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.

2,910 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Chucky
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Would you do Richo to Moutinho for free?

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      If nothing more pressing sure

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Possibly, doesn't speak wonders to me though. Anderson (vs. FUL) could be good, but then again so could Moutinho or Jota (BOU/HUD).

      1. Chucky
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 8 days ago

        cheers all... have fanny already and so sick of twerpy richo now... he's going no matter what....

  2. Riggs
      6 months, 8 days ago

      I have 1 FT and can't direct swap Digne for Pereira, so:
      1) Digne > Pereira in and Sigurdsson out > Anderson in for -4 before Anderson's price goes up.
      2) David Luiz > Pereira and deal with Digne and Siggy after the Cardiff game.

      1. DandyDon
          6 months, 8 days ago

          2

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 8 days ago

        Fabianski
        Robertson / TAA / Doherty / AWB
        Salah / Son / Pogba / Camarasa
        Rashford / Jimenez

        Ederson* // Sterling* / Digne* / Ings*

        A) Digne > Pereira
        B) Ings > Arnautovic
        C) Ederson/Ings > Boruc/Lacazette (-4)
        D) Sterling/Ings > Anderson/Aubameyang (-4)
        E) Sterling/Ings > Jota/Aubameyang (-4)
        F) D or E, but with Lacazette (-4)

        Looking to maximise points potential for GW27, but cannot really see how else other than by losing Sterling. On the plus side, makes getting Aguero the following week easier.

        1. Flapjack ✅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 8 days ago

          Just do A or B.

          I’m benching Ederson sterling Kun and Valery. So about a third of my budget.

          It’s gonna be a bad week with pool v united anyway !

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            Cheers. Arnie doesn't feel good as he has never produced for me, in my team. It's just Fulham!

            Pereira good, but can also get by without him. (Nicer than TAA vs MUN, mind.)

            1. Flapjack ✅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              Well I’d wanna get rid of Ings or Digne so a punt on one of those guys with good fixtures and no blank is a good thing surely ?

          2. DandyDon
              6 months, 8 days ago

              Very tempted to play free hit to get around that fixture and put out a decent team

              1. Flapjack ✅
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                Problem with that is if Liverpool v Man Utd is 4-4 your season is ruined.

                Without wanting to be too negative ha

                I figure we’re all in a similar boat so just hope for an average score

          3. DandyDon
              6 months, 8 days ago

              I like B as a differential but saying that will be going for laca or auba to cover any arsenal points next few weeks

            • Jayv807
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              I'd go A. Arnie is just a more expensive slightly better scoring version of Ings. You can't rely on him to play week in and week out.

          4. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
            • 10 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            People will remember this fpl season for years whether an Aguero owner or not.

            I can't remember a time where there has been such a swing in mini-leagues before.

            1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              Completely agree with you!

            2. Dakes.
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              kick in the cojones not owning but ill probably forget about it soon.

              more likely to remember sane trolling with 1pt in a dgw when many triple captained!

            3. Flapjack ✅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              The short notice DGW then the impending blank caused a perfect storm.

            4. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 8 days ago

              have aguero but he has been a saving grace literally not a rank booster with ill-timed sane captain last week and sterling also hauling with him .Well if u have capped him last 2 weeks u would be laughing but not likely i would have done before the deadline

            5. Skid Vicious (wonkee)
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              Agreed!! I just I just got owned in dgw by my rival, caught me out proper with his cap kun last week vs my cap sané.
              Then to make matters worse I got rid of kun for auba by sheer stupidity.

              Oh lah-lah. At least I'm playing catch up. I'm not very good at leading a minileague most of the season

              1. camarozz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                Yep. Have seen a mini league reduced from 180 to 80 from some of my rivals.

                Getting extremely nervous now.

              2. aborg
                • 2 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                Same boat as you. I have been top of my mini-league practically all season until my rival brought in Aguero and captained him for DGW and this week he kept him and hauled again.
                I also tend to play catch up better although I won it last season by 3 points while keeping nearly always in the lead.

                I am now trailing by 14 points. How about you?

            6. Jayv807
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              what about Kanexit last year? lots of people dropped Kane before his back to back hatties.

              1. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
                • 10 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                That was fairly bad. But what made this worse that there were haves and the have nots when regarding aguero.
                Then because of the DGW some used the TC so if they had aguero or sterling they were laughing.
                If they had sane captain they weren't!

          5. cigan
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 8 days ago

            2FT 0ITB

            Fabianski Patricio
            Robertson AA Doherty Kolasinac WB
            Salah Son Pogba Hojbjerg Sane
            Lacazette Rashford Jimenez

            I want to turn Sane into Sterling in 2 weeks but in the meantime - do I take a 1 week punt on Eriksen or Anderson or is there something else worth chaning?

          6. Dakes.
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            To put a different spin on it, perhaps, is Pereira's great fixtures really the only reason people are considering him as a better option to TAA?

            Unless of course you already own 3LIV.

            1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              Why can’t you have both?

              1. Dakes.
                • 2 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                Other defenders are the standard
                Robertson - got at 6.0, never selling
                AWB - wee legend, got at 4.0
                Doherty - new and improved alonso, got at 4.4, no need to sell really
                Bednarek - just brought in as another cheap playing defender that's easy to bench but plays if you need him

                Selling Alonso this week so it's one or the other

              2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                For me I’ve done TAA To Pereira but purely coz I’d rather have Mané wit Salah and Robbo in a couple of weeks

            2. Ask Yourself
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              Keep trying the questions are getting more subtle

              1. Dakes.
                • 2 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                😆 not trying to actually weasel out member information with this one lol, just genuinely asking?

                1. Ask Yourself
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  6 months, 8 days ago

                  My opinion is the same as the orange

            3. Do I Not Like Orange
              • 7 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              For me it's as simple as TAA having a horrible fixture next GW, which is when I want to make the transfer for. Can always bring in TAA for someone else before Watford if I feel the urge & he can go a couple of weeks without getting injured again.

              1. Dakes.
                • 2 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                That is a good point. Thanks Orange, and AY

          7. Trondero
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            Fab
            Toby Doherty AWB Robbo
            Salah Son pogba
            Rashford Jimenez

            Steele* yoshida* richarlison* sterling* kamara*

            1ft 1.3itb

            Need atleast to fix my bench..
            A: Yoshida to pereira
            B: richarlison to maddison/Anderson
            C: both? - 4
            D: do something else?

            1. cigan
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 8 days ago

              Would go B with Anderson

            2. Phil's Stamps
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              B Anderson

          8. Misteak
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            Is Richarlison likely to drop tonight? I've lost 0.2 on him since bringing him in and while I don't want to make an early transfer I also don't fancy losing another 0.1

            1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              Similar situation. But there's a long time between now and gw27 - I'm going to swallow another drop sadly.

            2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              Next GW is in 12 days. Plenty of games between now and then. Take the 0.1 in the chin and don’t do early transfers this GW is my suggestion.

              1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                *on

          9. JONALDINHO
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 8 days ago

            Why are people loading up on non-blankers for BGW31? Would you not be better off ignoring it as most form players right now will have a DGW32. Free hit for the BGW getting out a full team and then you can field 8/9 DGW players with Salah/Trent/etc. Save FT and use them to get a quality team for BGW33. Wildcard for DGW35 with BB. Also you can TC during a double using this setup. If you FH during a DGW you can’t. For me the choice is obvious...

            1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 8 days ago

              this is what i have also looked too.Loading up on crap team players just due to no blank doesnt make lot of sense to me

              1. JONALDINHO
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 8 days ago

                Yeah. Every year people load up on poor teams for blanks only for them to blank every week. Can see it happening with Leicester, West Ham, etc assets. These teams are inconsistent and you can’t rely on them

            2. Flapjack ✅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              The form players can change so much by then however !

              Look at all the people planning on TC a Chelsea asset. Now they can’t wait to be rid

            3. Peter Ouch
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 8 days ago

              You cant WC with BB

              1. JONALDINHO
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 8 days ago

                WC during GW34 and BB GW35

            4. Numb
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              Who’s loading up on them?

          10. Flapjack ✅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            I don’t really have room for a Leicester defender

            TAA Doherty AWB lacelles Valery

            1. Kiwivillan
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              TAA only one you'd swap

          11. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            Hahahaha why did my poo comment get removed

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              Too wasteful.

              1. Ask Yourself
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                Was set to be my most liked post TM hope you’re happy

                1. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 10 Years
                  6 months, 8 days ago

                  You'll survive.

            2. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              This, I lol'd

          12. #FPLBhuna
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            Best option from each category?

            A) fanderson
            B) jota
            C) fraser

            1) arnie
            2) king
            3) rondon

          13. Cookie Kid
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            A) Felipe
            B) Harvey Barnes
            C) Maddison

            1. Ask Yourself
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              They’re all like the Walcott move last year as someone posted yesterday. All rubbish really Anderson playing vs the worst team

          14. Jeremy Corbyn
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            Do you all agree with this "Salah at his best" thing? I literally refreshed five times cause I thought I was 10 GWs back

            1. Chazz69
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              lol

            2. Dakes.
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              not at his best, no

            3. Pras United
              • 7 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              He’s at his best when he scores and gets no baps! That’s the Salah we know and love and captain every week!

          15. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            Anyone looking at Chilwell or Maguire over Pereira?
            Or is Pereira the best pick there?

            1. Chazz69
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              ??

            2. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              6 months, 8 days ago

              Maguire passed my eye test the last two GWs but will check stats later

              1. Ask Yourself
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                Good luck all their stats are the same pretty much

            3. Kiwivillan
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              Based on stats and returns Pereira well ahead

            4. _sidney_will
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              Yeah looking at Chilwell instead

            5. Snevitz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              Pereira seems the best but hedging my bets by getting Maguire as well.

          16. bennyp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            Current setup for GW 27:

            Foster - (Schmeichel)
            VVD - Wan Bas - Kola - Lascelles - (Stones)
            Salah - Mane - Pogba - Son(c) - (Westwood)
            Rondon - Jimenez - (Aguero)

            1ft & 0.2itb. Save FT? & play Foster over Schmei??

          17. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 8 days ago

            After that Aguero thing I've lost my motivation

            1. Flapjack ✅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              The blanks and doubles are the most exciting time as an FPL manager. You can make up much more than 17 points in a week !

              1. Peter Ouch
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 8 days ago

                Cheers, you are right!

            2. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              Not an issue next GW.

              1. Peter Ouch
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 8 days ago

                I am good next week, hoping for the best!

            3. Balls of Steel
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              Keep the faith!

          18. SMEE_HEEE
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 8 days ago

            Are people with Everton assets getting rid en masse? Admittedly they look awful and obviously blank for 27.

            If Man U beat Chelsea in cup, Chelsea-Everton is on for 31.

            Just thinking it may be worth holding on to Digne.

            Also I think Silva may get sacked anyway now we have a 2 week break from PL.

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              6 months, 8 days ago

              I gave up on them already

            2. Kiwivillan
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              Digne only Everton player I had since sold Siggy after GW17. Glad to finally get rid all Everton last week

            3. DandyDon
                6 months, 8 days ago

                Holding onto Digne, has more point potential than Shaw for me so will bench this week and bring in Kola or Newcastle defender for shaw

                1. Kiwivillan
                  • 5 Years
                  6 months, 8 days ago

                  Kola good for 2 games then sell

              • Balls of Steel
                • 3 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                Everton season is over already, abandon ship any assets

              • Limbo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                Holding Digne too. Ditched Richarlison this week.

            4. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              6 months, 8 days ago

              Benching Aguero feels weird, is a temporary swap to Lacazette worth it?

              1. Ask Yourself
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                Look at aggy’s fixture’s after blank. More hat tricks added to your score if you keep now in the interest of saving time

                1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
                  • 1 Year
                  6 months, 8 days ago

                  never works like that

              2. SMEE_HEEE
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 8 days ago

                I'm thinking of swapping BobbyF to Laca and benching Kun.

                If Wolves go out of FA cup I will defo do it as it means Arsenal have a fixture in 31. Also frees up a slot for Mane or TAA as required

              3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                I doubt it will be worth it. The FTs will be very valuable however as there will be plenty of games and probably plenty of flags.

              4. Kiwivillan
                • 5 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                Waste of 2FTs if not worse

                1. Numb
                  • 4 Years
                  6 months, 8 days ago

                  Like the Auba to Aguero move for 25? What a waste

            5. cigan
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 8 days ago

              What has been your team's most "uncommon" thing this season?

              Mine is probably the fact I've only owned Richarlison for 1 week - the one at the beginning of the season when he got red carded.
              Another one is getting Shaqiri as a 1 week punt but then holding onto him for 9 weeks.
              Oh and I've had Lacazette since GW16.

              1. Pierce34
                • 3 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                I guess having an Arsenal forward every week of the season apart from 2. (started with Aubameyang for the first 7, Lacazette for the rest - not great timing)

                1. Pierce34
                  • 3 Years
                  6 months, 8 days ago

                  Oh, and no Salah until four GWs ago I guess. Though I never thought of it as weird.

                  1. cigan
                    • 1 Year
                    6 months, 8 days ago

                    Yeah me neither - felt he wasn't worth the huge budget until recently

              2. Flapjack ✅
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                I got rid of Robbo in GW4.

                I didn’t have Salah over Xmas.

                Back in top 4k despite that.

                Lots of TAA and triple city most the year.

                1. cigan
                  • 1 Year
                  6 months, 8 days ago

                  Not unlike me - went without Robbo from GW7 until recently (dropped Alonso for him last week), own TAA since GW8 and only got Salah in GW23.

                  Also had triple city until Silva got injured (with Mendy/Laporte & Sane)

                  Also in top 4k.

                  1. Flapjack ✅
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    6 months, 8 days ago

                    Nice !

                    I think it debunks Salah and Robbo being essential!

                    There’s so many ways to do thing and pep roulette has been volatile but worth it !

                    1. cigan
                      • 1 Year
                      6 months, 8 days ago

                      yeah agreed, I don't think there's such thing as "essential"

                      looks like next GW is going to be my first one without city this season - I got rid of Laporte in GW20 (yeah ...) and I'm probably getting someone in Sane's place for 1 week before getting Sterling

              3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                Getting rid of Robbo GW16 after having him from the start.

              4. Chazz69
                • 3 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                Getting rid of Ramsey lol

                1. cigan
                  • 1 Year
                  6 months, 8 days ago

                  ha, I think "getting Ramsey" is more unusual tbf

              5. Vamos
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 8 days ago

                I've still not owned Son (or I believe Hazard?) all season.

              6. SMEE_HEEE
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 8 days ago

                for some reason I have owned Keane since about GW10. I got him after Mendy second injury.
                He is absolutely useless (both in FPL and as a footballer)
                hopefully I can get rid now he blanks!

                1. cigan
                  • 1 Year
                  6 months, 8 days ago

                  wow i feel you, that does sound like a useless transfer, i guess you always had bigger issues to fix than replacing him
                  my worst pick of the season was probably Arnautovic - twice. safe to say I'm not getting near that crock no more

              7. F_Ivanovic
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                My bench fodder mid/forward has always been useless..

                Started with Hudson-Odoi who ofc never played, WC him out in GW13 for Diangana who quickly got dropped. Then moved for Kamara. Now I have Puncheon.

                Also I owned Alonso twice - brought him in GW13 on WC. Benched him first week vs Spurs. Then sold him 2 weeks later only to bring him back in a few weeks after that. Lost 0.3m on him and he got 1 CS.

            6. Vamos
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 8 days ago

              Tsk tsk... Alan Shearer has a poor memory. He has come off the bench and taken a penalty with his first kick. It was at his testimonial against Celtic for Newcastle. He was on crutches.

            7. Nightf0x
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              Sell sane now or wait???

              1. Dakes.
                • 2 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                wait.

              2. Royal5
                • 7 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                Mifht as well wait

              3. Chazz69
                • 3 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                Sell

              4. Numb
                • 4 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                Sell, he’s dropping in value

              5. Flapjack ✅
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                You need to wait.

                This is a big GW and I’d wanna get the transfer right.

                Yeah you’re selling but need to know who for !

                1. Numb
                  • 4 Years
                  6 months, 8 days ago

                  Mark Sutherns emphasised the value of early transfers on his Meet the Manager video

                  1. Flapjack ✅
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    6 months, 8 days ago

                    I love an early transfer. I do it a lot!

                    I feel the benefit is more earlier in the season however and this week is key for the blanks. So it seems different to me! Maybe mark disagrees and I respect that guy

              6. Pras United
                • 7 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                Team value means squat now - more I portant to make the right transfer. Log off for 10 days.

                1. Here's Tom with the We…
                  • 8 Years
                  6 months, 8 days ago

                  Sell

            8. bennyp
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              Play Foster or Schmeichel this GW?

            9. Daxus
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              Planning ahead...

              Does Kamara —-> Auba
              Hazard —> Mourinho

              Make sense to you guys?

              1. Chazz69
                • 3 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                Who's Kamara ?

                1. Daxus
                  • 2 Years
                  6 months, 8 days ago

                  The Fulham forward who got transfered recently...

                2. Peter Ouch
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  6 months, 8 days ago

                  Chris

              2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                Mourinho a mid these days? Got to pay the bills somehow I guess 😉 Looks good

                1. Daxus
                  • 2 Years
                  6 months, 8 days ago

                  Ha ha Mourinho that is 😉

                  1. Daxus
                    • 2 Years
                    6 months, 8 days ago

                    Well I guess my autocorrect wants to spell Mourinho and not Moutinho!

                2. SMEE_HEEE
                  • 1 Year
                  6 months, 8 days ago

                  to be honest he would be better than Ross Barkley

            10. DA Minnion
              • 7 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              Thank God city don't play next game week.

              1. Chazz69
                • 3 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                great post

                1. DA Minnion
                  • 7 Years
                  6 months, 8 days ago

                  I thought so.

            11. azz007
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 8 days ago

              Boruc rising. Rich falling tonight

              Also

              A- Ederson & Rich > Schmeichel, Fanderson
              B - Hamer & Rich > Boruc + 6.8? (who)

            12. Sturridge Wars
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              Which Keeper?

              A) Hold Ederson & Trade Hamer > Boruc play for 1 week
              B) Etheridge
              C) Fabianski
              D) Alisson

            13. Bielsa's Binoculars
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              Despite owning all my chips still, those 6 Aguero goals in those two fixtures have destroyed my motivation

              1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                Why? This happens all the time in FPL.

                1. Bielsa's Binoculars
                  • 4 Years
                  6 months, 8 days ago

                  There was no predicting two hatricks against Arsenal and Chelsea. So frustrating

                  1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    6 months, 8 days ago

                    Yup, since it was so difficult to predict I don’t think there’s any reason to dwell on it.

              2. Peter Ouch
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 8 days ago

                Same here but as flapjack said DGWs and BGWs are exciting and can give you that boost!

            14. Beinahruga
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              Should i do
              david luiz - Ings --> Chilwell/Pereira - Rondon for - 4

              Fab - Boruc
              DL* Robbo AWB Bennett Bedne
              Stirling* Salah Pogba Son Mane
              Rash - Jimi Ings

            15. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              Looking forward to scouting Rondon tomorrow. Its you or Arnie, big guy!