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Scout Notes

Two goals for Pogba but United struggle ahead of Double Gameweek 35

We continue our write-up of Saturday’s games with a look at events at Old Trafford and Craven Cottage.

Manchester United are the primary focus of the Scout Notes article below and we assess how their players fared in victory over West Ham, with Fantasy managers considering the Red Devils’ assets going into Double Gameweek 35.

We also run the rule over Fulham’s surprise win over Everton and highlight the excellent form of one midfield differential for Gameweek 36 and beyond.

Manchester United 2-1 West Ham United

  • Goals: Paul Pogba (£8.7m) x2 | Felipe Anderson (£6.9m)
  • Assists: Juan Mata (£6.1m), Anthony Martial (£7.2m) | Manuel Lanzini (£6.4m)

Paul Pogba (£8.7m) scored twice from the spot to hand Manchester United a welcome three points but the Red Devils were far from convincing ahead of their Gameweek 35 double-header against Everton and Manchester City.

Even Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted that his troops were fortunate to overcome a spirited West Ham United side on Saturday evening, saying:

We got away with it, you can put it that way. I know it’s not easy because we played a game on Wednesday and there were a few changes that we had to make. So, we got away with it. They deserved their goal, but then again we’re allowed to have a good goalkeeper.

Away from home, especially the Wolverhampton and Arsenal games [defeats], I’ve stood here and been pleased with the performances, when we’ve played well and created chances but didn’t get what we deserved.

In the last two games here at home, against Watford and now West Ham, we’ve probably got more than we deserved. But it’ll even itself out over the season. Sometimes you can’t always be on your game and we have to be honest that today and in the Watford game we have been poor. We haven’t performed, we’ve been too open, our shape wasn’t good enough.

The visitors had more attempts on goal and shots in the box than Solskjaer’s side and were deserving of their equaliser when the excellent Felipe Anderson (£6.9m) converted Manuel Lanzini‘s (£6.4m) cross at the far post just after half-time.

The hosts rode their luck throughout as Anderson earlier had what looked like a legitimate goal chalked off for offside before flashing a header narrowly wide from a Robert Snodgrass (£5.0m) corner.

Even after their goal, West Ham continued to press: substitute Michail Antonio (£6.8m) crashing an effort off the woodwork before forcing David de Gea (£5.7m) into a superb flying save with a header shortly after.

The Red Devils, by contrast, didn’t offer much of an attacking threat against the team that has conceded more big chances than any other Premier League team in 2018/19.

Pogba’s first-half penalty was United’s only shot on target until substitute Marcus Rashford‘s (£7.4m) arrival on 55 minutes, with the England striker immediately testing Lukasz Fabianski (£4.8m) with a low effort and then nodding over from close range shortly afterwards.

Pogba’s brace may have rekindled interest in him from a Fantasy perspective, while his underlying stats (six penalty box touches, four shots from inside the area) were better than they have been in some time – although two converted spot-kicks slightly skew those numbers.

It should be said, though, that Pogba was generally stationed deeper than ever and there have to be reservations about his appeal for Double Gameweek 35 and beyond.

The France international took up a role in the double-pivot alongside Fred (£5.3m), with those two players complementing each other well in Solskjaer’s 4-2-3-1.

The position was one Pogba often occupies for his national team and Solskjaer had previously talked of deploying him in such a way after the win over Watford a fortnight ago.

Speaking after full-time on Saturday, Solksjaer said:

He’s practising penalties. He knows he’s on them and he just makes up his mind. He’s got a good goal ratio. Paul’s got a great mentality, I don’t think he’s fazed by anything. He’s got a good personality, he loves football, he plays it for the right reasons.

He played a different role today and I thought at times he played really well, but at times we struggled to have a good shape. Paul and Fred did really well in midfield.

With Rashford benched, Victor Lindelof (£5.0m) rested and full-backs Luke Shaw (£5.0m) and Ashley Young (£5.7m) both suspended, there were opportunities for United’s squad players to stake a first-team claim and perhaps force themselves into the debate for Double Gameweek 35.

Impressive displays were thin on the ground, however.

Anthony Martial (£7.2m) and Juan Mata (£6.1m) were largely ineffective apart from the “Fantasy assists” they banked when being fouled for Pogba’s two penalties, while Jesse Lingard (£6.7m) disappointed again and looks some way short of the form he exhibited before aggravating his hamstring injury in Gameweek 27.

Romelu Lukaku (£10.8m), meanwhile, spent a lot of the game drifting out to the right flank and didn’t register one shot from inside the West Ham box.

The front four that started on Saturday (Lukaku, Martial, Mata and Lingard) indeed only recorded two shots between them.

Deputy full-backs Diogo Dalot (£5.3m) and Marcos Rojo (£4.9m) did little to suggest that Young and Shaw won’t reclaim their positions when available for selection again, meanwhile.

While Fantasy managers will perhaps be far from convinced about United’s players for the season run-in, there may be even fewer interested in West Ham’s players.

The Hammers only have one fixture in Double Gameweek 35 and face tricky away games at Spurs and Watford thereafter, as well as hosting two improving sides in the form of Leicester and Southampton.

After receiving much criticism in recent weeks, however, West Ham were far better at Old Trafford.

Anderson reserved one of his best performances in months for Saturday, which, as sod’s law dictates, came at a point when his FPL ownership was at the lowest it had been since Gameweek 14.

The Brazilian winger registered more attempts on goal, shots in the box and penalty box touches than anyone on show in Manchester and indeed more than any other FPL midfielder so far in Gameweek 34.

Snodgrass created five chances on his return to the starting XI while Arthur Masuaku (£4.3m) turned in an unexpectedly fine performance at left-back as he deputised for the sidelined Aaron Cresswell (£5.0m).

Cresswell missed out with a knee injury, while Marko Arnautovic (£6.8m) was unavailable due to illness and Lucas Perez (£6.2m) didn’t feature because of a minor fitness issue.

West Ham also lost Lanzini to a second-half injury, with the Argentinean midfielder set for a scan on his groin later this week.

Reflecting on the game after full-time, Pellegrini said:

Frustrated, of course, because we deserve more but in football, the team that plays better doesn’t always win. For me, it was a pleasure to see the team play the way they did against Manchester United at their home stadium.

Unfortunately for us, there were some decisions by the referee – very difficult decisions so I am not complaining about him – but with the VAR, I am sure this game would have seen a 1-0 for us. Felipe is onside and if you review that, it is a goal.

After that, it was not a penalty off Robert [Snodgrass], but it was a difficult decision. Then we finish with the second goal for Man Utd, he was offside when the last pass was made.

But I repeat also, they were marginal mistakes. The decisions went for United in this game.

Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Dalot, Jones, Smalling, Rojo (Pereira 75′); Fred, Pogba; Lingard, Mata (Rashford 55′), Martial; Lukaku (Greenwood 75′).

West Ham United XI (4-2-3-1): Fabianski; Zabaleta (Fredericks 76′), Ogbonna, Balbuena, Masuaku; Rice, Noble; Snodgrass, Lanzini (Diangana 62′), Anderson; Hernandez (Antonio 73′).

Fulham 2-0 Everton

  • Goals: Tom Cairney (£4.6m), Ryan Babel (£5.5m)
  • Assists: Ryan Babel, Aleksandar Mitrovic (£6.3m)

Newcastle’s win over Leicester and Bournemouth’s thrashing of Brighton sent tremors through the Fantasy community over the past few days but relegated Fulham’s 2-0 victory over in-form Everton ran them close for the most eye-catching result of Gameweek 34 so far.

The Cottagers came into Saturday’s fixture off the back of a nine-match losing streak, while Marco Silva’s improving side had kept clean sheets in all but one of their previous six Premier League games and won four of them in the process.

Fulham had also conceded two or more goals in all 13 of their top-flight fixtures contested in 2019 before this weekend and kept fewer shut-outs than any team in the division this season.

It’s all too easy to dismiss a side with relatively little to play for as being “on the beach” when they lose a match such as this in the season run-in.

Similarly, we can rush to proclaim an already relegated club as freed from their previous anxieties after one surprise victory.

In truth, you pay your money and you take your chance at this stage of a Premier League season.

Fantasy managers investing in teams and players with little meaningful to compete for could just as easily be rewarded with a goal bonanza as they could a series of dismal defeats and blanks.

Unpredictably and chaos are major players in FPL at any time of the year, of course, but they seem to have a greater impact in the final weeks when there are a number of factors – experimentation with system and personnel with an eye on the following season, for example – that add to the instability.

Whatever the reason for Fulham’s victory over Everton on Saturday, the west London club deserved it.

Scott Parker’s side registered more attempts on goal, shots in the box, efforts on target and big chances than the Toffees, with home goalkeeper Sergio Rico (£4.4m) only being called into action on one occasion to deal with a weak first-half effort from Bernard (£5.9m).

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£5.4m) also trundled an effort agonisingly wide via the outside of Rico’s left-hand post and headed over a presentable chance from close range, with this match another reminder that the budget FPL forward is not a natural goalscorer despite his undoubted other qualities.

The striker wasn’t the only player to disappoint in an Everton shirt, with Richarlison (£6.5m) and Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.4m) not registering a single shot between them.

The Icelandic playmaker did supply the excellent chance that Calvert-Lewin hit the post with but both he and Richarlison had off-days before being replaced late in the second half.

The usually reliable Lucas Digne‘s (£5.3m) end product was also missing (the Frenchman was successful with only two of his 11 crosses), although he did register 14 more touches in the final third than anyone on show and more than Richarlison and Sigurdsson did combined.

Everton deserve to be cut some slack after their fine displays of recent weeks but Silva acknowledged that their fast-paced, high-pressing approach was absent in west London, saying:

We did not start the match well, our first half was not good, even if we had one or two moments in attack and created some problems for them.

But we were not aggressive enough, with or without the ball. We were not moving the ball fast enough to disorganise them.

Silva’s decision to stick with Gameweek 33 match-winner Phil Jagielka (£4.3m) over the fit-again Michael Keane (£4.8m) was admirable for its loyalty but ultimately looked like a misstep, with Aleksandar Mitrovic (£6.3m) bullying the veteran centre-half and Everton’s backline in general with a dominant performance.

The Everton boss defended his team selection after full-time, adding:

It was a tactical choice, it was my choice to put Jagielka on the pitch. After he played like he did last week, I kept the same line-up.

It’s easy to look just at one player. If you want to say that we lost because of Jagielka, you are completely wrong. It was not.

The team didn’t perform, and if you want to look for just one player it’s a big mistake. In general, we didn’t perform the way we needed to.

With no goals in his last ten Premier League appearances, Mitrovic has long ceased to be a sought-after mid-price FPL forward and his display on Saturday was his season in a microcosm: impressive on the underlying stats front, underwhelming in terms of goal conversion.

More than half of Fulham’s 12 attempts on goal came courtesy of the Serbian striker, with all seven of his efforts coming in the first half.

No FPL striker has had more efforts overall or shots in the box than the former Newcastle striker in 2018/19 but three league goals in 20 starts tells everything there is to know about Mitrovic’s lack of a clinical streak.

The Serbia international tested Jordan Pickford (£4.9m) with two early shots before heading a Ryan Babel (£5.5m) cross straight at the Everton goalkeeper, later going on to clip the bar with a stinging drive from inside the Toffees’ box.

Mitrovic at least registered what was only his third attacking return of 2019 with a fine assist for Fulham’s second goal, which was confidently dispatched by the pacy Babel on 68 minutes.

The Dutch winger also teed up Tom Cairney (£4.6m) for Fulham’s opener and he has very quietly gone on about delivering consistent attacking returns since joining the Cottagers in January, despite being on the losing side in ten of his 12 appearances.

Just seven FPL midfielders have a better points-per-match average than Babel (5.0) in 2018/19 and all of these players are premium assets priced at £8.7m or above.

No Fantasy player in Babel’s position, indeed, has been presented with more big chances since the Netherlands international’s debut in Gameweek 23.

Home games for Fulham against Cardiff and Newcastle are potentially appealing for those looking at a real midfield differential (Babel is currently owned by 0.4% of FPL bosses) once Double Gameweek 35 is done and dusted.

After experimenting with a three-man backline in his two recent games, Parker reverted to a 4-2-3-1 for this encounter with Babel, Cairney and Ryan Sessegnon (£6.0m) playing behind Mitrovic in the hosts’ attack.

Calum Chambers (£4.2m), meanwhile, was back “out of position” in central midfield.

Parker said of his side’s performance:

It’s been a while since we’ve won a match and it was fully deserved today.

The players took the front foot and that got the crowd behind us. From the start to finish, I thought we were superb. If ever the focus was on this team, it was now.

After getting relegated it would have been quite easy and the questions have not been asked of me in my press conferences and you wonder if your players are still up for it, up for the fight or are they on the beach. Ultimately, today they answered those questions.

It would have been easy to not perform but the players proved that wrong really, showing real fight and determination.

Fulham (4-2-3-1): Rico; Fosu-Mensah (Christie 66′), Ream, Le Marchand, Bryan; Chambers, Anguissa (Odoi 89); Sessegnon, Cairney, Babel (Seri 83′); Mitrovic.

Everton (4-2-3-1): Pickford; Coleman, Jagielka, Zouma, Digne; Gomes, Gueye; Richarlison (Tosun 84′), Sigurdsson (Walcott 74′), Bernard (Lookman 84′); Calvert-Lewin.

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  1. Zambian FPL Addict
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 4 days ago

    kolasinac any chance of keeping a clean sheet?

    1. Skull And Gnomes 9
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      no

    2. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Probably not unfortunately. More chance of an assist.

    3. BEATaroundDEBUCHY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Hopefully missed the game altogether!

      1. BEATaroundDEBUCHY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Misses

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

        Same here. TAA on my bench!

    4. LǝgleSs e|even
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      hope not, ML rival has him

    5. Al Moon Yeah
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      He's on the bench hahaha sorry bruh bt just howe it goes

  2. simong1
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Who scores more next week? Mane (car) or Deulefeu (hud, SOU)?

    1. SPorting
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Mane 3pts
      Deulo 4pts

    2. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I guess Del could get rotated?

  3. SPorting
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Just a shame I sold Pogba 🙂

    1. Eriksen Maestro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      yeah most people selling him for Son felt like a typical fantasy backlash

  4. Eriksen Maestro
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Prediction for points:

    A) Delofeu

    B) Aubameyang

    C) Duffy

  5. KT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    whoo's taking pens for Spurs?

    1. Eriksen Maestro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      All if fit, if not I'd guess Eriksen

      1. Legend of Rosický
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 4 days ago

        What's the update on alli

    2. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Good question.

      At the moment probably Eriksen?

  6. Nightf0x
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    which:

    A)) gw35 siggy vardy to stelring/kdb deney
    Gw36 eriksen kun to salah wilson/zaha
    Gw37 salah/mane deney to pogba rash

    B)) gw35 siggy vardy to fraser/redmond deney
    Gw36 eriksen to salah
    Gw37 salah/mane deney to pogba rash

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

    Need United attackers for GW37-38 (HUD, CAR)

    Not sure who though and whom to sell as City, Spurs, Pool all have good fixtures and infact Chelsea & Arsenal fixtures aren't bad either.

    1. Legend of Rosický
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Hazard in 37 is essential imo

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

        Hazard is too unreliable and expensive.

    2. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Rashford?

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

      Jiménez to Rashford?

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Wolves have Fulham at home 37, they'll probably lose though since they can't play against the bottom teams.

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

          Yeah Jim to Rash is one possible in 38.

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

        Possibly in GW38 as Wolves have Fulham at home in GW37.

    4. Would Ed Woodward
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I wanna do Deeney to Rash then but it's gonna be tough to find the money.

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

        Yup I'd like to make the same move but doubt I'll have cash for it.

        Most likely going in GW36 with a midfield of Salah, Sterling, Mane, Eriksen, Son.

        Looking at Eriksen to Pogba/Martial to free up funds for Rash upfront.

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          3 months, 4 days ago

          I'd like Salah in 36 but with a mid of Sterling, Mane, Eriksen, Son and Jota I have no idea how I'm gonna get there without downgrading Aguero which I don't wanna do. Only way I could really would be to lose both Erik and Son which I'm not sure I wanna do.

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

            We have exactly the same midfield.

            Honestly I'm looking at Aguero & Jota to Salah & fodder in GW36 and also TC Salah.

            All this is assuming City will go through to CL Semis.
            I know selling Aguero is a big risk but I can see rotation for him ifCity have to play a match every 3/4 from now until the end of the season. Also he has more away games and he just doesn't do well away from home.

            1. Would Ed Woodward
              3 months, 4 days ago

              That does feel like a sound plan, you might feel differently if he scores 4 in the double though. It's not an easy decision at all, I'll keep an eye out for what you decide to do closer to the time, I don't have TC so that isn't a factor for me.

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

                Yup agreed the plan has to fall in place though. I'm not going to sell Aguero if City go out of the CL as then they are chasing the league and he'll be chasing the golden boot.

                TC a big factor for me as I don't want to miss out on a haul and that Huds fixture looks too good to ignore.

  8. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Looking more and more like I will Triple Cap Mane in GW36.

    Any other shouts?

    1. Concrete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      United 37 or 38

      Salah, Mane decent though

      1. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        I would feel very nervous Triple Capping a United player.

  9. Concrete
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    CityTV

    Looks like no Aguero with the group today in training

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      3 months, 4 days ago

      uhoh

  10. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Players who have 'trolled' this GW (and I have used speech marks, because they haven't trolled - FPL players just picked wrong):

    - Callum Wilson
    - Ryan Fraser
    - David Brooks
    - Felipe Anderson
    - Paul Pogba
    - Mo Salah
    - Sadio Mane

    1. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Surely most people have Mane or Salah?

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

      Are you basically writing a list of players who had a single gameweek and scored well?
      The coming gameweeks will show if managers picked wrong.

    3. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I disagree on Bournemouth (& Pogba). Nobody saw that result coming

    4. BEATaroundDEBUCHY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Can take the speech marks off for Anderson and Pogba. Poor picks imo.

  11. liverpool01
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Prediction for points:

    A)Deeney
    B)Son
    C)Aguero
    D)Mane
    E)Deulofeu

  12. Brodsterm9
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Who to captain?-so far have it on Deeney with his fixtures very good.
    Deeney
    Hazard
    Jiminez
    Sterling
    Son
    Aguero
    Kota

    1. Brodsterm9
      3 months, 4 days ago

      *Jota my apologies!

    2. liverpool01
      3 months, 4 days ago

      You have no Liverpool?

    3. estheblessed
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Deeney is hardly prolific!

      1. Brodsterm9
        3 months, 4 days ago

        No Liverpool (at least this week)

    4. Hakim Ziyech
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Most likely Hazard for me

  13. estheblessed
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Lucas Moura anyone? Or was that just a one off?!?

  14. AzzaroMax99
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Should I get rid of TAA or Robbo (have Salah also) and get Firmino as third Pool player? Or keep 2 Pool's defenders?

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Keep

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

      I like the defensive double up and went for it on last week's wild card. They have a number of ways to accrue points with CS and attacking prospects. Both good on the BPS too.

    3. Toblerone52
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I'm sticking with defensive double up. Felt like a better allocation of funds on wildcard and TAA an Robbo are excellent value with great fixtures and attacking threat as well 🙂

  15. estheblessed
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Should I do this for a -16pt hit. Currently chasing league leader who is 50 points above:

    Tielemans > Moura
    Kane > Auba
    Vardy > Deeney
    Barnes > Jimenez
    Ogbonna > Laporte

    Current team:

    Ryan,
    VVD, Lindeloff, AA
    Sterling, Tielemans, Mane, Pogba, Stephens
    Kane, Vardy

    Guiata, Barnes, Wan-Bissaka, Ogbonna

    1. AzzaroMax99
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      No!
      Kane to Auba and maybe Barnes to Deeney if possible.

      1. estheblessed
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        You think it is over kill huh?

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Vardy to Deeney/Auba probably not worth a hit, other moves looks good

  16. Holmes (specialist in failu…
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Is Rashford in "don't buy" zone as long as Luka is fit?

    1. estheblessed
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I dont think so. Rashford is first on the team sheet in my eyes. The only way he'll miss out is if he's not fit or being rested for champions league.

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

      I'm strongly considering him for GW37-38 (hud, CAR).

      Just doesn't look like a great idea right now given United's tough fixtures, fixture congestion and ongoing injury problems for the whole squad which is not letting us have a settled starting 11.

    3. Amey
      3 months, 4 days ago

      He's playing Centrally so I don't think so.

  17. Amey
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Is ings worth risk after dgw 35 ??
    Can be benched after his eventual Injury 😛

    1. HIT ME!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Think he might be worth a punt FOR DGW35 aswell

      1. Amey
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Really 😮
        I picked up Bobby as only pool attacker, but after watching some part of yesterday's match i wonder I've got wrong one 😀

        So, Bobby + Jota >> Ings + Mane (-4) this gw ???
        OR stick with him & hope for the best ??

  18. NorwichCityLad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Best captain gw35?

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Patricio

      1. NorwichCityLad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        No way not a goalkeeper

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Lol. So many good options. I am also having a tough time picking m(Salah, Hazard, Mané, Jimmy, Jota, Wilson,Taa)

    2. Amey
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I'm on Jimenez/Raz atm.

      1. NorwichCityLad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        If Liverpool had dgw it would of been easy but tough decision

        1. Amey
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Yep

          1. NorwichCityLad
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            On Rashford at the minute

            1. Amey
              3 months, 4 days ago

              😮
              I won't tbh.
              Go with your gut though.
              GL !!

              1. NorwichCityLad
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Pogba an option

                1. Amey
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  He can turn up against City like last year 😀
                  Selling him, Fraser and Wilson on WC has been detrimental for me !

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

      Jimenez
      Kun/Raz if one of them gets benched on Wed.

      Deeney, Son & Eriksen all under consideration but likely to go with one of the three listed above.

  19. Boss Hogg
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Bench boosting this week.
    Anything need changing?

    Ryan, Foster
    Duffy, Dunk, Kolasinac, Laporte, Trippier
    Son, Lucas Moura, Mane, Sterling, Jota
    Aguero (c), Deeney, Jiminez
    (3.5m in the bank - Salah money!)

    Gtg? Save the transfer?

    1. NorwichCityLad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Will aguero play both games

      1. Boss Hogg
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        I think so. 2 massive games for City so they can't be resting their main striker surely?

        1. NorwichCityLad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Jesus will surely start one probably the 2nd game

          1. Boss Hogg
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            You may right. I might switch my captain eleswhere...

            Any transfers you'd recommend?

            1. NorwichCityLad
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              No I’ve done Fraser > Moura but tough week for me

            2. The 5% Team
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 4 days ago

              if Aguero is fit, he will start
              Happened only once this season when Jesus started instead of him (while fit), in GW22

              1. Boss Hogg
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Thanks mate. That's a good stat.

                Do you think I should save my FT, or roll the dice?

  20. BenjoBD
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Check this.

    I took out fraser for Knockaert to complete a -12.

    Then benched Wilson.

    Cost me 36 points.

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      That’s heartbreaking

    2. Toblerone52
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Ouch that's a rough for sure 🙁

    3. Keep Calm and Play On
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      This may feature on rough with the smooth...tough luck mate

  21. BenjoBD
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Patricio, Ryan
    Bennett, Mendy, Pereria, bednarek, robbo
    Salah, Son, Pogba, deulofeu, Jota
    Aguero, Deeney, Wilson.

    G2g?

    Whats good/bad about it in your opinion?

    1. Boss Hogg
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Bad - Bennett and Pereira
      Uncertainty around Mendy's fitness and ability to play every game.
      Everything else looks pretty solid.

  22. Scotty B
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Sane, KDB or Eriksen?

    1. NorwichCityLad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      KDBat least he will play both

    2. Amey
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Kdb out of those (especially if his minutes are managed in CL)

    3. Boss Hogg
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      KDB

  23. BenjoBD
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Kdb

  24. Union_Jacks
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 4 days ago

    There’s also Zaha for GW37 onwards.

    car BOU his final two games don’t forget.

    1. Amey
      3 months, 4 days ago

      You mean Milivojevic 😉

      1. Mysterion
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Milipen & Pogpen for 37 & 38...

        1. Amey
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Pen here, Pen there
          Mike Dean Nowhere
          😀

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Ssshhh

    3. Hakim Ziyech
      3 months, 4 days ago

      w0w thank you

  25. Toblerone52
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Worth selling Dunk/Duffy for a Saints/ Wolves defender or just save a transfer?

    Lloris
    Robbo TAA Kola
    Salah Eriksen Son Jota
    Aguero Jimenez (c) Deeney

    Bench: Foster, JWP, Duffy, Dunk
    0.3ITB 1FT

    I'm bench boosting next week 🙂

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Depends if you need that transfer for GW36. Clearly Brighton defenders aren’t ideal for 35

      1. Toblerone52
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Not sure I'll definitely need it as I've got triple Liverpool already. Pretty easy to get an upgrade on Brighton defenders could get a clean sheet somewhere else for my bench boost 🙂

    2. kalmoffit
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      May as well wait for tomorrow

      1. Toblerone52
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Yeah I'll definitely wait. At least only having double Brighton defenders means I have an escape route for 35. Triple up will be hard to get rid of.

        1. kalmoffit
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Brighton need results. I think they will get them

  26. AzzaroMax99
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    When are you guys planning to use triple cap chip and on which player?
    Salah vs Hudd in gw36 is tempting but is there better option?

    1. Toblerone52
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Has to be that Huddersfield fixture or maybe someone on the last day of the season. Unfortunately I blew the TC on Salah against Fulham. :/

    2. The 5% Team
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      yeah, probably the best one.
      Jimenez vs Fulham or Rashford vs Huddersfield, both in 37 are options
      GW38 might be tricky, don't know if teams will rotate some players in the last match of the season

  27. Hakim Ziyech
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Anyone here playing wildcard in 38?

    1. Amey
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Same as FH 😉

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Fh in 37 for me

        1. Amey
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Lol
          Great. Have Fun !!

          1. Hakim Ziyech
            3 months, 4 days ago

            🙂

        2. Deulofale
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Why 37? Planning 38 myself to offload all the Brightons and Wolveses

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

      Might just roll it over for next season.

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Hahaha. Nah!

    3. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I might, have some excuse to delay every week 😆

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        3 months, 4 days ago

        🙂 those fixtures in 36/37/38 are enticing tbh. I will pick the last 2 for my 2 remaining chips. Hopefully the season ends well 🙂

        1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Yeah, looks solid for some double ups. Even Babel looking good

          1. Hakim Ziyech
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Yes but no space for Babel in the team I plan to throw out. I will paint the team with assets from the big teams most likely

  28. pelle9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Any update n Valery injury guys ?

    Do we know if its a serious injury ?

    Thanks

    1. Deulofale
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      404 news not found

      1. Amey
        3 months, 4 days ago

        😮
        How's that possible ??
        It's pointing me to the article.

        Bdw Hello mate, long time.

        1. Deulofale
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Page found
          No story

          All's well. Hello mate to you too 🙂

          1. Amey
            3 months, 4 days ago

            I'm great buddy 🙂

            It's an article regarding people complaining about Mo Salah not getting BPS yesterday after MOM performance 😀

            1. Deulofale
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              You could find 5 tweets about anything and pretend it's news-worthy. I would do it now if I didn't have dust to watch settle on my Ikea coffee table. 🙂

    2. jim0wheel
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      How do people not understand that it's a mathematical equation yet? You don't get extra points for scoring bangers.

      1. Amey
        3 months, 4 days ago

        😀
        Absolutely

    3. Gnu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      This may be the saddest, most pathetic news article I've ever read.

      1. Jarvish
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        FFS should sign up the author

  29. Gríma Wormtongue
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Pick one for GW35

    A) Boly

    B) Doherty

    C) Redmond

    D) Ward-Prowse

    E) Doucoure

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      3 months, 4 days ago

      C

    2. Kung Fu Football
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      In order E, C, D, B, A