November
17

Anthony Pilkington earns the points for Norwich with a superb headed effort extending his side’s unbeaten run to five. Robin Van Persie fails to score or assist for the first time as a starter for United, with the Canaries resilient defence proving too good for the most prolific attack in the Premier League:

Going Up

Norwich Defence
The Canaries came into this evening’s game having conceded a single goal in their previous four Gameweeks but the visit of United was considered a real test of their resolve. A 1-0 win continued their upturn in resilience as Chris Hughton’s influence starts to have a real effect – they now have five clean sheets this term, three more than this evening’s beaten opponents.

Anthony Pilkington
His first goal of the campaign was enough to produce the points for the hosts. Norwich have not tasted defeat since a 4-1 battering at Chelsea in Gameweek 7 and while they may not score many – netting more than once on a single occasion so far – Hughton’s side concede even less; the opposite of last season’s form under former boss Paul Lambert.

Going Down

United Defence
David De Gea was given the day off after a trip to the dentist caused problems but Anders Lindegaard could do little about Pilkington’s excellent headed winner. United have now conceded first in eight of their 12 matches and for once, their attack was unable to bail them out.

United Attack
Tonsillitis kept Wayne Rooney out of the reckoning and with Javier Hernandez selected to start, Robin Van Persie dropped a little deeper. Having racked up 29 goals in the previous 10, with at least two goals per game over that run, the visitors were snuffed out for the first time since Gameweek 1. Three favourable fixtures in the next four look set to offer Van Persie a chance to rectify tonight’s blip – this was the first time he has failed to produce a goal or assist when starting a league game for United.

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  1. why was Mata dropped yesterday?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. CL & played midweek. Big mistake.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. should I keep him or ditch for Silva?

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. Champs league midweek more important apparently.....Chelsea had a poor team out really and didn't look up for a fight

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    3. rested, not dropped.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    4. That's twice he's been rotated tho ... It's starting to get on my nerves

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  2. mo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member

    So I have 2 frees but with fella out and baines easy fixture I think my best move is to get rid of davies for Cuellar in preparation for double as my only transfer this week. Then next week I can get in Enrique for baines and fella for peanut.

    I just can not see what else I can do at this stage. Mata or hazard? Walcott or carzola? I don’t think either is worth a transfer. Thoughts?

    Begovic, McCartney
    Baines, rafael, shawx, gorrks, davies
    Hazard, pienaar, michu, cazola, sterling
    Rvp, tevez, berbatov

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. How about Enrique ? Playing oop for the 'pool

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  3. Hmm. I could do Baines to Cuellar and Pienaar to Silva and have 0.2 left over. If the prices stayed the same until next week maybe a good option. That would mean I could only do one transfer this week to keep my 2 FT active. I am not doing it before the Norwich game

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. pienaar might fall again, and silva will rise..so..

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. I guess the question then is. What will Everton do against Norwich?

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
          • 2 years, 1 month ago
  4. wc team!! may b!! good to go?
    http://i.imgur.com/0F3lk.png

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. bit knee jerky. look at some of your player's fixtures.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. such as?

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
        1. 10 of your squad have 2 away games in a row...

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
          1. hm

            • 2 years, 1 month ago
            1. it does look like a good team though

              • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. I like it. Personally would have had a 4th big midfielder but your frontline is top notch and should make up for it

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    3. Poor, you will have to play Suarez and Sterling every week. Doubling up on Liverpool?

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    4. Very good. Would probably go w/ Puncheon to Kacanicklic and Teves to Suarez. (now that Silva is back and in flames)

      • 2 years, 29 days ago
  5. What to do with a problem like Ben Arfa

    A) Keep
    B) Oscar
    C) Sessgnon
    D) Lennon
    E) Sterling
    F) Puncheon
    G) Other (own Michu & Nolan)

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Keep him for one more week

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. AJ?

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    3. G) no idea. Didn't look at side.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    4. Difficult one. I have the same issue. He is inconsistent points wise. I am keeping a little longer

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  6. People who are shipping Baines - who are you getting?
    I wanted to get an Arsenal defender earlier, but their last 2 performances do not leave me confident at all.

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. Is Clichy nailed on enough?

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
        1. I don't know, but at least he isn't Baines

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
          1. You really are annoyed with Baines aren't you?

            • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Enrique

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. bandwagon. i got him in this week....

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
        1. had him last season for a long time - did nothing except odd CS - what has changed? red herring for me

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
          1. OoP

            • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. stay well clear of the arse defence. ironic that...

      shawcross/huth for me.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    3. I've gone with Cuellar. Not that exciting. But decent fixtures over the next 8. Have done coin left to tweak next week. I think Shorey is the poor man's Baines

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    4. clichy, wisdom or enrique

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. Cheers thanks for the answers

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
  7. Thoughts on this team & transfer plan?

    Foster / Begovic
    Davies / Baines / Evans J / Nelsen / Gorkss
    Sterling / Mata / Puncheon / Nolan / Bale
    Van Persie / Berbatov / Ba

    1 FT, £3.9m in the bank.

    Gw 13 Save transfer
    Gw 14 Evans + Punch----> Cuellar + Silva
    Gw 15 Baines--->B.Jones
    Gw 16 Nolan--->Walcott/Caz

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Never plan more than 2 weeks out.

      Silva will rise quickly over next two weeks so consider acting sooner and taking -4.

      Puncheon, Soton - really?!

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. I can afford a .3 rise for silva.
        Puncheon was supposed to be bench fodder, which he has been. Just delivered unexpected points this week.

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. Its quite obvious that you should do Baines -> Cuellar first and Evans to Jones (if you have to) the week after. You would want to play Evans home vs West Ham instead of Baines at home vs Arsenal.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. I thought about it mate, will remove Baines if Evans plays this week. Thing is Gw 14 is just 3 days after Gw 13, so if Evans fails to make it this week, I doubt he will be fit for gw 14.

        If Evans does make it this week, will remove Baines instead.

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
  8. Feeling good this morning! Got rid of Baines to leave me with a top 8 of Mata Cazorla Fellaini Nolan McCarth, RVP Suarez and Tevez. WC still intact.

    Need a big haul this week tho!!!

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. SO Fellani is OUT for next week, Nolan has yet to play, Tevez rotation risk, McCarthy isn't ever going to set the world on fire.

      Seems risky for me.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. Ha!!!!

        McCarthy 5th mid. Tev and Aguero up top fir man city. Think long term man

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
        1. No Bale or Silva

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
          1. Don't rate Bale. So frustrating. Got Tev so don't need Silva. Yet

            • 2 years, 1 month ago
  9. First red arrow for a few weeks :( Sterling first sub and unlikely to come, ditto Ruddy...

    Ah well, swings and roundabouts.

    Anything urgent required or just save the FT...

    Bego

    Baines Cuellar Rafa

    Mata Cazorla Michu Sterling

    Berb Suarez RVP

    (Ruddy, Demel Davies Fell)

    Obviously there are the problems with Baines and the lack of Citeh coverage but there is nothing really standing out at me?

    Thoughts, thanks in advance.

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Nice team, I'd save the FT personally.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. ye save

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Woah

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. VIVA LA REVOLUCION!

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  10. cant believe ive got to wait till 4 to watch my captaincy choice fail

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. poor you.. surely its better than having failed already :(

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. It's agony. I just keep feverishly muttering "Berb is my salvation" under my breath . . . :)

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. he is not

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
  11. any chance of nolan rising by .2 before pienaar drops or not?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. If Nolan scores today

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. tomorrow...

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
      2. I can't see him starting today

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
  12. No danger of retrospective action against Suarez?

    Just see MoTD, looked pretty bad to me, certainly as bad as Adebayor's challenge.

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. yeah, dont get him

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. Agree, action unlikely though going on PL record on these incidents.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. no. pool have 2 away in a row. swansea/spurs.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. He's oop tho ?

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
  13. Okay, last question for today:
    A. Pienaar + Cashley -> Silva + 4.2 DF (Clyne, Fonte, Turner)
    B. Rooney + Pienaar -> Silva + Giroud

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. but Rooney play QPR next though

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
        1. Yep, and considering how toothless United were yesterday they will have a point to prove

          For the above - I would go Silva and Turner

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
          1. QPR defense is just horrible, I can see united score 4+ goals easily...
            I should transfer before pienaar and cole drop further then, thanks mate!!

            • 2 years, 1 month ago
  14. Fellow Berb captainers ....quick group hug....now let's show those Tevez and Suarez captainers who the real talent in the premier league is.

    ...word.

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. I would take that.....and he isn't my captain....

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. Resistance to failure is futile, Berba will score 2 points for us (4 for you) This Gameweek can go to hell!

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    3. Berb completes me.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    4. I've reposted this onto the new post...feel free to continue the Berb love over there.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    5. *brofist* would be enough, lol

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    6. Berb - I put you on the bench last week and was duely punished. This week I captained you please don't punish me again

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  15. How do I fix this?

    Ruddy bego
    Baines rafael simpson cuellar gorkss
    Fellaini bale mata sterling mcAnuff
    Rvp ba berba

    1.5, 1 ft

    Fellaini, bale, ba out?
    Silva, suarez in?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. keep Ba for trip to soton; Bale remains a core player for me - can explode for 15+ points any GW

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. What would you do with this team then?

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
        1. Fellani + McAnuff out

          Silva +1 in

          -4

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
          1. Not bad, would have to be a 4.7 mid... Who do you recommend? Kaca, puncheon other?

            • 2 years, 1 month ago
  16. How does Billy Jones sound? West Brom defense for only 4.4 million. Contrary to what FPL shows Steven Reid the incumbent RB was fit but Billy Jones still played.

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. His name has a nice ring to it. Is that the answer you were looking for?

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. No as in is he worth a punt? Getting into that Baggies defense for only 4.4 sounds an absolute steal to me.

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
        1. He could be, It'll be interesting as I'd sell Foster and buy Jones and let that be my WBA cover.

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
        2. Was thinking about it myself. Wait and see for another week or so.

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
  17. Looking at the EA PPI

    Enrique 3 (38)
    Sterling 2 (34)
    Suarez 1 (28)

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. 1 bp for Luis - surely not?

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. can you share the link to EA PPI?

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. http://www.premierleague.com/en-gb/players/ea-sports-player-performance-index.html

        In his FPL profile Suarez has 145 but 173 in the EA PPI. Im guessing they have done to ones for the Liverpool game

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
        1. Those numbers are slightly off but your bap predictions are probably correct.

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
          1. yeah I do hope that its the other way around with suarez and sterling but thats what I got with the calculations

            • 2 years, 1 month ago
    3. Damn if it's only 1 bap

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  18. morning chumps!

    33 points so far and GW12 pretty much written off as "one of those weeks".

    time for some drastic action:

    GW13 Bale > Walcoot
    GW14 Baines + Ba > 6.1m DEF + Aguero

    sets me up nicely for a few weeks, right?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Walcoot has cooties! I wouldn't buy him

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. just the sort of technical advice i was looking for. cheers.

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
      2. cooties?

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. do Baines + Ba > budget DF + Aguero in GW13

      save money for other MF > Walcott

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  19. Can someone explain how Liverpools formation worked yesterday? I was it a 3-4-3 and who played where?

    Was it anything like this?

    --------------------Reina
    --------Wisdom--Skrtel--Agger
    G.Johnson--Gerrard--Allen--Enrique
    ---------Suso--Suarez--Sterling

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. It was a 4-2-3-1;

      –––––––––– Reina ––––––––––
      Wisdom – Skrtel – Agger – GJ
      ––––– Gerrard –– Allen ––––––
      Sterling ––– Suso ––– Enrique
      ––––––––– Suarez –––––––––

      which swapped to this when Henderson came on

      –––––––––– Reina ––––––––––
      Wisdom – Skrtel – Agger – GJ
      –––– Henderson –– Allen ––––
      Sterling –– Gerrard –– Enrique
      ––––––––– Suarez –––––––––

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. Thanks. So is Enrique going to get regular starts? I have G.Johnson but for 0.6m cheaper Enrique is playing as part of a front 3. Will he keep his place?

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
        1. With 2 MOTM performances on the trot he should, but he only played yesterday as Assaidi failed a late fitness test so who knows.

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
          1. he didn't only play yesterday cos of assaidi's injury. he has been great the past 3 weeks.

            • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. Thats how it started but sterling went over to the right so it became something like

      ——————–Reina
      ——–Wisdom–Skrtel–Agger
      ——–G.Johnson–Gerrard–Allen–
      ——————–Suso
      ———Sterling–Suarez–Enrique

      at least thats what it looked like...

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    3. was fairly fluid so hard to pinpoint a specific formation but was more like:

      ——————–Reina
      ——–Wisdom–Skrtel–Agger
      –Henderson/Suso–Allen-Gerrard–G.Johnson
      ———Sterling–Suarez–Enrique

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    4. Thanks for all the replies. Think I will sit on G.Johnson for now then and re-asses next week.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  20. I haven't seen everton game yet but I take it something happened with baines??
    He was a must have on here last week and now everyone is talking of shipping him. Care to enlighten?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. God knows why. I had him from GW1 and will keep him until GW38.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. Im the same, Is it just his price then?
        Baines bale and RvP are my first picked. (spurs tragic)

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
  21. Can you help...
    Torres and Pogrebynak out
    Giroud and Shane Long in... a good move or not?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Yes.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. yes

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    3. torres hat trick next week :)

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  22. Is anyone else bringing in walcott?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. I wouldn't pick him but he seems popular among others.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  23. Does this like ok?

    This week - HBA - Silva and Gibbs to Wisdom for free.

    Next week - Baines - Shawcross and Jelavic to Suarez. -4.

    Cheers.

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. keep hba for now

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. don't put in a pool defender. 2 away games in a row.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. Who would put in then clats ? Seems to me there is a lot of ho ice in mide and forwards at mo

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
  24. How manybof you are wildcatting after or just before the cup start?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. cup a waste of effort - just a random numbers game

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. No the fantasy cup that happens in GW18

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
        1. Chances of FFS user getting to last 16 are slim.

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
  25. mo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member

    So I have 2 frees but with fella out and baines easy fixture I think my best move is to get rid of davies for Cuellar in preparation for double as my only transfer this week. Then next week I can get in Enrique for baines and fella for peanut.

    I just can not see what else I can do at this stage. Mata or hazard? Walcott or carzola? I don’t think either is worth a transfer. Thoughts?

    Begovic, McCartney
    Baines, rafael, shawx, gorrks, davies
    Hazard, pienaar, michu, cazola, sterling
    Rvp, tevez, berbatov

    Anyone?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Already replied when u first posted

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  26. Best defender for the coming game week?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Is Enrique nailed on next week?

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. After scoring a goal, an assist plus a clean sheet ... Nah reckon he won't start

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
  27. really unsure on what to do here guys here is the team

    Jussi , bego

    Rafa , hange , ridge , clyne , McCartney

    Mata , michu , santi , fellaini maloney

    Ba RVP jelavic

    iv only got 0.7 in bank i think i should either do

    Hange > Cuellar + Jelavic > Tevez

    or

    Hange > Barnett > Jelavic > Suarez

    or is there another transfer i should consider?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago

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