May
06

Scout Notes – Gameweek 37 – Monday

Filed under: Scout Notes - Posted by: Paul

Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge grab a goal apiece as Liverpool race to a three-goal lead at Selhurst Park. Dwight Gayle emerges from the bench to notch twice and help snatch an unlikely draw which all but ends the Merseysiders’ hopes of clinching the title:

Suarez and Sturridge Both in the Goals
Handed a brief sub role in the previous Gameweek, Daniel Sturridge went into last night’s encounter as a doubt after failing to train for much of the week. Passed fit for the vital Selhurst Park showdown, the England international’s return to the Liverpool starting XI saw Brendan Rodgers shift away from a 4-3-3 and roll out a midfield diamond behind the “SAS” front two, with both the Merseysiders’ front men amongst the goals. Sturridge’s strike was his first since Gameweek 31 and, having plummeted in price from 10.7 to 9.8 in recent weeks, he looks set for a major bandwagon for Sunday’s home encounter with Newcastle.

Suarez is also likely to earn new owners. Sold by over 76,000 Fantasy managers due to the double Gameweek, he had struggled with illness prior to the match but still managed to fire his 31st strike of the season before the Reds somehow blew a three-goal lead late on. With the likes of Sergio Aguero and Wayne Rooney struggling for fitness, many will move back to the Uruguayan and hand him the armband as Rodgers’ side attempt to recover from last night’s capitulation.

Gerrard in the Points Again
After producing blanks in each of the previous two Gameweeks, the Reds skipper delivered a pair of assists for his Fantasy owners in a pulsating 3-3 stalemate. With 13 goals and 13 assists this season, Gerrard has now surpassed last season’s tally of 185 points and has moved up to 194 – just six behind Eden Hazard in the FPL midfield standings. Raheem Sterling’s role in “the hole” behind the front two helped the youngster to an assist against the Eagles – indeed, his withdrawal on 71 minutes proved crucial and allowed the hosts to claw back a three-goal deficit. Priced at just 6.2, Sterling is another who looks poised for investment as Rodgers’ side look to go on the attack against a Magpies side that has lost six of their last seven.

Reds’ Porous Defence Proves Costly
Whilst Suarez and Sturridge have wreaked havoc on top-flight defences and delivered 52 goals between them, Rodgers’ backline has proven to be Liverpool’s Achilles heel. Last night’s result means the Reds have now conceded two or more goals in each of their last four matches, and although two of those fixtures resulted in victories, there’s no getting away from the fact that Liverpool desperately need to tighten up at the back next year. The 3-3 draw means they have now conceded 49 goals this term – that’s one more than 15th-placed Hull and some 23 more than third-placed Chelsea, for example.

Supersub Gayle Dents the Reds’ Title Hopes
A bit-part player under Tony Pulis, the summer signing’s 22-minute cameo off the bench looks to have handed City the title on a plate. Gayle had featured just three times in the previous 15 Gameweeks – all brief second-half sub appearances – but his two-goal salvo is set to have a huge effect on the race for the title. Liverpool may be a point ahead of City, but a win for Manuel Pellegrini’s men at home to Villa on Wednesday would give them a two-point advantage at the summit, and with a superior goal difference to the Merseysiders, it now looks City’s title to lose.

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  1. Aguero & Rooney owners, what to do?

    • 10 months, 15 hours ago
    1. Sell.

      • 10 months, 15 hours ago
    2. wait for team news ofcourse, keep if only doubts

      • 10 months, 15 hours ago
    3. Swap for Decko and VP.

      • 10 months, 15 hours ago
    4. Giroud in

      • 10 months, 15 hours ago
      1. Giroud might be rested.

        • 10 months, 15 hours ago
        1. oh yeh the cup. thanks for reminding me.

          • 10 months, 15 hours ago
    5. get rid of.. can't take another gw hoping they play and thinking that they should only to find out they are not!

      I've also got ramsey that I might need to move out.

      • 10 months, 15 hours ago
    6. no idea. Going to have to wait until weekend presser's i'd guess.

      Sturridge + Dzeko look like the most obvious options...but not sure.

      i've also got Rambo, Chester, Azpi, Noone to worry about

      • 10 months, 15 hours ago
      1. Sounds like your team is similar to mine. Carnage.

        • 10 months, 14 hours ago
    7. You really think aguero will want to risk playing and missing world cup? Can't see him playing. I know city going for the title, but if they win tomorrow they only need a point. Can see him being on the bench 'just in case'.

      • 10 months, 15 hours ago
      1. Agreed.

        • 10 months, 14 hours ago
    8. Don't think either will start with the WC to play for....unless by miracle City don't win vs Villa.

      • 10 months, 15 hours ago
    9. Too early to say.

      United and City still have a game. Silly question.

      • 10 months, 15 hours ago
      1. But neither of them are playing in it...Hence the question.

        • 10 months, 15 hours ago
        1. Many more pressers though.

          • 10 months, 15 hours ago
      2. Guess I'll wait until Sunday.

        • 10 months, 15 hours ago
    10. It's all gone to hell, might as well buy Lukaku...he usually scores 5 goals on the last day (fact)

      • 10 months, 15 hours ago
    11. One week left - 80 points in front of 3rd, 120 off first place.

      I don't care anymore. Roll on the world cup.

      • 10 months, 15 hours ago
    12. Sturridge & ... ?

      Wait till last hour only transfer.

      • 10 months, 14 hours ago
  2. Anybody with Mata captain ? Let us pray

    • 10 months, 15 hours ago
    1. Will he start?

      • 10 months, 15 hours ago
      1. Well, he was one of the few to play with spirit ...

        • 10 months, 15 hours ago
        1. I know. Worried about what old Giggs thinks though. If the last two games are anything to judge by don't think he thinks too much of him...

          • 10 months, 15 hours ago
            • 10 months, 15 hours ago
    2. No, but I have him. My rival doesn't.

      • 10 months, 15 hours ago
    3. Yes, me. A deliberate differential compared with the popular choice of Aguero(C) in the hope of making a late but unlikely entry into the top 1k.

      • 10 months, 12 hours ago
  3. Silva and Sturridge in the template transfers then?

    • 10 months, 15 hours ago
    1. Not Silva. Not sure about Sturridge either.

      • 10 months, 15 hours ago
    2. Good idea.

      • 10 months, 15 hours ago
    3. Arnautovic, perhaps?

      • 10 months, 15 hours ago
  4. Aguero > Dzeko the standard transfer this week then.

    • 10 months, 15 hours ago
    1. Maybe Sturridge over Dzeko. Newcastle are worse

      • 10 months, 15 hours ago
      1. True but sturridge hasn't exactly been setting the world alight recently.

        • 10 months, 15 hours ago
  5. I have 49 pts lead.

    Me left to play. Mannone Zabs Yaya (Rooney)

    My rival Zabs Yaya (C) Dzeko

    Whos gonna win??

    AHHHHHH

    • 10 months, 15 hours ago
    1. You better hope Yaya doesnt go craaaazy ;)

      • 10 months, 15 hours ago
      1. This is my worry

        • 10 months, 15 hours ago
        1. You still got Yaya tho, so he have to score loads for you to loose that 49 point lead.

          • 10 months, 15 hours ago
    2. He'll win this week, but you'll still be fine overall.

      • 10 months, 15 hours ago
      1. Yeah he already has won this week

        • 10 months, 15 hours ago
    3. with a 49 point lead, obv you

      • 10 months, 15 hours ago
      1. Unless Yaya goes nuts :(

        • 10 months, 15 hours ago
  6. I now need RvP and Mata(C) to have a stormer to compensate for Azpilicueta, Ramsey and Rooney out with only Bacuna and Ward coming in... :?

    • 10 months, 15 hours ago
  7. Beric, my CL semifinal opponent got so lucky there with his Suaz (C) :evil:

    • 10 months, 15 hours ago
    1. You got lucky he didn't get more.

      • 10 months, 15 hours ago
      1. Think Kun would have run rampage against leaky Villa :(

        • 10 months, 15 hours ago
    2. He accidentally (c) him, did you know?

      • 10 months, 15 hours ago
      1. He did? Thought it was pretty odd.

        • 10 months, 15 hours ago
        1. Said so last night.

          • 10 months, 15 hours ago
  8. wow rooney and aguero out! Suarez ends ip beating their scores... The year of the casual continues

    • 10 months, 15 hours ago
    1. Am I missing something? Didn´t Agüero get 5 points, same as Suarez?

      • 10 months, 15 hours ago
    2. wow what a shock, two players out injured who've been in & out of the side all year, you'd think people who arent casuals might be aware of this & not risk picking them

      • 10 months, 15 hours ago
  9. This could be my worst gameweek ever. Just at the critical time too

    33 with Nasri, Demi, Aguero (C) out, Ferdinand, Mata, Mannone

    Oh and Rooney but looks like he is out. Plus I took a -8

    • 10 months, 15 hours ago
    1. No hits here but stuck with Aguero & Rooney.

      • 10 months, 15 hours ago
    2. 30 here

      Whos your VC?

      • 10 months, 15 hours ago
  10. looking at selling aguero and rooney for the likes of dzeko, sturridge and adebayor... That will leave me over 6m in the bank that i can only use if i want to make an 8 point hit

    • 10 months, 15 hours ago
  11. Aguero and Rooney owners - you might want to look into this to soothe your over-rolled eyes:

    http://www.thebodyshop.co.uk/skincare/accessories/aqua-eye-mask.aspx

    • 10 months, 15 hours ago
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      • 10 months, 13 hours ago
  12. As a Aguero, Rooney, Ramsey, owner, what should I do?

    • 10 months, 15 hours ago
      • 10 months, 15 hours ago
      1. I am mostly going to take a -4, possibly not a -8 on the last GW! 4th in a row if it were to happen

        • 10 months, 15 hours ago
    1. Sell 2 probably. Depends on squad & news.

      • 10 months, 15 hours ago
    2. I reckon Aguero is able to play but they are just not risking him due to Liverpool's result. I personally would just wait until Saturday and you get news of who is/isn't fit. Unless you intend on getting RVP selling Rooney and/or Aguero is going to let you buy whoever you want, so value not really an issue.

      • 10 months, 14 hours ago
  13. These type of posts are pretty stupid but :P

    Who's more likely to win?

    A : Yaya + Dzeko + Nasri + 25 points

    B : Evra + Mannone + Demi + RVP + Wickham

    Doesn't look too good :/

    • 10 months, 15 hours ago
    1. A no brainer.

      • 10 months, 15 hours ago
      1. Looks like it unfortunately

        • 10 months, 15 hours ago
      • 10 months, 15 hours ago
      1. Yeah :(

        He captained Yaya, I went with Kun. Bad choice. Well, hopefully I make it up next week! 25 points include his Overall lead on me btw.

        • 10 months, 15 hours ago
      • 10 months, 15 hours ago
      1. Glimmer of hope :) Unless you're just trolling me ;)

        • 10 months, 15 hours ago
  14. Him: 15 points
    Me: Nasri + Dzeko

    Is there any hope of me winning?

    • 10 months, 15 hours ago
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      • 10 months, 15 hours ago
  15. how many points lead would you be fairly comfortable with going into gw38?

    • 10 months, 15 hours ago
      • 10 months, 15 hours ago
      • 10 months, 15 hours ago
    1. You're obsessed.
      Seek help.

      • 10 months, 15 hours ago
      1. I know mate. Just cant bare the thought losing ML after being top for so long. Think I need to quit this game.

        • 10 months, 15 hours ago
        1. Let it go. You don't control anything until the GW is over.

          • 10 months, 14 hours ago
    2. About 24pts. Depends a lot on number of differentials.

      • 10 months, 15 hours ago
    3. the 101 and i had 2 weeks ago which has now twindled.

      • 10 months, 14 hours ago
    4. I would say 50 but it really depends on your team and their team.

      • 10 months, 14 hours ago
  16. Would you guys play Glen Johnson for England at the World Cup?

    Probably first choice right back currently, can't defend for shit, bit of a winger really....

    His Liverpool connection is a benefit, but you can just picture Suarez roaming with freedom in behind him vs Uruguay

    • 10 months, 15 hours ago
    1. all 3 goals were directly his fault last night imo.

      I think leave him here

      • 10 months, 15 hours ago
    2. What are the alternatives?

      Kyle Walker is crocked, Phil Jones an option - not fluid going forward though

      • 10 months, 15 hours ago
    3. he's terrible but the options in that position are a bit thin. i dont think it'll matter who plays there

      • 10 months, 15 hours ago
  17. So:
    Azpi
    Chester
    Ramsey
    Noone
    Aguero
    Rooney

    all probably out. Already given up 15 point lead to chasing rival this week. He's got Sterling + Gerrard...what on earth do i do!?

    • 10 months, 15 hours ago
    1. Azpi could easily play. Selling 2 minimum it seems.

      • 10 months, 15 hours ago
      1. thanks TM.

        can't believe this week. Rambo, Azpi + Chester added to Rooney/Aguero has been a real kick in the teeth. Probably mini-league deciding.

        Sterling + Sturridge could be on the cards (and just hope Gerrard does nothing)

        • 10 months, 14 hours ago
  18. Ageuro Rooney and Ramsey to Sturr Dzeko and Eriksen/Sterling for -8 looks likely :(

    • 10 months, 15 hours ago
    1. HVT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member

      Fwiw , im in same boat Kol so similar moves afoot here too.

      • 10 months, 15 hours ago
  19. Mata Rooney Aguero ---> Hazard RVP Sturridge?

    • 10 months, 15 hours ago
  20. I have Aguero, Chester, Ramsey, Mata, Azpi, Distin

    Only 45 from Salah, and a 0 from Mapps.

    I rule at FPL :cool:

    • 10 months, 15 hours ago
  21. HVT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member

    Off topic / for anyone who hasn't seen " True Detective " I'd highly recommend it , fantastic actors / script - it's 8 episodes long and really compelling , I couldn't put it down once I started watching it.

    • 10 months, 15 hours ago
    1. Will watch it sooner or later.

      • 10 months, 15 hours ago
  22. NEW ARTICLE POSTED: THE END OF SEASON AWARDS
  23. New post sorry lol

    • 10 months, 15 hours ago
  24. 60 points Behind in mini league for €350 to 1st place! Need to go for broke and pray for a miracle with a -12

    Mannone
    Vergini Azpi Stones
    Mata Ramsey Nasri Yaya
    Suarez Aguero Rooney

    Boruc Baker Chester Parker

    Rooney ---> Sturridge
    Aguero ----> RVP
    Mata -----> Hazard (C)
    Ramsey ---> Eriksen

    Mannone
    Vergini Azpi Stones
    Hazard (C) Eriksen Nasri Yaya
    Suarez Sturridge RVP

    Boruc Baker Chester Parker

    • 10 months, 14 hours ago
  25. So much for nobody taking hits GW38..

    • 10 months, 14 hours ago
  26. No Azpi
    Ramsey injured
    Rooney injured
    Aguero injured
    Chester injured
    Ki injured

    Ward & John coming off my bench for a massive total of 2 points..

    http://gifsforum.com/images/gif/suicide/grand/suicide-eccbc87e4b5ce2fe28308fd9f2a7baf3-1386.gif

    • 10 months, 14 hours ago
    1. This is a "template" killer week :D

      • 10 months, 14 hours ago

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