Scout Notes

What to do with Aguero after back-to-back home hat-tricks

A second hat-trick in as many home matches has thrown Sergio Aguero (£11.5m) to the forefront of Fantasy Premier League once again.

The Manchester City forward has already been snapped up by 135,000+ managers despite his next league match not taking place for another 16 days.

Whether he should feature in our long-term plans is the focus of this latest Scout Notes article.

Manchester City 6-0 Chelsea

Goals: Raheem Sterling x2 (£11.3m), Sergio Aguero x3 (£11.5m), Ilkay Gündogan (£5.4m)

Assists: Oleksandr Zinchenko x2 (£4.7m), Sterling

Aguero’s Fantasy potential for the coming months was fully demonstrated on Sunday afternoon, and the truly ominous thing is that he could have easily scored more than a 17-point haul. He took all the headlines for the hat-trick, but he also missed a first-half sitter at the back post and hit the cross-bar with a header in the second half.

Statistically, Aguero was the dominant force against Chelsea, top of the charts for total shots and efforts in the box in the match, and was also afforded four chances considered to be big by Opta.

“He said to me that he saw Kepa coming quick to close the space and he wanted [to be] more precise, close to the post and then he missed it. I told him ‘don’t do it again!’ but after his reaction was a little bit better.” – Pep Guardiola

Two 17-point hauls in three matches for the Argentinian have set off alarm bells for those not in possession of him. No player has more shots on target in their last four matches than Aguero and only Fernando Llorente (£5.7m) has registered more goal attempts in the penalty box. The case for Aguero is now strong, without a doubt.

The fact that Manchester City have no fixture in Blank Gameweek 27 gives Fantasy managers some time before having to make a call on him. In the last four matches, he has proved without a shadow of a doubt that he is no longer under threat of rotation from Gabriel Jesus (£10.0m). It took some time to dispel this fear for some, an understandable worry considering that Aguero’s Brazilian colleague has nine goals in eight games. At any other club, Jesus would be starting more regularly. However, Aguero has now started eight of the last nine Premier League matches to cast off any doubts over his place in the side, especially with Manchester City neck-and-neck with Liverpool in the title race.

The fact that he is not completing matches regularly is obviously not a concern either. Three of the last four occasions that Aguero has been substituted have been after finding the net and putting his side in a winning position.

So with West Ham (home), Bournemouth (away), and Watford (home) the next three for Manchester City after the blank, it looks as if Aguero will be an important player to own for that run of matches. For that reason, benching him for Gameweek 27 may be a popular tactic for his 31% ownership. Long-term he looks like he could continue to be an important option with the possibility of another Triple Captain opportunity if Manchester City progress far enough in the FA Cup, although the fixture schedule could prove too much for Guardiola not to rest him from time to time if they go deep into the Champions League, which returns this week.

Raheem Sterling (£11.3m) overtook Leroy Sané (£9.5m) in the Manchester City midfield pecking order with his third double-figure haul in five outings. He has now started 10 of the last 12 Premier League games for Manchester City, while his direct competition Riyad Mahrez (£8.2m) has just three starts in that run. Meanwhile, his German colleague was benched for the second time in three matches, having strayed offside a frustrating number of times against Everton.

Sterling could not quite compete with Aguero for goal threat, as has often been the case in recent weeks, but was slightly more creative, playing two key passes. The Englishman continues to show that he is an option who clinically makes the most of his passes and shots. Only Chris Wood (£6.2m) overperformed more than Sterling in Gameweek 26 according to expected goals (xG data). In their last four matches, 34 players had more shots on target than him and 17 have created more chances, but since Gameweek 23, Sterling has averaged eight points per game. He will, therefore, continue to be the go-to man in midfield for Manchester City once Gameweek 27 is out of the way.

No other option in that position can compete with him whether it comes to the regularity of starts of points potential. Ilkay Gündogan (£5.4m) and Bernardo Silva (£7.5m) proved their importance to Guardiola by being selected in midfield for all three of the games across Gameweeks 25 and 26 but combined for just one attacking return, the former’s goal against Chelsea. Bernardo can consider himself a little unlucky not to have picked up two assists in Gameweek 26, his pass for Aguero deflected away from him to Sterling for the first goal, and it was his cross that was spurned by the Argentinian so shockingly at the back post. However, the Portuguese international has often been more of a facilitator for assist-makers than a true creator this season.

Kevin de Bruyne (£9.7m) and David Silva (£8.5m) still don’t offer the same level of assurances when it comes to team selection this season. Each of them was dropped for one of the last three matches, the Belgian, still not at 100% after injury, against Everton and Silva for the Chelsea match, who was always going to play less often in 2018/19 according to Guardiola.

“There are many [considerations]. Of course, we could play other players but it’s three games a week. They are a strong, strong team in terms of quality and physicality, especially in the middle. Nico[las Otamendi] could have played, he was outstanding in the last two games, David as well as always. Today I decide for this line-up.” – Pep Guardiola

In defence, Double Gameweek 25 star Aymeric Laporte (£5.9m) kept his place in the team once again but was back in more familiar surroundings. Guardiola selected him at centre-back, after two outings on the left, while John Stones (£5.2m) played alongside him, with Oleksandr Zinchenko (£4.7m) and Kyle Walker (£6.4m) on the flanks.

On the receiving end of their worst Premier League defeat since a 7-0 thrashing by Nottingham Forest in 1991, Chelsea were truly dreadful at the back. So many of the goals conceded came from Blues’ errors or the defence making questionable decisions. Nobody picked up Sterling for his opening goal, Aguero’s second came after Ross Barkley (£5.1m) headed the ball back into the danger area and there was no marker for Gündogan when he picked up a loose ball from an Antonio Rüdiger (£6.0m) tackle on the edge of the box for his strike. Maurizio Sarri admitted at the end of the match that he did not understand why his side lost so heavily.

“We need to understand the reason (why it isn’t working). It is not easy. At the beginning we played better away than at home, now we are playing better at home rather than away. Something has changed, at the moment I am not able to see the reason, but I have to work for this. My target is to play my football, it is not to change to another football. At the moment we are playing another football.” – Maurizio Sarri

While the Italian has focussed on the motivation of his players recently, he did not lay the blame there this time around. He would have had a strong case to do so as once Chelsea were 1-0 down after four minutes most of their energy was instantly drained from them, especially in midfield and defence.

“No, I don’t think (it’s about motivation). My feeling during the week was really very good, yesterday during the meeting it was really very good, during the warm-up it was really very good, so, my feeling was that for this match the motivation was the right level. I think we started well, we conceded after four minutes in a stupid way. In that moment we had to only stay in the match, we weren’t able to because we made a lot of mistakes against the wrong opponents. We have to say also that they played really a fantastic football game.” – Maurizio Sarri

There was a spell towards the end of the first half where Chelsea strung together some decent attacking play. While it came to nothing, there was some positives to take from the performances of Gonzalo Higuaín (£9.5m) in this period. Aguero was actually the only player to register more goal attempts in the match than his compatriot. Furthermore, the player to create the most chances at the Etihad Stadium was Eden Hazard (£10.8m).

Manchester City XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Zinchenko; Gündogan, Fernandinho (D Silva 75′), De Bruyne (Mahrez 68′); B Silva, Agüero (Jesus 65′), Sterling.

Chelsea XI (4-3-3): Kepa; Azpilicueta, Rüdiger, David Luiz, Alonso (Emerson 73′); Kanté, Jorginho, Barkley (Kovačić 52′); Pedro (Loftus-Cheek 65′), Higuaín, Hazard.

690 Comments Post a Comment
  1. LOLarov
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 4 days ago

    Fabianski
    Robertson Doherty AWB Bednarek
    Son Salah Pogba
    Aguero Jimenez Rashford

    Hamer Richarlison Alonso Hojberg

    A) Aguero to Auba with 1FT and play Bednarek
    B) Aguero + Richarlison --> Auba + F.Anderson
    C) Aguero + Alonso --> Auba + Kiko Fir

    C) Also allows me to get Aguero for Rashford the following week keeping Auba and Sergio!!! I like this one

    All advise welcome

    1. Legend of Rosický
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 4 days ago

      B imo

    2. Konstaapeli
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 4 days ago

      Bench Kun and save 2 transfers as you'll surely want him back. Just Richa to Anderson. Kun - Rash - Jimi frontline is really good.

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 months, 4 days ago

      Live a little and do Mo to Mane and turn Rashford into Auba!!!!

      That gives you Kun Auba in 28 and You might just get more bang for your buck with Mane, half a Kun, Auba this week and next than with Mo, Rashford, Auba

  2. Legend of Rosický
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 4 days ago

    Eriksen or Anderson for a 1 week punt?

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 4 days ago

      Anderson

    2. RUUD!
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 4 days ago

      Anderson

    3. RealSocialDads
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 4 days ago

      Eriksen

  3. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 4 days ago

    Anyone know how to get at a liverank that takes into account confirmed autosub /captain points?

    Thanks

    1. ViperStripes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 4 days ago

      fantasyfootballfix

  4. Reckoner.
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 4 days ago

    Just done Sane > Camarasa with the view of switching from 3-5-2 back to 3-4-3 after GW 27

    GW 27 transfers: AWB & Kamara > 4.0 defender & Aguero

    Look like a good plan?

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 4 days ago

      Probably won't be able to afford Aguero by then

      1. Reckoner.
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 4 days ago

        Aguero has a blank......doubt he's going to rise that much if at all with that in mind

        1. Konstaapeli
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 4 days ago

          He did rise yesterday and is currently transferred in with the fastest rate. One rise and you're busted. And I think it might happen.

          1. Black Knights
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 4 days ago

            This. Easily.

            1. Limbo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              5 months, 4 days ago

              Lee Peltier to the rescue 🙂

          2. Reckoner.
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 4 days ago

            Fair enough, I'd be surprised if he was to rise again. I guess the rise last night was due to knee jerkers who didn't necessarily look at the fixtures. Guess we will see.

            Anyway I have other options to work it if that happens. I guess the main question is whether getting Aguero in after GW27 makes sense? Or will the risk of more rotation with CL make it not worth it? With the upcoming blanks should I avoid?

            1. Konstaapeli
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 4 days ago

              I'd say he should definitely be in your team come GW28.

    2. chilli con kone
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 4 days ago

      Yes if you have enough to cover price changes

  5. RUUD!
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 4 days ago

    Can I have some advice on what the best strategy is please? I have used my WC but have Free Hit, Bench Boost and TC left to use.

    Use transfers to field a GW31 team, FH in 32, Bench Boost in 35 and TC whenever?

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 4 days ago

      Depends on your team

      1. RUUD!
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 4 days ago

        Ederson Speroni
        VVD Robbo Shaw Doherty Bednarek
        Sterling Salah Son Pogba Camarasa
        Jiminez Rashford Llorente

    2. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 4 days ago

      Well, prepare for 31 and 33. FH is obvious choice for 32.
      TC is overrated anyway so use whenever.
      BB is trickier...since you don’t have WC is though to set up team for 35 to use it then after 33...

    3. Game Over
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 4 days ago

      Without a WC, you might be better of using FH in GW31 and hope you still have something of a team in gw33.

      Then you can keep a strong team the whole time for the DGWs and the rest of the season.

  6. chilli con kone
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 4 days ago

    Those who are not doing Kun > Auba

    Who are you captaining this week?

    1. mike09
        5 months, 4 days ago

        Son

      • RealSocialDads
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 4 days ago

        Son

      • Konstaapeli
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 4 days ago

        Probably Son or Salah. Or F.Anderson if I get him.

      • YEAH PITCH!
          5 months, 4 days ago

          Son

        • Budweiser
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 4 days ago

          Son

        • SUPER 11
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 4 days ago

          Rondon

        • donlobatto
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 4 days ago

          Sonny boy

        • Cruz88
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 4 days ago

          Jimi or Son

        • Michelle Davin
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 4 days ago

          Anderson

      • JURGEN FLOPP #BOTTLEJOB
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 4 days ago

        Any early suggestions for my GW27 Team?

        Fabianski
        VanDijk Kolasinac Doherty
        Anderson Salah Pogba Son
        Jiminez Aubameyang Rashford

        Hamer Pereyra Holebas Danilo

        1FT 0.3 m ITB

        1. Black Knights
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 4 days ago

          You have one, so you're sorted.

      • mike09
          5 months, 4 days ago

          Transfer Keane for :

          A) Kola
          B) Pereira

          Defence now:
          Robbo, Shaw, AWB, Bennett, Keane*

          1. liverpool01
              5 months, 4 days ago

              B)

              Kola has 2 good fixtures then Spurs and Man Utd

          2. liverpool01
              5 months, 4 days ago

              Alisson
              Trippier,TAA,Bennett
              Son,Felipe A,,Salah,Martial
              Rashford,(C)Auba,Jimenez

              Hamer,Peltier,Camarasa

              GW28 Trippier>Chiwell
              GW29 Auba>Aguero
              GW30 Martial>Pogba

              Have the exact amount if Auba doesn’t drop

              Gtg?

              1. RealSocialDads
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 4 days ago

                Not think aguero will rise again?

                1. liverpool01
                    5 months, 4 days ago

                    Hope that he doesn't rise again and Auba not to drop

                    1. RealSocialDads
                      • 3 Years
                      5 months, 4 days ago

                      Hoping for a lot there, could backfire and you end up priced out

                      1. liverpool01
                          5 months, 4 days ago

                          What would you suggest I do? lol

                  • mike09
                      5 months, 4 days ago

                      Looks like Auba is going to drop?

                      1. liverpool01
                          5 months, 4 days ago

                          yeah looks like it,I don't understand why are people selling him when Arsenal are playing against Southampton next

                    • Wild Rover
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      5 months, 4 days ago

                      ‘Aguero’s Fantasy potential for the coming months was fully demonstrated on Sunday afternoon, and the truly ominous thing is that he could have easily scored more than a 17-point haul. He took all the headlines for the hat-trick, but he also missed a first-half sitter at the back post and hit the cross-bar with a header in the second half.’

                      Have you never heard of the butterfly effect? Had he not missed the sitter the other goals would never have happened

                      1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                        • 1 Year
                        5 months, 4 days ago

                        Sure, but he might have scored five different goals. I don't think it's fair to generalise away from the intent here.

                        1. Wild Rover
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          5 months, 4 days ago

                          The article is clearly suggesting that had he not missed the sitter and scored the attempt that hit the bar they would have been added to his 17pts. Saying that he might have scored five different goals is a plain daft argument

                          1. RealSocialDads
                            • 3 Years
                            5 months, 4 days ago

                            All the article said is that he *could* have had more than 17 points, it didn't really make any assertions that he definitely would have got more had he scored the chances

                            1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                              • 1 Year
                              5 months, 4 days ago

                              Agreed

                          2. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                            • 1 Year
                            5 months, 4 days ago

                            The wording is: he could have scored more than a 17 point haul.

                            To me this suggests that, given how he and Chelsea were playing, aguero could have got more.

                            The missed open goal is (one piece of) evidence for this, rather than a specific four more points he could have had. I believe the author would have specified that it could have been 21/25 if those had gone in if they had meant it the way you're receiving it.

                            It's subjective but I feel like the benefit of the doubt should go to the author.

                      2. Burger
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        5 months, 4 days ago

                        Flipping that on its head, you could argue if the first had gone in he could have scored 10. But yes its a stupid comment.

                      3. Lord Tachanka
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        5 months, 4 days ago

                        The nonsense about him now being safe from rotation is bananas as well.

                        Started 8 of 9 in a Pep team says rotation incoming. Need to look forward not back people!

                        1. joeydelucchi
                          • 2 Years
                          5 months, 4 days ago

                          This is what I was thinking, with CL coming up he could easily get rested now ..pep wants champions more than the league imo

                    • Ian Davis
                      • 9 Years
                      5 months, 4 days ago

                      Kolasinac or Perrera in for Digne?

                      1. RealSocialDads
                        • 3 Years
                        5 months, 4 days ago

                        Tough one, in same position and going Pereira

                        1. Ian Davis
                          • 9 Years
                          5 months, 4 days ago

                          Better fixtures in next 4, but slightly put off now he’s back to RB and not been getting clean sheets..

                      2. kime67
                        • 1 Year
                        5 months, 4 days ago

                        kolasinac great value. leicester are gonna concede

                        1. Ian Davis
                          • 9 Years
                          5 months, 4 days ago

                          Agreed

                      3. mike09
                          5 months, 4 days ago

                          Similar position here with Kola og Pereira in for Keane.
                          Is it 100% sure that Leicester plays i BW31?

                          1. Ian Davis
                            • 9 Years
                            5 months, 4 days ago

                            I’m not sure about that. I’ll wait until the end of the week either way as Arsenal play in Europe and their injury record is pretty horrendous.

                          2. Black Knights
                            • 7 Years
                            5 months, 4 days ago

                            Yes. Them and Burnley are out of the cup.

                        • Zladan
                          • 1 Year
                          5 months, 4 days ago

                          Pereira plays BGW31 too.

                      4. Sons and Löwes
                        • 1 Year
                        5 months, 4 days ago

                        I'm certainly wont to criticise Liverpool but on the other side of the coin, it's quite ridiculous that Watford will get two days extra rest on them ahead of their fixture in GW28 but there we go.

                        1. Burger
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          5 months, 4 days ago

                          I won't criticise, but in actual fact i will?

                          1. Sons and Löwes
                            • 1 Year
                            5 months, 4 days ago

                            That's some good comprehension skills you got there Burger.

                            1. Burger
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              5 months, 4 days ago

                              Almost as good as your grammar. 🙂

                              1. Pasqualinho
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 10 Years
                                5 months, 4 days ago

                                I think it's time to get some popcorn.

                              2. Sons and Löwes
                                • 1 Year
                                5 months, 4 days ago

                                No, you see, it's you who is entirely mistaken in this instance as you believe I intended to use the contraction won't, rather than the word wont. Maybe ease off on the grammatical criticism given your obvious limitations

                                1. Burger
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  5 months, 4 days ago

                                  I'm fairly certain i misinterpreted the following "I'm certainly wont to criticise Liverpool". And looking back i can see why, its complete junk and makes no sense. So how about you write your comment in a legible way and we'll try again?

                                  1. Sons and Löwes
                                    • 1 Year
                                    5 months, 4 days ago

                                    It's perfectly legible. It's just you didn't entertain the prospect of the word wont existing and you ran with it.

                                2. Black Knights
                                  • 7 Years
                                  5 months, 4 days ago

                                  Spot on.

                                3. Pierce34
                                  • 3 Years
                                  5 months, 4 days ago

                                  Aromatic spices is correct, sorry Burger.

                                4. Lord Tachanka
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  5 months, 4 days ago

                                  Wont is a word for wonkers though

                                  Go back to playing fantasy boat race or whatever

                                  🙂

                        2. The 5% Team
                          • 1 Year
                          5 months, 4 days ago

                          same goes for West Ham vs City right?

                          1. Sons and Löwes
                            • 1 Year
                            5 months, 4 days ago

                            Ah yes, so it does. Think that's poor but there we go. I know Cardiff Watford was moved for the rugby so can't be helped I guess.

                        3. George James
                          • 4 Years
                          5 months, 4 days ago

                          Why dont you two just put your differences to one side and join forces.

                          Would make a lovely one aromatically spicy burger 🙂

                          1. Sons and Löwes
                            • 1 Year
                            5 months, 4 days ago

                            Haha nice

                      5. kime67
                        • 1 Year
                        5 months, 4 days ago

                        early transfer. yes or no

                        1. YEAH PITCH!
                            5 months, 4 days ago

                            No.

                          • mike09
                              5 months, 4 days ago

                              No.

                            • HamezMace
                              • 4 Years
                              5 months, 4 days ago

                              Always subjective.
                              I'm generally against it, but if you're going to priced out of the move you want to do, then you might need to take the risk.

                            • Holmes (specialist in failu…
                              • 5 Years
                              5 months, 4 days ago

                              no

                            • Konstaapeli
                              • 2 Years
                              5 months, 4 days ago

                              Generally no. Depends on the situation tho.

                            • Zladan
                              • 1 Year
                              5 months, 4 days ago

                              I took an early xfer on Rich to Pogba to avoid price falls and rises.

                            • ...al - Leave your comments…
                              • 10 Years
                              5 months, 4 days ago

                              Already did two on Saturday

                            • QuintonFortune25
                              • 2 Years
                              5 months, 4 days ago

                              No, especially not with other games before the GW.

                            • Dybala10
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              5 months, 4 days ago

                              Hell yeah if it's that muppet Sane.

                              1. G-Whizz
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • Has Moderation Rights
                                • 1 Year
                                5 months, 4 days ago

                                Phew!

                            • wernerhedgehog
                              • 1 Year
                              5 months, 4 days ago

                              if there's no game in between, think early transfers are fine.

                            • ViperStripes
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              5 months, 4 days ago

                              Yes because it stops me tinkering and wasting time for 2 weeks. So have done my 2FT's. Both improve my GW31 and GW27 team. Now I have 2 bench players for GW27.

                            • Dave Bauer
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              5 months, 4 days ago

                              Ordinarily, yes, live a little.

                              But this week, the difference between what we know now and what we will likely know just before the deadline may be significant, so not for me.

                              1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
                                • 5 Years
                                5 months, 4 days ago

                                100% this.

                                Not only are there loads of games featuring a lot of players. The results in the FA Cup will dictate strategy for the rest of the season.

                          • Zladan
                            • 1 Year
                            5 months, 4 days ago

                            Aguero stays on my bench this week. The fixtures 28+ are great.

                            No alternative I would like to own. Can do without Auba.

                            1. Konstaapeli
                              • 2 Years
                              5 months, 4 days ago

                              Same same.

                              1. mike09
                                  5 months, 4 days ago

                                  Same,

                              2. YEAH PITCH!
                                  5 months, 4 days ago

                                  Here here.

                                • jtreble
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  5 months, 4 days ago

                                  No for me. I’m shipping Aguero out and bringing him back later.

                                  1. Zladan
                                    • 1 Year
                                    5 months, 4 days ago

                                    I have other players who blank I’d rather lose. Good alternatives in midfield or defence to instead.

                                    My prep has worked out well so far.

                                    Last week:
                                    Hazard & Sane to Son & Mané

                                    This week:
                                    Richarlison to Pogba.

                                    Further possibilities:
                                    Digne to Pereira/TAA/Kola

                                    1. jtreble
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      5 months, 4 days ago

                                      Auba (C) for me.

                                • Dybala10
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  5 months, 4 days ago

                                  Auba has been a massive disappointment the last couple of months anyway.

                                • drughi
                                  • 9 Years
                                  5 months, 4 days ago

                                  Doing the same with sterling

                                  1. Zladan
                                    • 1 Year
                                    5 months, 4 days ago

                                    Nice.

                                    He is on fire and seems certain to start.

                                    I would keep him too, but if I also owned Kun I’d likely lose Sterling this week as that’s too much £ on bench.

                                • Jafooli
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 7 Years
                                  5 months, 4 days ago

                                  Same here, makes Sane > Pogba an easy transfer now....

                                  1. Zladan
                                    • 1 Year
                                    5 months, 4 days ago

                                    Before the disaster of a Sane DGW, I planned on selling Kun to Auba and holding Sane.

                                    How quickly things can change.

                                    1. Jafooli
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 7 Years
                                      5 months, 4 days ago

                                      Same....and last night no show....

                              3. kuzser
                                • 2 Years
                                5 months, 4 days ago

                                Obviously will wait until all FA Cup and CL games are played, but wait move is better here?
                                1) Hazard, Kamara, Digne-> Auba, Hayden, Lejeune for -4.
                                Gw28: son->sterling
                                2) digne-> Lejeune
                                Gw28: hazard kamara-> Kun, hayden

                                Current line up for 27:
                                FAB
                                Robbo awb Pereira Schindler
                                Son Salah Anderson pogba
                                Rashford Jimenez

                                Hazard** Digne** kamara

                              4. _sidney_will
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                5 months, 4 days ago

                                Doherty 12 pointer possible tonight? (CS+A+3BPS)

                                Would love to get back-to-back 91 pointers, currently on 79 with just Doherty to go

                                1. Konstaapeli
                                  • 2 Years
                                  5 months, 4 days ago

                                  Anythings possible. Wish you get 91!

                                2. ViperStripes
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 9 Years
                                  5 months, 4 days ago

                                  Woudl you be disappointed if he got more than 12?

                              5. noonan357
                                • 9 Years
                                5 months, 4 days ago

                                What teams do we know are avoiding blank gws?

                                1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                                  • 5 Years
                                  5 months, 4 days ago

                                  liverpool, leicester and west ham I think

                                  1. QuintonFortune25
                                    • 2 Years
                                    5 months, 4 days ago

                                    Bournemouth also

                                  2. The 5% Team
                                    • 1 Year
                                    5 months, 4 days ago

                                    West Ham might get a BGW

                                    Bournemouth, Liverpool, Leicester, Hudderfield, Burnley as far as I know

                                    1. Konstaapeli
                                      • 2 Years
                                      5 months, 4 days ago

                                      How can there be odd number of teams not blanking?

                                      1. jtreble
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 2 Years
                                        5 months, 4 days ago

                                        :).

                                      2. The 5% Team
                                        • 1 Year
                                        5 months, 4 days ago

                                        Because I am counting both the BGW31 and 33

                                        1. Konstaapeli
                                          • 2 Years
                                          5 months, 4 days ago

                                          Ok. I stand corrected.

                              6. QuintonFortune25
                                • 2 Years
                                5 months, 4 days ago

                                Reckon I can save my FT this week?

                                Fab
                                Kola - Doherty - Kiko
                                Salah - Mane - Pogba - Son
                                Auba (c) - Rashford - Jiminez

                                Hamer - Shaw - AWB - Gunarsson

                                1. Konstaapeli
                                  • 2 Years
                                  5 months, 4 days ago

                                  Very much so.

                                2. Wild Card this...
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 9 Years
                                  5 months, 4 days ago

                                  Would get Boruc for Hamer

                                3. pingissimus
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  5 months, 4 days ago

                                  Save but I’d play AWB over Kiko - a much more likely clean.

                              7. Four Season Wonder
                                • 5 Years
                                5 months, 4 days ago

                                Hey guys, advice appreciated here... Can already get XI out, so could save, but I really want rid of Sane.
                                (1FT : £2.7m itb)
                                Sane > Eriksen / F.Anderson?

                                or Firmino > Auba and stick armband on him?

                                Current team:
                                Guaita
                                Kola - TAA - Doherty - AWB
                                Salah - Pogba - Sonny(c)
                                Rashy - Jiminez - Firmino
                                ----
                                Button; MGW, Digne, Sane.
                                ----

                                1. drughi
                                  • 9 Years
                                  5 months, 4 days ago

                                  Sane>Anderson this week and Firmino>Aguero following week

                                  1. liverpool01
                                      5 months, 4 days ago

                                      yes

                                    • Dave Bauer
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 9 Years
                                      5 months, 4 days ago

                                      I like this.

                                    • Four Season Wonder
                                      • 5 Years
                                      5 months, 4 days ago

                                      better than taking a hit ay 🙂

                                2. Z3US
                                  • 2 Years
                                  5 months, 4 days ago

                                  Will have no playing goalie next week (Ryan + Button)

                                  Worth my 1FT Button --> Boruc..

                                  Or Richarlison out for F.Anderson..

                                  Ryan*
                                  TAA - Robertson - Bennett
                                  Pog - Salah - Son - Pererya
                                  Auba (c) - Rash - Jimi

                                  Button* -- Wan-B - Rich* - Digne*

                                  1. Z3US
                                    • 2 Years
                                    5 months, 4 days ago

                                    Or just save FT?

                                3. Jafooli
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 7 Years
                                  5 months, 4 days ago

                                  Stick him in the FPL hall of fame, where he belongs.

                                  Bennett monster haul tonight too much to ask?

                                  1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                                    • 2 Years
                                    5 months, 4 days ago

                                    No. It is not too much to ask

                                4. HamezMace
                                  • 4 Years
                                  5 months, 4 days ago

                                  So I don't have Pogba...but I do still have my WC, and FH.

                                  My midfield is Salah, Sterling, Son, Anderson and JWP.

                                  Do I need to panic and take a hit to bring him in as soon as possible, or should I wait until after the likely GW31 blank, and bring him in ahead of GW32.

                                  1. Geoff
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • Has Moderation Rights
                                    • 6 Years
                                    5 months, 4 days ago

                                    I sold him too.

                                    I don't think he's necessary this week. 28 and 29 look promising but then I'm happy not to have him until GW34 WC, with FH32

                                    1. HamezMace
                                      • 4 Years
                                      5 months, 4 days ago

                                      You have brought me much comfort Geoff, thank you!

                                      1. Geoff
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • Has Moderation Rights
                                        • 6 Years
                                        5 months, 4 days ago

                                        Haha I'm glad! I'm scared too.

                                        1. HamezMace
                                          • 4 Years
                                          5 months, 4 days ago

                                          It's a niche support group, but we can make it through together!

                                5. Mo Mané Mo Problems
                                  • 5 Years
                                  5 months, 4 days ago

                                  Wow, Bristol City are 14 matches unbeaten. Play QPR at home before Wolves on Sunday.

                                  1. Jarvish
                                    • 4 Years
                                    5 months, 4 days ago

                                    Hopefully they want to concentrate on the league!

                                    1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
                                      • 5 Years
                                      5 months, 4 days ago

                                      Perhaps. I'd like a few shocks in the FA Cup.

                                      Maybe I am biased because I've burnt my WC, but also I think if all the PL teams go through there will just be a cookie cutter template strategy and team selection for the BGW/DGW.

                                      If it's a few teams with DGWs, then people can feel less pressured to play to the FFS strategy and have a punt on a fun captain, or BB when they see fit, not when others tell them is correct.

                                  2. tisza
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    5 months, 4 days ago

                                    good manager

                                6. #FPLBhuna
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  5 months, 4 days ago

                                  thoughts on a potential cs against leicester?

                                  1. AuFeld
                                    • 2 Years
                                    5 months, 4 days ago

                                    Not good imo. Somehow, CRY have scored nine goals in their last four away matches vs: SOU, LIV, WOL, and MCI.

                                7. Four Season Wonder
                                  • 5 Years
                                  5 months, 4 days ago

                                  Jota chances of playing tonight?

                                  1. HamezMace
                                    • 4 Years
                                    5 months, 4 days ago

                                    Judging by the comments on here over the last few days, honestly, it looks 50-50

                                    1. #FPLBhuna
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      5 months, 4 days ago

                                      I'd love for him to miss out tonight or be on the bench

                                  2. mataave
                                    • 3 Years
                                    5 months, 4 days ago

                                    Fairly certain he'll play. Not sure he'll start though

                                8. #FPLBhuna
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  5 months, 4 days ago

                                  SEAN TOBIN... take a bow!

                                  Upto 5th OR! bloody hell.

                                9. Wild Rover
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  5 months, 4 days ago

                                  I still get goosebumps when I see Aguero clinching the title with that injury time goal v QPR and I’m not a City fan 🙂

                                  1. HamezMace
                                    • 4 Years
                                    5 months, 4 days ago

                                    It was quite a moment, remember watching the game live (on TV), and it just had everything.

                                    1. Wild Rover
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 8 Years
                                      5 months, 4 days ago

                                      Yep, arguably the most exciting couple of minutes ever, although the end of the Leicester v Watford play off final may pip it

                                      1. Jafooli
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 7 Years
                                        5 months, 4 days ago

                                        Yeah that is something else.....still watch it when I think football has got boring. After most weekends then.

                                      2. HamezMace
                                        • 4 Years
                                        5 months, 4 days ago

                                        The Zola slip celebration adds to the magic.

                                    2. Jafooli
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 7 Years
                                      5 months, 4 days ago

                                      Joey Barton should have been sent off five times.....absolute nut job.

                                  2. Pap Le Cissier
                                    • 7 Years
                                    5 months, 4 days ago

                                    Great moment and not forgetting the Gary-gasm after the ball hits the net

                                10. mataave
                                  • 3 Years
                                  5 months, 4 days ago

                                  All good for next GW?

                                  Fabianski
                                  AWB - Bennett - Kolasinac - Lascelles
                                  Pogba - Salah - Jota - Ritchie
                                  Rashford - Jimenez

                                  Speroni - Sterling - Aguero - Laporte

                                11. liverpool01
                                    5 months, 4 days ago

                                    Whats everyone's plans I still have all my chips?

                                    GW 31 Fa cup
                                    GW 32 DGW
                                    GW 33 Blank
                                    GW35 DGW

                                    gw 31 worth using free hit?

                                    1. The 5% Team
                                      • 1 Year
                                      5 months, 4 days ago

                                      depends on your team and FA cup results

                                    2. bitm2007
                                      • 5 Years
                                      5 months, 4 days ago

                                      FH G32, WC 34, BB GW35, TC either Salah in GW36 v HUD or a DGW player if there is a 4th DGW, Using FT's to bring in player with game in GW31 and GW33.

                                      1. liverpool01
                                          5 months, 4 days ago

                                          nice

                                    3. liverpool01
                                        5 months, 4 days ago

                                        My team

                                        Alisson
                                        Trippier,TAA,Bennett
                                        Son,Felipe A,,Salah,Martial
                                        Rashford,(C)Auba,Jimenez

                                        Hamer,Peltier,Camarasa