Scout Notes

Klopp explains team selection as Liverpool impress in Barca defeat

Liverpool have a mountain to climb in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final against Barcelona next Tuesday after a 3-0 defeat in the Nou Camp last night.

Before then, of course, the Reds travel to St. James’ Park to face Newcastle United and there was plenty of encouragement for owners of Liverpool assets heading into Gameweek 37 despite the scoreline.

There is much to discuss in our Scout Notes article below, including a dissection of Jurgen Klopp’s surprise team selection.

Barcelona 3-0 Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp explained his decision not to start Roberto Firmino (£9.4m) in last night’s match in Catalonia.

The Brazilian striker had missed Friday’s 5-0 win over Huddersfield Town with a groin injury and was only among the substitutes against Barcelona, coming on for the final 11 minutes.

Speaking ahead of kick-off, Klopp said:

Bobby wants to [play] and the medical department told me ‘yes, it’s good’ but then you have to make sure. I’m not sure if 90 minutes or whatever.

So he doesn’t have to start, that’s why we start like we start. Bobby is on the bench, that’s good news.

For the 17.5% of Fantasy Premier League managers who still own Firmino, it was perhaps the best possible outcome: the Brazil international being declared fit enough to be involved in the match-day squad but ultimately kept fresh for Saturday’s trip to Tyneside.

The hope for owners now is that any residual fear about Firmino’s groin strain will have evaporated by the time Liverpool run out at St. James’ Park – so Klopp’s pre-match press conference on Friday will be of much interest.

There was also a welcome boost for Trent Alexander-Arnold‘s (£5.7m) owners last night.

The return of Joe Gomez (£4.8m) was always seen as a threat to the England right-back’s security of starts, with the concern being that Gomez would be handed a run-out in the Premier League at the expense of the 23.3%-owned Alexander-Arnold.

Gomez was thrown into the lion’s den at Barcelona instead, however, surely meaning that Alexander-Arnold will return to the starting XI in Gameweek 37 – especially as Gomez was visibly flagging in the closing stages of Wednesday’s match.

Interviewed ahead of kick-off, Klopp said:

For Trent it’s good, he can refresh a little bit, there are important games to come. But the first thing we wanted to make was a good line-up for tonight and for a good line-up you need legs and that’s what we tried to make sure.

It was clear when Joe would be available again that there would be a game and I think today it makes absolute sense in that position.

The release of the Liverpool teamsheet raised eyebrows, with questions asked over who would deputise in Firmino’s absence given that Divock Origi (£5.0m) and Xherdan Shaqiri (£6.8m) were also among the substitutes and Daniel Sturridge (£5.6m) was not part of the 18-man squad.

That man turned out to be Georginio Wijnaldum (£5.5m), playing as a “false nine” with fairly unspectacular results.

Rotation has been commonplace in the middle of the park lately and Klopp burned through five central midfielders last night, with Wijnaldum up top, Naby Keita (£7.1m) limping off midway through the first half and substitute Jordan Henderson (£5.3m) coming on to replace his injured team-mate after 24 minutes.

The severity of Keita’s injury is yet to be determined.

Who gets the nod in the engine room on Saturday remains to be seen, with Klopp saying ahead of kick-off:

The boys are all in good shape. (But) Hendo played five games in a row, for example, and we play on Saturday and Tuesday.

Millie didn’t play for two games so it was clear we had to use him. Fabinho didn’t play for two games so it was clear we had to use him. Naby didn’t have that many games during the whole season, Gini didn’t play all the games.

That’s why midfield, where it’s really intense, is where we have to make sure we have legs there.

There were some stand-out performances among the players that did play, with Joel Matip’s (£4.9m) display much better than the scoreline suggests and Andrew Robertson (£6.8m) excelling at both ends of the pitch.

Sadio Mane (£10.2m) and Mohamed Salah (£13.3m) posed plenty of threat, too, each registering four shots – no-one on show attempted more.

While their usual accuracy in front of goal was missing last night, the fact that the premium midfield pair were presented with eight chances between them away at Barcelona was encouraging to see heading into Gameweek 37.

Salah was electric for much of the evening, if a little wasteful in possession – the Egyptian’s pass completion rate being the lowest of all 14 Liverpool players that took to the field.

FPL’s leading points-scorer forced Marc-Andre ter Stegen into a smart low save early in the second half before spurning the chance to bag what could have been a vital goal late on, smashing the woodwork from close range after Firmino’s initial effort had been cleared off the line.

Mane, too, had a glorious chance to bag an away goal, spooning over from 12 yards on 35 minutes with only ter Stegen to beat.

The assist for that chance came from Henderson, who was once again used in a more advanced role on the right of midfield.

James Milner (£5.6m) also had two presentable opportunities that were saved by the Barcelona goalkeeper as Liverpool not only shaded goalscoring chances but also possession – not something many teams can say when they visit the Nou Camp.

Reflecting on his side’s positive display, Klopp said:

I think it was the best away game in the Champions League, not only this year, last year included. Against a side like this, playing this kind of football I was completely happy. We played between the lines, we didn’t play through, we were in the box, we had really good chances and caused them a lot of problems – that’s good.

The Champions League is now like this: if you lose away it’s not a massive problem, it can happen, as long as you score a goal. That’s the problem tonight, we didn’t score that goal, so that makes our life now not easy, to be honest. But from my point of view, my boys gained a lot of respect again for the way they played, how they developed.

Asked what impressed him most about Liverpool’s performance, Klopp added:

How we defended it, how brave we were in these situations, I liked it. When we had the ball, we were not always brilliant but we were pretty much always really good. We played, we controlled the game in moments, we let them run, we had to defend, we created – not chances constantly because that’s not possible, but moments with a chance to make a proper chance of it. That’s good and that’s what you have to do, you have to create by yourself and that’s what we did.

In the end, nobody is really interested – probably only football nerds will think about it – because it was about the result and we lost 3-0. I can work really well with this game, I will use this game to show the boys what is possible. It was a brave performance that was very passionate, very lively and in a lot of moments creative and direct.

Liverpool bossed the game for periods of the second half to such an extent that Ernesto Valverde changed shape to a 4-4-2 and sacrificed Philippe Coutinho, with even Lionel Messi not as influential as he usually is.

It is difficult to subdue the Argentinean playmaker for 90 minutes, though, and while his first goal owed much to a slice of luck – Messi following in after Luis Suarez’s shot had hit the bar – his second and Barcelona’s crucial third goal, a sensational free-kick from distance, underscored his ability to turn a game in an instant.

A flat-footed Virgil van Dijk (£6.7m) could perhaps have done better for Barcelona’s first two goals but a much easier test will await the Dutchman and the Liverpool defence on Saturday evening, with Rafael Benitez’s side likely to be adopting a backs-to-the-wall, 5-4-1 approach on Tyneside.

Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson, Gomez, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson, Milner (Origi 85′), Fabinho, Keita (Henderson 24′), Wijnaldum (Firmino 79′), Salah, Mané.

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  1. Jimbo-Jones
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Any suggestions? 1ft, 0.3itb.
    Keeper is obvious weak point, but I’m 40 behind ML leader so keen to consider differentials...

    Ryan
    TAA Robertson Doherty
    Son Sterling Mané Jota
    Aguero Rashford Jimenez

    Foster, JWP, Valery, Duffy

    1. EMBOLOFAN
        1 month, 17 days ago

        roll ft

      • tafrère
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        You have a very good team. Whats your rival team ? So we can find differentials.

        1. Jimbo-Jones
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Only real difference is he has Eriksen Dunk & Gray where I have Jota Doherty and Rashford, and my bench is better.

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            If that is the case think it is gonna be hard to overhaul 40 points. Best bet might be to bring in Hazard and captain him this GW and hope their captain fails.

      • pingissimus
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Don’t really believe in him but Pogba over Son is the easy differential move.

          An alternative is to okay JWP over Jim. It isn’t entirely daft given Fulham defence recently and both Soton and WH are likely to go for it

      • Tmel
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Best triple captain option:

        a) Kun (LEI)
        b) Kun (bri)
        c) Sterling (LEI)
        d) Sterling (bri)

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          A

        2. Greenbackbøøg…
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I DONT KNOW MAN

        3. tafrère
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          A or C.

          A if you're ahead. C if you're chasing.

        4. Rotation's Alter Ego
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          • 7 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          A or C seems the popular choice here, I'd guess Aguero's record at home swings it to A.

          I'd probably end up doing D though, if it was me.

      • Greenbackbøøg…
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Would you rather have Bernardo (LEI, bha) or Pogba (hud, CAR) for the final two?

        1. tafrère
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I'm going for Bernardo.

        2. Miguel Sanchez
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Pogba

        3. Rotation's Alter Ego
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          • 7 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I'd prefer Pogba

        4. avfc82
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Bernardo, despite fixtures I still expect City to score more goals, and even if he plays as one of the CM's he should do well.

      • Rotation's Alter Ego
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        • 7 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Boly Vs FUL or Laporte Vs LEI?

        Could make a case for both.

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Laporte

          1. Rotation's Alter Ego
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            • 7 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Cheers 🙂

        2. tafrère
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Can't you play both ?

          1. Rotation's Alter Ego
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            • 7 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Depends on what I do with my team, but probably no.

        3. TONY123
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Laporte any time, any day.

          1. Rotation's Alter Ego
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            • 7 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            FFS Cup opp will have Doherty - think that's getting in my mind a bit 😉

            Vardy has a good chance of scoring against a high city line tbf

            1. tafrère
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              One thing I learned since I own Boly too : you don't block Doherty points with Boly, since majority of his points come from goals or assists.

        4. Would Ed Woodward
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Wolves hate keeping cleansheets.

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Doherty (FUL) still a better option than AWB (car) due to attacking threat though right?

              1. Would Ed Woodward
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  I'd say so! I'm playing Doherty, I just never expect a CS, if I get one then it's a huge and unexpected bonus.

              2. Rotation's Alter Ego
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                • 7 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Pat hates making saves 😉

                You're right though, doubt a new keeper will change much!

                Cheers 🙂

                1. Would Ed Woodward
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    I had Pat for months, don't remind me.

                  • Miguel Sanchez
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Wow - 8 games without making a single save!

              3. I Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Laporte

              4. pingissimus
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  You’re overthinking this. Laporte just picked up 3 bonus points.

                  1. Rotation's Alter Ego
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                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Overthinking is 50% of my FPL strategy 😆

                    1. pingissimus
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        Shrewd

                        But as you’re a winner I’m guessing the other 50% is to avoid Wolves defensive assets.

                • drughi
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Lloris
                  Laporte Robertson Doherty
                  Salah Mane JWP Son Jota
                  Jimenez Aguero(C)

                  foster Ings duffy Yoshida

                  0.0 itb and 1 FT.

                  Save FT and have 2 FT last gameweek of the season ?

                  1. pingissimus
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      Nice team

                      Could save I guess but I’m very down on Spurs attack. 6 in 9 i think if you exclude Huddersfield goals.

                      Bilva over Son would be my move. Case for Pog I guess but dislike it.

                      1. drughi
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        Cheers for the reply, not overly convinced by son myself but rested midweek and bournemouth defense to add to that makes me wanna keep for 1 more week. Bernardo and Pogba doesn't excite me much.

                  2. Mr_Barbs
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    A) Eriksen & Dunk > B.Silva & Digne/Shaw
                    B) Eriksen & Dunk > Redmond & Robertson/Laporte

                    Lloris
                    TAA, Doherty, Valery
                    Mane, Sterling, Son, Erisken, Jota
                    Aguero, Jimenez

                    Foster, Wilson, Yoshida, Dunk

                    1. Greenbackbøøg…
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      Shaw should play both right? A in that case

                  3. Greenbackbøøg…
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    I wonder if it's overthinking that Robbo gets rested this week, might be worth getting another pool defender as cover

                    1. Miguel Sanchez
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      You think Moreno starts a must-win game for them?

                      1. Forza Papac
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        Milner

                    2. Forza Papac
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      That would be a kick in the teeth for those that shelled out for Robba over TAA on the basis of naildness

                    3. boc610
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      Rested for what?

                    4. panda07
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      I think he starts

                    5. Greenbackbøøg…
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      Cheers dudes, I also think he'll probs start but you never know

                  4. boc610
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Leo you Cheat. Should be banned for the second leg.

                    1. avfc82
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      Liverpool fan? Would it even matter if he didn't make the 2nd leg, the damage has been done.

                      1. boc610
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        So what. He threw a punch, gets a free-kick and scores. Barca shipped 3 last season as well , without him they're nothing so pool would have a greater chance

                        1. avfc82
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          It was a foul - Fabinho body checked him. Did Messi leave a bit on him with the arm, probably but it wasn't a punch.

                  5. TRASH BOAT
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Anyone planning double City defence for 38? Kompany Laporte Ederson 2 x combo looks a lock

                    1. All Out of Mounie
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      Yup Ederson and Laporte

                  6. panda07
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Is it worth doing Eriksen to Pogba or just save?

                    1. panda07
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      Team

                      Lloris
                      TAA Matip Laporte Doherty
                      Mane Sterling Son Erik
                      Kun Jinenez

                      Foster Valery Hoj Gray

                      1FT 0ITB

                    2. All Out of Mounie
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      Did that this week.. dunno if it was worth it.. we'll see.

                  7. JenkoJunko
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      Afternoon all! Looking for a miracle!!

                      Current squad:
                      Foster Ryan
                      TAA Doherty Laporte Valery Kiki
                      Son Moura Sterling Jota Holland
                      Kun Firmino Vardy

                      Im Chasing in my ML and by about 50 points! So looking for the super differential. Pick two from each of the below:
                      Who to sacrifice:
                      A. Moura
                      B. Son
                      C. Vardy
                      D. Firmino

                      The differentials:
                      1. Pogba
                      2. Zaha
                      3. Hazard
                      4. Salah
                      5. Rashford

                      Thanks all and GL! 🙂

                      1. pingissimus
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          If you can reach both Mo and Haz that’s where the mega hauls are historically most likely. 475 points between them thus season alone.

                          1. JenkoJunko
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              Thanks... That would be perfect but I cant afford both. Im also pretty sure the leader will be bring in Hazard. Im thinking Vardy to Zaha and Moura/Son to Pog just to really give it a go as 50 points is alot!

                              Who would you keep out of Son or Moura?

                              1. pingissimus
                                  1 month, 17 days ago

                                  Moura is the differential. But I’m very down on Spurs attack. They’ve done so little for about 3 months now bar Huddersfield - which barely counts really.

                                  1. JenkoJunko
                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                      Yeah not convinced with spurs either! Although Bournemouth don't believe in defending so there will be goals.... I brought Firmino in on Friday morning last week so who ever i choose you can guarantee the other hauls 😉 Cheers for the advice.

                            • Lav
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              Pogba or Bernardo?

                            • LordEllison
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              1FT 2.1 ITB was thinking either thanks.
                              1. Dunk > Laporte/Shaw
                              2. Eriksen > Hazard

                              Lloris - Foster
                              Dunk - Robertson - Doherty - Bednarek - Valery
                              BSilva - Mane - Eriksen - Son - Jota
                              Jimenez - Aguero - Wilson

                            • TRASH BOAT
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              Started to think Zaha is the man this week. Cardiff HAVE to come out and they are bad enough when trying to defend. Wilf on the break and no Benteke to screw things up.

                              1. pingissimus
                                  1 month, 17 days ago

                                  Problem with that is only one double digit haul all season.

                                  He makes things happen and is a decent finisher but isn’t exactly a prolific FPL asset - excellent in real life tho

                                  1. TRASH BOAT
                                    • 5 Years
                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                    True. Palace have been racking up goals away though, this game just seems like a perfect storm. Probably another Milli pen waiting to happen.

                                    1. pingissimus
                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                        Thing is he’s perhaps the best finisher at the club - not a crowded field I grant you - so it’s not a crazy call to see him hitting a hattie. It should happen one day and Cardiff in the front foot seems perfect.

                                • Yoshioka
                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                    Is Mason Greenwood (c) insane?

                                    1. "DC"
                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                        Ban

                                      • Would Ed Woodward
                                          1 month, 17 days ago

                                          Yes.

                                        • Yoshioka
                                            1 month, 17 days ago

                                            I'm chasing. Wish me luck.

                                          • Blame it on Traore
                                            • 4 Years
                                            1 month, 17 days ago

                                            Mega lolz

                                        • XABI 15
                                          • 3 Years
                                          1 month, 17 days ago

                                          Need to take hits to sort defence. 2 red flags + Duffy and pereira

                                          Robbo Pereira Tomkins Yoshida Duffy

                                          1. Laporte and Shaw
                                          2. Laporte and Trent
                                          3. other

                                          thanks

                                          1. "DC"
                                              1 month, 17 days ago

                                              2 if you dont have pool def, 1 if you do

                                            • I Member
                                              • 3 Years
                                              1 month, 17 days ago

                                              2

                                            • The_Fish
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 1 Year
                                              1 month, 17 days ago

                                              2

                                            • Tsparkes10
                                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                                2

                                            • Tsparkes10
                                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                                Not sure whether to keep Moura for one last gw or bring in Rash for a minus 4 and bench Hojgberg

                                                1. TRASH BOAT
                                                  • 5 Years
                                                  1 month, 17 days ago

                                                  I got the hatty out of him but I can't see much more now...he is the sacrifice all the time, when the tired legs kick in he is off the pitch...

                                                  1. Tsparkes10
                                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                                      True. If I could do a straight swap to bernardo or Pogba I would but only 0.3 itb. So thinking Southampton mid and then Origi to Rash or Zaha.

                                                      1. TRASH BOAT
                                                        • 5 Years
                                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                                        Redmond seems popular but don't like Ralphs comments, possible rotation he has played a lot of minutes...

                                                2. #FPLBhuna
                                                  • 2 Years
                                                  1 month, 17 days ago

                                                  earth to world

                                                  eriksen and son both scores 13 points each against bournemouth in the reverse fixture this season

                                                  eriksen goal and assist
                                                  son 2 goals

                                                  y'all a bunch of fools considering a move over to pogpen from either of the spurs lads.

                                                  1. Greenbackbøøg…
                                                    • 4 Years
                                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                                    How about Lucas > Pogba/Bernardo?

                                                    1. #FPLBhuna
                                                      • 2 Years
                                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                                      wouldn't mind this

                                                      he hasn't been great recently, barring a hatty against a shocking hudd team.

                                                      1. Greenbackbøøg…
                                                        • 4 Years
                                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                                        cheers

                                                  2. RAFA THE GAFFA
                                                    • 3 Years
                                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                                    Spurs fan spotted 🙂

                                                    1. #FPLBhuna
                                                      • 2 Years
                                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                                      nope, just someone that actually has some sense about them

                                                      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                                                        • 3 Years
                                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                                        Was the reverse game after a mid week European game?

                                                  3. I Member
                                                    • 3 Years
                                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                                    Eriksen I can understand because he's not guaranteed to start but selling a rested Son against Bournemouth is folly.

                                                  4. avfc82
                                                    • 9 Years
                                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                                    If you own both I can understand those removing Eriksen. Bournemouth at home aren't as leaky as everyone makes out. 8 conceded in the last 5, which included games against City and Wolves. Burnley scored 3 from 3 shots on target, Newcastle needed a 94th minute equaliser. I'm happy to own Son this week, just not sure about the attacking double up.

                                                  5. drughi
                                                    • 9 Years
                                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                                    Spurs haven't scored more then 1 goal away since gw 23....against Fulham. Now a fixture in between a CL tie. Deffo not crazy getting rid, I'm keeping son though as he didn't play midweek but not overly confident he will get returns.

                                                  6. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                                                    • 3 Years
                                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                                    Do you have them yourself Bhuna?
                                                    Also - do you think they will both start?

                                                    1. #FPLBhuna
                                                      • 2 Years
                                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                                      I have both, and yeah I think both start mate

                                                      Eriksen rarely gets rotated, and Son was fully rested midweek so is guaranteed 70 minutes at the bare minimum

                                                      1. Tsparkes10
                                                          1 month, 17 days ago

                                                          Lucas or llorente potentially dropped?

                                                    2. pingissimus
                                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                                        Remind me how many PL goals Spurs have scored in their last 10 games not involving Huddersfield.

                                                    3. Sid07
                                                      • 5 Years
                                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                                      1) jota to Pogba
                                                      2) vardy to rashford
                                                      3) both have 2fts

                                                      1. "DC"
                                                          1 month, 17 days ago

                                                          Why would you sell Jota before Ful at home ?

                                                        • grumpyman
                                                          • 3 Years
                                                          1 month, 17 days ago

                                                          I'd be reluctant to do either, both Vardy and Jota could easily do well this weekend.

                                                        • Tsparkes10
                                                            1 month, 17 days ago

                                                            2 if no doubts and deemed fit. What's team? Cause obvs wouldn't want to waste a transfer

                                                        • Tsparkes10
                                                            1 month, 17 days ago

                                                            Is something wrong with Batman? Realised benteke started last few but is no injured apparently... Zaha to start up top?

                                                            1. Blame it on Traore
                                                              • 4 Years
                                                              1 month, 17 days ago

                                                              I would've thought they'd both play.

                                                          • AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                                                            • 3 Years
                                                            1 month, 17 days ago

                                                            So Angus Gunn might be given the hook for Fraser Forster?
                                                            Ugh.

                                                            1. Would Ed Woodward
                                                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                                                lol, what?! Starting Valery looks great now...

                                                            2. S.Kuqi
                                                              • 6 Years
                                                              1 month, 17 days ago

                                                              Save ft? 0.0 itb

                                                              Fab
                                                              Robbo-Beavis-Doherty (Awb, Bednarek)
                                                              Salah-Sterling-Mane-Pogba-Son
                                                              Wilson-Jimenez (Success)

                                                              1. S.Kuqi
                                                                • 6 Years
                                                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                                                Anyone?

                                                                1. drughi
                                                                  • 9 Years
                                                                  1 month, 17 days ago

                                                                  Looks gtg and yeah save ft. No aguero could hurt you but can't have them all. Captain ?

                                                                  1. S.Kuqi
                                                                    • 6 Years
                                                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                                                    No Aguero is a problem. Might get him for next gw

                                                                    Sterling will probably be my captain

                                                              2. Toblerone52
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                • 2 Years
                                                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                                                Yeah I'd save

                                                                1. S.Kuqi
                                                                  • 6 Years
                                                                  1 month, 17 days ago

                                                                  Thanks

                                                              3. TRASH BOAT
                                                                • 5 Years
                                                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                                                No guarantee Jimmy will be a success....

                                                            3. I Member
                                                              • 3 Years
                                                              1 month, 17 days ago

                                                              Would you rather have Trent (new, WOL) or Laporte (LEI, bha) for the rest of the season?

                                                              1. S.Kuqi
                                                                • 6 Years
                                                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                                                Laporte

                                                              2. "DC"
                                                                  1 month, 17 days ago

                                                                  Trent, but if you dont have city def cover go for Laporte

                                                                • avfc82
                                                                  • 9 Years
                                                                  1 month, 17 days ago

                                                                  Trent just edges it for me.

                                                                • Blame it on Traore
                                                                  • 4 Years
                                                                  1 month, 17 days ago

                                                                  Trent for his attacking ceiling. Higher than Laporte's I think.

                                                                • Toblerone52
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  • 2 Years
                                                                  1 month, 17 days ago

                                                                  Trent

                                                              3. RAFA THE GAFFA
                                                                • 3 Years
                                                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                                                With palace and Man U having the best last two fixtures. Who would you rather get this week?

                                                                Pogba
                                                                Rashford
                                                                Zaha
                                                                Mili
                                                                Shaw

                                                                1. S.Kuqi
                                                                  • 6 Years
                                                                  1 month, 17 days ago

                                                                  Rashford

                                                                2. Tsparkes10
                                                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                                                    Rash or Zaha due to benteke out

                                                                  • Blame it on Traore
                                                                    • 4 Years
                                                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                                                    Zaha for me I think

                                                                3. Blame it on Traore
                                                                  • 4 Years
                                                                  1 month, 17 days ago

                                                                  Anybody got both Foster and Ryan? If so, which of the two are you playing? Or are you going to transfer one of them out?

                                                                  1. Greenbackbøøg…
                                                                    • 4 Years
                                                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                                                    Thinking Ryan as Brighton are more motivated to defend. I really don't see a future where Chelsea don't score

                                                                    1. Blame it on Traore
                                                                      • 4 Years
                                                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                                                      Thanks pal. Yeah - hard to see them not scoring given Watford's defence!

                                                                  2. Miguel Sanchez
                                                                    • 2 Years
                                                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                                                    On this point, Gomes is expected to start the cup final and is retiring at the end of the season. I would say there is a good chance he starts against WHU in GW 38 to get some minutes in before the final and a last send off in front of the home fans. This would force Foster/Ryan owners into playing Ryan against City.

                                                                    1. Blame it on Traore
                                                                      • 4 Years
                                                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                                                      Very interesting point. Thanks for this heads up mate.

                                                                    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
                                                                      • 3 Years
                                                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                                                      This is a good point but I don’t think it’s the case. I might be wrong though

                                                                      1. Miguel Sanchez
                                                                        • 2 Years
                                                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                                                        Don't think Gomes starts the Cup final or plays the game before?

                                                                        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                                                                          • 3 Years
                                                                          1 month, 17 days ago

                                                                          Plays in the league. I see your logic though

                                                                  3. I Member
                                                                    • 3 Years
                                                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                                                    Playing Ryan. No particular reason why.

                                                                    1. Blame it on Traore
                                                                      • 4 Years
                                                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                                                      Thanks pal

                                                                  4. RAFA THE GAFFA
                                                                    • 3 Years
                                                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                                                    Probably Foster because Brighton made us (Newcastle) look like Brazil at times on sat

                                                                    1. Would Ed Woodward
                                                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                                                        Do you think you'll score against Liverpool? Not much threat if Perez is out, right?

                                                                        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                                                                          • 3 Years
                                                                          1 month, 17 days ago

                                                                          No Almiron is another problem. Probably not unless they are tired. It’s their biggest game in 25 years, surely they’ll turn us over. Rafa might play a few kids too as were safe and he has a Pool soft spot anyway

                                                                          1. Would Ed Woodward
                                                                              1 month, 17 days ago

                                                                              Yeah, I think Almiron is a big reason for Perez's recent form anyway.

                                                                        2. Blame it on Traore
                                                                          • 4 Years
                                                                          1 month, 17 days ago

                                                                          Oh god mate - I know. I'm also a Toon fan and to think we only came away from that game with a point...

                                                                      • Mingo
                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                        • 2 Years
                                                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                                                        Yeah I have both. I've been toying with Foster to Ederson for -4, but hits for a goalkeeper at this stage seems daft. I think Ryan just shades it for me this week and I'll play Foster next week at home to West Ham. There are plenty more attacking players deserving of hits.

                                                                        1. Mingo
                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                          • 2 Years
                                                                          1 month, 17 days ago

                                                                          Also I plan to bring in Hazard and captain him. I don't want my captain playing my goalkeeper.

                                                                          1. Blame it on Traore
                                                                            • 4 Years
                                                                            1 month, 17 days ago

                                                                            Yeah that's totally fair enough! Thanks mate

                                                                      • KT
                                                                        • 9 Years
                                                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                                                        Ryan

                                                                    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
                                                                      • 3 Years
                                                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                                                      Kelly from Palace seems nailed now right?

                                                                      1. Miguel Sanchez
                                                                        • 2 Years
                                                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                                                        Yeah looks it

                                                                      2. Toblerone52
                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                        • 2 Years
                                                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                                                        Yep

                                                                    3. Toblerone52
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      • 2 Years
                                                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                                                      I'm chasing rivals who are 10 and 20 points ahead.
                                                                      They both have Sterling.
                                                                      Is it better to get Sterling and hope the rest of my team catches me up or go without?

                                                                      To get Sterling I will have to sell Son and Eriksen => Sterling and Redmond

                                                                      1. grumpyman
                                                                        • 3 Years
                                                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                                                        Go different is your best chance. Get Hazard and (c).

                                                                      2. "DC"
                                                                          1 month, 17 days ago

                                                                          If you have Aguero and they dont captain Aguero

                                                                        • Miguel Sanchez
                                                                          • 2 Years
                                                                          1 month, 17 days ago

                                                                          Would you captain Sterling? Who do they have and who do you have from the likes of Aguero, Salah, Hazard etc?

                                                                          1. Toblerone52
                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                            • 2 Years
                                                                            1 month, 17 days ago

                                                                            no id captain Aguero. I have him and salah

                                                                      3. Ian Davis
                                                                        • 9 Years
                                                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                                                        Who to sell to fund Aguero transfer: Salah or Mané?

                                                                      4. RAFA THE GAFFA
                                                                        • 3 Years
                                                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                                                        What’s the news on Rash like? Any updates?

                                                                        1. Miguel Sanchez
                                                                          • 2 Years
                                                                          1 month, 17 days ago

                                                                          None officially from United until Ole's presser tomorrow but he was pictured coming out to training yesterday whereas Lukaku and Smalling weren't.

                                                                      5. tafrère
                                                                        • 2 Years
                                                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                                                        Lloris Foster
                                                                        Robertson TAA Boly Valery Bednarek
                                                                        Mané Eriksen Son Jota Doucouré
                                                                        Aguero Vardy Jimenez

                                                                        1FT, £0.0

                                                                        A. Eriksen > Bernardo
                                                                        B. Eriksen > Pogba
                                                                        C. Eriksen + Lloris > Bernardo + Ederson (-4)
                                                                        D. Eriksen + Vardy > Sterling + Long (-4)