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Trend starts to emerge for unpredictable Wilson and Fraser

Perhaps inspired by recent events in popular culture, there was an ensemble cast of points-scoring heroes in Southampton’s 3-3 draw with Bournemouth on Saturday.

A whole host of popular assets got themselves either goals or assists at St. Mary’s Stadium in a game that taught us plenty about the two sides involved.

With just two matches left of the season, we examine whether the Saints or Cherries have anything left to offer.

Southampton 3-3 Bournemouth

Goals: Shane Long (£4.6m), James Ward-Prowse (£5.1m), Matt Targett (£4.2m) | Dan Gosling (£4.7m), Callum Wilson x2 (£6.7m)

Assists: Nathan Redmond (£5.4m), Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (£4.4m), Yan Valery (£4.1m) | Wilson, David Brooks (£5.1m), Ryan Fraser (£6.3m)

Callum Wilson (£6.7m) continues to frustrate his owners with the unpredictability of his attacking returns, although a trend is starting to emerge. After blanking against Fulham in Double Gameweek 35, roughly 40,000 managers opted to move him on for the trip to Southampton but watched on as he scored 16 points from two goals and an assist. That haul was his third of double-figures in his last four away matches with Bournemouth, in a period that featured three successive blanks at home.

It would certainly seem that Wilson has recently preferred playing on his travels than in front of his won supporters. In the last four away matches, no player in the league has a higher expected goals (xG) than the Bournemouth forward, his score in such fixtures roughly double that of his last four at home. Therefore, perhaps we should expect little from Wilson in Gameweek 37 when Spurs come the Vitality Stadium, before predicting big things from him for Bournemouth’s Gameweek 38 trip to Crystal Palace.

It feels strange to expect something from the Cherries on their travels after a season characterised by poor form on the road. However, in recent trips, they have made some improvements, earning seven points from their last four away games (won two, drawn one) after taking none from the previous nine. Central to that has been Bournemouth’s enhanced threat on the counter-attacking, which has had Wilson at its heart. In similar circumstances to the 5-0 win at Brighton, it was the forward’s pass that set-up Dan Gosling (£4.7m) for Bournemouth’s opening goal of the game, which was also their first shot after going 1-0 down. The central midfielder now has two goals in his last three Premier League outings, which is as many as he registered in the previous 67, although he did go off injured in the second half.

Ryan Fraser (£6.3m) has been of similar frustration to his owners in recent weeks, but like Wilson, it looks as if he has finally produced a trend for us to follow. Again, it’s based around the venue, as the Scottish international has blanked in the last seven home matches, but has attacking returns in three of his last four on the road.

However, Fraser’s credentials for the final two games of the season don’t look quite as strong as Wilson’s, given that he was actually named on the bench for the trip to Southampton. Eddie Howe opted to experiment with a 5-3-2 formation with Jack Simpson (£3.9m) and Nathaniel Clyne (£4.4m) providing the width from the wing-back positions with a three-man midfield of Jefferson Lerma (£4.5m), David Brooks (£5.1m) and Gosling behind Wilson and Josh King (£6.4m).

Fraser did take to the pitch after just 23 minutes though, as Howe opted to make a tactical substitution with Southampton largely dominating the early proceedings. He switched his 5-3-2 into a 4-3-3, to match Southampton’s formation, by bringing Fraser on for Chris Mepham (£4.5m) and deploying him on the right of the front three. Simpson dropped back into the middle to play centre-back alongside Steve Cook (£4.3m) while Nathan Aké (£5.1m) moved out to play left-back.

“Tactically we weren’t where we needed to be. Chris [Mepham, substituted for Ryan Fraser after 23 minutes] unfortunately was sacrificed for the team. We were much better for the change.” – Eddie Howe

“It was difficult as we suffered two injuries in the game, players were playing slightly out of position and it was a little bit of a disjointed shape. We had to dig deep and we made an early tactical switch as we found it difficult to control the ball. The change enabled us to do that and we were excellent until half time, there was a constant ebb and flow with each team taking the momentum. It wasn’t one for the defensive coaches to take too much from, but both teams really went for it. Both managers had to constantly reshuffle their tactics and from that perspective, it was an interesting one to be involved in.” – Eddie Howe

Fantasy managers were treated to the best and worst of Shane Long (£4.6m) as he opened the scoring for a second successive match. Some managers have been put off the Southampton forward because of his uncertainty of starts, but he has featured from the beginning in each of the last two Gameweeks now, and scored in each of them. Part of the concern had been fuelled by the fact that Ralph Hasenhüttl had generally paired midfielder Nathan Redmond (£5.4m) with one more naturally recognised forward in a front two, usually Danny Ings (£5.4m). However, against Bournemouth, he went with a front-three with Redmond on the left, Ings through the middle and Long on the right, helping them look very dangerous in the first half. Long got his second goal in two matches, putting his side into a deserved lead but should have done better when he hit the post of an open goal after an Artur Boruc (£4.1m) save.

The return of Jan Valery (£4.1m) at right-back was good news both for his owners and those in possession of James Ward-Prowse (£5.1m). The defender got himself an assist for a trademark cross to substitute Matt Targett (£4.2m), but his place in the side freed Ward-Prowse from having to play right wing-back, a role he took on in the previous two matches and failed to impress in against Newcastle particularly. His return to the midfield saw him grab his first attacking return since Gameweek 30. That was his seventh league goal of the season, which means he now has as many to his name in 2018/19 as he did in his previous two campaigns with Southampton.

“It’s a great feeling to score my first goal for the club. It took me long enough but I finally got there! It was a great cross from Yan Valery and I just thought to head it back across goal and get good contact, thankfully I did. I’ve been working on that in training!” – Matt Targett

However, despite some of their defensive assets getting attacking returns, the Saints’ options at the back continue to disappoint when it comes to their primary function. The three goals conceded against Bournemouth means Hasenhüttl’s men still have just one clean sheet since Gameweek 29. In fact, despite the improvements that the Austrian has undoubtedly made at St Mary’s, Southampton have still lost more points from leading positions in the Premier League this season than any other side (27).

“We lost two points which is a pity but today it was more important to be safe. We know we still have a few weaknesses in our game, we have to develop a few things that aren’t perfect at the moment. But that’s the Premier League and today it was a tactical and very intensive game.” – Ralph Hasenhüttl

Southampton XI (4-3-3): Gunn; Bertrand, J Stephens, Bednarek, Valery; Højbjerg, Romeu (Targett 45′), Ward-Prowse; Redmond, Ings (Armstrong 51′), S Long (Austin 88′).

Bournemouth XI (5-3-2): Boruc; Simpson, Aké, S Cook, Mepham (Fraser 23′), Clyne (Solanke 72′); Gosling (Hyndman 53′), Lerma, Brooks; Wilson, King.

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

    Can anyone suggest what to do here? 11 k rank

    Lloris
    Laporte TAA Doherty
    Sterling Mane Eriksen Son Redmond
    Aguero (c) Jimenez
    (Foster Gray Yoshida Dunk)
    2 ft
    1 mil itb

    1. liverpool01
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Eriksen to Jota maybe against Fulham or Man Utd attacker?

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

        Yes, I would love to sell Eriksen,will wait on utd , need info

    2. QuintonFortune25
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Maybe sell Redmond and Erikson, how about Pogba and Jota?

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

        I would like to keep Redmond for 38, but other move is tempting
        Cheers

      2. liverpool01
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Redmond looks good I'll be getting him in against Huddersfield

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

          Yes,you will need saints attacker for 38
          GL

          1. liverpool01
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 9 days ago

            Thanks mate, you too

    3. HUMAN TRIPOD
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      I'm in a similar situation and ditching Eriksen this week. Not sure if possible but could do:
      a) Eriksen / Gray to Jota / Lukaku
      b) Eriksen / Gray to Hazard / Long

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

        B is very good suggestion and doable
        Thanks mate

      2. Slitherene
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Bring in Pogba and Zaha

  2. liverpool01
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Lloris

    TAA, Robbo, Doherty,
    Mane, Son, Eriksen, Jota
    Aguero. Jimenez Wilson

    Foster, Valery, JWP, Kolasinac

    Gtg?

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

      I'm glad that you bought Robertson
      Ft? Itb?

      1. liverpool01
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Used up my transfers did Deulofeu>Jota this week, yeh bought Roberston in last week to cover my rival in ml

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

          GTG then, nothing worth a hit imo

          1. liverpool01
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 9 days ago

            cool thanks

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

          Captain?

          1. liverpool01
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 9 days ago

            On Aguero atm but Jota is really tempting!

    2. QuintonFortune25
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      I would be tempted to play Kolasinac. Surely Arsenal keep a clean sheet against Brighton. Then again, that's a very strong 11 and not sure who I would take out! Good work.

      1. liverpool01
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Lol thanks my rival has Wilson so don't know if I should take start Wilson instead of Kolasinac, more of a risk I reckon

      2. Superbadhine
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        You obvs havent watched Arsenal that much lol. They are beyond useless!

        1. liverpool01
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 9 days ago

          yeh been watching their games was terrible against Leicester lol

  3. QuintonFortune25
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    I've got £15.2m to spend on 1 midfielder and 1 striker combination. Any suggestions?

    (Already own Sterling, Mane, Son, Aguero, Jimenez)

    1. Kepa's at the wheel
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Zaha and Jota?

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

      Wilson and Pogba?

    3. Superbadhine
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Siggy and Rash (if fit)

    4. KingOllie
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Hazard and Quaner 😀

    5. CRO KLOPP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Zaha/Bilva, Jota, Pogba

    6. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Does Bsilva or Martial + wilson work for you?

    7. QuintonFortune25
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Thanks all!

  4. HUMAN TRIPOD
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Transfer(s) for this week? Mini league rivals 20 points off both have Aguero

    Foster (Ryan)
    Laporte Robertson Boly (Duffy Valery)
    Sterling Eriksen Son Jota Mane
    Firmino Jiminez (Wilson)

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

      2ft? How much itb?

      1. HUMAN TRIPOD
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        1ft, £0 in bank, but willing to do a -4

    2. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Eriksen > pogba or martial

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

      Firmino if injured or Wilson to Aguero,sell Eriksen for funds

  5. Geoff
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Who is going Pogba and who is going Hazard?

    I really can't decide.. Eriksen out seems very likely but I like the rest of my midfield and can't really see shifting any of them

    1. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      I'm going Lukaku and no Chelsea

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

      Depends on your team, I don't have Jota and with 2 ft could get Jota and Hazard

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

        I have:
        Sterling, Mane, Son, Eriksen, Jota
        Aguero, Jimenez, Llorente

        So Llorente benched this GW, I think

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

          We have the same front 8. I’m going Erik to Pogba and benching Llorente too

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

            Then next week.. Jiminez to Zaha or Jota to Mili. Something like that

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

              Yeah I was looking at that Zaha move. Eriksen > Pogba certainly seems like the easy move and probably the best

              1. scubasmithy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                7 months, 9 days ago

                Also looking at Zaha for next week for Jimenez

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

          Pogba in your case or save

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

            It's such a strong side already.. but I think I want to be proactive. Probably doing the Pogba move

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

              GL

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

              Pogba and United have been playing poor, but he is on pens and the fixtures are excellent, plus Cardiff have to win so hopefully will leave spaces at the back.

              Pogba just as likely to finish with a flourish as he is to disappear. You can never tell with Pogba.

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

          identical front 8 to you - considering going Pogba as I can't afford Hazard, Surely Eriksen gets rested this weekend.

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Hazard for me.

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

        Why?

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 9 days ago

          1. Chasing OR
          2. Watford Home (© him in reverse fixture so nostalgic factor too 😉 )
          3. BPS monster. Needs one goal to get a haul.
          4. Manchester United are not very inspiring atm 🙁 so no pogba instead of Hazard

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

            Maybe I should just do both 😉

    4. KingOllie
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      think i wana take a hit to get Hazard.

      Dont trust pogba/utd at all

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

        Pens, plays further forward against bad teams, and plays much further forward at home against bad teams..

    5. Flapjack
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Pogba mate.

      Huddersfield are just THAT bad. Pens, and nailed to start. Wanna have a horse in that race but willing to keep expectations suitably low.

    6. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Hazard yes.

      Pogba no.

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

        Interestingly split on this..

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

        Inclined to agree for 37 but think it could be equal over the 2 weeks.

        Huddersfield are distinctly better home than away

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

          I was a Pogba owner for ages and only sold this week, he's definitely downed tools. Looked for every excuse to keep but couldn't keep a fella not bothered to even run let alone contribute.

    7. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      I prefer Hazard, and am looking at ways of getting him in for what will probably be his last PL game at Stamford Bridge.

      Something just doesn't seem right at United - Pogba's commitment again being discussed, a lack of creativity throughout the team, removing penalties they've scored 1 goal in 6 games or something like that.

  6. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Can someone read some tea leaves and tell me who scores higher out of :

    A) Son +4pts (bou, EVE)
    B) Haz (WAT, lei)
    C) Sterling (LEI, bha)

    This is driving me nuts!

    1. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      C

    2. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      C imo

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

      C

    4. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      C

    5. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Interesting. Would the answers still be Sterling if I already have Kun?

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

        Yes

      2. Pras Scott Talent
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Why would it.. Risk diversification is often confused with points potential..Everyone who picked Sterling knows that Kun plays for City. Shouldn't matter if you have him or not.

        1. Pras Scott Talent
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

          why wouldn't* it

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

          Yeh it’s a fair point. My surprise was more that the answer to the question the way I phrased it was (almost) unanimously to get in Sterling over Haz whereas elsewhere in here most are clamouring to get Haz despite many not having Sterling

    6. Amey
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      🙂
      Hazard for me.

    7. Slitherene
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Hazard

  7. Reddevilz
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    I'm currently one point behind H2H leader. but I haven use my triple captain chip. I really need to win this week but my opponent have lacca and Auba this week against brighton. He doesn't have aguero or sterling.. should I use my TC chip this week ?

    a) Yes. ( Jiminez/ Aguero/ Sterling/ Mane/ Jota)
    b) No. keep it for city stars on the last game of the week

  8. Tmel
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Foster
    Doherty TAA Robbo Laporte
    Son Eriksen Sterling Mane
    Kun Jimenez
    (Ryan Llorente JWP Valery)

    a) Ryan > Leno
    b) Ryan > Pickford
    c) Ryan > Guaita
    d) Eriksen > Jota
    e) Eriksen > Pogba
    f) Llorente > Long
    g) Save FT

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

      D

      1. SammoUK111
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        No point doing goalie transfers at this stage in the season.

        It would be D or E for me.

        I have a very similar team to you actually. The only difference is I have Leno instead of Ryan, and Jota instead of Sterling.

        I'm subbing out Eriksen for someone. Can't afford Hazard or Sterling. So has to be Pogba for me. Or save FT for GW38

  9. Srv210
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    is this looking good or just let it be

    Vardy+Moura to Zaha+Pogba (-4)

  10. fr3d
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Imagine if Eriksen looks super sharp and taken off at 60' tonight 😮

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Why would he be taken off at 60 mins if looking sharp?

      1. fr3d
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Because he already bagged the hatty?

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

          Eriksen and hatty don't go together

          1. fr3d
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 9 days ago

            Can we settle for a hatty of assists?

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

              You win

    2. Fuddled FC
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      even if he's not taken off and looks sharp

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

      Only injury will take im off in 60

  11. Fuddled FC
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    I understand that everybody is selling Erik but surely there's little chance of rotation

    Spurs have no-one else fit to rest him for!?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Spurs still haven't secured top 4 eriksen should play imo. I'm keeping for sure

    2. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      1 shot in the box against West Ham is more of a concern for me than rotation. Considering selling.

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Think part of the problem is the Spurs double up with Son so many went for. There’s no real evidence to justify tying up over 18 mill in the two of them.

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

        Evidence:
        Eriksen 5.2 ppg over the last 11 weeks.
        Son 5.4 ppg over the season.

  12. Tierney Henry
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Just realised i can do Deulofeu to Mata. Very tempting.

    1. AuFeld
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Sarcasm?

      1. Tierney Henry
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        I wish i could afford Jota 🙁

        1. AuFeld
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

          Plenty of other cheap options: Redmond, JWP, and Babel.

  13. tafrère
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Pogba is too popular here, it's messing with my brain.

    1. AuFeld
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      What's your conflict?

      1. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Starting to consider him...

  14. striiiker
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Hi All,

    Currently in the lead in mini leagues but only by a few points, squad with 0.3 ITB and 2 FT:

    Guaita, Foster
    AWB, TAA, Jonny, Schar, Bednarek
    Salah, Sterling, Mane, Fraser, Westwood
    Wilson, Vardy, Jimenez

    What improvements can I make to this ahead of GW37? Was thinking about ways to get in Aguero but would have lose one of Sterling/Salah to get him in place of Vardy. Anything else I should be looking at?

    Thanks.

    1. tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Maybe downgrading Vardy to Long and upgrading Fraser/Westwood or Guaita/Foster ?

      1. striiiker
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 9 days ago

        I considered Long, especially with final fixture at home to Huddersfield and would allow funds for midfield but 0.1 away from Hazard. Not sure changing a GK now is worth it?

        1. tafrère
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

          If City gets two clean sheets it'll be worth it buy yeah, I understand why your reluctant to change your keeper now.

  15. simong1
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Who do you think scores more over the final 2 GWs and reasons why? Hazard or Sterling?

    1. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Sterling, because I own him

    2. AuFeld
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Sterling. Both have the potential to do well at home, but it's Sterling who has form when he plays away, especially vs BHA. Hazard hasn't recorded an away goal or assist since GW29.

    3. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      I think it is close but most on here will go sterling.
      Whereas if Hazard beats Sterling there is a big potential of rank gain.
      For that reason I went Hazard everything that is good in that Chelsea team goes through Hazard whereas City have lots of game winners.

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

      Sterling seems to be a more reliable source of points.
      Hazard scores loads of points against the bottom clubs.
      Depends how you would class Leicester and Watford defences.

    5. Pilgrim62
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Hazar will play EL on Thursday and regular GW in couple of days
      I think Sterling

  16. grumpyman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    I have money in the bank.1 FT.

    A. Son > Hazard
    B. Ings > Zaha/Wilson

    If I do A, JWP plays. If I do B, he is benched.

  17. PlayPercentage
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Firmino back in training. But I can't see him playing midweek and weekend for the next two weeks.
    Could be some rest/rotation for him. He is no longer a nailed on starter for FPL fixtures.

    1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      I kept him in the hope that he gets a start as he will be rested, supposedly 'in contention' for the CL league game.

    2. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      That's all speculation, if he's fit he starts, no rotation for Pool now.

      1. PlayPercentage
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        If Pool look like they could make the CL final, Firmino may be rested for one of the FPL games.

        1. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

          So you think CL is more of a priority for Klopp and Liverpool than the Premier League - I'm not buying that. Newcastle away won't be easy, City have already lost there this season, and Pool will need to be at full strength. There is a huge gap between Wolves and CL final too so no worries there.

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

            Klopp is going full strength in all comps and rightly so. You don't work all season just to give up with 2 to go just because the top team is 1 point ahead.

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

        Yeah - i agree that if he can start he will. NUFC away is a tough game and it would effectively hand City the title with anything less than a win at St James'

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

    Plan for the last two weeks....

    Week 37
    Eriksen and Llorente to Holland (£4m mid) and Lukaku (2FTs)

    Gunn
    Robertson, Van Dijk, TAA, Laporte
    Sterling, Son, Jota
    Lukaku (C), Aguero, Jimenez

    Doherty, JWP, Holland, Ryan

    Week 38
    Jota to Redmond.

    Is it a good idea to transfer in and captain Lukaku?

    1. grumpyman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Apparently he is injured, so no.

      1. PlayPercentage
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        No red/yellow flag on FPL for Lukaku. Who says he is injured?

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

        This is what happens when I fly back from America and miss out on FFS for a while...
        Thanks for the update 🙂

  19. Deulofail
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Afternoon. Which is the best upgrade for one week only?

    A) Eriksen (bou) ➡ Pogba (hud)
    B) Eriksen (bou) ➡ Siggy (BUR)
    C) Eriksen (bou) ➡ Antonio (SOU)

    D) Laporte (LEI) ➡ Digne (BUR)

    E) Ryan (ars) / Foster (che) ➡ Guaita (car)
    F) Ryan (ars) / Foster (che) ➡ Etheridge (CPL)

    1. tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      A or B.

    2. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Not convinced must of them are upgrades, but A or B look the best to me.

    3. Pras Scott Talent
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      A then E.

      Rest could end up being worse than the original imo.

    4. Deulofail
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Thanks all

  20. tricpic
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Several options this week.

    A Eriksen to Pogba for free. Not convinced by Pog but it’s the easy option.

    B Eriksen to Mane and Llorente to a non playing forward for -4. Can’t afford Hazard.

    C Eriksen to Haz, Llorente to a non playing forward and downgrade Duffy for -8.

    D Eriksen to Fraser and do Duffy to Robbo. Again that’s -4.

    Already have TAA and Salah, leading a ML by 30.
    Advice welcome - what does everyone reckon?

  21. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Who scores more in last two gameweeks?

    A) Son (bou, EVE)
    B) Hazard (WAT, lei)

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

      Hazard. I'm actually doing A to B for -4.

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Cheers BF

  22. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    With two free transfers Rashford and Son -> Aguero and Camarasa must be the easiest moves of my season...

    Ryan
    Laporte, Robertson, Doherty
    Salah, Hazard, Jota, Son
    Jimenez, Rashford, Vardy

    Foster, Redmond, Valery, Duffy

    1. AuFeld
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Good moves.

  23. Pilgrim62
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Mane to Sterling. Have Salah
    Any advise?

    1. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      If you have Kun, I wouldnt do it

  24. Gearoid
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    2 teams breathing down my ML neck - 15 behind. We all have Ryan, Foster, TAA, Mane, Son, Sterling and Aguero.

    I have 2FT, they both have one only and likely to either save or ship Eriksen.

    What should my 1 transfer this GW be? They both have Doherty and Jiminez also which may tie up their FTs next week.

    Ryan
    TAA Kolasinac Vertonghen
    Sterling(vc) Mane Son Jota
    Aguero(c) Gray Vardy

    Foster, Hojberg, Bednarek, Duffy

    1. cpo001
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Vertonghen and Son out, PVA and Pogba in.

      Otherwise, Vardy to Zaha? Kolasinac to Shaw?

  25. Malkmus
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    A'noon all. 2FT, 0.8 ITB. So if I do Eriksen & Boly to Haz & 3.8 def (non-playing) it gives me:

    Gunn (Foster)
    Trent - Laporte - Valeri
    Sterling - Son - Haz - Jota - Mane
    Kun - Jimi

    Subs - Llorente, Dunk, 3.8m

    GTG?

    Ta

    1. Rising_Son
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Wow, looks good. You managed to get Kun, Sterling, Haz and Mane. Solid players.

      • cravencottage
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Salah instead of Hazard?

    2. Rising_Son
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Need intuition from vets. Give me your best move:

        A) Eriksen, Doucoure -> Sterling, Hayden (Benched), -4 hit
        B) Eriksen, Doucoure -> Hazard, Højbjerg (GW38), -4 hit
        C) Eriksen -> Pogba
        D) Eriksen -> Sigurdsson
        C) Doucoure -> Jota
        D) Doucoure -> Mili
        E) Save FT for GW38

        Have 31-point lead but neutralized by rival's TC & BB availability.
        Rival's main differentials: Mili, Siggy, King and Salah
        My main differentials: Robbo, Son, Wilson and Mane

        1. cpo001
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 8 days ago

          C

      • cravencottage
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Which makes most sense? Eriksen to:
        A) Salah (-4)
        B)Sterling (-4)
        C) Neither

      • Sessegnon Blanc
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Guaita (Etheridge)
        TAA Kola Doherty (Valery Pereira)
        Mane Salah Son Erikson (Doucoure)
        Wilson Vardy Jimenez

        1.9 ITB, 1FT

        Can’t win ML but 26 points behind being second place. Rival has Sterling, Kun and Mane. Worried about no Man City this week, but hoping my differentials of Vardy and Salah can score a few goals!

        Thinking:
        A.
        Erikson -> Hazard (c) (this week)
        Hazard, Doucoure -> Sterling, Redmond next week

        Or would it be better to do
        B.
        Erikson, Doucoure -> Sterling, Redmond this week and captain Sterling? And get another Southampton defender/attacker next week?

        Basically will do a -4 over the next two weeks. But will Hazard outscore Sterling this week?

        Help!!!!!

      • cpo001
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 8 days ago

        Vardy owners - keeping for the rest of the season? If so, are you playing him until the end of the season?