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 :-)

    • 7 months, 9 days ago
    1. That could turn out to be worth at least two points more!

      • 7 months, 9 days ago
      1. With Puncheon not starting recently, might even be 3!

        • 7 months, 9 days ago
  2. Dgw Hazard or Januzaj? Not expecting two full games for Januzaj or much from Hazard either

    • 7 months, 9 days ago
    1. Hazard.

      • 7 months, 9 days ago
    2. Re-posted on new post :)

      • 7 months, 9 days ago
  3. Score check after bappies?

    • 7 months, 9 days ago
      • 7 months, 9 days ago
    1. Suarez may get another five points yet

      • 7 months, 9 days ago
    2. JWF

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

      • 7 months, 9 days ago
      • 7 months, 9 days ago
    3. 53 + potential Suarez points

      • 7 months, 9 days ago
      • 7 months, 9 days ago
    4. 53 + any extra Suarez (C) points

      • 7 months, 9 days ago
  4. Mannone/Adrian
    Coleman/Azpil/Bardsley/Ward/Chester
    Hazzy/Silva/Yaya/Gerrard/Colback
    S Lukaku S

    WC draft. where could it be improved?

    • 7 months, 9 days ago
  5. chambers to :

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

    ?

    • 7 months, 9 days 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

    • 7 months, 9 days ago
  7. Is Lescott a good idea to buy at £4.7m now Kompany is out?

    • 7 months, 9 days ago
  8. Merson shallup, you dullard!

    • 7 months, 9 days ago
    1. absolute cringefest

      • 7 months, 9 days 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

    • 7 months, 9 days 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

    • 7 months, 9 days ago
  11. Adebayor -3 bps lol

    • 7 months, 9 days ago
  12. A. Adrian
    B. Mannone

    for the double?

    • 7 months, 9 days ago
      • 7 months, 9 days ago
      1. Cool, which one would you start?

        • 7 months, 9 days 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

    • 7 months, 9 days ago
  14. So I understand Sturridge didn't get a YC? I'm trailing my h2h by 1pt

    • 7 months, 9 days ago
    1. He did, during a celebration. Never showed on television but the announcer said so

      • 7 months, 9 days ago
    2. Apparently he got it in the celebrations of one of the goals. Suarez's I think.

      • 7 months, 9 days ago
  15. Snodgrass, Lallana and van Persie out.
    Yaya, Silva and Sturridge in.
    8 point hit.

    What do you think, guys?

    • 7 months, 9 days 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!!

    • 7 months, 9 days 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)

    • 7 months, 9 days ago
    1. Man U, Everton and Southampton aren't the best of fixtures

      • 7 months, 9 days ago
      1. yup, but with ivanovic and azpili also in defence, that can be decent :)

        • 7 months, 9 days ago
      2. have you watched Man U this year? ;-)

        • 7 months, 9 days ago
        1. Yup, and they seem to score most of their goals away from home :P

          • 7 months, 9 days ago
  18. Who will be the risers tonight then lads?

    • 7 months, 9 days ago
  19. Lol@Kos ditchers

    • 7 months, 9 days ago
    1. Lol@you for being on the wrong post

      • 7 months, 9 days ago
  20. Who is the best defender for DGW 31. Money no object

    • 7 months, 9 days ago
    1. Coleman

      • 7 months, 9 days ago
  21. People saying sturridge was greedy, I think Suarez was also greedy, he had a few opportunities to pass and he didn't.

    • 7 months, 9 days ago
  22. Doesn't look like Suarez is going to get the assist points as bonuses have been done.

    • 7 months, 9 days ago
  23. Mata and Lallana
    To
    Silva and Gerrard
    4 point hit

    Yes or no?

    I have Yaya

    • 7 months, 9 days 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....

    • 6 months, 25 days ago

Scout Picks

For Gameweek 8

  • Adrián
  • Ivanovic
  • Baines
  • Bertrand
  • Sterling
  • Fábregas
  • Downing
  • Tadic
  • Cissé
  • Aguero
  • Welbeck
  • Azpilicueta
  • Lampard
  • Pellè

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Goalkeepers

Last updated: 20 Oct, 2014 1:16pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Forster SOT A, Vs
Up Adrián WHM B, Vs
Up Howard EVE B, Vs
No Change Szczesny ARS C, Vs
Up Lloris TOT B, Vs
Up Guzan AVL B
No Change Mignolet LIV C, Vs
Down Schmeichel LEI B, Vs, £
Down Heaton BRN C, £
No Change Begovic STO B

Defenders

Last updated: 20 Oct, 2014 1:17pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Baines EVE A, Vs
No Change Bertrand SOT A, Vs
No Change Ivanovic CHE B, VsX
Up Chambers ARS C, Vs, £
Up Kaboul TOT B, Vs
Down Tomkins WHM B, Vs, Inj
Up Schlupp LEI B, Vs, Rest, OoP, £
Up Robertson HUL B, VsX
No Change Lovren LIV C, Vs
Up Kompany MCI B
Up Dawson WBA B
Down Shawcross STO B
Down Taylor SWA B, VsX, £
Down Trippier BRN B

Midfielders

Last updated: 21 Oct, 2014 12:16pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Sterling LIV A, Vs
No Change Tadic SOT A, Vs
No Change Di María MUN A, VsX
Up Sánchez ARS A, Vs, Rest
Down Sigurdsson SWA B, VsX
No Change Fábregas CHE A, VsX
Up Chadli TOT B, Inj
Up Downing WHM B, Vs, £
Up Eriksen TOT A, Vs
Up Hazard CHE B, VsX
Up Mane SOT B, Vs
Up Henderson LIV B, Vs
Down Silva MCI B
No Change Puncheon CPL B
No Change Milner MCI B, Rest, £

Forwards

Last updated: 20 Oct, 2014 1:20pm
Player Club Factors
Up Aguero MCI A, Vs
Up Pellè SOT A, Vs
Down Diego Costa CHE A, VsX, Inj
No Change Welbeck ARS A, Vs, Inj
Up Falcao MUN B, VsX
Up Sakho WHM A, Vs, £
Up Berahino WBA A, £
Down Ulloa LEI B, Vs, £
Up Naismith EVE B, Vs, £
No Change Bony SWA B, VsX
Up Cissé NEW A

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Vs Favourable Fixtures
VsX Unfavourable Fixtures
Rest Rotation Risk
Inj Injured/Returning from Injury
OoP Out of Position
£ Potential Bargain
Sus Suspended/Near Suspension

The Suspension Tightrope

Player Team YC
Bardsley STO 4
Reid WHM 4
Diego Costa CHE 3
Fábregas CHE 3
Barry EVE 3
Naismith EVE 3
Robertson HUL 3
Moore LEI 3
Moreno LIV 3
Fernandinho MCI 3
Y Touré MCI 3
Dunne QPR 3
Henry QPR 3
Pellè SOT 3
Schneiderlin SOT 3
Mame Biram Diouf STO 3
Cattermole SUN 3
Dorrans WBA 3
Gardner WBA 3

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