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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.

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  1. Gearoid
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    FH GW32. Looking at a -8 to field 11 this GW31.

    How does Bednarek, Pogba, Aguero to Luiz, Mane, Vardy look to give the following?

    Schmeichel
    Balbuena Lascelles TAA Luiz
    Salah Hazard Mane FAnderson
    Vardy King

    Steele Camarasa Jiminez Lindelof

    1. TONY123
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Yeah I'd go for it

  2. simong1
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Thinking of going TC Salah v Fulham. Anyone with me? Any good reasons to avoid?

    1. TONY123
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      His form would be the obvious reason, but Fulham is the right opponent to turn it around. Go for it if your gut feeling says so.

    2. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Thinking of Mané TC myself.

    3. Demel
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Apart from the fact that Westwood, Jorginho, Stephens, Romeu and Gueye even Richarlson and Ozil are in better FPL form.

    4. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Salah's form

    5. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      The scenario that could unfold when Liverpool play Huddersfield at home, on a Friday night. It's worth waiting for imo.

      1. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        I think this is my plan too. I'm a bit tempted this GW but I just don't think I've quite seen enough recently to go for it

        1. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          I think I would want a few goals from Salah before putting the TC on him. I do fancy him to score against Fulham, but I fancy him to smash Huddersfield (esp if City drop points to United in that week)

          1. Amey
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Would you think it as a missed opportunity if Salah hauls against Fulham & you didn't TC him ??

            1. Berbinho's Forehead
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Perhaps so, but I think he scores more points against Huddersfield than Fulham.

              1. Amey
                3 months, 6 days ago

                Fine 🙂

          2. The Rumour Mill
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            If City drop points to United in that week, far from inspiring Liverpool to score 10 against Huddersfield, its far more likely to result in the whole city imparting suffocating pressure on the entire club, just like it did in 2014, resulting in a nervy 1-1 draw or something similar.

            I'd be delighted to see Liverpool win the league, but if its going to happen, I think it will be on the final day when they don't know what City are doing lol, so the pressure can't affect them as much!

      2. simong1
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Are you not worried about what could happen before then? Salah could be injured, rested for the CL, or Liverpool may be out of the title race so will have lost motivation…

        1. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Not worried about any of them. And anyone can get injured at any time, you can't control that 🙂

    6. kime67
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      surely hudders at home is better. salah is not going to be benched

  3. FPLGraham
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Good that Lascelles is back ready for his 0-pointer against Bou.

    1. Blonde Faith
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Haha that seals it, guaranteed six-pointer!

    2. jia you jia you
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I'm praying that it's not another -1 😉

      1. Blonde Faith
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Not sure he's good for 90mins tbh. Expect Clarke to start. He can of course get subbed off for Jamaal, who can get himself booked and go on to fulfil the 0-point prophesy. But I think not 😉

  4. Whits
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Why hasn't Firmino been mentioned once in the scoutpics?

    1. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 6 days ago

      TAA, Robbo, Mané, Salah.

    2. Tshelby
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Better options but could be a nice punt

  5. Eytexi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 6 days ago

    If I activate triple captain, can it be deactivated again?

    1. Freddiebell
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Yes

    2. Amey
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Yes
      Only bWC & FH can't be deactivated.

      1. Eytexi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Thanks

  6. Tshelby
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Kun and Son -> Haz and Wilson (-4)

    Any reason to wait?

    1. FPLGraham
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Tonight's EL game, make sure Hazard comes through.

      Maybe even wait for Bmouth presser just to make sure no Wilson issues.

      Although he might rise tonight so if you're worried about ca$h...

      1. Tshelby
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Thanks Graham! Kinda just want to do the move so I can focus on more important stuff today 😉

        1. tibollom
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Did just that earlier this week, go for it mate

  7. Karan14
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Stelring & Kamara to Fraser & Wilson (-4) leaves me with this for GW31:

    Fab
    Robbo - TAA - Periera
    Salah - Haz - Brooks - Fraser
    Vardy - Wilson - Rondon

    (Button - Pogba - Doherty - Awb)

    Have 4m in the bank for a GW33 trasnfer.

    Thoughts?
    Cheers! 🙂

    1. TONY123
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Great stuff - enjoy your green arrow

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Shame you can’t get Mane in.

      A Rafa materclass 0-0 would ruin your forward line of Brooks, Fraser, Wilson and Rondon

      1. Amey
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Agreed

    3. Amey
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Good transfer's considering you've got 3 pool already.
      I'd suggest you to have a look @ Ashley Barnes mate.

      1. Karan14
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Yup Barnes is a good option but I feel Wilson could be a rank killer.

        1. Amey
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Actually yes.
          I'm chasing so preferred Barnes.
          Wilson for you with your awesome rank.

    4. ol3andre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      We have the exact same team, so I guess I will beat you with 4 points this week. Good luck!

  8. Waynoo
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    very tempted to TC Salah this weekend given the lack of opportunities later

    1. Amey
      3 months, 6 days ago

      This is wrong way of thinking imo.
      You can always find one in future.
      (I'm © Salah*)
      Do it if you think Salah can haul big time against Fulham

      1. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Didn't spot you with the new grav 😉

        1. Amey
          3 months, 6 days ago

          🙂

  9. DAVESAVES
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Got 10 nailed players for GW31, need a defender to complete my starting Xl.
    Who is most likely to play?

    A. Shaw
    B. Kola
    C. AWB

    1. Amey
      3 months, 6 days ago

      None playing this gw
      Kola playing Gw 33
      Awb depends on fa cup

  10. manu4life99
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    A) Play Pereira, Tark & Digne
    B) Rash to Wilson(-4) & bench 1 of the above

  11. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 6 days ago

    No tielemans love.

    1. Amey
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Plays too deep to find love 😉

      1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Lol. Isn't it three returns in the last three though?

        1. Amey
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Unsustainable

          1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Good to know. Thanks.

    2. TEEMU PUKKI
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I got him 3 ge before. 2 assist one goal is enough

    3. Blonde Faith
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      His stats are a real eye-opener. Just watch him play. Lots of Brenda love for him. Even at 6.0m he's looking like real value up to DGW35 for me.

      1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Thanks

  12. Demel
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    A couple of generally held FPL assumptions that I am not sure are correct for free hit players.

    1) Load up on West Ham defenders. I am not so sure. Picking 1 or 2 makes sense. But equally Huddersfield are poor defensively (we think of them being better than they are) and it is just the type of game their attackers could be a flat track bully vs. If there are signs Arnie will start then he could be a great pick. Lanzini and Anderson (don't laugh) as well.

    2) Chelsea vs Everton is one to stay clear of. Chelsea are odds on to win. Only West Ham & Liverpool are also odds on (Bournemouth are not). 6 West Ham & Liverpool assets looks an almost no brainer. Whilst Bournemouth assets are exciting people it may be Chelsea assets such as Hazard, Azpi, Luiz & Higuain who cause damage.

    1. Amey
      3 months, 6 days ago

      You free Hitting ??

      1. Demel
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Sure am. It has been my long term plan.

        1. Amey
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Cool
          GL 🙂

    2. altan8797
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      had lanzini and arnie in my initial FH squad. replaced them with fraser and vardy but not happy with having no attackers from whu.

  13. BGW31 breakout players
    Geoff
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Who do you think will find form and step up to score big this GW, and why?

    Maybe someone who hasn't had a double digit score in a while, who has a series of no attacking returns, or has very low ownership.

    Do you think it will be an already-established name in many of our sides or someone who is a major differential?

    Have you seen something in a someone's play or in their stats to make you think they could be ready for a breakout GW?

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      It would be nice if Ricardo Pereira could get 2 points!

      1. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Now that we expect nothing he'll get double digit returns 😉

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Almiron for me. Too good to not get a huge double digit very soon. And Bournemouth aren’t the best defence in the world

      1. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        No bias there 😀

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Haha yeah. I have seen a lot more of him than most though in fairness 🙂

          1. Blonde Faith
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            With Shelvey back... can't wait for Saturday!

    3. Demel
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      It could be a West Ham attacker such as Arnie, Lanzini or Anderson. All the focus on the defence and we may be missing the fact that West Ham have good attackers and Huddersfield are poor defensively as well as in attack.

      1. Pieterke30
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Will Arnie start though?

    4. The Overthinker
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Gut says Anderson double digit haul this week.

      1. YEAH PITCH!
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Yep

    5. Jacky boy
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Arnie

      1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 6 days ago

        This

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

        +1. Arnie.

    6. Amey
      3 months, 6 days ago

      This GW will forever be remembered as:
      "Mo Salah gw"
      😉

      1. The Overthinker
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        The gameweek where he was subbed on to play for 26 minutes where 17% fantasy managers TC'ed him?

        1. Amey
          3 months, 6 days ago

          You forgot to mention about 10 minutes hattrick 😉

          1. The Overthinker
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Naaaah.

            You owners should be happy if he scores even a goal

            1. Amey
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Will see 🙂

    7. jia you jia you
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      DCL brace and max bonus v CHE

    8. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Gylfie sigurdsson

      1. Amey
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Only fpl can make it possible that a Liverpool fan expecting Everton player to do well & A United fan expecting Salah to explode (dial up)
        😉

    9. kime67
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      hopefully anderson. otherwise i got gim in for nothing. this is his last chance.

    10. Skloppy Kops
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Hope its a hatty from Salah plz.
      Mané 3pointer and TAA no show. Is that too much to ask?

    11. TRASH BOAT
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Harvey Barnes time...

    12. Better Call Salah
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      50 points of Demaray Gray

    13. petefa
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      A Shaqiri hat trick to troll us all.

    14. LSP FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Has to be Josh King right?

    15. Ruth_NZ
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Pedro. Was waiting for the Chelsea team before posting but he's well worth considering for FH31 and you could do a lot worse for GW31-33 as a whole.

      1. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Yeah, great great shout

    16. Kun, Ayew Nigerian?
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Armautovic

  14. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    If you are going for FH32, WC34 and BB35, when will you be using your TC chip? Is this weekend a good opportunity? What other options are you looking at? Perhaps this is a HT already, if not it should be 😀

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      GW36 - Salah vs Huddersfield.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Aren’t Huddersfield a better defensive unit that Fulham though? On the flip side, Pool do seem stronger at home

        1. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Pool better at home and Klopp likely to field one less Brexit midfielder.

          Liverpool haven't score more than 1 goal away from home in the league since December iirc.

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Won’t everyone (C) or (TC) Salah that week anyways? Chasing a lot so looking at different options. Go stats though, although they haven’t played Fulham away yet 🙂

            1. Hotdogs for Tea
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              You will still be chasing, but from further behind 😉

    2. Ode
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      36 Liverpool play Hud at home, Huddersfield relegated and Liv fighting for the title

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        My only concern with this is everyone will either use it then or at least have the (C) on him. Little ground will be made up

        1. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          He'll be most captained this week too.

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Be a lot less with Mané’s form

        2. Ode
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 6 days ago

          I was thinking of TC’ing Mane then considering his home form

    3. The Overthinker
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Tc kane 38

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        I noticed that one and might do that

    4. Karan14
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      GW36 Salah vs HUD
      or
      GW38 Pogba vs CAR
      or
      GW38 Kane vs EVE

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        What you going for mate? Eyeing up Salah this week myself. Chasing like mad

        1. Karan14
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          I'm leaving the TC chip for the last 3 gameweeks. Don't feel the need to use it right now and don't think the time is right. Quite tempted to leave it for 38 as there are a lot of freak scores in the last gameweek.

    5. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Expecting a weird fixture rearrangement somewhere for Chelsea or Brighton. Duffy tc

  15. matzi11a
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Hi All,

    I'm gonna be updating some servers today so you may experience some intermittent disruption. Will update here when done.

    1. Jacky boy
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Thanks

    2. matzi11a
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Server updates now completed.

  16. Andrew
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Rondon or Ashley Barnes as third striker with Vardy and Wilson

    1. The Overthinker
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Barnes

  17. The Overthinker
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Anyone heard of the game haxball?

  18. ChuckN
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Anyone else pulled the trigger on a -12 or worse?

    Asking for a friend.

    1. tibollom
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      no

    2. Pro Evo Steevo
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      prob a -8 max for this week

    3. No Mo Salah
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      nope, but theoretically u get 6 points vs 0 from blank and if any player u got in hauls or gets a cs u gtg ))

      1. No Mo Salah
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 6 days ago

        *sorry 8 if u went 4 players

        1. ChuckN
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Yeah am doing Vardy Wilson Haz and Salah (c) for a -12

          Think at least 2 of them will haul.

          1. Garlana
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            I've posted below this plan

            1. Garlana
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Well just now pages later

  19. Halberstram
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Who does better?

    A) Brooks (NEW, BUR)
    B) Maddison (bur, hud)
    C) Sigurdsson (CHE, ars)

  20. Ian Davis
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Ake or Azpi for this week?

    1. HamezMace
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Azplicueta

  21. RIDZ
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Fabs
    Robbo TAA [AWB Doherty Shaw]
    Salah Antonio [Son Sterling Pogba]
    Barnes Rondon [Success]

    2 FT 0.3 ITB
    going to FH 32 and WC 34

    Which move better:
    a) Son+Success to Fraser+Wilson
    b) Son+Success to Maddison+Wilson
    c) Son+AWB to Fraser+Azpi
    d) other suggest....

  22. MartialMatas
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Considering a -4 to get out a full XI this week
    Bednarek, Sterling, Puncheon to Luiz, Fraser, Maddison

    How does it look?

    Fabianski
    Robertson VVD Lascelles
    Salah Hazard Puncheon
    Vardy Rondon

    Guaita Jimenez Sterling Pogba AWB Bednarek

    2ft £0.2m itb

    1. HamezMace
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Bednarek plays in 33.
      AWB is probably 50/50 - so might make more sense to swap AWB to Luiz?

      1. MartialMatas
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        He plays, but vs Liverpool. I'd rather take the 50/50 that Palace play Newcastle

  23. tibollom
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Hi guys, i am FH 32 and WC 34. With that in mind, should I do Jimenez to Vardy for -8pts or Bamba to Rice maybe, Or leave it like that?

    Was worried about value tied in Jim but given that I will WC in 34, I should have enough for GW 33?

    3.7m ITB.

    Fab
    Robbo Taa Pereira
    Salah(c) Brooks Haz
    Rondon Wilson

    Stek, Jim, Jota, pogba, Doherty, Bamba

  24. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 6 days ago

    People talking about tc salah and some of us don't even own the guy...

    1. Tshelby
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      We can only talk about players we all have?

      1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Sorry, was unclear. I just mean it's odd for a possible tc to be someone other players are selling or avoiding.

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          86k net transfers out before he plays the worst defence in the league

          I can’t even

          1. Amey
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Madness personified

          2. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 6 days ago

            I agree it's a terrible time to get rid, but tc seems just as silly.
            Those who have sold in the last two to eight weeks are ahead.

        2. Tshelby
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          That's true. Probably people doing Salah -> Mane move

  25. as33
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Any chance TAA and Robbo will b rested, they both played in CL?

    1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Can't see it being both but could plausibly be one. No more likely than mane or salah though. Vvd if you're on fh could be the way to go

    2. HamezMace
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I'd say it's unlikely. TAA more likely to be rested than Robertson, but as Milner played last night too, I'd be quite confident in TAA starting.

    3. Started from the bottom now…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Liverpool needs to win every game for the rest of the season to have a chance at the league. Dunno what they prio with both PL and CL going on tho

  26. tibollom
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Sorry for the silly question, but for those who are FH 32, why not WC in 33 instead of 34 (to get City players back in team ect)?

    1. HamezMace
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Because it's unlikely City will play in 33.

      1. tibollom
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        oh yea forgot about the cup.. Thanks mate

  27. HamezMace
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Questions on team value vs early transfers.

    I see lots of people on here say it's stupid to make early transfers, and they always wait until after the press conferences so they have the maximum information possible.

    But I also see people with insane selling values, surely that's only possible by making early transfers.

    So my question is, is it possible to build these massive team values (I'm talking 106m+) without making early transfers?

    1. Vobinho In Wengerland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I have a TV of 105.9 (and have wildcarded twice so have lost heaps of value the second time)

      I chased price rises early in the season, but haven't checked any prices for months now.

    2. Amey
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Not possible.
      Actually Early transfer's + Riding Bandwagons early like Fraser, Wilson, Jimenez,Pogba,Rash, Doherty etc.

    3. Karan14
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      About 3m of my 106m+ TV was made by 3 players (Pogba, Doherty, Jimenez). I haven't made many early transfers though specially when my players are playing midweek but I have made some when the move was obvious and there less risk.

    4. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      When i got doherty on gw4 before he gets any return...

      Same for pogba when mou gone

    5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Anyone who says all early transfers are stupid is stupid

      Anyone who says no early transfers are stupid is stupid

    6. HamezMace
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Thanks all, interesting stuff.

    7. Demel
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I have a high value team. £109m.

      Most of my Team Value is buying good players low and keeping them. I owned Jimenez, AWB & Robertson since GW1. Doherty since GW3, Pogba & Rashford at bottom prices. Usually my transfers have the long term in mind - the odd 0.1-0.2m doesn't really come into it.

      1. HamezMace
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        That's an amazing TV.
        So did you buy Pogba, Rashford etc, at the start of the week?
        Usually players seem to get their fastest, and double/triple rises in the week immediately following a top performance, getting a couple of goals, or double figures for a defender for example, and then the speed of their rises slows down.

    8. Becks
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I have 105 team value, i've taken 3 hits all season and maybe one early transfer (before pressers). Possible easily imo.

  28. Roysgotnoboys
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Who gets more points over GW 31 & 33

    Rice & Hazard
    OR
    Luiz and Brooks?

    thanks

    1. Runaway
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      first

  29. threeputt
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Is there any way of finding out if someone has used their fh or wc this week, took a snapshot of their gw history on Sunday with a squad value of £101.7m and £0.0m in the bank, I look again today and it's still £101.7m but with £0.4m in the bank but no gw transfers - could this mean a wc or fh does anyone know ?

    I'm in the last 10 of an lms and this is one of 2 teams that has less players than me playing this week, could be crucial as I dont want to use my wc or fh yet

    1. Always Captain Kun
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      there is no way of telling, unless they made transfers throughout the week then it changed to 0 and same value - that would indicate FH or WC

  30. Always Captain Kun
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    If you haven't planned for BGW31 and only have 5 players, would you recommend 3-4 transfers or are you pretty much forced into using FH?

    (asking for a friend)

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      3-4 transfers

    2. Amey
      3 months, 6 days ago

      4 transfer's
      Preferably attackers as CS chances looking slim outside Liverpool & WH and most of people have one pool defender + fabs

    3. threeputt
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      "asking for a friend".......... 🙂
      It really depends on the situation, if they're chasing a leader, what chips they have left, how many ft they have (if 2 then 3 xfrs aint bad, also captaining a hit player can offset the hit.

      In most situations I would save the fh