Scout Notes

Away form a cause for concern for Liverpool’s attacking assets

The final match of a largely dispiriting Gameweek 29 was suitably underwhelming.

Many Fantasy managers endured an awful Saturday and there was to be little consolation on Sunday evening for those hoping for goals at Goodison Park.

While Liverpool’s defenders returned yet more clean sheet and bonus points for their owners in a goalless Merseyside derby, the Reds’ attacking assets once again flattered to deceive on the road.

The Reds’ next away match happens to be in Blank Gameweek 31, when many FPL bosses will be opting for a Liverpool double or triple-up – but there may be nagging doubts creeping in regarding the captaincy credentials of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane after this latest showing.

The fact that Fulham have conceded at least two or more goals in each of their last four home matches offers plenty of hope that Liverpool’s lean spell away from Anfield will come to an end, though the Cottagers did deliver a spirited showing in the west London derby on Sunday.

Liverpool’s form in their last five away league matches now reads: P5, W1, D3, L1, F3, A3.

The record of the Reds’ first-choice front three – Salah, Mane and Roberto Firmino – in those fixtures is exactly the same: five appearances, one goal, no assists.

Liverpool’s remaining four away fixtures (Fulham, Southampton, Cardiff and Newcastle) look a darn sight more appealing than the five they have just contested (trips to both Manchester clubs and a Merseyside derby among them) but their subdued attacking displays on the road in 2019 give legitimate cause for concern.

When all 20 top-flight clubs are filtered by their last four away matches, the Reds (who most recently faced Brighton, West Ham, an injury-hit Manchester United and Everton) sit in the bottom half of the table for goals scored, overall goal attempts and shots on target, while they sit tenth for efforts in the opposition box.

Their latest muted performance is the subject of our Scout Notes piece below.

Everton 0-0 Liverpool

Mohamed Salah (£13.5m) delivered his fifth blank in six Gameweeks on Sunday afternoon.

When penalties are stripped away, the Egyptian has three goals and two assists in the last 11 Gameweeks.

Salah’s only attacking return away from home in 2019 was indeed from the penalty spot in the victory over Brighton in Gameweek 22.

There is little wrong with the 2017/18 Player of the Year’s underlying stats, however, even on the road.

Salah sits top or joint-top among FPL midfielders for attempts in the box, shots on target and big chances over the last six away matches and completely outshines Sadio Mane (£9.7m), whose figures are only half as good as the Egypt international’s or worse over the same period.

Sunday’s showing at Goodison Park was another one of Salah’s “almost” displays.

Two of Liverpool’s best chances in the Merseyside derby fell at the feet of Salah, who spurned a one-on-one opportunity against Jordan Pickford (£4.9m) in the first half and then later dithered long enough in a similar situation to allow Michael Keane (£4.8m) to stage a last-gasp intervention.

Salah’s touch has always been inconsistent – even in his phenomenal 2017/18, the Egyptian’s tendency to get dispossessed, dribble down cul-de-sacs or waste “big chances” saw him repeatedly penalised on the Bonus Points System.

When Liverpool aren’t creating as many opportunities to mask those failings, Salah’s shortcomings are all the more apparent.

As one would expect, Jurgen Klopp defended the Egyptian after full-time:

When you see the situation, he’s doing everything right [until] the last moment. We had our moments. There’s no reason for taking it or not taking it.

There’s all different things. It’s really the pitch sometimes. The boys are able to score situations like this but it’s an inch on the boot.

On another day, he scores two or three and today not. That’s all that happened. Absolutely stay cool and play football, fight for everything and everything will be fine in the end. That’s how it is.

The time will inevitably come, perhaps in the next few Gameweeks, when Salah will convert a couple of those “big chances” into another double-digit haul.

The fear of missing out on those returns is what inevitably drives Fantasy managers to retain the Egyptian’s services in spite of the barren run, with Salah still the most-owned player in FPL.

Mane’s ownership has rocketed over the last few Gameweeks as his form at Anfield demanded attention but the Senegalese midfielder’s recent record on the road is just as bad as Salah’s: on Sunday, the former Southampton winger didn’t register a single shot or key pass and touched the ball just once in the Everton area, despite playing as the “centre-forward” in Klopp’s 4-3-3.

The contrast between Liverpool’s form at Anfield and their recent record on the road is stark but Klopp prickled when a reporter suggested that he may have shown more ambition on Sunday:

Do you think we didn’t take enough risks today? Was there any draw where we didn’t try to win? Bring on an extra attacker and football changes? It is not like that. We are offensive enough, football doesn’t work like that.

You need the right things in the right moment and that doesn’t only work if another striker [is on the pitch]. You cannot start with four or five strikers in a striker way with nothing else to do than to try to score. We are an offensive team and that’s absolutely OK – we take a risk, no doubt about it, but it is not like that.

You cannot play in the Premier League like that; we play next week against Burnley and if we play only offensive, they [will] kill us on the counter-attack, 100 per cent. We take all the risks, but you cannot take more than 100 per cent risk. It’s not about ‘going nuts’, it’s not about that.

Liverpool did have their openings on Sunday: as well as Salah’s two gilt-edged opportunities, Fabinho (£5.5m) should have done better with what Opta deemed a “big chance” from a set play, while Joel Matip (£4.9m) headed a corner wide and Mane could only nod a Roberto Firmino (£9.2m) cross back across goal when well-placed.

The fit-again Firmino was only among the substitutes for this encounter but, along with James Milner (£5.6m), was thrown on with 27 minutes to go.

Klopp explained his decision to start both players on the bench ahead of kick-off:

Millie just felt a little bit his hamstring. If Millie gives a warning sign… I think he would have been fine but the last two days he felt it still. So there is no reason for risk, especially when we have options on the bench, which we had in the last game.

Hendo is a very, very important player for us, so it’s good he can be back.

Bobby trained yesterday and it looked really good, so he is on the bench because he could be an option. I didn’t think it was necessary to bring him immediately after the good game we played on Wednesday.

While their attacking assets toiled, Liverpool’s defence racked up their 17th clean sheet of the season – as many as they registered in the whole of 2017/18.

Virgil van Dijk (£6.6m) was sublime at centre-back, while Trent Alexander-Arnold (£5.4m) banked maximum bonus points despite his delivery from dead-ball situations being not quite as on-point as it was against Watford in midweek.

Not that Everton didn’t have their chances: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£5.3m) produced a tame header from a pinpoint Lucas Digne (£5.2m) corner, while Bernard (£5.9m) was inches away from connecting with a low Richarlison (£6.5m) centre as the hosts pushed for an unlikely winner.

Richarlison had been dropped to the bench for this encounter, with compatriot Bernard replacing him on the left flank, but looked hungrier than he did against Cardiff when thrown on as a second-half substitute.

This wasn’t really a match to gauge Everton’s attacking assets from a Fantasy perspective but Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.2m) grafted admirably in “the hole”, while the Toffees’ backline were uncharacteristically solid after their recent struggles at home.

It’s back-to-back clean sheets for the blue half of Merseyside following their win in South Wales and Marco Silva was content at full-time:

In my opinion, in the second half we were better and in the final 20-30 minutes, we controlled the game.

We had a good chance with Bernard but so did they with Mo Salah. It was a very good moment for Michael [Keane] dealing with that.

We spoke at half-time about how we wanted to press higher and improve how we applied our pressure in midfield.

We had a few moments where had we had made a different decision in our attack, it could have give us the chance to win the match.

But it was a clean sheet in a tough match against a strong side. We did well, it is just unfortunate we couldn’t get all three points.

Everton XI (4-3-3): Pickford; Coleman, Keane, Zouma, Digne; Schneiderlin (Andre Gomes 76′), Gueye; Walcott (Richarlison 59′), Sigurdsson, Bernard; Calvert-Lewin (Tosun 74′).

Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum (Milner 63′); Salah, Mane (Lallana 84′), Origi (Firmino 63′).

1,314 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Greek Flair
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Already have Robbo and Salah, so my question is Mane or TAA for 3rd liv spot? im a FH32

    would look something like the below

    e.g

    TAA & Flanderson/Maddison?

    or

    Luiz & Mane

    1. Jonny HOW SON?
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      first

    2. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      Luiz & Mane

    3. harvard
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      Mane

  2. HAMMERTIME107
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 7 days ago

    How's this starting 11 look for this week please?

    Boruc (Hud)
    Ogbonna (Car) | TAA (Bur) | Schlupp (Bha)
    Salah (Bur) | Pedro (Wol) | Pogba (Ars) | Sterling (Wat)
    King (Hud) | Kane (Sou) | Rashford (Ars

    1. danishdynamite
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      GTG, I like the Schlupp pick - he's posting great stats ATM

  3. danishdynamite
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    (Bottmoed, try again )

    This is my line up for GW30

    Feels odd having Jimi on the bench, do I have it right ?

    Fabs
    Luiz / TAA / Robertson / Perreira
    Salah / Sterling / Pogba / Fandersen / Maddison or Fraser (TBC)
    Higuain

    Jimi / Barnes / Doherty

    1. HAMMERTIME107
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 7 days ago

      I'd swap Jimi for King, but other than that looks good and I'd go just with Fraser.

      Please rate my team above!

      1. danishdynamite
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Yeah, if I wasn't (maybe) wanting Jimi back for the 32 DGW I'd have him out like a shot .......it's just that. as mcuh as £££ doesn't matter much now, it seems daft to lose 0.8 on a player just to get King

        OTOH I seem to have no problem putting out a decent FH32 team, and I suppose the same will apply to the 34WC team

        Money schmoney

    2. ceejay106
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      I wouldn’t bench Jimi against anyone. Him and Jota were lethal in the first half on Saturday and Chelsea looked vulnerable yesterday.

  4. Atimis
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    What would you say about this team for 31&33?

    Fab
    TAA/Pereira/Luiz
    Salah/Mane/Hazard
    Barnes/Vardy/Higuain

    Probably would squeeze in Cherries defender also. Or do you see the need of some WH or Cherries attackers??

    1. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Fraser might be worth getting for a hit but it's a great team just fielding 10.

  5. de quincey
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Is Guaita done for the year?

      1. de quincey
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Cheers, mate.

  6. Athletic Nasherbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Mane or TAA? Have Robertson + Salah.

    Thanks

    1. MaticMVP
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 7 days ago

      I went for Mane in January, but TAA looks like a great FPL player atm.

    2. Greek Flair
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      this is exactly my question. im leaing towards TAA because there is a lot of value midfielders at the moment such as flanderson, maddison, barnes, etc and barely any value defenders who do as well as TAA

      1. Athletic Nasherbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        I’m leaning Trent also. Not sure on your midfielders though- I do have Maddison but they’re all not producing points as of late.

    3. Lazaretti
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Same problem. Liverpool's GW31 & GW33 fixtures are against Fulham and Southampton so attacker would be nice. But to get Mane in I would need to lose one of Aguero, Pogba, Higuain or Salah. So basicly question is should I sacrifice Pogba or Aguero (Bought 7.9 & 11.2) so I would lose a lot of money. Also TAA seems to be very good value player atm.

      So I just might end up bringing in TAA. If I could have easy route to bring in Mane then I would pick Mane.

  7. FPLGraham
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Can't believe I'm actually considering Sigurdsson for 31/33.

    Nostalgia is a harsh mistress.

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Don't know why he isn't more owned. He's scored 11 goals. Not many midfielders with more and is priced at 7,2. Think he's delivering more than his price.

      1. FPLGraham
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Yeah feel like he's steadily ticked over - obviously Cardiff was a big boost to his numbers but no reason why he can't deliver against Che/Ars. Especially if still on pens.

        1. FPLGraham
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 7 days ago

          2 goals from 3 shots in last 4 gameweeks. Only 2 chances created as well ... hmmm maybe not.

  8. Cherry Picking Bournemouth Assets
    Rotation's Alter Ego
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Form vs Fixtures rears its head once again. Despite putting 4 past Chelsea at the Vitality, Bournemouth have only scored 2 in their last 5 and conceded 12. However, after facing 3 of the top 6 in the last 5 they now have a fantastic run of games, just as a couple key players return from injuries – plus the benefit of good games during the blank gameweeks.

    Up front, Wilson has now resumed normal training, but is still building fitness. He joins King as the second option, both of which have kind prices and good goalscoring pedigree in past seasons. As for this season – King has 9 goals and 3 assists in 26 appearances, whilst Wilson has bagged 10 with 6 assists in 21 appearances. Therefore, Wilson looks to be a great option as he aims to return to his great form in the opening 15 games but carries the risk that he hasn’t started the last 6 due to his knee injury. Some will therefore opt for the safer King, who may also be on penalties. Bournemouth have been awarded 8 penalties in the league, with 5 being taken by King and 2 by Wilson –though both of which taken whilst Stanislas wasn’t on the pitch. For the penalties awarded whilst both have been on the pitch, 3 were taken by King and only 1 by Wilson.

    In midfield, Brooks and Fraser offer cut priced options with good fixtures to fill out the last few slots of potential GW 31 teams. Much like Wilson, Brooks is also only just returning from his own injury, but has at least had the benefit of starting a game already. Fraser meanwhile has dipped in form following his stellar start to the season and has failed to return in the last 8. However, all his returns tend to come in games against weaker sides, which may suggest a resurgence is on the cards.

    Bournemouth’s defence might be a source of debate. So far this season only 2 teams have conceded more goals than Bournemouth, but they hold a peculiar defensive record – A quite respectable 7 clean sheets but 8 games where they’ve conceded 3 or more. Perhaps the recent loss of Steve Cook from the heart of their defence will put off some managers, with details on when his expected return will be few and far between. Despite this, a new FPL gem has been emerging for them, in the shape of Boruc. Having played the last 7 and now looking the number 1 goalkeeper, Boruc looks a bargain at 4 million with their upcoming fixtures having scored 28 points in 7 despite conceding 12.

    For me, I will be making the decision of which forward to buy sometime closer to the deadline, as I look to capitalise of these upcoming games. As of right now, I’m a big fan of Wilson, but would need some good evidence that he will be starting the next game to buy him, which is unlikely with Howe. If I can’t say with confidence that Wilson will start 30, it will likely be King who gets the nod for me. Brooks will battle it out with Barnes to be my 10th blank gameweek player, but that decision will be left until right before 31.

    Which Cherries are you interested in?
    Why?

    1. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Already own King, if Wilson plays part in next game i think i will double up their forwards against Newcastle.

      1. Magumbo
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Already own Boruc, will bring in at least one of brooks/king/wilson

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Is a double up of Brooks and King too much?

      1. Rotation's Alter Ego
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Not in my mind.

        Always happy to double up as long as there are points and value and this seems a good time to chance that.

    3. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Its important to factor in that both games in the blanks are at home where Bournemouth are significantly better.
      I am still considering Jimenez to Wilson but I would lose a significant amount of value.
      Definitely doing Son to Fraser next week.

    4. Jealous Viper
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 7 days ago

      King. Should still be on pens and i don't have to worry continuously about him missing games as with Wilson.
      Fraser as well. Still on set pieces i think and with the fixtures easing up, i think he will do well.
      Also have one eye on Boruc just because of his price

    5. caldracula
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      Just got Ake in, watched the game against Man City and he bossed it, pops up with a goal here and there too so hoping that move pays off. Will bring in a forward next week, likely King.

    6. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      With uncertainty around King & Wilson and a lot of other striker options like Higgy, Vardy, Rondón, Barnes etc I’m thinking of going without a CBou striker for this week atleast.

      Looking to get in Brooks this week aa an enabler for Jimènez to Vardy/Higuain.

      1. TLF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 6 days ago

        What's the uncertainty with King, risk of rotation with Wilson back ?

    7. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      I hope S.Cook comes back into the team before GW31, I can even old until 33 if not... He’s got a goal threat from set pieces and I already own the guy!

    8. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      Yes, Boruc is my 4m keeper behind de Gea, so he'll get a look-in GW31. Jiminez has a run of nasty/blank games so as much as he's served me well, he makes way for King. I'll need a 5th mid for GW31 and it'll be between HBarnes and Brooks depending on performances next weekend.

    9. CROCosta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 6 days ago

      Currently have Boruc,
      Planning on bringing in Daniels in place of Bennet this week as budget (4.1) defender for rest of the season. Will consider next week who to bring in for Jimenez - Wilson or King, if both dissapoint this week might just turn to Barnes as third forward option but not really a fan as his form is currently amazing but it reminds me too much of Mitrovic from start of season.

    10. scubasmithy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      I currently have 9 for week 31......

      I'm banking a transfer this week, then I have to decide what I'm doing next week....

      With Sterling to trade in, I may opt for Hazard..... then it's probably Luiz in defence, my last move therefore is probably Jimenez to King/Wilson (although I also have Pogba..... so could go fraser).

      Given the value I have in Jimenez and Pogba (0.6mill to lose, 0.5 mill to lose), I'm not particularly keen on selling them.....

      In reality, I think my 3 moves (all in 31) will be
      Sterling to Hazard
      Shaw to Luiz
      Puncheon to Brooks

      I don't want to lose the money on Pogba (free hit 32) and Jimenez has wonderful fixtures from 34-37, and with Vardy and Barnes up front, doesn't make sense to bring in Wilson or King at this stage given the potential upside to my other moves.

    11. gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 5 days ago

      Planning on 2 transfers this week for a -4pts. Pogba and Rashford out for Brooks and Vardy providing Vardy has been confirmed fit.

    12. RIPAguero
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 5 days ago

      I'm only really looking at Boruc, it was him or Fabianski but I don't think I can afford the pricier West Ham man.
      I already have Fraser.

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

    Monkey with a typewriter and his team of the weak - please enjoy responsibly

    https://hindumonkey.blogspot.com/2019/03/premier-league-fpl-team-of-weak-gw.html

    1. Tigers Time
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Great read :-))

    2. Pep Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Haha I think this is the best what yet mate. Brutally accurate and a great read 😀

      1. Pep Pig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        *one

    3. Nas
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      Great stuff as always. Why don’t you write this for ffs? It’s always a fun read.

      1. The Hindu Monkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 6 days ago

        not sure they'd allow my swear count...

    4. Pras Scott Talent
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      His conversion rate has dipped into “Shane Long” territory

      hahahaha

    5. waterboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 4 days ago

      A funny and very accurate account of a bunch of dross.
      Keep up the extremely entertaining work.

    6. Totally Hammered
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 4 days ago

      Great work Sir....

  10. Nuno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Pogba (ars) -> 7.5m MID (thinking Fanderson for fixtures)
    Doherty (che) -> Azpi

    for a -4?

    1. caldracula
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      Wouldn't do either of them

    2. Kno
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      Honestly cant recommend f.anderson. Fixtures have been green for ages and he keeps being shite.

      Stupidly got him in for fulham away and kinda stuck with him myself. If I had the transfer to spare I would chuck him out.

  11. Gudjohnsen
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    King or Wilson?

    1. Greek Flair
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      bow down to the KIng

  12. Jonny HOW SON?
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Which combination would you go for?

    A) Smith, Mane, King
    B) TAA, Fraser, Higuain

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      B for me

    2. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      A just

  13. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Scout picks look like a turd sandwich with Keeper and Fwds being the bread

  14. pjomara
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    I'm not using any chip for BGW31, just building up to 9 players.
    Would it be crazy to do Rashford -> Aguero this week instead of Rashford -> Higuain? It means I'll be bringing in Higuain for a hit next week even though Higuain has a decent fixture this week and I have Sterling?

    1. scubasmithy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      It's a gamble that's for sure......

  15. SweepaKeepa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    I know this question is very niche, but....
    Anyone know why Zanka has not been playing, please?

  16. Game Over
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    If FH32, do we trigger FH straight away to what we roughly want?

    To avoid price hikes.

    Then spend 2 weeks tinkering?

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      with no salah in that team, I dont think price changes would be an issue

  17. Dave Bauer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    No matter how many times I get him and he trolls me and I vow to hate him forever and never go back, I can’t shake the feeling that Hazard is now a better option for GW31 and 33 than Mané.

    1. Game Over
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Possibly. Get both?

      1. Dave Bauer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Would need a -4 and I’m going to have 11 and one sub as it is so feels like overkill. But worth considering!

    2. scubasmithy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      agreed and he always trolls me - I shall be getting him in for Sterling next week

  18. Gudjohnsen
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Son, Jimenez, Kamara to Brooks, King, Higuain for -4?

    1. Magumbo
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      I'm planning similar so I'd say yes

  19. bigdip
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Help!

    I had horrible run of gameweek so need a miracle to get me back up:

    Fabianski (Patricio)
    AWB Robertson Digne Maguire (DOHERY)
    POGBA Maddison Salah Son (Billing)
    Aguero Rondon (KAMARA)

    2FTs & 2.9mn ITB

    A) Doherty & Pogba, & Kamara to Rice/VVD, Brooks & Vardy (for - 4 hit)
    B) Pogba, Billing & Kamara to Brooks, Snodgrass/Milner & Vardy (for -4hit)

    1. scubasmithy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      A - with VVD

  20. Runaway
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Only for 30-31-33:

    A) Mane + Daniels

    B) Robertson + Lanzini

    *I have Salah+TAA btw

    1. Athletic Nasherbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      B

  21. as33
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Hi, have Robbo, Danilo, WB, Jonny, Zaba, should i double up with TAA: Danilo>TAA?

    1. moz_1983
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Yep.

  22. deporhostia
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    How can I find out who was #1 overall in the world after each gameweek?

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      have to start with current #1 and keep scrolling through gameweek history of current top 10 lads

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Current leader(GW29): https://fantasy.premierleague.com/a/entry/107827/history

      GW28, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 17, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11: https://fantasy.premierleague.com/a/entry/2575352/history

        1. deporhostia
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 7 days ago

          Thanks

  23. Magumbo
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Need to bench one

    A AWB Brighton Home
    B Anderson Cardiff Away
    C Rashford Arsenal Away
    D Jiminez Chelsea Away

    1. Athletic Nasherbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      D

    2. danishdynamite
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Jimi

    3. ceejay106
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      A (Palace are poor at home) or B (no form).

  24. danishdynamite
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    What are Jimi owners doing ?

    I'm rather keen on Jimi > King (or even Wilson), but it means losing 1.3 (well, OK, 0.6) on someone I 'could' use on my 32FH team

    However, the way things are shaping up I might not really need him til the 35 DGW

    So

    A) Do Redmond > Fraser and get a strong XI out in 31/33
    B) Do Jimi > King / Wilson and have an even stronger XI out in 31/33, but lose 0.6 cash on someone I want back in a few weeks

    1. b82rz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 7 days ago

      if you free hit do you lost the full value (i.e. 1.3) or the gained value (i.e. 0.6)? If it's gained then no benefit in keeping

      1. danishdynamite
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        If I keep him then have him on my FH team anyway, then there's no lost value

        If I sell him now, then I would get 6.2 and would almost certainly wanna buy him back on my 34WC for, I assume, at least 6.9

    2. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      I am benching Pogba+Jimi+Doherty and using Brooks as enabler. In your case, I would go A.

    3. b82rz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 7 days ago

      If you're bringing him back in your team then I'd hold on to him personally

    4. danishdynamite
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      A belated thanks for the comments

    5. scubasmithy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      A - Jimenez is needed for the run in - Redmond is not

  25. Union_Jacks
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Azpi back on the radar for anyone?

    Looks to be getting forward again nicely.

    1. The 5% Team
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 7 days ago

      yes, probably getting him this or next GW for Kolasinac

  26. MGD
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    A) What transfers are you planning to prepare for GW 31 FH32 and GW 33?

    I'm looking at:
    Pogba + Jimenez -> Hazard + Rondon, or:
    Pogba + Rashford -> Hazard + King

    B) With this strategy, when will you use the TC chip?

    Cheers!

    1. b82rz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 7 days ago

      second one for me

  27. Salarrivederci
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Which moves to make to field the strongest XI in GW31 & GW33? I plan to bench Jiménez, Pogba and 1 of Sterling/Son/Rashford/Jonny.
    0.2 ITB
    1 FT

    As an example Jonny + Son + Rashford could be -> Clyne + Hazard + Barnes, and would make my GW31 team look like this:

    Boruc
    Robertson - van Dijk - Luiz - Pereira - Clyne
    Salah - Hazard - Brooks
    Rondón - Barnes

    (Lloris*, Sterling*, Pogba*, Jiménez*)

    1. scubasmithy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      If you are free hitting in 32 and wildcarding 34, no point holding onto Sterling

  28. b82rz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Would you rather own Vardy or Hazard for remainder of season?

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Haz. More explosive (once he hits form).

    2. FF Dirtbag
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Vardy. Hazard is so annoying to have.

      1. b82rz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 7 days ago

        haha, it's a difficult one! I feel like whichever one has the better rest of season could either set me up for a good finish or the opposite

    3. stupendous
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Hazard even though he trolls

    4. scubasmithy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      Neither for whole season but for now, both.

  29. Salarrivederci
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Gtg for next week?
    Play Boruc or Lloris?
    Play Rondón or Rashford?
    1 FT
    0.2 ITB

    Lloris
    Pereira - van Dijk - Luiz - Robertson
    Salah (C) - Sterling - Pogba - Son - Brooks
    Rashford

    (Boruc, Rondón, Jiménez, Jonny)

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Yes. Lloris and Rash.

  30. LOLarov
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Building for GW31

    1 FT this week 4.2m ITB so money not an issue

    a) Son --> Haz
    b) Jimmy --> Vardy (Will free hit jimmy back in for GW32)

    1. scubasmithy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      A unless you don't have any value tied up in Jimmy