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FPL Question Time – How to navigate Blank Gameweek 31

Time is catching up with Fantasy Premier League managers ahead of the hugely important Blank Gameweek 31.

Our readers still have plenty of questions about how to prepare for this weekend, which has just five matches available for FPL points.

We’ve asked them to our panel, who have given us their thoughts on what transfers to make, how many hits to take, what chips to consider and how to handle the enigma that is Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea side.

Who’s on the panel this week?

Chief FPL Manager – A member of the Fantasy community with a huge Twitter following, “Chief” runs the FPL Hints website and has six top 1% finishes to his name – one of which was an overall rank of 110th in 2011/12.

Holly Shand – Founder of the popular Fantasy Football Community website and video star for Official FPL. Currently sits inside the top 5k after a 102-point Gameweek 30.

Joe – Scoutcast regular and the host of the excellent series, Meet the Manager. Joe is a fine manager in his own right, boasting a best-ever overall FPL rank of 840th in 2013/14 and having six other top 10k finishes to his name.

Question 1 – Chief

AJ: With so many teams following a similar template for Blank Gameweek 31, do you see it as a good chance to identify some differentials and take risks? Which differentials are you looking at?

Chief: “With Blank Gameweek 31 only consisting of five matches, I would argue that by aiming to field the best possible XI available without taking any hits that can act as a differential tactic and easily boost your overall rank.

“The fact is that not a lot of FPL managers will use their Free Hit this weekend as they may have already used it or instead wish to deploy it during Double Gameweek 32 or Blank Gameweek 33.

“That means many will have to succumb to -4s or -8s in Blank Gameweek 31 and even then they may struggle to field as many as nine players.

“But in terms of potential differential players, look no further than the West Ham defence, in particular, Angelo Ogbonna and Issa Diop.

“They host a shambolic Huddersfield team this weekend that has only scored eight goals in 14 away games which bodes well for the Hammers.

“But if you’re concerned about West Ham’s lack of clean sheets themselves and have more cash to spend, then Burnley’s Ashley Barnes could be the answer.

“He’s netted five goals in his last seven league games and it’s surprising that he’s still owned by less than 5% of FPL managers. He’s probably the standout pick in terms of the most in-form low-owned player for Blank Gameweek 31.”

Question 2 – Holly

Tom R: Just two big teams playing this weekend in Liverpool and Chelsea with the majority of managers tripling up on players. Chelsea seem weak in defence so doubling up in the Liverpool defence looks like a good shout, but is it worth the risk of only having one of Salah or Mane?

Holly: “I currently have two Liverpool defenders and Salah, so I’m not in the position to have both Salah and Mané.”

“If you are on a Free Hit, I’d say owning Salah, Mané and a defender is the way to go.”

“I wouldn’t sell a Liverpool defender in order to get the midfield double-up though – it’s very team specific this one.”

“The temptation to triple-up on Chelsea given their premium status is understandable.”

“However, a trip to Goodison Park is unpredictable. The reverse fixture ended 0-0, Hazard and a defender is perhaps the most you’d want. I actually prefer West Ham for a clean sheet over Chelsea.”

Question 3 – Joe

ITTOTONIC: When are you planning to use your Triple Captain chip?

Joe: “With a Free Hit planned in Double Gameweek 32 and the Bench Boost arguably a more potent chip for Double Gameweek 35, I’m likely to play my Triple Captaincy during a single Gameweek.

“Four fixtures look particularly appealing, where a player with strong captaincy potential faces a whipping boy backline.

“The first is this coming Gameweek when Liverpool travel to Fulham. With 68 goals conceded and only two clean sheets, Scott Parker’s troops are in a class of their own in terms of sheer awfulness.

“One of Sadio Mané or Mohamed Salah looks well placed to prosper. But the question of which one leads me to swerve using the chip this time around. With only three of his 16 league goals coming on his travels, Mané comes with a strong caveat, in spite of his brace away to Bayern Munich midweek.

“So too Mohamed Salah, who is in poor form by his standards with only an assist in his last four run outs. I have no doubt Liverpool will hammer Fulham but it is hard to tell who will do the damage.

“Gameweek 36, when Mané and Salah take far stronger home form into battle against another whipping boy, Huddersfield, could be a better bet.

“I’m pencilling this one to Triple Captain one of this Liverpool pair, with Salah getting the nod if I see an improvement in form. The Terriers’ 5-0 away loss to Chelsea and a 6-1 hammering at the Etihad certainly whet my appetite for using this chip then. Progress in the Champions League though may scupper this plan, as the first legs of the semi-finals take place only a few days later, on 30 April and 1 May.

“Should Liverpool progress in Europe I’ll then be turning my attention to Manchester United and hoping the Red Devils fail to make the semi-finals.

“One of Paul Pogba or Romelu Lukaku looks ideal Triple Captain candidates when Huddersfield and Cardiff drop by in Gameweek 37 and 38 respectively. But with a Champions League semi-final sandwiched between the two, I could be put off if they prevail in the quarter-finals.

“As the UK government is currently finding out with Brexit, it can be costly to run down the clock on something as important as the Triple Captain chip, and I’m not keen on being forced into a maverick eleventh-hour ‘no-deal’ selection in Gameweek 38.

“I’m a big fan of Burnley’s Ashley Barnes, but not enough to triple captain him when Arsenal visit on the final day of the season.”

Question 4 – Holly

KWYAP123: How many hits would you consider using to field a full team in Blank Gameweek 31 if you’re Free Hitting in Gameweek 32?

Holly: “I’m also using the Free Hit in Gameweek 32 strategy, so I too am building a team for Blank Gameweeks 31 and 33.

At present, I can get to nine players in each of these with free transfers (barring injuries, rotation and suspension).

“Thankfully, we should have a good idea whether Watford v Fulham or Newcastle v Crystal Palace will go ahead in Blank Gameweek 33 around the Blank Gameweek 31 deadline.

“If Newcastle get to play in Blank Gameweek 33 as well as 31, this increases the appeal of their options, meaning a hit for one of their players this weekend carries less risk.

“Ultimately it depends on the player you are thinking of taking a hit to sign, as some are more worth it than others.

“Personally, I can get to a full XI in Blank Gameweek 33 without hits so taking one for a fringe Blank Gameweek 31 player would carry more risk, although taking a -4 and having a potential player in reserve could be advantageous.

“Try to prioritise attacking players for this weekend, including those from Liverpool and Bournemouth as well as Eden Hazard.

“A -12 or more may be a risk too far, but ultimately depends on your rank, how you’re set up for Blank Gameweek 33 and your aims for the season.”

Question 5 – Joe

Toby: Which are the best Chelsea options for his week, are you keen on defenders or is it a straight shootout between Hazard and Higuaín?

Joe: “When it comes to Liverpool’s chances of scoring a hatful against Fulham I’m brimming with confidence. An attacking double up looks key for this game.

“However, the same cannot be said of Chelsea for their trip to Everton. This leads me to think two defenders, Cesar Azpilicueta and David Luiz, and only one of Eden Hazard or Gonzalo Higuain, is the ideal coverage.

“So why am I so keen on Chelsea defenders for Gameweek 31?

“Over their last four home matches, Everton have fired off the lowest number of shots and had the lowest number of big chances of any team over that time frame in front of their own fans. In addition, their total of three goals over that period at home is the third worst in the league, with only Brighton and Huddersfield scoring fewer.

“On a previous Scoutcast I mentioned the power of doubling-up and also keeping an eye on what other managers don’t want to do, to look for differentials. In all the Free Hit Gameweek 31 teams I’ve seen not one has a double Chelsea defence, which is odd considering Everton’s weak attack at home. Pairing David and ‘Dave’ looks to create a potentially powerful differential for this Gameweek, as well as Gameweek 33 when they host West Ham.

“Also, both Luiz and Azpilicueta offer multiple points routes, should the Toffees upset the form book and score. Between them, they have racked up two goals, seven assists and 24 bonus points – not bad for a combined outlay of 12.2.

“I do back fielding one Chelsea attacker though in Gameweek 31. With five goals conceded and only Fulham shipping more close-range efforts over their last quartet of home matches, the Everton defence is looking porous at Goodison Park.

“Hazard looks better than Higuain for three reasons.

“One, is the Belgian’s range of points, with 12 chances and as many shots over his last four road trips. Penalties too are also in his favour.

“The third factor is that Higuain faces a far greater battle for our attention, for one of only three forward spots.

“Quite simply, I think there are better options from other teams up front. The strong home form of Callum Wilson and Ashley Barnes, who take on Newcastle and Leicester respectively, on the back of three goals in their last four home encounters, give them the edge.

“I also prefer Jamie Vardy to Higuain this week, with the Foxes talisman scoring four times in as many games, while the Chelsea frontman has only mustered one over that time.”

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476 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Dele
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Azpi, Hazard and Higuain a bit over the top?

    1. Teddy Brewski
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I'd say so. Presuming you have 3 liverpool that's 6 players from 2 sides. Lots of other players in form and with good fixtures

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 10 days ago

        having 6 players from the two best teams available is not a bad thing

        1. Teddy Brewski
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          I wouldn't consider Chelsea the 2nd best team available in FPL terms this week

    2. HIT ME!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Go for it imo

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 10 days ago

      not at all, provided you have triple liverpool

    4. Kanchelskis
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I think. I only have 1 and not minded to get any more.

  2. Maddamotha
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

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

    1. Kanchelskis
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      A. Wilson probably.

  3. goblin140
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Is there a chance Chelsea's DGW will be in 35 instead of 32?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Nah.

      1. All Out of Mounie
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 10 days ago

        What transfers have you made TM?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Still have at least 1 more to make. 🙁

    2. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      No - here's the long explanation....

      City can't play Cardiff week 35 as they already have a rescheduled fixture vs United, therefore it must be week 32.
      Brighton will have to play Cardiff week 35 as Cardiff already have a double in 32.
      Chelsae will have to play Brighton week 32 , as Brighton already have a double week 35.

      Simple 🙂

  4. ryacoo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Anyone else playing the TC on Salah this GW?

    1. moment
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      considering it

    2. Maddamotha
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      No

    3. Teddy Brewski
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Not for me. I'm expecting a better time to play it when one of the big players has form, fixture and something to play for. Salah is missing the form

    4. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 10 days ago

      getting really tempted

    5. DarPaC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      No, Salah (or Mane) home against Huddersfield in GW 36

  5. The Red Devil
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Fab button
    TAA Danilo AWB Kolasinac Bennett
    Salah mane Pogba Hayden Antonio
    Aguero higuain Jimenez

    2 FT 0.1 ITB

    Aguero Danilo Bennett
    To
    Vardy Azpil Chilwell (-4)

    1. Kanchelskis
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Go for it.

  6. M00N
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Any stats on how good Newcastle are at defending set pieces? I have a feeling in my bones Aké is gonna score.

    1. moment
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      No Schar, no Lascelles.

      1. M00N
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Feeling in my bones intensifying

  7. zdrojo187
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Fabianski
    Digne Luiz TAA
    Salah Mane Hazard Fanderson McNeil
    Vardy King

    (Button,Lacazette,Bennett,Bednarek)
    1 FT...Save?

    1. moment
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      No point saving a FT if you're free-hitting next week. Even if you just swap Button to Boruc it leaves you in a better place.

    2. sunzip14
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Not FHing 32?

      1. zdrojo187
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        No...Wildcard in 34

    3. Teddy Brewski
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Completely depends on your chip strategy

    4. zdrojo187
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Laca + Salah maybe to Aguero + Sterling next week

  8. HIT ME!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Lössl -> any other keeper (Not Allison) worth a hit for the blanks?

    1. Kanchelskis
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Probably not.

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Probably is - assuming you have no starting keeper you just need 2 appearances and three saves in one of them to break even, with very high upside from getting even a singe cleansheet, let alone spiking a penalty save

      In the last 15 seasons (5,700 games) there have been 222 penalties saved in the premier league from 1,332 awarded...

      That's a 23% chance that a pen will be awarded against your keeper, and a 16% chance that he would then save it..

      So about a 4% chance of getting a penalty save in a single game, or 20/1 odds... half that as it's two games & its about a 10/1 shot

      If my maths aren't all over the place

      http://www.myfootballfacts.com/Premier_League_Penalty_Statistics.html

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

        Sorry - i thought you had a keeper who wasn't playing 🙂

        Probably not worth a hit in that case

        1. HIT ME!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Oh - then we are on the same page. Thanks alot anyways!

      2. HIT ME!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Thanks for your interesting and accurate answer mate.
        A bit confused though I must admit. You are saying that it's worth the hit yeah? Who should I bring in then 😀
        Nice website, cheers

  9. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Just did some quick maths (someone can check & see if I'm correct)

    Last 21 games starting together:

    - Kun & Sterling = 42 attacking returns
    - Fraser & Wilson = 36 attacking returns

    Wowsers

    1. HIT ME!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Surprising. Those two transfers is what I have done.

    2. Kanchelskis
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Think you have made my mind up for me.

  10. Gazza2000
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Already took one hit, would you do Sterling -> Hazard for another -4 to field 10 this week ?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      FH32?

      1. Gazza2000
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Yes

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Hazard should cover 4 points in 31/33.

          1. Gazza2000
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            cheers

    2. HIT ME!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Yes

      1. subhojit123
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        No

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 10 days ago

      100%

      1. Gazza2000
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        thanks all

  11. shirtless
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Let's do this!

    Boruc
    Rice Luiz Robbo
    Salah(c) Mane Hazard Almiron
    Vardy Barnes Wilson

    Begovic Westwood Diop Ogbonna

    1. Boz
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Nice team!

      1. shirtless
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Freehit!

  12. Samwise
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I think this will be similar to when augero got a hatrick last time.... people stock up on players from a couple of teams, turns out only a few get the points. Its all about selection, not necessarily having 11 players playing.

      Last time i had one player from Man city - Aguero TC... beat a lot of people who brought in three Man C, because they didn't do much.

      Better off not losing points/ T.V. even if WC soon

      What do you guys think?

      1. Snevitz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Yeah just buy the players that are going to score loads of points and ignore the ones who will only get 2 points.
        This game is easy.

        1. Free Hat
            2 months, 9 days ago

            I knew I was doing something wrong.

      2. Boz
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Any def worth bringing in for a hit? Or just play with 10?

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 10 days ago

          chelsea or west ham likely to be worth it but it's very marginal

          1. moment
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            I'm leaning to Bednarek - Luiz (-4) on the basis that a) have 10 players playing, would like 11, and Bednarek is the only one I don't lose lots of money on, b) Luiz has a much better fixture in 33. So even if it doesn't pay off this week, it probably does over the two fixture.

      3. COLLIN QUANER
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        I won't lose any team value next week by playing my free hit this week will I?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          It's happening already when you get your team back.

      4. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        FFS RMT tool down/being updated again?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          All good here.

          1. jtreble
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Hmmm, can you load your team and delete/add a new player without it going bonkers?

      5. TRASH BOAT
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Sadly losing Kamara from my team this week...thanks for everything big man....

        1. Samwise
            2 months, 10 days ago

            He really has performed well! I had to say goodbye this week too

            1. TRASH BOAT
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Only worthwhile thing he dis was pi55 Mitro off...

          • Garth Marenghi
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            I’m still holding onto his buddy Quaner.

          • George James
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            I’m keeping. He owes me

          • EMBOLOFAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 9 days ago

            im keeping him until the bitter end

          • Devo-McDuff
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Rumour has it, he is rubbish at the downward dog.

          • George James
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Current team on -8

            Boruc
            Alonso • TAA • Rice • Robbo
            Salah (c) • Anderson • Hazard
            Wilson

            A) Son >> Fraser (another -4)
            B) Leave and pray
            C) FH

            1. EMBOLOFAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 10 days ago

              fraser potentially worth a -4 for this week alone, but definitely so over 31/33 combined

            2. tm370
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              How are you set for 33? And FH in 32? I think a hit for someone you need in 33 is worth it (Son plays so not him - got anyone else that can go?)

              1. George James
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Could do with Son for 33 to be honest. Other options are...

                Rash >> Arnie / Barnes
                Pogba >> Fraser

                However I think I will want both on FH in 32 if I do it

                Thoughts?

            3. Daniel - The Veteran
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Will Fraser play? he had a knock I am not certain. he might miss the game, who knows

              1. George James
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                True mate. Leaving towards a free hit now I think

          • EMBOLOFAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 10 days ago

            for those of you with TC remaining, what's your plan + backup plan?

            1. Eytexi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Either DGW35 Kun/Sterling or GW38 Salah//Kun/Sterling.

              1. EMBOLOFAN
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 10 days ago

                cheers. trying to fight the temptation to do it this week as liverpool likely to have a cl semi-final a few days after hudds now. city likewise, worried about rotation. not sure what to do.

                1. Eytexi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  I've been tempted by Mané throughout this week but have decided against it haha, good luck.

          • tm370
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Guys, is there a list of potential GW 32 fixtures anywhere?

            1. EMBOLOFAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 10 days ago

              ben crellin twitter

              1. tm370
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Cheers man

                1. EMBOLOFAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  welcome

          • Daniel - The Veteran
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Having in mind Fraser is potential injury doubt is he still worth a -4?

            1. EMBOLOFAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 10 days ago

              if its to field 10 or less yes, if it's to field 11 no as you can just do it for free before 33

              1. Daniel - The Veteran
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                it is in order to field 11. i am hesitant to bring him when i need a starter

                1. EMBOLOFAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  then i'd just do it for free next week

                  1. Daniel - The Veteran
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    next week I am FH

            2. clodhopper
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Think he is ok now

          • Eytexi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 10 days ago

            FH32; got a transfer to burn.
            Good to do King > Wilson?

            1. EMBOLOFAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 10 days ago

              a transfer to burn this week? what a luxury. sounds fine to me but hard to say without seeing whole team

              1. Eytexi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 9 days ago

                Boruc.
                TAA, Robbo, Clyne, Chilwell.
                Mané, Hazard, Barnes.
                Vardy, King, Arnie.

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

              Could be playing with fire but for a famous 'shield' it makes sense.

            3. All Out of Mounie
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 9 days ago

              No... too sideways .. think of something else

              1. Eytexi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 9 days ago

                Boruc.
                TAA, Robbo, Clyne, Chilwell.
                Mané, Hazard, Barnes.
                Vardy, King, Arnie.

                Any ideas?

            4. Lemongrab
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Got a sub you can swap with someone that's playing in case one of your 11 doesn't play?

              1. Eytexi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 9 days ago

                No WC left so no.

          • Flapjack ✅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Anyone waiting until tomorrow ? Or pulling the trigger tonight ?

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Waiting for a better/hopeful indication on whether Palace will play in 33.

            2. EMBOLOFAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 9 days ago

              im all set

            3. Sap
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Wait

            4. Lemongrab
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              If palace win are they definitely out of 33? Doing mine tonight but might shift AWB for a -4 tomorrow if that's the case

          • unitednations
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Thoughts here on best option for gw31/33?

            A) Schindler + Mane + Wilson (-4)
            B) Robbo + Hayden + Vardy (-4)
            C) Ake + Mane + Wilson (-8)
            D) Arnie + Mane + Wilson (-8)

          • Stoic
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            News on A Smith ?

            1. Musicholic
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Wont be part of GW 31 squad.

            2. EMBOLOFAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 9 days ago

              was released by notts county last summer

          • Vobinho In Wengerland
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            After recent successes, I feel I need Salah this week or all the hard work will be undone, and not getting rid of Mane. So how's this change of strategy with a -8 :

            VVD, Sterling, Aguero to Cresswell, Salah, Higuain/Barnes

            Higuain to be fit for the weekend?

          • cuppatea78
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Who to buy?

            A) Ashley Barnes
            B) Higuain

            1. meltedman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Barnes(my VC) Mane cap

              1. cuppatea78
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                I went with Barnes in the end. Mane captain with Salah as Vice

          • meltedman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Last week I done Son/Jimenez --> Maddison/Higuain for -4, it cost me 5 points. No problem it was a fair punt.

            1 week later Higuain is my 4th choice pick at best. I'd have Arnautovic Wilson Vardy ahead of him for sure if picking this week.

          • Juhlers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            I know that it is on the site somewhere, but I am struggling to find a good overview of the blanks/doubles for the rest of the season.. Can any of you guys point me in the right direction?