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Scout Notes

Mane brace enhances Blank Gameweek 31 captaincy credentials

Liverpool became the fourth English team to qualify for the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals after an excellent 3-1 win over Bayern Munich on Wednesday evening.

Three days after he registered a brace in the 4-2 victory over Burnley, the in-form Sadio Mane scored two of the Reds’ goals in Bavaria to help his side to a first competitive away win since January.

The Senegalese winger once more outscored Mohamed Salah, who produced a fine assist for Mane’s second strike but who yet again failed to get on the scoresheet.

It is now just one goal in nine matches for the most expensive player in Fantasy Premier League, while Mane has ten goals in his last ten appearances.

The victory was perhaps all the more significant given the concerns about Liverpool’s away form going into the Gameweek 31 clash with Fulham at Craven Cottage.

Salah, Mane and Roberto Firmino each have identical records in Liverpool’s away league matches contested this calendar year: played five, scored one, assisted none.

The tonic of a victory in Germany and an upcoming fixture against a side with the worst defensive record in 2019 surely gives Liverpool’s front three the chance to remedy that statistic on Sunday.

Casting our eyes further ahead, Liverpool’s schedule for late-March/April is now complete (barring the exact dates for the Champions League last eight) and looks as follows:

Sunday 31 March: Gameweek 32 – Tottenham Hotspur (a)
Friday 5 April: Gameweek 33 – Southampton (a)
Tue/Wed 9/10 April: UEFA Champions League quarter-final, first leg
Sunday 14 April: Gameweek 34 – Chelsea (h)
Tue/Wed 16/17 April: UEFA Champions League quarter-final, second leg 
Sunday 21 April: Gameweek 35 – Cardiff City (a)
Friday 26 April: Gameweek 36 – Huddersfield Town (h)

Compared to Spurs, Manchester United and Manchester City, Liverpool’s itinerary after the international break looks relatively serene.

The two Friday night matches could be an aid to Fantasy managers fearing small-scale rotation around the Champions League (the semi-finals follow Gameweek 36), while the fact that the Gameweek 35 trip to Cardiff is scheduled for a Sunday also allows an extra day’s recovery following the quarter-final second leg.

Our Scout Notes below round up the main Fantasy talking points, key manager quotes and headline injury news from the Allianz Arena.

Bayern Munich 1-3 Liverpool

  • Goals: Joel Matip (£4.9m) own-goal | Sadio Mane (£9.9m) x2, Virgil van Dijk (£6.6m)
  • Assists: Serge Gnabry | Virgil van Dijk, James Milner (£5.6m), Mohamed Salah (£13.4m)

Two attempts and two goals for Sadio Mane (£9.9m).

The Senegal international registered the same number of shots as Roberto Firmino (£9.2m) and Mohamed Salah (£13.4m) on Wednesday evening but, as he has done for much of 2019, once again outshone his two attack-minded team-mates.

Mane and Salah’s underlying statistics are similar this calendar year: Mane has the edge for big chances and shots in the box, while Salah beats his colleague for overall attempts, efforts on target, key passes and (by some distance) penalty box touches.

Their two expected goals (xG) tallies in 2019 are almost identical.

Much has been made of Mane’s significantly inferior attacking KPIs away from home recently and the Senegalese winger indeed has only had three shots in his last four Premier League fixtures on the road.

Mane looks far more clinical than Salah in front of goal, though, and the Gameweek 31 ownership/captaincy debate involving the two Liverpool midfielders effectively boils down to form versus underlying stats.

The way Mane took his first goal in Munich exemplified his current confidence.

Collecting a long ball from Virgil van Dijk (£6.6m), the former Southampton winger showed tremendous composure to wrong-foot the stranded Manuel Neuer and produce a delicate chipped finish over two covering Bayern defenders to put Liverpool 1-0 up.

The Senegal international rounded off the scoring late on with a header from a superb Salah cross.

Mane’s aerial ability is an underrated quality: no FPL midfielder has had more headed goal attempts in 2019.

Speaking after the game, Klopp said of Mane’s current form:

It is so obvious that I don’t have to really speak about. He knows it, everybody knows it and I don’t want to speak about it because it’s so important for us that these guys stay fit and all that stuff. Remind me after the season and I will sing my own song about him, if necessary! It’s really good, he’s in a good moment. Long may it continue, that’s more my concern.

Mane might have had other attacking returns in Germany, too, had Salah not opted to go alone with one jinking second-half run and instead squared the ball to his unmarked team-mate.

Andrew Robertson (£6.9m), meanwhile, forced Neuer into a save from a Mane key pass.

Salah was his usual self: full of running and trickery, terrorising the Bayern defence one minute and heading down blind alleys the next.

That run we mentioned above was only halted by a last-ditch intervention from Niklas Sule as Salah shaped to shoot, while the Egyptian stung Neuer’s palms with an effort just outside the hosts’ area early in the second half.

Salah is a paradox of a player at times, demonstrating tunnel vision when ignoring Mane and (in another situation) James Milner (£5.6m) but showing great awareness for Liverpool’s third goal and having earlier produced a fine, half-volleyed through-ball for Firmino that the Brazilian narrowly sliced wide.

After his two goals against Burnley, Firmino posed little goal threat of his own and spent much of the game selflessly dropping deep from his centre-forward position (thus allowing Salah and especially Mane to run in behind).

Klopp had lined his side up in his usual 4-3-3 but was forced into a change early on when Jordan Henderson (£5.3m) limped from the field with a twisted ankle.

Speaking after the game, the Liverpool boss said:

It was a difficult game, to lose Hendo so early. He twisted his ankle. Hopefully not too serious, but serious enough. He couldn’t stop anymore so that’s actually not too cool.

It’s Hendo so he’s a hard one but we have to see, of course. It looks hopefully not that serious but for tonight we had to change.

That’s always a bad sign for a game when you have to change early. We trained with him there in that position. We wanted to, not to rest Fabinho, but we wanted to bring in fresh legs and Hendo had fresh legs but unfortunately, that didn’t help with the ankle.

Naby Keita (£7.1m) missed out with a minor injury, meanwhile.

While Joel Matip (£4.9m) had the misfortune of turning a Serge Gnabry cross past his own goalkeeper to level the scores up at 1-1, there were more encouraging signs for owners of his central defensive partner ahead of Gameweek 31.

Having already banked an assist for his role in Mane’s opener, van Dijk put Liverpool 2-1 ahead with a header from a Milner corner.

Van Dijk has four goals and as many assists in competitive matches since the beginning of December.

While his attacking contributions are an obvious attraction from an FPL perspective, van Dijk once again delivered yet another impressive defensive showing at centre-half.

Klopp said of his influential stopper:

It was brilliant. He was involved in the goal of Bayern as well, so what a night (laughs)!

What can I say? I could write a book about his skills, his strength, how much I like him, what a fantastic person he is. He is so young, already so mature, so strong, all good.

Virg knows that he can play better than he did tonight; we can play better than we did tonight. But tonight we played – especially the second half – as good as necessary and possible.

Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£5.5m) had difficult starts to the game as Bayern experienced some joy down the flanks, with Franck Ribery getting the better of the Liverpool right-back early on and Robertson culpable for letting Gnabry in behind for the hosts’ equaliser.

Like the rest of their team-mates, however, the Reds’ full-backs improved significantly as the game wore on.

Alexander-Arnold was name-checked a couple of times in Klopp’s post-match interviews, one comment explaining why Milner came to provide the assist for van Dijk’s goal:

There was a pass in the second half from Trent through all three lines, more or less, to Bobby, he turned and he couldn’t finish the situation off but it was just [brilliant].

We work a lot on the set pieces. Trent was today the main taker but after having, I don’t know, seven or eight or something like this, we thought it made sense for Millie to take one and that’s the one that leads to a goal.

One positive bit of news for owners of Robertson: the Scottish left-back picked up a booking late on and will now miss the Champions League quarter-final first leg in between Gameweeks 33 and 34 through suspension.

Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson; Milner (Lallana 87′), Henderson (Fabinho 13′), Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino (Origi 83′), Mane.

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  1. Atimis
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Which one?

    1. Jim to Wilson -4 (10 playing 31&33)
    2. Jim Doh to Wilson Azpi -8 (11 playing 31&33)

    Or Fraser instead of Wilson? But have Brooks already.
    FH in 32.

    1. the german
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Just a.

  2. joeydelucchi
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Anyone else have a feeling that one of the Liverpool first 11 will be dropped vs Fulham , maybe even 2...Trent, robbo , Salah or mane?

    1. the german
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Yes TAA

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      MAYBE JUST SUBBED OFF EARLY.

    3. TRASH BOAT
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      The 3 that I have I expect

    4. altan8797
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      taa imo, if anyone. can't rest the kinds of salah, mane or firm when you're chasing city.

    5. droginexile
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I think Shaq will probably play and maybe Sturridge.

      Keita as well but thats probably less important from an FPL point of view

    6. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      No - key game to get ahead of City on points and 2 week break follows

    7. KingOllie
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      They have a 2 week rest after this game right? I don't see anyone being rested

      1. Numb
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Some have internationals

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Don’t think Klopp will be concerned with that. Will put out strongest team for win and maximum goals to catch up on goal difference also against poor defence.

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

      Just TAA I think possibly

  3. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Ha!
    Salah, the most popular captain choice on here, is about to fall in price.

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      echo?

    2. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Really poor returns considering his price tag.

      1. Snevitz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        203 points...'poor returns'?

        1. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Im talking about recent form
          2,2,8,3,3,3,5.
          You can get it from 5-6m player.

          1. Snevitz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Does his recent FPL form mean that he is a poor option when he plays Fulham?
            I've owned him for the last 68 gameweeks and I can tell you that he rarely finishes a game without a goal or assist.

            1. el polako
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 8 days ago

              5 in last 7.

              1. Snevitz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                And 12 goal involvements in the 8 games before that.
                It just depends how much you believe his recent form will continue but it's difficult to call him poor value when he he has been the highest scoring player (atm) two seasons running.

                1. el polako
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  Most people playing this game thinks short term and having low scoring assets which takes over 13.5% of your budget makes them re-think and re-invest money.
                  That's the whole point of the game - having right players at the right time. At the moment for it looks like its time to own other premium assets than Salah.

                  1. Snevitz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    No, the time was 7 weeks ago.

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Just incredible to think he's getting sold now, of all times.

        1. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Mane's & City's form plus people getting fed up with him I guess.

        2. HamezMace
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          I thought the same after Sterlings price rise earlier this week.

          Can just imagine the look on the faces of the casuals who brought him in, and realised he doesn't play in GW31.

        3. Nomar
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          More that people have 2 Liv defenders and Mo.

          Potentially TAA, Robbo and VVD will all outscore Salah this week.

          Going without Mane v Fulham genuinely feels like FPL Hari- Kari. This is a season defining GW and Salah is in no form whatsoever right now.

          Captaining Salah right now is more based on hope than actual tangible form right now.

          Mane has all the form and evidence that he's going to haul on Sunday.

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Still incredible to think so many are actually using a transfer to get rid.

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

    Felipe Anderson's last shot on target was on January 2nd (GW21 v Brighton)

    It's GW31 and he is still in my team

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Christ returns.

    2. DA Minnion
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      What did he hit?

      1. Deulofale
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        😆

  5. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Jay Egersdorff filmed (and uploaded) this week's FPL masterclass video with the camera facing the wrong way 😆 😆 😆

    1. TRASH BOAT
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Like his rank

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

      fms

      beats the clip from Triggerlips with his Pawwit in the background

      1. Forza Papac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Pawwit?

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          it's yellow
          and it has feathers

    3. The Rumour Mill
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      taking "blank" gameweek very literally

    4. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Ahahahhaha

    5. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Hahaha brilliant

    6. Deulofale
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Increbidle

    7. Demel
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Jay if you are reading. I am happy to provide some one-to-one training for you (for a small fee).

  6. The_Bucc
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Fabianski
    TAA - Pereira - Yedlin - Digne
    Salah - Mane - Hazard - Anderson
    Vardy - Wilson

    (-4)

    Good to go?

    1. the german
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Very much

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

      Looking good, all the stand out options are in your team.

  7. Snevitz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Fabianski
    Robertson, TAA, Luiz
    Salah (C), Hazard, Fraser, McNeil
    Vardy, Wilson (VC), Barnes

    Bench: Pereira

    Set up correctly? Right to bench Pereira?

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

      Yeah, probably bench Pereira, always better to play the attacking option and Pereira has been off the boil for a while now, Burnley will score and McNeil looked good v Liverpool last week

      1. Snevitz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Thanks, it is difficult to see a Leicester cleansheet.
        I'll rest Pereira up for his fixture against Huddersfield.

  8. Tmel
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Boruc
    Rice TAA Robertson
    Fanderson Salah Almiron Haz
    Vardy Wilson
    (Guaita Doherty AWB Pogba Jimenez)

    Taken a - 4 to get to 10 players. Anyone worth a further hit to field 11?

  9. Lazaretti
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Higuain flagged due to illness does anyone have anymore information about it?

      1. Lazaretti
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 8 days ago

        OK thank you. Should be fine for Sunday.

  10. the vanisher
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    after a lot of thought it has come down to the ultimate question:

    Wilson or Vardy?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Its the most asked question on here, Wilson just about gets the edge.

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

      If it's a decision over weeks 31 and 33 only I would go for Vardy.
      Any longer time period and Wilson wins.

    3. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 days ago

      i'm in the same boat, really undecided. Wilson has the easier fixture on paper, is at home but does he have form? The last game barely counts as its was vs hudds. Vardy seems to be the man for Rogers, focal point of the team, finding form but is away at Burnley where he doesn't have a good record and doubt Burnley will give him space behind which is his bread a butter. Tough

  11. Daghe Munegu
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    10 players and fh 32
    Anything worth a hit?

    Schmeichel
    VVD Diop
    Salah Mané Hazard Anderson Maddison
    Higuain Barnes

    X Shaw Kola Jimenez Peltier

    1. the vanisher
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      get wilson

      1. Daghe Munegu
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Who to bench then?

        1. the vanisher
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          forget it, do nothing. just pray Bournemouth doesnt hurt you.

    2. LSP FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      no hits for you

    3. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I'd want a playing defender in for Doherty, Luiz if you have the cash or Ake.
      That would give you 11 players for weeks 31 and 33 and hopefully 4 points from a defender (to balance the hit) plus the chance they get more.

  12. Dakes. 🙂
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Folks with both Salah and Mane - which one you captaining and why?

    1. The_Fish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I went with TAA instead of Mane a few weeks back. If I had both I'd go with Mane, much better form.

    2. BlzE_94
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      on salah atm but might change to mane

    3. Hits from tha Chong
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      On Salah now...but Mane joined my team since last evening. But feel like Salah time is coming soon.....

      1. Hits from tha Chong
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Thing is that Mane is playing the former Salah central role and Salah more wide.

        1. Numb
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Where Salah scored all his goals last season?

    4. kalmoffit
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Salah, want to have some template pick.

    5. _sidney_will
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Salah, hope he gets a jammy penalty to break this run of form

    6. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Mane can’t keep up his strike rate, Salah can’t keep up his miss rate ... Salah

    7. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Salah

      Maintaining my rank. No chance at making the top 100

    8. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 days ago

      On Salah at the minute but really undecided. Want to push on for a top 1k finish but petrified at getting a big red arrow

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

    Whatever it takes......

  14. JamieC180
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Hey guys.

    Have been a bit inactive recently. Can someone explain the logic behind the trend of not using Free Hit this week? Seems to me that it might be useful - I suppose people fee they're limiting themselves by wasting it on a week in which points totals will inevitably be reasonably low anyway?

    1. KingOllie
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Most people prepared for this week with transfers, they want to use the FH next gwk in the double gameweek for 11 DGW players

    2. kalmoffit
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Pick optimum dgw squad in wk32

    3. Numb
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      It depends how you’re set up for this week. The ones not using it this week have been prepping for this week for a few weeks.

      1. Demel
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        And some of us who are free hitting have also been setting the team up for a few weeks with next week in mind.

    4. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      The more experienced players, prepared their team over the last few weeks for this on and then use FH next week, where the real points are.

      1. Demel
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        That's not completely true. I feel like I know what I am doing and have planned the last few weeks to be in this position. I am free hitting this week.

        1. KingOllie
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Theres more than one way to skin a cat 😀

          1. Demel
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            And getting the small gains is the way to be successful in this game.

        2. BrooklynGooner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Could work out, but gw33 could be a nuisance for you, especially if City and Spurs blank then, as is likely.

        3. Jigger & Pony
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Assuming you are planning to use TC in 32 then?

        4. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Well good luck, What are going to do the week after?
          TC?

  15. Tshelby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Still have all my chips

    Current team:

    Fab
    TAA, Robbo, Pereira
    Son*, Salah, Brooks, Anderson, Billing
    Vardy, Rondon

    Button, Kun, Doherty, AWB
    1FT
    2.7 ITB

    What move should I do?
    A) Son -> Haz
    B) Son, Kun -> Haz, Wilson (-4)
    C) Kun -> Wilson

    1. Four Season Wonder
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Son > Haz Should be enough

  16. Ji-Sung Park
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Best fwd for 31 and 33?
    King, Arnie or Barnes?

    Already got Wilson and Vardy

    1. the vanisher
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      if you think he will play, its Arnie. i'd go for him

  17. skodaole2
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Any idea about who will replace Zouma (cant play vs CHE) and Schar (banned)?

    1. kalmoffit
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Fernandez for Schar. Didn't realise about Zouma

    2. HamezMace
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Mina I'd assume.

    3. skodaole2
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Fernandez hasnt played a single minute over more than 10 GWs. Team News has Fernandez but last week after Lasc got off at halftime injured, Dummett was the one. Really confused. As for Everton, Kenny was prefered compared to Mina in several occasions lately, but Mina seems favourite in EVE sites. Doubt managers will help but you never know. Cheers both

  18. Jones Town
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Forgive my ignorance - I presume we are still expecting a bunch of games added to double GW32? Or what's the point of using the FH, like everyone seems to be planning..?

    1. HamezMace
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Yes, more games to be confirmed for GW32, once the FA cup games are done.

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Oh yes

      1. Verbal
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        What are the potential rearranged fixtures? Anyone have a link? Cheers

  19. El Rey de Fantasy
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Free hit:

    Allison.
    Luiz. Ake. Diop.
    Salah. Mane. Hazard. Fraser.
    Vardy. Higuain. Wilson.

    Subs: Button. Bednarek. Valery. Hayden.

    GTG. .??

    Any changes....???

    1. kalmoffit
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Allison has max6pts

    2. Jigger & Pony
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Firmino over Higuaín and change GK to Fab or Boruc.

  20. Atimis
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    TC Mane or rather hold my horses ?

    1. Demel
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Did William Wallace just rush out and attack the English? Follow his lead.

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Hold me.

  21. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    This weekend we have a team who has scored 68 goals playing a team that has conceded 68.
    There will be blood.

    1. Demel
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Firmino over Van Dijk keeps tempting me.

      1. Snevitz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Don't forget the Liverpool back line has 6 goals and 19 assists.

        1. Demel
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Very true.

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Wow, I mean when its written down like that.

    2. Right back Atsu
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      0:0, knowing my luck.

  22. fenixri
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    If you use FH does price rise/fall affect your FH team or are prices locked in time of activating FH?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      No.

  23. Pep Pig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    With all the injuries at Huddersfield it's a great opportunity for West Ham. I've held onto Arnie and hope he starts. Just wish I had faith to bring in the ever-blanking Anderson or even Lanzini.....

  24. Albert_Luque
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Sorting out my transfer for GW31 with the aim of fielding a full 11. Which of the below do you prefer:

    A. Pogba and Jimenez to Fraser and Vardy (-4)
    B. Pogba and Success to Almiron and Wilson (-4)

    Thanks guys

    1. Pep Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Tough one to call mate. Almiron is improving so I'd be tempted to go B

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      A

  25. Sons and Löwes
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Anyone with any insight as to why people play FPL purely to get the highest team value? Dozens of transfers every week. There was that guy who was trying to sell his team name to advertisers lol but otherwise?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Nope, have no interest in knowing either.

      1. Sons and Löwes
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Extraneous information at the end there.

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Yep

    2. HamezMace
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      For the reason you've mentioned.
      Team name shows up on the front page of the FPL website, which has quite a lot of hits every day.

      1. Sons and Löwes
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Well that guy who was trying to sell his team name isn't even on it atm. Maybe the other team names are adverts idk

  26. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    MP on Arnie: I am just thinking about this season. Marko was out of the team for several reasons, his mind was out when he had the China option, after that he didn’t work for one week, after that he was sick, he was going to start at Manchester City. If he is ready then he will return to his position.

    1. Pep Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I'm hopeful mate

      1. Forza Papac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        "If he is ready then he will return to his position" sounds like the ball is in Arnie's court.

        1. Pep Pig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Unfortunately he doesn't do himself any favours... he was a West Ham idol until the January window saga. He looks moody and frustrated in the game time he's had since. That said.... I expect a haul from him this week 😀

    2. Mingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      That sounds even risker for anyone considering him on FH. Sounds like he's already halfway out of the door.

  27. Demel
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    I have a feeling that those of us in the Top 10k playing our Free Hit will be on for a very good week.

    Plenty of the top 10k will have been planning for this week. They will be fielding 8-10 players and others will be taking 4-12 point hits.

    Now that is a big head start. Add in the fact that we won't be left with any dodgy dead wood and rotation isn't a factor we should be looking for a good 15-20 point head start over the FH teams. Then it all comes down to which players are on form and whether we own them.

    1. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      15-20 over who, the FH32 teams?

      1. Demel
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Over those not playing their FH this week.

        1. Jigger & Pony
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          It will then be FH32 vs TC32

          1. Demel
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            I will be using my BB

            1. Jigger & Pony
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Ah, nice one

        2. Annie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          you can have the head start, I'll get it back in 33 🙂

    2. Jigger & Pony
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Hope so, on the cusp of 10k

      1. Demel
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Get yourself in. The door is open for new entries this week.

        1. Jigger & Pony
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          What’s this for?

          1. Demel
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Entering the top 10k. If you are playing your FH this week then you should walk in to the top 10k if you are just outside.

            1. Jigger & Pony
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Ah, yes. 12k OR.

  28. OptimusBlack
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    I have 9 players now for GW 31 no FT
    Brouc
    Xx Robbo xx
    Salah Mane Maddison F.andrson
    Vardy Wilson Higuain
    Ryan (Kola - Bednarek- Schar )
    A - keep it like that
    B- Schar > Rice

    1. Pep Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I think you'd feel much better about your team making the transfer mate.

  29. Jimmy Boy
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    A) Azpi, Maddison, Brooks
    B) Luiz, Tielemans, Fraser
    C) Azpi, Barnes (LEI), Fraser

    1. Pep Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      A lot will be looking to Fraser to emulate last week's points and personally I think Brooks could be the man this week if that helps

  30. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 8 days ago

    When are you planning on using your TC? GW36? I'm think maybe Pogba GW38 at home to Cardiff

    1. Demel
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      GW35

    2. Jimmy Boy
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Already used mine on Salah GW23 but I wouldn't play it GW38 because that's always the most random gameweek. Salah GW36 looks the best option, or possibly Pogba GW32.