Scout Notes

The Vertonghen latest as Spurs struggle for goals ahead of Gameweek 37

Tottenham Hotspur have it all to do in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final after falling to a 1-0 home defeat to Ajax on Tuesday evening.

What impact Spurs’ European exertions have on Mauricio Pochettino’s team selection in Gameweek 37 remains to be seen: the Lilywhites take on Bournemouth this weekend, with their two Champions League matches falling four days either side of their trip to the Vitality Stadium.

There is still much to play for in the Premier League, of course, and a win over the Cherries on Saturday lunchtime would guarantee a top-four place.

Pochettino demonstrated against West Ham last weekend that he had neither the inclination nor the available bodies to make wholesale changes to his starting XI in the league and rest players ahead of last night’s game, emphasising the importance of the match against the Hammers in his pre-match press conference.

The Spurs head coach’s comments about his players suffering from “stress and fatigue” after the West Ham loss were a concern, though.

We examine the north London club’s latest 1-0 home defeat in our Scout Notes article below.

Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 Ajax

Jan Vertonghen (£5.9m) added to Spurs’ injury woes on Tuesday evening after picking up a head injury in the loss to Ajax.

Already without the services of Harry Kane (£12.6m), Harry Winks (£5.5m), Erik Lamela (£5.9m) and Serge Aurier (£5.7m), the Lilywhites were forced into replacing Vertonghen before the break following their centre-half’s clash of heads with teammate Toby Alderweireld (£6.0m).

Owned by 7.6% of the top 10k at the point of the Gameweek 36 deadline, Vertonghen had missed Saturday’s match against West Ham with “fatigue” but recovered to line up against his former employers at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

A groggy-looking Vertonghen played on for a few minutes after sustaining his head wound but soon had to be helped from the field and looked unsteady on his feet.

Subsequent reports suggest Vertonghen passed initial concussion tests and Mauricio Pochettino was fairly upbeat about the player in his post-match press conference, saying:

Now is okay, now is good. He was walking away, was more relaxed. Hope it is not a big issue. He has walked out of the stadium now. Hope that he is well, you need to keep eyes watching him and monitor him because it was a big knock but at the moment, he is okay.

Asked about the decision to allow Vertonghen back onto the field after he had sustained a head injury, the Spurs boss added:

Wasn’t my decision. For me, first of all your life, we must protect the player integrity and of course, I wasn’t out of the conversation. Our medical staff follow the protocol and they decide that was possible to restart the game and possible to play again but of course, it was Jan in that moment, when the following action, he start to feel unwell and we need to change him and to put out.

Even if Vertonghen passes the next round of concussion tests on Wednesday, there has to be some doubt over his involvement at the Vitality Stadium this weekend.

Vertonghen’s injury inadvertently helped Spurs get back into the match on Tuesday, with substitute Moussa Sissoko (£4.9m) providing the drive and urgency from midfield that was sorely lacking in the first half an hour.

Ajax dominated in the first 30 minutes, registering six shots to Spurs’ one in the first third of the game.

Donny van de Beek was allowed plenty of time to finish past Hugo Lloris (£5.4m) after a quarter of an hour and the Ajax goalscorer should have slipped in David Neres for a tap-in ten minutes later instead of going for glory himself.

Neres also hit the post later in the match with Lloris rooted to the spot.

The 5-3-2/3-5-2 that Pochettino had initially deployed was swiftly abandoned in favour of a 4-4-2 diamond, with Victor Wanyama (£4.9m) playing as the anchor, Sissoko and Christian Eriksen (£9.3m) either side of him, and Dele Alli (£8.8m) as the tip of the midfield four.

Alli’s Fantasy appeal has been dented in recent months but this was the second successive match that the former MK Dons midfielder was used as the most advanced player in a 4-4-2 diamond, with Eriksen forced into a more deeper role.

Alli had more efforts on goal (three) than any of his teammates and registered Spurs’ only shot on target, which was comfortably dealt with by visiting goalkeeper Andre Onana.

Alli had another effort blocked and nodded a Kieran Trippier (£6.0m) cross over but to say he was an attacking menace would be a gross exaggeration – both Alli and Eriksen disappointed on the big stage, with Eriksen letting the game pass him by and failing with a third of his passes.

Lucas Moura (£6.8m) was arguably the pick of Spurs’ FPL midfield assets but his driving runs amounted to little and it was perhaps no surprise that Pochettino’s side posed such little attacking threat given that they were without the injured Kane and suspended Son Heung-min (£8.9m) up front.

Fernando Llorente (£5.1m) battled gamely in attack (one excellent piece of footwork leading to a chance for Alli) but his mistimed first-half header from a Trippier free-kick was his only attempt of the match and highlighted his own limitations as a striker.

Asked about Spurs’ lack of opportunities, Pochettino said:

We did not create many chances. We arrived in the last third but we did not find a way to create clear chances. Of course, there was the feeling that we can score but always we missed the last pass or shot.

In the second half, we took more risks and we tried to go forward and we allowed them a few chances.

You know very well that today was not our best game from the beginning. We are agreed that we cannot start the game like this. But they were fresh, they were more proactive than us.

Pochettino was also asked about his use of a five-man defence but highlighted the lack of fit options currently available to him, saying:

I can accept it was a mistake the shape we used but there were not too many options. I am not happy but you cannot guess what happens if we play in a different way.

It was not the shape that conceded the goal. Our approach to the game was not good. I am the manager so I have responsibility.

The dearth of attacking options available to Pochettino was underscored in the 80th minute when, with Spurs chasing the game, Trippier and Danny Rose (£5.8m) were replaced by Juan Foyth (£5.0m) and Ben Davies (£5.6m).

Trippier again failed to convince from a defensive perspective but did supply headed opportunities for Alli, Llorente and Alderweireld from either a set piece or open play.

Rose, meanwhile, very briefly reprised the “out of position” central midfield role that he operated in against West Ham on Saturday, before Sissoko’s introduction saw him switch to left-back.

Whether either full-back will be involved against Bournemouth on Saturday has to be questionable, with Foyth and Davies able to deputise.

Owners of Spurs’ midfield assets will be encouraged by the lack of available options that Pochettino can rotate with but the Spurs manager’s post-match comments about a lack of energy will again be a concern going into Gameweek 37.

Pochettino said:

The team didn’t show the energy that we wanted to show. I think they showed more energy than us.

I think the way that we conceded the goal was so painful. We were so poor in this action and it’s true, I agree with you, in the first half hour of the game we struggled because they showed more energy, they were more proactive than us. That was the key.

I think after 30 minutes, we start to equalise the game. Of course with Sissoko in, we started to play better, we started to show more energy. But of course we started to play better and the second half was much, much better. We pushed them to play deeper and we started to press in the way that we wanted to press.

Tottenham Hotspur XI (3-5-2): Lloris; Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen (Sissoko 39′); Trippier (Foyth 78′), Eriksen, Wanyama, Alli, Rose (Davies 78′); Llorente, Lucas Moura.

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  1. Iceball
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Foster Ryan
    TAA Doherty Duffy Cathcart Valery
    Mane Sterling Eriksen Son Doucoure
    Aguero Wilson Jimenez
    1ft. 0.4 itb.
    A) Duffy to Shaw
    B) Eriksen to Pogba

    1. Better Call Salah
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Both

    2. All Out of Mounie
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      B.. A Next week

    3. Bat Man
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      A for me. Wouldn't take a hit

  2. The_Fish
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 days ago

    I'm struggling to see any obvious transfers this week so I'm likely to roll a FT to give flexibility for 38. Anyone else thinking along the same lines?

    1. Zim0
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Yes

      • Bury94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Yup same here, planning on bringing in a random punt for GW38 as one of the 2 transfers

    2. Bat Man
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Repost:
      Leno Ryan
      Robertson TAA Doherty Kola Valery
      Mane Hazard Son Jota JWP
      Auba Vardy Jim

      Auba + Vardy to Kun + Rash if fit?

      1. Better Call Salah
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Yes

        1. Bat Man
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Thanks

    3. Forza Papac
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      BOTTOMED

      Looking for differentials to get into top 50k (currently 70k). Which moves?

      A) Erik > Sane/Bilva
      B) Mane, Erik > Sterling (c) > Siggy(-4)
      C) Mane, Erik > Hazard, Sane/Bilva(-4)

      Already have Aguero and Firmino.

      1. THEKID_88
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        A

    4. Firminoooo
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Vertonghen to Shaw or TAA/VvD?

      1. Marv25
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Has to be a Liverpool defender

      2. Karan14
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        If TAA starts tonight I feel he is a rotation risk for the weekend. If he rested tonight get him.

        VVD if you dont need the extra 1.7m over Shaw.

        1. avfc82
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          I'm not convinced he's a rotation risk at all. Imagine working all season to then bring in a not match fit Gomez and lose at Newcastle. Just can't see it happening, full strength all the way now.

          1. Freddiebell
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            G^^ This ^^

      3. timPgoodwin
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Depends your situation - Fighting in a ML? If so who do your rivals have?

    5. Woy_is_back
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Its so easy to get in the top 20k OR. Fourth season in a row and I hardly put down any time to manage that.

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        So hard to move anywhere once in it.

      2. Firminoooo
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Well done. Why not post your team so we can follow your progress?

      3. Taking one for the team
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Show us your team then?

      4. Greek Flair
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Troll hahaha

      5. caldracula
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        In four years of playing seriously I've found this the easiest to get and maintain a good rank, like someone said above, very hard to push on and get higher up.

      6. grumpyman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Not a fan of people who brag about their great history without linking their teams.

      7. Woy_is_back
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        People calling me a troll or want proof must be really bad at fpl cause getting top 20k ranks is so easily achievable lol

        1. Lord Tachanka
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Chicken

          Cheap Cheap Cheap

    6. simong1
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Rashford is fit so going by the training photos?

        1. grumpyman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Yup. And if Lukaku is out that makes him even more attractive a proposition imo.

          1. SammoUK111
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            His form has been dire though. That said, it's hud and CAR

      • Miguel Sanchez
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Play:

        A) AWB (car)
        B) Long (whu)

        1) Fabianski (SOT)
        2) Etheridge (CPA)

        1. The_Fish
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 25 days ago

          A1

        2. caldracula
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Think B1 would be the best choices in isolation but to maximise points potential may as well play A1.

      • Old Gregg
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Which transfer pls. Thanks

        Here’s my mid/attack :-

        Mane - Sterling- Son -Erik (jwp)
        Jiménez - Vardy (Llorente)

        a) Eriksen + Vardy > 7m mid + Kun (-4)
        b) Eriksen > Pog
        C) Eriksen + Vardy > haz + rash (-4)
        d) roll

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          C and captain Haz?

          1. Old Gregg
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Thanks. Hadn’t considered capt yet. So Yes would do that if went with C.

        2. The_Fish
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 25 days ago

          B or D

        3. Roonster
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Mine is almost identical to yours. Can't make my mind up.
            Considering Eriksen and Vardy to Siggy and Kun (-4) but then keep coming back to utd fixtures and thinking do I really want to write off Pogba against those terrible teams?

            1. Old Gregg
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              No neither can I. I have won all ML.
              Hadn’t considered Siggy. I even considered Mata/Antonio.I have 7m for a midfielder if I go this route.
              I’m very keen to get Kun in more for 38 v Brighton.

              So may do a) this week.
              Then Jiménez > Zaha 38

        4. Kno
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Need a 7.0 or lower midfielder. Anyone obvious I am missing?

          A: jota
          B: milijovevic

          My midfield and attack atm:
          Mane sterling redmon haz __
          Aguero jiminez (llorente)

          1. Men in green tights
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Got babel at a punt

          2. Old Gregg
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Antonio? Just an idea

          3. Old Gregg
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            As mentioned above I even considered Mata!

        5. Dele
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Eriksen + Monreal > Pogba + Laporte (-4)?

          1. Men in green tights
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Looks like we are looking at shipping out eriksen just depends who to same suspects coming up pogs, Haz and bsilva all depends on your gut feeling if utd can get some attacking returns against the 2 of the worse teams . Me I am looking at eriksen to pogs or Haz and Duffy to shaw

            1. Dele
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              For me with my budget it is...

              Pogba + Laporte
              or
              Hazard + 3.8 fodder

              1. Men in green tights
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Can you get away with the fodder

                1. Dele
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Most definitely, but why are Hazard and his two fixtures better than the prospect of Pogba against 2 of the worst teams?

                  1. Men in green tights
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    They are not just an idea which is floating about that he is on form and pogs is not . I am between the two of them at the moment but will be getting shaw what ever but will prob going for pogs as in my ML the top 4 don't have yet so could be an advantage who knows at the end of the day
                    Good luck

        6. Annie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Ryan
          Duffy Robbo Doherty
          Jota Mané Sterling Son Bilva
          Aguero Jiménez

          Good enough to save FT for Salah 2 transfer jig in 38?

          1. avfc82
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            I'd try and replace Duffy, not keen on a Brighton double up away at Arsenal, who tend to score a lot at home.

            1. Annie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              I could do Duffy to TAA or VVD and skip Salah. I then start considering Son to Haz as a defensive change now doesn’t seem too enticing

        7. Drogba Legend
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 25 days ago

          What to do with 1FT:

          Lloris
          TAA - Laporte - Valery
          Son - Eriksen - Jota - Mane
          Kun (C) - Jimenez - Firmino**

          Foster - Camarasa - Duffy - Dunk

          A) Firmino > Laca/Vardy/Rashford/Higuain?
          B) Duffy/Dunk > Doherty/Shaw/someone else?

          Will BB this week too as I'm in the semis for my H2H playoffs.

          1. Men in green tights
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Or eriksen to pogs or hazard

            1. Drogba Legend
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Considering it, but feel that Brighton defenders or Firmino injury is a more pressing matter especially because I'll be fielding (hopefully) 15 lads on BB.

        8. Ribus
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          A) Salah -> Sterling
          B) Son -> Bilva
          C) Son -> Pogba
          D) save

          Thanks

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 25 days ago

            I am looking at B, Cardiff & Huddersfield!

        9. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Duffy > Shaw
          Son > Pogba

          Playing the fixtures?

          1. Sailboats
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Just Duffy to Shaw imo. Unsure about selling Son.

        10. De Gea is GOAT
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Thoughts on which team will most likely keep a CS this weekend guys? Trying to decide between Digne and Shaw... or both?

          1. De Gea is GOAT
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            TeamS*

            1. grumpyman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              I like Digne for this week.

              1. spyda12001
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                I prefer Digne for the clean but love Shaws attacking appeal - both good options in my opinion

                1. De Gea is GOAT
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Thanks guys!

        11. spyda12001
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Looking for thoughts - I am trying to maintain an 8 pt lead in my money league and need to down grade Erickson to

          A) Jota
          B) Antonio
          C) Siggy
          D) others

          I am liking Antonio's appeal in form versus Southampton

          1. grumpyman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            West Ham too unpredictable atm. I'd prefer Jota or Siggy to Antonio.

          2. Kante Touch This
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Jota, but gotta think about gw38 with him

          3. 007 [RoboKlopp]
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Jota

          4. spyda12001
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Thanks guys - sometimes you need to be talked off the ledge of a bad choice.

        12. simong1
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Eriksen > Sterling or Pogba?

            Feel like the United v Huddersfield match could be a rout and Pogba may haul whereas the City v Leicester match could be cagey and a tight score.

            1. Sailboats
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Sterling

          • Kante Touch This
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 25 days ago

            should I be using my bench boost this week or save it for next?

            Not sure its worth taking any hits for ryan/duffy

            Ryan (Ars)(City)
            Duffy (Ars)(City)
            WBA (Car) (Bou)
            Long (WHU)(HUD)

          • PrettyDick
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 25 days ago

            play one of:

            A) Vardy (city)
            B) Wilson (TOT)
            C) Jonny (FUL)
            D) Azpi (WAT)

            1. cheeky moses
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Tough one, A or B for me. Don't like the thought of benching in-form attackers.

              1. PrettyDick
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 25 days ago

                yeah, leaning towards it with Vardy edging it because of Wilsons home form, being on penalties and having something to play for. And the rest is the order on the bench atm, but I am running the risk of leaving a lot of points on the bench no matter what I do..

            2. Men in green tights
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 25 days ago

              C def

              1. PrettyDick
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 25 days ago

                cheers. Like the idea of it but I've been burnt by their defense so many times this season, but it's definitely an option

          • cheeky moses
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            If Rashford is fit: Vardy, Duffy -> Rash, Laporte (2FT)
            good moves?

            1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Yep

              1. cheeky moses
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                cheers

            2. Men in green tights
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 25 days ago

              What about shaw instead of Laporte easier fixtures I know poor form but it is easy games

              1. cheeky moses
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Shaw is tempting, but just don't trust United def.

                1. PrettyDick
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  I really don't either but I'd say you'd be betting against hudds offense rather than betting on united defense

          • waltzingmatildas
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Any obvious transfers here? 1.8itb
            Ryan
            Robbo Davies Doherty
            Mane son eriksen deulofeu
            Aguero jiminez firmino

            Foster camarasa valery duffy

            1. HamezMace
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Save, and wait for a Firmino update.

              1. waltzingmatildas
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Yeah, sensible. Thanks

            2. PrettyDick
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 25 days ago

              deu to Jota surely?

          • g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Three Wolves for 38 who to lose next week ***?

            Doherty ***
            Jota
            Jimmy

            1. HamezMace
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Probably Doherty, would be surprised if Liverpool didn't score, and Jimenez has a good record against the top six I believe.

            2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              All 3 for hits

          • HamezMace
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Anyone got any strong feelings/arguments regarding the Aguero v Sterling captaincy?

            1. grumpyman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              I've switched between them four times this week already. Latest switch was Sterling > Aguero when someone reminded me Kun is only 1 goal away from Salah in the race for the golden boot.

              1. HamezMace
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                I'm going back and forth between them too, even toying with using the TC this week.
                Aguero has penalties, and I saw an insane stat that when playing over 60 minutes Aguero hasn't blanked in a home game all season.

            2. cheeky moses
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Not really. I only have one off them, so decision is made for me 🙂

              1. HamezMace
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Which one?

            3. Men in green tights
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Easy for me as only own sterling but I am thinking about jimi for captain as think city game is going to be low scoring next week will be going for Kun against Brighton as TC

              1. HamezMace
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                I was also on Aguero for the Brighton game, have been planning that for the last few weeks, but I'm slightly nervous that if Cardiff beat Palace at the weekend, Brighton might need something from the City game, not that that means they'll get it, but it might be more of the backs to the wall defending we saw against Spurs.

                1. Men in green tights
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Can not see palace slipping up as said just think it's going to be low scoring bigger scores in other fixtures

            4. Holmes (specialist in failu…
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Aguero for one last time maybe 😛

              1. HamezMace
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Please just tell me what to do Holmes, I know you have the gift.

                1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  That gift was lost after GW1 😆

                  Would go for Kun if I had him, Sterling might outscore him but I like the safety factor which Kun provides. Penalties and all that...

                  1. Men in green tights
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Just remember last few weeks he has 2,5,2 and 9pts so could be better options else where

                    1. avfc82
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      I said it earlier but when you look at Aguero, you need to look at his home form in isolation.

                      5, 5, 9, 17, 17 are his last 5 returns when starting.

                      1. avfc82
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Sterlings are 2, 21, 18, 10, 6 - sorry I'm not helping am I!

                        1. Shackalackaboomboom
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          Who are you thinking of captaining Avfc82?

                          1. avfc82
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            Probably Sterling. I don't own Aguero and it would require a hit to bring him in, not sure it's worth it and I may go with Sterling even if I owned both. Hazard is interesting tho, especially if chasing.

                            1. Shackalackaboomboom
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 25 days ago

                              Thanks!Hope you have a strong finish.

                        2. HamezMace
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          Well with those numbers, you're basically saying whoever I pick, I can't go wrong!

                  2. HamezMace
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Well you really helped me with my FH team, and I shall not forget it.

                    I think I agree on the Aguero logic, I'd feel confident in getting some sort of return from him.

            5. The_Fish
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 25 days ago

              I've had both a lot this season, always seem to get the captaincy call wrong. Would have had at least another 50 points if I'd got it right. Going with Aguero this time, so probably pick Sterling.

              1. HamezMace
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Oh Fish, I'm leaning towards Aguero, and now I'm worried...I hope your curse is broken this weekend!

            6. wanVwan
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Kun (TC)....although I am hoping he can repeat his 4 goals from last season!

              1. HamezMace
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                That would be special.

          • CONNERS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Hi all

            Level pegging on joint first in my ML. My rival has very similar team but no city attack so expect he'll cap Salah or Mane.

            Was considering doing Mane & Son to Bilva & Hazard for -4. Or would you just save the FT?

            Cheers!

            Boruc

            Robertson - Laporte - AWB
            Salah - Sterling (c) - Mane - Son - Jota
            Jimi - Wilson

            Ryan / Barnes - Kola - Pereira

            1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Yep, I would save considering Mane's form and Son's fixture.

              2FTs in final week will be handy if any drastic changes are required

            2. CONNERS
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Thanks for the advice. Don't want to get rid of Mane but Son has been so poor... tough decision.

          • Gooner Kebab
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Silly to swap Deulofeu to Mata?

            1. The_Fish
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Probably

            2. avfc82
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Yes, he's not assured of starting.

          • Internal Error
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Vardy owner and Liverpool fan here. What are your predictions for Man City vs Leicester City?

            1. grumpyman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              3-2

            2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Feels like a 2-1 game to me

              1. Men in green tights
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 25 days ago

                This

            3. HamezMace
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Can't see anything other than a City win. 3-1 I'll guess.

            4. Jᴀʀᴠish
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              3.1 - 0.9

            5. Sailboats
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Man City 3-1

            6. avfc82
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Can see a City win but with their high defensive line, Vardy should get chances, pretty sure he scored there last season.

              1. SammoUK111
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Yeah. And Aguero scored 4.

                1. avfc82
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Well remembered!

            7. Freddiebell
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              3-1

          • the_arrows
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Against my better judgment, made an early transfer: Son > Sterling (C).
            Have TAA, Robbo, Salah playing later and now i'm worried of injuries/possible benching at the weekend.

            Got a bench of Duffy, Masina, Gray. Not keen on any of them coming on.
            Feel like a casual now. LOL-ing at myself.

          • crease123
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Would you swap Firmino for Rashford if it means you can upgrade Duffy to Robbo?

            Current team. 1.0 m ITB

            Lloris Button

            Duffy Kola TAA Bennett AWB

            Sterling Mane Son Fraser Deulofeu

            Firmino Jimenez Aguero

            1. The 5% Team
                1 month, 25 days ago

                yes, but only for free

            2. D-Burls
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              A) Hazard & Wan-Bisakka
              B) Pogba & Laporte

              Both options for the run-in...

              1. the_arrows
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                B