Scout Squad

The Scout Squad for FPL Gameweek 30

This regular prelude to the Scout Picks is back ahead of Gameweek 30.

In this feature, our four returning panellists each submit a squad of Fantasy assets, with the focus exclusively on the coming Gameweek.

The 72 nominations listed below will be narrowed down to a squad of 14 (with the starting XI not exceeding a total cost of £83.5m) ahead of the forthcoming deadline at 11:30 GMT on Saturday morning.

Paul, Peter, Joe and Neale (in for the unavailable Az) expand on their notable selections and omissions in the article below.

  Paul Joe Neale Peter
GK Ederson Vicente Guaita Ederson Ederson
  Martin Dubravka

Kasper Schmeichel

Martin Dubravka Lukasz Fabianski
  Lukasz Fabianski Ederson Lukasz Fabianski Artur Boruc
DF Andrew Robertson Andrew Robertson Andrew Robertson Trent
Alexander-Arnold
  Trent
Alexander-Arnold
Cesar Azpilicueta David Luiz Andrew Robertson
  Harry Maguire Jeffrey Schlupp Jeffrey Schlupp Patrick van Aanholt
  Jeffrey Schlupp Declan Rice Ben Chilwell Fabian Schar
  Fabian Schar Ricardo Pereira Lucas Digne Ben Chilwell
MF Raheem Sterling Mohamed Salah Mohamed Salah Raheem Sterling
  Mohamed Salah Sadio Mane Raheem Sterling Mohamed Salah
  Ryan Fraser Eden Hazard Sadio Mane Miguel Almiron
  Manuel Lanzini Raheem Sterling David Brooks James Maddison
  Harvey Barnes David Brooks Manuel Lanzini Manuel Lanzini
FW Sergio Aguero Sergio Aguero Sergio Aguero Sergio Aguero
  Harry Kane Gonzalo Higuain Wilfried Zaha Jamie Vardy
  Jamie Vardy Jamie Vardy Jamie Vardy Wilfried Zaha
  Gonzalo Higuain Wilfried Zaha Gonzalo Higuain Gonzalo Higuain
  Salomon Rondon Joshua King Harry Kane Joshua King

Most popular picks: Ederson, Andrew Robertson, Raheem Sterling, Mohamed Salah, Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain, Jamie Vardy (four), Lukasz Fabianski, Jeffrey Schlupp, Manuel Lanzini, Wilfried Zaha (three)

Paul said…

I’m tipping a double-up on Liverpool’s defence at home to Burnley, with both their full-backs more than capable of hefty hauls in Sunday’s early kick-off.

A number of pricey strikers have obliging opponents this weekend and in order to balance the Scout Picks budget, I’ve gone with three midfielders under £6.5m.

As usual, I’ve included some overlooked options in my squad, with Harry Maguire and Manuel Lanzini among my favoured differentials.

Both impressed last weekend and, with strong fixtures in Gameweek 31, now could be the time to get on board.

Maguire was afforded license to roam forward as Leicester switched to a back-three in their first match under Brendan Rodgers, firing three attempts on goal against Watford.

It’s his aerial threat, however, that could prove the undoing of Fulham.

Maguire has recorded 16 headed attempts – placing him fourth among defenders – and sits third for efforts on target, with 11.

The Cottagers, meanwhile, have conceded 84 aerial efforts, which is the fourth-worst record in the Premier League.

Lanzini set the tempo in his first start of the season as West Ham breezed past Newcastle.

Not only was he ranked first for successful passes in the opposition half, the Argentine also received more passes in this area of the pitch than any other West Ham player.

Essentially, that suggests Lanzini is the go-to player for his team-mates when the Hammers have possession in attack. Having played a part in 40% of their goals when selected last term, his influence will surely grow over the run-in.

Jeffrey Schlupp also deserves a mention, with one goal and three assists in the last five Gameweeks since moving into central midfield for Palace.

The Ghana international recorded eight key passes, seven shots and five efforts in the box over that run – all totals that place in the top five defenders.

Joe said…

On this week’s Scoutcast, we discussed the notion that a successful FPL team needs a good combination of well-owned ‘shields’ to protect rank and differential ‘swords’ to steal a march on opponents.

With that in mind, I’d like to see this week’s Scoutcast packed with ‘shields’ from Manchester City or Liverpool, who both have favourable home ties and will be desperate to maintain momentum in their league title chase.

I favour a double-up on Reds attackers for Burnley’s visit, given the strong home form of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane. Between then they have scored 21 goals at Anfield.

The only player to surpass their respective home tallies of ten and 11 is Sergio Aguero. His 15 Etihad goals and more than 40% ownership make him another essential rank protector to include this week.

Eden Hazard’s seven home goals ahead of Wolverhampton’s visit sees him added to my list of ‘shields’.

Meanwhile, his team-mate Gonzalo Higuain looks a perfect ‘sword’. The Argentine is owned by a mere 4% of FPL managers and has already amassed three goals across his five league run-outs.

Cesar Azpilicueta is another low-owned Chelsea gem for the Scout Picks committee to consider, with three assists in his last four matches.

Crystal Palace assets offer FPL managers a further opportunity to climb the rankings, with Wilfried Zaha’s five successful strikes in as many league starts a key asset when rivals Brighton drop by Selhurst Park. The Ivory Coast international has scored an impressive four goals in his last quartet of appearances in all competitions against the Seagulls.

I’ve tentatively handed a selection to Leicester’s Ricardo Pereira, who has delivered me just two points since drafting him in three Gameweeks ago. With a mere nine goals on the road, I think his opponents Fulham will at last hand him clean sheet returns.

Neale said…

I won’t rehash the case for Wilfried Zaha as I covered the Palace winger fairly comprehensively in this week’s Digest, but Jeffrey Schlupp has finally made it into my selections after weeks of clamouring for a call-up.

A defender in Fantasy Premier League, Schlupp was deployed “out of position” in central midfield in Gameweeks 26-28 but – even better – was pushed further forward into the front three in Gameweeks 25 and 29.

Schlupp was covering for the suspended Zaha on the left flank against Fulham but played in the same team as the Ivory Coast international at Burnley on Saturday, with Zaha moved over to the right wing.

A benching is always a possibility with Schlupp but even if Andros Townsend is recalled against Brighton, the Ghanaian utility player could move back into the midfield three and still pose plenty of threat against a Seagulls side that has conceded two or more goals in each of their last five Premier League away games – and be eligible for clean sheet points, of course.

I’m rooting for a low-scoring affair at St. James’ Park on Saturday, with Martin Dubravka and Lucas Digne both making my selections.

The Magpies have kept clean sheets in three of their last four home fixtures but if Everton are to breach Rafael Benitez’s mean backline, it could well be from a set-piece situation – as happened at the London Stadium last Saturday.

Newcastle have consistently conceded chances from set plays all season (more than any other side) and Digne has taken more successful corners than any other defender in 2018/19.

The Toffees also come into this match off the back of two clean sheets plus decent underlying stats (fourth for fewest shots in the box and big chances conceded, joint-first for fewest shots on target conceded) in their last six away matches.

With premium buys Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah all shamelessly nominated, I’ve also sought to include some budget players should we require them in the Scout Picks.

David Brooks is fit again after a month on the sidelines, with his price having dropped to an inviting £5.0m during his absence.

Bournemouth are next up against Huddersfield, who have conceded more chances from their left flank over the last six Gameweeks than any other side – something Brooks could exploit if deployed on the right wing.

Based on points per million, Brooks is the best-value FPL midfielder under £6.0m this season.

Manuel Lanzini is purely an “eye test” punt, following his display against Newcastle last weekend.

While the Argentinean midfielder blanked and didn’t set the world alight from an underlying stats point of view (other than a 97% pass success rate), he looked sharp in a 90-minute showing and was lauded by his manager after the game.

The wealth of options that Manuel Pellegrini has at his disposal is a worry from a rotation perspective but West Ham representation against a free-falling Cardiff side, devoid of the services of Sol Bamba and with their fans starting to revolt, seems a necessity.

Peter said…

With just four points from their last six outings, it’s fixtures over form for Leicester City with the condemned Lilywhites in town. That said, with three goals in his last four matches, Jamie Vardy has been consistent, though not explosive.

During that time, Leicester’s defensive assets have frustrated but I’m sticking with Ben Chilwell. The England youngster and Ricardo Pereira have each created six chances in that period; the Portuguese leads 2-0 for big chances created, but Chilwell carries a slightly bigger goal threat with two shots on target.

With 21 chances created in his last four matches (just one big chance), I’m also tipping James Maddison to supply the bullets for Vardy.

Speaking of goal threat, the two main title rivals are tied on 13 goals each in their last four home matches, with opponents Burnley and Watford each averaging just under two goals conceded per game recently.

The Reds and the Sky Blues are likely to feature heavily in our selections then and – with only Vardy and Harry Kane posing anything close to their threat according to the bookies – Mohamed Salah, Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero form a formidable, if costly trio. Salah, of course, is in lamentable form but having removed him before his hat-trick at Bournemouth, I’m turning a deaf ear to the doubters for a player who has averaged an attacking return in each of his 14 appearances at Anfield (ten goals and four assists).

Brighton have shipped ten goals in their last four away days, including four against Fulham. Only Trent Alexander-Arnold (also selected) has created more big chances than Patrick van Aanholt’s three recently and the Dutchman has notched at least five goals of his own in each of the last three seasons, albeit that he is languishing on one strike so far this campaign.

Meanwhile, Wilfried Zaha leads Michy Batshuayi in recent games for goals, shots on target, chances created and big chances created so I’ve favoured the Ivorian over his team-mate.

Budgetary restraints lead me away from some tempting attacking options from both teams at the Emirates as Arsenal entertain Manchester United in the weekend’s final action. Instead, an outlay of a mere £12.4m secures me the services of Miguel Almiron and Manuel Lanzini.

Almiron has nothing to show for his four shots on goal and nine chances created since joining the Magpies but the potential is there.

Lanzini, like most of the Hammers’ attacking players, is a gamble given rotation but I desperately want representation against a Cardiff defence that will be missing Sol Bamba and for whom Sean Morrison is yet to regain his stride following injury. Obviously, some reliable pre-deadline team news regarding Marko Arnautovic’s position may alter this train of thought, but Lanzini sneaks into fifth spot for now.

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  1. Gringo Kid
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Bench one

    A) AWB
    B) Pereira
    C) Brooks

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

      AWB

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

      Brooks. He's returning from injury and BOU have only scored two goals in their last six away matches. This could be the week that CRY and LEI defenders do well (clean sheets and attacking threat) and offer a higher ceiling of points.

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

      AWB for me. Tough one though

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

      C

  2. akhilrajau
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Fabianski, lossl
    Doherty, Digne, Robertson, Lascelles, Chillwell
    Maddison,Pogba, Salah, Hazard, Mane
    Kamara, Arnautovic, King
    In bank = 0.5 FT=0
    Suggest got gw 30&31
    A = kamara,pogba, Doherty -> Higuian,Hayden, diop/taylor
    B = kamara,pogba, Doherty -> Higuian,Brooks, Simpson
    C = None , simply pogba -> frazor/almiron
    pleade suggest for better team for 31as any changes make hit

    please suggest as any transfer make hit

    please suggest or any better onere

  3. Babit1967
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Jimi to king or arnie or save the ft and assess next week?

    Team is kinda all set for 31 blank and I’ll do Sterling to hazard next week and freehit 32

    Fab

    TAA Robertson Azpi

    Salah (C? ) Sterling(C?) Son Pogba Fanderson

    Jimi Rondón

    Hamer Barnes Doherty Bennett

    1. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      save FT

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

    play 1:

    a) harvey barnes (ful h) - slight rotation concern
    b) jiminez (che a)

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

      Jim.

      H. Barnes has yet to do anything and Jimenez has the third highest xGI among forwards over the last six.

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

      A

  5. Tosa86
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    My actual team in FPL:

    Fabianski
    VVD Pereira Robertson
    pogba son salah f.anderson
    Auba - rondon - jimenez

    etherdige - lascelles - doherty - billing

    FT:2
    ItB:1.3

    GW30: son + auba --> hazard vardy?
    GE31: doherty --> rice

    or

    GW30 auba doherty --> rice vardy
    GW31: son --> hazard

    thanks

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

      Familiar post. How many more before the deadline?

      1. Tosa86
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Instead of being nice, you could help the community like I do.

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

          page 1of your comment history says different

  6. Hodg55
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Play Rashford or Kolasinac?

    Or neither?

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

      Rash

    2. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Rashford

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

      rash

    4. Simmoo
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I have both and want to play neither. Kolasinac seems to be pretty genuine rotation risk and is playing through injury, so if he starts in the Europa League I would definitely avoid.

  7. simong1
    1 month, 15 days ago

    A) Pick 1 of Maddison, Brooks or Fraser?

    B) Pick 1 of Vardy or Higuain?

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

      Mardy

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

      A. Maddison - Stats are bonkers.

      B. Vardy, on PK's and better fixtures.

    3. liverpool01
      1 month, 15 days ago

      A)Brooks
      B)Higuain

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

    Points predictions this gw?

    a. rashford
    b. mkhi
    c. kun

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

      7
      2
      9

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

      8
      2
      17

      1. kalmoffit
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Utd fans refusing to give Mkhi any points?

    3. Amey
      1 month, 15 days ago

      2
      2
      8

    4. TEEMU PUKKI
      1 month, 15 days ago

      2
      2
      2

  9. Athletico Timbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Spoon feed me if you’d be so kind 😀

    I’ve got 11.5 and 2fts if I sell wolves players. Was thinking of ditching Doherty and Jota for Maddison/Pedro and maybe Jonny Evans ffs!
    Here’s my team, what should I do?

    Etheridge
    TAA Robertson Doherty WB Bennett
    Salah Pogba Son Jota Anderson
    Aguero Higuaín Kamara

    Any help much appreciated as I’m not spending any time on it now and just stumbling towards the finish line. Still in a money league though so need to plod on. Thanks.

    1. Flaming Flamingo
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I'd go Chilwell and Fraser instead personally.

      1. Flaming Flamingo
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        David Luiz and Brooks also a better combo imo.

    2. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Maddison and Clyne

      1. Amey
        1 month, 15 days ago

        This

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

      Thanks

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

      Tielemans/Fraser/Maddison/Brooks Maguire/Perreira/Chilwell/Lascelles/Luiz/ Ake / Clyne

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

    Would I be mad to start Rice over Jiminez this week?

    1. Better off with a pin and a…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      That's how I'm currently setup! Not sure I'll have the courage to leave it like that, though - Wolves have done well against the bigger teams, but CHE away isn't a good fixture for them.

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

        That's what I'm thinking. Also fancy a West Ham clean sheet and fancy Rice may get a couple more goals by the end of the season

  11. St. Joseph
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Play jimenez or brooks?

  12. PrincessPorkie
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Fab
    TAA Robo Wan Maguire
    Pogba Haz Salah Brooks
    Aug Rash

    Bench: Boruc / Rice / Crouch / Westwood

    Wildcard is active - trying to balance the team with next week in mind as well.

    any thoughts?

    1. TEEMU PUKKI
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Super

  13. FatmanAndRobin
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    How has your transfer count affected your OR this season?

    Ive made 42 transfers but ranked 10,653

    Its just been one of those seasons where I seem to be doing way more transfer than usual but still getting green arrows.

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Well played 🙂

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

      nice I think my transfers have had a mixed effect on OR

      more recently, they've probably done more harm than good

      49 transfers, 12.9k OR

      1. FatmanAndRobin
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        I'm definitely going to make the most transfers I have ever done which could lead me to a top 10k finish... very strange season ha..

    3. TEEMU PUKKI
      1 month, 15 days ago

      This is my first season 28 transfers ranked 30k.never had anderson or any man utd players

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        haha 28 transfers too and same rank, but not my first season 🙂 well played !!

        1. TEEMU PUKKI
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Mother coincidence

          1. FatmanAndRobin
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Which raises the question, does making more transfers have the potential to get you up the ranks...? even though you're taking "hits"... I think sometimes there is a lot of fear of taking hits in this game

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              I was really pleased with my team from day one so never felt the need to make transfers also lucky with injuries I guess. only hit i took all season was a success too. the BIG difference between this season and others is that I pay no importance to my mini league and players my "rivals" have.

    4. Shaw Season
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Overall my transfers have been good. Stalled at the 50-40k rank for a few weeks now though

    5. Better off with a pin and a…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I've made 39 and am around 16k OR at the moment. I've always been happy to take a few hits; this season some have paid off and some haven't.

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

      29 transfers, 3k OR. Have been much more patient than previous seasons

    7. Dukes of Hazzard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Been conservative this year only 31 and 11000 overall may do minus 4 this week see how Chelsea plays today

    8. Vobinho In Wengerland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      45 transfers - 250K OR

      But ironically, it's the stubborness not to make another transfer and quickly transfer Alli out (for Son) after just getting him in on WC that's really effected my rank.

  14. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Play Schar or Digne?

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

      Schar

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

        Cheers MS

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

      Digne two CS in two weeks.

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

        Yup, hence the dilemma

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

      Digne, for 2 reasons

      a Everton have both statistically and have looked better defensively in the last 2-3 matches as discussed on the scoutcast
      b Newcastle have lost Longstaff who was bossing their midfield, screening the back 4...this will have a knock on effect with the amount of chances they will concede.

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

        Appreciate the detailed response, cheers

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

          you're welcome, I could of course be wrong but we've got to go with our hunches and take these details into consideration.

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

            Absolutely!

    4. Irbox ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Digne

  15. Shaw Season
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    What an incredible night. That is vintage Manchester United. Becoming impossible not to give Ole the job!

    1. Amey
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Hell yeah !!
      We're marching on 😉

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        haha look who has changed his picture 🙂

        1. Amey
          1 month, 15 days ago

          It's an awesome pic. Symbolic 🙂
          Start of a new era !!

          1. Pras United
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Agreed!

    2. FatmanAndRobin
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Give him the keys to the club

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Unbelievable- if they can follow it up with a win v arsenal on Sunday who knows what is possible

    4. Vobinho In Wengerland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Absolutely stunning. Confidence is sky high right now - I find it unbelievable that we could go away to a possession dominant PSG with a midfield of Fred, McTominay and Pereira and come away with the win!

      Once all the players are back, this side could finish the season with something very special.

      1. Whatever100
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Not wanting to take too much away from United but some luck was involved. First 2 goals were big defensive mistakes and the other goal was never a pen. Don’t think they can expect that much help going forwards. Great result though!

        1. Vobinho In Wengerland
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Agreed but considering United's lineup it's still nothing short of a miracle.

          Compare the midfield to Matic, Pogba, Herrera and to produce a result like that away to PSG with a bunch of kids and unproven talent it really is impressive.

          Or maybe PSG dont have the balls for big european nights... this has happened to them before.

  16. Started from the bottom now…
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Next GW:

    Worth doing:
    Sterling -> Mane
    Pogba -> Maddison
    Jimenez -> Higuain
    -4

    Gives me
    Fabi
    Lascelles / TAA / Pereira
    Salah / Mane / Hazard / Maddison / Hayden
    Higuain / Rondon

    good enough?

    1. Whatever100
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Would not lose sterling this week. I am even thinking of bringing him in as have no city and they have late kick off at home against whipping boys Watford. Against this is obvs thoughts that they have champions league game following week and no game the following week. I would wait a week.

  17. PoolSince2015
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Jiménez -> King, or save transfer?

    I'm currently leading my mini league and think that many of my competitors will get Higuain for gw 31, the above move would make it impossible for me to get him too. But if I save the transfer I can Jiménez -> Higuain while downgrading someone like Otamendi.

    Thanks in advance.

    1. liverpool01
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I would do Jimenez >King that seems the better fixture between King and Higuain. Chelsea's fixtures not looking that great, I would add Higuain on GW 32 free hit

  18. liverpool01
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Wow captain picks for Salah and Aguero is close this GW, My rivals in my money league both have Aguero but no Salah, should I play it safe by captaining Aguero or go with Salah?

    Lol I'm currently on Salah but his form has been terrible, I reckon he will score at least a goal against Burnley!

    1. Shaw Season
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Going with Aguero

    2. PoolSince2015
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      At least he is still getting in scoring positions. Could be a brace any game.

      1. liverpool01
        1 month, 15 days ago

        yeh who would you captain, Salah or Aguero?

        1. Whatever100
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          The question is will he play from the start and even if he does when will he come off now that Jesus is fit again.

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

    current xi

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

    fab - jim - doh - bed

    considering an ft this week - which of the below do you prefer

    a) pog > maddison
    b) jim > king (play over h barnes)
    c) jim > chicha (play over h barnes)
    d) save ft

  20. George James
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Kun (TC) anyone....

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

      Considering it

    2. liverpool01
      1 month, 15 days ago

      lol ain't that a bit risky? Jesus should get some play time

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

        This has been said all season. Pep said Aguero was tired last weekend and still waited until the 90th minute to sub Jesus on for him.

        1. liverpool01
          1 month, 15 days ago

          lol

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

      smells of sane(tc) in dgw25

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

        Smells of Aguero (TC) in DGW25 to me 😉

    4. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Perhaps, what chips you have left and what are your plans for them?

      1. liverpool01
        1 month, 15 days ago

        who are you referring to?

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

          'Them' being the chips

          1. liverpool01
            1 month, 15 days ago

            GW 32 free hit
            GW 34 wildcard
            GW35 Bench boost

            Triple Captain
            A)GW36 Salah vs Huddersfield
            B)GW37 Auba vs Brighton
            C)GW38 Aguero vs Brighton

            1. George James
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              This....

  21. simong1
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Looking to replace either Pogba or Son this GW (will bring them back in soon on WC - little value tied up in them).

    A) Take out Pogba or Son?
    B) Replace with Maddison or Brooks?

    1. liverpool01
      1 month, 15 days ago

      A)Son has Southampton I would keep him
      B) Maddison better fixtures

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

      can you bank ft?

      1. simong1
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Have 2 FTs and looking to bring in Vardy for Rashford but would need to downgrade 1 of Son/Pogba to do so. Building my team towards the Blank GW31. Need to do 3 transfers over this GW and next.

        Fabianski – Button
        Robertson – TAA – Perreira – Doherty – AWB
        Salah – Son – Hazard – Pogba – F. Anderson
        Jimenez – Rashford - Crouch

  22. yer old da
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Pretty set on Doherty > TAA this week, but what should my GW31 transfer be?

    A. Jiminez > Vardy
    B. Camarasa > Maddison/Lanzini?

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

      what's your chip strategy? will you want the wolves lads back? much value tied up there?

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

    Repost

    A. Son, Kamara to Fraser, Vardy
    B. Son, Kamara to Brooks, Higuain
    C. Kamara to Rondon and have 2ft for 31

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

      is vardy confirmed fit? not scar mongering... just thought he took a knock last week.

      a or b for me

    2. Amey
      1 month, 15 days ago

      B

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

      A

    4. Patrick Bateman
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      B

  24. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Anyone considering a Kane punt this gw?

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

      Too expensive!

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

      Not for me

  25. Hail Hydra
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Pogba, Auba > Hazard, Lukaku for free
    Yay or Nay?

    1. Patrick Bateman
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Pogba > Haz looks good, however Kaku blanks in GW31 & GW33

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Neigh

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

      Cheers

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

    Better move just for this GW? 1FT, 1.4 ITB.

    A. Stephens -> Brooks
    B. Pogba -> Mane
    C. Some other move

    Current team is:
    Dubravka - Hamer
    Robbo - Kolasinac - Doherty - AwB - Shaw
    F.Anderson - Hazard - Son - Pogba - Stephens
    Auba - Rashford - Vardy

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

      Jim

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

        Sorry, posted the wrong team. This is my current team:

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

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

          Jimenez > King?
          A of the options you have provided

  27. Patrick Bateman
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Lose Jiminez or Rashford for King?

  28. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Anyone else tempted to captain Mane over Salah?

    He's scoring more goals at the moment.

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

      Horrendous on the eye test - would say his first touch is worse than Lukaku. Salah still the most touches in the box - he is the superior option

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Seeing Liverpool score 5 against Watford and for Salah to get nothing has dented my expectation of him.

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

          Was tough to watch that match I will admit, however, I see it as an outlier rather than the norm

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

        i'm glad you said this, i watched scoutcast and have heard a lot of people talking about mane being a better option than Salah...for me there is no contest, Salah technically way better and will always create himself more opportunities, this is where i would lke to see bonus's applied better on this game, how salah never gets them is ludicrous 8-9 games out of 10 he looks best player on the pitch but gets nothing.

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

    Argghh... although on path to have 9 playing in GW31 I’m still
    Considering the FH.

    With 2FT this week I have done Kola & Deulofeu > Chilwell and Maddison. The plan is to do Kun & Sterling > Hig & Haz for a hit next week (which I’m guessing will be the common move). May even sneak Rash > Vardy if it works.

    This means I hold 3-4 Utd & Wolves assets, which also still suits their DGW in 32.

    However, I’m thinking if I FH in 32 I’m going to want City assets back in for Fulham, I just don’t trust Chelsea at Cardiff (or any week) and I already have Utd & Wolves players....so do I actually need to FH?

    WC, TC & BB all still intact.

  30. tim
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Morning!

    Really struggling here...

    Fab Hamer
    Robbo Kola Schindler WBA Bennet
    Son Mo Podba Rich Townsend
    Rashford Barner Auba

    2FT
    Auba > Kun
    Townsend > Snoddy

    Or hit WC ( still have all the chips )

    CHEERS!