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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. Super Saints
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    A. Pogba > Fraser (lose 0.2 on Pogba)
    B. Jimenez > Wilson (lose 0.7 on Jimenez)

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

      Value irrelevant at this stage

      B

      1. Super Saints
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Interesting, everyone said losing Jimenez after purchasing for 5.5 was too much last time. Value definitely not irrelevant at this stage, makes a difference on FH and WC team.

        1. DandyDon
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Correct particularly if not wildcarding in 34 like myself, you will have limited transfers as well as losing value

          1. Super Saints
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            So you think A too?

    2. DandyDon
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A, who cares about losing 0.2!

    3. tucaoneo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A

  2. DeadStar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Evening all. Is anybody wildcarding this week? Haven't seen it mentioned but I would have thought it was a reasonable strategy. Obviously preparing for GW35 would be the big issue if you wanted to bench boost with a lot of DGW players.

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

      I don’t see how wildcarding this week works when you have two blanks sandwiched between a DGW?

      1. DeadStar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        You'd WC to give you eleven for both blanks. Free hit next week for the DGW. Then use some transfers to bring on DGW35 players. Maybe i'm thinking about it because I've only got 6/7 players this week. Not worthy of a free hit but I will need to use transfers to get to 11.

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

      Wildcarding this week with very limited information on either DGW and not knowing the fixtures in BGW33 wouldn't fill me with confidence.

    3. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Hell no

    4. Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Not really a reasonable strategy IMO, infact a pretty poor one especially if you have FH

      1. DeadStar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I was thinking you'd WC for the two blanks, with a bench of some cheap future DGW players. Then Free hit next week (GW32).

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

          Too many good premium assets for the predicted doubles.

          1. DeadStar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Cheers all. Think I'll leave it.

  3. The Overthinker
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Anybody else feeling that the time is going slow and feels like it's been long time since gw30?

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

      Its technically still GW30 😉

  4. Whazza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Get rid of Doherty or Kolasinac? FH32 (no WC)

    Leaning Doherty, as Kola might play 33?

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Kola is playing gw33 far as I’m aware....

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

        Oh, it's certain? Then it's a easy decision 🙂

    2. Jammyfpl
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Doherty I think, kola seems to be returning well and has great fixtures the rest of the season if you decide to keep

    3. Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Get rid of Doherty

    4. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Kola's team play in 33, he mightn't start.

      With no WC, I'd keep Doherty, he'll have a double of BHA & ARS in 35, with sou before and wat & FUL after.

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

        Fair enough, I think he is nailed on after keeping a cs vs united.
        Doherty hasn't started every game recently either 🙁

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

          True 🙂

          You'll also know if Arsenal will be playing in the EL in the midweek of GW33, before the deadline, which could alter the thinking and Emery's XI at Everton.

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

            Good point!

  5. Bronski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 12 days ago

    As FA cup semis on 6/4/19 does that mean Man City v Cadiff in GW33 definately Postponed assuming City go through? Are City likely to have a Blank in GW33? Thanks

    1. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yes, and as Man City are already playing twice in GW35 it will almost certainly be moved to GW32.

  6. Cilly Bonnolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Will Milner be on penalties tonight d'you think? Thinking of sticking a tenner on him to score at 8/1.

    1. MeatPieSausageRoll
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Is Salah out?

      1. MeatPieSausageRoll
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Just had a look - Salah’s Starting. Can’t imagine any reason why Milner would take a pen

      2. Cilly Bonnolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        No but I thought Milner was the penalty taker when he played?

        1. MeatPieSausageRoll
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Oops, see below - go for it!

        2. Tempestic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 12 days ago

          This is correct

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

      Milner #1

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

        Could be different in situations when a game is won, someone on a hatty etc but can't see that happening tonight.

        1. Tempestic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 12 days ago

          This

    3. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Do it

    4. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Thanks guys. It's a free bet anyway so no big deal if it doesn't come in.

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Worth a try then, good luck!

  7. Noob
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Bottomed!
    7 Years17 mins 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

    1. Jammyfpl
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I like B rice has a nicer fixture than Daniels and it’s not guaranteed that Daniels will start. Barnes could bag a few against Leicester too I think

  8. Patch
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Tonight's Liverpool game will be key as to whether I choose Trent or Mane!

    May have to watch part way as BBC just showing the vote result that has rejected No Deal Brexit (phew)!!!

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

      Seems like it’s happening every day.

      1. Patch
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        They say Brexit Delayed is Brexit Denied...but apparently if no extension sought, then it will be No Deal by default on deadline day!

        I can also afford VVD if that helps matters...

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

          What colour tie will Jim White have to wear?

  9. Mulder
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Is it possible to make a transfer and still play free hit chip?

    1. DeadStar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      No. If you have already made a transfer when you activate free hit it will cancel it. You will get your previous team back as it was.

    2. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yes but aterwards, your team will revert to the team you had before you made the transfer.

    3. Mulder
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Thank you for the answers.

  10. Bag on your head
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    I've been looking at the Bournemouth defence (with two home fixtures in GW31 NEW & GW33 BUR):
    Steve Cook, Adam Smith & Simon Francis all injured.

    Leaving, a likely back four of:

    CB Ake (5.1)
    CB Mepham (4.5)
    RB Clyne (4.4)
    LB Daniels (4.1)

    subs: Diego Rico (4.1) & Jack Simpson (3.8).

    Yes or No?

    1. kalmoffit
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      No. Both those teams trying to avoid relegation.

      1. Bag on your head
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Good point

        1. Bag on your head
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Burnley on 30 pts with LEI, WOL, bou, CAR, che, MCI, eve, ARS in the last eight needing 10+ pts to survive.

  11. Daghe Munegu
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    10 players and fh 32
    Anything worth a hit?

    Schmeichel
    VVD Diop
    Salah Mané Hazard Anderson Maddison
    Higuain Barnes

    5.2 for a def. Maybe Aké?

    1. Jammyfpl
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I think with 10 you will be fine mate

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

    quick post outlining an approach to deciding whether it's worth taking a hit to field a defender for GW31, using bookmaker CS odds and opta data. i'll use luiz as an example and for the sake of simplicity i'm assuming he'll play 60+ mins:

    a. 40% implied odds of CS
    b. 0.1xg per game
    c. 0.1xa per game
    d. 16 bonus points in 27 apps
    e. 3YC 0RC in 27 apps

    a. (40*6)+(60*2)=360 and 360/100=3.6 points expected from combination of appearance+cs
    b. 0.1*6=0.6 points expected from goals
    c. 0.1*4=0.4 points expected from assists
    d. 16/27 = 0.6 expected from bonus
    e. -3/27 = -0.1 expected from cards

    (3.6+0.6+0.4+0.6)-0.1=5.1 expected points
    as 5.1 points is greater than the 4 points it would cost to take a hit the transfer has a positive expected value
    if you have members area access you can use this model to calculate estimated returns for defenders from other clubs

  13. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    I wonder if we'll see more upsets tonight. Do Lyon and Liverpool have a chance?

    1. Hernandez Lynam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Liverpool have a pretty good chance. Lyon don't.

    2. Fantasy Gold
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Barca and Liverpool to qualify

  14. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Can I use my WC on Brexit?
    First one out would be May but I did get her in at 1.5

    1. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A Bench Boost (BB) is needed more than a WC IMHO.

      1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I think all my cards used in the same week won't save us now

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Ha, can’t believe the bunch of numpties voted to show their cards in a bluff

  15. Goonermeister
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    A) Rice Fraser Higuain
    B) Ake Anderson Barnes/King

    1. gaurava1216
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Wait for news on Higuain
      But A if fit by a mile

  16. BullDogTevez
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    For those ‘forced’ to use TC in a SGW.

    Salah vs Fulham (a) OR Huddersfield (H) OR another player?

    1. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I TC'd him Fulham (H) and was fairly disappointed... That's a tough call though, could go huge in either. I'd perhaps wait and not go for Fulham unless he looks good tonight coz he doesn't seem on form currently.

    2. kalmoffit
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      You could wait until final week. Could be an obvious candidate emerge

    3. gaurava1216
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Im on Hfield Home in 36

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

      Use it in the third double gameweek ?

  17. Tempestic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 12 days ago

    I don't know if its just me but I'm really not a big fan of the workman midfield Klopp keeps sticking with, no Fabinho either. Big call from him, just hoping it pays off 🙂

    1. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Is Fabinho injured?

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 12 days ago

        On the bench

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

      His tried and tested, but it does lack creativity.

      Would expect to see Fabinho around the hour mark and maybe Lallana/Shaqiri not too long after if needed.

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yeh, was hoping to see Keita start tonight if I'm honest, feel like he was just coming good and then he hasn't played since, ex bundesliga player as well ofc. It is nice to have these options on the bench though just in case.

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

          Keita minor injury tonight, hasn’t really got going this season. His type is what Klopp needs in a midfield 3, maybe we’ll get a different Naby after the International Break 🙂

          1. Tempestic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Oh yeh, didn't realise he wasn't even on the bench. I think he has potential, just hoping it shows sooner rather than later!

  18. Trondero
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 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 - 8
    D: Mane + Vardy + Wilson + Fraser -8

    Thoughts? 🙂

  19. Tempestic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Higuains illness make him a worry for gw 31 or do we not have enough info yet?

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

      Didn’t travel to Kyiv with the squad. Prem pressers often happen straight after away EL games, so keep an ear out tomorrow for Sarri. Expect him to play in 33.

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Thanks, will do

      2. gaurava1216
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        33 is weeks away... if he s not got over his virus by then- the world will end

  20. jimmyabs1987
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    RMT for FH31:

    Fab
    D Luiz, Rice, TAA
    Hazard, Salah, Mane, Fraser
    A Barnes, Vardy, Wilson

    H Barnes, Daniels, Diop

    Anything else obvious I have missed? Higuain is an option but don’t see who he would go ahead...?

    1. Tcheco
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      That's exactly the team I'd play if I was free hitting

      1. Tcheco
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        With Rondon instead of Barnes

    2. gaurava1216
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      rondon for Barnes
      Robbo for TAA
      Boruc for Fab

      Downgrade bench to fodders... 1 sub will be enough

      1. jimmyabs1987
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I had Boruc instead of Fab and everyone said go Fab originally!? Rondon away at Bournemouth over Barnes vs Leicester? Not convinced....

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Don't listen to them Barnes much better this week

  21. Super Saints
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    G2G then people?

    Boruc
    TAA Pereira Keane
    Salah Hazard Mane Fraser Westwood
    Vardy Rondon
    Ryan Jimenez Kola Jonny

  22. Erez Avni
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    which dual will score more in gw 31?

    a. haz & boruc
    b. wilson & fabianski

    1. Tcheco
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      b

    2. gaurava1216
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      B

  23. Scotty B
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Higuain be fit for Sunday?

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

      Hard to say currently as all we know is he is ill. If he does end up missing the Everton match that dents Hazards appeal for me, he has seemed so uncomfortable playing up front.

    2. gaurava1216
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      we don't know yet... need to see if he s n training on friday

      don't sell.. don't buy...

  24. shearer9
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Anyone think Salah may score four this week like the last big blank? Can see it happening.

    1. Tcheco
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      (C)

    2. gaurava1216
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Cpt

  25. T0RR3S
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    I'm planning on using FH on GW32
    My front 3 right now are [ Jimenez - Vardy - King ]
    which is the better choice for me going into next week?
    A) Sterling + Jimenez >> Hazard + Wilson + - 4
    B) Sterling + Jimenez >> Higauin + Fraser + - 4
    C) Sterling >> Hazard

  26. CHY049
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Barnes to Wilson worth a hit?

    1. T0RR3S
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      DEFINITELY NOT

    2. gaurava1216
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      nope

  27. vanillasky639
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    which seems the more sensible move?

    A) pogba, sterling, jiminez > hazard, wilson, fraser (-4) and play with 10
    B) pogba, sterling, jiminez, bennett > hazard, wilson, fraser, rice (-8) play with 11

    1. gaurava1216
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A

    2. Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A by miles

  28. gaurava1216
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Mane Salah and Robbo getting injured tonight.... imagine the scenes

    All our hard work and prepping could be down the toilet

    1. Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Don't have Mane or Robbo so just the 1ft to sort that for me!

  29. The 12th Man
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    FH 32.
    Fabianski
    Robertson,TAA,Periera
    Salah(c)Hazard(vc)Almiron
    Barnes,King

    Hamer, AWB,Jota,Pogba,Aguero, Doherty
    2 FT’s 1.3m itb

    Jota,Aguero > Siggy,Vardy ? To get 11 out.

  30. Ole Gunnar be juan winner
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    come on Bayern Munich