March
16

The Dugout Discussion – Sunday

Filed under: Dugout Discussion - Posted by: Mark

After a day of tepid Fantasy returns, Sunday arrives with a double header that looks bristling with drama and points in equal measure. Quite simply, the stakes at Old Trafford and White Hart Lane couldn’t be higher – bitter rivalries, title and European place ambitions – the ingredients are all there. Sunday really should be a treat.

It all begins in Manchester, with David Moyes’ side attempting to maintain the little momentum they’ve gathered from back-to-back away wins and three consecutive clean sheets. That record will be tested to the full by a Liverpool side that’s simply overflowing with goals, delivered in the main by the feared partnership of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge. Fantasy managers will be focused on their performances today, whilst assessing the suitability of United’s assets ahead of their double Gameweek.

The day’s events conclude at White Hart Lane the North London derby – a fixture which has rarely disappointed in recent seasons. Chelsea’s defeat to Villa will have revived Arsenal’s ambitions somewhat but Arsene Wenger’s side cannot afford to drop points against their rivals if they are to get themselves back in the race. As for Spurs, they’ll be seeking a result to aid recovery after suffering hidings from Chelsea and Benfica in the past week. A win would put them firmly back in the hunt for a top four place and keep them on Arsenal’s tail.

Look to our Twitter feed for all the teamsheet tittle-tattle, while our Dugout Discussion chatroom is open to welcome those seeking out some real-time interaction during today’s matches.

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  1. My uninspired transfer this week:
    Puncheon -> Huddlestone :-)

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. That could turn out to be worth at least two points more!

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
      1. With Puncheon not starting recently, might even be 3!

        • 1 year, 11 months ago
  2. Dgw Hazard or Januzaj? Not expecting two full games for Januzaj or much from Hazard either

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. Hazard.

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
    2. Re-posted on new post :)

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
  3. Score check after bappies?

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
      • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. Suarez may get another five points yet

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
    2. JWF

      44 (-4) or 50+ (-4) if Suarez gets his assist.

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
    3. 31

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
    4. 53 + potential Suarez points

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
      • 1 year, 11 months ago
    5. 53 + any extra Suarez (C) points

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
  4. Mannone/Adrian
    Coleman/Azpil/Bardsley/Ward/Chester
    Hazzy/Silva/Yaya/Gerrard/Colback
    S Lukaku S

    WC draft. where could it be improved?

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
  5. chambers to :

    1. distin
    2. zabaleta
    3. coloccini
    4. coleman
    5. koscielny

    ?

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
  6. A) Baines and Lallana (-8)

    B) Zabaleta and Silva (-12)

    I know the hit for B looks silly but City do have THREE more games left than other teams

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
  7. Is Lescott a good idea to buy at £4.7m now Kompany is out?

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
  8. Merson shallup, you dullard!

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. absolute cringefest

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
  9. I have amended the Liverpool formation to include Gerrard's threat from penalties and set pieces

    ----------Mignolet
    Johnson Skrtel Agger Flanagan
    Gerrard Gerrard Gerrard
    --------------Gerrard
    -----Sturridge-----Suarez
    ----------------Gerrard

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
  10. Lallana and Whittaker to Ki and Coleman for a -4? Bear in mind I need a midfielder I can happily stick on the bench. Here's my team:

    Mannone, Adrian
    Ward, Evra, Azpilicueta, Fonte, Whittaker
    Lallana, Yaya, Gerrard, Hazard, AJ
    Suarez, Sturridge, J. Rod

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
  11. Adebayor -3 bps lol

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
  12. A. Adrian
    B. Mannone

    for the double?

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
      • 1 year, 11 months ago
      1. Cool, which one would you start?

        • 1 year, 11 months ago
  13. an only see rosicky being bumped down 1 point max bonus wise, which he should then get back with the winning goal. bps look set there

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
  14. So I understand Sturridge didn't get a YC? I'm trailing my h2h by 1pt

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. He did, during a celebration. Never showed on television but the announcer said so

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
    2. Apparently he got it in the celebrations of one of the goals. Suarez's I think.

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
  15. Snodgrass, Lallana and van Persie out.
    Yaya, Silva and Sturridge in.
    8 point hit.

    What do you think, guys?

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
  16. There's definitely an element of bias happening with these assists being given or not being given. Several Lukaku assists - from which I benefited - amongst others. FPL - corrupt to the core!!

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
  17. Newcastle and Aston villa Coloccini/Vlaar rotation until the end of the season looks decent:

    Newcastle: Crystal Palace (H)
    Newcastle: Everton (H)
    Villa: Fulham (H)
    Newcastle: Man Utd (H)
    Villa: Southampton (H)
    Newcastle: Swansea (H)
    Villa: Hull City (H)
    Newcastle: Cardiff City (H)

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. Man U, Everton and Southampton aren't the best of fixtures

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
      1. yup, but with ivanovic and azpili also in defence, that can be decent :)

        • 1 year, 11 months ago
      2. have you watched Man U this year? 😉

        • 1 year, 11 months ago
        1. Yup, and they seem to score most of their goals away from home 😛

          • 1 year, 11 months ago
  18. Who will be the risers tonight then lads?

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
  19. Lol@Kos ditchers

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. Lol@you for being on the wrong post

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
  20. Who is the best defender for DGW 31. Money no object

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. Coleman

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
  21. People saying sturridge was greedy, I think Suarez was also greedy, he had a few opportunities to pass and he didn't.

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
  22. Doesn't look like Suarez is going to get the assist points as bonuses have been done.

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
  23. Mata and Lallana
    To
    Silva and Gerrard
    4 point hit

    Yes or no?

    I have Yaya

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
  24. I want to get Hart in, but in order to ford it should i downgrade:

    A.) Sterling (got SAS)

    B.) Lukaku

    C.) Silva (got Yaya)

    D.) Sturridge

    E.) stick with Boruc

    ???

    Ta people....

    • 1 year, 10 months ago

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Gameweek 26

  • Hennessey
  • Coleman
  • Ivanovic
  • van Dijk
  • Daniels
  • Payet
  • Oscar
  • Roberto Firmino
  • Ozil
  • Aguero
  • Lukaku
  • Cresswell
  • Barkley
  • Afobe

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