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. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    MODS: a few words and phrases that I think you should ban:
    'essential'
    'Fanderson'
    'pens down'
    'season over'
    'casuals win again'
    'spoonfed'
    Feel free to add you own pet hate 😉

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Why Fanderson, shouldn't we write down his name?

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Cool kids call him 'Felipe' or just Anderson! Why the need for the F, we don't call Mane 'Smane' for example 😉

    2. BIELSA
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Hokey cokey should be punishable by a lifetime ban

      1. Pishpott
          3 months, 11 days ago

          ^^this haha

        • jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          🙂

        • Longlatini
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Especially when it’s spelt Hockey Cockey

      2. The Tinkerman
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Posts including MODS in all caps, or ban.

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          boo

      3. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I’m with you on some of these particularly Fanderson

        That really f’s me off

        There is only 1 in the game, it’s actually an extra letter to write - no logic and just plain dumb

        1. Ted Striker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          I think the logic is that it’s written on his shirt, F included. Not that I’m agreeing with it, but...

      4. Right back Atsu
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Beast has to go, and baffled by references to Pep as '' the bald fraud''.

      5. mookie
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Why would you want "essential" to be banned? Only narrow minded people use that word. I want to see who they are so I can ignore them in the future.

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          fair point!

      6. Right back Atsu
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Could add '' nailed'', "cover", "benchw#nkery"

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Cover is as stupid as it gets

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            +1

      7. donlobatto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 11 days ago

        “Flat track bully” annoys me even though I know it’s meant to be an accepted phrase

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Yup, should def be on the list, it's not bloody horse racing!

          1. donlobatto
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Lol yeh

            Annoys me only slightly more than nailed. I mean FFS!

          2. Jᴀʀᴠish
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            I always thought it was a cricket phrase?

      8. Maddocio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Add ‘no brainer’ , anyone who uses that lacks a brain

      9. Irbox ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Erikson annoys the hell outta me, as well as Firminho (makes him sound like a dirty Brazilian ladyman)

        1. donlobatto
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 11 days ago

          And Jimmy!!

          1. Irbox ⚽
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            And any variation of Docherty or Dockerty.. smh

      10. Right back Atsu
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I reckon the terms on here (scout) enter the wider lexicon. Have heard a Irish pundit Brian Kerr refer to Lukaku as Kaku, and he wasn't wrong!

      11. Right back Atsu
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Pogboom annoys me even though I have him.

      12. Right back Atsu
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        My greatest dislike is when the term "racist" is used, I've been called it for entirely innocent comments.

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          true, seems to be a little bit of a trend on here these days, snowflakes or trolls trying to cause a stir!

      13. Az
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        “Agenda”
        Dont know why, but I hate that word!!

      14. Auboomerang
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Team Cruel

      15. Oscar Slater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I'd ban "issues" everywhere. Such a lazy, lazy word.

      16. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        ‘Owners only have xxxxx cause they can’t afford xxxx’

        Drives me nutters....

          1. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Exactly....utter scum.

      17. Gimli son of Gloin
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Complaints about autosubs.. "jammy points" etc

      18. Carlton_Goal
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        +1 for Fanderson

      19. Laurenzo
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        "this" has got to go

      20. Johnny 8
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        After pens down yesterday, I thought to myself that's it, season over. All the cool kids had insisted that Rashford was essential and would cover a lack of Pogboom. "We" all thought it was a no brainer and he was nailed but Ole's agenda was to go with the beast Kaku as this game required a flat track bully and Rash could be saved for Tuesday. If only I'd waited for that tweet I would have saved myself the pain of a lack of a Bemba OMG but no, it seemed the spoonfed casuals win again. No worries I thought, there's still Fiminho and Erikson to save the day and the bald fraud will surely mess those up who decided against the Auba and Kun hokey cokey by playing Jesus! Plus I'll get Cameraso jammy points off bench. Ah well, onto next week where my move will be getting in Fanderson and a spot of benchw#nkery for good measure.

        1. B.D.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 11 days ago

          1. B.D.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 11 days ago

            😀

    3. QUEN
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Mo has shaved his beard off

        1. The Tinkerman
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Time to sell.

          1. QUEN
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Hahaha Idk might be more aerodynamic now

              1. The Tinkerman
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                +1 pace

          2. diesel001
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Good. Less air resistance when he is running. Should shave his head as well. Will be unstoppable.

        2. Internal Error
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          I think Utd will beat PSG over 2 legs

          1. diesel001
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Tuchel isn't the tactical fraud that is Emery though.....

          2. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            ...could do, confidence is a huge thing in football, we've gone from horrible under Jose to overachieving under Ole!

          3. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 11 days ago

            hahaha

          4. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 11 days ago

            If we can match juve over two legs when playing poorly

            PSG without their best striker should be a breeze

        3. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Currently 36k OR, 4 chips left to use, top 10k still possible?

          Main aim to finish top of my cash ML, winner gets £1500!!

          1. BIELSA
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Yes easy possible

          2. Right back Atsu
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Are you winning your league? I'd focus on that and you should easily finish in top 10k as a byproduct.

            1. THFC4LIFE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              9th at the minute, 57 points off top mate

              1. Right back Atsu
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                You're nicely fixed. I'd maybe keep triple captain for the final week to sneak the win.

                1. THFC4LIFE
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  Cheers pal

          3. Flapjack ✅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Find a differential TC (like Aguero the other week) nail it and you’ll be top 5k in one afternoon.

            1. THFC4LIFE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Ye that’s what I need geez!!

        4. Whats the Mata?
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Start TAA (mun) in gw27 (have Robbo as well) or get Rondon in for Ings (-4)?

          1. dbeck
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Taa, Newcastle attacker for a hit doesn’t make sense

            1. Whats the Mata?
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              even if they play Hudds at home?

              1. The Mighty Hippo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Rondon is a good option, buy maybe not for a hit. You don't have any real assurance that he'd score against Hudd and you'd need that just to make up the points.

                1. Whats the Mata?
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  Cheers mate. Was leaning towards keeping TAA anyway 🙂

        5. Weasel51
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Which midfielder to bring in this week up to 7.1?

          Thinking Fraser or FAnderson ...

        6. LewanGOALski
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Hazard + Ings ➡

          A) Jota & Aubameyang
          or
          B) FAnderson & Lacazette

          for (-4) ?

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            A

          2. Kemosabe1
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Wait on aub news. 

            And depends on ur team. I'm doing b.... as I have Doherty and Jimenez already

            1. LewanGOALski
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Have Doherty, not Jimmy though

              1. Kemosabe1
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Both good options then. Personally I would do b

        7. Irbox ⚽
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Gown many automatic qualifiers for the prem from the championship? Top 2 right then playoffs?

          1. Irbox ⚽
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            How many*

          2. diesel001
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            2 then 1 from the playoffs

            1. Irbox ⚽
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Thought so. Thanks for clarifying

          3. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Top two, then 3-6 in playoffs

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              *as in third place to sixth place battle it out for last spot

        8. Kemosabe1
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Wait on aub news.

          And depends on ur team. I'm doing b.... as I have Doherty and Jimenez already

          1. Kemosabe1
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Reply fail

        9. slove
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Best Richarlison replacement?

          Or would I be better off swapping Aguero for Aubameyang ?

          1. Kiwivillan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Aguero for 28-30.

        10. The Mighty Hippo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          I'm trying to decide whether to just bench Sane next week, or bring Anderson in as a longer term replacement.

          Any suggestions?

          1. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 11 days ago

            In the same predicament although not looking at Anderson

            See how/if he plays today

          2. Kiwivillan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Watch the City Chelsea game

          3. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            have a look at City's three fixtures immediately after GW27 and you will find the answer!

            1. Brooksy86
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Yeah... But what about Sane out then Aguero in for those fixtures?

        11. donlobatto
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 11 days ago

          How much do double or triple Wolves owners expect to be delighted/ let down tomorrow?

          As a triple owner I’m expecting scenes of some kind!

          1. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 11 days ago

            I’m expecting to be disappointed by my triple

            1. donlobatto
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 11 days ago

              If my season continues the way it has the last 10 GWs then they will def all blank

          2. Mithrandir, the Grey Pilgri…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Confident of points for Jiminez and Docherty myself.

          3. Irbox ⚽
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Clean sheet and Jimenez goal would do nicely

          4. Dreaming of glory
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Have doherty but rival has double wolves defence so hoping they concede! Hate situations like that as want to get my rank up but ml banter just trumps it

        12. The Mighty Whites
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Replace Holebas or Keane first?

          1. Andy Ftw
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Keane

        13. Benditlike
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Started to plan for the DGWs and BGWs. Ofc plan will change once BGW31 is confirmed. Im leaning towards FH in 32. Have you started to plan like this, and how does your potential transfers look like?

          GW27 - Save FT
          GW28 - Richa & Digne > 4,2 def who plays in 31 & Mane
          GW29 - Auba > Barnes/Arnie/Rondon
          GW30 - Niasse > King
          GW31 - Jota > Fraser

          This will give me at least 8 players for BGW31. Hopefully more.

          1. Mithrandir, the Grey Pilgri…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Get in lots of players who blank in 31. Then FH the lot.

            1. Benditlike
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Then what about BGW 33?

              1. Mithrandir, the Grey Pilgri…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Worry about that once the Lie of the Land is known. Later this week I believe.

                1. Benditlike
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  Guess its no point in plannig to much now before we know more about gw 31-33
                  🙂

        14. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          C’mon my Son, do it for us non-Poggers.....

          1. Eytexi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 11 days ago

            And us Poggers

            1. Jafooli
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              You’ve had your fun. Son points won’t be counted for you lot, according to FPL....

              1. Eytexi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Ahhh dammit haha. Im more bothered about Hazard & Alonso than Son today knowing so many sold. Would also give me a big mini-league boost if Chelsea can score a couple pens.

          2. Esalman
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Need a Son haul to forget Kolasinac woes. Also to remain in the cup.

        15. CostaCoffee
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Thinking of bringing in Fanderson, after the Liverpool game he seems essential. His high ownership means owners are gonna be spoonfed points and I don’t want another case where the casuals win again. Feel like if I don’t get him before we’ve to put pens down next week my seasons over

          1. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Ha

          2. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 11 days ago

            He would provide good cover for all those arnie owners

          3. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            This & agreed.....maybe benchwankery him?

          4. Eytexi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 11 days ago

            He's a brilliant pick for Fulham at home, im glad i held on to him though the rough patch now. Good differential captain pick maybe.

          5. Right back Atsu
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Angry Anderson is on my radar too.

          6. Whats the Mata?
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Essential?
            Personally prefer Arnie over him as he is much more attacking than FAnderson.
            Although FAnderson has the 90mins every week and great bps potential, he plays very wide on the left and loses setpieces to Snoddy.
            Also there are a number of better midfielders at the moment I'd wanna get: Jota, Son, Pogba, Sterling, Mane, Martial, Salah, Brooks when fit, maybe even Gross. Also if going 3 in attack, a fodder midfielder (Puncheon) as he is guaranteed starts.

            In short, the 5 midfield slots look less imo.

          7. Right back Atsu
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            tldr

          8. Iceball
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Haha

          9. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Haha..so much wrong here 😉

          10. Klaren
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 11 days ago

            I don't know why he would be essential. He has 1 assists in his last 7 games. I know he's been playing good but as long as it doesn't translate into goals or assists, it doesn't really have much meaning in the context of FPL. I own him and would probably be selling him (or sold him by now) if he had a blank on GW31.

            1. Irbox ⚽
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Dial up to top of page

              1. Klaren
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 11 days ago

                I guess you mean the original comment but I wouldn't be posting a reply if I hadn't read the original post anyway. Getting a player who has 1 assist in his last 7 just because he has high ownership doesn't make sense for me personally.

                1. Irbox ⚽
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  No.. top of the page. Post by Jia you Jia you re: terminology. Then you’ll understand the context

          11. Hughes the Daddy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            He ever decides to score points again he could be useful. He's currently a waste of a space.

        16. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Foster/Guaita
          Robertson - Doherty - AWB
          Salah - Son - Fraser - Camarasa
          Auba - Rashford - Jiménez

          Bennett on the bench, Sane & Digne no-shows.

          Decent enough for GW27 or do Sane > Pogba for -4pts and bench someone?

          1. Goodish
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Looks alright, but I’d want Pogba long term

          2. Hy liverpool
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Looks good mate

          3. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Cheers all....

        17. Shark Team
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 11 days ago

          51 points with 5 players left (but C played) good or bad and how you doing mates?

          1. Eytexi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Slightly above average i think that is. Im on 47 with 5 to play also, captain already done. Who are your 5?

            1. Shark Team
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Stones Son and 3 wolves Jonny Doherty Jimenez

              1. Eytexi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Very nice. I'm on Son, Alonso, Hazard, Doherty, Jiminez so need big performance from Chelsea to have a good week.

          2. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            45(-4) with 6 to play including captain! Red arrows atm but hopeful for greens 🙂

            1. fr3ddy
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 11 days ago

              1-0 wins for Leicester and Chelsea 😮

              1. jia you jia you
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                down with that sort of thing!

          3. diesel001
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Slightly about Top 10k average.

            Son, Doherty, Jimenez and Aguero are widely owned by the Top 10k. Anyone else is probably a differential.

            1. Eytexi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 11 days ago

              As much as I try to sell them every week, this is why i love owning Hazard & Alonso.

        18. ShaunGoater123
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Richarlison & Kamara > McNeil & arnautoivc -4?

          1. Eytexi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Can you sell Rich and someone else to fund Anderson?

            Or if you want someone less owned: Antonio?

          2. fr3ddy
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 11 days ago

            I’m not sure what’s going on with Arnie. Will he start?

        19. Aleksei
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 11 days ago

          anyone buying Leicester assets? they have an excellent run of fixtures

          1. Eytexi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Pereira this week, and will be monitoring Vardy closely as blank gameweeks approach.

          2. Right back Atsu
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Migh get in " blockhead" and "welder mask".

          3. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Pereira is a breast, nailed, he could be essential soon, could be a bit of a flat track bully too. Could be a no-brainer for LEI cover, certainly on my agenda!

            1. Eytexi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 11 days ago

              He's a breast is he?

              1. jia you jia you
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                yeah, a big tit, but that's just his personality, beast of a player 😉

                1. Eytexi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  Hahaha well saved 😉

          4. Rostah
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            I really want to but they are in such bad form overall. Few nice results against the top 6 but not impressing much otherwise. It’d be defensive assets I’d want and I don’t feel confident about them keeping CSs

        20. Goodish
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Are Dubravka or Schmeichel worth looking at or too expensive? I’ve been having keeper problems for a while and want somebody who I can put in and leave for the season. They have the fixtures and no blanks.

          1. Becks
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 11 days ago

            You can get Boruc as backup for blanks too, looks to have the number one spot.

            1. Goodish
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Yeah, good fixtures from gwk 30 as well. Anything is better than McCarthy

        21. rdamjan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Those with Kun. Still selling? He have 3 great fixtures after blank. Or you swaping for Auba/Lacazette for 2 fixtures. Plan was always to swap for Auba, but I don`t know anymore.

          1. Lazaretti
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Keeping. Richarlison first to go then Sane

          2. Right back Atsu
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Keeping depending on injuries. Mind you I've sp#nked my wildcard.

          3. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Hokey-cokey again.....double hokey-cokey-hokey overall....

          4. Lubic87
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Plan was to swap for Auba this week, but that went out of the window. Will prob just keep now, and get rid of Rich and Laporte.

          5. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Maby swapping for Kane if reported to start

        22. Becks
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Best transfer for the blank?

          Alisson
          Doherty Kiko
          Salah Son Pogba Gunnarson
          Rashford King Jimenez

          Guaita Hazard, Alonso, Danilo, Digne

          A) Danilo to TAA
          B) Danilo to Kolasinac
          C) Gunnarson to Deulofeu (or max 5.6mid)

          1. Hy liverpool
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            B

            1. Becks
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Thanks

          2. Goodish
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Not B. He breaks my heart every week

            1. Becks
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Personally i only have good memories from him. Cheers

          3. fr3ddy
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Alonso, Digne and Danilo 😮 Definitely prioritize transfers on defenders. Kola too short term for me

            1. Becks
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Digne good option long term imo. Danilo first on my list for transfer out. Thanks

        23. fc_skrald
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          If I decide to sell Hazard with my one free transfer even though I have 12 players in action next week who should I get in? - I already have Pogba, Salah, Son and Mane

          a. Eriksen
          b. Anderson
          c. Jota
          d. other

          1. Eytexi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Has to be B for me, or differential Antonio.

          2. Becks
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 11 days ago

            A out of those, but i'd just keep

        24. Optimus.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Sterling out by the looks of it..

          http://tinyurl.com/y64f8za4

          1. Hy liverpool
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Ban 🙂

          2. Patch
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 11 days ago

            I will cherish your ball sack if you are correct.

          3. fc_skrald
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            hheh 🙂

          4. OptimusBlack
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            :O

          5. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            😛

            Need more Optimums around these parts.....

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              true, needs more fun posts on here 🙂

            2. Hy liverpool
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              You and optimus at the same time???
              OMG

            3. Optimus.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Was going to go with "Stones out" but you should have seen the photo that popped up 😯

              😉

              1. Jafooli
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                😆 😆 😆

                Go for Kante in instead?

            4. SPorting
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Steady on.

          6. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            If only!
            Sterling(C)
            Pogba(VC)

            1. kalmoffit
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              I have Ag c Pog v.
              Where's Fantasy Gold when you want him

          7. Giggs Boson.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            😆

        25. greggles
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Thoughts on what to do for next week would be helpful.

          Am thinking Hamer > Etheridge but open to other suggestions:

          Hamer
          Shaw / AWB / TAA / Doherty
          Pogba / Son / Salah
          Jimenez / Rashford / Barnes

          Subs: ederson / b Silva / Richarlison / digne

        26. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Team shiiiits?

          1. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Ah , I’m an hour early?

            1. kalmoffit
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Norwich?

          2. Irbox ⚽
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Give it an hout

        27. Giggs Boson.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          A Leicester defence double-up might be a good idea. A strong performance against Spurs and I'll probably pick up both Chilwell & Pereira.

          1. OptimusBlack
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Good Idea

        28. SPorting
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          This OK for next week?

          Lloris
          Robbo, Doherty, AWB
          Salah, Mane, Son, Pogba
          Laca, Rashford, Jimenez

          Fraser (Button, Holebas, Digne)

          Or Digne - Perry?

        29. Goat
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Which looks better here folks?
          Currently WB my only sub for GW27.
          A) Richarlson-> Anderson
          B) Play Moutinho (bou) and save FT