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FPL new signings: Who is Chelsea midfielder Noni Madueke?

Not content with their collection of wingers and inside forwards, Chelsea have decided to splash out on Mykhailo Mudryk (£7.0m), Noni Madueke (£5.5m), David Datro Fofana (£5.0m) and the loan signing of Joao Felix (£7.5m) – with another week still left in this January transfer window.

Arriving from PSV Eindhoven, Madueke is another young English talent who chose to move abroad at a pivotal age and put faith in one of Europe’s elite academies.

A fee of around £30m has been paid to the Dutch side and Madueke has penned a seven-and-a-half-year contract.

So can the 20-year-old get enough game-time to boost Chelsea’s dwindling season and what impact will he have in FPL?

We’ll attempt to answer those questions below.


THE HISTORY

Chukwunonso Tristan Madueke was Barnet-born of Nigerian descent in March 2002. The 5 ft 9 in wonderkid spent time at the academies of Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur, before signing for PSV in 2018 to get a quicker pathway to senior football.

“Moving abroad when you are young, it takes a bit of heart. Other than that, it is no different. I have definitely seen another side of life and had to adapt. There was a culture shift. But I am someone who is easy-going and can live anywhere so it was not so difficult.”Noni Madueke to Sky Sports last April

Ajax aren’t the only Dutch club to regularly churn out superstars, with PSV Eindhoven recently producing the likes of Memphis Depay, Steven Bergwijn, Hirving Lozano and new Liverpool man Cody Gakpo (£7.9m).

2020/21 was Madueke’s reakthrough campaign, starting with four goals and three assists from the first seven league games. It ended with seven goals in just 956 minutes – a good rate – although some minor knocks limited Madueke to mostly substitute appearances for the remaining matches.

SeasonTeamDivisionStarts (subs)GoalsAssists
2022/23PSV EindhovenEredivisie2 (3)10
2021/22PSV EindhovenEredivisie11 (7)33
2020/21PSV EindhovenEredivisie7 (17)76

The subsequent season-and-a-half has also been hampered by muscle and ankle injuries, which could be of concern. He’s barely featured so far in 2022/23 and the Athletic report that he’s “missed 43 matches for PSV across all competitions over the last two campaigns”.

Nevertheless, he has no regrets about following Jadon Sancho (£7.1m), Jude Bellingham and Marcus Edwards abroad as an unknown English talent.

“I have been in a first-team environment since I was 17. I don’t think there is any way I would have experienced first-team football at that age in England. That is the main thing. From the moment I came here, I liked the aura straight away. It just felt like the right next step.” Madueke

And he’s seemingly committed to representing England at international level, rising through the under-16, under-17 and under-18 ranks to collect four under-21 caps so far.


PLAYING STYLE

According to WhoScored, Madueke is a left-footed right-winger whose style is more of an Antony (£7.3m) than a Hakim Ziyech (£5.5m).

He is skillful, fast and direct when dribbling near opposing full-backs. Working with Ruud van Nistelrooy helped improve his finishing, with Roger Schmidt fine-tuning his out-of-possession pressing work, to create a more polished player.

“I am a bit of a showman. I try to beat players. I am fast. I have an eye for goal. That is how I would describe myself. My biggest strengths are still my speed and my dribbling but I would say that my end product is good as well now.” – Madueke


WHERE MADUEKE FITS IN AT CHELSEA

Although Chelsea are known for loaning out their talents to a network of clubs, Madueke is likely to stay and compete with the aforementioned new wide players while Ziyech is thought to covet a move away and both Raheem Sterling (£9.7m) and Christian Pulisic (£5.7m) are injured.

Head coach Graham Potter is a fan of Madueke and suggests than an adjustment period is preferred to sending him elsewhere.

“He’s an exciting player, brings a left-footed attacking option for us and competition in that area of the pitch. He’s a young player who has had a good start in his career, accumulated games for a big club in Holland.

“He’s ready to take the next step and we need to help him adjust to life with us and to life in the Premier League, but again he is a player our supporters will like.” – Graham Potter

In fact, Chelsea could do with as much attacking help as possible right now. They are stuck in tenth place and have scored the fewest goals of all teams since Gameweek 12.

Using our Members Area stats, it can be seen that no side has a worse goal conversion rate than their 5.8 per cent.


IS MADUEKE WORTH BUYING IN FPL?

Potter needs new names to resurrect the Blues’ season and Madueke could be thrown in early due to such injuries. If he impresses enough to nail down a place, and it’s a big ‘if’ knowing Potter’s attitude towards rotation, the £5.5m price tag could tempt many into purchasing – especially those wanting to ditch Miguel Almiron (£5.8m) in the near future.

Our Season Ticker shows that Chelsea have the fourth-best set of fixtures over the next eight Gameweeks and the leading run of those without an imminent Double Gameweek.

Not only are they guaranteed to play in Gameweek 25 – when four teams won’t due to the Carabao Cup final – Potter and co are also nailed-on for big Blank Gameweek 28, as both they and Everton are already out of the FA Cup.

The transfer window closes before the next FPL deadline. If Chelsea decide to sell Ziyech and loan out Fofana, there could be a clear path for Madueke to make an immediate impact given the injuries elsewhere.

But eyes will probably be more likely on Mudryk for these good fixtures, and game-time certainly looks more assured for the Ukrainian for now.

Haaland Foden


FPLMarc Newcastle fan that spends far too much time thinking about FPL.

122 Comments Post a Comment
  1. TheBiffas
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Mornin

    1. Botman and Robben
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Afternoon

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

        Night

    2. The Knights Template
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Tis evening here and the southern cross has appeared.

      1. TheBiffas
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Where resideth you, Mr knight?

        1. The Knights Template
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          The Great Southern Land! The ar$e end of the world.

  2. _Gunner
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Morning All,

    Which is better?

    A- KDB + Mitrovic > Bruno + Nketiah (bench Andreas)
    B- KDB + Andreas > Bruno + Odegaard (bench Mitrovic)

    1. WiredWeasel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Personally, Mitrovic is a bit like Digne for me: every time I have him, he does nothing/gets injured. I don't have him at the moment (so you're all safe to keep him), so my preference would be for A, but I would definitely wait for more news on his injury, unless being priced out is a concern.

    2. Big Ronnie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I prefer Odergaard over Nketiah so B but wait for news on Mitro's injury

    3. No Salah
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      A if you want to keep Andreas for GW25 blank

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

    0 FT 5.8m ITB

    DDG (Ward)
    Shaw Shaar Trip White (Bueno)
    Rash(C) Odegaard Almiron (Pereira)
    Haaland Kane Toney

    GTG?

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

    Potential bench in GW23- Is this BB worthy?

    Ward (TOT)
    Tete (FOR)
    Shaw (lee)
    Andreas (FOR)

    1. Big Ronnie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      No that could easily only get 6-7 points

  5. Big Ronnie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Want Bruno this week and think Saka is a better option than Martinelli. Which option is best over next 2 GWs. 2FT and £1.6m ITB.

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

    Ward, Botman, Andreas, Patterson

    A) For free
    GW22 - Martinelli & Toney to Fernandes & Gnonto
    GW23 - Fernandes to Saka

    B) -4
    GW22 - KDB & Martinelli to Fernandes & Saka
    GW23 - Fernandes & Toney to KDB & £7.2m forward (Mitro or punt on Alvarez)

    C) -4 (Forget Bruno and get Mahrez for GW23)
    GW22 - Martinelli & Toney to Saka & Gnonto
    GW23 - Shaw & Toney to Bueno & Mahrez

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

      a

      1. Big Ronnie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Cheers

    2. EL_FENOMENO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Why are you so keen on moving out Martinelli?

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

        Ah never mind didn't see you have Odegaard. A would be best in that case I reckon.

        1. Big Ronnie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Cheers. Could keep Martinelli just prefer Saka. Keeping Martinelli would be easier though.

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

    So many unnecessary transfers being made before all the cup games have finished forcing price changes that can scupper planned moves. Drives me crazy. Its about time FPL put a block on transfers until a day before the gameweek deadline.

    1. Ranger3
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Thats part of the game.. There are those who want to take a risk to enjoy a price rise.. Many on this site bought Stones early just before he got injured.. Thats was fun to watch ! So they can't block transfers and remove a fun part of the game

      1. artvandelay316
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        It's a needless part of the game. If everyone just used common sense and waited until nearer the deadline, there would be no unnecessary price rises and everyone could relax.

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          No, it's a great part of the game and I'm very glad it happens like that. Its will always be like that and always has been.

      2. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        To be honest this is a bit of a nonsensical comment. If transfers werent possible until a day before the deadline then prices don't change meaning no risk can or needs to be taken as you know you wont be priced out.

        I dont see what is 'fun' about transfering in a player 2 weeks before their next league game and then seeing them get injured in a cup game. The whole price change system is an utter nonsence. I would like to see it got rid of completely so prices always stay the same.

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          😆
          You've completely misunderstood his comment in every way. Amazing!

        2. Ranger3
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          You just want to play with a cheat code... Its part of the game.. And yes it will be less fun if the game is easier for everybody

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            Exactly. You can tell a lot from a person who wants a very simple game made even simpler.

          2. gooberman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            How would this be cheat code? Dont be stupid. Im not against making the game harder in certain ways but not in this way. The sensible and correct tactic is to wait for team news before making any moves.

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 year, 4 months ago

              Oh my God mate! You're hilarious.You are so literal. I've got to screen shot this stuff otherwise nobody will believe me.

            2. Ranger3
              • 7 Years
              1 year, 4 months ago

              There are 11m players and you want everybody to use the correct tactic in your point of view ? You need this price out part, just the fact that you are angry because casuals making transfers early make your moves more difficult, make it more fun in my pov

        3. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          And I hope price changes become far more aggressive. Would be great if a player could go up or down 0.5 per game week.

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      That really is a silly idea.

      1. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        It absolutely isnt. Price changes are a completely unnecessary dynamic in FPL. As far as Im aware no other fantasy games have it. Explain why its a silly idea? Have you never been priced out of transfer target because of price changes? Im sure you have

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          I'm priced out on almost a weekly basis. All part of the challenge. Who on earth would want to make things less and less challenging? The whole point is making decisions. But listen, we will never ever agree on this. You want things simpler, I want things more complicated. It's who we are as men.

          1. Grande Tubarão
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            People defining who they are as men based on attitude to price changes. Never change FFS.

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 year, 4 months ago

              Bang on.

            2. gooberman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              1 year, 4 months ago

              Yep what a ridiculous comment. Comical.

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 year, 4 months ago

                😉

        2. The Big Fella
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          It absolutely is

    3. Big Ronnie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      But what if people can't make transfers on those days and can only do it earlier? Maybe more about only having changing prices at the deadline update though I don't agree with that.

      1. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        A whole day plus several hours of the next day before deadline to login and make a transfer? Dont see why that would be an issue.

    4. Haa-lala-land
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Gooberman - I'd like to see FPL be mor open and transparent with their price changes. We all use FPL statistics but those in their does season ( which will be every single year) won't have heard of it, because FPL don't advertise it in the rules. Perhaps if price change only happen once a week as opposed to everyday, and it was clearly advertised by FPL which day of week it was rising and falling, it might be fairer to all

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Nah. It's fine how it is. It's a good secret.

    5. notlob legin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I feel price changes are an integral part of the game. However, they can be incredibly frustrating - this week is a perfect example.

      To me it's all about the decision making process - some we get right some we get wrong. Sometimes we might risk early transfers other times we wait.

      We all have the same information available to us, so it's just about your individual decision making.

      I feel it's needed in the game and hope it stays as it is

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Yeah, I've just gone to get Mitoma for exact money and the cheeky bugger rose overnight. Hey ho!

        1. notlob legin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          I thought you were on a wild card?

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            I am, just need to readjust as I went back to having Kane after the advice but need to find 0.1 from somewhere. Might be doing Mee to Pinnock or something.

            1. notlob legin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 year, 4 months ago

              Kane and Mitoma are musts for me on mine - I'd deffo save the money needed in defense somewhere.

              Good luck with it

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 year, 4 months ago

                Oh, 0.2 as Fernandes went up too. All part of the game.
                Thanks a lot.

      2. Geriatric Unathletic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Absolutely agree with NOTLOB. Price changes are all part of the overall game. Some (myself included) play to increase T.V. (particularly early on) to enable a high value team later in the season. This may require additional transfers and early moves which can sometimes backfire.
        Please leave well alone. We don need any more move to a further sanitised and template game.

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Gorgeously eloquent.

        2. gooberman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          I can tell you that chasing team value is a flawed and pointless strategy. Whilst in theory it makes sense its not necessary purely because there are always value players that emerge who match the higher priced players. The best FPL managers who get consistent high ranks and also those who actually win FPL dont achieve it through having a high team value in fact most have modest team values.

          1. Hairy Potter
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            In that case there is no reason to complain about being priced out of planned transfers.

            1. gooberman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              1 year, 4 months ago

              What are you on about? Not having to build team value over the season per say doesnt mean you cant be disadvantaged by being priced out of a player you want especially if at that time I dont like the other options.

              1. Hairy Potter
                • 9 Years
                1 year, 4 months ago

                You're not disadvantaged though. Everyone can make transfers at the same time. If you can't see other options or fear being priced out of the option that you're set on, then make the early transfer. Transfers and price fluctuations are part of the game. It's about risk and reward. Everyone has to deal with it and navigate it as best they can. Maybe just deal with it rather than bleating on about it.

          2. Geriatric Unathletic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 13 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            Hi Gooberman. I feel I must disagree with you. All strategies are valid but some produce a more consistent result. I reckon my overall finishes are generally none too shabby. I have always tried to maintain a decent T.V. but even so often find myself being priced out of a transfer.

            There can only be one winner, and this has more to do with enormous amounts of luck and correct 50:50 calls than worrying about T.V. values

    6. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Ah, Gooberman... I agree its not smart to make early moves with so many games left to play, but you sound so intolerant. Hands off my players! Ban early moves! FPL doesn't revolve around you dude. Some people play differently; deal with it.

      1. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        There is simply no need to make transfers this early. Its always annoyed me and I would like to see these idiots prevented from being able to do it. I feel it would be a better and more enjoyable game either without price changes full stop or no transfers being allowed until a day before deadline.

        1. The Mentaculus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          We heard you the 1st time!

        2. Deulofail
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          People who take FPL less seriously than you are idiots? More likely the other way around imo

    7. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      "So boss, I reckon we should shut the site down for most of the time".

      See how he replies.

    8. Deulofail
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I just think that the selling price should be the same as your purchase price for a player, so you don't have to worry about the assets you own. Then you only have to worry about the purchase prices of players you don't own, and ideally that would be transparent and once per gameweek. I believe this would solve your problem without babysitting FPL managers and stopping them from playing the game for 5 or 6 of the 7 days per week.

      1. x.jim.x
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        This would be the ideal solution in my eyes. The 'selling for half the profit' thing is off-putting for new players, especially when the logic behind price changes isn't publicised.

        1. Deulofail
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Yeah I think the majority of players probably don't know how price changes work, and none of us know how it works completely. I think this solution would also help fight the templatiness of FPL, as there would be less incentive to do the same as everyone else to benefit from price rises.

    9. Ne0
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      If that's how you feel, this game is not for you, mate. Price rise is an integral part of this game. Yes, it doesn't make sense to do early transfers this week. But that's part of the risk. Early transfers are high risk high reward. Building team value is one strategy that people can take in the game. Waiting for more information and playing it safe is another. Depending on various circumstances (including which half of the season we're in), one approach might be better than the other. It's part of the game. Just because you think that one approach is better all the time, or that people taking a different approach than you negatively affects you doesn't mean that that that approach needs to be banned. FPL doesn't revolve around you. It's a game for millions of people, not just for you.

      1. Geriatric Unathletic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Well this was fun and some healthy debate for a change :).

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

    Kepa
    Akanji Shaw Trippier
    Rashford(c) KDB Martinelli Almiron
    Toney Haaland Kane

    Ward Andreas Tete Patterson

    2FT 0.4itb

    Any better options then these moves?

    GW22- KDB > Bruno
    GW23 - Bruno + Toney > KDB + Nketiah
    (No Hit)

    1. Sterling Malory
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Similar team to mine and also considering those moves.

      Generally I don't like planning to sell and buy back though.

  8. Bavarian
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Salah > Bruno worth a -4?

    1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Salah to anyone worth a -4 at the moment

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Easily.

    3. Botman and Robben
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Even Salah -> Pascal Groß (-4) is ideal in my opinion.

  9. theodosios
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    For minus 4:
    A) Trossard > Saka
    B) Trossard > Bruno
    C) Hold

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

      B

    2. _Gunner
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      B

    3. Botman and Robben
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      B

    4. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      If United get the DGW B, if not depends on who you can bench Trossard for.

  10. Black Knights
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Looks like he's only got one arm from the angle of that photo.

    1. Geriatric Unathletic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      What, you mean he hasn't, lol 🙂 !

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      First thing I noticed when glancing at the article. Image how good he would be with two !

    3. Haa-lala-land
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Half as likely to concede a penalty

  11. Rohirrims
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    A) Mitrovic + Ward > Nketiah + DdG
    B) Kane + Almiron > Nketiah + Almiron

    Which scores more?

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

      in B it is Nketiah + Bruno

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

        Not a fan of getting rid of Kane under any circumstance but B is a good move.

    2. Haa-lala-land
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Surely it's A if for this coming GW?

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

    Exactly. Who is he?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Was just thinking of writing the same thing. I have no clue.

  13. SomeoneKnows
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Kepa
    Trippier, Saliba, Shaw
    KDB, Rashford, Martinelli, Almiron*
    Haaland, Darwin*, Kane

    (Ward, Andreas*, Castagne, Bueno)

    With 2FT + 0.8 itb which trio do you prefer?

    A) Toney, Odegaard, Andreas
    B) Toney, Odegaard, Mitoma (-4)
    C) Nkeitah, Mahrez, Andreas
    D) Nkeitah, Mahrez, Mitoma (-4)
    E) Ferguson, Fernandes, Andreas
    F) Ferguson, Fernandes, Mitoma (-4)

    1. The Knights Template
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      F with Gnonto if possible.

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Gnonto, Fernandes, Andreas for free ? Then take the hit get Odegaard and Mahrez for DGW22.

  14. Botman and Robben
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    First time I am hearing of Noni.

    1. The Knights Template
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      They were actually after Nani.

  15. FCHaalandaise
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Barring any setbacks how does this look for next week?

    Pope
    Trippier Akanji Shaw
    Mahrez Saka Odegard Rashford Bruno
    Kane Haaland

    Ward Ferguson Bueno Patterson 0ft 1.6m itb

    1. Haa-lala-land
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      What do you think of the article

      1. FCHaalandaise
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 4 months ago

        I don't read the drivel posted here these days

  16. Jaws
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Bench boost this lot?
    Ederson, White, Rodrigo & Rico Henry.

    1. DavvaMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      No.

    2. Black Knights
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      It's not bad tbh. Hopeful of 2-3 returns there?

  17. boombaba
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    WC team GW22.

    Kepa Ward
    Zinchenko Tripps Shaw Akanji Botman
    Odegaard Bruno Rash Mahrez Rodrigo
    Haa Kane Nketiah

    Would you bench boost it in GW23?

  18. BERGKOP
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    "Who is Chelsea's 80th signing of this transfer window?"

  19. x.jim.x
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    De Gea
    Schär - Trippier - Shaw
    De Bruyne - Rashford (C) - Martinelli - Almirón
    Mitrović - Kane - Haaland (VC)

    Bench: Ward, Walker, Andreas, Bueno
    £2.1 ITB, 1 FT

    Is it worth taking a -8 to get Bruno in or just stick with DDG + Shaw + Rashford as 3 United assets?

    1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      -4 yes but -8 a touch to far

      1. x.jim.x
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Could do De Bruyne + De Gea to Bruno + Ramsdale actually

    2. boombaba
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Who would you lose for a hit? KDB then no.
      I'd stick with the three united players you got. Walker to Akanji for DGW23.

      1. x.jim.x
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        I was thinking Mitrovic + Almiron + De Gea to Gnonto + Bruno + Ramsdale but probably a step too far.

  20. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Almiron, Nunez > Bruno, Gnonto (no hit)?

    Kepa
    Trips, White, Dalot*
    Mahrez, KDB, Martinelli, Rashford
    Darwin, Mitro, Haaland

    Ward, Botmon, Almiron, Williams

    1. boombaba
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Yes

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

    "'Maybe four or five weeks more...' Gabriel Jesus' initial timeline was around 3-4 months, in hope that it would be close to three. Looks to be bang on schedule."

    https://twitter.com/BenDinnery/status/1618231268579381254

    Just a heads-up. Given that video was likely shot at the Sunday match I suppose that timeline would bring us up to around GW25.

    Not ideal timing given that's a BGW but let's hope they don't rush him too much...!

    1. Deulofail
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Will hopefully dissuade people from going for Nketiah

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

        I don't suppose majority will take heed of something that's will only potentially affect a few GWs from (not should they with short term fixtures)... but all for keeping that ownership low!

        Congrats on the haul BTW! I brought him on for last GW too... but only in Draft, d'oh!

        1. Deulofail
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Thanks! Pretty much the first name on my GW17 teamsheet tbh. He's been so underrated in FPL and real life, but the tides are turning. Will you get him in FPL now?

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

            Most likely yes

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

      Non-Nketiah consider-ers not affected of course :mrgreen:

  22. Strchld
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Early thoughts:

    KdB and Almiron to Ode and Bruno for free if ManU have DGW. Probably next week bringing KdB back.

    1. Lord of Ings
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Don’t find this optimal at all, would rather sell Kane for a few weeks then bring him back in by 24/25.

  23. Lord of Ings
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    I’m considering zinchenko as my arsenal defender of choice who I bring in,
    The other 3 are really popular and with zinchenko playing cm, I quite like his assist potential tbh.

  24. x.jim.x
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Anyone considering TC Rashford? Palace and Leeds at home - could get 5 across both games, especially if on pens.

    1. RedLightning
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      See the GW22 Triple Captain poll.

      1. x.jim.x
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        My question was intended to spark discussion, not just 'Yes' or 'No' - votes are literally split right down the middle on the poll, so it's not as if there's no debate to be had.

  25. WiredWeasel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Key for me is whether that is starting in the first XI or starting first team training in 4-5 weeks. I guess we'll know soon because if it is starting/subbing in GW25 I would expect photos in full time first team training next week, and some clarity around just what is meant by see you on the pitch!

  26. MaRooney 5
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    a) Mitro, Mount > Gnonto, Bruno
    b) Kane, Andreas > Nketiah, Bruno
    c) Kane, Mitro, Andreas/Mount > Bruno, Nketiah, Gnonto (-4)?

    Thanks in advance!