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Scout Notes

Mane’s owners denied a goal as Liverpool’s key FPL assets blank

Our latest set of Scout Notes focuses on three more matches that were staged on Saturday.

Liverpool and Arsenal played out an entertaining draw at the Emirates, but Fantasy owners of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and the Reds’ defence went away empty-handed from the end-to-end encounter in north London.

Watford were beaten by Newcastle United on Tyneside but there was plenty of encouragement for Isaac Success and co. as the unfortunate Hornets peppered their hosts’ goal with shot after shot.

Finally, Leicester City secured a stirring 1-0 win over Cardiff City in their first match since the tragic events at the King Power Stadium last weekend.

We’ve got all the goals, assists, manager quotes, injury news and FPL talking points in the article below.

Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool

  • Goals: Alexandre Lacazette (£9.7m) | James Milner (£5.6m)
  • Assists: Alex Iwobi (£5.5m)

The majority of Fantasy managers who owned a Liverpool asset going into Gameweek 11 would have been left disappointed by the result at the Emirates on Saturday evening, with James Milner (£5.6m) – in 4.2% of Fantasy Premier League teams – the only Reds’ player who emerged from the 1-1 draw with Arsenal with anything more than appearance points.

It was a case of what might have been for many, with Liverpool’s backline only denied a clean sheet by Alexandre Lacazette‘s (£9.7m) late equaliser and a handful of Jurgen Klopp’s players coming within a whisker of delivering an attacking return.

Sadio Mane‘s (£9.8m) owners had perhaps the most frustrating afternoon, with the Senegalese midfielder somehow emerging from this Saturday evening encounter with his fifth blank in six league appearances.

Mane was denied a perfectly good goal in the first half when being flagged for offside for following up a Roberto Firmino (£9.3m) shot that hit the woodwork, despite being behind the ball when the Brazilian forward struck his initial effort.

Mane was then (rightly) denied an assist despite playing a key role in his side’s goal, with his cross from the left flank being palmed away from its intended destination by Bernd Leno (£4.8m) and into the path of goalscorer Milner on the edge of the Arsenal box.

Mane’s goal threat was minimal, with his only effort being a deflected shot from distance late in the game, but he did come within a whisker of turning in Mohamed Salah‘s (£13.0m) fizzed ball across the box on 69 minutes.

The Egyptian’s performance was perhaps similar to what it was in the match against Manchester City in Gameweek 8: not vintage Salah, but lively enough to be the pick of Liverpool’s front three.

Salah had more penalty box touches than any other player on show at the Emirates and caused the fit-again Sead Kolasinac (£4.9m) plenty of problems in the Arsenal left-back position, but from a Fantasy owner’s point of view the Egyptian had an irksome tendency to delay his shot until crowded out by a swarm of red shirts.

Indeed, the only effort on goal that Salah didn’t have blocked was a desperate, wayward shot late in the match from outside the box.

Salah could so easily have emerged from this encounter with an assist, however, having provided two of the three excellent opportunities that Virgil van Dijk (£5.9m) had throughout the game.

The Dutch centre-back has yet to score a league goal for the Reds since his move earlier this year and his underlying attacking statistics – so impressive in the tail-end of 2017/18 – had taken a bit of a tumble this campaign, with the former Southampton stopper having recorded only four shots in the first ten Gameweeks of the season.

Van Dijk could easily have had a hat-trick in this match, though, striking the post with a looping header from a Milner corner and being twice denied by Leno when found unmarked by Salah’s deliveries.

The Dutch international was his usual imperious self at centre-half – something that couldn’t be said for Trent Alexander-Arnold (£5.0m) at right-back.

Arsenal clearly targeted the England defender down their left flank and not for the first time this season the youngster was found wanting, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.9m) tormenting the full-back in the first half especially.

Alexander-Arnold, of course, remains a dangerous threat in attack – creating Firmino’s big chance on Saturday – but the worry from an FPL owner’s point of view is that Klopp may see him as a defensive liability on current form and increasingly turn to Joe Gomez (£5.1m) and perhaps even Nathaniel Clyne (£4.6m) to shore things up at right-back.

Gomez might well have started there had Dejan Lovren (£4.9m) been fit and available, but the Croatian centre-back missed out with a minor injury.

Jurgen Klopp discussed his side’s failings on the wings and when exacting the press on Saturday:

When you have a compact formation you give the opposition the opportunity to pass into a certain place and then you press. It’s not that complicated.

But Arsenal had two or three options to pass the ball, and that makes life pretty uncomfortable for the three midfielders. We were too high on the wings.

We’ve done it outstandingly well in the past but we didn’t do that in the first half. Millie [James Milner] was the one who saw it for us. He was not happy about it, he was animated.

It’s good that we could change it at half-time. The problem wasn’t the three that played [in midfield]. We couldn’t change – we had no defensive midfielder on the bench, which meant it was really difficult.

Hendo wasn’t there. Then we had to think size-wise at set-pieces, to make sure that was organised. It was not too cool. The best way to go into a game is to do it right from the first moment and we can build on that, and we didn’t do that.

Offensively it was very good, we played football, got in behind the lines, had chances and scored a goal, but defensively it was not as good.

Klopp also gave an update on Lovren and his injured players on Monday morning ahead of the trip to Belgrade in the UEFA Champions League:

We will take pretty much everyone. Clyney is ill and will not be involved, but Dejan and Naby are back in the travelling squad.

Hendo was close, but not close enough. He needs two proper sessions for his fitness, which he will get at Melwood, with Shaqiri and hopefully Clyney if he is back from illness. They both should be fine for the weekend.

Xherdan Shaqiri (£7.0m) will miss the match against Red Star on Tuesday for personal/political reasons, perhaps increasing his chances of a start against Fulham next Sunday.

Andrew Robertson (£6.4m) wasn’t quite as prominent in attacking positions as Alexander-Arnold, though did have a well-struck low shot saved by Leno in the first half.

Firmino’s FPL points drought continued, meanwhile, and the Brazilian hasn’t delivered an attacking return for his owners since Gameweek 5.

Despite looking out of sorts in his all-round play, Firmino nevertheless could have been on the scoresheet when nodding a Milner delivery wide in the second half, having earlier struck the post in the incident that led to Mane’s disallowed goal.

Aubameyang’s owners experienced a similarly frustrating afternoon as the Gabonese forward blanked for only the second time in eight matches, despite getting the better of Alexander-Arnold.

We have highlighted in recent weeks how Aubameyang had been defying the underlying attacking statistics when converting six shots on target into as many goals, but here the run was to come to an end.

The closest Aubameyang came to a goal was an effort that deflected wide into the side netting but the Gabon international could well have registered an assist at least when Henrikh Mkhitaryan (£6.7m) nodded his cross wide with Alisson (£5.7m) clutching at thin air.

His strike partner, Lacazette, was back on the scoresheet after successive blanks, grabbing Arsenal’s equaliser with a superbly taken curling effort having earlier gone within a yard of opening the scoring when fizzing a low shot wide of Alisson’s post.

As has been the case for some time now with Lacazette being stationed centrally and Aubameyang out wide, the French forward posed the bigger goal threat of the two, registering more penalty box touches, attempts on goal, shots in the box and efforts on target than his fellow premium striker.

Mkhitaryan, preferred to Alex Iwobi (£5.5m) on the right flank, and Mesut Ozil (£8.4m) were something of a disappointment once again, though the German at least made more key passes than any player in an Arsenal shirt.

Iwobi was introduced as a second-half substitute and went on to provide the assist for Lacazette’s goal, with Unai Emery having this to say about the Nigerian winger after the match:

We need every player and the characteristics he has are important. Iwobi can impact highly in the match, also in the beginning of the match when we play with him starting on the bench.

Today, I think he started on the right and then he was better on the left. He had an impact in some moments on the match, like with our goal. His energy is important, his quality. But he can do better also.

He scored against Chelsea, there’s been a lot of matches, I want him to be nearer the box to score more and I think that he can. I think he is very young and he is improving, but I have ambition because he can do more.

The game’s stand-out players were ones that will be of little interest to Fantasy managers, with Granit Xhaka (£5.3m) – restored to midfield after a stint at left-back – and Lucas Torreira (£4.9m) bossing the match in the centre of the park.

Budget defender Rob Holding (£4.4m), meanwhile, started his fifth successive match and emerged from the draw with two bonus points.

Arsenal XI (4-2-3-1): Leno; Bellerin, Holding, Mustafi, Kolasinac (Welbeck 81′); Torreira, Xhaka; Mkhitaryan (Iwobi 68′), Ozil, Aubameyang (Ramsey 73′); Lacazette.

Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, van Dijk, Robertson; Milner, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah (Matip 90′), Firmino (Shaqiri 80′), Mane.

Newcastle United 1-0 Watford

  • Goal: Ayoze Perez (£6.1m)
  • Assist: Ki Sung-yueng (£4.7m)

Watford’s mini-run of good form came to an end at St. James’ Park on Saturday but Javi Gracia – and owners of the Hornets’ Fantasy assets – will be wondering quite how they didn’t emerge from this encounter with Newcastle with a positive result.

Watford had ten more shots in the box than their hosts and five big chances to United’s one, though luck was not on their side when Ayoze Perez (£6.1m) nodded in the Magpies’ only clear-cut opportunity of the match from Ki Sung-yeung‘s (£4.7m) rasping free-kick on 64 minutes.

Gracia’s troops should have been out of sight in the first half, cutting Newcastle open time and time again and wasting a hatful of chances.

Adrian Mariappa (£4.2m) highlighted the Magpies’ weakness at set pieces when wasting two excellent opportunities from the same corner-kick, while “out of position” midfielder Gerard Deulofeu (£5.4m) – who has been given a lot of column inches on this site over the last fortnight – spurned two glorious opportunities of his own as Watford ran Rafael Benitez’s side ragged.

Isaac Success (£4.6m) attracted plenty of FPL investment over the last week and the Nigerian striker ought to have emerged from this match with at least one attacking return from his positive display, seeing the best of his three efforts saved by Martin Dubravka (£5.0m) – Watford’s only shot on target, somehow – before teeing up Roberto Pereyra (£6.4m) after the interval for a shot that crashed off the Magpies’ crossbar.

Success was also denied an assist when a superb last-gasp tackle from Kenedy (£4.9m) prevented substitute Andre Gray (£6.0m) from tapping in the budget striker’s pass.

Watford’s afternoon was summed up when another replacement, Stefano Okaka (£5.0m), blazed a shot high and wide with minutes to go.

The Hornets boss bemoaned his side’s finishing after full-time:

If you don’t score and don’t kill the game then things happen like today. There were a lot of players with clear chances. We have dominated the first half, much better than in the second. It is difficult creating chances at Newcastle, but we have created lots of chances today.

How many players had good chances to score? Stefano, Roberto, Mariappa, Gerard and Isaac. My feeling is we shot more on target [than just once] but yes, we had many chances, from different situations. It is difficult to understand, to accept the result.

Jose Holebas (£4.8m) returned at left-back in Gracia’s only change to the side that won 3-0 against Huddersfield in Gameweek 10 and owners of the Hornets’ defensive assets can count themselves unfortunate not to have banked a third straight clean sheet, with Newcastle having the second-lowest expected goals (xG) total in the Premier League this weekend.

Gracia explained his decision to recall Holebas in place of Adam Masina (£4.3m) at left-back:

We thought the characteristics of Jose were better to play today, but not because Adam plays better or worse. Everybody knows Adam is a very good player. I am very happy with him.

For the Magpies and the Fantasy managers who invested in their defence, there was a second consecutive shut-out – though there weren’t too many encouraging signs that clean sheets would become a regular occurrence given the ease with which Watford carved them open.

Federico Fernandez (£4.4m) and DeAndre Yedlin (£4.5m) topped up their clean sheets with bonus, but Jamaal Lascelles’ (£4.8m) owners were to lose out as the Newcastle captain was one of three players substituted with an injury throughout the game.

Speaking of his crocked players, Benitez said:

There are a couple of muscle problems with (Jonjo) Shelvey and (Yoshinori) Muto. We will see what is going on.

Jamaal (Lascelles) had a little problem with his shoulder in a training session the other day, but we will have to wait a little bit and see how they are.

For Muto, it was the calf, but still it’s too early to know what he has (done).

Perez – dropped for this fixture for Salomon Rondon (£5.7m) in Benitez’s only change – and Ki came off the bench to combine for United’s winner and the Magpies’ boss paid tribute to his replacements after full-time:

The three of them made a contribution because they were working hard, but also on the ball, they were quite good.

Ayoze (Perez) was trying to hold the ball and run, looking for the second ball; Ki was good on the ball and (Fabian) Schar also, we know he has quality on the ball.

The three of them gave us something and in a difficult game, we needed maybe these kind of things.

For those looking at Kenedy as a budget midfielder, the Brazilian was perhaps Newcastle’s man of the match for the third time in four Gameweeks – though as we alluded to above, the on-loan Chelsea star’s performance was as commendable for its work ethic rather than anything to excite Fantasy managers.

That being said, Kenedy had more shots on goal than any player at St. James’ Park on Saturday – albeit four of his five efforts were from distance and none were on target.

Troy Deeney (£5.9m) missed out for Watford once again due to injury, while Etienne Capoue (£5.1m) picked up his fifth yellow card of the season and will miss the Gameweek 12 match against Southampton.

Newcastle United XI (4-4-1-1): Dubravka; Yedlin, Fernandez, Lascelles (Schar 46′), Dummett; Ritchie, Shelvey (Ki 51′), Diame, Kenedy; Muto (Perez 45′); Rondon.

Watford XI (4-4-1-1): Foster; Femenia, Cathcart, Mariappa , Holebas; Hughes (Okaka 77′), Capoue, Doucoure, Pereyra; Success(Chalobah 85′); Deulofeu (Gray 67′).

Cardiff City 0-1 Leicester City

  • Goal: Demarai Gray (£5.4m)
  • Assist: Ben Chilwell (£5.0m)

On an emotionally charged afternoon in South Wales, Leicester City delivered a commendable away performance and emerged with a win that even the staunchest Cardiff City supporter would have found it hard to begrudge.

Ben Chilwell‘s (£5.0m) FPL owners were the real winners from a Fantasy point of view, with the Leicester left-back delivering a second assist in three Gameweeks and adding a clean sheet and maximum bonus to go with it.

Just six defenders have created more chances than Chilwell this season, though it must be said that his assist for Demarai Gray‘s second-half strike came from his only key pass of the game.

Leicester were one of only two Premier League clubs to register a shut-out this weekend, though Harry Maguire (£5.5m) missed out on the clean sheet points after being substituted on 27 minutes – further updates are awaited on the severity of the England defender’s injury.

Jamie Vardy (£9.0m) and James Maddison (£6.9m) were unfortunate not to register an attacking return in the first half when referee Lee Probert missed a blatant Sol Bamba (£4.5m) handball that prevented Vardy’s goal-bound shot from hitting the back of the net. Maddison had mis-hit an effort straight to Vardy in that same incident and would have subsequently banked an assist.

Maddison has been unlucky not to collect an assist from his set-piece deliveries in recent weeks (two of his crosses being headed onto the woodwork) and the summer signing from Norwich City was again denied points when Wilfred Ndidi (£4.9m) nodded his 36th-minute corner wide.

Vardy, meanwhile, could have wrapped up the win late in the game but was thwarted by Neil Etheridge (£4.5m) when clean through on goal.

While neither player is in scintillating form, Burnley – who have conceded 13 goals in three fixtures and more efforts on goal, big chances, shots on target and attempts in the box than any side in the division – are the visitors to the King Power Stadium next weekend and the pair are surely worth keeping for that fixture at least.

At £5.4m, Gray may also have a few short-term takers after his second attacking return in as many weeks.

For Cardiff, Josh Murphy (£4.8m) was lively while not posing the same kind of threat he has managed in recent weeks, being denied by Kasper Schmeichel (£5.0m) with his only sight of goal.

Victor Camarasa (£4.5m) is a name that continues to intrigue, meanwhile.

The budget midfielder clipped the bar with a free-kick and had another presentable chance blocked in the Leicester box, while the presence of Bamba and Sean Morrison (£4.8m) at set-piece situations means a second assist of the season can’t be too far away.

Camarasa twice found Bamba from corner-kick situations, while Morrison racked up an incredible nine touches in the penalty box on Saturday, more than Vardy and opposing “striker” Callum Paterson (£5.2m) managed combined.

Morrison has recorded more penalty box touches than any FPL defender this season.

Harry Arter (£4.9m) picked up his fifth booking of the season and will miss Gameweek 12, meanwhile.

Cardiff City XI (4-4-1-1): Etheridge; Manga, Morrison, Bamba, Bennett; Camarasa, Gunnarsson, Arter (Ward 80’), Murphy (Madine 85’);  Paterson.

Leicester City XI (4-2-3-1): Schmeichel; Ricardo, Morgan, Maguire (Evans 27’), Chilwell; Ndidi, Mendy; Albrighton, Maddison (Iborra 83’), Gray (Simpson 71’); Vardy.

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  1. ZoumasBloomers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 3 hours ago

    Feel like I've barely seen anyone below the average this week

    (i know that isn't how averages work)

    1. #FPLGuru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 3 hours ago

      leader of my work cash ML - https://fantasy.premierleague.com/a/leagues/standings/117899/classic

      😮

      1. FPLGraham
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        7 days, 3 hours ago

        Wow that's quite a slide... yeesh.

        1. #FPLGuru
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 days, 2 hours ago

          painful

    2. Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 3 hours ago

      This place isn’t an average sample.

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 3 hours ago

      Isn't the average score skewed down by the high number of 'dead' teams

      1. FPLGraham
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        7 days, 2 hours ago

        Deffo - I usually use things like gargatron / FPLStatus to look at top 100k avg as a better guide.

    4. Slouch87 On The Up
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 3 hours ago

      No idea what the average is!

    5. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 3 hours ago

      No one comes on here if they are below the average

    6. jomikijiq
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 3 hours ago

      You mainly see either bragging or self-pitying posts. Rarely something in between

    7. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 days, 3 hours ago

      Prob is top 100k get at least the average so gaining ground is very difficult

    8. FPLGraham
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 days, 3 hours ago

      Someone who I've been in a league with a few times (and always seems to know what they're doing) is on 34 so far with a perfectly serviceable side

      Alisson
      Mendy Lovren Trippier
      Pereyra Hazard Salah (c) Ozil
      Lacazette Wilson Mitrovic.

      I guess the no City attacking gamble backfired big time.

    9. _figu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 2 hours ago

      Most had Aguero captain which gets you almost to average score

    10. Demel
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 2 hours ago

      The average is irrelevant. It is the Top 10k average which is relevant.

    11. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 2 hours ago

      Well I am currently only just above the overall average with 57 (-4). Given I thought I had a pretty strong side (incl. Alonso, Mendy, Robbo, Salah, Kun, Haz, Wilson) and I had climbed from 310k OR to 32k it is a bitter pill to take but it's a game and only GW11 so life goes on 😉

      1. Demel
        • 7 Years
        7 days, 2 hours ago

        I am on 62 all out so not a whole heap better. First red arrow of the season 🙁

        1. donlobatto
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 days, 2 hours ago

          My score is also all out so I’m expecting my red arrow to grow with all the Mitro owners tonight.

          One red in 11 GWs is great going!

          Mine has been a lot more of a yo yo (5 reds 6 greens with OR ranging from 330k to 32k and now at 56k)

          1. Demel
            • 7 Years
            7 days, 2 hours ago

            You are still in the mix though. I had a poor start with not owning Mane or Rich (I still have never owned them). First blip since then. I am going to leave it one more week to see if I need to reassess my team.

            1. donlobatto
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              7 days, 2 hours ago

              I’m half considering a maverick -4 this week to bring in Arnie and Mané for Fraser and Kun.

              Will mean double ‘Pool attack for FUL match and Arnie for HUD. Counting on no crazy MCI returns vs MUN is the only risk I see. I’d the. Consider getting Sterling in the following week

              All of the above will prob not happen as I’ll prob chicken out and save FT lol

  2. rodog
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 3 hours ago

    Thoughts on TAA continuing at right back? I have money to switch to Robbo for free. Although he's 1.4m more expensive, is he worth the transfer in case TAA gets dropped?

    1. #FPLGuru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 3 hours ago

      defence is a bit of a lottery tbh

      1. rodog
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 3 hours ago

        Lol I know! Tempted to stay put but can also see TAA get dropped and Robbo get a clean sheet, assist and bonus points!

        1. #FPLGuru
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          I'd take that 😉 haha

    2. Reckoner.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 2 hours ago

      Safe options are Alisson & VvD. All others rotation risks, Roberston best of the rest.

      After that I'd say in order of most starts:

      Alisson & VvD
      Robertson
      Lovren
      Gomez & TAA
      Matip
      Moreno

      People will probably disagree with me RE Lovren being so high but I think when he's fit he's 1st choice partner to VvD.

      1. rodog
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 2 hours ago

        Yeh you're probs right - issue with Alisson and VVD is attacking potential and bonus points. But def more likely to start.

        1. jomikijiq
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 2 hours ago

          VVD was by far the biggest threat vs Arsenal. He will score eventually

    3. Djalmination
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 2 hours ago

      Had Taa but made the swap to Robbo after taa being benched couple of times. If taa nails his place i think he is better value but once i now that i have robbo it makes it hard to make the swap back. More pressing matters elsewhere.

      1. rodog
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 2 hours ago

        Nice man.

        What are your other pressing matters? 🙂

        1. Djalmination
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          6 days, 22 hours ago

          getting a second city player (def or mid).
          But am waiting to get a second FT for the IB.

  3. Vobinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 3 hours ago

    Bottomed...

    Okay after yesterday's nightmare, I'm left with this. GTG?

    Fabianski
    Alonso Robbo Mendy
    Fraser Salah Mahrez Barkley
    Arnie Vardy Wilson

    Foster, Richarlison, Doherty, Wan Bissaka

    Thinking of using FT to do Richarlison to Mane, and bench Barkley or Fraser?

    1. sunnyh
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 2 hours ago

      You benched Richarlison and played Fraser against ManU???

      I'd keep Rich if you can. Terribly good value

      1. Vobinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 2 hours ago

        No I played him, but have exact money to Mane for the Fulham game.

        Then thinking of doing Salah to Sterling after the Utd game.

    2. Lav
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 2 hours ago

      Get rid of Barkley.

      1. Vobinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 2 hours ago

        Barkley & Fraser out for Mane & Diangana?

  4. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 2 hours ago

    1FT and 1.2m ITB, best move?

    A. Pat > Fab / Ryan
    B. Mitro > Wilson / Jiménez / Ings
    C. Save FT

    Patricio
    Robbo Alonso Mendy
    Hazard Richarlison Salah(c) Kenedy
    Firmino Arnie Mitrovic
    (Hamer / Cairney / AWB / Bennett)

    1. jomikijiq
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 2 hours ago

      downgrade Mitro to raise cash for Firmino -> Kun in GW13?

    2. sunnyh
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 2 hours ago

      I'd maybe even downgrade Firm to Success and upgrade Kennedy or Cairney

    3. _figu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 2 hours ago

      Mitro out. And probably Bobby The week after.

  5. sunnyh
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 2 hours ago

    Aguero + Maddison --> Wilson + Mane for -4 too aggressive?

    Money to do Mane to Sterling the week after. Leicester team is in Thailand, and Manc derby likely to be tight affair. Wilson against Newcastle who has been lucky to get 2CS, Mane against FUL.

    Thoughts are appreciated!

    1. _figu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 2 hours ago

      Not hating it

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 2 hours ago

      This was literally my exact moves with 2FT this week. Left enough ITB for Mane to Sterling.

      1. sunnyh
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 2 hours ago

        Only concern is that Maddo is playing against BUR... can totally see a haul right after we transfer him out haha

    3. The White Pele
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 2 hours ago

      that's my exact same plan but with murray instead of wilson as i already have him. what's your team?

      1. sunnyh
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 2 hours ago

        My team is currently:

        Ryan - Fab
        RAM - Doherty - AWB
        Salah - Haz - Maddison - Rich
        Aguero - Arnie - Kamara

        1FT, 0.0ITB

    4. KingOllie
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 2 hours ago

      I did the same but with Arnie.

      Think its deffo worth the -4. Maddison is a fraud and Utd wont roll over against City

      1. sunnyh
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 2 hours ago

        Love Maddison as a player, but just so frustrating watching him come so close with assists and goals.

        As a United fan, hoping for a classic Mou game and a cheeky counter goal

  6. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    7 days, 2 hours ago

    I wonder how many people take their teams seriously 500k or less

    I have guys in my mini leagues that are down in like 3mil but they are still making transfers etc but surely even they'd say they don't take it seriously

  7. MGD
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 2 hours ago

    Rage-transferred Maddison -> Richarlison before price drop on saturday...

    Hope it dsnt come and bite me.

    1. Demel
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 2 hours ago

      Not one for this week. 1st home game since the accident and it is Burnley as well. Tough fixture for Rich.

    2. #FPLGuru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 2 hours ago

      let's look at this

      maddison H to Burnley (top for shots conceded)
      richarlison A to Chelsea..

      headloss confirmed

      1. sunnyh
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 2 hours ago

        other side of the coin for Leicester is that they are in Thailand for a week. Could be rough physically and emotionally for the players

    3. jomikijiq
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 2 hours ago

      I have Rich and no Madd, but that's not a wise move this week.

    4. MGD
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 2 hours ago

      Should have added drunken rage transferred....

      But have 2 Ft so still have 1 left.. phhft.

  8. Konstaapeli
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 2 hours ago

    Any betting folks here?

    Liverpool & over 3.5 + Arsenal & over 2.5 is decent punt at 3/1, right?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 2 hours ago

      in what games - their European games midweek? Look a good punt to me

      1. Konstaapeli
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 2 hours ago

        Nah, next week. Liverpool - Fulham & Arsenal - Wolves

    2. KingOllie
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 2 hours ago

      Id worry arsenal win 2-0.. but i think its a decent bet

  9. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 2 hours ago

    Huddersfield vs Fulham. Worst attack vs worst defense. What do we see happening?

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 2 hours ago

      High scoring game

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 2 hours ago

        For mitrovic

    2. Demel
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 2 hours ago

      As long as Mitrovic blanks I don't really care.

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 2 hours ago

        A Mitrovic red would see me into the top 10K for the first time ever.

        1. Demel
          • 7 Years
          7 days, 2 hours ago

          That would be lovely.

        2. Slouch87 On The Up
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 2 hours ago

          That would round off the week nicely.

        3. donlobatto
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 days, 2 hours ago

          ^ This

    3. GreenShark1
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 2 hours ago

      2-3

  10. #FPLGuru
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 2 hours ago

    22 Aug 2015 Fulham v Huddersfield Town D 1-1 League Championship
    16 Jan 2016 Huddersfield Town v Fulham D 1-1 League Championship
    29 Oct 2016 Fulham v Huddersfield Town W 5-0 League Championship
    22 Apr 2017 Huddersfield Town v Fulham W 1-4 League Championship

    score predictions for tonight?

    1. Demel
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 2 hours ago

      I would say that those games are irrelevant as the 2 teams are completely different.

      1. #FPLGuru
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 2 hours ago

        non mitro owner spotted

        1. Pieterke30
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 2 hours ago

          Im a (bitter) owner and agree with Demel. I expect Huddersfield to win. 1-0 or 2-1, not expecting much from Mitro at all.

    2. Slouch87 On The Up
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 2 hours ago

      2-1 Huddersfield

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 2 hours ago

      1-0 Hudds I reckon - got to score at home sooner or later

    4. GreenShark1
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 2 hours ago

      2-3

  11. Kepa Clean Sheet
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 2 hours ago

    Bench one of Jimenez (ars), Camarasa (BHA), and Richarlison (che)

    1. Demel
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 2 hours ago

      Camarasa.

    2. jomikijiq
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 2 hours ago

      Camarasa

    3. Kepa Clean Sheet
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 2 hours ago

      Cheers all. Just needed confirmation

  12. Vobinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 2 hours ago

    Is this weekend the sign of things to come? Has the RAM failed value wise, with City now finding their feet also - is it time to spend on attacking assets and go cheap in defence?

    1. Demel
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 2 hours ago

      No. RAM are there for the season as have and forget options.

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 2 hours ago

        I go along with this - love RAM and not having to worry about wasting transfers in defense - other than S.Cook to Doherty a few weeks back

    2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 2 hours ago

      They still representing good value imo. Will keep RAM atm.

      1. Vobinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 2 hours ago

        Food for thought for my WC. They have the next two GW's to convince me.

    3. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 days, 2 hours ago

      I've been thinking the same - just as I've managed to get Mendy in my side.

      I see Mendy/City keeping plenty more clean sheets but will the gun ho performances of Robbo and Mendy diminish resulting in less attacking returns

      Liverpool also have a tough xmas period, coupled with rotation is liverpool cover necessary

      Alonso however is a keeper, that said if he doesn't keep the attacking returns coming rudiger is that much cheaper

      1. Vobinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 2 hours ago

        I'm thinking of Alisson in goal with as season long sub, then a back three of DLuiz, Laporte and Balbuena.

        With an attack of Mane, Rich, Sterling, Haz, Kun, Wilson, Arnie.

        Never thought I'd get Sterling, Kun and Haz in the same side...

        1. Vobinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 2 hours ago

          *Alisson in goal with Hamer

  13. GaribaldiT
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 2 hours ago

    I want to get a Liverpool attacker in for the Fulham game and, with 2.8 itb have three choices really

    A Sterling for Salah
    B Hazard for Salah
    C David Luiz, Hojbjerg and Mitrovic for Chilwell, Mane and Success (-4pts)

    Which is the one to go for?

  14. SOTHPAW
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    7 days, 2 hours ago

    3rd time lucky.
    Thoughts on any changes to make to this squad?

    Fabianski Hart
    Trippier Alonso Robertson Mendy Doherty
    Hazard Mane Richarlison Fraser Murphy
    Aguero Arnautovic Wilson

    0.7m ITB
    Thanks

    1. Demel
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 2 hours ago

      Save the FT

  15. Out of Position
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    7 days, 2 hours ago

    I was not a football follower but my love for fantasy sports led me to FPL and this is my first season of following Premier League as well.

    At different places on FFS, I have read suggestions about using Bench Boost and Triple Captain in the double game-week. How many double gameweeks do we actually get in the latter half of the year? Do we get two double game-weeks? As we can't use two chips in one week, to utilize both chips in double gameweeks , minimum two are required, isn't it?

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 days, 2 hours ago

      Gen speaking two double Gw's

  16. GreenShark1
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 2 hours ago

    Bench one :

    A - Jimenez (away to Arsenal)
    B - Kenedy (home to Bournemouth)

    Thanks.

  17. Maddamotha
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 19 hours ago

    Best Knockaert replacement?