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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. Super Saints
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Ok sorted, leaves me plenty ITB to get Son back for their crazy run! G2G?

    Jonny Son Jimenez > Rice Maddi Wilson -4

    Boruc
    TAA Pereira Keane Rice
    Salah Hazard Maddison Westwood
    Wilson(c) Rondon
    Ryan Aguero Pogba Kola

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

    Can get this team with a -4. Good to go or take another hit in case Anderson/ Balbuena don't play? Thanks

    fabianski
    vvd digne Balbuena
    hazard mane Anderson fraser hayden
    firmino vardy

    McCarthy jiminez kola schar

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Looks great keep anderson

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

        Cheers

  3. Better Call Salah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Pick 2 to sell (numbers in bracket are buying vs current prices)

    A Aguero (11.3 > 11.9)
    B Pogba (7.9 > 8.9)
    C Jimenez (5.8 > 6.8)

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

      AB

  4. fylde2022
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Am I ready?

    Fabianski
    Pereira Robertson Rice
    Fraser Maddison Mane Salah F.Anderson
    Vardy Barnes

    De Gea, AWB, Shaw, Jiminez

    3.7m ITB

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

      Yeap. Good luck.

    2. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      7
      0 7 6
      2 5 8 131
      9 9

      1. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        13 1

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

          Think Anderson wont start? Feel he might with chica making way for arnie.

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

    Anything worth a hit here? 4.0 itb.
    FH 32.

    -Fab
    -VVD-Diop-Digne-Lascelles
    -Salah-Mane-Fraser-Rich
    -Wilson-Vardy

    ----Butt---Pogba---Doherty--Jimenez.

    Thanks.

  6. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Preparing for 31 has pretty much destroyed my rank. Keeping the likes of Mitrovic, Pereira etc. just to field 11 players in GW31 when in fact those with alternative players who blank in GW31, have many more points.

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

      In general I feel the opposite for me.

      Rondon Boruc Maddison Hazard all brought in recebtaly and have returned. And have returned more than Rashford Pogba Son Patricio during the time I’ve owned them.

      Pereira has been the only disappointment for me so far.

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

        Recently*

      2. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Great moves.

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

          Win some, lose some. I got fortunate that Son Pogba and Rashford seemingly took their foot off the gas when I sold them.

    2. Team Cruel
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      I've been planning for GW31 for ages. Getting in duds like Pereira, Barnes, Schar etc. Now I may be down to 5 players with Schar suspended and TAA a possible doubt.

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

        You got Schär 15pts. Paid for himself four fold

        1. Team Cruel
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          If only...

          Played him for: 6 - 0 - 0
          Benched for: 15

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

            I would laugh but bought Lascelles that week and benched 6pts. Bought Rice same week -4 for AWB 2pts then benched week after 15pts

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

            ouch

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

      Same.
      Although this week I was forced into doing Lloris to Boruc, which worked out pretty well.

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

      Have Pereira/Luiz flops offset by Trent, Mane, Barnes

    5. Vobinho In Wengerland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      It depends on the GW31 players you own, I wildcarded in 28 and bought in the likes of VVD Robbo Mane Vardy Maddison. Rondon and Barnes have also done well.

      On top of that, the likes of Pogba and Aguero haven't done well since 28 so would have been optimal to get rid. Only Jimenez has been worth keeping really.

  7. La Vida Latte
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    A) Higuain
    B) Wilson

    1) Luiz
    2) Aké (or other bournmouth)

    Thanks!

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

      B 2

      1. La Vida Latte
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Thanks!

    2. lindeg
      3 months, 17 days ago

      a1

      1. La Vida Latte
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Thanks!

  8. aircraft1
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Morning

    Whats everyone's opinion on the best FH team for this gameweek?

    Who is essential?
    What's your best 11?

    Cheers

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      I wouldn't recommend FH this week but if you've already confirmed the chip then:

      Fabianski
      Robertson Ake Rice
      Salah Mane Hazard
      Vardy Barnes Wilson

      1. Team Cruel
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Seems a real waste using the FH and only fielding 10.

        1. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Monday mornings.. add Lanzini

      2. aircraft1
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        If i dont i only have Robertson-Allison-Mane and Alonso with 1 FT

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

        This depends what your team is like. I've got good coverage of Wolves, Man C and Man U and will have 2 FTs, so have confirmed FH for this week.

        Team for 31 so far is:

        Fab
        Daniels / Rice / Luiz
        Salah (C) / Mane / Haz / Fraser
        Firm / Wilson / Vardy

        1. aircraft1
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Yeah i've got got good coverage 2 Wolves, 2 City and 2 Man U

          If i FH this week I have 1 FT will that role over to next GW?

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

            Good question, don't know I'm afraid!

    2. aircraft1
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      I am currently on

      Fab
      Alonso-Robbo-Pereira
      Salah-Mane-Frazer-Fanderson
      Vardy-Higuian-Rondon

      1. TONY123
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Alonso > Azpi

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

        Alonso?

        1. aircraft1
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Possibly comes back in this week and if he does might be a good differential?

  9. Vobinho In Wengerland
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Aguero & Sterling to Hazard & Higuain or Hazard & Arnie?

    It's a punt but see more upside in Arnie v HUDD than Higuain v eve? especially considering I have Hazard as chelsea cover.

    1. TONY123
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      But will he start?

      1. Vobinho In Wengerland
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        That's the risk, but by fielding 11 it may well be worth the punt. Chica was hopeless at the weekend apparently, so might be the weekend he makes his way back into the XI

        1. TONY123
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          I wouldn't take the risk but could be worth it - WHU attack looks too inconsistent for me atm though

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

      I did Aguero and Sterling to Vardy and Hazard

  10. Yome
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Those without a WC, when are you playing FH?
    My team is well set up for DGW32 with some Man U and Wolves players that I am benching this week.

    I am planing to use FH for DGW35. Thoughts?

    1. TONY123
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      FH31 - TC32 - BB35 (with lots of hits in between probably)

      1. Yome
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        TC Pogba/Rashford/Lukaku on DGW 32??

        1. TONY123
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Agüero - if they progress in the cup they will probably get a DGW of (ful,CAR) - too good to ignore and a big differential since most people are playing FH

          1. Yome
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Good shout, I have Aguero too so could be a golden opportunity for TC.

    2. Captain Kakaroto
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Im playing it GW33, as I think there is not such value in GW 31 aside from Pool which Ive got 2 assests from them.

      1. Yome
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Ok and you are building your team for DGW35 by taking hits?

        1. Captain Kakaroto
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Im waiting to see what will be the cup results

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

      playing FH 32...ive built a team that i feel generally happy with not just for the blanks but decent after also, 1-2 hits to bring back aguero and pogba should be enough for gw34 and beyond.

      current squad:
      boruc guiata
      rob pereira Taa bards doh
      sal sterling fraser hazard punch
      vardy arnie wilson

      based on current form, for gw34 ill probably just go vardy to aguero and hazard to pogba...this will change of course. bu the below team should be fine for 34.

      boruc
      taa doh/per rob
      sal sterling pogba fraser
      aguero arnie wilson

      we dont know the dgw for 35 yet so i'll probably change this, but not too worried about not having a WC.

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

        sorry i may not lose Vardy i mean, we'll see if his form continues

  11. Fuddled FC
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Which transfer would you do?

    a) Doherty > Ake / Rice
    b) Kola > Ake / Rice
    c) Pogba > Fraser
    d) Jimi > Wilson

  12. Tube!!
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    GTG?

    Fab
    TAA Pereira Azpi
    Brooks Salah Mane Hazard
    Higuain Vardy Wilson

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      You bet awesome !

    2. Fuddled FC
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      great team this week

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

      Free hit?

    4. Tube!!
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      No - planning and -4. FH32. WC34. BB35. TC36.

  13. RamaJama
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Wan Bissaka to Scär or Rice worht -4 before the blanks?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      How many can you field ?

    2. Team Cruel
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Schar? The guy who is suspended for two games?

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

        Ah, see his flag now. Other recommendations for max 4.8?

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

      Or other def with fixtures in the blanks, for max. 4.8. Can field 11 if I take the hit

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

      Rice should be worth just for 31 fixture alone

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

        cheers! Also playing Fabianski

    5. Tube!!
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Rice ok if you don’t have Fab.

  14. Optic1
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    How's she looking for 31 (on a -8).

    Fabianski
    Luiz Azpi Robertson Digne
    Hazard Salah(c) Brooks Maddison
    Firmino Barnes

    Button Pogba Doherty Success 2.0itb

    FH next week and WC/BB 34/35

    Cheers all.

    1. Better Call Salah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Different

    2. Tube!!
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Downgrade one of your Chelsea def and get Higuain?

      1. Optic1
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        For who..?

        Cant go deeper than a -8 especially if it's to replace a player already playing in 31, surely.

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

    A/ Hazard + Barnes
    or
    B/ Higuain + Fraser

    1. Better Call Salah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      B

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

      A

  16. Tinmen
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Folks, here is my situation. Really need advice with this one

    Free hit ?
    or take a -4 to get only 8 players playing, leaving me with this team

    Fab
    Robbo TAA Digne
    Salah(C) Hazard
    Higuain Wilson

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

      -4, 8 enough

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

      I may take -12. Rather that and FH32 and have same players back for 33

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

      Not ideal but You cover the key players. FH32 better.

    4. Tube!!
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      You can take the hit and cover them if they play 31 and 33.

  17. MGD
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Have Masuaku (wham) as fodder and will FH in 32 but doubt he plays any minutes so might get rid.

    A) Aguero + Masuaku -> Vardy + ____ (7.6) -4
    B) Aguero + Shaw -> Vardy + _____ (8.3) -4
    C) Aguero + Jimenez -> Vardy + Higuain -4

    B + C is hope Masuaku might make a surprise appearance of 1 or 2 points 🙂

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

      A

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

        Cheers 🙂 Who?

        Maddison maybe..

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

          Fraser? I like Teilemans but prefer Bournemouth fixtures

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

          Fraser

  18. King Kohli
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Barnes to Wilson worth a hit?

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

      fck no

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

      doubt it

  19. _figu
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Got 20 pts for my BB* (Boruc 6, Diop 1, Brooks 3, Rondon 11) - that is a decent result right?

    *That would've been my bench.

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

      yep

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

      Acceptable. What was main 11?

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

        Ederson
        Robbo TAA Pereira Rice
        Salah Sterling Pogba Fraser
        Aguero Jimenez

    3. MGD
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Yes, but in a DGW with a WC team i would personally expect a little more.

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

        Sure but that is not the only Part of the equation. There was 3 GWs on between and I had no City for example. I've done great with my WC and got a lot of calls correct.

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

          Precisely, you have to factor in other things than that gameweek isolated 🙂

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

            Yeah. Just happy I followed through with my plan. And they all didn't blank haha

  20. pjomara
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    I've only 7 BGW players - Boruc, TAA, Pereira, Salah, Brooks, Fraser, Vardy
    Is it worth doing -12 to get in Mane, Hazard and Higuain?
    Note: Don't have the funds to just bring in Mane and Hazard, need to downgrade Aguero to Higuain to afford it.

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

      Don't have problem with -12 will probably do same. Don't rate Higuain though

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

        yeah, not 100% on Higuain yet. That transfer is mainly to enable the Mane and Hazard ones.

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

      I'd take any of those for a -4 vs. no player for 2 gw

  21. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Hayden or McNeil? or anyone else for a 4.4m mid who plays this week?..ta

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

      I'll give you Hayden for a FT

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

      McNeil looked good against Pool. Havent checked The stats but he is probably mora attacking. Alko new might still blank in 33

  22. Roll The Dyche
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Not going to hit the go button on Mane (or any other attacking Liverpool assets) yet. There is Bayern midweek to think about. Do we expect a further price rise?

    1. Longlatini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      This really isn’t the week to be making early moves

      1. Roll The Dyche
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Particularly for those involved in midweek action!

  23. striiiker
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Hi All,

    Anyone with just their Free Hit chip left struggling to decide what to do?

    I currently have 8 players for GW31 (although worried about F.Anderson not starting) with 1 Free Transfer and £1.1m ITB. I have my other chips other than wildcard available but it is the FH chip I need to make best use of now.

    Current team for GW31:

    Heaton
    TAA
    Mane, Salah, Westwood, F.Anderson
    Vardy, Barnes

    Guaita, Bennett, Schar, Bednarek, Sterling, Jimenez blanks/suspended for GW31.

    What do you think about when to use the FH?

    Thanks.

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

      Save your FH

    2. Four Season Wonder
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      It's a difficult one.

      - I would still go ahead and take a few hits this GW if you have to.

      There's going to be plenty taking hits this GW trust me. ( but only bring in players that play in GW33 too.

      - I would FH in GW32.

      Then GW33 your team will revert back to your 31 team (which has mainly 33 players too).

      Wildcard in GW34 for the last few GWs

      1. striiiker
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Thanks for the advice, I could take a -4 or -8 this week and get 10/11 players out for GW31 and GW33 but I do not have my Wildcard, that's why I need to try and make good use of the FH.

  24. Flapjack ✅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    There’s gonna be major hits this week

    I reckon just go for it. You’ll have a short term loss this week (and even then maybe the hits of everyone will make that false) but in 33 you should smash it

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

      Yeah, part I of The reason I went for early wc to set up for 31/33 with Triple City. No hits and getting full XI in both.

    2. Four Season Wonder
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Is that a general comment and not a reply fail lol.

      I'll take it either way. Cheers mate, I'm doing -12 to field ten.

      (all play 33)

    3. Amey
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Yeah.
      Taking -4 to field 11

  25. Four Season Wonder
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    I know I posted this a short while ago
    (and I had great feedback about BOU defence which I was sceptical about) But now I have changed my mind on Boruc! so thank you to the few who talked me into it. In fact, I am now considering -12 (three hits)

    Guaita > Boruc
    MGW > Haz
    Kun > Wilson

    ......................................................(*guaita) (button)
    TAA - ROBERTSON - DIGNE........(doh) (awb)
    SALAH - FELIPE - FRASER........ (pogs) (*mgw)
    VARDY......................................... (*kun) (rashford)

    Thoughts?
    Is -12 too much? (means I get 10 players out)

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

      what chips do you have left?

      For me FH this week sounds the more reasonable than taking a -12 for not fielding a full XI *and* with those 10 players including Digne (playing Chelsea), Felipe (who might not start), and TAA (who might not start).

      Of course you're likely to get more info during the week, but for me FH is definitely a viable option here (if you still have it)

  26. Greyling
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Which moves to make for GW31?

    A) Pogba, Sterling to Mane, Hazard
    B) Pogba, Sterling, Jimenez to Mane, Hazard, Wilson (-4)

    1. How many players to have if not using FH chip?
    2. Do we look to bring in forwards like Higuain and Firmino?

    1. Four Season Wonder
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      I would definitely look at B.

      a -4 this GW is nothing

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

      So the question is If Jimmy to Wilson is worth a hit? Sure.

      1. Cover as many highly owned as possible. Players with lower ceiling and ownership not as important.
      2. Mane better than either but those two are great differentials If your budget allows it.

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

        Agree. Also, if it's FH32 that's being used then you'll also have a player for gw33

      2. Greyling
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Rashford to Wilson instead. Budget does not allow Jimmy to Wilson. Do I still do it?

        Another thing, is it worth losing value in Pogba, although they blank in GW31 and GW33?

  27. Bojaninho
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Any news on TAA injury?
    He was withdrawn late with a muscle problem apparently.

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

      Nothing official. We'll find out b/c they play CL weds

  28. SomeoneKnows
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Bamba > ???

    A) David Luiz
    B) Ake
    C) Pereira

    1. Legend of Rosický
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      A

    2. Four Season Wonder
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Luiz

  29. Legend of Rosický
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Took a -12 hit to get this team for 31

    Fab
    VVD TAA Luiz
    Hazard Mane Fraser
    Higuain Vardy Wilson

    Do you think i am headed for a rank drop? Or stay around the same

    1. Legend of Rosický
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Currently at 50K

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

        drop

        1. Four Season Wonder
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          ouch. harsh

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

            well I'm 61k and will have:

            Fab
            TAA Pereirra Tarkowski
            Salah Mane Hazard Brooks Fraser
            Vardy Barnes

            no hits

            ...so I sure as well hope I rise.(and he drops)

            lol

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

      drop

    3. Team Cruel
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Salah gets anything and you can kiss goodbye to the five digit rank.

  30. Disturbed
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Chances of starting this gw?

    a. nderson
    b. albuena

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

      I suggest you follow "ExWHUemployee" on twitter, he usually gives stuff away ahead of the deadline and he's been 100% correct thus far (as far is I know)

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

        Dettyprick?

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

        Thanks prettydick

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

          you're very welcome