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. trinzoo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Was there or will we have an article on the best Arnie replacement?

    1. Zladan
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Your front 3 should probably look something like this:

      Kane
      Auba/Laca
      Jiménez/Wilson

      1. trinzoo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        I have 0.0 ITB and Kane and Wilson already, no chance for Auba/Laca.

        1. Zladan
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Not sure there is anyone else you would want to start this week other than those I mentioned.

          Maybe get Jimmy in too?

          It may be worth a hit to bring in Auba/Laca. If you captain them and they bang v Hudds, Southampton & Burnley you’re laughing.

          1. trinzoo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            I will think about it, however, I haven't made a single hit this season and still have WC, not sure I should...

            1. Zladan
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 19 days ago

              There is a clear shift towards Spurs and Arsenal players now until after Xmas.

              LFC attack and Haz no longer essential.

              1. trinzoo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 19 days ago

                I can see Haz become really good after City.

        2. Sergeant Garcia
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Considered Rondon?

        3. Sergeant Garcia
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          I think Mitro is a good shout too, some good fixtures after ManU

    2. Warblers Fear Satan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Mitrovic for the longer term?

      1. trinzoo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Thanks guys, if only Mitro wouldnt be on 4! He might be booked vs United.

  2. Oh Mane Mane
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Plans for this week?

    Currently have:

    Fabianski (Hamer)
    Doherty Robertson Alonso (Bennett) (Wan Bissaka)
    Salah Sterling Richarlison Fraser (Hojbjerg)
    Wilson Kane Arnautovic

    2 FT and 0.0 in the bank

    What is the best move here?

    A) Arnie to Mitrovic
    B) Arnie to Zaha
    C) Arnie to Jimenez & Bennett to Digne

    Think C will possibly give me the best squad to cope over christmas?

    1. mr messi
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      C

    2. Front 442
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Mitrovic is on 4 Bookings

    3. Zladan
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 days ago

      C but keep Bennett

  3. Zladan
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Chances of starting this weekend?

    Aubameyang
    Lacazette

    1. zLaTaN@uNiTeD
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      70%
      99%

    2. Typo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      40/60 I'd say. Have no clue tho

    3. Dangerous Rhubarb
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Filthy attack this weekend

    4. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 months, 19 days ago

      He benched Aubameyang twice - the team struggled against weak opposition and he brought him on to devastating effects - since then he hasn’t been dropped but he doesn’t play EL much

      Aubameyang has played two games on the trot after a break midweek

      Not sure that requires a rest

      He’ll get a break next week too

      Tough one

      1. Zladan
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 19 days ago

        My concern is he played the full 90 twice in 4 days. I can’t see him going again for a 3rd in 7 days.

        I’d certainly sway towards him more likely benched than Laca this time.

  4. Typo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Do we think Laca will start playing 90's again?

    1. yakirh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      I think he will

      1. Typo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        I'd love that

  5. The 5% Team
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Bench: Alonso or Wilson?
      Captain: Sterling or Lacazette?

      1. Dangerous Rhubarb
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Alonso
        Laca

        1. Zladan
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Always start Alonso.

    • FootballFanatic365- BOOM Xh…
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      siggy >

      1 Shaq
      2 Lucas
      3 Mkhi

      or Keep
      ??

      1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Keep

      2. The 5% Team
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Out of those three, I would keep Siggy...after City and Spurs, Everton have some really nice fixtures

      3. fkmzcgp
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 19 days ago

        A) Hazard and Arnie —> Snodgrass and Auba

        B) Hazard, Arnie and Alonso —> FAnderson, Auba and Kolasinac/Trippier

      4. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Those getting Sane this week not worried about them facing Chelsea this week and Sane doesnt do as well against stronger teams

        1. The 5% Team
            5 months, 19 days ago

            That's mainly because Mahrez played instead of him in the bigger matches (Sane played 40 min in 4 big matches), but they had Mendy then. I'm optimistic he will start now that Mendy is out

        2. mlm
            5 months, 19 days ago

            Bench who?

            Alonso
            Fraser
            Wilson
            Doherty

            1. BenDavies
              • 6 Years
              5 months, 19 days ago

              fraser

              1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
                • 7 Years
                5 months, 19 days ago

                realy ? 😀 ahhaha

            2. The 5% Team
                5 months, 19 days ago

                I'm benching Alonso for the first and probably only time

                1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
                  • 7 Years
                  5 months, 19 days ago

                  Dont know why you own him if you are benching him :/

                2. Warblers Fear Satan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 19 days ago

                  Same here. Feels odd.

                  1. The 5% Team
                      5 months, 19 days ago

                      Because City always scores...and think that Alonso won't get too many chances in this match.
                      It is a choice between him and Wilson, and I think Wilson has a higher chance of returns, even if it's at home vs Liverpool

                3. mr messi
                  • 8 Years
                  5 months, 19 days ago

                  Alonso

              • EgyptianKing
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                5 months, 19 days ago

                Richarlison out // Alli in this GW - makes sense?

                Already have Son and Kane

                1. BenDavies
                  • 6 Years
                  5 months, 19 days ago

                  Absolutely not. Why get rid of Richa at home to Watford for a triple up on Spurs away to Leicester?

                2. Warby84
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 19 days ago

                  Alli benched this week, Richarlison nailed on to start

              • Ragnar Lothbrok
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                5 months, 19 days ago

                A or B

                A) Arnie & D Silva to Lacca & Fraser
                Or
                B) Arnie & D Silva to Auba & Torreira or another MID up to 5.4m)

                Tha me

              • LC1
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 19 days ago

                Ederson Hamer
                TAA Alonso Laporte Bennet Wan-Bisakka
                Hazard Mane(!) Richarlison Fraser Hojbjerg
                Kane Arnie(!) Jiminez

                1 FT & 2.1 ITB.

                Thinking Mane & Arnie to Fanderson and Aubamayang(C) for a -4?

                Any other suggestions are much appreciated?

                Thanks.

              • BenDavies
                • 6 Years
                5 months, 19 days ago

                Think I'm almost set on Arnie + Hazard ---> Lacazette + Siggy

                Don't want to gamble on a Spurs mid for this weekend and will probably transfer out Siggy for Son next week.

                Thoughts? Bear in mind I also have Richarlison so is a double-up wise?

                1. yakirh
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 19 days ago

                  I wouldn't double up on Everton
                  They got City up next

                  1. BenDavies
                    • 6 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    That's why I said I'm going to be transferring out Siggy for Son next week.

                2. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 19 days ago

                  Evertons fixtures turn soon

                  1. BenDavies
                    • 6 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    As I said it's only a 1 week punt. Siggy out for Son the next week.

                    1. The 5% Team
                        5 months, 19 days ago

                        If you have no other problems to fix, seem like a few nices moves to me

                        1. BenDavies
                          • 6 Years
                          5 months, 19 days ago

                          Cheers, don't want to hold onto Arnie and Hazard for the upcoming GW

                  2. Typo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    I would choose F.Anderson over Siggy. Siggys gw17-18 are baad.

                    1. BenDavies
                      • 6 Years
                      5 months, 19 days ago

                      I have Anderson! 🙂

                  3. danishdynamite
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    Wouldn't go for SiIggy til GW19

                3. FootballFanatic365- BOOM Xh…
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 19 days ago

                  sterling vs Kane ?

                  talk

                  1. Eat my goal!
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    Get both or cry

                    1. FootballFanatic365- BOOM Xh…
                      • 4 Years
                      5 months, 19 days ago

                      kane played 3 matches in a row, they have barca midweek, will he start vs leicester?

                  2. Typo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    Sterling is an FPL Golden Goose that keeps on giving

                    Kane will haul, then troll us all.

                4. wasp3000
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 19 days ago

                  1 FT 0.7m ITB

                  Fabianksi Patricio
                  Alonso Robbo* TAA AWB Doherty
                  Salah Sane Richarlison Gudmundsson Hojbjerg
                  Kane Jimenez Arnie*

                  A) Arnie & Salah -->> Aubameyang (C) & Eriksen (-4)
                  B) Arnie & Salah -->> Lacazette (C) & Eriksen/Mane (-4)
                  C) Arnie & Alonso -->> Lacazette (C) & Kolasinac (-4)
                  D) Arnie --> Wilson
                  E) Something else?

                5. danishdynamite
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  5 months, 19 days ago

                  My WC (active) plans are all over the place.

                  I'd planned to drop Fraser this week, but that's become too risky.

                  Is anyone on a WC considering Kamara / Success as a third striker to enable a strong 5th midfielder (in my case, Fraser) or a stronger defence?

                  1. Typo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    I would go Kamara over Success, and go for a power 5 in the mid.

                    Sterling - Sane - Fraser - Richy - F.Anderson
                    Kane - Auba - Kamara

                    1. Typo
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      5 months, 19 days ago

                      some cheap "power" tbh

                  2. avfc82
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    I played my WC last week and did exactly that w/ Kamara. Great value if he keeps his spot.

                    1. danishdynamite
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      5 months, 19 days ago

                      That was why I mentioned Success - he seems a more nailed on player, and their fixtures improve soon

                  3. danishdynamite
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    Thanks for the replies

                6. cigan
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    Repost as this is killing me

                    Ryan / Patricio*
                    Alonso / Laporte / TAA / Doherty / WB
                    Hazard / Sane / DSilva / Shaqiri* / Hojbjerg
                    Kane / Arnautovic* / Wilson

                    1) * all need to go, Shaqiri and Arnautovic ideally this week. Pat can wait, though I want Fabianski
                    2) I've got 5 players in the City - Chelsea game
                    3) I want Lacazette/Aubameyang

                    A) Arnautovic & Shaqiri > Laca & 4.5 enabler (-4), then Alonso/Laporte > Schilndler next week and the 4.5 enabler > Fraser in GW18
                    B) Arnautovic > Jimenez/Rondon
                    C) Shaqiri > Richarlison/Anderson
                    D) B&C (-4)
                    E) Save FT, hope for the best and make 2FT next week

                    1. Dangerous Rhubarb
                      • 9 Years
                      5 months, 19 days ago

                      A is far to complex...

                      Your main priority is getting rid of arnie....

                  • Jellyfish
                    • 7 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    On WC and want Arsenal defender. How nailed on is Kolasinac?

                    1. fkmzcgp
                      • 1 Year
                      5 months, 19 days ago

                      Nailed atm with Monreal injured

                      1. Jellyfish
                        • 7 Years
                        5 months, 19 days ago

                        Any idea on when Monreal is expected back?

                    2. zLaTaN@uNiTeD
                      • 2 Years
                      5 months, 19 days ago

                      Monreal back in training I think

                    3. Konstaapeli
                      • 2 Years
                      5 months, 19 days ago

                      Pretty nailed after Holdings injury. Monreal can be used as CD

                    4. The 5% Team
                        5 months, 19 days ago

                        I'm guessing when Monreal is back, Kola isn't very nailed. Unless they switch things up at the back now that Holding is out as well. Difficult to say atm I would say.

                    5. fkmzcgp
                      • 1 Year
                      5 months, 19 days ago

                      Lacazette and FAnderson

                      or

                      Auba and Snodgrass

                      1. Cabellafan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        5 months, 19 days ago

                        A

                    6. dashdriver
                      • 3 Years
                      5 months, 19 days ago

                      54K OR / 1FT

                      Did Kun / Arnie > Auba / Wilson for a hit last night.

                      GW16 team:

                      Fab
                      TAA / Alonso / Bennett
                      Hazard / Mané / Anderson / Richalison (vc)
                      Kane / Auba (C) / Wilson

                      Hamer / Wan-Bis / Peltier / Billing

                      GTG?

                      1. Poison Apple
                        • 6 Years
                        5 months, 19 days ago

                        Looks gtg

                    7. Poison Apple
                      • 6 Years
                      5 months, 19 days ago

                      Already did my ft this wk

                      Leno
                      Alonso robbo balb (schindler wanB)
                      Sterling son snodgrass paterson (hogg)
                      Kane auba laca

                      Want to upgrade paterson next gw. Any ideas how to?

                      A. Downgrade alonso
                      B. Downgrade roboo
                      C. Downgrade sterling to sane
                      D. Downgrade son

                      1. dashdriver
                        • 3 Years
                        5 months, 19 days ago

                        Downgrade laca 🙂

                        1. Poison Apple
                          • 6 Years
                          5 months, 19 days ago

                          Would prefer not to. He is a differential in my ML. But i suppose tats the popular opinion

                    8. #FPLBhuna
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      5 months, 19 days ago

                      what was the LMS score?

                    9. Christina.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      5 months, 19 days ago

                      Is Snoddy under threat from anyone?

                      1. #FPLBhuna
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        5 months, 19 days ago

                        barkley mark II

                        1. Christina.
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          5 months, 19 days ago

                          ...nah...Barkley was swimming in a big pond....Snoddy swimming in a bowl....

                          1. #FPLBhuna
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            5 months, 19 days ago

                            like the analogy

                      2. The 5% Team
                          5 months, 19 days ago

                          Diangana or Wilshere maybe?

                      3. Berbinho's Forehead
                        • 8 Years
                        5 months, 19 days ago

                        What has happened to David de Gea? Staggering to see how much he has declined since the turn of the year.

                        1. #FPLBhuna
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          5 months, 19 days ago

                          playing for a woeful team rubbing off on him

                        2. Typo
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          5 months, 19 days ago

                          Agree. last year he was immense. Had some pretty good saves last night tho.

                          The whole team has declined I feel. Just cant understand why Mou gets to stay, I see no hope what so ever.

                      4. fenixri
                        • 2 Years
                        5 months, 19 days ago

                        So many people here getting rid of Hazard and Alonso. Hazard has constant returns and it's Chelsea talisman. Alonso has few hard fixtures but after that fixtures are really good. Also he can get returns against anyone plus ot will be very hard to get him back in team.

                        1. Typo
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          5 months, 19 days ago

                          Hazard has had 7 GW's without scoring. Then it is wiser to use the money elsewhere and rather go back to hazza if he and chelsea hits some kind of form.

                        2. Do I Not Like Orange
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          5 months, 19 days ago

                          As someone who only just ditched Hazard this GW, the problem is he hasn't returned anything more than an assist since GW8. That would be fine to hold if it was Fraser or Siggy, but for a lot of us holding Hazard for semi-consistent assists has meant missing out on Sterling and his hauls.

                          1. wasp3000
                            • 4 Years
                            5 months, 19 days ago

                            This is exactly how I feel. Sold Sterling (instead of Hazard) to Salah in GW 9 and it is my big regret this season

                        3. wasp3000
                          • 4 Years
                          5 months, 19 days ago

                          Keep telling yourself that about Hazard. Proven fantasy troll.

                      5. Miguel Sanchez
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        5 months, 19 days ago

                        Who are Poch's mids that are most important to him to get a result in Barcelona and at risk of a rest on Saturday? Eriksen and Son in my opinion

                        1. #FPLBhuna
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          5 months, 19 days ago

                          alli, eriksen, son all crucial

                          1. FootballFanatic365- BOOM Xh…
                            • 4 Years
                            5 months, 19 days ago

                            how was lucas last night and thoughts as an option?

                      6. JWilson3
                        • 7 Years
                        5 months, 19 days ago

                        Can't help but feel Auba will be rested this weekend. Think I made a mistake opting for him over Kane

                        1. french holiday
                          • 1 Year
                          5 months, 19 days ago

                          Kane looks to be the one rested with the game vs Barca mid week.

                        2. fenixri
                          • 2 Years
                          5 months, 19 days ago

                          It's guessing game now. I was sure Salah will start against Burnley and get hatty.

                        3. Poison Apple
                          • 6 Years
                          5 months, 19 days ago

                          Why do u think kane who played more games be less likely to be rested or taken off early? If both may have chance of reduced mins, shouldnt the pick be the one with more chance to impress despite a shorter appearance?

                          Unless u r poch or unai?

                          1. JWilson3
                            • 7 Years
                            5 months, 19 days ago

                            Yeah you could be right, just feel Arsenal have more license to keep Auba on the bench with Laca there. Do think Kane could come off early though

                            1. french holiday
                              • 1 Year
                              5 months, 19 days ago

                              check how many points auba has got when benched by unai

                        4. Cruyff's Eleven
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          5 months, 19 days ago

                          Look at it mid- to long-term...

                      7. sirmorbach
                        • 2 Years
                        5 months, 19 days ago

                        Fabianski / Patricio

                        Alonso / TAA / Doherty / Duffy / Balbuena

                        Sterling / Hazard / Sané / Richarlison / Fraser

                        Aubameyang / Arnautovic / Success

                        A. Hazard-Snodgrass, Arnautovic-Kane for a hit
                        B. Arnie-Wilson
                        C. Hazard-Maddison/Anderson, Arnautovic-Lacazette
                        D. None of the above

                      8. Do I Not Like Orange
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        5 months, 19 days ago

                        Do people think Foyth is likely to continue to start for Spurs over this good run of fixtures?

                      9. avfc82
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        5 months, 19 days ago

                        For those considering Kane as captain this week, a heads up that Leicester are tight at home. Only conceded 6 goals in 7 games and the last one was in October. Strong xGA too. It could pay off, but there are better options this week.