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. Four Season Wonder
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 4 hours ago

    Will Brighton have a DGW in 32?

    1. Jigger & Pony
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      Most certainly

  2. theroadrunner
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 4 hours ago

    need to bring in a defender and a striker for the next gw in 17.0 million. any suggestions? i am currently on higuain and cresswell. should i opt for someone like wilson and azpi over these? questions questions!

  3. Demel
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 4 hours ago

    Am I the only person playing my Bench Boost next week?

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

      Probably not

      1. Demel
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 4 hours ago

        I just don't understand why it wasn't a more popular tactic.

        1. Jigger & Pony
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 4 hours ago

          Much better than GW35 if one can play it next GW. Good luck.

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

            Basically I would not have the players to maximise a bench boost

        2. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 4 hours ago

          Can only use one chip in a game week, planning for known fixtures in 31 was easier for me rather than planning for a double that we didn’t and still don’t know the fixtures, and my 31 team doesn’t roll in to 32.

          1. Demel
            • 7 Years
            8 days, 4 hours ago

            I understand. You tailored the fixtures to your team. I don't think A lot of people did. Lots seem to just copy the tactic and end up in a weaker posistion. I need the fixtures to fall right next week. But I should be looking at gaining points through a FH this week, gaining points from a whole squad of DGW players using BB next week, WC to make an 11 for 33 and fill the rest of the squad with 35 DGW players. Then build up for GW35 and play the TC.

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

              I have had Ogbonna Mendy & Billing on my bench for ages, even had Solanke as my 11th starter Ings replacement in GW26. Salah & Robbo have been ever present too.
              Then Chelsea were knocked out of the cup and I had Hazard & Alonso .... that made 8 players in GW26 that were confirmed a bit later as having a game in 31.

              Bit by bit I have brought in Vardy, Barnes & Higuaín up top, Mane has come I too.

              So now I have 14 players with a game, but Alonso, Lascalles, Billing & Mendy are doubts.

              My GW32 team is awful, but that is where my FH/WC comes in rather than BB 🙂

    2. Jigger & Pony
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      Depends on fixtures. If Spurs and Palace have a double in 32 then I might get tempted too. Currently focused on TC on either Kun or Sterling if CAR gets rescheduled to 32.

      1. Demel
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 4 hours ago

        I think they are both likely to have a double.

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

      FPL Bhuna plays it every week

      1. HamezMace
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 4 hours ago

        That's a wild exaggeration, he's playing TC this week.

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

          My humblest apologies to him 😀

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

        😀

      3. #FPLBhuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 3 hours ago

        LOL

    4. TONY123
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      If City get a double, I'll play TC Agüero

  4. Athletic Nasherbo
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 4 hours ago

    Surely Arnie will start considering West Ham’s awful performance against Cardiff...

    Could be a monster haul. Surprised more people aren’t targeting that Hudd fixture

    1. Demel
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      I am very tempted. It is 2 from Vardy/Higuian/Arnie for me.

      1. Jigger & Pony
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 4 hours ago

        Higuaín illness put me off

        1. Demel
          • 7 Years
          8 days, 4 hours ago

          I agree with that. If you have a good first sub option it doesn't matter too much.

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

      Lots on here are FH32, so not looking at one gwk.

      1. Demel
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 4 hours ago

        Exactly. A great differential potentially for the FH31 players but do the others want him longer term.

    3. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      no thanks Bought and sold him 3 weeks ago. besides, I don't want him in my team come gw 33

      1. Demel
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 4 hours ago

        This is what potentially makes him a great free hit differential.

  5. Jigger & Pony
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 4 hours ago

    Am considering a non-template FH team. Too risky?

    Boruc
    Cresswell Azpi DLuiz
    Salah Mane Hazard Fraser
    Arnie Firmino Wilson

    1. Demel
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      It looks very similar to what I am thinking. I may go Fab over Boruc and Higuian tempts me.

      1. Jigger & Pony
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 4 hours ago

        Yeah I may go Fab over Boruc. Higuaín illness plus the away game at Everton putting me off.

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

      Pretty tasty.

    3. TONY123
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      Double Chelsea defence is risky, Everton could well score, I'd prefer Robertson and Vardy over Firmino and DLuiz, but that would get you closer to template

      1. Demel
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 4 hours ago

        I don't necessarily agree. I can see Fulham scoring more than Everton. I think that game has 1 or 2 nil to Chelsea written all over it. The Fulham game looks more of a 3-1 or 4-2.

        1. TONY123
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 4 hours ago

          I guess we have to agree to disagree. For me Everton is far more likely to score than Fulham.

      2. Jigger & Pony
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 4 hours ago

        Thanks. Firmino is tempting me with the Fulham fixture. Burnley still fighting so expect a tight game vs Leicester.

  6. El Rey de Fantasy
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 4 hours ago

    Free hit:

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

    Subs: Button. Bednarek. Valery. Hayden.

    GTG. .??

    Any changes....???

    Howz defence...???

    Just want to keep Allison cuz of sure clean sheet... Fabianski and Boruc are risk it seems....

    1. TONY123
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      I'd have Fab and TAA over Allison and Diop any day

  7. pressdpm
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 4 hours ago

    Should I use me Free Hit with this team?
    Currently have 1FT. All other chips are intact.
    30 points ahead in my league, rival is using his Free Hit this week.

    Fabianski
    TAA - Robertson - Digne
    Salah - F.Anderson - Biling
    Higuain

    (Speroni - Kolasinac - Wan Bissaka - Pogba - Sterling - Jiminez - Rashford)

    1. TONY123
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      Probably yes, your team is well set up for next GW already, you can BB or TC in 32

      1. pressdpm
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 4 hours ago

        Being able to field 10 with just a -4 is quite tempting though.

  8. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 4 hours ago

    Sutherns Comfort is going to win it, i’m tellin’ ya, he is going to do it 🙂

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      Lol

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

      The great disappearing man competition?

  9. Jacky boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 4 hours ago

    Arnie is likely to start true?

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

      "Likely" does not butter the parsnips

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

        Thats the way uhuh uhuh Joe Lycett

    2. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      threw yes

  10. El Rey de Fantasy
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 4 hours ago

    Is TAA nailed on....???? Cuz he played in Ucl so little confused.. I have Allison and Diop to which Iam doing Fabianski and TAA... So is he surely going to play...?????

    1. El Rey de Fantasy
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      Anyone...???

    2. antis0cial
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      I wouldn't be 100% confident he will start

  11. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 4 hours ago

    Pellegrini: "Marko was out of the team for several reasons. First, because his mind was out when he has the option to go to China. After that he returns, then he didn't work for about one week. After that he was sick. He's ready to return to his position."

    would you do chicharito > arnie (-4) if you owned him (like I do)?

    1. KingOllie
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      yes

    2. Jigger & Pony
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      So he starts, wow!

  12. antis0cial
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 4 hours ago

    Took -4 for this team, g2g? TC Salah or wait for Hudds Game?

    Fabs
    Robbo Pereira Digne
    Salah (c) Mane (vc) Hazard Fraser
    Vardy Wilson Barnes

    Lascelles

    1. RFCSPACE
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 3 hours ago

      I wouldn't want to triple on current form

  13. The SK
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 4 hours ago

    Fabianski
    Robertson Schar*
    Salah Hazard Mane Lanzini
    Higuain Vardy Rondon

    1FT 1.0ITB

    A) Schar to xxx??
    B) Lanzini to Fraser (-4)
    C) Rondon to Wilson (-4)

    Plan to do A and is it worth -4 to do either B or C?

    Thanks!

    1. antis0cial
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      Lanzini and Rondon both have games, not sure why you would -4 to take them out? West Ham are home to Hudds, doesn't get much better than that

      1. The SK
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 4 hours ago

        Bournemouth at home is quite tempting haha

  14. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 4 hours ago

    Mane talking about getting 3 points by beating Bayern in a knockout game.

    Just did Salah -> Mane (C)

    This guy is living in 2038.

    https://twitter.com/AnfieldHQ/status/1106183933719400448

    1. Hurnt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      Hahah mane crazy

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      He meant *goals probably

    3. Amey
        8 days, 4 hours ago

        +1

    4. Champions united
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      Already did a mistake in 30 by bringing vvd as my 3 liv asset

      Now should i do
      Sterling > HAZ already on - 4
      Prep team for 31 and 33
      FH32
      Wc34
      Bb35
      fab/button
      Vvd tarkowski taa doherty awb
      Pogba salah sterling fraser mout
      Rondon Higuain vardy

    5. KingOllie
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      Now that Arnie is pretty much going to play, who would u prefer?

      A) Arnie
      B) Wilson

      1. Hurnt
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 4 hours ago

        Arnautovic

      2. SouthCoastSaint
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 4 hours ago

        Answer depends on how you’re set up. I fancy arnie a season a differential captain option but I’ll have him back away to chelsea week 33...

      3. Becks
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 4 hours ago

        Still think B

    6. SouthCoastSaint
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      Anyone going Arnie over Wilson?

      Captain option too

      1. KingOllie
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 4 hours ago

        Lol just asked the same question.. i have Fraser already and no WH.. so im leaning towards Arnie. Huds are much worse than newcastle

        1. SouthCoastSaint
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          8 days, 4 hours ago

          Injury ravaged too

          1. KingOllie
            • 3 Years
            8 days, 4 hours ago

            Yeah im bringing him in, i can sell him to Wilson in 33 if nothing else comes up

      2. antis0cial
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 4 hours ago

        It's risky enough going for Arnie, I wouldn't dare cpt him

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

        Tempted to get both to make up the 11

      4. Four Season Wonder
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 4 hours ago

        get both?

    7. EWH2020
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      Trying to get more players into my draft team!

      Do you think Lallana is likely to start at the weekend?

    8. Jacky boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      Time to captain arnie after all those 1 pointers

    9. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      FPL Bhuna around?

      1. Chenku╰☆╮
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 4 hours ago

        No only rogan josh..

      2. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 days, 4 hours ago

        thank god, no

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

          Ouch.

        2. #FPLBhuna
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 3 hours ago

          dagger to my heart lol

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

        What do you need him for?

        1. HamezMace
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 4 hours ago

          Maybe he wants to know if this week is good to use BB?

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

            Haha.

          2. #FPLBhuna
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 3 hours ago

            cheeky.

      4. #FPLBhuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 3 hours ago

        yes mate?

    10. Alvaro Morata
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      Is TAA going to play against Fulham...?

      1. Chenku╰☆╮
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 4 hours ago

        doubt it now.

        1. HIT ME!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 4 hours ago

          Why is that?

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

        Leaning towards yes but no idea really.

    11. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      What could go wrong? 😀

      GW31: Martial > Barncester (11 fixtures, incl. Solanke and captain):

      Boruc (Patrício)
      Robertson (C), TAA, Digne, Clyne (Doherty)
      Hazard (V), Kanté, Barnes, (Pogba, Sterling)
      Higuaín*, Solanke, (Agüero)

      GW32: Sell Digne and Solanke (2FTs) for players with 3 fixtures in GW32-33 (hopefully). E.g. AWB + Zaha/Bats or Sanchéz + Austin or Duffy + Deeney, etc. (25 fixtures, incl tiple captain):

      Patrício (Boruc)
      Robertson, Doherty, XXX, (TAA, Clyne)
      Sterling (TC), Hazard, Kanté, Pogba, (Barnes)
      Higuaín, Agüero, XXX

      GW33: 1FT for another GW33 player. E.g. Aguero > Vardy. (12 fixtures incl. captain).

      Boruc (Patrício)
      Robertson, XXX, TAA, Clyne, (Doherty)
      Hazard, Kanté, Barnes, (Pogba, Sterling)
      Higuaín, XXX, XXX

      GW34: WC
      FH & BB remaining

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

      Have held Arnie for weeks now. Always thinking "next week he'll play for sure, good change to haul too I reckon". He never did. And now he's declared fit, has Hud in a BGW and everyones going to have him. Lovely stuff.

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

        Not many will have him.

      2. KingOllie
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 4 hours ago

        not many will bring him in - loads have moved for Wilson already

        1. HamezMace
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 4 hours ago

          Who I've held for the last 6 weeks 🙂

      3. Jacky boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 4 hours ago

        Same feeling

    13. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      wow people, never learn
      🙄

      1. Chenku╰☆╮
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 4 hours ago

        what happened?

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

        Let this comment be a lesson to them.

        1. Deulofail
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 4 hours ago

          😆

      3. Flapjack ✅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 4 hours ago

        I’m sorry ok Christina

    14. pressdpm
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      Has there been a scoutcast, or any kind of podcast, where they've discussed the various chip strategies?

      1. Chenku╰☆╮
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 4 hours ago

        not straight out.. but lotsa of discussion in the recent one around bgw and following gw.

        1. pressdpm
          • 6 Years
          8 days, 4 hours ago

          Haha, what on earth is that about?

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

            Emotional times. Great job, dude. Mad respect

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

        All hail the living legend!!

    15. Andrew
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      TAA or Robertson on FH?

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

        Robertson.

    16. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      After the awful WHU thrashing by Cardiff, surely Arnie will be brought back in for a start ?

      1. KingOllie
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 4 hours ago

        Yeah, Manuel just said his reasoning for not starting him - said now he is ready

    17. Four Season Wonder
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      Should I ditch Rashford for Arnie (for a hit)?
      (It's unlikely that I will play Arnie in GW33 v Chels) So literally 1week punt

      Just to add (Rashy)
      - Bought him for 7.1m
      - Currently @ 7.6 (so can allow for one more drop).
      - Can sell for 7.3m (+0.2 profit)

      Thanks in advance.

    18. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      FPL iPhone app just alerted everyone to all the blanks THIS WEEK

      Omg spoon feeding casuals!!!!!!

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

        Didn't know one existed.

      2. Jacky boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 4 hours ago

        Android app alerted that long ago

        1. Flapjack ✅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 days, 4 hours ago

          Android casuals!

    19. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      Surely FFS users are the biggest casuals in the game ? Can’t even decide on their own teams themselves 🙂

      1. HamezMace
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 4 hours ago

        Welcome to the matrix