Scout Notes

Hazard all set for Gameweek 37 after Europa League benching

As per usual, the latest Europa League action has helped give us clues about the next round of Fantasy Premier League.

Most notably, Eden Hazard (£10.9m) was left on the bench ahead of a hugely appealing home fixture against Watford, with the Chelsea man potentially the key differential captain this weekend.

Meanwhile, the waters were muddied further at Arsenal as both of their centre-forwards were heavily involved against Valencia.

We discuss all the Fantasy talking points from the semi-finals in this latest Scout Notes article.

Arsenal 3-1 Valencia

Goals: Alexandre Lacazette x2 (£9.4m), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.8m)

Assists: Aubameyang, Xhaka, Sead Kolašinac (£5.0m)

Alexandre Lacazette (£9.4m) was the star for Arsenal as they beat Valencia on Thursday night. He scored twice as his partnership with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.8m) proved too hot to handle for the Spanish visitors. The Frenchman’s first goal of the night was netted after a square-ball from his Gabonese colleague, who added a crucial strike in stoppage time.

Lacazette’s goals came at just the right time for the Gunners as his exploits turned a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 lead in just seven minutes. He was by far the most threatening player on the pitch and could have arguably netted at least a hat-trick, maybe more. Lacazette spurned several big chances, including a close-range header and two opportunities that brought saves from Valencia goalkeeper Neto. The volume of shots he had in the match certainly suggests he could offer serious points potential in Gameweek 37 – after all, you have to all the way back to Gameweek 16 for the last time Lacazette blanked in a home match.

“I had two more chances where I could have done better but thankfully Aubameyang scored the third one. If we can go to Baku [for the Europa League final] it will be special.” – Alexandre Lacazette

However, calling which of Arsenal’s front men will start their Premier League encounter with Brighton on Sunday afternoon remains something of a coin toss. With both Lacazette and Aubameyang playing the full 90 minutes against Valencia, it is very difficult to second guess Unai Emery at this point. After all, he very recently substituted Lacazette roughly an hour into a Europa League tie, suggesting he would start the following Premier League match, but the Spanish manager ended up benching him.

It certainly seems as if Emery will not be resting on Arsenal’s laurels in the second leg of this semi-final, which might impact the game-time of his attacking players in Gameweek 37. When asked how he would approach the return trip to Spain, the Gunners boss insisted that attack will be the best form of defence. The Europa League continues to increase in priority for Arsenal as they bid for Champions League football in 2019/20. Three consecutive defeats in the Premier League have seriously damaged their top-four chances and are two points short of Chelsea with two games to go. Therefore, it’s possible that both Lacazette and Aubameyang will have their minutes managed against Brighton with that second leg in Valencia in mind. That said, 27 of the Frenchman’s 35 goals in all competitions for Arsenal (77%) have come at home, so perhaps it might be him who starts against Brighton and is benched for Valencia.

“We need to play there thinking to win, thinking to score, thinking to take our moment in attack. They are going to feel strong with their supporters there. Aubameyang and Lacazette played very well. We managed to get in dangerous situations near their goal, and in the first half towards the end, we got in four to five times out wide. I still believe that the tie is in the balance, we know how tough it will be to beat Valencia again. And they will be looking to respond.” – Unai Emery

Despite the positive result, Arsenal still looked defensively vulnerable at stages of this semi-final first leg, especially in the first half. Ezequiel Garay missed from a few yards out, then Rodrigo was given the space to head across goal to set up Mouctar Diakhaby for the opening strike. Soon afterwards a loose Ainsley Maitland-Niles (£4.4m) header allowed Goncalo Guedes a chance.

“We started a bit nervous because we lost the last three games, I think that’s normal. We are human, but after that, we had a good reaction.” – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

There were further clues to Arsenal’s potential line-up against Brighton on Thursday night. Laurent Koscielny (£5.4m) might be touch and go for Gameweek 37 after he was taken off in the 82nd minute against Valencia, Emery now hoping he will be okay for Sunday. Meanwhile, Sead Kolaśinac‘s (£5.0m) 90-minute outing, plus a full match at Leicester in Gameweek 36, might see him rotated out of his left-back berth for Nacho Monreal (£5.4m), who only played 10 minutes against Valencia.

“I hope Koscielny will be ok for Sunday, I don’t know. But I don’t know for the second leg away he was very tired. He ran back 50 metres doing a sprint and it’s normal he can be tired and struggling. I prefer to change him to give also Nacho Monreal ten minutes after his small [calf] injury. Ten minutes helps us and him.” – Unai Emery

Meanwhile, Lucas Torreira (£4.7m) featured only as a second-half substitute for Matteo Guendouzi (£4.4m). That should probably see the Uruguayan start against Brighton.

“I was thinking with Matteo, he can have that and also with the combination with Mesut. After the first half, it was not playing like I was thinking. But, it is good for us and our composition with the team, the set up I think was for controlling the possession also. This is the reason. Matteo and Lucas can help us at the beginning or having an impact. Also, giving us different qualities. Both can play together, can play also one another. It depends on the match. Today I decided with Matteo to play the passes ahead for Mesut, for the strikers, also one side to another side. Maybe the match in the second half can be different.” – Unai Emery

Arsenal XI (3-4-1-2): Cech; Koscielny (Monreal 82′), Sokratis, Mustafi; Kolašinac, Xhaka, Guendouzi (Torreira 58′), Maitland-Niles; Özil (Mkhitaryan 75′); Aubameyang, Lacazette.

Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1 Chelsea

Goals: Pedro (£6.2m)

Assists: Ruben Loftus-Cheek (£5.2m)

Chelsea fans might have been disappointed to see Hazard on the bench for their trip to Eintracht Frankfurt, but it was a development that will be particularly pleasing to his Fantasy owners. Maurizio Sarri opted not to start the Belgian to ensure that he had ample rest for the remainder of the season, with Watford up next. The 30 minutes that Hazard got under his belt on Thursday, which featured an energetic display, should see him fresh and ready for an appealing fixture that has firmly established him in the Gameweek 37 captaincy debate.

“Eden was on the bench because, in the last period, he played 10 matches in a row. It’s impossible to play that many. For us, this was match No59 I think, and Hazard also played eight matches in the national team. For a player, it’s impossible to play 70-75 matches in a season. And so, sometimes, Hazard like all the other players needs to rest. Or not to rest, but not to play for 90 minutes. This is the first reason. The second is that Eden usually is able to change the match from the bench, and so, for me, it was better to start with Willian and then to try, in the last 30-35 minutes, with Eden. But for Eden, it’s impossible to play 75-80 matches in a season.” – Maurizio Sarri

Alternative sources of investment to Hazard at Chelsea have been hard to come by in recent weeks but Ruben Loftus-Cheek (£5.2m) has been making a case for himself. The England international was arguably the Blues’ best player on Thursday night, coming back into the side after featuring only as a substitute against Manchester United. He inspired the fight-back after Chelsea went 1-0 down, forcing a save out of Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp before playing in Pedro (£6.2m) to equalise. Subsequently, Loftus-Cheek had two more excellent opportunities to score and will have done his chances of starting against Watford no harm at all.

He was replaced by Mateo Kovačić (£5.7m) in the 82nd minute with cramp, so is not really nailed on to start against Watford. Maurizio Sarri revealed once again that the club are still managing a back issue for him but given that he played just 14 minutes last weekend, he is still in with a shout of starting on Sunday afternoon.

“Loftus-Cheek is a very important player. He improved a lot during the season. When he is at the top, physically, he’s a very important player. He’s always in trouble with his back, and it’s not easy for him to have training with consistency. But in this match he was really fit. He played a very good match. He had a cramp in the last 10 minutes so he called me for a substitution.” – Maurizio Sarri

Meanwhile, Pedro has now been involved in seven goals in his last six starts in the Europa League. The Spaniard has scored four of his own and provided assists for another three, but very much remains off the Fantasy radar. That’s because his heavy involvement in European competitions has meant just one start in the last six Premier League matches.

“It’s very difficult because we have to play again in the Premier League in 62 hours, so it’s not easy to recover, especially in a very competitive championship like the Premier League. You risk to pay.” – Maurizio Sarri

David Luiz (£5.8m) offered plenty of goal threat against Frankfurt and will be disappointed not to have come away with attacking returns. He rattled the cross-bar with one of his textbook free-kicks before directing a headed effort from Hazard’s cross straight at the goalkeeper.

Chelsea XI (4-3-3): Kepa; Emerson, D Luiz, Christensen, Azpilicueta; Loftus-Cheek (Kovačić 83′), Jorginho, Kanté; Willian (Hazard 61′), Giroud, Pedro.

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1,647 Comments Post a Comment
  1. SUICIDE SQUAD
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Digne or shaw for
    Vertonghen ?

    1. OldBenKenobi
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Shaw

    2. Hasselbaink Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Over the 2 weeks, Shaw

    3. 12steps
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Of those Shaw

  2. Eytexi
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Safe to bring in Shaw and Guatia now the United presser is done?

    • finnish92
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Jota, Rashford -> Sigurdsson, Jimenez? (-4)

      1. OldBenKenobi
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Noooo

      2. mrmrscott
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        No way

    • OldBenKenobi
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Think I’m going to do

      Mane > Hazard(c)

      and just own Aguero and Sterling. Chasing 18 points.

      Yay or nay

      1. 12steps
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Y

      2. Hasselbaink Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Yup

      3. Amey
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Hell Yay
          Done same 🙂

      4. 12steps
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Any advice here? Cheers.

        Salah, Sterling or Hazard for the last two gwks? I also have Mané. Chasing, and rival has Salah but none of the other three. Teams pretty similar otherwise.

        1. Amey
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Raheem Sterling

            1. 12steps
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Cheers.
              Also have Aguero. Rival doesn't.

          • RC16
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 13 days ago

            I'd go Sterling.

          • Dosh
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Sterling

        2. OptimusBlack
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Which is better ?
          A-Son & Long
          B- Mili & Zaha

          1. OldBenKenobi
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Which ever one you already own?
            Nothing between them so wouldn’t waste transfers

            1. OptimusBlack
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              I am doing this just to get Hazard
              Eriksen & Zaha > Hazard & Long
              Eriksen & Son > Hazard+ Mili

              1. OldBenKenobi
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Lose the 2 spurs boys I think

        3. Amey
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Team Locked for the gw. No hits
            G2G ??
            Lloris
            Robbo Taa Doherty
            Hazard © Raz Son Jota
            Aguero Jimenez Zaha

            Foster Deulofeu Yoshida Valery

            GL all !!

            1. Atwood
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Very nice

            2. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              V nice matey! I’m struggling to make my moves 🙁

            3. VinMar
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Very nice

            4. 12steps
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Nice

            5. Amey
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Thank you all 🙂
                Hopefully we all get a bumper gw !!

              • g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Should do well so long as you don't get trolled by Eden.

                1. Amey
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    Amen

              • BananaMan
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Leading my ML by 25pts.
                £400 to the winner.
                2nd place has closed on me considerably over the last 3 weeks, his wildcard was much better used than mine!!
                He has Aguero, I don't.

                No brainer = Vardy -> Aguero???

                I also have Eriksen.
                Would you take a -4 to swap for Pogba??
                Cheers!

                1. kennethrhcp
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Vardy to Aguero looks good imo.

                  Spurs mid vs bou is playing on my mind aswell... is it worth a hit out

                2. niallbonner
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Yeah just do Vardy to Aguero, wouldn’t take a hit now a this stage. Good luck

                3. Hasselbaink Forever
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Yeah get Aguero in.

                4. Mingo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  If you think he will captain Aguero then I would block that move. Also I'd take as few hits as possible at this stage. If nothing else it could come down to transfers if you end up on the same points.

                5. lilmessipran
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Just do Vardy to Kun to have a good blocker..I won't get in Pog for a hit

                6. 007 [RoboKlopp]
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  -4 for Pogba? No

              • kennethrhcp
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                trippier & Son... 1ft & 0.1itb

                sell the 2 of them for -4 or keep Son?

                other mids Salah, Mane, Jota, JWP

                1. Hasselbaink Forever
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Sell Trippier

                  1. kennethrhcp
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    that part wasn't the question 🙂 he's going for sure... it was Son also or not

                2. Tsparkes10
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    Keep Son

                3. RED_ARMY
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  a) Kolasinac > Shaw
                  b) Son > Pogba

                4. Shteve
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Need a bit of help today 🙂

                  I'm protecting a slender 23 point lead in ML and its worth 400 odd quid!

                  Only one rival, he has sterling, laporte and gray whereas I have Koscielny, eriksen and Vardy.

                  Thinking of doing Koscielny, Eriksen and Vardy and

                  1. Shteve
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    Fail!

                    Thinking of doing Koscielny, Eriksen and Vardy to Shaw, sterling and Zaha for - 4

                    Thoughts?

                  2. 12steps
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    The moves seem good, but not a fan of the hit. Any way of getting Sterling with only two moves?

                    1. Shteve
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      That was my original plan - just get rid of eriksen and Vardy, but with Koscielny looking likely to be rotated I moved to taking a hit plus I can't afford Zaha without the hit.. It would be long or calvert lewin

                  3. lilmessipran
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    Looks good.. I might even try and block Laporte as well over Shaw , if you don't exceed the 3 player cap, and winning your ML is your primary ambition

                    1. Shteve
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      I could do laporte over Shaw but it would mean getting calvert lewin or long instead of Zaha? (already have jwp)

                      1. lilmessipran
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        I'd get Long over Zaha/his Gray and block Laporte as well tbh

                        1. Shteve
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 13 days ago

                          Ok, thanks pal, seems logical to block laporte, think I'll go with that.

                5. YouReds
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Thoughts please guys...
                  Current defence:

                  Lloris (Gunn)
                  TAA Laporte Valery (Duffy, Cathcart)

                  who to start?
                  a) Lloris (I'm playing Wilson)
                  b) Gunn

                  Transfer
                  1) Save FT and play Valery
                  2) Duffy > AWB/Kelly and bench Valery

                6. Hasselbaink Forever
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Quick A or B much appreciated please -

                  Leno
                  Doherty / Vertonghen* / Robertson
                  Son / Mane* / Sterling / Jota
                  Aguero / Jimenez / Rashford

                  Foster / Redmond / Valery / Duffy

                  1FT, 0.2 itb

                  A) Vertonghen > TAA
                  B) Vert & Mane > Shaw & Hazard (-4)

                7. Dakes.
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Do Eriksen Duffy to Hazard Kelly(bench) now? For free

                  1. Hasselbaink Forever
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    Yes

                8. RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  How does this hit look? Fixes my keepers and Gray.

                  Gray+Eriksen+Foster >> Zaha+Pogba+Guaita (-4)

                  Guaita
                  Laporte. TAA. Doherty
                  Sterling. Mané. Pogba. Son
                  Agüero(C). Jiménez. Zaha
                  (Ryan, Højbjerg, Bednarek, Duffy)

                9. GW 37 News Roundup
                  Rotation's Alter Ego
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  What we learnt in the runup to Gameweek 37…

                  Manchester City

                  De Bruyne hasn’t trained with the squad since his injury and Guardiola doesn’t know if he’ll play again this season. He won’t play Monday and Guardiola doesn’t know if Fernaninho will play either despite training with his knee strapped. In short, Pep was as useful as always.
                  https://twitter.com/Sammy_Goal/status/1124290050970333186?s=19

                  Liverpool

                  Keita will miss the rest of the season with a adductor injury, but Klopp is happy to have Oxlade-Chamberlain back right as he loses Keita. When asked if Firmino is ok – “We will see, we will see”.
                  https://twitter.com/JamesPearceEcho/status/1124244842106769408?s=19

                  Spurs

                  Aurier nearing RTP, Winks could return this season, Lamela and Kane both undergoing rehab, with Lamela now on grass. Vertonghen was confirmed as no concussion, but sounds like he will still miss the weekend game.
                  https://twitter.com/AlasdairGold/status/1123986260828327939?s=19

                  Chelsea

                  RLC substitution was due to cramp, as he returns from his back injury that kept him side-lined a while. Hazard was benched to give him a rest due to the high number of games he’s played this season.
                  https://twitter.com/ChelseaFC/status/1124064036960841742?s=19

                  Arsenal

                  Ramsey has played his last game for Arsenal, as his injury will keep him out until after his contract expires and he heads to Juventus. Koscielny might get rested, with Emery saying “Laurent was very tired”. He hopes he’ll be ready for the weekend, but “doesn’t know”, looks like rotation is likely.
                  https://twitter.com/jamesbenge/status/1124282487763546113?s=19

                  Manchester United

                  Romero is injured, so De Gea will play at the weekend. Greenwood is also out, but OGS is hopeful he will play before the end of the season. Pogba (unknown), Lukaku (injury) and Lingard (injury) missed the open training session, with OGS saying United have a “few niggles and a few injuries”. He did not clarify further, but Lukaku may not play again this season due to him aggravating a hamstring issue. Jones and Valencia have trained as normal, but Lingard will still need assessment, as does Rashford. Bailly will hopefully return by preseason.
                  https://twitter.com/SimonPeach/status/1124237294888734720?s=19
                  https://twitter.com/RobDawsonESPN/status/1124237176454230016?s=19

                  Wolves

                  Nuno announced he plans on giving Will Norris some minutes before the season ends, but everyone is fit to face Fulham.
                  https://twitter.com/tim_spiers_Star/status/1123868134635659264?s=19

                  Leicester

                  All green at Leicester, with BR saying that everyone is OK as expected. Therefore only Amartey, who is a long term injury (ankle) will miss out.
                  https://twitter.com/FFScout/status/1123904075710566401?s=19

                  Everton

                  Mina and Walcott are working with the team and could feature tomorrow; Gomes is still banned. Silva said he has no intentions on giving any sentimental starts to Baines or Jagielka, so Digne should continue to start.
                  https://twitter.com/Adam_Jones94/status/1123890945248911360?s=19

                  Watford

                  Watford once again will have a late 5pm presser, so will not be covered.

                  West Ham

                  Apart from Yarmolenko and Carroll, everyone has trained as is fit. This includes Sanchez, Nasri, Cresswell, Lanzini and Reid.
                  https://twitter.com/Sam_InkersoleTM/status/1123912370307457026?s=19

                  Crystal Palace

                  Benteke is a doubt but not ruled out after picking up a knock and hasn’t been training. Sakho, Tomkins, Schlupp and Souare will miss the rest of the season.
                  https://twitter.com/CPFC/status/1123922693038977024?s=19

                  Newcastle

                  Lascelles has returned to training. Perez is fine, Lascelles is fine but Yedlin has a groin problem.
                  https://twitter.com/BenDinnery/status/1124294636971941888?s=19

                  Bournemouth

                  No changes with Bournemouth’s long term injures, but Gosling, Solanke and Adam Smith are now doubts too. Brooks is also a doubt having taken a series of heavy blows to his ankle vs Southampton and will be assessed in training today.
                  https://twitter.com/afcbournemouth/status/1124226527653236736?s=19

                  Burnley

                  Lennon will miss this weekend and a lack of game time will probably keep him out next weekend too. Crouch will be back in contention after training last week, as will Bardsley and Brady.
                  https://twitter.com/BurnleyOfficial/status/1123569595816841217?s=19

                  Southampton

                  Hasenhuttl plans on using some fringe players now Southampton are safe, with reports that one of them will be Forster. Yoshida will miss this weekend, as will Vestergaard who is out for the season.
                  https://twitter.com/AdamBlackmore/status/1123953779685175296?s=19

                  Cardiff

                  Despite training, Arter will likely miss out this week, but he and Gunnarsson will get late tests. Murphy missed the Fulham game due to poor attitude, but Zohore is in contention once again. Ralls, Paterson and Bamba are out for the season.
                  https://twitter.com/BenDinnery/status/1124255215144906752?s=20

                  Fulham

                  Odoi is the only one out from Scott Parker’s squad, though it can be assumed Markovic and Bettinelli are also out (long term injuries). Mawson and Schurrle are available.
                  https://twitter.com/FFScout/status/1123935867360436224?s=19

                  Huddersfield

                  Mooy is back in training whilst Zanka has a cold. Daly is unavailable and Hamer is training but not yet ready, but everyone else (including Diakhaby) is fine.
                  https://twitter.com/htafcdotcom/status/1124282287363899395?s=19

                  1. Rotation's Alter Ego
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    If we can ignore the fact that I missed Brighton, I'd appreciate that 😉

                    Waiting for Rafa was painful enough, I'm done waiting for Hughton to come out and say everyone is ok!

                    1. Pras United
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      If this was GW34 - there'd be riots 🙂

                  2. RAFA THE GAFFA
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    Yedlin out means Manquillo starts which means Mane against Manquillo which means lots of Mane points

                  3. Amey
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      Good Job !!
                      Cheers

                      1. Rotation's Alter Ego
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                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        Cheers 🙂 Got well over 200 tweets and 13 articles saved for this one, busy week!

                        1. Amey
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            😮
                            That's some hard work !!
                            Hattrick for your © mate 😉

                          • Amey
                              1 month, 13 days ago

                              And GL in FFS cup !!
                              (You don't need it but still 🙂 )

                              1. Rotation's Alter Ego
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                                • 7 Years
                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                Haha thank you!

                                Plenty of tough opponents on the route to the final, just need a bit more luck 😉 Looks a tasty matchup!

                        2. Pras United
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 13 days ago

                          Thanks. Good to clarify that the Luakaku out is not something OGS mentioned or even implied. It is Ben Dinnery's assumption - based on nothing (as usual).

                          1. HamezMace
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/romelu-lukaku-to-miss-manchester-uniteds-final-two-games-with-injury-lspjxr7wc

                            Lots of main stream media reporting Lukaku has a hamstring injury.

                            1. Rotation's Alter Ego
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                              • Has Moderation Rights
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 13 days ago

                              Misleading headline there, big surprise.

                              He's *unlikely* to feature this season. Not definitely out, or at least as far as I've heard. OGS was giving nothing away today about it, saying he's sure the press will find out themselves anyways via little leaks and whatnot.

                              1. HamezMace
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                Yes, headlines are headlines I guess. OGS said nothing on any injuries from what I could see, other than Greenwood and Romero.
                                I just think that given that all the national press have reported a hamstring injury, and he's not been pictured in training, it's more likely, than not, to be true.

                                1. Rotation's Alter Ego
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                                  • 7 Years
                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                  Oh absolutely, he's injured yes - think I put that in my HT.

                                  It's the length of injury that's unknown, whether it's days or weeks.

                                  Last time he had this injury it was 3 weeks out, fwiw.

                                  1. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                    Good luck in the cup final RAE.

                                    1. Rotation's Alter Ego
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • Has Moderation Rights
                                      • 7 Years
                                      1 month, 13 days ago

                                      Thanks mate!

                            2. Pras United
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 13 days ago

                              Yes but not based on anything said or implied in the press conference. This is a HT on take aways from the presser.

                              1. HamezMace
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                Oh absolutely, Rotation does a great job, I'm just saying it's not just Ben Dinnery tweeting, nearly all of the nation newspapers have reported this injury, seems unlikely there's nothing behind it.

                        3. fclackless [RoboKlopp]
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 13 days ago

                          cheers RAE

                        4. MGD
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 13 days ago

                          Great job!

                        5. Schafsalat
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          1 month, 13 days ago

                          Thanks a lot, much appreciated!

                      2. SomeoneKnows
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        What would you do with Firmino?

                        A) Keep
                        B) Transfer for Zaha
                        C) Other ideas

                      3. Ode
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        A) Bilva & Robertson
                        B) Pogba & Shaw

                        1. Hasselbaink Forever
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 13 days ago

                          a

                      4. paulfantham
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        Oh captain my captain. Sterling or Aguero?

                        1. Ode
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 13 days ago

                          Kun!

                        2. mrmrscott
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 13 days ago

                          Aguero!

                      5. MadMarcelo
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        A/ Valery > Shaw
                        B/ Foster + Valery > DDG + Shaw - 4
                        C/ Valery + Salah > Shaw + Hazard - 4
                        D/ Foster + Valery + Salah > DDG + Shaw + Hazard - 8

                        1. Gearoid
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 13 days ago

                          Are you not going to use Valery in 38?

                          A if you must but better to save I think

                      6. majorbriggs
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        Hold a transfer for GW38 or do some tinkering? 0.9 ITB.

                        Gunn
                        Robertson, Boly, AWB
                        Salah, Sterling, Son, Jota
                        Kun, Jimenez, Wilson

                        (Ryan, Duffy, Valery, JWP)

                      7. meclive
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        1 FT and 19pts ahead in my league... what to do?!

                        a) Son > Pogba
                        B) Kola > Shaw

                        Help!

                      8. abaalan
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        1ft, 0.6 itb. Suggestions?
                        Ryan
                        Robbo, taa, Doherty
                        Sterling, mane, son, eriksen, Redmond
                        Aguero, jiminez

                        (Foster, ings, Bednarek, Duffy)

                        Consider eriksen to pogba or b Silva, or a gk transfer

                      9. tafrère
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        5 hours left to make the hardest decision of my season. Top 10k at stake.

                        A. Eriksen > Bernardo
                        B. Eriksen + Vardy > Sterling + Long (-4)

                      10. yakirh
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        Which one?
                        A. Hazard & Long
                        B. Bilva & Rashford

                        If I choose A, can get Rashford for Jimenez in the last GW

                      11. V-2 Schneiderlin
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        anyone else going Siggy (C)?

                      12. Arnauto
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        A. Eriksen > Pogba (bench Vardy)
                        or
                        B. save FT and play Vardy

                      13. moment
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        Just inside the top10K and trying to stay there:
                        Reckon this bunch can keep me there? Have 1FT available, definitely don't want to take a hit, and would prefer to roll it for next week...

                        Gunn
                        Robbo / Jonny / Valery
                        Son / Sterling / Salah / Mane / Hojberg
                        Jimi / Kun (C)

                        Bench: Llorente / Dunk / Kiko, 0.2. ITB

                        Any thoughts?

                        1. CAPA
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            Hi.
                            Somebody posted that Sou may rotate keeper ie Forster in for Gunn. That wouldn't be good for me as Ryan would come in.
                            What do we think about Gunn?

                        2. Hakim Ziyech
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            Predictions?
                            Bou v Spurs
                            Wol v Ful
                            Che v Wat
                            Ars v Bri
                            City v Lei

                            1. ritzyd
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 13 days ago

                              0-1
                              1-0
                              3-1
                              2-0
                              2-0

                          • Robfish
                              1 month, 13 days ago

                              Any advice on who should i bench out of these 3.
                              A) Kolasinac (BHA)
                              B) Redmond (whu)
                              C) Doherty (FUL)

                              Thanks.