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Dugout Discussion – Stoke vs Man City

Gameweek 30 concludes at the bet365 Stadium tonight as Stoke City entertain champions-elect Manchester City.

The third most-captained player in Fantasy Premier League, Sergio Aguero, misses out due to a knee injury, with Pep Guardiola affording the fit-again Gabriel Jesus a first start since Gameweek 21.

Handed the armband by 1.16% of FPL managers, the Brazilian returned to the teamsheet with a goal against FC Basel in midweek.

Jesus is one of three players in the visitors’ starting line-up – along with Kevin De Bruyne (3.34%) and Leroy Sane (0.88%) – ranked in the top 20 captain picks for Gameweek 30 as they look for a repeat of the 7-2 win over the Potters back in Gameweek 8.

Sane heads into tonight’s match as the most bought player for this round of fixtures, acquired by 192,000+ new owners.

Meanwhile, Raheem Sterling – sold by a massive 339,000+ ahead of Saturday’s deadline – is fit to return and is named in the starting XI, as Bernardo Silva drops to the bench despite back-to-back strikes against Arsenal and Chelsea.

Guardiola’s side arrive on the back of successive clean sheets and boast the league’s tightest away record, conceding just ten goals in 14 road trips.

After scoring in three of his previous four league appearances, Xherdan Shaqiri is the man most likely to breach that resilience for Paul Lambert’s side, with tonight’s match affording us the chance to scout the Potters’ potential ahead of Gameweek 31’s reduced set of fixtures.

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

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  1. LoneRanger01
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 9 days ago

    I've got 7 players for this upcoming game week -

    Butland
    Schindler, van Aanholt
    Salah, Stanislas
    Niasse, Firmino

    Anyone else NOT planning using the Free Hit and saving it for another rainy day?

    1. Tweedledum52
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      the majority are doing that

    2. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Yes

  2. Wardinator
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    So a grand total of 31 points for me this week but don’t feel that bad about it.

    Why? Because my two transfers were De Gea & Kenny ———> Lossl & Coleman. Had I not done this, for the first time ever I would have had a full 15 player squad blanking!

    Anyways, damage limited, bring on this blank Gameweek and may our careful planning bring us all green arrows!

    1. OldBenKenobi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Ha! Loser! Beat you by 1 point 😛 jk

      1. Wardinator
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        Haha I’m sure there’s somebody on here I beat

        1. OldBenKenobi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 9 days ago

          Was on 16 points total until last night where Sterling, Otamendi and Shaqiri Got 16 between them lol

        2. Lemongrab
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 9 days ago

          26 Pts, made worse by my 11th hour decision to ship out Sterling for Siggy.

          1. UpAndAway
            • 4 Years
            9 months, 9 days ago

            I did the exact same thing. I was blindsided by Siggy and his GW31 fixture. I should’ve gone for Silva like I intended.

            1. Lemongrab
              • 9 Years
              9 months, 9 days ago

              It looked like the right call with the uncertainty over Sterling's minutes, most on here thought he would get a cameo at best. Couldn't predict Siggy injury too. Hindsight is a wonderful thing!

              1. Wardinator
                • 3 Years
                9 months, 9 days ago

                Yeah right call at the time I think, just one of those things you can’t really call

  3. Winners900
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 9 days ago

    A) Quaner + 4p
    B) King

    Thoughts ? Cheers

  4. ILOVEBAPS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Bottomed out 🙁

    Help with this team?

    Mariappa Martina* Robbo Francis
    Salah Walcott Shaqiri
    Firmino Niasse*

    Kane Hazard Otamendi Mahrez

    How about this?
    Kane Haz Martina ➡ King Pritchard Baines -4

    1. OldBenKenobi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 9 days ago

      If WCing after then those moves could work out

      1. ILOVEBAPS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        Thanks Obi Wan, you're my only hope.
        I aim to WC in 32 yes. Don't think Kane or Haz are needed for 32 either.

    2. pjomara
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      I've Mariappa as well but I don't count him in my no. of gw31 as let's face it he'll either get -1, 0 or 1 pt

  5. Stimps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Morning all, need a bit of help here

    Pickford
    Daniels Mariapa
    Salah Shaqiri
    Firmino Wilson

    Hazard Alonso Siggy Kane JWP Ogbonna Otamendi

    A) Take a -4 to field 9 players
    B) Take a -8 to field 10 players
    C) Use FH ( I have all chips)

    1. OldBenKenobi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 9 days ago

      I wouldn’t take anymore than a -4
      Personally wouldn’t take any but def not -8

    2. ILOVEBAPS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      I'd get Mané into that side

  6. HD7
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 9 days ago

    If I have 7 players for GW31 it is better to use the FH chip in 35 ?

    1. OldBenKenobi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Depends which 7 you have but probably not worth using the FH

      1. HD7
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 9 days ago

        Salah Bobby VVD Shaq Wilson Stanislas are my 6 and wonder about Zaha Baines hits to jave 8?

  7. boc610
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    I think wallys injury is being played down by big sam.

    1. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      What makes you think so

      1. boc610
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        that looked worse than just cramps and he has to keep fans on his side, telling them straight off two big players are out longterm all at once wouldnt be great... just dont be surprised if he's ruled out.

  8. ChuckN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Any chance Niasse, Siggy or Kenny play?

    1. Lemongrab
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Siggy might be out for the season. Other 2 unlikely too I would think

  9. HD7
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 9 days ago

    I woud have 8 players for 31 ...And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling kids ( Delofeu and Siggy)

  10. HD7
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Are Zaha and Baines worth the hits?
    Have only 6 players for 31

  11. Wolf of Wolverhampton
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 9 days ago

    What are the odds of Ibe starting in GW31? Play 20 odd minutes off the bench this week.

    Also
    A) Mounie, King or Tosun?
    B) Zaha or Stanislas?

  12. thunder_mike
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    A -8 worth it this week? WC GW32

    VVD Schindler
    Salah Walcott C-Moting
    Firmino Wilson

    Pope Elliott Duffy Alonso Chilwell Mahrez Sane Kane

    Thinking Kane + Sane > Tosun + Shaqiri (-4)

    Then either Walcott > Zaha or Duffy > PVA depending on injury news.

  13. chelseabrad
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 8 days ago

    On a free hit, how am I looking? 9.7 still ITB

    Butland (3.9)
    VVD Baines PvA (Schindler A.Smith)
    Salah (c) Shaqiri Stanislas Zaha (Van La Parra)
    Firmino King Mounie

    Cheers

  14. Jereme Halliday
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 8 days ago

    Hi, sorry for the noob question but I can't seem to find the free hit button or option on my transfer page. Plus is it the right moment to use the chip? Still have all chips intact. Thanks

    1. John t penguin
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 8 days ago

      it will ask you when it asks to confirm transfers

      1. Jereme Halliday
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        cheers!

  15. Jet5605
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 8 days ago

    Hey guys, I have 7 starters, 2 FT and 0.5 ITB.

    A - Speroni & Richarlison > Begovic & Stanislas
    B - Kenny > Ake/Daniels (and save 1 FT so I can dump Wally or Kane)
    C - Richarlison > Stanislas (save 1 FT as above)
    D - Other?

    VVD
    Salah (c) - Richarlison - Shaq - Walcott
    Firmino - Wilson

    DDG - Speroni - Bavies - Ota - Kenny - Ogbonna - Mahrez - Kane

  16. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 8 days ago

    Only a hatty from wally this weekend will make up for all these weeks of poor returns and price drops.