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.

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690 Comments Post a Comment
  1. LOLarov
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 days, 17 hours 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
        11 days, 17 hours ago

        B imo

      • Konstaapeli
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 16 hours 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.

      • pingissimus
          11 days, 16 hours 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

      • Legend of Rosický
          11 days, 17 hours ago

          Eriksen or Anderson for a 1 week punt?

          1. Inazuma X1
            • 1 Year
            11 days, 17 hours ago

            Anderson

          2. RUUD!
            • 6 Years
            11 days, 17 hours ago

            Anderson

          3. RealSocialDads
            • 2 Years
            11 days, 16 hours ago

            Eriksen

        • StrykesToWatchOutFor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          11 days, 17 hours 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
            11 days, 16 hours ago

            fantasyfootballfix

        • Reckoner.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          11 days, 17 hours 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
            11 days, 17 hours ago

            Probably won't be able to afford Aguero by then

            1. Reckoner.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              11 days, 17 hours ago

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

              1. Konstaapeli
                • 2 Years
                11 days, 16 hours 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
                  • 6 Years
                  11 days, 16 hours ago

                  This. Easily.

                  1. Limbo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    11 days, 16 hours ago

                    Lee Peltier to the rescue 🙂

                2. Reckoner.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  11 days, 16 hours 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
                    11 days, 16 hours ago

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

          2. chilli con kone
            • 5 Years
            11 days, 17 hours ago

            Yes if you have enough to cover price changes

        • RUUD!
          • 6 Years
          11 days, 17 hours 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
            11 days, 17 hours ago

            Depends on your team

            1. RUUD!
              • 6 Years
              11 days, 17 hours 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
            11 days, 16 hours 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
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            11 days, 15 hours 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.

        • chilli con kone
          • 5 Years
          11 days, 17 hours ago

          Those who are not doing Kun > Auba

          Who are you captaining this week?

          1. mike09
              11 days, 16 hours ago

              Son

            • RealSocialDads
              • 2 Years
              11 days, 16 hours ago

              Son

            • Konstaapeli
              • 2 Years
              11 days, 16 hours ago

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

            • Zombanksy
                11 days, 16 hours ago

                Son

              • Budweiser
                • 4 Years
                11 days, 16 hours ago

                Son

              • SUPER 11
                • 1 Year
                11 days, 16 hours ago

                Rondon

              • donlobatto
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                11 days, 16 hours ago

                Sonny boy

              • Cruz88
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                11 days, 16 hours ago

                Jimi or Son

              • Michelle Davin
                • 2 Years
                11 days, 16 hours ago

                Anderson

            • ANISH_T28
              • 3 Years
              11 days, 17 hours 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
                • 6 Years
                11 days, 16 hours ago

                You have one, so you're sorted.

            • mike09
                11 days, 17 hours ago

                Transfer Keane for :

                A) Kola
                B) Pereira

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

                1. liverpool01
                    11 days, 16 hours ago

                    B)

                    Kola has 2 good fixtures then Spurs and Man Utd

                2. liverpool01
                    11 days, 16 hours 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
                      • 2 Years
                      11 days, 16 hours ago

                      Not think aguero will rise again?

                      1. liverpool01
                          11 days, 16 hours ago

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

                          1. RealSocialDads
                            • 2 Years
                            11 days, 16 hours ago

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

                            1. liverpool01
                                11 days, 16 hours ago

                                What would you suggest I do? lol

                        • mike09
                            11 days, 16 hours ago

                            Looks like Auba is going to drop?

                            1. liverpool01
                                11 days, 16 hours ago

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

                          • Wild Rover
                            • 8 Years
                            11 days, 16 hours 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. StrykesToWatchOutFor
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              11 days, 16 hours 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
                                • 8 Years
                                11 days, 16 hours 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
                                  • 2 Years
                                  11 days, 16 hours 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. StrykesToWatchOutFor
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    11 days, 16 hours ago

                                    Agreed

                                2. StrykesToWatchOutFor
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  11 days, 16 hours 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
                              • 3 Years
                              11 days, 16 hours 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
                              • 1 Year
                              11 days, 16 hours 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
                                11 days, 16 hours 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
                            11 days, 16 hours ago

                            Kolasinac or Perrera in for Digne?

                            1. RealSocialDads
                              • 2 Years
                              11 days, 16 hours ago

                              Tough one, in same position and going Pereira

                              1. Ian Davis
                                • 9 Years
                                11 days, 16 hours 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
                              11 days, 16 hours ago

                              kolasinac great value. leicester are gonna concede

                              1. Ian Davis
                                • 9 Years
                                11 days, 16 hours ago

                                Agreed

                            3. mike09
                                11 days, 16 hours 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
                                  11 days, 16 hours 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
                                  • 6 Years
                                  11 days, 16 hours ago

                                  Yes. Them and Burnley are out of the cup.

                              • Zladan
                                • 1 Year
                                11 days, 16 hours ago

                                Pereira plays BGW31 too.

                            4. Aromatic Spices (not a city…
                              • 1 Year
                              11 days, 16 hours 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
                                • 3 Years
                                11 days, 16 hours ago

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

                                1. Aromatic Spices (not a city…
                                  • 1 Year
                                  11 days, 16 hours ago

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

                                  1. Burger
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    11 days, 16 hours ago

                                    Almost as good as your grammar. 🙂

                                    1. Pasqualinho
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 9 Years
                                      11 days, 16 hours ago

                                      I think it's time to get some popcorn.

                                    2. Aromatic Spices (not a city…
                                      • 1 Year
                                      11 days, 16 hours 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
                                        • 3 Years
                                        11 days, 16 hours 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. Aromatic Spices (not a city…
                                          • 1 Year
                                          11 days, 16 hours 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
                                        • 6 Years
                                        11 days, 16 hours ago

                                        Spot on.

                                      3. Pierce34
                                        • 3 Years
                                        11 days, 16 hours ago

                                        Aromatic spices is correct, sorry Burger.

                                      4. Lord Tachanka
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 1 Year
                                        11 days, 16 hours ago

                                        Wont is a word for wonkers though

                                        Go back to playing fantasy boat race or whatever

                                        🙂

                              2. The 5% Team
                                  11 days, 16 hours ago

                                  same goes for West Ham vs City right?

                                  1. Aromatic Spices (not a city…
                                    • 1 Year
                                    11 days, 16 hours 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.

                                • Chelsea Psycho
                                  • 4 Years
                                  11 days, 16 hours ago

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

                                  Would make a lovely one aromatically spicy burger 🙂

                                  1. Aromatic Spices (not a city…
                                    • 1 Year
                                    11 days, 16 hours ago

                                    Haha nice

                              3. kime67
                                • 1 Year
                                11 days, 16 hours ago

                                early transfer. yes or no

                                1. Zombanksy
                                    11 days, 16 hours ago

                                    No.

                                  • mike09
                                      11 days, 16 hours ago

                                      No.

                                    • HamezMace
                                      • 4 Years
                                      11 days, 16 hours 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
                                      • 5 Years
                                      11 days, 16 hours ago

                                      no

                                    • Konstaapeli
                                      • 2 Years
                                      11 days, 16 hours ago

                                      Generally no. Depends on the situation tho.

                                    • Zladan
                                      • 1 Year
                                      11 days, 16 hours ago

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

                                    • ...al - Leave your comments…
                                      • 9 Years
                                      11 days, 16 hours ago

                                      Already did two on Saturday

                                    • QuintonFortune25
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      11 days, 16 hours ago

                                      No, especially not with other games before the GW.

                                    • Dybala10
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      11 days, 16 hours ago

                                      Hell yeah if it's that muppet Sane.

                                      1. G-Whizz
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • Has Moderation Rights
                                        • 1 Year
                                        11 days, 16 hours ago

                                        Phew!

                                    • wernerhedgehog
                                      • 1 Year
                                      11 days, 16 hours ago

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

                                    • ViperStripes
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 9 Years
                                      11 days, 16 hours 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
                                      • 9 Years
                                      11 days, 16 hours 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
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 4 Years
                                        11 days, 16 hours 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
                                    11 days, 16 hours 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
                                      11 days, 16 hours ago

                                      Same same.

                                      1. mike09
                                          11 days, 16 hours ago

                                          Same,

                                      2. Zombanksy
                                          11 days, 16 hours ago

                                          Here here.

                                        • jtreble
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 2 Years
                                          11 days, 16 hours ago

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

                                          1. Zladan
                                            • 1 Year
                                            11 days, 16 hours 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
                                              11 days, 16 hours ago

                                              Auba (C) for me.

                                        • Dybala10
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 1 Year
                                          11 days, 16 hours ago

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

                                        • drughi
                                          • 9 Years
                                          11 days, 16 hours ago

                                          Doing the same with sterling

                                          1. Zladan
                                            • 1 Year
                                            11 days, 16 hours 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
                                          11 days, 16 hours ago

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

                                          1. Zladan
                                            • 1 Year
                                            11 days, 16 hours 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
                                              11 days, 16 hours ago

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

                                      3. kuzser
                                        • 1 Year
                                        11 days, 16 hours 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
                                        11 days, 16 hours 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
                                          11 days, 16 hours ago

                                          Anythings possible. Wish you get 91!

                                        2. ViperStripes
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 9 Years
                                          11 days, 16 hours ago

                                          Woudl you be disappointed if he got more than 12?

                                      5. noonan357
                                        • 9 Years
                                        11 days, 16 hours ago

                                        What teams do we know are avoiding blank gws?

                                        1. Holmes
                                          • 5 Years
                                          11 days, 16 hours ago

                                          liverpool, leicester and west ham I think

                                          1. QuintonFortune25
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 2 Years
                                            11 days, 16 hours ago

                                            Bournemouth also

                                          2. The 5% Team
                                              11 days, 16 hours ago

                                              West Ham might get a BGW

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

                                              1. Konstaapeli
                                                • 2 Years
                                                11 days, 16 hours ago

                                                How can there be odd number of teams not blanking?

                                                1. jtreble
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 2 Years
                                                  11 days, 16 hours ago

                                                  :).

                                                2. The 5% Team
                                                    11 days, 16 hours ago

                                                    Because I am counting both the BGW31 and 33

                                                    1. Konstaapeli
                                                      • 2 Years
                                                      11 days, 16 hours ago

                                                      Ok. I stand corrected.

                                          3. QuintonFortune25
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 2 Years
                                            11 days, 16 hours 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
                                              11 days, 16 hours ago

                                              Very much so.

                                            2. Wild Card this...
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 9 Years
                                              11 days, 16 hours ago

                                              Would get Boruc for Hamer

                                            3. pingissimus
                                                11 days, 16 hours ago

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

                                            4. Four Season Wonder
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 4 Years
                                              11 days, 16 hours 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
                                                11 days, 16 hours ago

                                                Sane>Anderson this week and Firmino>Aguero following week

                                                1. liverpool01
                                                    11 days, 16 hours ago

                                                    yes

                                                  • Dave Bauer
                                                    • 9 Years
                                                    11 days, 16 hours ago

                                                    I like this.

                                                  • Four Season Wonder
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 4 Years
                                                    11 days, 16 hours ago

                                                    better than taking a hit ay 🙂

                                              2. Z3US
                                                • 1 Year
                                                11 days, 16 hours 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
                                                  • 1 Year
                                                  11 days, 16 hours ago

                                                  Or just save FT?

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

                                                  No. It is not too much to ask

                                              4. HamezMace
                                                • 4 Years
                                                11 days, 16 hours 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
                                                  11 days, 16 hours 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
                                                    11 days, 16 hours ago

                                                    You have brought me much comfort Geoff, thank you!

                                                    1. Geoff
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • Has Moderation Rights
                                                      • 6 Years
                                                      11 days, 16 hours ago

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

                                                      1. HamezMace
                                                        • 4 Years
                                                        11 days, 16 hours ago

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

                                              5. Mo Mané Mo Problems
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 4 Years
                                                11 days, 16 hours ago

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

                                                1. Jᴀʀᴠish
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  11 days, 16 hours ago

                                                  Hopefully they want to concentrate on the league!

                                                  1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 4 Years
                                                    11 days, 16 hours 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
                                                  11 days, 16 hours ago

                                                  good manager

                                              6. #FPLBhuna
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 2 Years
                                                11 days, 16 hours ago

                                                thoughts on a potential cs against leicester?

                                                1. AuFeld
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 2 Years
                                                  11 days, 16 hours 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
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 4 Years
                                                11 days, 16 hours ago

                                                Jota chances of playing tonight?

                                                1. HamezMace
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  11 days, 16 hours 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
                                                    11 days, 16 hours ago

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

                                                2. mataave
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  11 days, 16 hours ago

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

                                              8. #FPLBhuna
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 2 Years
                                                11 days, 16 hours ago

                                                SEAN TOBIN... take a bow!

                                                Upto 5th OR! bloody hell.

                                              9. Wild Rover
                                                • 8 Years
                                                11 days, 16 hours 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
                                                  11 days, 16 hours ago

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

                                                  1. Wild Rover
                                                    • 8 Years
                                                    11 days, 16 hours 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
                                                      11 days, 16 hours ago

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

                                                    2. HamezMace
                                                      • 4 Years
                                                      11 days, 16 hours ago

                                                      The Zola slip celebration adds to the magic.

                                                  2. Jafooli
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 7 Years
                                                    11 days, 16 hours ago

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

                                                2. Pap Le Cissier
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 6 Years
                                                  11 days, 16 hours ago

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

                                              10. mataave
                                                • 3 Years
                                                11 days, 16 hours ago

                                                All good for next GW?

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

                                                Speroni - Sterling - Aguero - Laporte

                                              11. liverpool01
                                                  11 days, 16 hours 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
                                                      11 days, 16 hours ago

                                                      depends on your team and FA cup results

                                                    • bitm2007
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 4 Years
                                                      11 days, 16 hours 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
                                                          11 days, 16 hours ago

                                                          nice

                                                    • liverpool01
                                                        11 days, 16 hours ago

                                                        My team

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

                                                        Hamer,Peltier,Camarasa