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′).

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  1. davidmcnamara
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Should I pull the trigger on JWP to Brooks now to avoid the potential price rise (nothing in the bank)?? He's 7th on transfers in with just under 22,500 bringing him in so far

    1. KukaVain
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      No need yet. Brooks is price protected untill 7th

      1. Releasebreaks
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        This

  2. wasp3000
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    5th red arrow in a row & OR drop from 2.5k to 19.5k in 5 GWs 🙁 .
    Need to stop the rot.

    1 FT 3.2m ITB.....9 players currently for GW 31

    Fabianksi Patricio
    Robbo Doherty Periera Digne Kolasinac
    Salah Son Pogba Richarlison Gudmundsson
    Higuain Rondon Jimenez

    Thoughts on a FT this week of save to have 2 for GW31?

    1. MaticMVP
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Jimenez to King/Wilson or Barnes maybe?
      or
      Richarlison to Maddison/Barnes, FAnderson or Brooks/Fraser

      1. wasp3000
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I have a lot of value in Jimmy so might keep. You think Rich out is better than Son out, taking BGW31 into consideration?

        1. MaticMVP
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Yeah cause Rich has been awful, but that's just my opinion. You could also save your ft this week though.

    2. davidmcnamara
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Would consider Rich to Fraser

      1. wasp3000
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        You reckon Rich out is best even tho he has a GW in 31?

        1. Fantasyamateur
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          No. I sold Son myself this GW instead of Rich. Son has looked awful as well after Asian Cup. Richarlison looked sharp when he came on last night. Hopefully he can deliver some points in the next two GWs.

    3. KukaVain
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Doherty -> TAA stands out to me

      1. KukaVain
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Or VvD if you fancy. might be more nailed than TAA?

    4. b82rz
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I'd do a liverpool defensive double up too.
        Next week get Son out and put Fraser in. would leave you:

        Fab
        Robo VVD Perreira Digne
        Salah Fraser Rich Gudmundsson
        Higuain Rondon

        Not a bad GW31 team

        1. Warby84
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Or Brooks and save 1m

    5. Vobinho In Wengerland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Bottomed :

      Non owner here but Salah is equally annoying. He seemed to have all the chances yesterday, so have a feeling he will haul big time soon.

      Burnley, Fulham and Southampton next. (FH for the Spurs game)

      Would you restructure or keep the trio of VVD, Robbo, Mane?

      1. danishdynamite
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Keep what you have and use FT's elsewhere, IMHO

        1. Vobinho In Wengerland
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Yeah, thinking that way too now. Will use them to get a few players for 33/34 as my 31 team is fairly sorted.

      2. mookie
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        If anything I would restructure to get him out. Never had him and no plans whatsoever to get him.

        1. Vobinho In Wengerland
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Yeah I think it's just the fear factor.

      3. The Big Fella
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I don't really rate Mane in FPL if I am honest but I really like him in this striker position. I would keep.

        1. Vobinho In Wengerland
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          I'm keeping Mane anyway, it's more in relation to losing one of the defenders but they are doing great at the moment. On second thoughts, would be stupid to get rid as Salah needs a goal a game just to match VVD for those three fixtures (ignoring captaincy)

          1. The Big Fella
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Salah is don't buy-don't sell at the moment

      4. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I think as people lose the faith to captain him he becomes less and less a risk for us non owners. I agree a time will come to consolidate our gains and get him, but I just don’t think it is quite yet.

        1. Vobinho In Wengerland
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          He looks very off form too - might be a case of waiting all season for his form to reappear.

    6. danishdynamite
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Redmond to a midfielder for 30/31/33

      A) Brooks
      B) Fraser
      C) Maddison
      D) Tielmans
      E) A N Other

      1. danishdynamite
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Have 7.4

      2. HamezMace
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        A. or if you fancy a punt, Sigurdsson.

      3. Keyser
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Fraser or Tielemans seem to be involved a lot, and are more than capable of returning points.

      4. Vobinho In Wengerland
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        If you can afford a benching every two fixtures I'd go Siggy, but otherwise Maddison

      5. danishdynamite
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Thx chaps

        Maddison seemsto have (by far) the best stas of that lot, but I BOU's rotten away form is, I think, a wee but masked by the quality of the opposition they've faced away: the same can't be said about Hudds

        Maddison vs Fraser, something to chew on this week

      6. pingissimus
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Lanzini is an interesting one to consider.

          My feeling is that West Ham are on ghe start of s decent run. Bournemouth may have decent fixtures but their overall form is meh.

      7. Jet5605
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        1 FT and 2.6 ITB. Was planning to do Son > Haz but now have a GK issue. Should I take a hit to ship Guaita & Son or just do one?

        Patricio - Guaita
        Shaw - Robbo - Doherty - AWB - Bednarek
        Salah - Mane - Pog - Son - McArthur
        Jimmy - Barnes - Vardy

      8. Reckoner.
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        7.5m to bring a midfielder in, thoughts on who? Brooks / Fraser / Maddison / other?

        1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 14 days ago

          I liked the look of tielmans, too.

      9. Keyser
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Best course of action?

        A) Auba & Hojberg > Brooks & Higuain (-4). Already have Hazard.
        B) Auba & Hojberg > Fraser & Vardy (-4)

      10. The Big Fella
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        So where exactly was Rashford playing at the weekend? Was he up front with Lukaku on the wing or vice versa? I am debating selling him.

      11. waltzingmatildas
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Which do you prefer?
        A) son to maddison
        B) rashford to higuain

        1. Kiwivillan
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          What has Maddison done?

        2. MaticMVP
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Neither tbf, can easily see Rashford get points against Arsenal. And as Kiwi stated, Maddison hasn't done anything.

      12. Miguel Sanchez
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Brooks or Fraser?

        1. Kiwivillan
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Brooks coming back from injury. Fraser poor last game according to Bournemouth fans. Neither this week

      13. Caravagio
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Are they going to be any more teams with DGW in 32?

        1. Jᴀʀᴠish
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Almost certainly

          1. Caravagio
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            phew. do we know who the likely candidates are? When will know for sure?

              1. Caravagio
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Thank you

            1. Jᴀʀᴠish
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Man City v Cardiff from GW33 will almost certainly move to GW32 if Man City beat Swansea in the cup, otherwise teams who blank in 31 and 33 will probably have one of their games rearranged for GW32 as well, as will possibly Brighton v Chelsea who still need their game postponed for the League Cup final rearranged. All DGW fixtures are expected to be announced shortly after the FA Cup quarter finals (i.e just after GW31)

              1. Hakim Ziyech
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  🙂

                • Caravagio
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  thank you!

        2. cheeky moses
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Fellas, need some help. Either:
          A) Jimi>Vardy and play Vardy + Camarasa.
          B) Camarasa>Maddison and play Jimi + Mad.

        3. joeydelucchi
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Players that follow FPL and stats only, want Leicester players in for 31
          Players that follow football want Bournemouth players in for 31

          1. King Kohli
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Which Bournemouth players are you looking at?

            1. joeydelucchi
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              fraser ive just brought in...i think hes been waiting for a kind run of fixtures.
              and torn between brooks/wilson....will see if wilson plays vs hud.

          2. Hakim Ziyech
              3 months, 14 days ago

              In the end it is fpl that counts not football

              1. joeydelucchi
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                I disagree...anyone that knows football knows that bournemouth at home can beat anyone...leicester pfft.

                1. Hakim Ziyech
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    How about you post this again after Leicester spank Fulham 🙂 I would be looking forward to comment again

                    1. joeydelucchi
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      haha tbh after watching yesterdays games my money would be on Fulham....leicester looked woeful.

                      the only way they may pick up is if Brendan rogers football starts to kick in, but i am talking about current leicester.

                      1. Hakim Ziyech
                          3 months, 14 days ago

                          You're right but they were not all that bad, they had more of the possession just final touch and team chemistry lacking a little bit to that new system but the James& Jamie love affair will sparkle this weekend against fulham. You know that! 😉

                          1. joeydelucchi
                            • 2 Years
                            3 months, 14 days ago

                            yea it could do, rogers does have a good style of football....

                            i have just had another look at the fixtures and think ill go vardy, fraser and higuain as my final 3 for coverage.

                            1. Hakim Ziyech
                                3 months, 14 days ago

                                Hehehe. I have 3 Leicester assets and if what you say becomes true then I will most likely switch Maddison to Fraser 🙂

                                1. joeydelucchi
                                  • 2 Years
                                  3 months, 14 days ago

                                  i dont know mate its a tough call....bmouth have newcastle who can be hard to beat.....but then again they beat chelsea at home 4-0...i think bmouth are underestimated as an attacking outfit somewhat at home

                                  at home they are 7th in the league, with similar goals for as spurs and chelsea...they have 2 home games in 31 & 33.....so i may go fraser and wilson hig and haz...which may be enough.

                                  1. Hakim Ziyech
                                      3 months, 14 days ago

                                      Lol. Leicester also have scrumptious fixtures. If they give fulham a heavy spanking, it could be a catalyst for the remaining fixtures. Why not just have a mix of Leicester&Bournemouth

                    2. Kiwivillan
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Bournemouth site I read gave Fraser lowest rating last game. Said he was poor

                  • J - Gimme your Mané …
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    If Brookes and Fraser were the same price, who would you choose and why?

                    Thanks.

                    1. King Kohli
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Brooks..he's more direct

                      1. J - Gimme your Mané …
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        Cheers king

                    2. Warby84
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Brooks

                  • Tmel
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Lose Rash or Jiminez > King? Would lose a fair bit of value in either.

                    (am FHing GW32 AND WCing in GW34)

                    1. King Kohli
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Rash

                    2. HamezMace
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Same boat, probably Rashford.

                    3. Fantasyamateur
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Having the same dilemma, probably selling Rash. But might wait till after this GW..

                  • TONY123
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    If I take 2 FT into the GW in which I use Free Hit, do I still have the 2 FT the next GW or will it be reduced to 1?

                    1. davidmcnamara
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Reduced to 1

                  • tafrère
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    What the tendancy at this point, Aguero or Salah captain this weekend ?

                    Leaning towards Aguero for now.

                    1. Ëð
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Salah at the moment for me - just a gut instinct. More likely to play the 90 minutes. Although we've seen what Aguero can do in 60.

                      1. tafrère
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        I reckon both will play +75mins, title race is so important right now. Very 50/50 for me...

                    2. HamezMace
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Salah for me.
                      Sterling my other option.

                    3. Fantasyamateur
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Agüero at home. Easily.

                    4. mookie
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Aguero has 7 goals in the last 3 homegames, while Salah blanked in a 5-0 win.
                      Don't stress yourself, come weekend you'll be considering TC Salah if you come here often.

                  • Tsparkes10
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Wtf to do? 2 FT 1.6 ITB
                      Concerned about GW 31

                      Fab
                      Digne AWB TAA
                      Salah Pogba Felipe A Son
                      Rash Jiminez Aubam
                      (Button, Moutinho, Shaw, Doh)

                      Thinking maybe Aubam, Moutinho to Hazard, Zaha... Hmmm

                    • #FPLBhuna
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      in a bit of a lull

                      GW23 9,325 £106.4 up
                      GW24 13,801 £106.8 down
                      GW25 15,900 £107.5 down
                      GW26 10,209 £107.2 up
                      GW27 11,226 £107.4 down
                      GW28 12,378 £107.2 down
                      GW29 12,914 £107.5 down

                      team below - any advice (apart from stop taking hits)

                      ederson
                      robbo - pva - awb
                      salah(c) - mane - sterling - pogba - barnes
                      vardy - rondon

                      fab - jiminez - doherty - bednarek

                      1. Vobinho In Wengerland
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        Are you looking to keeping Jimenez through the blanks due to value?

                        1. #FPLBhuna
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 14 days ago

                          nope, i've made all this value all season for times like this, to be able to make the most off it

                          i've been considering jimmy > wilson/king perhaps for my ft

                          any thoughts

                          1. Vobinho In Wengerland
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 14 days ago

                            Yeah that's the transfer - i'm swaying towards King.

                            West Ham are a shame as they have the best fixture in 31 but can't trust any of their attacking assets.

                      2. Ëð
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        Do you have funds for Jimenez -> Higuain?

                        1. #FPLBhuna
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 14 days ago

                          sadly not pal, only 0.2 itb

                          1. joeydelucchi
                            • 2 Years
                            3 months, 14 days ago

                            jiminez to wilson and barnes to fraser 🙂

                    • ol3andre
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Play:
                      A) Brooks (HUD A)
                      B) FAnderson (CAR A)
                      C) Digne (NEW A)

                      I am on A atm, but think this one is hard. Also concedring benching Jimenez or Pereira, but Jimenez is just too good.

                      1. Ëð
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        Very tough, I'd lean towards B. Huddersfield look a bit better of late.

                        1. ol3andre
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 14 days ago

                          Thanks. They actually do, and Anderson would hurt the avg much more than Brooks ill guess. Not in great form either.

                      2. Hart-ake
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        Digne- I think Newcastle will score at home.

                        1. ol3andre
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 14 days ago

                          Why would you play Digne then?

                        2. Hart-ake
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 14 days ago

                          Oh play not bench. Tough- would lean towards playing Brooks.

                          1. ol3andre
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 14 days ago

                            Thanks. Bench looks like this: Fabianski (car) - Anderson (car) - Digne (new) - Doherty (che)....pretty hard choices.

                    • drughi
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Are bournemouth looking better ? I see a lot of love for king here

                      1. HamezMace
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        At the weekend,
                        0 Shots on goal
                        0 shots on target
                        0 Corners
                        18% Possession.

                        1. HamezMace
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 14 days ago

                          But the fixtures are about to turn, and they play in GW31/33 hence the love for King, Brooks and Fraser.

                        2. drughi
                          • 9 Years
                          3 months, 14 days ago

                          solid

                        3. Lingard’s Shin Guards
                            3 months, 14 days ago

                            A lot to love there

                        4. mookie
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 14 days ago

                          Scored 2 goals in the last 5 games while conceding 12. King scored one of them from penalty, although with Wilson nearing comeback he might lose penalty duties.

                      2. Ëð
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        Which transfer strategy do you prefer?

                        A) Jimenez & Pogba -> Vardy & F. Anderson this week (-4), then Aguero -> Higuain next week (Field 11 players for GW31)

                        B) Save FT this week and play Jimenez (che) or Camarasa (WHU) then Aguero & Jimenez to Vardy and Higuain next week for free (Field 10 players for GW31).

                      3. fedolefan
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        So which one do you start here?

                        1. Wood (liv)
                        2. Kola (MUN)

                        1. Ëð
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 14 days ago

                          Wood (just)

                      4. Stimps
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        Zero value tied up in Jiminez, worth doing Jiminez -> King?

                        1. Ëð
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 14 days ago

                          I'd do that, but only if you can't afford Vardy/Higuain

                      5. A message to you Rudi
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        Where to go with this lot now.

                        Fabianski
                        Robertson Doherty Pereira
                        Salah Pogba Sanè F.Anderson Richarlison
                        Arnautovic Higuain

                        Hart / Jimènez / Bednarek / Bennett

                        Looks like my main options are

                        A. Bednarek & Pogba 》 TAA/VVD & Maddison

                        B. Pogba & Rich 》 Manè & Fraser/Brooks

                        C. Bednarek & Rich 》 Clyne & Maddison

                        D. Pogba & Jimi 》 Fraser & Vardy

                        E. Pogba & Higuain 》 Manè & Vardy

                        Leaning towards A?

                        1. Ëð
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 14 days ago

                          Is Pogba & Jimenez -> Mane & Vardy out of budget?

                          1. A message to you Rudi
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 14 days ago

                            Yeah

                            1. Ëð
                              • 3 Years
                              3 months, 14 days ago

                              I'd probably lean towards B in that case.

                              1. A message to you Rudi
                                • 3 Years
                                3 months, 14 days ago

                                So was I, but Manè going up 9.8 has priced me out of getting Fraser at 6.1m. Can only do it for Brooks now?

                                Huddersfield up next though...

                                1. Ëð
                                  • 3 Years
                                  3 months, 14 days ago

                                  That's frustrating. I'd probably still go with that option and Brooks.

                      6. Differential (c)
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        Just realized Huddersfield have kept consecutive Clean Sheets. And they have a 3.9m starting defender!

                        Is Stankovic worth considering? 7 pts in the last two games vs BHA and WOL.

                        1. Better Call Salah
                          • 7 Years
                          3 months, 14 days ago

                          A truly differential

                        2. nkhoughton
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 14 days ago

                          If you need funds elsewhere, sure

                        3. Benteke Fried Chicken
                            3 months, 14 days ago

                            They lost 1-0 on Saturday

                            1. Differential (c)
                              • 3 Years
                              3 months, 14 days ago

                              My bad haha, Stanko left the pitch before they conceded.

                          • HamezMace
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 14 days ago

                            Pretty sure they lost 1-0 at the weekend to Brighton

                            1. Differential (c)
                              • 3 Years
                              3 months, 14 days ago

                              My bad haha, Stanko left the pitch before they conceded.

                          • Smurf
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            3 months, 14 days ago

                            They haven’t kept sonsecutive clean sheets.

                        4. Old Gregg
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 14 days ago

                          Nice parting gift from Jota finally.

                          Have Vardy so not overly keen on Barnes/maddison

                          a) Jota > Fraser
                          b) Jota > Brooks.
                          c) Jota > Burnley boys Gudmundsson/mcneil

                          d) any other?

                          1. Karan14
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 14 days ago

                            Brooks probably

                            1. Old Gregg
                              • 2 Years
                              3 months, 14 days ago

                              Thanks. Yes I think Brooks and Fraser are the obvious choices. Toss up between those 2.

                        5. Cruz88
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 14 days ago

                          Who to bench out of these:

                          A) Jimi
                          B) Luiz
                          C) Digne
                          D) Almiron

                          Thinking that Jimi likes to score against the top six so maybe he's worth a punt. Bit then do I bench Luiz? Or do I consider that Almiron hasn't returned yet and Everton might keep a third clean sheet in a row?

                          1. Differential (c)
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 14 days ago

                            Digne or Almiron imo. Coin toss.

                          2. ol3andre
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 14 days ago

                            C

                        6. tafrère
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 14 days ago

                          A lot of uncertainty around Bournemouth assets. Wilson returning (when exactly ?) is key. He was so important to Fraser returns and vice versa. King looks actually like the best Bournemouth option but he could be the fourth by GW31... What are your thoughts ?

                          1. HamezMace
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 14 days ago

                            Howe said it's just match fitness now for Wilson, I expected him to get some minutes against City at the weekend, but given how Bournemouth set up I can see why he didn't play him.
                            I fully expect him to get some minutes, although probably won't start in GW30.

                          2. Differential (c)
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 14 days ago

                            Wilson undoubtedly the best BOU outlet, needs to come back. I think Brooksy is the best value player in the squad rn. King is slightly overpriced, and Fraser needs Wilson to perform.

                        7. Scotty B
                          • 7 Years
                          3 months, 14 days ago

                          Big question:-

                          Vardy or Higuain & why?

                          1. tafrère
                            • 2 Years
                            3 months, 14 days ago

                            Up to you. Both on great form, but I believe Higuain will be much own by GW31 and could punish non owners badly. If you have a great rank, maybe go Higuain since it looks safer.