Scout Notes

Why Solskjaer benched Rashford – and the risk ahead for United assets

Paul Pogba continued his scintillating Fantasy form with a 16-point haul on Saturday.

Manchester United comfortably saw off Fulham 3-0 in the lunchtime kick-off but they did it all without Marcus Rashford, who remained an unused substitute at Craven Cottage.

We take a look at the reason(s) for the England forward’s benching, as well as recapping the other Fantasy talking points from the Gameweek 26 curtain-raiser in west London.

Fulham 0-3 Manchester United

  • Goals: Paul Pogba (£8.7m) x2, Anthony Martial (£7.2m)
  • Assists: Anthony Martial, Phil Jones (£5.1m), Juan Mata (£6.1m)

As if Fantasy managers didn’t have enough to consider with blanks and doubles on the horizon, the return of the UEFA Champions League could play havoc with our squads in the coming months.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has not been averse to tinkering with his starting XI since being appointed Manchester United manager in December but it is hard not to think the six alterations he made to his line-up at Craven Cottage on Saturday were exacted with one eye on the meeting with Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night.

Solskjaer rotated all three of United’s frontline and three-quarters of his defence in west London, with Marcus Rashford (£7.8m) – the most-owned forward in FPL – and Victor Lindelöf (£5.0m) among those to drop out.

The United boss explained before kick-off that those two changes were injury-related but even in the following comments it was evident that the Norwegian had his mind on the visit of Thomas Tuchel’s side in midweek:

There’s a couple of niggles. Rashy got a dead leg against Leicester that he struggled with all week so we don’t want to risk him. Victor’s out, there’s not really a concern, I think he’ll be OK for Tuesday.

Mass rotation in Gameweek 24 almost cost Solskjaer his unbeaten record but only in the opening exchanges of Saturday’s encounter at Craven Cottage did United look significantly weakened by this latest raft of changes.

Fulham were the better team in the first ten minutes of the Gameweek 26 curtain-raiser, with Luciano Vietto (£5.3m) wasting a glorious chance from an Andre Schurrle (£5.6m) cross before the German winger himself skied a couple of efforts over David de Gea‘s (£5.7m) bar.

Paul Pogba‘s (£8.7m) opener almost killed the game stone dead, however, with de Gea’s goal only fleetingly troubled after that point.

While Rashford’s owners might have been miffed at missing out on Fantasy points in United’s three-goal victory, those who owned Pogba were rewarded yet again as the Frenchman’s renaissance continued apace.

Pogba added a second-half penalty to his 14th-minute strike – a superb first-time effort that caught Diego Rico (£4.4m) out at his near post – and left Craven Cottage with a fourth double-digit haul in nine Gameweeks.

Pogba has blanked only once in the nine Premier League matches that Solskjaer has overseen and has amassed a staggering 92 points in that time (at an average of 10.2 per appearance).

The France international was seemingly omnipresent at Craven Cottage, occupying both the left-hand side of central midfield and the pockets of space in behind United’s front three and oozing class in possession.

Not that many FPL managers will need converting to the cause but Pogba was again prominent in pretty much every United attack and continues to look a bargain even at his current market-driven price.

Anthony Martial (£7.2m) was similarly impressive on his return to the left flank, claiming the assist for Pogba’s strike and scoring a superb solo goal of his own when running half the length of the field to slot past Rico.

That was Martial’s first league goal since Solskjaer’s inaugural match in charge in December but the winger here looked more like the appealing Fantasy prospect he was in Gameweeks 8-12, racking up more than twice as many penalty box touches as anyone else on show at Craven Cottage.

His manager said of Martial’s performance:

Anthony in free flow is a great sight. His balance is fantastic, he is very strong, he shrugs defenders off and he is quick. He is a very, very good finisher and I think that goal won us the game. I think we were in complete control after that.

Further evidence that Solskjaer had one eye on the PSG encounter was presented when both Martial and Pogba were withdrawn around the 70-minute mark – this being the first league match under the interim United boss that Pogba has failed to last 90 minutes of.

Solskjaer even said after full-time:

[Paul] is doing well, he is enjoying himself, he is playing well. His energy is high so that was one of the questions I asked myself – should I play him or should I not, because there is a big game coming up on Tuesday? But I think the intention shows when you play Paul, and everyone knew that we needed to take this game seriously.

The second leg of the PSG game is scheduled to take place in between Gameweeks 29 (Southampton at home) and 30 (Arsenal away), so Fantasy managers perhaps need to be prepared for further tinkering from Solskjaer in the first of those matches especially.

United’s victory was more in spite, rather than because, of Juan Mata (£6.1m) and Romelu Lukaku‘s (£10.7m) inclusion, with those two players looking decidedly inferior alternatives to Rashford and Jesse Lingard (£6.7m) in the three-man attack.

The visitors’ much-changed defence had a fairly comfortable ride, with de Gea making three routine stops en route to a fourth straight clean sheet away from home.

Solskjaer said of his stand-in central defenders:

[Jones and Smalling] did well, the two of them. We must remember Chris hasn’t played for over two months and it was an absolutely fantastic performance from him. He has worked hard to get back, he has been on his own, up and down that touchline running with the physios. I was never in doubt he was going to play today because this was the game that I had earmarked for him.

This was an all-too-familiar story for Fulham, who have now conceded at least two goals in a Premier League match for six Gameweeks running.

Aleksandar Mitrovic (£6.5m) was at best a ‘handful’ but there was precious little goal threat from the Serbian striker or his team-mates after the opening ten minutes, save for a close-range Ryan Babel (£5.5m) effort that struck the upright in the final quarter of an hour.

Having abandoned his usual 3-4-3 system midway through each of the two preceding Gameweeks, Ranieri did the reverse on Saturday.

Lining up in a 4-2-3-1 at kick-off, the Fulham boss sacrificed Schurrle for Cyrus Christie (£4.2m) early in the second half – to a chorus of boos – and reverted to the wing-back system he had preferred in the previous eight Gameweeks.

Ranieri defended his substitutions and his refusal to start Ryan Sessegnon (£6.0m):

I change the system and Schurrle because he had some problem with the fever and he come back with us the last two days. I also wanted to put two strikers, Mitrovic and Vietto in front and Babel behind and try to find the solution on the flank.

We managed the ball better, we make the cross, but the Manchester players close all the space in front of their goal.

Ryan is a good player but in this moment is not at the best of his fitness and form. For this reason, I played with Joe Bryan.

With the Cottagers haemorrhaging goals, Ranieri evidently unsure of his best formation and the Fulham fans starting to turn on their manager, West Ham’s attacking assets look even more appealing in Gameweek 27.

Fulham XI (4-2-3-1): Rico; Odoi, Le Marchand, Ream, Bryan (Sessegnon 81′); Seri, Chambers; Schurrle (Christie 53′), Vietto, Babel (Cairney 77′); Mitrovic.

Manchester United XI (4-3-3): De Gea; Dalot, Smalling, Jones, Shaw; Herrera (Bailly 85′), Matic, Pogba (McTominay 74′); Mata, Lukaku, Martial (Sanchez 70′).

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

    Seems like Son will be benched too?

    1. Van der Faart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      No chance.

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

      Source?

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

      Ban ?

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

        Not like anyone can sell/bench him now.

        You’re like one of those players waving an imaginary yellow card.

        1. Punty McPuntface
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Hahaha

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

          I don't mind it when players do that. Seems reasonable

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

            I don’t think waving imaginary cards is on the pyramid of greatness!

            Name does not check out 🙂

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

      He's had a week off and then has even more rest because Spurs are out of the FA Cup. He can manage Leicester today, Dortmund in 3 days and then 10 days rest to Burnley.

    5. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      If Spurs want to stay competitive, no way is he benched.

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

      Based on absolutely nothing

    7. Effe
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      What’s that based on?

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

        OP doesn't own Son?

  2. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Morning all, planning to do Digne/Firmino > Bednarek/Auba for free, good moves?

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

      Yeah.

      Mulling over just doing Firmino to Auba myself.

      Firmino could've had a cricket score against Bournemouth yesterday though...could've had 3 more assists and a goal if Liverpool had been clinical!

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

      do we know the Auba situation?

      1. Özil
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        He's still ill.

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

          Next gw is a long way off

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

      Prefer Laca and better defender

  3. Dog and Fox
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Chilwell or pereira?

    1. Lord Flashheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      or mguire 🙂

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

      Went pereira myself

    3. McEwan
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I’m going chilwell. Cheapest route in and my trust in leic defenders isn’t high.

    4. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 12 days ago

      per

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

      Peirera 0.3m more for double and more the attacking stats. Peirera or no Leicester defender really

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

      If Pereira still gets a chance now and then as a winger get him. I got him last week and was sad to see that he was back in the defence but still hoping he will get up there again.

  4. Lord Flashheart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    one to ship:

    A digne
    B holebas

    one to bring

    A chilwell
    B perreira
    C mguire

    1. Dog and Fox
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      B, and a or b, same issue

    2. Amey
        1 month, 12 days ago

        A
        B

      • Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 12 days ago

        b to b

      • Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        A and B

      • Effe
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        AB

    3. Dribbles
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Is my team linked to my profile?

        1. Van der Faart
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Yes

        2. Dribbles
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Great. Thanks. Just worked out how to do it been trying all season.

          • Wild Rover
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            No, someone else's team is linked

          • Wolverine
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Well the team linked doesn't have Jonny and alli left this gameweek and is ranked much higher than your team so no you're team is not linked.

            1. Wolverine
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Your*

              1. Amey
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Well spotted 😮
                  I thought he realy gone to 300k from 700k in 1 gw

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

                  Figure he meant 7k having jumped 3k

                  1. Wild Rover
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Well the team linked doesn't have the players his post mentioned and as for that crap about broken thumbs 😀

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

                      Didn’t pay that much attention - lol

                      Seems like a befitting name then!!

                • J - Gimme your Mané …
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  This is so embarrassing !

                  What is up with some people, I don’t get stuff like that.....

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

                    He's blatantly about 12

                    1. Wild Rover
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/19867510

                      Odd. He may have issues tbf

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

                        ROFL! Okay, I agree, he may have issues but some of his comments, you just wonder what his angle is lol Does he want sympathy kudos to be recognized or what?

                        "Not bragging because im a rookie, i finished outside top 5m last season finishing on negative points due to injury crisis and both my thumbs being broke so couldnt do transfers for 4 weeks"

                        This is just funny.

          • DA Minnion
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Any chance Sane starts.

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

              Heres hoping

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

              50/50

            3. Lord Flashheart
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              35%

          • joeydelucchi
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Now I’ve got mane in (already own Taa and Salah) I really want Robertson and pool defence double up!

            Can anyone please advise me what I should do sick of being torn between these 2 options! Sal man and Taa or Sal rob and Taa

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

              Stick since you’ve made the moves

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

                But who else would you suggest gives the same potential each week as Robbo?

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

                  Agree, but that’s a whole lot of shifting about whilst there are other things to be concerned about

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

              Stick with what you have. I'm looking at booting Digne for Robbo this week and doubling up with VVD. Mane isn't heavy enough for me and TAA seems injury prone.

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

                I guess but I’m tempted to swap mane for sterling and upgrade jonny or Awb for Robbo ..I have 4m itb

            3. Amey
                1 month, 12 days ago

                I had Salah+Robbo & gone for mane.
                I don't trust City attacking player's anymore so lack of big hitters made me do it.
                Also pool attacking double is a differential than defensive double.
                I'd keep them & upgrade taa yo robbo IF have to or forget Robbo

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

                  Thanks Amey, good point. I’ve kept Taa for ages now so I’m not sure I will get rid.

            4. Amey
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Auba & Rash should have played this gw. Could have been a very high scoring one.
                I'm down to 10 player's due to that now.

                What is your points prediction for below player's guys ??

                Jota+Doherty+Son

                20+ ??

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

                  Around 8-10 I guess

                  1. Amey
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      😮
                      Cheers Holmes.
                      Hopefully get more than that though.

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

                    Jota hattie incoming

                    1. Amey
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        I'd love that 😀
                        Jimenez blank would be great too

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

                          Yeah switch from Jimmie to jota in order to bring in auba

                          Worked out well so far lol

                          Although losing rich isn’t really a blow

                          1. Amey
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              Nice

                      • Peter Ouch
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        only jota will return points

                        (I have all of them btw)

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

                          Doherty used all his goals up in the cup?!

                          1. Amey
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              Hopefully not

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

                                I’ve Doherty and Bennett - need a nice CS and goals from both!

                                1. Amey
                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                    🙂

                                  • Peter Ouch
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                    Genuine

                            • Amey
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                I want jota to fire
                                He's my differential in ML

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

                            Bench one:

                            A) AWB (lei)
                            B) JWP (ars)
                            C) TAA (mnu) - have Robbo

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

                              Trent

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

                              C

                            3. Peter Ouch
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              ΤΑΑ

                            4. Amey
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                C

                              • Miguel Sanchez
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                Unanimous, ta

                            5. George James
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              Has there been any further update on Jota? Chances of playing tomorrow?

                            6. Zinedine Kilbane
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              With 6 players involved in lpool vs United with hazard and Richarlson. Worth playing free hit?

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

                                no

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

                                No complete waste awful GW

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

                                Get rid of Rich

                              4. Peter Ouch
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                Most of us we have 5-6 plaeyrs from liv utd and couple of blanks. Imo Fh should be played on 32

                              5. McEwan
                                • 9 Years
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                I thought about it sitting with 5 in that game. But what sort of team can you build for this week? Doesn’t look that wonderful so I am riding it out

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

                                Nah, also have six just wing my way though it. Don't like the idea of benching any either as chances are you'll bench the wrong one!

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

                              This must have been done to death but just watching MOTD.

                              How was that a Kola OG when the ball was on course to go in if he hadn't touched it?

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

                                He touched it?

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

                                  I haven't seen the goal but if the shot was on target, it doesn't matter if it hits the defender. The goal will be given to the striker.

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

                                    Maybe it wasn't on target then but it certainly looked like it was.

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

                                He touched it last maybe?

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

                                  I thought this only mattered if the shot wasn't on target. The shot he touched was accurate and had enough momentum to take it into the goal.

                                  1. Wild Rover
                                    • 8 Years
                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                    Only if the shot was from an opponent. If a shot is off target and is deflected on target by a defender then another defender touches it on its way into the net, the last to touch gets the OG

                                    1. Wild Rover
                                      • 8 Years
                                      1 month, 12 days ago

                                      This seemed a lot clearer in my head before I typed it 😀

                              3. Wild Rover
                                • 8 Years
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                I haven't seen it but I think yesterday someone said another Arsenal player had deflected it to Kola

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

                                  Oh I see. Massively unlucky for Kola owners then. He was on for a clean sheet and three BAPS. 9 point swing?

                                  1. Wild Rover
                                    • 8 Years
                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                    10. He got booked over it as well 🙁

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

                                    10 point swing in the end, it feels very sour.

                                    That last 10 minutes was pure cancer for me. Holebas picked up a yellow which has him banned for the next game. I planned him to cover Groß in the blank.

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

                                      Unlucky mate. This game sucks sometimes!

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

                                It wasn't as though it deflected off him. He kicked the ball into the goal.

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

                                  I know i just feel that the ball was heading into the goal anyway. He certainly helped it along though XD

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

                                    He poked the ball in. I think the Huddersfield player who assisted was going for a pass not a shot and kola got ahead of the intended target. Kind of reminds me last season when Jones owners expected a cleansheet but got an own goal and a red card. Double whammy. Anyway, I've gotten more than my fair share of negative pts from Digne.

                            8. geoffrolph
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              Willing to do a - 4 hit to feild a full xi. What players are a priority to ship out going forward? And who to...

                              Richalson
                              Keane
                              Ederson
                              Aguero
                              Luiz

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

                                Rich and Keane. Everton are toxic

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

                                  Yeah they are. Maybe for a Leicester def and Anderson?

                                  1. enrico.palazzo
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 6 Years
                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                    What I’m doing

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

                                      can afford anderson and pereira. Will do these moves tonight after the games.

                              2. Amey
                                  1 month, 12 days ago

                                  Everton boys

                                • McEwan
                                  • 9 Years
                                  1 month, 12 days ago

                                  Everton players out is the priority. Replacements I don’t know how much it gives you. Do you have a keeper to play this week would determine if Ederson has to go

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

                                    My bench keeper is non playing.. Could do a - 8 to sort Ederson too

                                    1. McEwan
                                      • 9 Years
                                      1 month, 12 days ago

                                      I would try do as little transfers as possible to get an XI out.
                                      Don’t know your team but Schmeichel, Bennett and Son in would be in budget

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

                                        If I only sold rich and Keane I can afford anderson and pereira. If I go - 8 to do Ederson too I'd have 5.7 in the bank to work with.

                                        1. McEwan
                                          • 9 Years
                                          1 month, 12 days ago

                                          Don’t mind them changes tbh.

                                          The keeper one is on what your plans are. It starts at a -2 for this week, so bit less risk and will end up with a clean sheet. All depends if you see a keeper you want longer term, wouldn’t take the hit if your wildcarding soon or don’t see a keeper you can buy and be happy with towards the end of the game

                                • geoffrolph
                                  • 7 Years
                                  1 month, 12 days ago

                                  If I sold Ederson Keane and Richalson I'd have 18.1m to spend

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

                                I’m having a decent week, thanks for asking.

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

                                  You're welcome

                                2. Wild Rover
                                  • 8 Years
                                  1 month, 12 days ago

                                  I lost 19 pts in the last few minutes, thanks for caring.

                              4. EL tridente
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                Which combo:
                                A) Salah and Redmond
                                Or
                                B) Mane and Hazard

                                1. Amey
                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                    Would you © Hazard or Mane comfortably ??
                                    If yes then B

                                  • McEwan
                                    • 9 Years
                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                    That is quite a tough one but Redmond being in the equation makes B a slam dunk for me

                                  • Peter Ouch
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                    B easily

                                2. Slip it like Stevie
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 12 days ago

                                  Groß is really putting in great stats. Can see a few hauls in near future condidering the fixtures.

                                  1. Amey
                                      1 month, 12 days ago

                                      Yep.
                                      If Wolves go ahead in fa cup he is my alternative for Jota

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

                                      Maybe from 29 but too expensive for big 4 mid and too many good 3 up front options

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

                                    Firmino to:

                                    A. Vardy
                                    B. Rondon
                                    C. Jiminez
                                    D. keep

                                    Thanks!

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

                                      No
                                      No
                                      Maybe
                                      Maybe

                                    2. Peter Ouch
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      1 month, 12 days ago

                                      Why sell bobby?
                                      I am thinking of tripling up pool

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

                                    Auba no-show and Kola OG was beautiful.

                                    Now time to bring them in at cheaper prices.

                                    1. fr3ddy
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 12 days ago

                                      You gonna waste 2FTs on Kola over the next weeks?

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

                                        Probably. Depends on FA Cup results, particularly Wolves, Palace and Brighton.

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

                                      Honestly, just forget about arsenal defence.

                                      I’ve owned kola for a long time, it’s just heart ache after heart ache after heart ache.

                                      Don’t put yourself through it 😆 !

                                  4. mdm
                                    • 7 Years
                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                    Richarlison to:

                                    A. Maddison
                                    B. FAndeson
                                    C. Gross
                                    D. Jota

                                    Thanks!

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

                                      B

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

                                      B/D or perhaps a cheeky HBarnes

                                    3. Peter Ouch
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      1 month, 12 days ago

                                      b great fixtures

                                    4. Amey
                                        1 month, 12 days ago

                                        Jota if wolves go out of fa cup.
                                        B/C otherwise

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

                                        Snodgrass better stats than B last 2 though Fand 1 assist

                                        1. J - Gimme your Mané …
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 4 Years
                                          1 month, 12 days ago

                                          Snodgrass will be dropped on Nasri return though.

                                      • jia you jia you
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 12 days ago

                                        D, cant trust WHU and other two seem a but meh atm

                                      • J - Gimme your Mané …
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 4 Years
                                        1 month, 12 days ago

                                        D if wolves go out of FA cup.

                                        If they don’t, then B

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

                                      Big wicket NZ vs India 20/20 Game on!

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

                                        Followed by 6 *sigh*

                                        1. Amey
                                            1 month, 12 days ago

                                            What a shot that was though
                                            Confidence !!

                                        2. Amey
                                            1 month, 12 days ago

                                            Yep

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

                                            3 full toss from Mitchell stahp

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

                                            Hardik Pandya looks like Blade

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

                                            Wow clever bowl

                                            1. Amey
                                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                                Here comes my favorite player of all time !!
                                                MSD

                                          • jia you jia you
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 2 Years
                                            1 month, 12 days ago

                                            Trippier, Eriksen, Son, Doherty, Rondon & Sterling(C) left to play, quite the merry bunch! I live in hope to turn my reds into greens 🙂
                                            Any City cappers out there?
                                            Expecting a big performance from the v Chelsea!

                                            1. Amey
                                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                                😮
                                                Huge points incoming.
                                                I've jota+Doherty+son

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

                                                  Hopefully Son will bag a brace today!

                                                  1. Amey
                                                      1 month, 12 days ago

                                                      I need that 🙂

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

                                                  Looking to get Eriksen myself to double up with Son.
                                                  How's it going for you so far?

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

                                                    Wildcarded in Eriksen in GW23 but this is my first week with Son, fixtures turn a bit after 27 though.

                                              • Rhodes your boat
                                                • 2 Years
                                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                                Is best upgrade here success to jiminez?

                                                Foster hamer
                                                Robbo taa awb Jonny bednarek
                                                Salah pogba son martial guendouzi
                                                Auba Rashford success

                                                1ft 3.2itb

                                                1. Peter Ouch
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  1 month, 12 days ago

                                                  Yeah or Guendouzi.

                                                  Actually, why do you have Guendouzi

                                                  1. Rhodes your boat
                                                    • 2 Years
                                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                                    God knows been in team for ages

                                                    1. Peter Ouch
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      1 month, 12 days ago

                                                      Never too late for Jim.
                                                      Being stubborn myself not getting him till last week costed me a few red arrows

                                                      1. Rhodes your boat
                                                        • 2 Years
                                                        1 month, 12 days ago

                                                        Me too

                                              • Go-on-son
                                                • 5 Years
                                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                                Call for help folks.

                                                Lagging badly in my leagues so I've hit the wildcard button. I need to avoid the template team though to make up points so not keen on Salah, sterling etc... Who are people looking at as differentials coming into the homestretch?

                                                1. Peter Ouch
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  1 month, 12 days ago

                                                  Fanderson
                                                  Gross
                                                  Rondon

                                                  Just brainstorming

                                                  1. Go-on-son
                                                    • 5 Years
                                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                                    Appreciate it. No easy choices past the obvious players

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

                                                  Sterling is only owned by 10% I think. I'd definitely be looking to bring him in and possibly captain too. (GW28 onwards)

                                                  Currently looking at Rondon, Jota & eventually Higuain

                                                  1. Go-on-son
                                                    • 5 Years
                                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                                    Higuain is definitely on the list, keen to see how he goes today

                                                  2. Go-on-son
                                                    • 5 Years
                                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                                    Didn't realise his ownership was that low, he's backed heavily in my leagues unfortunately

                                                3. Amey
                                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                                    Jota
                                                    Gross
                                                    Vardy
                                                    Maguire

                                                    1. Go-on-son
                                                      • 5 Years
                                                      1 month, 12 days ago

                                                      Thanks, been looking at Jota. Got burned by vardy earlier in the season a bit

                                                  • MyBall MyRules
                                                      1 month, 12 days ago

                                                      Higuain, Leicester defence.

                                                      1. Go-on-son
                                                        • 5 Years
                                                        1 month, 12 days ago

                                                        Thanks fella, good shouts and will work well in my leagues

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

                                                    Shocking GW and max 9 starters for GW27 - best moves here?

                                                    A) Holebas & Siggy -> Chilwell & FAnderson (-4)
                                                    B) Holebas & Sane -> Robbo & FAnderson (-4)
                                                    C) Sane & Siggy -> Mane & FAnderson (-4)
                                                    D) Sane, Siggy & Ings -> FAnderson, Maddison & Vardy (-8)
                                                    E) Holebas, Sane & Ings -> Pereira, FAnderson & Arnie (-8)

                                                    Fabs
                                                    Kolasinac, TAA, Doherty
                                                    Salah, Son, Camarasa
                                                    Auba, Rashford

                                                    Steele, Holebas, Digne, Siggy, Sane, Ings
                                                    Bank 0.1m, 1FT

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

                                                      C

                                                  • FlockofSeagulls
                                                    • 1 Year
                                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                                    40 million people from a country I've never been to tuned in to watch a player I've never heard make his debut for a team I've never seen play.

                                                    Source - ESPN UK

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

                                                      *never heard of

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

                                                      Iran so far away

                                                  • micsway
                                                    • 5 Years
                                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                                    Who’s the priority to replace for this blank? Richarlison or Aguero?

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

                                                      I can't believe this is a serious question

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

                                                      Richy

                                                    3. Peter Ouch
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      1 month, 12 days ago

                                                      Richa replace and forget

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

                                                      Aguero 3 great fixtures 28-30 vs serial blanker in a team where manager favourite next coached sacked and got hooked again around 66 mins

                                                    5. Dribbles
                                                        1 month, 12 days ago

                                                        Get both bro

                                                      • MyBall MyRules
                                                          1 month, 12 days ago

                                                          Rich by a mile

                                                      • FDMS All Starz
                                                        • 3 Years
                                                        1 month, 12 days ago

                                                        Which is better for next week?

                                                        A) Bardsley +4pts (captain Laca)

                                                        B) Auba (captain Auba)

                                                        C) Rondon (captain Laca)

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

                                                          Not B or C

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

                                                          just captain Bardsley, due a goal

                                                      • Fortune
                                                          1 month, 12 days ago

                                                          I somehow end up with two huddersfield players.
                                                          billing and hadergjonaj.
                                                          for gw 26, if no major thing happes, which ones to do?

                                                          kick
                                                          a. digne
                                                          b. hader

                                                          bring in
                                                          a. kola
                                                          b. pereira
                                                          c. chilwell

                                                          my back 5 are robbo, doherty, awb, (digne, hader)

                                                          1. Fortune
                                                              1 month, 12 days ago

                                                              GW 27*

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

                                                              AB

                                                            • Fortune
                                                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                                                thanks man

                                                            • Dribbles
                                                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                                                Hello 🙂

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

                                                                  Is it me you're looking for?

                                                                2. Peter Ouch
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  1 month, 12 days ago

                                                                  Be honest, do you even have an FPL team?

                                                                  1. Amey
                                                                      1 month, 12 days ago

                                                                      😀

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

                                                                      He has 17pts more than me but hopefully not after rest of games

                                                                  2. Holmes
                                                                    • 5 Years
                                                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                                                    Dribbles away...

                                                                3. greggles
                                                                  • 8 Years
                                                                  1 month, 12 days ago

                                                                  Is it worth ditching Hamer for next week or gambling on him starting again? Was Lossl injured? Other keeper is ederson and i’d rather not use the transfer for a keeper

                                                                  1. Amey
                                                                      1 month, 12 days ago

                                                                      Lossl was ill i think

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

                                                                      Lossl flu apparently. Boruc chance at home of CS vs Wolves even though I have 2 Wolves attackers