Scout Notes

Scout Notes – United Defeat Brings Complications

West Brom win at Old Trafford to hand Man City the league title as Double Gameweek 34 continues to surprise and delight precious few Fantasy managers.

Following modest returns from Saturday’s matches, Sunday was meant to be so much better but instead it handed us further disappointment and set up a variety of selection concerns for the run-in.

Man United’s 1-0 loss at home to the Baggies was the dampest of squibs for Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers across the board.

Romelu Lukaku went into the match with 243,000+ new owners. Captained by 45 of the top 100 managers and 16.6% overall, a hefty 92,000+ made him the Double Gameweek’s most popular Triple Captain choice.

The Red Devils’ frontman squared up to the league’s bottom side having recorded a goal or an assist in seven of his last 10 Gameweek starts (five goals, three assists).

Just like armband rival Harry Kane less than 24 hours earlier, he blanked.

Albion keeper Ben Foster was required to make two saves – one a superb stop – to deny the Belgian, but both the forward and the team as a whole were so far removed from the heroics of last weekend at the Etihad Stadium.

Lukaku still has a second match to make amends – up against a Bournemouth defence with one clean sheet in 21 matches – but he’s managed just one goal in his last six away fixtures. While he remains a likely starter at the Vitality Stadium, coach Jose Mourinho is still set to rotate his squad in preparation for the weekend’s FA Cup semi-final with Spurs.

It’s far more doubtful whether Paul Pogba will retain his spot on the teamsheet, though, after an ineffectual display.

The driving force behind United’s second-half comeback at Man City, he was signed by 232,000+ for Double Gameweek 34 and captained by almost 86,000.

Yet despite Mourinho starting the match with the 4-3-3 formation that the Frenchman is said to thrive in, his 14.2% owners were rewarded with an abject performance as a booking and a 57-minute withdrawal produced zero points.

Pogba’s owners must now surely fear the worst when Mourinho unveils his Wednesday night teamsheet, with the manager far from complimentary on his display post-match:

“In the first-half I felt I had to bring one player with more dynamic and a player that runs more and has more touches of the ball. I had to make a decision one midfield player out to bring in Jesse Lingard and then after that I wanted more width, and Paul had a yellow card and before that he had a situation not for a second yellow but you never know in football, so I reacted to that. And Paul’s game was complicated like many others, always one more touch.”

At least the 175,000 who bought Chris Smalling got another 90 minutes out of the defender, but it’s now one clean sheet in seven Gameweeks for the United backline.

Mourinho preferred Victor Lindelof to Eric Bailly, who was rested from the squad altogether, as Smalling’s partner yesterday.

Prior to kick-off, he explained his decision to start with the summer signing:

“Normally, we are going to have more of the ball and, normally, it’s when we need somebody from the back to add extra technical quality in the middle of the back. We have three matches in a week. Bournemouth in a few days [Wednesday night] then Spurs after a few days again. In that semi-final, they are having one day extra to us to recover so I need also to think about that.”

Smalling now has 11 straight starts under his belt and seems to be rotation-proof, but with Phil Jones returning to the bench yesterday, even his pitch-time could be in doubt, leaving perhaps only David De Gea and Antonio Valencia as safe bets for midweek minutes.

Another who should feature at Bournemouth is Jesse Lingard, who was drafted in by 98,000+ for the West Brom match, only to be benched as Juan Mata returned to the starting XI on the right flank.

He did at least come on at half-time yesterday, although to little avail, while the brief renaissance of Alexis Sanchez, who had a goal and three assists from his previous two starts, ended abruptly against the Baggies.

Mourinho, as is his way, has made much of the fact that Spurs will have more time to prepare for Saturday’s semi-final, making changes yesterday and presumably plotting more of the same in midweek to combat the perceived injustice.

What effect that will have on the second act of our Double Gameweek 34 experience remains to be seen, but it will do well to be any worse than what has occurred so far.

Moore the merrier

West Brom’s caretaker manager Darren Moore has now won as many league matches (one) in two fixtures at the helm than his predecessor, Alan Pardew, achieved in 18 mostly miserable attempts.

And while the Baggies’ revival will spark little Fantasy interest –they have no Double Gameweeks to come and the remaining schedule (LIV new TOT cpl) is less than kind – it does have some knock-on effects.

Four points from Moore’s two matches suggest that the team have moved on from their whipping-boy status under Pardew, which could make Liverpool’s Gameweek 35 trip to The Hawthorns less of a Fantasy banker than it appeared a week or so ago.

Those hoping, with or without the Free Hit chip to employ, for a major points haul from Salah and two of his team-mates in next week’s reduced slate might have to rein in their expectations.

There’s even a case to be made for drafting in West Brom’s match-winner at Old Trafford, Jay Rodriguez, who’s now scored in three of the last four Gameweeks, although the Reds defence has kept clean sheets in three of their last five away days.

But the major fallout from yesterday’s shock win was Man City’s title victory.

It’s mission accomplished for Pep Guardiola’s 2017/18 vintage, with nothing left to play for but pride from here on in.

A coach who has never been afraid to chop and change now has carte blanche to rotate to his heart’s content.

Those of us on a Free Hit strategy for Gameweek 35 will still be bringing in three City players for Sunday’s title celebration match at home to Swansea City.

Which of those assets actually gets pitch-time is the key question now, with Raheem Sterling currently the top transfer pick for the weekend and Gabriel Jesus not so far behind in third place.

And then there’s the matter of the champions’ Double Gameweek 37.

What was once a fill-yer-boots exercise involving plum home fixtures against Huddersfield and Brighton could now be used an excuse for Guardiola to make sure everyone gets a go before they pack for the beach and/or the World Cup.

City were always going to win the league, but West Brom’s victory yesterday has ushered in the resultant complications a little bit sooner than we all would have liked.

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  1. DV8R
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Which pairings on FH?

    A) KDB + Tosun + Kompany/Walker
    B) D. Silva + Jesus + Mustafi

    1. Going Home
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Neither imo. Don't really like the Tosun pick and think Silva is particularly risky with the league won. Surely he spends more time in Spain with his family now?

      Maybe A with Otamendi and Chris Wood?

      1. DV8R
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Yeah I could do that. Thanks

  2. Going Home
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Any chance that Alonso plays on Thursday before being suspended?

    You know, if Chelsea care about FPL players DGW players and bring a few appeals. I don't mind the -4 to replace him, would just appreciate one more shot at returns before I do it haha

  3. Stoichkov#8
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    I like my FH team much more than DGW one. Those picks look much better.
    Im sure that our FH teams will outscore our DGW teams big!
    Its Gonna be a BGW31 all over again!

    1. Going Home
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Teams didn't score big in GW31.

      Salah scored big in GW31

      Don't confuse the two

      1. Stoichkov#8
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Hyyymmmm no! My team w/o salah scored more in bgw31 (101-58=43) than my dgw34 team 15 players so far including captain(31)
        Burn!

        1. Going Home
          • 8 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Is outscoring a team by 12 points, outscoring them "big"? I'd argue not. Also you still have 15 players to play, so if they all average a single point, they outscore your GW31 team w/o Salah

          Only six players managed a double figure haul in GW31, the best being Tomkins' 15 points.

          Form players returned points this week (Salah, Mili, Auba, Vardy, Liverpool defence). The only issue is that everyone got rid to load up on DGW players (or got rid of JV to get the Lukaku/Kane front line)

          1. Stoichkov#8
            • 4 Years
            2 years, 1 month ago

            I just said that gw35 team may outscore 34 one.
            Take care

            1. Going Home
              • 8 Years
              2 years, 1 month ago

              You said GW35 team will outscore the GW34 team "big". You then went on to say that it will be "BGW31 all over again", suggesting that your GW31 team beat your GW34 team "big" (so far). I merely pointed out that your BGW 31 *team* didn't beat your current team, Mo Salah did

              Have a nice day x

              1. Stoichkov#8
                • 4 Years
                2 years, 1 month ago

                He was part of bgw31 team who may beat dgw34 team.
                Same as Starling/Mo/Jesus etc as part of bgw35 team may beat dgw34 team.
                Better now?

    2. BRONALDINHO
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      at least there's less chance our picks get outscored by guys playing one game less

  4. Pringle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Hi everyone. Comments on this FH team? Was thinking maybe KDB and Robertson instead of Mane and Kompany but have a feeling Kompany can do some damage in the weekend.

    Hennessey Speroni
    Baines Kompany Monreal Long 3.9
    Salah Mane Sterling Zaha 4.5
    Jesus Aubameyang Firmino.

    1. ajones1608
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Based on form I like it. But it's only a matter of time till KDB starts getting points again

    2. Please Answer Me
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Liverpool champions league fixture a few days later. Is it smart to have the front 3 in your lineup? Should Salah still be captain since he probably will start but not play full minutes? Should we be checking Anfield express a few hours earlier to know the Liverpool lineup?

  5. ajones1608
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Are Stoke, Southampton & West Brom now doomed?

    1. lugs
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      its looking bleak for them alright , i'm hoping Stoke lose tonight so they accept their fate and not put up much of a fight against my triple Burnley defense at the weekend 😆

    2. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Have been for a while it seems

  6. Please Answer Me
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Using FH. Im annoyed I can't fit in Zaha/Mili but how could I fit them in? I don't trust any defenders this gameweek.

    Pickford
    Baines Long Pieters
    Sterling Sane (C) Salah Mane
    Aubameyang Jesus Firmino

    1. ajones1608
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I know it seems silly saying this but is it essential to have all 3x Liverpool attackers?

      1. poulteren
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        massive rotation risk. AS roma game a few days after this game vs. west brom

      2. Please Answer Me
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        I guess not, but I definitely want 2 and I wouldn't know who to pick between Mane and Firmino. If I had to choose I would pick Firmino so that I can put Zaha in instead of Mane. That would allow me funds for Kdb and a better defender maybe.

        1. poulteren
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          none of them may play at all. Ings solanke more likely to play

          1. Please Answer Me
            • 5 Years
            2 years, 1 month ago

            Salah will 100% start, but will probably not play full minutes. I guess wait for Anfield Express on Saturday morning to see what the starting Liverpool lineup will be?

            1. poulteren
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 years, 1 month ago

              2 days before playing roma...? they play on the sat and fly on the monday.

              1. Please Answer Me
                • 5 Years
                2 years, 1 month ago

                golden boot. And yes he plays 4 days later which is why he might only play 70 min

                1. poulteren
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 years, 1 month ago

                  sorry to be pedantic but it's three days later. I am worried he will be completely rested.

    2. Flapjack
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      What’s with all the Everton defence love ?

      Strange

      1. Going Home
        • 8 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Don't want to waste a Liverpool/City spot with a defender? I would have Robbo unless I knew 100% he wasn't starting

      2. Please Answer Me
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Which goalkeeper would you pick? Between C and D for me

        A) Ederson (personally rather have 3 man city attackers)
        B) Pope (I can see burnley conceding away)
        C) Butland
        D)Pickford
        E) Cech (not great value)

      3. poulteren
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        not the worst fixture and baines and coleman good attacking prospects.

        baines has penalties

      4. WE GO FOR IT
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        People want triple City/Liverpool attack so don't want to waste more than 1 defensive spot on these teams. Arenal, West Ham, Watford and Palace look all set to concede.
        Everton play Newcastle who have just crossed to 40 point mark so might be a bit relaxed. Relatively higher chance of CS and surely they have the best FBs apart from City/Liverpool to give attacking returns if they concede.

        PS: I'm only getting Pickford.

  7. boc610
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    the reliability of anfield express to make or break all these FH chips.

    1. Please Answer Me
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      that's a good shout. Is anfield express always reliable?

    2. Flapjack
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      The owner of the account has played the long game here. He can win FPL with one tweet

      1. JasonG123
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Lol amazing.

    3. doyeon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      We shouldn't have to rely on Anfield Express to do well!

  8. FPL_WILDCARD
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    On a free hit week, provisional squad

    Cech, Hennessy
    Otamendi, Robertson, Baines, K.Long, Mariappa
    De Bruyne, Salah, Sterling, Arnautovic, Zaha
    Aubameyang, Firmino, Ayoze Perez

    0.6ITB.

    Any improvements/rotation concerns?

    1. czechow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Mariappa - Kiko Femenia? Maybe crowbar in Jesus too if Aguero confirmed out?

    2. Transferred Out
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Who are you benching 😀

      1. FPL_WILDCARD
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Was planning on benching Perez, Long and Mariappa in that order.

    3. poulteren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      i'd go for kompany over ottamendi

      salah 0- 2 days before playing AS roma...i very much doubt he will play. Same for mane and firmino.

      1. FPL_WILDCARD
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        I am a little concerned over the Liverpool guys being honest. I reckon Salah will start to chase the golden boot but only get about 60 mins

  9. tsintisin
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Thoughts on this FH team?

    Pickford
    Coleman Baines Mustafi VVD
    KDB Sterling Sane Salah Mane
    Auba

    Nordfelt Perez Kiko Sinclair

    Risky going triple Pool, City, Everton and double Arsenal? Thanks for your comments.

    1. Coaly
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Firmino over Mustafi/Baines

  10. barracuda
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Thinking of getting Zaha and Sterling for the rest of the season. Any reason why not to?

    1. Flapjack
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      You might want different players. That’d be a reason

      1. barracuda
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Like who? TBH those will be exemptions in my ML. Not worried about OR

    2. ajones1608
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Great shouts imo

    3. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Nope they are great options

    4. BERGKOP
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Zaha, yes. Sterling may see rotation but I think it's a risk worth taking given they'll be playing for pure enjoyment now.

  11. George James
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    When will we find out about potential Alonso ban? If Chelsea appeal will he be able to play Thursday?

    1. Flapjack
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I doubt they even care that much. I’m crossing everything. He’s been a fail thus far but I guess we are lucky no red and then he got his assist

      1. BERGKOP
        • 8 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Agreed. I always seem to miss his points. Didn't learn my lesson from earlier in the season. Chelsea aren't the same team.

    2. Going Home
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      They won't appeal if he picks up a ban - he's bang to rights (Alonso owner). *If* they do, it will be dealt with before Thursday (might have got away with it if they played tomorrow)

  12. nobwak
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Butland, (Dubravka)
    Walker, VVD, Baines, (Tarkowski, Dummet)
    Salah, Sterling, Mane, Mili, Arnautovic,
    Jesus, Auba, (Crouch)

    How's she looking?

    1. Champions united
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      IMO
      Walker to kompany
      Millin to zaha
      Baines to tomkins

  13. Pringle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    What is the best midfielder for 4.5 maximum?

    1. Fantastisk
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Cork

    2. WE GO FOR IT
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      RLC, Cork, Hoijberg

    3. doyeon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Elneny as well.

  14. ludaslol
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Most essential city assets for the run in?
    Will BB in 37

    1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Sterling probably

    2. lugs
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      impossible to know the answer as Pep might rotate heavily until the end of the season , i'm thinking of taking a punt on Toure after this weekend 🙂

    3. doyeon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Toughie, will be rotation after 35 no doubt.

  15. Champions united
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Lukaku kane ko gira gira ke marna chhiye
    Kya bkwas khele 🙁

    1. Whats the Mata?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

    2. Kane Toads
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      still one more game yet for DGW
      अभी भी एक और खेल

    3. Siva Mohan
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      😆

      ban this guy

    4. lilmessipran
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Lol no hindi bhai

  16. Whats the Mata?
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Must haves if on Free Hit?

    1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Zaha

    2. Fantastisk
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Aubameyang

    3. WE GO FOR IT
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Salah

    4. doyeon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Sterling, KDB, Jesus (or Aguero), Salah, Zaha, Auba,

      1. JONALDINHO
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Triple City attack isn’t essential. They can easily rotate and have best chance of a CS

        1. doyeon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          You reckon Pep will rotate? I reckon he will play full strength (possibly minus D.Silva) just before the trophy parade...also have a sneaky feeling that Swans will nick a goal.

  17. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    How can I improve this FH team?

    £0.8itb
    Ederson
    VVD, Baines, Mustafi
    Salah, Sterling (C), KDB, Zaha, Arnie
    Auba, Firmino

    (Nordfeldt) (Perez, Tomkins, Long)

    Thinking is:
    - Ederson gives me a rotation-free entry into City def who prob have highest chance of a clean sheet
    - VVD and Mustafi are the defs with the lowest chance of rotation in their teams
    - Salah because Salah
    - Sterling and KDB because both tend to be beasts at home and they will want to put on a show for the fans
    - Zaha and Arnie because they are both capable of scoring against all types of teams
    - If Bobby F does get a cameo he could easily still score or assist - if rested, then happy for Perez to come in as he's on hot form

    Am I missing anything?
    Cheers

    1. czechow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Jesus probably nailed on if Aguero isn't back.

      1. czechow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Rest of it I agree with. Will have a similar team myself.

      2. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        I agree but doesn't mean he will be any more likely to score/ assist than Sterling and KDB and I don't like any other GK pick tbh! If I could have 4 city players I would def have Jesus also though

    2. WE GO FOR IT
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Bravo can easily get a game. Walker is a better choice imo.
      VVD is a good choice. Don't see Arenal keeping a CS.
      Rest looks good as I have all those players myself, except for Arnie, who can easily score against Arsenal.

    3. doyeon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I'd play Perez over Bobby and play a City striker instead of Ederson.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        No way I'm benching Bobby unless he's def out - that's the sort of move that could seriously burn!!

        City are most likely to keep a clean sheet (RMT tool agrees also) so either a City keeper or def I think is a good shout

        If we know Aguero out then I might switch in Jesus and switch Ederson for another GK but no confident that any of Cech, Pickford, Butland etc will get anything

        1. doyeon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          You reckon Klopp will rest players before the Roma game next Tuesday?

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 years, 1 month ago

            I think he's more likely to give some key players cameos rather than fully rest tbh
            Putting Bobby on the bench and him coming on for 20 mins and scoring/ assisting would be painful

    4. JONALDINHO
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Look at leaked Pool line up before game. Go Robertson if he’s playing and same with Salah and Firmino. Also if Kun isn’t back go Jesus as he will play.

  18. Pringle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    When does Anfield Express usually provide us with the leaked line-ups?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      The day before.

  19. nobwak
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Just seen the highlights of the Spurs games against City.
    How come Kane didn't get the assist? Don't own him, so I'm not being bitter or whatever - just genuinely curious 'cause it looks like a stonewall assist to me?

    1. WE GO FOR IT
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      First shot was blocked, Eriksen scored from the rebound. Not an assist.

    2. Transferred Out
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      He might swear on his daughter's life and claim it

    3. barracuda
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Bounced ball was heading off goal direction...

    4. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      What "We go for it" said. There was an identical incident in GW22 when many triple captained Kane, which was even reported as a Kane assist on BBC. Not that I'm still bitter 😉

  20. Wheato182
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Can i make unlimited changes after activating the free hit chip?

    1. WE GO FOR IT
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Yes!

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      You sure can.

    3. Coaly
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Read the rules

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Steady on, its the most asked question of the season for a reason.

        1. Coaly
          • 7 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Because people can’t read?

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 years, 1 month ago

            I actually think the rules are quite hard to find on the site, thats why I'm always willing to help on this matter.

            1. Wheato182
              • 7 Years
              2 years, 1 month ago

              cheers rupert

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 years, 1 month ago

                Of course.

      2. Wheato182
        • 7 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Did actually have a look but couldnt find the answer to this.

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Yeah it should be part of the tab bar for everyone to see.

        2. Coaly
          • 7 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          “Make unlimited free transfers for a single Gameweek. At the next deadline your squad is returned to how it was at the start of the Gameweek.”

          Couldn’t be clearer and this is the description within chips relating to free hit. Where else would you look?

  21. JasonG123
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Any insight on Zaha versus Arnautovic?

    1. JONALDINHO
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Zaha. Arsenal have a good defense at home usually so can’t see West Ham scoring too much. Watford have a very poor defense and Palace are in good goalscoring form. Zaha also has done superb since coming back from injury - 3G 1A in 4 games

    2. WE GO FOR IT
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Zaha has the easier fixtures. Arnie has the extra game. I'd get Zaha for 35,36 and then switch to Arnie.

    3. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Zaha for me but I'd probably get both

    4. doyeon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Zaha...will Arsenal concede that many at home to West Ham?

  22. jose1
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    I’m chasing 45 points in my ML. My rival has his FH and I can only assume he will have a safe template team. What are some good differentials?

    1. Coaly
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Arnie, triple Burnley defence, Mane, Bernardo Silva, not captaining Salah or Auba

    2. WE GO FOR IT
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Arnie. Bernardo Silva, Ox, Iwobi, Tosun, Walcott, Townsend

  23. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Lukaku > Jesus (-4) one week punt before doing Jesus > Kane?

    1. Siva Mohan
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Yes.. but after presser

  24. Scotty B
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Best defender to get in this week?

    1. WE GO FOR IT
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Robertson, if he starts.

  25. Scotty B
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Which two City players are best to get in?

    1. WE GO FOR IT
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      KdB and Sterling

    2. Numb
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Sterling and De Bruyne.

      Maybe Jesus if Aguero out longer term

      1. doyeon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        This

  26. nobwak
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Fantasy assists are stupid.

    Should just be decided like this - "whichever teammate touched the ball last, before the goalscorer, gets the assist". It's simple, black and white, no room for error or argument.

    How is Kane's pass to Eriksen not counted as an assist... but if a goalkeeper rolls it to someone in their own 6 yard box, and then that someone runs the length of the pitch, skinning 11 players in the process, and scores, the goalkeeper is given an "assist"?!

    Ridiculous.

    1. JasonG123
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I agree that if there is no intervening act other than a goalkeeper save, the player should keep the assist. Same with the Barnes goal.

      1. nobwak
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        You mean if a player scores from their own rebound, the player that passed it to him before the first shot should get an assist? I agree there.

        For me an assist is creating a goalscoring opportunity that is converted - like Kane's pass to Alli in the double gameweek earlier this season, or Mkhi's pass to Lukaku where Lukaku needed 2 bites of the cherry to convert it early on this season.
        Or, indeed, Kane's pass to Eriksen this week.

        1. JasonG123
          • 6 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Yes that is what I mean.

          It seems like it is easy to implement without any confusion created so not sure why they don't just do it when it is so obviously the fairest outcome.

    2. doyeon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Fair points man.

  27. Numb
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Jammy Alonso owners dodged a bullet

    1. doyeon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      What's the latest?

    2. barracuda
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      What?

    3. barracuda
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Are you fishing Numb? 😀

    4. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Very Jammy. Ended the game with a six point swing!

      1. Numb
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Yeah, that's what I mean

  28. JONALDINHO
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    FH team /10? Where can it improve?!
    Pickford
    Mustafi - Robertson - Lowton
    Salah - KDB - Sterling - Zaha
    Auba - Jesus - Firmino
    Should I downgrade City attacker and get Ederson cause of rotation risk?

    1. WE GO FOR IT
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      8/10. Like it except Mustafi.

      1. JONALDINHO
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Thx. Looking at PVA as Watford attack is dire. Also has the attacking threat

        1. WE GO FOR IT
          • 4 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          I have in my draft as well. Nice pick.

    2. doyeon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      No Mustafi is better, otherwise solid 8/10

      1. JONALDINHO
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Seems Mustafi isn’t liked!

        1. doyeon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Arsenal's D is shite and this is coming from a Gooner! Mustafi has made schoolboy errors every game recently......!

          1. JONALDINHO
            • 2 Years
            2 years, 1 month ago

            Yeah. Your in trouble when your conceding 2 goals against both Soton and Newcastle. EL rotation won’t do them any good

  29. JasonG123
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    RMFHT, 0m ITB.

    Cech
    Baines Coleman Robertson
    Salah Sterling Silva Zaha
    Aubameyang Firmino Jesus

    1. doyeon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Would avoid the Arsenal defence, KDB over Silva, and have a Newcastle player such as Perez over Firmino or a defender

      1. JasonG123
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Why a Newcastle player over a Liverpool defender?

        KDB is quite expensive, hard to fit him in, but maybe I could squeeze him in as I have Mili on the bench.

        1. doyeon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          I fear Klopp will heavily rotate prior to the Roma game on Tuesday.....Newc's in great form, especially Perez......also have a feeling that KDB will go off against Swansea and that D.Silva might be rested cos of all of his personal issues this season.

    2. WE GO FOR IT
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      8/10. Don't like Cech. Like the Everton FBs double up.

      1. JasonG123
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Keepers are tough since don't want to waste a Liverpool or City spot. Maybe Pope or Hennessey?

        1. doyeon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          How about Dubravka or Pickford?

        2. WE GO FOR IT
          • 4 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          I'd go Pickford. Those 2 are good options as well.

    3. poulteren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      why not just have two subs who are super cheap and wont be playing. That way you can afford most players

      1. JasonG123
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        I have Mili (since many are rotation risks in my team), Long and a non-playing 4.0m defender, as well as Hennessey. Can't get too much more cash from that.

  30. jose1
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Thoughts on Ozil as a crazy diffential ?

    1. WE GO FOR IT
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I'm almost certain he won't start.

    2. doyeon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Was thinking of him too but seeing him rested vs Newc was off-putting to say the least!