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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
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Essential

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

      Nice post

  2. JohnRoss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days 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
      1 month, 12 days ago

      It's worth it considering Hazard's blank gw

  3. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Scenes if Sane is benched

    1. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Quite confident he plays though

    2. zotter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Sane captainer with Aguero vice

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

      1. g40steve
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Same here, joy

    3. Brooksy86
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

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

      1. DandyDon
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Same

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

      B

    2. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I think a

    3. Garth Marenghi
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      B

    4. Munchen KFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days 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
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Let me check the WH fixtures.

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

        Wow. So yes maybe.

      3. Garth Marenghi
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

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

  5. Amey
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Nice article !!

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

      Fast reader.

      1. Skonto Rigga
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days 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
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Ha. Love the self deprivation.

          1. DF
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Deprecation?

      2. Amey
        1 month, 12 days ago

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

    2. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Flatterer. But I thank you for it.

      1. Amey
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yep.
        The heatmap part is great.

  6. King Kohli
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days 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
      1 month, 12 days ago

      No as I would captain salah anyway

      1. King Kohli
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

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

    2. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days 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
        1 month, 12 days 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
      1 month, 12 days ago

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

  7. Atimis
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days 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
      1 month, 12 days 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
        1 month, 12 days ago

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

    2. The 5% Team
      1 month, 12 days ago

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

      1. The 5% Team
        1 month, 12 days ago

        * goal

  8. Top Lad Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days 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
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Champions League coming up, nobody's safe

    2. zotter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Comments maybe. But are his returns THAT good ?

    3. BigRedDog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Could be man management.. Players react to different things

    4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

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

      I can't find space for him personally

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

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

    2. SPorting
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I hate dolphins.

      1. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

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

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

          Ha

    3. Skull And Gnomes 9
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      They will find a way to ban endorphins.

    4. nobwak
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days 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
      1 month, 12 days 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
        1 month, 12 days ago

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

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

            Just bragging rights for me.

    6. Monkey Hanger
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      End dolphins?

      What have they done wrong?

  10. JohnRoss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days 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
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Ooh, vintage.

      1. JohnRoss
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Reassuringly solid. Looks good sounds good 🙂

    2. Xabi
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      £145...ok....

  11. zotter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Richarlison to Denis Suarez for free??

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

      Nope. But he could well take Kolasinac place.

  12. SPorting
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    2FTs

    Kun + Rich -> Laca + Son

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

      Wait till tonight but yes I would

      1. SPorting
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Aye, see what happens later and then pounce!

    2. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      My priority would be aubameyang tbh. Good luck regardless

    3. DandyDon
      1 month, 12 days 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.

  13. Kopkloppers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days 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
      1 month, 12 days ago

      When you gonna bb and tc

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

        See below

    2. zotter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      When on earth did you burn the fh btw

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

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

    3. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days 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
      1 month, 12 days 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
        1 month, 12 days 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.

  14. jimmyabs1987
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days 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...

  15. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

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

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Sterling benched?

  16. Jimmy Boy
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Son or Mane?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Did you read the article?

      1. Skull And Gnomes 9
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days 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
          1 month, 12 days ago

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

        2. Becks
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          This. Son imo

      2. Jimmy Boy
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days 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
          1 month, 12 days 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
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Agreed.

    2. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Mane first I think

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

      Dad is ze question.

      1. Jimmy Boy
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days 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
          1 month, 12 days ago

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

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

            Nonetheless mane

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

            It really has.

    4. Amey
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Son for me

  17. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

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

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

      Yes. Though would prefer the Tielemans punt

    2. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      yes but often subbed early

  18. El Fenomeno R9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    More points till GW34

    A) Mane (-4)

    B) Sane

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

      Mane

    2. Amey
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Sane imo.

  19. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

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

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

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

      2. TheSteel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I can see that happening

      3. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Fernan Bilva only sure starters.

      4. Marko1985
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Wishful thinking

        1. Marko1985
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Could easily be
          Sane Kun Mahrez
          Gundogan Fernan Bilva

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

        I don’t think sterling unfortunately

    2. Right back Atsu
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days 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
        1 month, 12 days 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
          1 month, 12 days ago

          They lost to Newcastle. Gotta be cautious.

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

          1. Make Arrows Green Again
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

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

    3. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days 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
      1 month, 12 days 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
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I can't agree

    5. AVFCChris1984
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days 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
      1 month, 12 days 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

  20. Make Arrows Green Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days 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?

  21. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Pogba or Mané in this week?

    A Pogba
    B Mané

    1. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      You don't have Pogba yet?

      That answers the question 🙂

    2. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Pogba needs to be in your team

    3. Amey
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Pogba

    4. zotter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I would choose mane

    5. Marko1985
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Pog

  22. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days 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
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Silva won’t merk anyone

      1. diesel001
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Told you Silva could merk people.

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Owning Danilo sterling and sane really hurt last game

      Particularly as my mini league leader triple captained aguero

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        1 month, 12 days ago

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

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

          Thank You, lol

          1. Hakim Ziyech
            1 month, 12 days ago

            All the best buddy 🙂

        2. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Bloody hope so, he rarely fails

          1. Hakim Ziyech
            1 month, 12 days ago

            All the best buddy

  23. Dare to Dedede
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Is Dedonker nailed for Wolves?

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

      Don’t think so

  24. Earn your Spurs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

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

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yes IMO.

    2. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      “Sane to play both”

    3. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Logical but who knows with Pep.

    4. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Would be lovely.

    5. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

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

    6. Amey
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Hopefully

    7. mad_beer ✅
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days 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
        1 month, 12 days ago

        3 games in 7 days.. no changes ok 😉

    8. Pasqualinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days 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.

    9. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 12 days ago

      32 mins to find out

    10. Marko1985
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

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

  25. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Hopefully aguero is benched and sane scores double points

    1. Amey
      1 month, 12 days ago

      🙂

    2. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      He scores double points anyway if you captained him

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

        Double figure*

        1. Make Arrows Green Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          😉

  26. Silva I 21 x
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days 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
      1 month, 12 days 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
        1 month, 12 days 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
          1 month, 12 days 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
      1 month, 12 days ago

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

  27. Pad Randa
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Danilo and KdB to start?

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

      Not long to find out

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      1 month, 12 days ago

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

  28. Make Arrows Green Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

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

  29. Flapjack ✅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Kun starts.

    Source: i TC him

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

  30. mixology
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days 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
      1 month, 12 days ago

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

    2. rojojojo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days 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
        1 month, 12 days ago

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

      2. mixology
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

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

      3. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Kolasinac can be affected by suarez.

    3. BARIO MALOTELLI
      1 month, 12 days 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