Digest

The Digest: Zaha’s form, Bournemouth’s fixtures and a Liverpool triple-up

Our regular analysis of a player, team and discussion point that attracted our interest in the previous weekend’s matches returns ahead of Gameweek 30.

The in-form Wilfried Zaha is the subject of our player focus, while Bournemouth‘s fixture turn prompts a closer look at the Cherries.

We also mull over the different combinations of players in a Liverpool triple-up.

The Player – Wilfried Zaha

As we approach the minefield that is Gameweeks 31-35, a significant proportion of the Fantasy community are adopting the ‘Free Hit (or Wildcard) in Gameweek 32’ approach.

That chip strategy invariably means gradually stockpiling assets that are guaranteed fixtures in Gameweek 31 and (ideally) Gameweek 33, largely ignoring – perhaps with the exception of Manchester City – clubs who are set to blank in one of/both of those Gameweeks.

Crystal Palace are one of the sides whose Gameweek 31 league fixture is already postponed, while they will also blank in Gameweek 33 if they beat Watford in the FA Cup quarter-finals.

Investment has been relatively modest in the Eagles’ assets as a result, despite a run of form that has seen them lose only one of the last six Premier League matches. No side outside of the “big six” has accrued more points in that time.

Only Manchester City have racked up more goals than Palace (16) over the last eight Gameweeks, while the Eagles haven’t failed to score in any of their nine league fixtures in 2019.

Wilfried Zaha (£6.9m) has really caught the eye in recent weeks. Having failed to score a single league goal between Gameweeks 6 to 23, the Ivory Coast international has now hit the back of the net on five occasions in as many appearances.

While the ‘Free Hit/Wildcard in Gameweek 32’ brigade will be understandably reluctant to consider a move, those Fantasy managers who are perhaps planning on using their Free Hit chip in Gameweek 31 would be able to call on Zaha’s services for successive home matches against Brighton and Huddersfield, plus potentially another fixture in Double Gameweek 32.

That approach would still be a risky one, of course, with Palace possibly blanking in Gameweek 33 depending on the result of their FA Cup quarter-final.

When treated in isolation, Zaha is among the form forwards in Fantasy Premier League.

Sergio Aguero (£11.8m) is the only striker to have been involved in more Premier League goals than Zaha (six – five goals, one assist) when players are filtered by their last six appearances.

Since his return from suspension in Gameweek 26, Zaha ranks first among FPL forwards for penalty box touches and take-ons, third for shots in the box and joint-third for attempts on target.

His rate of big chances and expected goals tally aren’t particularly impressive in that time, however, and he sits outside the top ten among FPL forwards for both those statistics over the last four Gameweeks.

His switch over to the right flank against Burnley might be a situation to monitor, too: Zaha registered only one shot and no key passes in his 79 minutes at Turf Moor, though he was admittedly much more of a threat than those numbers suggest and caused a lot of havoc down the Clarets’ left.

The return of a bustling central striker has perhaps been key to Zaha’s renaissance.

While Christian Benteke (£6.3m) is maligned in many quarters for his showings as a central striker, the feeling among some Palace fans and impartial observers was that Zaha missed having a physical presence alongside him for large chunks of 2018/19 and wasn’t as effective himself as a centre-forward in a 4-4-2.

Since Benteke became an option again and with Michy Batshuayi (£6.5m) slowly growing into this role as first-choice centre-forward, Zaha has – coincidence or otherwise – been excellent.

One final caveat ahead of Palace’s double-header at Selhurst Park either side of Gameweek 31: only two of Zaha’s 13 attacking returns have come on home soil this season!

The Team – Bournemouth

With only Spurs to face of the “big six” between now and Gameweek 38, Bournemouth sit top of our Season Ticker for the remainder of 2018/19.

Arsenal are the only other Premier League side who face as few meetings with the current top half-dozen clubs over the next nine Gameweeks.

The Cherries come into this run of fixtures off the back of a remarkable display against Manchester City in Gameweek 29.

Eddie Howe’s side registered no shots on goal, just four penalty box touches and 17.9% of possession in their 1-0 defeat to the reigning champions, with their usual attacking ambition shelved for the afternoon in favour of a backs-to-the-wall approach.

The official teamsheet read a 4-4-1-1 but Bournemouth effectively used a 5-4-1, with Nathan Ake (£5.0m) dropping back to help out Jack Simpson (£3.8m) and Chris Mepham (£4.5m) in defence. Howe named six recognised defenders in his starting XI, with Adam Smith (£4.3m) playing in midfield.

The average position of all 14 of the players that Howe used on Saturday was in Bournemouth’s own half, with even City centre-back John Stones‘ (£5.2m) average position being further up the pitch.

The more pragmatic approach and the performance of budget defender Simpson may have caught Fantasy managers’ eyes but there is little doubt that Saturday’s set-up was purely an exercise in damage limitation.

It is questionable whether Howe will use this system again at the Vitality Stadium this season.

The Bournemouth boss had started with a back four in every other home Premier League match in 2018/19, reserving the wing-back system or back five for tricky away fixtures at City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Wolves and, curiously, Fulham.

The fact that Bournemouth are on a nine-match losing streak away from home (conceding 28 goals in that time) may make Howe consider the use of a 3-4-3/5-4-1 on the road in the weeks to come, but the calibre of opposition in their remaining five away matches (Huddersfield, Leicester, Brighton, Southampton and Crystal Palace) is a darn sight different to the teams they have recently faced on their travels: the Cherries have lost to City, Wolves, Spurs, United, Liverpool and Arsenal in six of their last eight away matches.

The return from injury and suspension of David Brooks (£5.0m), Callum Wilson (£6.3m) and Jefferson Lerma (£4.5m) is also a significant factor.

Weak at the back or otherwise, Bournemouth would seem ideally suited to a 4-4-2 when they have a fully-fit squad, with Wilson and Joshua King (£6.5m) leading the attack and Brooks and Ryan Fraser (£6.1m) providing width on the flanks.

Those four players have started just two league matches together in 2019: the 3-3 draw with Watford and the 2-0 win over West Ham.

All four of that quartet delivered attacking returns over those two fixtures and the hope for owners of King and especially Fraser is that the return of Wilson and Brooks – plus the fixture swing – leads to an increase in goals and assists.

Bournemouth’s record when Fraser, Brooks, Wilson and King have started together this season is: P12, W7, D3, L2, F24, A16 (four clean sheets).

When one or more of that quartet hasn’t started, the Cherries’ record reads: P17, W3, D1, L13, F15, A38 (three clean sheets).

There are some factors that admittedly contribute to that stark contrast (i.e. Brooks being benched for the away games at Chelsea, Wolves and Manchester United) but there is nevertheless evidence to suggest that the return of Brooks and Wilson comes at just the right for Bournemouth’s Fantasy assets given the fixtures ahead.

The Talking Point – The Liverpool Triple-Up

Whether Fantasy managers are “dead-ending” their teams ahead of Blank Gameweek 31 or planning to use the Free Hit chip in that Gameweek, a Liverpool “triple-up” seems a likelihood in most of our squads.

Some FPL bosses may have three Liverpool assets in their teams already but for those sitting one or two players from Jurgen Klopp’s side and planning on maxing out their allocation, there remains the question of whether to double-up on the Reds’ backline or focus on more forward-thinking assets in midfield and attack.

Those Fantasy managers looking at adding to their stash of Liverpool players ahead of Gameweek 30 will no doubt be tempted by a pairing of Sadio Mane (£9.8m) and Mohamed Salah (£13.4m).

Liverpool are at home to Burnley this weekend and have scored 22 goals in their last six league matches at Anfield.

When teams are filtered by their last half-dozen home matches, Liverpool sit top for goals scored and attempts on target and joint-second for big chances and shots in the box.

Not that their defence hasn’t impressed in that time, too: the Reds sit joint-second for fewest big chances and shots on target conceded. Andrew Robertson (£6.9m), Trent Alexander-Arnold (£5.5m) and Virgil van Dijk (£6.6m), of course, all registered double-digit hauls in the last league match at Anfield.

Salah and Mane sit in the top four midfielders for goals scored, efforts in the box and shots on target over their last six home matches.

It’s a different story away from home, however, which is pertinent given that Liverpool are on the road in Blank Gameweeks 31 and 33 (the visit of Spurs falls in between).

As we mentioned in our Scout Notes article earlier this week, the Reds have scored only three goals on their travels in 2019.

The record of Liverpool’s first-choice front three – Salah, Mane and Roberto Firmino (£9.2m) – in those fixtures is exactly the same: five appearances, one goal, no assists.

When Premier League clubs are filtered by their last four away matches, the Reds 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.

The Blank Gameweek fixtures at Fulham and Southampton are, of course, far more appealing prospects than some of Liverpool’s recent matches away from Anfield.

The Cottagers have conceded more goals, attempts on target and shots in the box than any other club in their last four home matches.

Salah’s underlying stats are also impressive over Liverpool’s last six away matches – though Mane’s are less so (more information can be found on that in our Members’ Area).

Barring the little wobble from Gameweeks 20-25, however, Liverpool’s defence have been a reliable source of clean sheets all season.

Eight of their 17 shut-outs have come away from home, while no club has registered more clean sheets or conceded fewer big chances than Klopp’s side over their last six away games.

Only Manchester United have conceded fewer away goals than Liverpool during that period.

The three best value-for-money outfield players in FPL this season (based on points per million) are Robertson, van Dijk and Alexander-Arnold and a double-up on two of these three would perhaps allow for investment in the likes of Eden Hazard (£10.8m) and Gonzalo Higuain (£9.6m) further up the pitch – not that the Chelsea duo couldn’t be fielded alongside Salah and Mane, for those with the right team structure and squad value.

The second leg of the Champions League tie against Bayern Munich next Wednesday may still have some part to play in our decisions and could, perhaps, even influence how many minutes the most-popular Liverpool assets are handed in Gameweeks 30 and 31.

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  1. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    13 days, 3 hours ago

    Can’t imagine anybody will get Zaha.
    Aguero mind, he could be gold this week.

    1. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      Yeah, a no-go for FH32-ers (like me). Have to cater for the FH31 lot too, though, and he's got excellent fixtures either side plus a possible DGW32. You'd then be sweating on the FA Cup quarter-final results, of course...

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        13 days, 3 hours ago

        Point well made sir.

      2. Krionos
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        13 days, 2 hours ago

        Why are so many planning in using a FH chip in GW 32?

        1. william prunier
          • 3 Years
          13 days, 2 hours ago

          Dgw

          1. Krionos
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            13 days, 2 hours ago

            But only Man United confirmed so far? Which other teams could potentially play then?

        2. MTPockets
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          13 days, 2 hours ago

          Mostly because we won't know the games until end of 31

        3. Game Over
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          13 days, 2 hours ago

          Lol

  2. 824545201
    • 2 Years
    13 days, 3 hours ago

    I'm going for the FH 32, WC 34 and BB 35 strategy, so i have to use my TC on a single gameweek.

    I'm really tempted with triple captaining Sterling against Watford (H). Good idea or is the Tuesday CL game making the decision too risky?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      A bit risky for me.

    2. El Fenomeno R9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      I would go for Salah GW36 vs Hud or last GW.

      1. 824545201
        • 2 Years
        13 days, 3 hours ago

        Liverpool's and especially Salah's form is pretty bad though. There's no guarantee they will get back to their best this season.
        I'm much more comfortable with TC'ing a player from a team i know has the ability and form to haul big and that is Man City.

        1. OldBenKenobi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          13 days, 3 hours ago

          Well then do it if you’re that confident 🙂

        2. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          13 days, 3 hours ago

          lol what were citys last 2 results?

    3. Vidal Castro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      Why not GW31 home against Fulham.. which could be give you a high GW rank (including FH teams) and there's an international break right after.

    4. Vidal Castro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      I mean obviously Salah TC home Fulham GW31

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        13 days, 3 hours ago

        Fulham away.

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          13 days, 3 hours ago

          Oh no.

        2. Vidal Castro
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          13 days, 2 hours ago

          Still one of the best TC options for single GWs this season

    5. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      I asked the same question about TCing Sterling last week. Thankfully I didn't go through with it but like you I'm looking at alternatives to Salah vs HUD in 36 because of his poor form.

  3. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    13 days, 3 hours ago

    SEcond.

  4. fylde2022
    • 3 Years
    13 days, 3 hours ago

    Does anything stick out, that needs rectifying?
    I have 1 FT and still have Triple Captain and a free hit.

    De Gea
    Doherty Robertson Shaw
    Jota Mane Salah Pogba
    Barnes Aguero Jiminez

    Button, Maddison, Pereira, AWB

    (Line-up to be changed)

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      Good for this week but you’ll struggle the next.

      1. fylde2022
        • 3 Years
        13 days, 3 hours ago

        I've built my team for GW32 and loaded up on Liverpool and Everton.

        I didn't want to make too many sacrifices for GW31. I made that error last season and fell apart.

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      Doh Jota Jimenez v Chelsea? Drop two of them to bench? All bench are playable this week.
      I saw 'line up to be changed' note there though ...

  5. Sondre van Bank
    • 5 Years
    13 days, 3 hours ago

    Son --> Hazard is a no brainer right?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      Did it last week and am happy ...

    2. Coldplay
      • 7 Years
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      I'm thinking Mane instead

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        13 days, 3 hours ago

        Full Pool quota ...

    3. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      Not this week

    4. Firminoooo
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      Do it next week. Save FT this week.

    5. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      Maybe the week after.

  6. ☠Cypress Chill☠
    • 4 Years
    13 days, 3 hours ago

    2nd in my ML.From -100 managed now to be only -13.The leader probably will cpt Mo or Kun.So what to do?

    a) cpt Mo (don't own/can't afford to buy Kun)
    or
    b) be ballsy and cpt VVD?

    Thanx.

    1. OldBenKenobi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      Mo

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      why even own salah if u wont capt him at home to burnley

  7. Vidal Castro
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    13 days, 3 hours ago

    Best defender sub 5 million for GW30-33 (not including Leicester)?

    1. OldBenKenobi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      Probably Lascelles?

      1. Vidal Castro
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        13 days, 3 hours ago

        I don't like their fixtures despite their good CS record (west ham and Everton) as opposed to Bournemouth who have huddersfield, burnley and Newcastle (2 of which are at home)

    2. King Kohli
      • 6 Years
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      Ake

      1. OldBenKenobi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        13 days, 3 hours ago

        Actually like this one

      2. Vidal Castro
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        13 days, 3 hours ago

        They have the Best fixtures coming up (sans GW32) which is perfect for FH32 strategy.

        I mean hud, NEW and BUR on paper amazing but can Bournemouth keep anyone out.

    3. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      Rice

      1. Vidal Castro
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        13 days, 3 hours ago

        West ham have Chelsea GW33... And I already have Fabianski

    4. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      matip

      1. Vidal Castro
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        13 days, 2 hours ago

        Already fulfilled my Lpool quota

  8. King Kohli
    • 6 Years
    13 days, 3 hours ago

    Pick one from each lot for this week.

    A. Ryan (cry)
    B. Etheridge ( WHU)
    C. Boruc (hud)

    1. Son (sot)
    2. Brooks (hud)
    3. Maddison (FUL)

    1. No Mo Salah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      c3

    2. All Out of Mounie
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      B
      3

    3. Ould Onion Bagger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 2 hours ago

      C3

  9. FourLokoLeipzig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    13 days, 3 hours ago

    Clyne or Smith?

    1. OldBenKenobi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      Smith

  10. OldBenKenobi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    13 days, 3 hours ago

    Only 13% own Sterling? That’s nuts

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      Top 10K ownership?

      1. OldBenKenobi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        13 days, 3 hours ago

        Not sure and not relevant with me around 100k 😆

      2. Annie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        13 days, 3 hours ago

        Double

    2. Fossit
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      Most own Kun instead

    3. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      I’m happy with sterling over Aguero, surely due another haul soon..

  11. George James
    • 4 Years
    13 days, 3 hours ago

    With a FH can you activate straight away and tinker with your team untill the deadline similar to a WC?

    1. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      Rules say 'Make unlimited free transfers for a single Gameweek. At the next deadline your squad is returned to how it was at the start of the Gameweek.'

      So I think you can keep on changing it.

    2. fylde2022
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      Yeah

    3. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      Yes. Just need to bear in mind that if original selection suffer injuries you may revert to a decimated team.
      That's an argument for postponing for more info, but doesn't really help if 100% going to play it.

    4. George James
      • 4 Years
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      Cheers all.

      Seems a lot of confusion over this chip

    5. g40steve
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      When you activate chip I understand you get the value of your current squad to replace with new team.
      Following week does your previous team return minus any gains or drops?

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        13 days, 3 hours ago

        Precisely.

  12. circusmonkey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    13 days, 3 hours ago

    Did you realise that the GW 33 Tottenham v Brighton match depends not only on Brighton getting knocked out but also on Totenham moving from Wembley. They got given an ultimatum yesterday about where they play their remaining games. What do you think they'll do: stay put or move?

    1. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      New stadium is pretty much ready from what I hear

      1. All Out of Mounie
        • 1 Year
        13 days, 3 hours ago

        Looks pretty nice.. some pictures online

    2. Bird Raymond
      • 7 Years
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      They shouldn't really have the choice, should be forced to play out the season at Wembley at this stage, fair on everyone that way.

  13. Tshelby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    13 days, 3 hours ago

    My -4 for this week:

    Doherty, Jim and Anderson -> Vardy, Fraser, Ake

    Not really losing much value on the Wolves players and will get Jim back on my wildcard

    1. fylde2022
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      Vardy is flagged?

      1. Tshelby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        13 days, 3 hours ago

        Someone said that Rodgers said he will be ok

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        13 days, 3 hours ago

        Yeah all week.
        It’s only concussion.

    2. g40steve
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      Quiet like that, have you got Brookes?

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        13 days, 3 hours ago

        Shhhh

        1. g40steve
          • 1 Year
          13 days, 3 hours ago

          Whoops

        2. Tshelby
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          13 days, 3 hours ago

          What are you not telling Rupert?

  14. circusmonkey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    13 days, 3 hours ago

    Is it worth losing £0.4m to have Maddison rather than Diop in weeks 30, 31 and 33?

    Would have Pogba in week 30 rather than Trippier if having Diop.

    1. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      Guess you have to decide between now vs waiting a week, and whether it significntly affects the team you may want for 32 (assuming FH)

      1. circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        13 days, 2 hours ago

        I need to decide this week because it affects what players I go for in a -4.

        1. MTPockets
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          13 days, 2 hours ago

          Yeah I'm rolling FT this week to postpone choice on who to carry over.
          Kind of hoping an injury or something makes the decision for me

  15. g40steve
    • 1 Year
    13 days, 3 hours ago

    Who are the best replacements for Son, Doherty & one of Rashford or Jimenez?
    Rest of team;

    Boruc,
    Trent, Pereira, Luiz
    Mane, Salah, Pogba, Son
    Rashford, Aguero C, Jimmy

    Fabs, Brooks, Lascelles, Doherty

    .1 itb 1 FT, playing FH 32

    1. Game Over
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 2 hours ago

      Hazard. Vardy

    2. Game Over
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 2 hours ago

      If you can't afford Vardy then Ashley Barnes

      1. g40steve
        • 1 Year
        13 days, 44 mins ago

        Cheers

  16. cheeky moses
    • 3 Years
    13 days, 3 hours ago

    Which combo would you rather have for this week and the upcoming fixtures?

    A)
    GW30: Vardy (FUL) and Camarasa (WHM)
    GW31: Vardy (bur) and Brooks (NEW)

    B)
    GW30: Jimi (che) and Maddison (FUL)
    GW31: King/Wilson (NEW) and Maddison (bur)

    1. All Out of Mounie
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      A

    2. No Mo Salah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 2 hours ago

      a

  17. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    13 days, 3 hours ago

    Really confused on my transfer plans till gw31 unless i take out one of Sterling or Aguero this gw which could backfire..have 2ft and 0.6m

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

    - Overall plan was to do Schindler / Hayden / Sterling / Kun >> TAA / Fraser / Hazard / Higuain (-4) by gw31. So if i do Sterling + Kun >> Hazard + Higuain in gw31, that would i can't afford upgrading Schindler/Hayden. SO, alternate plan could be do to

    A: Hayden >> Brooks and roll FT. will do the other transfers as planned but means i end up with Brooks as opposed to Fraser
    B: Digne >> TAA and roll FT. will do the other transfers as planned but means i retain Schindler for gw31/33 as opposed to Digne

    Any thoughts would be appreciated.

    Will FH gw32, WCgw34

    1. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      a

  18. Lh909
    • 1 Year
    13 days, 3 hours ago

    Rashford to Vardy
    Fraser to Snodgrass (or 5.1 and less)
    Have Brooks and Poggers

  19. Bohemian Rhapsody
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      Need your insight. Planning to do FH32.

      Current Team for 30.
      Fab
      AWB / Pereira / TAA / D. Luiz
      F. Anderson / Fraser / Salah / Mane
      Jimenez / Aubameyang

      Boruc / Pogba / Doherty / Kamara

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        13 days, 3 hours ago

        start pogba

        1. Bohemian Rhapsody
            13 days, 3 hours ago

            Who goes to bench?

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          13 days, 3 hours ago

          Can I give you my hindsight in gw33?

      2. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        13 days, 3 hours ago

        wld you rather have son or vardy this week?

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          13 days, 3 hours ago

          Mr Jamie Vardy of Leicester.

          1. Bohemian Rhapsody
              13 days, 3 hours ago

              I want Vardy. Just worried he is flagged. Hope he starts.

              1. Fossit
                • 2 Years
                13 days, 3 hours ago

                That’s why you wait for the pressers

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          13 days, 3 hours ago

          Right you lot.

          One Gameweek only

          Managers can replace their entire squad for that Gameweek but their 15-man squad of the Gameweek before returns for the next deadline.

          For example, if the Free Hit chip is played leading up to Gameweek 31, once the deadline has passed, you will see the points scored by your new squad via the points tab.

          Your previous squad will now return and is accessible on the transfers tab.

          Like the Wildcard, the Free Hit is used when confirming transfers. It cannot be cancelled once confirmed.

          Managers cannot benefit from any price changes gained from their new Free Hit squad.

          However, price changes applied to their previous line-up will take effect on their return once the chip expires.

          1. Flaming Flamingo
            • 2 Years
            13 days, 2 hours ago

            "Managers cannot benefit from any price changes gained from their new Free Hit squad". Important to note that you can benefit from price changes for that week, but it will revert to normal once it goes back to your old squad. For instance, if you build a FH team on Monday with 0.0 ITB and they all rise in price on Tuesday you have technically benefited from the price changes. Just like would be the case if you wildcarded that week.

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              13 days, 2 hours ago

              No that’s not true.

              1. Flaming Flamingo
                • 2 Years
                13 days, 2 hours ago

                Pretty sure it is. Your team value for your actual team doesn't increase, but theoretically you could build a FH team which exceeds your team value by removing players you haven't gained value on and replacing them with players who are going to rise in price over the week.

            2. Yellin' in my Ear
              • 3 Years
              13 days, 2 hours ago

              Only for that week, you then get your old team. You won't have banked any of the price rises or drops of your FH team

              1. Flaming Flamingo
                • 2 Years
                13 days, 2 hours ago

                Yes, that's why I meant by "it will revert to normal once it goes back to your old squad".

        3. Geordie19
          • 2 Years
          13 days, 3 hours ago

          Hi all, Who’s the better combo for the next 2 gw’s? Thank you

          1Brooks,
          2 Maddison

          A vardy
          B King

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            13 days, 3 hours ago

            Odd format but the latter.

            1. Geordie19
              • 2 Years
              13 days, 2 hours ago

              Sorry I meant as in pick 1 midfielder and 1 attacker ...

          2. mojoindojo
            • 5 Years
            13 days, 3 hours ago

            2A

            1. Geordie19
              • 2 Years
              13 days, 1 hour ago

              Thank you

        4. Fossit
          • 2 Years
          13 days, 3 hours ago

          A

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            13 days, 3 hours ago

            gree

            1. Fossit
              • 2 Years
              13 days, 2 hours ago

              :/

        5. yuva247
          • 1 Year
          13 days, 3 hours ago

          Choose one from each set to start this week

          A - HarveyBarnes
          B - Jimenez

          1. AWB
          2. Lascelles

          Am currently going with A1 to start and B2 bench in that order

          1. pingissimus
              13 days, 2 hours ago

              Seems odd to pick Barnes over Jimmy. He’s not nailed and can’t score. Heaps of promise but a dodgy fantasy asset right now.

              Likewise Newcastle look a much better bet than Palace at home. St James is s fortress and Selhurst an open shop.

              Very much B2 for me

          2. simong1
              13 days, 3 hours ago

              Brooks or Madisson?
              Vardy or Higuain?

              Thanks in advance!

              1. mojoindojo
                • 5 Years
                13 days, 3 hours ago

                MH

            • Fossit
              • 2 Years
              13 days, 3 hours ago

              Would love for Steve Cook to be back for the BGWs

            • rocco10 - AMERICAN DYCHO
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              13 days, 2 hours ago

              Son -> Hazard for free?

              1. Peter Ouch
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                13 days, 2 hours ago

                Yeah baby

              2. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                13 days, 2 hours ago

                Next week.

              3. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
                • 1 Year
                13 days, 2 hours ago

                yes

            • ChickenTikkaMoSalah
              • 3 Years
              13 days, 2 hours ago

              Considering I will free hit in gw31, would Salah to Hazard still be a good move?

              1. Peter Ouch
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                13 days, 2 hours ago

                No for me
                Salah will score in both 30 and 31

              2. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                13 days, 2 hours ago

                No. But hangs that username.

            • Peter Ouch
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              13 days, 2 hours ago

              Some help here lads

              Who to bench

              A Jimenez
              B Almiron

              I think almiron can shine vs Everton he looks really good but Jimenez ownership is really high and can hurt me of he scores but he can't score more than 5-6 points vs Chelsea, can He?

              Leaning towards Almiron, your thoughts please

            • The 12th Man
              • 5 Years
              13 days, 2 hours ago

              Just put in a team for Fantasy Eliteserien for the first time.
              Is there an FFS private league to join?

              1. Numb
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                13 days, 2 hours ago

                FISO has got one

                1. The 12th Man
                  • 5 Years
                  13 days, 2 hours ago

                  Thanks

                1. The 12th Man
                  • 5 Years
                  13 days, 2 hours ago

                  Cheers