March
16

The Dugout Discussion – Sunday

Filed under: Dugout Discussion - Posted by: Mark 42

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.

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

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

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

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

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. Hazard.

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

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

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

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    2. JWF

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

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    3. 53 + potential Suarez points

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    4. 53 + any extra Suarez (C) points

      • 1 year, 1 month 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, 1 month ago
  5. chambers to :

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

    ?

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

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

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. absolute cringefest

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

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  12. A. Adrian
    B. Mannone

    for the double?

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

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

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

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

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

    What do you think, guys?

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

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

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
      2. have you watched Man U this year? ;-)

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
        1. Yup, and they seem to score most of their goals away from home :P

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

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  19. Lol@Kos ditchers

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

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

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. Coleman

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

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

    Yes or no?

    I have Yaya

    • 1 year, 1 month 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, 18 days ago

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  • Howard
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  • Kolarov
  • Lennon
  • Bolasie
  • Silva
  • Hazard
  • Kane
  • Aguero
  • Murray
  • Bertrand
  • Zaha
  • Vardy

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