Scout Squad

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.

 PaulJoeAzPeter
GKArtur BorucLukasz FabianskiLukasz FabianskiLukasz Fabianski
 Kepa Arrizabalaga

Artur Boruc

Artur BorucArtur Boruc
 Tom HeatonJordan PickfordKepa ArrizabalagaTom Heaton
DFTrent
Alexander-Arnold
Andrew RobertsonTrent
Alexander-Arnold
Trent
Alexander-Arnold
 Aaron CresswellCesar AzpilicuetaDeclan Rice

Declan Rice

 Lucas DigneDavid LuizDavid LuizHarry Maguire
 James TarkowskiDeclan RiceNathan AkeJames Tarkowski
 Ricardo PereiraHarry MaguireEmerson PalmieriLucas Digne
MFMohamed SalahMohamed SalahMohamed SalahMohamed Salah
 Sadio ManeSadio ManeSadio ManeSadio Mane
 Ryan FraserEden HazardJames MaddisonEden Hazard
 Eden HazardRyan FraserEden HazardRyan Fraser
 Gylfi SigurdssonJames MaddisonDavid BrooksManuel Lanzini
FWCallum WilsonCallum WilsonCallum WilsonCallum Wilson
 Jamie VardyAshley BarnesJamie VardyJamie Vardy
 Gonzalo Higuain

Jamie Vardy

Marko ArnautovicAshley Barnes
 Ashley BarnesSalomon RondonAshley BarnesGonzalo Higuain
 Javier HernandezMarko ArnautovicSalomon RondonSalomon 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. Mclean as a Whistle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Right so Bednarek and Camarasa (for games 31 & 33) out for:

    A) Luiz & Brooks

    B) Evans (other 4.8M) & Fraser

    Any thoughts gratefully appreciated. 🙂

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      B not sure about evans tbh

      1. Mclean as a Whistle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Cheers

    2. Daniel S.
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      A

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

    Need to Catch up and using FH this gameweek, as planned.
    I am thinking the folowing team:
    Fabianski
    Arnold-Rice-Azpi
    Salah-Mane-Fraser-Hazard-Anderson
    Wilson-Rondon-Vardy

    Any suggestions of changes?

    1. Andrew
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      3-5-3?

    2. Andrew
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Would prefer Ashley Barnes over Rondon

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

        yes, could be a good punt. Thought of that option..Barnes or Rondon I think, both in good form. Thanks

  3. Dannywaz
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Really like my 31 team
    Heaton
    Pereria taa azpi
    H.Barnes haz salah mane Anderson
    Rondon vardy. ..

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

      Its a good team, very similar to mine. Thinking Arnie could be an option as well up front, but too little game time of late.....Maybe he comes in and destroys Huddersfields defence though....

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

      I've got this building for this gameweek I agree on a fh this week if u think Arnie starts he's a great shout

  4. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    I've already taken a minus 4 to get to this. Is anything worth another 4 points do you think?

    Alison
    Lascelles Maguire
    Salah Hazard Anderson Brooks
    Rondon Wilson Vardy

    Hamer Doherty Bennett Kola pogba

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

      Pog to mane ?

      1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        I'd end up benching a mid/attacker though as could still only put 2 defenders out

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

      Prob a pool defender then ur gona cover minus 4 in appearance points anyway with gameweek 33 also

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

      Kola out for a hit, Shirley?

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

      Robertson in for Kola?

      1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Just done this, so I have made it to 11 players. Now for the captain decision!

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

    can't wait for this gw to come and go, feels like it's taking forever, and it's going to be calamitous either way

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

      You want to listen a horror story ??
      We have a IB after this gw 😀

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

        i know.. 🙁

    2. kalmoffit
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      I only need all my predicted scores to be right..

  6. Hy liverpool
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Got 9 players atm.

    A. Lanzini
    Or
    B. Fraser (have wilson and King)

    Worth another hit?

  7. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Would you recommend taking a hit for a defender this week to field 9 or am I better off using FH chip?

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Don't use your FH imo

    2. Free Hat
        11 months, 20 days ago

        9 (right) players with one hit seems more than okay for this week

    3. Just Been On Loan
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Already taken a -4 to have this team out, good to go? Not sure who I'd want to bench if I swapped Pogba out for Hazard for another hit (probably Anderson on form...)

      Fabianski
      Robertson - Chilwell - Luiz - Rice
      Salah - Mane (c) - FAnderson
      Barnes - Vardy - Wilson

      Dubravka / Billing / Pogba* / Bamba*

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Chilwell

      2. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        I'd stick with this 11

        1. Just Been On Loan
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          Cheers. Quite a bit of value tied up in Pogba is also stopping me taking another hit...

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

      Any chance Balbuena ousts Diop or Ogbonna?

      Really not sure what to do with him. Bought him for 4.4, lost 0.2, kept him for ages on the bench. Will he play? Also, Chelsea in gw33 doesn't look good either.

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

        I think he'll play this week - but there's no certainty. He'd replace Oggy - Diop is nailed.

      2. The Rumour Mill
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        I'm an owner too.

        Looking at the facts, he was first choice before being injured. He was on the bench last gameweek, which is again better than not being in the squad. He had only played for the under 23's on the tuesday before the cardiff match, so cardiff probably came a little soon for him. If west ham had been 3-0 up he may well have got some minutes, but as they were losing Peligrini was chasing the game so made attacking subs. The fact they put in such a shambolic defensive performance only strengthens his case really!

        I am going to stick with him. If he doesn't start, maybe he will get some minutes off the bench, 1 point is better than none in such a blank gameweek. If you have no other issues and the option to bring in diop or TAA or Robertson then do that, otherwise I'd focus transfers elsewhere and just cross your fingers with Balbuena.

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

        That's it, keeping and hoping for the 15 pointer I expected when I bought him back then.

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

      I am settled for the moves below for free
      Jimenez, Camarasa out
      Wilson, Fraser in

      with these transfers I can field 8 players in gw31, planning to FH in gw32

      the question then: is the next move worth a hit?

      Bednarek out

      Daniels/Ogbonna in?

      if yes, who from 2 above? Cheers!

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

      Have 9 players for this gw & and no ft, keeping Pogba, Shaw & Jimenez for their dgw is the sensible move right ?

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

        Yes, if you're not Free Hitting

      2. Free Hat
          11 months, 20 days ago

          For me it is, yes

      3. Hy liverpool
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Champions league quarter finals predictions ?!!

        Will bookmark it

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

          Barça - Tottenham
          Man United - Porto
          Man City - Liverpool
          Juventus - Ajax

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

          Odds are that there will be an all PL game in there, afaik there's a something like a 77% chance of that happening.

          Apart from that, I guess all the big teams will be hoping to draw either Porto or Spurs. 😉

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

          United - City
          Barca - Ajax
          Juventus - Spurs
          Liverpool - Porto

        4. Hernandez Lynam
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          Man U v Tottenham
          Man City v Ajax
          Barca v Liverpool
          Porto v Juve

        5. Differential (c)
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          City-Liverpool
          Ajax-Barcelona
          Porto-United
          Spurs-Juve.

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

          City v Liverpool
          Spurs v United
          Juve v Porto
          Barca v Ajax

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

        Do we have a final list of the games happening on the GW 32 or are we dependent from the result of this weekend's FA Cup games?

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          Just wait till Monday we'll know everything by then hopefully

      5. Evla5000
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Any advise for my Free Hit team:
        Fabianski

        Alexander-Arnold, Azpilicueta, Rice
        Mané, Fraser, Hazard, Salah
        Vardy, Wilson, Rondón

        Hamer, Simpson, Tarkowski, Masuaku

        1. Andrew
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          Everyone going Rondon but Newcastle are quite defensive away, how about Barnes of Burnley?

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

            Perez/Almiron/Rondon starting to form a good unit.

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

        How likely is it that Spurs or Man City play in GW 33? Not worth the risk to keep Son or Aguero for that gameweek?

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

          City no chance they'll beat swansea with d team also think brighton win aswel so spurs to blank also

      7. The Head-Ake
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Boruc
        Robbo Luis Schindler
        Salah(c) Mane Brooks Pogba* Hazard
        Higgy Rondon

        Bench : Pat Bednarek Shaw Jimenez.

        I got 0 FT and 0.3 ITB. What should I do? Wanna take over ML. I'm at 2nd place with all chips and 1st place dude has 0 chips but there's a 80 point gap.

      8. #FPLBhuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        an early rennes goal tonight leaves arsenal needing 4 to win 😉 aha

        lol aha

        1. Andrew
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          Obsession much

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

            You guys are obsessed by ONE player and celebrated the victory as if you have completed the treble lmao

            1. Andrew
              • 8 Years
              11 months, 20 days ago

              If I was obsessed I would have a clue what you was on about.

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

                The dance floor

                Ring any bells?

                1. Andrew
                  • 8 Years
                  11 months, 20 days ago

                  Not sure how we are obsessed with Lingard, he's nothing more than a social media brand

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

                      Using lacazette when he didn't even score 😀

                      1. Andrew
                        • 8 Years
                        11 months, 20 days ago

                        You seem pretty cut up about this are you a United fan by chance??

                    2. Andrew
                      • 8 Years
                      11 months, 20 days ago

                      Not sure how that is me being obsessed or just Ozil bantering Lingard back for his comments earlier this season.

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

                        This is your club being obsessed by Lingard so much that they make it look like winning a final by a player who wasn't even in the squad.

                        1. Andrew
                          • 8 Years
                          11 months, 20 days ago

                          Yeah you sound butt hurt, must be a United fan expecting to just roll into Emirates and take easy win.

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

                            Drifting off topic but yeah fine.

                            Don't even compare ourselves with mid table club like yours 😉

                          2. Andrew
                            • 8 Years
                            11 months, 20 days ago

                            Whose highest in league?? Don't worry though Ole's at the wheel.

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

                            The season isn't over mate.

                            You should know that however good arsenal play, they will finish 4th

                          4. Andrew
                            • 8 Years
                            11 months, 20 days ago

                            So many butt hurt United fans around this week.

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

                            Also, you trying to shut a Spurs fan is funny

                            They are above you'll in the league , have qualified to quarter finals of CL which arsenal can only dream of .

                            Who's under whose shadow?

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

                            *YAWN*

                          7. Andrew
                            • 8 Years
                            11 months, 20 days ago

                            Subject change because "mid table" Arsenal done you

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

                            Nah mate. I just saw your picture and I was like really?

                          9. Andrew
                            • 8 Years
                            11 months, 20 days ago

                            Go put some Vaseline on your sore butt

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

                            Awww due to not winning a trophy for playing football , your wild fantasies are getting exposed

          2. adams_6
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            11 months, 20 days ago

            They can't win trophies mate so they rely on us not winning one for their joys. Bless them

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

          They could easily score 4

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

            Yeah, French mid-table team that concedes plenty goals, especially away. Arsenal should blow them away tonight really.

        3. Differential (c)
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          It is the emirates, they're home record is incredible this season. Only City have beaten them up there.

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

          With all due respect if Ars at home can beat Man U 2-0, Che 2-0, slap Sp*rs 4-2, i don't see any reason why can't do it against rennes..

        5. Boris Bodega: Holly's …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          Predict 3-1 to Arsenal, and then Rennes winning on penalties. It's the Arsenal way....

      9. Andrew
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Anderson or Fraser?

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          Fraser

        2. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          Fraser

        3. kalmoffit
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          Anderson

        4. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          Fraser 100%

          I own both but if it wasn't for 31/33... Anderson woulda not been brought back in

          1. Bojaninho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            11 months, 20 days ago

            +1

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

          Fraser has better form, better fixture (average of 31-33) and lower price so him.

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

            Guy is on FH. It's one fixture

      10. Andrew
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        On FH, what West Ham coverage would you have this week against Hudds, just defensive?

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

          who's your other mids as your stuck between 1 of fraser/Anderson?

          1. Andrew
            • 8 Years
            11 months, 20 days ago

            Hazard Salah Mane

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

              3 forwards?

              1. Andrew
                • 8 Years
                11 months, 20 days ago

                Vardy Wilson Barnes

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

                  if you really want WHU cover i'd lose Barnes for Anderson/Arnie

                  1. Andrew
                    • 8 Years
                    11 months, 20 days ago

                    Thanks for your help

        2. adams_6
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          Check out ex West Ham employee on Twitter. Sometimes reveals line up before deadline. If he does and Arnie starts I fancy him to do well.
          Other than that, Fab, Diop Rice def triple up.

          1. adams_6
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            11 months, 20 days ago

            @ExWHUemployee

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

        Wilson no.1 for all the lads above... I was pretty set on Vardy over Wilson...not much in it really?

        1. Evla5000
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 20 days ago

          I'd have Vardy over Wilson

      12. Bojaninho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        how important is Mane this weekend?

        I am on 3 LFC players but considering ditching TAA or VVD to bring in Mane as 3rd Lfc player. Would be for a -8 next to bringing in Hazard.

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

          hindsight will be massive... but imo don't take that many hits to sort a problem you don't really have.

          *Roberston/TAA/Salah owner here

          1. Bojaninho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            11 months, 20 days ago

            my first gut instinct is this as well, also mean i can bring in Wilson for Jim and Pogba is the only player i have value in so may as well bench.

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

              i'd go w/o Mane as you've 3 decent pool lads already

        2. Skloppy Kops
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          What if Mané is rested?
          Was limping after match yesterday.

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

          Not so important that it's worth a -8 imo. Double CS for liverpool is also on the cards

          1. Bojaninho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            11 months, 20 days ago

            thanks guys, voice of reason

        4. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          I'm going without. Already have 3 Pool and I think I can make better use of my transfers.

      13. Differential (c)
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Watching Van Dijk and Mané ripping Bayern apart yesterday, reminded me of when they used to rip it up for us at St. Mary's.
        I mean, I'm just grateful that we got them, at least for a while. Two of Liverpool's best players at the moment, no argument.

          1. Differential (c)
            • 4 Years
            11 months, 20 days ago

            *cutting onions*

        1. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          Thanks for both 🙂

          VVD is the best CB in the world imo and of course his time at Saints helped him become the player he is.

          1. Differential (c)
            • 4 Years
            11 months, 20 days ago

            Well we sold you Dejan and Lallana for approx. 60m, so I guess we were compensating for that xD.
            Just please stop raiding us this summer.

            1. Berbinho's Forehead
              • 9 Years
              11 months, 20 days ago

              Hahaha fair enough. Yeah I think Roma are our new shopping destination 🙂

              1. Evla5000
                • 1 Year
                11 months, 20 days ago

                Arsenal might disagree

      14. What Else
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Puncheon to Siggy for -4? FH not available I'm afraid.

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

          how many you got playing for 31/33?

          what's your plans for 32

          1. What Else
            • 8 Years
            11 months, 20 days ago

            I don't really have a plan lol. So many options that I am finding it hard to keep track of possible transfer options/solutions. I only have 6 GW31 players at the moment, incl. Puncheon so 5 really... Alternative is to ditch Jimenez for Wilson (at Burnley and vs Utd next week, so not too scared about getting rid).

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

              I'd be wanting Jimi back for 32... the man scores goals.

              I can only wish you good luck!!!

      15. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Wilson & Fraser ownership should be pretty high in Top 10k this week?

        Wilson nearing 200k trasnfers in and Fraser on 150k. And the Friday transfers are yet to come.

        Hauls could be painfull for non owners.

        1. Daniel S.
          • 10 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          Agreed

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

          Have Fraser
          So half points covered 😛

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

        GTG?

        Kepa
        Maguire / VVD / Rice
        Hazard / Salah (C) / Mane / McNeil
        Arnie / Higuain / Rondon

        1. Daniel S.
          • 10 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          Yes

      17. Skloppy Kops
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Should I take a hit for Mitro > Wilson?

        Has been hanging with Mmitro since a decade in my squad, just to get 11 players this GW.

        So, Mitro > Wilson.. Yay or Nay?

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

          I would although I am sure plenty wouldn't.

          1. Daniel S.
            • 10 Years
            11 months, 20 days ago

            Y

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

          Will pay off long-term, and might already pay off this GW. I'd be tempted to do it.

      18. Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Allison or Fabianski?

        I already have Rice and Robbo playing.

        Thanks in advance!

        1. Daniel S.
          • 10 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          F

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

          Alisson

        3. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 20 days ago

          Fabs & get a pool mid or def?

      19. Daniel S.
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Aguero Hudson and Bednarek to

        Wilson Fraser and David Luiz for 8 pt hit?

        The team.
        Fabianski
        Robbo Pereira Luiz
        Mane Salah (c) Snoddy Hazard Fraser
        Wilson Vardy
        Bench: Doherty Jimmy AWB.

        Any alternatives? Worth doing, not doing.

        Please advise guys

        1. Daniel S.
          • 10 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          Anyone? I answered to plenty of lads on this page

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

          Yes I like that move, but only if you FH in 32

        3. Totally Hammered
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          3 non players for 3 that will play with the BM pair two of the most popular what’s not to like... Go for it pal...

        4. The Head-Ake
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          Seems sensible on paper.

          1. Daniel S.
            • 10 Years
            11 months, 20 days ago

            Thanks all

      20. Erez Avni
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        which dual will score more in gw 31?

        a. haz & boruc
        b. wilson & fabianski

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

          B, just

      21. Bojaninho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        everyone made any transfers yet or waiting for pressies?

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

          waiting for sure

          1. Daniel S.
            • 10 Years
            11 months, 20 days ago

            Waiting