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Salah unfortunate not to score big against Burnley

Gameweek 30 proved to be another unfortunate round of action for Mohamed Salah (£13.4m).

Captained by more managers than any other player this weekend, he came away from Liverpool’s 4-2 win over Burnley with just an assist.

As Liverpool options are going to be hugely important for Blank Gameweeks 31 and 33, we’ve assessed their key players after their latest win.

Liverpool 4-2 Burnley

Goals: Sadio Mané x2 (£9.8m), Roberto Firmino x2 (£9.2m) | Ashley Westwood (£4.6m), Johann Berg Gudmundsson (£5.5m)

Assists: Mohamed Salah (£13.4m), Daniel Sturridge (£5.6m) | Matej Vydra (£5.6m)

Salah was very close to a hat-trick of assists on Sunday afternoon but managed to secure just one against Burnley. After seeing his squared ball to Roberto Firmino (£9.2m) reach its intended destination, despite touches from Tom Heaton (£4.8m) and James Tarkowski (£4.7m), the Egyptian’s later opportunities for assists resulted in him being dispossessed.

For both Sadio Mané‘s (£9.8m) first goal and Firmino’s second, Charlie Taylor (£4.4m) tackled Salah just as he was either about to pass or shoot. Because he was unable to do either of those actions in both cases, there was no assist for each one.

From a statistical perspective, Salah’s performance was, again, close to what his owners would be looking for. No player had more goal attempts at Anfield than the Egyptian, and he was joint-top for chances created too. As he is still finding himself in dangerous positions, Salah will still be considered as a big part of Blank Gameweek 31 when Liverpool travel to Fulham, both for transfers in and for the captaincy.

“Today, for me Mo Salah was the best player on the pitch and he did not score. I’m not sure that you will see that in a lot of ratings, because he’s a striker and didn’t score so then you make of it what you want. But we have no problem with confidence.” – Jurgen Klopp

Either way, Salah was still outperformed in yet another home match by Sadio Mané (£9.8m). Not only did the Senegalese international score nine more points than his colleague, scoring twice, his underlying statistics were also better. While Mané and Salah had the same number of goal attempts at Anfield on Sunday afternoon, the former registered double the number of efforts in the penalty box. Mané also had two shots on target to Salah’s one too.

That was not a huge surprise as it continued the trend of Mané proving the better option Anfield-based Premier League encounters. In the four home matches prior to Gameweek 30, he had the same number of shots as Salah but registered, more in the box and more on target too. You have to go back to Gameweek 19 for the last time Mané failed to score at home, and since then he has found the net eight times in six matches in front of the Kop.

Whether Mané can replicate that sort of form away from home will be the key to his success in the Blank Gameweeks. Liverpool are set for trips to Fulham and Southampton, neither of which have earned much faith in their defences admittedly, but the Reds have fared much better at Anfield as they have on their travels of late. Mané himself has scored just once in the last six away matches, in stark contrast to his home form.

Scoring a brace against Burnley, Firmino has thrown his name into the hat at the eleventh hour for Blank Gameweek 31 consideration. The first of his two goals was the first time he had found the net since Gameweek 23, although the Brazilian has only started once in the last four Gameweeks because of injury. Even though he is almost certain to feature from the beginning at Fulham, Firmino may have his work cut out in convincing managers he is a better option than Salah or Mané. In the last six Gameweeks, his minutes per chance is inferior to both of his attacking colleagues.

The fact that Liverpool conceded two at home to Burnley could suggest that doubling-up on their attack is more advisable than their defence for the Blank Gameweeks. There was certainly an element of fortune about the Clarets’ first goal of the afternoon though. It found its way into the net direct from Ashley Westwood‘s (£4.6m) corner, while Tarkowski was clearly fouling goalkeeper Alisson Becker (£6.0m), unbeknownst to the officials. It was the first goal the Brazilian had conceded in 518 minutes of football. Burnley’s second goal was snuck across the line by Johann Berg Gudmundsson (£5.5m) in the closing stages after a rare foray forward for the visitors.

“One of them was the early goal we conceded; usually it would have been disallowed if Andre [Marriner] has a better view of it, I don’t know exactly. I saw in the first moment it was a foul and now I have seen pictures you cannot treat the goalie like this, it should not happen, but they scored.” – Jurgen Klopp

While there are plenty of reasons to double-up on Liverpool’s defence, days like this one remind Fantasy managers of the potential shortfalls of doing so. Of some encouragement though is the fact that Burnley’s expected goals (xG) score for the afternoon was 0.48, with them having just one shot inside Liverpool’s box. If the Reds come away from Craven Cottage having faced similar statistics then there will most likely be a strong chance of keeping a clean sheet there.

Klopp continued to make changes among his central midfield trio, this time handing Adam Lallana (£6.9m) a start at the expense of Jordan Henderson (£5.3m). It was the former Southampton man’s first time in the first XI since Gameweek 25, and he added plenty of energy and creativity to Liverpool’s midfield.

“If you have five sessions a week, everybody can show up and Adam was exceptional during the week. So, in a situation where you think a little bit how you can adjust one or two things, it’s smart. He trained well for a while already but this week was especially well – that’s the reason why he starts.” – Jurgen Klopp

Meanwhile, James Milner (£5.6m) was unable to overcome his muscle injury to be involved. It appears that this was the reason why Dejan Lovren (£4.9m) was included on the bench having not appeared since Gameweek 21. Klopp did not sound too confident that the Croatian was fully fit to be involved, implying that he was only among the substitutes for numerical reasons.

“We have again little injuries, (Milner) was not able to be involved today, Dejan (Lovren) was not planned to be involved today but he was on the bench after training only twice but we had nobody else – well, the kids, but they played for the U23s.” – Jurgen Klopp

Burnley offered much less attacking threat than usual in their trip to Anfield. It probably shouldn’t put us off their options as they also embark on two Blank Gameweek involvements. As already mentioned, they had just one shot in the Reds’ penalty box but in the last six Gameweeks, the Clarets have averaged 8.8 per game.

The in-form Ashley Barnes (£5.7m), with goals in five of his last six, had a quiet afternoon at Anfield. He did not register a single effort on goal and touched the ball in Liverpool’s box just twice all afternoon. However, in the last six Gameweeks, just three players have registered more penalty box shots as Barnes, only four recording more accurate efforts too.

Youngster Dwight McNeil (£4.4m) continues to keep the likes of Gudmundsson and Robbie Brady (£5.4m) out of the team. It was his 11th consecutive start in Gameweek 30, which means his chances of acting as a cost-effective fifth midfielder in Blank Gameweek 31 remain high.

“Dwight McNeil was outstanding so, strangely, there were a lot of good things, which sounds mad when you lose 4-2.” – Sean Dyche

After going eight matches unbeateen between Gameweeks 20 and 27, it is now three defeats on the spin for Burnley. In those matches they have conceded a total of an average of three goals per game, which could encourage those with Leicester assets for Blank Gameweek 31. Despite organising themselves as we have come to expect under Sean Dyche, the Clarets have made several errors in recent outings which could prove costly against the Foxes next weekend.

“You can’t give away mistakes like we did today, definitely three out of the four (goals) and you could argue all four. You can’t give away errors anyway in the Premier League, but certainly not at places like this. That’s my only gripe because a lot of the performance was very good, and the mentality was spot-on.” – Sean Dyche

Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Robertson, van Dijk, Matip, Alexander-Arnold (Sturridge 86′); Fabinho, Lallana (Keita 77′), Wijnaldum (Henderson 68′); Mané, Firmino, Salah.

Burnley XI (4-4-2): Heaton; Taylor, Tarkowski, Mee, Bardsley; McNeil, Cork, Westwood, Hendrick (Gudmundsson 79′); Wood (Crouch 79′), Barnes (Vydra 86′).

921 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Catastrophe
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Advice greatly appreciated. 0.4 ITB, 1 FT. FH32.

    Fabianski
    Robertson
    Salah, Mane, McNeil
    King, Higuain

    (Speroni, Sterling, Pogba, Jimenez, Kolasinac, Doherty, AWB, Bednarek)

    A) Sterling & Doherty -> Hazard & Luiz (-4)
    B) A plus Pogba -> Fraser (-8)
    C) Something else

    Have more value tied up in Jimenez so was planning on keeping him over Pogba.

    Cheers

    1. jennmenn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      FH31 31 instead, and get one more MU before 32 ? 😛

      1. Catastrophe
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks. Had considered it but don't think GW31 will be a high scoring GW, think I'll get more value with FH32.

  2. Rasping Drive
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Good Morning. I have Salah and TAA and Higuain. Would you add Mané or Hazard for -4? This will give me 10 starters. FH in GW32 etc etc

    1. Catastrophe
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Both Mane and Hazard worth of -4 each, IMO. Prefer Mane due to form.

      1. Catastrophe
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Worthy*

    2. kysersosa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Do you have MoM prizes to aim for? If so Hazard (likely DGW in 32, blank 33) if not Mané.

    3. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Mane, he could score big v Fulham!

  3. dakotaz
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    I need some help with my triplette in gw31 / gw 33
    Current striker Rondon

    Pick the other 2:
    A. Wilson
    B. Vardy
    C. Higuain
    D. Other

    1. Catastrophe
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      A and B

      1. LE GOD(C)-AMERICAN DYCHO-(1…
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        This

      2. dakotaz
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        thanks 🙂

    2. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      AB

    3. kysersosa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Vardy and Hig

  4. LE GOD(C)-AMERICAN DYCHO-(1…
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    -4 (-2) move Llrois to

    A - Kepa (eve/WH)
    B - Bourc (NEW/BURN)

    Doesn’t seem worth it but I need a GK for GW33 too unless Millwall beat Brighton

    1. Catastrophe
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Not much in it. Lots of people going Boruc and gives you a little spare cash.

      1. LE GOD(C)-AMERICAN DYCHO-(1…
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks

    2. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Boruc yes. Annoyed I played Guaita this week.

    3. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      There's no better cheap keeper for both 31 and 33

  5. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    I did Pogba➡️Mane and Sterling➡️Hazard.

    Doing Salah➡️Sterling after the blanks(+FH32)

    Rolling with Mane til season end. Sound plan right??

    1. Catastrophe
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Looks good for now. Personally still prefer Salah to Hazard but depends what you would use the spare cash on.

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 12 days ago

        This

        I'm also wondering about Kane who customarily ends the season with a bang. I suspect that's where my Salah money is going if I get rid,

        For now my must have premiums are

        Pog Mane Sterling
        Kun Kane Jimi***

        You know Jimi is a premium right?

  6. Tshelby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Without taking any hit is this team g2g?

    Fab
    TAA, Robbo, Pereira
    Salah, Hazard, Anderson, Billing, Brooks
    Rondon, Vardy

    1. theodosios
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      GTG

    2. Catastrophe
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      In very good shape

    3. kuzser
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Gtg

  7. Atimis
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Would you get Ake or Azpi?

    1. kuzser
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Azpi if long term

  8. kuzser
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Gw29: had Auba, who brought -1 point
    Gw30: got Higuain for Auba...
    Jimenez is 1st on the bench
    Anderson 1pointer vs rubbish Cardiff 
    Leicester couldn't keep a clean sheet even vs Fulham

    Every week I'm falling and falling...worst season ever
    Anything can help that team?
    1) pogba->mane
    2) pogba Aguero-> mane Wilson for -4 and bench barnes

    Fab
    Robbo Pereira Lejeune luiz
    Anderson Salah McNeil Barnes 
    Higuain 
    Subs: awb pogba Jimenez Aguero

  9. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    When might we get news on TAA?
    Presumably they have a presser pre-Bayern.
    I'll keep if I can, but he's blocking Mane right now as my 3rd pool.

  10. Ragnar Lothbrok
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    2 things:

    - Anyone looking at Tielemans?
    - is there another blank GW after GW31?

    1. danishdynamite
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Plenty, but I went for Maddison
      Yes, 33

      1. Ragnar Lothbrok
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Great thanks, wont use my FH yet then.

        Was thinking Son out for him or Maddison. Then a -4 for Aguero out to either Vardy / Higuain?

    2. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Good differential but not one who you should take a hit for

    3. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      If was getting Leicester mid would be Tielemans

  11. Gudjohnsen
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    TC Salah against Fulham confirmed!

    1. danishdynamite
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      He's been the obvious choice for a while, TBH

      It's him or Pogba / Rash / Lukaku in 38

    2. Atimis
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      I'd rather go TC Mane

    3. dakotaz
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      vs Huds at home in gw36?

    4. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Wait for form - Hud36 maybe or a 3rd dgw still isn't impossible.

  12. GAMBIT
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Mane or Hazard for 31 and 33?

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Mane by miles

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Away form is less clear cut for Mane but it was two really tricky derbies - so yes Mane but preferably both.

  13. Tmel
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Boruc
    Rice TAA Robertson
    Fanderson Salah Almiron
    Vardy

    Currently have 8 GW31 players and 1FTs - which is the best option?

    a) Sterling & Rash > Haz & Wilson (-4)
    b) Sterling & Rash > Haz & Hig (-4)
    c) Sterling, Rash & Jimenez > Haz, Hig & Wilson (-8)

    1. danishdynamite
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      B

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      A. Chelsea trash and Higuain only scored against 2 worst teams in the league

  14. Old Gregg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Morning,

    advice as always appreciated.

    Which transfer please. A&C will give me 10 for GW 31 (C =11). FH 32 planned.

    a) Wilson (-4)
    b) Higuaín (-4)
    c) both for (-8)

    1. danishdynamite
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Do you already have Vardy ??

      I went for Higuain in 29. He's done nothing but mess the sheets

      1. Old Gregg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks. Yes I have Vardy.
        Higuain was always the plan. But Wilson back and sociring. Higuian v Cardiff though. I have Haz already too.

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      A

      1. Old Gregg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        thanks. I definitely siding this way

  15. white lightning
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    I used my fh chip. Thoughts & thanks re any improvements that you have.

    Fabianski
    Azpi, Pereira, Ake
    Salah, Mane (c), Hazard, Fraser
    Vardy, Firmino, Wilson

    Dubravka, H. Barnes, Rice, Lejeune

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      I still haven't done my NRL team and missed out on latecomers 🙁

      1. white lightning
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        I'm sure Milchy & the boys will try & get you in. I think last year even though it closed they re-opened it.

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 12 days ago

          Nah 8th was cut off

        2. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 12 days ago

          I'll just win cash league instead 😆

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Looks good but wouldn't have used FH personally. Bench is irrelevant but you play Rice vs Hudd surely and on recent results over Pereira

    3. white heart pain
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Firmino > Hig
      Ake > TAA

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Hig eeew

      2. white lightning
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        I had Higuain & TAA then just changed to Ake & Firmino.

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 12 days ago

      At least one Pool defence for me. They all have attacking potential of course and a cs must be a decent possibility.

  16. white heart pain
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Fab
    Robbo Yedlin
    Hazard Salah Mane
    Vardy Wilson

    Already on -4, one more for:
    - Frazer
    - Brooks
    - Pedro
    - Luiz

    Doesn't feel right, agree?

    1. white heart pain
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      I feel like have the key players already?

  17. maratus
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Is there any possibility to have dgw gameweeks outside of 32 & 35?
    I need to burn my TC some week in single gameweek it seems.

    1. white heart pain
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      most are thinking GW36 Salah V HUD or GW38 Pogba V CAR. I preferred Aguero V WAT and that didn't work out.

      1. maratus
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Yeah, i think it should be either of those. Im also chasing like 100+ points so i might just do some strange punt with TC.

    2. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Brighton will need 3 games rearranging if they beat Millwall. Palace v Newcastle may also need to be played outside of 32 and 35 if Palace have to play in the Saturday FA Cup semi for TV reasons.

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Can’t wait for it all to unfold ... scenes 🙂

      2. white heart pain
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Can't wait to watch a Zaha TC week.

  18. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Nearest rival (93pts) has 2fts and only triple Pool for the blanks.

    Hard to tell but ye reckon he's going to roll with 6/7 players or use his FH?
    Iv 10 playing and plan to FH 32.

    Surely he can't FH now or game is up for him?

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Depends on other chips, there is a good strategy of planning for 32 & 35 by FH31 and taking hits for 33 when there are more games

    2. Reckoner.
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Why would FH now mean he's out of it? I'm free hitting this week, looks like I'll have near a full team out for 33 and stil WC + BB in the bank for 35.

      Depending on the DGW teams in 32 will also probably have quite a few (between 8-11)

  19. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Slightly surprised there isn't more interest in the great Rondo.

    I know he may not get 33 but there's a transfer out before then and he's in terrific form and posting great stats - even in his WH blank he could easily have returned.

  20. Michelle Davin
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Pogba & jimenez
    To vardy & fraser for min 4?

    FH in gw 32

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      I can't sell those 2 as lose too much money to buy back

    2. white heart pain
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      sure if you don' have too much TV in them

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Yes

      Point on TV. I made early transfers - a risk I know - to catch price rises. I'm going to lose value on Kun (bought at 11.2) but if I factor in a double fall for Kun and a double rise in both Fraser and Vardy - the loss is 0.4 less than it may have been and I get points from two blank spots in my line up.

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Bingo 🙂

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          8 months, 12 days ago

          The risk this week is Liverpool injuries probably - but I'm working on the assumption most everyone not Fh 31 has triple Liverpool anyway

          1. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 12 days ago

            By the time GW34 comes around a lot of value people now have in the likes of Jiménez Doherty Rashford Pogba etc will be long gone, so will the opportunity for points (missed by keeping and benching them).

            One thing I can’t understand, people are worried about losing .8 mill maybe by buying back players in GW34, but are happy (to bench) to effectively lose 10 mill or whatever (£ over the £4.5 mill base) in value for the two blanks ? Madness 🙂

  21. Hasselbaink Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    What's the site that tells you how many times you've captained players, how many points each has earned you etc?

    1. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      gargatron?

      1. Hasselbaink Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        No, it had info like how many times you'd captained each player

        1. HamezMace
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 12 days ago

          Only other site I'm aware of is fpldiscovery?

  22. kempc23
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Are there any teams that double 32 and dont blank in 33? Or are likely to?

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Chelsea I believe

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Or does that depend on Brighton result...?

        1. XABI 15
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 12 days ago

          I am pretty sure Chelsea have a double in 32 regardless as the game missed in 27 will be moved here

          1. Jarvish Scott Talent
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 12 days ago

            Unless Chelsea have a meltdown on Thursday, it looks almost certain.

        2. kempc23
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 12 days ago

          Yes I thought Chelsea were likely to. If so, I will get 2 for sure. I have 10 for gw31, but only wildcard left. Will wildcard in 32, with 4 gw33 players on the bench. Add in Salah/Mane and two Chelsea, thats seven for gw33 without hits.

  23. windowview
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    What's a good argument for not using your free hit this week?

    1. XABI 15
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      don't follow the crowd...

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Crowd is FH32 which I'll be doing

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      31/33 matching players boutique 32 DGW players which should have more teams added

    3. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Good argument not to use this week is having all remaining chips

    4. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Do you're own thing.

  24. XABI 15
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    What a rollercoaster season.

    - Week 7 top 8k
    - 13/14 red arrows
    - Week 21 294k resulting in me going for the season saving WC

    Now after 86 points back up to 38k 🙂

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Nice work

      1. white heart pain
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Inspiring.
        Me
        W2 8k
        W30 330k

        Red arrows all year.

    2. Reckoner.
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Similar story for me minus the full recovery:

      Week 14 - 3k
      Week 30 - 58k

      Top 10k is always my aim, had hopes of going higher but 10k probably the aim again.

      1. XABI 15
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        my advice would be to sometimes not follow the crowd.

        Also try pick players who will be template in a couple weeks. I have managed to do this with Sterling, Mane and Hazard during these past few weeks..

  25. Trovsmash
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Just sounding out the logic here, please point out if i'm wrong.
    Sterling to Hazard for free so i can field 11 for BGW31
    Hazard plays BGW31
    FH Hazard out in 32 and bring Sterling back who likely has a double
    Hazard plays BGW33
    Wild card 34 & re evaluate for 35 DGW where i can BB
    TC a SGW
    Please tell me thats logical and makes sense?

    1. XABI 15
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      that makes sense but surely keep hazard for his double in 32...?

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Perfect sense and template strategy

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      You do know though you can FH an entire new team in 32?

      1. Trovsmash
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Very valid point, so yes likely to have both Sterling and Hazard in 32. was just getting it straight in the old noggin. Lack of sleep of late and dont want to make a silly mistake. cheers lads

  26. FPLGraham
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Want to take a -8. Any advice on which two moves to make out of these possibilities appreciated.

    Jimenez -> Wilson/Rondon
    Pogba/Sterling -> Leicester Mid / Brooks.
    Bednarek -> Luiz/Azpi

    (Already own Vardy, A. Barnes & Fraser.)

  27. HamezMace
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Morning all,

    Advice on the best use of my 2FTs please. (2.2m itb)

    Four players blanking next week - Sterling, Son, Jimenez and Rashford.

    A. Sterling and Son to Hazard and Mane
    B. Sterling and Jimenez to Hazard and Vardy
    C. Sterling and Jimenez to Mane and Vardy

    Rest of my team is,
    Boruc
    Robertson - Digne - Periera - Diop - Schindler
    Salah - Anderson
    Wilson

    1. Madmag
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Think C shades it but its tight

  28. tucaoneo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 12 days ago

    To add a playing defender for 31/33...
    A. Get Azp to double up with Luiz
    B. Get a Leicester man
    C. Get a Bournemouth man
    D. Other

  29. Punty McPuntface
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    For the next 4...

    A Wilson
    B Vardy

    First to 5 wins!

    1. Trovsmash
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Wilson, based on price

  30. Ribus
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Got 10 players for the blank gw. One spot remaining for free:

    A) AWB -> TAA (have Salah&Rob)
    B) Jimimez -> Wilson (have King)

    Will loose little value on both.

    Thanks

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Wilson - no Europe distraction