Scout Notes

Injury to Gomez may aid FPL managers as Klopp’s rotation bites hard

Our latest Scout Notes article from the midweek round of Premier League fixtures focuses on events in Lancashire, where Jurgen Klopp wielded the axe and changed all bar four of his starting XI from the side that defeated Everton on Sunday.

There was precious little to cheer for owners of the Reds’ most popular Fantasy assets but Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino at least came off the bench to register consolation attacking returns as Klopp’s much-altered side made heavy work of defeating Burnley on Wednesday evening.

An ankle injury picked up by Joe Gomez will have soured the mood in the Liverpool camp but, at the risk of sounding callous and of course wishing the England defender a speedy recovery, we will discuss the possible silver lining for Fantasy managers in the piece below.

We’ll also cover the goals, assists, manager quotes and Fantasy talking points in our round-up of events from Turf Moor.

Burnley 1-3 Liverpool

  • Goals: Jack Cork (£4.6m) | James Milner (£5.6m), Roberto Firmino (£9.2m), Xherdan Shaqiri (£7.0m)
  • Assists: Ashley Barnes  (£5.6m) | Divock Origi (£5.0m), Virgil van Dijk (£6.1m), Mohamed Salah (£13.0m)

While a degree of tinkering was expected from Jurgen Klopp ahead of Liverpool’s trip to Burnley, the scale of his rotation came as quite the shock to the legions of Fantasy managers who were keenly anticipating the Reds’ encounter with one of the division’s worst defences.

Sadio Mane (£9.8m) and Andrew Robertson‘s (£6.5m) no-shows were anticipated after the pair picked up injuries in the Merseyside derby but the demotion of Mohamed Salah (£13.0m), Roberto Firmino (£9.2m) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£5.3m) to the Liverpool bench for this fixture came as more of an unwelcome surprise.

Klopp made seven changes in all, with only Xherdan Shaqiri (£7.0m), Joe Gomez (£5.1m), Virgil van Dijk (£6.1m) and Alisson (£5.7m) retaining their starts from the win over Everton, and the mass-rotation looked to have been a huge miscalculation after an hour of Wednesday night’s clash in Lancashire.

Liverpool were disjointed in a goalless first half, with Joe Hart (£4.5m) only called into action to make two comfortable saves before the interval.

Worse was to follow on 54 minutes when Jack Cork (£4.6m) followed up parried efforts from James Tarkowski (£4.7m) and Ashley Barnes (£5.6m) to give the Clarets an unexpected lead, a goal that soon prompted the summoning of Salah and Firmino from the visitors’ bench.

James Milner (£5.6m) had drawn Liverpool level by the time the premium pair were introduced and in truth, the balance of the game had already shifted as Salah and Firmino took to the pitch, with Hart saving well from Daniel Sturridge (£5.8m) and Naby Keita (£7.2m) before Milner’s equaliser.

Salah and Firmino had only 25 minutes with which to influence the game but the consolation for their Fantasy owners was that the pair emerged from this hard-fought win with attacking returns – Firmino tapping home a cushioned pass from van Dijk with his first touch of the match and Salah setting up Shaqiri on the counter-attack in the dying moments to add gloss to the scoreline.

Salah might have had a goal himself after some beautiful combination play between the Egyptian and Keita, with both players being denied by the impressive Hart and Phil Bardsley (£4.2m) in the same move.

Rotation aside, the biggest storyline to come out of this fixture was the ankle injury picked up by Gomez midway through the first half.

The sight of the England defender being stretchered off looked ominous and Klopp suggested after full-time that the problem could be a serious one:

It was his ankle. Joe is injured and probably not only a little bit. We have to see, we don’t know in the moment. We sent him home.

The repercussions of a medium-to-long-term injury to Gomez could be significant, given that the England international has been used variously as a right-back and centre-half this season.

Gomez’s absence would leave only Nathaniel Clyne (£4.6m) – yet to play a minute of league football this season – as competition for Alexander-Arnold, while van Dijk’s status as the most “nailed” Liverpool defender would surely only be solidified further with his semi-regular central defensive partner sidelined.

Alexander-Arnold indeed appeared as if he would bank the most fortunate of clean sheets after replacing Gomez on 23 minutes, only for Cork’s opening goal to dash any hopes of a shut-out for his owners.

After almost two years without an attacking FPL return, it’s now two assists in as many matches for van Dijk, with the Dutch stopper providing the telling pass that led to Firmino’s strike.

The former Celtic and Southampton defender was a menace throughout at set plays, registering three headed attempts on goal from dead-ball situations.

Perhaps the pick of Klopp’s “second string” was Keita, who racked up more shots on goal and penalty box touches than any other player on show.

His manager said after the match:

Always when Naby had the ball, at least something changed a little bit. We all know Shaq can play much better – turn in situations, get the ball and be a bit more decisive. The only ones who really tried to do something was Millie with runs in behind and Naby with the ball. Hendo shouldn’t be involved in that – he had to protect all the runners.

So Naby made all the difference in a lot of moments. I think his blocked shot was the biggest chance we had in the first half, I’m not 100 per cent sure but at least it looked like a proper chance; Burnley blocked it. In the second half, the one-two with Mo [Salah] was a good finish and a bit lucky in that moment for Burnley. In the beginning it was really good and at the end. In the middle, we didn’t use him – I was shouting, ‘We have to use Naby!’ because he was not involved, we played long ball and big switches. Naby was constantly played over. When he was involved, he was really good.

The positive news for owners of Messrs Salah, Mane, Firmino and Robertson was that their understudies didn’t particularly impress, with Sturridge, Divock Origi (£5.0m) and Alberto Moreno (£4.2m) very much looking like second-rate versions of the players they replaced without doing too much wrong.

The hope for those hanging onto Liverpool assets over the festive period would be that Klopp has learned his lesson from making too many changes at once, though with seven matches to contest over the next 28 days there will inevitably be further disappointment in the form of a surprise benching in the coming month – as will no doubt be the case with Fantasy assets from other clubs.

Aside from a stoppage-time header from Ben Mee (£4.7m) that Alisson superbly clawed out, Burnley only really drew regulation saves from the Brazilian goalkeeper but Sean Dyche could at least take some pride from the manner of the defeat, given that the Clarets were still in the game past the 90-minute mark.

An ebullient Dyche said:

The mentality and framework and the energy and belief in made five changes and I felt that was necessary.

People sometimes question that, but before we worry too much about tactical shapes, we had to get the right bodies on the pitch tonight.

There were players who deserved a chance and I’m pretty loyal to the players here, but there comes a time when I have to shake the pack.

I thought that worked tonight, but of course it can’t just be about tonight. Those players have delivered and now it’s about taking it forward into the next game.

What we are doing flooded back into the group tonight.

We were knocking those performances out week after week last season and getting our rewards. We’ve come away from that this season, for many reasons. Now it’s about reminding ourselves that that’s what we do and as a performance marker it was important.

Those five changes Dyche alluded to saw Barnes, Tarkowski, Bardsley, Ashley Westwood (£4.5m) and Robbie Brady (£5.4m) come into the side in an admirably positive 4-4-2, with Steven Defour (£5.4m) missing through injury.

The heartening performance from the Clarets and Dyche’s upbeat words afterwards perhaps suggests the starting XI for the visit of Brighton on Saturday will closely resemble Wednesday night’s line-up, with Matthew Lowton (£4.7m), Aaron Lennon (£5.0m), Jeff Hendrick (£5.3m) and Kevin Long (£4.2m) seemingly unlikely to reclaim their positions after Dyche had previously talked of being “too loyal” to underperforming members of his squad.

Burnley XI (4-4-2): Hart; Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Gudmundsson, Westwood, Cork, Brady (Lennon 71′); Barnes (Vydra 83′), Wood (Vokes 71′)

Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Gomez (Alexander-Arnold 23′), Van Dijk, Matip, Moreno (Salah 65′); Henderson, Milner, Keita; Shaqiri, Sturridge, Origi (Firmino 65′).

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  1. Scout Picks Community Champion Lottery – Gameweek 16
    Geoff
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Scout Picks Community Champion Lottery – Gameweek 16

    Once again, one champion representing the community will take on the Scout Picks this week with a chance to win a prize at the end of the season!

    If you want to take part please email your FFS name and FPL ID number to community@fantasyfootballscout.co.uk by midday on Thursday.

    The champion will be selected at random at 16:00 on Thursday and then asked to submit their XI by 10:00 on Friday.

    This will require 11 picks, fitting into an 83m budget. There is no captain in the picks and the community champion must also stick to a designated FPL formation, and also must not include more than three players from a single team. Again, no chips or captaincy will be applied.

    At the end of the season the champion who has beaten the Scout Picks by the highest margin will receive a £100 Amazon voucher.

    The weekly champion will be revealed in the midweek Scout Squad article, which will outline the Scout’s initial thinking around the choices. Our picks and the champion’s picks will be revealed, as usual, in the Scout Picks article.

    Should the community champion fail to provide an appropriate squad, fitting the budget and formation constraints, an caretaker manager will be appointed to take control of the selection to represent the community for the gameweek in question.

    Submit now if you’re interested for Gameweek 16.

    Good luck!

  2. french holiday
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    expected Liverpool team
    vs bournmouth: alisson trent vandyk lovren robertson keita fabinho camacho firminio shaqiri sturridge
    vs napoli : alisson trent van dyk matip robertson fabinho henderson milner salah firminio mane

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

      Disagree
      Klopp will manage Salah's minutes at the weekend but I think he starts

    2. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Agree, looks like it

    3. The 5% Team
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 7 months ago

      So Salah rested for 2 GW in a row you think? And Camacho starting?

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Mané will start against B'mouth.

    4. MTPockets
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Doubt it (yes Salah owner)

    5. KingOllie
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Why would Salah be rested for 2 games in a row, he needs to get his form back.

      And Lovren is more likely to play vs Napoli than bmouth

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

      Salah won’t be rested for two games in a row.

    7. Berbs
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Disagree on both accounts

    8. fenixri
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Salah starts for sure, could be taken off if Liverpool secure win early

    9. KingOllie
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Bournemouth away is no joke.

      Klopp will play strong team and make subs early if needs be.

      1. avfc82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        This. I'd expect Salah, Mane and Firmino to all start, Bournemouth away is a tough game.

  3. Ghost86
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Still got WC and 2 FT this week

    What’s my best move before I WC next week?

    A) Arni & Alonso to Laca & Kola
    B) Arni & Hazard to Auba & Anderson/ Siggy
    C) Arni & Salah to Auba & Kane

    Can take a punt will be WC next week

    1. Ghost86
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Sorry C is *Sane

    2. Fruitcake Benji
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      B, sigurdsson

  4. villian-ty
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    A. Sterling, Mitro
    B. Son Aubu
    C. Salah, Mitro

    Which one

    1. Mateja
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      B

    2. YouReds
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      B

    3. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      B

    4. KingOllie
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      a - sterling essential

    5. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      A for me.

  5. Mateja
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Would you D.Silva + Arnie -> Auba + Brooks/March for -4?

    Team would like:

    Fab
    Balb-Robertson-Bennet-Digne
    Salah-Sane-Rich
    Kane-Auba-Jimenez

    Hammer-laporte-Newguy-hojbjerg

    Soo?

    1. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      No for me, I wouldn't take Silva out for a hit.

  6. JRO093
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Arnie Arnie Arnie... You ruined everything! 🙂

    Thoughts on direct swap to Chicha or Mitro? I don't have Wilson but I don't really want him in a double-up for the next 5 gw's given fixtures..

    A) Mitro
    B) Chicharito

    Alternatives are to maybe do Robbo to Schindler and then Arnie to Lacazette but is Laca really guaranteed to be the main man?

    I want to do Salah+Richa to Sterling+Sane in GW17

    1. kuzser
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Think B. Fixtures are great and can't ignore the risk of Mitro being booked

    2. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      I'd go Mitrovic.

      All this talk of Chicarito and he didn't even register a shot in his last game.

  7. Jellyfish
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Pick one:

    A) Rich Fanderson
    B) Martial Snoddy

    1. Mateja
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      A

    2. YouReds
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      A

    3. Jellyfish
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Thanks guys, my thoughts also

  8. YouReds
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    A) Auba and Fraser
    B) Laca and Anderson

    1. YouReds
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Which combo do you prefer Moving forward?

      1. Mateja
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        A

    2. Alvaro Morata
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      A

    3. Jellyfish
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      I like B

    4. chelseabrad
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      A

    5. Lignja
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Ah asked same quesrtion few lines under, sorry for that, who do you sell ?

      1. YouReds
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Arnie + Mane!

  9. zakard
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    WC Team

    Fab / hamer
    Digne / Laporte / Bellerin / Doherty / TAA
    Sterling / Rich / Fraser / Anderson / Cairney
    Kane / Auba / Jimenez

    Any suggestions ?
    0.7 ITB

    1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Digne has some tough games coming up so I'd drop him, looks slightly better balanced than my effort below!

    2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Too light in midfield.

    3. Pegboy
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Looks good. Perhaps a little too much cash in defence and a few too many mid-range midfielders.

      Agree with poster above about Digne. I don't see the attraction in Everton defence now. I'd probably do Digne > AWB/Diop to upgrade a midfielder.

    4. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      I think you can afford to downgrade one of your defenders to Balbuena or maybe Chambers and upgrade a midfielder as it looks too light to me.

  10. Alvaro Morata
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Patricio. Begovic.
    Robertson. Alonso. Wan Bissaka. Duffy. Bednarek.
    Salah. Hazard. Richarlison. Fraser. Pereyra.
    Auba. Wilson. Kamara.

    Should I change anything for -4...?

  11. chelseabrad
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    2FT with 1.5 ITB

    Ederson Hamer
    Alonso TAA Holebas Doherty AWB
    Salah Maddison Richarlison Barkley Stephens
    Kane Arnie Wilson

    A bit stuck this week, considering taking a hit to get Auba any ideas? Here's a couple I've thought of but feel free to let me know if there's any other way round it Ive missed

    A) Arnie, Barkley & Alonso > Auba, Kolasinac & Torreira (but do I really want 3 Arsenal?)
    B) Arnie & Alonso > Auba & 3.8
    C) Arnie & Barkley > Chicarito & F.Anderson

    Not really 100% on any of them so any feedback is appreciated, cheers!

    1. Alvaro Morata
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      C could be the real gamble

      1. chelseabrad
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        But is it not too risky with no Arsenal?

  12. Alvaro Morata
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Will Robertson play against Bournemouth...?

    1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Should do

    2. LD
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      I’d say so

  13. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    How does this wildcard look?

    Bench too weak?

    Fabianski Steele
    Laporte TAA Doherty Balbuena Wan Bisaka
    Sterling Sane Eriksen Richarlison Camarasa
    Kane Auba Kamara

    0ITB at the moment...

    Any thoughts appreciated 🙂

    1. Alvaro Morata
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Downgrade Sane and upgrade Kamara

    2. zakard
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Kamara to wilson or jimenez

    3. Lignja
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Would not downgrade Sane rather Eriksen to Son

      1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Eriksen in there at the moment as looks like his price may rise. Spurs mid could be a Saturday morning decision 🙂

    4. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Rich fixtures about to turn.
      Son over Eriksen.

      1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Only a couple of bad ones though? Long term I think he still looks great and I bought him at 6.5 so not keen to ditch and buy back

  14. troller
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Sterling and shaqiri or sane and mane

    1. Gringo Kid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      B

  15. Lignja
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    A. Auba, Fraser
    B. Laca, Anderson

    Hazard, Arnaut out if that is important

    1. LD
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      A

    2. chelseabrad
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      A

  16. Nuno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Would you rather have Alonso or F.Anderson?

    Chelsea fans seem to be calling for Alonso's head

    1. chelseabrad
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Anderson

    2. jason_ni
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Alonso

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 7 months ago

      He should be dropped according to one post i read here.

  17. connorman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Help required. What is the best pairing to replace Arnautovic?

    A) Hazard + Felipe Anderson in a 5 man midfield (Arnie replaced by Kamara)
    B) Lacazette + Felipe Anderson (replaces Hazard)
    C) Auba + Fraser (replaces Hazard)

    Fab
    TAA Alonso Dohery AWB Bennet
    Hazard Sterling Sane Richarlison
    Kane Jimenez Arnautovic

  18. fenixri
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Help me decide midfield for wc team

    GK: Fab , Hamer
    DEF: Alonso / TAA / Doherty / Schindler / AWB
    FW: Kane / Auba / Wilson

    MID:
    A) Sane / Rich / Hazard / Fraser / Masuaku; 0,3 itb
    B) Sterling / Rich / FAnderson / Fraser / Camarasa; 1,3 itb

    1. AnfieldLad
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      The one without Hazard obvs

  19. Ludde
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Is this the best starting eleven for me this GW?
    Ryan
    Doherty Alonso Robertson Laporte
    Sterling Felipe Richarlison
    Auba(C) Kane(VC) Wilson

    Patricio Brooks WanB Billing

  20. Gringo Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Best captain GW16

    a) Auba
    b) Salah
    c) Kane

    1. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Kane, I guess.

    2. wulfranian
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      b

    3. Jules Rimet
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Salah or Lacazette

    4. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      It's got to be A.

    5. Fruitcake Benji
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Salah or kane

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

    Arnie replacements on a postcard. What are peoples thoughts?

  22. wulfranian
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    What would you do here?
    Patricio
    Doherty Digne Balbuena
    Salah Hazard Richarlison Sterling Kenedy
    Arnie Zaha

    Fabianski Stones Alonso Madine
    2ft 0.1itb

    a)Hazard+Arnie->Laca+Son/Moura/F.Anderson
    b)Hazard+Arnie->Kane+Snodgrass/Camarasa
    c)sell Arnie
    d)sell Hazard
    e)something else

    1. chelseabrad
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Hazard & Arnie > Auba & F.Anderson?

      1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Don't think he can afford that

      2. wulfranian
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Thanks.I can't afford that.

  23. NOMONEY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    was tempted to get a spurs player this gw, but looked at leicester's defensive records, which is not bad at all this season, only conceded 18 goals in 15 games (with only 6 conceded at home)

    Leicester's PL record this season:
    Man Utd (A) 2:1
    Wolves (H) 2:0
    Southampton (A) 1:2
    Liverpool (H) 1:2
    Bournemouth (A) 4:2
    Huddersfield (H) 3:1
    Newcastle (A) 0:2
    Everton (H) 1:2
    Arsenal (A) 3:1
    West Ham (H) 1:1
    Cardiff (A) 0:1
    Burnley (H) 0:0
    Brighton (A) 1:1
    Watford (H) 2:0
    Fulham (A) 1:1

    not convinced that spurs will get much from this game, i think i will hold this week

    1. Jellyfish
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Agree...and is why I am waiting to gw17 to bring in Kane

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 7 months ago

      calibre of opposition needs to be taken into account

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Arsenal put 3 past them away, Pool / Everton 2 past them at home

    3. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Yeah that's fair, Saints or Burnley are more obvious points for jumping in.

    4. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      I posted something similar earlier. At home they are really tight, haven't conceded since October, and their xGA is the 3rd best in the league behind Liverpool and City.

  24. Jules Rimet
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Any info on Danny Ings?

    1. Astronautovic
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      I want to know this too

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

        I think he'll be back soon, was unlikely for Spurs game so might get back to the bench at least this weekend

  25. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Hi guys.

    Disastrous couple of weeks.

    Those of you with out Kane or Sterling but still have Alonso/Haz/Salah what are your plans??

    Iv stood still and have dropped 16ooo places in 4 gws.

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 7 months ago

      I have sold Salah for sterling in gw14.
      Yesterday sold Alonso to fund for kane. We need to switch fast or suffer more. Took -8 but now have team according to fixtures turn.

      Holding hazard tight for now as he is ticking around and don't like any other midfield options.

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 7 months ago

        I sold Alonso but I'll prob get him back in a couple of GW's for Robbo

  26. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Just broke top 10k for the first time since GW2 and could do with some help staying in there. Haven't seen much football recently so I feel a bit underinformed.

    1) It seems an Arsenal attacker is going to be key, and obviously if one can afford Auba and Kane that's the captaincy settled for a while. I have Kane and Auba is out of reach. Is Lacazette enough? Is he (C)-worthy?

    2) Going on the premise that Laca is worth getting, I need to sell Alonso (for 5.3 or less) to fund it. Currently thinking TAA, and then Robbo to Trippier the following week (when Trippier has Burnley).
    Other options I've considered are: Doherty (already have Pat he hasn't inspired confidence in Wolves CSs), Yedlin, Schindler

    Any advice much appreciated

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Good plan !

      1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Cheers mate

  27. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Who would you downgrade to fund auba?

    a. hazard
    b. alonso

    1. chelseabrad
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      B if possible

  28. ribena7
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Which option?
    A) Sane and Aubameyang
    B) Sterling and Lacazette

    1. chelseabrad
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      A

    2. Alvaro Morata
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      A

  29. french holiday
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    expected man city line up
    vs chelsea: ederson delph laporte stones walker d.silva fernandinho bernado sane jesus sterling
    vs hoffenheim: ederson danilo laporte ottamendi walker foden gundogan diaz sane jesus mahrez

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Lol

    2. VinMar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      you think sanes not getting rested at all then

      1. french holiday
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        de bryune is expected to return soon and once he is back pep will rest sane and play one of the silvas in his position

        1. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 7 months ago

          When was the last time David or Bernardo Silva played LW? Stop pretending to know what you're talking about, it really isn't helpful.

    3. KingOllie
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      lol

  30. Alvaro Morata
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Patricio. Begovic.
    Robertson. Alonso. Wan Bissaka. Duffy. Bednarek.
    Salah. Hazard. Richarlison. Fraser. Pereyra.
    Auba. Wilson. Kamara.

    Should I change anything for -4...? Thanks so.