Dugout Discussion

Dugout Discussion – Tuesday

Tuesday night treats us to three more matches as the festive schedule finally starts to wind up.

Bournemouth and Arsenal go head-to-head at the Vitality Stadium in the 7.45pm kick-off, with Olivier Giroud looking to score for the third successive match – the Frenchman opened 2017 in style, thanks to his scorpion kick effort at home to Palace. He starts for the third successive outing this evening.

Second in our Gameweek 20 Captain Poll, Alexis Sanchez is looking for a fifth double-figure haul on his travels, yet faces a resilient Cherries rearguard that’s served up four clean sheets in front of their own supporters. Sanchez remains on the flank as a result of Giroud’s start but has fired in 17 attempts from that position in the last two Gameweeks – more than any other player.

Christian Benteke and Wilfried Zaha will look to take advantage of Swansea City’s dire defence in an 8pm kick-off at Selhurst Park.

The Belgian has the chance to play his way into consideration as the schedule turns in Palace’s favour, though Zaha owners will be searching for a way out after tonight’s fixture as he’s set to depart for the Africa Cup of Nations.

Finally, Stoke City entertain Watford in the other later match as Joe Allen and Etienne Capoue go head-to-head in the battle of the budget midfielders.

With the likes of Matt Phillips and Robert Snodgrass stepping up in form over Christmas, owners of both Allen (one goal since Gameweek 8) and Capoue (a single strike since Gameweek 5), will surely be considering their options over the FA Cup weekend break.

Mark Mark created the beast. He's now looking to tame it.”

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  1. My little Bony
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      Origi -> Carroll 2 week Punt? Yay or Nay.

      No Funds ITB for any other striker over 6.7.

      1. grimm0828
          14 days, 7 hours ago

          I did lorente > negredo for their fixtures, expecting loads of returns 🙂

          1. My little Bony
              14 days, 6 hours ago

              Yea 2 close competitors in my ML have negredo so was looking for a differential. His fixtures are good though. My plan is carroll for 2 weeks then maybe Gray of Burnley.

          2. bigbudgie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            14 days, 6 hours ago

            Wilson? Have you considered him?

            1. My little Bony
                14 days, 6 hours ago

                I wasn't sure if he was Nailed on with Afobe lurking? He looked sharp last night and on Pens. Nailed on u think?

                1. bigbudgie
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  14 days, 6 hours ago

                  nailed on to start imo but his minutes do suffer as he is often subbed around 65/70. He's only completed 90 minutes 4 times this season.

                  but fixtures, and 6.2m...

                  1. My little Bony
                      14 days, 6 hours ago

                      Hmm, now I am really considering it, he was unused Sub in previous 2 before last night so that put me off.

            2. Oddjobleff
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              14 days, 5 hours ago

              Foster, Pickford
              Alonso, Holebas, Pieters, Nyom, Amat
              Sanchez, Hazard, Lallana, Phillips, Capoue
              Aguero, Ibra, Carroll

              1FT, 1.6ITB

              A) Upgrade a defender (Brunt/Baines)
              B) Upgrade Lallana (Alli)
              C) Save

              Thanks

              1. kesh
                  14 days, 1 hour ago

                  A

              2. Postbox12
                  13 days, 23 hours ago

                  Thoughts on the below?

                  Heaton-Jakupovic

                  Bellerin-Alonso-Brunt-Jones-Kingsley

                  Sanchez-Hazard-Lallana-Phillips-Townsend

                  Ibrahimovic-Defoe-Giroud

                • Danstoke82
                    13 days, 22 hours ago

                    Which is better?, currently on WC

                    Team A;
                    Heaton
                    Baines Jones Ake
                    Sanchez Alli Lallana Phillips
                    Kun Ibra Costa

                    Subs; Robinson McAuley De Roon Holgate
                    £0.0ITB

                    Team B;
                    Heaton
                    Azpi Walker Ake
                    Sanchez Hazard Lallana Phillips
                    Ibra Costa Defoe

                    Subs; Robinson Evans De Roon Holgate

                    £0.0ITB

                  • greggles
                      13 days, 19 hours ago

                      Well Alli saved me this week after a couple of disastrous transfers. Might need a bit of help though with what to do next... what should I prioritise?

                      1 FT and 0.4m in the bank.

                      Grant / Pickford*
                      Amat / Keane / Holebas / Stones / Evans
                      Alli / Hazard / Sigurdsson / Lallana / Capoue
                      Aguero / Rondon / Ibrahimovic

                    • Karan14
                        13 days, 11 hours ago

                        Choose:

                        A) Lallana (mun, SWA, CHE)

                        B) Stanislas (hul, CPL, WAT)

                        Appreciate your thoughts!

                      • aa33 - Team IHOP
                          13 days, 10 hours ago

                          :p

                        • aa33 - Team IHOP
                            13 days, 10 hours ago

                            😀

                          • aa33 - Team IHOP
                              13 days, 10 hours ago

                              p

                            • aa33 - Team IHOP
                                13 days, 10 hours ago

                                ;D

                              • aa33 - Team IHOP
                                  13 days, 10 hours ago

                                  ;p

                                  1. The Old Man
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    13 days, 10 hours ago

                                    You feeling OK?

                                    1. aa33 - Team IHOP
                                        13 days, 10 hours ago

                                        Just trying some....on a system 😉