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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
Goals 9
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. The Overthinker
    • 2 Years
    12 days, 9 hours ago

    Anybody captaining not so famous player? Going against the crowd?

    1. Jammyfpl
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      Haha name checks out, I’m on salah no doubt

    2. Jacky boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      Vardy if that counts

  2. donlobatto
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    12 days, 9 hours ago

    For GW31?:

    A) Wilson, Fraser
    B) Wilson, Haz
    C) Vardy, Fraser

    I already have Higuain (I know may be out), Luiz, Maddison and Pereira if that makes any difference

    Leaning towards C and having the option to bring Haz for Pogba in GW33 for 1GW in case it seems worth it....

    What think you?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      B

    2. Jammyfpl
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      B

    3. pingissimus
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      C

      Fraser covers Wilson and Vardy has Huddersfield in 33

  3. shearer9
    • 2 Years
    12 days, 9 hours ago

    Anyone TCing Salah?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      Some considering it but it’s a no from me.

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      considering but will probably not

      fulham conceded a similar amount at home to hudds away so not much in it. if there was another bgw though that could tempt me, even if it were brighton

    3. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      what with the form he's in?! I doubt whether I'll give him the armband

      1. shearer9
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 9 hours ago

        Goals are imminent. Fulham are dire. I appreciate there are many more opportunities to TC before the end of the season however.

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          12 days, 9 hours ago

          I’ll probably just cap Mane.

        2. The Overthinker
          • 2 Years
          12 days, 9 hours ago

          Captaining Robbo probably

        3. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          12 days, 9 hours ago

          If I do captain him then it would only be a hedge (shield in the popular parlance) against everyone captaining him. Jury out.

      2. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        12 days, 9 hours ago

        "form" isnt really predictive imo

    4. Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      Ridiculous shout with his form

  4. Bag on your head
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    12 days, 9 hours ago

    Any Bournemouth ITK out there?

    or anybody else:

    Who's more nailed, Clyne or Daniels?

    1. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      Daniels

    2. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      Clyne.

      Rico could play in Daniels position.

    3. Bag on your head
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      Thanks, that's pretty clear then....

  5. Dare to Dedede
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 9 hours ago

    I lose the same 0.5 off either player, which should I do?

    a) Jimenez --> Firmino

    b) Pogba --> Mane

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      B. Quite easily.

    2. Jammyfpl
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      B all day

    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      B

    4. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      B of course

    5. Freddiebell
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      B of course

  6. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    12 days, 9 hours ago

    Son+Kun >> Hazard+Wilson (-4)? Leaves me this 11...

    Fabianski
    TAA • Digne • Rice
    Salah • Mané • FAnders • Almirón • Hazard
    Vardy • Wilson
    (Button / Schar* / Bednarek* / Kamara*)

    1. Jammyfpl
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      Good moves mate and nice team, love the Almirón pick 😉

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 9 hours ago

        Aye 😀

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      Very nice.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 9 hours ago

        Thanks mate! Appreciate the input 🙂 only slight downside is dropping Kun but it might only be 0.2-0.3 if I want him back

    3. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      Lovely mate. If I bring in those 2 I have to forego Vardy

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 9 hours ago

        Thanks mate

  7. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    12 days, 9 hours ago

    Do I take a hit to get 11 playing?

    Fabs
    Taa vvd pereira
    Salah hazard Fraser
    Wilson Barnes rondon

    Going to let Pogba and sterling sit on my bench so it’d be a defender

    Have Bennett and Doherty, happy to trade in either

    1.1 mil itb

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      Probably not. Only one worth it might have been Robbo and that’s not possible

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        12 days, 9 hours ago

        You don’t think a Chelsea defender is worth it considering it’s be for 31 & 33?

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          12 days, 9 hours ago

          In the long run it might just about pay off yeah

          1. EMBOLOFAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            12 days, 9 hours ago

            its worth it for 31 alone

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      I've 10 also and I will pull the trigger this gameweek with 10(No hits needed)

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        12 days, 9 hours ago

        Yeah I’m torn on azpi

        I’m happy with the ten, but see the potential for a hit to pay out over 31 & 33 eve WHU

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          12 days, 9 hours ago

          I' ve Luiz myself but tbh Chelsea are just so unpredictable in keeping clean sheets. I still fancy their defence but for a hit this gw, Personally I wouldn't. A lot of people will be taking hits, I will rather relax with the 10 than take a hit for a defender

          1. Hakim Ziyech
            12 days, 9 hours ago

            Everton could even score, you still could after this gw but I get your point

          2. EMBOLOFAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            12 days, 9 hours ago

            azpi and luiz both have over 4ppg

  8. Dare to Dedede
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 9 hours ago

    Thoughts on this FH team?

    Allison
    Rice / Diop / Azpi
    Salah / Mane / Brooks / Fraser / Hazard
    Wilson / Higuain

    1. Distinctly Average
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      You better hope Bournemouth spank Newcastle

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        12 days, 9 hours ago

        Don’t see lots of goals in that one personally

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      Not sure on rice and Diop

      1. Dare to Dedede
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 9 hours ago

        Who else this GW do you think will score goals?

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          12 days, 9 hours ago

          Barnes home to Leicester instead of brooks

          Ake instead of diop

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      Nice. Just keep an eye on Higuain to see if he’s out. Otherwise go Vardy or punt on Arnie.

    4. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      would probably 3x west ham defence

    5. Freddiebell
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      Don't like higuain. Vardy is a much better pick because of gw31 & 33

  9. LordEllison
    • 3 Years
    12 days, 9 hours ago

    Got 8 players for GW31 Anything worth a -4?

    Fabianski
    Wan Bissaka* - Robertson - TAA
    Hazard- Pogba* - Salah(C) - Brooks
    Aguero* - Vardy - Wilson

    Subs: Guaita* - Kolasinac* - Doherty* - Hojbjerg*.

    Thanks for the help

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      i'd probably be taking at least a -8

  10. teriyaki 69
    • 2 Years
    12 days, 9 hours ago

    which Chelsea defender is worth a -4 over 31 and 33?

    1. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      Azpi or Rudiger.

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      Azpi

    3. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      This is my dilemma

      I’ve been considering azpi or Luiz but mainly azpi

      Just not sure it’s worth the -4, might just make the move for 33

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        12 days, 9 hours ago

        Definitely worth it if your defender misses both weeks.

      2. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        12 days, 9 hours ago

        it's worth it for this week alone. 40% chance of CS (according to bookies)

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          12 days, 9 hours ago

          Yeah that’s not bad odds

      3. pingissimus
        12 days, 9 hours ago

        But you also get them for a nice probable double in 32

    4. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      worth it for this week alone (just)

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        12 days, 9 hours ago

        any of them

  11. Girth Brooks
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 9 hours ago

    When do we find out if more teams are in the DWG 32?

    Thinking about using my TC this week and FH - unless it's only Man U with a DWG next week and if so then I can probably just hold my FH.

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      Well after the FA cup ties are played.

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      Plus it’s impossible for only Man U to have a double.

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      there will be loads of games

    4. Freddiebell
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      There will be more dg week teams in 32

  12. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    12 days, 9 hours ago

    After use of my two free transfers I will have 10 players.

    a. play 10
    b. take a -4 point hit

    Boruc
    Robertson, Diop, Pereira, Stankovic
    Salah, Fraser, Mane, Hazard, (Pogba)
    Wilson

    Foster, Doherty, Rashford, Jimenez
    0.6 mil and chips in the bank

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      Could consider Rondon.

      1. fc_skrald
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        12 days, 9 hours ago

        Thanks. I have been considering him, but I think I should avoid him with Boruc in the goal

  13. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    12 days, 9 hours ago

    Why are people ignoring Mane's atrocious away form?

    1. clodhopper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      FEAR

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 9 hours ago

        Just 3 goals all season away from home.

        1. Whazza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          12 days, 9 hours ago

          Well he didn't play Huddersfield and Burnley away 😉
          But he's a homeboy, I agree.

          1. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            12 days, 9 hours ago

            & Bournemouth only 25 mins

    2. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      It's Fulham

    3. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      Ignoring as in bringing him in?

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 9 hours ago

        Yeah.

    4. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      Tbf the recent away matches were tough - I don’t have him but I still think he’s a better captain option than salah who’s been nothing but a disappointment of late

    5. Dare to Dedede
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      Some of us aren't 😉

    6. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      Good general form and it’s Fulham. But you seem decided.

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 9 hours ago

        I prefer Firmino but there are too many forwards I want in 31.

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          12 days, 9 hours ago

          Firmino a great shout but I’m in the same situation.

    7. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      because it doesn't really mean anything

    8. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      I'm not. Going to triple up with Salah, Robo, and TAA.

      Tranferring in Robo this week who has four clean sheets and an assist in his last 6 away matches.

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

      Because there is limited choice in a blank gameweek and its Fulham 🙂

  14. thunder_mike
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    12 days, 9 hours ago

    Think I am bringing in Mane and Wilson (waiting until fixtures pressers are over), who else for GW31, can bring in one of the others for GW33.
    A) Haz
    B) Vardy
    C) Higuain

    Fab
    Robbo Digne
    Salah Brooks Almiron
    Barnes

    1. Tsparkes10
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      B

    2. Freddiebell
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      A or B forget C

  15. Whazza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    12 days, 9 hours ago

    With Robbo my only defender, is it worth a -4 or -8 for one or two more? (FT used, FH32 and no WC...)

    Currently got Kolasinac, Doherty, AWB & Bednarek blanking.

    1. Tsparkes10
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      2 imo. Try bring in Ake and Rice?

      1. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        12 days, 9 hours ago

        Forgot to mention I've got 3 Bou already. But which 1-2 of my blankers need to go? Got a little banked so could possibly get a Che def or Pereira

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      liverpool, west ham and chelsea def all worth a hit this week in isolation vs not fielding a player

      1. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        12 days, 9 hours ago

        Agree, unsure about West Ham though as they play Chelsea away in 33

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          12 days, 9 hours ago

          doesn't matter. worth it this week alone. 58% implied odds of CS

  16. Barca_Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    12 days, 9 hours ago

    Have 10 for GW 31 .. had planned to transfer out Sterling to get in the 11th on a FT . With doubts over Lascelles and Higu .. shiuld i be doing a -8 to cover all bases. or just restrict to -4 maybe ? or just use the FT on Sterling ?

  17. Dare to Dedede
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 9 hours ago

    Firmino has a better xGs than Mane for away games.

    Just sayin.....

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      more likely to be variance than anything meaningful. liverpool don't really set up any differently away from home

      1. Fantasy Gold
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 8 hours ago

        Firmino was a star for me last season, yet not owned once yet this season.

        Tricky player to fit in at his price point when you factor in Vardy

  18. Tsparkes10
    12 days, 9 hours ago

    Think im gonna go Mane less. Too much hassle in taking out VVD as have triple pool and will regret if VVD ends up hauling. For 31 and 33:

    A) Ake (442)
    B) Madisson (Have Vardy... 352)
    C) King (Have Wilson and Fraser.. 343)

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      b

  19. Tabbara
    • 2 Years
    12 days, 9 hours ago

    Which trio is better:
    A: Brooks, Vardy and Van djik/Robertson
    B: Wilson, Rice and Mané

    Players that will be transferred are: Aguero, Puncheon and Bennett
    Have Salah and TAA

    Thanks

    1. Tsparkes10
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      B but Ake over Rice?

  20. Fantasy Gold
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 9 hours ago

    Which do you prefer?

    A) Azpi and Wilson

    B) Rice and Higuain

    Thanks!

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      a

    2. Tsparkes10
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      A Fo sure

    3. kalmoffit
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      B

    4. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      A.

    5. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      A comfortably.

      1. Fantasy Gold
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 8 hours ago

        Thanks guys

    6. Freddiebell
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      A wouldn't want either in B

  21. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    12 days, 9 hours ago

    #LFC: Alisson; Trent, Matip, VVD, Robertson; Milner Henderson Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane.

    Can just see it now, Milner or Fabinho filling in against Fulham and an 'international injury' for Trent to protect him for the run in as the only RB.

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      seems to be an ongoing myth on here that trent is often rested when fit. has happened 2 times this season iirc

      1. Fantasy Gold
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 9 hours ago

        Rainer does have a valid point here though.

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      gomez will be back after intl break

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 8 hours ago

        Gomez is the 2nd best CB at the club, Trent the starting RB.

    3. Mysterion
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 9 hours ago

      Nah, start and come off at 85' again with that 'international injury' 😉

    4. TRASH BOAT
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      yeah i have lascelles as well so i might have to factor this in on a transfer

  22. bigdip
    • 6 Years
    12 days, 9 hours ago

    Any hits worth making? (No FT and 0 ITB)
    Fabianski (Patricio)
    Van Djik Robertson Digne Maguire (AWB)
    Snodgrass Maddison Salah Brooks (Son)
    Vardy (C) Rondon (Aguero)

  23. Tsparkes10
    12 days, 9 hours ago

    Team for - 8 currently :

    Fab
    TAA VVD Digne
    Salah Haz Felipe A Fraser
    Wilson Vardy

    For final player:
    A) Moutinho to Madisson
    B) AWB/Doh to Ake
    C) Jimi to King

    1. Fantasy Gold
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      A

  24. Trondero
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 9 hours ago

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

    A: hazard + Wilson + Mane - 4
    B: Mane + Wilson + Fraser - 4
    C: hazard + mane + fraser + Wilson/vardy - 8
    D: Mane + Vardy + Wilson + Fraser -8

    AB, 10 players, CD, 11 players. FH32

  25. Goonermeister
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    12 days, 9 hours ago

    Is Salah Mané Firmino an option on free hit?

    1. Fantasy Gold
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      Of course

      1. Fantasy Gold
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 8 hours ago

        Although i prefer the Robbo/VVD + Salah and Mané configuration

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      Absolutely, its Fulham!

    3. pingissimus
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      Yes

      If you FH I reckon you have more room to go off piste. By the same token I’d be looking at Arnie in a FH - just not in combination with Firmino. Big upside and if you cover the main hitters pretty safe too

  26. bigdip
    • 6 Years
    12 days, 8 hours ago

    Help! Any hits worth making?

    Fabianski (Patricio)
    Van Djik Robertson Digne Maguire (AWB)
    Snodgrass Maddison Salah Brooks (Son)
    Vardy (C) Rondon (Aguero)

    (No FT and 0 ITB)

    1. pingissimus
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      No I like it

      Maguire and Digne could be winners and the Maddison Cardy combo could be very powerful

      1. bigdip
        • 6 Years
        12 days, 8 hours ago

        Thanks mate

  27. Tsparkes10
    12 days, 8 hours ago

    31 and 33: FH in 32

    A) VVD and Madisson
    B) VVD and Ake
    C) Memphan and Mane (-4)

    1. Fantasy Gold
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      A

      1. Tsparkes10
        12 days, 8 hours ago

        Hmmm

  28. Noob
    • 7 Years
    12 days, 8 hours ago

    Navigating these gameweeks is the trickiest it's been in a few years!

    Any help appreciated on the below:
    Either:
    A) AWB + Jimenez -> Daniels + Wilson
    B) Bednerak + Jimenez -> Rice + Barnes

    Third rogue option if JL is ruled out:
    C) Lascelles + Jimenez -> Diop + Wilson
    Would prefer not to do this one with Lascelles potentially being available GW33.

    The moves would be for -8 but Whu/Bou/Bur are all certain to play 31 + 33.
    Only other drawback is losing 0.5 on Jimenez.

  29. petergriff
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    12 days, 8 hours ago

    For those FH32, is there a reason the consensus seems to be to WC34 rather than WC33? Maybe a daft question...

    1. kalmoffit
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      Players you may want, not playing in wk33.

    2. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      Easy to switch when the fixtures are announced if it is plausible

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      FH32 = planning for BGW31 and in turn 33.

      Plenty who play in 33 wont double in 34.

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 8 hours ago

        wont double in 35*

  30. Goonermeister
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    12 days, 8 hours ago

    Is this acceptable on FH?

    Fab
    Robbo Azpilicueta Rice
    Salah Hazard Mane Fraser
    Vardy Wilson Arnie

    (Cheap bench)

    1. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 8 hours ago

      Yeah good team for 31 and 33.