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?

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. CL & played midweek. Big mistake.

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      1. should I keep him or ditch for Silva?

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
    2. Champs league midweek more important apparently.....Chelsea had a poor team out really and didn't look up for a fight

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
    3. rested, not dropped.

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
    4. That's twice he's been rotated tho ... It's starting to get on my nerves

      • 1 year, 5 months 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

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. How about Enrique ? Playing oop for the 'pool

      • 1 year, 5 months 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

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. pienaar might fall again, and silva will rise..so..

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      1. I guess the question then is. What will Everton do against Norwich?

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
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  4. wc team!! may b!! good to go?
    http://i.imgur.com/0F3lk.png

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. bit knee jerky. look at some of your player's fixtures.

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      1. such as?

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
        1. 10 of your squad have 2 away games in a row...

          • 1 year, 5 months ago
          1. hm

            • 1 year, 5 months ago
            1. it does look like a good team though

              • 1 year, 5 months 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

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
    3. Poor, you will have to play Suarez and Sterling every week. Doubling up on Liverpool?

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
    4. Very good. Would probably go w/ Puncheon to Kacanicklic and Teves to Suarez. (now that Silva is back and in flames)

      • 1 year, 5 months 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)

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. Keep him for one more week

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
    2. AJ?

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
    3. G) no idea. Didn't look at side.

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
    4. Difficult one. I have the same issue. He is inconsistent points wise. I am keeping a little longer

      • 1 year, 5 months 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.

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      1. Is Clichy nailed on enough?

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
        1. I don't know, but at least he isn't Baines

          • 1 year, 5 months ago
          1. You really are annoyed with Baines aren't you?

            • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. Enrique

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      1. bandwagon. i got him in this week....

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
        1. had him last season for a long time - did nothing except odd CS - what has changed? red herring for me

          • 1 year, 5 months ago
          1. OoP

            • 1 year, 5 months ago
    2. stay well clear of the arse defence. ironic that...

      shawcross/huth for me.

      • 1 year, 5 months 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

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
    4. clichy, wisdom or enrique

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      1. Cheers thanks for the answers

        • 1 year, 5 months 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

    • 1 year, 5 months 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?!

      • 1 year, 5 months 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.

        • 1 year, 5 months 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.

      • 1 year, 5 months 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.

        • 1 year, 5 months 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!!!

    • 1 year, 5 months 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.

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      1. Ha!!!!

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

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
        1. No Bale or Silva

          • 1 year, 5 months ago
          1. Don't rate Bale. So frustrating. Got Tev so don't need Silva. Yet

            • 1 year, 5 months 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.

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. Nice team, I'd save the FT personally.

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
    2. ye save

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
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    1. VIVA LA REVOLUCION!

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
  10. cant believe ive got to wait till 4 to watch my captaincy choice fail

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. poor you.. surely its better than having failed already :(

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
    2. It's agony. I just keep feverishly muttering "Berb is my salvation" under my breath . . . :)

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      1. he is not

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
  11. any chance of nolan rising by .2 before pienaar drops or not?

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. If Nolan scores today

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      1. tomorrow...

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
      2. I can't see him starting today

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
  12. No danger of retrospective action against Suarez?

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

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. yeah, dont get him

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
    2. Agree, action unlikely though going on PL record on these incidents.

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. no. pool have 2 away in a row. swansea/spurs.

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      1. He's oop tho ?

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
  13. Okay, last question for today:
    A. Pienaar + Cashley -> Silva + 4.2 DF (Clyne, Fonte, Turner)
    B. Rooney + Pienaar -> Silva + Giroud

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      1. but Rooney play QPR next though

        • 1 year, 5 months 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

          • 1 year, 5 months 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!!

            • 1 year, 5 months 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.

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. I would take that.....and he isn't my captain....

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
    2. Resistance to failure is futile, Berba will score 2 points for us (4 for you) This Gameweek can go to hell!

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
    3. Berb completes me.

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
    4. I've reposted this onto the new post...feel free to continue the Berb love over there.

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
    5. *brofist* would be enough, lol

      • 1 year, 5 months 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

      • 1 year, 5 months 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?

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. keep Ba for trip to soton; Bale remains a core player for me - can explode for 15+ points any GW

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      1. What would you do with this team then?

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
        1. Fellani + McAnuff out

          Silva +1 in

          -4

          • 1 year, 5 months ago
          1. Not bad, would have to be a 4.7 mid... Who do you recommend? Kaca, puncheon other?

            • 1 year, 5 months 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.

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. His name has a nice ring to it. Is that the answer you were looking for?

      • 1 year, 5 months 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.

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
        1. He could be, It'll be interesting as I'd sell Foster and buy Jones and let that be my WBA cover.

          • 1 year, 5 months ago
        2. Was thinking about it myself. Wait and see for another week or so.

          • 1 year, 5 months ago
  17. Looking at the EA PPI

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

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. 1 bp for Luis - surely not?

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
    2. can you share the link to EA PPI?

      • 1 year, 5 months 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

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
        1. Those numbers are slightly off but your bap predictions are probably correct.

          • 1 year, 5 months ago
          1. yeah I do hope that its the other way around with suarez and sterling but thats what I got with the calculations

            • 1 year, 5 months ago
    3. Damn if it's only 1 bap

      • 1 year, 5 months 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?

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. Walcoot has cooties! I wouldn't buy him

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      1. just the sort of technical advice i was looking for. cheers.

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
      2. cooties?

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
    2. do Baines + Ba > budget DF + Aguero in GW13

      save money for other MF > Walcott

      • 1 year, 5 months 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

    • 1 year, 5 months 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 –––––––––

      • 1 year, 5 months 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?

        • 1 year, 5 months 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.

          • 1 year, 5 months ago
          1. he didn't only play yesterday cos of assaidi's injury. he has been great the past 3 weeks.

            • 1 year, 5 months 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...

      • 1 year, 5 months 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

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
    4. Thanks for all the replies. Think I will sit on G.Johnson for now then and re-asses next week.

      • 1 year, 5 months 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?

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. God knows why. I had him from GW1 and will keep him until GW38.

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      1. Im the same, Is it just his price then?
        Baines bale and RvP are my first picked. (spurs tragic)

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
  21. Can you help...
    Torres and Pogrebynak out
    Giroud and Shane Long in... a good move or not?

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. Yes.

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
    2. yes

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
    3. torres hat trick next week :)

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
  22. Is anyone else bringing in walcott?

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. I wouldn't pick him but he seems popular among others.

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      • 1 year, 5 months 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.

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. keep hba for now

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
    2. don't put in a pool defender. 2 away games in a row.

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      1. Who would put in then clats ? Seems to me there is a lot of ho ice in mide and forwards at mo

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
  24. How manybof you are wildcatting after or just before the cup start?

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. cup a waste of effort - just a random numbers game

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      1. No the fantasy cup that happens in GW18

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
        1. Chances of FFS user getting to last 16 are slim.

          • 1 year, 5 months 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?

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. Already replied when u first posted

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
  26. Best defender for the coming game week?

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. Is Enrique nailed on next week?

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      1. After scoring a goal, an assist plus a clean sheet ... Nah reckon he won't start

        • 1 year, 5 months 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?

    • 1 year, 5 months ago

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