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Line-up Lessons – Gameweek 34 – Part One

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is shifted onto the left flank as Alexandre Lacazette leads the line for Arsenal’s trip to Newcastle. Olivier Giroud stakes a claim to start the second match of Chelsea’s Double Gameweek 34 after turning in a match-winning display off the bench at Southampton. Jurgen Klopp rolls out his big-hitters for Liverpool’s clash with Bournemouth, while Wilfried Zaha continues to impress up front as the fit-again Christian Benteke is handed bench-warming duties for Crystal Palace’s win against Brighton.

Here’s part one of Line-up Lessons, assessing the teamsheets and formations from the Gameweek 34 encounters, with one eye on what’s to come from the midweek league matches, weekend FA Cup fixtures and beyond.

Arsenal

Starting XI: Cech; Chambers (Maitland-Niles 78), Holding, Mustafi, Monreal; Xhaka, Elneny; Iwobi (Nketiah 86), Willock (Welbeck 68), Aubameyang; Lacazette. Subs not used: Ospina, Mertesacker, Kolasinac, Nelson.

  • What we saw: Arsene Wenger again made changes for the trip to Newcastle United following Thursday night’s 2-2 draw with CSKA Moscow in the UEFA Europa League. Calum Chambers and Rob Holding started at right-back and centre-back respectively, while youngster Joe Willock was handed his Premier League debut in a three-man midfield alongside Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny. Alexandre Lacazette started as the central striker, flanked by Alex Iwobi (right) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (left) in a 4-3-3 formation. The Gunners ended the match with substitutes Danny Welbeck and Eddie Nketiah joining Lacazette and Aubameyang in attack in what was more of a 4-2-4 system and the Gunners pushed forward in search of a late equaliser.
  • What we learned: Up next for Arsenal is a home meeting with West Ham United on Sunday, with the first leg of their Europa league semi-final first leg at home to Atletico Madrid four days later. Wenger looks almost certain to rest a number of his key players, then, with the likes of Laurent Koscielny and Aaron Ramsey, who has a minor shin problem, certainly appearing unlikely starters. Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Sead Kolasinac could be options to start in the full-back positions, but after being left out of the squad yesterday, Jack Wilshere may be handed some minutes against the Hammers in central midfield. Iwobi and Aubameyang appear certain starters in attack, with the latter ineligible to play in Europe, while Reiss Nelson could be handed a recall. Welbeck may start out wide, with Nketiah another alternative in attack. Lacazette could be handed another start as Wenger looks to build up his match sharpness for the European matches after a period on the sidelines.

Current Status: Unsettled
Risk Areas: Defence, central midfield, flanks, attacking midfield, lone striker

Bournemouth

Starting XI: Begovic; Fraser, Francis, S Cook, Ake, Daniels; Defoe (Wilson 70), L Cook (Surman 73), Gosling, Ibe (Mousset 58); King. Subs: Boruc, Pugh, Smith, Simpson.

  • What we saw: Eddie Howe opted for a defensive 5-4-1 formation for the trip to Liverpool. Simon Francis played in central defence, with Ryan Fraser stationed at right-back. Jordon Ibe and Josh King operated out wide, leaving Jermain Defoe as the lone striker.
  • What we learned: The Cherries host Manchester United at the Vitality on Wednesday night, so back on home turf, Howe may revert back to his favoured 4-4-1-1 system. Francis may start at right-back, then, with Fraser then competing with Ibe and Lys Mousset for a starting berth out wide. King is likely to start in the support role, with Callum Wilson an option to replace Defoe as the lone striker. Andrew Surman is an alternative in central midfield should the Cherries boss look to introduce fresh legs.

Current Status: Slightly Unsettled
Risk Areas: Right-back, flanks, lone striker

Brighton & Hove Albion

Starting XI: Ryan; Schelotto, Duffy, Dunk, Bong (March 86); Locadia (Knockaert 46), Stephens, Kayal, Izquierdo; Gross (Ulloa 71); Murray. Subs not used: Saltor, Baldock, Goldson, Krul.

  • What we saw: Seagulls boss Chris Hughton decided to use an unfamiliar 4-3-2-1 formation for the trip to Crystal Palace, with Jurgen Locadia and Jose Izquierdo deployed in central attacking midfield spots behind lone striker Glenn Murray. Pascal Gross dropped back into the three-man midfield, where Beram Kayal started in place of the suspended Davy Propper. With his side trailing 3-2, Hughton switched to a 4-4-2, with substitute Leonardo Ulloa joining Murray up front, seeing Anthony Knockaert and Izquierdo move onto the flanks. Solly March was introduced late on to provide more of an attacking threat from left-back.
  • What we learned: Brighton now face a short turnaround before hosting Tottenham Hotspur at the Amex tomorrow night before they next play in Gameweek 36. A return to a 4-4-1-1 system could be on the cards, with Gross back in a central support role. Knockaert may be preferred to Locadia and March on the right wing, but Murray is expected to retain his start as the lone striker ahead of Ulloa. Following a disappointing display on Saturday, Ezequiel Schelotto’s start could come under threat from club captain Bruno. With Propper still suspended, Kayal will be expected to continue in central midfield.

Current Status: Fairly Settled
Risk Areas: Right-back, right wing, attacking midfield

Burnley

Starting XI: Pope; Lowton, Long, Tarkowski, Ward; Gudmundsson, Westwood, Cork, Lennon; Barnes (Vokes 85), Wood (Hendrick 75). Subs not used: Heaton, Taylor, Marney, Wells, Bardsley.

  • What we saw: Sean Dyche handed a recall to the fit-again Johann Berg Gudmundsson for the home encounter against Leicester City, with the Iceland international stationed on the left wing. Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood formed the partnership up front in a 4-4-2 system. Holding on to a slender 2-1 lead, Dyche decided to bring on Jeff Hendrick for Wood, seeing the home side switch to a more defensive 4-5-1.
  • What we learned: The Clarets face a home fixture against Chelsea on Thursday night, before travelling to Stoke City on Sunday. But given Burnley have won five consecutive matches, Dyche is likely to stick with what is a settled line-up. Hendrick provides an alternative in central midfield and as a No 10, while Sam Vokes offers cover up front. If he is fit following a hamstring problem, Georges-Kevin Nkoudou provides a different option out wide. Another strong performance from Nick Pope means Tom Heaton may have to remain patient before returning to the starting XI.

Current Status: Fairly Settled
Risk Areas: Goalkeeper, central midfield, attacking midfield, forwards

Chelsea

Starting XI: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill; Zappacosta (Pedro 61), Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Willian, Hazard (Moses 86); Morata (Giroud 61). Subs not used: Caballero, Barkley, Bakayoko, Emerson.

  • What we saw: Antonio Conte handed recalls to Andreas Christensen and the fit-again Davide Zappacosta for the trip to Southampton. Christensen replaced Antonio Rudiger in the three-man defence, while Zappacosta came in for Victor Moses at right wing-back in the usual 3-4-2-1 system. But trailing 2-0 at St Mary’s, Conte decided to switch to a 4-2-3-1, with Pedro joining Willian and Eden Hazard in the attacking midfield spots. Cesar Azpilicueta moved to right-back, while Olivier Giroud took over from Alvaro Morata as the lone striker. But shortly after taking a 3-2 lead, the Blues boss reverted back to the 3-4-2-1, bringing on Moses for Hazard.
  • What we learned: Chelsea now travel to Burnley on Thursday night, three days before their FA Cup semi-final against Saints. Some rotation appears likely at Turf Moor, then, with Rudiger expected to return in central defence in place of either Christensen or Gary Cahill. Moses could return at right wing-back, though the wing-back situation could be complicated by the fact that Marcos Alonso may face a retrospective ban following a challenge on Shane Long last weekend. If the Spaniard is suspended, Zappacosta or Emerson Palmieri are the options at left wing-back. Tiemoue Bakayoko and Danny Drinkwater are contenders to start in central midfield. After turning the match around on Saturday, Giroud is expected to replace Morata as the lone striker. Ross Barkley was back on the bench at Southampton and may be handed some minutes at Turf Moor.

Current Status: Unsettled
Risk Areas: Central defenders, wing-backs, central midfield, attacking midfield, lone striker

Crystal Palace

Starting XI: Hennessey; Ward, Tomkins, Sakho, van Aanholt; McArthur, Cabaye (Benteke 71), Milivojevic, Loftus-Cheek (Riedewald 80); Zaha, Townsend. Subs not used: Speroni, Sorloth, Lee Chung-yong, Wan Bissaka, Kelly.

  • What we saw: Roy Hodgson kept faith in the 4-4-2 formation for the home clash against Brighton, with Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend again combining up front, despite Christian Benteke and Alexander Sorloth being fit enough to return among the substitutes. The only change from the 2-2 draw with Bournemouth saw the fit-again Joel Ward replace Aaron Wan-Bissaka at right-back. Holding on to a 3-2 lead, Hodgson made an attacking change by bringing on Benteke for Yohan Cabaye, seeing the Eagles switch to a 4-3-3, with the Belgian flanked by Zaha and Townsend in attack. Jairo Riedewald was brought on to help bolster the three-man midfield for the final 10 minutes.
  • What we learned: After earning such a crucial win, Hodgson is expected to stick with a similar starting XI for Saturday’s trip to Watford. That means that Benteke may have to again settle for a place among the substitutes, while Ward is likely to retain his start at right-back ahead of Wan-Bissaka. In the event Hodgson does decide to hand a recall to Benteke, a switch to a 4-3-3 appears most likely, with James McArthur probably dropping to the bench.

Current Status: Settled
Risk Areas: Right back, flanks, forwards

Everton

Starting XI: Pickford; Coleman, Jagielka, Keane, Baines; Schneiderlin, Gueye (Baningime 70); Walcott, Rooney (Vlasic 87), Bolasie (Funes Mori 76); Tosun. Subs not used: Robles; Martina, Niasse, Davies.

  • What we saw: Sam Allardyce only made one alteration from the side that drew 0-0 with Liverpool for the trip to Swansea City, with the fit-again Idrissa Gueye replacing Tom Davies. Gueye joined Morgan Schneiderlin at the base of midfield in a 4-2-3-1 formation, with Wayne Rooney deployed in a central attacking midfield role. Shortly after Jordan Ayew equalised, Allardyce decided to bring on Ramiro Funes Mori for Yannick Bolasie, switching to a 3-5-2 system. Mori played as part of a back three, while Theo Walcott joined Cenk Tosun up front.
  • What we learned: With a home fixture against Newcastle United up next for the Toffees a week tonight, Allardyce is likely to stick with a 4-2-3-1 formation. That would make personnel changes less likely, with Davies perhaps the player most likely to push for a recall either in central midfield or in a No 10 role. A switch to a three-man defence would make the fit-again Funes Mori a possible starter, with Bolasie the one most likely to drop to the bench in that scenario.

Current Status: Settled
Risk Areas: Central defenders, central midfield, attacking midfield

Huddersfield Town

Starting XI: Lossl; Hadergjonaj, Jorgensen, Schindler, Kongolo; Mooy, Hogg; Quaner (Ince 60), Pritchard, van La Parra (Billing 77); Mounie (Depoitre 71). Subs not used: Coleman, Smith, Malone, Lowe.

  • What we saw: David Wagner only made one change for the visit of Watford to the John Smith’s Stadium, with Collin Quaner replacing Tom Ince on the right of the attacking midfield trio in the usual 4-2-3-1 formation.
  • What we learned: The Terriers aren’t in action in Gameweek 35, with their next fixture coming a week later when they face a home clash against Everton. After scoring the winner last weekend, Ince is likely to replace Quaner on the right wing. Other changes appear unlikely, with the likes of Tommy Smith and Laurent Depoitre not expected to earn recalls.

Current Status: Settled
Risk Areas: Right wing

Leicester City

Starting XI: Schmeichel (Hamer 86); Simpson, Morgan, Maguire, Chilwell; Silva, Choudhury; Mahrez, Okazaki (Iheanacho 46), Gray (Diabate 64); Vardy. Subs not used: Albrighton, Dragovic, Fuchs, Barnes.

  • What we saw: Claude Puel handed recalls to Shinji Okazaki and Demarai Gray for the trip to Burnley, while youngster Hamza Choudhury was handed his first Premier League start in central midfield in the usual 4-4-1-1 system. Kasper Schmeichel was forced off with an ankle injury during the latter stages, with Ben Hamer replacing the Dane in goal.
  • What we learned: The Foxes now entertain Southampton at the King Power on Thursday night, before a break until they’re next in action in Gameweek 36. Schmeichel is a doubt for the Saints clash so Hamer may be handed his first Premier League start of the season. Wilfred Ndidi is available again following his one-match ban and is likely to replace Choudhury in central midfield. Okazaki and Gray’s starting spots appear at risk, with Kelechi Iheanacho, Marc Albrighton and Fousseni Diabate pushing for recalls. Christian Fuchs could also be considered at left-back in place of Ben Chilwell.

Current Status: Unsettled
Risk Areas: Goalkeeper, left-back, central midfield, flanks, support striker

Liverpool

Starting XI: Karius; Alexander-Arnold, Lovren (Klavan 83), van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino (Solanke 90), Mane (Milner 77). Subs: Mignolet, Moreno, Ings, Woodburn.

  • What we saw: Jurgen Klopp named a strong side for the home clash against Bournemouth, with Jordan Henderson returning in central midfield after being suspended for the 2-1 win over Manchester City in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final tie. The Reds boss started with his first-choice front three in the usual 4-3-3 system. That changed to a 4-4-2 late on when James Milner was brought on for Sadio Mane. Milner played on the left side of midfield, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on the right, seeing Mohamed Salah move up front.
  • What we learned: Up next for Liverpool is Saturday’s trip to West Bromwich Albion, which comes three days before their Champions League semi-final first leg against Roma. Dejan Lovren will be assessed ahead of the trip to The Hawthorns after being forced off with a knock last weekend. Ragnar Klavan appears a likely starter, then, with Alberto Moreno perhaps in line to start at left-back if Andrew Robertson is rested. If Nathaniel Clyne is passed fit, he may start at right-back ahead of Trent Alexander-Arnold. Unless Klopp looks to hand starts to some younger players, his options appear more limited in central midfield. Milner is more likely to start following his cameo appearance at the weekend, with one of the three midfield starters then in line to earn a rest. But Dominic Solanke and Danny Ings are options to start in attack, should Klopp look to manage the minutes of Mane, Salah and/or Roberto Firmino.

Current Status: Unsettled
Risk Areas: Defence, central midfield, forwards

Part two of Line-up Lessons, assessing the remaining ten teams, will follow tomorrow.

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  1. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    10 days, 15 hours ago

    JUst booked my hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia for my birthday in October. If you haven’t heard of it, look it up and put it on your bucket list. Stunning.

    1. CocoMonkey
        10 days, 15 hours ago

        done it. Its unreal. make sure to get up early in the morning

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          10 days, 15 hours ago

          Top tip. Thank you.

      • Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        10 days, 15 hours ago

        If you can try and check out the springs in Pamukkale while you're there.

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          10 days, 15 hours ago

          Is it far?

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            10 days, 14 hours ago

            It's pretty far from Cappadoccia and I doubt there is a direct route available between them. It's 3 hours from Antalya or Fetiye so manageable in a day trip if you don't mind the early start. Would also recommend going on a yacht trip along the coast. I did 4 days with all meals included from Fetiye to Antalya for around £170 five years ago. Highly recommended.

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              10 days, 14 hours ago

              Blimey that is ridiculously cheap.

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          10 days, 14 hours ago

          Holy crap. I just had a look. They are ridiculous.

        3. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          10 days, 14 hours ago

          Email me bud. Couldn’t figure out your name.

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            10 days, 14 hours ago

            Just sent you an email

    2. HD7
        10 days, 15 hours ago

        FH 35 Team?

        Cech
        Baines Mustafi(Komp) Robertson
        Sane(Shaq) Sterling Salah Zaha
        Auba Jesus Firmino

        Bench: Mili, Kiko, Long

        1. Annie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          10 days, 15 hours ago

          3.9m second keeper?

          1. HD7
              10 days, 15 hours ago

              Yes, Im still not sure though which is the best gk for 35?

        2. wulfranian
            10 days, 15 hours ago

            Gw35 freehiters,
            Who is the best goalkeeper for gw35?
            Which is the best attacking duo?
            Your differentials?

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              10 days, 15 hours ago

              Karius

            2. The Rumour Mill
                10 days, 15 hours ago

                Karius
                Jesus if aguero is ruled out, firmino if team is leaked before deadline and he's playing. If he isnt then Aubemayang or Lacazette.
                Havent really looked at differentials yet but maybe someone from defence as the front 7 will probs be similar for many free hit teams. Van AAnholt perhaps? Kiko Femiena?

              • wulfranian
                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                  thanks

                • Fantastisk
                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                    Ederson easily best keeper.

                • frenchfries
                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                    Does this look ok?

                    Pickford
                    VvD PvA Lowton
                    Salah Sterling Sane Zaha
                    Firmino Jesus Aubameyang

                    3.9 Gudmundsson Long Mariappa

                    1. Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      10 days, 14 hours ago

                      I’m drooling. You should shoot Up the rankings.

                    2. MTPockets
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      10 days, 14 hours ago

                      Yep although not sure about pva.

                    3. frenchfries
                        10 days, 12 hours ago

                        Thanks for the input 🙂

                    4. THFC4LIFE
                        10 days, 14 hours ago

                        Adrian Ibe Mahrez Pogba

                        To

                        Dubravka Mill Arnie Sterling

                        -12 madness?

                        No Freehit, only 5 players for next week and using bench boost in gw37

                        1. toblerone52
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          10 days, 14 hours ago

                          Pretty mad

                      • Flynny
                          10 days, 14 hours ago

                          Kane won't be rested tomo night will he??

                          1. Prof
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            10 days, 14 hours ago

                            No chance, he wants that golden boot off Salah's foot.

                            1. Fitzy.
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              10 days, 14 hours ago

                              His manager might not care as much about it.

                            2. PumpkinHead
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              10 days, 14 hours ago

                              I don't think he will but kane doesn't pick the team so this makes no sense

                          2. TorresMagic™
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                            10 days, 14 hours ago

                            No point worrying about it.

                            1. Going Home
                                10 days, 14 hours ago

                                This. The time for worrying was last week (when I suggested Kane might not play 180 minutes I was shot down hard!)

                            2. MTPockets
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              10 days, 14 hours ago

                              Dunno, parhaps karma.

                            3. Fantastisk
                                10 days, 14 hours ago

                                Naechance

                            4. Prof
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              10 days, 14 hours ago

                              Best Swansea defender?

                              a) Fernandez
                              b) Van Der Hoorn
                              c) Another

                              1. TorresMagic™
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                                10 days, 14 hours ago

                                Mawson

                              2. Fantastisk
                                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                                  Naughton

                              3. The Head-Ake
                                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                                  Henessey
                                  Mustafi Mariappa Chilwell
                                  Zaha Willian Salah Son
                                  Kaku Auba Wood

                                  (DDG - Smalling - Christensen - Romeu ) (2.7 ITB, no FH)

                                  What move should I look at making? I'd was looking at Sterling and Mane but not sure whether to go for City players considering they already won the league.

                                  1. The Head-Ake
                                      10 days, 14 hours ago

                                      0FT and Salah(c). Have 7 playing currently, looking for the 8th :")

                                      1. The Head-Ake
                                          10 days, 14 hours ago

                                          No one? 🙁

                                      2. Going Home
                                          10 days, 14 hours ago

                                          0FT? What change you already made? Sterling for Son seems reasonable, excellent fixtures, seems a popular choice and plays one more fixture this season

                                      3. Heavy Data
                                          10 days, 14 hours ago

                                          How am i looking for next week. No free hit left to use.

                                          Fabianski
                                          PVA/VVD/Yedlin
                                          Sane/Salah/Sterling/D.Silva
                                          Auba/Barnes/Perez

                                          1. TorresMagic™
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                                            10 days, 14 hours ago

                                            Better than most without FH.

                                          2. toblerone52
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            10 days, 14 hours ago

                                            If you can field 11 you are way ahead of most who don't have a free hit

                                            1. Going Home
                                                10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                If Alonso isn't suspended I can get XI out without FH (and without a hit). This is the planning a few people did that didn't involve having 15 DGW players this week haha

                                            2. The Head-Ake
                                                10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                Playing 11 without FH? Dang :/

                                              • Fitzy.
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                Got to be a WC team?

                                              • BananaNose Maldonado
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                Take any hits to get that side?

                                            3. nolunolu
                                                10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                Current FH team too risky?

                                                Pickford

                                                Tarkowsky - Lowton - Long

                                                Salah - Mane - KDB - Sterling

                                                Firmino - Jesus - Aubameyang

                                                (3.9/3.9/3.9/4.2) £0.0 ITB

                                                1. TorresMagic™
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • Has Moderation Rights
                                                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                  If Stoke score it is.

                                                  1. nolunolu
                                                      10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                      Yh I guess it might not worth be worth it with all 3... Either of these an improvement?

                                                      Tarkowski > Bauer

                                                      Lowton > Femenia

                                                      1. TorresMagic™
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                                                        10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                        Neither are.

                                                  2. Ajax Hamsterdam
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                    far too risky defence !!!!

                                                2. el polako
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                  Pickford
                                                  PVA Baines Long
                                                  Salah Sane KDB Zaha
                                                  Jesus Auba Firminio

                                                  Non playing goalie T Carrol and two cheap playing defenders on bennch.

                                                  Any good ?

                                                  1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                    nice

                                                3. Ajax Hamsterdam
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                  A mariappa home to palace

                                                  or

                                                  B long away at stoke

                                                  thanks

                                                  1. The Head-Ake
                                                      10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                      B

                                                    • Fantastisk
                                                        10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                        A

                                                      • Ajax Hamsterdam
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                        one more ? 🙂

                                                    • thischarmingman
                                                        10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                        Walcott decent shout for a FH team? Decent form pointswise, but will he play?

                                                        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                          he should play but i wouldnt have him to be honest

                                                        2. toblerone52
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                          What form?

                                                        3. Fantastisk
                                                            10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                            No

                                                        4. Miguel Sanchez
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                          No FH, is -8 worth it to bring in the following for GW35?

                                                          Wood, Milivojevic and Zaha

                                                          1. The Head-Ake
                                                              10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                              -4 would do

                                                            • Going Home
                                                                10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                Depends who you are getting rid of, whether you will want them in GW36 and whether they have a DGW you want in on for GW37 really.

                                                              • toblerone52
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                Maybe

                                                            • Rash
                                                                10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                Early thoughts on this mess? No players tonight so my focus is switching elsewhere..

                                                                Pope
                                                                Naughton Mustafi mariappa lowton TAA
                                                                Salah Kennedy
                                                                Auba Barnes

                                                                DDG Sanchez kaku son willian

                                                                1ft 1.3 itb

                                                              • Rainer
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                Any word from Billy on the Spurs team for tomorrow?

                                                              • Scotty B
                                                                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                  Which two City should I get?

                                                                  Foster Elliot
                                                                  TAA Lowton Ake Baines Alonso
                                                                  Walcott Shaqiri Hazard Eriksen Lingard
                                                                  Barnes Aubamayang Lukaku

                                                                • Going Home
                                                                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                    No FH, 2FT £0.2m itb

                                                                    Cech (McCarthy*)
                                                                    Robbo Lowton Long (Alonso* Chilwell*)
                                                                    Willian* Son* Salah Sterling King
                                                                    Auba Firmino (Lukaku)

                                                                    Thinking

                                                                    Willian -> Gundogan/Mili
                                                                    Son -> Sane

                                                                    If Alonso is suspended for GW36, I will do Alonso to Otamendi (for a -4, benching King) and Mili comes in for Willian.

                                                                    Decent? Any other thoughts

                                                                  • Debauchy
                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                    @ TM you and I grinding away around 20 K and going no where fast 🙂
                                                                    Wondering if you are set on Harry TC 37 ?
                                                                    For chasers a left wing move may be the way to go

                                                                  • DANIELSSON
                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                    Fellow Alonso owners. 3 game ban means hes back and better chance he'll play both games in 37. Nothing we can do about the Burnley game so only benching him for 36. I know he's been disappointing but we know what he's got in his locker. Could be a great differential with the masses selling. Anyone tempted to keep?

                                                                    1. Debauchy
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                      Yep , may do. Unlike many on here I have reaped his many rewards so may keep the faith

                                                                    2. MTPockets
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                      Yeah have better things to do with FTs than transfer out Alonso.

                                                                    3. Rainer
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                      Had him all year and we probably wont get much use out of him next season so I'm hesitant to sell him but he might need to go in 37 if Emerson preforms as he could get the Huddersfield game, if Alonso even comes back as a starter... Money for City assets will be handy too!

                                                                    4. Going Home
                                                                        10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                        Problem for me is that 36 is the first week of playoffs in a big money H2H league. Would be relying on Long(BHA) or Chilwell (cpl).

                                                                        When I put it like that, it doesn't sound anywhere near as bad, and no -4 this week...

                                                                        Sir, you are on to something!

                                                                      • toblerone52
                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                        10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                        7 million sitting on the bench for a defender! You'd be mad not to ditch him imo

                                                                        1. Debauchy
                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                          10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                          many benched cheaper this week that scored well, In the short term far from madness

                                                                      • Dexy10
                                                                          10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                          has the ban been confirmed?

                                                                          1. DANIELSSON
                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                            10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                            No. Just speculating

                                                                      • donlobatto
                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                        10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                        I think I'm down to 2 draft options for FH - which do you like best?:

                                                                        A) £0.4itb
                                                                        Pickford
                                                                        VVD, Coleman, Kompany
                                                                        Salah, Sterling (C), KDB, Zaha, Arnie
                                                                        Auba, Firmino

                                                                        (Nordfeldt) (Perez, Tomkins, Long)

                                                                        B) £0.9itb
                                                                        Pickford
                                                                        VVD, Coleman, Kompany
                                                                        Salah, Sterling (C), Zaha, Arnie
                                                                        Auba, Firmino, Jesus

                                                                        (Nordfeldt) (Mili, Tomkins, Long)

                                                                        Cheers

                                                                        1. KUNingas
                                                                            10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                            So Jesus vs KDB. Im going with Jesus

                                                                          • MTPockets
                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                            10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                            KDB or Jesus then. Coinflip

                                                                            1. donlobatto
                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                              10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                              Yeah sorry the short version would've been:

                                                                              A) Jesus, Mili
                                                                              B) KDB, Perez

                                                                              Just tried to give the context

                                                                              1. MTPockets
                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                I'll probably get Jesus (and 2 cheaper than KDB mids)

                                                                                1. donlobatto
                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                  If I do Kompany, Coleman, Arnie >> Mustafi, Baines, Sane it would give me:

                                                                                  £0.5itb
                                                                                  Pickford
                                                                                  VVD, Baines, Mustafi
                                                                                  Salah, Sterling (C), Sané, Zaha
                                                                                  Auba, Firmino, Jesus

                                                                                  (Nordfeldt) (Mili, Tomkins, Long)

                                                                                  But I wanted to avoid ARS def

                                                                                  1. MTPockets
                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                    Best sticking to your original guts then.
                                                                                    Having an atrocious season so wouldn't recommend taking any contrary advice from me.

                                                                                    1. donlobatto
                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                      10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                      I'm chasing an ML leader who reads FFS or similar because he has been very template so far and I expect he is using his FH this week so likelihood is whatever I do, he'll do similar anyway!

                                                                              2. Bubbles1985
                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                B

                                                                        2. Barcelinda
                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                          10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                          Can you use your free hit. To bring in player for 36. And then play your free hit chip?

                                                                          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                            10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                            nope

                                                                        3. teneighty
                                                                            10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                            FH-team v.1.0:

                                                                            Pickford
                                                                            Walker - Robertson - PvA
                                                                            Mane - Salah - Sterling - Arnie - Zaha
                                                                            Jesus - Auba

                                                                            Subs: 3.9, Long, 3.9, 4.5

                                                                          • YoungPretender
                                                                              10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                              Any good?

                                                                              Karius
                                                                              Mustafi Baines PVA
                                                                              Salah Sterling Sane Zaha
                                                                              Firmino Jesus Aubameyang

                                                                              Nordfeldt Long Kiko Hughes

                                                                              1. teneighty
                                                                                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                  Would prefer a defender from Liverpool for the attacking threat instead of Karius and I am staying far away from defensive assets from Arsenal.

                                                                                  1. teneighty
                                                                                      10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                      Meant to add: other than that it looks good. 🙂