Scout Notes

Boost for best Bournemouth options after Wilson return

Callum Wilson‘s (£6.3m) return from injury looks set to act as a catalyst for interest in Bournemouth options ahead of Blank Gameweek 31.

The Cherries got their first Premier League away win since October on Saturday as Wilson inspired a 2-0 victory at Huddersfield.

After losing the previous nine on the road in a row, by a combined score of 28-4, Gameweek 30 proved a confidence boost for them.

“We needed it. We really felt for the supporters in that time without an away win so we’re really pleased for them. They had a long journey, left early and we rewarded them with a good clinical performance. We were good in attack and solid in defence so it’s a really good day.” – Eddie Howe

With home fixtures confirmed in both upcoming Blank Gameweeks, we’ve done further analysis on the best Bournemouth options available right now, and the impact of Wilson’s return.

Huddersfield Town 0-2 Bournemouth

Goals: Callum Wilson (£6.3m), Ryan Fraser (£6.1m)

Assists: Fraser, Wilson

No player had more shots on target than Wilson in Bournemouth’s 2-0 win at Huddersfield on Saturday afternoon. Both of his shots inside the box were accurate, with one of them handing him the first goal since his last start all the way back in Gameweek 23. The forward’s energetic display also helped him provide an assist, rounding off a complete Fantasy performance and an 11-point haul. With Newcastle coming to the Vitality Stadium in the first of the remaining two Blank Gameweeks, and Burnley after that, interest in Wilson is expected to be high.

“He’s outstanding, he has unique attributes for us with his ability to run in behind and his work ethic. He knows where the goal is and it was great to see him score, he also provided an impressive assist for Ryan in a key moment in the game with a great reverse pass. My priority is to make sure he’s fit and fine, he might be looking at the England situation but I’m pleased to see him score and play well.” – Eddie Howe

The return of Wilson also appears to have helped Ryan Fraser (£6.1m) rediscover his golden touch. At the John Smith’s Stadium, no player created more chances than Bournemouth’s diminutive left-winger. In the absence of the England international, Fraser had not registered a single attacking return since Gameweek 22. The two have now played together twice between then and Gameweek 30, and Fraser has two goals and two assists in those matches, one of each coming at Huddersfield. Those wanting to invest in the Bournemouth attack over the Blank Gameweeks with more space in midfield than among the forwards should seriously consider Fraser now that Wilson is back in the side.

“That’s a prime example of our performance, it’s a really nice passage of play – the interchange of passes (between Fraser and Wilson) were excellent to see. It’s the kind of goal we scored early in the season, the team has been hit with injuries but it’s great to see that fluency back today.” – Eddie Howe

Those looking to sign Fraser might just want to wait until the next pre-match press conference for Bournemouth though. The Scottish international was able to complete the 90 minutes in West Yorkshire but did take a few heavy hits. Meanwhile, David Brooks (£5.1m), making his second start in a row since coming back from injury, did have to be replaced by Dominic Solanke (£5.0m), but Howe believes he will be okay.

“David Brooks was fine he was just very fatigued. Ryan took a couple of nasty tackles. We hope there are no ill-effects from that.” – Eddie Howe

Josh King (£6.5m) should not be overlooked too casually as he had more goal attempts than any other player at Huddersfield on Saturday afternoon, although fewer in the box than Wilson. The Norwegian did not register any attacking returns in Gameweek 30 but has scored in three of his last four at the Vitality Stadium.

There were other boosts for Bournemouth as they had Jefferson Lerma (£4.5m) back in central midfield after serving a two-match suspension. Having him in the side in the Blank Gameweeks should help the Cherries live up to their potential against Newcastle and Burnley.

“It’s a great boost to have Jeff back. Whenever he has been missing this season we have felt that absence. He is a real physical presence for us. I think he’s been excellent. He is another player who has come into the Premier League, improved, and is learning with every game. Naturally, he plays his way and I don’t think he’s changed that. He had been unfortunate with a few of his yellow cards.” – Eddie Howe

In defence, Chris Mepham (£4.5m) appears to be growing into the side with each passing Gameweek. Despite an uncertain first start against Wolves in Gameweek 27, he has looked a lot more assured as he fills in for long-term absentee Steve Cook (£4.4m). As interest in Bournemouth defensive assets grows, the former Brentford man is one of the nailed-on options.

“It has been really good early signs for Chris. He has attacked it really well so far. Mentally he has shown real maturity and hasn’t been fazed by the occasions and the games. I have been really pleased with him and I see signs of a leader in there as well, which is a great sign for the future.” – Eddie Howe

Meanwhile, it there was an eighth start in a row for Artur Boruc (£4.0m) in the Bournemouth goal, continuing his potential for those who are playing the Free Hit in Gameweek 31. The clean sheet recorded at Huddersfield was the first on the road since Gameweek 10, but in home matches, there is plenty to encourage investment in the Bournemouth back-line. In their last four at the Vitality Stadium, the Cherries have conceded just twice.

Elsewhere in the defence, Nathan Aké (£5.0m) continues to be an ever-present although is slightly dearer. The full-back spots don’t look quite so settled. Charlie Daniels (£4.1m) has started the last two in a row, but they are the only Premier League matches in the last nine Gameweeks that he featured from the beginning. Fellow left-back Diego Rico (£4.1m) has started just once in that time. On the other flank, Nathaniel Clyne (£4.4m) started the three matches prior to Gameweek 30, but Adam Smith (£4.3m) was deployed on the right against Huddersfield. He looks unlikely to be involved against Newcastle, after coming off with a hamstring injury.

“Adam Smith said he felt his hamstring very early in the game. Looks like he might be out for a few weeks.” – Eddie Howe

Huddersfield’s credentials were dealt another blow in their defeat to Bournemouth. While the Cherries were much improved with Wilson back, it says all Fantasy managers need to know that the Terriers both blanked offensively and conceded twice at home to a side that had been so poor away from home.

Jan Siewert’s men had just two shots in Bournemouth’s penalty box all afternoon, and only one of them was on target. Meanwhile, it did not take too much from the Cherries to break Huddersfield down, who conceded 50% of the shots on target that they faced.

Huddersfield Town XI (4-3-1-2): Lössl; Durm, Schindler, Zanka, Bacuna; Mooy, Stanković, Billing (Löwe 45′); Pritchard; Mounié (Grant 61′), Kachunga (Rowe 76′).

Bournemouth XI (4-4-2): Boruc; Daniels, Aké, Mepham, A Smith (Clyne 44′); Fraser, Surman, Lerma, Brooks (Solanke 65′); King (Mousset 90+1′), Wilson.

2,183 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Always Captain Kun
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Only got 7 players for BGW31 and 1 FT.......

    a) Free hit
    b) Make 2 transfers (-4)
    c) Make 3 transfers (-8)
    d) Make 4 transfers (-12)

    1. Ghost Gooner
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      e) just have 8

    2. whosBenj
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Definitely b, maybe c dependant on who you'd bring in.

      • MTPockets
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        c/d but hits for e.g. Mane not Diop

      • Maddocio
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        If you were to link your team it might be possible to give a cogent reply

      • Yoshioka
          3 months, 17 days ago

          C

        • Kiwivillan
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Me too and 1 is Lascelles and will do -8 or more most likely

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

        Presently on 9 players for 31 (but Lascelles flagged, and TAA and Brooks taken off early )- got 1 free transfer- FH 32 and WC 34

        For 31 worth hit to team below to get 11?

        A Just go Rashford to Wilson for free and 10 players
        B Rashford to Wilson and Sterling to Maddison-4 for 11
        C B and also Lascelles (if confirmed out) to D Luiz-8
        D Any other better options?

        Boruc
        Alexander-Arnold Van Dijk Lascelles*
        Salah (c) Hazard Brooks
        Vardy Higuaín

        Steele Rashford Sterling Doherty Bednarek Gunnarson

        1. Trondero
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Not sure on trading defenders for hit. A, then wait and see for lascelles and the rest.

          1. Kiwivillan
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Agree exactly

        2. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 17 days ago

          A
          Mads usually returning no more than 6 points so you have no profits on a hit.
          Plus you already have Vardy

          1. EMBOLOFAN
              3 months, 17 days ago

              has to return more than 4 not 6

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

          Felipe Anderson is currently one of the most transferred in players this week. In fact he is currently the most transferred in West Ham attacker. What is that all about!? After he got brought off early against Cardiff I even thought he may get dropped. Does anyone see any merit buying him now? Should I be looking at Lanzini or Arnautovic instead?

          1. DeadStar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            I've just realised more are selling him. Phew! But weird that so many are still buying.

          2. MTPockets
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Anderson's dropping now. I'm not getting any of them, but Arnie if had to choose

          3. Ross From Friends
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Yes but then again 40k people have brought in Sterling already...so yeah

            • Flaming Flamingo
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Definitely no good reason to buy him now, although personally I think it's kind of crazy to sell this week as well.

              1. Maddocio
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                I agree with this, I'm holding for the one game then getting shot, it's not like WHU started pulling up trees after he went off

          4. whosBenj
              3 months, 17 days ago

              10 players is good, B seems good too.

            • whosBenj
                3 months, 17 days ago

                6 playing GW31. No FT. All chips, will FH 32. How many hits would you take?

                TAA, Pereira, Mane, Salah, Maddison, Vardy (Diangana).

                1. Yoshioka
                    3 months, 17 days ago

                    At least 3. Given that you’ll likely play them in 33 too, you’ll at minimum break even.

                  • TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 17 days ago

                    You have 3 options.

                    a) Stick to what you have and hope the popular players fail (big couch)
                    b) Take hits and get popular players or players you think do well regardless of how popular
                    c) free hit

                2. Peter Ouch
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  Building up for this Gw31 loosing so many important players and the we have lascelles Fraser taa injury doubt.
                  Anyways don't think this bus9lfing up was worth as I missed so many points for getting or keeping players playing in the 31.
                  Now have 11 if all above are healthy but I feel I will only get 10-15 points more than someone has 7 or 8 and already got points due to non obsessive planning for this bgw

                  1. MTPockets
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 17 days ago

                    I missed Sterling, but aside from that no ill effects and rank has risen

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

                      If you had Steling for pogs on this week you would be been way better

                      1. EMBOLOFAN
                          3 months, 17 days ago

                          thx captain hindsight both blank 32 anyway

                          1. EMBOLOFAN
                              3 months, 17 days ago

                              31*

                        • EMBOLOFAN
                            3 months, 17 days ago

                            same

                        • Yoshioka
                            3 months, 17 days ago

                            Fraser injury doubt?

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

                              Article says took some heavy hits.
                              Nothing serious but still

                        • Ram sey Coq uel in
                          • 1 Year
                          3 months, 17 days ago

                          I know Mane seems to be the go to pool player atm , but has anyone noticed, that for all his goals scored this year , he’s only got one away from home in the league since week five . Plus, there is the possibility of injury in midweek for those gambling on early transfer .

                          1. MTPockets
                            • 9 Years
                            3 months, 17 days ago

                            Good point - no I hadn't noticed

                            1. MTPockets
                              • 9 Years
                              3 months, 17 days ago

                              * Looking at the matches, it's not just him - whole team has performed significantly worse away recently

                              1. Ram sey Coq uel in
                                • 1 Year
                                3 months, 17 days ago

                                Yeah , true , I know they playing Fulham, but still not that impressive away from home .

                        • Trondero
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 17 days ago

                          is there site/overview or something for the predicted double gameweeks?

                            1. Trondero
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 17 days ago

                              Thanks!

                        • Chucky
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 17 days ago

                          Any chance of getting into top 10k? 16 k at the moment with all chips intact...

                          1. Ruth_NZ
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 17 days ago

                            If you need to ask then probably not.

                            1. TorresMagic™
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                              • 10 Years
                              3 months, 17 days ago

                              Great answer.

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

                                Tm as an admin you should not allow those questions.
                                Believe is the answer

                                1. Chucky
                                  • 5 Years
                                  3 months, 17 days ago

                                  😛

                                2. TorresMagic™
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                                  • 10 Years
                                  3 months, 17 days ago

                                  Half the questions would get removed if that was the case.

                            2. Chucky
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 17 days ago

                              I always bottle it in the last few GWs and not good at using chips 🙁

                          2. SADIO SANÉ
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 17 days ago

                            Highly doubt it

                            1. Chucky
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 17 days ago

                              same...

                          3. TorresMagic™
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                            • 10 Years
                            3 months, 17 days ago

                            10001 at best.

                            1. Chucky
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 17 days ago

                              more like 100 001 with my record... 🙁

                          4. Kiwivillan
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 17 days ago

                            With all chips left I'd be aiming for top 5k at least

                          5. NIKO.
                            • 1 Year
                            3 months, 17 days ago

                            No chance

                          6. Maddocio
                            • 8 Years
                            3 months, 17 days ago

                            The fact that you went from 22k to 16k in a single GW (this one) probably answers your question

                          7. money face bandwagon
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 17 days ago

                            Nope. The best 10k are better managers

                        • NUFCAndrew
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 17 days ago

                          2 FTs. Willing to take a -8 if need be. 0.2 ITB

                          Ederson Boruc

                          Robbo Periera Schar WB Bednarek

                          Salah Mane Sterling Pogba Jota

                          Rashford Jiminez Rondon

                          1. TorresMagic™
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                            • 10 Years
                            3 months, 17 days ago

                            Who do you want to get?

                            1. NUFCAndrew
                              • 3 Years
                              3 months, 17 days ago

                              Vardy definitely. Maybe Hazard, depends what you guys think is the best options I haven’t been paying too much attention recently

                              1. TorresMagic™
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                                • 10 Years
                                3 months, 17 days ago

                                Just get the guys in RMTs or see the most transferred in.

                          2. Kiwivillan
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 17 days ago

                            6 now plus -8 looks good

                            1. NUFCAndrew
                              • 3 Years
                              3 months, 17 days ago

                              Just unsure what to do transfers wise

                              1. Kiwivillan
                                • 5 Years
                                3 months, 17 days ago

                                Sterling and Rash to Hazard and Wilson are likely transfers for me

                        • pol
                          • 8 Years
                          3 months, 17 days ago

                          current team for GW31

                          Robertson TAA
                          Salah madisson Fanderson Kante
                          Vardy

                          Transfers planned : Pogba + Rashford > Hazard + Wilson for -8

                          Would you take an additional -4 to do dunk > Ake?

                          1. Yoshioka
                              3 months, 17 days ago

                              Probably not for a defender.

                          2. Tsparkes10
                              3 months, 17 days ago

                              ML Rival is now 82 ahead but I have FH and BB whereas he doesn't. Gonna have to take some risks in my 32 FH and when I wc 34 but kinda excited.

                              1. Kiwivillan
                                • 5 Years
                                3 months, 17 days ago

                                I overhauled a friend 120 ahead around this time 2 seasons ago who'd used all his chips and he bombed the dgws

                                1. Tsparkes10
                                    3 months, 17 days ago

                                    Hopefully mine does same. 🙂

                              2. AFC49
                                • 5 Years
                                3 months, 17 days ago

                                Fabianski
                                TAA, Robbo, Digne
                                Salah, Sterling*, Pogba*, F Anderson
                                Higuain, Rondon, Jiménez*

                                Button*, AWB*, Shaw*, Højbjerg*

                                1FT, 0.4 ITB

                                Sterling > Hazard
                                Jiménez > Wilson? (-4)

                                1. Shabaaz
                                  • 8 Years
                                  3 months, 17 days ago

                                  A lot seem to be heading for those transfers.

                              3. wasp3000
                                • 4 Years
                                3 months, 17 days ago

                                6th red arrow on the bounce. OR drop from 2.5k to 24.3k.

                                On the plus side, I have 11 players for next week. And the chips will be used soon.

                                Fabianski
                                Robbo TAA Periera Digne
                                Salah hazard Gudmundsson Richarlison
                                Rondon Higuain
                                (Patricio / Doherty Jimenez Pogba)

                                Will this team give me a green arrow ?

                                1. TorresMagic™
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                                  • 10 Years
                                  3 months, 17 days ago

                                  No Mane, no green arrow.

                                  1. wasp3000
                                    • 4 Years
                                    3 months, 17 days ago

                                    I know man he's on fire. I did Kolasinac to TAA last GW too which was a disaster and snookered myself from getting Mane

                                  2. Always Captain Kun
                                    • 6 Years
                                    3 months, 17 days ago

                                    I scored 83 without him, green!

                                    1. TorresMagic™
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                                      • 10 Years
                                      3 months, 17 days ago

                                      Talking next GW 🙄

                                2. Yoshioka
                                    3 months, 17 days ago

                                    I’d say it’s got every chance given that so many won’t even be fielding a full 11.

                                    1. wasp3000
                                      • 4 Years
                                      3 months, 17 days ago

                                      Ya that's my hope and people take crazy hits too

                                  • Sun Jihai
                                    • 7 Years
                                    3 months, 17 days ago

                                    Worried TAA won't play and Mane will be the highest scoring player next GW

                                3. Gashead9
                                  • 4 Years
                                  3 months, 17 days ago

                                  Evening, how does this look for -8? Will have 10 & FH in 32
                                  Sterling, Kamara, Bednarek & Smith > Fraser, Wilson, Luiz & Perreira

                                  Heaton,
                                  Robbo, Luiz, Perreira,
                                  Salah (C), Mane, Fraser, Anderson,
                                  Vardy, Wilson

                                  Hamer - Pogba, Doherty, Jimi

                                4. Tsparkes10
                                    3 months, 17 days ago

                                    -16 hit let's go!

                                    VVD, Son, Pogba, Moutinho, Rash to Ake, Haz, Mane, Brooks, Wilson olsin 🙂

                                    1. ItOnlyTook9Years
                                      • 3 Years
                                      3 months, 17 days ago

                                      VVD out??

                                      1. Tsparkes10
                                          3 months, 17 days ago

                                          Need and want Mane. Have to get rid of Salah, VVD and TAA. VVD seems most sensible and Ake looks good for 31 and 33

                                      2. fedolefan
                                        • 5 Years
                                        3 months, 17 days ago

                                        Will upvote if you go ahead and do it.

                                        1. TorresMagic™
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                                          • 10 Years
                                          3 months, 17 days ago

                                          No chance before price changes.

                                          1. fedolefan
                                            • 5 Years
                                            3 months, 17 days ago

                                            He's not a chicken. He'll do it.

                                            1. TorresMagic™
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                                              • 10 Years
                                              3 months, 17 days ago

                                              Would have done it by now with a screenshot.

                                              1. Tsparkes10
                                                  3 months, 17 days ago

                                                  Oh I'll defo do it. Just not sure when :). Always leave my transfers til a Fri but 0.4 safe of doing this one. Guess Ake to Clyne is an option if priced out

                                                  1. TorresMagic™
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                                                    • 10 Years
                                                    3 months, 17 days ago

                                                    People will do -20 and -24 so no biggie.

                                                • fedolefan
                                                  • 5 Years
                                                  3 months, 17 days ago

                                                  Wow, you were right after all. He's chickening out and talking of doing those transfers on Fri. Just didn't see that coming.

                                                  1. TorresMagic™
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                                                    • 10 Years
                                                    3 months, 17 days ago

                                                    Only 5 more days of reading it then.

                                                    1. fedolefan
                                                      • 5 Years
                                                      3 months, 17 days ago

                                                      So risky waiting till Friday with just 0.4m cushion. Price change sites are notoriously unreliable from my experience.

                                                      1. Tsparkes10
                                                          3 months, 17 days ago

                                                          Guess I'll change Brooks to Fraser or Ake to Clyne

                                                      2. Tsparkes10
                                                          3 months, 17 days ago

                                                          Nah. School to attend to this week, I'll leave you in peace

                                          2. Tsparkes10
                                              3 months, 17 days ago

                                              Son to Fraser worth doing now to avoid son drop?

                                              1. Geordienufc1
                                                • 5 Years
                                                3 months, 17 days ago

                                                Does this make it a -20? 😛

                                                1. Tsparkes10
                                                    3 months, 17 days ago

                                                    Nope 🙂

                                                    1. Geordienufc1
                                                      • 5 Years
                                                      3 months, 17 days ago

                                                      Haha well I think Son -> Fraser is sensible. Some people suggesting he's an injury doubt, don't know much about that myself. The article above just said he took some "heavy hits" but I don't know if that was just the observation of the author.

                                                      1. Tsparkes10
                                                          3 months, 17 days ago

                                                          Grrrr. I'm 0.6 safe of doing what I want to do so can't have too many changes. Could bring In Mane instead but means I'd have to make another transfer bringing in Wilson or Ake but Liverpool play midweek so waiting on that one

                                                  • Sun Jihai
                                                    • 7 Years
                                                    3 months, 17 days ago

                                                    Fraser might be a doubt according to the article

                                                    1. Tsparkes10
                                                        3 months, 17 days ago

                                                        A doubt? Grrr

                                                        1. clodhopper
                                                          • 5 Years
                                                          3 months, 17 days ago

                                                          Mane has champions league wed

                                                  • TimboSlice
                                                    • 2 Years
                                                    3 months, 17 days ago

                                                    What are we doing with Salah?

                                                    1. Shteve
                                                      • 9 Years
                                                      3 months, 17 days ago

                                                      Keeping until wildcard, transfers needed else where

                                                      1. TimboSlice
                                                        • 2 Years
                                                        3 months, 17 days ago

                                                        Agreed, Have to burn so many hits to try and get close to a starting 11.

                                                    2. Arctic monkeys
                                                      • 5 Years
                                                      3 months, 17 days ago

                                                      Not the same thing

                                                    3. Geordienufc1
                                                      • 5 Years
                                                      3 months, 17 days ago

                                                      Keeping, at least until wildcard.

                                                    4. Kiwivillan
                                                      • 5 Years
                                                      3 months, 17 days ago

                                                      Have to keep for 31 and 33 and hope he delivers

                                                    5. Chucky
                                                      • 5 Years
                                                      3 months, 17 days ago

                                                      can only get rid of him in 34 on my wc..

                                                    6. baps sniffer
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 1 Year
                                                      3 months, 17 days ago

                                                      Waiting to see if he is fit for the weekend imo

                                                      1. Ghost Gooner
                                                        • 5 Years
                                                        3 months, 17 days ago

                                                        Why wouldn't he be fit?

                                                        1. TorresMagic™
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                                                          • 10 Years
                                                          3 months, 17 days ago

                                                          His time capsule doesn't see what happens midweek.

                                                    7. Ghost Gooner
                                                      • 5 Years
                                                      3 months, 17 days ago

                                                      Keeping due to title run in. He has to recapture form soon and Klopp won't rest him

                                                  • Geordienufc1
                                                    • 5 Years
                                                    3 months, 17 days ago

                                                    Happy for a -8 this week to boost the team to 11. All chips in hand, FH32, WC34, BB35 strategy.

                                                    Fabianski
                                                    Robertson | Digne | Doherty* | Shaw* | Wan-B*
                                                    Salah | Anderson | Sterling* | Pogba* | Ward*
                                                    Higuain | Rondon | Jiminez*

                                                    2FT, 1.5 itb.

                                                    A) Sterling + Jiminez + Ward + Shaw -> Mane + Vardy + Fraser + Stankovic
                                                    B) Sterling + Jiminez + Ward + Shaw -> Mane + Vardy + Brooks + Chillwell
                                                    C) Sterling + Jiminez + POGBA + Shaw -> Mane + Wilson + Hazard + Luiz

                                                    I like C in that I feel all 4 players have the potential to repay the hit individually. Though it means getting rid of Pogba who I bought at 8.1, meaning I'd perhaps be unlikely to buy him back for the doubles. Prefer Fraser to Brooks though being forced to buy Stankovic just to afford him is not ideal.

                                                    1. Flaming Flamingo
                                                      • 3 Years
                                                      3 months, 17 days ago

                                                      I like C as well. Points first, worry about whether or not to bring Pogba back in later.

                                                      1. Geordienufc1
                                                        • 5 Years
                                                        3 months, 17 days ago

                                                        Good call. Points please me much more than TV haha.

                                                        1. Flaming Flamingo
                                                          • 3 Years
                                                          3 months, 17 days ago

                                                          That puts in you in the minority on here 😉

                                                          1. Geordienufc1
                                                            • 5 Years
                                                            3 months, 17 days ago

                                                            I'll still celebrate my 0.1 increases every day 😛

                                                    2. mrodgers91
                                                      • 1 Year
                                                      3 months, 17 days ago

                                                      I have already done a similar thing taking a -8 but sold 4 players who dont play in 31 or 33 for 4 players who do. This gives me 10 but im not willing to sell doherty or jimi due having bought them at 1m cheaper than they are now

                                                      1. Geordienufc1
                                                        • 5 Years
                                                        3 months, 17 days ago

                                                        Fair enough. Jimi in particular makes sense to hold, since you'll almost definitely want him back. I think Doherty's time may have come tbh so I'm not too unhappy to cash out there.

                                                        1. mrodgers91
                                                          • 1 Year
                                                          3 months, 17 days ago

                                                          Soton brighton watford and fulham, yes please, forgotten who they play in their other dgw game. Not sure who i would get in for doherty though

                                                    3. mrodgers91
                                                      • 1 Year
                                                      3 months, 17 days ago

                                                      Out of those choices i would go for C though

                                                  • ...al - Leave your comments…
                                                    • 10 Years
                                                    3 months, 17 days ago

                                                    In quite the pickle and I missed my transfers last week so now I have 2ft.

                                                    6 playing. All chips. 2ft.

                                                    What would you do? I'm in between ideas as I have 2ft :Z

                                                    1. TorresMagic™
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                                                      • 10 Years
                                                      3 months, 17 days ago

                                                      Use the 2 FTs then decide if hits work.

                                                    2. Shteve
                                                      • 9 Years
                                                      3 months, 17 days ago

                                                      Take one hit, field 9, save chips

                                                    3. Kiwivillan
                                                      • 5 Years
                                                      3 months, 17 days ago

                                                      4 transfers -8 is what I'd do

                                                    4. Tsparkes10
                                                        3 months, 17 days ago

                                                        Take a - 8 or - 12 depending on value in players

                                                      • Geordienufc1
                                                        • 5 Years
                                                        3 months, 17 days ago

                                                        I think a -8 isn't a bad option. Assuming you pick players who will play, even if those players do nothing you're only losing out on 2 points for each hit in this scenario.

                                                        1. Kiwivillan
                                                          • 5 Years
                                                          3 months, 17 days ago

                                                          And another 2 in 33 possibly

                                                      • ...al - Leave your comments…
                                                        • 10 Years
                                                        3 months, 17 days ago

                                                        I've little value tied up in Sterling, Doherty and I have one sh!tter, Odoi I can swap

                                                        -4 for Fraser, Haz and Stankovic in for Sterling, Odoi and Doherty.

                                                        Terrible Stankovic pick but gives me 9 for 31 and all chips remaining

                                                        Lots of value tied up elsewhere unfortunately

                                                    5. Baked baines
                                                      • 4 Years
                                                      3 months, 17 days ago

                                                      Can someone please clarify the probabilities and whats needed for Brighton to become a DGW fixture for Chelsea in GW32.

                                                      1. TorresMagic™
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                                                        • 10 Years
                                                        3 months, 17 days ago

                                                        It's pretty much guaranteed.

                                                      2. baps sniffer
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 1 Year
                                                        3 months, 17 days ago

                                                        Google "Ben Crellin twitter"

                                                    6. BigBillyBass
                                                        3 months, 17 days ago

                                                        On a free hit guys, which one do you prefer?

                                                        A) Fab (Boruc)
                                                        Robbo Luiz Maguire (Evans Lejeune)
                                                        Salah Mane Haz FAnderson (Brooks)
                                                        Vardy Chicharito King

                                                        B) Fab (Boruc)
                                                        Luiz Chilwell Rice (Ogbonna Lejeune)
                                                        Salah Mane Haz Fraser (Almiron)
                                                        Vardy Firmino Wilson

                                                        1. Kiwivillan
                                                          • 5 Years
                                                          3 months, 17 days ago

                                                          B but make some downgrades and get Robbo. Hayden instead of Almiron if not playing him but want backup

                                                          1. BigBillyBass
                                                              3 months, 17 days ago

                                                              Drop Salah, Mane or Firmino then?

                                                              1. Kiwivillan
                                                                • 5 Years
                                                                3 months, 17 days ago

                                                                Oops missed Firmino. Ignore. Prefer B

                                                                1. BigBillyBass
                                                                    3 months, 17 days ago

                                                                    Smashing. Thanks

                                                          2. Jon Snow
                                                            • 3 Years
                                                            3 months, 17 days ago

                                                            After all the talk about not crippling your team in preparation for BGW31 who would have thought Richarlison would outscore Pogba.

                                                          3. Tsparkes10
                                                              3 months, 17 days ago

                                                              May be first time I do a early transfer... Son, VVD to Mane, Ake to avoid the price changes?

                                                              1. Kiwivillan
                                                                • 5 Years
                                                                3 months, 17 days ago

                                                                Don't think Ake is essential if means early move

                                                                1. Tsparkes10
                                                                    3 months, 17 days ago

                                                                    In what way? I need to Take out VVD so I can bring Mane in

                                                                    1. Kiwivillan
                                                                      • 5 Years
                                                                      3 months, 17 days ago

                                                                      Didn't think of that but still can wait and miss price rises with CL game to be played injuries possible

                                                                2. Ghost Gooner
                                                                  • 5 Years
                                                                  3 months, 17 days ago

                                                                  Not enough itb for Son to Mane?

                                                                  1. Tsparkes10
                                                                      3 months, 17 days ago

                                                                      Have triple pool

                                                                      1. Ghost Gooner
                                                                        • 5 Years
                                                                        3 months, 17 days ago

                                                                        Did Son to Mane earlier myself. I say go for it as Mane is pretty robust

                                                                  2. TorresMagic™
                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                                                                    • 10 Years
                                                                    3 months, 17 days ago

                                                                    Great idea given Pool play midweek.

                                                                3. Warning Hazard ahead
                                                                  • 4 Years
                                                                  3 months, 17 days ago

                                                                  While I'm incredibly happy my Sterling (C) punt netted me 74 points this week, my -8 to bring in Lossl, Rice and Higuin ended on a net -4...

                                                                  Is taking another -4 for: Sterling ---> Hazard and Jimi ---> Wilson still a good move to field a potential 11 this week?

                                                                  Lossl (4.0)
                                                                  TAA Matip Yedlin Rice (Duffy)
                                                                  Salah Maddison Haz* Puncheon (Pogba)
                                                                  Higuin Wilson* (Aguero)

                                                                  Thank you 😀

                                                                  1. Tsparkes10
                                                                      3 months, 17 days ago

                                                                      Yup. Sterling and Jimi don't play in 31 or 33. So defo

                                                                    • SADIO SANÉ
                                                                      • 3 Years
                                                                      3 months, 17 days ago

                                                                      Sterling (c) only got me 42 points 🙁 decent moves (if you're FHing 32 especially)

                                                                      1. Warning Hazard ahead
                                                                        • 4 Years
                                                                        3 months, 17 days ago

                                                                        Love the Grav!!

                                                                        1. SADIO SANÉ
                                                                          • 3 Years
                                                                          3 months, 17 days ago

                                                                          😀

                                                                    • Warning Hazard ahead
                                                                      • 4 Years
                                                                      3 months, 17 days ago

                                                                      Awesome, definitely FH in 32. Sorry, 74 points overall 😛

                                                                      1. SADIO SANÉ
                                                                        • 3 Years
                                                                        3 months, 17 days ago

                                                                        😉 well played

                                                                    • Geordienufc1
                                                                      • 5 Years
                                                                      3 months, 17 days ago

                                                                      Those transfers look solid to me 🙂

                                                                  2. Deulofale
                                                                    • 3 Years
                                                                    3 months, 17 days ago

                                                                    Hahaha just heard Sarri's comments about Wolves' defence on MotD. Is he dense or just provocative?

                                                                    1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                                                                        3 months, 17 days ago

                                                                        Feeling the pressure

                                                                        1. Deulofale
                                                                          • 3 Years
                                                                          3 months, 17 days ago

                                                                          Mourinho 2.0. At least he's not a hypocrite with 10 players behind the ball like José often was.

                                                                          1. Amey
                                                                              3 months, 17 days ago

                                                                              Behave
                                                                              11 😛

                                                                              1. Deulofale
                                                                                • 3 Years
                                                                                3 months, 17 days ago

                                                                                Lol I was trying to be generous 😀

                                                                      • camarozz
                                                                        • 4 Years
                                                                        3 months, 17 days ago

                                                                        Team for 31 + 33. (-4)

                                                                        Fabianski
                                                                        Pereira/Luiz/TAA
                                                                        Haz/Salah/Mane/Siggy
                                                                        Vardy/Wilson

                                                                        Have 0.1 to do Jota➡️Fraser for - 8???

                                                                        FH 32

                                                                      • SADIO SANÉ
                                                                        • 3 Years
                                                                        3 months, 17 days ago

                                                                        most common non-FH-frontline this week would you say? Vardy/Higuain-Wilson-?

                                                                        Tempted to pick a FH team with as many differentials as possible, without going too turd obviously...King/Wilson, Arnie & Firmino maybe?

                                                                        1. SADIO SANÉ
                                                                          • 3 Years
                                                                          3 months, 17 days ago

                                                                          kinda hoping for some midweek niggles, to get some Moreno/Shaqiri action... 😀

                                                                        2. Deulofale
                                                                          • 3 Years
                                                                          3 months, 17 days ago

                                                                          Seems like a mistaken strategy haha. Just go for the best players iyo?

                                                                          1. SADIO SANÉ
                                                                            • 3 Years
                                                                            3 months, 17 days ago

                                                                            Burnley clean sheet possible? wouldn't be a surprise - a Fulham goal? (that probably would be a surprise 😀 ) - I feel like picking the same players that a lot of people already have lessens the potential of the chip (it's obviously risky)

                                                                            I don't really see how you can say who is best between King, Wilson, Vardy, Higuain, Arnie, Rondon, Firmino - especially considering it's for one week only, it's mainly luck

                                                                            1. Deulofale
                                                                              • 3 Years
                                                                              3 months, 17 days ago

                                                                              Well it all depends on the rest of the team. No point getting both King and Wilson if you're happy with Brooks and Fraser, for example. Picking the best XI isn't mainly luck when comparing to non-FH teams imo. It *would* be lucky, though if you outscored no-hit, no-FH teams based on picking differentials, where they have picked players based on form over the past GW, two or three.

                                                                              1. SADIO SANÉ
                                                                                • 3 Years
                                                                                3 months, 17 days ago

                                                                                I was talking about luck choosing the 3 strikers for one week - any combination of those could be 'best' - which ones would you say are the best right now? I guess Vardy and Wilson? over 4-5 weeks I'd rather have those, but on a one-off week anything can happen (without getting too silly obviously)

                                                                                1. Deulofale
                                                                                  • 3 Years
                                                                                  3 months, 17 days ago

                                                                                  FPL is about the combination of 11 or 15 players, though. In isolation I would probably go for Firmino, Vardy and Wilson, but it's not in isolation.

                                                                                  Just had my first go at a FH team. It's so much fun to just pick the team you think will be the bessssst. No need to think about anyone else imo. Here's my first, 2-minute attempt:

                                                                                  Fabianski (Heaton)
                                                                                  Robertson TAA Azpi (Ake Diop)
                                                                                  Hazard Mane Tielemans Fraser (Maddison)
                                                                                  Higuain Vardy Wilson

                                                                                  1. SADIO SANÉ
                                                                                    • 3 Years
                                                                                    3 months, 17 days ago

                                                                                    I can afford almost any realistic combination I think, so it kinda is in isolation this week 😉

                                                                                    Yeah I know what you're saying, it depends if you're still playing 'sensibly' or not 😀 I can -potentially- get a much bigger rank boost from ignoring the likes of Vardy and Mane and replacing them with let's say Arnie and Lanzini ... it does go both ways though … season defining

                                                                                    1. SADIO SANÉ
                                                                                      • 3 Years
                                                                                      3 months, 17 days ago

                                                                                      as in that combination above, a lot of non-FH teams will have double-Liverpool defence - if they concede I feel like it's an opportunity lost for FH people (I admit this could backfire horribly ignoring them), that's kinda why I'm hoping for a Robbo niggle midweek

                                                                                    2. Deulofale
                                                                                      • 3 Years
                                                                                      3 months, 17 days ago

                                                                                      Nah I couldn't pick Firmino because I already have 3 preferred Pool in the team. Ideally, I'd want 7 or 8, so each pick is not in isolation. And if you add Salah to Hazard, Higuain and Vardy, suddenly money is more of an issue than expected.

                                                                                      As far as the 'best' for a single gameweek is concerned, I don't think it makes a difference that one gameweek is less reliable than 4-5 gameweeks or more. The unpredictibility doesn't make a poor choice better or a good choice worse. Just use the 4-5 gameweeks rule, but imagine they' playing the same fixture each week. That's what I would do 🙂

                                                                                      1. SADIO SANÉ
                                                                                        • 3 Years
                                                                                        3 months, 17 days ago

                                                                                        if I pick a front-3 of Higuain, Firmino, Vardy it gets tight, but otherwise seems pretty easy from first look - yeah in theory the 4-5 GW rule should be applied, but risks sometimes need to be taken 😀 see what way I go

                                                                        3. J - Gimme your Mané …
                                                                          • 4 Years
                                                                          3 months, 17 days ago

                                                                          Arnie/Rondon/Firmino if you want differentials....

                                                                          1. SADIO SANÉ
                                                                            • 3 Years
                                                                            3 months, 17 days ago

                                                                            cheers

                                                                        4. Warning Hazard ahead
                                                                          • 4 Years
                                                                          3 months, 17 days ago

                                                                          You are FHing?

                                                                          I reckon players like Digne, Coleman, Lanzini, Rondon are good differentials

                                                                          1. SADIO SANÉ
                                                                            • 3 Years
                                                                            3 months, 17 days ago

                                                                            yeah - Lanzini is a pretty good shout that not many will have! cheers

                                                                      • Warning Hazard ahead
                                                                        • 4 Years
                                                                        3 months, 17 days ago

                                                                        Nice to see highest scorer this GW an active team for once

                                                                        https://fantasy.premierleague.com/a/team/738726/event/30

                                                                        1. MTPockets
                                                                          • 9 Years
                                                                          3 months, 17 days ago

                                                                          *feels nauseous recalling his Sane TC*

                                                                      • yakirh
                                                                        • 3 Years
                                                                        3 months, 17 days ago

                                                                        Best Westham attacker to get?

                                                                        1. Kiwivillan
                                                                          • 5 Years
                                                                          3 months, 17 days ago

                                                                          Rice sadly