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Line-up Lessons – Gameweek 25 – Part Two

An injury to Andy Carroll allows Manuel Lanzini to turn in a starring role in his return to the West Ham teamsheet. Josh King starts up front for Bournemouth once again, while the fit-again Jonny Evans is afforded no more than a cameo role for West Brom.

Having published Part One yesterday, we assess the remaining ten teams, looking at the tactical tweaks and personnel changes ahead of a slightly truncated Gameweek 26 schedule.

Bournemouth

Starting XI: Boruc; A Smith, Francis (Mings 22), Cook, Daniels; Surman, Arter; Ibe (Pugh 76), Wilshere (Afobe 45), Fraser; King.

  • Eddie Howe made three changes from the side that lost 6-3 to Everton for the home encounter against Manchester City, with Adam Smith, Charlie Daniels and Jordon Ibe replacing Tyrone Mings, Dan Gosling and Marc Pugh.
  • Howe reverted back to a four-man defence, then, with Smith and Daniels returning at right-back and left-back respectively. Ibe started on the right of the attacking midfield trio, while Josh King continued as the Cherries’ lone striker.
  • Bournemouth were forced into making two substitutions during the first half, with Simon Francis replaced by Tyrone Mings in a straight swap after picking up a knock. Jack Wilshere then appeared to suffer an ankle injury, and made way for Benik Afobe. The substitute took over as the lone striker, with King dropping into the No 10 role vacated by Wilshere. Howe’s final switch saw Pugh come on in place of Ibe – the former operated on the left wing, with Ryan Fraser moving over to the right flank.
  • Howe will hope the injuries suffered by Francis and Wilshere are not serious, ahead of the trip to West Bromwich Albion in 11 days’ time. Should they be ruled out, Mings and Afobe appear likely replacements, although Pugh and Junior Stanislas offer further attacking alternatives, with King also capable of playing across the forward line.

Current Status: Slightly Unsettled
Risk Areas: Central Defence, Attacking Midfield, Flanks, Lone Striker

Manchester City

Starting XI: Caballero; Sagna, Stones, Kolarov, Fernandinho; De Bruyne, Toure (Otamendi 70), Silva; Sterling (Nolito 90), Gabriel Jesus (Aguero 15), Sane.

  • Pep Guardiola only made one adjustment for the trip to the Vitality Stadium, with Bacary Sagna recalled in place of Gael Clichy.
  • Sagna slotted in at right-back for City, with Fernandinho shifting over to left-back. Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus and Leroy Sane once again formed the front three.
  • Guardiola had to make an early change after Gabriel Jesus was forced off a foot injury. The Brazilian was replaced by Sergio Aguero in a straight swap. Nicolas Otamendi was then introduced for Yaya Toure, who had picked up a yellow card. Otamendi joined John Stones in central defence, with Aleksandar Kolarov moving to left-back, and Fernandinho into the defensive midfield role. Nolito was handed a brief cameo appearance late on, replacing Sterling.
  • Guardiola continues to rotate in defence, and with matches in both the FA Cup and Champions League before their next league encounter, against Sunderland on March 5, that looks set to continue. The likes of Otamendi, Vincent Kompany, Clichy and Pablo Zabaleta could all push for starts. then. Rotation could also sneak into the front six positions too, with the likes of Nolito, Jesus Navas and Fernando perhaps likely to come back into contention. City have today confirmed that Jesus has suffered a fractured metarsal, which is likely to see Aguero return as the first-choice striker for the season run-in, although Kelechi Iheanacho may also be a factor.

Current Status: Fairly Settled
Risk Areas: Defence, Lone Striker

Southampton

Starting XI: Forster; Cédric Soares, Stephens, Yoshida, Bertrand; Romeu, Davis; Ward-Prowse, Tadić (Hojbjerg 81), Redmond; Gabbiadini (Long 72).

  • Saints boss Claude Puel made two alterations for the trip to the Stadium of Light, with Nathan Redmond recalled in place of the injured Sofiane Boufal, while Dusan Tadic replaced Jay Rodriguez.
  • Those changes saw Puel tweak his usual 4-3-3, instead opting for a 4-2-3-1. Oriol Romeu and Steven Davis started in the double-pivot, with James Ward-Prowse (right), Dusan Tadic (No 10) and Nathan Redmond (left) forming the attacking midfield trio behind lone striker Manolo Gabbiadini.
  • Puel’s first substitution saw Shane Long take over the lone striker role from Gabbiadini for the final 18 minutes. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg was then handed a few minutes late on in place of Tadic, as the visitors looked to see out that match in a slightly more defensive 4-3-3.
  • Southampton are now without a league match until March 4, when they travel to Watford. Given the success of the 4-2-3-1, Puel may consider giving it another try against the Hornets, making changes less likely. Much may depend on how Saints fare against Man United in the EFL Cup six days before the trip to Vicarage Road, though. The likes of Hojbjerg and Jordy Clasie are viable alternatives in central midfield, while Rodriguez and perhaps Boufal, if he recovers from an ankle injury, could challenge for places out wide. After scoring twice on Wearside, Gabbiadini should keep his place up front.

Current Status: Fairly Settled
Risk Areas: Central Midfield, Flanks

Stoke City

Starting XI: Grant; Bardsley (Johnson 58), Shawcross, Martins Indi, Pieters; Whelan, Adam (Afellay 79); Arnautovic, Allen, Ramadan Sobhi (Diouf 81); Crouch.

  • Mark Hughes made one adjustment for the visit of Crystal Palace to the bet365 Stadium, with Ramadan Sobhi recalled in place of Ibrahim Afellay, following his return from the AFCON.
  • Sobhi was stationed on the left of the three advanced midfield positions in the 4-2-3-1 formation, with Marko Arnautovic switching over to the right.
  • Hughes was forced into making a change just before the hour mark, with the returning Glen Johnson taking over from Phil Bardsley at right-back, after he’d picked up a slight knock. Afellay then replaced Charlie Adam in a straight swap at the base of midfield, while Hughes’ final substitution saw Mame Biram Diouf come on for Sobhi for the final nine minutes. Diouf played down the right flank, seeing Arnautovic return to his usual position on the left wing.
  • Even if Bardsley does recover from the knock to be fit for the Gameweek 26 trip to White Hart Lane, the return to fitness of Johnson is likely to see him start at right-back. Afellay offers an alternative in central midfield and on the right wing, but could struggle to earn a recall. Xherdan Shaqiri could push for a start if he recovers from a calf injury, though, which in turn could allow Arnautovic to return to the left flank. Hughes has stated Berahino may be able to start matches over the coming weeks as he improves his match sharpness, but the fact that he didn’t come on against Palace suggests Peter Crouch’s starting role may not be under too much threat for the time being.

Current Status: Fairly Settled
Risk Areas: Right-Back, Central Midfield, Right Wing, Lone Striker

Sunderland

Starting XI: Mannone; Kone, O’Shea (Pienaar 46) Denayer; Jones, Ndong, Gibson (Khazri 81), Larsson (Borini 58), Oviedo; Januzaj, Defoe.

  • David Moyes was forced into making one change from the side that beat Crystal Palace 4-0 for the home clash against Southampton, with Darron Gibson earning his first start for the club in place of the injured Jack Rodwell.
  • Gibson operated as the deepest of the three central midfield players, alongside Didier Ndong and Sebastian Larsson in the 3-5-1-1 formation favoured by Moyes in recent matches.
  • But with his side trailing 2-0 at half-time, Moyes decided to introduce Steven Pienaar in place of John O’Shea, seeing a shift to more of a 4-4-1-1 system. All four midfielders played narrowly, though, with the width provided by full-backs Billy Jones and Bryan Oviedo. Moyes then turned to Fabio Borini, who was brought on for Larsson just before the hour mark, seeing the home side switch to what appeared to be a 4-3-1-2, with Adnan Januzaj playing just behind Borini and Jermain Defoe. Wahbi Khazri then replaced Gibson for the final nine minutes.
  • After tinkering with his tactics throughout the match, it’s uncertain which formation Moyes will look to use at Goodison Park in Gameweek 26. He may well stick with a three-man backline, in which case there may be no changes in personnel in defence. Rodwell may have a chance of returning from a hamstring injury to face his former club, and perhaps start at the expense of another former Everton player in Gibson. Pienaar offers another option in midfield, while if Moyes considers a 4-4-2 or 4-2-3-1, the likes of Borini and Khazri may be considered for recalls. A change in goal is also possible, with Jordan Pickford back in training following a knee injury, so Vito Mannone’s starting berth now looks under threat.

Current Status: Unsettled
Risk Areas: Goalkeeper, Central Defence, Central Midfield, Flanks

Swansea City

Starting XI: Fabianski; Naughton, Mawson, Fernandez, Olsson; Cork; Dyer (Routledge 7) (Narsingh 89), Fer, Carroll, Sigurdsson; Llorente (Ayew 72).

  • Paul Clement made one adjustment for the home clash against Leicester City, with Nathan Dyer replacing Wayne Routledge.
  • Dyer was chosen to start on the right of the front three, alongside Fernando Llorente and Gylfi Sigurdsson in the 4-3-3 formation favoured under Clement.
  • Clement was forced into making an early change, though, after Dyer suffered an Achilles injury. Routledge took over in a straight swap on the right wing. Jordan Ayew was handed his Swans debut off the bench, providing fresh legs in place of Llorente, while Luciano Narsingh did likewise in place of Routledge late on.
  • Dyer was a surprise inclusion in the starting XI on Sunday, but has been ruled out for the rest of the season. Given that the Swans travel to leaders Chelsea next, it may be Routledge who is handed the starting spot on the right wing, with Narsingh and Ayew providing more attacking alternatives.

Current Status: Very Settled
Risk Areas: Right Wing

Tottenham Hotspur

Starting XI: Lloris; Walker, Alderweireld, Dier, Davies; Dembele (Sissoko 77), Wanyama; Alli, Eriksen (Winks 68), Son Heung-min (Janssen 82); Kane (Janssen 90).

  • Mauricio Pochettino named the same side that beat Middlesbrough 1-0 for the trip to Anfield.
  • The Spurs boss stuck with the 4-2-3-1 formation, then, with Christian Eriksen (right), Dele Alli (No 10) and Son Heung-min (left) again forming the attacking midfield trio behind lone striker Harry Kane.
  • Pochettino’s first substitution saw Harry Winks come on in place of Eriksen. Winks joined Victor Wanyama and Mousa Dembele in midfield, with Son then playing more centrally next to Kane in more of a 4-3-1-2 system. Moussa Sissoko then replaced Dembele in the middle of the park, while Vincent Janssen took over from Son in attack for the last eight minutes.
  • Following a disappointing performance against Liverpool, Pochettino may consider switching from the 4-2-3-1 back to the 3-4-2-1, particularly if Danny Rose is available to return from his knee injury for the home fixture against Stoke City in Gameweek 26. Kevin Wimmer could push for a recall in central defence, then, with Son’s place in the side perhaps under threat. But if the Tottenham boss does stick with the 4-2-3-1, his options in terms of changing personnel appear limited, with Winks, Sissoko and Janssen unlikely to push for starting berths.

Current Status: Fairly Settled
Risk Areas: Central Defence, Left-Back, Left Wing

Watford

Starting XI: Gomes; Cathcart (Success 83), Kaboul, Prodl, Britos (Janmaat 46), Holebas; Capoue, Cleverley; Niang, Deeney, Zarate (Okaka 74).

  • Walter Mazzarri made one alteration for the trip to Old Trafford, with Miguel Britos starting in place of Valon Behrami.
  • Britos was stationed at left-back for Watford, with Jose Holebas playing on the left side of midfield in what was more of a 4-5-1 formation.
  • Britos was replaced at half-time, though, with Daryl Janmaat taking his place at left-back. Stefano Okaka was the brought on for Mauro Zarate, while as a final roll of the dice in an attempt to get back into the match, Isaac Success was introduced for Craig Cathcart. That saw Watford switch to more of a 4-4-2, with Janmaat and Holebas playing at right-back and left-back respectively, while Success played on the left wing, leaving Okaka and Troy Deeney up front.
  • With the Hornets hosting West Ham United in their next match, Mazzarri may well revert back to the 4-3-3 formation used in the 2-1 win over Burnley. Behrami may earn a recall in central midfield, then, with Britos likely to make way, allowing Holebas to return to left-back. Okaka and Success offer different options in attack, but they may struggle to earn recalls in place of either M’Baye Niang or Zarate.

Current Status: Slightly Unsettled
Risk Areas: Full-Backs, Central Defence, Central Midfield, Flanks

West Bromwich Albion

Starting XI: Foster; Nyom, Dawson, McAuley, Brunt; Fletcher, Livermore; Phillips (Robson-Kanu 67), Morrison (Yacob 79), Chadli (Evans 53); Rondon.

  • Tony Pulis named the same side that beat Stoke City 1-0 for the trip to the London Stadium.
  • Both Jonny Evans and Claudio Yacob were fit to return to the bench though, but the likes of Allan Nyom and Jake Livermore retained their places in the starting XI.
  • Evans was the first player brought on by Pulis, replacing Nacer Chadli eight minutes into the second half. That change forced a reshuffle, with Pulis switching from his usual 4-2-3-1 system to a 3-4-3. Evans joined Gareth McAuley and Craig Dawson in central defence, allowing Nyom and Chris Brunt to operate as wing-backs. Once Hal Robson-Kanu was brought on for Matt Phillips, that changed to more of a 3-4-1-2, with James Morrison playing just behind the front two of Salomon Rondon and Robson-Kanu. Yacob replaced Morrison with 11 minutes remaining in a defensive-minded move, with Pulis seemingly happy to take a point at that stage.
  • The return to fitness of Evans from a calf injury could have several knock-on effects through the rest of the side when the Baggies host Bournemouth in Gameweek 26. If he goes with the 4-2-3-1, Dawson should return to right-back, with Nyom either dropping to the bench, or starting at left-back, allowing Brunt to play in either wide position. But with Chadli and Morrison in particular in good form, it could be that Phillips’ place is the most under threat should Brunt be used in a more attacking role. Yacob may also push for a recall in place of Livermore in the middle of the park.

Current Status: Slightly Unsettled
Risk Areas: Defence, Central Midfield, Flanks

West Ham United

Starting XI: Randolph; Kouyate, Fonte, Reid, Cresswell (Calleri 46); Noble, Obiang; Feghouli (Collins 90), Snodgrass (Fernandes 87), Lanzini; Antonio.

  • Slaven Bilic was forced into making once change from the side that beat Southampton 3-1 for the home fixture against West Bromwich Albion, with Manuel Lanzini recalled in place of the injured Andy Carroll.
  • That saw Bilic switch from the 4-4-2 he’s been favouring of late to a 4-2-3-1, with Sofiane Feghouli (right), Robert Snodgrass (No 10) and Manuel Lanzini (left) forming the attacking midfield trio behind lone striker Michail Antonio.
  • But after Aaron Cresswell picked up a knock during the first-half, and was subsequently replaced at the break by Jonathan Calleri, Bilic was forced into changing things around. Winston Reid moved to left-back, and Pedro Obiang to centre-back, while Lanzini dropped into central midfield alongside Mark Noble. Antonio shifted out to the left wing, with Calleri taking over as the lone striker. Edimilson Fernandes and James Collins were introduced late on in place of Snodgrass and Feghouli as the Hammers looked to see out their 2-1 lead.
  • With 11 days until West Ham travel to Watford, both Cresswell and Carroll may have enough time to recover from their respective injuries. If they’re both fit, it’s likely that Bilic will return to the 4-4-2, with Carroll and Antonio up front, meaning one of Feghouli or Lanzini will likely drop to the bench. Andre Ayew will also be available for selection following his return from the AFCON, while Calleri provides another alternative in attack.

Current Status: Fairly Settled
Risk Areas: Left-Back, Flanks, Forwards

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  1. NestorC
    8 months, 9 days ago

    If you are about to sell Sanchez now, for who it would be? I would like to hear your opinion and reasons.

    1. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽ Bolivia G…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Hazard

      Lots of potential points.

      1. NestorC
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Not looking for someone who plays gw 28 or you are well prepared for it?

        1. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽ Bolivia G…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          8 months, 9 days ago

          Quality > Quantity

          1. NestorC
            8 months, 9 days ago

            That's true, if Hazard deliver.

      2. jamie1972
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Did it for Barkley ahead of the inevitable drops.

        He has the next 3 GW's booked in and they're decent fixtures, all of them.

        Have more than enough banked to just swap them back again for GW29

        1. NestorC
          8 months, 9 days ago

          Nice differential.

      3. roscola
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Hazard has had 2 shots on target in his last 6 games. That's 75th best for midfielders 😯

    2. Simon Says...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 9 days ago

      I sold him for Hazard on Monday.

      Don't see Sanchez as vital for Liverpool away and then he probably blanks in 28. Then West Brom away in 29 isn't that lovely a fixture, around Champions League time too. So he may not come back in until GW30-ish.

      Hazard has lovely fixtures through til 30, and doesn't blank this week.

      I may in time have them both (and downgrade Ibra), but for the next few weeks Hazard is a much better option. And you'll get the price rise with him, and be able to buy Sanchez at a cheaper price.

      1. NestorC
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Nice plan, but aren't you afraid that Hazard can troll us again big time, and if that happens there wont be price rise so that could ruin your plan?

        1. Simon Says...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          8 months, 9 days ago

          He may troll, but can't really worry about that. He's got loads of points this season and is in form for the best team in the league. He plays more games against weaker opposition over the next three GWs. In the end, pretty compelling evidence to pick him.

          Barkley also a nice pickup. I think leaving Sanchez on my bench would lose me way more points than it's worth. This week my team looks very strong.

          Who knows for 28?! That'll be a carnage weak. I expect teams of 7 active players will be the norm. Or people will panic and wildcard, which would be an error.

    3. Phil Dagger ⭐
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Hazard
      Points Points Points

    4. Atimis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Mane as I have Costa 😉

      1. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽ Bolivia G…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 9 days ago

        But do you actually think Mane will outscore Hazard?

        1. Atimis
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          8 months, 9 days ago

          I would ask this question different way, Hazard still hasn't proved anything, one goal that's all. I like diversity in my team as well

          1. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽ Bolivia G…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            8 months, 9 days ago

            Aye, that's what I mean. You would rather spread the risk as it were.

            Not how I play the game, but I understand it

        2. Christina.
          8 months, 9 days ago

          no reason why he can't.

          1. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽ Bolivia G…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            8 months, 9 days ago

            Nope. I'm also considering him.

            1. Christina.
              8 months, 9 days ago

              Explosive player. A player that might make up for the lack of Ibra(27) and possibly Alexis in my team.

              Also, something like 19 goals in last 4 Ars/Livp PL games. Of which one was a 0-0. Goals could be on the cards.

              1. roflmaofc
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                8 months, 9 days ago

                Or it could be 0-0...

      2. Phil Dagger ⭐
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Neither of them Covers Hazards points though ... but could understand the Coverage think you are going after

        1. Atimis
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          8 months, 9 days ago

          Had Hazard for long time and he hasn't brought the beacon

      3. NestorC
        8 months, 9 days ago

        I also have Costa and Alonso, so maybe the triple CHE isn't the way to go, but still I don't see many other options honestly.

        1. Atimis
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          8 months, 9 days ago

          As I don't want triple Chelsea I will be happy with Mane punt

          1. NestorC
            8 months, 9 days ago

            Mane is great option, who knows, he maybe outscores Hazard.

    5. BrockLanders
      8 months, 9 days ago

      So loathe to sell Sanchez but he probably needs to go.

    6. Z
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Snoddy, allows me to get Sancez back for Phillips when WBA's fixtures turns. 6mITB

    7. TOBY1
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Between Mane / Hazard and Barkley for me..
      .
      Leaning to Mane but then Barkley has all the fixtures...

  2. Kings of Lyon ★
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Pompyfan or any other Ajax followers around?

    1. HVT
      8 months, 9 days ago

      I've scoured my Jax if that counts?

  3. caldracula
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Play Van Aanholt or Chambers?

    Thanks

    1. Phil Dagger ⭐
      8 months, 9 days ago

      that's tough
      I would go for Chambers CS potential

      PVA has more points potential though

  4. Paul
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Predicted Bayern lineup for tonight

    Neuer
    Lahm Martinez Hummels Alaba
    Alonso Kimmich
    Robben Alcantra Costa
    Lewandowski

    Agree or you believe some changes might be there??

    1. ÆK ⭐ Hala Grabbandr…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Can't leave Muller out even with the form he is in

      1. Paul
        8 months, 9 days ago

        who does he replace in that lineup???

        1. ÆK ⭐ Hala Grabbandr…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          8 months, 9 days ago

          Costa and Kimmich to Vidal and Muller probably.

          1. Paul
            8 months, 9 days ago

            hmmmm... asking for a cash league.... don't follow bundesliga that much tbh

            you confident??

          2. Paul
            8 months, 9 days ago

            asking coz presently got costa in my team... don't mind

            1. ÆK ⭐ Hala Grabbandr…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              8 months, 9 days ago

              It's anyone's guess Paul. Looked around and some have Kimmich and Costa in their lineups, while some have Vidal and Muller.

              I don't follow Bundesliga, but I like to keep tabs on other leagues a bit. I think Muller will start personally.

            2. VS10_ - Messidonia
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              8 months, 9 days ago

              Costa and Robben are definitely starting on the wings. If Müller starts he would play number 10 and then Thiago drops to number 8 and Vidal or Alonso the other CM. But most likely Müller on the bench.

              1. Paul
                8 months, 9 days ago

                cheers

    2. VS10_ - Messidonia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Kimmich -> Vidal

      1. Paul
        8 months, 9 days ago

        might be the case... just

  5. Tinmen
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Folks, who should I pick in last man standing? 3 of us remain

    My options are Leicester (home to Hull) or
    Watford at home to Southampton (I can still pick Watford or Southampton)

    1. Paul
      8 months, 9 days ago

      dunno how it works... but purely on team and fixtures would say Soton

  6. Zizou
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 9 days ago

    slight dilemma this week with Jesus out

    want to get lukaku in as replacement but 0.6m short so am prepared to take a hit
    Lukaku has ok fixtures and a GW28

    my team is
    heaton JAKU
    BAINES alonso EVANS holebas chambers
    sanchez PHILLIPS eriksen alli SIGGY
    kane jesus CARROLL

    currently 6 players for 28 lukaku will be 7

    obv i think i'll hold off till fa cup games but what do you think is best move to facilitate lukaku.
    want to keep sanchez and with spurs playing stoke at home next i'm reluctant to ditch spurs trio, plus if they happen to somehow get dumped out of the cup i'd be sorted for GW28

    how bout carroll > niasse as a punt

    1. Zizou
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 9 days ago

      or phillips > 5m midfielder

    2. BrockLanders
      8 months, 9 days ago

      I'd get rid of one of the Spurs mid's. Downgrade Alli etc and Jesus to Lukaku

      1. Zizou
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 9 days ago

        even with stoke at home?

        what if spurs were knocked out of the cup would you still ship alli/eriksen

    3. Basil1977
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 9 days ago

      one of the spurs midfielders to Barkley and Jesus to Lukaku.

    4. MMN
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Holebas or Heaton?

      1. MMN
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Heaton as Holebas is only 4.7.

  7. BrockLanders
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Morning chaps.

    Sorry to be a pain but who definitely doesn't have a blank GW26 & GW28?

    1. Paul
      8 months, 9 days ago

      arsenal manu manc and soton don't play gw 26

      eve wba swa hull whm bou play as of now for 28

  8. President Giggs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Is there a scoutcast tonight?

    1. PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 9 days ago

      I read someone said it will be next week. Not 100% sure though 🙂

  9. Özil
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Bayern - Arsenal predictions? Just hit me with the truth.

    1. ÆK ⭐ Hala Grabbandr…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 9 days ago

      2-1 for me

    2. Dreams - Bolivia Giroud
      8 months, 9 days ago

      3-1 to Bayern.

    3. Gooner Kebab
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 9 days ago

      1-2

    4. Paul
      8 months, 9 days ago

      I'm scared it could be a lot!!

      4/5-1

  10. OneDennisBergkamp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 9 days ago

    What do I do with Aguero!?

    1. Dreams - Bolivia Giroud
      8 months, 9 days ago

      With Jesus out, he may be back for the time being. Hold I would say.

    2. Basil1977
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Sell for Lukaku

  11. Gooner Kebab
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Have kane and Costa, best jesus replacement?

    a) Lukaku
    b) Carroll
    c) Defoe
    d) someone else?

    1. Basil1977
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Lukaku

    2. Özil
      8 months, 9 days ago

      I'd say Lukaku.

    3. Gooner Kebab
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 9 days ago

      any reason not doing today? jesus is dropping tonight per FFFix but not on FPLstat.

  12. Simon Says...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Sell PVA to Coleman / Baines for a -4?

    1. Basil1977
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 9 days ago

      keep PVA for this week palace at home to boro

    2. Özil
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Don't take a hit.

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  14. Haugli
    8 months, 9 days ago

    I'm 100 points behind my mini league leader and we both have all our chips left but he has a slightly better team.
    He is actually Top 300 Overall and have done very good this season (mixed in with tons of luck).
    How do i approach this, is there any hope? If i can close the gap with 40-80 points i'm happy about that as i'm 5th in my league and 2nd or 3rd place is acceptable.

    Compared to overall strategies, what are some things i should consider or think about when making transfers and making sure i can do as much as possible to climb my mini league?

    1. Kroneek
      8 months, 9 days ago

      I am in the same boat. All you can do is look for differentials. Choose players with good fixtures and try to anticipate who he would captain , and captain somebody else. I am looking to overtake him in the double GW/Triple captain scenarios that is coming..

  15. Sturridge Wars
    8 months, 9 days ago

    What to do with my FT?

    Heaton
    Luiz / Brunt / Coleman
    Alli / Sanchez / Siggy / Phillips
    Kane / Defoe / Lukaku

    Bench: Jaku, Yoshida, Barry, Love

  16. ihateramsey2
    8 months, 7 days ago

    When did Lukaku get injured? ffs i just got him in lthis week

    1. Cheese
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      He will be fine. Don't worry

    2. Ruth_NZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      He isn't injured. It's just another false flag.

      1. Cheese
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 7 days ago

        There are just too many flags. They jump on the slightest thing and flag it it seems