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. Live Scoutcast Tuesday at 9:30pm - Leave your questions here
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    1. Lord Tachanka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Declan Rice

    2. fayons
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Chelsea

      1. fayons
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Their Blank & Double GW fixtures

      2. J0E
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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        • 9 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Will give a mention but we discussed Che in a lot of detail last week and not much has changed really. Defenders still enticing, Higuain and Hazard only real attackers to consider.

    3. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Jon-Gorent Stankovic. Has won a starting place. Consecutive 7 pointer in last two games. Favored under Siewart. No blank in 31, only 3.9m.

      1. droginexile
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        The new Bednarak?

        1. Differential (c)
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Yep! My thoughts exactly!

    4. Lazarus Star
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Has the road to GW31 caused more pain than joy?

    5. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Best budget mids for the blanks?

      Maddison, Barnes, Fraser, Brooks, Anderson etc all have good fixtures between GW30-33

      Higuain or Vardy who’s the better option?

      1. circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Yes, this midfield question, also talk about whether Lanzini should be in that list.

    6. tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Team should be Bournemouth. So many assets to talk about for next Gameweeks.

      1. KukaVain
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        This. Form is bad but fixtures take a turn for much better and players returning from injuries.

    7. Hakim Ziyech
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Oh man! Liverpool and where should we double up on. Attack/Defence

    8. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I’m looking at a Bournemouth asset! Which one to consider? With the likes of Wilson Brooks coming back and Josh King the obvious asset with there decent run coming up..

      Maybe a minimal chip strategy as I only have bench boost left.

    9. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Two key talking points:

      1) Which combination of Liverpool players is optimal

      2) The value of hits for GW31, given that many play in 33 as well. Arguably it's an opportunity to be even more aggressive.

    10. b82rz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Team - Bournemouth - which attacking asset, given their fixture run and blank GWs
      Player - Perreira - two points in three GWs and transferred in by seemingly everyone for the blanks
      Talking point - Liverpool away form - will they turn it round? 1 win in last 5 away games, only 3 goals scored - given a lot of players have tripled up

    11. droginexile
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Danger of 31/33 players, holding Richarlson (still), Perrieras lack of form, Yedlin dropped, Arnie not playing. Will Balbuena finally be back to be the blank gameweek hero.

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Don't have any of those

    12. TonyE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      The player, Eden Hazard, is it time to make up, and bring him back?

      The team, Bournemouth with Brooks and Wilson back, does it change our view of their assets?

      Defenders for Gameweeks 31 and 33, Bournemouth or Chelsea?

    13. Squeazy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      West Ham have two excellent fixtures coming up. How do we make the most of them?

    14. Alfa romeu
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Whats the best stratergy when it comes to picking a captain?
      I've had 5/6 blanks in recent times & my rank has been plummeting

    15. Alfa romeu
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Is now the right time to buy bournmouth assests?
      Thinking of francis/king in prep for GW31

      1. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        IMO yes!!!
        Newcastle at home in 31 and Burnley's at home in 33 and a good run of fixtures. One caveat though, is the king/Wilson conundrum but they do often both play together. Brooks, Fraser and ake also possible options.

    16. M Heaney
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Is there anyone worth bringing in for game week 31? Should we just ignore it? Is there anyone the panel really thinks is worth bringing in!!!!

    17. Captain Warlock
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Is Arnuatovic worth keeping ???

      1. Out of Position
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 14 days ago

        This

    18. ColdRainyNIght
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I have Robertson in defense for GW31 and GW33, should I use my free transfer to get Tarkowski or double up Liverpool defense with Alexander Trent Arnold?

    19. shirtless
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      - Salah? Dare we sell...?

      - BGW31 to Freehit or not to Freehit?

      I have six players plus Puncheon who doesn't really count, with two FT's I can get to eight. However, I cannot sell Jimenez(5.6, Doherty(4.4), Pogba(7.9), Rashford(7.4), Aguero(11.3) or Bennett(4.0) with DGW32 in mind and I own Hazard and Luiz who may be involved then too so the only way I can get eight out is to sell AWB and Puncheon with only 0.5m ITB...

      Or play freehit, and bring in a full playing front three, and switch Pogba out to give a full front seven? Surely Mane, Barnes, Arnie and Higuian along with a third defender for example justify the chip use? Especially as several in my ML have used theirs so a high scoring week for me will really demoralise them! Thoughts?

    20. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Fernandinho!

      City have played 4 league games without him now this season:

      Palace Home (L 3-2)
      Leicester Away (L 2-1)
      West Ham Home (W 1-0)
      Bournemouth Away (W 1-0)

      On paper 4 good fixtures for a team like Man City - however - Kun, Sterling & Sane only managed a combined 2 attacking returns in total between them across those 4 games

      There may be truth in the theory after all - will this continue for Watford

    21. rojojojo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      For those free hitting 31, who should we look to bring in this week?

      If we'd planned to build a team for 32, is it too late to change our minds and get in players for 31?

    22. Mikeharbrw
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Player- Son- Not looking to great in the last few games. Time to shift?

    23. CROCosta
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Budget defenders to bring in preparation for blanks- bou, new, whu, lei, joel matip?

    24. billydesmond
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Is Jack Simpson BOU @ 3.8 worth picking up for GW31 and GW33?

    25. Alpharius
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Romelu Lukaku - is he now the main man again

      Tottenham - will they be the dark horse of the dgws or is their poor form a cause for concern

      With the frustrating returns of Pereria and Doherty this weekend: are these mid priced defenders from mid table teams worth it? Or should we be going a mix of cheap, and premium only in defence?

    26. Jakemat01
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Duffy? Good goal threat decent fixtures and will have at least one DGW and is cheap enough to be benched for the blanks

    27. Alchim1sT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Best budget assets for those free hitting in 31?

    28. Rohirrims
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Talking point:-
      Cost of getting BGW 31 players? Is prioritizing bringing in or holding onto players not blanking in 31 costing you points?

    29. luv4rotties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Regarding potential Talking Point; being my first season in FPL, would be interested to know how many players would be enough for gw31.
      Also, would be good if we could analyze a bit the strategy of taking hits to field more than e.g. 9 players, if they were to feature also in gw33.
      (Note: plan would be to, off course, FH in gw32)

      Thanks!

    30. FPLephant
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      1. Player - Hazard (or Vardy) or both... can they regain their form of old and be big contributors in GW31-33 (especially the BGWs)?

      2. Team - Bournemouth... returning injured players, good fixtures, inconsistent form... I just did a mock team for the blank weeks and surprisingly it didn't have any Bournemouth players (even though I loved having Fraser, Brooks, and Wilson earlier this year). Do we need to have them?

      3. Talking Point - what to do with players that you have high value tied up in (anything more than, say, 0.6M rise since you bought them). I have seem rises of 1.0M for Pogba, Doherty, and Jiminez... I am thinking of moving out two of them to get in players that have games in BGW 31 and 33... but would it be better to deal with an extra blank in order to hold on to that value? I will likely want all three back (or at least two of them) for GW34 onwards with my wildcard.

      Thanks Joe!

  2. Humlesnurr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Sold Salah for manè yesterday, time to make my own path! Also have VVD and robbo. Better value elsewhere, allthough he will now surely score 3 goals in the next match.

    1. Lazarus Star
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      If I did this then it would cue Salah hauls and Mane injury. #jinxed

  3. Lazarus Star
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    (Repost as bottomed or ignored)

    Starting to think about Free Hit in GW31 now and just load up on Liverpool. Chelsea & Leicester. I want to hold Wolves and Utd assets into 32

    Fab, Foster
    Robbo, TAA, Doc, Kola, Peltier
    Salah, Sterling, Pogba, Deulofeu, Hayden
    Kun, Rashford, Jiménez

    1.1M ITB 2FT

    If I don’t FH then;
    GW30: Kola & Deulofeu > Chilwell & Maddison
    GW31: Sterling & Kun > Hazard & Higuain (-4)

    Holding off an early transfer as have just enough money for the GW30 transfer.

    Appreciate any thoughts.

    1. cheeky moses
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Depends a bit on your chips. Do you have both BB and tripC left?

      1. Lazarus Star
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        All chips remaining

    2. billydesmond
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I would pick up Fraser in GW30 then do a Chelsea triple up in GW31 (Hazard, Higuaín, and Azpilicueta).

  4. YouReds
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Who would yo play?

    a) Diop (car)
    b) Lejeune (EVE)

    1. Smurf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Lejeune as he plays for a better defensive team.

    2. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Diop it like its hot.

  5. fayons
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Sorry if this question has already been asked but is Higuain eligible for Europa League?

    1. Smurf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Yes he’s eligible.

      1. Smurf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        He was on the bench for the Malmo game.

  6. Tsparkes10
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Aubam, Moutinho to Haz, Wilson?

    1. JT11fc
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Yes, not sure about wilsons fitness tho

    2. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      King on Pen kicks

  7. jose1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    What’s the best move? I plan on FH32 and WC34.

    A - Jiminez > King
    B. Jota > Brooks
    C. Jota > Fraser

    Thanks fellaz

    1. cheeky moses
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      B

    2. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      B

  8. ShaunGoater123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Any hammers fans on here? Hoping to get some thoughts on Fredericks as an alternative to Rice?

    Notice Fredericks was quite attacking for Fulham last year chipping in with 9 assists (no goals though) and seems to have cemented his place in the WH line up for the time being

  9. cheeky moses
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Which duo for bgws?
    1) Vardy and Brooks
    or
    2) King and Maddy

    1. JT11fc
      1 month, 15 days ago

      1

    2. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      1

    3. Freddiebell
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      1

  10. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Fab
    TAA • Robbo • Periera
    Salah • Hazard • Sterling • Pogba • Jota
    Rondón • Jimènez

    (Button / AWB / Doherty / Kamara)
    2fts & 2.3m

    A) Jota ➡️ Maddison
    B) Jota & Jimènez ➡️ Brooks & Higuain or Vardy
    C) Anything else?

    Will sell Sterling & Kamara next week to field 11 players for -4.

    Cheers! 🙂

    1. JT11fc
      1 month, 15 days ago

      B

    2. Freddiebell
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Brooks + Vardy

    3. pingissimus
      1 month, 15 days ago

      B with Vardy if fit

  11. The Baby-faced Assassin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    With many of us trying to get a team together for GW31, who are your top 3 players to own for the BGW outside of the Liverpool assets?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Hazard, Higuain and King

    2. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Hazard, Vardy & Higuain

    3. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Rice, Lanzini, Brooks?

      1. The Baby-faced Assassin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        I think Lanzini is a nice shout, shame I have Anderson already otherwise I'd be all over him!

    4. cheeky moses
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Vardy, Fab, Brooks

  12. nkhoughton
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    I can currently field 9 players in 31 before taking a hit

    Fabianski
    Clyne Digne TAA Rice
    Salah Mane Hazard
    Barnes

    Then free hit 32 then wc 33

  13. Sulk
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    is Boruc nailed now? How comes Begovic lost his place?

  14. Champions united
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Whom to go out first for 31

    Kola doherty awb
    Pogba sterling mout son
    jimnzy

    Mout>fraser/brooks

  15. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Need a goal? No worries mate, take off Sadio Mane and bring on Adam Lallana.

    1. mad_beer ✅
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      LOL

    2. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Why not go 4 up top and leave Origi on..

      1. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        That would mean moving away from the managers favourites in midfield.

  16. Longlatini
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Salah or Vvd as 3rd Liv player?

    Have Mane and Taa at the minute

    1. Live Lad
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Get Salah. You won't regret it.

  17. JT11fc
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Who to swap out yedlin this week or next for
    1 pereira
    2 chilwell
    3 ake
    4 burnley def
    5 other move

    1FT 2.2itb
    Fab
    Trent luiz awb
    Salah mane sterling pogba barnes
    Higuain jimenez

    Stl yedlin doherty kamara

  18. King Kohli
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Best move this week?

    Etheridge Ryan
    Robbo TAA Doherty Bennett Bednarek
    Salah Sterling Hazard Son Pogba
    Rondon Barnes Kamara

    1 FT 0.5 Itb. FH 32

    1. TONY123
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Save FT

      1. King Kohli
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Cheers mate

  19. tafrère
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Is it too risky to do Jiménez > Wilson for GW30 ?

    Could get King instead but I feel like if Wilson is back he will outscore all Bournemouth assets until the end of the season.

    1. The Baby-faced Assassin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I'm looking at Jimmy to King. I also prefer Wilson myself however he's been out for a while so could take a few games to get up to match fitness so King is a safer pick and on pens also!

    2. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Jimmy to king I planning on, only just bought in Jimi..

  20. hjalmarekdal
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Can’t decide who I’m getting in this week... I’ll have him for mainly gw30/31/33
    A) Vardy (FUL, bur, hud)
    B) King (hud, NEW, BUR)

    1. JT11fc
      1 month, 15 days ago

      B looks good cus of the home games although vardy might have more space being away from home, id go vardy

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      1 month, 15 days ago

      A

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Vardy ... King has a lot of competition over those games

  21. Sanchit
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Fabianski Hamer
    Periera Robertson Shaw* Kola* Doherty*
    Salah Hazard Mane F.Anderon Pogba*
    Vardy Quaner Kamara

    Currently have 8 starters for GW 31.
    Thinking of the following options
    A. Doherty + Kamara - > Azpi + Wilson/King
    B. Doherty + Shaw - > Azpi + Luiz
    C. Doherty + Pogba - > Azpi + Maddison/Brooks

    1. droginexile
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I’d go A personally, Kamara is just wasting a space on your bench. Keep Pogba on bench those weeks as ul probably want him for the season run-in.

  22. Zladan
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Most double gameweek fixtures are scheduled.

    Does anyone know when this was announced?

    1. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Wut

      1. Zladan
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        United have their DGW fixtures confirmed.

        GW32 - Watford Wolves
        GW35 - Everton City

        I had not seen them confirmed until just then.

    2. Fitzy.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      😕

      1. Zladan
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Am I late to the party?
        Or am I the first one here?

        Check United & City fixtures, the fixtures are now finalised until further potential postponements.

          1. Zladan
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Cheers!

            Missed the memo.

  23. Claudio555
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    2ft, 0,2 itb. What transfers should I do?

    A. Rich+Jiménez>Maddison+King

    B. Shaw+Doherty>Luiz+Ogbonna

    C. Shaw+Jiménez>Luiz+Rondón

    D. Jiménez>Arnie and hold one ft.

  24. Tshelby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Kinda stuck here..

    2FT
    1.2 ITB

    Fab, Button
    TAA, Robbo, Doherty, AWB, Pereira
    Son, Salah, Anderson, Pogba, Billing
    Kun, Rondon, Jimenez

    All suggestions are welcome!

    1. The Baby-faced Assassin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Billing to brooks?

      1. Tshelby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Yeah that looks goods! Thanks

    2. JT11fc
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Son - hazard
      Anderson - fraser/brooks

      1. Tshelby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Can I wait one more week on the son move? Has a great fixture

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Doherty to Rice ... Billing is good bench fodder that plays in 31 & 33 and selling is a waste of a previous transfer 🙂

  25. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    save FT here and take a -4 (3 transfers) next gw to field 11?

    alternatively jimmy > wilson/king (ft) and play them over barnes

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

    fab - jim - doh - bednarek

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Save ... unless price change issues come into play

  26. Kiwi Don
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Should I use free hit in gw31 or later for hopefully two or three teams having a double gameweek at the same time? 40 pts off top of my league and they still have that chip to use as welll. Where do people see more value in using?
    Cheers

    1. Kiwi Don
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Forgot to say have about 7 players for gw31 without taking hits.

    2. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Use it in 32.

      1. circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Yess well still use it in 32 even if you have 7. Hits will cost you 2 points if you get more starters and many blanks repeat for 33, so you'll get those hits for nothing effectively.

        1. Kiwi Don
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Currently only Man Utd and Wolves in 32 have 2 games. Do you think Spurs or Chelsea fixture will be in that gameweek as well?

          1. circusmonkey
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            I think the community is predicting plenty of doubles in 32, see this:
            https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18r08-Z5lot760c2k1B380OCnNHXLRnNH31YWagB4Oas/htmlview?sle=true#

    3. Hakim Ziyech
      1 month, 15 days ago

      32

    4. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I’m taking a hit to get in 10, but it 9 including Richarlison

  27. trinzoo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Bednarek or Kolasinac to Rice?

    TAA, Pereira, Doherty is the rest of def.

  28. Stimps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Have Vardy, if he's declared fit..

    Jiminez, Camarasa -> King, Brooks (-4)?

    1. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Rodgers on Vardy: "He's OK. He're more from the impact from the actual collision [with Foster] so he's just felt a little bit wary. Other than that, he should be OK. Just didn't feel quite right, he maybe could have stayed on but there's no point in risking him."

  29. Jacky boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    do we know dgw32 is bigger or 35?

    1. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      TBC

    2. pingissimus
      1 month, 15 days ago

      City have United and Spurs in 35 while United have City and Everton away.

      The quality isn’t looking great

  30. cescpistols111
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Best move this week? 1FT, 1.4 ITB. Planning to FH GW31, WC GW32.

    Dubravka - Hamer
    Robbo - Kolasinac - Doherty - AwB - Shaw
    F.Anderson - Hazard - Sterling - Pogba - Stephens
    Jimenez - Rashford - Vardy