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  1. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    18 days, 14 hours ago

    30 / 31 wildcarders. How many 37 doublers are you starting with?

    I kind of want to keep all of my non doublers until 35 but then I'll need to make 5-6 transfers in 3 GWs to get 15 doublers

    But really don't want to make any transfers before FH34 because the whole team will have good fixtures

    1. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 14 Years
      18 days, 14 hours ago

      In the past too many managers have not made the best use of the WC because they’ve been too focused on using it to prepare for a BB in a DGW.

      I’m not having a pop at you per se but it seems that most have a blind spot about that.

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        18 days, 14 hours ago

        Fair comments mate

      2. tricpic
        • 14 Years
        18 days, 14 hours ago

        Agree. It’s also SEVEN weeks away - lot of rotation/injury/return from injury still to come. Totally impossible to count at this stage.

      3. Mambino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        18 days, 14 hours ago

        Although on this occasion there is a double double under consideration for spurs and Chelsea

    2. Morph - Unbelievable Geoff
      • 7 Years
      18 days, 14 hours ago

      Only 8 DGW37 players. I don't want to be too blinkered by it. I reckon Pickford and Branthwaite vs Sheffield Utd in 37 could outscore (e.g.) Onana and Van Hecke. I also have 2x Arsenal, 2x Liverpool and Muniz, some/most of who will be transfered out before 37. (FH34, BTW).

    3. DARE TO BISCAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      18 days, 14 hours ago

      I've got 8. Will FH34. Plan in place BB34 will have 12 decent doublers, Salah & RAN (no hits), with 2FT for GW38.

      Obviously, plans can be changed/forced to change 🙂

      1. DARE TO BISCAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        18 days, 14 hours ago

        *BB37

      2. DARE TO BISCAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        18 days, 14 hours ago

        *13 decent doublers - excuse my maffs

    4. Give it to Big Sam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      18 days, 6 hours ago

      I have put myself in a bit of a corner by FH29 but decided to WC 30.

      Henderson Petrović
      Gabriel Bradley Ait-Nouri Gusto Robinson
      Saka Havertz Salah Palmer Son
      Darwin Haaland Muniz

      I currently have 5 DGW37 players and 8 DGW players for 34 which may go to 9 with Robinson or Muniz out. I'll bench Chelsea players plus Son in 34.

      GW35 I'll ideally have 2FTs and maybe take a hit to get Spurs in but also just start adding DGW37 players.

      I'll likely keep Salah and Saka but try to get to 10 DGW37 players and BB then.

      It isn't ideal but alot of the time DGW players don't preform, which I'm hoping will be the case

      1. Give it to Big Sam
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        18 days, 6 hours ago

        I meant to ask, how many DGW37 players are you going with?

  2. Jullepuu
    • 4 Years
    18 days, 14 hours ago

    Saka and Foden to Salah and Gordon for a hit?

    1. Hits from the Bong
      • 5 Years
      18 days, 14 hours ago

      Wouldn’t want to lose either

    2. Mozumbus
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 14 hours ago

      Will take a hit for Salah but not for Gordon

      Would like to retain at least one of Saka and Foden

    3. Manani
      • 12 Years
      18 days, 14 hours ago

      if you look past this week, both are worth keeping

  3. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    18 days, 14 hours ago

    So here's how you do a Fantasy Challenge team...

    Carson*
    Udogie Bradley Timber* Walker*
    Son Maddison Salah Palmer
    Darwin Koumas*
    (Dubravka Muniz Richarlison Gusto)

    Ignore the actual picks. This is more or less on who you think will score the best. I just did a mock-up fairly quick with a focus on how to maximize the autosubs loophole.

    Goalie is straight forward. If Dubravka keeps a cleanie, leave Carson in. If he doesn't, replace Carson with a goalie you want to go for the cleanie with playing later.

    For outfield benched players:

    If all your players blank in the Saturday 3pms > Replace all the *s with players playing later.
    If you want just Muniz > Replace Timber and Koumas. Walker will auto sub out and you get Muniz but the other two are benched.

    After that, you're forced to have Muniz because he's first sub but can isolate to one of the other two.

    If you want Gusto > Replace Koumas only. You'll get Muniz and Gusto, no Richarlison.
    If you want Richarlison > Replace Timber only. You'll get Muniz and Rich, no Gusto.
    If you want both Rich and Gusto > You're gonna have to bring all 3 benched players on.

    This is the most optimal way to do it and this week is good for testing because there are no budget constraints. For future weeks this could be complicated because of your early KO guys being cheap and their replacements being too expensive. But I think budget will likely not matter much in challenge this season. Prices are so generous and you're encouraged to go for some more ambitious differential picks.

    I dunno why I put in the effort for this but it's there if someone wants to give it a go/has money on it this week. Once you get in the habit of setting your team up like this every week I think it'll all be much easier to do. Now if only I had nice leagues to join with good prizes on offer...

    1. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      18 days, 14 hours ago

      I put Injured Jota in my starting line up and captained him with Son as vice Captain. Salah is first sub. If Son delivers say 10 points or more then I leave Jota in and Son gets the captain points. If Son scores less than 10 points then I swap Jota out for Salah before next deadline and get a 2nd go at getting a big captain haul.

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        18 days, 13 hours ago

        Does that work? Can you sub out your captain and does it go on your first sub? I'm not sure it does. Once you sub out your captain it might go straight to VC or could be lost entirely.

        Please test for me! If it works then maybe it's better to use it to maximize captain points over the ability to control your bench points which is what this strategy aims to do.

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 13 Years
          18 days, 13 hours ago

          Also, which is it... Is Salah first sub or is he your Jota replacement in waiting? It can't be both.

          If Salah is your Jota replacement you might not be able to get him if Son does well and you want the C points.
          If Salah is first sub he can't be your captain but you can bring him on for Jota and keep Son (c).

          It doesn't work both ways.

          1. Revival
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            18 days, 13 hours ago

            Son does well then he gets the captaincy points as vice Captain and Salah auto-subs in for Jota.
            I'm thinking that if I have Jota in my team as captain I can swap him to the bench for Salah before the Liverpool game kicks off if Son hasn't delivered. Rules say that you can make unlimited changes (your starting lineup, captain choice, squad) before and during the Gameweek but these must be made before a player's club starts their first match of the Gameweek; after this they will be locked.

        2. Revival
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          18 days, 13 hours ago

          On this point, If Son does well then I leave Jota in my team and let Salah auto-sub in. Captaincy points move from Jota who dosen't play to Son as vice captaincy.

  4. RogueBlood
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    18 days, 14 hours ago

    Thinking of a -8 this week to sort out my defence as only BB and WC left, 0FT and 0.4itb

    Would would you bring in for
    Senesi & Doughty/Estupinan

    Other defenders are
    Gabriel, Beyer

  5. Jimjam
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    18 days, 14 hours ago

    WC team (FH34, BB37):

    Petrovic, Dubravka
    Gabriel, Udogie, Gusto, Lascelles, ???
    Salah, Son, Saka, Palmer, Garnacho
    Haaland, Isak, ???

    1. Bradley or Ait-Nouri?
    2. Darwin or Solanke?

    Currently on Bradley & Darwin.

  6. BigKeith
    • 3 Years
    18 days, 14 hours ago

    who would you bench out of foden and saka to play gordon?

    1. Hits from the Bong
      • 5 Years
      18 days, 14 hours ago

      Saka

  7. Stimps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    18 days, 14 hours ago

    Anyone else's draft tab missing? It's been replaced by fpl challenge for me

  8. R.C
    • 6 Years
    18 days, 14 hours ago

    Who plays right back for City with Walker and Stones one?

    1. BigKeith
      • 3 Years
      18 days, 14 hours ago

      Rico Lewis or Akanji as a right sided cb in a back 3

  9. Eightball
    • 3 Years
    18 days, 14 hours ago

    Salah Saka Foden Garnacho Palmer
    Solanke Haaland Watkins

    Bench one:

    A) Saka
    B) Foden
    C) Garnacho

  10. Zack124
    • 1 Year
    18 days, 14 hours ago

    Need to sell M. Cash, he has red flag.
    Shall I buy!

    A. Ait-Nouri
    B. Branthwaite
    C. Bench him and play Doughty (Spurs away)

    This would be -4 as I used 1 transfer. Planning dead end GW 34.

    1. Eightball
      • 3 Years
      18 days, 14 hours ago

      Maybe A but i'm not a huge fan of a -4 for a defender.

  11. TheBiffas
    • 3 Years
    18 days, 14 hours ago

    a) Elanga (CRY)
    b) D.Luiz (WOL)
    c) Palmer for a -4 hit

    1. The Yam Bandit
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      18 days, 14 hours ago

      Elanga

  12. AzzaroMax99
    • 7 Years
    18 days, 14 hours ago

    On WC:

    A) Solanke+Gomez
    B) Darwin+Gusto

  13. Hanz0
    • 1 Year
    18 days, 14 hours ago

    Fearful of Palmer this week

    Current midfield: Salah Son Maddison Saka Foden

    Foden > Palmer worth a -4 or better to go without?

  14. el polako
    • 6 Years
    18 days, 14 hours ago

    WC team ready, will FH in he 34, O.6m in the bank

    Petrovic Onana

    Gusto, Bradley, Lascalles, Udogie, Burn

    Palmer, Son, Richarlison, Salah, Foden

    Haaland, Darwin, Isak

  15. ididnt
    • 12 Years
    18 days, 14 hours ago

    Is Toney > Muniz -4 worth it? Will also facilitate Haaland in next gw

    1. tricpic
      • 14 Years
      18 days, 14 hours ago

      Yes

  16. drughi
    • 14 Years
    18 days, 14 hours ago

    WC team I just did, FH 34 and BB37. Looking alright ? Benching watkins against city next week but want him for brentford in gw 32 so he stays for now. Its basically watkins and kelleher or darwin/solanke and onana ?

    Kelleher(petrovic)
    Gusto Bradley Porro(Gabriel, Lascelles)
    Son Salah Palmer Gordon (saka)
    Watkins Haaland Isak

  17. Winston.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    18 days, 14 hours ago

    Son+Foden to Salah+Richarlison…? Thoughts?

    1. Royal5
      • 12 Years
      18 days, 14 hours ago

      No way

    2. DARE TO BISCAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      18 days, 14 hours ago

      It's a no, from me

  18. Siva Mohan
    • 11 Years
    18 days, 14 hours ago

    Foden + Watkins >> Salah + Muniz (-4)

    worth it ?

    1. RICICLE
      • 1 Year
      18 days, 13 hours ago

      Something I’m considering also, but losing Watkins before Wolves isn’t sitting right with me, so I may do KDB + Foden > Salah + Garnacho/Sarabi.

      In your case I’d likely do it if capping Salah.

    2. Espanyolie
      • 3 Years
      18 days, 13 hours ago

      Exactly what I’m planning

  19. Utopsis
    • 4 Years
    18 days, 14 hours ago

    Am I mad considering Mac10 or Rice?

    Mac10
    Pro: Is now actually playing 10 with Endo and Szobo in the double pivot, reliving his Brighton days. In form.
    Con: Blocks Nunez down the line for me with VVD + Salah

    Rice
    Pro: On Corners, making more runs into the box, in form
    Con: Terrible GW30 fixture when I need him to play. Also blocks other ARS with Gabriel + Saka

    What do you think of them vs the convention of Gordon / Garnacho as a cheap 5th mid?

    1. Utopsis
      • 4 Years
      18 days, 14 hours ago

      Should also add, no FH and WC active

      1. tricpic
        • 14 Years
        18 days, 14 hours ago

        I’d consider Rice but bench this week. I’d keep a Liverpool slot for Darwin (NB or Jota).

        1. Utopsis
          • 4 Years
          18 days, 13 hours ago

          Thanks mate, I think you're right re the Liverpool slot.

    2. DARE TO BISCAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      18 days, 14 hours ago

      I like Garnacho, as an easy bench enabler. Doesn't block the more popular picks.

      Neither are mad picks. Both have looked decent, recently, and nailed.

      Everything's squad/chip/TV/star sign/favourite colour/etc dependant though. I'm looking at it from my FH34 POV

      1. Utopsis
        • 4 Years
        18 days, 13 hours ago

        Garnacho also has a superb fixture in GW34 when I'll need him to play with no FH.

        Think it's now a toss up for me between Rice and Garnacho - thanks!

        1. DARE TO BISCAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          18 days, 13 hours ago

          Nice one

          I had a quick look before at FH34 & ended up with Højlund & Rashy in the squad

  20. Steavn8k
      18 days, 13 hours ago

      With today's report on Saka in mind would you bench him for Doug Luiz?

    • YingYang
      • 12 Years
      18 days, 13 hours ago

      Who is your Captain for this week? Tempted by Palmer or Son but will probably stick with Erling

      1. RICICLE
        • 1 Year
        18 days, 13 hours ago

        I’m certainly not capping Erling when Palmer and Son have far better fixtures, Haaland not performed so well against the bigger clubs

      2. Steavn8k
          18 days, 13 hours ago

          Son for me, but between him and Palmer for sure.

        • DARE TO BISCAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          18 days, 13 hours ago

          Son or Salah, then Palmer. Erling not on the shortlist.

      3. SpaceCadet
        • 10 Years
        18 days, 13 hours ago

        Best defender to get in for one gw only?

        1. Steavn8k
            18 days, 13 hours ago

            Gusto looks promising this week both in attacking and defensive returns

          • DARE TO BISCAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            18 days, 13 hours ago

            Bradley, Gusto, Robinson

        2. ididnt
          • 12 Years
          18 days, 13 hours ago

          A. Morris > Muniz -4. Bench Toney
          B. Play Toney

          1. Steavn8k
              18 days, 13 hours ago

              Just play Toney. All Muniz's recent returns have been at home, and I think the Sheffield game might prove tricky for them.

          2. Pepe
            • 3 Years
            18 days, 13 hours ago

            Start 2 out of 3:
            Muniz, Foden, Palmer

            1. potatoace
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              18 days, 13 hours ago

              Muniz Palmer

              1. All For One
                • 5 Years
                18 days, 13 hours ago

          3. All For One
            • 5 Years
            18 days, 13 hours ago

            Kelleher
            Gusto, Zsbarnyi, Van Dijk
            Son (C), Salah, Palmer, Garnacho
            Haaland, Solanke, Muniz

            Areola, Saka, Alt Nouri, Gabiel

            How does this wildcard look?

            1.8 ITB, BB GW 34

          4. OptimusBlack
            • 10 Years
            18 days, 13 hours ago

            Bowen & Haaland >
            Salah & Darwin
            For -4
            Yaaay
            Nope

          5. The Polymath
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            18 days, 11 hours ago

            On WC get

            A) Maddison
            B) Richarlison