Scout Notes

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. chelseabrad
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    On a free hit, any advice? 0.2 left

    Fabianski
    TAA Pereira Rice
    Salah Hazard Mane Fraser
    Vardy Wilson Barnes

    (Boruc Tielemans Diop 3.8)

    1. _figu
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Looks great

    2. Four Season Wonder
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      That midfield is wow!

    3. Four Season Wonder
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      DO you need Tielemans on bench? Any way of downgrading him and upgrading Barnes?

      1. Paul Psychic Octopus
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        That is what I would look at doing. For a one-off week, you need cheapies on the bench, including one who plays.

        1. chelseabrad
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Who would you suggest upgrading Barnes to? Cant afford Higuain even with a cheapie

      2. chelseabrad
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Who would you suggest upgrading Barnes to? Cant afford Higuain even with a cheapie

    4. Dave Bauer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Yeah this looks an excellent FH team to me, I wouldn’t change it.

    5. AnyLaporteinastorm
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Pretty much 5e same as mine. But yeah swap Barnes to higuain

    6. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Could do Tielemans > Vardy + Barnes > Arnie?

      1. Paul Psychic Octopus
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        * Tielemans > Kante !!!

      2. chelseabrad
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Is Arnie nailed?

        1. Paul Psychic Octopus
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          No. But after West Ham performances you would think that surely he has to come back into the side now. It's a punt, but it's Huddersfield at home - depends if you're up for it.

    7. pingissimus
        3 months, 16 days ago

        I’d be tempted by Rondo and Boruc double. Very fair chance if cs or attacking return. Not both of course!

    8. merin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Should be GTG, even though I took -8 to get in Higuain, Vardy and Wilson

      1. merin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        10 players playing

        Boruc
        Robertson Luiz Pereira
        Salah(v) Mane(c) Pogba FAnderson
        Higuain Vardy Wilson

        (Patricio AWB Doherty Stephens)

        0.5 ITB, 0 FT

        1. Legend of Rosický
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 16 days ago

          I would captain salah

      2. Four Season Wonder
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        I like it.

        a total new frontline.

    9. Atimis
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Doherty Jim to Azpi Wilson -8 would give me:

      Fab
      TAA/Pereira/Azpi*
      Salah/Mane/Hazard/Brooks
      Barnes/Wilson*/Vardy

      Hart/Pogba/Bednarek/Shaw

      Go for it??

    10. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      How many hits you take this gw and how may player you can field?

      Plan to take -8 to field 10 players and maybe another hits to do Jimenez -> Wilson.

      1. Christina.
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        0
        11

        1. Four Season Wonder
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          great planning

          1. Christina.
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            nah, gambles paid off in last 2 weeks with 2 x -4's

      2. merin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        i took -8 to field 10 players 🙂

      3. n-doggg
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        0

        10

        1. Longlatini
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          1

          11

      4. _figu
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 16 days ago

        0
        11

      5. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        0 as of now, might -4 in order to have 1 extra player on bench

      6. Karan14
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        -4 for 11

      7. Snevitz
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        O hits
        12 players

      8. Paul Psychic Octopus
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        0
        11

      9. RFCSPACE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        -4 to get 11 out. Surprised so many of the key GW31 players went up last night so quickly.

      10. HamezMace
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        0
        11

      11. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 16 days ago

        O 11
        Took a hit last week

      12. 007 [RoboKlopp]
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Sorry now in -4 and can do Jimmy -> Wilson for another hit and field 10.

      13. CROCosta
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 16 days ago

        -8 to field 11 without salah but prolly will do -12 to ditch anderson and get salah

    11. KIRAFPL
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Good day To you all

        Allison
        TAA , Luiz , Perira ( Yedlin )
        Salah, Fanderson , Barns , Hazard , ( Sane )
        Rondon

        Sane To fraser ?
        Ings To Higuain , Vardy , Wilson ?
        Jimmy To Higuain , Vardy , Wilson ?
        Any Def. Transfer suggestion ?

        Help please 🙂 : ) : )

      • n-doggg
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Have 2FTs and currently 8 starters if fit.

        Planning on just making 2 transfers at the moment:

        A. Rashford and Bennet to Wilson and Rice
        B. Rashford and Bennet to Wilson and Chilwell
        C. Other

        Current team.

        Fabi
        Robertson, lascelles, Bennet*, Bednarek*, awb*
        Salah, hazard, Fraser, richarlison, Camarasa*
        Aguero*, rashford*, Vardy

        1. Four Season Wonder
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          I prefer Chilwell over Rice. So B for me.

          Good luck. with no hits you should shoot up rankings this week

        2. _figu
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 16 days ago

          I prefer B

      • Four Season Wonder
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Thoughts on this 10 man team?
        (at the expense of a -12 mind)

        BORUC..........................................................(button)
        TAA - ROBERTSON - DIGNE........................(doh) (awb)
        SALAH - HAZARD - FRASER - FELIPE....... (pogs) (gibbs-white)
        VARDY - WILSON ........................................ (rashford)

        These were my hit moves;
        -Guaita > Boruc
        -Gibbs-White > Haz
        -Kun > Wilson

        1. n-doggg
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          I wouldn’t have bothered with a keeper hit... has to get a clean sheet to pay off

          1. Better Call Salah
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Boruc plays in gw33 too

            1. n-doggg
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Fair point. Team looks good

            2. Four Season Wonder
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Yep. this is one reason what sold me.

      • Zladan
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Can we conclude that people holding players for value is negative?

        People are scared to sell Pogba because he has risen £1m since they bought him. With a BGW31, that makes 8 points in 5 GWs.

        Rashford is similar with 7 points in 6 GWs (including BGW31).

        All to save £, surely you’re better off cashing in on the profit.

        1. Amey
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Agreed

          • Paul Psychic Octopus
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            It's not about 'cashing in on the profit'. It's about which players your Team Value can buy particularly with DGWs coming up.

            I imagine people will want Pogba back for Man U's doubles. Which will cost them 0.5m more if they sell him now.

            Need to experiment with your team planning to see what you could afford post-player sales now.

            1. _figu
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Well put.

            2. Zladan
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 16 days ago

              A prime example of this is my current dilemma.

              Do I sell Jimenez (risen to a SV of 6.3), and bring in Wilson (6.4)?

              It may cost me more money to bring Jimmy back at a later date, but cashing in on the profit means I can take my £5.7m striker and upgrade him to £6.4m for just £0.1m (it would’ve been free had I not missed last nights rise).

              1. Paul Psychic Octopus
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                I'm not going to contradict what I said above, but the other side of the coin is that you build TV early in the season, and spend it towards the end. (To buy points).

                Jimi has been great. And Wolves fixtures from GW34 are also great (yikes, I sound a bit like Trump). But Wilson coming back gives other options in that price bracket.

                Just do some spreadsheet planning for DGW32 and DGW35. Also depends if you still have your WC. If you do, then some great options at 4.0-4.3 have materialised, which will help no end.

              2. Hotdogs for Tea
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Lots of questions though to consider ....

                Will you have 11 in 31& 33.
                Will they be good players or dross?
                Will you want Jiménez back ?
                Will he drop in price anyway ?
                Will Wilson rise in price?
                What will the swing be if you want to sell Jiménez in 34 and buy Wilson ? Or
                what will the swing be if you want to sell Wilson & buy Jiménez back ?

                More importantly for me is how many points Vardy or Wilson etc will give me over Rashford or Jiménez etc in 31 & 33 because I can have any of them on 32 & 34 with use of chips 🙂

          • MTPockets
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Think you need to assess potential team for 32 and see if value loss makes a significant difference to options.
            Little value in hindsight analysis

            1. Zladan
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Absolutely. I suppose the reason people are holding is for 32 in particular. So perhaps it needs to run its course before fully concluding.

              Right now I’m in a situation to complete a starting XI in GW31.

              Do I sell Jimenez?

              Jimmy has risen £1.3m, but has a sale value now of Callum Wilson’s value (pre the rise last night). I might not want Jimmy back afterwards given fixtures, so perhaps it’s time to move him on.

              I think purely holding onto a player for value means you could be missing out.

              1. MTPockets
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                I agree. Just that if 32 gives a DGW for mci, mun and che the options will be good but expensive.

                Dropping 1-2m on so-so transfers for 31 could make a meaningful difference. If the above happens I won't want Jimenez anyway (versus say Aguero, Rashford, Higuian) but we have to make the call beforehand. That's what makes it most awkward, esp when a 34 WC is also around the corner

          • _figu
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 16 days ago

            That's easy to say with hindsight though. And depends on your chip strategy etc

            I dropped Doherty, Rashford but kept Pogba and Jimenez on WC 3GWs ago.

          • Holmes (specialist in failu…
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            kept them because I thought they will score well, not because of value.

            value is the least important thing to me in this game.

          • Kiwivillan
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            I want Pogba and Jimenez for 32 and beyond selling and buying back would cost 1m from where? Happily sell Doherty Sterling Aguero Rash can buy 1 or 2 I may want back. People cashing out for junk like Higuan who only scored against 2 worst teams and Chelsea look on the beach. No thanks

          • CROCosta
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 16 days ago

            sold rashford 3 weeks ago and pogba 5 weeks ago on a wildcard, planned ahead for blanks and tough fixtures and was lucky to cash out just on time when they started flopping, selling all my wolves assets this week as well. sure i will bring some on a free hit next week but basically I do not care about value lost as you will have plenty of cash when you can just put 3.9gk, 4.2mid and 2x 3.9 defenders on bench and use all your cash for starting 11. i might be biased as i do not have a wc and i started investing in prospects i will be keeping for the rest of the season (wilson, lacazete, taa, hazard etc) but saving 0.5mil 2 months before the end of season and missing out on points is just bad exchange in my book, the whole point of price rises is to cash out and use the gained funds better for upcoming fixtures, unless you are the kind of guy who wants to end up with highest tv at the end of the season and not highest points.

          • Hotdogs for Tea
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Agreed ... if you have your chips to FH them back in for 32 and WC back in for 35, otherwise it is bit of a balancing act

            I will be interested to see the points in 31 & 33 for teams that hold big values on their bench 🙂

        2. JoeWoe
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          In need of some advice.

          Got my FH chip left. Should I use it this week or wait for GW33.

          Got 9 players this week after 1 free transfer (Son to who?)

          Allison
          VVD - Ake - Pereira - Digne
          Fraser - Salah - Brooks - ??

          1. Paul Psychic Octopus
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Without knowing the rest of your squad or chips I would say save it for DGW32. A lot of teams will have 8-9 players for this week.

            1. JoeWoe
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Got WC and TC left aswell. Planning on WC either 32 or 35. And FH 33.

              1. Paul Psychic Octopus
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                With that team, and no BB left, I wouldn't be playing my WC in 32.

        3. Fantasy Gold
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Kola and Aguero > Diop and Higuain for free?

          Free hitting in GW32

          1. Christina.
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            depends on rest of team

            I don't like any of those two to be honest

            1. Fantasy Gold
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              How about Azpi and Arnie instead?

              These moves allow me to field 11

              1. Christina.
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                not for me

                Wilson is a must

                What's your team?

                1. Annie
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  Wilson is essential?!

                  1. Christina.
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 16 days ago

                    yes dorrie

                    1. Annie
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 16 days ago

                      Rhetorical. Of course he isn't.

                      1. Christina.
                        • 9 Years
                        3 months, 16 days ago

                        shhhh...or I will make sushi of you!

                        1. Annie
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          3 months, 16 days ago

                          not sure what you are, looks like something I can boot into the top corner.

                          1. Christina.
                            • 9 Years
                            3 months, 16 days ago

                            try...

                            1. Annie
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              3 months, 16 days ago

                              technically it would be a missed conversion.

                2. Fantasy Gold
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  Why is Wilson a must?

                  Only just back from injury.

                  1. Christina.
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 16 days ago

                    -use your member
                    -you do know Wilson scored 11 pts correct?

                    1. Fantasy Gold
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 16 days ago

                      Already have JKing and Fraser. Not sure i fancy the triple up

                      1. Christina.
                        • 9 Years
                        3 months, 16 days ago

                        obv not...it helps knowing who you have...still don't...

                        1. Fantasy Gold
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 16 days ago

                          Dubravka 4m
                          Pereira Robbo Wan B Doherty Kola
                          Anderson Salah Mané Fraser Hoj
                          JKing Vardy Aguero

                          0.4 itb, 2 FT

                          1. Christina.
                            • 9 Years
                            3 months, 16 days ago

                            ...ahhh...

                            tough one....barnes/Rondon + Haz in?

                            1. Fantasy Gold
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 16 days ago

                              Ideally I want a defender in so I can get 11 out for free

                            2. Christina.
                              • 9 Years
                              3 months, 16 days ago

                              kola->Ake? Not sure where to spend the other trade...

                            3. Fantasy Gold
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 16 days ago

                              Yeah. Ake and Arnie if it looks like he’ll start

                            4. Fantasy Gold
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 16 days ago

                              Thanks for your advice Christina

          2. Karan14
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Do you have Wilson & Vardy?

        4. Better Call Salah
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Pick one ?

          A Vardy (bur hud)
          B Wilson (NEW BUR)

          1. cheeky moses
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Both!

          2. Amey
              3 months, 16 days ago

              I had to take the same decision.
              Went for Vardy. (Got Fraser as Bournemouth attacker)

          3. cheeky moses
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Bennet, Camarasa, Aguero -> D.Luiz, Fraser, Wilson (-8)

            Good move for bgws?

          4. Zanainem
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            HEy! I have 9 playing this weekend and have another FT available but the problem is i have to remove Jimenez or Rashford. Booth valuable and playing double GW after.

            I have free hit available. What should i do??

            Thanks

          5. Gazpilicueta
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            So FH 32 is a thing? can someone tell me why, or point me towards an article to read please?

            1. _figu
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Should be the biggest DGW and top 6 teams have great fixtures = highest ceiling. Player pool bigger when there are more options.

              Pool not blanking and lot of budget options had good/decent fixtures leading up to blanks so that is why this chip strategy is most popular.

              1. Paul Psychic Octopus
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                ^ This.

                Plus the close juxtaposition of BGWs and DGW this season meant has been difficult to play WC the week before and then BB in the DGW.

                I would rather have 11 players of premium quality, and a rubbish bench for DGW 32, than a mixed bag plus BB.

            2. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              because most teams prepared for 31 and therefore dont have many players playing twice in 32

          6. Dannywaz
              3 months, 16 days ago

              My 11 for 31
              Heaton
              Taa pereira azpi
              Salah hazard mane Anderson h.Barnes
              Vardy Rondon
              Got this using fts any good

            • bitm2007
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              One of the photography agencies I supply is looking for a photographer to take a portrait of Swiss player at Newcastle United Football Club.
              Who is that likely to be ?

              1. Fantasy Gold
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Schar

                1. bitm2007
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  Thanks, the money is good 400 euro. I would have taken them up on the invitation if I didn't live 460 miles away.

                  1. Paul Psychic Octopus
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 16 days ago

                    Just warn your photographer friend to be careful Schar doesn't rake his studs down his leg.

            • RamaJama
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Which defender is worth taking a hit for for the blanks?

              Max. 4.8 mill., playing Fabianski.

              Other playing defs are TAA, Digne, Pereira

              1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                maybe BOU or BUR

            • Dave Bauer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Obviously we probably won’t get any confirmation before the pressers but sounds like Lascelles will be out for a while, right?

              Only decision likely to be whether to play 10 this week or take a hit for 11.

              1. Demba Demba
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Came off with Knee injury but left stadium without any problems so not sure mate. Scharr is suspended and clark injured so we only have 2 other central defenders and if Rafa wants to play 3 at the back he'll have to start if he's OK

                1. Dave Bauer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  Interesting, maybe some good news there then. Roll on the pressers! Thanks

            • cjhewitt92
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Currently have Firmino Higuain and Rondon as Forwards

              Is this ok for the next game week or would anyone make changes

            • Ando
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              I'm using my FH chip this week because I would've only got 7 players out for next GW.

              I also brought in Brooks last GW instead of Fraser which was a mistake as I thought Wilson would be eased back in, I had 2 Liverpool defenders in Alisson and Robertson but want triple Liverpool attack against Fulham, and I fancy West Ham to keep a clean sheet against Huddersfield which is why I'm going with 3 West Ham defenders.

              Fabianski

              Rice / Fredericks / Pereira

              Salah / Mane / Hazard / Fraser

              Firmino / Vardy / Wilson

              Bench: Boruc, Chilwell, Westwood, Stankovic.

              0.7 ITB

              Thoughts? Suggestions?

              1. _figu
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 16 days ago

                7 was probably enough. Your tactic is risky but could pay off. You should gain some points this GW but 32 is going to be tough one.

                1. Dave Bauer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  Yeah, this. It’s punty as hell and if that’s what you need in your mini league etc then good luck!

                  Future weeks could be tricky so you may need to cash in big.

              2. CROCosta
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 16 days ago

                great team and agree with triple liv attack and triple whu defense. only thing i would change is pereira for bou defender and swap boruc to any non 3.9gk to save that third bou spot, or you could go tielmans instead of fraser and keep boruc. other then that nice plan 9.5/10

              3. GoonerSteve
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Played mine also, current line up is:

                Fab
                Robertson, Rice, Perreira
                Salah (c), Mane, Hazard, Fraser
                Wilson, Higuain, Vardy

            • Rhodes your boat
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Worth a -4 to do sterling to hazard and success to Wilson? Or just do sterling to hazard, leaves me with 9 or 8 players

              1. _figu
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Sure, great moves

                1. Rhodes your boat
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  Thanks mate

              2. Paul Psychic Octopus
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Do both.

                Everyone will be making pretty much the same moves this week though.

            • NoName
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Barring injuries midweek, G2G?

              Fabianski
              Alonso TAA Rice
              Salah Mane Hazard Fraser
              Vardy Higuain Wilson

              (Boruc, Tielemans Diop Connolly)

            • Roll The Dyche
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              10 outfield players should be enough for this week I reckon. Taking a hit for a GK isn't worth it unless you're fairly sure (and lucky enough) that they will get a cleanie.

              1. MTPockets
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Depends if you have a GK for gw33

            • jamie1972
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              A) Wilson & Fraser
              B) Vardy & Kante (or another 5m mid playing both 31 & 33)

            • Disturbed
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Bottomed. Chances of starting this gw?

              a. nderson
              b. albuena

              1. #FPLBhuna
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                what you've done there is just as bad as the 'fanderson' spouters

                dislike.

                but i'd say

                50%
                90%

                1. Disturbed
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  Sorry.....

                  Bored.

                  Thanks.

                  1. #FPLBhuna
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 16 days ago

                    forgive.

                    figures.

                    no probs

            • chelseabrad
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              On a FH this week, would you:
              A) Double up on Bournemouth attacking options with Wilson & King
              B) Wilson & Barnes

              1. CROCosta
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 16 days ago

                King/Wilson - Firminho - Arnautovic/Vardy would be my front 3 if free hitting

              2. TONY123
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                B to spread the risk

              3. Paul Psychic Octopus
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                I have King and am contemplating doing Barnes > Wilson as I already have 11 starting.

            • #FPLBhuna
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              how's this team for -4, decent enough? slight worry over chica now but made my bed, so i'll bloody well lie in it

              fab
              robbo - azpi - X
              salah(c) - mane - hazard - barnes
              vardy - rondon - chicha

            • RED_ARMY
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Captaining Wilson ahead of Salah, Mane, Hazard, Higuain or Vardy. Anybody with me ?

              1. Christina.
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                nope

              2. Amey
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  If Vardy can score 2 against Fulham , Salah will imo.
                  Unnecessary risk

                • RFCSPACE
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  Afraid not

              3. CROCosta
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Help for 31&33 needed, which option is better:
                A) Salah, Tielmans, Daniels (-12) (0.7itb)
                B) Maddison, Anderson, Azpilicueta (-8) (4.1 itb)

                Any of the two would give me 11 players for both blanks, A would give Salah as captain option over current Mane but less itb for future swaps, B would give worse team but a hit less and plenty of cash for later getting in Pogba and City players in gw34. Going FH in 32 and no wc available.

                1. RFCSPACE
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  Has to be A for me.

              4. My Left Ankle
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Non FPL question for anybody who can help. I have friends from overseas who would really like to see a PL game. Their only option is the Leicester v Newcastle game on April 20th. Looking at LCFC’s website, it seems like it is season tickets and members only. They checked StubHub and tickets were about £100 each. Does anybody know if Leicester always sell out and if there is a way to get reasonably priced tickets?

                Thanks Community.

                1. My Left Ankle
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  Sorry, that should be 12th April.

                2. chelseabrad
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  Twitter

                3. Demba Demba
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  How many are coming? There's tickets in the away end left

                4. Paul Psychic Octopus
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  Go and watch Sunderland instead. They keep telling us what a big club they are.

                5. Zladan
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  Don’t use StubHub or the likes, they often charge well over the odds.

                  Twitter is the best place to go.

                6. Zladan
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  Check @lcfctix for example.

                  1. My Left Ankle
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 16 days ago

                    Thanks for the tip !!