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  1. JT11fc
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    How we looking?
    Pickford 4.0
    Chilwell James Gabriele Estu
    Rashford Foden Martinelli Saka 4.5
    Jackson Watkins Haaland

    Arsenal forward and City defender uncertainty confusing me a tad

    1. PScholes18
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Bit of a beching headache, but I like it.

      1. JT11fc
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 23 days ago

        True, James will likely sit out the 1st game

    2. Pariße
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Instead of Salah you made everything overpowered.

      1. JT11fc
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 23 days ago

        Is that a bad thing? haha

        1. Pariße
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 23 days ago

          Not at all.

      2. Count of Monte Hristo
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 23 days ago

        More options week to week. Better than hanging your hat on Salah every week.

    3. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      good balance.
      Not sold on Pickford personally
      James will bite you, Chilwell might be enough to start with

      1. JT11fc
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 23 days ago

        Which 4.5 do you prefer? James is a nostalgic pic at this point to be honest, hoping he stay fit
        Thanks

        1. Pariße
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 23 days ago

          I like Colwill, Tarkowski, Bissaka, and Andersen.

        2. Pariße
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 23 days ago

          I like Villa’s selection of 4.5ers, but it’s too early to select one, as none of them seems completely nailed, with Digne the only one unchallenged because of his rival’s injury.

          1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
            • 9 Years
            9 months, 23 days ago

            this

          2. JT11fc
            • 5 Years
            9 months, 23 days ago

            Thanks, food for thought, didnt realise Bissaka was so cheap

            1. Andy_Social
              • 11 Years
              9 months, 23 days ago

              Careful. I had him in early drafts when he excelled in the first friendlies. Then Dalot came in and did even better.

              1. JT11fc
                • 5 Years
                9 months, 23 days ago

                Ye does seem like too much rivalry..... I cant bring myself to sell James anyhow haha

    4. Hog Roast Junkie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      James could easily be Stones to avoid CHE def double up?

      1. Andy_Social
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 23 days ago

        That's illogical to my mind. If you think Chilwell and James can both haul and score better than other defenders, why would you choose a defender you expect to score less?

      2. JT11fc
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 23 days ago

        Good idea, seems to be the template, probably the sensible move to cover all the defences

  2. Moxon
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    Chilwell or Stones?

    1. Count of Monte Hristo
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Chilwell

    2. Fatboy_Slim
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Chilwell over first few gameweek...

      1. Andy_Social
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 23 days ago

        Chilwell has the ceiling, Stones has the floor.

  3. Fatboy_Slim
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    Guys, please suggest:

    1) Shaw+ Foden+ Wissa (1st sub)
    Or
    2) Stones+Rashford+4.5 fodder on bench

    1. JT11fc
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      2 safer, 1 more differential I think

      1. Fatboy_Slim
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 23 days ago

        Agree...2 is safer as no benching headache, but what I was thinking is option 1 saves me transfers for later as I can rotate wissa in etc, and Foden if he starts is explosive...either way I guess community shield will tell us

        1. JT11fc
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 23 days ago

          I do like Foden, Im just thinking if Rashford fires then it will hurt

    2. Count of Monte Hristo
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      A

  4. dshv
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    Onana
    Gabriel Estupinqn Taa
    Martinelli Saka Mitoma Rashford Mbeumo
    Haaland Jackson

    0.5itb

    What can I improve?

    1. teddy.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 14 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Odegaard instead of Martinelli

  5. PScholes18
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    Which is better?

    A: Salah, Anderson, Wissa
    B: Martinelli, Mbuemo, Darwin

    1. Fatboy_Slim
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      B any day as with A you are depending on wissa to compensate for 2 players considering at least for 3 gameweeks I expect Martinelli to match Salah due to better fixtures...
      Also with B you could have Watkins as per my calculations instead of darwin

      1. PScholes18
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 23 days ago

        Thanks. B is my current set up.
        Can get Watkins with cash to spare, but feel I need some Liverpool cover.

  6. Sterling Effort
      9 months, 23 days ago

      First time since release my team has gone 2 days without changing! How's it looking?

      Onana
      James Stones Saliba Tarkowski
      Salah Saka Bruno Diaby
      Haaland Jackson

      Areola Lewis-Potter Kabore Mubawa

      1. teddy.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 14 Years
        9 months, 23 days ago

        Nice. I would rather the proven talents of Eze, Mbuemo or Mitoma to Diaby though.

        1. Sterling Effort
            9 months, 23 days ago

            Mbuemo was my pick, but the potential OoP draw of Diaby was too much - that's the one that may change though

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 months, 23 days ago

          The same as 2 days ago

          😉

          A little bit different with some free thought which is refreshing.

          Look below re: Stones tho.

          1. Sterling Effort
              9 months, 23 days ago

              If Stones is out I have no clue who I'd even want to replace him, can't have Shaw at that price personally & got Chelsea/Arsenal already - tricky one!

              1. AC/DC AFC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                9 months, 23 days ago

                The thing is as good a position and role Stones offers, he'll likely play 3 out of 4 games across the season so you do need decent cover.

                1. Sterling Effort
                    9 months, 23 days ago

                    Yeah I'm tempted to just get Botman/Henry & upgrade Mubawa to J.Pedro

          2. BRFC
            • 4 Years
            9 months, 23 days ago

            Don’t worry about Stones he was injured in training yesterday won’t play on Sunday according to City forum

            1. AC/DC AFC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              9 months, 23 days ago

              That would be true to form.

              A few injuries is just going to reinforce the template.

              I guess that's not a bad thing because it's likely to lag many of the other team variations and could cause some collective jitters in the first few months.

            2. Ask Yourself
              • 7 Years
              9 months, 23 days ago

              Link ?

              1. rainy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 8 Years
                9 months, 23 days ago

                It’s the Blue Moon forum. Someone posts ‘Stones better not be injured’ and that takes on a life of its own

                https://forums.bluemoon-mcfc.co.uk/search/1919776/?q=stones+injured&t=post&o=relevance

                1. Ask Yourself
                  • 7 Years
                  9 months, 23 days ago

                  Lol nice thanks

          3. TochanMama
            • 11 Years
            9 months, 23 days ago

            RMT please

            Onana • Areola

            TAA • Gabriel • Estupinan • Akanji • (Baldock)

            Saka • Odegaard • Foden • Mitoma • Mbuemo

            Haaland • Watkins • (Mubama)

            Will play a 3-5-2 or a 4-4-2 considering the pep roulette.
            Might have a serious headache if Akanji and Foden both end up on the bench.
            Kinda confused as to whom to bench. Could start with Akanji or he is just a safer option on the bench?
            What do you guys think?

            1. teddy.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 14 Years
              9 months, 23 days ago

              You'll have that dilemma every week with Akanji and Foden

              1. TochanMama
                • 11 Years
                9 months, 23 days ago

                True, what are the chances that both don't play?

                1. teddy.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 14 Years
                  9 months, 23 days ago

                  Even that is hard to quantify.

                  You could get a decent 4.5 instead of Akanji and Bruno and Martinelli instead of Odegaard and Foden.

                  1. TochanMama
                    • 11 Years
                    9 months, 23 days ago

                    Makes sense, thanks

          4. reto1989
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 23 days ago

            why everyone pick GK johnstone over steel?

            is brighton not the better team with the better starting fixtures?

            1. teddy.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 14 Years
              9 months, 23 days ago

              Some uncertainty about Steele vs Verbruggen and Brighton will have Europa distractions soon.

            2. AC/DC AFC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              9 months, 23 days ago

              I'd rather be on the Brighton keeper if we knew which one.

              Palace fixtures look tricky to me defensively so I'm looking elsewhere.

            3. AC/DC AFC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              9 months, 23 days ago

              You can probably take a risk on Steele but the manager isn't afraid to shake his starting keeper up and presumably you'll be playing him across the fixtures until he's dropped?

          5. Ask Yourself
            • 7 Years
            9 months, 23 days ago

            Anyone playing championship gaffr? A long shot but here’s a draft from there x

            Dieng (MIL)
            Key (BIR) Manning (wed) Mumba (HUD)
            Siniesterra (CAR) JWP (C, wed) KDH (COV) Roberts (IPS)
            Piroe (VC, BIR) Semedo (IPS) Broadhead (sun)

            Hazard Slater Pereira Davis

            1. Piggs Boson
              • 12 Years
              9 months, 23 days ago

              Needs more Plymouth 😛

          6. adstomko
            • 7 Years
            9 months, 23 days ago

            If he's still a Spurs player next Friday, reckon it's worth owning Harry Kane in GW1?

            1. jacob1989
              • 2 Years
              9 months, 23 days ago

              I am considering the same if nkunku is injured

            2. AC/DC AFC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              9 months, 23 days ago

              A hattrick at Brentford on Sunday...

              A goal against Man United and sold before Bournemouth in gw3

            3. Andy_Social
              • 11 Years
              9 months, 23 days ago

              No, there will still be 2 weeks of the transfer window

            4. Thanos
              • 2 Years
              9 months, 23 days ago

              Will he give his 100%?

              I'd rather wait and see how Spurs look.

          7. Bury94
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            9 months, 23 days ago

            Is this too risky?

            Flekken
            Chilwell, Estupinan, Gabriel
            Saka, Martinelli, Foden, Salah
            Joao Pedro, Haaland, Nkunku

            Bench is Bell, Beyer and Nakamba

            I like this but Pedro, Martinelli and Foden all potential rotation risks and the bench is not good.

            1. AC/DC AFC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              9 months, 23 days ago

              Isn't there fitness concerns for Nkunku and other worries about Flekken finding his feet?

              1. jacob1989
                • 2 Years
                9 months, 23 days ago

                With Raya gone. Flekken wil be no 1

                1. AC/DC AFC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  9 months, 23 days ago

                  Reply fail below in the Flekken box.

          8. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 23 days ago

            Watkins missing yet ANOTHER penalty. Don't think I could take the pain.
            Coutinho was good when he came on by all accounts, to add another small wrinkle to the Villa selections.

            1. Andy_Social
              • 11 Years
              9 months, 23 days ago

              I didn't think Coutinho was that good. The surprise package was the one we don't mention ... ever (..... Digne)

          9. rivo4england
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 23 days ago

            Any changes to make here?

            Flekken (Areola)
            Stones Estu Gabriel (Botman, Baldock)
            Saka Martinelli Foden Salah (4.5)
            Haaland Pedro Jackson

            Bit worried about no Trent or James....

            1. AC/DC AFC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              9 months, 23 days ago

              3

              The first 3

            2. AC/DC AFC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              9 months, 23 days ago

              But he can't catch a ball or stand in the middle of the goal.

              Flaky Flekken might not match Raya.

              And Raya is yet to be sold.

          10. Lovren an elevator
            • 8 Years
            9 months, 23 days ago

            I know it's hard, but....who do you think is the best one to own/modt nailed?

            A. Nunez
            B. Diaz
            C. Gakpo
            D. Jota

            1. AC/DC AFC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              9 months, 23 days ago

              Probably Gakpo and Diaz.

              Jota could be the best one tho!

          11. Waddlinho
            • 4 Years
            9 months, 23 days ago

            Pickford
            Estupiñan, Gabriel, Saliba
            Salah, Rashford, Saka, Foden, Mitoma
            Haaland, Wissa

            (Virginia, Baldock, Bell, Woodrow)

            Still wondering is Salah really worth it. There are still loads of good mids (Eze, Mbuemo, Bowen, Bruno, Ødegaard...) and changing Salah to one of them would give me 4M-6M to make team better.

            So what would you do?

            A) Salah, Bell & Wissa -> Bruno, Chilwell & Watkins (with 0,5 ITB)
            B) Keep it as it is.

          12. Atters
            • 9 Years
            9 months, 23 days ago

            Fellow Salah owners, do you currently plan to captain him in GW2?

            The worry to bet against Haaland so early on is making me wonder if I should just avoid Salah to avoid the headache...

            1. Waddlinho
              • 4 Years
              9 months, 23 days ago

              That's the reason to own him, isn't it?

              But then again you just made me think about it from a new angle. So far I've been thinking I could be massively left behind if I DON'T own and captain Salah in GW2.

              Salah's ownership is 23,9%, Haaland's is 86,7% - and most of those will captain him in GW2. So yeah, there is a real danger in owning and captaining Salah - and still be left way behind because of it.

            2. x.jim.x
              • 9 Years
              9 months, 23 days ago

              My plan is to captain Salah, stick some money on Haaland scoring a brace, then weep as both of them blank.

            3. AC/DC AFC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              9 months, 23 days ago

              Just captain Salah when he's home and Haaland is away against better teams.

              Or just captain Haaland and take the Salah points.

            4. Psakhotherapy
              • 13 Years
              9 months, 23 days ago

              I’m planning on captaining Salah for gw2, and any time Haaland is away against top half opponents. If Salah doesn’t look like getting hauls in the new system, can always swap him out to cheaper alt after the first few gws

          13. AC/DC AFC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            9 months, 23 days ago

            Haaland is an easy captain pick until gw8, 9 and 10.

            They coincide with good games for Salah. Especially gw9 and 10 home to Everton and Forest.

            1. Andy_Social
              • 11 Years
              9 months, 23 days ago

              Are you saying Haaland is just a flat-track bully?

            2. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 23 days ago

              Arsenal, Brighton and ManU.

              In 6 games against them last season, he got 7 goals and 5 assists.

              Morgan Freeman "Good luck" GIF.

            3. x.jim.x
              • 9 Years
              9 months, 23 days ago

              Unless I've done my maths wrong, Haaland outscored Salah by a point last season in the same fixtures. Not saying the same will happen again this season, just worth bearing in mind.

              1. AC/DC AFC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                9 months, 23 days ago

                Yeah...

                Haaland can score twice with 5 touches of the ball all game.

                His blanks are impossible to predict so perma captain then

                😉

                1. x.jim.x
                  • 9 Years
                  9 months, 23 days ago

                  Being on penalties helps - City got 10 last season.

          14. Psakhotherapy
            • 13 Years
            9 months, 23 days ago

            I always end up wildcarding early, so assume this is for the first few weeks only:
            A) colwill, rashford, Darwin
            B) chilwell, Bruno, Jackson

            any thought appreciated…

            1. Taegugk Warrior
              • 5 Years
              9 months, 23 days ago

              b

          15. Mux
              9 months, 23 days ago

              Flekken, steele
              Henry, mings, Gabriel, Bell, beyer
              Salah, maddison, mitoma, son, odegaard
              Halaand, nketiah, Joao Pedro.
              Nketiah and son for the start May be switch out later for a 5.5defender & 7.5 mid depending on son performance

            • adstomko
              • 7 Years
              9 months, 23 days ago

              If Kane stays...

              Pickford
              Gabriel - Colwill - Patterson - Ahmedhodžić
              Salah - Saka (C) - Diaby - Danjuma
              Haaland - Kane
              (Macey - Pau - Nakamba - Mubama)

              1. The Big Fella
                • 7 Years
                9 months, 23 days ago

                Bold! I’d say your midfield is too punty though with two possible risks and no United could punish you.

            • Taegugk Warrior
              • 5 Years
              9 months, 23 days ago

              A. Wissa, Mitoma, Eze
              B. Pedro, Mbeumo, Diaby

              1. Waddlinho
                • 4 Years
                9 months, 23 days ago

                A

            • Sterling Effort
                9 months, 23 days ago

                Is Diaby to Buendia a viable way to save 0.5m?

                1. Chimwe Chikomba Tasa
                  • 12 Years
                  9 months, 23 days ago

                  I don't think so. i personally have a good feeling about Diaby

              • Krionos
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 13 Years
                9 months, 23 days ago

                Chelsea to finish 4th. Lolol

              • Fishface
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                9 months, 23 days ago

                Anyone considering a ManU/Arsenal midfield double up? Tempted

              • magyarhyperion
                  9 months, 23 days ago

                  So James is injury prone , but Chilwell....hmm.
                  It happens all the time ,year after year. He could be a great option . He will never be a great option. I am a fan of him, cheering for him. But he is a big NO.