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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. RFCSPACE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Price no issue, Hazard or Fraser for 31 +33?

    1. chelseabrad
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Haz

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      hazard by miles imo

      1. RFCSPACE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        That's what I thought before this weekends games.

        1. Paul Psychic Octopus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

          Me too. Great strike by Hazard, but didn't threaten before then and his chances of big scores seem limited under Sarri.

    3. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Fraser with Wilson is a great combo on the pitch so Wilson is back I will go for Fraser

      1. RFCSPACE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Good point. And I've owned both at some point this season. Fraser has been fun. Hazard has been a nightmare. Wilson back definitely changes things.

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 15 days ago

          Plus bmouth at home is really strong so 31 and 33 at home.

      2. Paul Psychic Octopus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        As a King/Brooks owner I don't like reading this.

        1. baps sniffer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 15 days ago

          Get 3rd!!!

    4. Zladan
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Both? Who takes up the other spots in the playable front 7?

      Hazard if one or other.

  2. chelseabrad
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Is Arnie nailed?

    1. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Not at all.

  3. Gharvey
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 15 days ago

    What’s your best FH team for gw31?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      whats yours ? 🙂

      1. Gharvey
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Probably 3 pool, 3 West Ham, 3 Bournemouth with Higuain and vardy

        1. GoonerSteve
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

          Currently going with:

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

    2. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Boruc
      Robertson TAA Azplicueta
      Salah Hazard Maddison Fraser
      Wilson Rondon Vardy

      1. Gharvey
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Nice:)

      2. Zladan
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Surely Mané over Salah.

        1. jtreble
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

          LIV are away. Salah (C) here.

          1. Zladan
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 15 days ago

            I own both Salah and Mané, but if I were to FH, I would go Robbo TAA Mané as my 3 LFC.

            Salah 1G1A in 7 is terrible.

            1. jtreble
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              7 months, 15 days ago

              ... in purely “value” terms you’re correct.

        2. Paul Psychic Octopus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

          or Mane AND Salah.

          A pity West Ham are dishing up nothing we can rely upon.

  4. Amey
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Fabs
    Robbo,Clyne, Periera
    Mane, Hazard,Salah©, Fraser
    Higuain, Vardy,Barnes

    Hamer, Doherty,Awb,Jota
    Took a hit.
    What do you guys think ??

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      great team !

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Thanks buddy 🙂
        You taking any hits ??

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      One more hit to get a player that starts on your bench ? Luiz maybe ?

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 15 days ago

        0.1 itb mate 🙁

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

          I think just stick then, you should get 11 out 😉

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 15 days ago

            Yeah
            Thank you buddy !
            And yes, thanks for suggestion last gw.
            Barnes gave me 1 extra point. 😉
            Still 50 Points behind in ML

  5. Neo-Viper
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Guyssssss,

    2 FT.. ITB: 0.9m

    Patricio
    Pereira Robertson Doherty
    Salah Fanderson Pogba**Maddison
    Rashford** Aguero*** Jiminez

    Hamer Duffy AWB Ward

    Pogba Rashford Aguero to Hazard Wilson and Firmino for a hit. Yaay Or Naay?

  6. Ando
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Hi guys! I'm using my FH chip this GW. Thoughts and/or suggestions would be appreciated!

    Fabianski

    Rice / Fredericks / Pereira

    Salah / Mane / Hazard / Fraser

    Firmino / Vardy / Wilson

    Bench: Boruc, Chilwell, Westwood, Stankovic.

    0.7 ITB

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 15 days ago

      I'd try Lanzini for Fraser

      1. Ando
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Thanks for the suggestion but I don't Fancy Lanzini, just coming back from injury and seems to be sharing minutes with Nasri.

      1. Ando
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Cheers mate

  7. _sidney_will
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Who does better in just GW31?

    A) Fraser, Barnes, Puncheon

    B) Hazard+Brooks

    1. _sidney_will
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      *Ashley Barnes*

      1. Ando
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Puncheon doesn't even play, so B.

    2. captainjilflex
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      B

  8. Prison Mike
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Already have Vardy and 0.1 off Higuain... best option?

    A) Wilson & King double up

    B) Wilson & Barnes

    1. _sidney_will
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      B

    2. captainjilflex
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      B

  9. FFPro
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Top 10k avg is 7.30 players for gw31

    For those not using FH, how many players / FTs does everyone have?

    8 players + 2 FT here, going to take -4 for 11.

    1. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Will have 11 for free

    2. Irbox ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      -4 for 11

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      14 -4

    4. captainjilflex
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      10 for free or 11 for a -4

    5. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 15 days ago

      11 no hit

    6. _figu
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      That is good news. Would've thought it to be slightly bigger. Also, some FTs have been used already.

      For me, 10 and will use FT Sterling to Haz after Thursday

      1. FFPro
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        The numbers are for the top10k going into gw29, and does not include transfers made for gw30 so far

    7. Son of a Gunn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      -8 for 11

    8. Lazaretti
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      11 -4 including TAA who might have injury?

    9. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      8 players so far

    10. Tshelby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      11 for free

    11. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      -4 for 8 :/

    12. Better off with a pin and a…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      I have 11 with no transfer.

  10. J to the T
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    TMFH31T please!

    Fab (HUD)
    Chilwell (bur) TAA (ful) Luiz (eve)
    Mane (ful) Haz (eve) Salah (ful) (C) Fraser (NEW)
    Vardy (bur) Wilson (NEW) Higuain (eve)

    Subs Boruc (NEW) / Rice (HUD) Yedlin (bou)) / McDonald (LIV)

    Too many away teams?
    Was considering Arnie v HUD at home, but will he start? And West Ham look poor.....

  11. Gt1996
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    This is how im going to be lining up for GW31, bringing in Hazard and Clyne on a -4 (0.0 left ITB)

    Fabianski
    Robbo, Pereira, Clyne
    Salah, Mane, Hazard, McNeil
    Vardy, Rondon, King

    (Pat - Pogba, AWB, Bennett)

    Feeling pretty optimistic right now with a full 11. Reckon Son + Kola > Hazard + Clyne are the right moves to get this?

  12. Wheato182
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Good to go chaps?

    Fab
    TAA - Periera - Diop
    Hazard - Mane - Salah - Fraser
    Higuain - Wilson - Vardy

    Bench has no playing players tho.......

    1. GoonerSteve
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Very similar to mine I have Robertson and Rice instead of TAA and Diop. Everything else the same.

      Do you think bench players are likely to be needed?

    2. Geordienufc1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Looks like almost exactly what I would go for if I was using my free hit this week. So definitely G2G.

  13. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    why did I bring chicha in last gameweek?

    silly me 🙂

    should I hope or bin for a -4?

    1. captainjilflex
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Surely keep for HUD

      1. #FPLBhuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        got to aint I?

  14. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Finally a green arrow but wish i had captained sterling. ANyhow, 2FTs and 0.1m itb.

    - Currently have 10 Gw31 players but that includes trash like hayden/schindler and injury doubts in lascelles/TAA

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

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

  15. chelseabrad
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Pick one for this week only (on a FH):
    a) Rondon (bou)
    b) Barnes (lei)
    c) Arnie (HUD)

    1. Lazaretti
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Difficult. Maybe B as Burnley is good at home.

  16. RED_ARMY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Do we think Bmouth keep a CS vs Newcastle ?

    1. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      nope

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      They did against Chelsea and only 1 against Wolves and City last 3 home

  17. UgoSmart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Thinking of doing something different, FH 31 and face the consequences in 33. TC 32, WC 34 and BB 35. Any one with me on this? Only 5 starters in 31, so forcing my hand. 8 behind mini league rival.

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      No rather take hits

  18. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Lukaku fails to score with a xG of 2.00 😆 May be the biggest underperformer of the season so far

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Was pretty poor with finishing technique yesterday.

    2. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      pretty sure that award goes to salah for almost every game this season

      perennial underperformer XG buster of the season

      1. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        I mean the biggest underperformer in a single game. I remember once Benteke had this season something like 1.85 xG and failed to score too.

        1. #FPLBhuna
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

          ah gotcha my bad

          yeah possibly, wouldn't be surprised even then if Salah get's the accolade

      2. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Biggest underprofmer overall this season are Niasse with 0 goals and xG of 3.47 and Morrison with also 0 goals and xG of 3.46

    3. cigan
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Lukaku looks like he plays in jeans

  19. abaalan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    How does the FH chip work with team value? I.e how do I know how much I will have to spend when using the FH?

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      You have whatever you have when sell player who then comes back after FH

    2. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      I thought any price changes during the free hit are reflected in the team that is returned to you?

      1. Irbox ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        No, original squad values affected only

      2. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Your old team rises and falls as normal

  20. DantheManinaPan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Ok, here's my plan, as someone who has already used their wildcard.

    GW31: "Mini wildcard" - taken a -4 hit in order to get 8 players for GW31:

    Boruc, (Etheridge)
    Diop, David Luiz, Alexander-Arnold, (Shaw, Wan-Bissaka)
    Salah, Mane, Fraser, Puncheon, (Pogba)
    (Aguero, Jimenez, Rashford)

    GW32: Triple captain time! Plan to bring Sterling in for Salah for the DGW, and TC him or Aguero (or maybe even Pogba...)

    GW33: Free hit time! Make the best 33 squad I can (including Salah)

    Issue with this plan is I'm likely to want Salah back for 35-38, and then there's quite a lot of hokey-cokeying going on...

    Anyone got any thoughts or tips?

    1. Tshelby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      I think GW 32 should be your FH so many fixtures so many doubles could end up with a 100+. Triple captain chip little bit overrated imo

      1. TOBY1
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        according to fpl site - only 1 double in gw32?

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

          That's because 3 teams that can double in 32 and blank 33 have FA Cup during GW31

        2. Paul Psychic Octopus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

          Teams winning the FA Cup quarter final (and their PL opponents in GW33) are likely to have their fixtures moved to GW32. Especially Man City/Chelsea.

      2. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Agree

      3. DantheManinaPan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        I can already get most of the big players though... Already can own Sterling, Aguero, Pogba, Rashford, Jimenez, David Luiz and Shaw, and so the free hit will only be adding a small value imo.

        But with City (probably), Utd and Wolves all blanking 31/33, the difference between my squad and my proposed FH squad would be much greater. I've chosen 33 rather than 31 so I can do the Salah --> Sterling swap.

  21. cigan
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Looks good for -4?
    Or would you take another hit to either ship out Anderson (for Tielemans/Maddison) or get another playing defender on bench (Chilwell or Rice) as Trent might be a doubt)?

    Am doing FH 32 & WC 34

    Fabianski
    Robertson TAA Luiz
    Salah Hazard Fraser Anderson
    Vardy Barnes Rondon

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Looks fine

    2. grumpyman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      I've been mulling over taking a hit despite having 11 for next week. Think I'll hold off though, plenty will be taking 2/3 hits so if you can restrain yourself you'll start the gameweek at a real advantage over those players.

      1. cigan
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 15 days ago

        That's true - will wait with the transfers (Vardy & Fraser) until Friday anyway, hope all Liv players come through the midweek game unscathed

    3. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Looks good. Prefer Mane over Salah, but you have 2x LIV defenders.

      Risk over Fanderson is whether Pellegrini finally loses patience with him and starts Lanzini/Antonio/Nasri instead (or even Arnie).

      1. cigan
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Yeah I'd love to get Mane but I've had those 3 Liv players for weeks
        Anderson was my worst decision this season, especially as I had already sold him - just to buy him back in 2 weeks with seemingly no better options around when Sane went out of favour

  22. Paul Psychic Octopus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    My team for BGW31. Weak spots? Planning on doing Sterling > Hazard.

    Fab;
    Luiz, Robbo, Rice;
    Sterling (>Hazard), Almiron, Brooks, Mane, Salah;
    Barnes, King

    (Foster, Schar, AWB, Jimi)

    1. cigan
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Very good and the transfer looks obvious too
      Would have Vardy too but can't really justify that hit or benching anyone

  23. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    How many players people got playing this week?

    8 with a -4 for me

    1. grumpyman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      12, no hits. Although that includes Fanderson and I have no Bournemouth, Mane or Vardy.

      1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Mine includes Fanderson so actually I am 7...

    2. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      11 (was 12 before Schar's stupidity) with no hits. But I did take -8 in GW27 to get Schar, Almiron, King.

    3. ChuckN
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      8 but will likely take another 2 hits to get Salah back and Wilson for Jimi.

  24. ChuckN
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Have 8 for GW31, want Salah back though for a -4.

    Any reason to hold Sterling if I'm FH32?

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      I'm selling lose 0.1m on current price

      1. ChuckN
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Yeah I'd only lose 0.2 but I think Salah is worth getting back in vs Fulham. Feel like he will get 15+

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      not if your WCing in GW34

      1. ChuckN
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        No WC

  25. LaLaLand
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Which of Bournemouth/Leic/Chel/West Ham do we think are best to get defenders for on top of Liv?

  26. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Lossl
    Robertson, Luiz, Zabaleta
    Salah, Hazard, F.Anderson, Frasar
    Firmino, Barnes, Rondon (or AWB in GW33)

    Foster, AWB, Doherty, Pogba

    1 FT, 0.4m ITB

    Zabaleta to Mepham would give a starting 11 with good fixtures in GW's 31 and GW33 (FH in 32)

    Should I play it safe with Mepham or take a hit or two to get the likes of Mane, Maddison, Vardy, Wilson ?

  27. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Will Jimenez be in your team for gw 32? (vs bur, MAN)
    Ta.

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      depends on the budget, I might go for a cheaper option in GW32 FH, then get Jimenez back on GW34 WC.

  28. BlueEddy
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    So, I pulled the trigger on the FH chip, as was my plan. In a perfect world, what would your team be for this coming gameweek?
    My team so far:
    Fabianski (Boruc)
    Azpi Digne Rice (Stankovic, Simpson)
    Mane (c) Salah Hazard Fraser Tielemans
    Vardy Firmino (Barnes)
    This team leaves me with 0.1 ITB
    Any thoughts are welcome. Maybe should change the defence…
    Thanks

  29. FlashG
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Probably done to death so apologies but based on assumed DGW32 teams who are the best teams to make sure own players from?

  30. aleksios
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 15 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 guys.