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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- AD, Melee Winners
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Nice write up. Raz c 😎

  2. gunner79
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Kane or Aguero?

    Salah Bsilva or Mane and Sterling?

    Cheers

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 16 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
      4 months, 16 days ago

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

    3. caldracula
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Kane, Salah and Bilva

    4. caldracula
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

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

      1. gunner79
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Have Pogba, Kante, and Eriksen

    5. lindeg
      4 months, 16 days ago

      aguero, mane, sterling

      expect city to run riot next gameweeks

  3. Alvaro Morata
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Captain this week...?

    a). Hazard
    b). Salah

    1. Champagne supernova
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      I trust Salah more than hazard

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

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

    3. JAMO97
      4 months, 16 days ago

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

    4. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      B

    5. caldracula
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Hazard

    6. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 16 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
      4 months, 16 days ago

      hazard

    8. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Hazard.

      Chelsea at home and Toon gone off the boil lately.

  4. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 16 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
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Yes, good plan!

    2. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 16 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
        4 months, 16 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
          4 months, 16 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
            4 months, 16 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
              4 months, 16 days ago

              See ya later then mitro! Cheers fella

    3. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Yea, good moves

  5. Brosstan
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Harry (C)ane anyone?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Do you have Son as well?

      1. Brosstan
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        no

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 16 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)
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 16 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
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Hmmm: played 7, 1 goal, 0 assists

        1. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          2gls and 1a in 6 lol

  6. Pierce34
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 16 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
      4 months, 16 days ago

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

      1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Planning to sell him after that?

        1. S.Agueroooooo
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 16 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 16 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
        4 months, 16 days ago

        What's he celebrating?

        1. lindeg
          4 months, 16 days ago

          chelsea transfer

  7. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 16 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
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Fraser, consistnently proven himself this season

    2. JAMO97
      4 months, 16 days ago

      CEDBA

    3. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      C, D, B, E, A

    4. Jimmy Boy
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Pereyra or Fraser for me

  8. JAMO97
    4 months, 16 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

  9. _sidney_will
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 16 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
      4 months, 16 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
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Great shout, forgot Puncheon costs the same, thanks!

    2. S.Agueroooooo
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 16 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
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Thanks!

    3. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 16 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
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Unsure if he warrants being part of a -4 though

        1. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 16 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
      4 months, 16 days ago

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

    5. caldracula
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Hudson-Odoi and 4 points worth the risk imo

  10. Clarity
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 16 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 16 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
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Save

  11. Kopkloppers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 16 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
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 16 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
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Totally logical and my thoughts entirely.

    2. _sidney_will
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

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

      1. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

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

    3. Pierce34
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 16 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
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      I think 3 is a good amount

      1. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 16 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
      4 months, 16 days ago

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

      1. Zladan
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 16 days ago

        This is the optimal imo.

    6. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      3

      Haz, Salah and Kane (MBE).

    7. HashAttack
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 16 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
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Mine 106.6 and could not afford it.

      2. Jaws
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

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

    8. Legomané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 16 days ago

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

  12. HAMMERTIME107
    4 months, 16 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
      4 months, 16 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
      4 months, 16 days ago

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

  13. HD7
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 16 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
      4 months, 16 days ago

      A

  14. Bring the Cavalry
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 16 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

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

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      yep

    3. S.Agueroooooo
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 16 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.

  15. Pringle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Anybody going for Sane(C) this gw?

    1. Bring the Cavalry
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Tempted, probably between him and Hazard for me

    2. caldracula
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Was tempted but will go for Hazard

    3. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      I would (c) Sterling if I had him.

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

  16. puhd
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 16 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
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 16 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.

  17. Klip Klopp
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 16 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
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Evens.

  18. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 16 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
      4 months, 16 days ago

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

  19. Sturridge Wars
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 16 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 16 days ago

      D

  20. Dacra
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 16 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
      4 months, 16 days ago

      calm down

  21. Totti
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 16 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
      4 months, 16 days ago

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

      1. Totti
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        ok what do u think about:

        son and anderson -> sterling (c) and camarasa

  22. Óró Sé…
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 16 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
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Would drop Sane personally.

    2. caldracula
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Next week that is

      1. Óró Sé…
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Thanks, might look into that

    3. Subzero (-4)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 16 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…
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Cheers Subzero- thanks for taking the time on that.

        A fair point & good idea

  23. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 16 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
      4 months, 16 days ago

      B

      1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Any preference for which?

    2. Subzero (-4)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 16 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 🙂

  24. Özil
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

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

    1. caldracula
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      I reckon he'll score well vs both

      1. La Roja
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        This

    2. altan8797
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      my feelings exactly

    3. Jimmy Boy
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Will be classic Hazard

      1. Nomar
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

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

        That would be typical Hazard behaviour!

  25. Misteak
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

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

    1. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Strange logic

    2. Bobby_Baggio
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      I would of thought nothing would have changed

  26. HaydenXL
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 16 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
      4 months, 16 days ago

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

  27. masyuris
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    GW 27, blank or not for City?

    1. The 5% Team
      4 months, 16 days ago

      yes, blank for Everton - Man City

    2. Jeremy Corbyn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Title is misleading 🙂

    3. Bobby_Baggio
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Yes unless Burton can score 9

      1. Nomar
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

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

  28. HarryB29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Start Wan-Bissaka or Jimenez this week?

    1. Jimmy Boy
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      AWB

      1. Jimmy Boy
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 16 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
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

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

    3. Bobby_Baggio
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Wan

    4. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      AWB; but I'm playing both this week.

  29. Kopkloppers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    WB

    1. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      above

  30. DV8R
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 16 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
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Salah 100%

    2. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

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

    3. Bobby_Baggio
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      A