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- AD, Melee Winners
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Nice write up. Raz c 😎

  2. gunner79
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Kane or Aguero?

    Salah Bsilva or Mane and Sterling?

    Cheers

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 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
      3 months, 11 days ago

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

    3. caldracula
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Kane, Salah and Bilva

    4. caldracula
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

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

      1. gunner79
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Have Pogba, Kante, and Eriksen

    5. lindeg
        3 months, 11 days ago

        aguero, mane, sterling

        expect city to run riot next gameweeks

    6. Alvaro Morata
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Captain this week...?

      a). Hazard
      b). Salah

      1. Champagne supernova
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I trust Salah more than hazard

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

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

      3. JAMO97
          3 months, 11 days ago

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

        • RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          B

        • caldracula
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Hazard

        • Danno - Emre Canada
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 11 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!

        • lindeg
            3 months, 11 days ago

            hazard

          • Nomar
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Hazard.

            Chelsea at home and Toon gone off the boil lately.

        • Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 11 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
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Yes, good plan!

            • dbeck
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 11 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
                3 months, 11 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
                  3 months, 11 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
                    3 months, 11 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
                      3 months, 11 days ago

                      See ya later then mitro! Cheers fella

            • Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Yea, good moves

          2. Brosstan
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Harry (C)ane anyone?

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Do you have Son as well?

              1. Brosstan
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                no

                1. Miguel Sanchez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 11 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)
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 11 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
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Hmmm: played 7, 1 goal, 0 assists

                1. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  2gls and 1a in 6 lol

          3. Pierce34
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 11 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
              3 months, 11 days ago

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

              1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Planning to sell him after that?

                1. S.Agueroooooo
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 11 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
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 11 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
                3 months, 11 days ago

                What's he celebrating?

                1. lindeg
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    chelsea transfer

            3. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 11 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
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Fraser, consistnently proven himself this season

              2. JAMO97
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  CEDBA

                • Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  C, D, B, E, A

                • Jimmy Boy
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  Pereyra or Fraser for me

              3. JAMO97
                  3 months, 11 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

                • _sidney_will
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 11 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
                      3 months, 11 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
                        3 months, 11 days ago

                        Great shout, forgot Puncheon costs the same, thanks!

                    • S.Agueroooooo
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 11 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
                        3 months, 11 days ago

                        Thanks!

                    • el polako
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 11 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
                        3 months, 11 days ago

                        Unsure if he warrants being part of a -4 though

                        1. el polako
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          3 months, 11 days ago

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

                    • The 5% Team
                        3 months, 11 days ago

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

                      • caldracula
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 11 days ago

                        Hudson-Odoi and 4 points worth the risk imo

                    • Clarity
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      3 months, 11 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
                        3 months, 11 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
                            3 months, 11 days ago

                            Save

                      2. Kopkloppers
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 11 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
                          3 months, 11 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
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 11 days ago

                            Totally logical and my thoughts entirely.

                        2. _sidney_will
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 11 days ago

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

                          1. Kopkloppers
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 11 days ago

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

                        3. Pierce34
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 11 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
                          3 months, 11 days ago

                          I think 3 is a good amount

                          1. Kopkloppers
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 11 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
                          3 months, 11 days ago

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

                          1. Zladan
                            • 1 Year
                            3 months, 11 days ago

                            This is the optimal imo.

                        6. Nomar
                          • 9 Years
                          3 months, 11 days ago

                          3

                          Haz, Salah and Kane (MBE).

                        7. HashAttack
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 11 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
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 11 days ago

                            Mine 106.6 and could not afford it.

                          2. Jaws
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 11 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
                          3 months, 11 days ago

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

                      3. HAMMERTIME107
                          3 months, 11 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
                            3 months, 11 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
                            3 months, 11 days ago

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

                        • HD7
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 11 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
                              3 months, 11 days ago

                              A

                          2. Bring the Cavalry
                            • 2 Years
                            3 months, 11 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
                              3 months, 11 days ago

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

                            2. Holmes
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 11 days ago

                              yep

                            3. S.Agueroooooo
                              • 3 Years
                              3 months, 11 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.

                          3. Pringle
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 11 days ago

                            Anybody going for Sane(C) this gw?

                            1. Bring the Cavalry
                              • 2 Years
                              3 months, 11 days ago

                              Tempted, probably between him and Hazard for me

                            2. caldracula
                              • 3 Years
                              3 months, 11 days ago

                              Was tempted but will go for Hazard

                            3. Nomar
                              • 9 Years
                              3 months, 11 days ago

                              I would (c) Sterling if I had him.

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

                          4. puhd
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 11 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
                              3 months, 11 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.

                          5. Klip Klopp
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 11 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
                              3 months, 11 days ago

                              Evens.

                          6. unitednations
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            3 months, 11 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
                              3 months, 11 days ago

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

                          7. Sturridge Wars
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 11 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
                              3 months, 11 days ago

                              D

                          8. Dacra
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 11 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
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 11 days ago

                              calm down

                          9. Totti
                            • 2 Years
                            3 months, 11 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
                                3 months, 11 days ago

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

                                1. Totti
                                  • 2 Years
                                  3 months, 11 days ago

                                  ok what do u think about:

                                  son and anderson -> sterling (c) and camarasa

                            2. Óró Sé…
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 11 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
                                3 months, 11 days ago

                                Would drop Sane personally.

                              2. caldracula
                                • 3 Years
                                3 months, 11 days ago

                                Next week that is

                                1. Óró Sé…
                                  • 4 Years
                                  3 months, 11 days ago

                                  Thanks, might look into that

                              3. Subzero (-4)
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                3 months, 11 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
                                  3 months, 11 days ago

                                  Cheers Subzero- thanks for taking the time on that.

                                  A fair point & good idea

                            3. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                              • 3 Years
                              3 months, 11 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
                                • 5 Years
                                3 months, 11 days ago

                                B

                                1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                                  • 3 Years
                                  3 months, 11 days ago

                                  Any preference for which?

                              2. Subzero (-4)
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                3 months, 11 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 🙂

                            4. Özil
                              • 3 Years
                              3 months, 11 days ago

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

                              1. caldracula
                                • 3 Years
                                3 months, 11 days ago

                                I reckon he'll score well vs both

                                1. La Roja
                                  • 7 Years
                                  3 months, 11 days ago

                                  This

                              2. altan8797
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                3 months, 11 days ago

                                my feelings exactly

                              3. Jimmy Boy
                                • 2 Years
                                3 months, 11 days ago

                                Will be classic Hazard

                                1. Nomar
                                  • 9 Years
                                  3 months, 11 days ago

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

                                  That would be typical Hazard behaviour!

                            5. Misteak
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 11 days ago

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

                              1. La Roja
                                • 7 Years
                                3 months, 11 days ago

                                Strange logic

                              2. Bobby_Baggio
                                • 7 Years
                                3 months, 11 days ago

                                I would of thought nothing would have changed

                            6. HaydenXL
                              • 1 Year
                              3 months, 11 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
                                3 months, 11 days ago

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

                            7. masyuris
                              • 6 Years
                              3 months, 11 days ago

                              GW 27, blank or not for City?

                              1. The 5% Team
                                  3 months, 11 days ago

                                  yes, blank for Everton - Man City

                                • Jeremy Corbyn
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  3 months, 11 days ago

                                  Title is misleading 🙂

                                • Bobby_Baggio
                                  • 7 Years
                                  3 months, 11 days ago

                                  Yes unless Burton can score 9

                                  1. Nomar
                                    • 9 Years
                                    3 months, 11 days ago

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

                              2. HarryB29
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                3 months, 11 days ago

                                Start Wan-Bissaka or Jimenez this week?

                                1. Jimmy Boy
                                  • 2 Years
                                  3 months, 11 days ago

                                  AWB

                                  1. Jimmy Boy
                                    • 2 Years
                                    3 months, 11 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
                                  3 months, 11 days ago

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

                                3. Bobby_Baggio
                                  • 7 Years
                                  3 months, 11 days ago

                                  Wan

                                4. Nomar
                                  • 9 Years
                                  3 months, 11 days ago

                                  AWB; but I'm playing both this week.

                              3. Kopkloppers
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                3 months, 11 days ago

                                WB

                                1. Kopkloppers
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  3 months, 11 days ago

                                  above

                              4. DV8R
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                3 months, 11 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
                                  3 months, 11 days ago

                                  Salah 100%

                                2. Kopkloppers
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  3 months, 11 days ago

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

                                3. Bobby_Baggio
                                  • 7 Years
                                  3 months, 11 days ago

                                  A