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, 3 days ago
    1. CL & played midweek. Big mistake.

      • 2 years, 3 days ago
      1. should I keep him or ditch for Silva?

        • 2 years, 3 days 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, 3 days ago
    3. rested, not dropped.

      • 2 years, 3 days ago
    4. That's twice he's been rotated tho ... It's starting to get on my nerves

      • 2 years, 3 days 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, 3 days ago
    1. How about Enrique ? Playing oop for the 'pool

      • 2 years, 3 days 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, 3 days ago
    1. pienaar might fall again, and silva will rise..so..

      • 2 years, 3 days ago
      1. I guess the question then is. What will Everton do against Norwich?

        • 2 years, 3 days ago
          • 2 years, 3 days ago
  4. wc team!! may b!! good to go?
    http://i.imgur.com/0F3lk.png

    • 2 years, 3 days ago
    1. bit knee jerky. look at some of your player's fixtures.

      • 2 years, 3 days ago
      1. such as?

        • 2 years, 3 days ago
        1. 10 of your squad have 2 away games in a row...

          • 2 years, 3 days ago
          1. hm

            • 2 years, 3 days ago
            1. it does look like a good team though

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

      • 2 years, 3 days 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, 2 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, 3 days ago
    1. Keep him for one more week

      • 2 years, 3 days ago
    2. AJ?

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

      • 2 years, 3 days ago
    4. Difficult one. I have the same issue. He is inconsistent points wise. I am keeping a little longer

      • 2 years, 3 days 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, 3 days ago
      • 2 years, 3 days ago
      1. Is Clichy nailed on enough?

        • 2 years, 3 days ago
        1. I don't know, but at least he isn't Baines

          • 2 years, 3 days ago
          1. You really are annoyed with Baines aren't you?

            • 2 years, 3 days ago
    1. Enrique

      • 2 years, 3 days ago
      1. bandwagon. i got him in this week....

        • 2 years, 3 days ago
        1. had him last season for a long time - did nothing except odd CS - what has changed? red herring for me

          • 2 years, 3 days ago
          1. OoP

            • 2 years, 3 days ago
    2. stay well clear of the arse defence. ironic that...

      shawcross/huth for me.

      • 2 years, 3 days 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, 3 days ago
    4. clichy, wisdom or enrique

      • 2 years, 3 days ago
      1. Cheers thanks for the answers

        • 2 years, 3 days 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, 3 days 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, 3 days 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, 3 days 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, 3 days 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, 3 days 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, 3 days 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, 3 days ago
      1. Ha!!!!

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

        • 2 years, 3 days ago
        1. No Bale or Silva

          • 2 years, 3 days ago
          1. Don't rate Bale. So frustrating. Got Tev so don't need Silva. Yet

            • 2 years, 3 days 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, 3 days ago
    1. Nice team, I'd save the FT personally.

      • 2 years, 3 days ago
    2. ye save

      • 2 years, 3 days ago
    • 2 years, 3 days ago
    1. Woah

      • 2 years, 3 days ago
      • 2 years, 3 days ago
    2. VIVA LA REVOLUCION!

      • 2 years, 3 days ago
  10. cant believe ive got to wait till 4 to watch my captaincy choice fail

    • 2 years, 3 days ago
    1. poor you.. surely its better than having failed already :(

      • 2 years, 3 days ago
    2. It's agony. I just keep feverishly muttering "Berb is my salvation" under my breath . . . :)

      • 2 years, 3 days ago
      1. he is not

        • 2 years, 3 days ago
  11. any chance of nolan rising by .2 before pienaar drops or not?

    • 2 years, 3 days ago
    1. If Nolan scores today

      • 2 years, 3 days ago
      1. tomorrow...

        • 2 years, 3 days ago
      2. I can't see him starting today

        • 2 years, 3 days 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, 3 days ago
    1. yeah, dont get him

      • 2 years, 3 days ago
    2. Agree, action unlikely though going on PL record on these incidents.

      • 2 years, 3 days ago
    • 2 years, 3 days ago
    1. no. pool have 2 away in a row. swansea/spurs.

      • 2 years, 3 days ago
      1. He's oop tho ?

        • 2 years, 3 days ago
  13. Okay, last question for today:
    A. Pienaar + Cashley -> Silva + 4.2 DF (Clyne, Fonte, Turner)
    B. Rooney + Pienaar -> Silva + Giroud

    • 2 years, 3 days ago
      • 2 years, 3 days ago
      1. but Rooney play QPR next though

        • 2 years, 3 days 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, 3 days 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, 3 days 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, 3 days ago
    1. I would take that.....and he isn't my captain....

      • 2 years, 3 days 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, 3 days ago
    3. Berb completes me.

      • 2 years, 3 days ago
    4. I've reposted this onto the new post...feel free to continue the Berb love over there.

      • 2 years, 3 days ago
    5. *brofist* would be enough, lol

      • 2 years, 3 days 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, 3 days 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, 3 days ago
    1. keep Ba for trip to soton; Bale remains a core player for me - can explode for 15+ points any GW

      • 2 years, 3 days ago
      1. What would you do with this team then?

        • 2 years, 3 days ago
        1. Fellani + McAnuff out

          Silva +1 in

          -4

          • 2 years, 3 days ago
          1. Not bad, would have to be a 4.7 mid... Who do you recommend? Kaca, puncheon other?

            • 2 years, 3 days 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, 3 days ago
    1. His name has a nice ring to it. Is that the answer you were looking for?

      • 2 years, 3 days 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, 3 days 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, 3 days ago
        2. Was thinking about it myself. Wait and see for another week or so.

          • 2 years, 3 days ago
  17. Looking at the EA PPI

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

    • 2 years, 3 days ago
    1. 1 bp for Luis - surely not?

      • 2 years, 3 days ago
    2. can you share the link to EA PPI?

      • 2 years, 3 days 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, 3 days ago
        1. Those numbers are slightly off but your bap predictions are probably correct.

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

      • 2 years, 3 days 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, 3 days ago
    1. Walcoot has cooties! I wouldn't buy him

      • 2 years, 3 days ago
      1. just the sort of technical advice i was looking for. cheers.

        • 2 years, 3 days ago
      2. cooties?

        • 2 years, 3 days ago
    2. do Baines + Ba > budget DF + Aguero in GW13

      save money for other MF > Walcott

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

            • 2 years, 3 days 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, 3 days 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, 3 days ago
    4. Thanks for all the replies. Think I will sit on G.Johnson for now then and re-asses next week.

      • 2 years, 3 days 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, 3 days ago
    1. God knows why. I had him from GW1 and will keep him until GW38.

      • 2 years, 3 days ago
      1. Im the same, Is it just his price then?
        Baines bale and RvP are my first picked. (spurs tragic)

        • 2 years, 3 days ago
  21. Can you help...
    Torres and Pogrebynak out
    Giroud and Shane Long in... a good move or not?

    • 2 years, 3 days ago
    1. Yes.

      • 2 years, 3 days ago
    2. yes

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

      • 2 years, 3 days ago
  22. Is anyone else bringing in walcott?

    • 2 years, 3 days ago
    1. I wouldn't pick him but he seems popular among others.

      • 2 years, 3 days ago
      • 2 years, 3 days 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, 3 days ago
    1. keep hba for now

      • 2 years, 3 days ago
    2. don't put in a pool defender. 2 away games in a row.

      • 2 years, 3 days 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, 3 days ago
  24. How manybof you are wildcatting after or just before the cup start?

    • 2 years, 3 days ago
    1. cup a waste of effort - just a random numbers game

      • 2 years, 3 days ago
      1. No the fantasy cup that happens in GW18

        • 2 years, 3 days ago
        1. Chances of FFS user getting to last 16 are slim.

          • 2 years, 3 days 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, 3 days ago
    1. Already replied when u first posted

      • 2 years, 3 days ago
  26. Best defender for the coming game week?

    • 2 years, 3 days ago
    1. Is Enrique nailed on next week?

      • 2 years, 3 days ago
      1. After scoring a goal, an assist plus a clean sheet ... Nah reckon he won't start

        • 2 years, 3 days 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, 3 days ago

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