Opinion

The key talking points ahead of Blank Gameweek 31

The first big Blank Gameweek of the season is upon us with just five fixtures this weekend which has managers panicking about not having XI players while those who have prepared for Gameweek 31 with their transfers in recent weeks are feeling confident about achieving a healthy green arrow.

‘Do I take hits to field XI players?’ is a commonly asked question at this time of year. Calculated hits are fine if you believe the player you are bringing in will deliver in the upcoming Gameweeks.

The way the Blanks are falling this season (in 31 and 33) makes it easier to take a -4 to get a player who plays in both Gameweeks, especially for those who plan to use the Free Hit chip in Double Gameweek 32 and the second Wildcard in Gameweek 34.

For example, a -4 to replace Diogo Jota (£6.1m) with Ryan Fraser (£6.2m) this week makes sense as Jota won’t play in 31 or 33 whereas Fraser will make those four points back by just playing 60+ minutes against Newcastle and Burnley if he avoids a booking. Anything from Fraser over the two games and you’re up on the deal.

There seems to be a template Gameweek 31 team forming this week made up of triple Liverpool, Chelsea’s Eden Hazard (£10.9m) and Gonzalo Higuaín (£9.6m), Fraser and Callum Wilson (£6.4m) from Bournemouth, double/triple West Ham defence and Leicester’s Jamie Vardy (£9.0m).

There are plenty of differentials to consider too though for those who want to take on the template. The Leicester midfield trio of James Maddison (£6.7m), Harvey Barnes (£5.5m) and Youri Tielemans (£6.0m) all offer points potential away to Burnley.

Ashley Barnes (£5.7m) is owned by just 3.6% of managers despite scoring six goals in his last ten appearances. There is a strong case to be made for opting for Barnes over Higuain on current form.

Marko Arnautovic (£6.8m) has the ability and the fixture (home to Huddersfield) to be the top-scoring forward for the Gameweek if he is handed a start by Manuel Pellegrini. With a 2pm deadline on Saturday, we may get some early team news. It might be worth holding off on transfers until as late as possible this week.

Miguel Almirón (£6.0m) and Dwight McNeil (£4.4m) are two more midfielders to consider particularly for those on Free Hit this week. Almirón registered his first assist of the season in the win over Everton. McNeil is the ideal first sub for those on Free Hit.

In defence, will we see Charlie Daniels roll back the years and deliver a big haul? He’s a budget-friendly pick at just £4.1m.

Wilson will be coming into my side this week so apologies in advance to anyone who owns him. He was in my squad for three Gameweeks this season (5, 6 and 7) when he scored zero goals. Once transferred-out, he scored 35 points over the next four games and started to do a salute celebration every time he scored just to rub salt in the wound. Watch him blank now for the rest of the season. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Captaincy is tough this week if you own both Sadio Mané (£9.9m) and Mohamed Salah (£13.4m). Salah is currently leading the captaincy poll but Mane further strengthened his case for the armband with a brace against Bayern Munich on Wednesday night.

Mané is in the form of his life, he’s surely got to get the nod over Salah now? It’s been highlighted this week that he’s only scored three of his sixteen league goals away from home this season but then he goes and gets a brace in Bavaria to kill off that reasoning.

Whatever happens in the Fulham v Liverpool fixture, there will be carnage if one of Mane/Salah heavily outscores the other.

Good luck for the Gameweek and enjoy your weekend folks.

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  1. EL tridente
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 13 hours ago

    Van Dijk or Robbo on FH?

    1. Boris Bodega
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 13 hours ago

      Robertson imho

      1. simong1
          11 days, 13 hours ago

          Robbo

      2. All Out of Mounie
        • 1 Year
        11 days, 13 hours ago

        VVD

      3. Benteke10
        • 5 Years
        11 days, 12 hours ago

        robbie

    2. Boris Bodega
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 13 hours ago

      Salah Hat Trick this gameweek surely!?

      1. simong1
          11 days, 13 hours ago

          Yes!

        • All Out of Mounie
          • 1 Year
          11 days, 13 hours ago

          Yup

        • Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          11 days, 13 hours ago

          Yesss

        • Zombanksy
            11 days, 13 hours ago

            Yep

          • donlobatto
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            11 days, 13 hours ago

            Please thissss

          • Tomerick
            • 4 Years
            11 days, 13 hours ago

            What a strange way of spelling Mane.

          • Fingerspitzengefühl
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            11 days, 13 hours ago

            leggoooo

          • The Overthinker
            • 2 Years
            11 days, 13 hours ago

            The guy has no goal from open play away from home since December 20th

            1. Mysterion
              • 1 Year
              11 days, 13 hours ago

              Hat trick from penalty, FK and corner confirmed

          • Jᴀʀᴠish
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            11 days, 13 hours ago

            There is not a lot I wouldn't do with this.

            1. Jᴀʀᴠish
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              11 days, 13 hours ago

              Possibly my worst sentence ever

              1. Eytexi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                11 days, 13 hours ago

                It's not great, not going to lie. Better luck next time. 🙂

            2. No Salah
              • 1 Year
              11 days, 13 hours ago

              Is this a riddle? 🙂

          • Benteke10
            • 5 Years
            11 days, 12 hours ago

            yes please!

        • simong1
            11 days, 13 hours ago

            Triple Captain Salah v Fulham...who's with me? Have a good gut feeling that he'll haul

            1. Pierce34
              • 3 Years
              11 days, 13 hours ago

              Not with you at all but good luck!

            2. Eytexi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              11 days, 13 hours ago

              Tempted by Mané TC myself.

            3. Peter Ouch
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              11 days, 13 hours ago

              Not sure that 36 with huds is ok for tc if pool still in the ch.l

          • Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            11 days, 13 hours ago

            Are Fraser & Wilson better options than all the other players in their price bracket for the blanks?

            1. Boris Bodega
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              11 days, 13 hours ago

              Pretty much. Lots of talk about Arnie as well if he is fit.

            2. Pierce34
              • 3 Years
              11 days, 13 hours ago

              Yes - with those two and King and Brooks all fit, I can see Bournemouth going on a similar run as earlier in the season.

              1. pingissimus
                  11 days, 13 hours ago

                  I can see them going on a similar run to this time last season. Great fixtures and something like 7 points from 7 matches.

                • pingissimus
                    11 days, 13 hours ago

                    Point being almost all their matches are against teams with heaps to play for - they have nothing at stake.

                    And well are they really so very great - they too are a bottom 10 side. They have a great rep but it's mostly for over performing for their resources.

                    1. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      11 days, 13 hours ago

                      Agreed but even Bou need to get to 40 points first. And I assume they would want to at least do well in the home games in front of their supporters. Wilson arguably would also want to put in some performances and earn himself a big transfer.

                      Except Pool not many other attackers look better options for the blanks.

                      1. pingissimus
                          11 days, 12 hours ago

                          Agreed for 31/3 they look as good as most other options. But that's putting a lot of stress on early season form and a routine performance and victory against Huddersfield.

                          But I think Vardy and the Leicester mids are for instance as good a bet as Fraser and Wilson given they have Huddersfield coming up. Rondo after all equalled their return when he played Huddersfield.

                          1. DJ1000
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            11 days, 12 hours ago

                            Didn’t wolves lose 1-0 at Huddersfield? Not the only team to go down there.

                          2. DJ1000
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            11 days, 12 hours ago

                            I disagree. Burnley away can be very tough. Leicester still finding themselves under Rodgers

                      2. DJ1000
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        11 days, 12 hours ago

                        I suggest you look at the stats. Both Fraser and Wilson right up there in terms of total points for the season. King brooks Fraser and Wilson together are in the top 8 in the league attacking wise. Would prefer them to Chelsea when playing at home. I expect Bournemouth to really end that season well this season

                        1. pingissimus
                            11 days, 12 hours ago

                            Let's wait and see. You could be right. But I still expect Bournemouth to end the season around 11th or 12th and the Fraser Wilson stats to look much less exceptional than they do now.

                  • BananaMan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    11 days, 13 hours ago

                    Afternoon,
                    All the talk of a Liverpool Double-up, either in defence or midfield, are people overlooking Firmino?
                    I have Aguero who will blank this week, I'm using FH for 32, he will most likely blank 33 & I will WC 34, bringing him back in for TC 35!

                    My move for -4 Aguero -> Firmino makes sense in my head, gives me 10 outfield players for 31 & 11 for 33.

                    No brainer??

                    1. Boris Bodega
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      11 days, 13 hours ago

                      Both Robertson and TAA have higher points ceilings that Firmino imo

                      1. BananaMan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        11 days, 13 hours ago

                        Could you expand on this?

                        1. All Out of Mounie
                          • 1 Year
                          11 days, 13 hours ago

                          Pool defs have ridiculous goal involvement stats

                          1. BananaMan
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            11 days, 13 hours ago

                            The only Liverpool defender I can afford atm without doing -8 would be Matip/Lovren.
                            I already own Salah & Robbo.
                            I was drawn to Firminho as I have so much money tied up in Aguero that will be sat on the bench.

                            1. Rupert The Horse
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              11 days, 13 hours ago

                              And that might be clouding your judgement.

                    2. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      11 days, 13 hours ago

                      Prefer Wilson over Firmino.

                  • Federico
                    • 6 Years
                    11 days, 13 hours ago

                    Currently on -4, playing 3-4-2 with no GK (Ederson + 4.0).
                    Worth doing Jimenez -> King for another hit? I already own Wilson and have 7.6 at my disposal.

                    1. Federico
                      • 6 Years
                      11 days, 13 hours ago

                      FH32

                    2. It doesnt really Mata
                      • 2 Years
                      11 days, 13 hours ago

                      No as Jimmy plays twice following week so you’ll want him back at higher price.

                  • Tmel
                    • 8 Years
                    11 days, 13 hours ago

                    Outside of Liverpool players, are there any defenders worth a hit?

                    Any price (would be replacing AWB)

                    1. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      11 days, 13 hours ago

                      Possibly Rice, Azpi/Luiz or Ake but I wouldn't be comfortable taking a hit for them.

                    2. Pierce34
                      • 3 Years
                      11 days, 13 hours ago

                      I really don't think so - there's a bunch of games that could go either way, where I wouldn't be surprised if a team kept a clean sheet or conceded a couple of goals or more. And of course there's West Ham, who people will be tempted to double up on, but they very rarely keep a clean sheet when they're expected to. It may be Huddersfield, but if anyone can make them look good offensively, it's West Ham 😉

                    3. Rainer
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      11 days, 13 hours ago

                      Not so sure, AWB may have a game in 33 also.

                  • All Out of Mounie
                    • 1 Year
                    11 days, 13 hours ago

                    Hopefully Higuain has shaked off his flu by Sunday. Can't be bothered to use a transfer...

                    1. kysersosa
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      11 days, 13 hours ago

                      Wouldn’t read too much into that.

                    2. kysersosa
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      11 days, 13 hours ago

                      Until it comes out in the pressers it’s just hearsay.

                      1. Rainer
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        11 days, 13 hours ago

                        Sarri said it in a presser 😆

                        1. kysersosa
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          11 days, 13 hours ago

                          Palm to face! Ha!

                        2. kysersosa
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          11 days, 13 hours ago

                          Still staying in my team!

                          1. Rainer
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            11 days, 13 hours ago

                            Would be shocked if he doesn't play.

                            1. kysersosa
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              11 days, 10 hours ago

                              If Giroud plays 90 tonight, no danger of Higuain not playing.

                      2. All Out of Mounie
                        • 1 Year
                        11 days, 13 hours ago

                        Was between him and Vardy last week and went with Higuain... took a good beating alright.

                    3. Make Arrows Green Again
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      11 days, 13 hours ago

                      They don't want to risk him in a dead rubber. I'm sure he'll play.

                    4. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                      • 3 Years
                      11 days, 12 hours ago

                      It sounds like a sensible precautionary rest tonight, then provided his ten burgers and chips restore his strength, he'll play Sunday.

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

                    ''(If) he's ready, I think that he will return to his position."

                    lol

                  • kysersosa
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    11 days, 13 hours ago

                    Thoughts on bringing in Clyne for the rest of the season?

                    1. Flynny
                      • 4 Years
                      11 days, 13 hours ago

                      Ok. But I don't trust bou defensively

                  • Kevin de Blanke
                    • 3 Years
                    11 days, 13 hours ago

                    Is Higuain "ill" or ill ?

                    1. Rainer
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      11 days, 13 hours ago

                      lll

                      1. Mysterion
                        • 1 Year
                        11 days, 13 hours ago

                        He's a 3?

                        1. Rainer
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          11 days, 13 hours ago

                          3 L's 😀

                          1. Mysterion
                            • 1 Year
                            11 days, 13 hours ago

                            😀

                  • Flynny
                    • 4 Years
                    11 days, 13 hours ago

                    Hi....I have 1.4mitb and 2ft

                    Thoughts on:

                    Sterling jiminez kamara to mane Wilson king - 4?

                    Would give this team for 31

                    Fab (stek)
                    Robbo Pereira yedlin (doherty bednarek)
                    Salah hazard mane Anderson (pogba)
                    rondon Wilson king

                    thanks

                    1. No Mo Salah
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      11 days, 12 hours ago

                      no just do the first two no need for king if u got wilson

                      1. Flynny
                        • 4 Years
                        11 days, 11 hours ago

                        King is worth the hit surely to field 11??

                    2. No Mo Salah
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      11 days, 10 hours ago

                      2 or 6 points or even start on bench go 4 it if u feel it’s best for ur team mate

                  • Toblerone52
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    11 days, 13 hours ago

                    I'm definitely doing Aguero to Wilson this week with my Free transfer.

                    For a hit would you rather do Pogba to Hazard.... losing 0.8 in value
                    or
                    Kamara to Arnie... high upside but probably a more risky pick than Hazard.

                    1. Jealous Viper
                        11 days, 13 hours ago

                        Pogba to haz but I'm a bit of a dullard. If you want to take the risk, Arnies upside seems higher this week

                        1. Toblerone52
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          11 days, 13 hours ago

                          I've got quite a few nice differentials for this week with Almiron and Maddison so maybe I Should play Safe with Hazard. Just not that keen on losing all that value for 1 week :/

                      • pressdpm
                        • 6 Years
                        11 days, 13 hours ago

                        I take it you're using FH next week then?

                        1. Toblerone52
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          11 days, 13 hours ago

                          Yes Free hit in 32

                    2. wernerhedgehog
                      • 1 Year
                      11 days, 13 hours ago

                      Need the most nailed Bournemouth defender.

                      Is it Daniels and Ake? Why didn't Clyne start?

                      1. Rainer
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        11 days, 13 hours ago

                        Ake.

                        Clyne dropped out as players returned from injury and Smith moved back to right back. Smith now injured though.

                        1. wernerhedgehog
                          • 1 Year
                          11 days, 13 hours ago

                          thanks Rainer.

                          Last question, If between Daniels and Clyne, who would likely start both GW31 and GW33? TIA.

                          1. Rainer
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            11 days, 13 hours ago

                            I'd never go back to Daniels after previous experiences 😆

                            With Adam Smiths injury, I'd look at Clyne.

                      2. Differential (c)
                        • 3 Years
                        11 days, 13 hours ago

                        Ake, the guy looks irreplaceable at the BOU defence.

                    3. Geordie19
                      • 2 Years
                      11 days, 13 hours ago

                      Worth doing Rashford to Wilson?

                      If so, which 2 do I start out of Brooks, Fanderson and Wilson?

                      1. Jealous Viper
                          11 days, 13 hours ago

                          Yes imo
                          Fanderson and Wilson

                          1. Geordie19
                            • 2 Years
                            11 days, 8 hours ago

                            Thank you

                      2. Jealous Viper
                          11 days, 13 hours ago

                          VVD and Boruc in for Lloris and Doherty for a hit? Yay or nay.
                          Already have TAA so is it better to go for a Chelsea defender

                          1. Rupert The Horse
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            11 days, 13 hours ago

                            Yeigh

                          2. Geordie19
                            • 2 Years
                            11 days, 8 hours ago

                            Yes

                        • Rupert The Horse
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          11 days, 13 hours ago

                          Im busy all day tomorrow, am I safe to get in Wilson and Fraser tonight?

                          1. Jealous Viper
                              11 days, 13 hours ago

                              You can make the moves on Saturday morning

                              1. Rupert The Horse
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                11 days, 13 hours ago

                                Ooh, that'd be tight. Working 10am to 1am tomorrow and then 10am to 5pm, so I;ll be crazy busy.

                            • HamezMace
                              • 4 Years
                              11 days, 13 hours ago

                              Cheltenham?

                              1. Rainer
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                11 days, 13 hours ago

                                😆

                              2. Rupert The Horse
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                11 days, 13 hours ago

                                Ahaha.

                              3. donlobatto
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                11 days, 13 hours ago

                                😆 nice one

                              4. NIKO.
                                • 1 Year
                                11 days, 11 hours ago

                                Brilliant 😀

                            • Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              11 days, 13 hours ago

                              I always try to get these Bou assets after the pressers.

                              1. Mysterion
                                • 1 Year
                                11 days, 13 hours ago

                                Because Howe pressers are just bursting at the seams with useful info 😉

                              2. Rupert The Horse
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                11 days, 13 hours ago

                                Thanks.

                          2. All Out of Mounie
                            • 1 Year
                            11 days, 13 hours ago

                            People barely making 11 this week.. Id save and play all 3.

                            1. All Out of Mounie
                              • 1 Year
                              11 days, 13 hours ago

                              Answer to Denyer9

                          3. Deulofail
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            11 days, 13 hours ago

                            Just to be sure, am I correct in thinking that the following teams have a chance of 3 fixtures in GW32-33.

                            Chelsea (confirmed already)
                            Brighton
                            Palace (not Watford)
                            Watford (not Palace)
                            Spurs (plus Palace)
                            Saints

                            1. Differential (c)
                              • 3 Years
                              11 days, 13 hours ago

                              Interesting. Cheers, Deulofail.

                              1. Deulofail
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                11 days, 13 hours ago

                                Haha don't treat this as Gospel. I'm trying to figure it out 🙂

                            2. pingissimus
                                11 days, 12 hours ago

                                Is this what you mean?

                                Palace can get a game even if they lose depending on the Brighton result. If Brighton win in the cup and don't get a game in 33 then Spurs will play Palace come what may in 32 to break in their stadium.

                                1. Deulofail
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  11 days, 12 hours ago

                                  I think so. I'm basing it on Ruth's/Jarvish's predictions for DGW32.
                                  https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/19903539
                                  https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/20026524

                            3. Differential (c)
                              • 3 Years
                              11 days, 13 hours ago

                              Current Top 10 best Centre Backs according to FourFourTwo

                              1. Virgil Van Dijk (Liverpool and the Netherlands)
                              2. Raphael Varane (Real Madrid and France)
                              3. Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli and Senegal)
                              4. Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid and Spain)
                              5. Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City and France)
                              6. Diego Godin (Athletico Madrid and Uruguay)
                              7. Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona and France)
                              8. Giorgio Chellini (Juventus and Italy)
                              9. Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspurs and Belgium)
                              10. Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspurs and Belgium)

                              Meh, seems fair, don't it? De Ligt, Skrinniar and Romagnoli sure to be there someday, I guess.
                              Pique the glaring omission, of course.

                              1. Skloppy Kops
                                • 3 Years
                                11 days, 13 hours ago

                                Surprised Bonucci is not in there ahead of Aldo.

                              2. teneighty
                                • 4 Years
                                11 days, 13 hours ago

                                What about the mighty fir tree aka Andreas Granqvist!?

                                Jan is on the list but doesn't even play as a centre back in the national team. Versatile (and good) player!

                                1. Differential (c)
                                  • 3 Years
                                  11 days, 13 hours ago

                                  Penalty extraordinaire Granqvist, of course!

                              3. TONY123
                                • 3 Years
                                11 days, 13 hours ago

                                Lindelof will be in there at this stage next season, mark my words

                              4. _sidney_will
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                11 days, 13 hours ago

                                Mustafi?

                                1. Deulofail
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  11 days, 13 hours ago

                                  You are hilair

                                2. Mysterion
                                  • 1 Year
                                  11 days, 12 hours ago

                                  Misspelt Mustafi as Pique

                              5. Jᴀʀᴠish
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                11 days, 12 hours ago

                                Not sure how much I value the opinion of some bloke at some website who has probably only seen half of these on FIFA.

                                1. Differential (c)
                                  • 3 Years
                                  11 days, 12 hours ago

                                  FourFourTwo, not me.

                            4. Dr. Agabuse
                              • 6 Years
                              11 days, 13 hours ago

                              who will blank GW33 except for the confirmed Utd and Wolves?

                              1. Differential (c)
                                • 3 Years
                                11 days, 13 hours ago

                                CAR, MCI, TOT and BHA have a decent chance of a blank.

                              2. Rainer
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                11 days, 13 hours ago

                                City vs Cardiff will be a blank, if City beat Swansea.
                                Spurs vs Brighton " " ", if Brighton beat Millwall.
                                The winner of Watford vs Palace will blank in GW33.

                                1. Going To Win This Year
                                  • 1 Year
                                  11 days, 12 hours ago

                                  oh shoot.

                                  So me holding aguero for cardiff is pretty pointless?

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

                                    If City beat Swansea, the Cardiff game will be a double in 32.
                                    If they lose, the game stays in 33.

                                    Chip dependent hold/sell.

                                    1. Going To Win This Year
                                      • 1 Year
                                      11 days, 12 hours ago

                                      great thanks. I'm using FH in 32 so I might shift aggy to vardy for -4 for this week

                                2. All Out of Mounie
                                  • 1 Year
                                  11 days, 12 hours ago

                                  Now this is comprehensive. Thank you.

                            5. pressdpm
                              • 6 Years
                              11 days, 13 hours ago

                              In general, what are most of the HOF players doing in terms of their chips? Has anyone paid enough attention to their squad values to know if anyone significant has activated it?

                              1. Retro
                                • 8 Years
                                11 days, 13 hours ago

                                Well, I have finished in the top 1k twice and I've already used all my chips. But I'm a bit of a maverick!

                                1. pressdpm
                                  • 6 Years
                                  11 days, 13 hours ago

                                  Whereabouts are you placed at the minute mate?

                                  1. Retro
                                    • 8 Years
                                    11 days, 13 hours ago

                                    Came in from 665k in December to 29k now, so quite happy. I figure if I can stay in top 100k by end of season I'll be happy.

                                    1. pressdpm
                                      • 6 Years
                                      11 days, 13 hours ago

                                      You're right around the same rank as me, best of luck!

                                      1. Retro
                                        • 8 Years
                                        11 days, 12 hours ago

                                        Thanks! Good luck to you too. It's only a game after all.

                            6. Skloppy Kops
                              • 3 Years
                              11 days, 13 hours ago

                              Guys,
                              I have 10players for Gw31, with 1 FT to get my 11th player. But with Mitro among my 10players, i am tempted to go with 10 players and switch Mitro for Arnie or Wilson.
                              What would you do?

                              A. Get a def (Azpi maybe)
                              B. Switch Mitro
                              C. Take a hit and get 11 player without Mitro

                              1. Differential (c)
                                • 3 Years
                                11 days, 13 hours ago

                                C, I'd say. Callum Wilson is a decent shout, as is Vardy.
                                Defender, I'd go for a LIV defender.

                                1. Skloppy Kops
                                  • 3 Years
                                  11 days, 13 hours ago

                                  My team is as follows;
                                  Alisson
                                  Robbo - Diop - ...
                                  Salah - Richa - Fraser - Haz
                                  Mitro - Vardy - Rondon

                                  1. Differential (c)
                                    • 3 Years
                                    11 days, 13 hours ago

                                    Well, I since you already have Robbo and Alisson, I guess a CHE defender is a decent shout. Perhaps Emerson, but Azpi undoubtedly the better shout if you have the cash. Played very advance vs Wolves.

                                    Coin toss between Vardy/Wilson, all up to you.

                                    1. Skloppy Kops
                                      • 3 Years
                                      11 days, 13 hours ago

                                      Cheers m8.
                                      Yeah money no issue.. already have Vardy. Its between Arnie and Wilson for me.

                            7. The Overthinker
                              • 2 Years
                              11 days, 13 hours ago

                              Captain Hazard. #WhateverItTakes

                              1. Dr. Agabuse
                                • 6 Years
                                11 days, 12 hours ago

                                yes

                            8. MikeBravo
                                11 days, 13 hours ago

                                Any news on Lascelles?

                                1. The Overthinker
                                  • 2 Years
                                  11 days, 13 hours ago

                                  I read somewhere he is back in training

                                  1. MikeBravo
                                      11 days, 13 hours ago

                                      Fingers crossed

                                2. The Overthinker
                                  • 2 Years
                                  11 days, 13 hours ago

                                  Wilson will be coming into my side this week so apologies in advance to anyone who owns him. He was in my squad for three Gameweeks this season (5, 6 and 7) when he scored zero goals. Once transferred-out, he scored 35 points over the next four games and started to do a salute celebration every time he scored just to rub salt in the wound. Watch him blank now for the rest of the season. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

                                  A BIG F

                                  1. Skloppy Kops
                                    • 3 Years
                                    11 days, 13 hours ago

                                    Thanks for notifying..

                                3. Dr. Agabuse
                                  • 6 Years
                                  11 days, 13 hours ago

                                  How do I have to deal with the Blanks and DGWs.

                                  I have all the chips and my WC.

                                  Which players should I avoid. What is my strategy here?

                                  Fab/Speroni

                                  TAA Kola Lindelof AWB Doherty

                                  Salah Pogba Maddison Sterling Brooks

                                  Higuain Jimenez Rashford

                                  2FT 0.5itb

                                  1-3-1. atm.

                                  is it stupid to use fh now. the team above looks set for GW32 and for GW33 i'll transfer out two Wolves/United.

                                  Or will I be missing other DGW players next GW32 that are not confirmed?

                                4. Gudjohnsen
                                  • 2 Years
                                  11 days, 13 hours ago

                                  Fabianski or Boruc in for Etheridge for -4?

                                  Allows me to field 11 players this gw.

                                  1. tokara
                                    • 4 Years
                                    11 days, 12 hours ago

                                    of cos, for the long term

                                5. FOMFF
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  11 days, 13 hours ago

                                  To get me to 11 BGW players, please help:

                                  1. Etheridge & Jimi > Fabianski & Wilson
                                  2. Doherty and Son > TAA & Barnes/Wood (if this - which one?)

                                  Cheers!

                                  1. Gudjohnsen
                                    • 2 Years
                                    11 days, 13 hours ago

                                    I did nr.1

                                  2. TONY123
                                    • 3 Years
                                    11 days, 13 hours ago

                                    How can 2 get you to 11 players if you don't have a GK?
                                    I'd say 1.

                                    1. FOMFF
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 3 Years
                                      11 days, 12 hours ago

                                      That's a very good point! Glad you noticed!

                                      Update:
                                      1. Doherty and Etheridge > Boruc and TAA
                                      2. Jimi and Etheridge > Wilson and Fabianski

                                      1. TONY123
                                        • 3 Years
                                        11 days, 12 hours ago

                                        Absolutely 2 - no doubt

                                        1. FOMFF
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 3 Years
                                          11 days, 12 hours ago

                                          Why so certain? Think pool could smash fulham

                                          1. TONY123
                                            • 3 Years
                                            11 days, 12 hours ago

                                            Yes they could, no guarantee that TAA will be involved in the points though and they might even concede whereas Wilson's easily one of the most popular picks this GW. For me it's a no brainer tbh.

                                6. Garlana
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  11 days, 13 hours ago

                                  Repost as this will be my biggest hit to date...need to be sure.

                                  Is a -12 here worthwhile considering its 3x gw 31/33 players?

                                  Current gw31 team:
                                  Boruc
                                  TAA, Robertson, perierra
                                  Salah, hazard, Fraser
                                  Rondon

                                  Plan:
                                  Out: Aguero, jiminez, camarasa
                                  In: vardy, Wilson, lanzini (punt)