Fixtures

Chips and transfer strategies to navigate the FPL Blank and Double Gameweeks

Fantasy Premier League managers should start formulating a plan in their minds for the upcoming Blank and Double Gameweeks.

These provide an excellent opportunity to make up lost ground or press home a mini-league or overall ranking advantage.

The best way to make the most of these altered Gameweeks is through the use of the FPL chips.

After discussing when the Blank and Double Gameweeks could fall earlier this week, we will discuss the best transfer and chip strategies in this article.

Using Chips to Navigate the Blank and Double Gameweeks

FPL managers may have to rethink an often-used chip tactic from previous seasons this time around.

It has been popular in previous campaigns to Wildcard in a single Gameweek between the Blanks caused by the FA Cup quarter-finals and the first big Double Gameweek. Then after that, use the Bench and Triple Captain chips in two big Double Gameweeks and Free Hit in the Blank Gameweek caused by the FA Cup semi-finals.

However, that strategy will not be possible this season as there won’t be a single Gameweek in which you can Wildcard between the Blanks caused by the FA Cup quarter-finals and the first big Double Gameweek, as these fall in Gameweek 31 and 32 respectively.

Gameweek 31 is likely to be the biggest Blank Gameweek of the season and many FPL managers will use their Free Hit then if they haven’t prepared for it. You’ll have plenty of time to come up with a plan to use your free transfers to prepare for Gameweek 31 and the Free Hit chip may be more useful in the subsequent Gameweeks.

Free Hitting in Double Gameweek 32 would allow you to focus on preparing for the Blanks in Gameweeks 31 and 33. This strategy will work particularly well if you were then to Wildcard in Gameweek 34 to set your team up to play your Bench Boost chip in Double Gameweek 35.

Free Hitting in Blank Gameweek 33 would allow you to focus on preparing your team for the Doubles in Gameweek 32 and 35. This strategy will work better if you can Wildcard in Double Gameweek 32 to get rid of your players who have just played in Gameweek 31 and replace them with players who will have at least one Double Gameweek.

Neither of these Free Hit strategies involves playing your Triple Captain chip in either of the two big Double Gameweeks. You would either Free Hit or Wildcard in Double Gameweek 32 and then Bench Boost in Double Gameweek 35.

That leaves the potential “extra” Double Gameweek as a perfect opportunity to play your Triple Captain chip if one team ends up with three fixture rearrangements this season.

I think an extra Double Gameweek (outside of Gameweek 32 or Gameweek 35) seems likely enough that it’s worth holding on to your Triple Captain chip for.

There have been at least three separate Double Gameweeks in each of the last nine seasons. There will be a third Double Gameweek this season if a team ticks at least three of these boxes:

  • They or their Gameweek 27 opponent reach the Carabao Cup final
  • They or their Gameweek 31 opponent reach the FA Cup quarter-finals
  • They or their Gameweeks 33 opponent reach the FA Cup semi-finals
  • They have a game postponed (and moved to another Gameweek) for another reason such as bad weather or traffic problems etc.

There will also be a third Double Gameweek if a Gameweek 27 Blank is brought forward to Gameweek 25 or 26.

All the Blanks fixtures will be confirmed by March 17th, which is a day after the Gameweek 31 deadline. The Double Gameweek 32 fixtures will be announced between February 19th and March 19th.

It makes sense to prepare for the Blanks in Gameweeks 27 and 31 using free transfers and then decide on a chip strategy during the international break after Gameweek 31. At that point, the Blank and Double Gameweek picture will be a lot clearer.

Trying to navigate this stretch of the season without the use of a Free Hit chip and your Wildcard will be difficult. Transfers that you make to prepare for a Blank Gameweek could directly lead to you having fewer players with two fixtures in a subsequent Double Gameweek and conversely, transfers that you make to prepare for a Double Gameweek could directly lead to you having fewer players with a fixture in a subsequent Blank Gameweek.

Remember, the teams who reach the FA Cup semi-finals won’t have a Premier League fixture in either Gameweek 31 or 33 and are very likely to play twice in both Gameweek 32 and 35. The teams who have a fixture in Gameweek 31 are unlikely to play twice in Gameweek 32 and the teams who have a fixture in Gameweek 33 are unlikely to play twice in Gameweek 35.

If you have already used your Wildcard, it still makes sense to Free Hit in Double Gameweek 32 or in Blank Gameweek 33 but another option might be to focus on bringing in players who Blank in Gameweek 31, then Free Hit in that Gameweek and you’ll be well set up for the Doubles in Gameweeks 32 and 35.

Using Free Transfers to Prepare for the Blank Gameweeks

Bringing in players who won’t Blank in either Gameweek 31 or 33 will give you more flexibility when you come to chose a chip strategy for dealing with Gameweeks 32 to 35.

Liverpool are currently the only team who we know definitely won’t Blank in either of these Gameweeks, but more teams will be added to this list after each round of the FA Cup.

Liverpool’s fixtures between now and Gameweek 31 are Crystal Palace (home), Leicester (home), West Ham (away), Bournemouth (home), Manchester United (away), Watford (home), Everton (away), Burnley (home) and Fulham (away). They then play Southampton away in Gameweek 33. Meanwhile, the other top six Premier Leagues sides will likely only have somewhere between seven to nine fixtures in those 10 Gameweeks.

Tripling up on Liverpool players by Gameweek 31 is an obvious move and bringing them in well in advance of Gameweek 31 makes sense given their upcoming fixtures.

Mohamed Salah (£13.4m) is the highest scoring player in the game and with five double-digit scores in his last seven Gameweeks, he’s fully justifying his price tag. He will certainly be one of the most popular captains of the season when Liverpool travel to Craven Cottage in Gameweek 31.

The question is whether you opt to double up on Liverpool’s defensive assets with Salah or just pick one of Liverpool’s back five and double up on their attack with Salah. He could be paired with either Sadio Mane (£9.5m), Roberto Firmino (£9.3m) or even Xherdan Shaqiri (£7.1m) who’s scored five goals in his last ten appearances and tends to only be benched against tougher opposition.

Liverpool players are obviously worth bringing in now, but other than that there’s no need to let the upcoming Blanks affect your transfer decisions this week.

We’ll receive more information about all the Blank Gameweeks in the week leading up to the Gameweek 24 deadline. You might want to use your free transfers between Gameweeks 24 and 27 to make sure you can get an active starting XI in Blank Gameweek 27 whilst also keeping an eye on how your team is looking for Gameweek 31.

Gameweek 26 would be a good time to save a free transfer as the Gameweek 31 Blanks will all be confirmed four or five days before the Gameweek 27 deadline. That will give you six free transfers before Gameweek 31 with full knowledge of which teams will Blank.

Spurs’ fixtures between Gameweeks 23 and 26 are very favourable with Fulham (away), Watford (home), Newcastle (home) and Leicester (home) their opponents. But after that, it has the potential to be less appealing. If they beat Chelsea in the EFL Cup semi-final second leg and win their FA Cup fourth-round tie their schedule would be Blank, Chelsea (away), Arsenal (home), Southampton (away), Blank. Accordingly, Gameweek 27 could be a sensible time to sell your Spurs players.

If Burnley lose away to Man City in the FA Cup next Saturday, Leicester will be added to the list of teams who won’t have a Blank fixture this season. The Foxes have tough fixtures in the next four Gameweeks but in Gameweeks 27 to 31 they would face Crystal Palace (home), Brighton (home), Watford (away), Fulham (home) followed by Burnley (away) if the Clarets get knocked out of the cup. They will host Huddersfield in Blank Gameweek 33 so Gameweek 27 seems like it will be a good time to start bringing in Leicester players. Ricardo Pereira (£5.3) looks like their best Fantasy asset and has received plenty of attention on the site in recent weeks.

If you are one of the FPL managers who activated your Wildcard this week after hearing about Harry Kane (£12.5m) and Trent Alexander-Arnold’s (£5.2m) injuries, you should be aware that Everton and Man City plus either Spurs and Burnley or Chelsea and Brighton will Blank in Gameweek 27 and you’ll only have four free transfers to prepare for it.

You may be in the unfortunate position of not having your Free Hit chip or your second Wildcard available but it’s still important to come up with a plan for how you’ll approach the Blank and Double Gameweeks, and be prepared to take hits.

Make sure you go back and read Ben Crellin’s article from earlier this week on predicting when the Blank and Double Gameweeks are likely to fall. READ IT HERE.

When we know more about which teams will and won’t be affected by fixture changes, we will publish some more content.

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1,472 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Pigsinblankets
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Got spooked last night and did TAA to Shaw for a hit. I never do defenders for a hit, nor transfers before the Friday pressers usually...

    1. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Did same thing just VVD in my case. First time i used hit for defender ever. I hate fpl towers.

    2. Alex_thekid
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Same decision I'm raging after I done Lovren to Taa lol

  2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Captain TAA? 🙂

    1. Mysterion
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      VC Kane just in case

    2. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Too soon

      1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        True. I transferred out Auba this week and then Kane got injured, followed by TAA. So I feel your pain. He's only 50-50 anyway.

  3. TerryVenables
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Bench TAA this week? Worried he may make a late cameo for 1 point.

    1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      He'll start or they will rest him I'd say

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I'm starting him over digne... 90 or 0 imo

      1. tisza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Same

  4. Hy liverpool
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    So last option here guys

    Richarlison/Fanderson to Sane/Alli worth a hit ??

    1. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I would keep Fanderson this week and sell him next.

      I would sell Richa ASAP

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        So richo to sane /Alli this week? Who?

        1. Niho992
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 5 months ago

          Alli. Mendy is almost fit.

        2. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 5 months ago

          dont do it

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      not close to being worth a hit

  5. Simmoo
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    That TAA news is beautiful.

    1. Alex_thekid
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Raging

    2. Drogba Legend
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Couldn't agree more.

    3. rowdog24
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      What is the news?

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Hattie incoming

  6. Alex_thekid
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Arnie to Auba or Aguero or Jesus or Jimmy -8 other strikers are
    Rashford & Success

    1. Earn your Spurs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Auba sounds good - or Firmino?

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      if you have 11 starters its not worth it

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

    Last I heard taa was out for 4 weeks wtf is the news at the moment? Surely he doesn't start?

    1. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I think he will rest tomorrow but then he will vs Leicester in 10 days

    2. Earn your Spurs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I'll put him to play as home vs Palace is great if he does start

  8. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Lets say TTA is fit. Which two would you bench out of these thanks. Digne, Doherty, TAA, AWB or Pereira, cheers and good luck this GW all!

    1. rnrd
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      are you joking?
      AWB is the obvious choice

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Awb and perrera

      1. Earn your Spurs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        ^ this

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      awb and perr not close

      1. Danno - Emre Canada
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Yeah cheers all, I meant to say AWB will be benched, it was out of the others. Which I guess Perrera is the one, just that OOP possibility in nudging away at me. Thanks all

  9. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    So can keep Taa right???Luiz bednarek taa awb Shaw are the defenders for me..

    1. AYLD28
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      keep, I am

    2. Earn your Spurs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Yep, keep him now as he might miss 1 game it sounds at max

  10. Fasya
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Klopp on injuries: "Gini and Trent we will decide day by day. The exceptional part is that they both played 90mins (at Brighton). Trent, what a boy! It was just what happened before the game, playing didn't make it worse. It will be close for tomorrow."

    I thought he was injured at training and out for a month? really confused

    1. Earn your Spurs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      So did we all - but it appears not true

  11. DOUBLEDOWN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Is TAA's priced locked? Need him to go down 0.1 tonight to afford on WC

    1. AYLD28
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Yep, price locked

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        lol

      2. La Roja
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        lol

      3. AYLD28
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Ma bad

    2. Mysterion
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Not locked, probably going down tonight

    3. MTPockets
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Not price locked

    4. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      No, it would be locked only if the red flag was removed (not turned to orange or yellow)

      1. DOUBLEDOWN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        great, thanks!

      2. AYLD28
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Fair enough I didn’t know that haha

  12. tvz32
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    With the news that TAA is 50-50, which 2 would you play out of this lot?

    TAA
    Digne
    Doherty

    1. tvz32
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I am definitely playing Robbo btw

    2. Earn your Spurs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      TAA and then Digne 1st sub

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 5 months ago

        thid

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 5 months ago

          this

  13. Earn your Spurs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    a> Kane -> Firmino for -4
    b> Stick

    I'm thinking a> because next week I'll buy Mendy so selling Kane will still need a -4 so I mgiht as well do now. But I've already done -8 and it doesn't feel right to do -12

    Team now is :-
    Fabianski, Patricio
    TAA, Digne, Doherty, Bednarek, Zanka
    Salah (C), Hazard, Anderson, Pogba, Redmond
    Kane, Jimenez, Rashford

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      A but i'm being biased

    2. Alex_thekid
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      You've done a -8 but still have Kane & Taa how is that possible

      1. Earn your Spurs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Got in Salah, Rashford and Redmond (last one to balance the books) for Son, Auba, and Snodgrass

    3. Fasya
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      B

    4. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      b for the love of god stop taking hits

  14. AYLD28
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    With TAA now at 50% (big LOL with that one), I am thinking I will start him and just bench one of these five instead:

    1. Digne
    2. Doherty
    3. Shaw
    4. Pererya
    5. Jimenez

    I'm currently on Shaw but I honestly have no idea if this is the right call... thoughts? thanks

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      4

    2. TerryVenables
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      4

  15. Rocky.007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Bench Doherty or Alonso?
    Everything points to Alonso but benching Alonso feels so wrong.

    1. AYLD28
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      bench nogoalonso

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      alonso unfortunately

  16. Eriksen Maestro
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    WC G2G? 0.1 ITB

    Alison/ Speroni

    Shaw, Digne, Jonny / WB, Bednarek

    Salah(C), Richarlison, Sterling, Pogba, Alli

    Rashford, Firiminho / 4.4

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      sterling to sane and get robbo and trent in

  17. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    So people too lazy to make mid-week transfers out of Kane & TAA, get lucky.......

    1. AYLD28
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Kane is still crocked though...

    2. Jenks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      this reeks of a bitter man who did

    3. boc610
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      or they just decided to wait till pressers and didnt get their knickers in a twist over a measly price drop?

      1. Earn your Spurs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        ^ this 🙂

    4. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      not lazy, just sensible enough to wait for pressers

  18. DA Minnion
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    This Liverpool debacle has become the biggest balls up in my fantasy history
    Robertson to Lovern for a hit
    Lovern to Taa
    Taa to Robertson for a hit
    Now Taa possibly available
    Follows on that Robertson gets injured tomorrow and I get Taa back.

    1. Az
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      thats a little bit funny 🙂

      1. DA Minnion
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Hilarious.

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Lol

    3. Alex_thekid
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I done Taa to Lovren then Lovren to Taa then Taa to Shaw -4 doooooooh

  19. Oh Maddison
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 5 months ago

    A. Start Fabi or Foster (this combo has f*ked me all season, always picking the wrong one.)
    B. Ings or Wilson? Will any of them play or should I change to someone else? Have Rashford.

  20. HAMMERTIME107
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Now we've got the arnie news is it worth Chicharito as a punt for next couple of weeks ?

  21. Pad Randa
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Someone talk me, with reason, out of Sane >>> Sterling...

    1. Az
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      very sideways, whats making you want to do the switch?

      1. Pad Randa
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        WC

    2. MTPockets
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Sane could get more points

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      arguably not worth it in terms of value, definitely complete waste of a transfer before bgw

  22. Az
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Binning Richarlison.. still can't decide out of Sane (best form) / KDB (best long-term?) / Sterling (most explosive)...

    =/

    1. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      KdB is not better LT than Sterling.

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        agree

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Sane imho he is on fire now

      1. internal error
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        In terms of fpl points. Maybe not performances

    3. TLF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I think I'd opt for Sterling due to explosive potential and consistently strong underlying numbers. KDB still working his way back into the team albeit he's hit the ground running. Sane is obviously a great option too but I hear Mendy is back sooner than anticipated. Whilst that shouldn't necessarily dent his appeal too much, its a factor worth considering.

    4. Simmoo
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I'm glad to hold this week. Firstly because good Everton fixture, and secondly because it will make clearer who I might want out of Alli, Eriksen, Moura, Lamela, Mane, Sane, Martial, Felipe Anderson, etc.

      1. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 5 months ago

        We only believe to GUARDIAN

  23. fenixri
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Sry I am all day stuck with work, can someone tell me what is happening with TAA?

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      tweet tweet said the birdie

    2. Fook You Phil Jones (FYPJ)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      injury not expected to keep him out 4 weeks; he's day to day according to Klopp

  24. PORTL16
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Help please lads!

    Got Salah in early this week before his price increase and it has left me with a Kane dilemma.

    Got Salah, Auba, Rashford, Kane.

    Haven't took a hit yet and sitting 2nd in my league for big bucks.

    A) Save.
    B) -4 Aguero.
    C) -4 Firminiho.

    Cheers.

    1. Carefree Crew
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Tempted to save with those other Captain options.
      Aguero risk of game time with Jesus.
      Firmino nailed & 3 of 4 at home but I'm not convinced with him. Recent hat trick flatters the stats IMHO I've got Aubameyang & holding even though Wildcard active & Chelsea & City coming up.

  25. Gamer18
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Going into Week 2 of Last Man Standing who should I pick? Comment below
    Already picked:
    Burnley..

  26. Forget Special, I am the ON…
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Could someone please help in clarifying situation of Trent Arnold Alexander (aka TAA)?
    He was supposed to be out for a month(by newspapers and FFS posts) and now Klopp comments on him have made me fully confused.

    1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I'd believe his manager more than some random on here.

    2. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      dont be confused.

    3. MTPockets
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Previous reports were probably chinese whispers, Klopp's comments are real

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      It was always weird. He supposedly got injured before the Brighton game, yet played the 90 minutes.

      Nothing new seemed to happen yet reports had him out for a month. Now Klopp says he didn't aggravate the injury in the game. It just seems like a bad news report that we all took too seriously.

      I think he'll play and I wildcarded because I thought he was out :/

    5. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      - Stuart Pearce (usually reliable for Liverpool)reported TAA out for up to 4 weeks
      - BBC Article reported 2-4 weeks
      - Klopp says close for Saturday

      Who knows.

    6. S3
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Was he pictured in training at any point?.....if he wasn't ...not sure he will start

    7. Forget Special, I am the ON…
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Thanks Guys for your responses - feeling bit relaxed now.
      If that is the case - I'll bring him in my Starting XI as I think either he will play full 90 or won't be part of the game if he is injured.

  27. Malinwa
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Jimenez - Rashford - Firmino

    Decent enough ?

    1. MTPockets
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Yep, although would you have considered Firmino if Kane hadn't been injured?
      That's my only problem with it

      1. Malinwa
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        If Kane was fit... I would never pick Firmino 🙂

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      firm is a trap

  28. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Fabianski
    Robertson / TAA* / Digne / Doherty
    Salah (C) / Hazard / Pogba / Martial
    Rashford / Ings*

    Hamer // Arnautovic* / Camarasa* / AWB

    With TAA possibly fit, happy to keep him this week. What to do about Arnautovic, though?

    A) Get Aguero - but bench who?
    B) Get Aubameyang - but bench who?
    C) Hold - but if TAA doesn't start, fall back on Camarasa... who may still miss out (but perhaps not).

    Problem with moving on Arnautovic is it causing a benching headache.

    Cheers!

    1. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      B for me. Ings.

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      u have ft?

    3. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Personally think both will start so C

  29. SPorting
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    So play TAA with Holebas or Doherty as 1st sub?

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      same position, Pereira too here

    2. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Doherty.

  30. wanaj84
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    aguero or sterling?