Scout Notes

The reasons why clean sheets have dried up for Liverpool

Liverpool’s title challenge faltered again on Monday evening as the Reds played out their second successive 1-1 draw.

There were unsettling similarities to the performance against Leicester City last Wednesday, with Jurgen Klopp’s side unable to build, or even hang, on to a one-goal lead and conceding sloppily from a set-piece situation.

We’ll review last night’s penultimate Gameweek 25 fixture from a Fantasy perspective, rounding up the goals, assists, key talking points, headline injury news and relevant manager quotes.

West Ham United 1-1 Liverpool

  • Goals: Michail Antonio (£6.8m) | Sadio Mane (£9.6m)
  • Assists: Felipe Anderson (£7.1m) | James Milner (£5.6m)

Liverpool’s defensive frailties were again exposed at the London Stadium last night as they conceded from a dead-ball situation for the third match in a row.

James Tomkins (£4.3m) and Harry Maguire (£5.4m) had headed their respective sides level in Gameweeks 23 and 24 but this latest equaliser at the Reds’ expense came from a cleverly worked routine on the deck that was coolly finished by Michail Antonio (£6.8m).

While West Ham, Antonio and assist-maker Felipe Anderson (£7.1m) deserve credit for the flawless execution, the ease with which Liverpool’s backline was bypassed underscored just how vulnerable they currently are at set plays.

Klopp’s troops rank fourth-bottom for attempts from set pieces conceded over the last three Gameweeks, with a whopping eight of West Ham’s 13 attempts on goal on Monday coming from free-kicks and corners.

Javier Hernandez (£6.1m) horribly spooned a volley into the clouds from a smart Anderson delivery ten minutes after Antonio’s leveller before Declan Rice (£4.4m) missed a gilt-edged headed opportunity from yet another free-kick from the Brazilian midfielder.

Issa Diop (£4.3m) glanced a header wide from Robert Snodgrass‘s (£5.0m) corner in the second half as Liverpool’s zonal marking once again failed to convince, while Hernandez, Aaron Cresswell (£5.0m) and Mark Noble (£4.8m) all narrowly fired off-target from open play as the visiting defence parted.

While some mischief-makers will point to a possible psychological problem with the Reds after their stuttering run-in during 2013/14, in reality only three of that squad remain – none of whom made it onto the pitch in east London.

This instead looks like a team desperately missing a handful of sidelined players.

While Joel Matip (£4.9m) didn’t have a particularly bad game, there doesn’t seem to exist a natural rapport between him and a below-par Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m) – especially at dead-ball situations.

It may be no coincidence that the Reds’ run of conceding goals from free-kicks and corners has happened in the three most-recent matches that Matip has started, though Liverpool’s chronic problems at right-back – Trent Alexander-Arnold (£5.2m) being injured in Gameweek 22 – are no doubt also a contributing factor.

As might be the largely second-string central midfield in front of the defence: Naby Keita (£7.1m) and Adam Lallana (£6.9m) flitted in and out of Monday’s draw and the presences of Georginio Wijnaldum (£5.5m) and perhaps even Jordan Henderson (£5.3m) were arguably missed.

Keita is another to have started the last three Premier League matches and continues to divide opinion: indeed, it was the Guinean midfielder who lost Antonio for West Ham’s equaliser.

Owners of Robertson and van Dijk will be disheartened by just one clean sheet in six Gameweeks but there may be encouraging news on the horizon, with Alexander-Arnold scheduled for a return to training this week.

The injuries that kept Henderson (muscle) and Wijnaldum (sore knee) out don’t appear too serious, either, with Dejan Lovren (£4.9m) also only absent because of a “slight muscle problem”.

Klopp cited those niggles and strains as a mitigating factor in his post-match press conference:

Yesterday night we trained and after the session, we had to change three positions, that’s of course not perfect. And you saw that around the set-pieces, especially with organisation.

Changing three players changes a lot and obviously, that didn’t work out and that’s my fault, that we could not explain it clear enough what we have to do in a situation like that.

I don’t moan about that, it is just a fact. It is not an excuse or nothing. I said we could have played better tonight, 100 per cent, but it’s the situation and it’s not perfect. We lost two players and Millie came back because he didn’t train yesterday. He came by himself to London because it was infectious.

That is all not perfect, of course. For me, it explains parts of the game, but we don’t look for these things.

It could be, then, that with the returning bodies we soon see a reversion to the mean Liverpool defence of the opening half of the season, a 19-match period in which the Reds kept 12 clean sheets.

Nevertheless, those who own Ryan Fraser (£6.1m) and watched Liverpool’s recent struggles at dead-ball situations will perhaps be stirred into fielding Bournemouth’s set-piece specialist in Gameweek 26 despite the Cherries having what would seem an otherwise daunting fixture away at Anfield.

Liverpool’s attack didn’t fare much better at the London Stadium.

The shot count shows that Lukasz Fabianski (£4.7m) had five saves to make but every one of them was comfortable in nature – even from Divock Origi‘s (£5.0m) glorious one-on-one chance in injury time.

Mohamed Salah (£13.6m) tested the Polish goalkeeper twice during a ten-minute period at the start of the second half but that was the only time in this match that the Egyptian really flickered to life, with his second effort coming off the back of a brilliant, slaloming run through the West Ham box.

Salah was otherwise anonymous back on the right flank, however, with Roberto Firmino (£9.3m) borderline awful as he led the line in a 4-3-3.

Klopp said of his side’s attacking display:

We had a lot of situations with passing through balls and our full-backs, especially Robbo in the first half, where we didn’t find the free player. And on the other side, similar, we didn’t find it. It was difficult again, creating against so many legs, honestly.

It was no real compliment to say Sadio Mane (£9.6m) was the pick of Liverpool’s attackers, with the Senegalese winger peripheral in the second half, but he kept up his FPL scoring purple patch by netting a third goal in as many Gameweeks midway through the opening 45 minutes.

Mane has twice the number of goals from open play as Salah (four to two) over the last seven Gameweeks and during that time is bettering the Egyptian for overall attempts on goal and shots in the box.

Mane’s goal arrived in controversial circumstances, with James Milner (£5.6m) – the latest midfielder to be turned into a makeshift right-back – clearly offside as he crossed for the former Southampton winger to smartly turn and finish.

Just as Leicester merited plaudits in midweek, West Ham deserve credit for their fast-pressing, counter-attacking performance that wholly warranted at least a point.

Anderson and Antonio were excellent on the flanks, with the Brazilian again the most eye-catching from a Fantasy perspective amid some workmanlike performances from his team-mates.

The Hammers sit at the top of our Season Ticker for the coming half-dozen Gameweeks, with five of their next six opponents currently sitting 14th or worse in the Premier League table.

Fabianski and Anderson obviously appeal for this run, while it will be intriguing to hear about Marko Arnuatovic‘s (£6.9m) injury prognosis – the Austrian was sidelined for this draw with a foot problem but would surely re-enter the mid-price forward debate if fit, given the fixtures ahead for the Hammers.

Pellegrini said of his side’s efforts:

I was pleased with the performance because I thought we played a very good game, but I’m disappointed with the result because they scored a goal which was clearly offside.

We missed three or four chances, especially in the first 35 minutes, which could have finished the game. We missed those opportunities so we had a draw in a game which we could have won.

We played with the pace we had shown in other games again. We worked similarly tonight to we did against Arsenal, but we created more chances today. We then lost three games away from home but I think the team we saw tonight is the team we must see from now until the end of the season.

We always work hard on the set pieces but it depends on the taker and the finisher. You must believe me that we worked on set pieces exactly as much as we did against Bournemouth, against Wimbledon, against every team.

West Ham United XI (4-1-4-1): Fabianski; Fredericks, Ogbonna, Diop, Cresswell; Rice, Antonio, Snodgrass, Noble (Obiang 79′), Anderson (Masuaku 89′); Chicharito (Carroll 79′).

Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Milner, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Keita, Lallana (Shaqiri 69′); Salah, Firmino (Origi 75′), Mane.

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  1. dbeck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Am I right in thinking prioritise getting Pogba over Son? I feel fixtures favour Pogba

    Fab button
    Doherty TAA Robbo lascelles Tomkins
    Salah Sterling sane rich puncheon
    Rash auba Kamara

    0.5 itb and 2ft

    A) sane and rich to Pogba and Jota (leaves money itb to do Kamara to 6.6 striker, Batman or Rondon perhaps)

    B) TAA, sane and rich to Son, Pogba and 4.5 def -4

    C) Richarlison and Kamara to Jota and Rondon (bench sterling and sane for gw 27 as Newcastle play hudds at home)

    1. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      A or B both look good.

      Pogba vs Son is tough honestly. It could go either way.

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Cheers, that’s is why B looks good as i get both. If TAA is not back this GW then decision made I guess

    2. Offs!de
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      What about Sterling and Richa to Son and Pogba

      1. F_Ivanovic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        yup this looks good providing Sane is back in the team against Everton.

  2. Mike132
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Ryan
    Alonso Doherty Digne
    Salah Son Sterling Pogba Richarlison
    Rashford Jimenez

    Subs: Button Bennett Diop Quaner

    Any suggestions please? I have 1 FT and 2.5 itb.

    1. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Looks decent to save this week and plan a move for Auba in next week.

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I second this, Alonso and Richarlison on the chopping block

  3. TeddiPonza
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Which of the following transfer would you do this week, with bgw 27 in mind as well ?

    A. Aguero to Auba
    B. Hazard to Son
    C. Richa to Jota

    One of the other two will then be made before gw27

    Thanks

    1. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I’d want Auba as he’s going to be far the most capped in GW27.

    2. Pinball Wizard
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Definitely A or B. I went with B but it is a really tough call.

      1. TeddiPonza
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        What about B this week and A the week after?

    3. Becks
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      C

  4. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Fab
    Robbo • TAA • Doherty
    Salah • Hazard • Sane • Pogba • Jota
    Rashford • Jimènez

    (Button / Digne / Awb / Kamara)
    2 FTs

    A) Sane & Kamara ➡️ Auba & 4.5

    B) A + Hazard ➡️ Son (-4)

    Appreciate your thoughts! 🙂

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      See how Sane goes Wed. Hopefully he explodes and then you’d want for Chelsea surely. Sane > Son(C) for 27 perhaps

      1. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Yup I could even keep Sane and sell Hazard to get Auba.

        Personally think Auba is more imp and a better captain than Son for GW27.

    2. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Personally wouldn't be looking to lose Sané at this stage especially given MCI will now be looking to capitalise on LIV's mistakes and you don;t have any other MCI attack

      1. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Yup agreed but I’m not sure if Sane is the City attacker to own. A good performance tomorrow would make me more confident.

        He has been getting subbed early and now it looks like he was benched rather than rested.

        Their fixtures improve from GW28 when I could get Sterling, KDB or Aguero who look more assured of starts.

        1. donlobatto
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I know what you mean. I own Sané and Kun and unsure who/ if any to drop for Auba or Son (see my post below)

          I agree that Sané has been easily rotated by Pep but also Pep has been happy with Jesus recently so unfortunately it doesn't make Kun immune either - it's a flipping lottery!

  5. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

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

    hazard mane dsilva son camarasa
    auba rashford jiminez

  6. Lfcni1986
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Does Doherty start tonight in fact cup?

    1. Lfcni1986
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      #fa cup

    2. Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Think so as Vinagre is unwell and won't feature.

  7. DantheManinaPan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Play one:

    Shaw vs FUL (A)
    Bennett vs NEW (H)
    AWB vs WHM (H)

    All three look good for potential clean sheet returns, but not much more...

    1. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Shaw or Bennet.

      Probably Shaw if you have mother Wolves def/gk.

      1. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        another** not mother :p

  8. Eric Banternaaa
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    What you all think to below.. Happy to take a -4 which 2 transfers:

    1FT 0.2ITB.

    Fabianski / Hamer
    VVD / Laporte / Shaw / Bednarek / WanB
    Salah / Pogba / Richarlison / Hazard / Billing
    Kun / Jiminez / Rashford

    A Laporte > Bennett (Needed to fund Son transfer)
    B Richalison > Son
    C Aguero > Auba

    1. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I think in your case I would do A and B as Kun is your only MCI player and they will look to capitalise on LIV's slip-ups against CHE, so keeping Kun could be golden

      1. Eric Banternaaa
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I was thinking the same. Can do Kun to Auba the week after

        1. donlobatto
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I have a similarish dilemma see below!

  9. akhilrajau
      1 month, 13 days ago

      A. Hazard -> Son
      B. Sane -> Son
      C. Richarlison, Digne -> Son, any cheap def

      1. altan8797
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        B for me

      2. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        C if for free

      3. Tcheco
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        C

      4. donlobatto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        C

        1. akhilrajau
            1 month, 13 days ago

            If c need -4 hit but which one is cheaper def for that price. I am thinking to avoid hazard because I can include Vardy in the next gw

            1. akhilrajau
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Sorry I can't use C.only 3.6 balance after replacing richarlison now

        2. altan8797
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I need your help guys, poor performances from pool lately is really bugging me. I switched to 3 city assets when they were performing well and things turned upside down for them from that point on. Now the same thing is happening with pool since I brought in 3 pool assets. Team looks like this atm:

          etheridge (speroni)
          taa robbo trippier (awb bednarek)
          salah(c) sterling pogba son (puncheon)
          laca rashford jimmy

          Should I give up now on Pool and maybe give another chance to hazard, mendy, alonso etc. or have a little more faith on them?

          1. Gregor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Reassess after Bournemouth at home.

        3. Tcheco
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Do you think Rondon (HUD & BUR) can cover Auba (SOU & BOU) in GW 27 & 28?

          1. dbeck
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 13 days ago

            No

          2. JoeSoap
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Could do though would favour Auba.

            1. Tcheco
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Same although it would wreck the rest of my team

          3. sovietrockettes
              1 month, 13 days ago

              I’ve got them both at the moment, Rondón could be a nice differential

              1. Tcheco
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Good luck. Both have great fixtures & are the premium options in their respective teams

          4. MattysFantasyFooty
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Thoughts?

            Richarlison, Sane to Son, Felipe Anderson for free

            1. JoeSoap
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Looks decent. Considering similar by GW27.

            2. Tcheco
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 13 days ago

              I like it but Sane has better fixtures than Son in GW 28 & 29

            3. insertcomedyname
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 13 days ago

              I was thinking about ditching Anderson. Yes fixtures are good. But he's only had one return in umpteen GWs.

          5. JoeSoap
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            1. Alonso to
            A. Kolas
            B. Pereira
            C. Chilwell
            D. Other (1.4 prior to this move)

            2.
            A. Firmino>Auba
            B. Richarl>Son

            Guaita
            Robertson, Alonso, AWB
            Salah, Sane, Pogba, Richarlison
            Rashford, Jiminez, Firmino
            FAB, Digne, Hojb, Alonso

            1. Tcheco
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 13 days ago

              1 B (after gw 26)
              2 A

              1. JoeSoap
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Thanks, need to do both and Leicester defender will be on bench anyway. Prefer Auba move though will leave 3 non players going into GW27.

          6. Pap Le Cissier
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Interesting discussion between Jom Whiye and Simon Jordan on the radio assessing Arsenal’s business dealings. They’re saying if they’re not careful they’ll be left behind the rest of the pack. This is off the back of reports that Emery will have a transfer budget of £45m to reshape the squad in the summer

            Be interesting to hear views on Some of the points they brought up

            -Paying £35m for Mustafi was poor value
            -Ozil and his contract isn’t doing the club any favours and will struggle to shift him
            -Buying two £50m plus strikers that arguably they’re not getting the best out of
            -Allowing sanchez to leave on a free despite City offering £60m for him
            -Letting Aaron Ramsey run his contract down and leave for free (could have sold him in the summer)

            1. Pap Le Cissier
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              *Jim White

            2. MattysFantasyFooty
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              ‘Reports’ daily mail and John cross stirring the pot who are about as believable as pigs flying, Ornstein already states we should have a decent amount to spend in the summer

            3. Kings of Lyon ★
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Agree with most of this however Aubamayang and Glen Doozi are two of the best signings made in the PL in the last 12 months.

            4. RustyBz
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              In hindsight yes, but the guy was very good for Valencia and a Germany international (plus fairly young). He could easily move elsewhere and become a good defender again...

              Ozil is a sh** show. Either get rid of him or play him - I'm convinced he could be excellent with Aubameyang and Lacazette.

              They're out best strike force for years, they were excellent buys. Shame about the rest of the team.

              I don't think Arsenal allowed Sanchez to leave, he wanted to go and wouldn't renew his contract. He turned down the money offered to Ozil which is like 300k a week.

              Offering that to Ramsey would have been a huge mistake, so again he wanted to leave and didn't accept a reasonable offer.

            5. Lemongrab
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Nothing wrong with signing Auba and Lacazette imo. Both are quality and we've been so light up top for years.

              Mustafi is awful agreed.

            6. SADIO SANÉ
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Yeah Mustafi is shite, but the difference is Man City buy a Mangala, realise he's not good enough, and then just buy another one - Arsenal can't do that

              Ozil's contract was a bad idea whichever way you put it, unless he plays to a Messi/Ronaldo level it unnecessarily increases the wage demands of other players and makes players like Ramsey feel underappreciated

              Auba and Laca are both really good - maybe a Wolves-style 352 is the way to go

              Obviously if they had intended to let them leave, selling them is probably more sensible - but they did that with RVP and everyone cried about it

            7. Tcheco
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 13 days ago

              I thought they did some good business in terms of recruitment over the past 12 months.

              Aubameyang + strengthening the spine of the team over the summer (Sokratis & Torreira). Initially thought that Leichsteiner was a good signing because he adds experience & aggression (not sure about him now). It's the players who've been there for a while that weren't handled correctly ie Oil, Ramsey and Sanchez.

              Either way there hasn't been any real strategy at arsenal for years & they've been letting players run down their contracts for ages now.

              1. Tcheco
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Ozil*

          7. Özil
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Hello there. Anyone care to share a few good songs for working out and running? Which tunes motivate you to push yourself, do more and better? There must be some hidden gems I haven't heard before!

            1. Lemongrab
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              If you like metal then nothing gets me pumped like Hatebreed - Facing What Consumes You

              1. Giggs Boson
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                I can't wait until Download Festival...

                1. Lemongrab
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Haven't been for years but it's a pretty solid lineup this year. Make sure you see At The Gates

                  1. Giggs Boson
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    Might be seeing Rob Zombie at that time, but I'll keep them in mind!

                    1. Lemongrab
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      If you're not familiar with them stop whatever you're doing and give Slaughter of the Soul a blast. One of my top 5 records of all time, it's an absolute stone cold classic.

                      1. Giggs Boson
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        Will do! Can play it while I'm programming 🙂

            2. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 13 days ago

              X gon give it to ya

            3. Pap Le Cissier
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Before competing I tend to listen to

              Anything by AC/DC
              Alter Bridge - Ties that bind, White Knuckles, Metalingus
              Black Stone Cherry - Devils Queen, Violator Girl
              Slash and Miles Kennedy - World on fire, Wicked Stone, 30 years to life
              2 Chainz - We Own It

            4. sjhuk
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Regardless of the speed, it's typically good to try to run at 180-190bpm. Try to find a 180bpm playlist and pick what you like from there!

            5. Gravless are for Kinnear
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Watch Rocky then listen to eye of the tiger

            6. MTPockets
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              First couple of tracks on my jogging playlist -
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEkozKAk440
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4Hh2G_Ygh8

            7. KingOllie
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Youtube gym playlists, you will find a few good ones from trial and error

            8. Hits from tha Chong
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              You want Mesut to listen to them?

            9. HamezMace
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Follow Casssmartin on IG.
              Her playlists are always awesome.

              ..depends what you prefer in general though, I feel I can only get away with listening to modern rap music in the gym

            10. Gregor
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Motörhead are pretty good for that.

              1. Giggs Boson
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                RIP Lemmy. Died a few months before I was due to see Motorhead 🙁

          8. donlobatto
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Sorry for the long post - in need of help!

            With the last couple of MCI, ARS and LIV results going as they have, I am now pretty unsure on what my plan should be!
            The players I want/ think I should lose:
            1) Want Son
            2) Want Auba
            3) Should upgrade Kamara
            4) Need to downgrade one/ both of Luiz and Laporte
            5) Ideally upgrade Hamer to a playing GK to partner with Fab

            Original plan over next 1-2 GWs was:
            Kun, Jota, Laporte > Auba, Son, 4.4def

            But now not sure whether dumping Kun is the right move and dropping Sané sounds like suicide! Would love some wise advice...

            1FT £1.1itb
            Fab
            Robbo, Laporte*, Luiz*, Doherty
            Salah, Sané, Pogba, Jota
            Kun, Rash
            (Hamer*) (JWP, AWB, Kamara*)

            Thanks in advance!

            1. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Tough one as your team is good. I like the moves you suggest, perhaps with lejeune from newcastle for our fixture change. Stats are goof

              1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                good*

              2. donlobatto
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Thanks mate - yeah NEW defenders definitely on my radar along with BOU and WAT

                It's really tough now the whole debate re. keeping MCI assets vs bringing in Son/ Auba - just don't know how to play it!

            2. Cesc Pistols
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              If you do Laporte/Luiz to Shaw or any other cheap option, can't you do Jota to Son?

              1. donlobatto
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Yes, but I could have a max 4.3 def for that move

                Just unsure who it is best to have for next GW...

                Kun in a hungry MCI vs CHE or Auba vs HUD who are learning how to hold up better teams

          9. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Martial+Richarlison >> Pogba+Jota (-4)?

            Or just save FT? Feel like everytime a switch someone out they score big. 1FT & 0.9itb

            Fabianski
            Kolasinac • Doherty • AWB
            Sané • Rich • Salah(C) • Son • Martial
            Rashford • Aguero
            (Button / Bedranek / Digne / Kamara)

            1. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Martial will start imo. Not worth selling him for a hit.

              Just Rich to Jota (if he’s fit) or save FT.

              1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                That’s what I’m thinking mate. I’ll ship and he’ll explode haha. Plus my rank is terrible this year so bit of a gamble / differential

            2. donlobatto
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 13 days ago

              You can def save mate - it's a good team for this week

              What do you think re. mine above?

          10. Millie7
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Hazard + Barnes > 7.6 + Auba

            For free??

            1. Hits from tha Chong
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              I will....even for a hit. Probably Jota will join my midfielders.

          11. sjhuk
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            ML rival has Sane(C), and Aguero (VC), and points lined up to come off the bench. #PrayForSane

            1. RustyBz
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              I'd love Sané to not get a minute today. Aguero (VC) 😀

              1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 13 days ago

                You're in luck then

              2. Zombanksy
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  He definitely won't get any today.

                  1. Cesc Pistols
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    This.

                  2. Tcheco
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    Started looking up news on why Sane wouldn't play today ;_; thanks

            2. Tim
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              I had two transfers banked before playing Free Hit chips this week. Now i only have one!. ?/?

              Do you lose one?

              1. Hits from tha Chong
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Yep

              2. the Penman
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Yes, it doesn’t roll over if you Free Hit. Back to one.

                1. the Penman
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Same with wildcard.

              3. MTPockets
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Yeah it's like a wc - resets back to one

                1. Tim
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  How annoying.

            3. Bavarian
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Play 1:
              1-Fabianski
              2-Guaita

              Play 2:
              A-AWB
              B-Doherty
              C-Richarlison

              and would you do the move Richarlison-Sane >> Felipe-Son for free???

            4. dunas_dog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Team set up below. 0m in bank and 1 free transfer. Not keen to play Boruc v Liverpool so my present inclination is to go Hazard to Pogba ( for Fulham game) which funds Steele to Fabianski for -4. Feel Pogba returns v Fulham could pay for move. Unfortunately cannot just make keeper switch alone.
              Thanks

              A Make moves
              B No- team fine so wait a week, hope Hazard outscores Pogba and then make moves for free.

              Boruc*
              Doherty Van Dijk Kolasinac
              Salah (c) Hazard * Son Sané
              Aubameyang Rashford Jimenez

              Steele Bednarek AWB Gunnarsson

              1. ritzyd
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 13 days ago

                I would be tempted to save this week given how much extra info we will have before the 27 deadline

            5. pelle9
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Free transfer this week:

              Sigurdsson >>> Son ?

              Thanks guys.

              1. Bavarian
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 13 days ago

                big YES

              2. ritzyd
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 13 days ago

                easy

              3. Zombanksy
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  It's a no brainer.

              4. Cesc Pistols
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Bottomed...

                Alisson, Hamer
                VVD, Laporte, Shaw, AWB, Cedric*
                Salah, Sane, Richarlison, Snodgrass, Stephens
                Aubameyang, Rashford, Jimenez

                2 FTs and 1.9 ITB.

                A) Credic ➡ Bennet/Doherty (then upgrade Snod)
                B) Sane + Richarlison ➡ Pogba + Son (then Auba ➡ Aguero on GW28)
                C) Other

              5. ritzyd
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Is Boruc first choice for Bournemouth now or has Begovic been injured?

                1. KingOllie
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  First choice - but not nailed

              6. KingOllie
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Whats better than my Sane(TC)?

                If he doesn't play then il get Salah(TC)

                1. Zombanksy
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    Surely Sane plays.

                    1. ritzyd
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      Starts - a 1 point cameo would be a disaster

                  • Bavarian
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    same 🙂

                  • ritzyd
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    Same boat here . . .

                    1. KingOllie
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      Annoyingly it was probably the correct move before the GWK started. He's the highest % captained in the top10k so that speaks volumes.

                      Unfortunately with these chips they are a huge luck variant - and we are being rekt. Pep not using his third sub and bringing him on was a kick to the teeth

                2. Zombanksy
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    Whose the priority this week then?

                    Son or Auba?

                    1. Balotellitubbies
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      It's a very good Q. I'm leaning against Son, but I may be a bit biased

                  • Polka Wakey O'Dot
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    Breaking news.

                    Jose Mourinho found guilty of tax fraud.

                    One year prison sentence (suspended) and a 2 million Euro fine.

                    1. Kiwivillan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      Should've parked the bus in defence

                  • Balotellitubbies
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    Fabianski
                    Rob TAA Doherty AWB
                    Salah Sterling Sane Pogba
                    Jimenez Rash

                    Speroni - Rich Digne Kamara

                    Want Son and Auba, but to get both is not possible unless taking a -12. Team looks ok on paper this week, but towards gw27 I'm probably gonna have to take a hit or two anyway. Therefore considering taking one now and save a FT down the line. Considering:

                    A) Save
                    B) Rich Digne > Son Mee (-4)
                    C) Sterling Kamara > Auba Westwood (-4)
                    D) Yolo and do B & C (-12)
                    E) Other?

                    (Burnley players are early preparation for gw31). Thoughts much appreciated!

                  • Kiwivillan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    So Morrison out for at least another month post surgery means Peltier nailed that long? Cheaper than popular Etheridge. Would be for Kiko and +0.3m

                    1. Skonto Rigga
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      They signed Bacuna on deadline day - ostensibly a CM but has played at right-back quite a bit. Probably still Pelts for the time being, though (particularly with a clean sheet in GW25).

                      1. Kiwivillan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        I'm a Villa fan. I know Bacuna well. Absolute flog especially in defence