Scout Notes

Gameweek 27 blank all but confirmed for City after nine-goal victory

Manchester City are set to have a blank in Gameweek 27 after hammering Burton Albion 9-0 in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final on Wednesday evening.

The question is not whether the Citizens will make the final – of course, they will – but when their league match against Everton, currently scheduled for Saturday 23 February, will now take place.

City also reached the final of the EFL Cup in 2017/18, with their scheduled Premier League encounter against Arsenal simply moving to the following Wednesday and both teams avoiding an FPL blank.

That isn’t an option this season, with City’s Gameweek 28 fixture against West Ham arranged for Tuesday 26 February.

Pep Guardiola’s side are also in action in the days leading up to the EFL Cup final, taking on Schalke in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday 20 February.

Gameweeks 32 and 35 have been widely mooted as double Gameweeks, though there is the possibility of City’s trip to Goodison Park being tagged onto another round of fixtures: Gameweek 25 being one such option, though that would necessitate hasty re-arrangement and neither club to be involved in an FA Cup fourth-round replay.

Our preliminary guide to the possible blanks and doubles in the months ahead can be viewed here.

Manchester City 9-0 Burton Albion

  • Goals: Kevin De Bruyne (£9.7m), Gabriel Jesus (£10.1m) x4, Oleksandr Zinchenko (£4.7m), Phil Foden (£4.6m), Kyle Walker (£6.4m), Riyad Mahrez (£8.3m)
  • Assists: David Silva (£8.5m) x2, Leroy Sane (£9.5m) x3, Riyad Mahrez x2, Gabriel Jesus, Bernardo Silva (£7.5m)

While they have encountered limited opposition in Rotherham United and Burton Albion in the last five days, that City have hit 16 goals without reply suggests some of the swagger that was so badly lacking in December has returned to the Etihad.

The narrow Gameweek 21 victory over Liverpool is no doubt City’s most significant result over the last week but the manner of this latest success, a nine-goal demolition of Nigel Clough’s League One outfit, would have further encouraged owners of the reigning champions’ Fantasy assets.

Wednesday night’s 9-0 win was done without the services of Raheem Sterling (£11.3m), Ederson (£5.6m), Aymeric Laporte (£5.9m), John Stones (£5.2m) and Fernandinho (£5.3m), who were either unused substitutes or rested completely.

Sergio Aguero (£11.2m) and Vincent Kompany (£5.2m) were also missing, with Guardiola revealing both players were unavailable to him:

Almost everybody is fit except Sergio and Vincent. I make a selection, for example, Kevin [De Bruyne] and David [Silva] in the last weeks haven’t played too much and need the rhythm.

Kevin has had four, five months injured so he needs minutes. He had 70 minutes last game and today more minutes.

Aguero is thought to only be suffering from a cold, though official word is awaited on both the Argentinean forward and Kompany.

When interviewed after the match, the City boss said the magnitude of his side’s victory means he can afford to blood a second-string starting XI for the return leg in a fortnight’s time:

We spoke about that at half-time – to play simple, let them run and try to score more goals. It’s the best way to respect the competition and respect the opponents.

If you are 4-0 up and forget to continue, you don’t have respect for the competition or your opponent. The best way is do what we have to do.

We spoke about travelling to Burton with as big an advantage as possible but we didn’t expect this. It’s good for us because we can play the second team and players who don’t play regularly. In this incredible schedule, we have a little bit of a break in that week to prepare for the other competitions.

That second leg at the Pirelli Stadium falls in between Gameweek 23 and FA Cup fourth round weekend, so Guardiola’s team selection at Huddersfield Town on Sunday week should be largely unaffected by any subsequent midweek distraction.

Gabriel Jesus (£10.1m) was the headline-maker last night, scoring four goals in the space of 35 minutes and registering a slightly fortunate assist for substitute Phil Foden‘s (£4.6m) strike.

This was exactly the sort of confidence boost the Brazilian striker required after his hit-and-miss performances of late, which included a profligate display in the 7-0 win over Rotherham on Sunday.

Even ignoring his four-goal salvo, the Brazil international’s movement and sharpness were far more encouraging up front – though again, some allowance has to be made for the calibre of City’s latest opponents.

As he so often does with his squad players, Guardiola stressed the value of Jesus to his side after full-time:

Strikers need to score goals, Gabriel Jesus has had chances in the last few games and today he has scored. He is so important.

Kevin De Bruyne (£9.7m) and David Silva (£8.5m) were predictably far too good for their opposite numbers to handle, though Ilkay Gundogan (£5.4m) deserves credit for his own creative display at the base of the central midfield three: the Germany international kickstarting the moves that led to two of City’s goals with some excellent passes.

Many of City’s goals had a similar feel, with incisive balls from deep being sprayed towards “inside forward” areas and the assists coming from those zones.

That creativity from deep is something City were lacking during their loss of form in December and the return to fitness of De Bruyne and Silva is a huge bonus on that front.

Leroy Sane (£9.5m) and Riyad Mahrez (£8.3m) didn’t have to break a sweat on the flanks but Sane was perhaps the more impressive of the two, registering a hat-trick of assists before his withdrawal midway through the second half.

That Mahrez has played 180 minutes in the two domestic cup fixtures on Sunday and Wednesday (Sane 99, Sterling 57) suggests he will be the fall guy on the flank when City entertain Wolves on Monday evening.

Sane’s pitch-time could once again be affected in the medium-term, however, with Benjamin Mendy (£6.2m) closing in on a return.

Speaking on Tuesday, Guardiola said of the French defender:

He’s much better. He’s training alone. Two weeks, three weeks maybe [until he returns].

Oleksandr Zinchenko (£4.7m) played the full 90 minutes at left-back last night, though Fabian Delph (£5.3m) – on the bench after the completion of his three-match ban – could return to that position in Gameweek 22.

HOW THE GOALS WERE SCORED

1-0: David Silva’s pinpoint cross from the left was headed home by De Bruyne from ten yards out.

2-0: Sane’s shot from a narrow angle was saved after an incisive pass from Gundogan, the ball popping up kindly for Jesus to head into an empty net.

3-0: David Silva’s ball across the six-yard box was controlled by Jesus, who took his time before firing in off Bradley Collins’ left-hand post.

4-0: Sane’s ball inside from the left flank was met by Zinchenko, whose attempted cross from 25 yards out looped straight into the net.

5-0: David Silva’s pass released Mahrez on the right of the box, with the Algerian’s cross met by a Jesus header from seven yards out.

6-0: After having an initial shot saved, Jesus’ attempted follow-up rolled into the path of Foden, who stroked home from the edge of the six-yard box.

7-0:  Mahrez’s ball from deep released Sane on the left side of the box and the German winger nutmegged his marker with a deft pass into the path of Jesus, who scored his fourth of the evening with a flicked finish.

8-0: David Silva’s pass released Mahrez on the left of the box, with the Algerian winger’s cut-back being cushioned home by Walker from eight yards out.

9-0: Bernardo Silva’s ball from the left flank was finished at the second attempt by Mahrez eight yards out after the Algerian had initially miskicked.

Manchester City XI (4-3-3): Muric; Walker (Danilo 74′), Otamendi, Garcia, Zinchenko; De Bruyne (Foden 58′), Gundogan, David Silva; Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus, Sane (Bernardo Silva 66′).

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  1. Rhinos
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Nice write up. Raz c 😎

  2. gunner79
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Kane or Aguero?

    Salah Bsilva or Mane and Sterling?

    Cheers

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Kane
      Salah and B.Silva but watch out as KDB is back and will eventually displace B.Silva

    2. S.Agueroooooo
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Kane
      Salah + ?, but id pick someone else at Bilvas price rather than him

    3. caldracula
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Kane, Salah and Bilva

    4. caldracula
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Agree on someone else other than Bilva though, Sigurdson if not enough cash for Pogba.

      1. gunner79
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        Have Pogba, Kante, and Eriksen

    5. lindeg
        8 months, 8 days ago

        aguero, mane, sterling

        expect city to run riot next gameweeks

    6. Alvaro Morata
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Captain this week...?

      a). Hazard
      b). Salah

      1. Champagne supernova
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        I trust Salah more than hazard

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        Salah - I have captaincy on Hazard and I don't feel too good about it

      3. JAMO97
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 8 days ago

        Salah. Newcastle quite stubborn at the back, and Pool attack better.

      4. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        B

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

        Hazard

      6. Danno - Emre Canada
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        Tough one. My predicament as well, both Newcastle and Brighton have conceded the same amount of goals I think, Brighton are better at home but then Liverpool score more goals. I maty go for Hazard just purely because im chasing and its the TV game!

      7. lindeg
          8 months, 8 days ago

          hazard

        • Nomar
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

          Hazard.

          Chelsea at home and Toon gone off the boil lately.

      8. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        Fab
        Lovren Shaw Doherty WanB Schindler
        Rich Anderson Haz Son Ward
        Auba Kane Mitro

        2 FTS 1.2itb
        I’m thinking Lovren to Bednarek this week.
        Then Hazard and Son to Salah and Pogba next week.
        Good moves?
        I’d probably get TAA in the week after.

        1. JAMO97
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 8 days ago

          Yes, good plan!

        2. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 8 days ago

          What are your thoughts on mitro? Interested to hear non of your next four moves involve dealing with him.

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            I’ll hold for now as I think the other moves have more explosive potential than moving Mitro on to another similarly priced striker.
            Plus 3 of his next four fixtures are quite good.

            1. dbeck
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              8 months, 8 days ago

              Cheers, just interested as have to downgrade either him or Robbo (have TAA) to upgrade Anderson to salah and I haven’t seen many teams with him in nowadays

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                8 months, 8 days ago

                He’s not a major player in my squad but I’d wouldnt have any problem with losing him

                1. dbeck
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  8 months, 8 days ago

                  See ya later then mitro! Cheers fella

        3. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

          Yea, good moves

      9. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        Harry (C)ane anyone?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

          Do you have Son as well?

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

            no

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 8 days ago

              OK - well think Kane can score but has a ceiling of about 9 points this GW. There are plenty of others with much higher this GW IMO

        2. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

          I actually most likely am. Good history vs Yoonited and on form. Can see them winning 2,3-0/1

          1. Iain Dowies Love Child
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            Hmmm: played 7, 1 goal, 0 assists

            1. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 8 days ago

              2gls and 1a in 6 lol

      10. Pierce34
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        Fraser pictured in training, Wilson not.

        Luckily Howe's press conference is tomorrow and will clarify absolutely nothing 😀

        1. S.Agueroooooo
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

          just need two more weeks from fraser + wilson come on lads!!

          1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            Planning to sell him after that?

            1. S.Agueroooooo
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 8 days ago

              Wilson more likely to leave my team than Fraser, probably for Jiminez who has nice fixtures.

              Wilson might not be in training because of the knock or the chelsea move, theres obviously interest. I truely hope that doesnt go through.

        2. Mo Mané Mo Problems
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

          Hopefully Wilson is eating a celebratory lunch in the West End.

          Either way he unlikely to feature this weekend I guess. Almost will be back to what I paid for him soon.

          1. Nomar
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            What's he celebrating?

            1. lindeg
                8 months, 8 days ago

                chelsea transfer

        3. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

          In the sub 6.5 category, who do you rate best?
          A) Gudmundsson
          B) Redmond
          C) Pereya
          D) Deulofeu
          E) Fraser

          Quite tempted at a punt on one of the first two, but I realise the odds are against me. It would be for Martial, but then Son could be upgraded to KDB/Sane.

          1. _sidney_will
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            Fraser, consistnently proven himself this season

          2. JAMO97
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 8 days ago

            CEDBA

          3. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            C, D, B, E, A

          4. Jimmy Boy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            Pereyra or Fraser for me

        4. JAMO97
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 8 days ago

          Wilson not training now!

          Plan was Sterling to Sane, and then either get Richarlison in 352 or Salah and Jonny in for Haz and Dotherty. Dependent on how Salah and Haz look this week.

          2FT
          Fab
          Alonso VVD Digne AWB
          Haz, Sterling, Anderson, Martial
          Auba, Wilson
          Button, Jiminez, Dotherty, Obiang

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

          Camarasa worth the 0.4m over Hudson-Odoi? If I go Hudson-Odoi I won't have to take a -4 to bring in Salah

          1. JAMO97
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 8 days ago

            Hudson-Odoi may leave. If your not playing them then I would get in Puncheon 4.2 and avoids the -4

            1. _sidney_will
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 8 days ago

              Great shout, forgot Puncheon costs the same, thanks!

          2. S.Agueroooooo
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            he may leave chelsea, camarasa is the best in that price range but not worth a -4 for. Get puncheon who has just moved to Huds

            1. _sidney_will
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 8 days ago

              Thanks!

          3. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            Yes he is.
            That 0.4 gives you nailed on player who is on set pieces(including pens).

            1. _sidney_will
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 8 days ago

              Unsure if he warrants being part of a -4 though

              1. el polako
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                8 months, 8 days ago

                That depends how long you want to keep Camarasa for.
                Personally him & AWB are my season keepers should they stay fit.

          4. The 5% Team
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 8 days ago

            as long as you intent them to be on the bench, then I would go for it

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

            Hudson-Odoi and 4 points worth the risk imo

        6. Clarity
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 8 days ago

          Fab/Speroni
          Alonso, Robertson, Digne| Bennett, AWB
          Rich, Pogba, Salah, Hazard, Snodgrass
          Auba, Jimenez | Kamara
          Bench: Snodgrass, Kamara, Bennett
          1FT 1.9ITB

          A) Fab > Etheridge
          B) Snodgrass + Kamara > Camarasa & Arnautovic
          C) Save

          Thanks!

          1. Clarity
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 8 days ago

            Edit:

            Fab
            Alonso, Robertson, Digne
            Rich, Pogba, Salah, Hazard, Snodgrass
            Auba, Jimenez
            Bench: Speroni, AWB, Kamara, Bennett
            1FT 1.9ITB

            A) Fab > Etheridge
            B) Snodgrass + Kamara > Camarasa & Arnautovic -4
            C) Save

            Thanks!

            1. CROCosta
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              8 months, 8 days ago

              Save

        7. Kopkloppers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

          Out of the 6 big hitters, has any one got 4? Has anyone got 2?
          I simply chose Haz and Salah with good returns and fixtures.
          Now Son is going I may go to Sane rather than Sterling/Kun.
          Anyone doing well without the usual 3 out of 6?

          1. MINUS FOUR
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            I've mostly only had 2 all season. I aim to get the top captaincy candidates as often as possible, then don't worry too much about owning premiums if I'm not going to captain them in the short term. For me it's all about not getting burned when you don't have a particular heavy hitter that the majority does have and gives the armband to. I avoid that scenario at all costs, but you only need to have a couple of premiums at a time imo.

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

              Totally logical and my thoughts entirely.

          2. _sidney_will
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            Currently have Sterling Hazard Sane Kane, but Sterling is going to become Salah

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

              That is a lot. TV? rest of the side?

          3. Pierce34
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            I only had three of them from weeks 3-7 (Hazard, Aguero, Aubameyang). Ironically those weeks were not among my best (nor were they Aubameyang's!).

            Currently only Kane and Hazard, before that it was Kane and Sterling.

          4. caldracula
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            I think 3 is a good amount

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

              The norm but you can get away with 2.
              Mid priced players are scoring well and defenders until recently.

          5. Danno - Emre Canada
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            I have Salah, Kane, Hazard and now Sane, so 3 I guess

            1. Zladan
              • 2 Years
              8 months, 8 days ago

              This is the optimal imo.

          6. Nomar
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            3

            Haz, Salah and Kane (MBE).

          7. HashAttack
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            On a WC at the moment at looking at having Kane, Auba, Salah and Hazard

            SV is at 106M and its just about manageable now

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

              Mine 106.6 and could not afford it.

            2. Jaws
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 8 days ago

              I thought I took a lot of hits, until I saw your team!

          8. Legomané
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            I think 4 may be feasible without total imbalance if you only have one of Kane/Salah

        8. HAMMERTIME107
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 8 days ago

          £0 mil in the bank but 2 free transfers!

          Foster |
          Digne | Wan-Bissaka | Pereira
          Mane | Richarlison | Sane | Martial
          Kane | Rashford | Aubameyang
          *
          Speroni | Billing | Dunk | Targett

          1. S.Agueroooooo
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            hard to make any changes this week , i'd use 1 transfer this week to start putting some cash in the bank and have 2FT next week. Dunk>bednarek or something.

          2. Retro
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            I wouldn't be able to sleep at night with no Salah in my team.

        9. HD7
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

          1 FT

          A)Kola to TAA and double Pool defence
          B) Save
          C) Save but play Camarasa instead of Kola

          or any other idea about this lot?

          Fab
          AWB Kola Robbo Digne
          Salah Anderson Pogba Richa
          Kane Auba

          Subs: Button, Camarasa, Doherty, Success

          1. JohnBlack
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 8 days ago

            A

        10. Bring the Cavalry
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

          Can I get away without Salah this weekend?

          Foster
          Robertson TAA Digne AWB
          Hazard Pogba Rich Sane Fraser
          Kane

          Pat Jimi Bennet Ings

          1. LOLarov
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            You cant get away without Salah any week.....

          2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            yep

          3. S.Agueroooooo
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            With so many people likely to capt salah his EO will be huge if he scores well its likely to hurt unless your capt matches or does better. Same time if he flops and your capt does well then happy days. If haz flops this week i think its defo time to move him on though.

        11. Pringle
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

          Anybody going for Sane(C) this gw?

          1. Bring the Cavalry
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            Tempted, probably between him and Hazard for me

          2. caldracula
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            Was tempted but will go for Hazard

          3. Nomar
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            I would (c) Sterling if I had him.

            But I don't so I'm trusting in Haz.

        12. puhd
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

          Current team:

          Fab
          AWB Robertson Lindelof (Bennet Schindler)
          Hazard Pogba Martial Rich Anderson
          Kane Jimmy (Success)

          Martial and Schindler out and Salah and Bednarek in for -8?

          1. caldracula
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            Do it next week for a -4, no point taking a 8 point hit for a bench fodder and think Hazard can outscore Salah this week so put the armband on him.

        13. Klip Klopp
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

          Who scores more this week:
          Martial or Jiminez?

          I basically have Pogba, Rashford and Martial and not sure if I should split the risk an play Jiminez instead of one of the United players?

          1. Nomar
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            Evens.

        14. unitednations
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

          Morning all, really not confident about my team for this gw but feel a bit handicapped. have 1ft and 2.7m itb

          Fabianski
          Alonso • Digne • Holebas
          Hazard (c) • Pogba • Rich • Fanderson (MUN) • Son (MUN)
          Kane (MUN) • Jimenez (mci)

          Button Schindler Doherty Kamara

          A: Fanderson + Son >> Redmond + Salah (-4) and stick to a 352

          B: Son >> Sterling (c)...but then getting Salah next gw would involve a hit and also means only i could get salah is by dropping hazard...essentially i will be switching sterling for hazard over next two gw's...worth it? chelsea looking slightly off but hazard has high goal involvement

          C: Save FT and do one of the following next gw
          - fanderson/son >> redmond/salah for free
          - Alonso/son >> 4.7m def/salah for free
          - Alonso/hazard/son >> cedric/sterling/salah (-4)..if hazard blanks

          1. Steiger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 8 days ago

            C. Hazard/Son to Sane/Salah instead..?

        15. Sturridge Wars
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

          Which option looks best?

          A) Fabianski > Etheridge
          B) Ings > Kamara/Barnes
          C) Anderson > Sigurdson
          D) Save FT

          Fabianski
          AWB / Alonso / Robertson / Digne
          Salah / Anderson / Hazard / Pogba
          Jimenez / Kane

          Bench: Hamer, Ings, Billing, Bennett

          1. HarryB29
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 8 days ago

            D

        16. Dacra
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

          Get rid of the Arnie flag?

          "I think Marko and all the other players involved in rumours have their heads here and want to continue playing the way they are doing so far. I am sure his head will be in the game against Arsenal and it will not affect his performance."

          1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            calm down

        17. Totti
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

          guys

          already owning son and kane
          2 FT

          what do you think guys kane -> aguero this gameweek

          and next week aguero -> kane

          1. CROCosta
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 8 days ago

            no, rather ditch son this week or do some other change

            1. Totti
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 8 days ago

              ok what do u think about:

              son and anderson -> sterling (c) and camarasa

        18. Óró Sé…
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

          Any suggestion on what to do to improve defence - who to sacrifice?!

          I’ve bled funds from defence over last while now it’s really poor and I’ve nothing itb.

          Will prob stick this week but what moves would you suggest to upgrade defence??

          Fab
          WanB, Bednarek, Schindler
          Salah, Haz, Sané, Pogba, Rich
          Kane, Barnes

          Hammer, Doherty, Dunk, Kamara

          1. caldracula
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            Would drop Sane personally.

          2. caldracula
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            Next week that is

            1. Óró Sé…
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 8 days ago

              Thanks, might look into that

          3. Subzero (-4)
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            Well you have a very strong midfield. Depends if you are sticking with the 5. If you are and are happy captaining salah then for me downgrade Kane. Even can to auba frees up 1.2 million I think. Could then at least get taa for pool cover. Failing that joe Gomez will become an option soon.

            1. Óró Sé…
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 8 days ago

              Cheers Subzero- thanks for taking the time on that.

              A fair point & good idea

        19. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

          Best use of a transfer this week...
          A) Hazard to Sterling a week early.
          B) Martial to Fraser/Pereya/Redmond (allows for the Son and Auba to Rashford and Salah move next week with funds leftover).
          C) Digne to Bednarek/Cedric (also to create Salah funds).
          D) Burn it or do a sideways switch with Martial (e.g. Siggy/Rich) for one week.

          1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            B

            1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 8 days ago

              Any preference for which?

          2. Subzero (-4)
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            You have already decided that hazard is your make way for salah so A. Additionally the player you are bringing in could easily match or even outscore him as well so if hazard is leaving no matter what then don't waste the transfer 🙂

        20. PAL
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

          Hazard blanks against Newcastle and hauls versus Arsenal? Yeah, I can see that happening.

          1. caldracula
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            I reckon he'll score well vs both

            1. La Roja
              • 7 Years
              8 months, 8 days ago

              This

          2. altan8797
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            my feelings exactly

          3. Jimmy Boy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            Will be classic Hazard

            1. Nomar
              • 9 Years
              8 months, 8 days ago

              Especially as loads would transfer him out before Arsenal if he did blank this weekend.

              That would be typical Hazard behaviour!

        21. Misteak
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

          Is Ramsey now an option now that he's good enough for Juventus?

          1. La Roja
            • 7 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            Strange logic

          2. Bobby_Baggio
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            I would of thought nothing would have changed

        22. HaydenXL
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

          On a WC which do you prefer?

          A) Kane, Jim and Sane
          B) Aguero, rashford and Erikson

          Already have hazard and Salah.

          1. dbeck
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 8 days ago

            can you do Auba, Rash and sane, if so, thats my preference

        23. masyuris
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

          GW 27, blank or not for City?

          1. The 5% Team
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 8 days ago

            yes, blank for Everton - Man City

          2. Jeremy Corbyn
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            Title is misleading 🙂

          3. Bobby_Baggio
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            Yes unless Burton can score 9

            1. Nomar
              • 9 Years
              8 months, 8 days ago

              If only they'd got an away goal last night!

        24. HarryB29
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 8 days ago

          Start Wan-Bissaka or Jimenez this week?

          1. Jimmy Boy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            AWB

            1. Jimmy Boy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 8 days ago

              Jimmy could score against City though, comes down to how much you trust the Palace defence against Watford really

          2. Subzero (-4)
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            Jiminez. City not exactly solid in defence. Could easily grab one on counter

          3. Bobby_Baggio
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            Wan

          4. Nomar
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            AWB; but I'm playing both this week.

        25. Kopkloppers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

          WB

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

            above

        26. DV8R
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

          Who is more of a priority right now?

          A) Salah
          B) Sane

          The one I don't get would have to wait 1-2 GWs to get in.

          1. Subzero (-4)
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            Salah 100%

          2. Kopkloppers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            B for form, ownership, fixtures and not least common sense. I will have both

          3. Bobby_Baggio
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            A