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Liverpool facing knife-edge Bayern rematch in between Gameweeks 30 and 31

Liverpool and Bayern Munich played out a goalless draw in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday night.

The second leg of their knockout stage match will take place on Wednesday 13 March, directly in between Liverpool’s Gameweek 30 and 31 fixtures against Burnley and Fulham respectively.

Whether Jurgen Klopp would countenance any squad rotation either before or after the trip to Germany is open to debate, given that the Premier League title race will feasibly be as neck-and-neck in mid-March as it is now.

The Gameweek 30 encounter with Sean Dyche’s side at Anfield would arguably be most at risk of minor tinkering from Klopp, perhaps in the form of “managed minutes” rather than wholesale rotation.

The fact that an international break follows after Gameweek 31, though, at least affords the likes of Mohamed Salahwho won’t be involved in Egypt’s two matches in March – the opportunity of a welcome breather.

Our Scout Notes article below focuses on last night’s match itself.

Liverpool 0-0 Bayern Munich

Liverpool delivered a performance full of endeavour and plenty of respect for the opposition on Tuesday evening – but ultimately a lack of creativity and inability to break down a resolute Bayern side sullied their display against Niko Kovac’s Bavarian giants.

A goalless draw is far from a terrible result, of course – depriving Bayern of an away goal could prove crucial and the reigning Bundesliga champions will likely not be as defensive-minded on home soil in three weeks’ time, potentially affording the Reds more space to exploit on the break.

Kovac’s side were especially stubborn after the interval, with the hosts not registering a single shot in the first 35 minutes of the second half.

A late Sadio Mane (£9.6m) header – one of just two shots on target that Liverpool mustered all night – was the closest the Reds came after half-time, though there were some clearer chances for Klopp’s side and Mane himself before the interval.

The Senegalese midfielder, who has scored in each of the last four Gameweeks in the Premier League, missed the best of Liverpool’s opportunities when screwing a shot wide on the turn from ten yards out and then sending an overhead kick high into the Anfield Road Stand from the edge of Manuel Neuer’s six-yard box.

Mane also fired a shot off-target from the edge of the Bayern area as the Reds enjoyed their best spell of the match, though this was one game in which the premium FPL midfielder’s finishing touch deserted him.

Although lacking a clinical streak on Tuesday night, the fact that Mane had more attempts on goal than Mohamed Salah (£13.6m) and Roberto Firmino (£9.3m) combined is nevertheless an encouraging sign for those who pay heed to underlying attacking statistics – further information on that can be found in this article that we published earlier today.

Firmino actually had a decent match despite his lack of goalscoring opportunities in the centre-forward role, rising from his sick bed (the Brazilian had been a minor doubt for this match due to a virus) to play the first 76 minutes of this encounter and looking more like the excellent link-up player he can be when on song – something he hasn’t been in recent weeks.

Salah, back on the right flank, had two presentable chances in the first half but couldn’t get enough purchase on a superb Jordan Henderson (£5.3m) through-ball and then sent a header wide of Neuer’s left-hand post from a Trent Alexander-Arnold (£5.2m) cross.

While the Egyptian posed a threat in the first half, he was generally comfortably dealt with by the Bayern backline and his goalscoring record against the “bigger” sides in 2018/19 might be of concern going into the Gameweek 27 meeting with Manchester United: Salah has one goal in five Champions League matches against PSG, Napoli and Bayern, and one goal in seven Premier League fixtures against fellow “big six” clubs.

Klopp reflected on his side’s attacking efforts:

There was a lot of respect involved in the game and that made life uncomfortable.

But in the first half we still had chances; if Sadio hits the ball a bit better, he strikes twice with a bicycle kick, which is obviously pretty rare. How it always is, a goal would have changed the game. It was like it was. The first half was still absolutely OK, we created. In the second half, nobody created anymore.

Our problem tonight was, on one hand, the quality of the opponent of course, but on the other hand, our last pass was not our friend. We had ten or 12 situations where everything was prepared, everything was on a plate, and then we played a very average last pass or gave it away.

It’s 0-0, the best draw you can get. It will be a tough one again to play at Bayern. If we win 1-0 tonight, what would have changed really? So it’s not perfect but good enough to work with.

Alexander-Arnold made his first start since returning from a knee injury and was prominent at set-piece situations especially, creating more chances than any other player on show.

The England full-back and Andrew Robertson (£6.8m) were curbed somewhat in open play by Bayern’s rigid set-up, however, while Robertson had his hands full with Serge Gnabry at the other end of the pitch.

With Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m) suspended and Dejan Lovren and Joe Gomez (both £4.9m) sidelined through injury, the makeshift centre-back pairing of Joel Matip (£4.9m) and Fabinho (£5.5m) performed admirably – save for a couple of jittery moments involving Alisson (£6.0m) in the first half – and didn’t allow their visitors a single shot on target. Robert Lewandowski, indeed, had the fewest touches of any player who started the match.

Matip was a (wasteful) threat at the other end and had the joint-highest number of attempts on goal in this contest, the best of his opportunities coming from a Firmino cross just before half-time.

Matip will likely continue alongside van Dijk at Old Trafford on Sunday, as Lovren seems unlikely to recover in time for Gameweek 27.

Klopp said:

It was not mind games but Dejan had no chance for the game today actually, I don’t think he even has a chance for the next game. He will take his time.

Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Fabinho, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Henderson, Keita (Milner 76′); Salah, Firmino (Origi 76′), Mane.

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

    I look at sterling and Aguero on my bench and it makes me smile at the memories

    1. fr3ddy
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      Ban

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

        I’d give up my nuts for those fpl legends

        1. Fossit
          • 2 Years
          27 days, 7 hours ago

          I have Haz and Kun in mine 😀

    2. Fossit
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      Back to earth this week then!

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

        They’re due a blank imo

        1. Fossit
          • 2 Years
          27 days, 7 hours ago

          Yeah you should play them just in case 😉

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

            I’d rather that than Puncheon !

    3. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      I feel similar looking at Richarlison and Luiz on my bench.

  2. Whats the Mata?
    • 4 Years
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    People planning to navigate gw31 with fts and FH gw32, and have the likes of Pogba, Rashford, Jiminez, Jota, Sterling, Son, Kun and co, when are y'all planning to offload them?

    They have great fixtures right until gw30/31, which is causing an headache to when they must be offloaded to get gw31 players.

    Alternatively, this strategy might work maybe?
    https://twitter.com/FPL_Hana/status/1098009900616216576

    Too many doubts and concerns. Headaches. Need another "How FPL affects personal life" scoutcast.

    1. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      Keeping Pogba and Jimenez as I have £0.5m tied up in each. Everyone else not playing in the blank is gone.
      Ignoring City vs West Ham, Bournemouth and Watford.

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

        That is very bold. Personally think City will tear them apart.

        1. Snevitz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          27 days, 7 hours ago

          So do I but I've ignored City most of the season and it hasn't done too much damage.
          I'll be getting them in for the doubles (FH and WC) but not worth the hits to get them in and out with blanks coming up.

      2. Nose for baps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 7 hours ago

        I will almost certainly ditch Jimenez. Their later fixtures (Chelsea, blank, Burnley, ManU) is too sour for me.

        1. Snevitz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          27 days, 7 hours ago

          Man U is a blank.

          1. Nose for baps
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            27 days, 7 hours ago

            Yep, sorry. Even worse.

            1. Snevitz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              27 days, 7 hours ago

              Yes, keep him for the next three and then swap for Wilson.

    2. Internal Error
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      keeping Pog, Rash, Sterling and Aguero. Playing 7/8 in GW 31

    3. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      keeping Pogba and rashford all season probably

      jimmy for king gw30, not sure about doherty, they served me well but time to move on 🙂

    4. Darlo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      I don't have my wildcard, so I'm building my team up with FT's for the double gameweek in week 32. This will involve playing my FH in week 31 and then praying in blank gameweek 33, which, in theory (or blind optimism), should have more games than in week 31.

      Too much value and favourable fixtures involved to jettison Pogba, Rashford, Jimenez, Son, Man City etc just to have a full team playing both week 31 and 33.

    5. HamezMace
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      If I don't FH31.

      Keeping Rashford, Wan Bissaka, and probably Son through the BGW31.

      Offloading Sterling after GW28 for Hazard - who has Fulham, and Wolves in 29/30.

      Jimenez to Arnie after GW30.

    6. Sting in the Tail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 5 hours ago

      No transfer gw 28
      Son out gw29
      Jota out gw30
      3 transfers (-4) gw31 - will have to look at which two players out of Pogba, Rashford, Doherty and Aguero (Kamara will definitely go!!) I have least value tied up in or don't want to have in potential wild card team. I can then field eleven starters.

      That's the plan - can't see me sticking to it!

  3. Jᴀʀᴠish
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    Impressed you were able to make a whole article out of that shocking game - nice work Neale 🙂

    1. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      Ha! Thanks. The fact that I focused on GW30/31 says much about the game...

  4. gdeane491
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    Currently have Ederson and Hamer. Better to:
    A) get in Schmeichel to set and forget for the next 5/6 weeks, or
    B) Fabianski for Hamer and play when Ederson blanks?

    1. DA Minnion
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      B

  5. Kaba1916
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    I have 2 MAN City players at he moment and only 1 free transfer.
    Any advice before week 27?

    1. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      Take one out?

    2. The 5% Team
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      which ones? Probably just put them on your bench this GW

    3. Nose for baps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      You can bench 3+1 player 😉

    4. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      depends on your strategy for the doubles/blanks. Can you do a Kun > Aub hokey kokey?

    5. Kaba1916
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      Aguero and Serling

      1. HamezMace
        • 4 Years
        27 days, 6 hours ago

        Do you have 11 starting players?

  6. DA Minnion
    • 6 Years
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    Think I'm gonna build for 32 and free hit in 31 . Too many good players to be ditching them in the coming weeks.

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      sounds great but we dont know the fixtures for 32 yet

      1. DA Minnion
        • 6 Years
        27 days, 7 hours ago

        Yeah I know but gonna chance it .

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 4 Years
          27 days, 7 hours ago

          good luck 🙂

    2. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      issue will be 33 I guess

      1. DA Minnion
        • 6 Years
        27 days, 7 hours ago

        Shouldn't be as big and issue as 31 .

        1. Holmes
          • 5 Years
          27 days, 7 hours ago

          don't think really think GW31 is an issue with those teams playing and overall average number of players likely to be low...

        2. Internal Error
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          27 days, 7 hours ago

          Being light for 31 doesn't fear me at all

        3. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 4 Years
          27 days, 6 hours ago

          if i could ideally i'd like bb 32 and fh33, but i d have to wait for the fixtures to be announced for gw32 to see if my team can cope...

          1. DA Minnion
            • 6 Years
            27 days, 6 hours ago

            That's what I'm thinking. Bench boost on 32. Triple cap on 35.

            1. Nose for baps
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              27 days, 6 hours ago

              Buiding a good team for BB 32 looks like a difficult task. Or at least I thought so last time I was considering it.

            2. Twisted Saltergater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              27 days, 6 hours ago

              BB in 35 might be better as Liverpool have Spurs in 32 and Cardiff in 35.

              1. DA Minnion
                • 6 Years
                27 days, 6 hours ago

                Yeah good point. It's not cast in stone . Could easily bench boost in 35 . Maybe t c in 32 . Will play it by ear.

                1. Twisted Saltergater
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  27 days, 6 hours ago

                  If you still have TC, then I'd definitely use it in 32.

                  The doubles are a bit meh this season. Every nice fixture is likely to be paired with a difficult one, except for Brighton lol.

      2. Nose for baps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 7 hours ago

        Too many unknowns. As mentioned above, with bb32 wc33 might become an option.

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      and hope for upsets in the FA Cup for 33?

      1. DA Minnion
        • 6 Years
        27 days, 6 hours ago

        Yeah 33 could be easier to navigate.

  7. Whats the Mata?
    • 4 Years
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    Patricio
    Doherty* - TAA - Robertson - AWB
    Jota* - Salah - Son - Pogba
    Rashford - Wilson**

    Hart** - Digne** - Ings** - Sterling**

    1ft, 0.9m itb

    Would you do:
    A: Wilson to Arnie for free
    or
    B: Digne + Ings --> Lascalles + Arnie for a hit (Lets me have Wilson for gw31, 1 less transfer to worry about)

    Cheers 🙂

    1. fr3ddy
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      Owning both Ings and Wilson at this point is impressive.

      Wilson to Jimenez or Digne to Pereira

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

        Already have 3 Wolves.

        Im building towards fh32, thus avoiding all players who blank in gw31 fow now.

    2. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      wilson and ings to rondon and jimenez

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

        Already have 3 Wolves.

        Im building towards fh32, thus avoiding all players who blank in gw31 for now.

        1. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          27 days, 6 hours ago

          Just Ings to Rondon then, Rondon plays in 31

  8. Scotty B
    • 6 Years
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    Has anyone got the link to last night's scoutcast please audio version?

    1. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      not sure you want it tbh, david's mic was terrible, I couldn't listen beyond 2 minutes of trying

      1. fr3ddy
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 7 hours ago

        I can’t believe Az or Neale didn’t tell him...

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      http://fantasyfootballscout.libsyn.com/

      Not ready yet.

      You can convert from youtube to mp3.

  9. wildnothing
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    Do you think Llorente will start against Burnley on saturday?

    1. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      Nope, I don't think he'll start.

    2. HamezMace
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      If any of three of these players are fit, Llorente doesn't start;

      Kane, Alli, Son, Lamela, Moura.

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        27 days, 6 hours ago

        this is nonsense, tbf.

        1. HamezMace
          • 4 Years
          27 days, 6 hours ago

          Then why did Moura start ahead of him against Newcastle, when Spurs entire game plan seemed to be load the box with crosses.

          1. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            27 days, 5 hours ago

            Because Llorente is 33 and had just started 3 games in a week vs Chelsea, Palace and Watford. The Newcastle game followed 3 days after Watford.

            1. HamezMace
              • 4 Years
              27 days, 5 hours ago

              Well I think I'm right in saying he's only started games when Poch didn't have any other option, Kane/Dele/Moura were injured, and Son was away at the asia games, anytime those players have been available they've started ahead of Llorente.

              He put Son straight back in the team, even though he said he wasn't 100% after travelling, and started Moura centre forward ahead of Llorente, although I take your point on fitness.

              Just my opinion, but I'd be very worried owning Llorente, especially as we know Kane is training again.

              1. Twisted Saltergater
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                27 days, 5 hours ago

                I've checked the Spurs fans forum as I'm worried about Kane starting against Burnley, and while some are calling for Kane to start, many are urging caution with his injury - particularly when they have Chelsea, Arsenal, Dortmund in the next fortnight.

                I'm probably 70/30 on Llorente starting vs Burnley, then his time's up.

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

                  Pretty sure Kane will start, but for once he may not make 90 depending on how the game goes. I'd expect 20 minutes from Llorente if the game is won.

                  1. Twisted Saltergater
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    27 days, 5 hours ago

                    After so long out? In an away game? He'll be on the pine.

                2. HamezMace
                  • 4 Years
                  27 days, 5 hours ago

                  I think we can agree then, that even if Llorente starts, he probably won't get 90 minutes, as Kane is likely to get some game time.
                  And also if Llorente does start this game, it'll be the last game he starts this season, assuming Kane doesn't re-injure himself.

                  1. Twisted Saltergater
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    27 days, 5 hours ago

                    We can definitely agree on that 🙂

    3. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      Yes, only if Poch wanted to start Kane would Llorente be benched. Especially given the extra height in the team vs Burnley.

  10. Scotty B
    • 6 Years
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    Where do I find my 'team ID' please?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        27 days, 6 hours ago

        52762

  11. Would Ed Woodward
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    My head hurts thinking about the blanks, I don't have a clue what I'm gonna do. The more I think about it, the more unsure I get.

    1. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      sit back and relax

    2. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      Must be the real Woodward

      1. TRASH BOAT
        • 5 Years
        27 days, 6 hours ago

        I wouldn't, but Edward Woodward would...

  12. flippetyflop
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    Good for a -4?

    Aguero to Auba
    Alonso to Pereira
    Hojberg to Maddison

    Fab/Hamer
    Alonso/Luiz/Robertson/Digne/Bennett
    Salah/Son/Pogba/Richarlison/Hojberg
    Aguero/Jimenez/Mitro

    1. wulfranian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      No for me.

    2. J to the T
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      Don’t you want rid of Richarlison?

  13. Park the bus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    Boruc likely to take his place? Lossl back for Hudd so plan to use one of my FTs to get Boruc in for Hamer and cover Ederson not playing

  14. wulfranian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    When is the next Europa League round?Is Laca banned for the first game of the next round?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      Tomorrow.

    2. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      he got a card in first game, wont play in 2nd game which is tomorrow

  15. United2603
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    A. Ederson & Kamara to Fabianski & Arnie or
    B. Hamer & Kamara to Fabianski & Rondon

    1. TeddiPonza
      • 8 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      B

  16. wildnothing
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    I'm thinking about transferring Salah out for three or four gameweek. I wouldn't captain him even if I had him until GW 31 anyway. Is it too risky to take him out?

    1. Darlo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      For me it would depend on if you were able to get him back in if needed. He is not playing well at the moment.....but it's Salah!

    2. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      Fine if you have the transfers, most people are setting up for week 31 when Salah is the stand out captain choice.

    3. The 5% Team
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      Watford, Burnley and Fulham are 3 of the next 5 fixtures for Liverpool...I'm counting on some good points there

  17. Sam (Team Sam)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    How many hits would it take before you decide to wildcard?

    Currently set for 8 points, but Lovren being out takes it to 12.

    Not totally sure I'll need to make that many changes in a future week!

    1. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      16-20, formation change required, multiple premium assets removal required.

      1. Sam (Team Sam)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        27 days, 6 hours ago

        Yeah, 16 felt like a good cut off to me. Think I'll just take the hit with 12

    2. The 5% Team
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      12. The closer near to the end, the less hits you want to take.

      So next month for example, I would WC for even a 8 points.

  18. Dare to Dedede
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    For GW29, which striker is a better option?

    a) Higuain vs Fulham
    b) Firmino vs Everton

    1. GreenShark1
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      On the face of it a) (which is who i have earmarked to bring in then) but obviously need to wait and see for more info?

    2. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      I'm going for Higuain as it is easy to fill 3 Liverpool spots in my team, it is much harder to find value in the Chelsea players.

    3. RECKLESS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      For chelsea Hazard looks best bet as last match only Haz was sparkling throughout even after the 2-0 fall

  19. chonks
    • 4 Years
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    fabs or schmichs for set and forgets

  20. built_this_city
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    aguero, richarlison out, aubameyang, anderson in

    8)

  21. anish10
    • 8 Years
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    What shall I do here, need to take one of Aguero/Sterling for 1 GW to field a solid XI

    1FT 0.5ITB

    Foster
    Kolasinac AWB Jonny Bednerak
    Masuaku Salah Son(c) Pogba
    Llorente Rashford

    Norris -- Aguero -- Sterling -- Laporte

    Thinking Aguero > Auba (c), don't mind the hokey cokey

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      See how the next 2 nights go.

    2. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      I don't know your chip strategy but I would go for Laporte to Pereira to start setting up for week 31.

  22. TeddiPonza
    • 8 Years
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    Barnes or Rondon from now on to gw 33?

    1. GS456
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      Rondon

    2. Jacky boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      Rond On

  23. RECKLESS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    People who have had pogba since he was 7.9mn, is it worth it to switch to Mane to complete Liv trio are double up defence with TAA? It looks an imp decision to make or break the season and affect team value as well

    1. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      I think you are under-rating the importance of this decision.

      1. RECKLESS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        27 days, 6 hours ago

        I just said its make or break for me. Wish you could assist me instead of deciding intensity of imp which is highly opinion based

        1. Snevitz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          27 days, 6 hours ago

          Ok, here's what I did.
          I picked the two players with blanks who have increased the most in value (and who I want to keep) and decided to bench them in the blanks. That is Pogba and Jimenez.
          Then I worked out my ideal starting 11 in week 31, looked at the transfers that I'd need to make and the fixtures of the players involved to formulate a transfer plan leading up to week 31. It doesn't matter which week any of the hits you take are in, the transfers should be done to maximise fixture potential.
          In answer to your question I would not sell Pogba as he offers amazing value.

    2. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      there must be someone else to drop for Mane?

      1. RECKLESS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        27 days, 6 hours ago

        Son or Rich but rich will require me to bring one of rondon/wilson/barnes for rashford. So you prefer Mane(-4) over TAA as well till gw33?

        1. Snevitz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          27 days, 6 hours ago

          Week 30 - Rashford to Wilson, Week 31 - Son to Mane

    3. britzdubb
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      that could be a reckless move

  24. GS456
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    Thoughts please lads?

    Niasse, Sane and Richarlison
    >
    Auba, Barnes and Anderson?

    (-4)

    Trouble is I really want Aguero for WHU is auba worth one week?

  25. JammySprat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    How would you interpret this in the case of Balbuena? He hasn't played since GW 18 and is due back 22 Feb but he has played 'most of the games' this season

    Manuel Pellegrini: "For this game we have the squad which played most of the games and maybe Lanzini and Nasri can be included. They worked not only today but they worked the complete week. We will talk to the medical staff about whether we can use them."

    1. JammySprat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      27 days, 5 hours ago

      Any Balbuena owners or thoughts?

  26. Pkellz1985
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    Hey everyone!

    Thoughts on captaincy for this week

    I have a big lead in my league over a 100 points, in two minds to go for a differential and go for FAnderson against Fulham and try and extend the lead, no one has him currently.

    A) Fanderson
    B) Pogba
    C) Pierre
    D) Salah
    E) Son
    F) Rashford

    Cheers!

    1. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      I would go for Son with Anderson vice. I wouldn't even think about rivals, just the player who I think will score the most points.

  27. britzdubb
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    £6.1 million to burn

    any midfield suggestions from Newcastle, Huddersfield,Leicester

    rest of mid is Son, salah , pogba , felipe

    1. Jacky boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      Fraser, jota, almiron.
      Almiron for me due to fixtures

      1. britzdubb
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 6 hours ago

        sis think of fraser but wolves , ars and man city next not great... almiron would be punty but i`d bes o ahead of the curve if it works out

    2. JammySprat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      Barnes

  28. Jacky boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    Thoughts on these moves?

    Kdb + Niasse + Lamela ---> Felipe + Arnie + Maddison for -4

    Alisson
    Robbo Matip Shaw Jonny
    Pogba Son KDB* Lamela*
    Rashford Niasse*

    Speroni Bednarek Aguero Sterling

    Thanks mates

    1. Pkellz1985
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      looks reasonable to me, all players are in the 5 game GW as well!

    2. britzdubb
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      more liverpool needed

      1. britzdubb
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 6 hours ago

        sorry didn't realise the GK

  29. murty1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    Think it is really touch and go which of these strategies to go with for my team.

    1. FH GW 31. Can focus on City/Chels/Spurs players etc. 7 FT's or so.
    2. Build transfers for GW 31- Will have about 8/9 players max. Going to change Digne/Rich as I have had enough of them anyway.
    Which would u choose?

    *Fabianski.
    Bednarek, Doherty, AWB.
    Pogba, *Salah, Son, Camarasa.
    *Firmino, Auba, Rashford.
    Hamer, Holebas, *Rich, *Digne.
    2ft, 1.4m ITB.
    160k and need something special to increase rank here so may risk it.
    All chips remaining.

    1. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      2.
      I think you'd want a couple of Arsenal players for 32, which doesn't really fit with FH31.
      1 is dodgy with City/Spurs players - how many are you going to get?

  30. Taegugk Warrior
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    Fab
    Robo/doherty/shaw
    Salah/son/pogba/rich
    Firmino/rashford/jimenez

    Hamer,digne,camarasa,peltier

    A. Shaw to pereira, play camarasa
    B. Digne to pereira, play 433
    C. Rich to fAnderson, play shaw
    D. Shaw+Rich to pereira+fAnderson (-4).

    1. britzdubb
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      D