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. PogBooom
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Lossl likely to be back for next GW?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Very likely.

  2. The Alli Way
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 14 days ago

    55 points last gameweek with Sane TC, 93 this gameweek with Doherty to play, what a rollercoaster

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

    How many active players do you currently have for next GW? And can you field a full XI without transfers?

    1. YouReds
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      I have 10, but 2FTs and will be using them both

    2. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      9 + Yoshida/Gibbs-White. Probably not

    3. The Senate
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Currently have 11, but that includes Bednarek and Camarasa. Planning to use my 2FT to do Holebas>Pereira and Richarlison>Maddison/Felipe
      But, of course, we have much football to negotiate before GW27

    4. QUEN
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Will be taking a minus 4

      Worried Llorente won’t start and have 4 city/chelsea

    5. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Yes I have 11 without any transfers

    6. waldo666
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      10 and will use both FT's ridding myself of Everton.

    7. Garra Charrua
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      I have 10 but i m using my 2 fts

    8. Better Call Salah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Yes, but need to play a 4.4 mid

    9. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      11th us Gunnarsson. Luiz or Richa has to go.

    10. Holteenderinthesky
      2 months, 14 days ago

      11 but one is Schindler. Will be bringing one more in with my FT. Giving me 12.

    11. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      11 now and may still take a hit.

    12. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Yes 11 but keen to bench Snodgrass so will use a FT to ship either Digne or Siggy

    13. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Taken -4 to make it happen (Ederson / Rich both out).

    14. F_Ivanovic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      11, maybe 12 if Kiko is back. One of them is Puncheon though. Holding onto Aguero and Digne.

    15. leo_messi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      starting 11 plus bednarek and awb on the bench

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

      Thanks all, interesting. I have exactly 11 at the moment, but not sure it counts when one of them is a Fulham defender 😀

    17. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      12 but might still sell Shaw before deadline

  4. YouReds
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Which do you prefer with 2FTs?!

    1) Rich, Sterling > Mane, Pogba
    2) Rich, Aguero > Anderson, Auba (c)
    3) Rich, Cedric > Anderson, 4.4def (bench both Aguero and Sterling)

    1. waldo666
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      1

    2. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Get rid of sterling at your peril...

      1. The Senate
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Oui

      2. YouReds
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        That’s how I feel with any city assets!!

    3. The Senate
      2 months, 14 days ago

      2

    4. sandman58
      2 months, 14 days ago

      3
      Dont sell citys best 2 players
      Gameweek 28 onwards their fixtures are brilliant
      Just bench them
      Thats what im doing mate

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        This

        1. YouReds
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          That’s what I’m thinking... going to do the Anderson move tonight due to price changes then ponder the second change over the week

  5. waldo666
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Digne replacement?

    A) Doherty
    B) TAA
    C) Periera

    1. FPL_DON
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      A

    2. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Depends on cup results, but TAA right now

      1. waldo666
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        True, will hopefully be able to hold off until then.

    3. Holteenderinthesky
      2 months, 14 days ago

      C) Leicester has decent fixtures and guaranteed to play in gw31+gw33. Trent is the same but it limits your pool options then.

      1. waldo666
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Only have Salah currently so have some flexibility there. Good point about 31&33.

        1. Holteenderinthesky
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Guessing you'd want mane for the blanks as well. Leaves one spot In your defence. Most people will have Robbo, but TAA could easily match him. I'd be looking at them two over Doherty simply because they play in the blanks

    4. The Senate
      2 months, 14 days ago

      C

    5. Football Manager 2
      2 months, 14 days ago

      C then B then A

  6. FPL_DON
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Is the reason Camarasa hasn't been playing down to a injury?

    1. Better Call Salah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Yes

      1. FPL_DON
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        cheers mate

    2. QUEN
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Pretty sure this is why

      I brought him in as my bench fodder and I have him as starting next week so I hope so

      Read that the manager didn’t want to rush him in

      1. FPL_DON
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Yeah seen similar was just checking as didn't want to bring him only to find out he was dropped!

  7. Holteenderinthesky
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Whats people's feelings on Harvey Barnes. Looked really good today except his finishing. But surely that comes.

    Currently have 10 players for next GW. Thinking Richarlson>Barnes as that leaves me in better stead for GW31.

    Other possiblity is Aguero>Auba but with the form Aguero is in I think I'd like to keep him for the the 3 games before the next blank gw. Plus Auba currently doesn't play in gw31

    1. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Do you have the link to the table for GW31/33 blanks so far?
      On Barnes, yes I agree, as a spurs fan I was very impressed with his ability to get into such advanced positions but he just lacked composure. If he is played in that position with the calibre they have around him for 5.5m it’s worth a punt. I’m likely to do it for Jota as I have Doherty and Jimi already

      1. Holteenderinthesky
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Follow Ben Crellin on Twitter mate, great for double gws and blanks. Has a spreadsheet you can download. Currently Liverpool, Leicester, Bournemouth, Burnley and Huddersfield are guaranteed to play in both 31&33 I believe.

        Watching the game today Barnes looked really good. 3 clear chances he should be scoring. I feel once he gets his first prem goal his composure will come.

    2. Better Call Salah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Would you not consider Maddy ? He topped chance created vs Spurs

      1. jimmyabs1987
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Sure, always, he just looked a little slow and off pace on the whole. Barnes I feel has more goals potential which is 5 points over 3 for assist and a million cheaper BUT not yet proven like Maddison

      2. Holteenderinthesky
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Barnes just looked really dangerous today. I counted 3 clear cut chances where he should be scoring but lacked composure, but as they say being in the right position all the time is a positive.

    3. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Is he good enough to make your 11 week in week out? Probably not

      1. Holteenderinthesky
        2 months, 14 days ago

        My other attackers are
        Salah, Son, Pogba, Anderson,
        Aguero Rashford Jimenez
        So that doesn't bother me. It's solely for his run of games. And the blank gw31&33

    4. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Also isn't it Gray Barnes Teilemans Maddison competing for 3 spots and that's until Albrighton back?

      1. Holteenderinthesky
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Read albrighton is potential out for the season. Madison and Tielemans are CMs. Can't see them out wide anytime soon. Thinks it's 2 out of Gray, Barnes and Gezzal atm and Barnes definitely looks the most dangerous currently.

    5. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      What? He was dreadful today.

      1. Holteenderinthesky
        2 months, 14 days ago

        At finishing yes. Rest of his play he looked very dangerous. You don't get 3 clear cut chances by being dreadful.

      2. jimmyabs1987
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 days ago

        To get in that position with a spurs defence is quite impressive. If he had composure he could have had a brace

  8. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Play TAA v UTD.. Or

    Digne ➡️ Pereira - 4??

    Other ft is for a playing keeper.

    1. Devo-McDuff
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Play TAA.

    2. The Senate
      2 months, 14 days ago

      TAA scores 1pt, Pereira 12

    3. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Per looked v good vs spurs today

    4. Holteenderinthesky
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Dont like a -4 for a defender. Your basically hoping they keep a clean sheet just to break even. Play TAA

  9. Devo-McDuff
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Excluding Jota/FAnderson and anything Everton, best mid option up to 7.5?

    1. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Harvey Barnes, Tielemans? Maddison?
      Brooks?

      1. Devo-McDuff
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Brooks I like and is a bargain, still out for a bit though I think. Maddison attacking returns are very light, got fed up with him earlier in the season but I guess he might pick-up with their fixtures turning now, be worth a punt. Ta

    2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Fraser (once their fixtures turn)

      1. Devo-McDuff
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Him and Brooks on my radar from GW 30 onwards, still a bit early though. Might be worth it, will have a think.

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Gross?

      1. Devo-McDuff
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Similar to Maddison, little returns for the dosh. But good fixtures now and seems to be in form so worth considering thx

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Tony M

  10. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Sané > ??

    A. Mane. Have Salah & Robbo.

    B. Eriksen. Have Son.

    C. Who else?

    Cheers

    1. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Vardy and cheaper Mid?

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

      Same move to consider. I have Jota and F.Anderson and Iwobi as choices too.

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Like Iwobi punt.

    3. onceuponatyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      With upcoming games, I went F. Anderson.

  11. Cubillas
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    1.) Son and Firmino

    versus

    2.) Martial and Higuain

    Which pair do you think will score more over the next 10 GW's?

    1. DA Minnion
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      1

    2. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      1 but I don’t like Bobby

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Son and Lacazette

  12. DA Minnion
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Is there a good chance that Ricky and Sane will drop twice before next week?

    1. NATSTER
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Very possible for Sané

  13. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Which 3 to start
    A) robbo (mun a)
    B) pva (lei a)
    C) awb (lei a)
    D) doherty (bou a)
    E) bednarek (ars a)

    Feel like going in balls deep on palace, with both pva and awb and then picking one of doh and robbo.

    Thoughts?

    1. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Leicester will score V palace
      A, B and D

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

      A + D + PvA

    3. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Thank you both

      Wise choices there

    4. Better Call Salah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      ABD

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

    2 FTs. I'd have to make the first move before Sane's price drop. Many options and I can't decide yet. Who would you pick?

    A: Iwobi
    B: Madison
    C: Eriksson
    D: F.Anderson
    F: Jota

    Salah - Son - Pogba - ??? - Puncheon
    Aguero - Rashford - Jimenez

    1. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      C

    2. F_Ivanovic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Mane? D out of them. A is a joke option surely

      1. NATSTER
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        3 Liverpool now, so Mane is not an option. Btw, nice fixtures for Arsenal but uncertainty to start for Iwobi.

  15. Atters
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    My 2 GKs are Ederson and Hart. Is it worth bringing a keeper in for one of them for the blank for a - 4? They'll need a clean sheet to bring any value

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      If City win in FA Cup, yes. Get one that cover 27, 31 and 33 if you can.

  16. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Best combo?
    A) jota + arnie (-4)
    B) jota + king (-4)
    C) anderson + arnie (-8)
    D) fraser + arnie (-4)
    E) fraser + king (-4)
    F) son + rondon (-8)

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Really need GW31 fixtures and your chip plan.

  17. marquinhos
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Any love for Arnie ?

    1. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      See above

      Under considerstion

      Any thoughts?

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      If he scores again

    3. fedolefan
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Almost certainly capping this week.

  18. Grievez
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Kun will rise and fall in the same GW won't he?

  19. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    What is Mesut Özil doing these days?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Playing Fortnite

      1. Garlana
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Probably moved onto apex legends now...

    2. Grievez
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Apparently he's a handy enough plasterer

  20. Ruinenlust
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Best Sane replacement for 8.1 or less? Anderson??

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      For next week, him or Antonio.
      Long term, Jota etc.

  21. YouReds
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Has Lejeune earned a spot in the Newcastle defence? Good fixtures up to GW31 and only 4.4...

  22. Sturridge Wars
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Etheridge or Ederson for the run home?

    1. SMEE_HEEE
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Ethel for me

      just don't think Ederson will have enough to do to garner more than some 6 point scores. City press so high they always stand a chance of conceding.

      Ethel will get good save points and BAPs

      1. SMEE_HEEE
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 days ago

        salty ex Ederson owner GW 1-20!

  23. ddfc
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Best option here:

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

    Thanks...

  24. Ohhh Shola Ameobi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Just watching MOTD, and thinking about Hazard:

    For someone regularly praised by pundits, fans and opposition alike, am I alone in thinking he's just a massively overrated flat-track bully? I can't remember the last time I've watched/listened to Chelsea play a top side where Hazard has grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck. He sulks if everything isn't how he wants it.

    Yes his stats are always decent, in terms of goals and assists, but he's on penalties AND playing in a team with some very talented players.

    Granted Salah and Mane, for example, have fewer returns against the top 6, but watching and listening to games they always seem more involved and more likely to do things.

    I'm not saying he has no talent, he is undoubtedly a good player, but it always feels like he's a brace against Huddersfield away from everyone banging on about him being the best in the league.

    1. SMEE_HEEE
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      I agree

      in the big games he doesn't do enough. especially in Europe

    2. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      He done ok against City at the Bridge and against Liverpool and Arsenal and in terms of an FPL perspective, I think he got returns in them all, so maybe he is just a West London player

    3. Ruinenlust
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      He got 2 assists against City earlier in the season, scored 2 goals against Liverpool, scored against Spurs, assisted the winner against Arsenal, but ok

      1. Ohhh Shola Ameobi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        I mean, taken straight from the Official FPL website:

        One goal against Liverpool, not two
        Zero contribution against Spurs

        To your second reply:
        Is the fact Chelsea are sixth not exactly the point? Is wonderful against Huddersfield, Watford and Cardiff but when the going gets even slightly tough he bottles it and sulks? Also see the entire 2015/16 season.

    4. Ruinenlust
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Salah more involved and likely to do things? Haha good joke. Salah is just a cherry picker.

      Hazard carries all of Chelsea’s attacking plays and creates all of Chelsea’s chances.

      Hazard currently leads the league in Man of the Match awards, dribbles per game, key passes per game and assists, and this is despite the fact that Chelsea are sixth

    5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      It’s just proximity bias.

      We are in close proximity to a bad performance from Hazard, therefore general sentiment is more negative.

      Vice-versa with sterling who has only just popped in front of hazard points wise.

      Hazard remains a great FPL player - he’s going to be very cheap by GW28 too

      1. Ohhh Shola Ameobi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        But it isn't just one bad performance:

        In the past 9 games, he's scored 4 and assisted one. Provided no goal contributions in 6 of those games, and in each of those 6 played the full 90. Prior to the Watford game he hadn't scored at home in the league since GW7.

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          It’s all relative though - relative to whichever one of his peers you want to compare him to, he is a fantastic FPL player, having a fantastic season.

          This doesn’t mean he scores points every game, no player does - he runs hot and cold, but to say Hazard is anything other than one of the best players in the game is foolish to say the least.

  25. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Thoughts on this plan?

    Ings, siggy, mane > auba, jota, iwobi (or other upto 5.6m mid) (-8)

    Then auba > kun (ft) following week 😮

    1. DV8R
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      You're bringing Auba in for -8 just for a week, seems like a waste to me.

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Not for me. Get Laca don't sell Mane or -8

    3. FPL_DON
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Could pay off just a bit risky, considering your rank

    4. Holteenderinthesky
      2 months, 14 days ago

      What do you plan on doing for the blank weeks? Alot of - points for players who currently won't play in gw31.

  26. FPL_DON
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Really not sure if to pull the trigger on this would have to do tonight due to price changes, thoughts?

    Rich Kamara > Jimenez Camarasa -4?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Only if you are prepared to take another hit.

      1. FPL_DON
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Not really haha but do think it would improve my team a lot

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Improvement for sure.
          Just have to hope for no injuries.

          1. FPL_DON
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Think im gonna hold thanks mate

    2. wulfranian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Yes for me.

      1. FPL_DON
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        cheers mate

    3. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Camarasa is 5th mid. You can get cheaper like Hjojberg or McNeil and not make early transfers

      1. FPL_DON
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        True, however, I have needed to call upon my bench a lot of late especially with the coming blanks

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          They both play and have good stats?

          1. FPL_DON
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            True mate, I'm going to leave it thanks for your help

    4. Holteenderinthesky
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Very risky with a big break and cup games inbetween. Guaranteed injuries just if you have any.

      1. FPL_DON
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        true, going to leave cheers mate

  27. TeddiPonza
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    If the FA cup results will be “by the book” I only have 3-4 players playing in the bgw 31. Probably better plan then to FH31 and TC in 32, rather than FH in 32 which was my original plan

    1. Holteenderinthesky
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Plan your team from now with 31&33 in mind. Free hit 32, wildcard 34 bench boost 35. That's if you have all them chips left.

  28. Kiwivillan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Ideal possible results that would mean less 31 blanks are Bristol City beating Wolves and Derby beating Brighton. Is that about right?

    1. TeddiPonza
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      United winning Chelsea would mean one less blank as well.

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Yeah that too. Those are the 3 most realistic yeah?

      2. lespaul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Winning Chelsea? Good prize

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Wolves the big one.

    3. Football Manager 2
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Wins for Derby, Bristol City, Newport, QPR and Doncaster would leave 9 matches going ahead in 31 and 33

  29. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Anyone give me a headsup on who's rising/falling tonight??

  30. enrico.palazzo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    I can’t velieve Aguero is going to rise...

    1. enrico.palazzo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Believe

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      I can't believe people still own Richarlison

      1. F_Ivanovic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Villa Ronka and plenty of other vets still own him. It's easy to say that now because he's done nothing but when do you sell him? Bou, Sou, Hud were 3 great fixtures - you don't sell before any of them. Then DGW is confirmed so you keep... then he has Watford so def can sell him then but other fires to put out means many would keep. Fire sale incoming for sure now though.

    3. Gangster Panda
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      I can. Floods of casuals only look at the prev gw results and not the fixture list.

      1. Football Manager 2
        2 months, 14 days ago

        There’s a fixtures list?
        Where can I find such crucial information?