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. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Auba/Rashford/Jiminez > Vardy/Rondon/King?

    1. Park The Bus - When 'A…
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      How much will you lose if you want Jimenez back later? I'll lose 0.5 so he's staying put for me. I'd prefer Higuain if you could afford him instead of Vardy

  2. skodaole2
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Morning everyone, did the Wolves manager say anything about the GK situation? Ruddy was supposed to play the last game and start the cup games, whereas Patricio to lose only the Cardiff game. However after a cs maybe Ruddy to keep his place?

    1. MaticMVP
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Nah doubt it, Pat is their nr.1 gk.

  3. Hits from tha Chong
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Which teams will play GW31 and 33 atm? Ta!

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      West Ham, Chelsea, Liverpool, Fulham, Leicester. The might be more but I can't remember off the top of my (fore)head.

    2. _sidney_will
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Everton too

      1. _sidney_will
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        & Bournemouth

    3. Hits from tha Chong
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Thanks y’all!

      1. AuFeld
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Y'all?

        1. Kiwivillan
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Texas thing

  4. #FPLBhuna
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    For those that missed this yesterday

    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."

    *Relieved Vardy owner here*

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Phew 🙂

    2. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Phew. And the flag will keep buyers away 🙂

    3. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      My captain I think.

      1. #FPLBhuna
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        i like it

    4. Hakim Ziyech
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Never in doubt.The man is a machine

  5. unitednations
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Rank has nose dived once again (down from 80k to 165k in 2 gw's)! 2Fts and 0.6m itb. suggestions?

    Fabianski -- Button
    Lascelles Digne Pereira -- Doherty Schindler
    Salah Pogba Sterling Rich -- Hayden
    Jimenez King Aguero

    - got 9 bgw31 players but that includes the likes of hayden, digne, rich, schindler which is hopeless

    A: Digne >> TAA and roll the other FT
    B: Hayden >> Brooks and roll the other FT
    C: Schindler + Rich >> TAA + H.Barnes
    D: Schindler + Sterling >> TAA + Mane
    E: Digne + Sterling >> TAA + Hazard
    F: Schindler + Hayden + Kun >> TAA + Fraser + Vardy (-4)...then just do Sterling >> Hazard next gw

  6. TeddiPonza
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Who should I bring in first? Haz or Mané? The other will be in the week after.

    Thanks

    1. mookie
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Mane has better form and the better fixture.

    2. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Mane. I don't like this wolves game for Chelsea.

    3. Ëð
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Mane.

  7. danishdynamite
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    I appreciate it's all if's but's and maybe's til we know the definitive fixtures, but has anyone pencilled in a likely FH team for DGW 32 ?

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Ederson
      Doherty AWB Luiz Shaw
      Sterling Pogba Hazard
      Aguero Rashford Jimenez

      1. danishdynamite
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Thx, I like.

        I'm umming and ahhing whether I would use Jimi in a FH 32 team. If I don't use him then I'm happy to ditch him now (for King / Wilson)

        Current draft is:

        Patricio
        Mendy / Shaw / Azpi / AWB
        Haz / Pogba / Sterling
        Kun / Higuain / Rashford

        Jimi would take Higuain's gig, but I'm struggling to spend the change, if you know what I mean

      2. Teddy Brewski
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        I'll be going a bit bolder than that i think. Chance to get some great diffs

        1. danishdynamite
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Such as ?

          1. Teddy Brewski
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            No idea until I see what the double fixtures are. Can't see myself just picking the players everyone has anyway though

  8. drughi
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Any more likely teams to have a dgw in gw 32 ? only wolves and united atm

    1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Yes lots. Check out Ben crellin twitter

    2. b82rz
      3 months, 16 days ago

      City more than likely and two absolutely plum fitxtures, if Chelsea Brighton is rearranged for that week too it could be an unbelievably high scoring week

  9. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 16 days ago

    A) mo tadic
    B) dusan salah

    1. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Mo Tadic, all the way!

  10. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Guys need Help,which all teams are definitely playing gw31 and 33???

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      3 months, 16 days ago

      31 has been confirmed already. Kindly check the fixture list. 33, I think is yet to be confirmed

      1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Yeah I know..i mean teams play both 31 and 33..coz filling up players for that..

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Oh... I've got no idea on that bud

    2. Gibbers123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Bournemouth, Burnley, Leicester, West Ham, Huddersfield, Liverpool, Everton, Chelsea are the 100% ones. Newcastle and Fulham might do depending on FA cup next round

  11. Ëð
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

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

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

    C) Jimenez -> King, then Aguero -> Vardy next week (Field 10 players for GW31).

    Fabianski, Boruc
    Robertson, Pereira, Luiz, AWB, Doherty
    Salah, Mane, Pogba, Fraser, Camarasa
    Aguero, Barnes, Jimenez

    £1.2 ITB, 1FT.

    1. AgentFern
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 16 days ago

      B

      1. Ëð
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Thank you!

  12. Manumana
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Hi ppl
    Get i get some advice please. Ive used my 2nd WC so will be free hitting in 31, so i ha e 2 FTs to use this week. Wot to do ?

    Right now thinking Auba to Kun
    Other FT ?

    Boruc
    Kola AWB TAA
    Salah Mane Pogba Son
    Auba Jimenez Barnes

    Doherty Puncheon Bednarek

    Thank very much

    1. Kiwivillan
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Why is FH 31 better than 33?

      1. Manumana
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        I do not know. Do u ?

        1. Kiwivillan
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          FH31 looks bad and even worse for no 2nd WC players

        2. Kiwivillan
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Think even if FH32 you can get 11 players with DGW

          1. Manumana
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            So u saying FH in DGW32 ?

  13. AgentFern
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Quick poll

    1 TAA & Hazard

    2 Rice & Mane

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Tazard

    2. Teddy Brewski
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      1. But it's the best part of 2m more

      1. Kiwivillan
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Yep

    3. danishdynamite
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      A

  14. trinzoo
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    A) Jimenez > King and play Doherty(che) or Kola(MUN)

    B) Kola > WestHam defender and play Jimenez(che)

  15. joeydelucchi
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    A lot of people are talking about a lack of form from bournemouth, i disagree with this statement......can people please not skim across stats without looking into facts!

    1) Their best goalscorer injured and out for months, lets not forget the guy was flying...then Brooks and Lewis cook both injured... also big influencers on the way they play football. (plus Lerma for a few weeks , a big ball winner and ball player also)
    2) very hard run of fixtures since gameweek 11!

    11 utd
    12
    13 arsenal
    14 man city
    15
    16 liverpool
    17 wolves away
    18
    19 spurs
    20 utd
    21 watford (never the easiest this season)
    22 everton away
    23
    24 chelsea
    25
    26 liverpool
    27
    28 arsenal
    29 man city

    ....before this run they had 20 points in 10 game, they now have 34 pts after 29 games !

    clearly they are influenced by fixtures (as most teams) but they aren't a team that grinds out results (very black and white), even though there are signs that Eddie Howe is working on a plan B after a tough performancs vs City.
    But many reasons to be positive, fixtures turn, Wilson, Brooks and Lerma coming back and they play every game week...i expect them to bounce back into the way they were playing pre-gw11...so wilson and Fraser for me are coming straight in.

    1. Kiwivillan
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Best goalkeeper out injured? Begovic was dropped for being rubbish then had a row with coach. Where do you get info?

      1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        goalscorer

        1. Amey
          3 months, 16 days ago

          😀

        2. Kiwivillan
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          I'm going back to my wine

      2. joeydelucchi
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        what do you mean?....I said Goalscorer haha

        1. Kiwivillan
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          More wine for me

    2. Snevitz
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Yes, they were great at the start of the season when they had good fixtures and their players were fit. They are also a team who perform much better at home. If Wilson is fit again they will be great budget options.

      1. HamezMace
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        I sometimes wish you could use GIFS on this website, so I could post the one from Castaway.

        Willlllssssooooonnnnnnn.

  16. bigdip
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Had a horrible run of games 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)

  17. Fuddled FC
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Do we know why Yedlin wasn't played again?

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      probably dropped

  18. Longlatini
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Using Screen Time on your phone how much time have you spent on this site in the last 7 days???

    5hrs 9 mins here

    (and over 4 hrs on Fpl!)

    Glad my boss can’t see this data!

    1. Better Call Salah
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Reported

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      not much on phone, probably 1hr in weekdays and 3-4hrs on Sunday

  19. tsintisin
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 16 days ago

    What to do with this team? 1ft and 0.9itb

    Guaita
    Robertson Digne Duffy
    Salah Mane Pogba Fanderson
    Kun Jimenez Rondon

    Patricio Kola Doherty Ward

    A)Patricio to Fabianski
    B)Save
    C)Else?

    Thanks!

  20. Tshelby
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Does anybody know if Daniels is nailed again? Could be a nice enabler at 4.1

    1. Kiwivillan
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Came in because of multiple injuries. Haven't checked how long people out for.

      1. Tshelby
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        All right thanks for the info!

  21. Simmoo
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Early Assessment:

    0FT, £1.9m itb.

    Guaita (Patricio)

    TAA, AWB, Pereira (Kolasinac, Doherty)

    Sterling, Hazard, Pogba, Maddison (Camarasa)

    Aguero (C), Rashford, Jimenez.

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Yes 🙂

  22. Tsparkes10
    3 months, 16 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, Shaw, Pogba to King, Hazard, Mane, Diop ? - 8

  23. altan8797
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    who is your favourite in watford - crystal FA cup tie?

    1. Amey
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Watford

    2. Kiwivillan
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Watford have the edge in recent meetings

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Palace for me, wasn’t impressed with Watford yesterday

    4. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Could go all the way to penalties easily

    5. HamezMace
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Palace

    6. altan8797
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      thanks all

  24. Fuddled FC
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Which is the best option?

    a) Kola > Rice
    b) Torrieva > Brooks

  25. Winter_is_coming
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    After watching Anderson last 2 games - swap him with Maddison or Fraser, or it`s waste of a FT?

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      You might as well just keep him now

    2. Kiwivillan
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Last 9 games bar Liverpool match

  26. b82rz
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Any Newcastle fans? Will Manquillo keep his place in the team ahead of Yedlin?

    1. fr3ddy
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 16 days ago

      I know the answer, but I’m not a Newcastle fan 🙁

    2. Fuddled FC
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      I'd like to know this too..forum suggests that Manquillo is preferred..

      Hopefully after the 2-0 loss this changes

  27. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Just like city I have won my first trophy this season. Unbelievably, I am 22 points clear in my H2H league with 7 gameweeks remaining. I correlate this to the Carabao cup.

  28. Greek Flair
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    is a -4 for a defender for GW 31 a waste of time?

    I will have 10 in 31 with FT's but only 2 defenders. Feels a bit of a waste to spend -4 on a defender, as soon as they concede you're in neggy hell even a cleansheet is just break even!

    1. Kiwivillan
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      If they play 33 and you FH32 you get 2 matches for -4 and vs 0pts for no one.

      1. Greek Flair
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        As I will already be at 10, and possible 11 if Palace lose, I wont need to go minus to put on in on 33 either?

    2. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Unless it's someone you heavily back to get a clean sheet and an attacking return then no.

      1. Greek Flair
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        thanks mate - the only person im considering is TAA, but I wanted Mane versus Fulham too

    3. XABI 15
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      I am debating Rice for Kola this week -4.

      I need to do the transfer to get a player for 31. So I am viewing it as a -2 and then get Rice and his better fixture this week

  29. The Royal Robin
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Any news on Vardy’s injury?

    1. altan8797
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      check previous posts. I guess Puel said that he is OK.

  30. Eytexi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 16 days ago

    For those who plan FH32:
    Who will fill the gaps in your team surrounded by United, City & Chelsea players? Personally tempted by Milivojevic & AWB or Ward-Prowse & PVA.

    1. fr3ddy
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 16 days ago

      JWP, Delufofofu, Jimenez, Duffy are good options imo

    2. b82rz
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Yes will be Palace players for me