Teams with the best Fixtures in September 2019

With European football kicking in after the international break, I thought it would be a useful time to consider the upcoming fixtures for September. Below I’ve focused on the top seven teams from last year’s Premier League season and sorted them in terms of teams with the best fixtures. I’ve only focused on these clubs as they will have two additional fixtures during the month over the likes of Everton and Leicester so I’ll personally be focusing my attention on players from these teams.

Man City (6 games)

Norwich (A)
Shakhtar (A)
Watford (H)
Preston (A) – EFL Cup
Everton (A)
Zagreb (H)

Man City have been incredibly quick out of the blocks at the start of the new season. They’ve been scoring goals for fun with Aguero in particular making an impressive start to the new campaign. In my opinion they’ve got by far the best fixtures in September with a fantastic draw in the Champions League. The only game I’d got marked as potentially difficult was away at Everton but I’d still expect them to win this one.

Arsenal (6 games)

Watford (A)
Eintracht (A)
Villa (H)
Forest (H) – EFL Cup
Man Utd (A)
Standard (H)

After two tough fixtures Arsenal have a better run during September. I like the look of the games against Watford and Villa but I am questioning who will get game time in the Europa League as we’ve seen players rested in these games in the past. This was partly why I took Aubameyang out during August. The only tough fixture they’ve got on paper is travelling to Old Trafford towards the end of the month. 

Man Utd (6 games)

Leicester (H)
Astana (H)
West Ham (A)
Rochdale (H) – EFL Cup
Arsenal (H)
AZ (A)

Man Utd have started fairly poorly this season after an impressive opening win against Chelsea. On paper their fixtures for September look good however this comes with a big BUT. Despite these easier fixtures we don’t really know how they will line up in the Europa League – we’ve seen players rested for these early group games in the past and that would be a concern for me. On the other hand if they play a strong team it could result in some big point scores. They’ve also got two potentially tough games in the league as they host Leicester and Arsenal. 

Liverpool (6 games)

Newcastle (H)
Napoli (A)
Chelsea (A)
MK Dons (A) – EFL Cup
Sheff Utd (A)
Red Bull (H)

Liverpool would be much higher on this list if it wasn’t for two games and unfortunately they don’t fall in the same game week. I’d say travelling to Napoli and then Stamford Bridge are two fairly tough fixtures. Despite this they have started the season well and I like the look of home games against Newcastle and Red Bull. 

Chelsea (6 games)

Wolves (A)
Valencia (H)
Liverpool (H)
TBC – EFL Cup
Brighton (H)
LOSC (A)

Chelsea haven’t made the best of starts to the season. They don’t look very safe defensively and managed to lose their opening game 4 – 0 against Man Utd. I’ve personally stayed away from their players other than Mount who looks good value as he’s such a low cost. I can’t say I like their opening 3 fixtures for September either as they travel to Wolves and then host Valencia and Liverpool.

Spurs (6 games)

Palace (H)
Olympiacos (A)
Leicester (A)
Colchester (A) – EFL Cup
Southampton (H)
Bayern (H)

Spurs have the toughest fixtures of the clubs involved in the Champions League. I’m not sure I fancy them too much when travelling to Olympiacos and I certainly don’t favour their fixture when they host Bayern. They also face Leicester away from home which could be a difficult fixture. I can’t say I’ve been overly convinced by their creative form at the moment either. I’m finding myself already questioning the value of having Kane for the season.

Wolves (6 games)

Chelsea (H)
Braga (H)
Palace (A)
Reading (H) – EFL Cup
Watford (H)
Besiktas (A)

I wouldn’t say Wolves have the worst fixtures on paper. However they do have a fairly small squad and the additional Europa League commitment might stretch them too far despite a phenomenal result against Torino. Hosting Chelsea at the start of the month may also prove a difficult fixture.

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110 thoughts on “Teams with the best Fixtures in September 2019

  1. Great fixture analysis as always.

    I quite like Wolves fixtures in September, so hopefully Patricio will start scoring some points.

    Can I ask, do you think Aguero is more important than having De Bruyne in your team for September, as I think he may be rested for 1 or 2 of the fixtures?

    1. Cheers Steve, it’s hard to say. I think De Bruyne will chip away at points consistently but I worry about how explosive Aguero can be. I had to put him in for the Brighton game as I just had a feeling he would get at least a goal. Man City have got some decent fixtures coming up and if he keeps scoring his points will rack up fairly quickly. For a 6m midfielder I’d prefer Mane who gets a few more goals.

      1. I already have Sterling, Mane, Salah and Kane. If I bring Aguero in he will replace Rashford who I also have. Utd have some ok fixtures coming up but they’ve been poor. So De Bruyne or Aguero would join them. ????

        1. For me it’s Aguero just because of his explosive nature but I still think De Bruyne will score well over the season.

  2. Wolves have a decent xGA (expected goals against) so a few CS’s may be due.

    The Aguero/KDB situation is a very tough one to call. KDB will probably have a ceiling points return of 15pts for a game I’d say for the season. I do however think he could return on a more consistent basis than Aguero if he (Aguero) does face more rotation.

    Aguero however could bang in a hatty against anyone, but may also have the odd blank if his minutes are limited from the bench.

    I probably sway more towards targeting the big hauls and I love the buzz I get from these.

    Injuries permitted, I should have all of Sterling, Mane, Salah and Aguero in my team which I’d say is my current preferred attacking foursome of the two best teams in the league.

    Firmino has looked great so far mind you so he could be an interesting (kind of) differential.

    All personal preference I guess. GL Steve. 👍🏻

    1. Decent feedback.

      I think I’m swaying towards Aguero, as you say he’s more likely to bag big scoring weeks. It’s just he’s more expensive, but I feel if I don’t get him in now, I’ll never be able to afford him.

      What’s your viewpoint on Kane? I have him but not been too impressed so far.

      1. I don’t have him at present Steve and I’m reasonably comfortable with not owning for now (as much as you can be not owning Kane anyway). My main concern (being a non-owner) is Spurs’s upcoming fixtures. They are pretty juicy and Kane is more than capable of bagging the odd brace or hatty within those fixtures.

        You also have to factor in the Eriksen effect. He’s at least staying until January now so if gets his head up and starts performing to his best that could seriously benefit the likes of Kane. I’m hoping I can get through September without having to bring in Kane as there are other areas of my team I’d like to address.

        1. Its a strange situation with Kane, yes he doesn’t seem to be playing very well, as don’t Spurs in general, but I think they will definitely improve after the IB and so will Kane. Considering he is having a “poor” season so far he is still averaging 6.5 points per game which over a 50 game season would give him 325 points so I can only imagine what will happen when he starts playing well. Would I be moving heaven and earth to get him in if I didn’t have him? Probably not, am I likely to get rid of him (even for Aguero who I don’t own), very unlikely.

          1. I’m in a similar boat but having owned him from the start of the season I don’t really want to move him on. If I didn’t have him, then I doubt I’d be rushing to get him in though.

      1. Cheers Chris, really useful. Do we know how long Laporte could be out for? Otamendi looking like a really decent option at 3.4m currently.

        1. Some reports saying New Year, some going as far as March. Either way it’s going to be a while. Does this shift the title pendulum towards Liverpool ever so slightly?

          I still think City have enough to cope with most games but it only takes one slip up if the standard from both teams is as high as last season. Otamendi certainly on my watchlist now. He could be a decent straight swap for Zinchenko if Mendy starts being used again post IB.

      2. Cheers Chris, reading that has made me feel a little better about going with Otamendi. Imo he is my best option around his price.

        1. He certainly is now! Should work out nicely for you that transfer mate. Maybe Lady Luck is beginning to shine down on you at last C&B.🍀

          1. I fear that City will leak goals now Laporte is injured, it’s a lot like Liverpool losing Van Dijk. Personally I’m not too fussed about having City coverage at the back now.

            1. I think they work so well as a unit for it to go totally tits up defensively, his absence will certainly be felt but City control a game better than most and hardly give teams a sniff.

              Just my opinion of course 😉

            2. With the fixture run they have though Steve, I’m quietly confident there will be quite a few CS’s amongst those games, simply because they will have a monopoly over the ball.

              Norwich A
              Donetsk A
              Watford H
              Preston A
              Everton A
              Zagreb H
              Wolves H
              Palace A
              Atlanta H
              Villa H
              Southampton H
              Atlanta A

              That takes them right up to that crunch Liverpool game. I’d expect CS’s in at least half of those fixtures.

          2. I certainly hope so 🙏🏻🙏🏻

            Current plan is..
            Gomez – Otamendi
            Moura – James
            Martial – Aguero

            I’m just hoping all my players navigate the international fixtures without picking up any injuries 🤞🏻

  3. Hi everyone, really useful info and analysis as always!
    Im in the same boat as DTT with a really disappointing start which has me considering a bold move to bring Aguero in, there are a fair few people above me in my ML due to his recent hauls and I will lose more ground if I don’t bring him in. Any thoughts would be much appreciated.
    Current:
    Patricio
    ML
    Zinc
    Mina
    Robertson

    Sterling
    Mane
    B Silva

    Kane
    Salah
    Martial

    1.6m ITB

    Going 343
    Robertson > James
    Martial > Aguero

    The alternative is B Silva>James. I think Silva will get more game time with upcoming CL fixtures, also preferring to invest in attack over defence right now. No Liverpool defence is a real concern though!

    1. Fair point on B.Silva tbf with those extra games coming up Ry. I’m not sure I’d want to go with zero Liverpool defensive cover mind you. Martial could be back after the IB also so you could always wait and see if Martial starts before having to decide on Aguero (United 3pm KO City 5:30pm). Having said that Aguero looks more appealing than Martial at present anyway.

      1. Thanks for the feedback Chris, that is one area where I need to improve, staying patient and checking the line-ups before making subs.

        My preferred option of taking Robertson out leaves me with 0 ITB, do you know if we will still have price changes on Friday next week following the break? If so, I may have to make the changes Thursday evening anyway.

  4. Phew! price changes just worked out in my favour, plenty of time to ponder my options, which will be
    Option A
    Ottamendi
    Jimenez
    Option B
    Firmino
    Niles
    Already have Mane & Salah for Liverpool firepower, maybe overkill having Firmino as well, any thoughts appreciated.

    1. I’d ask yourself these questions David.

      Will Otamendi get more CS’s than Firmino get goals. Will Maitland-Niles get more CS’s than Jimenez get goals?

      I’d then make my decision from there. 👍🏻

  5. Cheers Chris, internationals to come, so hoping don’t pick up any injuries, then take it from their.

  6. @sutton_chris, DTT et al… I’ve had Otamendi on and off over the last few seasons (generally bought him in as injury back up) and the guy pretty much always gets 7+ every game. He seems a great fit for the whoscored algorithms. Thus he also gets his share of star men. And also a few goals.

    Ok so man city may be somewhat defensively weaker, and he is prone to some dodgy defensive moments, but it’s all off set by the fact that he’ll get around 4-5 pts per game on average.

    So based on the FFS link chris provided, his cost, and city’s fixtures he looks a great buy till Laporte returns.

      1. It’s not a case of Otamendi playing instead of Stones, rather alongside I reckon.

        Otamendi plays left-side of the centre-back pairings whereas Stones play right. I’d imagine these two will play most games together whilst Laporte is absent but I’d guess Stones could be rotated more given the lack of left-footed options for that left-side of the centre-back position.

        If you take a look at the analysis I posted the link for Lewis, it shows the centre-back pairings from last season when Laporte didn’t play CB for whatever reason. It shows that Otamendi should play the majority of games.

        If I had a space for him in my team I’d probably go for him. I need two transfers early doors this month though so may have to wait.

      1. Yeah I get what your saying but I think he could still easy play Kompany at LCB.

        Also

        Shall I keep maguire or move him on?

          1. Sorry yeah I forgot, he’s gone to play as player-Manager hasn’t he at Anderlecht.

            A very rare commodity nowadays, having a player manager. I’d imagine he’ll be managing more than playing though now his legs are probably going.

        1. With regards to Maguire, it’s a tough one to call but I’d be tempted to move him on I think. That United back line is facing some decent strike-forces over the next few weeks so CS’s could be at a premium. Good luck Lewis! 👍🏻

    1. He would be a high priority for me – unfortunately I’ve got other plans for my transfers and I might not have enough to accommodate him as I might need to make one or two transfers straight off the bat this month.

  7. Hi all was after a little bit of advice/opinions current team 4-3-4 3.2 bank
    Patricio
    Coleman
    Zinchenko
    Doherty (injured)
    Robertson
    B Silva
    Mane
    Sterling
    Salah
    Jiménez
    Martial (injured/doubt)
    Option 1
    Salah to firmino
    Martial to kun
    Doherty to Eriksen
    Option 2
    Doherty to James
    Martial to kun
    Coleman to otemendi/matip/ Emerson
    Or any other ideas opinions would be greatly appreciated,
    Need kun essential
    Option 2 11 players in Europe
    Option 1 Eriksen cud b good differential need some spurs coverage, shud start playing regular now, creative force for spurs, cheers

    1. I’d be tempted with option 2 Murkas. I don’t like the idea of moving Salah on personally. Yes he’s a greedy so and so who doesn’t pass to his teammates in a better position sometimes, but this makes him perfect for FF imo. Firmino has started the season superbly though (I do love him as a player) but will there be games in the future where he drops deeper quite a lot to allow Salah and Mane to bomb on (like last season). Maybe this could be the season he gets 20+ goals though?

      I was quite close to getting Doherty myself this season after his heroics last term. He’s not quite had the same impact this time around though and has been unlucky to get injured. The emergence of Traoré as a right wing-back (he looks a beast going forward, gave Digne a torrid time) also puts his future selection more in doubt.

      GL with your decision Murkas. 👍🏻

  8. On my break on the night shift and I’ve just been taking a look at Pepe’s stats compared to Mane using the comparison tool on FFS. Granted it’s a small sample size but I’m really liking how Pepe compares, especially given his much cheaper price.

    This is my team and I’m now considering these moves before the next Gameweek:

    Kepa —————> Adrian
    TAA
    Robertson
    Zinchenko
    Maitland-Niles
    Sterling
    Moura —————> Pepe
    Mount
    Salah
    Vardy
    Aguero

    These moves would leave me with £3.2m ITB with one transfer remaining. What I like about this situation is the flexibility it gives me on my final transfer. I want to keep Vardy up to GW 7 I think (after the Spurs game) as I reckon he could have some joy against United’s and Spurs’s higher defensive lines. Leicester then face Newcastle who hold a deep back line meaning Vardy’s threat may be stifled somewhat. Kane faces Soton at home. 😍🤔

    However, given that the European competitions are now starting, I’ll probably need to take Vardy out. At this point (GW 7) I should be able to pretty much switch Vardy out for anyone. This could be Kane, Mane, KDB, Aubameyang etc etc. It gives me a couple of weeks to assess who’s starting all games and who’s on form. Once Vardy has been moved out I should then have 11 players all (hopefully) involved in Europe.

    All comments very much welcome.

    1. Looks good Chris and I like the flexibility. My only real concern would be Pepe over Mane. I’m going for Mane myself to replace B. Silva however I’m still wondering if I should hold fire on this move for the time being. I like Liverpool’s fixture against Newcastle at the weekend but I’m less keen on the trip to Napoli. I’m also wondering if Pepe will play in the Europa League?

      1. Yeah the Europa thing is a slight concern for Pepe, but with his price I can kind of accept the odd benching as long as the extra money is well invested elsewhere. Conversely, if I had a lot of money invested in Auba and he was being benched, I’d find that much harder to take.

        I like that I now have a week or two to look at other options from Kane, Firmino, Mane, KDB down to maybe even the likes of Abraham if he starts the CL ties as well for instance.

        Want to try and extract every ounce of value possible out of my team this season (of course we all do ultimately) and there have been a number of cheaper good options crop up already this season.

  9. Patricio
    Bennet
    Zinchenko
    AMN
    Sterling
    KDB
    Pogba
    Mane
    Kane
    Martial
    Salah

    I’m in desperate need of getting Aguero in as everyone above me has him in my ML

    Ideally martial and pogba need to come out but that leaves me with very little.

    Any suggestions please chaps

    1. Do you have any money ITB Ash? If not you’re not getting Aguero with the two moves of Pogba and Martial out as their combined price comes to £7.6m exactly (the price of Aguero). Martial should be back after the IB so I’d be tempted to stick with him for now. You’ll have to sacrifice one of your big hitters up front though if you’re adamant on getting Aguero. I wouldn’t like to lose either Salah or Kane personally if I were in your shoes though as Kane has great fixtures and Salah is in decent form.

      Maybe Pogba out for James/Mount and then it’s a tough call from there I’m afraid Ash.

      1. Guys I’m really struggling need to win my mini league

        My team is

        Patricio
        Robertson
        Maguire
        Zinchenko

        Mane
        Pepe
        Mount
        Sterling

        Aguero
        Salah
        Rashford

        I’m gonna change maguire for Otamendi

        Rashford for Abraham or Jimenez??

        Any other tips on my team??

        Cannot choose between Jimenez or Abraham any help would be highly appreciated cheers guys

      2. Sorry, I was looking to take
        Pogba
        Martial
        And Ryan bennet out to get Aguero in, but the other options aren’t great
        The city fixture are favourable
        And everyone above me has him so I need him in ASAP IMO
        ITB I have £0.4m

  10. Jimenez:

    Fantasy Stats

    FPL Price:7.4
    Starts:4
    Time Played:359
    Appearances: 4
    Sub On:0
    Sub Off:1
    Goals:2
    Assists: 0
    Fantasy Assists: 0
    Total Assists: 0
    Goals Conceded:5
    Own Goals Conceded: 0
    Clean Sheets:1
    Yellow Cards: 1
    Red Cards: 0
    Expected

    Shots
    xG:1.79
    xG Free Kick: 0
    xG Non Penalty:1
    xG Open Play:0.34
    xG Set Play:0.67
    xG Delta:+0.21
    Minutes Per xG:200.6
    Assists
    xA:0.32
    xA Open Play:0.32
    xA Set Play: 0
    xA Delta:-0.32
    Minutes Per xA:1121.9
    Shots on Target
    xG On Target:2.03
    xG Free Kick: 0
    xG Non Penalty:1.06
    Involvement
    xGI:2.11
    xGI Delta:-0.11
    Minutes Per xGI:170.1
    Involvement

    Touches
    Total:188
    Opponents Half:118
    Final Third:70
    Mins Per Touch:1.9
    Passes Received
    Total:120
    Opponents Half:73
    Final Third:38
    Mins Per Pass Received:3
    Dribbling
    Total:14
    Successful:9
    % Successful:64.3
    Take Ons
    Total:14
    Successful:9
    % Successful:64.3
    Retention
    Dispossessed:10
    Tackled:15
    Goals
    Involvement:50
    FPL Goal Involvement:50
    Bonus Point System

    BPS Total:69
    BPS Baseline:21
    BPS Time Played:24
    BPS Pass Completion:2
    BPS CBI:4
    BPS Recoveries:2
    Net Tackles: 1
    Winning Goals: 0
    Goal Threat

    Involvement
    Penalty Area Touches:18
    Goals
    Goals:2
    In Box:2
    Out Box:0
    Headed Goals:1
    Goals From Penalties:1
    Mins Per Goal:179.5
    Attempts
    Goal Attempts:10
    Goal Attempts In Box:8
    Headed Goal Attempts: 2
    Blocked Shots: 2
    Shots On Target: 5
    Big Chances Total:2
    Big Chances Scored: 2
    Mins Per Attempt:35.9
    Conversion
    Shot Accuracy:50
    Goal Conversion:20
    Distribution

    Total Passes
    Total:108
    Successful:80
    % Successful:74
    Opponents Half
    Successful:46
    % Successful:70
    Final Third
    Successful:24
    % Successful:69
    Crossing
    Total:2
    Successful: 0
    % Successful: 0
    Assist Potential
    Through Balls:0
    Chances Created:3
    Big Chances Created: 1
    Assists: 0
    Mins Per Chance Created:120
    Defending

    Fantasy
    Clean Sheets:1
    Goals Conceded:5
    Aerial Duels
    Total:26
    Won:6
    % Won:23.1
    Tackles
    Total: 4
    Won: 1
    % Won: 25
    Loose Ball
    Interceptions:2
    Recoveries:13
    Clearances:8
    Blocks: 0
    Errors
    Leading to Chance: 0
    Leading to Goal: 0
    Set Pieces

    Set Piece Goals
    Goals From Penalties:1
    Goals From Set Plays:1
    Set Piece Threat
    Attempts From Set Plays:4
    Headed Attempts From Set Plays:2
    Assist Potential
    Corners Taken: 0
    Successful Corners:

  11. FPL Price:7.2
    Starts:3
    Time Played:254
    Appearances: 4
    Sub On:1
    Sub Off:3
    Goals:4
    Assists: 0
    Fantasy Assists: 0
    Total Assists: 0
    Goals Conceded:6
    Own Goals Conceded: 0
    Clean Sheets:0
    Yellow Cards: 1
    Red Cards: 0
    Expected

    Shots
    xG:1.66
    xG Free Kick: 0
    xG Non Penalty:1.66
    xG Open Play:1.52
    xG Set Play:0.14
    xG Delta:+2.34
    Minutes Per xG:153
    Assists
    xA:0.37
    xA Open Play:0.37
    xA Set Play: 0
    xA Delta:-0.37
    Minutes Per xA:686.5
    Shots on Target
    xG On Target:1.62
    xG Free Kick: 0
    xG Non Penalty:1.62
    Involvement
    xGI:2.03
    xGI Delta:+1.97
    Minutes Per xGI:125.1
    Involvement

    Touches
    Total:86
    Opponents Half:62
    Final Third:39
    Mins Per Touch:3
    Passes Received
    Total:55
    Opponents Half:41
    Final Third:24
    Mins Per Pass Received:4.6
    Dribbling
    Total:2
    Successful:0
    % Successful:0
    Take Ons
    Total:2
    Successful:0
    % Successful:0
    Retention
    Dispossessed:3
    Tackled:5
    Goals
    Involvement:80
    FPL Goal Involvement:80
    Bonus Point System

    BPS Total:112
    BPS Baseline:13
    BPS Time Played:21
    BPS Pass Completion:0
    BPS CBI:1
    BPS Recoveries:0
    Net Tackles: 1
    Winning Goals: 0
    Goal Threat

    Involvement
    Penalty Area Touches:16
    Goals
    Goals:4
    In Box:3
    Out Box:1
    Headed Goals:0
    Goals From Penalties:0
    Mins Per Goal:63.5
    Attempts
    Goal Attempts:11
    Goal Attempts In Box:9
    Headed Goal Attempts: 2
    Blocked Shots: 2
    Shots On Target: 5
    Big Chances Total:3
    Big Chances Scored: 2
    Mins Per Attempt:23.1
    Conversion
    Shot Accuracy:45.5
    Goal Conversion:36.4
    Distribution

    Total Passes
    Total:50
    Successful:38
    % Successful:76
    Opponents Half
    Successful:24
    % Successful:73
    Final Third
    Successful:10
    % Successful:67
    Crossing
    Total:0
    Successful: 0
    % Successful: 0
    Assist Potential
    Through Balls:1
    Chances Created:6
    Big Chances Created: 1
    Assists: 0
    Mins Per Chance Created:42
    Defending

    Fantasy
    Clean Sheets:0
    Goals Conceded:6
    Aerial Duels
    Total:25
    Won:7
    % Won:28
    Tackles
    Total: 4
    Won: 1
    % Won: 25
    Loose Ball
    Interceptions:0
    Recoveries:4
    Clearances:3
    Blocks: 0
    Errors
    Leading to Chance: 0
    Leading to Goal: 0
    Set Pieces

    Set Piece Goals
    Goals From Penalties:0
    Goals From Set Plays:0
    Set Piece Threat
    Attempts From Set Plays:2
    Headed Attempts From Set Plays:1
    Assist Potential
    Corners Taken: 0

    1. That’s Abraham’s stats btw Lewis. Have a good divulge of that lot to help you choose between the two.

  12. Comparing those stats Lewis, it looks like Jimenez is involved a lot more in the general build-up play for Wolves whereas Abraham is more on the end of things.

    Nice xG for Abrahams.

    I’d be swaying towards Abraham’s as long as he keeps finding the back of the net. He has the potential to be more explosive points wise imo whereas Jimenez will probably drip feed a nice steady supply of points.

    Good luck with your decision mate. 👍🏻

  13. Apologies for clogging up loads of space with those stats DTT. Is there anyway we could upload screenshots onto the forum in the future mate?

    1. Not that I know of Chris. I’m not overly techy when it comes to how websites work even though I set this one up myself. I can code a little bit but this one is a wordpress theme and I’ve got no real idea how to customise it to that extent.

      1. I’m no techy either mate so I can’t help there unfortunately. Maybe I could put any data analysis on my Twitter in future and just post the link so I don’t clog up the forum with lines of data which take an age to scroll through.

  14. Chris, Chelsea’s first 3 fixtures after international break are at the very least formidable, looking at your potential transfers for September, I like the Adrian & Pepe moves, sit tight with Vardy, keeping a watchful eye on European fixtures, latest dilemma for me.
    Option A
    Pepe
    Mina
    Aguerro
    Option B
    Ottamendi
    De bruyne
    Jimenez

    1. Thanks David, no doubt Chelsea will find a way to keep CS’s after I’ve taken out Kepa but it seems like a logical move with a good chance of getting a full month out of Adrian.

      I like the players more in option A of your dilemma but all three players in option B are in Europe. 🤔

    1. Moura to Pepe and then wait and see on starting line-ups? There is the risk of Pepe being rested for Europa though but I love his price.

      If Martial misses out could upgrade to Kane?

      Also, do you still want Mina long term with no European involvement?

  15. Patricio
    Bennet
    Zinchenko
    AMN
    Sterling
    KDB
    Pogba
    Mane
    Kane
    Martial
    Salah

    Can anyone suggest a way to get Aguero in please, I have 0.4m in the bank.
    I think I’ve tried every possible way but only losing a bit hitter seems to the way forward, taking pogba martial and benne out and putting James in leaves me with a lower level defender who either won’t play or concede every week 😢

    Thanks

  16. Chris Sutton – love your contributions and statistical analysis.

    Quick question for you, who would you pick out of mount and James?

    And also one from otamendi, zinkchenko, matip or Maguire.

    Also is should you sacrifice having one cheap dud to accommodate the big 6? Aug, Kane, salah, mane, KDB, Sterling? I’m looking at putting Ben Godfrey in from Norwich at 0.6 to allow me to have them all.

    Cheers mate and keep up the good work

    1. Kind of you to say so mate but I’m only mostly cutting and pasting and offering my unqualified opinion. The level of analysis you get on Twitter for FPL makes me look like a novice (which I am in truth).

      With the Mount/James conundrum I’d be tempted by James if I had my time again. I have Mount myself currently so I’ll stick with him for now but James is clearly riding the crest of a wave with a goal for Wales the other night. Both great prospects though.

      Again, with the defender choice I have Zinchenko myself but right now I’d opt for Otamendi with Laporte being out. Should be nailed for that LHS CB position with amazing fixtures coming up. Liverpool have a few tricky games (although I’ll shortly be going triple Liv def by adding Adrian) and Gomez is always lurking to replace Matip. Mendy is also close to a return so Zinc may make way sometimes for him soon. I wouldn’t go for United defenders personally, at least not for now.

      Not sure how I feel about the dud enabler. I’ve never done it myself so I’d be interested to see how it pans out. Always like to see new ways of playing the game.

      1. Thanks for your reply, got 2 teams entered into a big cash league and both top 10 at present m

        1st with potential transfer

        Patricio – Adrian
        Niles
        Zink
        Dawson – Godfrey – 0.6m
        Mane
        KDB
        Sterling
        Mount
        Salah
        Auba- Kane
        Augero

        Just feel I want Kane in after his England goals and will play every champs league game, I do love auba but he’s playing out wide a lot and may not start europa

        Adrian
        Trent – otamendi / matip/ zink
        Maguire
        Robertson
        Mane
        Sterling
        Pogba – KDB
        Iwobi – James / mount
        Salah
        Jimenez
        Firmimo

        Tempted to go mount instead of James as he will play champs league but not sure??

        Agree with you on Pepe and would like to get him in but feel KDB is essential this month

        What you think? And thanks for your feedback

        If anyone else has any thoughts I would welcome them too

        Cheers

        1. I’m not sure I’d be getting rid of TAA personally. His potential for assists is huge and I can see him easily getting 15+ assists this season. Put that on top of CS points and it’s a very impressive haul.

          Auba – Kane could be a coin flip. Spurs do have good fixtures but so do Arsenal. As you say though, greater risk of benching for Auba.

          KDB is looking sublime although I don’t think it’s beyond the realms of possibility that he’ll be benched this weekend with his international involvement and the CL game coming up.

  17. Patricio
    Bennet
    Zinchenko
    AMN
    Mane
    KDB
    Pogba
    Sterling
    Salah
    Mane
    Martial

    Any help with my team as I’m in a cash league and 100% need Aguero, I’m willing to take out pogba martial and Bennett
    But that doesn’t leave me with a world of options,
    I’ve toyed with the idea of not changing this weekend but city playing Norwich worries me with not having Aguero so I don’t think that’s an option.

    Any suggestions welcome please

    Thanks

    1. How nubs does it leave you for your defender if you do martial pogba and Bennett out and Aguero and James in? Only other alternative if you don’t want to get rid of a big hitter is to cash in Zinchenko instead of Bennett

        1. What a shame Harry Wilson is 1.3, he would have been a my choice had you had that extra 0.1. If your set on going that route then for me it would be either Fredericks of West Ham or el Ghazi at Villa. However I would look at doing Zinchenko instead of Bennett as wolves have decent fixtures after the chelsea game and Mendy is back fit so Zinchenko will get rotated at some point in the near future

          1. Taking
            Pogba
            Martial
            Zinchenko out
            Putting Aguero and fredricks in, leaves me with 3.1 for midfielders or defender
            Can’t reslly see past James or mout, possibly mouthino with europa incoming

            1. In that case I would either do Pogba, Martial and Bennett to James, Aguero and Fredericks or Pogba, Martial and Zinchenko to Aguero, James and a 2.8m mid or defender (Literally loads of options at this price Lanzini, Moutinho, Grealish, Mee, Tarkowski, Rose, Emerson, Lindelöf, Rodri, Pulisic, Gundogan, Tielemans, Mina… the list goes on)

                1. Tarkowski is a great shout. He’s had the most penalty area touches of the defenders so far this season believe it or not. Burnley looking solid again, good keeper, good fixtures. Gets my vote. 👍🏻

  18. Apparently Mendy is good to go now.

    Zinc owners, it might be worth holding a transfer back for a swap to Otamendi if/when it’s required?

      1. Zinc certainly doesn’t deserve to be dropped but with City’s ‘easier’ fixtures, Pep could see it as an opportunity to ease Mendy back into the action. Hopefully Zinc stays nailed for now though. 🤞

  19. Hi Guys

    Currently in two minds of what to do with my team

    Patrico
    Maitland Niles
    Zinchenko
    Robertson
    Mane
    B Silva
    Sterling
    Moura
    Salah
    Aguero
    Martial

    Clearly need to swap Moura for ?? Pepe, Mount or James

    or perhaps radical with Moura, Robertson,Martial out
    Mina, James and Kane in
    or just stick for now

    Decisions decisions

    1. Robbo has been unlucky not to get more attacking returns so far so I’d stick with him.

      Moura to Pepe looks a good move. Pepe looks like he could explode soon imo.

      If Martial is out maybe you could go for someone like Tammy?

      I’d be tempted to hold at least one transfer back in case Mendy begins to start instead of Zinc. Mendy ready to go apparently.

      1. Thanks Chris, Ive read that Mendy is fit however Pep is more concerned about maintaining him fit rather than pushing for game time too soon. I really want rid of Moura and dont feel Martial will deliver much any time soon

        1. I would be surprised to see Pep upset an already depleted back line by bringing him back this weekend. However, moving forwards?…

  20. Gents! Excellent contributions as always, a good read whilst on holiday by the pool with a g&t in hand!

    Current teams and potential transfers as follows –

    Patricio

    Robertson
    Zinchenko
    Mina – Otamendi (unless zinchenko is dropped)

    Sterling
    Bernardo – Mane or KDB
    Pepe
    Pogba – James

    Aguero
    Salah
    Jimenez

    As mentioned i’ll be holding in this thread going to be holding fire on the Mina transfer to see City defence line up.

    The big one for me is whether to go with KDB or Mane??! Mane has always been more of a goal threat however KDB start to the season has been brilliant!

    Was planning on getting rid of Jimenez after his Europa league games but his form for his price is too good to be dropped.

    Any advice would be welcome

    1. Have a great holiday Joe.

      If the fixtures matched each other in terms of difficulty, then I’d agree with District on going with Mane. City’s fixtures looks so good though I think this potentially levels things out. I can see City absolutely spanking some teams in the coming weeks and KDB is likely to be at the hub of most of it. Could literally be a coin toss decision.

  21. District/Chris thanks for your feedback both!

    I think it’s going to have to be Mane in that case! I was leaning towards him in all honestly purely for his goal threat.

    Long term I think Patricio needs to go as never seems to get a decent rating and I am very worried about not having Kane in the team!

  22. Is Aguero more essential than KDB!

    My City coverage will now include Otamendi, Sterling and KDB. I’d love Aguero but see KDB as pivotal.

    1. KDB more likely to chip in with 6-12 points on a regular basis. Aguero could get 0-5 one week (if rotated) but then 20 the next. Very tough one to call. Aguero probably just shades it for me right now.

  23. Having indecision at the last minute and would love some advice. Currently I have:

    Patricio
    Digne
    Robertson
    Gomez
    Mane
    KDB
    Sterling
    Wilson
    Salah
    Kane
    Jota

    I had decided on making all 3 subs. This involves sacrificing KDB but strengthens the whole team.

    Gomez – Maitland-Niles
    KDB – Pepe
    Jota – Aguero.

    Now reading through all the comments more and more people are saying KDB is pivotal. An alternative is to swap Liverpool forwards. With my funds I can do this:

    Salah – Firmino
    Jota – Aguero
    Robertson – Maitland-Niles

    I still feel the first option is better. Am I missing something?

    1. It’s basically a choice between Salah and Pepe or de Bruyne and Firmino. I don’t think there will be much in it, I’d go salah and Pepe personally

      1. Option 1 for me too. Pepe looks on the verge of exploding with lovely fixtures. Salah is Salah. The Pepe Salah combo has a good chance of outscoring the KDB & Firmino combo and you don’t have to lose Robbo with that one either. Gomez simply has to go with him not playing.

  24. Hi all

    Not planning any transfers this weekend unless someone can see something I cant – any advice welcome please – team

    Patricio
    Robertson
    Mina
    Zinchenko

    Kdb
    Sterling
    Mount
    Pepe

    Auba
    Kane
    Salah

    0.2m in bank

    Thanks

    1. Nice team mate. I’d leave it for this week too. Keep an eye on Zinc’s situation. I’d think he stays in for now but Mendy could be eased back in over the next few weeks.

    1. B. Silva out, Mane in. As long as Mane starts against Newcastle so nothing before close of play today. I like to check line ups before committing to a transfer.

  25. Hi guys

    Any advice on how to upgrade my team

    patricio

    robertson
    maguire
    zinchenko

    mount
    sterling
    mane
    pepe

    aguero
    salah
    rashford

    any advice on how to upgrade this guys???

    cheers

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