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. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 days, 6 hours ago

    Best option to fill in this defensive spot? Budget 5.5m. Thinking Pereira.

    Patricio McCarthy
    vvd kola digne awb xxxxx

    1. Amey
        5 days, 6 hours ago

        Yep.

        1. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 days, 6 hours ago

          Thanks

      • Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 days, 6 hours ago

        You think right.

      • Hy liverpool
        • 5 Years
        5 days, 6 hours ago

        Per

      • Whats the Mata? (RobboKlopp…
        • 4 Years
        5 days, 6 hours ago

        Yeah has to be him. Popular option around here

      • FDMS All Starz
        • 3 Years
        5 days, 5 hours ago

        Maybe Maguire

    2. Amey
        5 days, 6 hours ago

        Jota can be a nice differential © choice next gw against Bournemouth 😮
        Have Auba,Son,Jota.
        Who would you © ??

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          5 days, 6 hours ago

          Not Jota, away vs home.

          1. Amey
              5 days, 6 hours ago

              Cheers TM
              Auba Home against Southampton.

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 9 Years
                5 days, 6 hours ago

                I mean B'mouth are at home.
                Other way round and Jota would be fine.
                Auba will be popular.

                1. Amey
                    5 days, 6 hours ago

                    😮
                    Fine. Actually ML rival don't have Auba(He bought kun gw 24 😀 ) so he could be great for me.
                    Will stick to him

            • Whats the Mata? (RobboKlopp…
              • 4 Years
              5 days, 6 hours ago

              It's a shame it's an away game. Think Bournemouth will beat Wolves there.

              1. Whats the Mata? (RobboKlopp…
                • 4 Years
                5 days, 6 hours ago

                Although I think Arnautovic is a nice differential option for captaincy provided he starts.

                1. Amey
                    5 days, 6 hours ago

                    Cheers mate. 🙂
                    Think will stay with Auba ©

                    1. Whats the Mata? (RobboKlopp…
                      • 4 Years
                      5 days, 6 hours ago

                      Good luck.

                      1. Amey
                          5 days, 6 hours ago

                          To you too buddy 🙂

                    2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                      • 3 Years
                      5 days, 6 hours ago

                      I'd like to agree but all is not right with Arnie. The transfer saga has left some bad feeling and he's off form.
                      Mind you, it is Fulham at home 🙂

                      1. Whats the Mata? (RobboKlopp…
                        • 4 Years
                        5 days, 5 hours ago

                        Not many options are there though at that price barring Rashford and Jiminez.

                        Arnie has great fixtures coming as well, maybe a punt if you call it.

                  • Amey
                      5 days, 6 hours ago

                      Wolves will beat Bournemouth imo. Bournemouth play expansive style@ home & wolves are master in counter attacking
                      Will be high scoring game for sure

                      1. Whats the Mata? (RobboKlopp…
                        • 4 Years
                        5 days, 6 hours ago

                        I hope not. (Patricio and Doherty owner :p)

                        1. Amey
                            5 days, 6 hours ago

                            He he

                            1. No Mo Salah
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              5 days, 6 hours ago

                              aubz if fit

                              1. Amey
                                  5 days, 5 hours ago

                                  He will be.
                                  Just illness

                        2. Smell the Lavender
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          5 days, 4 hours ago

                          Regardless of result, the game has the potential for lots of goals. Bournemouth great at scoring at home and Wolves great a counter attacking away. I'll be benching Patricio but playing Doherty. I used to have Jimenez but sold him for Rashford.

                    • HurriKane
                      • 6 Years
                      5 days, 6 hours ago

                      Need a hot topic on Leicester Assets given their excellent run of fixtures.

                      Main targets

                      - Pereira / Chilwell- Offers great value and attacking threat as both likes to bomb forward and join attack

                      - Vardy: Still main striker and leicesters main goal threat. reckon he'll me involved in most goals.

                      - Maddison: Cheif creator and playmaker. Game time questonable as he's been in and out of team recently

                      - Barnes: Getting into dangerous goalscoring positions of late. Could be great bargain if he can find his shooting boots and nail down a starting spot.

                      So who are you considering getting in ? For me Pereira is coming in for Alonso. Rest i'll need little more time to assess

                      1. Hy liverpool
                        • 5 Years
                        5 days, 6 hours ago

                        Perreira vardy imo

                        1. HurriKane
                          • 6 Years
                          5 days, 6 hours ago

                          So you are avoiding all of their assets?

                          They been through a tough run of fixtures and still managed to keep likes of manunited and liverpool quite. Spurs result couldve been positive as well if not for lloris heroics.

                          With fixture swing i think likes of pereira vardy will thrive. Just my veiw

                          1. TorresMagic™
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • Has Moderation Rights
                            • 9 Years
                            5 days, 6 hours ago

                            Need to see how FA Cup results go.
                            A defender is probably as far as I'd want to go and with only 7 CS, it's hardly inspiring.

                      2. Amey
                          5 days, 6 hours ago

                          Got Pereira.
                          Vardy is too expensive for his return's.
                          Might look @ Tielemans/Barnes if Jota needs to go out (bgw31)

                        • Whats the Mata? (RobboKlopp…
                          • 4 Years
                          5 days, 6 hours ago

                          Would get Pereira in this week with a ft. Not for a hit though.
                          Also, form over fixtures... there's something not right there with Puel and Leicester.

                          Barnes looks like a great prospect at 5.5, but there are other midfielders I'd get currently. Wish we could fit 7-8 midfielders in, abundance of options this season.

                          1. Amey
                              5 days, 6 hours ago

                              Agreed.
                              Don't wanna lose Salah,Pogba,Son,Jota so only Mane the fall guy in my team who is in great goalscoring form

                          2. No Mo Salah
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            5 days, 6 hours ago

                            planning to get defensive assets only as not sure in their attack potential

                        • Hy liverpool
                          • 5 Years
                          5 days, 6 hours ago

                          A. Arnautovic and Salah
                          Or
                          B. Aguero and Mane
                          Or
                          C. Hazard and Firmino

                          1. TorresMagic™
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • Has Moderation Rights
                            • 9 Years
                            5 days, 6 hours ago

                            It's not close from GW28 on.

                          2. Whats the Mata? (RobboKlopp…
                            • 4 Years
                            5 days, 6 hours ago

                            A or B.
                            Comes down to who will you be capping often, Kun or Salah.

                        • Disturbed
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          5 days, 6 hours ago

                          Maddison or Anderson for the next few gws?

                          1. waldo666
                            • 8 Years
                            5 days, 6 hours ago

                            Anderson

                          2. TorresMagic™
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • Has Moderation Rights
                            • 9 Years
                            5 days, 6 hours ago

                            Run that comparison tool.
                            I own Anderson so probably Maddison.

                            1. HurriKane
                              • 6 Years
                              5 days, 6 hours ago

                              TM Surprised you got anderson over mane.

                              See mane fixtures and the form he's in 😉

                              1. TorresMagic™
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • Has Moderation Rights
                                • 9 Years
                                5 days, 6 hours ago

                                Money left to upgrade Kamara.

                                1. HurriKane
                                  • 6 Years
                                  5 days, 6 hours ago

                                  To Aguero i assume?

                                  1. TorresMagic™
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • Has Moderation Rights
                                    • 9 Years
                                    5 days, 6 hours ago

                                    Auba/Aguero.
                                    Need to see FA Cup results along with Europe.

                                    1. HurriKane
                                      • 6 Years
                                      5 days, 6 hours ago

                                      Nice. Im stacked up in midfeild.

                                      Probably will get sterling to cover city attack who seems the most nailed on after kdb in midfeild

                        • Whats the Mata? (RobboKlopp…
                          • 4 Years
                          5 days, 6 hours ago

                          Patricio
                          Doherty - Robertson - TAA - AWB
                          Salah - Pogba - Son - Jota
                          Wilson** - Rashford

                          Hart** - Ings** - Sterling* - Digne*

                          1ft, 0.9m itb.

                          What moves would you make here?

                          Was planning on getting Arnie for Wilson with my ft and capping either Arnie or Son.

                          Can't get Auba in without taking Sterling out thus he's a no go for me.

                          Thoughts?

                          1. Amey
                              5 days, 6 hours ago

                              Arnie & Ings in the same team would means trouble imo.(Unreliable fitness wise)

                              1. Amey
                                  5 days, 6 hours ago

                                  Would be trouble*

                                • Whats the Mata? (RobboKlopp…
                                  • 4 Years
                                  5 days, 6 hours ago

                                  There are no other options I can see though sadly in and around that price range.

                                  Would like Jiminez but already sitting with 3 Wolves in there.

                                  1. Amey
                                      5 days, 6 hours ago

                                      Yep. Can get Arnie & bin ings if he stays unfit too.
                                      Just think having them both is asking for 1st aub yo play every other match.

                                      1. Amey
                                          5 days, 6 hours ago

                                          1st sub*
                                          😀

                                        • Whats the Mata? (RobboKlopp…
                                          • 4 Years
                                          5 days, 6 hours ago

                                          Not an issue I guess with me having 8 attackers..(ideally 6, hoping atleast one of Arnie/Ings stay fit every week lmao.)

                                          Also AWB, TAA, Robertson, Doherty, Digne in defense...all of them could haul any week.

                                          Although I'll be getting Higuan in post gw 29, Chelsea have amazing fixtures. Let's see who falls out then.

                                          1. Amey
                                              5 days, 6 hours ago

                                              Okay.
                                              I'm also looking @ Higuain if they don't blank in gw31.
                                              (Which is more likely 😉 )

                                              1. Whats the Mata? (RobboKlopp…
                                                • 4 Years
                                                5 days, 6 hours ago

                                                Yep.
                                                Off topic, guess you're Indian?

                                                1. Amey
                                                    5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                    Yep

                                                    1. Whats the Mata? (RobboKlopp…
                                                      • 4 Years
                                                      5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                      Can discuss FPL offline if you'd like to.

                                                      WHATSAPP: 8446337120

                                                      1. Amey
                                                          5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                          Will ping you 🙂

                                                  • Pieterke30
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 2 Years
                                                    5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                    Im not sure Higuain will be the same when Sarri is gone.

                                      2. HIT ME!
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 2 Years
                                        5 days, 6 hours ago

                                        Brought in FAnderson for Sane before price rises.
                                        Also thinking Aguero -> Auba(C} -4 later on before GW27. Yay or nay? Would then bench McNeil

                                        5.1ITB
                                        Patricio
                                        Robbo TAA AWB
                                        Salah Son Pogba FAnderson McNeil
                                        Rashford Jimenez

                                        Speroni Bednarek Aguero* Digne*

                                        1. Amey
                                            5 days, 6 hours ago

                                            You want to © Auba so yay for me.

                                            1. HIT ME!
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 2 Years
                                              5 days, 6 hours ago

                                              Cheers mate

                                          • Whats the Mata? (RobboKlopp…
                                            • 4 Years
                                            5 days, 6 hours ago

                                            Look at those City fixtures after the blank.

                                            If you can get away this week by capping someone else (maybe Son), I'd keep Kun and ignore Auba..

                                            1. Whats the Mata? (RobboKlopp…
                                              • 4 Years
                                              5 days, 6 hours ago

                                              Else if you can afford the hockey-cockey, do it.

                                            2. HIT ME!
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 2 Years
                                              5 days, 6 hours ago

                                              Yeah it's just that my ML rival has Auba and he's only like 20 points behind. Would bring Kun back in for gw 28.

                                        2. wildnothing
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 1 Year
                                          5 days, 6 hours ago

                                          This is the starting XI I can squeeze out for next gw without making any transfer? 1 ft 2.1 itb. Anything worth doing?

                                          Lloris
                                          Doherty VVD Robertson
                                          Salah Jota Pogba Son
                                          Llorente Jimenez Rashford

                                          4.0 - AWB Sterling Digne

                                          Digne to Pereira?

                                          1. Amey
                                              5 days, 6 hours ago

                                              Too heavy in defense imo.
                                              Would downgrade vvd to taa/Pereira instead & Digne to another 4.5-4.6 Defender.

                                              1. HurriKane
                                                • 6 Years
                                                5 days, 6 hours ago

                                                This Pereira Kolasinac over vvd digne

                                            • Whats the Mata? (RobboKlopp…
                                              • 4 Years
                                              5 days, 6 hours ago

                                              Think Kane is due back against Burnley, not sure if he'll start though.

                                              Llorente might be a risk there, but you've anyway got AWB coming in.

                                              Digne to Pereira looks good.

                                            • Van der Faart
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 7 Years
                                              5 days, 6 hours ago

                                              Kane due back next week. Llorente might have to go.

                                            • wildnothing
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 1 Year
                                              5 days, 5 hours ago

                                              Cheers. I will get Agüero after his blank so Kane is not an option.

                                          2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                                            • 3 Years
                                            5 days, 6 hours ago

                                            Surprised Anderson went up in price last night. Annoying too 🙂

                                            1. HurriKane
                                              • 6 Years
                                              5 days, 6 hours ago

                                              Yh not in the best of form is he

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

                                                Exactly - I know he covers blanks etc, but he seemed to go up quite sharply.

                                            2. Whats the Mata? (RobboKlopp…
                                              • 4 Years
                                              5 days, 6 hours ago

                                              Amazing player but not quite sure if he's an amazing FPL asset.
                                              Plays too wide for my consideration especially when there are other better midfielders currently and 5 midfield slots look less.

                                              1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                                                • 3 Years
                                                5 days, 4 hours ago

                                                Not a bad assessment. He's one that would be a bargain at half a mil less, but that will never come to pass sadly.

                                          3. The Train Driver
                                            • 3 Years
                                            5 days, 6 hours ago

                                            Wood rising soon?

                                            1. HurriKane
                                              • 6 Years
                                              5 days, 6 hours ago

                                              Yh mine probably after waking up in the morning 😉

                                              1. Miniboss
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                5 days, 6 hours ago

                                                classic reply ::up::

                                              2. Whats the Mata? (RobboKlopp…
                                                • 4 Years
                                                5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                Classic

                                              3. Whats the Mata? (RobboKlopp…
                                                • 4 Years
                                                5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                Although it must hurt having Wood in there though 😉

                                            2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                                              • 3 Years
                                              5 days, 6 hours ago

                                              Given the right stimulus, but its not as easy as it used to be. 🙂

                                          4. HurriKane
                                            • 6 Years
                                            5 days, 6 hours ago

                                            For long term

                                            Richarlison Digne Alonso. ---> ________ , Pereira Bednarek

                                            A) Sterling

                                            B) Hazard

                                            Form says A but after Sane burning me hard im slightly reluctant to get a city mid

                                            (Rest of mid is Salah Mane Pogba Son)

                                            1. Van der Faart
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 7 Years
                                              5 days, 6 hours ago

                                              Sterling the best option of those two.

                                            2. TorresMagic™
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • Has Moderation Rights
                                              • 9 Years
                                              5 days, 6 hours ago

                                              Not even close.

                                              1. HurriKane
                                                • 6 Years
                                                5 days, 6 hours ago

                                                Prefer Sterling you mean ?

                                                1. TorresMagic™
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • Has Moderation Rights
                                                  • 9 Years
                                                  5 days, 6 hours ago

                                                  Sold Hazard last week.

                                            3. NO SALAH
                                                5 days, 6 hours ago

                                                Definitely Sterling.. He is in form and City has quite decent fixture. He is the main winger at the moment.

                                                1. HurriKane
                                                  • 6 Years
                                                  5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                  Thoughts on rotation? Who's a threat to his place? Or will he start most games and miss the odd game

                                                  1. Whats the Mata? (RobboKlopp…
                                                    • 4 Years
                                                    5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                    He will start 5 outta 6 games. He's an integral part of the team.

                                                  2. NO SALAH
                                                      5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                      At this time of the season, I don't think Pep to risk title race with loads of rotation. We're gonna see Agüero and Sterling at most of the games. I'm thinking to get one of them after GW27.

                                                2. Whats the Mata? (RobboKlopp…
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                  Sterling.
                                                  Higuan is the Chelsea option I'm considering post gw29

                                              • Miniboss
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                5 days, 6 hours ago

                                                Blaaah absolutely failed with dgw, missed both Aguero hauls and am currently dropping in ranks with increasing speed.

                                                I know there’s still a lot that can happen before May but I’d be interested to hear if you can spot some clear issues with my current team. I’m currently plotting on transfering Digne out for either Pereira, Shaw or TAA but of course cup results may force my hand elsewhere.

                                                What would you suggest?

                                                Fab Hamer
                                                Robbo Digne AWB Doherty Bednarek
                                                Salah Son Jota Pogba Masuaku
                                                Jimenez Rash Auba

                                                1ft 3.4itb

                                                Thanks!

                                                1. Gringo Kid
                                                    5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                    Masuaku to Fanderson

                                                    1. TorresMagic™
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • Has Moderation Rights
                                                      • 9 Years
                                                      5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                      and bench which attacker?

                                                  • HIT ME!
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 2 Years
                                                    5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                    Your team is looking good. I would stick with your plan to take Digne out.

                                                  • TorresMagic™
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • Has Moderation Rights
                                                    • 9 Years
                                                    5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                    Looks ok for next week.
                                                    Could save or just lose Digne for a permanent starter.

                                                  • Miniboss
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                    Thanks for replies guys

                                                2. NO SALAH
                                                    5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                    Agüero and Sane cost me 100k fall in just 2 gw. I need to bounce back to get in 100k at least. Is it reasonable plan to get Auba or Lacazette for captaincy in GW27 and switch it to Agüero in GW28? or holding ARS forward for BOU(H) in GW28 and to get Sterling in same week?

                                                  • Whats the Mata? (RobboKlopp…
                                                    • 4 Years
                                                    5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                    Could be madness but anyone thinking of switching Salah to Mane in order to afford Kun (double up with Sterling) after the blank gw28 onwards?

                                                    I'm pretty sure I won't do it but it is quite tempting.

                                                    1. Hotdogs for Tea
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 3 Years
                                                      5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                      Great idea, go for it ... assume you will free hit in 31?

                                                  • Jones Kusi
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                    What to do with my next FT?
                                                    A. Digne>Pereira
                                                    B. Ings>Arnautovic

                                                    1. wildnothing
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 1 Year
                                                      5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                      Tough call

                                                    2. The 12th Man
                                                      • 5 Years
                                                      5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                      A

                                                    3. Jayv807
                                                      • 2 Years
                                                      5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                      A.

                                                      Arnie is like a more expensive Ings as always injured

                                                  • Disturbed
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 5 Years
                                                    5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                    Anything worth a hit for next gw or seems good to go? Hazard > Anderson maybe?

                                                    Patricio

                                                    vvd kola Pereira awb

                                                    mane son camarasa

                                                    laca rashford jiminez

                                                    mccarthy hazard dsilva digne

                                                    1. The 12th Man
                                                      • 5 Years
                                                      5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                      Yeh Haz > Anderson looks good.
                                                      You have 11 starters but as we’ve seen this week players can be benched so at least one back up would be wise.

                                                      1. Disturbed
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 5 Years
                                                        5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                        Cheers

                                                  • The 12th Man
                                                    • 5 Years
                                                    5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                    2 horrific weeks dropping me over 100k.

                                                    How do I look for next week?

                                                    Fabianski
                                                    Robertson,Doherty, AWB,Periera
                                                    Salah,Son, Pogba,Jota
                                                    Aubamayang, Rashford

                                                    Hamer,TAA,Groß,Kamara 3.3m itb 1FT

                                                    Go ahead with my planned transfer(Kamara > Jimenez) and Bench AWB Or Save it?
                                                    Then 28 , Aubamayang > Auguero.

                                                    1. wildnothing
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 1 Year
                                                      5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                      I would get Jimenez and bench AWB

                                                    2. Jayv807
                                                      • 2 Years
                                                      5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                      Auba has Bournemouth at home GW28, not worried about losing him (say if he scores well against Southampton)?

                                                      Maybe consider Rondon as tough have Jota?

                                                      Your plan is fine too though!

                                                      1. Jayv807
                                                        • 2 Years
                                                        5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                        *as you have Jota

                                                      2. The 12th Man
                                                        • 5 Years
                                                        5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                        Thanks, I plan to move Jota to a cheap option in the coming weeks and move to 3-4-3. I want Jimenez more as Kamara is a big problem for me now.

                                                        I may downgrade Rashford > Rondon or Barnes as well but that’s not a priority.
                                                        Yeh Aubamayang has Bournemouth, long term though it has to be Aguero surely.

                                                        1. Jayv807
                                                          • 2 Years
                                                          5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                          I'll probably stay away from Kun as I already missed the Hatties, but he can easily make me regret it. Good luck mate

                                                          1. The 12th Man
                                                            • 5 Years
                                                            5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                            Yeh, that was my reasoning too after considering the Aubamayang > Aguero switch last week. I didn’t want him for the Chelsea game and next weeks blank so I just kept Aubamayang and TC on Sane.

                                                            I’ll see how Auba pans out this week then look at it again. Thanks.

                                                          2. The 12th Man
                                                            • 5 Years
                                                            5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                            The Hatties are in the past now. What he does have now is confidence and form going forward. Which bodes well.

                                                            1. Jayv807
                                                              • 2 Years
                                                              5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                              Given my luck this year, you're probably right!

                                                  • wildnothing
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 1 Year
                                                    5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                    After the blank gw hos does this look?

                                                    Lloris 4.0
                                                    Doherty TAA Pereira Kola AWB
                                                    Salah Sterling Son Pogba McNeil
                                                    Agüero Jimenez Rashford

                                                    1. The 12th Man
                                                      • 5 Years
                                                      5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                      Very good.

                                                    2. Jayv807
                                                      • 2 Years
                                                      5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                      Looks good, who are you capping this week?

                                                      1. wildnothing
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 1 Year
                                                        5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                        It's very hard but I'm thinking Salah, Son or Jimenez. Auba would be great of course but I really want Agüero for gw 28.

                                                    3. Fantasy Gold
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 4 Years
                                                      5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                      Lovely

                                                  • Jayv807
                                                    • 2 Years
                                                    5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                    Can field 11 next week, but that includes some poor defender matchups and 4 attackers in the pool/UTD game

                                                    1. Sterling to Son (I'd want Sterling back)
                                                    2. (Guaita or Etheridge) and Kamara to Boruc and Rondon (-4)
                                                    3. Save the FT and go with what I have

                                                    Etheridge
                                                    Robbo, Jonny, Awb, Bednarek
                                                    Salah, Mane, Pogba, Jota
                                                    Auba, Rashford

                                                    Guaita, Kamara, Lindelof, Sterling

                                                    Any thoughts appreciated!

                                                    1. The 12th Man
                                                      • 5 Years
                                                      5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                      Having Kamara hurt me this week. No starting Attackers meant only playing with 10 despite having AWB and Periera on the bench.
                                                      Periera’s 4 stuck on my bench due to one of the attackers still has to play.

                                                      Any of those 3 are viable options. Depends on your plans going forward but Kamara needs to go imo.

                                                      1. Jayv807
                                                        • 2 Years
                                                        5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                        Ya, I'll only have 10 since Kamara, Auba, Rash and Lindelof are MIA this GW.

                                                        At least I scored better than last week (Sane cap....)

                                                        Thanks for the reply!

                                                  • Fantasy Gold
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 4 Years
                                                    5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                    How are these moves for -12?

                                                    Button, Alonso, Siggy, Ings > Guaita, Monreal, Anderson, Jimenez

                                                    1. Jayv807
                                                      • 2 Years
                                                      5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                      I'm not afraid of a -12, but I wouldn't do these moves personally!

                                                      1. Fantasy Gold
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 4 Years
                                                        5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                        Why not?

                                                        All of the players I’m taking out are duds and have a blank

                                                        1. Jayv807
                                                          • 2 Years
                                                          5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                          I'd just do Alonso/ings to Pereira and Jimmy (I may punt on Rondon instead)

                                                    2. wildnothing
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 1 Year
                                                      5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                      Why Monreal? Wouldn't do that.

                                                    3. GE
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 2 Years
                                                      5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                      No, too short term

                                                      1. Fantasy Gold
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 4 Years
                                                        5 days, 4 hours ago

                                                        Short term?

                                                        Please explain...

                                                  • GE
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 2 Years
                                                    5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                    What would you do? 🙂

                                                    1) Alonso -> Pereira
                                                    2) Alonso -> Kolasinac
                                                    3) Digne -> Pereira
                                                    4) Digne -> Kolasinac
                                                    5) Richarlison -> Mane
                                                    6) Richarlison -> Eriksen
                                                    7) Something else?

                                                    (1FT, 3.3 itb)

                                                    Guaita
                                                    Robertson/Doherty/AWB
                                                    Salah/Son/Pogba/Martial/Rich*
                                                    Rashford/Jimenez

                                                    Bench: Button, Alonso*, Digne*, Kamara*

                                                    1. Jayv807
                                                      • 2 Years
                                                      5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                      1 out of those

                                                    2. wildnothing
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 1 Year
                                                      5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                      3. Then 5 next gw.

                                                    3. Braaate
                                                      • 5 Years
                                                      5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                      Wait for FA5th round

                                                      1. Dave Bauer
                                                        • 9 Years
                                                        5 days, 4 hours ago

                                                        This. Bad week for early transfers.

                                                        Everything will/could look significantly different as the deadline approaches.

                                                  • altan8797
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 2 Years
                                                    5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                    good week to you all. what do you think about this move for GW27? (gonna WC in 29 or 30)

                                                    sterling+bednarek to fanderson+pereira

                                                    current:

                                                    etheridge speroni
                                                    taa robbo trippier bednarek awb
                                                    sterling salah pogba son puncheon
                                                    jimmy rashford lacazette

                                                  • FDMS All Starz
                                                    • 3 Years
                                                    5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                    Who would you rather have after GW27? Is both too much money especially with Salah too?

                                                    Agüero or Sterling

                                                    1. The 12th Man
                                                      • 5 Years
                                                      5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                      I’ll be getting Aguero in.

                                                    2. wildnothing
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 1 Year
                                                      5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                      I will get both plus Salah

                                                    3. JasonG123
                                                      • 5 Years
                                                      5 days, 4 hours ago

                                                      I have had Sterling since GW8 and will keep him. I think either is fine, depends on your team structure. For me, there are better budget mids than forwards so Sterling fits in better to my structure. If you can get both that would be ideal.

                                                    4. Kiwivillan
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 4 Years
                                                      5 days, 4 hours ago

                                                      I have and would want Sterling and Aguero for 28-30 and can't see Salah leaving my team this season

                                                  • JasonG123
                                                    • 5 Years
                                                    5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                    If there are only the 4 fixtures in GW31, what team should we be building towards? Probably something like:

                                                    Fabianski
                                                    Robertson Pereira TAA (or Mane)
                                                    Salah Fraser/Brooks FAnderson Mane (or TAA)
                                                    Wilson Vardy

                                                    Anyone I'm missing? Based on that, I don't think there's any utility having more than 8 or 9 players.

                                                    1. Jayv807
                                                      • 2 Years
                                                      5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                      Last year, Salah was pretty much the only highlight of the big blank week. I reckon 3 pool and a few others will do, just have to wait and see who's blanking/playing

                                                      1. JasonG123
                                                        • 5 Years
                                                        5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                        No I think a few delivered. Stanislas was a bandwagon and he curled in a beautiful free-kick. Liverpool defence and Firmino delivered as well. I think I scored over 100 points last year, although 58 were from Salah.

                                                        You have to enter the lottery and hope to hit it since it is a great opportunity to rise in the ranks for many who are currently treading water.

                                                    2. The 12th Man
                                                      • 5 Years
                                                      5 days, 4 hours ago

                                                      I’m thinking about building my team for the DGW 32 and the blank in 33 from now using FH in 31.

                                                      GW 31.blank, Free Hit.
                                                      GW32. DGW, Option to BB
                                                      GW33 blank
                                                      GW34. If BB used in 32 then just take a punt with FT.
                                                      BB not used then WC this week.
                                                      GW35. DGW Look at gw 34 plan.

                                                      Of course I’ve used my TC chip but if you have that you could then use either BB or TC chip on the DGWs and WC in 34.

                                                      1. JasonG123
                                                        • 5 Years
                                                        5 days, 4 hours ago

                                                        But the problem here is that you won’t have any players for GW33?

                                                        I’m assuming the players that have a DGW in 32 will generally be blanking in GW33.

                                                  • Rocky.007
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 1 Year
                                                    5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                    Why is everyone getting Anderson?
                                                    His form is not that good, his stats are okayish.

                                                    1. Zombanksy
                                                        5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                        No idea, probably panicking about price rises.

                                                      • JasonG123
                                                        • 5 Years
                                                        5 days, 4 hours ago

                                                        This is my case for him:

                                                        - He plays 4 of the bottom 5 in the next 5 weeks. He can be benched against City. In particular, he plays Fulham and Huddersfield at home who literally anyone can score against. By GW32 he will be sold on FHs and WCs easily.
                                                        - It is literally meaningless that both teams are from London. It is not a derby in the same way Liverpool vs Everton is a derby. The fans/players won't attach much weight to it (different parts of London as well).
                                                        - He has looked quite good the last 2 weeks on the eye test, especially against Liverpool. Could be coming back into form at the right time.
                                                        - Good price, making him an easy switch from Sane, Siggy and Richarlison.
                                                        - Overall, if he gets a goal and two assists in the 4 fixtures I play him in I'll be happy (I'm not expecting him to set the world alight). I think he has high assist potential but minimal goal threat. But with such easy fixtures, he could still nick a goal or two.

                                                        1. Kiwivillan
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 4 Years
                                                          5 days, 4 hours ago

                                                          He had 0 shots vs Palace. 2 chances and 1 big chance. The eye test is bunk. Heard it so many times for Rich

                                                          1. JasonG123
                                                            • 5 Years
                                                            5 days, 4 hours ago

                                                            It’s better to look at xG and xA rather than just chances created.

                                                            His xA against Palace was 0.58, against Liverpool it was 0.35. So he pretty deservedly got 1 assist from those two fixtures.

                                                            As I said not expecting him to set the world alight, but given he’s a quality player and for all the reasons I posted above, I’d expect 1-2 assists and maybe a goal over those 4 fixtures, which is the best option at that price.

                                                    2. FDMS All Starz
                                                      • 3 Years
                                                      5 days, 5 hours ago

                                                      Mark my words that dendonker kid is going to score today and a little bandwagon will start

                                                      1. Yog Sorloth Is The Gate
                                                        • 5 Years
                                                        5 days, 4 hours ago

                                                        Cheers for the heads up.

                                                    3. Kalju75
                                                      • 2 Years
                                                      5 days, 4 hours ago

                                                      Are people still selling Aguero next GW to get Auba?

                                                      1. The 12th Man
                                                        • 5 Years
                                                        5 days, 4 hours ago

                                                        See how Aubamayang goes this week. Bournemouth at home is a good fixture though.

                                                        1. Kalju75
                                                          • 2 Years
                                                          5 days, 4 hours ago

                                                          Aguero to Auba was my original plan but now im not so sure anymore should i do or not.Auba to Aguero couple GW back was sweet move for me...

                                                      2. Kiwivillan
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 4 Years
                                                        5 days, 4 hours ago

                                                        Laca big minutes better stats lately but Arsenal suck and Southampton beat them reverse game.

                                                        1. TorresMagic™
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • Has Moderation Rights
                                                          • 9 Years
                                                          5 days, 4 hours ago

                                                          That's like saying Chelsea beat Man City reverse game.

                                                          1. Kiwivillan
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            • 4 Years
                                                            5 days, 4 hours ago

                                                            But Arsenal...

                                                            1. TorresMagic™
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              • Has Moderation Rights
                                                              • 9 Years
                                                              5 days, 4 hours ago

                                                              Arsenal are useless away from home.
                                                              The other fixture means very little.

                                                    4. Gt1996
                                                      • 1 Year
                                                      5 days, 4 hours ago

                                                      Morning folks. Honest score predictions for tonight? (Not influenced by the fact you own Jimi/Doh)

                                                      1. The 12th Man
                                                        • 5 Years
                                                        5 days, 4 hours ago

                                                        1-1

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

                                                        Toon under pressure, 1-1

                                                      3. Kiwivillan
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 4 Years
                                                        5 days, 4 hours ago

                                                        Have Pat Doherty Jimi and my ML lead needs the first 2 to CS at least. Therefore 0-3 Newcastle

                                                      4. Yog Sorloth Is The Gate
                                                        • 5 Years
                                                        5 days, 4 hours ago

                                                        2-2

                                                    5. Atimis
                                                      • 2 Years
                                                      5 days, 4 hours ago

                                                      Considering long term fixtures, would you have Salah and Mane or Sterling and Kun?
                                                      Can double on one of the teams while probably staying away from Arsenal and Chelsea till the end of the season.

                                                      Kun Rash Jim could be season keepers while Son covering Spurs and Pogba for United double up as they should keep form imo.

                                                      1. Kiwivillan
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 4 Years
                                                        5 days, 4 hours ago

                                                        City just put 6 past Chelsea. Salah Sterling Aguero not leaving my team soon barring injuries. Got Son instead of Mane last week

                                                    6. J T
                                                      • 1 Year
                                                      5 days, 4 hours ago

                                                      After that absolute comedy show yesterday I rage transferred out Hazard, Luiz & Quaner for Auba Trent & Hayden.. -8
                                                      Not sure if I did the right thing now.. might even WC! What a week -.-

                                                      1. Yog Sorloth Is The Gate
                                                        • 5 Years
                                                        5 days, 4 hours ago

                                                        At least you assuaged your rage

                                                      2. Kiwivillan
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 4 Years
                                                        5 days, 4 hours ago

                                                        Would be horrible if Shelvey back and Hayden benched