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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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612 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Gríma Wormtongue
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Hows this WC team?
    Should I sacrifice someone to upgrade the Defence?

    Guaita / 3.9

    Doherty / TAA / Dunk / Ream / Bednarek

    Salah / Hazard / Pogba / Fraser / McNeil

    Kane / Aubameyang / 4.3

    1. Maddamotha
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Who is Ream?

    2. Hart-ake
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Why Ream?

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Fraser to Dhelefeu & upgrade defense ??

    4. The 5% Team
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 11 days ago

      are there any 4.3 forwards?

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 11 days ago

        Quaner and one more I can't remember his name

        1. HamezMace
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 11 days ago

          Quaner has gone out on loan I think?

    5. Nuno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      You need more TV to execute the 4 big-hitters

    6. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      If you want a Fulham defender, I'd go Chambers. Also re the 4.3 striker, there isn't a playing one so you'll probably need to move things around a bit.

    7. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      I don't like this team.
      You've really backed yourself into a corner with future transfers with so many cheap options, have you still got BB chip?

    8. Ajaxeeding
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 11 days ago

      this team will show which is better: a team with 8 amazing players with 7 not so good players or a team with 6 amazing players, 5 decent players, and 2 alright players.

      I would do Gunnarsson over McNeal.

    9. Hart-ake
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Yeah I would lose one of Haz or Auba to restore the balance to the team.

    10. mattyb09
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Not a fan

  2. Nuno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Which 3 City players would you choose for a DGW?

    Sterling, Sane, Mahrez?
    Ederson, Mendy, Aguero?

    1. Vidal Castro
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Sterling + Aguero and one defender

    2. romer
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Mendy sterling aguero

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        this

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

      Mendy, Sterling and Aguero.

  3. Ajaxeeding
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Who to Bench: Fraser or AWB? My initial instinct was to start Fraser given that he has higher ceiling, but I think that AWB has a better chance of delivering more than 2 points with CP’s recent improvement in defense and his BPS potential. Any thoughts appreciated!!

    Fabianski
    Robertson - Alonso - Digne
    F. Anderson - Hazard - Pogba - Fraser*
    Aubameyang(C) - Kane - Arnautovic

    Bench: Steele, AWB*, Gunnarsson, Doherty

    1. romer
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Playing both here. Have Doherty, jimenez and balbuena in the bench

      1. Ajaxeeding
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 11 days ago

        I would bench those players as well but have Jiménez as 1st sub.

    2. Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      In a similar position, except I have Wilson too.

      Between Digne, Fraser, AWB and Wilson for 2 places.

      1. Ajaxeeding
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 11 days ago

        I’m playing Digne because BOU has been very leaking in defense. Wilson has been off after he got hurt before GW 16. So for me it is between Fraser and AWB.

  4. Whazza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Batshuayi recalled by Chelsea!

    Could give Hazard a boost. Bye bye Morata.

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Wrong player recalled 😛
      Tammy was the one IMO.
      He is on fire !!

      1. Nuno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        Chelsea are looking to move him on, not to play him!

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 11 days ago

          😀
          Fine then.

      2. avfc82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        He is but it's the Championship, not sure he's ready to lead the line for Chelsea yet.

    2. Nuno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Hopefully he's been recalled to come to Wolves

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

      He hasn’t been recalled. Valencia terminated the loan 😛

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 11 days ago

        😀
        Really ??

      2. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        Maybe they'll loan Morata instead :p

  5. romer
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Seeing so many players using the second WC. Unless you haven't 11 players to field is way to soon. You have the transfer window still open and DGW to prepare. Hold!!

    1. joeydelucchi
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Everyone is different, some of us really dont like our teams and when it gets to 5-6 players that we must have that we havent got..why not pull the trigger. there are other ways to work towards DGW in my opinion

      1. romer
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        Just took a - 8 to address some issues. Sold pogba, kane, rich an kola... . WC to prepare DGW

        1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 11 days ago

          Pogba, Kane and Richarlison were your issues, hmmm

          1. romer
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 11 days ago

            No. Not having salãh, pool defense and city mid were my issues.

        2. joeydelucchi
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 11 days ago

          sold pogba and Kane??

          1. romer
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 11 days ago

            Couldn't spend another day without salãh in my team. Biggest WC mistake, back in early December.

        3. jason_ni
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 11 days ago

          wow -8.. this seems crazy.
          I could bring in Salah for free, have both Kane or Auba and 2 ft's but at the moment, I think that the 2 of them offer better captain picks for next few weeks ahead of salah.
          No way for a -8, but just my opinion.
          Auba (west ham)
          Kane (fulham)
          Auba (CARDIFF)
          Kane(NEW)
          Kane (LEI)

    2. teneighty
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Let them use it. Makes holding on to your own more of an advantage if you are okay with your team.

    3. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      There is no rule to it...we can only look back to our decisions at the end of the season and see if they were good or not...
      During years, wasted many...some as early ones, some on DGW’s...etc...

      1. joeydelucchi
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        good point WCT

  6. HamezMace
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Hope Spurs also get through to the final.

    Kane with a DGW including Burnley, TC confirmed.

    1. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      If that happens, he is a WC must have!

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Would be lovely.

    3. The Head-Ake
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Chelsea gonna win, you can then use the TC for Morata 😉

  7. YoungPretender
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Struggling here. 2FT’s and 1.1ITB

    Lloris
    AWB Kola Luiz Schindler
    Martial Son Hazard Sterling
    Kane Jiminez

    Hamer Doherty Gunnarson Ings*

    A) Ings & Martial > Kamara & Sane
    B) Schindler > TAA
    C) Martial > Rich/Siggy
    D) Something else

    1. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      B

  8. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Those who have already wild carded this year, what was the reason for doing so this early?
    Team in disarray, wanted to shake things up in your mini league?

    1. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      I haven't, but I was toying with the idea over Christmas break (first week possible)
      My reasons were,

      1. Wanted Salah - and that requires probably three transfers minimum for my current team.
      2. Bored over Christmas break.
      3. Price changes were going crazy, with several of my players dropping like flies - Wilson, Alonso, Richarlison, Ward

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        I suppose the urge is sometimes stronger than the necessity.

        1. HamezMace
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 11 days ago

          That's also how I felt about my last Tinder date

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            9 months, 11 days ago

            🙂

    2. SPorting
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Haven't done it but I've got a pretty decent SV so could afford quite a few big hitters.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        2 Ft's and you'd be on for some good moves.

        1. SPorting
          • 8 Years
          9 months, 11 days ago

          Yeah, next week.

          Always next week.

  9. Bavarian
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Which one to start guys between AWB and Jimenez?????????
    Have Guaita playing too...

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      WanB.

    2. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Jimmy, Wolves turn up vs big teams. They set themselves up very well vs top 6

      1. Nuno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        /set ourselves up the same vs any team

    3. Bavarian
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 11 days ago

      One more 🙂

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 11 days ago

        AWB easy

        1. Bavarian
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 11 days ago

          why easy?

  10. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Leicester to put a few past Soton with the new manager's press to get found out. Pereira(C), dont say I didnt tell you 😉

    1. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Nah, Hassenhutl train full steam ahead, I tell ya

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        the steam is running out I tell ya

    2. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Leicester don't put 'a few' past anyone, the last time they scored 3 in a PL game was in September 🙂

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        Theyre due, Pereira and Vardy are going to rip it up!

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 11 days ago

      0-0 is possible result imo.

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        down with that sort of thing

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

        It's a win-win for Pereira either way!

  11. Dosh
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Who is more desirable for your team this week.. Rich or Sane or both for a hit?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Sane.

    2. Bavarian
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 11 days ago

      both will score this gw

  12. Pierce34
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Emery press conference was at 1 apparently, but haven't seen any snippets anywhere. Anyone else?

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Worried that Laca might be starting from the bench?

      1. Pierce34
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        I was hoping for something along the lines of "Lacazette is the focal point of our attack, I'm going to play him 90 minutes and you should probably captain if you have him in FPL" 😆

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 11 days ago

          Who are you captaining atm mate?

          1. Pierce34
            • 4 Years
            9 months, 11 days ago

            Hazard, but I'm not that confident about it. I may even go Kane or Son.

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 11 days ago

              A lot of fear and scaremongering on here this week, Hazard is a top choice this week, no way Id captain Kane or Son over him!

              1. Pierce34
                • 4 Years
                9 months, 11 days ago

                I'm not paying much attention to the scaremongering, but Chelsea's attack is not particularly potent these days, and I don't think Newcastle will make things easy for them either.

        2. Pierce34
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 11 days ago

          "Also he's definitely on penalties, ahead of Aubameyang"

    2. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      It was mostly about transfers - Ramsey to Juve, and the Denis Suarez loan.

      1. Pierce34
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        Ah ok, thanks.

  13. HAMMERTIME107
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 11 days ago

    £0 mil in the bank but 2 free transfers!
    *
    Fabianski
    Digne | Wan-Bissaka | Pereira
    Mane | Richarlison | Sane | Martial
    Kane | Rashford | Aubameyang

    Speroni | Billing | Dunk | Targett

    1. balint84
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      maybe rashford out this week, but after buy back

    2. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Get Ethridge/Guaita for Fabs?

  14. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Kola to TAA this week or save and play Kola against WHU?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Whats the advantage to waiting?

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        can choose to do get Guaita and Sane/KDB for Hennessey/Martial for free next week

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 11 days ago

          Could be worth waiting then.

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            9 months, 11 days ago

            Cheers!

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Do It !!

    3. Bavarian
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 11 days ago

      save

    4. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Yes, do it.

  15. Avo24
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Fab
    Kola - TAA - digne - AWB
    Salah - haz - fanderson - rich - pog
    Kane

    Hamer - shaw - jim - kamara

    Any idea how to get eriksen in?
    Should I sacrifice haz and up anderson to sane?

  16. MysticMac17
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Would you play Hudson Odoi or Jimenez this week? Most of the predicted line ups I'm reading have Hudson Odoi down as a starter

    1. Bavarian
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Jim

    2. mattyb09
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Pedro and Willian both should be back.

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

      Jimenez.

  17. TaiwanHC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Keep or sell Lacazette this week?

    Yes, I am still owning him.

    1. Pierce34
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      I got him in for a hit (for Rashford!) last week. Not one of my proudest FPL moments.

      But I see no reason to sell him before a leaky West Ham defence.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        That's one of the worst moves I've heard on this this site.

        1. Pierce34
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 11 days ago

          Haha, see below for reasoning.

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

        Do you expect him to start?

        1. Pierce34
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 11 days ago

          Yes, I do. The pattern seems to be that he's benched against the top teams.

      3. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 11 days ago

        What had you been drinking or taking?!?

        1. Pierce34
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 11 days ago

          It was a fully sober (and overthinking) move, for two GWs. I thought if Rashford had a minor niggle vs. Bournemouth, Solskjaer was unlikely to give him a full game only three days later. Plus I fancied Arsenal to put a lot more goals past Fulham and West Ham than United vs. Newcastle and Tottenham.

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Depends, who'd you sell him for?

      1. TaiwanHC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        Ashley Barnes or Firmino.

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 11 days ago

          If for free, Firmino could be fun.

    3. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      I am also. Hold this week should get some payback

  18. avfc82
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Good news for Ings owners, sounds like he'll be back next week.

    1. Sir Edo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Great news with two great games coming up after Leicester. Selling Chicharito is more important (for me) since losing 0,3 in two weeks.. 🙁

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Cheers.

  19. After Supper Ghost Stories
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Would you do for -4:

    OUT: Laporte and Wilson
    IN: Trent and Rashford

    Got exact funds but no Liverpool players and got Pogba.

    Thanks.

    1. mattyb09
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Yes

      1. mattyb09
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 11 days ago

        Actually...Wait a week. Wilson has a better matchup than Rashford and Laporte and Trent both should get clean sheets this week. Just make the transfers early next week because Trent and Rashford's price may rise

        1. After Supper Ghost Stories
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 11 days ago

          Many thanks Matty

  20. SPorting
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    I like how they put so much effort into describing all the goals.

    As if they were making some attempt to say "look we really, REALLY did watch this game unlike that last cup match where we scared everyone into thinking players played 120 mins of football after extra time".

    Could be just me though.

    1. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      How cynical 😯

  21. Gudjohnsen
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Which City midfielder should I get

    A. Sane
    B. Dilva
    C. Bilva
    D. De Bruyne

    Cant afford Sterling

    1. mattyb09
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 11 days ago

      KDB

    2. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Right now, I'd probably go Sane followed by David Silva. It's still a bit early for KDB in my opinion. I'm not sure he'll start against Wolves due to being eased back in / Bernardo's recent performances.

    3. Bavarian
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Sane

  22. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    God, sometimes The Office US forces me need to leave the room.

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

      Definite case of quantity over quality

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        Some good moments but they often completely miss the point.

  23. TaiwanHC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    How on earth am I supposed to fit Salah in when I already have Hazard, Sane, Pogba and Richarlison, and I don't want to lose neither of them.

    1. Nemes1s
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Easy - 3 mid / low priced strikers.

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      dont fit

    3. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Your midfield with Salah would be:

      Salah, Haz, Sane, Pog, Rich

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

      Loose Sane next week.

  24. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 11 days ago

    So do we trust the article in the Sun?

    Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told England forward Marcus Rashford, 21, that he is the club's number one striker.

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      I can easily see it being the case, but unsure of such promises being told to the players?

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Never

  25. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Thoughts on Deulofeu + Ings -> Höjbjerg + Rashford?

    Will play Jimenez and Deulofeu, bench Ings in the first option whereas I will play Jimmy and Rash with Höjbjerg benched in the latter.

    Essentially Rashford over Deu this week and Rash over Ings going forward. Good idea?

  26. Manani
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    kind of stuck on how should I spend my 2 FT

    Fabanski Button
    AWB Dohetry TAA Holebas Digne
    Hazard Salah FAnderson Richarlison Pogba
    Kane Kamara Jimenez

    .5m ITB

  27. simong1
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Start AWB (WAT) or Deulefeu (cry)?

  28. FPL-(VAR)dy
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    With money in bank
    this week do
    1)Lovren to Robertson
    2)Ings to Barnes

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 11 days ago

      1 for sure

    2. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      1

  29. TaiwanHC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Pick one option with current team:

    Fabianski - Button
    Luiz - TAA - Doherty - Digne - AWB
    Hazard - Sane - Richarlison - Pogba - Gibbs-White
    Kane - Lacazette - Rashford

    A. Lacazette --> Barnes (will allow me to get Salah later on)
    B. Lacazette --> Firmino (will make it difficult to get Salah later on)
    C. Fabianski --> Guaita
    D. Other option

    2 FTs and 0.8

  30. SPorting
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Pogba -> Dilva?

    Ole just assured me that Rashford is the only MUN player I need anyway.

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

      Bilva*

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

      Nope

    3. caldracula
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Pogba will be the main man at Utd.