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Clues to Blank Gameweek 31 Chelsea line-up in Ukraine

Fantasy Premier League managers were given clues to Chelsea’s next starting line-up in their latest Europa League win.

The Blues are in action at Everton on Sunday as the final game of Blank Gameweek 31, just three days after comfortably winning 5-0 against Dynamo Kyiv.

That means we can be fairly confident which players will start at Goodison Park after a brief analysis of the Chelsea side that was utilised in Ukraine.

We are reticent to read too much into the result itself though, as assessing anything more than the line-ups would tell us very little given the result and the manner of it.

Meanwhile, Arsenal continue to show what they are capable of at the Emirates Stadium as they came through another high-pressure match there, and extended their winning run at home to six in all competitions.

Europa League quarter-final draw:

  • Arsenal v Napoli
  • Slavia Prague v Chelsea

Dynamo Kyiv 0-5 Chelsea

Goals: Olivier Giroud x3 (£7.7m), Marcos Alonso (£6.4m), Callum Hudson-Odoi (£4.2m)

Assists: Ruben Loftus-Cheek (£5.2m), Alonso, Hudson-Odoi, Willian (£7.1m)

Fantasy managers are now clear to sign Eden Hazard (£10.9m) after he was, as expected, given the night off on Thursday. The Belgian was an unused substitute as Chelsea convincingly swept Dynamo Kyiv aside, dominating the game from early on and scoring in the first five minutes. A popular target for Blank Gameweek 31, for those playing the Free Hit chip or not, confirmation that Hazard is still fresh for the weekend should now trigger more purchases for him.

Olivier Giroud (£7.7m) laid down another statement of intent in the Europa League as he scored a hat-trick and added an assist in a total demolition job against Kyiv. The forward has now scored nine goals in as many continental matches this season and continues to prove what an excellent link-up man he is for exciting wide players. Gonzalo Higuaín‘s (£9.6m) illness this week might have some thinking that Giroud could be involved against Everton but given he played 90 minutes in Ukraine and has not started a Premier League match since Gameweek 20, it seems unlikely that he will be in the first XI. More likely, he could be used as a substitute as it seems probable that Higuaín will be over his illness in time. At the very least, the Frenchman is proving he is capable of stepping in if need be.

“(Giroud was) Very, very good. But, in the last period, every time he has been on the pitch, he was able to play really very well. He’s scored nine goals in this competition. As you know very well, Olivier for us is a very important player. I’m really very happy for him, and am really very happy with him.” – Maurizio Sarri

74 minutes for Willian (£7.1m) against Kyiv, plus a benching in Gameweek 30 mean that the Brazilian is unlikely to start at Goodison Park. That makes him much less of an option for those planning to play the Free Hit and save some money on a Chelsea attacker this week, despite his recent underlying statistics looking quite favourable. Pedro (£6.3m) featured only as a 74th-minute substitute in Ukraine so it looks as if the Spaniard will join Higuaín if fit, and Hazard in the front three on Sunday and could be the alternative to go for.

It is now clear as it can get that Marcos Alonso (£6.4m) has lost his place in the first-team to Emerson Palmieri (£5.2m). The Spaniard played the full 90 minutes against Kyiv having missed the last two Premier League matches, while his Italian counterpart was given the night off. Despite slipping down the pecking order, it was actually a textbook attacking performance from Alonso. He was an exciting outlet down Chelsea’s left flank and his cross into the box for Giroud’s second goal was expertly weighted. Furthermore, he got on the scoresheet himself after showing us he can still take up centre-forward positions at various stages during matches. However, we must remember the quality of opposition as Kyiv were once again far too easy to open up at the back, conceding eight goals in total across both legs.

Elsewhere in defence, rests for David Luiz (£5.9m) and Cesar Azpilicueta (£6.3m) should see them come back into the side for Blank Gameweek 31 as Andreas Christensen (£5.0m) and Davide Zappacosta (£5.0m) took their places. The latter limped off and is now considered a doubt for the trip to Everton. Meanwhile, Antonio Rüdiger (£5.9m) played the whole match in Ukraine but should keep his place as his rest came in the first leg, where he was an unused substitute.

Any hopes of Chelsea’s young midfielders Ruben Loftus-Cheek (£5.2m) and Callum Hudson-Odoi (£4.2m) starting in Blank Gameweek 31 were dashed by their 90-minute outings on Thursday night. However, at least they have made some progress up the Blues’ pecking order in the mind of Maurizio Sarri. Loftus-Cheek’s three appearances outside the Premier League prior to the trip to Kyiv were from the substitutes bench. This was his first start since January and the first time he completed a match since before Christmas. As expected, Loftus-Cheek showed the drive in possession that Chelsea have sorely missed from their midfield this season. Meanwhile, Hudson-Odoi was making his second start from a possible three in the Europa League. Between the two players, they registered a goal and two assists as they look to push on and threaten to break into the first team.

The central midfield trio to start at Everton looks likely to feature usual suspects Jorginho (£4.6m), who played just 25 minutes in Ukraine, N’Golo Kanté (£5.0m), who registered 65 minutes and former Toffees man Ross Barkley (£5.1m), who was an unused substitute. Matteo Kovačić (£5.7m) played the full 90 so will likely feature only from the bench at Goodison Park.

Chelsea XI (4-3-3): Kepa; Alonso, Christensen, Rüdiger, Zappacosta (Azpilicueta 69′); Loftus-Cheek, Kovačić, Kanté (Jorginho 65′); Willian (Pedro 74′), Giroud, Hudson-Odoi.

Arsenal 3-0 Rennes

Goals: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang x2 (£10.8m), Ainsley Maitland-Niles (£4.4m)

Assists: Aaron Ramsey (£7.1m), Aubameyang, Sead Kolasinac (£5.0m)

Fantasy managers should continue to take note of Arsenal’s increasing confidence in big fixtures at home. For the second time in the space of a week, the Gunners came through a pressure match in front of their own fans largely unscathed and with an impressive result. A 3-0 win over Rennes, after losing the first leg 3-1, put them into the quarter-finals of the Europa League just days after seeing off in-form Manchester United and condemning them to a first league defeat since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer arrived as caretaker manager.

With Alexandre Lacazette‘s (£9.4m) three-match Europa League ban reduced to two shortly before Thursday’s second-leg, that meant that he was able to start alongside Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.8m) for the second match in a row. Now that Unai Emery has been able to pair the two up once again, it has helped transform Arsenal’s fortunes in these big games. Scoring relatively early in each one has been a huge factor to help them emerge from both matches with an aggregate score of 5-0.

“It’s given us big confidence, Sunday against Manchester United and today the same after this comeback. Our reaction is very good and playing under pressure is good. Growing up under pressure, like a team, feeling difficult moments and giving us our best performance in this moment. For us, today and Sunday we were competitive. I think it’s good confidence for us to feel that. After(wards), I am very demanding myself and I want to take better control with the ball and with possession. Against United and today, we lost the ball a bit and control of the match with the ball.” – Unai Emery

Aubameyang is now a suspension tightrope in the Europa League after he was booked for donning a Black Panther mask in celebrating his second goal. One more yellow card in this tournament would see the forward suspended for one match, which would be a huge blow to the Gunners’ chances of going all the way in the Europa League. However, it could be good news for Fantasy managers looking at Arsenal’s fixtures between Gameweek 34 and the end of the season, as having him as more of a confirmed starter for Watford (away), Crystal Palace (home), Leicester (away), Brighton (home) and Burnley (away).

After coming back from suspension earlier than expected, Lacazette received a booking in the 31st minute which could have been red in the eyes of some. Asked if he substituted him in the 70th minute for fear of losing him again, Emery explained he simply wanted to rotate his players.

“We decided one plan for 90 minutes because we knew we needed 90 minutes and maybe more because at 3-0 if they scored we were going to play extra-time. Iwobi and Mkhi deserved to play. When they supported us for the 30 minutes they helped us a lot. The 10 minutes after the changes, their impact was good with the goal and creating two chances. I think we need every player. Today the first XI was important, but also the players who came on during the match.” – Unai Emery

After performing very well against Manchester United, it was another excellent performance for Sead Kolašinac (£5.0m) on Thursday night. His advanced runs helped him register an assist for Aubameyang’s second goal and furthered his case to make the left-back spot his own, amid rumours that Arsenal are looking for a new signing in that position over the summer.

Aaron Ramsey (£7.1m) was a key individual once again, proving that he will be a big loss from next season onwards. In the last three matches in all competitions he now has two assists.

With no fixture in the FA Cup or Premier League this weekend, Arsenal are now not back in action until April 1, when they host Newcastle in Gameweek 32.

Arsenal XI (3-4-1-2): Cech; Monreal, Koscielny, Mustafi; Kolašinac, Xhaka, Ramsey (Torreira 87′), Maitland-Niles; Özil (Mkhitaryan 70′); Lacazette (Iwobi 70′), Aubameyang.

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802 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Mcgugan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Considering Arnie for this week - what are the chances he plays?

    1. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Sounds pretty promising, the ExWHUemployee on Twitter usually has some good info on West Ham so might be worth a follow.

    2. Hernandez Lynam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      90%

    3. MeatPieSausageRoll
      2 months, 7 days ago

      50/50

  2. teneighty
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Read the title a little to fast: "Chelsea to blank in GW 31".
    Was about to throw the computer out the window!

    1. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      😆

    2. Amey
      2 months, 7 days ago

      😀

  3. JenkoJunko
    2 months, 7 days ago

    FH team... Choose one:??

    A.
    Boruc/Fab
    Robertson Cresswell Rice
    Hazard Maddison Salah Sigurdsson
    Vardy Firmino Wilson
    Subs: Fab / Hayden / Mee / WB*

    B.
    Boruc/Fab
    Robertson Rice Tarkowski
    Hazard Mane Salah Sigurdsson
    Vardy Arnie Wilson
    Subs: Fab/Boruc / Hayden / Daniels / WB*

    C.
    Boruc/Fab
    Robertson Azpi Rice
    Hazard Mane Salah Tielemans
    Vardy Wilson Arnie
    Subs: Fab / Hayden / Daiels / WB*

    Appreciate there is a lot of similarities in them but just trying to grab some advice and thoughts? Im chasing in my ML so trying to find some differentials like Siggy and Firmino for example as 2nd 1st in my ML have similar teams and don't need to use FH.

    Any advice would be really great! Thanks.

    1. Hernandez Lynam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      C but I'd downgrade Azpi and upgrade Teilemans

      1. JenkoJunko
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Thank you... much appreciated 🙂

  4. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Planning to do Hayden/Sterling/Kun >> Mane/Hazard/Wilson (-4) which will leave me with:

    Fabianski
    TAA • Digne • Pereira • Lascelles
    Mane Salah Hazard Rich
    King Wilson

    Button Schindler Pogba Jimenez. Schindler to come in if anyone is rested.

    Sounds fine?
    - could opt for Arnie over wilson as i already have king?
    - Can also not get mane/hazard in favour one arnie/vardy?

  5. donlobatto
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    As a ‘Pool fan it feels very wrong to say and to all the good people here I apologise but please let Mané blank for the sake of my OR 😀

    (Oh and let Salah finally open the floodgates)

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Noway... He is on fire

      1. donlobatto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 7 days ago

        I know... there’s almost no chance and in real football life I love watching him atm.

        This was purely a selfish FPL stance as I can’t get him in!

    2. Amey
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Exact opposite for me 😛
      salah pen miss would do.

      1. donlobatto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Ah Amey I like you bud but we are finally at odds with each other lol

        1. Amey
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Yeah
          I have Salah too
          But need to take some risk as FFS cup opponent will © Salah & on FH.
          So going for it.
          GL bro 🙂

          1. donlobatto
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 7 days ago

            You too matey!

            Don’t get me wrong I’d have Mané in a flash if I didn’t have Robbo and TAA

            1. Amey
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Haha
              I know that.
              I want 4 pool spots to get Bobby too.
              Can't get enough of pool attackers against Fulham.
              Bloodbath awaiting 😉

              1. donlobatto
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Yeh I’d be happy with Robbo and Trent getting involved in the bloodbathing lol

                1. Amey
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  🙂

    3. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Salah 3 goals.
      Sadio take a break

      1. donlobatto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Unfort I don’t think we’ll be seeing Mané taking a break but I admire your confidence with the TC chip!!

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

    Which is correct? Both are potentially explosive and have good fixtures.

    1) Arnie and Higuian are both worth avoiding on a free hit due to the fact that neither are guaranteed starters

    2) Arnie and Higuian are worth a gamble on a free hit as even if neither start there will be a bench to cover their blanks.

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Arnie only for me... Not fan of higuain at all

    2. Amey
      2 months, 7 days ago

      2
      Since it's FH

    3. JohnCarewCarew
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      2 for me. Depending on mini-leagues, cash, OR concerns obvs.

    4. Jigger & Pony
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Going for Arnie, not Higuaín

    5. Totally Hammered
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      If I was FH’ing I’d be putting all my cash into a first 11 and have fodder on the bench.. I think you’re reasonable safe with Arnie starting but don’t see much in Higuain prefer Wilson, King, Vardy and AshBarnes and all guaranteed to start... But depends what coverage your buying for your bench?

  7. SirStevieG
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    How many minutes and hours until price changes occur? I always get confused with the time difference between the UK and Australia...

    1. Amey
      2 months, 7 days ago

      11 hours + some minutes

    2. HamezMace
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      About 12 hours.
      Usually 1am in the UK, I thought.

    3. Pierce34
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      What's confusing about price changes is that they happen at the same time every day, except that the clocks change twice a year. So even though they're always at (roughly) 1:10 GMT, in the summer that becomes 2:10 in the UK.

      1. Pierce34
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Confusing depending on whether you live in a place where clocks change or not.

  8. Drogba Legend
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Currently sitting on this and unsure who to transfer out with my 2FT (Pogba/Rash/Trippier/Felipe):

    Fabianski
    Robbo - TAA - Pereira - Trippier*
    Salah (C) - H. Barnes - Felipe A - Pogba*
    Vardy - Jimenez*

    Rui* - Bilva* - Rashford* - AWB*

    1. GreenShark1
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Rash / Bilva / Trippier > Wilson / Hazard / Valery -4 if poss? I'd defo be trying to get Hazard and Wilson in somehow anyway.

  9. MGD
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    A) Aguero + Masuaku -> Vardy + Fraser/Maddison (-4)
    B) Aguero + Masuaku -> Higuain + Fraser/Maddison (-4)
    C) Aguero + Jimenez -> Vardy + Higuain (-4)
    D) A + Shaw -> Pereira (-8)
    E) B + Shaw -> Pereira (-8)
    F) C + Shaw -> Pereria (-8)

    Cheers

    A-C i can do Shaw to Pereira next gw for free and play with 10 this GW

  10. Daghe Munegu
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Pereira, Chilwell or Maguire ?

    1. Hernandez Lynam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Maguire of the three

    2. GreenShark1
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Pereira

  11. Miniboss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Hi there!

    What to do here?
    0ft, 6.9itb

    a) Jimenez to Vardy (would lose only 0.1 value)
    b) Masuaku to Hazard
    c) something else

    Team is

    Fab
    Robbo Digne Luiz Pereira
    Salah Mane Brooks Masuaku
    Barnes Wilson

    Hamer Jimenez Doherty Pogba

    Any help is valuable. Thanks!

  12. Flapjack ✅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Awaiting Lascelles news. Imminent I hope

    1. Jigger & Pony
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Confirmed our

      1. Jigger & Pony
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        out*

    2. Forza Juventus
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      If fit will he be your go to for 31 and 33? Trying to figure out which sub 4.9 price defender to get myself. He's a candidate for sure.

      1. Forza Juventus
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Yeah confirmed out, nvm ignore this.

  13. Hernandez Lynam
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Sterling & Jiminez > Hazard & Wilson done for free, giving me 8 players (incl. Puncheon)

    How many of these are worth hits for 31 & 33?

    A Patricio > Fabianski
    B Doherty > Rice / Diop
    C Puncheon > Brooks / H Barnes

    All three would be 10 players for -12
    Two would be 9 players for -8
    One would be 8 players for -4

    1. La Vida Latte
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      For two games (if you har FH in 32) I think it is worth taking hits. If they blank they likely get 2 points per game. And since you lose 4 and they have 2 games you probably wont lose on the hit, but has the chance of rewards. Not taking hits gives you no chance of points. The reward is greater than the risk.

      1. Hernandez Lynam
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        So would go for the - 12?

        1. La Vida Latte
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          I would probably, as long as you chose pretty nailed on players. Of course there are always the risk of someone getting injured until gw 33. That is the biggest risk I think. But I still think the rewards are bigger than the risks.

          Not sure about the whm defence though. Great fixture now, bad in 33. And they have been kind of leaky, haven´t they? So the whm is a maybe for me. Do you think Rice will get 4 or more in 31+33 then go for it.

        2. La Vida Latte
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Thinking about Punchon - there is of course the chance of him playing in 33. So that is a maybe too.

          1. Hernandez Lynam
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Appreciate the response. Food for thought

  14. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    absolute scenes on here if city lose to swansea tomorrow lol

    1. Hernandez Lynam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      unlikely but would be hilarious

    2. Amey
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Gw 33 transfer's would be
      Salah+Higuain >> Sterling + Aguero
      😀
      But for the sake of fun & huge ceiling i want city dgw in 32
      Fulham & Cardiff means attacking points everywhere.
      Kun+Raz+BSilva !!!

  15. Messiah Hazard
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    AWB out C.Daniels in for a -4 to play 11

    Yay or Nay?

    1. FAITHNOMORENO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      nay.awb might play in gw33

  16. Maddamotha
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    A) Aguero, Son to Wilson/Vardy Mane -4 (10 playing)
    B) Aguero, Son, Kamara to Wilson, Vardy, Mane -8

    1. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Yes, you would definitely expect those three players to get more than 4 points over the two fixtures so assuming you are FHing week 32 I would go for it.

      1. Snevitz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        oops - B 🙂

  17. avfc82
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Hazard or Mane for GW's 31 + 33?

    1. HamezMace
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Same dilemma. I've gone Mane.

    2. Amey
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Mane for sure !

    3. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Both

  18. TaiwanHC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Do you guys think that it is too risky to bring in Fraser?

    Thanks!

    1. TOPCAT1960
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Just tuning in....whats up with Fraser please ?

      1. HamezMace
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Howe said he missed some training sessions this week, but should be fine for the weekend.
        FPL has flagged him.

      2. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Flagged as didn’t train beginning of week after heavy knock. Howes says he thinks will be ok

        1. TOPCAT1960
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Ok thanks

      3. Amey
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Nothing.
        He's got his customary yellow flag 😉
        I'm not worried as owner tbh

  19. TeddiPonza
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Play Felipe or bring in Wilson for extra -4 (and bench Felipe)

    Thanks

    1. HamezMace
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Play Anderson.

    2. GreenShark1
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      play Felipe v Hudds.

    3. Forza Juventus
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Probs just play Anderson...annoying how bad his form has been for you recently i imagine though.

  20. Tibbs
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Jiminez>>

    a) Vardy (own Maddison)
    b) Wilson (own Fraser)

    Cant decide...

    1. HamezMace
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      A. Just.

  21. Evasivo
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Am I GTG?!

    Boruc
    TAA Digne ASmith LeJeune Tarkowski
    FAnderson Mane(C) Salah(vc) Rich
    Barnes

    Etheridge Jimenez Aguero Pogba
    £0.0itb 0FT

  22. Forza Juventus
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Best defender for GW31 and GW33 (price 4.9 or lower) in you guys' opinion?

    1. Evasivo
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Tarkowski or Daniels surely?

      1. FAITHNOMORENO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        daniels at 4.1.. just think NEW will score

      2. Forza Juventus
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Yeah been leaning Daniels all week in this price bracket, just hope he plays in both.

  23. jasistheman86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    TAA to be rested?

    1. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Yes. Good night's sleep today and tomorrow to be ready for cs + brace of assists + baps on Sunday

      1. YEAH PITCH!
        2 months, 7 days ago

        This

      2. joeydelucchi
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        hahaha

  24. boredjames
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    pick a mid for me guys. On a free hit

    Pedro, Siggy, Richarlison, Fraser, Brooks,

    1. Amey
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Punt : Pedro
      Template : Fraser

    2. Evasivo
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Rich

  25. GW 31 News Roundup
    Rotation's Alter Ego
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    What we learnt in the runup to Gameweek 31…

    Liverpool

    Henderson has been confirmed out following his injury in the CL. Klopp will check to see if Keita is able to train later, but after the IB Oxlade-Chamberlain will return to 100% fitness. TAA overcame injury worries to play in the CL game. Klopp made no reference to any potential Mane injuries.
    https://twitter.com/JamesPearceEcho/status/1106503047994396672?s=19

    Chelsea

    Higuain missed the midweek EL game through a fever, with Sarri saying he was left at home “in order to recover him for the next match”, which sounds positive for owners.
    https://twitter.com/ojharbord/status/1105890366732025860?s=19

    West Ham

    Despite some confusion, it seems very likely that Arnautovic will now play at the weekend. MP was quoted as saying “I think he is ready to return to his position”. Carroll joins Sanchez, Wilshere and Yarmolenko on the treatment table.
    https://twitter.com/Sam_InkersoleTM/status/1106322110769741828?s=19

    Leicester

    Just the two players for Leicester who aren’t training – Amartey and Albrighton. Matty James is training but will struggle to play this season.
    https://twitter.com/BenDinnery/status/1106193135959527424?s=19

    Everton

    Everton will be without Zouma (Loan terms), Jagielka remains out. Coleman and Baines have returned to working with the team and are fit.
    https://twitter.com/philkecho/status/1106551490926297088

    Bournemouth

    Fraser picked up a knock during the Huddersfield game, meaning he missed the “early part of training”. Howe however confirmed he should be ok for the weekend. Wilson meanwhile is showing no signs of fatigue, but Adam Smith is confirmed out. Cook estimated RTP is mid April, Stanislas RTP after the IB.
    https://twitter.com/afcbournemouth/status/1106486717241016321?s=19

    Newcastle

    No new injuries, but Newcastle will be without Lascelles who is still feeling his knee (and will not be risked) and Schar will be suspended. Clark returns.
    https://twitter.com/MsiDouglas/status/1106551170850525185

    Burnley

    No fresh injuries for Burnley, just some knocks and scrapes. Lennon might return within the next few weeks, but Defour will probably not.
    https://twitter.com/BurnleyOfficial/status/1106190248814497794?s=19

    Fulham

    Parker’s focus is fully on keeping Fulham up, which he still believes is possible. Mawson and Bettinelli remain out. No mention of injuries in the presser, but it was hoped last week that Schurrle could return for this game. However, it is looking doubtful, and he wasn’t called up to the German team. Will update if I hear anything.

    Huddersfield

    Huddersfield injury list continues to grow, with only 15 healthy players training on Wednesday. Hogg is out for 2 or 3 more weeks, Kongolo had a chance at training today (Friday), Durm picked up a problem in training yesterday. Tommy Smith has returned.
    https://twitter.com/htafcdotcom/status/1106179843870375936?s=19

    As always – if you have any requests for alternative sources or updates on particular players I might have missed, give me a shout below and I’ll try get some sourced information for you.

    1. HamezMace
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Good work as always.

      1. Rotation's Alter Ego
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        • 7 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Thank you HamezMace, very kind 🙂

    2. G-Whizz
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      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Cheers bruv! 🙂

      1. Rotation's Alter Ego
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        • 7 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        No worries cuz 🙂

    3. Rotation's Alter Ego
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      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Promised update of Fulham:

      Schurrle is now back in training, Mawson still a few weeks off.

      https://twitter.com/R_O_Donovan/status/1106558596018565121

    4. Pras United
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Cheers - v helpful

  26. TaiwanHC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    I see a lot of people on here considering bringing in Arnie.

    May I ask why?

    (Will FH GW32 and WC GW34)

    1. Jigger & Pony
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Easy one for those on FH31

    2. Ted Striker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Good chance he will play at the weekend, explosive potential, playing an injury ravaged Huddersfield.

  27. lindeg
    2 months, 7 days ago

    salah winning the captain poll by such a large margin baffles me, he has been atrocious in front of goal as of late, while mane has been banging them in every way possible

    1. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Mane’s away form is not great. Owner.

    2. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      It's Fulham, so going to be a pool player.

      More people own salah.

      QED

    3. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      It baffles you that people would captain the highest point scoring and most expensive player in the game when he plays against the team who have conceded the most chances in the PL?
      Also he's owned by 50% more people than Mane.

    4. joeydelucchi
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      hahahahah

      atrocious in front of goal, meaning all he has to do is change this slightly and he will haul massively...becasue he is still getting in great positions and still playing well.

  28. Camzy
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    FHing 31.

    Midfield choices?

    I'm on Salah, Mane, Hazard, Almiron, Lanzini

    1. Jigger & Pony
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Got to get Fraser over Lanzini or Almirón

    2. boredjames
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I am thinking about Pedro

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        don't

        1. boredjames
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Ha ha. Not my options for that spot. He looks certain to start and has decent odds to score

      2. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        He is dreamy.

  29. Jigger & Pony
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Which combo do you think gets more points this GW?

    A. Firmino + Azpi
    B. Vardy + Robbo

    1. Drogba Legend
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      B

    2. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      B

  30. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Who is best to transfer in for Sterling
    For -4 to complete lineup ? Cannot be Bournemouth or Liverpool. Hoping Lascelles and Higuaín start!

    A FAnderson
    B Pedro
    C Maddison
    D H Barnes
    E Any better suggestions?

    Boruc
    TAA Lascelles VVD
    Salah Hazard Brooks.?????
    Higuaín Vardy Wilson

    1. Jigger & Pony
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Lanzini?

      Lascelles ruled out

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Thanks- well that looks like -8 coming with Lascelles to Azpilicueta