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

    (C)rap music 🙂

  3. Feanor
    • 15 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Chelsea's next manager will enjoy having this kid.

  4. Extr3meZy
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Should i bench mitrovic or Martinelli to play Mitoma and should I take a -4 to transfer out Martinelli to odegard?

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

      No to both

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

      Bench martinelli

      1. Riverside Red
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Mitoma a budding troll?

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

          I like being trolled by one blank in six starts

          1. Riverside Red
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            25 pts from the first 17 GWs..and you are constantly promoting him as essential.

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

              Got to say he has all the makings of a fake news

              1. Old Bull
                • 11 Years
                1 year, 6 months ago

                He’s not fake news.

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

              I don't say a player is essential. I only describe the data available

              Mitoma was not a starter until GW14, when his new manager integrated him into the first team to replace Trossard at LW, who was the talisman for a while

              If you're not aware that this can happen to any good player or you're counting his points while he was only used as an impact sub, I guess there's no point arguing

              Please provide the data to show that he's not been a good asset since he became a starter

              1. Riverside Red
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 year, 6 months ago

                He couldn't get in the team for most of the season...that usually means there are better players being selected ahead of him ....hope you have him in your team after all your support for his inclusion.

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

                  You haven't answered my question: What data do you have to show that he's not been a good asset since his new manager dumped the previously nailed left winger for him in GW14?

                  1. Riverside Red
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 year, 6 months ago

                    I have...not being selected is good data...is he in your team?

                  2. Riverside Red
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 year, 6 months ago

                    Just checked...you haven't even got him in your own team..that's how much confidence you have in his ability and recent performances.

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

                      Maybe you'll come back later and read this thread with a clear head

                      You're only making a fool of yourself, and I'll stop feeding your desire to have an opponent

                      If nothing I've said has made sense to you and your argument boils down to "Is he in your team?" and "He wasn't good because his previous manager didn't see how good he was, so he can't be good now", then I'll refer to an earlier statement: I guess there's no point arguing. This is not the kind of conversation I'm on FFScout for. I prefer focusing on relevant, current data, and trying to use that to predict future form

                      Good luck with your team and your decisions

                      1. Riverside Red
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 year, 6 months ago

                        I don't think I'm making a fool of myself just because I think have a different point of view to you.
                        I notice you make a lot of comments on this site...sometimes you can be wrong.

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

                        I have given you the chance to show where I'm wrong. I am not opposed to being wrong. I've been proven wrong, like when some people with more info pointed out to me that Akanji's starts have been mostly due to injuries, especially Dias who I thought was being phased out, but actually turned out to be carrying a knock back then. It's either I forgot or I didn't notice, so I admitted that and adjusted my view on Akanji as an asset

                        I'm opposed to arguing just for the sake of it

                        You think Mitoma is a bad asset now, for this GW and future GWs? Bring data to back it up

                        You think the data I'm bringing is skewed or flawed? Bring your reasons

                        "He wasn't nailed before he became nailed" and "You don't have him in your team" can't be your best arguments against on of the league's form attackers in the league's form attack

                        I refuse to believe it's just that. If it is, then I refuse to keep the argument going beyond that, because there's no point

                        This has nothing to do with me as a person or the number of comments you've seen me post. Just bring your own facts and back up your argument with relevant data for current decisions, or leave me be

                    2. Old Bull
                      • 11 Years
                      1 year, 6 months ago

                      Ridiculous argument. You can’t have them all in all the time. I rate Toney as marginally better than Mitro but he’s not in my team at present because of the recent Fulham DGW.

                      1. Riverside Red
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 year, 6 months ago

                        What's ridiculous by pointing out he only got 25pts from the first 17 GW's

                      2. dansully3
                        • 7 Years
                        1 year, 6 months ago

                        Give it up, it's a good for 5th mid and you look very silly arguing.

                      3. Old Bull
                        • 11 Years
                        1 year, 6 months ago

                        Ok sure, he’s pants. Don’t pick him. And I mean that sincerely. Sincere is my middle name.

                      4. Yank Revolution
                        • 12 Years
                        1 year, 6 months ago

                        When is this Fulham DGW supposed to occur?

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

      I would bench Martinelli, United not conceding much, Spurs and Leicester are

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

    Keita playing well??? 😮 😮 😮

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

      Due an injury then

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

    I remember watching this guy playing against Celtic and I thought he was amazing. Never having heard of him, I just thought he was just having a worldy that night but £88m seems to suggest he performs like that on a regular basis. If so, he's more than well worth a punt at £7m.

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

      Likewise. Ripped apart by him.

      He's also turned it on with Ukraine more than once last year.

  7. banskt
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    After KDB --> Mitoma, who will you bench in this front 8? Mahrez (WOL) or Rashford (ars)?

    Martinelli, Almiron, Mahrez, Mitoma, Rashford
    Haaland, Kane, Mitrovic

    (I have 8.4m in the bank, so be it)

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Why Sell KDB ?

      1. Wild Rover
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Because he missed training today. Probably shopping.

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

        I don't want to sell KDB but he has the worst stats among my other midfielders (since the restart). Mahrez has lower expected minutes but better stats than KDB. He will go next week for Odegaard.

        1. dansully3
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          That doesn't sound right, worst stats me hoop.

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

            What is "worst stats me hoop"?

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Bench Martinelli - looked a bit tired on Sunday I can see ESR eating into his minutes now

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

        Thanks for your suggestion. Makes a lot of sense. I didn't watch Arsenal this weekend. Is Arteta going to bench him often? In that case, he could be the player to sell.

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Probably not often but can see his game time being reduced if he continues to look fatigued

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

            Thanks, I will keep a watch on that. Very helpful.

    3. Bluetiger1
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Mahrez

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

        Why Mahrez? Wolves are easier opponent than Arsenal.

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

      Mitoma

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

        Thanks for your suggestion. In that case, I could just bench KDB and not sell him, saves me a transfer.

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

    As a Arsenal fan I know all about how good Mudryk is as has dominated my Arsenal twitter feed for weeks. As a MID asset, and at only 7.0m he will be a serious option if he secures minutes going forward. Looked impressive in the Champions league so I expect him to make a quick impact at Chelsea.

    1. dansully3
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Chelsea are pants and have umpteen fast wide players who seemingly can't play.

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

      If he stsrts.

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

    I've added Mudryk at http://footmin.uk. It displays visually how many minutes each man plays, to help understand which players sub off/on for which other players, and anticipate when players will be rested - I'd built it for myself and then thought I might as well put it on a free website.

    1. Wild Rover
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      How does anyone know how many minutes Mudryk will play?

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

        True, it's not much use for him personally at the moment! I keep it updated though whenever he or any other Premier League player plays.

        1. Wild Rover
          • 13 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Yeah, I misunderstood tbf. Fair enough 🙂

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

        He getting all of João Félix's minutes for the next 3 games

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

          That's got me thinking - I'll have a think about how I might display a three-game suspension for violent conduct differently to a one-game suspension for a professional foul

  10. alsybach
    • 14 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Martinelli—>oodergard ??

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

      If you have 2 FTs and nothing else to fix, maybe

      Not a priority, imo

  11. alsybach
    • 14 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Why don’t Chelsea sign 15 players all who play a similar position with a similar height/ weight/ haircut all with a similar history and profile, all a bit flimsy and lightweight but reasonably skilful on the ball and see what happens……..

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Lmao. I'm tempted to punt early on Mudryk!

  12. Count of Monte Hristo
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Wolves are painfully bad.

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

      That pass after the corner was funny and sad

      1. Count of Monte Hristo
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Why would you do anything other that get the ball in the box in that situation?! Clueless team.

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

    Come on Neves score a worldie!

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

      Good set piece routine, to be fair

      Liverpool win the battle of the B teams

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

        Yeah it was hopeful thinking haha, just wanted another goal in the game tbh haha!

  14. Tshelby
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Still undecided on my next move. Time to sell Salah? 2FT's/1.4 ITB

    Ward, Kepa
    Gabriel, Trippier, Bueno, Shaw, Schar
    Martinelli, Salah, KdB, Almiron, Rashford
    Mitro, Haaland, Greenwood

    Don’t think I want Kane in a move with salah and greenwood

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

      Yes time to sell. Why not Kane?

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

        Could of got him this gw but I didn’t so it feels like it’s to late and I don’t really think Tottenham are on form atm

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

          They haven’t been on form for a while and Kane is still the second best FPL player by far. I say go for it.

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

            Also with Fulham and city next?

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

          I don't recall any sustained spell of this season where Spurs looked really good

          Yet Kane keeps banging 'em points in regularly. At least, more regularly than all other strikers and premiums bar Haaland

          I wonder what'll happen if Spurs finally start looking good, so I'm happy to have him for now

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

            Cheers Ze! On your advice I got schar in and that worked out great so think I’m going to get Kane as well with mitoma or Odegaard

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

              Still feels like we got lucky and unlucky in the same match

              His free kick that hit the post, and then Mitro's mistake

              I guess they cancelled out

              You're welcome, as always. Happy to help and be helped as well

              Good luck 🙂

              1. Heavy Cream
                • 8 Years
                1 year, 6 months ago

                I’ve never known anyone argue on a fantasy football forum as much as you. Get a grip.

            2. Wild Rover
              • 13 Years
              1 year, 6 months ago

              ‘On your advice’

            3. Riverside Red
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 year, 6 months ago

              Can't make your own mind up...

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

                I don't think someone asking for opinions on different options and strategies on FFScout's comments section already has their mind made up

                And I don't think they should be bullied for that, nor should they be hounded for showing appreciation to an opinion they remembered that they feel helped them, even if you disagree with such a process

                Maybe you're here in the Comments section for other things, but I don't see why this deserved such replies. You could have moved on. It doesn't hurt to be kind

                1. Riverside Red
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 year, 6 months ago

                  We had a disagreement on the ability of one Brighton player. Towards the end of the conversation you resorted to insults. So please don't lecture me on morals.
                  I also notice you haven't critised Wild Rover above for his subtle comment.
                  It'll be interesting to see if the Brighton player retains his position and performs well for the rest of the season.

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

                    You are also critising me for no reason.. Cause I took an advice in account to make up my own decision.. Kinda weird that you "Can't make your own mind up..." cause you are asking people (on community page) to share their views on things. Either way I still took the decision my self nobody pushed the button for me.

          2. dansully3
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            Kane is pretty much guaranteed pts. I don't understand ppl dissing him. His stats don't lie. Why ppl own Salah now puzzles me!

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

      You’re very well set up. Why not the Kane move? Could bring in Mitoma/March as part of it. If not, maybe do Martinelli to Odegaard & save the other transfer.

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

        The Odegaard and mitoma is really on my mind. Is salah or kdb worth keeping?

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

          KDB for WOL & DGW 23 yes.

          And Kane over Salah for me.

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

            Yeah I think I really should consider him

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

            Salah & Greenwood to Kane & Mitoma is a monster move.

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

              Bench headaches a head!

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

                Oh yes. But you could start playing the fixtures and possibly bench Martinelli this week. I am trying to sell it because I have squad envy and my wildcard would look like your team give or take 2 players haha

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

    Creaks are starting to show with Conte. Strange comments

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

      Yikes! What has he said again?

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

        "I've never seen the medical department coming here to explain. I've never seen the club or the sporting director coming here to explain the strategy or vision of the club.”

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

      He always sounds off when he loses. I’m surprised it’s taken him this long after their shocking recent games

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

    Darwin Nunez expected back in training tomorrow or Thursday. Should be in contention to face Chelsea.

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

      I would rather bring in Luis Diaz

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

        This is good.

        Darwin owner here planning on keeping. Something of a differential now with a dgw possible

        Don't want to get rid - even though recognise he is the most frustrating player in the game!

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

          To be fair he would still be in my team if he didn’t get flagged prior to last GW 😀

        2. dansully3
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Ya I would be left frustrated if he hauls. Had him for a mth or so of disappointment after removing Toney but he's back in and going well again but I fully expect Darwin to score big soon. GL

    2. Wild Rover
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Fabulous diff potential, plus he owes me .2m

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

      Him and Mudryk on the pitch will probably mean chaos at both ends

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

        Ah, that's fun 😀

  17. Big Ronnie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Anything worth a transfer or save? 1FT and £1.6m ITB. Really tempted by the Brighton mid switch but means a benching headache and more potential GW25 blankers.

    A) Save
    B) Andreas to Mitoma/March (bench Martinelli?)

    Kepa
    Gabriel, Trippier, Botman
    KDB, Rashford, Odegaard, Martinelli
    Haaland, Kane, Toney

    Ward, Shaw, Andreas, Patterson

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

      A man

      A
      A
      A
      A
      A

      1. Riverside Red
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        A

    2. Krafty Werks
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      ...A

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

    Should Martinelli still be in consideration with ESR back?

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

      That's a very good question, imo

      No idea what the right answer is atm

      Arteta tends to stick with what's working, with minimal changes

      So my guess is that he's still safe for now

      I think we're about to find out over the next few GWs anyway, as Arteta should prioritise putting out his best XI for this title march. This means it's possible to force your way in if you're good enough and the guy you're replacing shows a clear dip in form

    2. sirmorbach
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Absolutely.

    3. dansully3
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Why wouldn't he be, he's a starter. Esr isn't regardless of being back. A lot of ppl like me have huge value tied up on him. Think it's 0.4 atm so it's not easy shipping him on with that.

    4. Riverside Red
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      There are plenty of other great Arsenal midfield options if you are worried Martinelli might be displaced....

  19. Ruinenlust
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Mitrovic -> Toney

    Yes or no?

    0.2 price swing tonight

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Im considering doing just that, yes.

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

      Yes. Fixtures are great.

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

      No just stick with Mitro - you will want to use transfers elsewhere once we are clearer on blanks/doubles post 21 and going into 22. Fulham fixtures are OK

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

        Agreed

        An Nketiah move next GW might turn out to be gold instead

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

        I have 2 FTs this week. Need to use one of them. No other pressing issues in my team.

  20. JT11fc
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Havnt seen brighton play much, does Gross usually play RB in a back four, and Veltman plays RCB in a back 3?

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

      Dr Zerbi has settled on 4-2-3-1 for a while, so it's Gross vs Veltman vs Lamptey at RB, and I think there might be a lot of rotation there

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

        My phone's autocorrect really wants to make De Zerbi a doc

        My bad

        1. Bada Bing
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          As an Italian, if he has any kind of higher education he can be called "dottore" (doctor), so your autocorrect is not actually that wrong. 🙂

      2. JT11fc
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Thanks, that kind of ruins Mcallister as an option for now

  21. Shark Team
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Seems lot of people want to roll this gw:
    2 gws back I was about to get Kane and Shaw but I decided to stick with Nunez and Bueno in order to roll my transfer so I can have DGW info.
    Kane scored 16 and Shaw 15…
    So from now on I’m not afraid of making transfers. And I won’t roll.

    1. JT11fc
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Can bite both ways, taking hits is more fun tho

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

      Tis a game of luck

  22. SoulShakinTex
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Any early recommendations here, please?

    Henderson/Ward
    Trippier/Shaw/Gabriel/Cucu/Bueno
    KDB/Rash/Martinelli/Bailey/Almiron
    Kane/Toney/Haaland

    GW20 has been good so far, 1FT now, and initially looking at losing Cucu and maybe Almiron soon. Cheers!

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

      I see no burning issues in attack, assuming KDB is fit

      So that's two issues in defence: Cucurella has been dropped, and Hendo is rumoured to be out for 6 weeks

      So it depends on which one you see as a bigger fire. You might be okay with Ward and focus on a move like Trippier to Schär or Dalot (if fit), or you might prefer Henderson to a long-term hold like Pope, Raya, Sánchez or the much-maligned Kepa

      I'd personally take the injured player out because I don't trust Ward, so Hendo to Raya for me after confirmation of his injury absence in the next presser. Not going for Pope because I feel the better triple-up involves Schär, but he might work for you if you prefer Cucu to Dalot (again, if fit) next GW, for the possible DGW22... Or just Estupiñán/Pinnock/Mee/Aurier as rotating options for a while

      I'm aware of BGW25 as a factor for most of these assets, but I like their points potential in the GWs before and after that blank, which all count towards overall points

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

        I didn't mean Trippier to Schär 😀

        Cucurella to Schär, sorry

        I'll go sleep

  23. Letsgo!
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Bailey to march
    And keep andreas for spurs?

  24. Hy liverpool
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    No Risers

    Fallers: Diego Costa (5.4) Coleman (4.4)

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

      Cheers Ragabolly.

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        He is too slow now, the true Egyptian king has to step up.

    2. DGW blindness is for Kinnea…
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Blast from the past players

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

    It’s quite clear Mudruk’s stats are underlying and therefore an excellent choice to bring in, along with Gnonto.

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

      You’ll be flogged if wrong.

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

        Better than a flaying!

    2. JT11fc
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Theres a 80% chance ill get him this gw, Almiron and Rodrigo need to go

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

        He’s currently 0.2% owned. Shaping up to be a key differential.

        1. JT11fc
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          If he starts v Trent itl be a great watch

  26. JT11fc
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Thoughts on Rodrigo?
    Has been really unlucky lately but Bamford seems to play whenever fit.
    Keep or sell?

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

      Leeds just signed Rutter so I'm not sure, he might get time to settle especially given Rodrigo's form but I'm not sure what happens with the latter one Rutter is fully up to speed

      1. JT11fc
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Hmm ye theres seems to be a lot of variables

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

    Sleepy Salah and Martial the Lollygagger to Mudryk and Gnonto leaves 7.4m in the moneypit! Thoughts? I’d appreciate hearing only from managers who agree with this move. Many thanks!

    1. JT11fc
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Thou art worthy of thy knighthood, moves such as these require the utmost bravery!

    2. The FPL Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 14 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Need to squeeze Gakpo in as well.

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

        Easy squeezy Terry Campese!

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

      See what's going on with TAA, if he's out then Liverpool will be tighter at the back. Genuinely like the moves though, Mudryk is tempting me although hard to find room for him

  28. Jinswick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Whatcha reckon?

    A) Save FT
    B) Patterson -> Schar (bench Shaw)
    C) KDB -> Salah
    D) Something else

    Ederson
    Trippier, Gabriel, Shaw
    KDB, Rashford, Odegaard, Martinelli
    Haaland, Kane, Mitrovic

    Kepa, Andreas, Bueno, Patterson
    Bank 1.1m, 1FT

    1. Scratch
      • 14 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Unless you have suspensions or injuries now is the time to roll transfers, ideally after the 4th round.

  29. SpaceCadet
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Bench white or shaw?

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

      Shaw

  30. bso
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Start Walker or White?

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

      City play midweek.