Scout Notes

Sterling stars as De Bruyne jumps back on FPL radars

Raheem Sterling (£11.5m) may have been the top points scorer in Manchester City’s win over Crystal Palace – but he was not the only midfielder to bring in double-figures.

Kevin de Bruyne (£9.7m) put himself right back on the Fantasy Premier League radar with an exceptional performance in time for the end of season run-in.

As we learned yet more about Pep Guardiola’s side at Crystal Palace, this Scout Notes article documents the latest instalment in an ever-changing picture at Manchester City.

Crystal Palace 1-3 Manchester City

Goals: Luka Milivojevic (£6.4m) | Raheem Sterling x2 (£11.5m), Gabriel Jesus (£9.9m)

Assists: James McArthur (£4.8m) | Kevin de Bruyne x2 (£9.7m), Leroy Sané (£9.3m)

Sterling was comfortably Manchester City’s chief goal threat in the 3-1 win at Selhurst Park. No player was afforded more big chances, and he was top of the pile for shots in the box and efforts on target too. That certainly bodes well for future attacking returns, but Sterling will continue to have rotation concerns hanging over him.

Despite playing 90 minutes in each of the last two matches, he was named in the starting line-up against Crystal Palace and completed yet another outing. With Manchester City currently 1-0 down to Tottenham Hotspur after the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final, it seems highly unlikely that he will be left out of the starting XI for the second leg on Wednesday. That would mean five starts in a row for the Englishman ahead of Double Gameweek 35 when they host Spurs again. It will be interesting to see when Guardiola decides to hand him a rest.

At the very least, Sterling seems to be posing more of a threat than Sergio Aguero (£11.7m) who now has just one goal in the last four Gameweeks. Manchester City’s diminutive midfielder is also getting clear of the Argentinian for underlying statistics too, offering better minutes per chance, minutes per chance created and expected goal involvement (xGI) too.

Aguero continues to have his minutes managed by Guardiola too, without a 90-minute appearance since Gameweek 24. Obviously, that has helped him start more matches than most of his colleagues, but in games where he has not looked his best, like this one, it is frustrating for his owners that he does not stay on the pitch for longer. There were suggestions after the match that Guardiola had taken him off because of an injury, although the Manchester City manager has since confirmed that Aguero does not have a knock.

Coming back into the Fantasy conversation after an incredible performance is de Bruyne. He was easily the best player on the pitch at Selhurst, providing two incisive assists for Sterling and Gabriel Jesus (£9.9m). Amazingly, they were his first two of the season, but the fact that he has struggled with injury for much of the campaign it’s not a huge surprise.

Crucially, de Bruyne’s attacking returns against Crystal Palace were in line with the creative potential he has shown in recent matches. In the four outings in the build-up to Double Gameweek 34, the Belgian had created a chance every 18 minutes, so assists were certainly coming. With four efforts on goal at Selhurst Park, only Sterling had more shots than him too. With six starts in the last seven Gameweeks, and potentially a rest against Spurs given his absence on Tuesday night, de Bruyne could be a key Manchester City midfielder to own between now and the end of the season.

“The last three or four games the way (de Bruyne) played was incredible, we missed him a lot. He has the ability and vision to see passes that other human beings are not able to watch. With him around, our paces and passes in front – especially in the final third – are incredible and today he was so committed to defensive work, winning duels and being in that position. And of course, he is fresh mentally in the legs in those situations. That’s why he made not just the two assists that are so important but in all the other situations that we needed him.” – Pep Guardiola

Given that he missed the Champions League quarter-final first leg, it was no surprise to see Leroy Sané (£9.3m) in the starting line-up at Palace. He has worked his way back into consideration for Premier League matches it seems, with starts in both of the last two matches, after just three appearances between Gameweeks 25 and 32. Crucially, he has attacking returns in both of those, a goal against Cardiff and an assist at Selhurst Park.

The fact that he was able to produce a decent attacking performance despite sharing the left-flank with Benjamin Mendy (£6.1m) is worthy of note. The Frenchman was making his first league start since November and enjoyed nothing more than a solid afternoon. There was some overlap with Sané, but it was mainly the German who provided the width down that side of the pitch.

Elsewhere on the injury front, Bernardo Silva (£7.6m) was back in the side overcoming his yellow flag. He was named among the substitutes and came on for David Silva (£8.5m) in the second half. Meanwhile, Fernandinho (£5.3m) missed out with what Guardiola described as a “short-term” injury which could also make him absent for midweek Champions League action. However, Manchester City did not particularly miss the Brazilian with both de Bruyne and Ilkay Gündogan (£5.5m) providing a decent screen for the back-four.

“Yes. (Fernandinho) finished bad against Tottenham. Today he is not fit. It’s short-term.” – Pep Guardiola

Crystal Palace certainly made themselves harder to beat than some were expecting pre-match. They were without James Tomkins (£4.3m) and Mamadou Sakho (£4.9m) and had to field Martin Kelly (£3.9m) and Scott Dan (£4.4m) at centre-back.

The injury problems mounted for the Eagles in the first half when Jeffrey Schlupp (£4.5m) was forced off with a muscle problem. He was replaced by Cheikhou Kouyaté (£4.7m).

The interesting line on Crystal Palace’s attack was that Michy Batshuayi (£6.5m) was benched for Christian Benteke (£6.3m) to get his first start since Gameweek 26. Roy Hodgson explained that he wanted a player who could hold the ball up for his side, which the Belgian did admirably against formidable opponents. The Eagles’ manager also cited Batshuayi’s status as a loan player as a reason for dropping him to the bench, so it will be intriguing to see if that has a prolonged effect on his place in the team as the season winds to a close.

Crystal Palace XI (4-5-1): Guaita; van Aanholt, Dann, Kelly, Wan-Bissaka; Zaha, Schlupp (Kouyaté 22′), Milivojevic, McArthur (Sako 85′), Townsend (Meyer 77′); Benteke.

Manchester City XI (4-2-3-1): Ederson; Mendy, Laporte, Kompany, Walker; Gündogan, de Bruyne; Sané (Stones 87′), D Silva (B Silva 65′), Sterling; Aguero (Jesus 75′).

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1,016 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Neo-Viper
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 16 hours ago

    Vardy to Laza for the free transfer? BB35. Only if Valery is fit. Other wise him to a Watford defender. Good?

    Ryan
    Laporte Duffy Dunk
    Son Camarasa Sterling Mane Eriksen
    Vardy Jiminez

    Foster Deneey Robbo Valery

  2. FPL Flop
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 16 hours ago

    Anyone know the rough points total needed for the 10k mark? Just so I know what kind of deficit I’m dealing with 🙂

    1. Lord Tachanka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 16 hours ago

      This will tell points difference from you to various milestones

      https://www.anewpla.net/fpl/report-test/lander.php?fplID=5600

      1. Lord Tachanka
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 16 hours ago

        Wait that’s got my ID on it, but you can search yours.

        Looks like 2088 for 10k right now if my math is right

        1. FPL Flop
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 16 hours ago

          That seems doable with BB, TC and double gameweeks still to come 🙂
          Congrats on your season so far btw- class OR.

      2. FPL Flop
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 16 hours ago

        Ideal mate, cheers!

  3. Tmel
    • 8 Years
    9 days, 16 hours ago

    Best striker replacement for Vardy? No budget restrictions, already have Jimenez & Deeney

    1. boc610
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 16 hours ago

      See how lacca gets on

    2. Rahulio
      9 days, 16 hours ago

      Wilson vs Fulham m8

    3. Hernandez Lynam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      Laca, Firmino or Wilson

    4. HIT ME!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      Ings could be worth a punt

  4. Rahulio
    9 days, 16 hours ago

    Mili --> Deulofeu or Duffy --> Bednarek/Yoshida?

  5. AC Yew
    9 days, 16 hours ago

    Vardy - aguero this week?
    Frontline of Jimenez and Deeney.

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      Did u see Kun v CP yesterday?

      He was rubbish
      I have him and I hate it.

  6. TheDragon
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 16 hours ago

    Salah is showing ominous signs of getting back into form.

    Is it safe to go without him vs Cardiff (have Mane)? I’ll 100% be getting him in for GW36

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 16 hours ago

      I don't think he is. He scored a great long shot yesterday. Is he going to do that every week? When he starts scoring from good chances in the box then he will be getting back to form.

      1. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 16 hours ago

        I hope you are right - I’ll be gutted if he hauls v Cardiff and I dont have him

    2. Eastman
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 16 hours ago

      I have Salah no Mane but would be happy either way. As no dbl gw one will suffice I think

    3. Hernandez Lynam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      I want to agree, but don't. Think Mane is perfectly adequate cover for Cardiff, Huddersfield and rest of season tbh. Needs to outscore Mane by quite a bit to be worth the extra cash

      1. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 15 hours ago

        Agree generally but I’ll be using the TC in 36 so even a few points over mane would be worth it.

        The fact he needs 2 returns to get BPS is annoying though

  7. Chucky
    • 5 Years
    9 days, 16 hours ago

    is pereya guaranteed to start both DGW 35 games?

    1. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 16 hours ago

      nope

      1. Chucky
        • 5 Years
        9 days, 15 hours ago

        cheers..

  8. Lord Tachanka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 16 hours ago

    Not going to get him now but might consider Henderson next season.

    Did get 6 goals and 10 assists a few seasons back.

  9. Cruyff's Eleven
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    9 days, 16 hours ago

    Redmond or Jota for DGW?

    1. quayle99
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      jota

    2. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      Redmond

  10. The Hindu Monkey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 15 hours ago

    Car crash of a week? Down on your luck? In need of a laugh? Team of the Weak is up...

    https://hindumonkey.blogspot.com/2019/04/premier-league-fpl-team-of-weak-gw.html

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      gmwk rank of 5.5mil... 27 points so far on WC with Ryan, (D)uffy, Dunk & Deeney to go... I'd say it's a car crash

      thanks for the read tho 🙂

      1. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 15 hours ago

        Brighton clean sheet and the week won’t be a total disaster for you...

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 days, 15 hours ago

          after the 5nil trashing I'm not holding my breath. was a big gamble but one I was happy to take. needed something crazy to break 1k

          1. TheDragon
            • 1 Year
            9 days, 15 hours ago

            Ye it was a very high variance move but it was probably the correct move from an expected points perspective.

            It’s hard to describe how bad a 5-0 result was - must be like 99th percentile of bad outcomes - particularly as the ones scoring the goals were all players non wildcarders had. Just extreme bad luck.

            1. kennethrhcp
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              9 days, 15 hours ago

              very true! Wilson/Fraser hurt in some money leagues.

              fingers crossed it pays off next week

  11. markloe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 days, 15 hours ago

    Any chance KDB doesn't start midweek? Think he'd be my captain if so

    1. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      Think he will start as it's a must win game for City.

      1. markloe
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 13 hours ago

        They're all must win games really though! I just wonder with KDB playing 90 mins, Bilva fit again and Dilva coming off early that it's a possibility

    2. KINGS
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      Manc facing Manu and Spurs. Most likely will start both

    3. Amey
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      Thinking same about Sterling 😉

      1. KINGS
        9 days, 15 hours ago

        Don’t think Pep will entrust Sané or Mahrez for big games.

        1. Amey
          9 days, 15 hours ago

          Agreed
          But Raz has played all 3 in last week so, I'm hopeful 🙂

  12. KINGS
    9 days, 15 hours ago

    Bring in JWP or Deu if already have Deeney?

    1. simong1
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      Considering the same with Deu. Trying to decide between bring either Deu or Mane in for Siggy at the moment...

  13. Weasel51
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 15 hours ago

    1 transfer to use for my Bench boost squad with 2.0 itb

    Lloris Foster
    Dunk Duffy Robertson Valery Doherty
    Mané Sterling Jota Son Deulofeu
    Deeney Jiménez Aguero

    Dunk > Laporte best move.

    Or am I missing something obvious

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      Do you want Salah next week? If so it might be worth saving the transfer

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      Agreed Dunk out is best option (pending fitness of all come the weekend)

  14. BoomBoomShacktheroom
    • 7 Years
    9 days, 15 hours ago

    Who should I bring i to replace dunk? Got 1FT and 0.4 mill in the bank.

    Lloris Gunn
    TAA Boly Duffy Dunk Bednarek
    Mane KDB Son Eriksen Martial
    Aguero Jimenez Deeney

    A) Watford Defender?
    B) Another Southampton defender?
    C) Walker-peters?
    D) Another Wolves defender?

    1. BoomBoomShacktheroom
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      (oops can't do C)

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 15 hours ago

        good as I hope my Trippier pick works out 🙂

        I'd go A but not sure who from them

  15. martyhan
    • 6 Years
    9 days, 15 hours ago

    Best defender to get in this week? Have 6.1 to spend. Rest of defense is Duffy, robbo, Valery (if fit) Doherty

    1. Weasel51
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      Laporte

    2. BoomBoomShacktheroom
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      TAA? or Watford defender maybe?

    3. kime67
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      Laporte

    4. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      I’d go for a Watford defender if you can find one who is nailed on to play.

    5. KINGS
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      Spurs assets?

    6. quayle99
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      Spurs def, yes they play city, but then Brighton at home, and west ham at home next week.

      I dont think anyone has scored against them in their new stadium yet

  16. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 days, 15 hours ago

    Who wins:

    A. Deeney, Duffy & Ryan
    C. Etheridge & 22pts

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      What was B?

      I really really hope A wins but I fear that C wins easy

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 15 hours ago

        B was actually C, and agreed an A win makes his a successful GW..

    2. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      Not sure where B went 😀

      But the way I see it is, a brace for Deeney and a Bournemouth CS (with baps) and A wins, right?

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 15 hours ago

        *BHA, not Bournemouth ffs...... 😛

    3. Amey
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      C

    4. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      Hopefully A, probably B

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 15 hours ago

        B?

    5. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      I hope A but if I was betting now... C

    6. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      Cheers all, so C (B) wins....happy with their that.

      #bookmarked

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 15 hours ago

        *A

        What a mess....

    7. Chucky
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      Deeney brace tonight will reduce the deficit but don't expect anything from those other two twerps... 😛

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 15 hours ago

        😆 too true.....Duftwery & Ryatwerp.....useless fuds

    8. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      Well, not A. Brighton suck the big one.

    9. L'Aeroplanino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      Lmao

    10. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      I fear C wins unfortunately

  17. quayle99
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 15 hours ago

    Batshuayi, Shlupp, Daniels > Deeney, Valery, Vertonghen -8

    Bench Boost

    Boroc Patricio
    Valery Vertonghen TAA Doherty DLuiz
    Lmoura Hazard Sterling Tielemans Brooks
    Aguero Deeney Jiminez

    Who to cap?

  18. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 15 hours ago

    Anyone looking to sell Aguero after the DGW specially if City go through to the CL Semis?

    Planning to do Aguero & Jota to Salah (TC) & fodder.

    Obviously a bit early to plan as there many matches to go before that but I don't think I'll be able to risk going without Salah that week.

    1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      I'm either doing that or getting TAA for one less move and TCing Mane.

      1. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 15 hours ago

        Hoping that I can save FT this week and just get Salah.
        Unfortunately even TAA would cost me 2 moves.
        Really want to City to go through to the Semis to make my decision easier.

        1. Amey
          9 days, 15 hours ago

          Ignore FPL bro 😀
          You want City to go through ???
          I want them to lose.
          They can do the quadruple honestly. It'd be very bad 😀

          1. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            9 days, 15 hours ago

            Don't think City will be able to beat Juve/Barca those teams have the luxury to rest players in the league and they are on another level.

            And I honestly think we will gift the title to Pool next midweek 😉
            Which sucks but we have to win that one for sure to finish Top 4 and have any chance of signing good players for next season.

            1. Amey
              9 days, 15 hours ago

              Ha ha
              It's an emotional tragedy next gw 😀
              Win Give it to Pool
              Loos give it to City (Goodbye to pogba/De gea)
              It's going to be awkward for sure

    2. Iggypop
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      tempted to do Aguero & Eriksen to Firmino & Sterling for free in 36!

      1. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 15 hours ago

        Those are good moves but we really need City to go through to the CL Semis otherwise selling Aguero could backfire massively.

    3. Amey
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      Not yet
      What if Salah gets rotated ??
      Hudds match coincides with CL round & Salah can easily play a cameo too.

      So, I'd wait till the last moment to decide.

      1. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 15 hours ago

        Yeah definitely waiting till DGW35 is over next week.

        I highly doubt Salah will be rotated as they have a full week of rest between GW35-36. Also they play on Friday night which gives them another 3-4 days of rest before CL on Tue/Wed.

        1. Amey
          9 days, 15 hours ago

          Cool
          Go with your gut then.
          Tbh I'm also contemplating taa+Eriksen >> Mane+ Defender for gw 36 atm(will Save the FT this gw)

          1. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            9 days, 15 hours ago

            Yeah even I want to save FT this week as it'll be very valuable.
            Those are good moves but TAA can easily get double digits against HUD.
            Eriksen I feel is ditchable after the DGW I'm eying Pogba/Martial for him in GW37.

            1. Amey
              9 days, 15 hours ago

              Yeah.
              2 FT could be great for us to play a mini WC
              Will give Bobby one match against Cardiff to show his worth otherwise he could also leave instead of Taa.

  19. amol
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 15 hours ago

    anyone considering Mendy?

    1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      I miss him. He's still my best PPM player for those I had beyond a few games.
      But probably not for me - its either Liverpool premium defenders or not at all in my view.

    2. quayle99
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      he looked sharp yesterday

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      41pts....humble brag

    2. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      Decent OR too! Damn!

    3. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      could have been a worse drop!

      up there you need to take risks to break into top 1k... unlucky to you/this fella

      1. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 15 hours ago

        You don’t necessarily need risks - you can make slow progress playing solid. But you are right to make a big leap forward you need to take risk

    4. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      The really cruel thing is that with the squad he has if he set the team up differently he’d be on a 100+ point week. Fine margins!

      Can’t have too much sympathy with captaining knockaert though

    5. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      That bench. Ouch!

    6. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      damn...that's cruel

  20. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 days, 15 hours ago

    Which City/Spurs player to a Pool attacker against Cardiff?

    A) KDB
    B) Sterling
    C) Aguero
    D) Son
    E) Eriksen
    F) Wait until GW 26, keep all above for the DGW

    1. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      F since all the other have DGW and all very capable of double digit score this week.

    2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      Something might change after midweek. E feels just about acceptable, but F is possibly the move.

    3. Amey
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      F

    4. KINGS
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      F

    5. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      waiting till GW26 of next season might backfire 😉

  21. HD7
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 15 hours ago

    Thoughts guys?

    Lloris Foster
    Laporte Duffy Robbo Doherty Valery
    Sterling Eriksen Son Camarasa Jota
    Aguero Jimenez Deeney

    35: Camarasa to Redmond
    36: Eriksen to Mane

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      I was just thinking: will there ever be a boy born who can swim faster than a shark.

      The move for 35 looks great. 36 makes sense but lots can happen before then

      1. HD7
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 15 hours ago

        Not sure if Redmond JWP or Delofeu, but on the momentum it has to be Redmond I guess

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 15 hours ago

        I could catch a monkey.

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            9 days, 15 hours ago

            You know he’ll just go back to his old tourist haunts once he’s out of rehab.

            1. Fitzy.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              9 days, 15 hours ago

              😆

  22. Gorbitz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 15 hours ago

    Anyone knows if Valery is okay?

    1. HD7
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      There is a whole week. I guess we will hear more around Friday.

    2. Patrick Bateman
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      Guess it will be a 'wait till pressers' with this. Still, fairly frustrating for the time being!

      1. Gorbitz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 15 hours ago

        Thanks. And agreed. I got more important stuff to deal with in my team so he better be well and starting

  23. Patrick Bateman
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 15 hours ago

    Leader in my £400 ML unbelievably captained Pogba (used his WC some time back) and now is 1,299 in the world. Anyone else have a rival who is as lucky as this?

    I'm sitting at 2,751 OR and 21 points behind so still fairly confident I'll catch his GW31 / 33 side however.

    1. KingOllie
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      Yep, my rival who is 30 points ahead of me now had: Wilson, Fraser, Pogba, Sterling(C), Redmond, 2x liv defence

      scored 100 points to my 40 lol

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 15 hours ago

        Jesus.

      2. Patrick Bateman
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 15 hours ago

        So you feel the pain! The fact they're casuals make it even worse. Hope you can beat him to gain that No.1 pot of money.

    2. The 5% Team
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      His form wasn't great...but captaining a player who is on penalties vs a team that's on the beach, lost 2 in a row and conceded 3 goals vs Huddersfield is not a bad or lucky choice...but yeah, hindsight and all

      1. Patrick Bateman
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 15 hours ago

        Yeah understand good points. It's just when the teams locked in for Friday's matches I burst out laughing at his casual captain choice in Pogba. Feel he may have been the one laughing in the end

  24. St. Joseph
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 15 hours ago

    (-4)
    Murray >> Deeney
    Camarasa >> Deulofeu / Redmond

    Questions are ;
    1. Is it worth to take a hit for those DGwers
    2. If it's worth trying, which one better, spread it on redmond or just doubling watford vs hud?

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      That -4 is probably worth it

    2. Patrick Bateman
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      1. I would say so, 1 hit though perhaps not a -8
      2. Go for the more nailed i.e Deeney.

  25. puhd
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 15 hours ago

    Foster Gunn
    Laporte Robertson Duffy Bednarek Valery
    KDB Eriksen Son Mane Jota
    Deeney Kun Jimmy

    Playing Bench Boost.

    How’s this looking? It’s pretty template. Feel free to rip it apart.

  26. Mo Mané Mo Problems
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 15 hours ago

    Who will be the Kane this week?

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      I’m looking for an excuse to get Salah so if it was Sterling I could live with it.

      Hopefully no one gets injured though - hate it when the big players are out at this time of the season.

    2. KINGS
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      Son

    3. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      Salah to twist his ankle diving for a pen midweek 😉

  27. fylde2022
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 15 hours ago

    A slight selection headache!
    What would you change?

    De Gea
    Pereira Laporte Azpilicueta
    Fraser Sterling Mane Babel Eriksen
    Wilson Aguero

    Fabianski, Jiminez, Rice, AWB

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      You can’t possibly be serious about benching Jimenez for GW34 over some of those in your team.... can you?!?!

      1. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 15 hours ago

        *DGW35 not GW34

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      Play Jimenez for crying out loud!

    3. KingOllie
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      Jiminez gonna be my captain i think lol

      1. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 15 hours ago

        You don’t prefer Babel??

        1. KingOllie
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 15 hours ago

          Usually drink, usually dance, usually Babel

        2. The 5% Team
          9 days, 15 hours ago

          away vs Bournemouth or 2 home fixtures...I would just play the odds/numbers

          1. TheDragon
            • 1 Year
            9 days, 15 hours ago

            lol I was joking

            1. The 5% Team
              9 days, 15 hours ago

              haha yeah...didn't look at who posted the comment, thought it was the guy who had Babel in his starting XI 🙂

  28. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 15 hours ago

    I'm likely sticking with six DGWs, just cant bring myself to sell any of my SGW players for a hit so six may suffice!
    Thoughts, see anything being worth a hit below?

    Lloris
    Robertson / Luiz / Bednarek
    Hazard / Sterling / Pogba / Mane / Son
    Jimenez / Vardy
    (Speroni, DCL, Dunk, AWB)
    0.2itb
    (Transfers: Duffy + Rondon to Bednarek + Jimenez)

    1. KingOllie
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      Looks gtg mate

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 15 hours ago

        Cheers mate, would love another couple of DGW players for the buzz but could likely backfire badly!

    2. Amey
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      I'm kinda feeling the burden of BB chip atm mate 😮

      Your team is great imo as it covers all the basis.
      Midfield is awesome

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 15 hours ago

        Cheers bud, think I might use BB chip in GW1 again next season, really enjoying not having to be bothered about it at this time of the year! Still...hope you all on here don't nail it next week 😉

        1. Amey
          9 days, 15 hours ago

          Ha ha
          Holmes nailed it in gw 1 this season.
          I think that's the best strategy.

    3. Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      V similar to mine but I think I’ll BB.

      Foster, Fabs; Robbo, TAA, Bednarek, Duffy, Doherty; Haz, Sterling, Pogba, Fraser, Mane; Jimenez, Vardy, Wilson

      That’s a -4.

      Just need to work out if I should do Pogba to Son and Vardy to Deeney for another 2 hits.

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 15 hours ago

        I hear you and don't envy your decisions there, it's so hard to predict, Pogba & Vardy could outscore those other two!

  29. Holmes
    • 5 Years
    9 days, 15 hours ago

    Hazard could be a decent SGW player, looked good yesterday...

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      Will likely be my captain, he looks in great shape recently! Between him and Jimenez for me 🙂

    2. Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      Yeah I’m keeping. Then probably turn him into Salah.

    3. Amey
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      Yeah
      I think i should go rogue & take hits to take him IN as i used to play.
      But, then think that it's not good 😛

      Hazard should have got 2 yesterday

    4. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      He looked wonderful once they brought on a striker.