Scout Notes

Barnes and Vardy impress ahead of Blank Gameweek 31

Two teams who have league fixtures in Blank Gameweek 31 met at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

While interest in Fulham’s Fantasy assets will be lukewarm at best ahead of their meeting with Liverpool this coming Sunday, all eyes were on Leicester’s players ahead of their trip to Turf Moor next weekend.

The Foxes won 3-1 in Brendan Rodgers’ first home match in charge, with Jamie Vardy involved in all three of his side’s goals.

How Leicester assets performed in Gameweek 29 is the focal point of our Scout Notes piece below, while we also take a careful look at how Fulham fared given that many Fantasy managers will have a “triple-up” on Liverpool players at Craven Cottage on Sunday.

Spurs’s 2-1 defeat to Southampton is covered in this article, too.

Leicester City 3-1 Fulham

  • Goals: Youri Tielemans (£6.0m), Jamie Vardy (£9.0m) x2 | Floyd Ayite (£4.3m)
  • Assists: Jamie Vardy, James Maddison (£6.7m), Harvey Barnes (£5.5m) | Havard Nordtveit (£4.5m)

Jamie Vardy‘s (£9.0m) renaissance as a Fantasy asset gathered momentum on Saturday after a 16-point haul against Fulham.

Vardy grabbed an equaliser in Brendan Rodgers’ first match in charge in Gameweek 29 (he had also scored the first Premier League goal under each of Leicester’s previous three permanent managers) and this latest “new manager bounce” continued against the relegation-threatened Cottagers.

The Leicester striker had only scored three league goals at home this season before Rodgers’ arrival but was given a helping hand by an obliging Fulham defence at the King Power Stadium.

Vardy didn’t find the back of the net until the 77th minute but had repeatedly threatened in the opening exchanges.

As well as unselfishly teeing up Youri Tielemans (£6.0m) for Leicester’s opener, Vardy was twice denied by last-ditch Fulham tackles as he broke the visitors’ criminally high backline and was inches away from dispossessing the unconvincing Sergio Rico (£4.4m) as Leicester steamrollered their opponents.

Despite an improved display after half-time, Fulham almost predictably shot themselves in the foot for Vardy’s first strike: Havard Nordtveit (£4.5m) presenting the ball straight to James Maddison (£6.7m), who played in his team-mate for his 100th Leicester goal.

Vardy then rolled in his second after excellent work from Harvey Barnes (£5.5m) down the Fulham right to leave the King Power with his highest FPL score of 2018/19 to date.

The positive news for Vardy and Leicester’s other attacking assets is that the Foxes next face Burnley, who, despite markedly improved defensive performances in January and February, have shipped nine goals in the last three Gameweeks.

The Clarets are also without a clean sheet in their last seven Premier League games.

Rodgers said of Vardy’s performance:

He’s an incredible player and I’m very lucky he’s here. I’m very happy he’s here but it’s not just his striking. I think that defensively, I always like my central striker to be able to press and be tactically good.

From this early period working with him, he’s tactically exceptional, I have to say. He understands what it is we’re trying to do. On top of that, he’s a real, real major threat in the game.

I think he showed in the first goal how unselfish he is as a player, a team player. He’s through on goal [going for] 100 goals, but he squares it and Youri gets his finish. I’m lucky he’s here.

Leicester won’t encounter defences as porous or as vulnerable to the high press as Fulham’s every week, of course, and it should be said that the Foxes didn’t have the game all their own way.

The visitors were arguably on top at the point of Vardy’s first goal, having earlier equalised via a fine solo goal from substitute Floyd Ayite (£4.3m).

Nevertheless, there was plenty to encourage existing and prospective owners of Barnes and Maddison, both of whom registered assists.

Barnes, in particular, was impressive down the Leicester left, registering more penalty box touches than anyone on show and twice going close with curling efforts from the edge of the Fulham area – Rico brilliantly tipping one effort wide and denying Ben Chilwell (£5.0m) an assist in the process.

Rodgers said of Barnes’ performance:

He has big potential. In a short period of time, it is about working out his best position in the team.

Last week we played him more inside to come out, but his strength has been on the outside to come in, so we played him wider against Fulham, and he gets better and better as the game goes on.

I think with Harvey once he gets that first goal it will be a real spur for him. The beauty with him is he looks like he is going to score in every game he plays. He has a lot of potential.

As an attacking player you’re judged on two things, the goals you provide and the goals you score. If you finish the season on one goal and one assist you are not going to help us.

It is very simple, you need to get numbers in your game, but I’m hopeful the style we will get to in terms of intensity, and you saw it a bit on Saturday, higher up the pitch, that’s going to give them more opportunities and I think Harvey will benefit from that.

Maddison didn’t touch the ball once in the opposition box, though did supply three key passes and curl an effort narrowly wide of Rico’s right-hand post in the first half.

Maddison was fielded alongside Tielemans in central midfield in a 4-1-4-1, with Wilfred Ndidi (£4.9m) stationed in front of the back four.

Claude Puel insisted that Tielemans was not a defensive midfielder before his exit and the Belgium international looks to have as much license to get forward under Rodgers: no FPL midfielder registered more shots than the on-loan Monaco star in Gameweek 30.

Since his debut in Gameweek 26, only Barnes and Mohamed Salah (£13.4m) have attempted more shots than Tielemans among FPL midfielders.

Three of Tielemans’ five efforts on Saturday did, admittedly, come from 25 yards out or further, while over two-thirds of his shots in a Leicester shirt have been from outside the opposition area.

Rodgers’ switch to a back four allowed Barnes, Maddison and Demarai Gray (£5.4m) to be used in the same starting XI and the good news for owners of Barnes and Maddison is that, even if Rodgers decides to sacrifice an attacking midfielder to switch back to a 3-4-3 at Turf Moor next weekend, Gray was by some distance the least effective of that trio on Saturday.

There weren’t such positive signs for Leicester’s defenders or the Fantasy managers who have enlisted their services.

The Foxes conceded for the ninth league match in a row and it is now just themselves and Fulham who are without a clean sheet from Gameweek 22 onwards.

Ricardo Pereira (£5.4m) was perhaps the pick of Leicester’s defenders going forward and went close to banking an assist when teeing up substitute Shinji Okazaki (£5.2m) for a presentable opportunity.

Despite their ever-impressive underlying attacking statistics, however, Pereira, Chilwell and Harry Maguire (£5.4m) are all averaging less than two FPL points per game over the last nine Gameweeks.

Fulham’s fragile first-half display would have been of great interest to owners of Liverpool assets ahead of Blank Gameweek 31.

Much like in the west London derby, however, the Cottagers posed more of a challenge for their opponents after the break and almost edged in front when Kasper Schmeichel (£5.0m) tipped away an Aleksandar Mitrovic (£6.4m) header ten minutes before Vardy’s first goal.

Self-inflicted errors at the back were again their downfall, though, with Leicester’s first two goals coming from a loose pass and a dispossession.

Parker said of his side’s performance:

I think obviously individual errors have cost us the game in the end, it’s probably been a massive part of this year really. First half wasn’t us in the sense of how we wanted it to look, second half we improved a lot and got an equaliser. At that point, we felt we were in control of the game and felt we were a threat.

We changed things around a little bit to try and gain some control and get some bodies inside the pitch. First half we lacked that really, but second half it worked for us. We built from there really and got in some dangerous areas and really got a control of the game which was pleasing. Mistakes change the game and it was difficult from there.

From a Liverpool perspective, Sadio Mane (£9.9m) perhaps has the most enticing match-up based on Saturday’s evidence.

While left-back Joe Bryan (£4.8m) handled Gray’s threat well, Denis Odoi (£4.4m) had a torrid afternoon against Barnes on the opposite wing.

Fulham have indeed conceded more chances from their right flank this season than they have from the left or central zones.

Parker had named an unchanged team for this match after the heartening display against Chelsea but sacrificed the below-par Ryan Sessegnon (£6.0m) at the break on Saturday, with substitute Ayite going on to score Fulham’s only goal.

Leicester City XI (4-1-4-1): Schmeichel; Ricardo, Evans, Maguire, Chilwell; Ndidi; Gray (Okazaki 72′), Tielemans (Ghezzal 72′), Maddison (Mendy 81′), Barnes; Vardy.

Fulham XI (4-2-3-1): Rico; Odoi, Nordtveit, Ream, Bryan; Chambers, McDonald (Vietto 82′); Sessegnon (Ayite 46′), Cairney, Babel (Seri 68′); Mitrovic.

Southampton 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur

  • Goals: Yan Valery (£4.0m), James Ward-Prowse (£5.1m) | Harry Kane (£12.5m)
  • Assists: Stuart Armstrong (£5.1m) x2 | Dele Alli (£8.8m)

The three-week break that Spurs now enjoy before they return to competitive action couldn’t have come soon enough.

Both Mauricio Pochettino’s side and Southampton blank in Gameweek 31, with their scheduled Premier League opponents in FA Cup action next weekend.

Whether it was fatigue after the midweek exertions in Dortmund or a loss of nerve after their domestic struggles in recent weeks, Spurs contrived to throw away all three points at St. Mary’s on Saturday after utterly dominating their hosts in the first half.

There were encouraging signs in that opening 45 minutes, with Dele Alli (£8.8m) impressing on his return and seemingly having a galvanising effect on both Harry Kane (£12.5m) and Christian Eriksen (£9.3m) around him.

Spurs had lined up in a 4-4-2 diamond for this match, with Lucas Moura (£6.7m) deployed alongside Kane up front and Son Heung-min (£8.7m) handed what was probably a much-needed rest.

Lucas did little to impress as the “placeholder” for Son but Eriksen, Alli and Kane linked up excellently in the early stages.

But for Kane’s wayward finishing, Spurs would have been out of sight by half-time.

Twice the England striker snatched at presentable chances in the first three minutes after being teed up by first Alli and then Eriksen, before Maya Yoshida (£4.1m) turned a low Kane cross against the foot of his own post.

The breakthrough duly came after 25 minutes when Kane squeezed a low shot past Angus Gunn (£4.3m) after a fine Alli pass but chances continued to come and go for the visitors.

Eriksen struck the bar from a free-kick and Alli stung Gunn’s hands with a rasping drive, before Kane tested the Saints’ goalkeeper just after the break with a curling shot that required saving.

No Premier League player had more shots on goal than Kane in Gameweek 29 and, perhaps with a break and Son to come back into the attack, Spurs assets can appeal in the season run-in – although two trips to Anfield and the Etihad are off-putting.

Three successive away defeats is a concern, too, and Pochettino cut a frustrated figure at full-time:

It’s difficult to understand the second half, the way that we started the second half and the way that we gave the belief to Southampton. I feel so disappointed.

It’s too difficult in this level of competition like the Premier League when you are much, much better than your opponent and after 45 minutes you create a lot of chances and you dominate the game. I don’t understand why we change in the way that we change. It’s a thing that worried me.

I think that we showed a lack of aggression and hunger to kill the game and win.

You use the first half like an example of arrogance, playing with intention, focus, concentration, we matched them in everything and we were much better.

In the second half, it was arrogance in a bad way. I think it is a very good example for everyone of how you need to play for 45 minutes and how not to play for 45 minutes.

Credit must go to Southampton, too, who didn’t have a shot on target in the first half but who drastically improved after the break.

Nathan Redmond (£5.3m), again playing “out of position” as a central striker in a 3-5-2, twice fired into the side netting from inside the six-yard box before wing-back Van Valery (£4.0m) bundled in substitute Stuart Armstrong‘s (£5.1m) cross to level the game up at 1-1.

Armstrong picked up the assist for Saints’ winner, too, having been fouled for the free-kick that James Ward-Prowse (£5.1m) brilliantly converted.

That was Ward-Prowse’s third league goal in as many Gameweeks and his sixth in 2019: Sadio Mane is the only FPL midfielder to have scored more this calendar year.

Armstrong had only been on the pitch because of an injury to Shane Long (£4.7m), who himself was a tactical half-time change for the anonymous Charlie Austin (£5.5m).

Hasenhuttl said of Long’s injury:

He got a kick on the hamstring and I don’t know how big the injury is. Maybe it’s not so worse.

Southampton should have Danny Ings (£5.4m) close to full fitness by the time Gameweek 32 rolls around at the end of March.

Hasenhuttl meanwhile hailed the contributions of his two goalscorers – who were also both on target against Manchester United – and Josh Sims (£4.4m), who impressed after coming off the bench at half-time:

I was very happy with Josh’s performance. It was exactly what I wanted to see from him. He is always attacking and has good solutions on the ball, making very few mistakes in possession. He was really aggressive and has speed so he can really hurt defences.

Prowsey is amazing, his technique is sensational and I think the practice he does in this part of his game helps him a lot. In the second half, he played in the number six position and it was a great overall game, to decide the result like this is great for him.

[Ward-Prowse and Valery] showed that one is for free-kicks and the other is for getting into good scoring positions again!

Southampton XI (3-5-2): Gunn; Bednarek, Yoshida, Vestergaard; Valery, Romeu (Long 46′, Armstrong 72′) Ward-Prowse, Hojbjerg, Bertrand; Redmond, Austin (Sims 46′).

Tottenham Hotspur (4-4-2 diamond): Lloris; Walker-Peters, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Rose (Davies 82′); Sissoko, Dier, Eriksen, Alli (Llorente 81′); Kane, Moura (Son 72′).

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  1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 days, 20 hours ago

    Cheltenham!!

  2. Steiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    6 days, 20 hours ago

    Hey guys, need some advice on either one of these moves.

    A) Sterling>Hazard, Hojberg>Brooks -8
    B) Sterling>Hazard -4
    C) Play the 9 outfield players currently, no hits.

    Fab
    Robertson TAA Digne
    Salah(c) Sterling Fanderson Pogba
    Higuain Vardy Wilson

    Hamer AWB Hoj Bennett

    Thanks in advance.

    1. Amey
        6 days, 20 hours ago

        Pogba+Hojbjerg >> Maddison + Fraser possible ??
        Try H. Barnes if Madds out of budget

        1. Steiger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          6 days, 20 hours ago

          Thanks, didn't think of that kinder move.

          So, would you rather do this for -8 or just do B) as I'm a little dubious about losing money tied up on Pogba..??

          1. Amey
              6 days, 20 hours ago

              Pogba will drop in price anyway. He's playing deep. Last match he played CM. Anyway we can get him back on FH 32.
              That's what i think

        2. QuintonFortune25
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          6 days, 20 hours ago

          Because Hazard also plays 33, and it's against WHU - I think Sterling to Hazard is well worth the -4pts.

          I don't think Brooks is worth the other -4pts, especially as before GW33 you'll have another FT so you can get 11 players for that week.

          1. Steiger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            6 days, 20 hours ago

            I get ya, cheers.

        3. mike09
            6 days, 20 hours ago

            B

            1. Steiger
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              6 days, 18 hours ago

              Okay, thanks. Will consider all your suggestions!

        4. QuintonFortune25
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          6 days, 20 hours ago

          What changes would you make to this FH team?

          Fabiasnski
          TAA - Luiz - Rice
          Salah - Mane - Hazard - Fraser
          Higuain - Vardy - Wilson

          Stek - Cylne - Heyden - Stankovic

          0.0ITB (team value is pretty low)

          1. pingissimus
              6 days, 20 hours ago

              Don't really like triple Chelsea.

              I'd take Rondo or Barnes over Higuain. Hazard has you covered in attack

              1. QuintonFortune25
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                6 days, 20 hours ago

                Very interesting, tbf Higauin didn't look good against Wolves. I'll think about that, thanks.

                1. pingissimus
                    6 days, 20 hours ago

                    The other option is to go Maddison or Tielemans or perhaps Siggy in midfield. Think they all offer better odds off a return.

              2. JT11fc
                  6 days, 20 hours ago

                  Looks good

              3. Baby Face Nelson
                • 8 Years
                6 days, 20 hours ago

                is this the best time to play free hit/

                1. Amey
                    6 days, 20 hours ago

                    Depends on the team & # of bgw player's.

                  • QuintonFortune25
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    6 days, 20 hours ago

                    I had zero GW31 players heading into this week, so wasn't even in question for me. As Amey rightly says, all depends on your team. If you can get at least 8 GW31 players out, probably follow the FH32, WC34 strategy.

                    1. Baby Face Nelson
                      • 8 Years
                      6 days, 20 hours ago

                      i have 9 players without a hit. i will just follow 32 & 34 strategy thanks guys

                      1. QuintonFortune25
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        6 days, 20 hours ago

                        Yeah sounds good to me

                    2. pingissimus
                        6 days, 20 hours ago

                        Zero

                        Wow that's one way to duck the double Liverpool defence issue,

                      • Legomané
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 1 Year
                        6 days, 20 hours ago

                        This

                  • Disturbed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    6 days, 20 hours ago

                    Better option got this gw?

                    a. taa Wilson
                    b. taa fraser
                    c. firmino fraser

                    1. Disturbed
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      6 days, 20 hours ago

                      *for

                    2. QuintonFortune25
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      6 days, 20 hours ago

                      A. Wilson a fantastic differential in the top 10k, only 1.1% owned! Whereas Fraser is 14% owned so still good, but a Wilson hatrick and you're gaining some serious heights this week. Even tempted by a captain on him but think I'll just play it safe with Salah.

                      1. pingissimus
                          6 days, 20 hours ago

                          Bet it's close to 25% by Saturday

                      2. JT11fc
                          6 days, 20 hours ago

                          A

                        • Legomané
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 1 Year
                          6 days, 20 hours ago

                          Has there been any more news on TAA yet?

                          1. Disturbed
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            6 days, 20 hours ago

                            Haven't heard any

                        • mike09
                            6 days, 20 hours ago

                            B

                        • Steevo
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          6 days, 20 hours ago

                          Bednarek -> Ogbonna(HUD) or Daniels(NEW) worth a hit?

                          1. Holmes
                            • 5 Years
                            6 days, 20 hours ago

                            Daniels, yes

                        • Legomané
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 1 Year
                          6 days, 20 hours ago

                          Mornjng DZ. Thoughts appreciated - alternative suggestions welcome 🙂
                          1FT 3.2 ITB, I'm thinking:

                          Sterling Rashford Jimenez > Hazard Higuain Wilson (-8) +1.4 ITB

                          Fabianski -- [Steele]
                          TAA Pereira Chambers -- [Doherty AWB]
                          Salah Mane Fraser -- [Sterling Camarasa]
                          Vardy -- [Rashford Jimenez]

                          1. Amey
                              6 days, 20 hours ago

                              I like the moves.
                              Chambers is a player i am scouting for months & could not get him as always had other priorities. Kudos on that.
                              And the Nay-gueroo league is great too 😉

                              1. Legomané
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • Has Moderation Rights
                                • 1 Year
                                6 days, 20 hours ago

                                Lol...Chambers is subject to his own internal investigation as to whether a hit to Azpi or Luiz (-12 :shock:) would be worthwhile 😆 - horrible player to own recently as I've have some injury issues in defence and you can never count on Fulham for a cleanie...did manage one Autosub goal though, so not all bad 🙂

                                Glad you like the Naegueroooooooo concept...I'm flying unexpectedly high in it for now after this week's score!

                                1. Amey
                                    6 days, 20 hours ago

                                    Ha ha
                                    4.2 m defender scoring a goal from the bench is awesome feeling mate 😉
                                    I'm 39th in that league due to Raz monster haul !

                                    1. Legomané
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • Has Moderation Rights
                                      • 1 Year
                                      6 days, 20 hours ago

                                      Nice steady OR tracking for you this season - nice Green this wk even without Rahz!

                            • The Overthinker
                              • 2 Years
                              6 days, 20 hours ago

                              My plan for chips

                              FH32
                              Wc34
                              Bb35

                              But then what about TC?

                              1. Disturbed
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                6 days, 20 hours ago

                                kun/ sterling 33

                                1. Amey
                                    6 days, 20 hours ago

                                    IF they lose to Swansea City in FA cup QF 😉

                                    1. Disturbed
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 5 Years
                                      6 days, 20 hours ago

                                      If they win they have a blank in 33??

                                      1. Amey
                                          6 days, 20 hours ago

                                          Yep

                                          1. Disturbed
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 5 Years
                                            6 days, 20 hours ago

                                            Guess it's time to dump kun and dilva this gw. Cheers

                                        • Freddiebell
                                          • 2 Years
                                          6 days, 19 hours ago

                                          TC has got to be either sterling or Aguero in gw33

                                  • Christina.
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 9 Years
                                    6 days, 20 hours ago

                                    gw38

                                  • Amey
                                      6 days, 20 hours ago

                                      Use it when you feel lucky 🙂
                                      Salah against Fulham/Hudds popular here

                                      1. The Overthinker
                                        • 2 Years
                                        6 days, 20 hours ago

                                        Non Salah owner 😀

                                        Will choose a SGW only

                                        1. Amey
                                            6 days, 20 hours ago

                                            With all honesty & due respect to the team's I'm mentioning I'd target a big hitter any gw playing Cardiff OR Fulham.

                                            Probability of Haul is great against them.

                                            1. The Overthinker
                                              • 2 Years
                                              6 days, 20 hours ago

                                              Huddersfield?

                                              1. Amey
                                                  6 days, 20 hours ago

                                                  Not that much pathetic @ defending as Fulham & Cardiff (imo)so didn't mentioned Hudds

                                        2. g40steve
                                          • 1 Year
                                          6 days, 20 hours ago

                                          IF Salah had been on fire at the weekend, Fulham would of been on my radar?

                                          1. The Overthinker
                                            • 2 Years
                                            6 days, 20 hours ago

                                            I wouldn't captain Salah with the form he is in, let alone TC

                                        3. Legomané
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                                          • 1 Year
                                          6 days, 20 hours ago

                                          It's been a while since I updated this TBH :
                                          https://twitter.com/legomane_fpl/status/1101243443161022467?s=21

                                          Few decent options there - GW36 (Salah/Kane) or GW38 look decent.

                                          Not ruling out playing BB in a single GW and TC'ing DGW35 - though the potential fixture pairings don't look especially enticing.

                                          Depending how the fixtures fall, I may WC GW32 and FH33/35, which would also open up the possibility of GW34 TC Kane v HUD.

                                          1. The Overthinker
                                            • 2 Years
                                            6 days, 20 hours ago

                                            So basically it's wait and watch strategy to follow for now

                                            1. Legomané
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                                              • 1 Year
                                              6 days, 19 hours ago

                                              Yep - There are multiple options GW38 if all fails

                                      2. Whazza
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 6 Years
                                        6 days, 20 hours ago

                                        WAT-CRY FA Cup Sat 12:15
                                        GW31 deadline Sat 14:00

                                        So we might get to know if Palace (AWB, Guaita) play Newcastle in 33 before 31 deadline.

                                      3. Dare to Dedede
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 4 Years
                                        6 days, 20 hours ago

                                        Which one do I get?

                                        A) Firmino

                                        B) Wilson

                                        If it helps I own Brooks and Salah

                                        1. Amey
                                            6 days, 20 hours ago

                                            Wilson popular.
                                            But I really like Bobby.
                                            Red Hot Differential against Fulham !!

                                          • g40steve
                                            • 1 Year
                                            6 days, 20 hours ago

                                            Wilson good differential

                                            1. Amey
                                                6 days, 20 hours ago

                                                On Saturday he won't be a Differential 😛

                                                1. The Overthinker
                                                  • 2 Years
                                                  6 days, 20 hours ago

                                                  He could be in some way.

                                                  The inactive teams above me might not have him, and if he scores a brace that's an advantage 😀

                                                  1. Amey
                                                      6 days, 20 hours ago

                                                      😀
                                                      That's true.

                                              • Freddiebell
                                                • 2 Years
                                                6 days, 19 hours ago

                                                B

                                            2. unitednations
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 7 Years
                                              6 days, 20 hours ago

                                              Morning dzzz,

                                              - Currently have 10 Gw31 players but that includes trash like hayden/schindler and injury doubts in lascelles/TAA
                                              - Got 2FTs and 0.1m
                                              - i am thinking of taking either hayden/schindler out for a hit. worth it or am i mad? i am hoping i will recoup it over gw31/33..

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

                                              A: Sterling + Hayden >> Hazard + Brooks
                                              B: Sterling + Aguero >> Hazard + Vardy
                                              C: Sterling + Hayden + Aguero >> Hazard + Fraser + Vardy (-4)
                                              D: Sterling + Hayden + Aguero >> Hazard + Mane + Wilson (-4)
                                              E: Sterling + Schindler + Aguero >> Hazard + Robbo + Vardy (-4)

                                              1. JT11fc
                                                  6 days, 20 hours ago

                                                  A plus schinlder to any bournemouth defender

                                                • mike09
                                                    6 days, 20 hours ago

                                                    C or E

                                                • JT11fc
                                                    6 days, 20 hours ago

                                                    Which for a hit?
                                                    1 pogba-fraser
                                                    2 doherty-ake
                                                    3 awb-clyne

                                                    Fab
                                                    Trent yedlin luiz / awb
                                                    Salah mane barnes hazard
                                                    Higuain wilson

                                                    Stl pogba doherty jimenez

                                                    1. Amey
                                                        6 days, 20 hours ago

                                                        1

                                                      • pingissimus
                                                          6 days, 20 hours ago

                                                          Easy

                                                          Defenders aren't worth a hit because 2 points isn't guaranteed - not even for Liverpool at hqme to Burnley

                                                      • Christina.
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 9 Years
                                                        6 days, 20 hours ago

                                                        wish I never owned pereirra.

                                                        1. The Overthinker
                                                          • 2 Years
                                                          6 days, 20 hours ago

                                                          Sigh.
                                                          Pereira and anderson.

                                                          You can't even remove them

                                                          1. Christina.
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            • 9 Years
                                                            6 days, 20 hours ago

                                                            why not? I'm even considering doing a -4 to lose Pereirra and get Wilson.

                                                            1. The Overthinker
                                                              • 2 Years
                                                              6 days, 20 hours ago

                                                              That'll be a good move.

                                                              Who are you bringing in for Pereira?

                                                              Can't replace Anderson coz next 2 fixtures are pretty good. Won't lie, had considered removing him for Fraser this week

                                                              1. Christina.
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                • 9 Years
                                                                6 days, 20 hours ago

                                                                No idea...other option is Sterling->Snoddy.

                                                                1. The Overthinker
                                                                  • 2 Years
                                                                  6 days, 20 hours ago

                                                                  Snoddy looks good at 5 . Can't really expect him giving returns each week plus sterling can have blank 33

                                                        2. Amey
                                                            6 days, 20 hours ago

                                                            🙂
                                                            You've got a lot of company

                                                          • JT11fc
                                                              6 days, 20 hours ago

                                                              Could return for you yet

                                                            • GAMBIT
                                                              • 4 Years
                                                              6 days, 20 hours ago

                                                              Me too 🙁

                                                            • g40steve
                                                              • 1 Year
                                                              6 days, 20 hours ago

                                                              Popular saying on here; due a haul?

                                                            • jia you jia you
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              • 2 Years
                                                              6 days, 20 hours ago

                                                              I bought him and sold him two weeks later when I realised my error in opting for a LEI defender!

                                                            • Legomané
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              • Has Moderation Rights
                                                              • 1 Year
                                                              6 days, 20 hours ago

                                                              Bad run of attacking and defensive form - hopefully he'll come good again, more than capable of double figure hauls and good for 9-pointers in 0-0's

                                                              1. Christina.
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                • 9 Years
                                                                6 days, 20 hours ago

                                                                yeah, I reckon my Man Barnes scores anyway vs Pereirra.

                                                                Might get Diop+Wilson for -4

                                                          • g40steve
                                                            • 1 Year
                                                            6 days, 20 hours ago

                                                            Fabs
                                                            Trent, Pereira, Luiz, Lascelles
                                                            Mane, Salah, Maddison, Brooks
                                                            Vardy, Wilson

                                                            Boruc, Aguero, Doherty, Pogba

                                                            GTG

                                                            FH32, WC34

                                                            Mane or Salah C?

                                                            Boruc or Flappy stopper?

                                                            1. JT11fc
                                                                6 days, 20 hours ago

                                                                Gtg
                                                                Salah
                                                                Flappy

                                                                1. g40steve
                                                                  • 1 Year
                                                                  6 days, 19 hours ago

                                                                  Ta

                                                            2. The Overthinker
                                                              • 2 Years
                                                              6 days, 20 hours ago

                                                              How many cleanies can we expect from Bournemouth in next 4 matches ?

                                                              1. g40steve
                                                                • 1 Year
                                                                6 days, 20 hours ago

                                                                You could ask about City & Pool after recent games?

                                                                1. The Overthinker
                                                                  • 2 Years
                                                                  6 days, 20 hours ago

                                                                  Pool was one off.

                                                                  City well they never were reliable for cs

                                                                  1. pingissimus
                                                                      6 days, 20 hours ago

                                                                      Or you could say Liverpool have 17 cs and City 14 and so both teams get around one in two. Little in it.

                                                                      Bournemouth. I don't see many coming. Perhaps one in next 4. They are dodgy at the back and that hoe record feels a little flattering.

                                                                2. Christina.
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  • 9 Years
                                                                  6 days, 20 hours ago

                                                                  0-1

                                                                3. mookie
                                                                  • 5 Years
                                                                  6 days, 20 hours ago

                                                                  Hard to say. They keept 8 in 30 games, 7 in the 21 in which Lerma started.
                                                                  They do much better defensively when Lerma plays but now they have other defensive players out.

                                                                4. jia you jia you
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  • 2 Years
                                                                  6 days, 20 hours ago

                                                                  Zero

                                                              2. THFC4LIFE
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                • 2 Years
                                                                6 days, 20 hours ago

                                                                Which should I do?

                                                                A. Take a -4 to field 10
                                                                B. Take a -8 to field 11, extra move will be Schär > Chilwell

                                                                Cheers

                                                                1. mike09
                                                                    6 days, 20 hours ago

                                                                    A

                                                                  • Amey
                                                                      6 days, 20 hours ago

                                                                      A

                                                                    • jia you jia you
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      • 2 Years
                                                                      6 days, 20 hours ago

                                                                      A

                                                                    • pingissimus
                                                                        6 days, 19 hours ago

                                                                        a

                                                                      • Freddiebell
                                                                        • 2 Years
                                                                        6 days, 19 hours ago

                                                                        That's the same move I'm making

                                                                    • Rinseboy
                                                                      • 7 Years
                                                                      6 days, 20 hours ago

                                                                      How's this looking for a -4? Any other hits needed?

                                                                      Lossl 
                                                                      Azpi Robbo Yedlin
                                                                      Haz Salah Mane McNeil
                                                                      Rondon King Vardy
                                                                      Hamer Pogba Doherty AWB
                                                                      2 mil ITB

                                                                    • Christina.
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      • 9 Years
                                                                      6 days, 20 hours ago

                                                                      Maybe i should just do kamara Sutra->Calvert lewin with my FT. Chelsea wont keep a CS.

                                                                      1. jia you jia you
                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                        • 2 Years
                                                                        6 days, 20 hours ago

                                                                        Not that I'm very excited about it or anything, but I actually did Colin Quaner to DCL with my FT.

                                                                    • AnfieldLad
                                                                      • 4 Years
                                                                      6 days, 20 hours ago

                                                                      Fab
                                                                      TAA Robbo Doherty
                                                                      Salah Rich Brooks Sterling
                                                                      Higuaín Vardy Rondon
                                                                      (Stek, WB Bednarek Gunarrson)
                                                                      1FT 2.4 ITB

                                                                      Sterling -> Hazard the obvious move to field 10

                                                                      Worth a hit for a defender ?

                                                                    • tbhogal
                                                                      • 9 Years
                                                                      6 days, 20 hours ago

                                                                      What changes needed here guys? currently have 7 BGW players. 1FT.

                                                                      FAB (Hamer)
                                                                      ROBBO, TAA, DIGNE (Bennett, awb).
                                                                      Pogba, Son, SALAH, ANDERSON (Hojberg)
                                                                      RONDON, Aguero, Jimenez

                                                                      1. aleksios
                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                        • 3 Years
                                                                        6 days, 19 hours ago

                                                                        Son and Kun to Haz and Vardy.

                                                                      2. Freddiebell
                                                                        • 2 Years
                                                                        6 days, 19 hours ago

                                                                        You need either vardy or Wilson at least

                                                                    • pingissimus
                                                                        6 days, 20 hours ago

                                                                        Only just Tuesday and Wilson is 150,000 transfers up - that'll surely hit half a million by Saturday.

                                                                        (amusing to note that the number of Salah out transfers is roughly equal to Sterling in)

                                                                      • Offs!de
                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                        • 6 Years
                                                                        6 days, 20 hours ago

                                                                        Hello folks! Will you have a look?
                                                                        .
                                                                        Aguero, Sterling, Jimenez, Puncheon out
                                                                        Vardy, Wilson, Hazard, Fraser in for -8? Thus I can field 10 in 31.
                                                                        Have a plan to play | FH32 | WC 34 | BB 35|
                                                                        .
                                                                        a) Yes
                                                                        b) No

                                                                        1. The Overthinker
                                                                          • 2 Years
                                                                          6 days, 19 hours ago

                                                                          A

                                                                        2. aleksios
                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                          • 3 Years
                                                                          6 days, 19 hours ago

                                                                          Yeap

                                                                        3. No Mo Salah
                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                          • 1 Year
                                                                          6 days, 19 hours ago

                                                                          y

                                                                          1. Offs!de
                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                            • 6 Years
                                                                            6 days, 19 hours ago

                                                                            Cheers all

                                                                      • The Overthinker
                                                                        • 2 Years
                                                                        6 days, 19 hours ago

                                                                        Having Fraser-king-wilson overkill?

                                                                        1. pingissimus
                                                                            6 days, 19 hours ago

                                                                            Count the number of times Bournemouth have scored 3 at home since September.

                                                                          • aleksios
                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                            • 3 Years
                                                                            6 days, 19 hours ago

                                                                            Think yes.

                                                                          • Freddiebell
                                                                            • 2 Years
                                                                            6 days, 19 hours ago

                                                                            If you can fit Wilson even better

                                                                        2. King Kohli
                                                                          • 6 Years
                                                                          6 days, 19 hours ago

                                                                          Quick questions

                                                                          1. Vardy or Wilson for gw 31 & 33?
                                                                          2. Barnes > Vardy or Wilson(whoever you don't choose in 1) worth a hit

                                                                          1. aleksios
                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                            • 3 Years
                                                                            6 days, 19 hours ago

                                                                            Both if you can. Of not, Wilson.

                                                                          2. Freddiebell
                                                                            • 2 Years
                                                                            6 days, 19 hours ago

                                                                            Vardy and Wilson

                                                                        3. aleksios
                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                          • 3 Years
                                                                          6 days, 19 hours ago

                                                                          If Lascelles is confirmed out:

                                                                          a) Bring in Ake/Luiz for a hit
                                                                          b) Play with 10.

                                                                          Thanks.