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.

 PaulJoeNealePeter
GKEdersonVicente GuaitaEdersonEderson
 Martin Dubravka

Kasper Schmeichel

Martin DubravkaLukasz Fabianski
 Lukasz FabianskiEdersonLukasz FabianskiArtur Boruc
DFAndrew RobertsonAndrew RobertsonAndrew RobertsonTrent
Alexander-Arnold
 Trent
Alexander-Arnold
Cesar AzpilicuetaDavid LuizAndrew Robertson
 Harry MaguireJeffrey SchluppJeffrey SchluppPatrick van Aanholt
 Jeffrey SchluppDeclan RiceBen ChilwellFabian Schar
 Fabian ScharRicardo PereiraLucas DigneBen Chilwell
MFRaheem SterlingMohamed SalahMohamed SalahRaheem Sterling
 Mohamed SalahSadio ManeRaheem SterlingMohamed Salah
 Ryan FraserEden HazardSadio ManeMiguel Almiron
 Manuel LanziniRaheem SterlingDavid BrooksJames Maddison
 Harvey BarnesDavid BrooksManuel LanziniManuel Lanzini
FWSergio AgueroSergio AgueroSergio AgueroSergio Aguero
 Harry KaneGonzalo HiguainWilfried ZahaJamie Vardy
 Jamie VardyJamie VardyJamie VardyWilfried Zaha
 Gonzalo HiguainWilfried ZahaGonzalo HiguainGonzalo Higuain
 Salomon RondonJoshua KingHarry KaneJoshua 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.

The Community Champion

The Community Champion who has the best lead over the Scouts during 2018/19 will win a £100 Amazon voucher (currently we can only offer Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com vouchers).

fclackless’s Gameweek 10 victory over the Scout Squad crew by a score of 77-44 remains the deficit to beat.

The Community Champion for Gameweek 30 will be announced in our Scout Picks on Friday.

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  1. WE ARE RANGERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Help

    If I save my free transfer leading up to game week 31, free hit in 32, does my free transfer carry over? Giving me 2 for GW 33?

    1. #FPLBhuna
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      nope, freehit sets you back to 1 FT, just like a WC does

      1. WE ARE RANGERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        ok, thanks, might as well use it then 🙂

      2. OneDennisBergkamp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        What if I have 2FT now and keep them until FH, will I still have 2FT the next GW? or will it still reset?

        1. Christina.
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          reset - FH just like WC wipes the 2nd trade.

  2. Christina.
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Vardy(c) being overlooked this week.

    1. #FPLBhuna
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      it's one of 3 choices for me this week

      vardy, salah, sterling

      tough one though

      you going vardy?

      1. Christina.
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        not sure yet.

        Have been on Sterling all week.

        1. #FPLBhuna
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          could be a massive differential if he hauls (vardy), but equally right now it would probably be a good sized green arrow even if we didn't captain him, hence i'm leaning towards sterling

    2. drughi
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      I'm not sure Fulham will be so easy

      1. Christina.
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        same can be said about burnley and watford.

        1. drughi
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          well Burnley and Watford have Liverpool and city while Fulham have Leicester so its that also

          1. Christina.
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            In away games:

            Fulham has

            -Most goals conceded
            -Most SoT conceded
            -Most big chances conceded
            -Most def errors
            -2nd most def errors leading to goals
            -2nd most goals conceded in box

            Add to that the fact that Vardy is only 5% owned makes him very very tempting.

            1. drughi
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              hope you are right, have maddison

              1. Christina.
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                also good. I have not done my trades. I might still opt for him over Vardy to save a -4.

      2. Athletic Nasherbo
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        They won’t be but it will be a high scoring game for sure. Woeful at the back, Chelsea should have killed that game off.

    3. Gravless are for Kinnear
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      I'm really tempted. High risk high reward when compared to Salah EO

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Not so sure about high reward, he rarely scores more than one goal. In fact he has only nade double figures once all season

        1. Gravless are for Kinnear
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          It's not Vardy that I have confidence in. I have confidence in Fulham conceding plenty

    4. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      We don't even know if he's fit

      1. #FPLBhuna
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        https://twitter.com/FFScout/status/1102217445375393792

        we have enough of an idea

        🙂

        1. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Nice, cheers

    5. kalmoffit
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Didn't he have one shot last week?

      1. Christina.
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        not bad when you are concussed...

    6. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Vardy is someone I’ll avoid

      1. Christina.
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        members 6 week projections have him top striker

    7. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      He’s auditioning for the third striker slot in my GW31 team - it’s between him & Higs

      Whoever impresses most this weekend gets the job

      1. Christina.
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        yeah, thing is I think this is the week to gamble and take a -4 to get either one of them.

        I did it with Hazard & Barnes last week and it worked. Doing it again this week.

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          I couldn’t do it to Rashford, not before Arsenal and after last night

        2. The Rumour Mill
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          I agree both good options. Captain on Vardy may be a step too far though with Fulham looking a lot better under Parker v Chelsea. Too many unknowns for me!

    8. Karan14
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Sterling just seems too good a differential to ignore. Probably one last opportunity when you're sure he starts.
      Owning Vardy seems good enough to me.

      1. Christina.
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        yeah prob true.

        *cue some casual scoring 120 pts with Vardy (TC)....

    9. Dukes of Hazzard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Think just having him is enough salahs ownership scares me more

  3. Simmoo
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    FH 31... Looking at trying to get a good few differentials in hopes of boosting my rank... thoughts?

    Heaton,

    Robertson, VVD, Rice, Ake

    Salah, Hazard, Lanzini, Brooks, Anderson

    Wilson.

    Thoughts?

    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 13 days ago

      I like the Lanzini pick I’m interested in him also mate

  4. Athletic Nasherbo
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Bench 3 out of this lot:

    A) Digne
    B) Doherty
    C) Almiron
    D) Jiminez
    E) Kolasinac

    Thanks!

    1. Tshelby
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      A,B mmm and C?

  5. Good Kompany
      3 months, 13 days ago

      A real Super Sunday for GW31 planners this week!

    • Ghost86
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Play one

      A) Snodgrass (car)

      B) Digne (new)

      1. Athletic Nasherbo
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        A

      2. Becks
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 13 days ago

        B

    • Vobinho In Wengerland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      How much will Longstaff's absence have an effect on Newcastle's defence?

      1. kalmoffit
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Not much. Diame does a similar job

      2. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Been very good and has some qualities that Diame lacks, as positioning sense. Not sure about the effect, maybe in the first game as he lacks matchfitness, long term not sure if the downgrade is notable at all. Benitez so drilled in his tactics and match prep that a player in and out hardly does any difference.

    • No Mo Salah
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 13 days ago

      opinions on this move lads ?:

      ethr + pogba + jim -> boruc + lanzini + vardy for minus 8 (building for 31)

    • Hotdogs for Tea
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      I wonder how Pep will react to the CL results, they have shown that anything can happen .... can we expect him to hold back a few of his big guns against Watford prior to the midweek CL fixture ? Is putting the armband on Sterling or Kun too much of a risk ?

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Personally I think he plays 100% strongest team for Schalke - no risks, no resting, just 100% making sure they get the job done

        Probably similar for Watford to be fair as he’s missing Fernandinho

      2. Tshelby
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        I think it's also given that results in the PL also have shown that anything can happen so I think he will go out full force

      3. drughi
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        managed minutes maybe but cant see them benched

      4. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        a week off prior to Watford, a midweek match and then a game vs swansea before a IB, where Kun is going to vacate and strolling down in a sunny place, no rest. Kun starts vs Watford, most likely starts vs Schalke and Jesus subs most likely in one or both and starts vs Swansea or if Pep is confident enough in Jesus he starts in the CHL, but he won´t unless something happens to Kun. The top guns will play in the first two with one or two changes and then there´s might be some more vs Swansea, like Mahrez starts, Foden perhaps and Garcia lad as cb.

      5. Hotdogs for Tea
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        The question though is whether it’s worth the risk captaining Kun or Sterling? There is always bit of a doubt over their minutes and I seem to recall some angst over captaining a few ‘nailed’ City players so far this season 🙂

    • danishdynamite
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      So I'm going around in circles on this one. I need to chose between one of these for 30 / 31 / 33 : Maddison vs Brooks

      I can find fine arguments for both of em, frankly - anyone care to share a thought ?

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Get both

        1. danishdynamite
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          I could get both, but it would mean not getting Hazard

          They're both good ..... but not THAT good (or are they ?)

          1. Hotdogs for Tea
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Get Hazard as well 😉

          2. Christina.
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Hazard + one of them

      2. drughi
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        I went for both, cheap and good fixtures gw 30, 31 and 33

      3. OneDennisBergkamp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        I'm getting Brooks

      4. danishdynamite
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Thank you, fine people

        Naturally, I still have not a clucking fue

      5. Andy Ftw
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Im leaning maddison

    • ShaunGoater123
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Thinking of Jonny > Fredericks with 31 in mind. If i do that, GTG?

      Lloris

      VVD / Maguire / Fredricks

      Salah / Sterling / Mane / Pogba

      Higuain / Arnie / Rondon

      Hamer / McNeil / Doherty / Bednarerk

    • Tshelby
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Hi guys!

      Should I do this move?
      2FT
      1.2 ITB

      Doherty, Jimenez, Anderson -> Vardy, Fraser/Brooks, Ake (-4)

      Current squad:

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

      Cheers!

    • jonbarnes77
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Boruc or Ederson this GW?

      1. Gringo Kid
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Are you joking 🙂

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 13 days ago

          To be fair, it's not an awful question.

          Watford have players that can score, whilst Huddlesfield do not (well, almost).

          However, BOU away from home are terrible & the scout has actually pipped Mounie for some returns - so picking Ederson is probably more sensible.

          Honestly, would not be surprised if City concede though.

    • The Wizard of Ozil
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      between wedding planning and moving house I'm a bit out of the loop

      are united and Wolves the only teams set to miss GW33 or do we expect more?

      planning on free hit 32 but no wildcard left for after so need to plan ahead as must as i can

      1. Ambrosiana Inter
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Go back planning the wedding 🙂 or else u ll get told off by ur missus

        1. The Wizard of Ozil
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          well the wedding planning is mainly just saying yes to the missus

          1. Gravless are for Kinnear
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Good preparation for saying yes for the rest of your life

            1. Ambrosiana Inter
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Lol

      2. Rotation's Alter Ego
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Have a look through this by Ben Crellin:

        https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18r08-Z5lot760c2k1B380OCnNHXLRnNH31YWagB4Oas/

        Depends on what happens in the cup games during 31, but there will be 2-4 fixtures moved

    • Ambrosiana Inter
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Theme of the day
      Var is s..t

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Can’t wait for it to come in next year

        It’s going to ramp up the drama-levels on match day, as if they needed ramping up

      2. #FPLBhuna
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        zaha + mili nailed on in my team..lol

      3. Hakim Ziyech
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Var is not sht. Uefa is sht

      4. boc610
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        What players would have had very different careers if they had been playing with VAR?

        JT and Ryan Shawcross spring to mind

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Pretty much every player. But you role with the times.

          1. boc610
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            You cant say every player, defenders who hold players in the box would be screwed and have a lot less clean sheets on their CVs

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Not every player, but pretty much.
              Just think how much the game has changed over the last 50 years.

          2. boc610
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Var will.make the O-O a thing of the past, it's close to extinct as it is. X g will increase.

        2. Amey
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Smalling 😀
            He'd concede a pen every match.

            1. boc610
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Defoe would be permanently offside

              1. Amey
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  😀

            2. DAZZ
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              I dont think Liverpool would have won the Champions League in 04/05. That Luis Garcia goal would 100% have been dissalowed.

              1. Amey
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  United should have won the league in 2009/10 season, as Drogba was clearly off-side in the decider !!

                • boc610
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  Could Liverpool have one the league under Rodgers? I'm assuming pulis's palace gave away at least ten VAR pens in that 3-3 draw 🙂

              2. Rupert The Horse
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Vinnie Jones wouldn't have Gazza's balls in a jar.

                1. bench boost for every gamew…
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  could made a poem out of it-)

            3. BigBillyBass
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Currently on...

                Fab (Pickford)
                Robbo Lindelof Doherty (Kola Bednarek)
                Salah Sterling Pog Jota (McArthur)
                Aguero Jimenez Rondon

                2 FTs this week and using Free Hit in GW31.

                Kola + Pickford > TAA + Foster for free??

                1. kuzser
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  Do it

              • Manani
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                got 6.9m for Kamara replacement, already have Barnes Jimenez

                1. Amey
                    3 months, 13 days ago

                    King

                2. Rinseboy
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  Pogba to Madison or Lanzini worth a transfer this week?
                  Or roll for next week?

                  Pat
                  Robbo AWB Doherty
                  Salah Mane Sterling Pogba
                  Rondon Ageuro King
                  Hamer Mcneil Zaba Yedlin

                  Thanks

                  1. kuzser
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 13 days ago

                    N0

                3. kuzser
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  Getting ready for gw31 and have 2 questions that I need help with please
                  1. What option is better?
                  A. gw30: Auba->Huguain 
                  gw31: pogba->mane
                  B. gw30: Auba->Vardy 
                  gw31: pogba->hazard 

                  2. 
                  A. Play McNeil vs Lei 
                  B. Get brooks/fraser for -4 
                  C. Get king/Wilson for -4

                  1. BigBillyBass
                      3 months, 13 days ago

                      1A, 2C King

                  2. tim
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 13 days ago

                    Brooks or Snoddy?

                    1. Athletic Nasherbo
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 13 days ago

                      Brooks

                    2. Karan14
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 13 days ago

                      Brooks imo.

                      West Ham seem to have too many attacking options.

                      1. tim
                        • 9 Years
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        Cheers!

                  3. FPLGraham
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 13 days ago

                    "Vardy firing on all cylinders ready to go"

                    https://twitter.com/seanfromenderby/status/1103315532978233344

                    Think this bloke has been decent for Leicester knowledge this season.

                    Obviously it's what we expected anyway given BR post match comments...

                    1. Hakim Ziyech
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        Never in doubt

                      • Hazz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        Wonderful.

                      • boc610
                        • 7 Years
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        That concussion cleared up in a jiffy

                        1. FPLGraham
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          Apparently shoulder pain rather than concussion so he's all good.

                    2. dunas_dog
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 13 days ago

                      Now plotting for this week 31 team which is achievable with -4 this week and -8 next week. With FH 32 and WC 34 don’t mind hits for this blank ( brings in Robertson Luiz Higuan Lanzini and Brooks)

                      Any player here you would not want in 31? Lanzini a bit of a punt but great stats. If so any key player missing you would want?

                      Boruc
                      Van Dijk Luiz Robertson
                      Salah Hazard Maddison Lanzini Brooks
                      Vardy Higuain

                      1. Karan14
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        Looks great imo.

                        Most of the players except Pool & Chelsea will be differentials in 31 so it hardly matter if you're missing anyone.

                        1. dunas_dog
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          Thanks for that

                    3. Karan14
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 13 days ago

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

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

                      Jota & Jimenez to Brooks & Vardy for free?

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

                      Appreciate your thoughts! 🙂

                      1. Amey
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          Good transfer's.
                          I'd do that

                          1. Karan14
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 13 days ago

                            Cheers!

                            Could do Jota to Maddison and roll other FT but I feel this is the time to attack good fixtures.

                            Nice grav btw.

                            1. Amey
                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                Cheers mate 🙂

                        • OneDennisBergkamp
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          Son + Puncheon > Hazard + Brooks for -4?

                          1. Athletic Nasherbo
                            • 2 Years
                            3 months, 13 days ago

                            Yes I would

                          2. Karan14
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 13 days ago

                            Puncheon to Brooks for free and maybe make the other move next week.

                            1. OneDennisBergkamp
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              3 months, 13 days ago

                              I like this idea, although next week i'm on FH so would need to do it the week after and spend -8

                        • #FPLBhuna
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          im going triple leicester attack 🙂

                          madd, barnes, vardy

                          so if you want to get any points avoid that trio at all costs, go for tielemans and dgray

                          🙂

                          1. FPLGraham
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            3 months, 13 days ago

                            I too should give a warning - I'm getting Vardy as well so everyone else should avoid.

                            Fans of my earlier work know I've cursed Alonso, Sane and Auba this season.

                          2. Hakim Ziyech
                              3 months, 13 days ago

                              Not worried about Gray taking Barnes place this weekend?

                              1. #FPLBhuna
                                • 2 Years
                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                I am very worried actually pal, but I already own Barnes + Vardy sadly

                                Wish I had gone maddison instead now but I did not 🙁

                                Doing pog > madd this week though as I can do it for free, whereas would need a hit to bin Barnes

                                1. #FPLBhuna
                                  • 2 Years
                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                  Have jimmy 1st bench though if barnes doesn't come on

                                2. Athletic Nasherbo
                                  • 2 Years
                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                  Not sure I would do that move. Pogba will be fresh.

                                  1. #FPLBhuna
                                    • 2 Years
                                    3 months, 13 days ago

                                    you are probably right there mate

                                    1. #FPLBhuna
                                      • 2 Years
                                      3 months, 13 days ago

                                      but.. i'm a sucker for a maverick/idiotic move xd

                                      1. Athletic Nasherbo
                                        • 2 Years
                                        3 months, 13 days ago

                                        That’s fair enough.

                                  2. bench boost for every gamew…
                                    • 2 Years
                                    3 months, 13 days ago

                                    Fresh for his new role as quarter back?

                                3. Karan14
                                  • 3 Years
                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                  Dont sell Pog.
                                  United are on the up and Arsenal isn't a tough fixture for them for them.
                                  He'll be motivated to win the match for United.

                                  1. Amey
                                      3 months, 13 days ago

                                      This

                                    • #FPLBhuna
                                      • 2 Years
                                      3 months, 13 days ago

                                      right-o that's two of you now, will heed the advice

                                      cheers Karan

                                  2. Hakim Ziyech
                                      3 months, 13 days ago

                                      Barnes could start w Gray I think in a 4-5-1 system. I hope he does, so that you've no regrets this weekend 🙂

                                      1. #FPLBhuna
                                        • 2 Years
                                        3 months, 13 days ago

                                        hope so bud

                                        hopefully they switch from 3 in defence to 4, and gray comes in for evans/morgan

                              2. simong1
                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                  Play Pogba or Son?

                                  1. Athletic Nasherbo
                                    • 2 Years
                                    3 months, 13 days ago

                                    Play both and bench someone else

                                  2. Bavarian
                                    • 1 Year
                                    3 months, 13 days ago

                                    Never bench these kind of players ....

                                  3. Rupert The Horse
                                    • 6 Years
                                    3 months, 13 days ago

                                    Son.

                                • Christina.
                                  • 9 Years
                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                  Another thing about Vardy is, if he scores he gets bonus.

                                  2 goals and 4 BPS in last 2.

                                  Form.

                                  1. #FPLBhuna
                                    • 2 Years
                                    3 months, 13 days ago

                                    including a YC, which docked him 1 bap in the former game

                                • Deeney-is-a-god
                                  • 2 Years
                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                  Doherty, shaw, son -> trent, brooks/fraser, robertson/azpi (-4)?

                                  Could also just do doherty-> trent, but will need to take a hit or two next week regardless

                                • WesMantooth
                                  • 8 Years
                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                  Gotta say that I'm a little puzzled to see most people on FFS, Twitter and pods, talking about BB35 like its a given?

                                  I'm of course talking about the huge amount of people with all their chips left to play, whose deadset on leaving the TC for a SGW, in the likely scenario where they dont get the chance to use both bb and tc in a DGW.

                                  The fixtures in 35 has not been confirmed yet, but people are talking like the BB is a given. In my view its not. Whenever I point out that we might not get good fixtures for cheap players that we ideally would like to have on our bench in a BB, it gets tossed back at me, "BB is 8 extra players, TC is only two, you need luck for TC to be better".

                                  Clearly its not as simple as that? The discussion shoudnt be about whats better in 35 alone? It should be whats better out of DGWBB+SGWTC vs SGWBB+DGWTC. And also how the different strategies affect how your able to attack the gameweeks surrounding 35.

                                  Example: You might fancy getting 24pts(appearancepoints+2returns) of BB35, but only 16(appearancepoints + 2returns) of the TC35.
                                  But then you might also look at the single game weeks surrounding 35 and see that you believe that you could get perhaps 16pts(appearancepoints+2returns) on a BB in 36-37or38, whilst only realistically getting 8 points of a TC in one of those weeks.

                                  24+8=32
                                  16+16=32

                                  How the fixtures land will have its say on how many points can be expected of the different chip-uses. Tunnel-vision with regards to 35 might hinder you from planning as well as you could for the remainder of the season with the gwks surrounding 35.

                                  Do you guys agree? Or is your opinion that BB35 will be the best strategy regardless of how the fixtures are placed.

                                  1. Karan14
                                    • 3 Years
                                    3 months, 13 days ago

                                    Im not thinking about 35 right now.

                                    The way the fixtures and my team are falling between 31-33 using the wildcard and BB/TC later best suits my team.

                                    Feel I can attack 34-38 with 3 chips and look to gain rank in the closing stages.

                                  2. Jᴀʀᴠish
                                    • 4 Years
                                    3 months, 13 days ago

                                    Cheers for this - not something I have really thought about and will be interesting to refer back to when the GW35 fixtures are released.

                                  3. bench boost for every gamew…
                                    • 2 Years
                                    3 months, 13 days ago

                                    I have to WC in 34, but not set on BB in 35, that have to be dealt with when we know more of when the rearranged games are placed. All talk of strategies and chips always seems to miss out on one important thing; which players you choose and which player you put your TC on are more important than the strategy in itself.

                                  4. Legomané
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • Has Moderation Rights
                                    • 1 Year
                                    3 months, 13 days ago

                                    I'm interested in possibly prioritising a DGWTC over a DGWBB. Everything relies on how the fixtures will fall. Need a juicy option to tempt me..looks like Spurs, Arsenal or Chelsea might provide an opportunity- but none of them look as tasty as City's potential DGW32 🙁

                                    1. Legomané
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • Has Moderation Rights
                                      • 1 Year
                                      3 months, 13 days ago

                                      My main ML is incredibly tight right now - also quite fancy a punty GW38 TC if differential pts are required