Scout Notes

Salah back to his best as Liverpool get much-needed clean sheet

Liverpool ruthlessly capitalised on their opportunity to get back to winning ways with a 3-0 drubbing of Bournemouth on Saturday.

After huffing and puffing against Leicester and West Ham, Jurgen Klopp’s men completely dominated the Cherries at Anfield.

They created five big chances to their opponents’ zero and had more than double the number of shots in the penalty box too.

The impact of that result on our Fantasy Premier League squads is the focus of this latest Scout Notes article.

Liverpool 3-0 Bournemouth

Goals: Sadio Mané (£9.6m), Georginio Wijnaldum (£5.5m), Mohamed Salah (£13.6m)

Assists: James Milner (£5.6m), Andrew Robertson (£6.8m), Roberto Firmino (£9.3m)

Mohamed Salah (£13.6m) was comfortably the best player in Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Bournemouth and arguably should have registered more than his eight-point haul. The Egyptian topped the game for total goal attempts, recording more than double any other player at Anfield, also having the most shots in the box and efforts on target too. Furthermore, Salah was second for chances created. Those sorts of numbers will be great news to any Fantasy managers who had been worried by Salah’s recent form, after two consecutive blanks in Gameweeks 24 and 25.

The fact that he did not capitalise on all of his chances and do enough to secure a double-figure haul is, of course, a little frustrating, especially with captaincy rival Paul Pogba (£8.8m) scoring 16 points. However, seeing Salah perform so well in open play for the first time in several weeks provides encouragement for the future, even if it’s a trip to Manchester United up next.

“The performance was brilliant. He was pretty much undefendable. It was an outstanding game; it was just exactly the football he is able to play and what we want him to play. Very, very involved in all the things, not only in the scoring moments, in the build-up situations as well. Sometimes dropping a bit, not really deep but in the half-spaces, staying wide and all that stuff. That’s exactly how he has to play and he did it in an outstanding manner.” – Jurgen Klopp

While Salah was the clear star of the show, Sadio Mané (£9.6m) continues to offer potential as a cheaper alternative. He was the one to open the scoring for Liverpool and has now netted in four consecutive Premier League matches. Coming into the Saturday afternoon encounter, the Senegalese international had been outperforming Salah for shots in the box and efforts on target in the four previous matches, hence the serious interest in his signature of late. That said, Salah was the clear winner statistically against Bournemouth.

“The front three were brilliant all day. Some of their link-up play was impossible to defend: the movement, the understanding, the one-touch play. Probably the only disappointing thing is we didn’t score more. But we’re pleased to get a clean sheet and to get the three points was the main thing, obviously.” – James Milner

Roberto Firmino (£9.3m) also reminded Fantasy managers what he is capable of as he provided the assist for Salah’s only goal of the game. Driving into the penalty box, his perfectly-timed back-heel set up the Egyptian for his cool finish. It was Firmino’s first attacking return since Gameweek 23, although he does still have six in his last eight. Crucially, the Brazilian was level with Mané for shots in the box but was more accurate, while no player created more chances in the match than him. That means Firmino should still be on our radar as a potential attacking double-up with Salah when a Liverpool triple-up looks important in the future Blank Gameweeks.

“I don’t think you’ll find a lot of players who do what Bobby did in that moment. Most of them would try to shoot and get blocked, but he did that little, little pass and then Mo is obviously a pretty cool finisher.” – Jurgen Klopp

As well as a welcome return to the ruthless attacking football for which Liverpool are known, there was also a first clean sheet since Gameweek 22. After three matches without one, the shutout was fairly routinely secured against a Bournemouth side that had scored three times in their seven away matches prior to this one. Andrew Robertson (£6.8m) was the main beneficiary as he was able to combine the clean sheet with a seventh assist of the season and one bonus for a nine-point haul.

Liverpool defensive options should firmly re-establish themselves as important assets moving forward, especially with Trent Alexander-Arnold (£5.2m) making his much-awaited return from injury. He featured as a 77th-minute substitute.

“Trent trained twice after four weeks out and it was good that we could bring him [on]. You could see immediately what a fantastic player he is.” – Jurgen Klopp

The entire Liverpool performance was impressive considering some of the problems the squad had in the build-up to the game. Georginio Wijnaldum (£5.5m), the scorer of the second goal, had illness issues in the week, as did James Milner (£5.6m).

“We had difficulties before the West Ham game, with Hendo out, Gini out, Millie was not in the team hotel because he was ill but he played. We didn’t perform that well and people were talking about him. Last night, Gini was not in the team hotel because he had pretty much everything you don’t want to have the night or two nights before a game. That’s the news you get in the morning before the last session of the week. Then, after another couple of hours’ sleep he said he felt really good and he thought he could play. But the doc said he is still infectious, so stay away. So I was only concerned today when he scored a goal and everybody gave him a hug, to be honest!” – Jurgen Klopp

For anyone worried about the adverse effects of the illness within the group, or any injuries, there is now a period of 14 days between now and Liverpool’s next Premier League match. They host Bayern Munich on Tuesday night but their elimination from the FA Cup means they have no fixture next weekend, before returning to action against Manchester United in Gameweek 27 on February 24.

“I think [it will] for everyone. We are having one of those runs in the season where we have got little niggles, little injuries, illnesses and disruption to the team a couple of days before, it has been the last few games really. Hopefully, we can rest up and get everyone back fit. It was good to see Trent back, Hendo was on the bench if needed. That’s good and hopefully, a few more can come back in the next 10 days, refresh and go again.” – James Milner

Bournemouth continue to look decidedly ordinary on the road, compounded by the ongoing absences of Callum Wilson (£6.3m) and David Brooks (£5.0m). They were also hit by a thigh problem for Junior Stanislas (£6.0m) while Charlie Daniels (£4.1m) missed the game through personal reasons.

“We had Callum Wilson, David Brooks, Charlie Daniels, Nathaniel Clyne and Junior Stanislas are huge players for us. Since Christmas, we can add Lewis Cook and Simon Francis to that list, but there’s no other solution, we have to keep fighting. My philosophy is to look at ourselves first and that includes who we have available.” – Eddie Howe

The Cherries were restricted to just 33% possession at Anfield had just two efforts on target all afternoon. They certainly look like a team to largely avoid in the near future with Wolves (home), Arsenal (away) and Manchester City (home) their next three opponents.

Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Robertson, van Dijk, Matip, Milner; Keita, Fabinho, Wijnaldum (Alexander-Arnold 77′); Mané (Origi 87′), Firmino (Sturridge 90′), Salah.

Bournemouth XI (4-5-1): Boruc; Rico (Mepham 80′), Aké, S Cook, A Smith; Fraser, Surman, Lerma (Mousset 73′), Gosling, Ibe (Solanke 59′); King.

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2,910 Comments Post a Comment
  1. ddfc
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Best option here:

    1. Richarlison >> Fanderson
    2. Richarlison >> Jota / Moutinho
    3. Save (play Snodgrass)

    Thanks

    1. Better Call Salah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      3 if you think he’ll start

    2. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      1

    3. Devo-McDuff
      2 months, 12 days ago

      1

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

    For those near 50 points this week in LMS, who do you have left?
    CSS is 49 points.

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Doherty and both Saïss and Hayden coming off the bench (if they play).

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

        61 is safe.

        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Oh and Jimenez too. With some luck I could get a tiny green tomorrow, yes.

      2. ImPasta
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Cue the Hayden hat trick

        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Fingers crossed 😉

    2. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      55 inc. autosubs with Doherty, Jimenez to go.

    3. Goat
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      48 but have 3 off the bench and Doherty, Moutinho and Jimenez to play. Should be ok

    4. Becks
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      49 With Doherty Jimenez and 2p autosub left.

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

        Close for you I guess. The others probably ok.

  3. Aston-villain
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Pogba or Son for the foreseeable?

    1. Chazz69
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Both essential

      1. Aston-villain
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Can't do both...wouldn't be asking if I could!

        1. Chazz69
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Flip the coin then smart fella

          1. Aston-villain
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Thanks for the insights.

        2. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Don't shout

    2. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      If you have to choose, Pig

    3. TheBrazilianRonaldo
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Pogba

    4. Blame it on Traore
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Both

    5. DARE TO BISCAN
      2 months, 12 days ago

      The answer is both. Find a way. Replace less essential players.

  4. FDMS All Starz
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Bottomed

    Thoughts on Dendoncker?

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

      See how Wolves do in FA Cup.

    2. Chazz69
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Nah

    3. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Nope

  5. Better Call Salah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Which one do you prefer ?

    A Sane to Fanderson
    B Sane, TAA* to Mane, Pereira (-4)

    *already owns Robbo

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      A

  6. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    In your opinion do Pereira's amazing fixtures, and the fact 'Pool have been less solid at the back, make up for LEI cleansheets being scarcer?

    Their (him vs TAA) attacking potentials probably about even out?

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

      Clear winner in comparison tool.

      1. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Sly bloody devil you are, TM 🙂 . Don't have my own credit card or I'd be a member! 🙁

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

          Pay a friend 🙂

      2. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Yep. Just had a look. Peltier

    2. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Stop, think, survive

  7. Kingtekkerz
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 12 days ago

    What to do with Kun?
    A) Sell for Auba
    B) Keep

    1. Chazz69
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Keep

    2. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      i would sell unless u have a proper strong 11 next week and keep auba 2 weeks and reassess with kane/kun.Next week pts priority imo

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Keep 100%

    4. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Interesting how split people are on this one...

  8. FDMS All Starz
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Which teams play GW31 & GW33?

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

      5 so far.
      Depends on FA Cup results.
      Hudd, Bou, Burn, New and Liv from memory.

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

        Guess West Ham take someones spot.

    2. Dreaming of glory
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Anyone have a link to the spreadsheet which shows this? Would also like to know

    3. the Penman
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Look for Ben Crellin’s twitter account.

  9. PogBooom
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Who to get rid of first:
    1. Alonso
    2. Richarlison
    3. Sterling to find Aguero over 2 weeks

    Only 1 FT

    1. PogBooom
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Fund aguero*

    2. Chazz69
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      1

    3. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      If CHE are beaten in the cup by MUN, then ditch Richarlison won't blank again (I think). Otherwise ditch Alonso.

      1. PogBooom
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        You mean when they’re beaten xD

    4. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      ditch richarlison b/c alonso***

    5. fedolefan
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      You want to check who scored more between Sterling and Aguero this week?

      1. PogBooom
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Fair point but Aguero looked way more threatening like the early couple GWs

  10. FDMS All Starz
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Will Kun rise twice? Scary no. of people are buying him in

    1. fr3ddy
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Get him now, fast

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

      Unlikely.

    3. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      I know what you're asking, but it's foolish to buy him right now, no? He doesn't have a PL game for another two weeks.

    4. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      bonkers to buy him now after missing all his hauls

    5. Blame it on Traore
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Buying him before a blank

  11. Sting in the Tail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Can someone please advise me who I should transfer in please? Of course we don't know who has games in gw31 or doubles in gw32 and I'll just let you guess what chips I have left.

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

      AoA chip.

    2. fr3ddy
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      😀

    3. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Peltier

    4. the Penman
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Back to back hat tricks? You clearly need to get Aguero. Nothing will go wrong with gat decision, especially in the short term.

  12. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Each is a -4:
    1) Kamara, Hazard > Auba, Moutinho
    2) Kam, Siggy > Rondon, Fanderson
    3) Kam, Luiz > Rondon, Kola
    4) Haz, Luiz > Mane, Pereira
    5) Other?

    Current team: Fab, Button // Luiz, Robbo, Doh, AWB, Bednarek
    Salah, Pogba, Hazard, Son, Siggy // Rash, Jim, Kamara

    1. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      I am in exact situation (I have Rich instead of Siggy and Ings instead of Kamara)

      Wondering punting on Rondon which I would have never thought at any point this season (Ings out). Great fixtures and he has done well agaist weak teams

      Still thinking however if I am going to turn third striker into Aguero pretty soon so dunno about wasting transfers.

  13. Whatever100
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Is it possible to get a decent team with both Kun and Aubameyang?

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

      Of course.

    2. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Daft not to have both Jimmy and Rashford though

      1. Whatever100
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Yes that’s my thoughts too. Already own those 2 plus Auba and MF contains Salah Son and Pogba so not actually sure it is possible to own both Kun and Auba without losing essential MFs.

        1. DantheManinaPan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Your best bet is probably sticking, and maybe moving Auba to Aguero if it looks sensible (sorry that's not much help)

      2. Rains of Castamere
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Could go Jota instead and free up striker slot

    3. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      yes but dont like 2 premium forwards anyway

      1. Bossworld
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Won’t be keeping Rashford much longer, would rather have Aguero and Kane + Jiménez.

    4. ImPasta
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Yeah with a heavy hitter taken out of midfield.

      1. Whatever100
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        So that’s a big no from me then. My only reason for asking is I am fed up with Auba as has cost me big time over last couple game weeks so gonna bring in Kun after next game week but I will be well annoyed if Aubameyang kicks into form as soon as I get rid.

    5. lugs
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      its doable if you go cheap on defense and bench

      this is my team with them both

      Lloris
      TAA-Shaw-Bennett
      Salah-Son-Pogba-Jota
      Auba-Aguero-Rashford

      Hamer-AWB-Bednarek-Puncheon

      1. Whatever100
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        So for my current team that would be transfer out Robbo for very cheap and 5 million DF for cheap then Jimi to Kun.

        Not sure at the moment. Auba not really worth that amount of surgery (and hits).

        1. lugs
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 12 days ago

          yeah for your team its probably not worth it tbh

  14. Pierce34
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Surely at some point people will start selling Aguero ahead of the blank?

    1. Jeremy Corbyn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      No chance

      1. Rains of Castamere
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Kun seems to be for the many, not the few.

    2. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      You would think so

    3. Do I Not Like Orange
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Thing is the only obvious replacement is Auba, but I won't personally make the move until I know he's going to be fit. Could be a while yet.

  15. DantheManinaPan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    So... Time for an Aguero Auba hokey cokey...?

    Don't really feel like losing Aguero at this moment, but then again I'm struggling to get a brilliant 11 out this week and would probs cap Auba...

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Do it if going to cap him

    2. Jeremy Corbyn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      He’s going nowhere

    3. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      yes and capping.I want points next gw and dont care about past points.That said have to see auba looks sharp in the gametime he gets in uel and decide.If yes will do it

    4. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Auba last 6

      9pts (1 goal and 1 assist where the Baps???)
      2pts
      2pts
      12pts (1 goal and assist that was never an assist and full baps for fake assist
      2pts
      DNP

      Laca better since getting most minutes if take away fake assist

      1. fr3ddy
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Laca better if take away all Auba goals

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Laca 3 goals to Auba 2 before Hudd game as above. Auba only more points in that period because of fake assist

          1. fr3ddy
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Let’s change the rules as well

            1. Kiwivillan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Of the few ridiculous FPL assists awarded I've seen over many season like Payet for Sahko the Auba assist for Laca goal one of the most ridiculous. Don't pretend it wasn't

        2. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Laca getting same minutes as Auba playing central striker better option but only if you want part of unreliable Arsenal

    5. F_Ivanovic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Wouldn't hokey cokey now with blanks coming up... transfers too precious. I'm thinking of holding Aguero but if Arsenal don't blank in 31 I will probably switch to Auba.

      1. DantheManinaPan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        That's a good plan. Will we know by next GW?

        1. F_Ivanovic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          yeah FA cup is next weekend so will know after that.

    6. Do I Not Like Orange
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Yes for me.

  16. Nightf0x
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Sane out with a -4 ? Yes or no

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

      Probably.

    2. fr3ddy
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Yes

  17. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Which teams are likely to blank 31 (and 33)?

    1. fr3ddy
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Google Ben crellin twitter

      1. BobbyDoesNotLook
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks, that is really helpful

  18. Right back Atsu
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Kun has the same number of goals and assists as Mo (17g, 8a) in 340 less min but 40 less points. Shows the advantage of Mo being listed as a mid.

    1. Jeremy Corbyn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      No it doesn’t

      1. Ambrosiana Inter
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Clean sheet points for mo 14,:so it does

    2. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Whereas Mo gets +1pt for a goal and quite often +1pt for a CS, he doesn't get bonus all that much.

      Aguero has to do less as a striker to get baps (just score a goal) than Mo does.

      Aguero's main problem is the points are spread around the 5/6 players in the City team, whereas Mo has way more talisman status in the Liverpool side...that's the main difference in scores

  19. Jeremy Corbyn
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Is Jay Egersdorff just unlucky?

    1. Blame it on Traore
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      All the best players have no doubt had their fair share of luck too. Only so much skill involved.

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

      Ville Ronka too.

    3. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Lucky this season happened after people wasted their money on him.

      1. Numb
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        He’s still laughing all the way to the bank

    4. fedolefan
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Why? What's he got this week?

    5. Greenbackbøøg…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      team link?

      1. Business Cat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        https://fantasy.premierleague.com/a/entry/64342/history

        Has a green arrow this week 🙂

    6. Numb
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      He’s had his fair share of luck over the years, I’m sure

      1. Jᴀʀᴠish
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Good results = skill, bad results = luck.

    7. Ooh Aah Cantona!
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Still kills me he beat me in a cash mini league on the last day of the season when Smalling scored an own goal with the last kick of the game. I had double United defence.

  20. jorgenoj
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Sane to Mane or F Anderson? Already got Salah and TAA.

    1. Jonny HOW SON?
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Anderson

    2. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      gotta be anderson if next week .West ham have nice home fixtures where they turn up

  21. Chazz69
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    What's going on at Chelsea guys ?

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

      Chaos, sinking ship.

      1. Chazz69
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Bournemouth away 4-0 and today's demolition tell some dressing room issues obviously....

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

          5-0 Hudd gave them a chance to get confidence.

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Sorryball plus old hacks that should've been moved on and replaced

    3. Lord in Wengerland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Sarri ball. Perfect if you can play Huddersfield every week.

    4. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Manager's lost the dressing room...only one way that ends, as Mourinho finds out every few years

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Mourinho in?

        1. Business Cat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Has any manager ever come back to the same job THREE times?

    5. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      sarri trusting mediocre players who misplace passes and not clinical front of goal mainly alons bark pedro/willian .That said city were unbelievable with their intensity today most parts

  22. Ambrosiana Inter
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Vardy party anyone?

    1. DandyDon
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Good choice. Could be big differential

  23. Right back Atsu
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Best captain pick for gw 26? My team is dire for that week (might chance Pogba for captaincy) but stonking thereafter.

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

      It's GW26 now.

    2. fr3ddy
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Sterling

    3. Jonny HOW SON?
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      David Luiz

    4. Greenbackbøøg…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Might captain Felipe Anderson

      1. Greenbackbøøg…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Oh I thought you meant 27

  24. Nightf0x
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Sane to madison or anderson

    1. Chazz69
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Sané to anyone lol

    2. wulfranian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Maddison for me

  25. jorgenoj
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    What to do here?

    1FT. 0.0ITB

    Etheridge - Speroni
    TAA - Kola - Doherty - AWB - Holebas
    Salah - Pogba - Son - Lamela - Sane
    Auba - Rashford - Jimenez

    1. Chazz69
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Lamela ?

    2. Jeremy Corbyn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      save, then get rid of Lamela and Sane

      1. jorgenoj
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Not worth going Sane --> Mane or Felipe Anderson this week?

  26. jbenny1107
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Please fill in the rest. 22.6 to spend.

    Guaita Boruc
    TAA xxx xxx xxx xxx
    Salah Sterling Son Pogba xxx
    Aguero Rashford Jimenez

    1. Jeremy Corbyn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Doherty Kola Camarasa Bednarek Jonny

    2. Chazz69
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      TAA out also ...
      Anderson mid,

  27. Right back Atsu
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Anyone else finding the game very tough this year? Great start to 16k gw1, slipped to 220k, now crawled back to 40k. Seems like there's 100 times as many good players compared to say 6 years ago.

    1. Numb
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      More than 100x good players than 6 years ago.

      Look on Twitter, virtually everyone got Son this week (largely for Sane). Pretty much everyone on there has Salah, Pogba, Son, Rashford, Jimenez, Liverpool defender, Doherty,etc

      1. Numb
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Everyone moving like a shoal of fish each week

    2. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      I've found rank to be much worse, but that's because I've put much less effort in

    3. SMEE_HEEE
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Yep, finding same here with similar rank to you
      In my monster weeks am climbing 10k but in my bad weeks falling 20k!

      You have done well to climb from 220k, what approach did you take?
      I am floating around 30k - 50k. My ML leader feels almost out of sight at 6k.

    4. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      There's a massive lump of probably 500K players occupying the top ranks of the game, all of whom read this site or tune in the any of the 1000s YouTube videos and podcasts, all with 90% the same template team.

      Weeks like this when the templates players do well, the masses surge forward.

      Getting top 10K is very hard now unless you get off to an absolute blinder in the first few weeks, or happen to be lucky enough to land captaincy or TC on a hatrick

      1. wulfranian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Do you think that 500k read this site?

        1. Business Cat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          No, but I know people in mini-leagues and stuff with ranks all over from 10K to 600-700K

          They all do a bit of reading, subscribe to a YouTube channel like FPL TV or whatever, get informed/told what choices to make and then follow that plan.

          Most of these channels are run by decent players with top 50K ranks...so all their followers get dragged along with them, making ranks from 10K out to 500K very competitive and full of "well informed" players

    5. wulfranian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      I think it's a combination of things.Captains are more important than other years,same teams for everyone,few differentials,same formation.And of course thousands of new managers like myself who have access in ffs,twitter etc.The first half of the season was amazing.The last month fpl is boring.But like every year the real fpl season starts now.

  28. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    So TAA probably the better pick over Pereira, eh? Doubling up w/ Robertson

    1. Ambrosiana Inter
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Nice try

    2. Numb
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Of course

    3. Jeremy Corbyn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Defo

    4. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      😆

      1. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        🙂 😆

    5. J - Gimme your Mané …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Yep

  29. ankil2009
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    I had read some weeks earlier that a player above his base price needs to lose X% of his ownership to fall by 0.1. Does any one know what that X threshold is?

  30. Niho992
    2 months, 12 days ago

    What's are chances to Boruc keep his place ?

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      How many weeks will this be asked?

      1. Niho992
        2 months, 12 days ago

        im interested only in next GW.

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Begovic got dropped for being rubbish and there's no other keeper in the wings

      1. Niho992
        2 months, 12 days ago

        I know but i didnt watch Bornemouth recently, so how was doing Boruc lately ??