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. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    6 days, 9 hours ago

    I haven't had a captain fail this year - but captain Auba is making me feel the most nervous

    tempted to choose Sterling over what seems too good to be true

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      Tbh I think I prefer benched Auba ffs. I hadn’t either u til this week and Salah was benched I feared the worst but that assist kept it up x

    2. Champagne supernova
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      Lacazette has scored in his last 2 games, he could haul

  2. FaraBro
    6 days, 9 hours ago

    bench one :
    a. Wilson
    b. Martial
    c. Jimenez
    d. Dilva

    1. DAVESAVES
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      C

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      A or d

  3. Jellyfish
    • 6 Years
    6 days, 9 hours ago

    On WC and considering doubling up on TAA and VVD. Worth the punt or is spreading it with TAA & Laporte (or Rudiger) a better option?

    1. Pegboy
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      Probably spread the risk, but I'm considering a VVD, TAA, Laporte defence (plus one Arsenal). I'm not sold on any of the Liverpool midfield options at the moment, so happy to only leave one spot open for them if the picture becomes clearer.

    2. danishdynamite
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 days, 8 hours ago

      Bulletin. Easy switch to Luiz if it goes wrong

      1. danishdynamite
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 days, 8 hours ago

        Bellerin

    3. patricio33
      6 days, 8 hours ago

      Tough call. With strong Bournemouth attack at home, I'm going to split my risk by benching TAA and going with Robbo.

  4. Cesc Pistols
    • 5 Years
    6 days, 9 hours ago

    A) Alonso, Salah and Mitrovic;

    or

    B) Luiz, Sterling, Auba.

    If you say it's a no brainer, now you know Salah isn't a must have anymore :).

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      B

      1. Cesc Pistols
        • 5 Years
        6 days, 9 hours ago

        Thanks.

    2. Jellyfish
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      B. Alonso's ship has sailed and Luiz is good value at 5.6

      1. chelseabrad
        • 4 Years
        6 days, 9 hours ago

        Luiz has been shaky too though

        1. Cesc Pistols
          • 5 Years
          6 days, 9 hours ago

          Still a very cheap way to cover yourself from Alonso's high ownership -- and the freed up cash will allow me to have Sterling and Auba instead of Salah and Mitro up front.

      2. Cesc Pistols
        • 5 Years
        6 days, 9 hours ago

        Thanks, Jelly.

    3. danishdynamite
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 days, 8 hours ago

      B

    4. patricio33
      6 days, 8 hours ago

      B for sure.

  5. VinMar
    • 1 Year
    6 days, 9 hours ago

    A.) Laporte, Son, Auba

    B.) Alonso, Sane, Lacazette

    (Have Kane + Sterling )

    1. H-Over United
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      A!

    2. patricio33
      6 days, 8 hours ago

      I'd go A.

    3. boogle
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      B

  6. Pegboy
    • 8 Years
    6 days, 9 hours ago

    Which is the best Arsenal defender to go for? I'll have bench options if they don't play but it'll be annoying.

    a) Bellerin (5.4) Seems most nailed
    b) Kolasinac (4.9) At risk if they switch to 4-4-2
    c) Sokratis (5.1) Looks like Holding is out, but risk of Kosc coming back

    1. Belalugozi78- Thor:Wagnerok
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 8 hours ago

      I picked Kola, but it is risky. Bellerin surely most nailed on.

  7. Hy liverpool
    • 5 Years
    6 days, 9 hours ago

    Who's on penos while arnie is out?
    Chicharito Lucas or FAnderson!!

    1. Alvaro Morata
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      I think Chicha

    2. Dyballer
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      Could be Noble if he is playing!

    3. Belalugozi78- Thor:Wagnerok
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 8 hours ago

      Noble

  8. Alvaro Morata
    • 1 Year
    6 days, 9 hours ago

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

    Should I change anything for -4...? Your thoughts would be appreciated.

  9. chelseabrad
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 9 hours 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 for a -4 (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 all feedback is appreciated, cheers!

    1. kuzser
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      С

    2. Zladan
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      Laca is a sound option.

  10. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 9 hours ago

    Really stuck.

    Patricio
    Alonso, Robertson, Doherty, Balbuena
    Salah, David Silva, Martial, Richarlison
    Kane, Wilson

    Hamer; Arnautovic, Kenedy, Wan-Bissaka.

    1 FT 1.2 ITB

    Not selling Salah for a hit when he's playing Bournemouth so that's out of the question.

    A) Save transfer (and do Salah + Arnie -> Sterling/Sane + Auba/Laca for free next week)
    B) Martial -> Felipe Anderson
    C) Arnautovic -> Mitrovic
    D) Alonso + Arnautovic -> Alexander-Arnold + Lacazette (-4)

    1. Zladan
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      A

  11. Zebrahimović
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 9 hours ago

    Going to need Kane after this GWK but to do it i'm going to have to do Salah to 6.4 or below (3rd striker is Success) or drop Auba for him. Which is the best bet?

  12. H-Over United
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 9 hours ago

    Have i to WC this team??

    Rui P. / Hamer
    Robbo / Zabaleta / AWB / Digne / Doherty
    Hazard / Richarlison / Fraser / F. Anderson / Mané
    Kane / Wilson / Laca

    No Sterling but i can't afford only with trading Mané.
    Only with Hazard & Mané -> Sterling + 9.1 or Laca & Mané -> Sterling + 7.8.

    1. kuzser
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      Mane-> Sane and you gtg

      1. Ëð
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 9 hours ago

        This.

  13. Wheato182
    • 6 Years
    6 days, 9 hours ago

    Team is in a right mess

    Patrico
    Laporte - AWB - Bennett - Cedric - Gomez*
    Salah - Richarlison - Sterling - Cavaleiro - Mendy
    Kane - Arnie* - Vardy*

    Considering Arnie + Salah > Auby + 8.8 (Maybe D.Silva/Fraser), any suggestions?

    Anyone know whats up with Vardy? worth trying to keep for one more week?

    1. Zladan
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      Laca Sane

      1. kuzser
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 9 hours ago

        This

      2. Wheato182
        • 6 Years
        6 days, 9 hours ago

        You fancy Laca to start a few games?

        1. Zladan
          • 1 Year
          6 days, 9 hours ago

          He was being eased back in. Scored in both games from the bench.

          He’s straight back in he XI this weekend. Auba either rested or pushed wide.

          1. Wheato182
            • 6 Years
            6 days, 9 hours ago

            Cheers, gotta admit Sane in would be better! shame i don't have an extra 0.6 to get auby and sane in.

  14. kuzser
    • 1 Year
    6 days, 9 hours ago

    May I get some help on 2 questions:
    1) Arnie-> Jimenez , Chicha, Wilson or Mitro? (Have fraser and not keen to double up on Bournemonth now)

    2) play Fraser or Camarasa? With Camarasa-if not playing against Southmapton at home, then when?

    Team is:
    Fab 
    Taa Digne trippier (awb Schindler)
    Sterling sane Felipe fraser/camarasa
    Auba Kane Arnie

    1. Amey
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      Get Mitro
      Play Camarasa !

  15. KingOllie
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 9 hours ago

    A) Alonso + Arnie -> (6.4defender) + Auba -4
    B) Arnie -> Lacca for free

    Which is better homies?

    1. kuzser
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      A is tempting

      1. KingOllie
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 9 hours ago

        Yeah i can go for literally any defender not sure which is best though

        1. kuzser
          • 1 Year
          6 days, 9 hours ago

          Spurs? Please help above

    2. Wheato182
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      A

      1. KingOllie
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 9 hours ago

        Im eyeing up a punt on Bellerin. Or should i go safer with Vertonghen?

    3. Zladan
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      B

    4. Amey
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      B
      No need to take hit in your case

    5. Ëð
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      A

    6. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      I'd go B.

    7. aleksios
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      B for sure

    8. patricio33
      6 days, 8 hours ago

      B if I were you.

  16. Ëð
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 9 hours ago

    Sorry for RP, wanted some more opinions:

    What would you do about Arnie here? £0.4 ITB & 1FT
    A) Arnie -> Jimenez/Mitrovic
    B) Arnie, Sterling -> F. Anderson, Auba (-4)
    C) Arnie, Robertson, Sane -> Auba, Balbuena, F. Anderson (-8)
    D) Arnie, Robertson, Sigurdsson -> Auba, Balbuena, Snoddy (-8)

    Fabianski, Hennessey
    Alonso, Robertson, TAA, Doherty, AWB
    Sterling, Sane, Sigurdsson, Fraser, Camarasa
    Kane, Arnie, Wilson

    1. Amey
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      Arnie >> Mitro

    2. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      A

    3. aleksios
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      Jimenez

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    6 days, 9 hours ago

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  18. aleksios
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 9 hours ago

    ML rival has Auba.
    Thinking of doing Arnie to Laca.But is it time to ditch Salah for a hit in order to fund that?

    a) Salah to FAnderson
    b) Salah to Sterl.
    c) Arnie to Chica/Wilson and no Arsenal cover.

    -Fab
    -Doh-Robbo-Digne-Diop
    -Salah-Sane-Rich-Fraser
    -Kane-Jimenez

    ----Butt--Arnie--Alonso--Camar.
    Thanks a lot guys.

    1. Amey
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      Arnie + Alonso >>> Laca + Schindler/Chambers/cedric/holding(if fit)

    2. chelseabrad
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      Arnie & Alonso > Laca & Kolasinac?

  19. Nuno
    • 5 Years
    6 days, 9 hours ago

    A. Alonso, Bennett

    B. Laporte, Doherty

    1. aleksios
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      B

    2. Roten Teufel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      B

    3. Amey
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      B

    4. patricio33
      6 days, 8 hours ago

      B

  20. chelseabrad
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 9 hours ago

    Will Laca even get proper matchtime?

    1. Wheato182
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      answer i need to know as well, finger hovering over Laca/Aub as we speak

    2. Amey
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      He has scored 1 , forced rojo to score 1 playing 45+27 minutes.
      He had groin injury so currently being eased into team.
      Plays centrally being more physically adapt to wrestle with defenders.

      Enough reasons for me. Got him last week.

    3. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      Mikha not really firing, Ozil misbehaving, I see Auba making way the Central spot. All players a risk this time of year but Laca a calculated risk. So glad I did not go Auba

    4. Champagne supernova
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      He will start imo, 2 goals last 2 games from the bench, he was nalied before his injury.

  21. golfboy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 days, 9 hours ago

    Is it time to ditch Hazard to get make way for Aub up front with Kane?? Or give him another week? Would need a -4

    1. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      See below, talking about him coming back!

    2. Amey
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      Loose one of premium defender's if you have any first. Then go to hazard imo

      1. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 days, 9 hours ago

        The way I will get him is Alonso goes first. I never thought I would do that.

        1. Amey
          6 days, 9 hours ago

          Did exact same. But have to change with the flow and i sold him @ 6.8 got Schindler so 2.6M is huge chunk.
          Let's hope he does not punish me now 😛

  22. Kopkloppers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 9 hours ago

    When is hazard coming back into the sides that ditched him?
    He became an enabler to get Kane for so many people. Without Giroud support, niggling injuries and a drop in Chelsea form, will he be back under those circumstances.
    We cannot avoid the favourable fixtures coming up and scoring at a rate of a point every 11 minutes (Even after a "poor run") he cannot being ignored.
    What criteria do we need to get him back?
    Mine will be any 3 of the 4:
    Giroud becomes a regular starter.
    Chelsea themselves sort out the Jorginho/Kante problem.
    One of Sterling, Kane, Sane, Auba gets injured.
    He clears the air about transfer plans.
    He scores his first goal.

    1. Amey
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      I have kept the faith and he is still in my team.
      Will come good imo.

      1. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 days, 9 hours ago

        No reason not to. I went to Sterling and I am not saying I made the right call.

        1. Amey
          6 days, 9 hours ago

          I hope sterling scores brace against blues this weekend to cover the rest.

    2. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      1/2/4 probably wont happen

      I do have an option of keeping him but dont know how that will end, dont like their fixtures either... he looks like a home boy and 3 of the next 5 are away and one home game is vs Man City

      His stats were better vs Wolves, so anything can happen

      1. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 days, 9 hours ago

        You are right. One thing; he will be up and down like a you know what.

  23. Wheato182
    • 6 Years
    6 days, 9 hours ago

    Which looks better for this week?

    A) Laca + Sane
    B) Aub + Anderson
    C) Laca + Anderson

    Would be looking to get Sane in the week after if not A.

  24. MegNuts
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 9 hours ago

    I've just signed Rondon \o/
    Just for a few games mind

    1. Amey
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      Less popular option, but scoring goals which is important 😉

  25. Amey
    6 days, 9 hours ago

    A
    Great Defferentials imo

    1. Amey
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      Reply fail to wheato182

      1. Wheato182
        • 6 Years
        6 days, 9 hours ago

        Haha cheers - you don't think some West Ham coverage with there fixtures would be a good shout?

        Sane does have Chelsea away this week and I already have Sterling and Laporte.....as mentioned i'll be getting him in next week for Everton at home. Think you've persuaded me on Laca tho!

        1. Amey
          6 days, 9 hours ago

          West Ham are very unpredictable. Arnie injury has put me off their team for now.
          I had laca for his previous run too. Like him as plays in central positions and fairly good finisher.

  26. Cesc Pistols
    • 5 Years
    6 days, 9 hours ago

    For those who haven't used their WCs yet, when are you planning to do so?

    1. DAVESAVES
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 8 hours ago

      This week for me. Players keep on rising, couldn’t wait any longer

  27. FPLGraham
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    6 days, 9 hours ago

    Here's a toughie - looking long-ish term here.

    A) Sane + Mitrovic
    B) Snodgrass + Aubameyang.

    1. Wheato182
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      Prob B but its a tough call

      1. FPLGraham
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        6 days, 9 hours ago

        It is tough!!

        I can actually also afford Schurrle + Aubameyang as B.

        So damn close.

    2. Amey
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      A

    3. danishdynamite
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 days, 8 hours ago

      Laca for Auba and spend the dosh

  28. Sturridge Wars
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 9 hours ago

    Aubameyang a must have do we think ?

    1. Wheato182
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      Apparently Laca is popular around these parts at the moment!

    2. Amey
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      Auba hualed in the gw Kun No-showed.
      That's the sole reason he is being chased like mad imo.
      Otherwise Kane was only option.
      I preferred laca because cheaper & playing centrally.

    3. DAVESAVES
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 8 hours ago

      Laca

  29. teriyaki 69
    • 1 Year
    6 days, 9 hours ago

    would you do Vardy + Alonso to aguero + balbuena if kun was declared fit??

    is Jesus a better option than Laca in case kun is out longer?
    Which one is good as a 3 week punt, Kola or Ballerin?

    1. Amey
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      If you don't have sterling/sane going after kun if fit is wise move IMO.
      Laca is way better option and player than Jesus.

      Bellarine. Just because no doubt regarding starting role and gets into fairly advanced positions

      1. teriyaki 69
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 9 hours ago

        Cheers mate. Thanks. I have sterling but still thin Kun could be my ultimate differential in my quest for top 10k

        1. Amey
          6 days, 8 hours ago

          Yes.
          But if Kane continue to score you could get your rank killed.
          My rank has doubled nearly last gw 😀

          1. teriyaki 69
            • 1 Year
            6 days, 8 hours ago

            have Kane too.

            1. patricio33
              6 days, 8 hours ago

              Kane is the man right now.

  30. manchesterisblue1
    6 days, 9 hours ago

    Who should I use to replace Arnie (Have Sterling and Kane only 1FT):

    A) Mitrovic
    B) Hernandez
    C) Silva + Lacazette (Hazard + Arnie)
    D) Lacazette + Son (Hazard + Arnie)
    E) Aubamayang + Felipe Anderson (Hazard + Arnie)

    Open to other suggestions!

    1. Amey
      6 days, 8 hours ago

      A
      If you don't want hazard
      D looks awesome

      1. manchesterisblue1
        6 days, 8 hours ago

        I do want Hazard but he's been inconsistent so far and Chelsea are out of form. Thinking of swapping Alonso for Holebas or Kolasinac to get Laca as well so I can keep him