Opinion

Why Bournemouth could help us make up lost ground

With just nine Gameweeks to go now, it’s time to make that final push up the mini-leagues and overall rankings.

A huge amount of ground can be made up and lost in the ‘30s’ with careful planning and a bit of luck (or bad luck).

Gameweeks 31 to 35, in particular, are going to be fun with two Blanks and two Doubles. Periods like this are why we play FPL.

There is always hope even for those who are enduring a frustrating campaign.

Staying the course and playing the chips and/or Wildcard smartly can reap huge benefits, leaving the current leader of your mini-league in shock come Gameweek 38 when they find themselves slipping to second place having led for most of the season.

Bournemouth are attracting a lot of attention this week ahead of a kind run of fixtures which will see them face Huddersfield (away), Newcastle (home), Leicester (away) and Burnley (home) over the next four.

We don’t usually look to the Cherries for defensive assets but after they restricted Manchester City to just one goal in Gameweek 29, managers are considering if the likes of Arthur Boruc (£4.0m), Adam Smith (£4.3m) and Nathan Aké (£5.0m) are worth investment.

Only Liverpool (nine), Chelsea (seven) and Man City (six) have registered more clean sheets at home than Bournemouth (five) this season.

In their last four games at the Vitality Stadium, Boruc has been beaten on just two occasions.

A Gameweek 30 trip to goal-shy Huddersfield and home ties in 31 and 33 looks good on paper for clean sheets. The question is, will they deliver?

There are plenty of attacking options to consider as well with cases to be made for all four of David Brooks (£5.0m), Ryan Fraser (£6.1m), Josh King (£6.5m) and Callum Wilson (£6.3m).

West Ham midfielder Felipe Anderson (£7.2m) has now blanked in nine of his last 10 appearances, so why keep him just because he plays in the blanks?

I’ve only had him in my side for three weeks and already want to dump him.

Keeping the Brazilian would allow me to field XI players in Gameweek 31 without hits, but selling him could get me Sadio Mané (£9.8m).

The way I’m looking at it is I’d rather own Mané for Liverpool’s Fulham fixture and field ten rather than keep Anderson and play eleven. Food for thought.

Another player who has been disappointing his owners recently is Mohamed Salah (£13.4m). Five blanks in his last six games have managers asking the same question again, is he worth the money?

Selling him ahead of a home game against Burnley and then Fulham away feels like a very dangerous time to ship the Egyptian. He hasn’t been playing badly, he just hasn’t been clinical enough in front of goal.

The chances are falling his way, he’s just hasn’t been putting them away!

It will come as no surprise if he bangs three or four goals in over these next two fixtures. Sell him at your peril.

Romelu Lukaku (£10.7m) scored another brace in Manchester United’s impressive 3-1 win over PSG on Wednesday night to bring his tally to six goals in his last three starts.

He’s making a strong case for inclusion in our squads for Double Gameweek 32 where United will face Watford (home) and Wolves (away). Is he worth the £3.0m more than Marcus Rashford (£7.7m) though? Could a double-up be on the cards?

Former United attacker Wilfried Zaha (£6.9m) is another who is set to be a popular pick for Gameweek 32 if he continues in his rich vein of form.

The Ivorian international has returned attacking points in five of his last six appearances (five goals, one assist).

His partner is crime Michy Batshuayi (£6.5m) is starting to deliver as well, scoring two in his last three.

Captaincy for this weekend seems to be a straight shootout between the Manchester City and Liverpool assets.

Will Salah get back amongst the goals or will Mané outscore him again?

Raheem Sterling (£11.4m) looks good for the armband again this week despite blanking against the Cherries.

For me though, I can’t look past Sergio Aguero (£11.8m) this week with seven goals in his last three home matches. A hat-trick against Watford please, Sergio.

Jamie Vardy (£8.9m) at home to Fulham and Harry Kane (£12.4m) away at Southampton are worth considering as well.

Good luck for the Gameweek folks.

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  1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 17 days ago

    Like many I'm building a 31 team and FHing in 32. Currently have 7, but will probably look to field an XI.
    A) Play Jimenez, but take -8 next week if I want XI.
    B) Get Brooks in for Camarasa, play over Jim and take a -4 each week.
    C) Get Brooks, play Jim and put Brooks on 1st bench duty.

    If A, I'll either pick Brooks (for Camarasa) or Azpi (for AWB) for 31 and 33

    1. Pablo Fornication
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 17 days ago

      A and worry about moves next week imo

      1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 17 days ago

        Ta Jay. My only move will be to get a keeper then I suspect as I have Guaita and Button currently.

  2. Eytexi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    6 months, 17 days ago

    Already own Arnie so surely have to start him yes?

    1. fr3d
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 17 days ago

      *overheard in pellegrini’s office*

    2. HakimZyech
        6 months, 17 days ago

        He is fast becoming a differential. I have him & I will start him

      • Pablo Fornication
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 17 days ago

        Hopefully get a leaked team before deadline but might come out just after

        1. Eytexi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          6 months, 17 days ago

          Best person to follow for leaked hammers lineups?

    3. Pablo Fornication
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 17 days ago

      Have 0.7m in Jimenez and 0.5m in Pogba.

      Fabianski
      TAA Robbo ***
      Salah Hazard Anderson ***
      Higuain Vardy ***

      A) Azpi, Fraser, King

      -4 and lose Pog and Jim. Lose £1.2m TV
      -----------------------------------------

      B) Simpson, A.Smith, Billing

      Free and keeps Pog and Jim. Saves £1.2m TV
      ------------------------------------------------

      C) Azpi, Brooks, Billing

      Free but loses Pogba and £0.5m TV

      1. mikess
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 17 days ago

        A is by far the best followed by C. Points over £s

        1. Pablo Fornication
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 17 days ago

          Cheers.

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 17 days ago

        Points over £ now - might be time to cash in

        1. Pablo Fornication
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 17 days ago

          Cheers mate

        2. Lord Tachanka
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 17 days ago

          Do you get more points from holding Pog/Wolves and having better WC/FH players than bring in average people for one/two games and taking hits though?

          1. Pablo Fornication
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 17 days ago

            This is it. The FH isn't too bad because you only need XI, it's the WC and potential BB squad that really suffers with low value. Getting a good XV and loading up on Arsenal, City, United, Spurs is hard. At the same time though, I wouldn't call Bournemouth attackers that face NEW, BUR, average.

            1. Lord Tachanka
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 17 days ago

              True, that could do well but are in poor form for not sure what % chance I’d put on getting a return, maybe 50%

              Hope it works out either way!

          2. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 17 days ago

            Depends how you spend the money. Obviously you need to look down the line and decide if you want to continue to own players like Pogba or Jimenez. Just don't think there is any need to stubbornly hold on to a player simply cause you have a lot of value tied up in them. Only 9 GWs left now to move (ideally) up the ranks.

            1. Lord Tachanka
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 17 days ago

              Very much agreed on last part. If I decide I don’t want doc on WC then he is gone for me now.

      3. Lord Tachanka
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 17 days ago

        Think I’d be more tempted to lose FAnderson to fund a better incoming defender in a double swap in 31.

        Out of those B seems fine to me as long as you want to keep Doc/Jim/Pog (I.e if you wouldn’t get in on WC then no reason to keep).

        1. Pablo Fornication
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 17 days ago

          Cheers mate. As above, would defo want back.

    4. Rinseboy
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 17 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. Pablo Fornication
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 17 days ago

        Roll

    5. MGD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 17 days ago

      A) Pogba + Shaw -> Hazard + 5.7 (GW31&GW33 player)
      B) Aguero + Jimenez -> Higuain + Vardy

      (Next GW for 2 fts)

      Current defence:
      TAA + Shaw + Doherty + AWB + Yedlin

      1. Pablo Fornication
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 17 days ago

        B

    6. joeydelucchi
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 17 days ago

      i'm still arguing with my mates about last night....interested to hear from everyone here.

      Bias aside.....was it a handball or not?

      1. Gravless are for Kinnear
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 17 days ago

        Nope. His body was in a natural position. I liked Rio Ferdinand's take on it. He was glad the penalty got given but admitted it shouldn't have

      2. HakimZyech
          6 months, 17 days ago

          Contact w the hand but No penalty to me. I mean, would the referee have given that if it was a world cup final?? or howelse should Kimpembe jump( w his hands on his laps??)

        • AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 17 days ago

          I'd consider myself unbiased on this one and I'd have felt hard done by from PSG's point of view, but his arm was slightly away from his body so it is justifiable. Reminds me a bit of the City penalty against WHU the other week. Very soft in one sense, but within the realms of giveable.

          1. ZimZalabim
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 17 days ago

            I think you should try jumping up and down and see how much control u have on your arms and how close to your body you can keep them. His arm is definitely not in an unnatural position, its ball to hand not the other way around, but having said that prem refs are far stricter in these type of decisions. they do get given once in a while but its very harsh when they are given and those are all given without the aid of VAR.

            Using VAR and getting these wrong make no sense. VAR is just replacing human error with human error.

            1. HakimZyech
                6 months, 17 days ago

                This but in the end it is not the var that decides. The var is there for the referee to review the incident, then the ref decides even if the var suggests A the ref can pick B

                1. ZimZalabim
                  • 3 Years
                  6 months, 17 days ago

                  i agree with you that why im saying its a flawed system because it hasnt removed the human error factor.

                  Other sports like Cricket and Tennis have more black and white decisions football rules leave themselves to interpretation and inconsistency which is why it will take a long time before VAR is actually helpful, through years of trial and error.

                  1. HamezMace
                    • 5 Years
                    6 months, 17 days ago

                    But the chance of human error decreases if you get to watch an incident several times, and in slow motion, rather than just judging it in real time.

                2. HamezMace
                  • 5 Years
                  6 months, 17 days ago

                  Ajax fan?
                  Did you think the ball went out for a throw before the 3rd goal against Madrid?
                  I could watch that clip 100 times and still not be sure.

                  1. HakimZyech
                      6 months, 17 days ago

                      HZ. It went out but you look at the 1st leg and we were robbed also so justice done 🙂

                      1. HamezMace
                        • 5 Years
                        6 months, 17 days ago

                        I'm still not sure it did, it looked like it did, but the ball is slightly up in the air, so it's deceptive.

                        Just an example for Zimza that even with VAR some decisions are still so tight to call.

                        1. HakimZyech
                            6 months, 17 days ago

                            That ball spinned out before Noussair put it in :>

                  2. My Name Is Prince
                    • 6 Years
                    6 months, 17 days ago

                    “I think you should try jumping up and down and see how much control u have on your arms and how close to your body you can keep them. His arm is definitely not in an unnatural position, its ball to hand not the other way around“

                    Why would such jumping be allowed in football then? What if you just have to jump in a way in which your hands don’t make you a bigger target? He clearly was able to block a larger area with jumping like that, why should this kind of jumping be allowed? If you can’t jump that high with your arms in a more natural position (whatever that means) then why it should be allowed in the first place? It’s a sport played with feet not with “jumping hands”...

              • Slippy
                • 3 Years
                6 months, 17 days ago

                Arm was away from the body. Penalty.

                What's he doing turning his back on the shot and having him arms out. Not smart.

                1. Snevitz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  6 months, 17 days ago

                  Have you had a football booted at you full pelt from less than ten yards? Unless you are John Terry you'd turn your back as well.

                  1. HamezMace
                    • 5 Years
                    6 months, 17 days ago

                    Pay me £200,000.00 a week and I'd happily take a ball to the face a couple of times a season.
                    ..and I'm better looking than he is.

              • Pablo Fornication
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                6 months, 17 days ago

                Yep

              • #FPLBhuna
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                6 months, 17 days ago

                justifiable penno for me

              • Would Ed Woodward
                  6 months, 17 days ago

                  Not a pen but don't care!

                • toystory2wasok
                  • 6 Years
                  6 months, 17 days ago

                  you see defenders leap all the time to block shots in the box with their arms unnaturally rigid to their sides so they avoid these situations. i think there's an argument that his arm was in a natural position for the leap he was trying to do, but it's a big risk if it wasn't intentional.

                • HamezMace
                  • 5 Years
                  6 months, 17 days ago

                  Unbiased, well except that I'm english.

                  It's simple - by the laws of the game it's a penalty.

                  There is a disconnect between people who play, or have played the game, and people who make the rules.

                  Where I have no sympathy for the defender, he turns his back to the play, so to argue he couldn't see where the ball was being hit is his own fault.

                • joeydelucchi
                  • 2 Years
                  6 months, 17 days ago

                  i just dont think he was deliberately able to stop the ball if the ball is going that fast....slow motion with VAR is making wrong decisions imo

                  1. HamezMace
                    • 5 Years
                    6 months, 17 days ago

                    He's taking the chance by turning his back to the ball, and putting his arms out, it's the last minute of the game, and he's making a desperate attempt to block the shot.
                    He might not, and probably didn't mean to do it, but anytime someone commits a foul, they probably don't mean to do it, they're probably intending to win the ball genuinely, but fouls happen.

                    Similar incident at the other end, when Mbappe falls over, and the full back hits the post.
                    Lindelof on the line, hands behind his back, Smalling covering defender, exactly the same, not natural, but they know the risks.

                    1. HakimZyech
                        6 months, 17 days ago

                        Another thing to consider although I did not watch out for this is if the ball was going to be on target. If not why give the penalty? It is good to have Psg out but not being biased. No penalty.

                        I think the premier league FA have decided to give any ball to hand contact in the box as a penalty from next season, heard this last week

                • Benditlike
                  • 5 Years
                  6 months, 17 days ago

                  Hi guys. Would appreciate some feedback on this which move to do this gw
                  🙂

                  A) Jota & Rashford > Brooks & Vardy
                  B) Jota & Pogba > Brooks & Mane

                  1. Pablo Fornication
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    6 months, 17 days ago

                    Just Jota to Brooks and have 2 ft next week

                  2. CarrollsPonytail
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    6 months, 17 days ago

                    Probably A with a view to getting Mane in for 31.

                  3. Benditlike
                    • 5 Years
                    6 months, 17 days ago

                    Thanks! Either just Jota to Brooks or A

                • Captain Warlock
                  • 2 Years
                  6 months, 17 days ago

                  Haz or Hig ??
                  I’m leaning towards Haz
                  If Chelsea get a double 32 I can see Higuaín getting rotated over gw 32-33 ??

                  1. mikess
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    6 months, 17 days ago

                    Hazard is talisman. I'd prefer him

                    1. Captain Warlock
                      • 2 Years
                      6 months, 17 days ago

                      Do you think Higuaín got more chance of rotation if there doubles in 32

                  2. moment
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    6 months, 17 days ago

                    Haz for me, but wait for Dynamo Kiev today...

                    1. Captain Warlock
                      • 2 Years
                      6 months, 17 days ago

                      Making transfer next week

                  3. Pablo Fornication
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    6 months, 17 days ago

                    Haz but wait

                • Slippy
                  • 3 Years
                  6 months, 17 days ago

                  Play Jimmy (che - away)
                  or Rice (car - away)
                  ?

                  1. #FPLBhuna
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    6 months, 17 days ago

                    jimm

                    1. Slippy
                      • 3 Years
                      6 months, 17 days ago

                      Thanks. In fact I already have Fab and Anderson so don't want to put too many eggs in one basket.

                  2. Pablo Fornication
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    6 months, 17 days ago

                    Jim

                • COYR
                  • 3 Years
                  6 months, 17 days ago

                  Transferred in Antonio last week (building for GW31) but regret doing so with the West Ham midfield potential rotation.

                  Should I:

                  A) Put in starting 11 and hope he plays
                  B) Bench and play Rashford
                  C) Transfer to Maddison (or other suggestion up to 7.4m)

                  1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                    • 3 Years
                    6 months, 17 days ago

                    Definitely not C just yet. I'd go B probably.

                    1. COYR
                      • 3 Years
                      6 months, 17 days ago

                      Yea, probably wise, I'll leave the hits till next week. Cheers

                  2. #FPLBhuna
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    6 months, 17 days ago

                    A

                    1. COYR
                      • 3 Years
                      6 months, 17 days ago

                      Cheers, ruling out C but torn between A and B...wish I'd just gone safe with F.Anderson

                  3. Pablo Fornication
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    6 months, 17 days ago

                    B

                    1. COYR
                      • 3 Years
                      6 months, 17 days ago

                      Cheers

                • PepSala
                  • 3 Years
                  6 months, 17 days ago

                  Play Ashley Barnes or Doherty??

                  1. #FPLBhuna
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    6 months, 17 days ago

                    barnes

                  2. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    6 months, 17 days ago

                    Doherty

                  3. Tshelby
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    6 months, 17 days ago

                    Barnes. In doubt play the striker

                  4. The 12th Man
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    6 months, 17 days ago

                    I’m playing Barnes ahead of Doherty and Jota

                    1. The 12th Man
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      6 months, 17 days ago

                      Ignore that. Probably benching all of the above this week. I’d play Barnes though if I had to.

                  5. Runaway
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    6 months, 17 days ago

                    Doherty

                  6. CarrollsPonytail
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    6 months, 17 days ago

                    Barnes

                  7. HakimZyech
                      6 months, 17 days ago

                      Barnes

                    • Pablo Fornication
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      6 months, 17 days ago

                      Doherty

                  8. RED_ARMY
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    6 months, 17 days ago

                    a) Jimmy to King
                    b) AWB to Clyne

                    1. CarrollsPonytail
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      6 months, 17 days ago

                      A

                    2. Pablo Fornication
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      6 months, 17 days ago

                      A

                    3. COYR
                      • 3 Years
                      6 months, 17 days ago

                      A

                  9. CarrollsPonytail
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    6 months, 17 days ago

                    Look at a 4 point hit this week, what do we think of these moves:

                    A) Doherty & Pogba >>> Chilwell & Mane

                    B) Doherty & Jiminez >>> Robertson & King

                    FH in 32. Either option will take me to the max 3 Liverpool players.

                    1. Pablo Fornication
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      6 months, 17 days ago

                      B

                    2. COYR
                      • 3 Years
                      6 months, 17 days ago

                      B looks nice

                    3. Peter Ouch
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      6 months, 17 days ago

                      B

                  10. Snevitz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    6 months, 17 days ago

                    Not convinced you can take much from Bournemouth only conceding 1 against City, they were set up completely differently to normal.

                    1. Miguel Sanchez
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      6 months, 17 days ago

                      Agreed - zero ambition last week other than to avoid a hiding

                    2. CarrollsPonytail
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      6 months, 17 days ago

                      I agree, going for a Bournemouth defender doesn't seem the most sensible option regardless of recent stats, we all know what sort of team they are. Huddersfield will definitely fancy scoring against them this weekend.

                  11. Lignja
                    • 2 Years
                    6 months, 17 days ago

                    Is it worth to sell Poba to aford both Haz and Mane or keep Pogba and get only one of this 2

                    1. CarrollsPonytail
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      6 months, 17 days ago

                      Worth it if you are free hitting in 32.

                      1. Lignja
                        • 2 Years
                        6 months, 17 days ago

                        Yes i do

                  12. allaboutthemagic
                    • 3 Years
                    6 months, 17 days ago

                    Which gets more points up to GW 33?

                    A) Vardy Luiz

                    B) Higuain chilwell?

                  13. #FPLBhuna
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    6 months, 17 days ago

                    currently on 8 for gw31

                    how's this next week for -4 to give me 10

                    sterling + pva > hazard + azpi/luiz (-4)?

                    1. ZimZalabim
                      • 3 Years
                      6 months, 17 days ago

                      makes sense on paper for gw 31 but I would hold sterling for watford at home over getting hazard vs wolves

                      1. #FPLBhuna
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        6 months, 17 days ago

                        next week pal, not this gw

                    2. The 12th Man
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      6 months, 17 days ago

                      Yep looks ok

                      1. #FPLBhuna
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        6 months, 17 days ago

                        cool, gives me the following team, don't think I need to take a further -4 to field 11 do you?

                        fab
                        robbo - azpi - X
                        salah - mane - hazard - barnes
                        vardy - rondon - chicharito

                        1. The 12th Man
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          6 months, 17 days ago

                          Probably not given that it’s a defender. Would need a clean sheet to off set the -4. Unless your FH in 32 so bringing in a defender in that plays 31 and 33, the hit would be compensated for by 2 lots of appearance points.

                          Otherwise team looks good to go for 31.

                          1. #FPLBhuna
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            6 months, 17 days ago

                            tbf, I have awb and pva, both of which could have a game in 33 if watford beat palace in the cup

                            so maybe going for just azpi for the -4 is ample, and continue with 10

                  14. Tshelby
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    6 months, 17 days ago

                    Best Bournemouth defender? Ake?

                    1. Debauchy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      6 months, 17 days ago

                      Yep

                  15. circusmonkey
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    6 months, 17 days ago

                    Tahith Chong: £4.5m and a bad hair cut. Worth sticking on the bench? Apparently, he should be playing
                    https://reddevilarmada.com/2019/03/04/tahith-chong-should-take-alexis-sanchez-place-manchester-united-squad/

                  16. Captain Warlock
                    • 2 Years
                    6 months, 17 days ago

                    Start Brooks or Jiménez this week
                    I think Jiménez can score against anybody but still undecided

                    1. Benditlike
                      • 5 Years
                      6 months, 17 days ago

                      Brooks

                  17. The 12th Man
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    6 months, 17 days ago

                    Team to play this week.

                    Fabianski
                    Robertson,TAA,AWB,Periera
                    Salah(vc),Pogba,Hazard,Almiron
                    Aguero(c),King

                    Hamer,Barnes,Jota,Doherty 1FT 1.3m itb

                    9 starters for GW31 as it stands. FH in 32.
                    2 FT’s next week if I save to do one of the following:-

                    1. Aguero,Jota > Higuain,Maddison/Brooks
                    2. Aguero,Doherty/AWB > Azpilicueta,Higuain
                    3. Doherty,Jota > Azpilicueta,Brooks

                    1. BananaMan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      6 months, 17 days ago

                      3
                      Wouldn't want to lose Aguero.

                      1. The 12th Man
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        6 months, 17 days ago

                        He blanks in 31!
                        Only going to lose 0.2m in value .
                        Straight back in 32 on FH
                        Possible blank in 33 then back in on WC in 34.

                    2. No Salah
                      • 2 Years
                      6 months, 17 days ago

                      2. Must lose a 11 million player for his two blanks specially with the FH32 and WC34 being set up so nicely to have him back when it matters!

                  18. fedolefan
                    • 5 Years
                    6 months, 17 days ago

                    Ugh, Arnie ruining my season.

                    1. The 12th Man
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      6 months, 17 days ago

                      Aye. Not going back there.

                    2. BananaMan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      6 months, 17 days ago

                      Surely he starts the weekend??

                  19. glufs
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    6 months, 17 days ago

                    Best 8.8 defender combo for 30,31 and 33? (only one will play in 30)

                    A) Fredericks, A.Smith
                    B) Diop, Mepham
                    C) Rice, Schlupp
                    D) Other?

                    1. The 12th Man
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      6 months, 17 days ago

                      C

                      1. glufs
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        6 months, 17 days ago

                        Maybe the safest option, but doesnt Fredericks have higher potential than Rice, and Smith > Schlupp? Making A better?

                        1. The 12th Man
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          6 months, 17 days ago

                          If I didn’t have Fabianski in goal I would get Rice. You want a guaranteed starter plus Rice in MF.

                          1. glufs
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            6 months, 17 days ago

                            Cheers. Rice might be in midfield, but very defensively. Fredericks seems to be more involved in attack.

                            I might go Fredericks + Schlupp

                    2. BananaMan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      6 months, 17 days ago

                      C

                  20. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                    • 3 Years
                    6 months, 17 days ago

                    Need a goalkeeper for the blanks and maybe this week if Guaita is dropped. It affects one of my moves next week, though not the big ones (Kun and Pog to Hazard and Vardy).

                    A) Get Fabianski, which in turn probably means Camarasa to Brooks.
                    B) Get Boruc, which in turn probably means AWB to Azpi (or as above).

                    1. dunas_dog
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      6 months, 17 days ago

                      Fab and Brooks sounds good to me

                  21. Jackuh701
                      6 months, 17 days ago

                      Is it worth to play Bench Boost this GW with:
                      Boruc, Schar, Doherty, Jimenez?

                      1. BananaMan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        6 months, 17 days ago

                        100% No.

                      2. glufs
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        6 months, 17 days ago

                        Many will use it in double GW35 after WC in 34, having everyone on the bench playing twice.

                      3. dunas_dog
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        6 months, 17 days ago

                        Agree that not good option this week

                    • BananaMan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      6 months, 17 days ago

                      Afternoon,
                      2FT's in the bank.
                      Focus on 30 & 31 only...
                      A) Pogba & Rash -> Brooks & Vardy
                      B) Son & Rash -> Brooks & Vardy
                      C) Son & Rash -> Mane & King/Wilson

                      C would mean Mane & Salah double up.

                      Cheers

                      1. The 12th Man
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        6 months, 17 days ago

                        Liking c.

                        1. BananaMan
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          6 months, 17 days ago

                          I was too until I saw Liverpool V Everton!

                      2. dunas_dog
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        6 months, 17 days ago

                        B provided you are doubling up Liverpool defence otherwise C

                        1. BananaMan
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          6 months, 17 days ago

                          Would most likely bring TAA in for GW30.

                    • simong1
                        6 months, 17 days ago

                        If money was no issue, Vardy or Higuain? Already have Maddison and Hazard if that means much!

                        1. CarrollsPonytail
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          6 months, 17 days ago

                          I like Vardy, better fixtures.

                        2. dunas_dog
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          6 months, 17 days ago

                          Difficult- posters here generally say Vardy and I would agree based on fixtures and just a feeling he could score big points under new manager. But I am getting both!!

                          1. mikess
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            6 months, 17 days ago

                            This

                          2. simong1
                              6 months, 17 days ago

                              Would love to get both too but can't afford it. My choices are King & Vardy or King & Higuain. Very tough choice...

                        3. mikess
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          6 months, 17 days ago

                          There is a bit of scaremongering on loosing money at the moment. Main culprits are Wolves assets and Pogba.

                          I personally aren't too fussed on Wolves involvement in 32.

                          Doherty has been rotated recently too so what's the chance he gets rotated in his double. I won't be needing him in 30, 31 or 33 so is it worth keeping for an iffy double in 32?

                          Up top, I've had a brief look, and Lukaku and Aguero seem nailed in 32. I'd throw in Rashford or Zaha as a third striker over Jiminez.

                          I'm personally keeping Pogba but for those with only 2 Pool, Mane looks a tasty if you shun a defensive double up.

                          The pool of players to choose from is getting bigger as the season progresses. We don't have to show loyalty to those we've made money on.

                        4. TheLord
                          • 2 Years
                          6 months, 17 days ago

                          What would you prefer for GW 31?

                          A) King in a 343 (would get him in this GW for hud)
                          B) Azpi in a 442

                          1. Ohh1454
                            • 1 Year
                            6 months, 17 days ago

                            A

                        5. Ohh1454
                          • 1 Year
                          6 months, 17 days ago

                          Who would u rather own this week ?
                          A. Lanzini
                          B. Fraser/brooks
                          Would transfer the other in next gameweek

                          1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                            • 3 Years
                            6 months, 17 days ago

                            A for me

                          2. dunas_dog
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            6 months, 17 days ago

                            Personally I am getting Brooks in this week and perhaps Lanzini next week

                          3. TheLord
                            • 2 Years
                            6 months, 17 days ago

                            Brooks