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Salah injury latest after Newcastle outing cut short

Newcastle 2-3 Liverpool

Goals: Christian Atsu (£5.1m), Salomón Rondón (£5.9m) | Virgil van Dijk (£6.7m), Mohamed Salah (£13.3m), Divock Origi (£5.0m)

Assists: Rondón, Javier Manquillo (£4.3m) | Trent Alexander-Arnold x2 (£5.7m), Xherdan Shaqiri (£6.8m)

Mohamed Salah (£13.3m) owners are now faced with a week of uncertainty as he was taken off with a head injury in Liverpool’s win over Newcastle. After making it six consecutive Gameweeks with attacking returns, the Egyptian was floored in a collision with goalkeeper Martin Dúbravka (£5.0m) and his awkward landing exacerbated the problem. He was down receiving treatment for some time before being taken off the pitch on a stretcher.

Thankfully, there will be regular updates on Salah this week as Liverpool prepare for the second leg of their Champions League semi-final with Barcelona. The corresponding press conference will likely take place on Monday given that the match is scheduled for Tuesday night. Furthermore, we should know more about Salah’s situation after the game depending on the role he plays against Barcelona.

“What I heard, he got the hip of the goalie on his head. He was then on the ground and the doc had to make a decision ‘on the pitch or off the pitch’, and the decision was off the pitch. We accept that of course. When he came in he was sitting in the dressing room watching the game on television. So he was then fine, but of course, we have to wait. He got a proper knock, obviously, in that situation.” – Jurgen Klopp

Whether Salah can be fit for the final day of the season visit of Wolves could prove pivotal for Fantasy managers. He was Liverpool’s primary goal threat against Newcastle, registering more shots and more efforts in the box than any of his colleagues. His deft first-half finish extended his lead at the top of the Golden Boot charts and means he has five goals in as many Premier League outings.

By contrast, Sadio Mané (£10.2m) was largely anonymous, as has often been the case in away matches this season. He had just one shot on goal all evening and was unable to be the chief beneficiary of Newcastle’s vulnerability in the air, despite registering more headed attempts than any other midfielder this season.

Despite winning the game in dramatic fashion, Liverpool were not quite at their ruthless best, actually emerging from the trip to Newcastle with a lower expected goals (xG) score than their hosts. That may have been down to Roberto Firmino‘s (£9.3m) latest absence. After missing Gameweek 36 and then only playing a small part in the defeat to Barcelona, the Brazilian could not overcome the muscle injury he has been dealing with of late. Klopp has already ruled him out of midweek Champions League action and must wait and see if he can feature against Wolves on Sunday.

“(Firmino) will not be ready for Tuesday and the rest we will see.” – Jurgen Klopp

Part of what caused Liverpool problems in Firmino’s absence has been the role Daniel Sturridge (£5.6m) has played in the last two matches. He started up front in both Gameweek 36 and 37, but in neither match did he get close to replicating what Firmino brings to the team. The Brazilian has been an excellent link-up man for Liverpool this season, while Sturridge has proved to be more of a one-dimensional forward, largely looking to shoot on sight. Despite his selfish tendencies in front of goal, seven players have registered a higher expected goal involvement (xGI) score in the last two matches than the Englishman, even Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (£6.4m).

It will be interesting to see who is given the nod to start up front against Wolves if it looks like Firmino cannot play. With Sturridge not particularly impressing, Divock Origi (£5.0m) might fancy his chances after he got the all-important late winning goal for Liverpool. The last time he started at home in the league he featured on the left of the front three, allowing Mané to play through the middle, and got himself a goal too. However, that was, admittedly, against Watford, who have been much worse against top six sides this year than Wolves.

Xherdan Shaqiri (£6.8m) may also be in contention given his role in the team earlier this season, and an assist for the winner at Newcastle. When Salah was being played as the centre-forward in the 4-2-3-1 system, Shaqiri occupied the right attacking-midfield position and could play there again if Klopp opts to change formation for the final day of the campaign.

“We have fresh players on the bench, try to have an impact – and they had [an impact]. It was a wonderful free-kick from Shaq and sensational header from Divock and we win the game. We are now qualified for the league final, which is brilliant. So crucial. What can I say? It is just brilliant, it is like a fairy tale. You can say whatever you want about me – they don’t play often enough, Shaqiri not often enough. I make this decision. It is great that they do it, I love it. That was really a big moment.” – Jurgen Klopp

It was a mixed evening for Liverpool defensive assets as their fortunes were decided on their attacking capabilities rather than clean sheet potential. As previously mentioned, Newcastle certainly deserved their goals based on the quality of their chances, which will be of some concern ahead of a clash with top-six specialists Wolves on the final day.

“Credit to Newcastle, that was, wow… any people who doubt or whatever that teams don’t play for anything anymore, or maybe are halfway on the beach already, they were really the opposite. Is there any history between Newcastle and Liverpool that I don’t know about? The atmosphere was like there was something that happened in the past. The boys, again, were ready to face it, ready to deal with it and that’s brilliant.” – Jurgen Klopp

It was the Magpies’ weaknesses that dictated which of the Liverpool defenders were able to pull in offensive returns. They have been particularly vulnerable to players with aerial threat and set pieces this season, which is why Virgil van Dijk (£6.7m) was able to convert perhaps the easiest header of his career into the net, completely unmarked, in the 13th minute.

Also benefitting hugely in this department was Trent Alexander-Arnold (£5.7m) who took the corner for that opener. His ability to cross the ball in early from wide areas helped him to his second assist of the night when Salah converted his 28th-minute chance.

His pair of assists on Saturday night helped make Premier League history, in fact. The England international has now provided 11 of them this season, and is just one short of colleague Andrew Robertson (£6.8m). Crucially, those who have opted to own both of the two full-backs have been handsomely rewarded this season, as they have arguably been the most effective defensive double-up in FPL history. The efforts of Alexander-Arnold and Robertson mean that it is the first time in Premier League history that two defenders from the same club have produced more than 10 assists in a campaign.

“The first goal, Pete Krawietz and Greg and James, our analysts, what they do around set-pieces is unbelievable. It is really nice to see. Having Virgil van Dijk completely free in the box is pretty rare, it was a wonderful routine.” – Jurgen Klopp

However, it must be said that Alexander-Arnold was hugely fortunate to last longer than 20 minutes at Newcastle. He was the last bastion of defence for one of Newcastle’s first-half counter-attacks, blocking Salomón Rondón‘s (£5.9m) shot with his elbow, before it was converted by Christian Atsu (£5.1m). Had Liverpool been able to clear their lines, it is likely that they would have conceded a penalty for the handball and Alexander-Arnold would have been sent off.

In scoring twice, Newcastle demonstrated that their offensive potential is not necessarily dependent on Miguel Almirón (£6.0m). The Paraguayan international transformed the pace of their attack since signing in January, and also brought out the best in Ayoze Pérez (£6.1m) in recent weeks. It had been thought that going up against Liverpool without Almirón might see the Magpies offer little in the way of goal threat, but they asked Liverpool plenty of questions.

Rondón, in particular, was a constant menace, not only with his characteristic running and pressing off the ball but with his efforts on goal too. No player on the pitch had more shots in the box, either total or inside the box, than the Venezuelan international, suggesting he could act as an effective differential signing for the Gameweek 38 trip to relegated Fulham.

Newcastle United XI (5-4-1): Dúbravka; Ritchie, Dummett, Lascelles, Schär (Muto 90+1′), Manquillo; Atsu, Ki, Hayden, A Pérez; Rondón.

Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Robertson, van Dijk, Lovren (Milner 66′), Alexander-Arnold; Wijnaldum (Shaqiri 66′), Fabinho, Henderson; Mané, Sturridge, Salah (Origi 73′).

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  1. SomeoneKnows
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    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Leading my ML by a mere 4 points with 2 FT... What transfers would you make with the following team?

    Foster (Ryan)
    Laporte, TAA, Valery, (Doherty, Duffy)
    Sterling, Mane, Ward-Prowse, Son*, (Jota)
    Aguero, Jimenez, Firmino

    1. dvdguy
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Firm to Long, Son to Salah

    2. Ghost Gooner
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I'd get Vardy and Deulofeu for Son and Jimenez

  2. TorresMagic™
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    1 year, 2 months ago

    Anyway this could be a 4 way tie?

    a) 31 + Sterling
    b) 26 + Laporte + Aguero
    c) 19 + Laporte + Sterling(c)
    d) 17 + Laporte + Sterling + Aguero

    Laporte 2, Sterling 9, Aguero 12

    Would make 40,40,39,40

    1. Giggs Boson
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      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Wow.

      What's your plan if there is?

      1. TorresMagic™
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        1 year, 2 months ago

        Just overall rank.
        Sterling on 10 would make a different equal 3.

    2. MTPockets
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Laporte 3, Sterling 9, Aguero 11

      1. TorresMagic™
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        1 year, 2 months ago

        Wow! 😀

  3. Giggs Boson
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    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Tielemans might be a good punt for GW38.

    Last home game of the season is a big thing for players and fans.

    1. Magic Zico
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      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      In my plan

  4. mesutozil10
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Still have my TC Chip
    Who is best option for GW38??

    1. Eriksen Maestro
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      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Salah if healthy

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Raheem Sterling

  5. LIARS POKER
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Have only owned Sterling for 3 gameweeks this season but will take a hit to bring him in for Son this week I think

  6. Eriksen Maestro
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    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Does Auba start final game week now? Still playing for top scorer I guess but Arsenal have nothing left

    1. TorresMagic™
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      1 year, 2 months ago

      Depends on Europa.

  7. Amey
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    So, need some clarification !!

    Kun EO is 130
    Raz EO is 89

    Combined 51% people have Raz+Kun.
    I'm nowhere near 10k, but ownership should be same outside that.

    So, if Raz assist Kun goals will it be good for me ??
    Or still bad thing ??

    Thank you !!

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      If it results in points it's good for everyone 🙂

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Ha ha
        Few gw's back when Hazard had EO more than 100, his 16 pointer actually helped me drop in rank. So ... 🙂

    2. TorresMagic™
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      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Separate the players.

      1. TorresMagic™
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        1 year, 2 months ago

        i.e without bonus, (0.89 x 3) + (1.3 x 4) = 7.87, you would get 7.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 2 months ago

          😮
          Now that's what i was looking for.
          Thank you TM !!

        2. Magic Zico
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          1 year, 2 months ago

          He doesn’t captain Aguero

          1. TorresMagic™
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            1 year, 2 months ago

            He would get 11 if he did 😉

            1. Magic Zico
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              1 year, 2 months ago

              Nope

              1. TorresMagic™
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                1 year, 2 months ago

                3 + 4 + 4 vs 3 + 4?

                1. Magic Zico
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                  1 year, 2 months ago

                  We are talking EO effect here right? The relative impact to rank?

                  1. TorresMagic™
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                    1 year, 2 months ago

                    You forgot the Sterling impact.

            2. Magic Zico
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              1 year, 2 months ago

              Is that not 0.89*3 -0.3*4?

              1. TorresMagic™
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                1 year, 2 months ago

                Every Aguero points costs him 0.3. That the only thing involved.

                1. Magic Zico
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                  1 year, 2 months ago

                  Is that not what I said above?

                  1. TorresMagic™
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                    1 year, 2 months ago

                    Sterling is a 0.11 gain if you want to use the -0.3
                    0.11 x 3 etc

                    1. Magic Zico
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                      1 year, 2 months ago

                      Yes see below

                2. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  1 year, 2 months ago

                  Yes.
                  Thank you both
                  It's clear now 🙂

              2. Magic Zico
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                1 year, 2 months ago

                Sorry 0.11*3 - 0.3*4, ah well who cares 🙂

                1. TorresMagic™
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                  1 year, 2 months ago

                  -0.87 as stated above.

                  1. Magic Zico
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                    1 year, 2 months ago

                    Handshake

                2. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  1 year, 2 months ago

                  Thank you for your effort bro 🙂

      2. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        🙁
        Didn't get that sorry.

    3. Magic Zico
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      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Impasse? 😉

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Lol
        Can be great instead of Red arrow.

        1. Magic Zico
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          1 year, 2 months ago

          In top 10K impasse is red arrow 🙁

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Ha ha

  8. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Crazy to think Aguero hasn't blanked in any home game he's started in this season in the prem :O

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yep
      1 goal + 60 minutes + Sub out + Repeat !!

      Hattrick in between too 😛

      1. liverpool01
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Praying for a Aguero brace tomorrow lead cut down to 24 pts in ml, rival has Sterling and TC left

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 2 months ago

          I want exactly opposite 🙂

          1. liverpool01
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Lol yeh you have Sterling

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              1 year, 2 months ago

              Have both.
              Kun EO is so high to enjoy his goals though. Also rival don't have Raz so .... 🙂

          2. liverpool01
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Nice one on Hazard as captain Amey

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              1 year, 2 months ago

              Cheers mate 🙂
              Would have loved one more goal/assist but I am happy !

              1. liverpool01
                • 1 Year
                1 year, 2 months ago

                lol

  9. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Why don't they put Bank Holiday Monday prem games on during the afternoon?

    1. Magic Zico
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      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Barbecue in the afternoon

  10. pingissimus
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    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Repost - wrong thread.

    Rondon as differential material?

    No one will have him I guess but he's scored really well since GW 11. I was a bit shocked - i thought I just got lucky around bgws. But after 10 from the first 10, he's got 132 from the rest. Mane and Wilson haven't done so much better in the same time frame.

    Outrageous? Don't see why. It's Fulham and people were all over Rashford who has scored 126 all season,.

    1. MTPockets
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      As you say it's Fulham, so why not if fancy it

      1. pingissimus
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        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I just might. It' just the third forward spot - nothing much hangs on it.

        I have no logical transfers and really can't bear doing Pickford for Lloris in GW38.

        1. MTPockets
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          I've had 8pts from Rashford last 4 games - that's what follows from careful (stupid) planning
          Can't prove any worse than that as a final gw punt

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      It's fascinating to see Newcastle turning the corner !!
      Suddenly they are scoring so many goals.

      I like it mate 🙂

      1. pingissimus
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        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I quite like WH Watford and the Leicester game but looking at it that's the fixture I can most see going ballistic.

        Who to get? There's a few.

        Perez
        Mitro (banned from my team)
        Babel

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Perez looks the deal.
          Rondon gets the points though 😀

          It's going to be fun to predict the goals next gw.
          Will wait for odds to decide my transfers.
          Kinda loving it as there are no further gw's to worry about

    3. wernerhedgehog
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yep probably doing Rondon/Perez

    4. Magic Zico
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      1 year, 2 months ago

      I am with you, played well holding position and passed eye test

  11. Don Kloppeone
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    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Awful GW so far. Need to be rescued tomorrow.
    30 (-4) with Sterling (C), Kun, Laporte to play. So far arrow is red from 35k > 43k.

    Can I get back up do you think?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      You'll be in 30k bro 😉

      1. Don Kloppeone
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        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Ha I reckon that’s optimistic!

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 2 months ago

          🙂

      2. Don Kloppeone
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        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Fantastic score for you mate! What OR you up to now?

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 2 months ago

          166k
          Would have loved one more from hazard though. 140 was possible

          1. Don Kloppeone
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            • 2 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Still a great climb for you!

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              1 year, 2 months ago

              Thank you bro 🙂
              Appreciate your kind help as always !

              1. Don Kloppeone
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                • 2 Years
                1 year, 2 months ago

                And thanks for your motivation bro

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  1 year, 2 months ago

                  🙂

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Many have a lot worse. Back up to 35k? Sure

      1. Don Kloppeone
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        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Really hope so. I was on a decent run

    3. TorresMagic™
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      1 year, 2 months ago

      Depends on Leicester.

      1. Don Kloppeone
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        1 year, 2 months ago

        Yeh Vardy party could be bad!

    4. El Fenomeno R9
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      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yeah,anything is possible.
      On 30pts too with Sterling + Kun(C) left,nothing from differentials(Lloris,Jota,Pogba)...

      Last 2-3 GWs are pure luck,3 bars could easy be 2-3 goals.

      Always luck involved but only for last 2-3 GWs anything can happen.

      1. Don Kloppeone
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        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Yep I had a good few differentials. Nothing!

    5. pingissimus
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      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Something very similar (albeit at lower OR) but I'm still confident Kun C Bilva and Laporte can drag me over top 10k average (rather laughably that's how I measure my week). Might even go green.

      1. Don Kloppeone
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        1 year, 2 months ago

        Yeh it’s been a funny old season hasn’t it?!

  12. El Fenomeno R9
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    1 year, 2 months ago

    Is Rash worth it for last GW or maybe Valderrama son will take his place?

    1. Eriksen Maestro
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      1 year, 2 months ago

      I am worried owning both Pogba & Shaw

    2. korbendallas82
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      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I would stay away from United. I kept Pogba because of dgw and Huddersfield + Cardiff. Frustrating, and very wrong play by me.

      1. Eriksen Maestro
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        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        he hit two posts mate, just unlucky.

        1. korbendallas82
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          1 year, 2 months ago

          Ok. Forgot about that. Watched the match to.

      2. El Fenomeno R9
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        1 year, 2 months ago

        Last game at home,should give something to fans but not sure if they will start.

    3. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I'd pick Chong before him. Man United look like they want the season to end.
      Lots of sleepless nights for OGS this summer I think.

  13. FPL Pillars
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Laporte CS would be amazing tomorrow. He’s been racking up the BAPS recently as well. Goal a bit pushing it but... can dream.

    1. Hazz
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      1 year, 2 months ago

      I'll take both a Vardy foal & Laporte headed goal.

      ... next!

    2. pingissimus
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      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      You're in luck.

      I've had outrageous fortune with both him and Haz - whenever I get them in they do the business.

      Both are in this week.

    3. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I am hoping for sneaky laporte goal. Going laporte and Ederson in my widlcard has been one of the main reasons why the end of the season has been so good for me.
      It could not have gone much better, I delectably gambled that the games would be tight and the city attackers would be outscored by thier defensive counterparts.

  14. TONY123
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    2 FT‘s for last GW - who would you pick for my last 2 spots:

    A Van Dijk (WOL)
    B Laporte (bha)

    1 Arnautovic (wat)
    2 Zaha (BOU)

    1. Eriksen Maestro
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      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      B, 2.

    2. korbendallas82
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      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      B1

    3. Magic Zico
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      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Interesting, Laporte Zaha maybe

  15. Eriksen Maestro
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    1 year, 2 months ago

    Chris Wood at home vs tired, nothing to play for Arsenal could be interesting

    1. Magic Zico
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      1 year, 2 months ago

      Hey, I shouted this 😉

    2. TorresMagic™
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      1 year, 2 months ago

      If on penalties, sure.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        If he wins it, he'll take it

    3. pingissimus
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      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Nice call.

      So many great punts on offer for that spot.

  16. Greek Flair
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Will be 17 behind my ML leader this week so in need of a lot of luck but any ideas for outside of the box differentials for next gameweek?

    1. TorresMagic™
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      1 year, 2 months ago

      Will you captain them?

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Would you © Redmond ??

        1. TorresMagic™
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          1 year, 2 months ago

          GW38 has no rules but hits are harder to make up.

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Okay.
            Noted that 🙂
            Cheers TM

      2. Greek Flair
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Possibly but I do also have Aguero (ML rival does also)

        1. TorresMagic™
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          1 year, 2 months ago

          Ultimate differential if you captain. You just have to hope for an Aguero fail.

    2. korbendallas82
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      1 year, 2 months ago

      You guys got players left to play tomorrow(C)

      1. Greek Flair
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        We both have Aguero and Laporte left to play so no gains to be made

        1. korbendallas82
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          1 year, 2 months ago

          Ok. Well, it might be hard to make up, if you have alot of the same players, and Maby end up with same captain even. But if you`r teams are pretty far apart, 17 p. Is not that much.

  17. Scotty B
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    What a waste or time bring Lacazette in for Rondon was then costing me 9 points.

    Will Lacazette even play last game now with nothing to play for?

    1. TorresMagic™
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      Depends on midweek.

  18. Farke4sure
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    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Is it a fair bet that NOT starting with Teemu Pukki in your squad next season will be a differential?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      🙂
      Front line of Jimenez Pukki Kun

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Every player will be a differential in GW1.

    3. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Waaaaay to early to tell

  19. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Jose Mourinho finally appears on the Coach's Voice! He explains his tactics behind his 3-1 victory against Barcelona:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wAG5ZUJ4eI

    As you can imagine, there is a lot of emphasis on defence and containing Messi. But he always has a plan to transition from defence to attack and to hurt the opponent, the bus is just the foundation.

    1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Ah that Mourinho fella is no Jay Eggersdorf 😀

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Pep does it on another way. Making those "soft" fouls.
      Just not allowing opponent to create any rytham in the Midfield/attack.

      I personally like Counter attacking football tbh 🙂

      Old fashioned 442, fast/powerful wingers, big strikers, box to box machines in the engine room etc etc

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yeah alright, but where is the entertainment? 😉

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Trophy or entertainment ??
        I know football has evolved, but Jose has won many trophies bro 🙂

        His tactics are old now, but he is one of the most successful managers. Have to give it to him

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Both, greedy fans as always

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 2 months ago

            🙂

      2. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Yeah, fans always want their team to have possession.

        His methods are extremely effective, but at the end of the day the fans pay his salary, and they want to enjoy watching their team, and be proud of the way they play.

        He would be perfect for a lower table club, but frustrating for the big teams.

  20. Daniel S.
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Top 30K is the new top 10K imo. The game has grown

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Sounds like an excuse.

    2. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      this 😀

    3. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      No it isn't. Top10k still minimum rank for serious player

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I'm reserving judgement.

        3k to 4.5 so far this week. On the slide....

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I stopped here then, mission accomplished 😉

    5. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Wait until you hit 40 suddenly it becomes the new 20....

    6. Poseidon.
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Top 7,947 is the new top 10k.

      Anything else is a fail

      1. Annie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        fail for you next week then

        1. Poseidon.
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Im on an upward trajectory

          1. Annie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            lemme just check your your history, oh....

    7. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      You could also argue that the numbers of less serious players have increased, plus how many managers have more than one team?

    8. Good Kompany
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I have no idea as this is my first season but at just under 20k i’ve found it difficult to make progress inside the top 30k for sure... I am more than happy though as my initial target was to finish inside the top 100k

  21. CRO KLOPP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Who would you play here in 38?

    A) Foster (WHU)
    B) Guaita ( BOU)

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Will foster definitely play ahead of Gomes?

      I'd go B.

      1. CRO KLOPP
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        He will get full rest in that case
        Cheers,on him atm

        1. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Ah, you have both. Watford seem very on the beach.

          1. CRO KLOPP
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Yes, sold Eriksen and Lloris to Hazard and Guaita this gmwk

            1. how now brown cow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              Good work!

    2. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Last four away xG:
      - WHU with 3.46
      - BOU with 7.49

      Last four home xGC:
      - WAT with 8.1
      - CRY with 5.2

      I would go with Guaita.

      1. CRO KLOPP
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Thanks appreciate it
        Nice info

  22. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Redmond Captain next week.. Time to get back into 20k 😀

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Might join you just to stay ahead 😛

      1. Chucky
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        damn... please let me finish above you.... that will be at least some consolation after I messed up top 10k from such a great position in GW 30 🙁

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Threw away 22 points, you should already be ahead.

    2. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Nah. Sterling ought to wreak havoc on BHA.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        You sure buddy ??
        Brighton are one tough nut to crack

        1. AuFeld
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          You sound like an Arsenal fan now ^_*

          Nine goals conceded over their last four home matches is tied for the most. 16 chances conceded over the center is good for the second most. 4.5 xGC is concerning - mid-table. Now I'm looking at other options.

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Lol
            Cheers mate !

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I'm on him atm 🙂

      1. Chucky
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        great last few weeks for you amy... well done 😀

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Cheers Chucky 🙂

    4. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      you should have a year off

  23. TAT
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Foster
    Robertson - Shaw - Valery
    Eriksen* - Sterling - Mané - Son*
    Wilson* - Agüero - Jiménez
    (Ryan - Bednarek - Højbjerg - Doherty)

    Will lose a cash league unless I make some sensible moves with this team. 2 free transfers/£0.9 itb. Any suggestions?

    Eriksen and Wilson are players I might look to replace, and Son will have to be transferred out of course.

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I wouldn't replace Wilson, think he could do well, why do you want to get rid?

      1. TAT
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Tempted by Zaha, but not sure if it's worth a transfer.

    2. Lazaretti
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Maybe pick 2 midfielders from team that you think will do well in gw38. I.e. Lingard & Mata. Siggy & Richarlison. Depends of course ml situ

      1. TAT
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Very close in a cash league I'm in. Tomorrow's result (Sterling+ Agüero vs Sterling+Laporte) will decide if I'm first or second going into GW 38.

        Could always try to make transfers to block points, but as it looks right now, my rival's team is probably to different from mine to make a difference.

        Everton + United are teams to target, of course – so might look to those players. A Hazard punt to, maybe.

  24. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    This is a strange old end to the season.

    Was happy enough with my team this week. Thought utd and arsenal might be poor, so stayed away and rolled ft. Well done me.

    Except I'm on 20 from 7.

    Got 2 ft I guess but no idea where to go next.

    1. TAT
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      24 from 9 here. Wanted to be clever rolling a transfer. If I'd gone through with any transfer I was thinking of instead of saving, I'd be much better off…

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I would have got a utd player in, either as a single ft or a -4 with firmino!

        1. TAT
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Looks like things could've been worse!

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I had two Man Utd despite hating the whole squad and telling everyone to avoid.

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        That result today was a shocker.

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 2 months ago

          I gambled on Hudds lack of quality being more telling than Utd's apathy, I was wrong.

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I'm assuming that leaves you with Vardy and triple City. Still well in it imo.

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Actually got the feeling Leicester will snatch a draw tomorrow....

    4. wulfranian
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      The worst fpl season imo.

  25. zizoo10
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    61 with triple city remaining thanks to luiz and hazard (C). Was always going to give haz the armband for what was most likely his last game at the bridge as a blue, and he delivered. Thanks hazboi for everything over the seasons

  26. aleksios
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Plan to do Son+Jimenez to Mili+Zaha for a hit. Would give me this:

    --Lloris
    --VVD--TAA--Shaw
    --Mane--Sterling--Mili--B. Silva
    --Kun--Zaha--Gray.

    ---Foster---Valery--JWP--Doherty.

    1 ft. 0.9itb.

    Thoughts?

    1. zizoo10
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      you don’t take hits in the final gw

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I seem to remember getting trent and robbo in....

      2. aleksios
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        i strongly beleive both though..

        1. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Go for it then!

        2. zizoo10
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Would you keep Jiménez if u knew he’ll get a goal with no baps?

    2. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      You are starting Gray?

  27. moment
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    I *think* this week's transfer worked out: Llorente + Salah to Hazard + Rashford (-4). Scored me 13 points versus the 9 I'd have got with Hojberg coming off the bench for Llorente, so a complete push, but I think I'm happier going into 38 with Rash not Llorente, and no exposure to Salah injuries...

  28. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Sell Matip and Firmino for -4 or keep them as my differentials for last GW? sick of them both....

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      If you want to drop in rank,keep them

      1. Poseidon.
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I very much doubt that’s what he wants

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Sell Bobby keep Matip ??

      1. Chucky
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        yes rashy and pogba coming in for bobby and son.. matip stays.s

        1. Chucky
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          rashy and mane*

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Zaha/Rondon/Perez/Vardy/Arnie all better options then Rashford 🙂
            Like Mane pick

  29. The 12th Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Jimenez,Salah > Vardy,Sterling-4 next week?

  30. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    I will need to play one Wolves player - who?

    a. Doherty
    b. Jota
    c. Jimenez

    1. wulfranian
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      c

    2. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Jimenez has a track record of success this season vs top six teams, however Jota is in form.

      I'll probably play Jota.

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Jota

    4. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Coin flip b c