Digest

The FPL Digest: The pros and cons of in-form Son

Our regular critique of a player, team and discussion point that attracted our interest in the weekend’s matches returns – even though, of course, we still have one fixture of Gameweek 25 outstanding.

The most-transferred-in Fantasy Premier League asset of Gameweek 26 is the focus of our player profile, while the side taking on Mohamed Salah and co. this weekend are also analysed.

We also stress the importance of FA Cup fifth round weekend on the blanks and doubles ahead.

The Player – Son Heung-min

While The Digest generally strays away from the obvious candidates when it comes to player analysis, it seems perverse to continually ignore a Fantasy asset who has delivered attacking returns in 11 of his last 12 Premier League starts and who is at the centre of more transfer activity than any other FPL player ahead of Gameweek 26.

Son Heung-min (£8.7m) has ten goals and seven assists from Gameweek 11 onwards, with not even Mohamed Salah (£13.6m) able to match those 17 attacking returns during the period in question.

The Korean’s latest double-digit haul owed a lot to luck, of course, with Newcastle United goalkeeper Martin Dubravka (£5.0m) making a complete hash of Son’s well-hit but eminently saveable 20-yard effort that ended up securing the Lilywhites all three points.

Still, Son’s underlying statistics suggest the goal didn’t come completely out of the blue: no FPL midfielder had more attempts on goal than the South Korea international in Gameweek 25 (so far), with Son ranking third among his peers for touches and passes received in the final third.

Despite Son playing the bulk of the win over Newcastle on the left flank, only four midfielders had more penalty box touches than the in-form Spurs player at the weekend.

When FPL midfielders are filtered by their last four matches, Son sits second for attempts on goal, third for penalty box touches, joint-third for shots on target and joint-fourth for efforts in the opposition area.

It should be noted, however, that Son has only had one big chance in Gameweeks 21-25 and sits 22nd among players in his position for expected goals (xG) when midfielders are filtered by their last four matches.

According to the Opta numbers, no FPL midfielder is overachieving more than Son when compared to their expected goal output during the above timeframe.

Certainly, Son hadn’t really looked like scoring before his 82nd-minute strike on Saturday: three of the Korean’s preceding four attempts on goal were blocked, with the other 25-yard effort sailing harmlessly off-target.

All four of Son’s shots before his goal came from the left side of the pitch and it was perhaps no coincidence that his match-winning strike only happened after a tactical reshuffle from Mauricio Pochettino late on.

Son had initially lined up on the left-hand side of a 4-2-3-1, with his touch heatmap below showing how wasted he was out on the flank:

The 78th-minute introduction of Danny Rose (£5.8m) on the left wing was a game-changer, with Pochettino switching to a 3-5-2 and pushing Son alongside Fernando Llorente (£5.7m) up front.

The hope for existing and prospective owners of Son is that Pochettino has learned a lesson about his initial team selection on Saturday, with the Korean’s previous Fantasy success coming almost exclusively when played centrally in a 4-4-2 diamond or variations thereof.

The fact that Llorente has assisted both of Son’s strikes over the last two Gameweeks perhaps indicates that Harry Kane‘s (£12.4m) availability isn’t integral to the Korean midfielder’s FPL appeal – but where Pochettino plays him is.

It could be argued that Spurs’ fixtures aren’t actually that great in the coming two Gameweeks ahead of a double-header against Chelsea and Arsenal.

The 4-3 anomaly at Wolves aside, Leicester have proven to be tough cookies against both Liverpool and Manchester United in the last seven days, restricting their “big six” opposition to one goal apiece and a combined two big chances.

Only the current top four have conceded fewer goals than the Foxes in 2018/19, with Claude Puel’s side sitting in the top six for fewest attempts on goal, shots on target and big chances conceded this campaign.

Burnley, meanwhile, have tightened up considerably after their early-season struggles: only Manchester United have conceded fewer goals in the last six Gameweeks.

The Clarets’ improved performances had started in December and Sean Dyche’s side came within minutes of frustrating Spurs at Wembley in Gameweek 17, only for a last-gasp Christian Eriksen (£9.3m) strike to break the deadlock.

Son remains an undeniably excellent prospect, of course, and those “unsustainable” returns have, as it turns out, sustained for the best part of three months now.

The sheer numbers drafting Son into their teams – over 400,000 before Gameweek 25 and another 200,000 already this week – is a scary prospect too, for those daring to go without the Korean based on any of the doubts expressed above or elsewhere.

One final caveat for those steadily building a team ahead of Blank Gameweek 31 (more on which below): despite having been knocked out of the FA Cup, Spurs will still be without a Premier League fixture in Gameweeks 31 and 33 if Crystal Palace and Brighton progress to the quarter-finals and semi-finals of the domestic cup competition respectively.

The Team – Bournemouth

Owners of Liverpool’s defensive assets will be getting twitchy given that the Reds are on a run of only one clean sheet in the last six Gameweeks, with injuries having seemingly taken a toll on their hitherto reliable solidity.

Liverpool’s fallibility at set plays is of particular concern, with Jurgen Klopp’s side having conceded three goals in as many Gameweeks from dead-ball situations.

Owners of Ryan Fraser (£6.1m) will be particularly encouraged by that statistic, as well as the fact that the Reds allowed eight chances from corners and free-kicks against West Ham United on Monday.

The Cherries are something of a Jekyll-and-Hyde team, however, having followed up their comprehensive thrashing of Chelsea in Gameweek 24 with a limp 2-0 defeat at Cardiff on Saturday.

Fortunately for us Fantasy managers who like neat patterns and predictable form, Bournemouth’s performances have become formulaic.

Eddie Howe’s side remain a force to be reckoned with on their own soil, having lost only once in their last six league matches at the Vitality Stadium, winning four.

Away from home, however, the Cherries are diabolical, losing their last seven successive Premier League fixtures on the road and conceding more goals (20) than any of their divisional rivals along the way.

Howe’s side have hit the back of the net on only three occasions in those fixtures, which would be of some encouragement to owners of Andrew Robertson (£6.8m) et al ahead of the two clubs’ meeting at Anfield on Saturday.

When Premier League sides are ranked by their last half-dozen away matches, the Cherries sit joint-17th for big chances created.

It should be pointed out, however, that only Brighton have carved out more opportunities from set plays away from home than Bournemouth in the period studied.

The Cherries didn’t even hit double figures for attempts on goal against Cardiff, with only two of their shots forcing a save.

The loss of David Brooks (£5.1m) to injury has further neutralised Bournemouth’s goal threat, with Callum Wilson (£6.4m) also currently on the sidelines with a knee problem.

Liverpool have struggled to carve out many chances in the last two Gameweeks but the omens are positive for this weekend: Howe’s troops have conceded the most goals and big chances when Premier League sides are filtered by their last six away fixtures.

Nathaniel Clyne (£4.4m) has impressed since making a loan move from Anfield but he will be ineligible to face his parent club this weekend, leaving a void at right-back.

Adam Smith (£4.3m) would seem likely to move across from left-back to cover in his usual position, but the prospect of Salah – if stationed right – up against veteran Charlie Daniels or the unproven Diego Rico (both £4.1m) is an appetising one.

And, lest we forget, Bournemouth’s only home defeat in the last two months was a 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Liverpool – Salah posting his highest score (21 points) of the season in the process.

The Talking Point – The FA Cup Fifth Round

The most important weekend of the FPL season might be one in which no Premier League matches are held.

The fifth round of the FA Cup takes place from Friday 15 to Monday 18 February and, given that replays have now been abolished from this stage of the competition, we will finally learn the extent of the second – and possibly most crucial – Blank Gameweek of the season once the full-time whistle blows at Stamford Bridge in little under two weeks’ time.

Gameweek 27 was/is viewed as something of a navigable mini-blank as only four teams – Manchester City, Everton, Chelsea and Brighton – will be without a Premier League fixture.

Gameweek 31 was always likely to be the most destructive Gameweek of the season, given that it clashes with the FA Cup fifth round, but the frequent giant-killings of 2018/19 have reduced the number of top-flight clubs left in the competition to seven (that will become six if Brighton fall to West Brom this evening).

At the time of writing, we can still have anything from four to nine FPL fixtures in Gameweek 31.

Chelsea v Manchester United is the only all-Premier League tie in the fifth round, with Crystal Palace, Wolves, Watford, Manchester City and Brighton (if they progress at the Hawthorns tonight) all facing sides from the Football League.

Six blanks is still a very real possibility in Gameweek 31, then, but any Fantasy manager who thinks they have their chip strategy already sorted for the coming months ahead may be perhaps advised to hang fire until the FA Cup quarter-final draw has been made.

Those who were planning on free-hitting in Gameweek 31, for example, may suddenly find that they are able to put out a competitive starting XI without the use of this chip, particularly if the likes of Wolves, Chelsea and/or Crystal Palace – whose assets are well-owned in FPL – are eliminated (we are taken it as almost a given that Manchester City will see off Newport County).

Similarly, those who were planning on building a Gameweek 31 team from this point onwards, possibly with a view to free-hitting or wildcarding in Gameweek 32, may find themselves stuck with some undesirable assets or overlooking several premium options in the weeks leading up to the blank if the following fixtures (the ones confirmed for Gameweek 31 so far) remain the only ones standing:

Bournemouth v Newcastle
Burnley v Leicester
Fulham v Liverpool
West Ham v Huddersfield

The number of blanks in Gameweek 31 will then of course directly affect the magnitude of Double Gameweek 32, Blank Gameweek 33 and Double Gameweek 35.

Chip strategy is something we have already discussed in the last few weeks but we will return to the subject in earnest once the FA Cup fifth round has been staged, as so much could still happen in the last 16 of that competition.

Flexibility seems to be the key for now, at least.

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  1. Brosstan
    • 4 Years
    16 days, 13 hours ago

    Essential

    1. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      Nice post

  2. JohnRoss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    16 days, 13 hours ago

    I presume like me you don't like taking -4s

    However,

    Hazard & Kamara
    to
    Westwood & Aubameyang

    Has to be worth it right? Also gets rid of non playing fodder...

    1. Meinhoff
      • 6 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      It's worth it considering Hazard's blank gw

  3. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    16 days, 13 hours ago

    Scenes if Sane is benched

    1. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      Quite confident he plays though

    2. zotter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      Sane captainer with Aguero vice

      Hoping he doesn’t feature st all. Failing that he starts

      1. g40steve
          16 days, 13 hours ago

          Same here, joy

      2. Brooksy86
        • 2 Years
        16 days, 13 hours ago

        Salah VC... Sane brace required along with Sterling bench...

        1. DandyDon
            16 days, 13 hours ago

            Same

      3. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        16 days, 13 hours ago

        I’m doing Aguero to Auba.

        A. Haz to Son or Mane
        B. Haz and Rich to Son and Mane for a hit

        1. jimmyabs1987
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          16 days, 13 hours ago

          B

        2. JohnRoss
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          16 days, 13 hours ago

          I think a

        3. Garth Marenghi
          • 2 Years
          16 days, 13 hours ago

          B

        4. Munchen KFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          16 days, 13 hours ago

          Not blown away by Spurs fixtures or form.Think I'd take a punt on Mane,then rich to Anderson gw27

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            16 days, 13 hours ago

            Let me check the WH fixtures.

          2. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            16 days, 13 hours ago

            Wow. So yes maybe.

          3. Garth Marenghi
            • 2 Years
            16 days, 13 hours ago

            Spurs form as a team not too great, Son himself is in in great form.

      4. Amey
          16 days, 13 hours ago

          Nice article !!

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            16 days, 13 hours ago

            Fast reader.

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

              My articles are generally best enjoyed when read fast, to the point where you just scroll straight to the comments and catch the odd line along the way.

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                16 days, 13 hours ago

                Ha. Love the self deprivation.

                1. DF
                  • 5 Years
                  16 days, 12 hours ago

                  Deprecation?

            2. Amey
                16 days, 13 hours ago

                I read what i think is useful 😉
                Didn't read about Bournemouth & fa cup.
                But liked the Son part.

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

              Flatterer. But I thank you for it.

              1. Amey
                  16 days, 13 hours ago

                  Yep.
                  The heatmap part is great.

            4. King Kohli
              • 6 Years
              16 days, 13 hours ago

              Which option do you prefer?

              A. Gw 26 - Sterling + Ings/Bednarek
              Gw 27 - Ings + Bednarek

              B. Gw 26 - Jota + Auba - 8 pts
              Gw 27- Jota + Auba

              Basically whether Sterling + Ings > Jota + Auba (-8) this week is worth it.

              1. zotter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                16 days, 13 hours ago

                No as I would captain salah anyway

                1. King Kohli
                  • 6 Years
                  16 days, 13 hours ago

                  Salah this week and Son next week if I don't get Auba

              2. jimmyabs1987
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                16 days, 13 hours ago

                I’m benching Jota as have Jimi and Doherty so should give you the answer if you have Jimi. I’m straight swapping Sterling to Mane as alread have Son and Salah

                1. King Kohli
                  • 6 Years
                  16 days, 13 hours ago

                  Don't have Jimi and want to get rid of Ings hence tempted to make the move.

              3. jimmyabs1987
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                16 days, 13 hours ago

                Oh and I couldn’t afford Auba so went to Laca, he has 3 from 4!!

            5. Atimis
              • 2 Years
              16 days, 13 hours ago

              Pick 2 to play next week:

              1. Shaw
              2. WB
              3. Bednarek

              Im defo playing Doherty and benching Digne also.

              1. jimmyabs1987
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                16 days, 13 hours ago

                Benching Digne is haunting me...I have Bed and WBA and plying them ahesd at the moment but not sure if right decision

                1. Kopkloppers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  16 days, 13 hours ago

                  I have too.
                  I have made more points with him at 1st sub than when in my team.(29)

              2. The 5% Team
                  16 days, 13 hours ago

                  why bench Digne...he will play Watford who scored only 1 game the last 3 matches

                  1. The 5% Team
                      16 days, 13 hours ago

                      * goal

                • Top Lad Dakes.
                  • 2 Years
                  16 days, 13 hours ago

                  Pep comments about Bernardo Silva - wowza. Enticing pick, maybe?

                  See top of the FFS twitter news feed or whatever it is

                  1. Meinhoff
                    • 6 Years
                    16 days, 13 hours ago

                    Champions League coming up, nobody's safe

                  2. zotter
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    16 days, 13 hours ago

                    Comments maybe. But are his returns THAT good ?

                  3. BigRedDog
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    16 days, 13 hours ago

                    Could be man management.. Players react to different things

                  4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    16 days, 12 hours ago

                    I'm sure he made a similar comment at the start of the season

                    I can't find space for him personally

                • Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  16 days, 13 hours ago

                  Whenever I have a bad game week I go for a massive bike ride or go to work in the bag in the gym. It really helps. Exercise is so therapeutic. Release those endorphins guys.

                  1. Holmes
                    • 5 Years
                    16 days, 13 hours ago

                    I go to sleep early if that happens, very helpful... 😉

                  2. SPorting
                    • 7 Years
                    16 days, 13 hours ago

                    I hate dolphins.

                    1. Corgzzzz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      16 days, 13 hours ago

                      Need one of them like a hole in the head....

                      1. Rupert The Horse
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        16 days, 13 hours ago

                        Ha

                  3. Skull And Gnomes 9
                    • 1 Year
                    16 days, 13 hours ago

                    They will find a way to ban endorphins.

                  4. nobwak
                    • 3 Years
                    16 days, 13 hours ago

                    I focus on other aspects of my life for a bit. Exercise, play some guitar, spend some time with my other half. Basically think about something else 🙂

                  5. BigRedDog
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    16 days, 13 hours ago

                    Utter nonsense. If you have a bad week you come on here and blame another contributor for telling you to make a certain decision. It is always the best option.

                    1. Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      16 days, 12 hours ago

                      Doh. Silly me. I’m scrapping the bike and cancelling my membership.

                      1. Al Moon Yeah
                        • 4 Years
                        16 days, 12 hours ago

                        I'll be honest, I do rage transfers and take multiple hits. It feels good...for like one day. But I'm less emotionally attached to fpl than when I started. I think a lot of people take this game way too seriously if it affects their mental and emotional well being. I mean, unless you'll make top 5 overall in the world or you're playing in a cash league, there's really not much to win other than bragging rights.

                        1. Rupert The Horse
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          16 days, 12 hours ago

                          Just bragging rights for me.

                  6. Monkey Hanger
                    • 5 Years
                    16 days, 12 hours ago

                    End dolphins?

                    What have they done wrong?

                • JohnRoss
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  16 days, 13 hours ago

                  Anyone looking for a decent Bluetooth speaker I can highly recommend this.

                  Got it recently. Excellent. Ideal for around the house.

                  Mains power or it will go 20 hours on the built in battery.

                  https://www.techradar.com/reviews/marshall-kilburn

                  1. SPorting
                    • 7 Years
                    16 days, 13 hours ago

                    Ooh, vintage.

                    1. JohnRoss
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      16 days, 13 hours ago

                      Reassuringly solid. Looks good sounds good 🙂

                  2. Xabi
                    • 8 Years
                    16 days, 12 hours ago

                    £145...ok....

                • zotter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  16 days, 13 hours ago

                  Richarlison to Denis Suarez for free??

                  1. Kopkloppers
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    16 days, 13 hours ago

                    Nope. But he could well take Kolasinac place.

                • SPorting
                  • 7 Years
                  16 days, 13 hours ago

                  2FTs

                  Kun + Rich -> Laca + Son

                  1. zotter
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    16 days, 13 hours ago

                    Wait till tonight but yes I would

                    1. SPorting
                      • 7 Years
                      16 days, 13 hours ago

                      Aye, see what happens later and then pounce!

                  2. JohnRoss
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    16 days, 13 hours ago

                    My priority would be aubameyang tbh. Good luck regardless

                  3. DandyDon
                      16 days, 12 hours ago

                      First I’ve seen someone mention laca over auba. Getting more minutes now and seems more involved in games than auba? (Eye test only). Could be a great differential when everyone else brings in Auba. I will make my decision next gameweek, keeping triple pool against Bournemouth this week.

                  4. Kopkloppers
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    16 days, 13 hours ago

                    Looking at GW31 I can have 9 players already.
                    3 Pool
                    2 Hammers
                    1 Newcastle
                    1/2 Bournemouth
                    1 Leicester
                    That is plenty IMO unless Chelsea/Wolves fail in the cup.

                    I have no FH chip so my concerns are GW33 after WC in GW32

                    1. zotter
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      16 days, 13 hours ago

                      When you gonna bb and tc

                      1. Kopkloppers
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        16 days, 13 hours ago

                        See below

                    2. zotter
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      16 days, 13 hours ago

                      When on earth did you burn the fh btw

                      1. Kopkloppers
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        16 days, 13 hours ago

                        Getting Kane vs Cardiff. disaster but earned 23 points compared to my original side.

                    3. Kopkloppers
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      16 days, 13 hours ago

                      I could do both now but TC will be with a Salah single game or A dgw GW35. Or visa versa

                    4. Holmes
                      • 5 Years
                      16 days, 13 hours ago

                      Looks fine on paper

                      Obviously requires too much planning which will make the game boring but no other choice...

                      Things might not be that worse though, some DGW32 teams having games in GW33 would be good.

                      1. Kopkloppers
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        16 days, 13 hours ago

                        GW32 must have GW33 teams playing for sure.
                        The 3 Pool will stay until season end. After that I don't know. Arsenal maybe.

                  5. jimmyabs1987
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    16 days, 13 hours ago

                    I don’t know why I am even thinking sterling will start! Mahrez is going to get nod and Aguero and it’s going to make the fact my ML rival TC Aguero even more painful...

                  6. Team Cruel
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    16 days, 13 hours ago

                    26th episode of Games of Fraud tonight. Have we got any sneak peaks yet?

                    1. diesel001
                      • 2 Years
                      16 days, 13 hours ago

                      Sterling benched?

                  7. Jimmy Boy
                    • 2 Years
                    16 days, 13 hours ago

                    Son or Mane?

                    1. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 9 Years
                      16 days, 13 hours ago

                      Did you read the article?

                      1. Skull And Gnomes 9
                        • 1 Year
                        16 days, 13 hours ago

                        He said Son or Mane!
                        So what do you reckon__Son or Mane?

                        1. TorresMagic™
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 9 Years
                          16 days, 13 hours ago

                          Depends what the money difference does elsewhere.
                          Son wins on that count.

                        2. Becks
                          • 1 Year
                          16 days, 13 hours ago

                          This. Son imo

                      2. Jimmy Boy
                        • 2 Years
                        16 days, 13 hours ago

                        Yeah but it's nice to see the opinion of other players as well as the stats and info

                        1. TorresMagic™
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 9 Years
                          16 days, 13 hours ago

                          Pool are hardly scoring with the additional pressure.
                          If Spurs score, it's probably Son involved. Not as much when Pool do.

                        2. Rupert The Horse
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          16 days, 12 hours ago

                          Agreed.

                    2. JohnRoss
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      16 days, 13 hours ago

                      Mane first I think

                    3. Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      16 days, 13 hours ago

                      Dad is ze question.

                      1. Jimmy Boy
                        • 2 Years
                        16 days, 13 hours ago

                        Bournemouth a much more attractive fixture than Leicester, however I have a sneak feeling the Liverpool bottlejob could be beginning soon haha

                        1. zotter
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          16 days, 13 hours ago

                          Starting ? It’s syarted. And I’m a Liverpool fan!

                          1. zotter
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            16 days, 13 hours ago

                            Nonetheless mane

                          2. Rupert The Horse
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            16 days, 12 hours ago

                            It really has.

                    4. Amey
                        16 days, 13 hours ago

                        Son for me

                    5. Ajax Hamsterdam
                      • 4 Years
                      16 days, 13 hours ago

                      I know he gets limited minutes but do you guys think Madison is nailed ? Thanks

                      1. zotter
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        16 days, 13 hours ago

                        Yes. Though would prefer the Tielemans punt

                      2. cravencottage
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        16 days, 12 hours ago

                        yes but often subbed early

                    6. El Fenomeno R9
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      16 days, 13 hours ago

                      More points till GW34

                      A) Mane (-4)

                      B) Sane

                      1. zotter
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        16 days, 13 hours ago

                        Mane

                      2. Amey
                          16 days, 13 hours ago

                          Sane imo.

                      3. TheSteel
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        16 days, 13 hours ago

                        Kun captainers, how are we feeling? Personally, anything from here on is just bonus.

                        1. zotter
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          16 days, 13 hours ago

                          Sane captainer. Aguero vice. I reckon city front six will be Fernandinho. Bilva. Kdb. Sane. Sterling. Jesus

                          1. Corgzzzz
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            16 days, 13 hours ago

                            I do hope you are right............

                          2. TheSteel
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            16 days, 13 hours ago

                            I can see that happening

                          3. Kopkloppers
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            16 days, 13 hours ago

                            Fernan Bilva only sure starters.

                          4. Marko1985
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            16 days, 13 hours ago

                            Wishful thinking

                            1. Marko1985
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              16 days, 13 hours ago

                              Could easily be
                              Sane Kun Mahrez
                              Gundogan Fernan Bilva

                          5. jimmyabs1987
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            16 days, 12 hours ago

                            I don’t think sterling unfortunately

                        2. Right back Atsu
                          • 5 Years
                          16 days, 13 hours ago

                          Want Pep to play him every match and put this league to bed. Jesus can play the CL/Cup fixtures for a bit.

                          1. zotter
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            16 days, 13 hours ago

                            City are good enough to win most games with rotation. Whether they win league or not depends on Liverpool form

                            1. Flapjack ✅
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              16 days, 13 hours ago

                              They lost to Newcastle. Gotta be cautious.

                              Pep knows CL is a long shot and FA cup they have another bye.

                              1. Massive Green Arrow
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                16 days, 12 hours ago

                                They lost to Newcastle with Kun in the team though. Jesus is often preferred away.

                        3. Flapjack ✅
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          16 days, 13 hours ago

                          Yeah all just a bonus.

                          However... the more the week goes on the more I realise others could still match him almost. So gotta be greedy with the TC and want one more goal!

                        4. Marko1985
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          16 days, 12 hours ago

                          I think with Kuns form and a goal in the first minute twice he has to play him. Everton away is a tough fixture

                          1. Kopkloppers
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            16 days, 12 hours ago

                            I can't agree

                        5. AVFCChris1984
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          16 days, 12 hours ago

                          I captained Sane but have Kun too, my rivals in a mates league have captained Kun but my money league not many have Kun so not sure what I want from tonight other than a Sane masterclass, lol.

                        6. Bob McMayday
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          16 days, 12 hours ago

                          Got a feeling he will start but won’t be disappointed if he doesn’t. Happy if he gets 25 mins or more from the bench

                      4. Massive Green Arrow
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        16 days, 13 hours ago

                        What's all this about Alan Stubbs and his toe? At his age coming up against a rested Sané, it will be a bloodbath surely?

                      5. dunas_dog
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        16 days, 13 hours ago

                        Pogba or Mané in this week?

                        A Pogba
                        B Mané

                        1. Massive Green Arrow
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          16 days, 13 hours ago

                          You don't have Pogba yet?

                          That answers the question 🙂

                        2. JohnRoss
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          16 days, 13 hours ago

                          Pogba needs to be in your team

                        3. Amey
                            16 days, 13 hours ago

                            Pogba

                          • zotter
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            16 days, 13 hours ago

                            I would choose mane

                          • Marko1985
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            16 days, 12 hours ago

                            Pog

                        4. diesel001
                          • 2 Years
                          16 days, 13 hours ago

                          With so many own one or more of Ederson, Pickford, Digne, Laporte, Bernardo, Aguero, Sane, Sterling, Richarlison and Sigurdsson then you can expect some FPL managers are going to get merked by Pep and/or Silva today.

                          1. zotter
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            16 days, 13 hours ago

                            Silva won’t merk anyone

                            1. diesel001
                              • 2 Years
                              16 days, 12 hours ago

                              Told you Silva could merk people.

                          2. Eat my goal!
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            16 days, 12 hours ago

                            Owning Danilo sterling and sane really hurt last game

                            Particularly as my mini league leader triple captained aguero

                            1. Hakim Ziyech
                                16 days, 12 hours ago

                                I can confirm to you that Sane starts but will he deliver?

                                1. AVFCChris1984
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  16 days, 12 hours ago

                                  Thank You, lol

                                  1. Hakim Ziyech
                                      16 days, 12 hours ago

                                      All the best buddy 🙂

                                  2. Eat my goal!
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    16 days, 12 hours ago

                                    Bloody hope so, he rarely fails

                                    1. Hakim Ziyech
                                        16 days, 12 hours ago

                                        All the best buddy

                              • Dare to Dedede
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                16 days, 13 hours ago

                                Is Dedonker nailed for Wolves?

                                1. zotter
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 9 Years
                                  16 days, 12 hours ago

                                  Don’t think so

                              • Earn your Spurs
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                16 days, 13 hours ago

                                Jesus to play tonight and in FA Cup, leaving Aguero to play vs Chelsea and Schalke?

                                1. diesel001
                                  • 2 Years
                                  16 days, 13 hours ago

                                  Yes IMO.

                                2. Flapjack ✅
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 6 Years
                                  16 days, 13 hours ago

                                  “Sane to play both”

                                3. I Member
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  16 days, 13 hours ago

                                  Logical but who knows with Pep.

                                4. Massive Green Arrow
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  16 days, 13 hours ago

                                  Would be lovely.

                                5. Kopkloppers
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  16 days, 12 hours ago

                                  I think so. I have Kun C but happy enough anyway.

                                6. Amey
                                    16 days, 12 hours ago

                                    Hopefully

                                  • mad_beer ✅
                                    • 4 Years
                                    16 days, 12 hours ago

                                    City need every point and every goal they can. I would not be surprised to see no changes from the last match.

                                    1. PengTingCalledAlisson
                                        16 days, 12 hours ago

                                        3 games in 7 days.. no changes ok 😉

                                    2. Pasqualinho
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 9 Years
                                      16 days, 12 hours ago

                                      I know 2 things. When we guess a Man City line up, it is completely influenced by who we have in our FPL teams. And when Pep picks a Man City line up, it has absolutely nothing to do with who we have in our FPL teams.

                                    3. Eat my goal!
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      16 days, 12 hours ago

                                      32 mins to find out

                                    4. Marko1985
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 3 Years
                                      16 days, 12 hours ago

                                      Aguero to start against Everton and Chelsea.
                                      Jesus to start against Newport.
                                      Aguero gets 10 days rest ready for Schalke

                                  • Eat my goal!
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    16 days, 12 hours ago

                                    Hopefully aguero is benched and sane scores double points

                                    1. Amey
                                        16 days, 12 hours ago

                                        🙂

                                      • Massive Green Arrow
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 2 Years
                                        16 days, 12 hours ago

                                        He scores double points anyway if you captained him

                                        1. Eat my goal!
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          16 days, 12 hours ago

                                          Double figure*

                                          1. Massive Green Arrow
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 2 Years
                                            16 days, 12 hours ago

                                            😉

                                    2. Silva I 21 x
                                      • 3 Years
                                      16 days, 12 hours ago

                                      Hi guys. Sane > Son/Mane?

                                      Current team with 2 FT & 1.1ITB

                                      Fabianski, Steele
                                      Robertson, Digne, Doherty, AWB, Bednarek
                                      Salah, Sane, Pogba, Richarlison, Gunnarsson
                                      Auba, Rashford, Jimenez

                                      1. BARIO MALOTELLI
                                          16 days, 12 hours ago

                                          Was thinking the same. Now transfer in mane against bourmouth, then next gw bring in Son against burnley. Your thoughts ?

                                          1. Silva I 21 x
                                            • 3 Years
                                            16 days, 12 hours ago

                                            I think it's choose one and stick with them personally than wasting transfers to keep switching between them. Which one to bring in is the difficult part though.

                                            1. BARIO MALOTELLI
                                                16 days, 12 hours ago

                                                I wasnt thinking mane to son next gw... was thinking this gw kdb to mane then next gw sane to son i would keep mane if i transfer him in

                                          2. BARIO MALOTELLI
                                              16 days, 12 hours ago

                                              Son olaying against leicester away and i hear leicester play good against top 6 teams in league its always like one two goals

                                          3. Pad Randa
                                            • 7 Years
                                            16 days, 12 hours ago

                                            Danilo and KdB to start?

                                            1. Eat my goal!
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              16 days, 12 hours ago

                                              Not long to find out

                                            2. Hakim Ziyech
                                                16 days, 12 hours ago

                                                I have Danilo in my line up. It is probably wrong 😉

                                            3. Massive Green Arrow
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 2 Years
                                              16 days, 12 hours ago

                                              They didn't catch me by the way. Look out for me on your tellies.

                                            4. Flapjack ✅
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 6 Years
                                              16 days, 12 hours ago

                                              Kun starts.

                                              Source: i TC him

                                              So let’s jisy relax and wait for the game in 89 mins time

                                            5. mixology
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 6 Years
                                              16 days, 12 hours ago

                                              As it seems every year with top 6 sides , clean sheets tend to dry up a bit in the second half of the season. Which cheap defenders are you looking to bring in as bottom half teams battle for nil nil draws and 1-0 victories.

                                              Noticed that Brighton and Newcastle rotate very well for home fixtures over the next 8-9 gw’s.

                                              Obviously players like AWB and Doherty are popular but what about teams not invested in yet? (Brighton, Newcastle, Burnley, Cardiff and even Bournemouth).

                                              Much may depend on DGW schedule but still worth a thought imo

                                              1. BARIO MALOTELLI
                                                  16 days, 12 hours ago

                                                  Already have peltier on bench nice fixtures, this gw had cs so for his price nice points was delighted

                                                • rojojojo
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 1 Year
                                                  16 days, 12 hours ago

                                                  I think the best options right now are around 5m. Kolasinac, Doherty, Pereira are the 3 for me, though Digne was until recently, and Trent when he's back will be great. As for cheaper than 5m, AWB is obviously going to be there, but I'd rather Bednarek over anyone from Brighton/Newcastle. Think he has the same potential as the others, for 0.5 less which could be important. Saying that, Yedlin looks a good shout for the good fixtures, but if you're benching him in favour of 3 other defenders like Kola/Doherty/Pereira/Robbo/Trent/Luiz then I'd rather save the money

                                                  1. BARIO MALOTELLI
                                                      16 days, 12 hours ago

                                                      Yea good point... pereira also tempting very nice run of fixtures leicester have.

                                                    • mixology
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 6 Years
                                                      16 days, 12 hours ago

                                                      Forgot about pereira! Cheers all. I posted on next page as this ended up on very bottom!

                                                    • Kopkloppers
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 4 Years
                                                      16 days, 12 hours ago

                                                      Kolasinac can be affected by suarez.

                                                  2. BARIO MALOTELLI
                                                      16 days, 12 hours ago

                                                      My first defenders are digne bednarek peltier and bennet for their orice i am satisfied so far. I dont spend to much money on defense