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. Gríma Wormtongue
    • 3 Years
    5 days, 9 hours 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
      5 days, 9 hours ago

      Who is Ream?

    2. Hart-ake
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 9 hours ago

      Why Ream?

    3. Amey
        5 days, 9 hours ago

        Fraser to Dhelefeu & upgrade defense ??

      • GaabRop
          5 days, 9 hours ago

          are there any 4.3 forwards?

          1. Amey
              5 days, 9 hours ago

              Quaner and one more I can't remember his name

              1. HamezMace
                • 4 Years
                5 days, 9 hours ago

                Quaner has gone out on loan I think?

          2. Nuno
            • 5 Years
            5 days, 9 hours ago

            You need more TV to execute the 4 big-hitters

          3. avfc82
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            5 days, 9 hours 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.

          4. HamezMace
            • 4 Years
            5 days, 9 hours 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?

          5. Ajaxeeding
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            5 days, 9 hours 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.

          6. Hart-ake
            • 1 Year
            5 days, 9 hours ago

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

          7. mattyb09
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            5 days, 9 hours ago

            Not a fan

        • Nuno
          • 5 Years
          5 days, 9 hours ago

          Which 3 City players would you choose for a DGW?

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

          1. Vidal Castro
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 days, 9 hours ago

            Sterling + Aguero and one defender

          2. romer
            • 1 Year
            5 days, 9 hours ago

            Mendy sterling aguero

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              5 days, 9 hours ago

              this

          3. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 days, 9 hours ago

            Mendy, Sterling and Aguero.

        • Ajaxeeding
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          5 days, 9 hours 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
            • 1 Year
            5 days, 9 hours ago

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

            1. Ajaxeeding
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              5 days, 9 hours ago

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

          2. Mo Mané Mo Problems
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 days, 9 hours 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
              5 days, 9 hours 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.

        • Whazza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 days, 9 hours ago

          Batshuayi recalled by Chelsea!

          Could give Hazard a boost. Bye bye Morata.

          1. Amey
              5 days, 9 hours ago

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

              1. Nuno
                • 5 Years
                5 days, 9 hours ago

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

                1. Amey
                    5 days, 9 hours ago

                    😀
                    Fine then.

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

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

              2. Nuno
                • 5 Years
                5 days, 9 hours ago

                Hopefully he's been recalled to come to Wolves

              3. La Roja
                • 6 Years
                5 days, 9 hours ago

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

                1. Amey
                    5 days, 9 hours ago

                    😀
                    Really ??

                  • Whazza
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    5 days, 9 hours ago

                    Maybe they'll loan Morata instead :p

              4. romer
                • 1 Year
                5 days, 9 hours 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
                  5 days, 9 hours 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
                    • 1 Year
                    5 days, 9 hours ago

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

                    1. Holmes
                      • 5 Years
                      5 days, 9 hours ago

                      Pogba, Kane and Richarlison were your issues, hmmm

                      1. romer
                        • 1 Year
                        5 days, 9 hours ago

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

                    2. joeydelucchi
                      • 2 Years
                      5 days, 9 hours ago

                      sold pogba and Kane??

                      1. romer
                        • 1 Year
                        5 days, 9 hours ago

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

                    3. jason_ni
                      • 3 Years
                      5 days, 9 hours 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
                  • 3 Years
                  5 days, 9 hours 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
                  • 9 Years
                  5 days, 9 hours 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
                    5 days, 9 hours ago

                    good point WCT

              5. HamezMace
                • 4 Years
                5 days, 9 hours ago

                Hope Spurs also get through to the final.

                Kane with a DGW including Burnley, TC confirmed.

                1. Differential (c)
                  • 3 Years
                  5 days, 9 hours ago

                  If that happens, he is a WC must have!

                2. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  5 days, 9 hours ago

                  Would be lovely.

                3. The Head-Ake
                  • 2 Years
                  5 days, 9 hours ago

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

              6. YoungPretender
                • 4 Years
                5 days, 9 hours 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)
                  • 3 Years
                  5 days, 9 hours ago

                  B

              7. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                5 days, 9 hours 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
                  • 4 Years
                  5 days, 9 hours 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
                    • 5 Years
                    5 days, 9 hours ago

                    I suppose the urge is sometimes stronger than the necessity.

                    1. HamezMace
                      • 4 Years
                      5 days, 9 hours ago

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

                      1. Rupert The Horse
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        5 days, 9 hours ago

                        🙂

                2. SPorting
                  • 7 Years
                  5 days, 9 hours 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
                    • 5 Years
                    5 days, 9 hours ago

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

                    1. SPorting
                      • 7 Years
                      5 days, 9 hours ago

                      Yeah, next week.

                      Always next week.

              8. Bavarian
                • 1 Year
                5 days, 9 hours ago

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

                1. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  5 days, 9 hours ago

                  WanB.

                2. Differential (c)
                  • 3 Years
                  5 days, 9 hours ago

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

                  1. Nuno
                    • 5 Years
                    5 days, 9 hours ago

                    /set ourselves up the same vs any team

                3. Bavarian
                  • 1 Year
                  5 days, 9 hours ago

                  One more 🙂

                  1. Nose for baps
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    5 days, 9 hours ago

                    AWB easy

                    1. Bavarian
                      • 1 Year
                      5 days, 9 hours ago

                      why easy?

              9. jia you jia you
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                5 days, 9 hours 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)
                  • 3 Years
                  5 days, 9 hours ago

                  Nah, Hassenhutl train full steam ahead, I tell ya

                  1. jia you jia you
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    5 days, 9 hours ago

                    the steam is running out I tell ya

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

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

                3. Amey
                    5 days, 9 hours ago

                    0-0 is possible result imo.

                    1. jia you jia you
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      5 days, 9 hours ago

                      down with that sort of thing

                    2. AuFeld
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      5 days, 9 hours ago

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

                4. Dosh
                  • 4 Years
                  5 days, 9 hours 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
                    • 5 Years
                    5 days, 9 hours ago

                    Sane.

                  2. Bavarian
                    • 1 Year
                    5 days, 9 hours ago

                    both will score this gw

                5. Pierce34
                  • 3 Years
                  5 days, 9 hours 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
                    • 2 Years
                    5 days, 9 hours ago

                    Worried that Laca might be starting from the bench?

                    1. Pierce34
                      • 3 Years
                      5 days, 9 hours 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
                        • 2 Years
                        5 days, 9 hours ago

                        Who are you captaining atm mate?

                        1. Pierce34
                          • 3 Years
                          5 days, 9 hours 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
                            • 2 Years
                            5 days, 9 hours 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
                              • 3 Years
                              5 days, 9 hours 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
                        • 3 Years
                        5 days, 9 hours ago

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

                  2. HamezMace
                    • 4 Years
                    5 days, 9 hours ago

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

                    1. Pierce34
                      • 3 Years
                      5 days, 9 hours ago

                      Ah ok, thanks.

                6. HAMMERTIME107
                    5 days, 9 hours 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
                      • 2 Years
                      5 days, 9 hours ago

                      maybe rashford out this week, but after buy back

                    2. Hansel
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      5 days, 9 hours ago

                      Get Ethridge/Guaita for Fabs?

                  • RamaJama
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    5 days, 9 hours ago

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

                    1. Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      5 days, 9 hours ago

                      Whats the advantage to waiting?

                      1. RamaJama
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        5 days, 9 hours 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
                          • 5 Years
                          5 days, 9 hours ago

                          Could be worth waiting then.

                          1. RamaJama
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            5 days, 9 hours ago

                            Cheers!

                    2. Amey
                        5 days, 9 hours ago

                        Do It !!

                      • Bavarian
                        • 1 Year
                        5 days, 9 hours ago

                        save

                      • Nose for baps
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        5 days, 9 hours ago

                        Yes, do it.

                    3. Avo24
                      • 1 Year
                      5 days, 9 hours 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?

                    4. MysticMac17
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      5 days, 9 hours 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
                        5 days, 9 hours ago

                        Jim

                      2. mattyb09
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        5 days, 9 hours ago

                        Pedro and Willian both should be back.

                      3. Rupert The Horse
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        5 days, 9 hours ago

                        Jimenez.

                    5. TaiwanHC
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      5 days, 9 hours ago

                      Keep or sell Lacazette this week?

                      Yes, I am still owning him.

                      1. Pierce34
                        • 3 Years
                        5 days, 9 hours 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
                          • 5 Years
                          5 days, 9 hours ago

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

                          1. Pierce34
                            • 3 Years
                            5 days, 9 hours ago

                            Haha, see below for reasoning.

                        2. TaiwanHC
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          5 days, 9 hours ago

                          Do you expect him to start?

                          1. Pierce34
                            • 3 Years
                            5 days, 9 hours ago

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

                        3. Nose for baps
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          5 days, 9 hours ago

                          What had you been drinking or taking?!?

                          1. Pierce34
                            • 3 Years
                            5 days, 9 hours 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
                        • 5 Years
                        5 days, 9 hours ago

                        Depends, who'd you sell him for?

                        1. TaiwanHC
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          5 days, 9 hours ago

                          Ashley Barnes or Firmino.

                          1. Rupert The Horse
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            5 days, 9 hours ago

                            If for free, Firmino could be fun.

                      3. Debauchy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        5 days, 9 hours ago

                        I am also. Hold this week should get some payback

                    6. avfc82
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      5 days, 9 hours ago

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

                      1. Sir Edo
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        5 days, 9 hours 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
                        • 5 Years
                        5 days, 9 hours ago

                        Cheers.

                    7. After Supper Ghost Stories
                        5 days, 9 hours 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
                          5 days, 9 hours ago

                          Yes

                          1. mattyb09
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            5 days, 9 hours 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
                                5 days, 6 hours ago

                                Many thanks Matty

                        2. SPorting
                          • 7 Years
                          5 days, 9 hours 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. Jᴀʀᴠish
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            5 days, 9 hours ago

                            How cynical 😯

                        3. Gudjohnsen
                          • 1 Year
                          5 days, 9 hours 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
                            5 days, 9 hours ago

                            KDB

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

                            Sane

                        4. Rupert The Horse
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          5 days, 9 hours ago

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

                          1. Miguel Sanchez
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            5 days, 9 hours ago

                            Definite case of quantity over quality

                            1. Rupert The Horse
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              5 days, 9 hours ago

                              Some good moments but they often completely miss the point.

                        5. TaiwanHC
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          5 days, 9 hours 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
                            • 5 Years
                            5 days, 9 hours ago

                            Easy - 3 mid / low priced strikers.

                          2. Holmes
                            • 5 Years
                            5 days, 9 hours ago

                            dont fit

                          3. Nose for baps
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            5 days, 9 hours ago

                            Your midfield with Salah would be:

                            Salah, Haz, Sane, Pog, Rich

                          4. caldracula
                            • 2 Years
                            5 days, 8 hours ago

                            Loose Sane next week.

                        6. g40steve
                            5 days, 9 hours 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
                              5 days, 9 hours 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
                              5 days, 9 hours ago

                              Never

                          • Hansel
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            5 days, 9 hours 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?

                          • Manani
                            • 7 Years
                            5 days, 9 hours 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

                          • simong1
                              5 days, 9 hours ago

                              Start AWB (WAT) or Deulefeu (cry)?

                            • Confused123
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              5 days, 9 hours ago

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

                              1. Eat my goal!
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                5 days, 9 hours ago

                                1 for sure

                              2. HamezMace
                                • 4 Years
                                5 days, 9 hours ago

                                1

                            • TaiwanHC
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              5 days, 9 hours 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

                            • SPorting
                              • 7 Years
                              5 days, 9 hours ago

                              Pogba -> Dilva?

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

                              1. La Roja
                                • 6 Years
                                5 days, 9 hours ago

                                Bilva*

                              2. caldracula
                                • 2 Years
                                5 days, 8 hours ago

                                Nope

                              3. caldracula
                                • 2 Years
                                5 days, 8 hours ago

                                Pogba will be the main man at Utd.