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How Guardiola’s tactical changes caused a Double Gameweek divide

The first of Manchester City’s two Gameweek 25 fixtures brought wildly mixed results for those who backed the defending champions’ three most-owned attacking Fantasy assets.

While Raheem Sterling and – especially – Sergio Aguero‘s owners basked in their players’ double-digit hauls, those who invested in Leroy Sane were to be left disgruntled as the German winger remained an unused substitute and missed out on the points bonanza in City’s 3-1 win over Arsenal on Sunday.

We’ll round up the usual talking points, manager quotes and injury updates as we reflect on an afternoon that caused as much anguish as it did satisfaction in the Fantasy community.

Manchester City 3-1 Arsenal

  • Goals: Sergio Aguero (£11.4m) x3 | Laurent Koscielny (£5.4m)
  • Assists: Aymeric Laporte (£5.9m), Raheem Sterling (£11.3m) x2 | Nacho Monreal (£5.4m)

Pep Guardiola has a long-standing reputation as the Fantasy manager’s nemesis, be it his ambiguous injury round-ups in pre-match press conferences or his predilection for a surprise rotation.

This Double Gameweek always had to the potential to be a groin-kick for those with City assets, lying as it does in the middle of four Premier League fixtures in the space of 13 days.

Wednesday night’s trip to Goodison Park may prove to be just as infuriating for owners of Raheem Sterling (£11.3m) and Sergio Aguero (£11.4m) but Guardiola chose Sunday as the day to remove Leroy Sane (£9.8m) from the City attack and experiment with his formation, the Germany international not even setting foot onto the pitch as a substitute and leaving his Fantasy backers yearning for either a monster haul against the Toffees or perhaps another no-show for those who handed him the armband and have a high-scoring vice-captain.

The hindsight brigade will, of course, be out in force. Was Sane’s middling performance and early substitution against Newcastle on Wednesday an indication that he was to be dropped for this encounter? Sterling was, after all, arguably just an ineffectual on Tyneside but stayed on for the full 90 minutes.

The second instalment in the Gameweek 25 saga will provide us with a further narrative: either Guardiola has had one of his biannual losses of faith in Sane or, quite simply, he was keeping him fresh for the midweek trip to Merseyside amid the congested fixture schedule.

Coming into Sunday’s match, the German wide-man had started more Premier League matches than any other City midfielder since Benjamin Mendy (£6.1m) picked up a knee injury in Gameweek 12.

Even Sterling and Aguero had suffered two benchings apiece to Sane’s one in the preceding 12 Gameweeks before this “double”, with the left-winger arguably City’s most consistent player in attack during those three months.

Mendy’s imminent return was always seen as a threat to Sane’s future minutes but the French left-back was still missing from the match-day squad for Sunday’s encounter at the Etihad, so that had no bearing on this particular selection decision.

There is, of course, nothing to be done about it now (at least, not in FPL).

We could just as easily be sat here on Thursday morning writing about an Aguero one-pointer or a Sterling no-show (though their respective banked hauls would soften the blow), trying to rationalise both Guardiola’s decisions and our own as Fantasy managers in the inevitable autopsy.

With Pep and his charges, we are buying into a free-scoring side that is high-risk, high-reward – especially where Double Gameweek captaincy (or triple captaincy) is concerned.

To the game itself and Guardiola’s teamsheet raised eyebrows upon its release an hour before kick-off – and not just for Sane’s benching.

Going into the match without a recognised left-back – Danilo‘s (£5.1m) owners also the victims of Guardiola’s tinkering – City took to the field in a formation that was effectively 4-1-4-1 without the ball and an ambitious 3-2-4-1 with it.

Aymeric Laporte (£5.9m) was the de facto left-back in the back four, with Fernandinho (£5.3m) joining Nicolas Otamendi (£6.1m) at centre-half.

Fernandinho then moved alongside Ilkay Gundogan (£5.4m) in the double-pivot when City gained possession, with Laporte forming a back three with Otamendi and Kyle Walker (£6.4m).

Sterling (on the left) and Bernardo Silva (£7.5m) provided the width either side of attacking midfielders Kevin De Bruyne (£9.7m) and David Silva (£8.5m), with Aguero ploughing a lone furrow up front.

Fernandinho said of the system:

If they [Arsenal] play 4-4-2 we defend, and when I have the ball I go to the middle, join Gundo but without the ball, I join the back four.

I think it worked today. Playing back there you have the whole vision of the pitch and going to the middle I know what I have to do because it’s the same position I’ve played all season.

Of course, I’m happy to help my teammates win an important game.

With the overall match stats showing 17 shots to four in City’s favour, the formation change looked to have been a success.

Apart from a blistering first ten minutes in which Aguero nodded in Laporte’s cross and City steamrollered the Gunners, however, the first half was much closer than the end result and shot count suggested.

From the moment Laurent Koscielny (£5.4m) glanced in a Nacho Monreal (£5.4m) flick-on from a corner in Arsenal’s first attack of the match, Unai Emery’s side gave as good as they got – at least until half-time.

Playing in what resembled a 4-4-2, with Sead Kolasinac (£5.0m) deployed out of position on the left wing, the Gunners wrestled control of the game, with Lucas Torreira (£4.4m) and especially Matteo Guendouzi (£4.8m) excellent in dominating the City midfield.

Ederson had to rush out to deny Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.2m) what would have been a clear goalscoring opportunity before Kolasinac and Torreira saw their shots saved and blocked in the same move as City wobbled.

The hosts’ second goal, scored just before half-time, almost came against the run of play but it was a vintage City strike: Sterling running onto a chipped Gundogan pass behind the Arsenal defence to square the ball for Aguero to tap in.

City’s third arrived in similar circumstances (with a suggestion of handball on Aguero’s part), with the goal all of Sterling’s making down the left flank.

That all three of City’s goals came from Arsenal’s right-back position would have been even more galling for Sane and Danilo’s owners, with 35-year-old defender Stephan Lichtsteiner (£4.5m) looking every inch the veteran full-back as he struggled against Sterling’s pace and guile.

The second half was at odds with the first with City completely dominant and not allowing their visitors a single shot on goal.

Bernd Leno (£4.8m) repelled three De Bruyne shots before producing a fine stop to keep out a deflected Aguero effort, going on to rack up three save points and one bonus point as City twisted the knife.

The likes of De Bruyne, Silva and Bernardo were some way short of their best, particularly in the first half, but City have made a habit of dismantling sides recently (Newcastle apart) without getting out of second gear.

We wrote in our write-ups of the recent victories over Wolves and Huddersfield that City looked disjointed at times but, as they did against Arsenal on Sunday, Guardiola’s troops still managed to put three goals past their opponents on both occasions.

For us Fantasy managers with City assets in our squads, that ability to plunder goals regardless of performance is what keeps us coming back for more.

Guardiola paid tribute to the hat-trick hero after full-time:

From the beginning, I was very pleased. In the first season, people said I didn’t like him but always I was delighted.

I am honest, sometimes I played Gabriel or Raheem as striker. Today he fought and did everything for the team.

I judge the intention. The intention from Sergio was always perfect since we’ve been together.

For those who pay heed to managed game-time and the omens for the following match, Aguero was sacrificed on 80 minutes as Sterling completed his seventh straight Premier League game, while De Bruyne gingerly walked off with what seemed only to be cramp in the closing stages – though that in itself suggests he is still a little short of full match-fitness after his recent comeback from injury.

For all Arsenal’s admirable ambition, the fact that Aubameyang and Lacazette didn’t register a single shot in the box between them highlighted the difference in class between the two clubs.

Emery shared his thoughts on the match:

They showed their superiority today over 90 minutes. Above all, the second half cost us.

In the first half, we can look at it with some optimism but in the second half, we tried to do something different to go up against them by creating more chances, more opportunities, with more players and possibilities on the pitch. We were more open than we were in the first half and they have very fast players in the transition.

I’m very happy with Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira’s performances today, but they also need time to improve and to take confidence, to take experience for their future here. With the result, it’s not easy to say that, but there are some positives that we can look at from our players today.

Today, we lost but are looking to improve. It’s normal because they showed their superiority and now we continue working. The next match for us is very important against Huddersfield. These are the matches where we can take the regularity to be in the position we want, near to the top four.

Emery also gave an update on Shkodran Mustafi (£5.4m), who was substituted in the second half:

I think he’s okay also. He’s been having problems all this week and last week.

I think last week he is with some problems also [with] his head and today, when in the last 20 minutes he was also with some problems, I decided to give Mavropanos 20 minutes. I hope it is not a problem with Mustafi for this week and the next match.

Denis Suarez (£6.5m) made his Gunners debut off the bench midway through the second half, meanwhile.

Manchester City XI (4-1-4-1): Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Fernandinho; Gundogan; Bernardo Silva, De Bruyne (Mahrez 88′), Silva, Sterling; Aguero (Gabriel Jesus 81′).

Arsenal XI (4-4-2): Leno; Monreal, Mustafi, Koscielny, Lichtsteiner; Kolasinac (Denis Suarez 66′ ), Torreira, Guendouzi, Iwobi (Ramsey 66′); Aubameyang, Lacazette.

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  1. french holiday
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Will FPL towers still give Aguero the extra points for his 3rd goal despite the great man's own admission that it was a hand ball?

    1. Totti
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      they already counted it as a goal 🙂
      howcome FPL remove it !!! 🙂

      forget about mate
      it's finalised

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        They did it three seasons ago. Could happen again.

        1. french holiday
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Highlight this*

    2. Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Maybe, that’s why they built a tower. It keeps themselves safe when the flood of tears start.

    3. Bunk Morrisonland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      It wasnt handball actually. It hit his hip, which is clear from a different angle than what they showed in the initial replay.

      1. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Aguero called it a handball in the post-match interview. :).

        1. Bunk Morrisonland
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          I know he did. But that's only because he saw the replay showed on TV, not the other one. He actually said "I thought it hit my body but I see here that is's a handball". Norwegian TV was at least certain, after watching the new angle, that it was not a handball, not even by accident. 🙂

      2. BenjoBD
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Loving the wire referenced name!

    4. Gudjohnsen
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Of course.

    5. Wheato182
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Yes

    6. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      No - they will cancel the season and refund all entry fees.

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        I could do with my 50 quid back.....need some dinner this week.

    7. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      They will take it away when the Premier League remove it from the score.

      1. french holiday
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Not necessary. They didnt give the points for Harry Kane's goal last season.

    8. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Yes, my understanding is that FPL enjoys recalculating 6+ milllion point tallies.

      1. french holiday
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Its not that they are running the government and have a lot in their plate...just FPL

  2. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Any other massive numpty captain Sane, with Fudcharlison vice captain? Aguero also in my team.

    Next 24hrs gonna be torture.

    Sane to start vs Everton?

    1. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      At least you own Aguero.

    2. Bunk Morrisonland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      You viced Richarlison over Aguero?

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        In case both City games were cancelled.

        Always one step ahead 😎

        1. Gravless are for Kinnear
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          this man is on the ball

          1. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Imagine if Everton vs City gets cancelled......spewing.

            1. Gravless are for Kinnear
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              I need Dingy and Dick to deliver

        2. Bunk Morrisonland
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          but...but... then Richarlisons one game would have been cancelled too. How could you justify a Richarlison captaincy against Wolves? 😛 lol

    3. Mysterion
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      48+ hrs 😛

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Oh pheck, Wednesday KO?

    4. Gravless are for Kinnear
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      *humble Kun brag

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Busted.

      2. Wild Rover
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        I TC’d him 😎

        *not even slightly humble brag

    5. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      So Sane to start? Just say yes, that will be fine.

      1. Wild Rover
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        I’d be amazed if he didnt

    6. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Expect Sane to start. Aguero, no. Sterling, 50/50. Own all three.

    7. Johnny Leghorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Subbed after 59 mins just to rub salt in the wound. Any other season wed all have TC Kun. Seems obvious now.

  3. sully29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Any real reason not to do Sterling + Deeney > Son + Auba (-4) this week?

  4. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    A test for Liverpool tonight. City and Spurs closing the gap, coming off a poor result last week and high expectation that Liverpool will win.

    Can they handle it?

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Matip?

      1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Maslip.

    2. Sons and Löwes
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Hopefully not no. #coyi

    3. Meinhoff
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      No, West Ham show up against big teams, and Liverpool bottle it

    4. Pierce34
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Normally it would be a relatively easy game to win for Liverpool, but I expect it to be difficult psychologically - having only a 2-point gap,with the potential for City to end the week on top (even with more games played) is not an easy place to be.

  5. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    arnie on -105.2 all of a sudden on fplstatistics

    have we had news?

    1. Fossit
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      He just is awful gets injured every match now.

  6. Arnauto
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    I have three transfers in mind but only want to make two this week. Which 2 transfers have priority?

    A. Deeney > Jimenez
    B. Kun > Auba
    C. Sane > Son

    1. Wild Rover
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      A & C

  7. Auboomerang
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 20 days ago

    No reason why Aguero can't start on Wednesday. He's started Prem games on Saturday's and started CL games on Tuesday's this season.

    Let the massacre continue.

    1. TLF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Who knows, I think he probably starts and gets 70 mins

      1. Auboomerang
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Agreed.

    2. Meinhoff
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Yeah, don't see why he can't play 60-70 mins

    3. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Own Aguero. I doubt he plays EVE.

      1. Meinhoff
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Reverse jinx. Smart

        1. jtreble
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Nah, it’s his minutes that make me think Aguero will be rested and Jesus will play.

        2. Fossit
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Notice he says owns but not cap 🙂

      2. Auboomerang
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Maybe I have Kun tinted glasses on... but in this kind of form he's too good to drop.

    4. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      But he played the Tuesday before and has Chelsea after that.

      90, 80, ??, ??

      1. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Exactly.

    5. Vinyl78LP
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Yep started all Gw19-21 within a few days. Pep under pressure this part of the season to field his key players rather than last seasons stroll to the title.

      1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        26th, 29th, 3rd Jan.

        Weds-Sun-Thurs

        3 games in 8 days. After that he played 14 mins in the following 17 days.

    6. Totti
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      i think after the hatrick it might be strange if he got benched

    7. Polka Wakey O'Dot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Mmm...maybe.

      Pep is a great manager..but a manager who knows how to keep his squad happy with game time. That’s a statement of fact. He needs to keep Jesus sharp..along with others that didn’t play.

      We’ll just have to wait and see.

    8. Stimps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      No way pep is going to play him after scoring a Hattrick and needing to close the gap on Liverpool... Not a chance

    9. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      IMO, I think Jesus will play on Wednesday with only two days of rest. Pep will not want to increase the risk of injury to Aguero especially at this point of the season.

      1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Nah, Pep understands that people have played a blinder here with Kun TC, he wouldn’t deprive them of further points, to merely increase his and his teams chance of success.

        Utterly ridiculous. Kun will start.

        1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Utterly ridiculous?....Have you seen how many goals Jesus has scored lately?

          Just because Aguero scored a hat trick it doesn’t by default make Jesus a bad player.

          1. SADIO SANÉ
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Agree, really hope he does play (as I predicted) Aguero owners getting annoying 😀

            1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              I have Aguero btw.

          2. Mo Mané Mo Problems
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Haha, my post was sarcastic!

            Jesus will start.

    10. shirtless
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      As a captainer I think I've had my good fortune this week. I can see Jesus getting Everton, Aguero the Chelsea match. With this extra match, plus the final, and Champions League in two weeks, I just can't see Aguero playing three on the spin. Would be a nice parting gift though a cheeky brace!

      1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        4*

        Unless he gets rest before 10 days off (assuming he doesn’t play FA cup).

      2. Polka Wakey O'Dot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Pep is a good enough manager to talk to both of Jesus and Aguero about who plays when. For all we know Kun himself may not want the Everton game...

        Pep is very good at keeping his squad happy.

    11. TheBrazilianRonaldo
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Everton are so bad, it’s conceivable that Pep thinks his third team will win it. Plus they have more goals than others already. I think he’ll rest 2-3 to be for Chelsea. I have Sterling so hope he’s not one of them

  8. BARIO MALOTELLI
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Any thoughts on bringin in iwobi against hud ? I think hell do wellybe assist at least ?

    1. BARIO MALOTELLI
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Iwobi and Rondon as diferentials any thoughts they have nice fixtures.... Rondon main guy in Newcastle

    2. Arnauto
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      With Jimenez, Rashford and Kun/Auba all scoring for fun, it's difficult to justify any differentials atm

      1. Arnauto
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Iwobi is another guy you have to get rid straight away. too much risk for me

  9. Hits from tha Chong
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Boruc Fabs
    Robbo WB Bennett Digne Pereira
    Salah Pogba Son Rich Sterling
    Rashford Jimenez Kamara

    1 FT and 2.3 ITB

    Haz to Son is done and thinking to do Sterling & Kamara -> Auba & Jota/7.3 for a hit. That way i can hopefully save my FT after next the GW....

    Y or N?

    1. BARIO MALOTELLI
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Sounds good youll get rid al of your blank players... hopefully hazard dont burn you but rly low percentage of that

      1. Hits from tha Chong
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Just glad i got his haul this GW...now it’s time to leave. But switch Auba to Higuain after Arsenals easy fixtures.

        1. Hits from tha Chong
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Might...if he keeps showing form.

  10. Amey
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Hello guys,
    What are some good differential midfielders according to you from now on ??
    Have Jota in the team.
    Thank you !!

    1. BARIO MALOTELLI
      2 months, 20 days ago

      I was thinking of some arsenal assets iwobi or suareza but leaning more towards iwobi nice fixtures... your thoughts

      1. Amey
        2 months, 20 days ago

        I already have Auba so was not keen on adding up more gooners.
        Will watch Suarez closely though. Cheers for the input 🙂

        1. BARIO MALOTELLI
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Yea auba is enough... to expensev for me so looking for some alternatives heh

          1. Amey
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Jimenez,Rash,Bobby even laca if keep his place are great alternatives imo mate

            I've got him for next few tasty fixtures. Will reassess after gw29.
            Thank you!

          2. caldracula
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Vardy

            1. Amey
              2 months, 20 days ago

              Ty

    2. Mysterion
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      In that price range?

      Gross
      Tielemans (if he wins a starting place and is given license to roam and shoot)
      Brooks (if fit for 27)

      1. Amey
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Thank you mate 🙂
        Have Salah,Jota,Son,Pogba,Sane & 1.3itb.
        Sane can go after 2-3 gw's so looking to plan someone.
        Will definitely look into Brooks as he is cheap & will Play in blank gw's + get Bobby Firmino for kamara with Sane money.

    3. pingissimus
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Keep an eye on Hammers.

      They have a decent fixture run coming up and play blank 31. I lost patience with Anderson (no differential) but might sneak Snodgrass in for 5th spot ahead of Camarasa for just in case scenarios.

      1. Amey
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Yeah. They play in both blank gw's too.(if Chelsea goes out of fa cup)
        Cheers mate !!

    4. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Gross, Maddison, Fraser, Mili, and JWP

      1. Amey
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Thank you mate 🙂

    5. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      KDB/Mane/Sterling from GW28 are good differentials in the premium range.

      1. Amey
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Already have Sane. So will it be wise to just keep him till then ??

    6. pingissimus
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Townsend is a possibility.

      He's in very decent nick on eye test and has low ownership. Bat coming in could lead to some assists too.

      Palace have a decent fixture run and I'd be surprised if he didn't pop up with a score/assist every other week or so.

      1. Amey
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Like that one.
        Thanks buddy

  11. Stimps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    No way am I selling Kun before Chelsea, Auba can wait. Arsenal don't look good away from home

    1. Amey
      2 months, 20 days ago

      It's hudds.
      Even Chelsea who didn't scored in 3 of their last 4 games have scored 5 against them 😀

    2. Arnauto
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      both are good options. if you have other priorities, keep Kun

  12. Ole Trafford
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Anything worth a hit here?

    Guita
    Digne, Lindleof, Duffy
    Salah, Pogba, Son, Jota
    Aguero, Auba, Rashford

    Etheridge, WB, Bednarek, Puncheon .5itb

    1. Hits from tha Chong
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      GTG!

  13. pingissimus
    2 months, 20 days ago

    I like the watch list function but how on earth is Guaita not featured? He's dirt cheap, a starter and has had 4 cleans in 8 appearances and defensively solid Palace have a very decent fixture run.

    1. King Kohli
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Let's keep it quiet shall we, looking to bring him in for gw27

  14. Hits from tha Chong
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Best max 7.3 midfielder? Ta!

    1. Amey
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Jota ??

    2. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Jota for the next 4.

    3. King Kohli
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Jota

    4. Hits from tha Chong
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Jota it is!!

  15. Gudjohnsen
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    So many in the mods and cons league that captained Sane.

    Makes me feel a little bit better.

  16. Ole Trafford
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    I don’t think I can bring myself to sell Kun with his fixtures after the blank. Going to hold him and bench in gw27

  17. Atters
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Triple Captained Sane with Son as my VC, not sure if I want Sane to play vs Everton or not now

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      You should hope he doesn't play. Can't see Sané getting double figure score from Everton game.

      1. CRO KLOPP
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Why not double figures?

        1. Gudjohnsen
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Maybe my judgement is clouded after anger issues from Sané not playing yesterday.

  18. AzzaroMax99
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Not sure who to get rid of: Sane or Sterling? Somehow I don't feel that Sterling is worth 2m more than Sane.

    Planning to do then Sterling+Firmino to Pogba+Auba but for a hit (-4). Will get Son for GW27.
    Opinions?

    1. BenjoBD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Sounds good to me.

      I thought City might cut down the rotation chasing but just been stung with Sane as captain. Rather keep him than missing out on Auba for Sterling in your position though.

  19. Jordan.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    jesus,jesus jesus is in great form ,ffs hes scored 5 points in 9 gwks ,ah got 13 though gw 17 ,biggest troll ever ,but keep believing everyone pppfffttt

  20. DangerFC
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Was set to do Kun>Auba for this gameweek with an eye on the blank also what do people think?

    Thoughts on: VVD + ings > kolasinac + jimenez for a -4

    Team:
    Guaita, fab
    awb, vvd, doherty, digne, daniels
    sane, fanderson,pogba, salah, brooks
    rash,kun, ings

  21. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Which FT?

    A) Sane to Mane
    B) Aguero to Auba
    C) Aguero to Firmino

    1. Fossit
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      D

  22. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Worth it doing hazard > Pogba for a hit this gw?

    hazard mane dsilva son camarasa
    auba rashford jiminez

  23. BenjoBD
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 19 days ago

    First ever comment as a newbie....

    600k rank down from 112 k gw12

    Thinking of transfering mendy,Aguero, sane for Auba, Anderson, Pereria for blank game week then bringing back Sane, Aguero following week.

    Or should i bench them all?

    1. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Hard to say - have to weigh up this week, blank week and future blanks.
      You've posted this on an old article btw; maybe try again on latest -
      https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2019/02/05/cardiff-win-as-bournemouth-away-form-bodes-well-for-liverpool-assets/