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Line-up Lessons – Gameweek 35 – Part Two

Marko Arnautovic retains the lone striker role and continues to profit by netting a tenth goal of the season in West Ham’s defeat at Arsenal. Paul Lambert rolls out a 4-4-2 as Stoke go on the offensive in their bid to beat the drop, while the in-form Salomon Rondon denies Liverpool the points at The Hawthorns.

After assessing the first eight teams yesterday, we turn to part two of Line-up Lessons, checking out the teamsheets and formations from the Gameweek 35 encounters and FA Cup semi-finals, with an eye on what’s to come from the midweek European ties and beyond.

Everton

Starting XI: Pickford; Coleman, Jagielka, Keane, Baines; Schneiderlin (Davies 52), Gueye; Walcott, Rooney, Bolasie (Calvert-Lewin 59); Tosun (Niasse 85). Subs not used: Robles; Martina, Funes Mori, Baningime.

  • What we saw: Sam Allardyce named name the same side that drew 1-1 with Swansea City for the home encounter against Newcastle United. Everton lined up in a 4-3-3, with Wayne Rooney and Idrissa Gueye stationed in central midfield in front of Morgan Schneiderlin. Having started on the right and left respectively, Theo Walcott and Yannick Bolasie switched flanks during the second half.
  • What we learned: Schneiderlin was forced off with a dead leg shortly into the second half, and will be assessed ahead of Saturday’s trip to Huddersfield Town, although the midfielder himself is confident of being available. Tom Davies and Beni Baningime provide the alternative options should they be required. Meanwhile, Dominic Calvert-Lewin is pushing for a recall out wide in place of Bolasie, but other changes appear unlikely as Everton bid to end the season strongly.

Current Status: Settled
Risk Areas: Central midfield, left flank

Newcastle United

Starting XI: Dubravka; Yedlin, Lejeune, Lascelles, Dummett; Ritchie (Murphy 79), Diame, Shelvey (Merino 83), Kenedy; Perez; Slimani (Gayle 63). Subs not used: Darlow, Clark, Hayden, Manquillo.

  • What we saw: Rafa Benitez only made one alteration for the trip to Everton, but it was significant, with Islam Slimani handed his first start in place of Dwight Gayle in the lone striker role in the usual 4-4-1-1 system.
  • What we learned: With the Magpies facing a short turnaround before entertaining West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, Benitez may decide to restore Gayle to the starting line-up in place of Slimani. If the Newcastle boss does decide to introduce some fresh legs elsewhere, Jacob Murphy could be an option out wide, while Mikel Merino provides an alternative in the middle of the park.

Current Status: Very Settled
Risk Areas: Lone Striker

Stoke City

Starting XI: Butland; Johnson (Zouma 59), Shawcross, Martins Indi, Pieters; Shaqiri, Allen, Ndiaye, Bauer (Ireland 69); Diouf (Campbell 75), Crouch. Subs not used: Haugaard, Cameron, Fletcher, Ramadan Sobhi.

  • What we saw: In what was a crucial match for the Potters at home to Burnley, Paul Lambert opted for an attacking 4-4-2 formation, pairing Mame Biram Diouf and Peter Crouch up front. Xherdan Shaqiri (right) and Moritz Bauer (left) started out wide, while Glen Johnson returned from injury to replace Kurt Zouma at right-back.
  • What we learned: The Potters are still four points from safety following their 1-1 draw with Burnley, and also boast an inferior goal difference, while up next is a testing trip to Liverpool in Gameweek 36. Therefore, Lambert faces a tough decision as to whether to stick with the attacking 4-4-2 or to switch to either a 4-4-1-1 or perhaps a 4-3-3 formation at Anfield. Ramadan Sobhi provides a more attacking alternative to Bauer on the left wing, and if the Egyptian does start, Bauer could shift to his natural position at right-back. Johnson’s departure just before the hour-mark may indicate that he continues to be troubled by injury, so Zouma could well be forced to deputise at Anfield. Should Lambert opt to bring in a holding midfielder, Geoff Cameron could return to the starting XI, perhaps given Joe Allen more freedom to join the attack. Youngster Tyrese Campbell is the main alternative up front for the Potters, with Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting yet to return following a groin injury.

Current Status: Slightly Unsettled
Risk Areas: Right-back, left wing, forwards

Swansea City

Starting XI: Fabianski; van der Hoorn, Fernandez (Bartley 67), Mawson; Naughton, King, Ki Sung-yueng (Clucas 65), Carroll, Olsson (Abraham 75); J Ayew, A Ayew. Subs not used: Dyer, Nordfeldt, Routledge, Roberts.

  • What we saw: Carlos Carvalhal reverted to a defensive 5-4-1 system for the trip to Manchester City. The Swans boss handed a recall to Mike van der Hoorn in central defence, with Kyle Naughton moving to his usual position at right-back. Andre Ayew started on the right side of midfield, with Tom Carroll stationed on the opposite flank. Sam Clucas made his return from injury as a second-half substitute, playing on the left wing, allowing Carroll to move into central midfield. Swansea ended the match in more of a 3-4-3, with Tammy Abraham brought on to join Andre Ayew and Jordan Ayew in attack, with Carroll then moving to left wing-back, and Clucas to central midfield.
  • What we learned: Federico Fernandez had to be withdrawn after taking a kick to his knee, but the defender is hopeful he will be available for Saturday’s home clash against Chelsea. Kyle Bartley will be on standby to replace the Argentine in central defence. After getting 25 minutes under his belt, Clucas could return to the starting XI against the Blues, with either Ki Sung-yueng or Carroll likely to drop to the bench. Tammy Abraham will be ineligible to face his parent club, limiting Carvalhal’s options in attack.

Current Status: Fairly Settled
Risk Areas: Central defenders, central midfield, left wing

Tottenham Hotspur

Starting XI: Vorm; Trippier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies (Lucas Moura 68); Dier, Dembele (Wanyama 78); Eriksen, Alli, Son Heung-min (Lamela 86); Kane. Subs not used: Lloris, Alderweireld, Sissoko, Aurier.

  • What we saw: Mauricio Pochettino stuck with his favoured 4-2-3-1 formation for the FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United, keeping faith with cup goalkeeper Michel Vorm at the expense of club captain Hugo Lloris. Dele Alli was deployed in the No 10 role, flanked by Son Heung-min (left) and Christian Eriksen (right). After falling 2-1 behind, the Spurs boss switched to more of a 4-1-4-1 system, bringing on Lucas Moura to play on the right wing. The Brazilian’s introduction saw Jan Vertonghen move to left-back, and Eric Dier to centre-back, leaving Mousa Dembele as the holding midfielder before the Belgian was replaced by Victor Wanyama.
  • What we learned: With a break until Spurs host Watford next Monday, and given that Pochettino’s side need to win with Chelsea still pushing for a top-four finish, he is likely to name his first choice starting XI once again. So Kieran Trippier and Ben Davies could again be favoured in the full-back positions. Lloris will return in goal, while Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura are possible alternatives to Son, although the South Korean is the favourite to get the nod alongside Alli and Eriksen.

Current Status: Settled
Risk Areas: Full-backs, flanks

Watford

Starting XI: Karnezis; Mariappa, Cathcart, Kabasele, Holebas; Hughes (Gray 79), Doucoure, Capoue, Pereyra (Richarlison 55); Deeney, Okaka (Femenia 70). Subs not used: Gomes, Janmaat, Britos, Sinclair.

  • What we saw: Having failed to score in three of their previous five matches, Hornets head coach Javi Gracia switched to a 4-4-2 formation for the visit of Crystal Palace. Stefano Okaka was recalled up front, while Will Hughes moved to the right side of midfield. Kiko Femenia and Daryl Janmaat both dropped to the bench, with Adrian Mariappa preferred at right-back, while the fit-again pair Christian Kabasele and Jose Holebas started at centre-back and left-back respectively.
  • What we learned: With Watford facing a trip to Wembley in Gameweek 36, Gracia is expected to revert back to a 4-2-3-1 formation. But the Hornets may well be without captain Troy Deeney, who may miss the rest of the season with a foot injury picked up against the Eagles, according to reports. Okaka could start as the lone striker, then, with Andre Gray the other alternative. Roberto Pereyra will be assessed ahead of the Spurs clash after being forced off with a groin injury last weekend, with Richarlison likely to be on standby to start on the left. Hughes could move back into the No 10 role, with Femenia then the likely starter on the right flank. In defence, Mariappa may again be preferred to Janmaat at right-back given the Hornets were able to keep a clean sheet against Palace. Sebastian Prodl missed out against the Eagles due to illness, but the Austrian could struggle to get straight back into the starting XI unless Gracia considers a move to a three-man defence with wing-backs.

Current Status: Fairly Settled
Risk Areas: Right-back, centre-half, flanks

West Bromwich Albion

Starting XI: Foster: Nyom, Dawson, Hegazi, Gibbs (Burke 76): Phillips, Livermore, Brunt, McClean (Evans 71): Rodriguez (Robson-Kanu 89), Rondon. Subs not used: Yacob, Myhill, Krychowiak, Field.

  • What we saw: Caretaker manager Darren Moore unsurprisingly named the same side that beat Manchester United 1-0 Liverpool’s visit to the Hawthorns, with the Baggies again lining up in a 4-4-2 system. Jonny Evans made his return from injury coming on as a second-half substitute at left-back.
  • What we learned: After another encouraging performance, Moore is likely to stick with a very similar starting XI for Saturday’s trip to Newcastle United. Evans could push for a start in central defence, though, with Craig Dawson moving to right-back in place of Allan Nyom. On-loan forward Daniel Sturridge was ineligible to face his parent club but will be back in contention to face the Magpies. But the form of Salomon Rondon and Jay Rodriguez, combined with his lack of match fitness, mean that he is an unlikely starter.

Current Status: Settled
Risk Areas: Right-back, central defenders

West Ham United

Starting XI: Hart, Rice, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Zabaleta, Kouyate, Noble, Masuaku (Carroll 86), Fernandes (Lanzini 60), Joao Mario (Hernandez 60), Arnautovic. Subs not used: Hugill, Adrian, Evra, Cullen.

  • What we saw: David Moyes once again named an unchanged starting XI for the trip to Arsenal, with the Hammers lining up in a 3-4-2-1 system. He resisted the temptation to hand a recall to Manuel Lanzini, although the Argentine was, along with Chicharito, introduced on the hour mark. Lanzini was stationed in a No 10 role behind Chicharito and Marko Arnautovic in a 3-4-1-2 formation. Moyes sent on Andy Carroll as a final roll of the dice, seeing Lanzini (left) and Arnautovic (right) operate out wide in a 4-4-2, while Aaron Cresswell moved to left-back.
  • What we learned: After getting 30 minutes under his belt as a substitute, Lanzini should be ready to return to the starting XI for Sunday’s home clash against Man City. He is likely to replace Edimilson Fernandes in a straight swap, although Joao Mario’s start may also be at risk. Other changes appear unlikely unless James Collins is available again following a hamstring injury. If fit, he would be an option to replace Declan Rice in the three-man defence. Joe Hart made a number of impressive saves at the Emirates but will miss out in Gameweek 36 as he is ineligible to face his parent club Man City with Adrian earning a recall.

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

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  1. Earn your Spurs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 29 days ago

    Which if any of these would you get in for a hit this week?

    a> Kane - form is iffy and he's expensive so would disrupt rest of team
    b> Salah - fair chance of being rested and doesn't have DGW
    c> Sterling - likely to be rested for Sane or Bilva
    d> Jesus - could only afford if I sell Lukaku, or take 2 hits

    Which would you do?

    1. Tshelby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

      Why do you think that Sterling is likely to be rested?

    2. the snazzy viking
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

      A, he would disrupt the rest of the team by being superior to the other players, and he is willing to do anything to get that golden boot

      Think he gets a hattie against Watford

      1. COK3Y5MURF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 29 days ago

        Has been willing to do anything since coming back from injury and has been shite regardless.

        Ah, we hear this every week. That he gets a hattie this time lol

        1. the snazzy viking
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

          I've only said it twice before this season and it was against Burnley and Southampton

          think before you write

          1. COK3Y5MURF
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 29 days ago

            Proof?

            1. the snazzy viking
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 29 days ago

              can't be arsed to date back unfortunately

    3. Transferred Out
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 29 days ago

      depends on the rest of your team

    4. Pegboy
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

      D>A>C>B

      1. Pegboy
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 29 days ago

        Ah, didn't spot you'd need to sell Lukaku. Hold a week on that.

    5. Jersey
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

      for a hit, it's impossible to say without seeing your whole team.

      D looks poor.

      C and B look risky.

      A looks best, but without knowing the whole picture, how can i judge?

  2. MGD
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 29 days ago

    Who will be your A) Triple Captain for GW 37 and B) How will you get that player into your team if not already in it?

    1. the snazzy viking
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

      A) Kane
      B) Kaku out

    2. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

      Jesus atm, unless Kane picks up. For Lukaku.

    3. MGD
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

      Topic of discussion:

      Could Alli be an option?

  3. ZeBestee
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 29 days ago

    Is it a very big risk going without Kane this week?

    Already have Son and Alli Spurs cover.

    1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

      It looks a solid gamble right now. But you know what can happen.

      1. ZeBestee
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 29 days ago

        He looked lethargic against Utd and specifically Brighton. Think he is still getting back to his best after that ankle injury. Tbh he has not been worth his price if you take the entire season into context, way too many blanks for a 13m outlay.

    2. Ruinenlust
        5 months, 29 days ago

        No

      • dmkp
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 29 days ago

        Not a big risk but risky. It's been almost a quarter of a season since kane got double digits

      • Jersey
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 29 days ago

        well, i have him and am happy about it.

    3. Guti14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

      Who to go with this week....

      A) Jesus
      B) Sterling
      C) Sane

      I'm on C at the moment!

      1. Holmes
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 29 days ago

        For only this week, Sane

      2. ZeBestee
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 29 days ago

        B always

      3. Jersey
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 29 days ago

        Sane

      4. Zladan
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 29 days ago

        B

    4. Ruinenlust
        5 months, 29 days ago

        Pogba or Arnautovic till season's end

        1. Holmes
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

          Arnautovic

        2. ZeBestee
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

          Arnie

        3. Jersey
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

          has to be Arnie

        4. Zladan
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 29 days ago

          Surely you have an alternative option...

          1. Zladan
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 29 days ago

            Arnie but he’s not ideal

      • Lalrota
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 29 days ago

        Hazard Willian Mahrez Son Gross
        Lukaku Vardy Barnes

        No Salah.No Kane.No.City attack
        And too many Double ups.

        Any thoughts on how to improve this?
        1FT 0.4 Itb

        1. ZeBestee
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

          Hazard + Mahrez > Salah and Sterling

        2. dmkp
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

          Take a hit. Bring in 2 from sterling/sane/silva for Willian /Mahrez or son

        3. Pegboy
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

          Haz + Willian > Sane + Eriksen

          Lukaku > Jesus next week.

      • donlobatto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 29 days ago

        Cheeky RP (cheers @QuintonFortune25 for the reply)

        Sorry I know it's quite a long post but appreciate your thoughts!

        How's this for a plan (injuries/ leaked teams aside) for GW36 and GW37 with no chips remaining?

        GW36 team - Captain Salah or Sterling:

        DDG
        Vert, Smalling, Lowton
        Salah, Sterling, Eriksen, Son, Mili
        Jesus, Vardy
        (Ryan) (Barnes, Morgan, Mustafi)

        For GW37 take -8 hit to do:
        Vardy, Salah, Son > Kane, DSilva/Mahrez, Lingard

        Will give me 11 DGW players:

        DDG
        Vert, Smalling, Mustafi, Morgan
        Sterling, Eriksen, Mahrez/ DSilva, Lingard
        Kane (C), Jesus
        (Ryan) (Mili, Barnes, Lowton)

        If RMT tool is anything to go by I will get 100+ points after the hit....

        Sounds like a decent plan?!
        Cheers

        1. MTPockets
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

          Maybe although selling Vardy, Salah, Son for -8 could also backfire badly.

          1. donlobatto
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 29 days ago

            Of course but penultimate week with no chips left is no time to play it safe.

            The 3 players I would bring in all have v juicy fixtures and a double

            It would be a risk but hopefully a decent one

            1. MTPockets
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 29 days ago

              Not sure there's any 'safe/not' about it. Basically looks like a -8 to do Salah to Kane. If he hauls it works otherwise not.

          2. ZeBestee
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 29 days ago

            this, not selling Son and specifically Vardy. You know what you normally get from Salah.

        2. ZeBestee
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

          tbh i dont even look at RMT tool. Solid team nonetheless

          1. donlobatto
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 29 days ago

            Only started looking in the last few weeks as it is a useful way of testing out options quickly

            It feels like the sort of end of season hit that could be risky but also could pay off big to close ML gaps

      • Forza Papac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 29 days ago

        Potentially 7 games in 22 days for Arsenal should they get to the Europa League final. I can see a case for keeping cup-tied Auba, but what about midfield and defensive assets? Time to get rid?

        26/4 - Atletico Madrid (home)
        29/4 - Man utd (away)
        3/5 - Atletico Madrid (away)
        6/5 - Burnley (home)
        9/5 - Leicester (away)
        13/5 - Huddersfield (away)
        16/5 - Europa League Final

        1. JJO
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

          No good fixture there if Hud is still not safe

      • Espen8
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 29 days ago

        Need to get rid of one of Simpson and Morgan, which one is most nailed?

        1. Gooner Kebab
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

          i'd keep Morgan

      • Gooner Kebab
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 29 days ago

        My watchlist spilled over to 2 pages with all the different WC combos!

      • Winter_is_coming
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 29 days ago

        Hard to choose, help please, who will score more in 37?

        1) Willian, Arnie, Pogba + 8 points
        2) Sterling, Arnie, Gros + 4 points
        3) Sterling, D Silva, Kenedy

        1. aha_berg
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

          3 or 2, 3 edging it.

          Willian wouldn't feel like an upgrade.

          1. Winter_is_coming
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 29 days ago

            Just question of hits. I already have Willian and scared that D Silva, for example, can play only one game.

        2. Gooner Kebab
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

          1

        3. Pegboy
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

          2

      • Waynoo
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 29 days ago

        spent not spended

      • ashleyperks
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 29 days ago

        On my Wildcard

        De Gea, Ederson
        Moses, Smalling, Monreal, Vertonghan, Ogbonna,
        Salah, Silva, Willian, Albrighton, Kennedy
        Kane, Jesus, Perez.
        Will bench boost in gw37, All have DGWs but Salah.
        Is Salah likely to start on the weekend being in between the two Roma games?
        I plan to swap Salah and Albrighton to Eriksen and Lingard for a -4 in 37. But I don't know wether to do it this week instead and save a -4 and a transfer.
        Cheers

      • Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 29 days ago

        Augbamayang & Mane > Kane & 9.1m mid (Son? Pogba? Other?) for a hit?

        Already have 3 x City

        1. Gooner Kebab
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

          Arnie?

        2. Pegboy
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

          Alli for a gamble? Wouldn't buy Son or Pogba in a hit.

        3. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

          Cheers all..

      • Tosa86
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 29 days ago

        GW36:

        DDG
        Smalling - Robertson - Tark
        Salah - Son - Sterling - Willian
        Kanes - Jesus - Barnes

        bench: Fabianski - chilwell - naughton - McArthur

        No Trasfer needs (maybe), but my doubts:

        Capitan --> Salah - Sterling - Kane?
        DDG or Fabianski?

        GW37: i can 3 FT with -4 to replace barnes with lukaku, cut willian son or willian salah? for who?

      • aarrgghh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 29 days ago

        Damn ,just realized how good my minileague leader have been over the years

        2006/07 2,124 212
        2007/08 2,129 37,219
        2008/09 2,048 8,544
        2009/10 2,570 18
        2010/11 2,109 10,346
        2011/12 2,197 5,779
        2012/13 2,190 15,489
        2013/14 2,344 36,190
        2014/15 2,248 3,251
        2015/16 2,317 1,615
        2016/17 2,384 1,335

        1. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

          Yeah, sorry about that.....

        2. JJO
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

          How is that even possible ?
          To be in top4k 3 seasons in a row

          1. aarrgghh
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 29 days ago

            yeah and not even here

            1. JJO
              • 6 Years
              5 months, 29 days ago

              This season?

              1. aarrgghh
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                5 months, 29 days ago

                with 5green arrows in a row jumped to 22 K

          2. Pegboy
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 29 days ago

            Top 4k 3 seasons in a row is doable (I'm not far off). I'm much more impressed by 37k being his worst year ever.

          3. TRASH BOAT
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 29 days ago

            4 seasons on the spin in top 6.5k here - very doable. Gone a bit Pete Tong this season though....

            1. Pegboy
              • 8 Years
              5 months, 29 days ago

              Same. I'm going to be lucky to break top 20k. Started horrendously and then just got bogged down going 100k>50k over 10 weeks.

        3. Jᴀʀᴠɪsʜ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

          https://fantasy.premierleague.com/a/entry/1489625/history

          Where would this person be in the HoF if they were on here?

          1. MTPockets
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 29 days ago

            Don't know but the earlier seasons would have near zero weighting.

          2. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 29 days ago

            Stop stalking me Jarvish.

            But blimey o’reilly, what’s with these Finn’s and FPL. Nothing better to do? Actually....

            1. aarrgghh
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 29 days ago

              Spot on

        4. aarrgghh
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

          I was leading 'till last GW and now I'm chasing with 18 points

        5. doyeon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          5 months, 29 days ago

          That's some FPL pedigree.

      • Grievez
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 29 days ago

        Already own Son, Kane and Jesus. Mahrez -- Sterling -4?

        1. Walcoff life
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 29 days ago

          Ya, Sterling's expected goals are 5 times Mahrez's over the past GW's

        2. Jersey
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

          as appealing as Sterling looks, he could be rested while Mahrez could brace. he certainly has that in him.

          Mahrez ----> Sane is sounder it seems to me.

      • Walcoff life
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 29 days ago

        Who will score more in the remaining GW's?

        A) Gross + 4 points
        B) Jordan Ayew

      • TLF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 29 days ago

        Who would be your preference in DGW37?

        A. KDB
        B. Eriksen

        1. Walcoff life
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 29 days ago

          Tough one, Eriksen for me

          1. TLF
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 29 days ago

            Just ran a stats comparison over last 6 GW's, Eriksen wins in that regard.

        2. Jersey
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

          Eriksen

        3. doyeon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          5 months, 29 days ago

          Erik, cheaper too. KDB will likely play less mins as well.

      • Daniel Exeter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 29 days ago

        Anyone else thinking about losing Salah, for the rest of the season?

        1. KenyaDigIt
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 29 days ago

          Thinking about it, yes.

          Leaked Liverpool team sheet will have the final say come Friday night.

          1. Daniel Exeter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 29 days ago

            Hopefully a nice tight game today, meaning Salah needs a rest on the weekend.

        2. Gooner Kebab
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

          Yes, especially a leak says he's not starting v Stoke.

        3. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 29 days ago

          If he is rested vs stoke (lineups will be leaked) then yes...

          Rather have lets say Eriksen i 4 games than Salah in two. Only Downside is not having Salah (C) in 38.. but Jesus + Kane offers viable alternatives

        4. Rik Waller
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 29 days ago

          Defo want him for gw38 as a last hurrah

        5. Jersey
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

          yes, i am.

          if AE confirms Salah on the bench this weekend, he's gone.

          limited minutes in 36, no double in 37, why keep.

          he can always be brought back in 38 if it feels essential.

        6. Pegboy
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

          I don't own him, and only considering bringing him back for 38.

        7. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

          If he doesn't start at Stoke, yes he is toast 🙂

          If Liverpool get through to CL final it will be 3 or 4 days after GW38 and I can't see him getting much game time in 38 either

          1. Andy'81
              5 months, 29 days ago

              CL final is 13 days after EPL ends, it's o the 26th of May.

        8. Zlatnight rises
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 29 days ago

          Aubameyang or giroud to end off season

          1. KenyaDigIt
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 29 days ago

            Are they your only two options?

            1. Zlatnight rises
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 29 days ago

              No iv also got kane and jesus but need a 3rd striker

          2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 29 days ago

            None imo haha! But auba out of those two

          3. Zladan
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 29 days ago

            Neither.

            Look towards Jesus for the same price.

          4. Pegboy
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 29 days ago

            I prefer Vardy to those two. But if I had to choose, I'd go Auba.

        9. TRASH BOAT
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

          Is Hegazi going to get done for that sly punch on Ings?

          1. #FPLGuru
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 29 days ago

            he's got to be disciplined surely

            1. Daniel Exeter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              5 months, 29 days ago

              Already said he will face no action.

              1. #FPLGuru
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                5 months, 29 days ago

                so "jokey" and "half-hearted" punches are allowed..

                that'll make things interesting

          2. Jersey
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 29 days ago

            no

        10. #FPLGuru
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 29 days ago

          GTG?

          Lloris
          Baines - Klavan - Smalling
          Salah - Arnie - Dsilva - Sane - Kenedy
          Kane(c) - Jesus

          Bench: Fabianski - JAyew - Yoshida - Mustafi

          If Salah is confirmed to not start this week:

          A) Play JAyew
          B) Salah > Haz (-4)

          Plan to bin Salah for Haz for dgw37 regardless as I'm chasing in ML (will reverse transfer in 38)

        11. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

          Since #claimgate, and all the ribbing that followed, I reckon Kane’s confidence has been knocked a bit. He seems the sensitive type.

          1. Gooner Kebab
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 29 days ago

            Sounds contrarian, if he's sensitive, why would he try to claim it?

            1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 29 days ago

              Because he is desperate.. sensitive and desperate often goes hand in hand.. and I dont think he anticipated the s***storm

              1. Gooner Kebab
                • 6 Years
                5 months, 29 days ago

                deadly combo

            2. Jersey
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 29 days ago

              because he scored the goal, which he did.

          2. Spike ⚽️
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 29 days ago

            I'm a Spurs addict and the general census is that his ankle problem has not completely gone away!

            1. Jafooli
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              5 months, 29 days ago

              I actually thin this is the main reason, which is a worry for Kane owners and England....

            2. #FPLGuru
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 29 days ago

              this seems to be the case, but I hope he can return to his form of old... brought him in this week

              #avidspursfan

            3. Rik Waller
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 29 days ago

              Does that mean he'll get a rest before the world cup?

              1. Jᴀʀᴠɪsʜ
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 29 days ago

                There's about a month between the end of the season and the World Cup

              2. Spike ⚽️
                • 7 Years
                5 months, 29 days ago

                I think if they've secured 4th spot by gw38 he could be rested. Even more so if the golden boot is out of reach!

                1. barracuda
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 29 days ago

                  Not a chance

                  1. BigRedDog
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 29 days ago

                    Agree..

                2. Jafooli
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  5 months, 29 days ago

                  How many is he behind Salah now Spike?

                  1. barracuda
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 29 days ago

                    5

                    1. Jafooli
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      5 months, 29 days ago

                      Okay, so there’s an outside chance....

                  2. Spike ⚽️
                    • 7 Years
                    5 months, 29 days ago

                    Yes 5

                3. Jersey
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 29 days ago

                  i don't agree with that.

                4. Pegboy
                  • 8 Years
                  5 months, 29 days ago

                  Not a chance in 38. Small chance against Newcastle, but more likely he's just brought off early if we're winning and Son goes up top.

            4. Jᴀʀᴠɪsʜ
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 29 days ago

              I agree - doesn't look 100% to me, but it was a gamble worth taking for Spurs I think.

          3. barracuda
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 29 days ago

            An opportunity to shut the naysayers?

            1. BigRedDog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 29 days ago

              Yah mun

          4. BigRedDog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 29 days ago

            I completely think the opposite. Hungry as ever, he has dealt with criticism before and smashed it. Now he has likely shrugged off the injury and is at home against Watford one of the worst away defences out there. (C)oming from someone who didnt even get him in for the dgw

        12. Gazzpfc
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

          Jesus a rotation risk pep has often played bsilva sane sterling as the 3?

          Is alonso and willian really worth a -8?

          1. #FPLGuru
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 29 days ago

            I don't see Jesus being rotated now.

            1. Gazzpfc
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 29 days ago

              I dont have him would take a -12 getting him in losing willian and alonso. I cant see it worth it unless i get rid of vardy

          2. Jersey
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 29 days ago

            yes, he is a rotation risk.

            i think he'll not start one of their remaining games.

            1. Gazzpfc
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 29 days ago

              Yeah not worth a -12 to get jesus in or lose vardy.

              Really dont know what to do with willian and alonso maybe davies and silva/sane but again a -12

              1. Jersey
                • 2 Years
                5 months, 29 days ago

                don't be tossing points away so cavalierly.

                1. Gazzpfc
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 29 days ago

                  Only got sterling im chasing and they have jesus

                  1. Jersey
                    • 2 Years
                    5 months, 29 days ago

                    so you think giving away 12 points will help that?

                    1. Gazzpfc
                      • 2 Years
                      5 months, 29 days ago

                      We have 8 pllayers the same

                      Jesus, lingard, lowton him

                      me Kane pogba smalling

                      He leada by 14

        13. Zladan
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 29 days ago

          With United sandwiched between Atletico home and away for Arsenal, I can see United absolutely walking a weakened Arsenal side at home.

          Lukaku will remain in my team until season end.

          1. Jersey
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 29 days ago

            if i had him, i'd keep for sure.

        14. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

          Welcome back Harry and bye bye Auba but thanks for the points ... 🙂

          1. BigRedDog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 29 days ago

            Exactly

          2. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 29 days ago

            KaneAnkle.com

            1. Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 29 days ago

              not swallowing that #jafafake news 🙂

              1. Spike ⚽️
                • 7 Years
                5 months, 29 days ago

                My comments are not based on fake news. I listen to a great deal of sports progs and Harry's lack of form was diagnosed as coming back from his injury too soon. He want's to help the team achieve something this season although 4th spot is all that's left

                1. Crossfire Harry Kane
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  5 months, 29 days ago

                  Don't you mean 3rd?

                  1. Spike ⚽️
                    • 7 Years
                    5 months, 29 days ago

                    It would be nice but I think Liverpool will pip it

                    1. Crossfire Harry Kane
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      5 months, 29 days ago

                      Spurs are actually favourite with the bookies. I'm hoping they are right.

                      1. Spike ⚽️
                        • 7 Years
                        5 months, 29 days ago

                        Me too

                2. Hotdogs for Tea
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 29 days ago

                  Just a joke for Jafooli - swallowing a jafacake ... jafafake ... Kane is off the pace though and who knows, he may be taking injections in his foot to play ?

        15. BigRedDog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 29 days ago

          Bench one or take a hit:
          Mili (LEI)
          Arnautovic (MCI)
          Tosun (hud)

          1. Walcoff life
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 29 days ago

            Tough, probably not a popular choice, but I'd bench Arnie

            1. BigRedDog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 29 days ago

              Thanks. Really tough one.

          2. United84
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 29 days ago

            Yea id go Arnie to

        16. United84
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

          Vertonghen or Davies??

          1. Walcoff life
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 29 days ago

            Vert, Davies will be rotated with Rose

            1. Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 29 days ago

              Rose is injured ?

          2. Spike ⚽️
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 29 days ago

            Vertongen

          3. BigRedDog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 29 days ago

            Vert

          4. Pegboy
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 29 days ago

            Vert.

            But even if Davies is rested in one, he's got the potential to score better than Vert.

        17. fkmzcgp
            5 months, 29 days ago

            Which combo will score more for rest of the season?

            A) Sanchez and Barnes (+4)
            B) Jesus and Mahrez

            1. Walcoff life
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 29 days ago

              A for me (mostly because Mahrez has been very bad the last GW's)

            2. Sailboats
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 29 days ago

              B