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. SantiClaus
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Son (-4) or Mane to Hazard?

    One of them has to go...

    1. Smurf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Just don’t get Hazard.

      I don’t think Mane should be dropped and Son to Hazard isn’t worth a hit.

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

        Sorry some context - chasing a 30 point gap in ML and he will be my captain and last throw of the dice...

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

      Neither. Different story if it was Sterling though

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

    Chasing in ML by some distance but potential to make it to cash places, which of these helps me to make up points..

    A. Son + Sane > Hazard + Redmond for a hit, or,
    B. Son + Sane + Llorente > Kun + Babel + Redmond for -8

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

      Losing 8 points isn't bringing you closer.

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

      A is better

  3. Tcheco
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Need to make up a 120 point gap in a ML. Starred players are the ones I share with my rival, rest are differential. Am I going to do it?

    Foster
    Robertson Valery Doherty*
    Sterling(C) Salah* Mane* Camarasa
    Kun Vardy* Long

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

      Not gonna outscore them by 60 points each of the next two GWs I'm afraid

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

        🙁

    2. Bobby_Baggio
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Do you have any chips left? If not then sorry but No

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

        Just double checked in case I forgot to play one & nope 🙁

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

          Sorry mate that's just too much

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

      Forget it you got no chance making 120 pts up in the last two gw''s sorry.

  4. chaser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Concerned that Trippier and Moura will both be on the bench.

    Would love to get Sterling in. What do you think is the best route?

    Ryan
    Trippier TAA Doherty
    Salah Mane Son Lucas JWP
    Aguero Jimenez

    Foster Valery Duffy Quaner

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Pool play tonight, might be easy.

      1. chaser123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Fair point.

        I’ll sit on my hands for now!

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

      I'm getting rid of Lucas for Bsilva this week. I have Son Sterling and Aguero

  5. Tmel
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 25 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. Bobby_Baggio
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      G - as 2 FT will be useful last GW of the season.

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

      I'd lose on the Spurs boys.

      D probably, or something to get Hazard in if you're chasing

  6. HaydenXL
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Doherty + Son -> Pogba + Shaw -4?

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

      Doherty to Shaw not worth a hit

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

        +1

        1. Dave Bauer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Yeah, no way. Not this week.

    2. Patrick Bateman
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Taking out two players that could easily haul this game week...

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

    Repost
    Blessing in disguise..thought about verto son to haz(tc) Kelly -4 ..have exact money..I am chasing ..do I need to do the move soon or wait until Europa?

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

      I would wait! Transfers before euro games scare me....

  8. Tsparkes10
      1 month, 25 days ago

      As a sufc supporter my reaslitic dream signing is Mitrovic. And if we get him he'll be straight in my ff next year. Perfect for the system

      1. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Congratulations on your promotion 🙂

        I know absolutely nothing about your current side so looking forward to you briefing us 😉

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

        Yeah big congrats, thoroughly deserved, hopefully we'll be joining you at the expense of Leeds and West Brom!

        1. Tsparkes10
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Cheers lads, I'll keep you updated :). Yhh hoping you do do tbf

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

          I read yesterday that your current chairman is looking to sell the club, but you have some internal court case first...do you think this will impact on summer transfers?

          1. Tsparkes10
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Depends. Not too sure about it all but hopefully if he wins the court case and manages to sell we should spend a good bit of money. Won't go daft like Fulham but could be exciting

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

                I hope you do get some money to strengthen, will be a big ask for your current team to compete in the PL I feel.

          2. claretparrot
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Chuffed to see you promoted, mainly for Chrissy Wilder who was (and likely will be) the best manager we've had in my lifetime.
              The SSN clips after they'd watched the Sunday games were brilliant!

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

                Agreed 100% re.Wilder/Northampton.

              2. Tsparkes10
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Yhh unreal, so many clips that I can't stop watching. Proppa way to celebrate, thanks for wilder 🙂

              3. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Congratulations.
                Mind you as a West Ham fan I'm wary of your lot. No love lost between the clubs 🙂

                1. Tsparkes10
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Will be an insane atmosphere and we beat you last time out 😉

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

                A few points behind my ML rival - Posted mine and his team below, I have 1FT and 0.1m ITB, neither of us have any chips left. Starred those players we have in common.

                How do I play this? What players should I look at bringing in?

                My Team:

                Leno - Ryan
                Robertson* - Dunk* - Duffy - Vertonghen - Valery
                JwP - Mane* - Eriksen - Son* - Sterling*
                Gray - Aguero* - Jiminez*

                His Team:

                Ederson - Foster
                Robertson - Dunk - TAA - Trippier - Doherty
                Jota - Mane - Son - Sterling - Delafou
                Aguero - Jiminez - Long

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

                  Not much in it. Can go either way but if I had to choose a team going into the last two gw's I'd rather his. Sorry. Mainly because he has jota and 2 Liverpool defenders. Also I like Edenson over your two Gk's

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

                My ml rivals all own Jota+and have a pool defender(I don't),so what's best option?
                A.Eriksen->Jota
                B.Cathcart->Taa
                C.Cathcart to cheapie+Eriksen to Hazard(c)-4hit

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

                  What's the point difference? If you are chasing go for differentials. If you are 20+ points ahead then yes copy their players. If it's close then just get who you think will score the most points.

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

                    Sorry am 6 points ahead of one and other 2are within 20 points

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

                  B

              6. Bouncebackability
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Get well soon Casillas

              7. JayBomb
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Are these transfers worth doing for -4pt hit?

                Wilson out for Aguero
                And
                Son out for Ward Prowse

                Can sell Pogba instead of Son if that’s the better option?

                Thanks

                1. Dave Bauer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Needs context in terms of chasing / defending, but in principle I don’t think this is a bad option at all.

                  1. JayBomb
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Thanks for your reply. Ye chasing ml leader, he is 24pts ahead. He also has Aguero.

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

                Team as below- 1 free transfer and .1 m in bank. Would you

                A Play as below and use 2 transfers next week
                B Eriksen to Pogba or DSilva on free
                C Eriksen and Duffy to Pogba and Shaw ( to play over Doherty) -4
                D Eriksen to Hazard and Son to Redmond -4

                Lloris
                TAA Doherty Robertson
                Sterling Son Mané Jota Eriksen
                Aguero (c) Jimenez

                Foster Long Yoshida Duffy

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

                  * 85 ahead in ML but tying to get into top 10k- presently
                  14 k

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

                  U dont need advice with that score

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

                  I’m leaning towards A. Think you’re gtg and 2 free transfers next week could hold some value if something unexpected happens

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

                    Cheers- well done on your present rank

                    1. Hurnt
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Thank you mate

                4. Would Ed Woodward
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Rule out C.

                5. rohan
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Really stuck with this one folks- I'm getting rid of Salah this week. Should I replace him directly with Hazard (will take a hit to get a mid range striker in) or go with Aguero and a mid range mid for 7.5?

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

                    Aguero and siggy could be lovely

                6. Daghe Munegu
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  G2G?

                  Lloris
                  TAA Doherty Shaw
                  Salah Sterling Son Jota Jwp
                  Kun Jimenez

                  Foster Gray Valery Dunk

                  Will play Valery instead of Doherty in 38 and may do Gray + Jimenez to Rashford + Long

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

                    Nice team. Similar to mine.

                7. Dare Do The Punt
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Hello you lovely people

                  Is Lukaku likely out for the weekend? Struggling to find anything concrete on him

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

                    His boots seem to be concrete looking at his first touch.

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

                      Things tend to stop when they hit concrete, I'd say they were more like that Flubber stuff Robin Williams invented.

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

                        First thing I think of when seeing Lukaku is Blubber rather than Flubber.

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

                          The first thing I think is ''wow, I probably was good enough to play for Man Utd after all''.

                          ...I then spend ages trying to find my old PE teacher on facebook.

                8. There's Always One!
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Man Utd Fans

                  I see voting has just started on our player of the season. Wouldn't it be great if we all voted for Herrera who is being let leave the club by that knob Ed Woodward just to make a point of how bad a job Woodward is doing!

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

                    Not a Utd fan, but I've said all season I think Herrera, whilst not the most talented, is probably the best, most committed, player at the club this season.
                    I would do anything to keep him there ahead of Pogba, Lukaku, Sanchez, etc.

                    To be honest, based on a mix of attitude and footballing ability, there are only 5 players I would want to keep from the senior squad, De Gea, Lindelof, Shaw, Herrera and Rashford.

                    1. There's Always One!
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Yea I agree. I might add the likes of Dalot to that list as hes a good prospect

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

                        Yeah fair enough with Dalot, still wouldn't want him starting as first choice right back next season though, Ole doesn't seem to want him there either, usually plays right wing under him from what I've seen.

                        I think the likes of Young, Smalling, Jones, Valencia have all served the club well, and been committed to the team, but they're no longer, and in the case of Smalling and Jones, never have been good enough to play regularly for Man Utd.

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

                          Mata was a pro for you lot.

                          1. There's Always One!
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            Still is a good player to have involved in the squad. And yet Ed is going to let him walk away too

                  2. Berbinho's Forehead
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Only one player of your season:

                    https://twitter.com/MUtd360/status/1122868619510046721

                    1. There's Always One!
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Depressing!

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

                      It's well known Martial is a sulker.

                9. Geoff
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  As usual, we're looking for a Community Champion this week!

                  The Community Champion picks a team to go up against our Scout Picks, within a budget of 83.5m and in a playable FPL formation.

                  If you're interested in applying, email me (geoff@fantasyfootballscout.co.uk) with your username and Team ID.

                  The winner will be selected Thursday and will need to submit their team early Friday morning.

                  Good luck!

                10. Aubamazette
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Chasing in league Pogba(c) for differential?

                  1. "DC"
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      How about a city player that your rival doesnt have one of Sterling/Aguero

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

                        Rival has both Sterling and Aguero, only different attackers I have are Pogba and Eriksen

                    • HamezMace
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Any other differential options?

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

                        The only attackers that I have different are Pogba and Eriksen vs my rival

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

                          That's difficult, I really wouldn't expect either of them to score more than Sterling/Aguero.

                          I'd pick one of them, and hope your rival picks the other.

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

                    What about son and vardy to Redmond and aguero -4?
                    Appreciate your opinions!

                    1. "DC"
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Looks good if you dont have any city cover

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

                      Afternoon all

                      I have TC left and this team. Tottenham’s result killed me last week so looks as if I will be jumping on the dump Eriksen bandwagon

                      Foster Ryan
                      Doherty Dunk Duffy Valery TAA
                      Son Eriksen Mane Bsilva Redmond
                      Aguero Vardy Jiminez
                      £2.1m

                      1. Eriksen —> Pogba
                      2. Eriksen + Bsilva —> Sterling + Jota -4
                      3. Eriksen + Dunk —> Pogba + Shaw

                      Might have to go Aguero TC or something crazy like Doherty

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

                      Best from:

                      A) Son to Hazard
                      B) Pogba to Hazard
                      C) Brooks to Hazard (-4)
                      D) Save FT

                      1. Hy liverpool
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        C

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

                        I know Chelsea are at home but they’ve hardly been great recently and playing an up in form Watford. Can’t you upgrade to Sterling or are you going for a differential?

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

                          Got Sterling already. Think Hazard will leave the Premier League in a blaze of glory personally.

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

                        probably C. who else are you ditching/bringing in in that move?

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

                          Vardy, Brooks, Duffy to Long, Hazard and Valery (-4)

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

                            hmmm. reluctant to lose vardy to bring in sterling over hazard myself here, so not sure on that one.

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

                              Was always the plan to lose Vardy for these last two GWs. I don't mind if he scores in the City game as I don't have Ederson/Laporte so it would help me out a bit. Just a feeling I have about Hazard finishing strongly for Chelsea. I would rather have Sterling than Vardy for these last two games.

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

                                True...

                                If you could do:
                                A) Vardy Eriksen to 7.4 Sterling
                                B) Eriksen Duffy to Hazard Kelly(3.9, bench)

                                this week, which then? Either way I'm 1) Keeping Son, and 2) Aguero(c)

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

                                  That is very tough - presume you need to play the 7.4 fwd.

                                  If Rashford is passed fit then I would go A

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

                      If chasing and rival has sterling and kun. (i own both also)

                      Is the best captaincy option Hazard(C) ?

                      Last home game for chelsea i think

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

                        What points gap you chasing?

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

                          like 30 points

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

                            Gonna need to captain Hazard then.

                    5. Hy liverpool
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Last call
                      Barcelona vs liverpool score predictions ?

                      The winner wins nothing

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

                        3-1 Barca

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

                          Agree

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

                        Match abandoned due to floodlight failure

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

                        2-1 Barca

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

                        2-0

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

                        1-0

                      6. GreenShark1
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        3-2

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

                        Barcalona 3-1 liverpool

                      8. Duffy Dunk
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        I like nothing. 2-0

                    6. Toblerone52
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Looking at some options to replace son and eriksen.

                      A: Sterling and Redmond

                      B: Hazard and Bilva (-4)

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

                        A

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

                        B could be gold if it works, A the safer option. Depends how you wanna play it.

                        I'm likely doing Erik to Haz, foregoing Sterling

                        Definitely set on selling both Eriksen and Son?

                        1. Toblerone52
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          Yeah I'm probably gonna ditch both. Maybe just eriksen if I have a change of heart. Sterling versus hazard is a tough one.

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

                      Trying to do the impossible and second guess Pep I know but there was piece about how he liked to set up team depending on whether playing attacking or defensive team ( which cannot find). Anyone that recalls that article/ press conference comments do your see Bilva in front 3 for Leicester game?

                      1. Duffy Dunk
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Hadn't thought about him at all, but he's rested, motivated, plays at home and KDB is injured, enabling Bilva to play a more attacking role. I see a higher points ceiling for him compared to Son & Pogba.

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

                        Its on twitter, Friday press conference. Cant copy the link for some reason but it doesn't have anything about Bernardo anyway...

                        His position is likely to depend on Fernandinho's fitness.

                        Guardiola: "When teams play so high, I need maybe Leroy, when they play deep, David Silva in the pockets is an incredible player."

                        Based on this, he will probably start Sane and sterling upfront with Bernardo playing in central midfield anyway.

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

                      39pts away from top 50k. TC left. Still possible I guess?

                      Differential players that I have are Ederson, Peltier/Dann, Van Dijk, Shaw, Hazard, Mitrovic. Not really trustworthy set of players but fixtures are decent 😆

                      *Differential based on top 10k ownership*

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

                        Yep still possible if you nail it.

                        Hazard TC this week could do the job if they wallop WAT

                    9. columbo
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Play Redmond or Mitro please lads? Leaning towards the former. Thanks

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

                        Redmond

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

                        Probs Redmond aye

                    10. TRASH BOAT
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Salah/Moura to Haz/Bilva for a hit?

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

                        Don't lose Salah for a hit.

                        1. TRASH BOAT
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          May just get Redmond/Mili for Moura ... Haz is double figures all day though

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

                            Yeah - has averaged 10.5 in his last 6 home games.

                    11. PEP_TALK
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      With only 2 game weeks left would you do this for a hit ....

                      Sell: Son and Firmino
                      Buy: Salah and Long