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The Stock Check – Gameweek 25 – Saturday

Sadio Mane breaks out of the Liverpool malaise. Alexis Sanchez “hands” us a reminder of his near essential status and Gareth McAuley benefits from the most fortuitous of goals to build on his reputation. Here’s the Stock Check following Saturday’s Gameweek 25 action…

On The Rise

Sadio Mane
A sparkling first half performance re-ignited Liverpool and again offered indication that the Senegalese could be the Reds’ midfield solution we’ve been seeking.

The brace against Spurs were his first goals at Anfield since Gameweek 11 – a surprising statistic for a player previously so strong in home matches.

His 16-point return was his biggest haul of the season and enough to see him top the transfers in table overnight.

However, while Liverpool currently face a fixture in Gameweek 26, the FA Cup could yet play havoc with Mane’s schedule.

This report states that, should Millwall take Leicester City to a replay in their fifth round tie next Saturday, Liverpool’s Gameweek 26 fixture could be in jeopardy due to a possible replay date.

Liverpool’s meet with the Foxes is scheduled for Monday February 27, with the Tuesday/Wednesday slot that week set the default date for any fifth round replays.

However, there are possible solutions that are omitted in the report.

Liverpool’s fixture could move back from Monday to Sunday February 26, although that would be subject to restrictions surrounding the broadcasting rights.

Secondly, any potential FA Cup replay could possibly be scheduled for the week beginning March 6, immediately prior to the Quarter Finals.

However, there are Champions League ties scheduled for that week. Leicester City play their second leg with Sevilla in the week of March 13, however, UEFA frown upon fixtures being played out in the same week as European matches – although there have been exceptions.

A third solution would be for the FA to move the potential replay date back to the Saturday prior to Gameweek 26, forcing Leicester to play two crucial matches in three days.

Of course, Mane could also face a blank in Gameweek 28 should Burnley progress to the last eight of the FA Cup by seeing off Lincoln City.

Clearly, there continue to be many unknowns surrounding the Premier League schedule. Holding fire on Mane and other investments until the conclusion of next weekend’s FA Cup ties looks a very wise move.

Alexis Sanchez
The Sanchez brace against Hull City was, undisputedly, less emphatic than Mane’s contribution. Fortune played it’s part in the opener, although the goal scored via his gloved hand followed several opportunities spurned, as the Chilean again stood out as Arsenal’s most potent threat.

Sanchez then benefited from a late spot-kick, having also converted in stoppage time against Burnley back in Gameweek 22.

That appeared to confirm his status as the designated taker behind Olivier Giroud and the injured Santi Cazorla – another major plus.

Arsene Wenger’s decision to keep Sanchez on the pitch, despite Wednesday’s Champions League tie with Bayern Munich, proved vital again, then.

You have to wonder if the Swansea City incident and press questioning following Sanchez’ reaction has made Wenger far more mindful of withdrawing his star man. Although, with Hull City providing testing opponents, arguably there was no question of preserving Sanchez on Saturday.

The Gunners and Sanchez now face a Gameweek 26 blank, with the threat of a further postponement to follow in Gameweek 28. Arsenal need to beat Sutton United in the FA Cup, or for Leicester City to see off Millwall, to confirm that blank.

Sanchez has therefore been subject to sales once again, with Mane and Chelsea’s Eden Hazard proving the most popular replacements thus far. His price will likely fall significantly over the next 21 days.

However, omitting Sanchez for the Gameweek 27 trip to Liverpool appears to be a major risk and, once the blanks are navigated, there are surely fewer assets seen as more “essential”.

Oumar Niasse, Lazar Markovic, Kamil Grosicki
While the Hull City trio failed to deliver returns at the Emirates, their performance in a spirited Hull City display nonetheless gave us renewed confidence on their potential.

Marco Silva’s side are one of six to present us with a guaranteed Gameweek 28 fixture and, while we’ve already begun weighing up their defensive options, Saturday’s display demonstrated that their attack could also offer us solutions.

Manalo Gabbiadini
A Gameweek 26 blank dampens any immediate enthusiasm, but there can be no doubt that Gabbiadini’s performance at Sunderland has put the Southampton striker firmly on the radar.

Two more goals, adding to his debut strike against West Ham last weekend, confirmed the Italian as a clear option once we have steered through the ensuing blanks.

The Saints’ run-in is, however, a mixed bag, without a sustained run of favourable opponents. But acquiring Gabbiadini for successive home matches with strugglers Bournemouth and Crystal Palace in Gameweeks 30 and 31 certainly appears to be a viable strategy.

Manuel Lanzini
The Argentine is at least one standout performer from Saturday’s events unaffected by missing fixtures.

West Ham offer us coverage in both Gameweek 26 and 28 and, while our attention is drawn to Michail Antonio and Robert Snodgrass, Lanzini is making moves to suggest he can provide an effective alternative and differential.

His returns in the 2-2 draw with West Brom took him to two goals and three assists from his last four Gameweek starts.

Sofiane Feghouli, priced at just 5.0, matched Lanzini’s goal and assist but is perhaps less secure as a Hammers option.

Gareth McAuley
Extremely fortuitous to benefit from a Jonny Evans header on goal, McAuley nonetheless has to be acknowledged for earning a fifth strike of the season and yet another from a West Brom corner.

Like Lanzini, he is an asset unaffected by the looming blanks and now faces very favourable home fixtures with Bournemouth and Crystal Palace.

McAuley appears to be an assured starter, while Chris Brunt, deprived of his assist as a result of yesterday’s decision on Evans’ header, could soon be part of a midfield selection puzzle.

Should Evans be restored to the Baggies central defence and Allan Nyom shifted to left-back, Brunt would then compete for starts with James Morrison and Nacer Chadli.

Both Morrison and Chadli came out of the London Stadium clash with returns, with the former providing the assist for Chadli’s goal. Morrison has now returned in three successive Gameweeks.

Calum Chambers
Once again deployed at right-back against Everton, the Arsenal loanee produced a third clean sheet in five starts and has now delivered bonus in four of his last five Gameweeks.

Middlesbrough are among the sides who could miss Gameweek 28, although Aitor Karanka’s men seem likely to field a weakened side against Oxford United in the fifth round so should not be written off as an available option just yet.

Seamus Coleman
Everton claimed a fourth clean sheet in six at the Riverside Stadium and, while Coleman failed to provide attacking returns this time out, he still remained a key figure.

The right-back claimed a bonus point thanks to four successful tackles, although he also attempted five crosses having received more passes in the attacking third than any other Toffees player.

In Decline

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
While the double-digit haul for Alexis Sanchez reinforced his reputation, Ibrahimovic failed to punish a Watford defence at Old Trafford to cast doubt on his mid-term future in our squads.

The assist for Anthony Martial’s goal provided some consolation for the 22% who trusted him with the armband and he has now returned a goal or an assist in ten of 13 Gameweeks.

However, like Sanchez, Ibrahimovic will suffer significant sales ahead of the Gameweek 26 blank and is perhaps likely to be identified as more disposable.

Despite peppering Watford’s goal, the Swede has produced a single strike in his last four Gameweeks and, depending on Saturday’s FA Cup results, could now struggle to see off claims from Romelu Lukaku, Diego Costa and Harry Kane for our forward slots once we emerge from the blank fixtures.

The Gameweek 27 Old Trafford meeting with Bournemouth is the one major factor in his favour.

Many Ibrahimovic owners will surely either hold or schedule his return for that match-up. However, having failed to score at home to both Hull City and Watford in his last two home outings, we should perhaps remain wary.

Matt Phillips
It would be folly to write off Phillips heading into two home fixtures with both Palace and Bournemouth. With an assured fixture for Gameweek 28, he remains a key asset for this period.

However, having failed to return a goal or an assist in previous five, clearly, there are question marks surrounding his output and we perhaps need to manage our expectations.

Arguably, Phillips came into this period having over delivered. His nine assists delivered up to Gameweek 20 had been produced from just 30 chances created: he matched Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne for assists during this spell, despite creating 50% fewer chances.

Regression was always likely.

However, while Chadli and Morrison remain options in the Baggies midfield, Phillips appears more secure and, despite the wobble, he’s an asset that should be held and considered for acquisition.

Andy Carroll
Unlike Phillips, the dent to Carroll’s stock is far more damaging.

Carroll has the fixtures to provide us with an option but, having failed to train ahead of Saturday’s West Brom encounter, he missed out.

Typically, the Hammers striker just cannot seem to overcome ongoing groin problems to offer us a degree of security. A player cursed by injury concerns throughout his career, it’s clear that we cannot invest with any real confidence.

Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli
With home fixtures with Stoke City and Everton to follow and missing assets to address, there is little need to reach for the panic button just yet.

Nonetheless, Spurs are now troubling us as a source of attacking points, having scored just a single goal in their last three Gameweeks.

That has damaged the reputation of their three principle options, who could all face a blank in Gameweek 28 should Mauricio Pochettino’s side see off Fulham in the FA Cup on Sunday.

Wilfried Zaha
While showing flashes, Zaha has failed to fire on his return from the Africa Cup of Nations.

Having delivered three successive blanks over a spell of favourable fixtures, Zaha and Palace are now edging into a testing period in their schedule and with a Gameweek 28 blank a strong possibility, Zaha’s stock, along with that of long declining Christian Benteke, continues to fall.

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

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  1. Don Corleone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    7 days, 15 hours ago

    Which defender to get for Cedric next week for £6.5m?

    A: Double up on CHE defence
    B: Maguire from Hull
    C: Splash out on Walker

    1. Syd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 days, 15 hours ago

      Maguire...... No blanks

    2. Netley Lucas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 days, 15 hours ago

      Who are your other def's Don?

    3. Mlexer
        7 days, 15 hours ago

        B

        1. Mlexer
            7 days, 15 hours ago

            *assume that U have Alonso+EVE def

        2. HurriKane
            7 days, 15 hours ago

            B

          • jarvish
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            7 days, 15 hours ago

            #waitforfacupmatches

          • ILOVEBAPS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            7 days, 15 hours ago

            C only if your 4th def is not very good or you will often play 4 at the back.

        3. Mlexer
            7 days, 15 hours ago

            Randolph, Jaku
            Alonso, Evans, Holebas, Friend*, Holgate*
            Eriksen, Siggy, Phillips, Fletcher, Sanchez*
            Kane, Lukaku, Ibra*

            Friend, Ibra > Coleman, Costa for -4 today as I have exact cash?
            Need to upgrade that defense and I think that selling Sanchez isn't good move as he plays up top, got him early so would loose a lot plus no chance to get him back as I use money for Goleman. Friend and Ibra will fall maybe even today and Coleman will rise same as Costa for sure so if I wait even few days it will be impossible. Hate early transfers especially with long brake now but that moves seems as "must do".

            1. Netley Lucas
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              7 days, 15 hours ago

              The investment should yield good returns over time.

              1. Mlexer
                  7 days, 15 hours ago

                  so would you do it?

                  1. Netley Lucas
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    7 days, 15 hours ago

                    Tricky, Ibra has BOU 27 so a great cap. Over the longer-term though, your move can I think, provide better returns.

                  2. Dingo.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    7 days, 15 hours ago

                    Yep, get it done now before price changes.

                    1. Mlexer
                        7 days, 15 hours ago

                        cheers

              2. bigwig
                  7 days, 15 hours ago

                  Chelsea have had an excellent injury record this season, makes all the difference

                  1. Syd
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    7 days, 15 hours ago

                    No European football also helps them

                  2. Mlexer
                      7 days, 15 hours ago

                      yup

                    • Grand Thibauto
                        7 days, 15 hours ago

                        It might be Conte's training method to some bit. As we know, Alonso/Hazard has been playing through injuries. But Chelsea has such a short squad. Fabregas Zouma Terry Begovic Willian Batshuayi are the only viable backups in the side.

                        1. Netley Lucas
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          7 days, 15 hours ago

                          Luiz also playing through the pain, tough lads.

                          1. Grand Thibauto
                              7 days, 15 hours ago

                              Yes Luiz too. What an annoying tackle from Aguero that. Expect Chelsea to get in some wing backs/Central mid for next season.

                          2. Brap.
                              7 days, 14 hours ago

                              Aké!!

                          3. Holmes
                              7 days, 15 hours ago

                              Barton to break couple of ankles 😛

                            • fiveyears
                                7 days, 15 hours ago

                                Similar to Leicester last year, interesting whether its pure luck or whether the methods are different

                                Guess no Europe has an effect.

                              • Fred51
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                7 days, 15 hours ago

                                Worse jinx attempt ever.

                              • ZeBest
                                  7 days, 15 hours ago

                                  Leicester last season had the same. To win EPL you need luck and Kante

                                • Berbinho's Forehead
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  7 days, 15 hours ago

                                  No European football, no injuries, several players who have won the league before and a world class manager. No surprise really.

                              • fiveyears
                                  7 days, 15 hours ago

                                  Keown's apocalyptic visions of Wenger leaving and everything going wrong is absolutely mental.

                                  It'll be a period of adjustment when he goes but if I was an Arsenal fan I think the risk would be worth it, certainly not anything to be scared about like Keown is suggesting.

                                  1. Mlexer
                                      7 days, 15 hours ago

                                      As Arsenal fan I think that Wenger time has come

                                    • Syd
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      7 days, 15 hours ago

                                      I know its not like Arsenal are exactly winning anything of late and not really challenging either

                                      1. Stokelona
                                          7 days, 15 hours ago

                                          Agree, finishing 4th isn't the be all and end all anymore, there's so much money in the league now it doesn't matter financially. And Chelsea can finish 10th and still keep and attract the best players and manager. Wenger needs to challenge for trophies

                                      2. ZeBest
                                          7 days, 15 hours ago

                                          Maybe Allegri as a replacement would be a good move, otherwise Arsenal will struggle for the first few season without Wenger

                                          1. gunner 2727
                                              7 days, 15 hours ago

                                              i wanted Arsene out about 6 years ago, the game has changed, what wonderful memories he gave us but with him at the helm we have no ambition. Just seems content in the fact that because we have less money to splash we can't compete with city, chelsea etc. then the one year it looks possible get done by leicester! obviously next man in is key, but honestly id take any reasonable gamble just for something different to Groundhog Season, even if that is rebuilding. Allegri seems like an astute shout, but id like to see a young englishman get a chance, Eddie Howe.

                                              1. ZeBest
                                                  7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                  Eddie Howe would be a big gamble. Him getting that chance and taking it like Pep did with Barca would be great.

                                                  1. gunner 2727
                                                      7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                      Not similar but so was Arsene when hired. He's young, successful, working miracles on small budget. Having a tough run and agree its a gamble but with arsene mentoring i think has real potential.

                                                      1. ZeBest
                                                          7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                          I would love a high intensity coach like Klopp/Poch to manage Arsenal. That would transform Arsenal to contenders straight away.

                                                          1. gunner 2727
                                                              7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                              i wanted klopp for 3 years, assumed it was the plan 🙁

                                                      2. Brap.
                                                          7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                          How does this "no ambition" manifest itself?

                                                          1. gunner 2727
                                                              7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                              i.e quite happily come top 4, europe, get knocked out in quarters, repeat, repeat, keep tactics,keep manager, buy same players. Great business strategy but in terms of winning league against rivals and champions league, even better rivals, doing the same thing over and over is either blind faith or lacking ambition. If arsenal board think they should be winning the league in a 10 year period then why still have a manager in place who cant deliver one?

                                                              1. Brap.
                                                                  7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                  The disruption caused by Wenger leaving will put you back at least a couple of seasons and cost probably more than hundred milly more than he would spend -- and other teams won't be standing still in that time

                                                                  Gotta be the right guy for the job, not taking a flyer

                                                                  Conte would've been perfect. Who else is there in world football?

                                                                  1. gunner 2727
                                                                      7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                      so just carry on accepting how it is? thats the exact explanation of lacking ambition. sometimes you have to make a big decision, agree its easier to make that decision for a proven name.

                                                          2. Mark
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            • Has Moderation Rights
                                                            7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                            He will go upstairs surely?

                                                            1. gunner 2727
                                                                7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                exactly, someone young with arsene mentoring

                                                              • ZeBest
                                                                  7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                  that's a big possibility given how much attached he is to the board and Arsenal FC. As an Arsenal fan though, i would love for him to go to a Barcelona/Madrid and see how he fares there.

                                                                • Stokelona
                                                                    7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                    That would be nice, as long as he doesn't prevent the next guy coming in and doing things his own way

                                                                    1. Business Cat
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                      He'd be a less intimidating presence than having Fergie looming over you 🙂

                                                              • ILOVEBAPS
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                Anyone know how FPL auto-pick actually picks its players?it sometimes comes up with THE worst ideas.

                                                                1. Fred51
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                  They ask Jonty.

                                                                  1. Mark
                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                    • Has Moderation Rights
                                                                    7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                    Banter. That would mean I was doing it for much of last season.

                                                                    1. ILOVEBAPS
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                      😆 I may as well use it as I could barely do worse

                                                                    2. gunner 2727
                                                                        7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                        Hi Mark, Can you shed any light on the mcauley "goal"? doesn't seem like a shred of evidence to justify immediately being given to him and taken away from a guy who thumped a header in.

                                                                        Just wondering what your well balanced thoughts would determine!

                                                                        ta

                                                                        1. Stokelona
                                                                            7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                            Mark has McCauley doesn't he, he'll be loving it!

                                                                            1. gunner 2727
                                                                                7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                as a fpl representative would still like his opinion.....

                                                                      • Mlexer
                                                                          7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                          some strange random picks sometimes

                                                                      • Rasping Drive
                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                        7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                        Burnley 0-2 Chelsea. Costa brace, both assisted by Alonso. Hazard pen miss. Pretty please with sugar on top.

                                                                        1. ZeBest
                                                                            7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                            that would be perfect

                                                                          • Mlexer
                                                                              7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                              Costa can't produce brace

                                                                            • Adam West
                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                              7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                              No

                                                                            • Les Bleus
                                                                                7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                0-0 with a Hazard missed pen, Heaton save.

                                                                              • HurriKane
                                                                                  7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                  0-0 with heaton pen save from hazard and costa red card would be perfect (heaton alonso owner 😉 )

                                                                                • ILOVEBAPS
                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                  7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                  Close but no cigar. You misspelt Costa... It's kante and Moses who score. Also Heaton with 9+ saves

                                                                                  1. Brap.
                                                                                      7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                      (Actually Cahill and Matic)

                                                                                • Syd
                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                  7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                  Grant Holt is playing for Hibs

                                                                                  Hasn't lost the use of his elbows

                                                                                  1. Mark
                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                    • Has Moderation Rights
                                                                                    7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                    Like Delap, as long as his arms are fit he plays.

                                                                                    1. Syd
                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                      7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                      😆

                                                                                • HurriKane
                                                                                    7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                    Would you do it?

                                                                                    Ibra Sanchez --> Lukaku (SUN) Hazard (SWA) -4

                                                                                    I see it as a relatively risk free hit.(with the intention of bringing them later)

                                                                                    1. Grand Thibauto
                                                                                        7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                        Wait maybe for FA Cup

                                                                                        1. HurriKane
                                                                                            7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                            yh after all fa cup matches are done and dusted

                                                                                        2. Dingo.
                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                          7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                          2+2-4=0

                                                                                          1. Grand Thibauto
                                                                                              7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                              Expecting Lukaku and Hazard to blank at home to Sunderland and Swansea is a bit of a stretch

                                                                                              1. Dingo.
                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                You never know mate.

                                                                                              2. HurriKane
                                                                                                  7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                  this. and both will be sligtly fresher as they have no european games

                                                                                          2. gunners3038
                                                                                              7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                              Select any 1 for replacement for lukaku after gw28
                                                                                              Already have ibra and kane

                                                                                              A. Costa
                                                                                              B, jesus

                                                                                              1. Nacho Novo
                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                Costa 100%

                                                                                              2. GreennRed
                                                                                                  7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                  Jesus will have a DGW.

                                                                                                • Stokelona
                                                                                                    7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                    Costa

                                                                                                • Syd
                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                  7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                  Didn't realise that McAuley had 30% ownership

                                                                                                  1. Sess!
                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                    7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                    Yeah that ghost goal was a killer

                                                                                                    1. Syd
                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                      7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                      We should get Family Fortunes to do a survey

                                                                                                      We asked 100 people who scored this goal

                                                                                                      99 said Evans
                                                                                                      1 Opta man said McAuley

                                                                                                      1. Sess!
                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                        7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                        Most ludicrous decision I've even seen playing this game.

                                                                                                        1. Syd
                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                          7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                          It is definitely up there in the Top 3 weird goal awards of all time

                                                                                                          I can see why people think there is some form of skullduggery going on

                                                                                                      2. Business Cat
                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                        7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                        X

                                                                                                        (errr errrrrrr)

                                                                                                    2. ZeBest
                                                                                                        7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                        he was 29% before that goal

                                                                                                    3. vectorman
                                                                                                        7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                        I don't know what you're Culkin about.. Sorry that is a terrible terrible joke, just had to relieve 2 seconds of boredom

                                                                                                        Anyway yeah not to bring it up again but that was outrageous and I own neither of these players involved. McAuley's strand of hair did the trick.

                                                                                                    4. GreennRed
                                                                                                        7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                        Robbie starts and not at LB. Should be on set pieces? A very good 5.5m option if he can play his best stuff.

                                                                                                        1. Sess!
                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                          7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                          Burnley

                                                                                                          1. GreennRed
                                                                                                              7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                              That's why he's 5.5m, surely not known for their attacking ethos. He's quality and one of their best attacking options and setpiece threat. Who else for a 5.5m mid, a 4th in a 4,3 or 5th in 5,2?

                                                                                                        2. Business Cat
                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                          7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                          Got a dilemma with my transfer this week...really dunno what to do.

                                                                                                          I can field 11 next week already, benching Ibra, Sanchez and Yoshida currently.

                                                                                                          Option 1: Sanchez to Hazard

                                                                                                          My sale value is currently 11.6m...I can see him dropping well below that over the next few GWs.

                                                                                                          Hazard has two tasty fixtures SWA,whm ahead of GW28...possible captain for GW26.

                                                                                                          Will give me an extra GW26 player allowing TCarroll to be benched away at Chelsea.

                                                                                                          However he probably won't play GW28 and I already have Costa.

                                                                                                          I'd be looking to buy back Sanchez GW31

                                                                                                          ...but...but...getting rid of Sanchez...doesn't feel good 🙂

                                                                                                          However if Hazard goes nuts, I'll feel horrible 🙁

                                                                                                          Option 2: Yoshida to Maguire

                                                                                                          The easier option...gives me an extra player for GW26 and GW28...will allow me to bench TCarroll away at Chelsea next week

                                                                                                          My GW28 team will then be up to a healthy 9 players definitely starting.

                                                                                                          I do already own Jaku though...so that is a Hull defence-double-up.

                                                                                                          Thinking I might do Option 1 this week, then Option 2 the week after.

                                                                                                          Thoughts?

                                                                                                          1. jarvish
                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                            7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                            #waitforfacupmatches as may become clearer after next weekend

                                                                                                          2. Jafooli
                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                            7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                            Can you afford to wait until deadline GW26?

                                                                                                            Many games between now and then, something will happen to change our plans. I'm currently planning to sell Sanchez & Defoe > Siggy & Lukaku, but will take it to the wire.

                                                                                                            1. Business Cat
                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                              7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                              Yeah...money's not a problem...got 1.4m itb.

                                                                                                              Patience not my strongest virtue 🙂

                                                                                                              1. Jafooli
                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                Gotta wait Cat, I see some surprises over the next 14 days....

                                                                                                                1. Business Cat
                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                  7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                  Hoping Burnley lose to Lincoln...that'll mean Liverpool get them at Anfield...can ditch Eriksen for Mane then 🙂

                                                                                                          3. Netley Lucas
                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                            7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                            Depends how you feel about Alexis@LIV? I don't like it, fear ARS won't turn up just like TOT. 11.6? Take it, buy-back 29 @WBA for less imho.

                                                                                                            1. Business Cat
                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                              7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                              Could go either way...Liverpool are like Jekyll & Hyde

                                                                                                          4. ILOVEBAPS
                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                            7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                            As u say. Do 1 this GW and the 2nd GW after.

                                                                                                          5. Stokelona
                                                                                                              7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                              Would it be a silly idea to do both for a hit? You'd get at least 2 of the points back from gw28. B on it's own seems a bit too safe when you can see haz's fixtures and the points potential, but maguire could repay you immediately at home to burnley and doesn't blank

                                                                                                              1. Business Cat
                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                On a hit diet...been taking too many recently.

                                                                                                                Now my team's pretty well set up for GW28, hoping my lack of hits will claw me back some ranking over less well-planned teams

                                                                                                                1. Stokelona
                                                                                                                    7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                    Yeh, you are well set, wish I had another transfer! I think I'd go option 1 for more immediate returns, plus it is a bit irritating having your most expensive player on the bench

                                                                                                              2. Lawro
                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                Option 1 this week seems sensible... but I'd calculate how long you can afford to wait... I'd want to see those cup games first

                                                                                                                1. Business Cat
                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                  7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                  Yeah, I can wait for the cup games...can only lose max 0.3m on Sanchez...I'm not down to my last few pennies.

                                                                                                            • Jafooli
                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                              7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                              1. Chelsea win today and season over?

                                                                                                              2. If Alonso is 7.0m next season will you get him?

                                                                                                              1. Holmes
                                                                                                                  7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                                  Already over
                                                                                                                  Nope

                                                                                                                • Syd
                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                  7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                                  1. Season is over other teams playing for second

                                                                                                                  2. Might be classified as a midfielder

                                                                                                                  1. Jafooli
                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                    7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                                    How much you reckon he would cost as a mid?

                                                                                                                    1. Syd
                                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                      7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                      I don't know

                                                                                                                • ILOVEBAPS
                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                  7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                                  It's already done.
                                                                                                                  No.

                                                                                                                • fiveyears
                                                                                                                    7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                                    Yeah I think they've won it.

                                                                                                                    Alonso depends on classification. Given he is considered a 'wing back' but playing in a 3-4-3 it'll be interesting to see what happens.

                                                                                                                  • Netley Lucas
                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                    7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                                    Almost
                                                                                                                    Funnily enough they may get an even "better" LWB lol, let's face it, he isn't that good a defender.

                                                                                                                    1. fiveyears
                                                                                                                        7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                        True, one thing not considered is how Conte will bolster the squad with CL coming in.

                                                                                                                    2. Mr Sensible
                                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                      7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                      Chelsea have a really great run of games coming up....
                                                                                                                      Remember when Brana was considered essential...
                                                                                                                      Alonso might fill those boots

                                                                                                                  • Syd
                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                    7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                                    C'mon Joey

                                                                                                                    Rise to the occasion and get those Chelsea players riled

                                                                                                                  • wulfranian
                                                                                                                      7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                                      No that someone cares but my thought about Ibra is that when my forward can't score against Hull and Watford at home i don't want him for now in my team.Even if gets points in gw 27.After that Man utd has a possible blank in gw 28 and 3 games with Boro,West brom,Everton.Three difficult games with solid defences.
                                                                                                                      So again my thought is to move Ibra,i can find better strikers at this point and even if he gets points in gw 27 i will not regret it i think i am taking the right decision.

                                                                                                                      1. ILOVEBAPS
                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                        7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                                        I'm leaning that way.

                                                                                                                      2. Mr Sensible
                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                        7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                                        Makes sense to me!

                                                                                                                      3. jarvish
                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                        7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                                        Talking to yourself is the first time of madness 😉

                                                                                                                      4. Hot Dogs for Tea
                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                        7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                        He is still the highest point scoring forward at the moment thiugh ... may sway a few in to suggesting you can't get better ?

                                                                                                                      5. ZeBest
                                                                                                                          7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                          After watching last 3 Utd games, his conversion rate would be less simply because they play at a very high pace and he sometimes can't cope with that. Took him out for Jesus before this gw and have no regret

                                                                                                                      6. ILOVEBAPS
                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                        7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                                        Will Pickford get his spot back next GW you think? Did Manonne have a shocker?

                                                                                                                        1. Deyanski
                                                                                                                            7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                                            If he is ready I think he is pretty much straight back.

                                                                                                                          • Syd
                                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                            7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                                            Should be back within the next game or 2

                                                                                                                            1. ILOVEBAPS
                                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                              7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                              Worth holding with Lord Heaton or ship out for Jaku?

                                                                                                                          • Mlexer
                                                                                                                              7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                                              Manonne wasn't bad in previous game but I'm sure that Pickfor will stright back to first team when 100% fit

                                                                                                                            • Sess!
                                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                              7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                              Was always a case of when he gets back in not if he gets back in but after yesterday I expect pickford to start next game. Just gives the defence that extra security and his distribution is ten times better than Manonne.

                                                                                                                              1. ILOVEBAPS
                                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                Thanks Sess. Pick ➡ Jaku does not seem as straight forward now.
                                                                                                                                Would u do it?

                                                                                                                                1. Mlexer
                                                                                                                                    7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                    to afford what? jaku isn't bad by the way

                                                                                                                                    1. ILOVEBAPS
                                                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                      7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                      Nothing to do with money. I want points! Think Jaku is a better option the next few weeks over Heaton but if Picky is back then I'd look to get a Hull 5th def instead.

                                                                                                                                      1. Mlexer
                                                                                                                                          7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                          I would love to have your "problems" 🙂

                                                                                                                                    2. Sess!
                                                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                      7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                      I did heaton > jaku couple gws ago a day kept pickford. Pickford & jak rotate well and cost pennies.

                                                                                                                                      1. ILOVEBAPS
                                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                        7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                        Ok cheers Sess. G'luck without Heaton!

                                                                                                                                        1. Sess!
                                                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                          7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                          I think it was a sensible calculated risk given Burnley short term fixtures. Lots of away games, two tough hone games. WC on tact if red to get him back when their fixtures improve/dgw

                                                                                                                                          1. Sess!
                                                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                            7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                            *if need to get him back

                                                                                                                                2. Business Cat
                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                  7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                  Shipping 4 at home...gotta think Pickford will come back in.

                                                                                                                                  Wasn't really Mannone's fault...whole team was cack, especially the defence. Gabbiadini was great too.

                                                                                                                                  1. ILOVEBAPS
                                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                    7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                    Cheers u cute lil puss cat you

                                                                                                                              2. Mr Sensible
                                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                                                Just looking at the comparison tool
                                                                                                                                Lanzini vs Antonio
                                                                                                                                The latter pretty much wins at every turns, but form is with Lanzini atm.
                                                                                                                                Its the old class vs form debate.
                                                                                                                                My gut is going with Antonio.
                                                                                                                                Any thoughts on this wee dilemma?

                                                                                                                                1. danielfh1
                                                                                                                                    7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                                                    I'd go with Antonio

                                                                                                                                    Feel it's only a matter of time, he plays up front

                                                                                                                                  • Mr Sensible
                                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                    7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                    He's got that ability to do so

                                                                                                                                  • Hot Dogs for Tea
                                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                    7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                    Antonio was the best thing since .... erm ... Lanzini ... until Phillips came along - they all have their days in the sun but never shine for ever

                                                                                                                                  • Stokelona
                                                                                                                                      7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                      I've gone snodgrass, he was really impressive on motd last night and has the set pieces

                                                                                                                                  • danielfh1
                                                                                                                                      7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                                                      Hull defender

                                                                                                                                      A) Maguire

                                                                                                                                      B) Ranocchia

                                                                                                                                      1. Mr Sensible
                                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                        7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                                                        B.. Bonus point potential

                                                                                                                                        1. danielfh1
                                                                                                                                            7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                                                            Is he nailed?

                                                                                                                                        2. Sess!
                                                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                          7 days, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                                                          A nailedness

                                                                                                                                        3. Netley Lucas
                                                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                          7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                          God not B, he was awful yesterday and isn't nailed at all.

                                                                                                                                        4. Jersey
                                                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                          7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                          if i do bring in a Hull defender, it will be Robertson.

                                                                                                                                        5. Stokelona
                                                                                                                                            7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                            Maguire looks class and is a goal threat from set pieces

                                                                                                                                        6. Jafooli
                                                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                          7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                          Anyone else find this seasons official PL colour scheme really poor, especially when they use the bright colours as background for stats, team sheets, names etc....

                                                                                                                                          1. Mr Sensible
                                                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                            7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                            It gives me a headache

                                                                                                                                          2. Mr Sensible
                                                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                            7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                            Dont they know that 64.7% of men are colours blind

                                                                                                                                        7. Totti
                                                                                                                                            7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                            best replacement for ibra
                                                                                                                                            A) Niang
                                                                                                                                            B) carrol
                                                                                                                                            C) deeney
                                                                                                                                            D) other suggestion
                                                                                                                                            my front 3 ibra lukaku costa

                                                                                                                                            1. Pete Price Is A Lizard
                                                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                              7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                              Kane

                                                                                                                                              1. Totti
                                                                                                                                                  7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                  i don't want to triple spurs as i already own alli and walker

                                                                                                                                                  1. jarvish
                                                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                    7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                    You will if they lose in the FA Cup

                                                                                                                                                    1. Totti
                                                                                                                                                        7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                        🙂 if this happened for sure i will 🙂
                                                                                                                                                        anyway i will wait till the end of the FA cup games

                                                                                                                                              2. Pete Price Is A Lizard
                                                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                GW 26 is not till 2 weeks away think I'm gonna just jot things down on a notepad and plan it out but as far as making changes now is a no-no for me anything could happen with the FA Cup players could get injured or sent off & we could get fixture changes so hold fire everyone and be patient.

                                                                                                                                                1. jarvish
                                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                  7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                  You are correct, but you are talking to a wall.

                                                                                                                                                  1. Pete Price Is A Lizard
                                                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                    7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                    Yeah I know people want to make changes now before the price rises so they get them in cheap but it's really not worth if fixtures get changed, players get injured or suspended but lie you said a few will go ahead and make them anyway.

                                                                                                                                                    1. jarvish
                                                                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                      7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                      Yep - you can lead a horse to water 🙂

                                                                                                                                                2. Syd
                                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                  7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                  There are also teams involved in European games

                                                                                                                                                  Arsenal, Man Utd & Spurs play midweek

                                                                                                                                                  1. Pete Price Is A Lizard
                                                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                    7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                    This ^ just mean more rotation with players too

                                                                                                                                                3. Funkyav
                                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                  7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                  very sensible

                                                                                                                                                  1. Pete Price Is A Lizard
                                                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                    7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                    I learnt from last years mistakes I did changes very early sometimes and it hit back at me till when the actual GW came around hits were taking etc

                                                                                                                                                4. Jersey
                                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                  7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                  i agree that holding off on transfers is very wise under the circumstances, with one exception.

                                                                                                                                                  if you have 2 FT's, and are definitely moving Sanchez out, i see no reason not to do so as long as the player you are bringing in does not play a game before GW 26, so as to remove the injury factor as much as possible.

                                                                                                                                                  that would include Siggy and Barkley, off the top of my head, 2 players who should play 3 games from 26-28 as opposed to 1 for Alexis.

                                                                                                                                                  1. Pete Price Is A Lizard
                                                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                    7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                    I own both Sanchez & Ibra have 2 FT's but will personally benching Sanchez and doing Ibra > Kane for GW 26 leaving me save and bank the remaining FT and have 2 for GW 27 where I can do Kane > Ibra again if I wanted to.

                                                                                                                                                    1. Jersey
                                                                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                      7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                      i own both also. i want Ibra to (c) vs. Bournemouth in GW 27, so i'm benching him in 26.

                                                                                                                                                      i'm holding off on Sanchez out as long as i can, but i will not allow a loss to sell value, or a rise in the player i want.
                                                                                                                                                      i can afford a .1 loss in Sanchez without losing sell value, so i am keeping my eye on both Barkley and Siggy . . . have not decided which of those two i want first.

                                                                                                                                                5. fiveyears
                                                                                                                                                    7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                    Only one I may do early is Ibra to Lukaku, with Everton having no fixtures between now and 26. Plan on getting Ibra back before 28 anyway.

                                                                                                                                                    General idea to wait though is a sound one.

                                                                                                                                                    1. Pete Price Is A Lizard
                                                                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                      7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                      I'm debating doing Ibra > Lukaku or Kane but will await the FA Cup results before I do Lukaku will get a big haul vs Sunderland in GW 26 I reckon.

                                                                                                                                                6. AzzaroMax99
                                                                                                                                                    7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                    For next few weeks - Sterling & Sanchez ---> Antonio/Snoddy/Lanzini (which one?) & Siggy

                                                                                                                                                  • davies
                                                                                                                                                      7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                      Ibra & Amat > Lukaku & Maguire (-4)

                                                                                                                                                      Worth it? (Could just play Capoue and make on transfer)

                                                                                                                                                      1. ILOVEBAPS
                                                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                        7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                        Worth it

                                                                                                                                                    • Hybrid.power
                                                                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                      7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                      I just want some good solid points today. Costa, Cahill and Siggy. Come on lads!

                                                                                                                                                    • The Royal Robin
                                                                                                                                                        7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                        Thinking ahead, would you save FT for the following week?

                                                                                                                                                        Foster
                                                                                                                                                        Chambers Brunt Baines Mee Alonso
                                                                                                                                                        Alli Eriksen Phillips
                                                                                                                                                        Defoe Lukaku

                                                                                                                                                        (Grant de Roon Sanchez Ibra)

                                                                                                                                                      • Funkyav
                                                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                        7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                        Just seen the Brunt/Evans goal that was given to MacAuley.

                                                                                                                                                        Seen a few replays, still dont understand how it isnt a Brunt assist/evans goal.

                                                                                                                                                        Can anyone explain?

                                                                                                                                                        1. Syd
                                                                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                          7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                          We are all baffled

                                                                                                                                                          #skullduggery

                                                                                                                                                        2. ILOVEBAPS
                                                                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                          7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                          As a McAuley owner I am not sure they can... because it wasn't. I'd happily have the points deducted as it is a terrible decision.

                                                                                                                                                          1. Tony Hibbert
                                                                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                            7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                            Aye take the points back.

                                                                                                                                                            I don't want them anyway. 😀

                                                                                                                                                        3. jarvish
                                                                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                          7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                          Even Chris Kamara said it was an Evans goal

                                                                                                                                                        4. Count of Monte Hristo
                                                                                                                                                            7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                            Has Mark/FPL shed any light on it?

                                                                                                                                                          • Business Cat
                                                                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                            7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                            Ball came off Evans forehead, rolled on top of McAuley's head as he was falling into the back of the net.

                                                                                                                                                            Watch it enough...you'll eventually see it:
                                                                                                                                                            https://my.mixtape.moe/ciogzk.mp4

                                                                                                                                                            ...pretty marginal decision though

                                                                                                                                                          • ryacoo
                                                                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                            7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                            Evans heads it down onto McAuley's head.

                                                                                                                                                        5. diesel001
                                                                                                                                                            7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                            Leicester line-up going to be interesting. Personally would not recall Huth, Morgan, Fuchs, Simpson, Drinkwater and Vardy. Derby replay showed the 'reserves' are fighting harder than the 'first choice team'.

                                                                                                                                                            1. Tinkerman - FCB 2017 Winner…
                                                                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                              7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                              As a fan I agree, but it won't happen. Some of the best performers in the cup haven't even travelled with the squad. Ranieri wants the experienced heads for such an important game for us, I fear that will backfire. Mahrez, Huth and the full back in particular don't deserve to hold their places

                                                                                                                                                              1. Tinkerman - FCB 2017 Winner…
                                                                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                                Vardy has been feeding on scraps. He still runs the same amount (more than last season in fact) and gets into the right positions, but he is found less than half the amount of times that he was last season. We lack creativity, his strike rate isn't dissimilar to last season, he just rarely sees the ball in advanced positions.

                                                                                                                                                          • KUNingas
                                                                                                                                                              7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                              Hi. 2FT and 3.0 ITB. Would like to do A and B.
                                                                                                                                                              A) Cedric -> Brunt or Hull defender
                                                                                                                                                              B) Anicehebe -> Carroll / Llorente
                                                                                                                                                              C) Ibra -> who?
                                                                                                                                                              D) Sanchez -> Hazard

                                                                                                                                                              Grant
                                                                                                                                                              Alonso, Coleman, Holebas
                                                                                                                                                              Alli, Coutinho, Phillips, Stanislas
                                                                                                                                                              Lukaku

                                                                                                                                                              Pickford, Sanchez, Ibra, Valencia, Cedric, Anicehebe

                                                                                                                                                            • Odion Igoalo
                                                                                                                                                                7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                                Not using my 1FT until after FA Cup but these are my options for 11 men in GW26 basically:

                                                                                                                                                                a) Amat > Robertson (BUR)
                                                                                                                                                                b) Sanchez (11.5 sale value) > Hazard/Mane (SWA/Lei)

                                                                                                                                                                1. Stokelona
                                                                                                                                                                    7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                                    B just I think because I like to focus my transfers on my bigger hitters and it feels annoying having your most expensive players on the bench

                                                                                                                                                                    1. Odion Igoalo
                                                                                                                                                                        7 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                                        -4 to do both?