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. GreenArrows
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Opinions on this FH team?

    Pope
    Roberston Baines Mustafi
    Salah Mane Sane Sterling Zaha
    Auba Firmino

    Heaton Mariappa Long Tulloch

    0.1itb

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      4 Pool players

      1. GreenArrows
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Should be Jesus instead of Firmino, sorry

        1. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Yeah looks fine. Literally the same as mine.

    2. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Need tta also

    3. poulteren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      there will be MASSIVE liverpool rotation. They play roma 3 days later

    4. My Name Is Prince
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Surely Pickford at home over Pope away... Castle in good form, I know, but Stoke are battling for survival... Just home over away for me, plus Pickford could get saves...

  2. NoWayJose
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Ederson Dubravka
    Robertson Mustafi Lascelles (Long, Lowton)
    Salah Sterling Zaha Shaqiri (Milivojevic)
    Firmino Aubameyang Jesus

    3-4-3 free Hit team. Suggestions?

    1. hspin
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Big Shaq is a diff

    2. poulteren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      great but your bench doesnt need to hold so much money. you may as well have 2 very cheap players

    3. poulteren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      also - arnautivic playing as striker.

      liverpool players playing 2 days after in CL

      1. NoWayJose
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        It's a FH and I have the money so I figure why not stack the bench too.
        I like Arnautovic but Arsenal at home a different proposition compared to Arsenal away.
        Will keep an eye on Liverpool team news leaks. Cheers!

        1. poulteren
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          fair point but bear in mind arsenal playing europa cup that week too and wont field a starting XI West ham fighting for their lives and arsenal defence is leaky!

          what do you think of my team? the guy above me has cech, yedlin and barnes but no FH chip so just want to match the only three players he has:

          Cech
          Baines / Lowton / Yedlin
          salah / arnaotovic / zaha / sterling
          Aubeyang (c). / Barnes / Jesus

          subs: Ederson / Ritchie / Long / Van Aarnolt

          1. caldracula
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            No need to get them three players imo can get three better ones and gain more points

            1. poulteren
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 year, 10 months ago

              ? sorry, what three players?

  3. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Lukaku to Auba or Jesus this week guys?

    1. poulteren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      much of a muchness. Aguero injured and jesus has better ficture. But aubeyang more likely to def. start

    2. GreenArrows
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Auba, as above more likely to start. I am going with both on FH

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Good point, if on free hit, get in, if a transfer, Auba.

    3. BobBradleysOpportunity
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Probably Jesus if pep confirms aguero out

  4. BobBradleysOpportunity
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    If Alonso appeals a ban that is potentially given tomorrow, can he play Thursday while they review the appeal ?

    1. Salah'd n Sauce
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      I think that would be the case. Not 100% sure.

      1. BobBradleysOpportunity
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Wonderful, there's certainly grounds for an appeal

        1. boc610
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          your joking right?

          1. BobBradleysOpportunity
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            no, chelsea can clearly make the argument dean has seen the challenge

        2. Gravless are for Kinnear
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          What grounds? He wasn’t going for the ball clearly

          1. BobBradleysOpportunity
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            see above, same reason why the ban isn't 100% guaranteed.

            1. boc610
              • 8 Years
              1 year, 10 months ago

              the FA will ask dean first if he saw it, he is going to say no

              1. BobBradleysOpportunity
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 year, 10 months ago

                sure, there is a chance of that, but my point is chelsea could appeal it, arguing that dean has seen it which may delay the ban. its just a topic for conversation tbh

    2. Flapjack
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Reading this and the comments. I can tell the Alonso owners and non owners.

      To answer your question though, yes.

      Source: I’m an Alonso owner

  5. Melania
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Doing FH teams now is the same as doing drafts in early July. Liverpool Echo will change everything...

    1. BobBradleysOpportunity
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      agreed, but then the only thing we have to talk about is retrospective bans and whether or not fpl will give kane points for various assists and goals

  6. pjomara
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    I think Liverpool will still be almost full strength v WBA. Even if top 4 is pretty secure, top 3 isn't and they will want to finish in top 3 to avoid a CL qualifier. Also man Utd's loss opens the opportunity of overtaking them which is a big target.

    1. Salah'd n Sauce
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      I like this thinking.

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Is the qualifying still a thing, heard it had been knocked on the head.

      1. My Name Is Prince
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        No it's not, top-4 go straight to CL

    3. My Name Is Prince
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      4th straight to CL mate!

      1. DJN
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        yep

    4. DJN
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      no extra qualification stage for coming fourth anymore

    5. fr3d
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Don't agree. Klopp would be insane go full strength with the Roma game only 3 days later.

      1. DJ1000
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Klopp will start mane salah and firminho. And then take 2 off early if they are 100% fit. Wants to keep momentum in the league and keep them tuned.

    6. Andy'81
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      I'd actually prefer Salah to be rested as I'm on my FH chip and I'm confident of an early line up leak, would give me a nice edge going against my rivals who can't FH this coming GW.

      1. Scheister
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        care to divulge where this lineup leak could potentially be coming from?

  7. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    If I wanted to get a City def and Jesus so only room for 1 City mid - would you go KDB or Sterling?

    Thinking about this on FH:

    £0.4itb
    Pickford
    Robertson, Baines, Kompany
    Salah, Sterling/KDB (C), Mane, Zaha, Arnie
    Auba, Jesus

    (Nordfeldt) (Perez, Tomkins, Long)

    Alternative is Jesus>Firmino and Mane > KDB so have both Sterling and KDB

    What do we think?

    1. pricycle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Sterling for me. He does score a lot of points...

  8. My Name Is Prince
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Why did Robertson miss the derby?

    1. Gravless are for Kinnear
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Parent club

  9. zon
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    First look at the FH team. Don't imagine it differs much from many others, any obvious issues? Thoughts appreciated.

    Karius
    VVD Coleman Lowton
    KDB(c) Sterling Salah Zaha Arnie
    Jesus Auba

    Butland Long 4.5 3.9

    1. #Swish41
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Looks good. Sane looked a lot more dangerous than KDB at the weekend. Mane/Firm in mind, subject to team news (KO 1hr after deadline so we will likely have a leaked team.

      1. zon
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Thanks Swish. I fancy KDB for a home game against deep sitting opposition, think he'll be pulling the strings through the game. Certainly will have an eye on the line-ups.

        1. Vlad Tepes
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          There was an article regarding his fitness, it said he needed rest

  10. Salah'd n Sauce
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Battering into my FH options is a handy coping mechanism to pretending my TC Lukaku isn't currently an absolute disaster.

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Ouch.

      1. Salah'd n Sauce
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Oh I know. And any notion of him banging 3 in v Bournemouth are pure fantasy

        1. DJ1000
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          The only comment I would make is that Bournemouth won’t Park the bus. Lukaku will get chances.

    2. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      I TC'd him too, but to be honest with you the way this season has gone I'm not even angry at his no show yesterday.

      I just expect it now this season. It's not like its going to make a massive difference to my OR now.

      1. Salah'd n Sauce
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        I'm still focusing on my ML. I'm 4th in a breakaway group at the top. And I know, if i play it right I can can catch 3rd and 2nd. 1st isn't ridiculous either, but that TC fail was a big blow. Leaves me 59 off top.

        What is your OR? I've dropped to 125k. Still 11 to play this GW though.

  11. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    How does the below -12 look to field XI for GW35, leaving money itb to buy Kane in 36 if required:

    Quaner + Alonso + Mahrez + Hazard (or Sanchez)
    to
    Jesus (or Kun) + Laporte + Sterling + Kenedy

    1. #Swish41
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Looks good, with Jesus

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Cheers mate, just need to decide whether to get rid of Hazard or Sanchez!

        1. #Swish41
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Hmm, Hazard would be my choice, but its a coin toss!

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            Yeah, Hazard was mine too until today as that Sanchez(C) blank yesterday hurt! 😉

  12. Scotty B
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Best defender to bring in (non Liverpool)?

    1. My Name Is Prince
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      FH? Kompany

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Walker but expensive, might punt on Laporte myself!

  13. Rik Waller
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Gotta feel for non-FH managers on here this week

    I'm sure it's been tried before, to have a separate FFS post for FH team discussion. Does it not work? People just ignore it?

  14. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Got 8 GW35 players.

    May just take 4 pt hit, play 10 and FH in 37. Might need all the players I can get just to deal with rotation.

    BB can go in 36 or 38 instead.

  15. frenchfries
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Does this look ok?

    Pickford
    VvD PvA Lowton
    Salah Sterling Sane Zaha
    Firmino Jesus Aubameyang

    3.9 Gudmundsson Long Mariappa

  16. drokkeh
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    I know you can't cancel FH chip when activated but can you change players around after confirming (like WC)?

    1. AndyCook
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Yes

      1. drokkeh
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Thanks

  17. AndyCook
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    All these free hit teams show how much money people have lost on Salah. Sterling, Sane, Mane, Zaha, Salah, Jesus, Firmino and Auba can all be easily afford with way over 20 M for 3 defenders and a keeper..

    1. BobBradleysOpportunity
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      not sure losing .7 mil is guna have that much of an impact tbh

    2. Crossfire Harry Kane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      It honestly makes no difference at all. I can't even use my current budget.

  18. Claudio555
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    No chips left, need a defender (max 5,1m) that surely starts gw35 and has dgw37. Thinking of Lascelles. Any better suggestions? Is Chambers somewhat sure-starter now?

    1. zon
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Lascelles definitely better pick than Chambers

    2. Weaselpie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Just posted a very similar question! How about Mawson?

      1. BobBradleysOpportunity
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        mawson is the ideal pick after 35, but the issue is its away against city in gw35

        1. Weaselpie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          True... Easy to be blinded by the fact he has an extra fixture in GW35 (even though it's against Man City!). Still think he's a decent option though, always an outside bet for at least one goal over those 5 fixtures with so much still to play for (PL survival and outside bet for World Cup).

  19. The Mighty Whites
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Tarkowski or PVA?

  20. andy85wsm
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    @AlasdairGold

    Poch just told me he will rotate players for tomorrow night's game. Lucas Moura is pushing for a start and Llorente is back now in contention after his problem the other day. Poch didn't want to go into it as it was a private matter. Toby Alderweireld will be in the squad he said

    https://twitter.com/AlasdairGold/status/985850151435726848

    1. BobBradleysOpportunity
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      now that's ominous for kane captainers.....:(

      1. yer old da
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Kane won't be one to get a rest

        1. GARY AND JAMIE
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Exactly - Kane needs match fitness.

        2. andy85wsm
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          I mean he could...

          But no-one knows for certain

        3. BobBradleysOpportunity
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          hopefully not, but it would cap off the dgw

      2. Virgil Hilts
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Maybe a surprise rest for Alli or Eriksen?

        Kane needs games for fitness & golden boot.

        Son had his rest Saturday.

    2. zon
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Son benched again?

      1. Virgil Hilts
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Unlikely, he’s saying he’s going to rotate and Son started on bench last game. More likely to start than others that were in team last Saturday....

        1. zon
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Could be Kane as well. His performances have been screaming too early return from injury.

          1. Virgil Hilts
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            Anything’s possible 🙂

  21. GARY AND JAMIE
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Chambers is the shout for an Arsenal defender getting league minutes do we think?

  22. yer old da
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Anyone talk me out of the following? (poor TV)

    Pickford (3.9)
    Baines, Mustafi, Robertson (Long, Dummett)
    Salah(c), Sterling, Arnautovic, Zaha (Mili)
    Aubameyang(vc), Jesus, Firmino

    1. #Swish41
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Looks good. Should have Pool team news before deadline, so plan for a replacement for Firm/Salah if out...

      1 Burnley defender instead of 2 Everton perhaps?

  23. Five Season Wonder
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Who qualifies out of these two teams?

    A). Ryan, Dunk, Smalling, Gross, Pogba & Lukaku (+21 points)

    B). Eriksen, Alexis & Austin (-21 points)

  24. #Swish41
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Terrible WC33 and BB34 looking average. How about the FH35 (25pts off ML leader, who has no FH):

    Cech
    Otamendi Long Tarkowski
    Mane Salah Sterling Zaha (Mili)
    Firmino Jesus Aubameyang

    Hoping for Pool team news as they KO at 12:30.

    Anything missing?

    Perhaps Ota > TAA/Robertson and Mane > Sane/Silva, depending on lineups

    Cheers all

  25. wulfranian
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Gw35 freehiters,
    Who is the best goalkeeper for gw35?
    Which is the best forward duo?
    Your differdntials?

    1. Five Season Wonder
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Ederson
      Firmino & Auba
      Kyle Walker (TAA)

    2. #Swish41
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Cech
      Auba Firm (pending leaked team) Jesus
      Walker Zaha

    3. TallestJohn
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Ederson
      Auba and a City forward
      Looking at Arnautovic and Iwobi

    4. wulfranian
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      cheers

  26. AYEW KI-EDEN MEE
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Wouldn't completely rule out Son up front with Kane benched tomorrow. FA Cup the priority.

    1. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      I'd completely rule that out. He needs games.

      1. AYEW KI-EDEN MEE
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        He needs minutes sure. That could mean say 30 minutes off the bench.

        1. AYEW KI-EDEN MEE
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          We're just speculating, no doubt Kane will want to play and catch Salah in the race for the golden boot.

    2. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Brighton might offer him the chance to get back on that Golden Boot trail - wouldn't like to be the one to tell him he is dropped.

    3. #Swish41
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Unlikely, but may happen I guess

    4. Five Season Wonder
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Kane starts in a two alongside Llorente

  27. Burger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Next weekends fixtures:

    West Brom v Liverpool
    Watford v Crystal Palace
    Arsenal v West Ham
    Stoke v Burnley
    Man City v Swansea
    Everton v Newcastle

    So where are the cleansheets? Any team worth trebling up on in defence?

  28. Claudio555
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Best newcastle defender to buy? Must be sure-starter

    1. Andy'81
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Dummett would be my favorite for nailedness as we don't have another LB although Lascelles should be OK as well.

  29. Stoichkov#8
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Why Firmino isnt popular pick in FH teams?
    Only rotation? But all players may be rotated so is Firmni bigger risk?

    1. Virgil Hilts
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Jesus & Auba looking most likely starters if playing 3 5 2

      1. Five Season Wonder
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Kun 100% out for GW35?

  30. yer old da
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    When does the Anfield Express usually post the predicted Pool lineup?

    1. Virgil Hilts
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Friday night or Saturday morning

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Friday I think