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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. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Aguero to

    A) Auba
    B) Kane

    1. Royal5
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I'm tempted by Kane. Worried he'll come off the bench though.

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Kane will need some time to get up to speed after injury, he always does.

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Aguero keep 28-30

      1. danishdynamite
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I’d planned to keep Sterling for 28-30 and sell Kun for Auba but I'm starting to wonder whether I'm better off keeping Kun for the city run and dumping Sterling for Mane + cash

    3. fr3ddy
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A

    4. Amey
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A)uba

    5. Kemosabe1
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A

  2. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    What has happened to Ville Ronke this season? Getting rid of Pogba for Siggy a few weeks back has to be one of the daftest transfers I've ever seen. Well on course for his 10th straight red arrow.

    1. Royal5
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Link?

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

          His team looks amazing !

          Oh wait for some reason it’s linking to my team !!

    2. Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Team link?

    3. fr3ddy
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      He actually should’ve wildcarded this week. His team is a mess

      1. Royal5
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Not that bad imo. No Pogba has killed him.

        1. fr3ddy
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 7 days ago

          He can’t even field 11 players without a -8 next week

          1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            And potentially no GK.

          2. Royal5
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Actually, yeah. I'd wildcard. Awful bench and Everton overload.

            1. Royal5
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Chelsea and City blanks as well

    4. Lord Tachanka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Wow, 10 straight reds has to be so demoralising.

      DGW blinkers looks to have been the issue. Unlucky with Sané C as well.

      Still, 30k OR after 10 reds is impressive in itself, that’s still ahead of the likes of Andy and plenty of other Scoutcasters.

      I reckon he’ll recover though!

      1. Team Cruel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Scoutcasters have hardly ever been relevant in the top managers discussion (apart from Mark of course).

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

          That’s certainly true enough!

          More pointing out that after 10 bad weeks he is still in a better place than most of us mere mortals!

          Maybe a comparison to Jay Egg and his disaster of a season is the kind of context I’m looking for.

    5. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Does he even play anymore?
      His team looks awful!

    6. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Hopefully Hazard scores today to ruin that Ederson CS.

  3. Lord Tachanka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Heaton really is some keeper, not been getting huge FPL returns but so so good in his shot-stopping! Plus the great organisation. Madness if anyone else is the England No. 1

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Never understood how Hart kept him out when he was back from injury playing reserve team

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

        Think it was just Dyche and his loyalty to whoever his current starting XI is.

        Young McNeil (MacNeil?) keeping others out the team when most would expect Gudmundsson etc to come back in.

        Hart wasn’t obviously awful at the time but the turn around now he’s gone is clear for all to see.

    2. Amey
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Talisman of Burnley

    3. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I’d be surprised if he replaces Pickford as England’s number one tbh.

      Amazing keeper and had a cracking game however.

      I still think the best English goalkeeper is Alex McCarthy.

      1. J - Gimme your Mané …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Pickford has been shocking this season.

        Heaton is much better.

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

          That’s the problem, it’s pretty clear but like Flapjack I do reckon Southgate will persist with Pickford.

          It’s funny because there was a time when Hart was the young keeper ripping up the league, but Green and James were the old guard and between them were horrible on the top stage.

          GK is the position where reputation over form most determines who is in the England team (and it’s not much better outfield)

    4. Duffy Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      He's played the last 7, where BUR have 4 wins and 3 draws, amazing!

  4. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Morning all. What would you recommend here? Only 1Ff and 1.1itb. Ship Kun&Rich or Rich&Digne?

    Fabianski
    Kolasinac • Doherty • AWB
    Mané • Salah(C) • Son • Martial • Rich**
    Rashford • Aguero**
    (Button / Bednarek / Digne** / Kamara)

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Keep Kun. Shoot Everton players from cannon

    2. Amey
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I was happy for you buddy after Martial scoring that world class goal !!
      Kun to Auba if you are © him ??
      Or can bin both the Toffies !

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Cheers mate. Yeah, been a tough few weeks with him. Might go Auba or Laca for captain

        1. Amey
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Yep
          Auba © for me too

    3. Bam Bam Bigelow
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Rich & Kamara > Jota / McNeil & Jimenez / A.Barnes

    4. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Good to know that you kept Martial.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Yeah mate. Pogba hurting me a lot still though. What moves you reckon mate?

        1. Whats the Mata?
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          jota in for rich

  5. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 7 days ago

    21m have transferred Aguero in this GW.

    Are those from ''The earth is flat''?

    1. MyBall MyRules
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Whilst simultaneously transfering our auba?!

    2. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Flat earth society has members all around the globe.

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      21k?

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Haha k not m! My bad

    4. MadridistaRants
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      TIL Aguero had more owners than FPL players.

  6. Catastrophe
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Not many obvious captain choices for next GW if you don't have Auba/Lacazette. Son (bur) perhaps?

    1. Minion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Anderson down that Fulham right flank. Martial destroyed it yesterday. It just keeps happening again and again.

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 7 days ago

        If Martial had a party Anderson will have an orgy

    2. TOPCAT1960
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      F Anderson was my choice last night and remain to be convinced why he should not haul

  7. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    I thought I was going to be over that last minute Kolasinac OG this morning.

    I'm not.

    1. Royal5
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Will a Son hatty help?

      1. Bury94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Absolutely!

    2. DA Minnion
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Absolutely cruel .

    3. Stoic
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Don't forget the YC

  8. Bam Bam Bigelow
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Best BGW27 transfer:
    A - Bednarek > Yedlin / Schar / Lascelles
    B - Aguero + Kamara > Auba + Rondon / Barnes (-4)
    C - Aguero + Kamara > Laca + Jimenez (-4)

  9. aleksios
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    2 ft and 0.2 itb so plenty of options here.

    -Fab
    -VVD-Diop-Doherty
    -Salah-Son-Pogba-Fraser
    -Jimenez-Rashford

    Butt---Luiz---Digne---Rich---Kun.

    a) Digne to Pereyra
    b) Kun to Auba.
    c) Rich to any 6.8.

    Thanks.

    1. MadridistaRants
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      b I think. Auba could get good returns in Soton & Bournemouth at home.

    2. Kemosabe1
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      B

  10. MadridistaRants
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    What should I prioritise for GW 27?

    a. Holebas > Pereira
    b. Success to Rondon/any other forward under 7M

    1. Royal5
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Holebas is great value. Tough fixtures but I'm keeping for sure.

      1. MadridistaRants
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Thanks.

    2. Bat Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Similar situation I have Ings I think I will get rid of him for Rondon and bench Holebas the next two weeks

      1. MadridistaRants
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Thinking of doing the same.

    3. Merlinsnose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Thinking of B too, then a switch to Murray for his good run.

  11. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 7 days ago

    What to do with Sané?

    Fabs
    VVD TAA Doherty pereira Bennett
    Son pogs salah jota (Sané???)
    Auba rash (invisible man 4.4)

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      See how he goes today.

    2. Bat Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Wait and see

    3. Kemosabe1
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      To anderson

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

    Who wins this GW out of these 2 sides:
    A)
    Shaw - 6 ptd
    Pogba - 16 pts
    F Anderson - 2 pts
    Richa - 2 pts
    Jimenez - tbd
    Laporte - tbd

    vs
    B)
    Robertson - 9 pts
    Son - tbd
    Sane - tbd
    Neves - tbd
    Llorente - tbd
    Alonso - tbd

    1. Amey
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A

  13. ZoumasBloomers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Have Richarlison, Laporte, Hazard and Holebas. Which one to remove with my FT? Thinking Rich

    1. Bat Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Yes

    2. fr3ddy
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Agreed. A few decent options in that bracket

    3. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Well not Holebas cos he plays. Richarlison probably the one yeah

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Holebas suspended?

      2. ZoumasBloomers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Suspended sadly

    4. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I finally got shot of rich last week and feels much better

  14. Atimis
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Early thoughts - Auba or Son for (c) best week?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Auba - Heaton is a one man wall

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Auba C son VC currently

      1. Atimis
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        This sounds good

  15. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Benching UTD assets next week so I can play with Lascelles and Fraser

    Benching headache!

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Really?

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Why not?

        I have Rash Pog and Shaw.

        Will bench Rash and Shaw and play Lascelles and Fraser with decent fixtures.

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 7 days ago

          I can see the logic in that.

          Defo play pogs - I can see pens in this one

          1. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Only if Webb was still the ref!

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

              #12thMan

  16. Cowboy John
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Anyone else end up rocking a 5-5-0 formation this past week?

    1. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      It's not possible, so no.

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Ings Rashford Auba = 5 5 0

        1. Team Cruel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          There has to be at least one striker on the pitch at all times. 550 is not possible.

          1. Cowboy John
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Is that so?

            4-5-1(0) it is then!

      2. Cowboy John
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Via auto-subs, of course, not by choice!

        1. Team Cruel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          It's not possible. Have you really been playing this game for 6+ years?

          1. Cowboy John
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            No need to be snarky.

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 7 days ago

      5 4 1 if Jim plays

    3. Amey
      1 month, 7 days ago

      4-5-0 😀
      1 player down already

  17. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Etheridge
    Doherty - AWB - Bednarek
    Salah - Son - Pogba - Martial
    Rashford - Llorente

    Blankers: Alonso, Digne, Sterling, Kamara

    2 FT, 2m ITB.

    Which of the blankers should I get rid of? Want Pereira and Arsenal players.

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

      Kamara and one it Alonso or Digne for me. If Chelsea go out I’d keep Alonso and lose Digne. If Chelsea go through then I’m less sure, maybe still Digne.

      Not sure you can get any Arsenal with the monies though so maybe sterling does need to go instead. I’d want him back afterwards though!

  18. Danstoke82
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Best keeper to own who is not Alisson?

    6.3ITB

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Etheridge or Patricio

      IMO Etheridge

    2. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Big Dave is back. 4 CS in last 6.

      1. Danstoke82
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Am very tempted by big dave. Does he have a BGW impending though?

    3. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Schmeichel

    4. Royal5
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Lloris is decent

    5. QUEN
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Foster been doing well

    6. Lord Tachanka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Heaton

  19. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Just set up my team for next week, might sell Shaw before deadline but who knows what can happen between now and then eh!
    Good nuff for 27 atm?

    Alisson
    Robertson / Trippier / Doherty / Shaw
    Son / Pogba / Eriksen / Mane
    Rashford / Rondon(C)
    (Speroni, AWB, *Sterling, *Colin)
    1FT
    2.3itb

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Captain son?

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Burnley showing a bit of grit though and kind of fancy Rondon especially if Newcastle are decent v Wolves on Monday with their new star man making his debut.

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Too inconsistent for a C armband imo but hey I captained hazard twice this year so what do I know!

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            True, it would be very punty but likely a bit of a dead rubber GW anyway so as good a time as any I guess!

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      1 double figure score all season

  20. Shark Team
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Do I need any transfers for gw27??
    Fabianski(Foster)
    Taa Doherty Jonny(Awb Stones)
    Salah Mane Pogba Son(Brooks)
    Auba Rashford Jimenez

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Keep it
      Feels so good with 2 tf!

  21. Danstoke82
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Morning all, these moves yay or nay? Have to get rid of Richarlison!

    Alisson + Richarlison > De Gea + Mane

    Current team;
    Alisson
    Robertson Doherty Jonny
    Salah Pogba Son Richarlison*
    Aguero* Rashford Jimenez

    *Blank GW

    Subs; Speroni Bednarek Wan Bissaka Puncheon

    £3.4ITB 1FT

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Why Alisson to De Gea, dont see the logic here

  22. Flapjack ✅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    I’m really excited about having a Newcastle defender for the next month.

    Something wrong with me.

    1. g40steve
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      No good run of games.

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      It's having the new found security of Salah in your team, you need to let loose somehow 😉

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

        Hahaha. Pogba VC disagrees 😉

        Holding triple city through the blank is my new maverick move

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          you will be glad you did with their three fixtures immediately afterwards I reckon!

        2. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          ...changed from Pogba to Sterling myself on Saturday 🙁

        3. Mo Mané Mo Problems
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Reckon Kun will start WHU?

    3. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 7 days ago

      haha same here brought Lascelles last gw!

      Cmon Rafa!

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

        Ooh snap.

        Problem is he plays wolves this week so I’m torn 😉

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Benched him but he will come in for Auba rash

          Future looks bright mate!

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

            Maybe a nice 0-0 on Monday with bonus for Doherty and Lasceless

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Rondon says hi 😉

            2. Peter Ouch
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Bring it on!

  23. g40steve
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Best three Pool players going forward?

    Salah
    TAA
    Mane

    Did have double defender but that failed!

    1. Irbox ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Salah and Robbo are essential. One of VVD/TAA or Mane, would opt for Trent

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

        I think Robbo only essential at 6.0.

        He’s now 6.8, which imo is mental and not worth it.

      2. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        ...this essential rubbish again, good assets but far from essential!

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          if Salah had blanked this GW, there would be mass sales on here to Mane I reckon

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Still only have Salah. ML rivals Allison Robbo combo killing me

    3. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Salah as everyone has him

      TAA as best value in that team

      Then I guess it depends on team structure or personal preference if you want Robbo/VVD/Mane/firm !

    4. Misteak
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I have Salah, Robbo & TAA. First two are essential imo and Trent's ppg is ridiculous. It would just be nice if he finally returned from injury.

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        MODS: Can you please put 'essential' on the naughty list 😉

    5. QUEN
      1 month, 7 days ago

      You don’t need salah IMO would rather mane and the extra cash

  24. akhilrajau
    1 month, 7 days ago

    A. Richarlison, Kamara -> Anderson, Vardy
    B. Richarlison, Kamara -> Anderson, Barnes
    C. Richarlison, Digne -> Anderson, pereira
    D. Richarlison, Digne -> Anderson, Maguire
    Or any other. I have only 1 ft with 2.6m in bank

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 7 days ago

      C

      1. akhilrajau
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Hm that is mostly planned. But seems like hold Digne and change rashford to Vardy as he rested last week and difficult gw coming. What thought on think

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Just RIcha to Anderson now and don't take a hit. Bench Digne and next week reassess

  25. chilli con kone
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Is there a quick way to see which chips a rival has used?

    1. Wild Rover
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Look at his gameweek history, although it won't show if he has played one for the next week

    2. Royal5
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Yes. GW history

    3. Clump
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      It's in their gw history

    4. chilli con kone
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Thanks all

  26. The Naga Khan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Anybody got a best guess as to when the Chelsea v Brighton GW27 match is likely to be rescheduled to? Fixture list is looking full if Chelsea do manage to get to the FA Cup and Europa finals?

    1. Pishpott
      1 month, 7 days ago

      United will beat Chelsea.

  27. The Tinkerman
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    If you could have any goalkeeper for this week only, who would it be?

    I'm looking at Dubravka. vs. HUD and nobody has Newcastle defenders.

    1. TOPCAT1960
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Bought in Schar last night for the same reasons, so I do...lol

    2. The Tinkerman
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Ben Foster also tempts.

    3. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Sounds like someone's wasting their FH chip

      1. TOPCAT1960
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        If that is me you are hinting at ....nope

      2. The Tinkerman
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Nope. I have enough outfielders but no playing GK. 1FT.

        I have Ederson so whoever I buy probably won't play again as I will WC in GW30.

  28. Dribbles
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Im on the bus.
    I need to apologise i tried linking my team but i linked my next door neighbours by mistake. I am working on sorting this out asap.

    1. The Tinkerman
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Your neighbour is smashing it.

  29. Whats the Mata?
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Captain Son vs burnley OR Arnie vs FULHAM gw27?

    No Arsenal player.

    1. QUEN
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I’ll be going son

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Arnie imo, Fulham likely to concede at least 2 going by the season so far

    3. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Son

    4. The Tinkerman
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Im between Son, FAnderson and Auba.

      Currently on FAnderson, but could be any of the above. May flip some coins...

  30. QUEN
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Son trippier Llorente hazard sane and Aguero to play today.

    Predicted points?

    Prob be 12

    1. Whats the Mata?
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      around 50

      1. QUEN
        1 month, 7 days ago

        That would be nice