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
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 17 days 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
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 days 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. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

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

    2. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Agree, looks like it

    3. The 5% Team
        2 months, 17 days ago

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

        1. Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Mané will start against B'mouth.

      • MTPockets
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Doubt it (yes Salah owner)

      • KingOllie
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days 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

      • Smurf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

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

      • Berbinho's Forehead
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Disagree on both accounts

      • fenixri
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

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

      • KingOllie
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Bournemouth away is no joke.

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

        1. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

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

    4. Ghost86
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days 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
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Sorry C is *Sane

      2. Spiders in Diapers
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        B, sigurdsson

    5. villian-ty
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

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

      Which one

      1. Mateja
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        B

      2. YouReds
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        B

      3. Differential (c)
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        B

      4. KingOllie
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        a - sterling essential

      5. avfc82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        A for me.

    6. Mateja
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days 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
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

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

    7. JRO093
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days 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
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

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

      2. avfc82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        I'd go Mitrovic.

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

    8. Jellyfish
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Pick one:

      A) Rich Fanderson
      B) Martial Snoddy

      1. Mateja
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        A

      2. YouReds
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        A

      3. Jellyfish
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Thanks guys, my thoughts also

    9. YouReds
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      A) Auba and Fraser
      B) Laca and Anderson

      1. YouReds
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Which combo do you prefer Moving forward?

        1. Mateja
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          A

      2. Alvaro Morata
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

        A

      3. Jellyfish
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        I like B

      4. chelseabrad
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        A

      5. Lignja
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

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

        1. YouReds
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Arnie + Mane!

    10. zakard
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      WC Team

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

      Any suggestions ?
      0.7 ITB

      1. Tweedledum52
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

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

      2. Legend of Rosický
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Too light in midfield.

        • Pegboy
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 17 days 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.

        • avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 17 days 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.

      3. Alvaro Morata
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

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

        Should I change anything for -4...?

      4. chelseabrad
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days 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
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 17 days ago

          C could be the real gamble

          1. chelseabrad
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            But is it not too risky with no Arsenal?

      5. Alvaro Morata
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Will Robertson play against Bournemouth...?

        1. Tweedledum52
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Should do

        2. LD
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 17 days ago

          I’d say so

      6. Tweedledum52
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 days 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
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Downgrade Sane and upgrade Kamara

        2. zakard
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Kamara to wilson or jimenez

        3. Lignja
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Would not downgrade Sane rather Eriksen to Son

          1. Tweedledum52
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 17 days 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)
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Rich fixtures about to turn.
          Son over Eriksen.

          1. Tweedledum52
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 17 days 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

      7. troller
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Sterling and shaqiri or sane and mane

        1. Gringo Kid
            2 months, 17 days ago

            B

        2. Lignja
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 17 days ago

          A. Auba, Fraser
          B. Laca, Anderson

          Hazard, Arnaut out if that is important

          1. LD
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 17 days ago

            A

          2. chelseabrad
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            A

        3. Nuno
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Would you rather have Alonso or F.Anderson?

          Chelsea fans seem to be calling for Alonso's head

          1. chelseabrad
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Anderson

          2. jason_ni
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Alonso

          3. Amey
              2 months, 17 days ago

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

          4. connorman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 17 days 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

          5. fenixri
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 17 days 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
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              The one without Hazard obvs

          6. Ludde
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 17 days 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

          7. Gringo Kid
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Best captain GW16

              a) Auba
              b) Salah
              c) Kane

              1. Differential (c)
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Kane, I guess.

              2. wulfranian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                b

              3. Jules Rimet
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Salah or Lacazette

              4. avfc82
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                It's got to be A.

              5. Spiders in Diapers
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Salah or kane

            • Bojaninho
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Arnie replacements on a postcard. What are peoples thoughts?

            • wulfranian
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 17 days 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
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Hazard & Arnie > Auba & F.Anderson?

                1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Don't think he can afford that

                2. wulfranian
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Thanks.I can't afford that.

            • NOMONEY
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 17 days 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
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

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

              2. Eat my goal!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 17 days ago

                calibre of opposition needs to be taken into account

                1. Eat my goal!
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 17 days ago

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

              3. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

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

              4. avfc82
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 17 days 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.

            • Jules Rimet
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Any info on Danny Ings?

              1. Astronautovic
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                I want to know this too

                1. golfboy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 17 days ago

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

            • camarozz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 17 days 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
                  2 months, 17 days 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
                    2 months, 17 days ago

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

              2. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 17 days 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
                    2 months, 17 days ago

                    Good plan !

                    1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 17 days ago

                      Cheers mate

                2. Disturbed
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Who would you downgrade to fund auba?

                  a. hazard
                  b. alonso

                  1. chelseabrad
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 17 days ago

                    B if possible

                3. RIBENA7
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 17 days ago

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

                  1. chelseabrad
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 17 days ago

                    A

                  2. Alvaro Morata
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 17 days ago

                    A

                4. french holiday
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 17 days 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
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 17 days ago

                    Lol

                  2. VinMar
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 17 days ago

                    you think sanes not getting rested at all then

                    1. french holiday
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 17 days 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
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 17 days 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
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 17 days ago

                    lol

                5. Alvaro Morata
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 17 days 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.