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The Scout Squad for FPL Blank Gameweek 31

This regular precursor to the Scout Picks returns ahead of Blank Gameweek 31.

In this article, our four regular panellists each submit an 18-man squad of Fantasy assets, with the focus exclusively on the coming Gameweek.

The 72 nominations listed below will be narrowed down to a squad of 14 (with the starting XI not exceeding a total cost of £83.5m) ahead of the forthcoming deadline at 14:00 GMT on Saturday afternoon.

Paul, Peter, Joe and Az expand on their notable selections and omissions in the article below.

  Paul Joe Az Peter
GK Artur Boruc Lukasz Fabianski Lukasz Fabianski Lukasz Fabianski
  Kepa Arrizabalaga

Artur Boruc

Artur Boruc Artur Boruc
  Tom Heaton Jordan Pickford Kepa Arrizabalaga Tom Heaton
DF Trent
Alexander-Arnold
Andrew Robertson Trent
Alexander-Arnold
Trent
Alexander-Arnold
  Aaron Cresswell Cesar Azpilicueta Declan Rice

Declan Rice

  Lucas Digne David Luiz David Luiz Harry Maguire
  James Tarkowski Declan Rice Nathan Ake James Tarkowski
  Ricardo Pereira Harry Maguire Emerson Palmieri Lucas Digne
MF Mohamed Salah Mohamed Salah Mohamed Salah Mohamed Salah
  Sadio Mane Sadio Mane Sadio Mane Sadio Mane
  Ryan Fraser Eden Hazard James Maddison Eden Hazard
  Eden Hazard Ryan Fraser Eden Hazard Ryan Fraser
  Gylfi Sigurdsson James Maddison David Brooks Manuel Lanzini
FW Callum Wilson Callum Wilson Callum Wilson Callum Wilson
  Jamie Vardy Ashley Barnes Jamie Vardy Jamie Vardy
  Gonzalo Higuain

Jamie Vardy

Marko Arnautovic Ashley Barnes
  Ashley Barnes Salomon Rondon Ashley Barnes Gonzalo Higuain
  Javier Hernandez Marko Arnautovic Salomon Rondon Salomon Rondon

Most popular picks: Artur Boruc, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Eden Hazard, Callum Wilson, Ashley Barnes, Jamie Vardy (four), Lukasz Fabianski, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Declan Rice, Ryan Fraser, Salomon Rondon (three)

Paul said…

There is an obvious nucleus of form players for Gameweek 31’s reduced fixture list.

Five of my squad – Eden Hazard, Jamie Vardy and Sadio Mane, as well as Bournemouth pair Ryan Fraser and Callum Wilson – all delivered double-digit returns last weekend.

Along with Mohamed Salah, they are likely to populate many Free Hit squads, which raises the importance of seeking out differentials.

Aaron Cresswell, James Tarkowski and Gonzalo Higuain are all under 6% ownership in FPL and could be standout overlooked picks.

In Cresswell’s case, it’s more about the opposition, with West Ham set to host travel-sick Huddersfield.

The Terriers seem to have a particular weakness on Cresswell’s flank since moving to a midfield diamond in Gameweek 27.

Huddersfield sit in the bottom two for both chances conceded and crosses conceded down their right-hand side over the last four Gameweeks.

Cresswell, meanwhile, is second only to Robert Snodgrass for crosses (20 to 30) in the Hammers’ last six and should be given license to roam forward on Saturday afternoon.

Tarkowski has already found the net on three occasions ahead of Burnley’s home clash with Leicester.

The Clarets’ centre-back also boasts some strong recent numbers – no other defender bettered his five attempts in the box in the last four Gameweeks.

Given that ten of Burnley’s 34 goals have been headers, Tarkowski’s contribution could be key against the Foxes.

With managers rushing to Wilson and Vardy up front, and Hazard’s appeal on the rise after his late leveller at home to Wolves, Higuain has mainly been ignored.

Yet since arriving at Stamford Bridge, his total of 25 shots on goal is more than any other player.

Indeed, only Sergio Aguero – and marginally, at that – has surpassed his efforts in the box, by 18 to 17, over the last six Gameweeks.

Away to an Everton defence that fell apart spectacularly at Newcastle, Higuain can add to his three-goal haul on Sunday afternoon.

Joe said…

Despite the reduced fixture list there are still plenty of options across all positions this week – well, except among goalkeepers that is. Between the sticks there are really only two options this week, West Ham’s Lukasz Fabianski and Bournemouth’s Artur Boruc.

The Hammers man has two clean sheets in his last four home matches and hosts a Huddersfield side that has mustered a mere eight goals on the road.

Meanwhile, the Cherries stopper takes on Newcastle at home and also has a pair of shutouts over the same timeframe in front of his own fans.

Tripling up on Liverpool and Chelsea, who travel to Fulham and Everton respectively, looks vital this week. But a key consideration for the Scout Picks committee will be whether to double up on their assets in attack or defence.

I marginally favour an attacking double-up of Liverpool’s Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah to exploit Fulham’s awful defensive form, particularly at home. Over their last four Craven Cottage run-outs, they have conceded a record 65 shots and 48 close-range efforts.

In contrast, I’m backing a defensive double-up for Chelsea given Everton’s far better home form, with two clean sheets in their last four Goodison Park encounters. The Blues erratic attack of late is also a concern. While they recently beat Spurs 2-0, they worryingly laboured to a 1-1 draw against Wolves last time out.

With three assists, two clean sheets and four bonus over his last five matches, Cesar Azpilicueta offers an excellent range of points for our selection.

David Luiz also gets the nod, with a goal and bonus over the same timeframe and three double-digit hauls this season. The Brazilian is also among the top five defenders over their last quartet of matches in terms of shots in the box.

Top of that list is Harry Maguire, with five close-range efforts. While I expect Leicester to concede when they travel to Burnley, the England centre-back’s aerial threat at set-pieces could be key given the Clarets’ frailty at dead-ball situations.

Elsewhere, Callum Wilson and Ashley Barnes top my forward selection having scored three in their last four home matches.

Az said…

A limited selection of players this week but I still think there are some decent differentials out there for anyone looking to close the gap on mini-league leaders or who are seeking a boost in the rankings. My advice is get in the ‘core’ players (who sit high on my list) and have a bit of a punt on a couple of low-owned players who could deliver this Gameweek.

Of all the games, it’s Liverpool versus Fulham which looks the most plum fixture for the highly owned players. Owners of three Liverpool players are surely licking their lips at the prospect of seeing their men go up against Fulham, who ship goals for fun. The question is, who looks set to prosper?

I’ve gone for set-piece taker Trent Alexander-Arnold, the red-hot Sadio Mane and the a-bit-out-of-sorts Mohamed Salah, who I’ve picked top of my list but do have some doubts about after Wednesday’s game – as I’m sure many of you do, too.

James Maddison and Marko Arnautovic look like good punts for anyone willing to roll the dice. Maddison is creating chances for fun and Arnautovic should hopefully lead the line after a very poor Hammers performance against Cardiff. These guys can go alongside your West Ham defenders and Jamie Vardy, all of whom you’ve got in your teams already, right?

The one player I really wouldn’t want to be without this week is Callum Wilson, who erupted back on the scene last week. I think he’s a better pick than Ryan Fraser, who has been poor recently. I reckon Wilson is the stand-out option for any brave managers who aren’t planning on giving a Liverpool player the armband this week.

Peter said…

With apologies to any fans of the Terriers and the Lillywhites, I’m writing your sides off even in this truncated Gameweek, which gives me just eight teams to work with and also some inevitable conflicts of interest, with defensive selections up against attacking choices in some cases.

It’s also worth reminding readers that we’re limited to a maximum of three selections per team, so it’s not simply a case of listing, say, the likely first XI for Liverpool.

There is a strong English core to my defensive choices (assuming that Declan Rice completes his “switch” to Gareth Southgate’s side over the next month), with Lucas Digne joining from across the Channel and my selections are supported by compelling statistics from the excellent recent Free Hit article on defenders.

Trent Alexander-Arnold’s stunning rate of creating chances (ten in the last four Gameweeks) sees him top of the bill.

Meanwhile, Leicester’s visit to Turf Moor is a tough one to call but both Harry Maguire and James Tarkowski are top of the (active) defenders list for shots in the box with five apiece recently. The pair also tie with three goals and one assist for the season, although Leicester are (perhaps surprisingly) bottom of the table for goals scored from corners.

Rice carries a slight goal threat in his “OOP” midfield role, but the main reason for doubling up on the Hammers defensive pair of the youngster and Łukasz Fabiański is, of course, the abject away form of Huddersfield, with Jan Siewert’s men failing to get on the scoresheet in any of their last five road trips.

Those of us with both Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané will have to make our own peace with our captaincy choice this week, assuming we rely on the consistent failing of Fulham’s obliging defence, which has conceded at least two goals in all ten of their league matches in 2019 and last kept out the aforementioned Huddersfield, back in December.

The Egyptian’s recent struggles in front of goal are well documented but it’s also worth highlighting Mane’s Jekyll and Hyde home and away form, with over 80% of his goals coming at Anfield. Perhaps, then, we should be open to a differential option when we peruse this week’s Captain Sensible article?

Callum Wilson returned with a goal and assist this week and boasts a points per match score of 5.7 over the season, level with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and just behind Harry Kane and a certain Argentine who plies his trade at the Etihad.

Wilson’s impressive link-up play with Ryan Fraser ensured double-digit hauls for the pair of them against Huddersfield and, although the Magpies are likely to prove a tougher nut to crack, the fact that this weekend’s clash occurs at the Vitality Stadium should not be overlooked. Twenty-six of the Cherries’ 41 goals have been scored on their own turf, with only title-chasing Liverpool and Manchester City and, er, Southampton, denying them.

And let’s not forget Ashley Barnes, a stalwart in my own team since Gameweek 23 who, like the cartoon The Cat Who Came Back, has found himself rejected and maligned but generally finds a way to return and who has helped himself to five goals and one assist in that time.

The Community Champion

The Community Champion who has the best lead over the Scouts during 2018/19 will win a £100 Amazon voucher (currently we can only offer Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com vouchers).

Last week, Bøss star narrowly beat our Scout Picks 68-67 with a 3-4-3 line-up of Guaita (1); Alexander-Arnold (2), Chilwell (2), Robertson (1); Anderson (1), Brooks (3), Sterling (21), Mane (14); Vardy (16), Aguero (5), Zaha (2).

fclackless’s Gameweek 10 victory over the Scout Squad crew by a score of 77-44 remains the deficit to beat.

The Community Champion for Gameweek 31 will be announced in our Scout Picks on Friday.

788 Comments Post a Comment
  1. tafrère
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    So for those hesitating between an offensive double up or defensive double up here are some stats :

    In their 14 home games so far this season, Fulham just kept one and only clean sheet, a 1-0 victory over Huddersfield (how surprising). But they still managed to score in 10 of those games.

    So it looks like an offensive double up is much more tasty than a defensive one.

    I even think there is a strong case for TC Salah or Mané.

    1. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Playing devil's advocate - LIV has kept four clean sheets in their last six away matches. Then there is a rotation risk (except Robo) and the possibility of an injury to an in-form Mane.

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Plus Liverpool have only conceded 8 goals in 15 away matches this season... unbelievable

        Then you have the fact that TAA/Robbo are effectively wingers who get clean sheet points, with TAA also having corners & DFK's

        Mane form is also superb though so whichever 3 of those 4 you go with it has very high upside

      2. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Which injury ?

    2. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Wouldn't the TC be better played on a Man City player in dgw32 because if City beat Swansea in the cup the weekend it's more than likely they will miss the game against Cardiff in gw33 and will be rescheduled for gw32? where Man City will have a double gw playing Fulham & Cardiff

      1. Nanoelektronicar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Most will FH that DGW, that's the tradeoff

      2. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        FH for me.

  2. TONY123
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    FH31 Team - What to do with Higuain?
    Fabianski
    Rice - Azpilicueta - Robertson
    Salah - Mané - Hazard - Fraser
    Wilson - Vardy - Higuain***

    A) Keep because he'll play
    B) Replace him with Barnes/Rondon
    C) Same as B but also replace Rice with D.Luiz to ensure Chelsea triple up
    D) Higuain + Robertson > Firmino + D.Luiz
    E) Other suggestion?

    1. Tshelby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      A I think

    2. Stoichkov#8
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      I would keep on FH

    3. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      B with Barnes. His xGI over the last six game weeks is only bettered by Aguero.

    4. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      I wouldn't keep either. D for me

  3. Tshelby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Morning all!

    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. TONY123
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      B sounds good if you're FH'ing in 32

      1. Tshelby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Yeah that's my plan. Is it worth the hit?

        1. TONY123
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          Yes easily

    2. Stoichkov#8
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Easy B

    3. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Got to be B

    4. tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Remember that Son could play in 33.

      1. Tshelby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        True but Aguero could also play in 33 so it might be more save to not transfer them both out?

  4. NO SALAH
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Hi all,
    Is the team is g2g for GW31?

    Fab
    Robbo, Pereira, Luiz
    Salah, Mane, Brooks, Hazard
    Wilson, Rondon, Higuain

    Mane or Salah is captain this week but couldn't decide yet.

    1. TONY123
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Nice

  5. ShaunGoater123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Button > Boruc

    or

    Lloris > Kepa

    I already have Rondon and WC in 34 so this is making me lean more towards Kepa

  6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    You know the world has gone mad when:

    A. Donald Trump is US President
    B. Brexit is allowed to get as far as it has
    C. Mo Salah has 82k Net Transfers Out just before he plays Fulham. The literal worst defence in the league.

    1. Tshelby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Still B

    2. TONY123
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      D. Liverpool fans actually think this year is their year at this late stage

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Forgot that one - clear winner

    3. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      All three - though A surprises me least. As with B, I think its fair to say that madness took over the moment that the most complex set of constitutional arrangements Britain has ever had were reduced down to a binary choice without a supermajority required or a view to definite outcomes with a poorly informed, but extremely angry public 🙂

      Anyway, I have to captain Salah. No other choice really!

    4. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      A. Zero social responsibility.

    5. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Democracy is democracy. Looks like democray in Britain is finished when you Government is trying every which way but loose to screw up what the British people voted for in Brexit. I know the liberal left hate that workd democracy unless Elections go their way. You do know 68 million voted for Donald Trump right ?

      1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Whilst I didn't vote for it, I understand fully why people who did are angry and some of the arguments against the EU (lack of accountability, the treatment of Greece, competition requirements which block nationalization policies). My personal gripe is with the circumstances/arrangements by which its been conducted. Whatever way you look at it, that kind of decision on a binary choice without a linked outcome is reckless, not to mention the way in which the past few years has been run.

        As for A, Clinton was an awful awful candidate, especially to put up against Trump. Unlikeable, hawkish in foreign affairs, careerist and uninspiring. I think we all just felt sorry for the US electorate on that one.

    6. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      We'll soon have our own president Trump in a country that is about to lose what little faith they had in elected officials.

    7. onceuponatyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      B. In fairness, the public are idiots. They're far more suited to voting for who should be eating bugs in a jungle than on anything that matters.

      1. HamezMace
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Brilliant!

      2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        That is hilarious!
        Plus better suited to this forum to be fair.

    8. Amey
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 20 days ago

      C

  7. Stoichkov#8
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    If you could field XI would you make a hit to get Wilson (bench Digne)?

    a) Digne vs Chel
    b) Wilson vs New -4

    1. Tshelby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      A

    2. onceuponatyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Gotta be A.
      If you do it, you know Digne's gonna score.

  8. sovietrockettes
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Wanted to move Pogba>Hazard, Auba>Vardy ahead of GW 29, even took a screenshot of resulting team, but instead went Richarlison>Hazard Auba>Arnie.......followed by benching Rondón for Arnie in GW 30........and now I have almost no hope catching up to 1st in my ML....fml

  9. Yordan Letchkov
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Which are the better options for GW31 and GW33 in combination:

    DEF
    a) TAA
    b) VVD
    c) Robertson

    MF
    a) Fraser
    b) Maddison
    c) Thielemans
    d) Pedro
    e) Willian
    f) Lanzini
    g) Almiron

    1. Stoichkov#8
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Robbo
      Fraser, Maddison, Lanzini (punt)

      1. Yordan Letchkov
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Thx.
        Long time no see Hristo.
        Still remember the good times we had in the US back in 94 🙂

        1. Stoichkov#8
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          Great times... 🙂

  10. AFC49
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Fabianski
    TAA, Robbo, Digne
    Salah, Sterling*, Pogba*, F Anderson
    Higuain, Rondon, Wilson

    Button*, Shaw*, AWB*, Højbjerg*

    0.5 ITB

    A.) Sterling > Hazard (-4)
    B.) Pogba > Fraser (-4)
    C.) Both for -8

    1. Stevalek8
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      B and keep Sterling for GW32

  11. Atimis
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Which one?

    1. Jim to Wilson -4
    2. Jim Doh to Wilson Azpi -8

    Or Fraser instead of Wilson? But have Brooks already.

    1. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Jim to Wilson, unless you have boodles of doll-hairs tied up in Jim and planning on bringing Jim back in, then bring in Fraser.

  12. EMERGING STAR
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    What's the deal with spurs double gameweeks?

    One game is already pending and BHA game likely to be moved as well right?

  13. No Pirlo No Party
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Fabianksi
    Robertson - TAA - Luiz
    Salah - Richarlison
    Vardy - Barnes
    ___________________________________________
    Speroni - Sterling - Pogba - Jimenez - AWB - Doherty - Camarasa (2FT - £0.6 ITB)

    Sterling + Jimenez > Hazard + Wilson?

    10 should be enough? Or worth a hit to do the likes of Camarasa > Brooks?

  14. Stimps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Sterling, Doherty -> Hazard, Luiz (-4)?

    Will FH32

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Yes

    2. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Just Sterling ~> Hazard.

    3. danishdynamite
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Aye, why not

      Can you afford Azpi?

  15. NLRED
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 20 days ago

    A Barnes or Maddison on FH team?

  16. wernerhedgehog
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Thinking like a casual.

    I've got 2 Liverpool defenders: TAA and Robertson. It is becoming clear that the offensive double up with Mane is the most optimal strategy this GW. I'm surprised no one has considered taking a hit to switch around.

    With the FH32 and WC34 strategy, its only for 2 games. In the long run, taking hits like that seem imprudent. But a 2 game sample has huge variance, and Mane is in scintillating form.

    Fulham are rubbish at defending but a threat with Mitrovic, a possible 4-5 goal rout. Don't have lots of cash tied up in Robertson or TAA, is it worth a switch and Mane(C)?

    1. Professor Abel X
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      TAA & Robbo 5 assists and clean sheet apiece is still fresh in my memory. If I were on FH I’d probably do the offensive double up, but for a hit, no chance

    2. Drop the Dendoncker
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      There are no casuals here thank you very much!

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      What is ‘thinking like a casual’? What does that mean ?

      1. wernerhedgehog
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        picking just pure form players, disregarding underlying stats and sensible safe picks

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          I do geniunely struggle understanding reverences to casuals, but aren’t you deeply analysing all angles rather than bringing in Mane just because he hauled in the last game week ?

          You seem to be thinking like an elite player, not a casual 🙂

  17. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Who is your 'under the radar' blank pick? (i.e. players that few FH teams will have)
    Seems like good opportunities for differentials over 31 and 33, especially with casuals presumably pretty clueless on some of the teams.

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Higuain
      Bobby
      Barnes

    2. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      It's a good question, but you can tell by the lack of replies their just aren't many options from these teams who we're not aware of.
      I'd say someone like Sigurdsson maybe?

      1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Yes true - I have Almiron as my low-key(ish) pick. But then I have picked up some real chaff (Anderson, Pereira) over the weeks now.

        1. HamezMace
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          Also own Anderson and Pereira.
          Although I'm not as down on Anderson and everyone seems to be, fixtures don't get much better than Huddersfield at home, and he's probably the most nailed on attacker right now.

    3. The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Barnes
      Emerson

    4. EMERGING STAR
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      I have Arnautovic

  18. Eytexi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Thoughts on Mané (TC)?
    Hadn't considered it until last night but now I'm a little tempted.

    1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Actually, it really might be as good an opportunity as any - assuming you can't use it in a dgw.

      1. Eytexi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 20 days ago

        I have no WC, so there's an opportunity in DGW35. But am planning on waiting til then to decide whether to take a hit and bench boost or use TC.

        Could just TC now and remove the dilemma, but may not be the best idea.

    2. danishdynamite
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      I don't have Mane, but I'm considering it for Salah this week.

      The alternatives (for those who will FH32) aren't hugely better IMHO in 36/37/38

      LIV vs Hudds
      Spurs vs Whu
      MCY vs Lei
      UTD v Car

  19. Feed tha Sheep
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Is there any possibility of a third DGW?Just wondering when to use TC

    1. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      I've come to the conclusion I'll use the TC when I feel like using it on the day. Not looking further than that.

      1. Feed tha Sheep
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Fair enough but I’m just curious as to whether there is a possibility of a 3rd DGW or no chance of it happening?

        1. Eytexi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 20 days ago

          If there is one, it'll probably be Brighton & Cardiff.

        2. Freddiebell
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          I guess we'll know better after gw31 has finished

      2. Eytexi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 20 days ago

        I like this. Mané is tempting.

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Brighton might get one if they go to SF of FA cup

  20. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Who's taking big losses on players this week, and if so how much?
    Especially interested if you are FH32 BB35 types.

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Sold every player I have had value in except Robbo & Salah

      102.2 sale value at the moment

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 20 days ago

      I am going with same strategy.
      Sold Pogba & Son + Auba value drop >>> 1m drop in TV in 2 weeks for me.

      But I'm not much fussed about it, as player's i got have risen by 0.1 already.
      Vardy, Fraser, Hazard

  21. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    DCL being overlooked by all...my canny little differential this week 🙂

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      By choice or happenstance ? 😉

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Hehe, all I know is it's all Colin bloody Quaner's fault mate!

  22. The 5% Team
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Think 8 players for this GW is not quite enough, right? Currently only have these:

    Boruc
    Azpilicueta Robertson Pereira
    Salah (C) Hazard Pedro Anderson

    Also have Aguero, Pogba and Rashford but don't want to lose them before GW32 (no FH)

    1. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      If you have 8 players for gw31 your probably get a red arrow week and the amount of players who will be Free Hitting in gw32 will probably be better team than your regular team so your likely to get another red arrow. I'd want at least 10 players in gw31. I have 9 at the moment and will make a -4 to make it 10. Also I'll be FH dgw32

    2. onceuponatyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      8 is fine. I have 11, many have more or less than 8... BUT, plenty have 5/6.
      If you have good players on the bench for the coming games, I don't think it's worth taking hits to get rid of them.

      1. The 5% Team
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 20 days ago

        maybe right...if I take hit now to add another player by removing Aguero or Pogba, I probably need to take another hit next week to get either of them back 🙁

        1. onceuponatyne
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          Yep, and they lose value AND might not score as much as the hits cost.

          I just think the smart move is leaving well alone TBH.

  23. VAR SH*T
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Ill king instead of wilson

    1. Garlana
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Good

  24. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Just off the phone with Klopp's excuse co-ordinator and he's informed me that Moreno will come in for Robbo and Mane will be rested v Fulham.

    1. VAR SH*T
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 20 days ago

      This

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        and I own both 🙁

        1. MaticMVP
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 20 days ago

          Troll attempt?

    2. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Doubt that. Imagine if he rests players now and it goes tit's. All the season gas gone because of resting players
      Can't see it personally

  25. EDUARDO DA SILVA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Guys, Fraser/Mane -4(10 players), no gk, 1 sub vs Flappy/Mane -4(11 players)?

  26. the vanisher
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    gw31 point predictions?

    a. vardy (bur)
    b. wilson (NEW)
    c. arnautovic (HUD)

    1. TONY123
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      a. 7
      b. 13
      c. 1

      1. Garlana
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Both a/b worth a hit then, great

  27. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Hazard or Fraser for this GW?

    1. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Got to go with Hazard there surely.
      Do you have Wilson/Higuian?

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Probably. It’s between these;

        A. Son+Kamara >> Fraser+Wilson
        B. Son+Kun >> Hazard+Wilson

        1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          B for sure then

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • 3 Years
            11 months, 20 days ago

            Thanks mate!

        2. HamezMace
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          Yeah B

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • 3 Years
            11 months, 20 days ago

            Cheers mate 🙂

    2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      It probably shouldn't be a question usually! I'm getting both myself. If you have Wilson (or Higuaín) it might change the perspective a little.
      Hazard for me - but just because of the rule that he gets any return and it seems to mean max bonus.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Two of my rivals have Fraser that’s my only minor worry, it’s between these...

        A. Son+Kamara >> Fraser+Wilson
        B. Son+Kun >> Hazard+Wilson

    3. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Both if you can

  28. HamezMace
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    So I thought Mane solved by Mane v Hazard question with his performance last night, but I've seen a couple of injury rumours this morning, can anyone substantiate?

    1. danishdynamite
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Chill - you're surely not gonna make your transfer in the next few mins, right?

      1. HamezMace
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Might have to make them today depending on price changes.

  29. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 20 days ago

    31 and 33:

    Fab
    TAA Digne VVD
    Salah Haz Felipe A Fraser
    Wilson Vardy

    For 11th player:
    A) Maddison
    B) Ake
    C) King

    1. Tshelby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      I would go for A

  30. Kevin de Blanke
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    "Who will be Real Madrids next galactico..?"

    They mention Hazard...I mean, he's good yes, but not nearly galactico quality imo

    A handfull midfielders above him atm

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      if you listened to the Scoutcast...probably Ashley Barnes 😉

      1. Kevin de Blanke
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Haha...I mean, if I were paying the wages i would rather have Barnes ! he's not many goals /assists away from Hazard and he's basically free 😛