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The Digest: Wilson’s flat-track bully tag appeals for Blank Gameweek 31

Our regular analysis of a player, team and discussion point that attracted our interest in the previous weekend’s matches returns ahead of Blank Gameweek 31.

As there are only five Premier League fixtures being contested in Gameweek 31, we have focused on those players and teams that don’t blank this coming weekend.

We also look at the importance of team value at the business end of the season.

The Player – Callum Wilson

Callum Wilson (£6.4m) has timed his return to fitness nicely.

The mid-priced Fantasy Premier League forward played for the first time since Gameweek 23 on Saturday, scoring a goal and setting up another in Bournemouth’s 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town.

With the Cherries enjoying an excellent run of fixtures over the next six Gameweeks and indeed being one of only two clubs to be at home in both Gameweeks 31 and 33 (the other being Everton, who face Chelsea and Arsenal), Wilson is a fresh name to add into the FPL forward mix in the short-to-medium term, at least.

Wilson has played three Premier League matches in 2019 and scored in all of them.

In the three games that Wilson has started this calendar year, Bournemouth are unbeaten and have scored seven goals.

We highlighted in last week’s Digest how much more potent Eddie Howe’s side are with Joshua King (£6.5m), Ryan Fraser (£6.2m), David Brooks (£5.1m) and Wilson in the side and that trend continued at the weekend against an admittedly limited Huddersfield team.

Wilson’s own individual record against sides outside of the “big six” this season is even more encouraging, given that the Cherries avoid the two Manchester clubs, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs between Gameweeks 31 and 36.

All but two of Wilson’s 20 attacking returns this season have come against the sides outside of the top six.

Wilson’s record against the “also-rans” of the Premier League in 2018/19 reads as follows:

Played16
Started15
Goals9
Assists9
Blanks5

Wilson has only blanked twice in nine home matches against non-big six sides. The Bournemouth striker has four goals and six assists in the other seven fixtures.

Wilson’s underlying stats weren’t great on Saturday – two shots on goal, one key pass – but his own attacking KPIs away from home mirror Bournemouth’s struggles on the road.

The England forward averages a chance every 33.2 minutes at the Vitality Stadium, compared to one every 50.5 minutes in away fixtures.

Wilson’s rate of shots in the box, efforts on target and key passes are also significantly superior on home soil, too – relevant statistics particularly for those Fantasy managers looking at acquiring Wilson initially only for Gameweeks 31 and 33 (and perhaps playing their Free Hit/Wildcard in Gameweeks 32 and 34).

The Team – Fulham

Many of the clubs in Premier League action this weekend have been the primary focus of our Gameweek 30 Scout Notes over the past couple of days.

One team who, for obvious reasons, haven’t quite been devoted the same amount of column inches is Fulham.

The Cottagers are by some distance the least-represented top-flight club among the leading Fantasy managers of 2018/19: there were, on average, only 0.07 Fulham players in the squads of the top 10,000 FPL bosses as of Gameweek 30.

Indeed, Fulham’s most-owned player in the top 10k is bench fodder option Aboubakar Kamara (£4.5m) – who departed for Turkish side Yeni Malatysapor in a loan move in January.

A brief analysis of Fulham is not so much taken with an eye on their own Fantasy assets ahead of Gameweek 31 but rather with a focus on how their weaknesses could be exploited by Liverpool this weekend.

While he has lost both of his matches in charge of the Cottagers, Scott Parker has at least got a reaction out of the players that looked so meek in the final weeks of Claudio Ranieri’s reign.

The battling second-half displays against Chelsea and Leicester City in Gameweeks 29 and 30 are a testament to Parker’s ability to instil a bit of pride in his Championship-bound squad, but the same failings seem to remain.

Fulham have shipped five goals with Parker at the helm, while no Premier League club has allowed more attempts on goal, shots in the box or efforts on target than the west London side over the last two Gameweeks.

While Opta deem that Fulham allowed only a combined four “big chances” in the matches against Chelsea and Leicester, there were plenty of other scares and near-misses during those games for the statistic to be taken with a pinch of salt.

Jamie Vardy (£9.0m), for instance, twice broke free of the Fulham backline in the first half on Saturday and looked poised to score before desperate, last-ditch interventions from Havard Nordtveit (£4.5m) and Joe Bryan (£4.8m) thwarted the Leicester striker. Those two situations weren’t classed as “big chances” by our data compilers.

Also encouraging for owners of Liverpool assets would be how often Leicester, under the guidance of new manager Brendan Rodgers, caught out the Cottagers with a high press in that opening 45 minutes and how much space Parker’s side left in between defence and goalkeeper.

Jurgen Klopp’s “gegenpress” would seem ideally suited to exploit this weakness and it might be that the Liverpool manager decides to adopt the same attacking 4-2-3-1 that Rodgers used at the King Power Stadium on Saturday to exact more pressure on the fragile Fulham back four.

The Cottagers have lost possession on more occasions than any other Premier League side over the last two Gameweeks, seeing only 41.1% of the ball. Two of the goals that Parker’s troops conceded against the Foxes came from their own errors.

Another observation to share is how much of a weakness Denis Odoi (£4.4m) looks at right-back.

While Bryan played well and largely nullified the threat of Demarai Gray (£5.4m), Odoi had a nightmare up against the promising but still raw Harvey Barnes (£5.5m) down Leicester’s left.

Parker’s decision to play a left-winger – be it Ryan Sessegnon (£6.0m) or Ryan Babel (£5.5m) – on the right flank has often left Odoi exposed, too, such is their relative inexperience in that role or their proclivity to cut infield.

Parker has the option of recalling Cyrus Christie (£4.2m) at right-back, of course, but that position has been a problem for Fulham all season: the Cottagers have conceded more chances from their right flank than they have from the central and left zones in 2018/19, while no club has allowed more opportunities to be created from their right wing than Fulham this calendar year.

Sadio Mane (£9.9m) and Andrew Robertson (£6.9m) might have a field day down Liverpool’s left, then, when the Reds visit Craven Cottage on Sunday.

Offensively, Fulham have scored in five of their last six home matches.

Under Parker, they sit in the bottom seven for big chances created, shots in the box and overall goal attempts, though have indeed registered the same amount of efforts on target as Liverpool over the last two Gameweeks.

Certainly, there would seem more chance of Fulham scoring against Klopp’s side than keeping a clean sheet: the Cottagers are the only Premier League side without a shut-out in 2019 and have conceded two or more goals in each of their last ten top-flight fixtures.

The Talking Point – Team Value

A significant proportion of Fantasy managers face something of a crossroads as we approach Blank Gameweek 31.

Those FPL bosses who are not deploying their Free Hit chip this weekend may have a bit of dilemma regarding the players they have value tied up in.

The likes of Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, Matt Doherty and Raul Jimenez are all without a Premier League fixture in both Gameweeks 31 and 33, while Manchester City assets such as Sergio Aguero are only a win over Swansea City away from doing likewise (Pep Guardiola’s side are assured of a blank this weekend, of course).

What those five players above have in common is that they have all risen in cost considerably, either from their starting price back in August or from a mid-season low.

Jimenez had jumped from £5.5m to £6.9m, Pogba from £7.8m to £9.0m and Doherty from £4.4m to £5.5m.

All three of those players have begun to come down in price over the last week or so, while Rashford, who had leapt from £6.7m to a high of £7.8m, has done likewise.

Fantasy managers who own one or more of the above may now face a choice between cashing in their valuable assets in order to acquire players with fixtures in the Blank Gameweeks or retaining their services in order to maintain team value ahead of the Gameweeks in which they plan to use their Free Hit and second Wildcard – if they still have those chips, of course.

The question has to be asked: do FPL bosses want the likes of Pogba and Doherty back, if sold?

The answer might well be yes, as both Wolves and Manchester United will enjoy two Double Gameweeks.

For the ‘Free Hit in Gameweek 32/Wildcard in Gameweek 34’ brigade, re-obtaining Pogba, Jimenez et al will be straightforward enough in that hits won’t have to be taken – but team value will have been damaged as a result of any sales ahead of Gameweek 31.

Retaining a decent team value has to be of some importance for the Double Gameweeks ahead, particularly as the rearranged fixtures have still to be announced and we don’t yet know how many premium assets we will covet when these doubles finally roll around.

There are always options, however.

Taking a £0.5m loss on Doherty, for example, might make a Fantasy manager unable to bring the Irish wing-back in, should their transfer budget be stretched to the limit.

Would Jonny (£4.3m) be such an awful alternative for the Double Gameweeks and remaining fixtures, however, given that Doherty hasn’t banked a double-digit haul since Gameweek 8 and has only averaged 2.86 points per match since?

Another factor to consider is how busy a month Wolves and in particular Manchester United might have.

Should Wolves prevail in their FA Cup quarter-final, would Nuno Espirito Santo rest some of his key players (as he has done previously when three matches fall within a week) in the Double Gameweek 32 match at Old Trafford ahead of the cup semi-final which takes place just days later?

Manchester United, meanwhile, will play twice a week throughout the whole of April should they reach the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer demonstrated in the win over Fulham in Gameweek 26, which took place three days before United faced PSG in the Champions League, that he would not be averse to resting big names (or managing their minutes) in league matches should he deem it necessary.

As ever with these things, a balance has to be struck.

Selling all three of Pogba, Jimenez and Doherty in one fell swoop ahead of Blank Gameweek 31, for example, might lose £1.5m in market value and would perhaps be folly given the uncertainty over the Double Gameweeks ahead.

Offloading one or perhaps even two of these profit-making assets isn’t a strategy to be pooh-poohed though, particularly as we have just eight Gameweeks of the season remaining and team value counts for very little once the final ball of 2018/19 has been kicked.

MINUS FOUR’s hot topic on this very subject prompted some excellent discussion and sandwich analogies, and is a recommend read.

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  1. Stoic
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    A. Smith is a troll

  2. Kasper the ghost keeper
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Chances of Lovren starting the next one?

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 12 days ago

      less than 20% imo

  3. JURGEN FLOPP #BOTTLEJOB
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Hows my team looking for 31 after taking a hit?

    Fabianski
    VanDijk Chilwell TAA Ake
    Anderson Salah Hazard Brooks
    Arnautovic Wilson

    1. Samwise
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Would you consider FH?

        1. JURGEN FLOPP #BOTTLEJOB
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          why I have 11 GW31 players

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          What an odd suggestion.

      • altan8797
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        looks really good for just one hit.

      • DandyDon
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Good. Jealous of arnautovic. Glad I’m getting rid of Anderson myself though! Don’t fancy another hit for Leicester midfielder?...maybe wk 33 better for that

      • Erez Avni
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        which dual will score more in gw 31?

        a. haz & boruc
        b. wilson & fabianski

        ederson (hamer)
        digne robi pereira (wan doh)
        salah mane snodgrass felipe (pogba)
        vardy rondon (jimenez)

        cheers!

        1. JURGEN FLOPP #BOTTLEJOB
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          b

        2. WeekendSoldier
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          b

        3. Erez Avni
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          no love fir hazard?

      • WeekendSoldier
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Advice for GW 31 would be greatly appreciated... Son, Rashford, Jiménez out (for -8 and exact funds) for:

        a) Mané, Wilson, Rondon
        or
        b) Pedro, Wilson, Higuain

        Fabianski

        Luiz Pereira Robertson

        Salah (c) *Son Anderson Fraser

        Vardy *Rashford *Jiménez

        Bench: Ryan, Pogba, Wan B, Bennett

        1. Samwise
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Not pedro

          • Don Van White Jam
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            A all day.

          • Boris Bodega
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            a

        2. Scratch
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Worth doing Hojbjerg -> Maddison / Brooks(-4) and bench my Burnley def ?

          1. Jammyfpl
              2 months, 12 days ago

              I don’t think it’s worth taking a hit if you already have 11, gives you at least a 4 point advantage over most this week already!

          2. Dele
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Pogba, Son, Jimenez >>> Fraser, Hazard, Wilson.

            No brainer? FH32.

            1. Scratch
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Depends if you lose a load of value on Pogba & Jimenez since you may want them back for 34 onwards

          3. Boris Bodega
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Aaaargh....convince me NOT to play my triple captain chip on Salah this weekend....soooooo tempting!

            1. Flapjack ✅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              He’s not in form.

              However TC is overrated. Just play it when you feel confident one week about your captain.

              1. Boris Bodega
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Yes...but it's Fulham

                1. Flapjack ✅
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Ok well I tried to convince you. Do it

            2. fr3ddy
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 12 days ago

              His EO % will be close to 200 anyway so not that exciting imo

              1. GreenWindmill
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Doesn't affect whether or not it's a good use of the chip though unless you're only playing for excitement. Kudos if so, there are plenty of times I wish that was all I cared about!

                1. Flapjack ✅
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Exactly. Come the end of the season all that matters is what your TC scored. That figure is what the chip was worth for you

            3. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              FOrm mate.

              1. Boris Bodega
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Form is temporary, and if any fixture is going to get him back to scoring its this one!

                1. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Do it then. Definitely not for me.

            4. Ain't Nobody Like Tom …
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              I was in the same boat. The only thing that’s convinced me not to is that it’s not 100% confirmed where the other double gameweeks are going to fit in. I’ll be seething if a top 6 team ends up with a random double outside of 32/35 having already played the chip.

              1. Boris Bodega
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Thanks, that's calmed the adrenaline down a bit.

            5. Boris Bodega
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Actually, assuming Salah plays 90 minutes today, would that make Fulham an idea fixture to rest him for?

              1. fr3ddy
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Nope

              2. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Maybe Huddersfield at home is more likely.

                1. Boris Bodega
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Ah now that helps. DGWs will be largely done and dusted by then I imagine too. Cheers 🙂

                  1. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    No probs.

            6. Jᴀʀᴠish
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Do what you want mate - don't listen to us plebs.

              1. Flapjack ✅
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                He should build a time machine and listen to me when I said TC Aguero or sterling for the DGW or you’ll have to risk a SGW punt 😉

                1. Boris Bodega
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  I am ashamed to admit that I had neither player that week...still stings

                  1. Flapjack ✅
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    I’m sure you’ve done well other weeks.

                    Honestly I wouldn’t plan your TC. You’ll have a captain you’re confident over before the end of the season and then just go for it then.

                    It sounds like you’re not over the moon with Salah this week if you’re questioning it

                    You’ll know when

                2. Jᴀʀᴠish
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  You need to mention this more

                  1. Flapjack ✅
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    I’m gonna start a podcast

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

              Do it, make sense

            8. The Overthinker
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              He hasn't scored from an open play away from home since 20th of December

            9. Nomar
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Fulham can’t defend, that much we all know is true.

              But right now, Salah can’t finish either.

              That’s the problem TC’ing him for me. No matter how bad ‘The Fools’ are if he can’t finish his chances it won’t make any difference.

          4. MTPockets
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            "play twice a week"

            1. Skonto Rigga
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Oops.

          5. Ain't Nobody Like Tom …
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            I’ve managed to get 13 players for GW31 without taking a hit, but unfortunately it’s missing a few key players. It’s against my better judgement, as I feel even just having a full contingent is enough of an advantage, but I’m somewhat considering a hit or two to rejig my team a tad:

            Fabianski (Boruc)
            Robertson Pereira Diop (Lascelles, Doherty)
            Salah Hazard Maddison Snodgrass (Pogba)
            Firmino Higuaín King

            Would quite like to switch to double pool defense and get Vardy in, but again, think that’s being a tad too perfectionist. Thoughts?

            1. Flapjack ✅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              You’ll be getting an advantage by not taking hits.
              So .. no.

            2. MTPockets
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              I'd leave it, but who knows hit could work

            3. Boris Bodega
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              I would leave it as is personally.

            4. grumpyman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              I'm in a similar situation with 12, but no Wilson, Mane, Higuaín, Vardy, Fraser. Could get some chaff out for a hit but as the post above says, so many people are taking hits that taking none is a powerful differential this week. I'm not going to throw that away. If the popular free-hit choices I've mentioned don't perform we're looking at a big green arrow. If they do the red arrow should be small because we've not taken hits. That's my thinking anyway.

            5. bench boost for every gamew…
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              It´s pretty much the same and you have King who is on pens. Snodgrass is a nice diff with set pieces vs Hudders and double West ham def could be lethal if they keep cs and most of the other teams don´t. Firmino is one of the most powerful diffs this week.

          6. finnish92
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 12 days ago

            A) Murphy, Aguero, Jimenez --> Fraser, Wilson, Vardy (-8)? Then I got 10 players for this gw and 3 forwards...
            B) Murphy, Aguero --> Fraser, Wilson (-4)?

            Will FH in gw 32

            1. Jammyfpl
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Both good moves for me mate, depends if you are worried about your value in Jiménez and if you want him back

            2. sunnyh
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Looking a bit ahead, what are you thinking regarding MCI assets? They have some nice fixtures with some DGWs sprinkled in, but would any be worth investments in your WC with so many games in April?

              Will Pep's rotation policy come back and haunt us or will players like Aguero and Sterling be too valuable to pass up in the run in, even with risks of heavy rotation

              1. MTPockets
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                While Aguero/Sterling are fit they'll very likely be in my team

              2. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Ederson and Aguero at least for me.

              3. Boris Bodega
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Ederson is really the only nailed player, and is followed by Aguero and Sterling, both of whom will be subject to rotation. It's a case of pick and hope.

              4. Flapjack ✅
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                I’m gonna stick with Ederson sterling and Kun. They’ve done me well. Wouldn’t consider anything else.

            3. morga142
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Foster
              Robertson TAA D. Luiz Pereira
              Hazard(v) Salah(c) Maddison Fraser
              Barnes Wilson

              Patricio Jimenez Pogba AWB

              Thinking of going no goalie this week as it would cost me a -4 to get one in (Fabianski or Boruc). All good or -4 worth it to get a goalie?

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

                I don't think a keeper is worth a hit at any point during the season.

              2. MTPockets
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Awkward because Foster may play next week
                wat-cry cup game starts before deadline, so if you're lusky may get a hint on result

              3. Ain't Nobody Like Tom …
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                I’d do it, assuming you’re rocking the same team for 33.

                Watford may not have a fixture then either, and Patrício definitely doesn’t, so in essence as long as whoever you bring in plays both weeks, even if they only score 2 points each week, the hit will cost a net zero.

            4. BananaMan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              So whats the current feelings towards taking a hit to squeeze another player for GW31?
              Where is the threshold?
              9 is enough?

              ***
              Robertson - Rice - Alonso
              Hazard - Salah(C) - Almiron - Brooks
              Vardy - Arnie - ***

              1. Flapjack ✅
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                I’m doing a -8 for 10 plus Lascelles. Maybe 11 for a -12

                It depends how your team looks for 33?

                I wouldn’t take a hit for a keeper. However if you don’t have one for 31 or 33 I’d 100% do a hit for Boruc or Fab

                1. Flapjack ✅
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Plus Alonso is risky too..

              2. Garlana
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Im Taking as many hits as I need to get 11, it's sort of only -2 if appearance points remain at 2, also it's not just for one gameweek, gw31 and 33. Also it's just a game and it's fun... sometimes.

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

                  This game stopped being fun about 5 seasons ago.

            5. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Currently on 9 players.
              A. Rashford to Wilson.
              B. Above and Pogba to Fraser.
              I have Bednarek who plays gw 33.

              1. Flapjack ✅
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Yeah Bednarek plays Liverpool GW33. I have Valery and dunno if I want him playing and he’s a goal threat !

                Just do both

                1. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Yeah thinking it’s a fairly simple decision.

                  1. Flapjack ✅
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Bed can still be an emergency bit of bench insurance but most likely he gets say 0 or 1 points !

              2. fr3ddy
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 12 days ago

                B

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

              Got 10 players playing
              A) Son -> Hazard
              B) Kun and Son -> Hazard and Wilson (-4)

              1. Flapjack ✅
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                A. As you don’t need 12

                1. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Not entirely sure what he means. Totally don’t take a hit to have 12.

              2. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                This is a bit confusing. Will A give you 11?

                1. Tshelby
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Yeah sorry. Currently have 10 playing players and one FT so A would give me 11. Forgot to mention one of them is Billing

                  1. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    I wouldn’t hit to get 12.

            7. Hands Guber
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Hazard scored a goal at the death against Wolves - why on earth are people going for him this week even with a DGW the following week?

              I mean I guess I answered my own question but still find it odd that he scores a late Worldie and then people still want to spend that outlay.

              1. Flapjack ✅
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                I’m getting purely because I have an abundance of cash available from the sale of sterling and Kun and I’m trying to maintain rank.

                Defensive manoeuvre and tbh he’s more of an asset than Harvey Barnes

                1. Hands Guber
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  fair enough, I'm shipping Sterling too and can do it but I just can't see the sense but also I just can't stand spending that on him and so often being annoyed by him doing nothing! Hope it works out for you.

                  1. Flapjack ✅
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Who are you getting then ?

                    He will start for me 31 and 33 and then WC out.

                    Not a fan of him for FPL, barely owned him this season but seems an ok guy for the blanks

              2. MeatPieSausageRoll
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  I don’t get the significance of it being late? Why does it matter when he scored it?

                  1. Hands Guber
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Significance is he had 2 points and from a very very late strike got 10 - only for that strike I don't think anyone would be looking at him this week.

                • Hotdogs for Tea
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Because he plays in 2 gameweeks when others do not have a game 🙂

              3. Tosa86
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 12 days ago

                My FPL team:

                fabianski
                vvd - robertson - pereira lascelles
                billing - hazard - salah (c) - F.Anderson
                vardy (vC) - rondon

                etherdige - doherty - jimenez - pogba

                My idea:
                GW 31 -> one move? jimmy --> wilson?
                GW32 --> FH
                GW33 --> ?
                GW34 --> WC

                any suggestion?
                thanks

                1. Jammyfpl
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Looks like a nice plan mate, I’m doing pretty much the same!

                2. chrisleesmith
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  *twice a week throughout April

                  1. Nomar
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Lucky you.

                    Twice a year, if Im lucky these days....

                    1. NIKO.
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      😀

                3. Trondero
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Sterling + Son + Rashford + (pogba / kamara) to

                  A: hazard + Wilson + Mane - 4
                  B: Mane + Wilson + Fraser - 4
                  C: hazard + mane + fraser + Wilson/vardy
                  D: Mane + Vardy + Wilson + Fraser

                  1. Trondero
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    C and D - 8

                  2. donlobatto
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    B or D - how many players for GW31 do you have before these moves?
                    If more than 6 then B is prob enough

                4. Merlinho
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Argh this Higuain illness. I was looking at Bennett and Aguero to Luiz and Higuain this week for a hit...now I just don’t know what to do..I could bring in Fraser for Son instead...

                  1. donlobatto
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Source? Damn!

                    1. The Overthinker
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      Reddit I suppose

                      1. donlobatto
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        Thanks mate. Saw it after I questioned it. V annoying!

                      2. Nomar
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        Dave McIntyre.

                        My source for all things QPR related.

                  2. Flapjack ✅
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    It begins.

                    1. donlobatto
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      What do you reckon Flapjack - is this an "illness" that will cause panic for nothing?

                      I have Hig already since last GW but was planning on not bothering with Haz this week as Hig could be enough ... if he's out may throw a spanner in the works!

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

                        I look upon it as bit of a positive, hasn’t travelled, not actually injured, will find out more soon

                        1. donlobatto
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 12 days ago

                          Sensible words

                5. donlobatto
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  All things considered, I think this will be my move tonight:
                  Sterling, Jimi > Fraser, Vardy (-4)

                  This will give me this team:
                  3.2itb
                  Fab
                  Robbo, TAA, Luiz, Pereira
                  Salah (C), Fraser, Maddison
                  Higuain, Vardy, Barnes
                  (Hamer) (Pogba*, Doherty, JWP)

                  Do you think this is enough and can consider Pogba > Haz in GW33 for free if he looks worth it for 1GW (FH32/WC34) or will Haz finally find himself vs EVE and justify an additional -4 this week?

                  Thanks gents - apologise for pretty much asking the same question in 20 different ways over the past few days - I've started to annoy myself now also

                6. zotter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Aguero to Wilson for free and bench Digne. Lose 0.3 on Aguero tho

                  Or Almiron to brooks. Play Digne

                7. Numb
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Higuaín out by the sounds of it

                  1. TLF
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    On the town ?

                  2. Flapjack ✅
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Thank god I waited

                    I feel like more stuffs gonna happen this week. Mayhem before IB

                    1. Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      Looks like he is ill and missed training.
                      Could just be a cold.

                      1. Numb
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        Can’t see him playing at the weekend. Not at his age.

                        1. GreenWindmill
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 12 days ago

                          😆 How old are you trying to make him seem?

                          1. Numb
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 12 days ago

                            He’s no spring chicken.

                            1. GreenWindmill
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 12 days ago

                              He's a 31 year old athlete! Pretty sure age is no barrier to recovering from illness for him.

                          2. Rupert The Horse
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 12 days ago

                            🙂

                  3. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    What’s going on?

                    1. JURGEN FLOPP #BOTTLEJOB
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      he missed training today with illness

                      1. Rupert The Horse
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        Thanks. Just seen.

                  4. GreenWindmill
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Would be fine by me, don't actually trust Chelsea away to Everton *that* much. Only issue is it probably forces me into thinking about a West Ham attacker and I was fairly settled on the frankly idiotic triple Hammers defence. Ah well, something to worry about on Saturday morning I guess.

                  5. donlobatto
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    So annoying as I was planning on going without Haz this week and relying on Hig and Luiz being enough. If he's out it's making me think I need Haz 'just in case'.... grrr

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

                    Ban

                    1. Numb
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      FFS Tweets!

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

                        Mate, you do this all the time, you make these type of posts to twist the truth to try to be clever - he is out of Europa League game but you deliberately neglected to mention that or link the tweet.

                        It’s childish at best, I really don’t know what you get from this?

                        1. Rupert The Horse
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 12 days ago

                          Checked a few sites and there is genuine concern that he’ll miss the Everton game tbf.

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

                            It’s how he put it up, deliberately being vague, causing the worst kind of confusion, deliberately - does it all the time, childish and unnecessary

                            1. Buzzy
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 12 days ago

                              Illness.
                              "He had fever after the Premier League match for two days, so yesterday we decided to leave him at home to recover for the next match."

                              source football london- sarri press conference

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

                                Exactly

                8. JURGEN FLOPP #BOTTLEJOB
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  TC TAA anyone ?

                  1. Flapjack ✅
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Rotation risk is small but evident

                    1. Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      Just like me pecker.

                      1. Nomar
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        Steady!

                        1. Rupert The Horse
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 12 days ago

                          Not always.

                          1. Nomar
                            • 9 Years
                            2 months, 12 days ago

                            Filthy beggar!

                            1. Rupert The Horse
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              2 months, 12 days ago

                              Not disputing that. That’s why she walks funny.

                              1. Nomar
                                • 9 Years
                                2 months, 12 days ago

                                Must be a right ‘mare!

                9. BananaMan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  So I've got Aguero in my team.
                  Blanks this week.
                  I FH 32.
                  If they beat Swansea at the weekend he will blank 33 as well.

                  I've got 9 lined up for GW31.

                  Augero -> Firminho (-4)

                  Worth the hit?

                  1. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Much like my wife, that’s a tight one.

                    1. zotter
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      Yes probably given 33 too

                      1. Rupert The Horse
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        She’s 34.

                    2. Nomar
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      Oeer, missus!

                  2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      Any striker against Fulham is worth the hit. See what they did to Vardy's ceiling!

                      1. Hakim Ziyech
                          2 months, 12 days ago

                          Hahaha. The party was huge last gw, I hope for another fun this weekend

                    • zotter
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      Have a sneaky feeling Ashley barnee could do well this week. Leicester defence poor

                      1. dbeck
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        I agree, I can see Burnley winning

                        1. Old Man
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 12 days ago

                          Agreed, sigh. Our defence is useless. 2015/16 is a long time ago.

                      2. tisza
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        I'm an owner but concerned he's scored all his goals for the season. Nice little burst but it's over.

                      3. Nomar
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        I think this as well.

                      4. Distinctly Average
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        I’d love that!

                        Have him and no Bournemouth cover

                    • dbeck
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      Prioritise vardy or Wilson? I can only get one to play alongside Barnes and rondon

                      1. zotter
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        Wilson.

                        1. dbeck
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 12 days ago

                          Cheers leaning that way

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

                        Might say Vardy on this one. Seems like Leicester have upped their game

                      3. shearer9
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        Vardy for me. Wilson had two shots on the weekend and is injury prone while Vardy has been running riot.

                    • MTPockets
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      Does anyone know for sure if free-hit transfers count for price changes?

                      1. Rupert The Horse
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        No they don’t.

                    • zotter
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      Is Aguero likely to drop price tonight

                      1. Tshelby
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        Could happen! Will probably happen this week

                      2. Nomar
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        Hope so, as that way he will only cost me £0.1 or nothing to buy him back on WC.