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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  1. Scholsey
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    1. Digne to Kola?
    2. Richa to F. Anderson?
    3. Digne to Perreyra?

    Please advice on the best option. Thanks in advance.

    1. Gearoid
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      2 I think

      1. MysticMac17
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 10 days ago

        I like the Kola move

    2. Jones Kusi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 months, 10 days ago

      2

    3. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Balls to it, 2 and 3 for a hit

  2. Weasel51
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Laporte + Hayden > TAA + Fraser/FAnderson and go back to 3-5-2 worth a -4?

    Fabianski
    Laporte Holebas Robertson AWB Doherty
    Salah Sterling Son Pogba Hayden
    Rashford Jiminez Success

    Cheers

  3. MysticMac17
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Anyone find it strange that Auba will probably double fall this week (he has already dropped once and is on -70 on fpl stats), when most people last week were planning on bringing him in?

    I think the FPL market is very strange this week. Aguero rising (I know he hauled) when City don't have a game next gameweek is also perplexing.

    1. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 10 days ago

      3rd world teams planning for gw 28 to win something "real"?!?

  4. Gearoid
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Bottomed
    1 FT, 2.9 ITB
    Lloris
    Balbuena Lindelof Doherty
    Salah Son Pogba Richarlison Camarasa
    Jiminez Rashford

    Steele, AWB, Bednarek, Aguero

    A. Richarlison to FAnderson or Eriksen (0.1 short of Mane)
    B. Balbuena and Richarlison to VVD and FAnderson

    Will wait if I can but keeping a close eye on price changes. What you think?

    1. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Eriksen not a bad idea. TAA back and cheaper than VvD.

  5. George James
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Early thoughts for next game week...

    2FT 3.7m ITB

    A) Firmino >> Auba
    B) Firmino + Alonso >> Laca + Pereria (leaves funds for sterling)
    C) Kamara / Rich / Alonso >> Auba / Camarasa / Pereria -4

    Guatia
    AWB • Doherty • Bennet • Robertson
    Salah • Pogba • Son • Jota
    Firmino • Rashford

    McCarthy / Alonso / Rich / Kamara

  6. Goat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Wolves 0-1 Newcastle

    Rondon 59’

    1. Demigod Mendy
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Rondon OG*

      Scoreline the other way round. Bennett gets the FPL assist and max BAPS.

    2. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Hello Paddington, stick to marmalade. 😀

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

      Nah, goal will definitely be in the 58th minute.

    4. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Wolves 4 - 0 Newcastle

      Doherty G Jimenez A x2
      Jimenez G Doherty A x2

      🙂

      1. donlobatto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 10 days ago

        * you missed off the Jota brace with an assist each for Jimi and Matty D

        1. Giggs-Tosun Particle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 10 days ago

          I need at least that to stay in LMS 😀

    5. Lord Tachanka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      *59th minute sending off

  7. The Hindu Monkey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    The Monkey returns to dissect the weekend, Team of the Weak style

    http://hindumonkey.blogspot.com/2019/02/premier-league-fpl-team-of-weak-gw_11.html?m=1

    1. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      A bit hasty Monkey, surely there may be a few Newcastle players in there if you waited.

      😀

    2. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Good read mate lol, and accurate about Alonso blimey

  8. Jones Kusi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    5 months, 10 days ago

    What to do with my FT?
    A. Digne>Pereira
    B. Ings>Arnautovic
    C. Sterling, Ings> Jota, Auba (-4)

    1. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 10 days ago

      My exact questions. Also considering Rondon (huh)

    2. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 10 days ago

      A and b for a -4

  9. Demigod Mendy
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    This guy's tweet after Aguero's early miss yesterday.

    https://twitter.com/FPL_Partridge/status/1094629993651597315?s=19

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      To be fair, it's a parody page.

  10. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Funny Paddy Power ad out featuring Rhodri Giggs.

    Probably because I was only like 10/11 when the whole scandal came out, but I somehow had never heard that Ryan Giggs slept with his brother’s wife for 8 years, some of which was while he himself got married, including sleeping with her when she was pregnant with Rhodri’s kid and also getting her pregnant himself.

    What an absolute bellend. I can’t even imagine what I would do in that situation if I was his brother. How can you do that?!

    How is Giggs still loved by so many? What a twit.

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Giggs is only loved by Utd fans. Everyone else knows what he's about.

      1. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        I used to think he was a good bloke as well as a great footballer but god was I wrong about that.

        1. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 10 days ago

          Great footballer, sh1te bloke.

          Giggs, Terry, Suarez, Cantona etc. a lot of footballers are the same but fans of those clubs wouldn't care in most cases.

          1. the axolotl
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 10 days ago

            What the hell is Cantona doing in that sentence?

              1. the axolotl
                • 7 Years
                5 months, 10 days ago

                Hardly makes him a shite bloke. Just spirited 🙂

                Thought everyone loved Cantona. I never liked Utd but he's still a bit of a hero.

                1. Berbinho's Forehead
                  • 8 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Everyone has a moment of madness to be fair and out of the above mentioned, Cantona's incident is probably the least worse if you like 🙂

              2. Polka Wakey O'Dot
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                5 months, 10 days ago

                I always really liked him for doing that. The world is full of folk shouting their mouths with all sorts of obscenities and hiding behind the fact that they know their target won’t retaliate....or rather they think they won’t.

                Cantona and Zidane didn’t really let folk hide behind that.

            1. DF
              • 6 Years
              5 months, 10 days ago

              Beat me to it. Baffling

          2. DF
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 10 days ago

            What's wrong with cantona?

      2. Lord Tachanka
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        I’d say is still fairly hushed up by the sports media though.

        Maybe that’s just the Beeb though because he was their sports personality of the year while it was all going on!!!!!

    2. tisza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Great footballer but these ads are karma for someone who spent a fortune in the courts trying to gag the press from reporting the story

    3. Toby Lerone
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Cantona was racially abused you silly scouse sausage can't really hold that again at him

      1. Toby Lerone
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Against

        1. baps sniffer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 10 days ago

          And he answered with violence. Against violence we should perhaps allow similarly increased counter action. Would that be shooting in self defence...

      2. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Yes, I probably shouldn't have included him as we all would react in some way. Relax.

  11. mdm
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Jota or Maddison?

    1. JONALDINHO
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Jota easy

  12. kime67
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Personally im happy with sterling only. Ive learned that the double up never works really.

    1. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      If you'd owned Sterling and Aguero for the last 5 GW's you'd have bagged almost 100 points from those two alone, and that's without captain scores taken into account. The double up works fine if selected at the right time.

      1. avfc82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        I've been pleased with Pogba and Rashford in recent weeks too, they are both getting involved in the points.

    2. RFCSPACE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      I've had the same experience. One attacker is enough. Looking at a City defender soon tho

  13. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Kante should be looking at leaving Chelsea this summer.

    This is a World Cup winner and a 2 two time PL winner who is being played out of position for an inferior player and will realistically be missing out on CL football for a second season in a row.

    1. JONALDINHO
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Don't see Kante as the type of guy to force a move

      1. Lord Tachanka
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        To be fair he was the only one who jumped ship after they (Leicester) won the league.

        1. JONALDINHO
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 10 days ago

          But they he want to leave?

    2. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      They should sooner lose Sarri than Kanye/Hazard

      If they lose both players, which looks increasingly likely especially if nothing else changes at Chelsea, the club is so so screwed 😆

      1. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        They should do with Hazard what Liverpool did with Coutinho. Fantastic player and all that jazz, but you could sell a player who wants out for a huge fee and address your weaknesses.

        Liverpool are a better team with Alisson and VVD as opposed to Coutinho. Pretty sure Chelsea could do the same with, for arguments sake, Koulibaly and Icardi.

        1. Dakes.
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 10 days ago

          Good point tbh

    3. tisza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      would think Chelsea would take the huge fee and reinvest in a better player for that particular position.
      Fernandinho replacement?

      1. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Said similar above for Hazard.

        Don't think Chelsea would sell Kante to City though, maybe PSG/Madrid.

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

          Probably a vicious circle. PSG would need to shift Neymar ( probably to real) for financial fair play reasons and then Real couldn't take both for same reason

      2. Jarvish
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Would a top player want to go to Chelsea though? CL far from guaranteed any season.

        1. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 10 days ago

          Money talks though. United signed Pogba whilst being in Europa, Arsenal the same with Aubameyang.

        2. tisza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 10 days ago

          Just wonder with Chelsea whether Ábra losing a bit of interest. Haven't really been chasing the top talents for a couple of seasons

          1. Jarvish
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 10 days ago

            Wasn't he having some trouble with the UK v Russia diplomatic thing? Can't even remember the last time I saw his face pop up during a match.

          2. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 10 days ago

            Saw a comment today from Sarri saying he never has any contact with Abramovic

            1. Berbinho's Forehead
              • 8 Years
              5 months, 10 days ago

              Probably thinks Abarmovich is a regista playing in the Russian league then.

              1. Wild Rover
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                5 months, 10 days ago

                We can’t even spell his name right between us 😀

                1. Berbinho's Forehead
                  • 8 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Ffs haha 😀

    4. MysticMac17
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Once Kante and Hazard leave, Chelsea will fall to pieces. They are no longer a big club

  14. yuva247
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Startegy thoughts ?

    I am thinking to operate with all 14 good first team players from here onwards rather than having a couple of 4.0-4.5 players as it would help to operate without hits in blank and double GWs - although it might require satisfying one of the big players it could help in the long term - your thoughts on this please ??

    I have a core group of luiz Shaw TAA Salah son Pogba aguero rashford Jimenez and currently rotating with jota Awb Bennett richarlson - in the next two to three gameweeks I am looking to replace Richa Bennett with first teamers that are playing in BGWs - Bennett to perreira and Richa to brooks - any better options here would be wleocme

    1. yuva247
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Also it's good to get players who have easier fixture in the BGWs rather than for eg. In the next one or two GWs

  15. sunnyh
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    does anyone have a link to the expected BGW and DGW spreadsheets or articles?

    Thanks!

  16. F_Ivanovic
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Thoughts on Aguero/Sterling: Keep* if you have, don't buy them otherwise.

    Yes, they've been fantastic past 2 GW's. But they only have 3 games (most likely) in their next 6 if you discount 32 when lots will be using FH. If they get rotated just once then that's only 2 games. They'd have to equal what they have done the past GW for it to be worthwhile to bring them in and realistically that's just not going to happen often enough.

    *If Wolves lose FA cup and Arsenal don't blank, bringing in Auba for Aguero could be better.

    1. Jellyfish
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Kuns rise in value makes me wary of swapping him out. Bought him in at 11.3 so worry that I run the risk of being priced out of a route back in

    2. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Agree 100%. I shall keep but as well as the possible 3 blanks in the next 6, there is the fa cup, champions league and league cup final to negotiate.
      Judging by the level of bile directed at pep during the gw 25, (sane gate), there is gonna be some mightily dissatisfied owners of city assets around.
      No transfer activity for me until after the chelsea/man utd fa cup tie. At least there will be no replays.

  17. Jellyfish
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    0.1 short of doing Rash > Laca

    Gawd dam....

    1. MysticMac17
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Why oh why would you sell Rash for Laca?

      1. Jellyfish
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        1 week punt alternative to Kun > Auba to get arris attacking cover for 'uddersfield

  18. MysticMac17
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 10 days ago

    My early thoughts is to get Auba in for GW 27 for Firmino and give him the armband? 3.8 ITB and McNeil has already been brought in this gameweek for Rich

    Guaita
    AWB Jonny TAA
    Salah Pogba Son McNeil
    Rashford Jimenez Firmino

    Subs: Bednarek, Sterling, Laporte

    1. Jellyfish
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Yep thats the logical move if you have the funds and don't have Kun, Might want to monitor their values before jumping in though as Auba's value was still falling

      1. MysticMac17
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Should I just wait until GW 28 then and bring in Aguero?

        1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 10 days ago

          What's the worst that can happen if you get Aguero before GW27 deadline?

          1. MysticMac17
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 10 days ago

            Well, then Id be taking out a player that has a game this week in Firmino and would have to start Bednarek who is away to Arsenal.

            1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              5 months, 10 days ago

              Getting Aguero for a GW he doesn't play in and with a final on that weekend doesn't sound like a great idea. The only benefit is getting him cheaper unless he drops.

              1. MysticMac17
                • 1 Year
                5 months, 10 days ago

                Yes, that's why I'm saying to wait until GW 28 to bring him in and do nothing now

                1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 10 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  I read your question above as thinking of getting him this GW instead of waiting. If you want Aguero in 28 regardless, it's a matter of Auba(c) vs Firmino + whoever you captain and a FT(-4) if you take a hit in the new future.

  19. Dynamic Duos
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Which keeper would everyone want with no budget?

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Alisson or Ederson. But when you take into account cost and taking up a valuable place from those teams, then Etheridge is the best value for money GK.

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Etheridge over Dubravka?

        1. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 10 days ago

          Definitely.

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 10 days ago

            Think I need wait for Brighton to play

    2. Jellyfish
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Van der sar

  20. liverpool01
      5 months, 10 days ago

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

      Hamer,Peltier,Camarasa

      Peltier or Liverpool double up on defence?

    • Toby Lerone
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Thoughts on what to do with this squad? 1.0itb 1FT

      Fab
      Robertson lindelof doherty
      Salah pogba son Sterling
      Jimenez Rash Firmino
      Button AWB hjoberg Kiko

      Thinking Laca in for Firm 27

      Any clear way to get in aguero after 27 as I'm 1.3 short for him?

      Any advice welcome thanks

      1. liverpool01
          5 months, 10 days ago

          Maybe Sterling to Felipe Anderson since he is playing against Fulham, Firmino>Aguero

          1. Toby Lerone
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 10 days ago

            Unsure about losing Sterling before west ham at home though

            1. liverpool01
                5 months, 10 days ago

                yeh tough call to make he looked great against terrible Chelsea

          2. baps sniffer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 10 days ago

            Robbo > TAA perhaps? Or as a part with something else.

            1. Toby Lerone
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 10 days ago

              That could work actually

        • Dakes.
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 10 days ago

          If only the rest of WHU’s defence wasn’t so god awful and letting the saves legend that is Fabianski down all the time.

          1. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 10 days ago

            Balbuena should be back next game

        • HammersXI
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 10 days ago

          Since my season has crashed and burn (like Chelsea defense yesterday), thought on this few moves?

          Already did Sane -> Anderson
          Am thinking of Digne -> Pereira (-4)

          And doing these 2 moves the following week.

          Rashford + Hazard -> Aguero, 10.3M midfielder. (-4)

          Thoughts? Do not want to get rid of Barnes and Jimenez atm

        • Polka Wakey O'Dot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 10 days ago

          As he’s been mentioned. Did anybody else actually see Cantona play much?...He wasn’t the biggest player i’ve ever seen but he played with an aura and stature about him that made him appear about a foot taller than everybody else. Very strange trick to be able to pull off.

          Fantastic player and one of the most under rated on the list of greats imo.

          1. Pep Pig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 10 days ago

            An unbelievable player and haven't come across a player like him since. I think he was a complete one-off. Di Canio had something similar but not in his league. Not comparing the 2 by any means. The collar up was iconic 🙂

            1. Amey
                5 months, 10 days ago

                This.
                Aura, celebration style, collar up, and yes KUNG FU CICK 🙂

              • Polka Wakey O'Dot
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                5 months, 10 days ago

                I think you had to see him live to appreciate how “big” he carried himself. Oddly he doesn’t really carry himself with that same arrogant upright posture off the pitch so maybe it was all part of psyching opponents out. Whatever it was it worked.

                SAF gets a lot of credit for United’ssuccess but Cantona also had the same self belief and was a very big part of it as well.

                1. Amey
                    5 months, 10 days ago

                    Absolutely agreed.

              • Amey
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  I have never watched him play. But have heard enough times that it's because of him the class of 92 got the Winning mentality/ruthless attitude.

                  1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    5 months, 10 days ago

                    Ha....timing...above^

                    Absolutely right.

                    1. Amey
                        5 months, 10 days ago

                        This should be a HT mate 🙂

                • Super Saints
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  What would you do with 1m ITB?

                  Ryan Boruc
                  Periera Kola AWB Jonny Bednarek
                  Salah Hazard Pogba Son Westwood
                  Aguero Rashford Jimenez

                  1. GE
                    • 2 Years
                    5 months, 10 days ago

                    Haz -> Eriksen/Mane

                • Mattymo23
                  • 7 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Boruc nailed?

                  1. GE
                    • 2 Years
                    5 months, 10 days ago

                    Think so

                  2. Amey
                      5 months, 10 days ago

                      It's rather the case of Begovic is out of favor with manager, having let in so many goals.
                      Also Boruc support the playing style of Bournemouth as per articles I've read from their forums.

                      So, he's safe currently

                  3. GE
                    • 2 Years
                    5 months, 10 days ago

                    What would you do? 🙂

                    1) Alonso -> Kolasinac
                    2) Alonso -> Pereira
                    3) Digne -> Kolasinac
                    4) Digne -> Pereira
                    5) Rich -> Eriksen
                    6) Rich -> Mane
                    7) Other suggestions?

                    (1FT, 3.3 itb)

                    Guaita
                    Robertson/Doherty/AWB
                    Salah/Son/Pogba/Martial/Rich*
                    Rashford/Jimenez

                    Bench: Button, Alonso*, Digne*, Kamara*

                    1. Amey
                        5 months, 10 days ago

                        2
                        Frees up some money & Alonso is being battered by every pundit so he could be benched again (IMO)

                        1. GE
                          • 2 Years
                          5 months, 10 days ago

                          Thanks mate

                        2. Pigsinblankets
                          • 3 Years
                          5 months, 10 days ago

                          His mistake for City's first goal was criminal. Then again, we got spanked 4-0 with Emerson starting...

                          1. Amey
                              5 months, 10 days ago

                              He he

                      • Tosa86
                        • 1 Year
                        5 months, 10 days ago

                        I'll play WC in GW28, my idea is below:

                        Etherdige - Fabianski
                        TAA - WBA - Pereira - Doherty - XXX
                        Salah - pogba - sterling - son - Gunnarsson
                        Kun - Jimenez - YYY

                        10.9 in the bank, who are XXX and YYY, any suggestion?
                        the rest of team is good?

                        1. Amey
                            5 months, 10 days ago

                            Murray & Duffy/Holebas/Yedlin ??

                            1. Tosa86
                              • 1 Year
                              5 months, 10 days ago

                              with king (at today a can choose 4.5 defender).
                              murray good fixtures until GW 37 and DGW38.

                        2. The_Bucc
                            5 months, 10 days ago

                            getting lonely on the new post by myself