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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. The Royal Robin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    I take it Pogba is a terrible replacement for Son?

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

      Why?

      1. The Royal Robin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Well Utd are utter garbage.

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

          That's irrelevant. 🙂

          1. The Royal Robin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Oh yeah, how’s that?

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

              Cardiff are garbage too.

              1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 year, 2 months ago

                That’s irrelevant according to your reasoning ....

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

          It's a match between small garbage and a big garbage..
          The smaller garbage could do well..

          1. The Royal Robin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            This.

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Would anyone really be all that suprised if Pogba popped up with a brace? He has the ability and the fixture, not the form... but in a once off gameweek there are way worse options than him

      1. The Royal Robin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I’m considering Bilva, Tielemans, Antonio and even Lucas. Do you think Pogba is the best bet Max?

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

          Better than those listed imo

        2. Rocky.007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Bilva could be gold, would rather have Pogba then rest in your list.

          1. The Royal Robin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Yet you just said Bilva could be gold?

            Surely Bilva has a higher ceiling because City will destroy Brighton and they will actually need to. Utd have nothing to play for.

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              Honestly I'd back Pogba out of all of those - there's a reason that he has a higher price tag - he's on pens & churns out attacking returns for fun when you look at the big picture (he has a better premier league career minutes per G/A than both Gerrard & Lampard for example)

              He's just in bad form, in a team in awful form, so could easily blank also - in a single gameweek all bets are off!

              1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 year, 2 months ago

                Agreed with Maximus here.

                Son to Pogba for me.

            2. Rocky.007
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              I said Pogba could be better than the rest i your list, by rest I meant everyone other than bilva

    3. Team Bobcat
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I prefer Gundagon at present. Nothing to like about Utd at the moment

    4. pjomara
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I'd be surprised if Pogba starts - with nothing to play for, United will surely give youth a chance in the last game of the season, plus it's not like it's weakening the team. The only highlight of the season for Man U was beating PSG 3-1 away with their youngsters.

    5. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Pogba is the standout candidate.

      Don't like it though.

      I might go for Siggy instead

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

    Many people over rating VAR for next season.
    17/18 introduction in Bundesliga and Serie A, errors reduced by 80% but pens awarded dropped slightly. Expect the same here.

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Can't wait for a proper hot topic with some stats on this topic

      The layman's view is ''VAR = more pens - just look at the VAR world cup lol''

      I'm not so sure it will be that straightforward - there could be as many factors reducing the amount of pens awarded as increasing them

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

        It means Salah becomes worth about 6m with proper refereeing

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          He could also be a forward, so a few extra BPS per goal... but 22 less points for his 22 goals, and 12 less points for his 12 cleansheets... and probably still a huge price tag - he may not be popular at all

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

    Spurs, arsenal and united all need to shape up or they could have very stiff competition for top 6 next season. Leicester, Wolves and maybe even Everton could make legitimate pushes for top 4.

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

      I think Leicester get top 4 next year. Get Bowen from Hull, maybe Fraser and a decent striker to give vardy a break then they have a really strong squad

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

        You serious? No chance i reckon

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

          Rodgers is a top top manager and they have some great players in that team. That midfield is one of the best in the league
          Maddison Ndidi Tielemans
          It has everything. A class RW who can take someone on Mahrez style and a touch more depth and they have a near complete package

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

            Young squad too, can compete for years to come if they keep Tielemans and co

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              In Brodge's last season with Liverpool he had the team setup for Gerrard & Suarez to thrive - he seems to have done the same thing with Leceister to free Vardy & Tielemans, arguably for MAddison & Barnes too - Leciester will be hot FPL property next season imo (going forward - not defensively!)

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

                With Benkovic back from loan he looks class, him and Maguire can be a top partnership. Chilwell and Pereira amongst best full backs in the league. They are looking like a serious team now

                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 year, 2 months ago

                  They have reaasonably decent defenders alright, but Rodgers was all about you score 2 we score 4 at Swansea & Liverpool - would expect similar next season, I wouldn't expect a massive increase in their 9 cleansheets from this year... but would expect a massive uptick in goals for sure - Hope Vardy comes in at 9.0 or below, would be an absolute steal

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

                    Vardy has finished too well for that. Be around 10m I reckon

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

            Overlooking the defence and it’s not a particular strength of Brendan, especially against better sides. His adaptability or lack of it is a weakness that I will be surprised if it isn’t exposed.

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

              Ndidi
              Chilwell Maguire Benkovic Pereira
              Schmeichel

              Looks real solid to me with Choudhury doubling up with Ndidi for the tougher games, he’s adapted well to those for sure. Arsenal game the other week for example is a sign of what is to come I think he is good he has the players that can perform

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

                Not sure i would give it the same grade as you but we will see.

                Also not sure how much I buy into that Arsenal result, few factors that maybe counter the gloss on that performance. Guess tomorrow night we shall get a closer look if there is a variance to plan A

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

                  Well it is pretty clear what the line up will be but I believe the system is solid. Very similar style to Man City will make for a good game

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

      Spurs need a few signings, their bench is weak. I think Arsenal will suffer terrible defense will be terrible without Ramsey

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

        Spurs don’t make signing. Arsenal will have to lose a top player to fix that defence

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

          Good points you both made, I'm off now laters.

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

            Farewell

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

      Include Chelsea too esp if Hazard is leaving

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

        Nah Sarri is too good and they have very good young players like RLC and CHO.

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

          This they can even lose Kanté. The Barkley Jorginho RLC midfield has been quality. A year of Sarri will show it’s worth next year

    4. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Completely agree, see West Ham pushing for top 4, 100%.

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

        Lol sounds silly but with the refereeing decisions against us this year. Next year a solid LB, 2 quality CMs and a good striker and we are competing for Europe for sure imo, the rest of our squad is great

        1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          You’d like to think! I feel
          We have the right manager in place, if the board back him this summer transfer window and we get rid of that donkey carol then we may have a shot.

          You been up to the new ground much? Nothing like Upton Park is it 🙁

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

            Rumoured to be given around £25m ffs. Plus sales of deadwood we expect it to get up to £60m to spend which is very disappointing. We are good at finding bargains tho eg Anderson, Arnie, fredericks and Balbuena so I feel we can manage.
            It’s terrible mate been a few times absolutely gutting to look back on highlights from Upton Park and see the atmosphere. I hope we can get a real crowd again sometime soon

            1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              In all honesty I don’t think we are good at finding bargains, apart from payer I think we are good at wasting money on injury proned players or players with attitude problems.

              Anderson for me doesn’t deserve to even be in the first team, he’s been shocking second half of this season, lazy, unconnected, sloppy.

              Arnautovic - his attitude is just a joke he should never have played for us for the rest of the season after how he treated us with his China move. His brother is a money grabbing idiot.

              Fredericks - looking good.

              Balbuena - agreed, potentials there.

              If Pellegrini gets £25M to spend then we may aswell say bye to him.

              New ground sucks mate, I used to go Upton Park all the time, can’t stand the new ground, can’t see myself going up there more than twice a year, it’s dead.

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

                I thought he was lazy at the start of the season but ever since he was heaped criticism for it his work rate has been exceptional he does great work coming back I think, just a lack of a decent LB for most of the season has been making him look bad. Arnie I agree has been a horrendous joke but he has done great things for us eg getting us in the position to entice such a top manager so I think he has earned his place in legend here. He’ll stay and have a good year I think.
                And yeah mate so sad there isn’t much making me want to hurry back there

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

    Fpl pts and league table updated yet?

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

      OR just updated

  5. HurriKane
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Only Salah Mane Kun Sterling Hazard and Auba has more points than Fraser for fpl attackers.

    He's the best bet for Son replacement right? (others in reckoning are deulofeu babel milli)

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

      See below.

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

    Word of caution for those banking on a goal fest at Selhurst next week. It's the ground that has seen by far the fewest goals this season.

    Palace have scored just 14 (second worst in division) but conceded just 20 (6th best in the division).

    This was almost certainly the week to have Zaha. Next week you're chasing.

    1. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Interesting. How about Watford vs westham could it be high scoring?

      And fulham vs Newcastle?

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

        West Ham vs Watford is the one i’d Target. A fight for a top half place whilst Watford have an eye on cup final. Arnie or Antonio looking good picks

        1. HurriKane
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Ohh like the looks of Antonio then. Could be explosive differential

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

      Zaha over Wilson then ?

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

      But Bournemouth defence on the road can make any home team look sharp.

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

      But there again just seen that Bournemouth away matches have also seen the league high for goals scored at 63. See the temptation.

      Classic face off.

  7. Rocky.007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    A) Sterling + 25 points
    B) Aguero (C) + Laporte

    Need a big haul from the Aguero to catch upto ML rival.

    PS: GOT episode 4 out?

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

    Lloris
    TAA,Valery,Yoshida
    Salah,Redmond(c),Sigurdsson,Hazard
    Aguero,Jimenez,Lacazette

    Foster,Jota,Doherty,Duffy 1FT. 0.7m itb

    A) Jimenez,Lacazette > Vardy,Wilson-4
    B) Hazard,Lacazette > Sterling,Vardy/Wilson -4

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

      Laca out?

      Burnley Arsenal seems juicy providing he plays and he has played them all recently no?

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

        Away from home. Could always shift Jimmy for Wilson or Zaha instead.

    2. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Jimi to Wilson was my move, he’s away form is incredible!!

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

      I wouldn’t take a hit.

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

    Who will be top of the captain poll next week? Sterling?

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

      Probably. I worry once city score 2 they will shut up shop as they don’t need to take risks so it won’t be all that crazy

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

        I need safe captain to stay in top 10 k,so I'm going for a player with highest EO

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

          Fair

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

      Depends who does best tomorrow.

  10. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Will crack 2400 tomorrow 😀

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

    Anyone else got a big OR rise?
    Up 30k here to 56k

    Probably a drop tomorrow though only owning Aguero.

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

      I almost halved my OR this gw

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

        Nice

    2. Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      25k to 22k. Kun, Bilva, Sterling (c)

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

      Just checked your team. We were almost exactly level pegging in 32 and 33 (imagine you had Vardy Hazard too).

      Since then I've trod water and am now way behind. Well done.

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

        Only had Vardy for 33 but captained him then.
        Then captain success with Jota,Salah and Hazard.

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

          Yep small margins

          KdB over Jota and VVd over Robbo and possibly now Kun over Haz has cost me the vital points. Most of the 40 points I’m now behind you

    4. Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      And yep, drop inevitable.

      Even Kun probably won’t help you, might even make you fall harder.

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

        Yeh happy with 64 -4 so far though.
        Plan was to reach 100k a few weeks back.

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

      23000 to 15000 but just Laporte to play. More importantly 72 point lead on cash league but rival has Sterling BSilva Aguero (c)

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

      I’ve jumped up from 209 to 114 after haz TC, but with Citeh tomorrow will be dropping unless Laporte win and Sterling and Kun fail (unlikely)

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

      35k to 43k here 🙁

      But Sterling (C), Kun and Laporte to play. Hope to make some of it back!

  12. Runaway
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Took the ML lead back with Hazard (C)

    Me: 6
    Him: Aguero

    He will probably take it back tomorrow but still having fun!

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

      Tight here aswell. Leading by one point and Sterling. Rival have Aguero(c)

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

    Loosl and Ryan 13 points

    Mane Pogba Rashford Jota Laca Son Eriksen Jimenez 12 points

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

      You could make this shite up every week by selecting the players who flopped

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

        I bet you are fun at parties

  14. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Obv not going to rush into moves but what would you do here?

    1FT 0itb
    Lloris
    Robbo, Laporte, Valery
    Salah, Sterling, Jota, Mili, JWP
    Aguero, Wilson
    (Foster) (Jimi*, Doherty*, Yoshida)

    Jimi > Zaha/ Rondon?
    Doherty > AWB?
    Jimi, Doherty > TAA, Rondon (-4)?

    Anything more interesting? Want to attempt to finish strongly

    Cheers!

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

    Evening all, any news on Vert and whether he has a chance of playing against Everton ?

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

      Wait and see what happens midweek

  16. konrad.sygula95
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    I have 2 FT and 1.8 itb
    What would you do with this team?
    Best replacement for Son?

    Foster
    Robbo/Laporte/Shaw
    Mane/B.Silva/Son/Jota
    Aguero/Vardy/Jimenez

    Subs: Ryan/Jonny/Hojberg/Bednarek

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

      If you don’t fancy both Jim and Jota you could go

      Son + Jim to Hazard + Rondón/Pérez

      Hazard away form isn’t great but it’s probably his last league game fir Chelsea. Nice double up with Vardy

  17. knightrider
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Best Son replacement?

    Already have sterling, mane, Jota. 1.2m in the bank.

    Cheers!

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

    Hey guys, one week to go...

    Lloris
    Laporte TAA Valery Bednarek
    Mane Sterling Jota Hazard
    Aguero Jiménez

    Gunn(dropped?) *SON* Gray (dropped) Duffy (awful)

    2FT 0.0ITB

    A) Son + Jimmy >>> Pog + Wilson
    B) Son + Jimmy >>> Fraser + Vardy
    C) Son + Jota >>> Fraser + Pog
    D) Son + Gray >>> Moura + Rashford (CBH)
    E) Son + Bednarek >>> Redmond + Robertson (CBH)
    F) Son + Duffy >>> Milli + Robertson (CBH)

    CBH = Creates benching headache.

    Cheers All.

    1. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      If I was #114 in the world, I wouldn't be asking for advice on here! 😆

      1. Business Cat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        But B of those if you you want the advice of someone with a 5.8m GW rank this week 😎

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

          B was my first thought. If Salah is OK I might bring him in to cover off his captaincy in case he goes crazy but I am deciding nothing as yet. Worth hearing the thoughts of others sometimes 🙂

  19. HD7
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    GW38: 2 FT 0.5 ITB

    Son Jimenez to Pogba Rashford and hope Gray starts (3-4-3) ...
    or any better idea mates?

    Lloris
    Laporte Robbo Valery
    Sterling Son* Redmond Mane
    Aguero Jimenez Gray

    Subs: Foster, Jota, Doherty, Duffy

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

      Double Utd, are you sure? They are very low in confidence.

      1. HD7
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Any fresh ideas are welcome 🙂

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

          One week punts will always be myriad of choices ... Babel Vardy, Antonio Rondón, Tielemans Wilson, Pogba Perez ... the list goes on 😉

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

    That’s it! Chelsea have confirmed Hazard will be leaving the club.

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

      The chess club?

    2. GinjaWhinja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      His little Bro. The less talented one Kylian, not Thorgan who has already left Chelsea and is making a name for himself in Germany, not Eden. The Hazard exodus.

  21. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Question of the Week, Son >> ??

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

      B Silva, Antonio, Fraser, Babel, Redmond ... not helping isn’t it?

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

      Pogba

      World class performance today against a world class team.

  22. ChristoBisto
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    David on the scoutcast, knows all the stats and no mention of bringing in or captaining Hazard!

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

      No one should need stats to know about Hazard!

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

        Just odd that he didn't even mention it in the scoutcast debate!

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

          Maybe he wanted Hazard to himself.

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

            Well yeah.

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

          He must have been chuckling to himself hearing Andy talking about getting Sanchez - utterly clueless.

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

            Yeah that was a bit of a joke. But I think Andy knew it was tongue in cheek.

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

              No, he’s been talking about it again on Twitter. His stream viewers will probably talk him out of it though.

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

                Oh I don't pay attention to Twitter so don't know. That is a bit unfortunate though! Sanchez is over!

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

        Annoying little shite

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

      He did mention him?

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

        Oh did he? I must have missed that then!

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

          https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GFt6qTezL-k

          7mins 15sec

          He recommended him for TC on the FPL show 😉

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

            That's fair enough mate, I don't watch that and did say scoutcast in my comment.

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

              He mentioned in that as well but I am not finding it for you. Who cares anyway Haz was an obvious choice

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

        I don’t think he mentioned him in his transfer plans though?

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

          I guess what I mean is if the scoutcast is meant to offer insight and guidance to viewers, you would expect him to talk about the fact he considered Hazard a good option. Good enough to bring in on a hit and captain.

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

            He mentioned him on the captaincy podcast after a lot of talk about the man city options and Jimenez.

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

              Sadly I don't have time to watch all the different videos. Hoping the scoutcast has the main points in it!

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

            Yes I think I am agreeing with you. He didn’t say anything about bringing him in this week as far as I recall which seems a bit against the spirit of that section of the scoutcast

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

              Yeah

    3. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Didn't watch scoutcast so can't comment on that, though maybe a bit strange if he wasn't even mentioned?

      I brought him in for Eriksen this week, not captain though so hopefully Aguero scores more!

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

        I considered it, but stuck with Eriksen unfortunately. Still a good season for me. I missed the mention, but don't think it was debated much or David didn't comment in his plans for transfers. Fair enough, cards close to chest maybe.

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

      In fairness to the fella he did mention about being more attacking with hits.
      He did do a -8 hit

      Shaw (2) IN - Trippier (2) OUT - 0 gain
      Sterling (?) IN - Salah 7 OUT - needs more than 7
      Hazard (22C) IN - Eriksen (2) OUT - gain 20

      So after hits he is currently up 12 points

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

        But it could be less if Sterling does not match salah

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

        You are not accounting for the (c) chip for the OUT side. put it on Salah

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

          I dunno who he would have captained if he did not get Hazard though, so that would be only guessing.

  23. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Big ouch... had been leading country league for a few weeks, until last week when a geezer came up on me.

    His Salah (TC) to my Mane(TC) last week, and then his Salah TAA v my Mane Robbo this week compounded the misery!

    Now about 34pts behind him, with my Aguero(c) Vardy Laporte v his Aguero Laporte tomorrow. Will be a struggle but need a massive score from Aguero+Vardy and some good luck on the last day of the season. Do-able? (Team linked so you can check teams, both played all chips)

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

      TLDR

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Soz. Essentially in country league
        Me(2nd): Aguero(c) Vardy Laporte
        Him(1st): Aguero Laporte +34pts

        Hopefully catchable by end of GW38. Team linked.

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

          A lot to catch

          An Aguero fiver would help

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            5 goals? Certainly would mate. Vardy to grab some too

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

      What country are you from?

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        da Cayman Islands, born and raised. (Scottisch descent, though).

        Team is linked

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

          Nice.

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

      I have one question have you many Cayman Island off shore accounts?

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Lol. I’m 18 mate.

        That rep based on not that much of the population is a bit annoying, but hey ho

  24. konrad.sygula95
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Evening guys!
    I have 2 FT and 1.8 itb
    What would you do with this team?
    Best replacement for Son?

    Foster
    Robbo/Laporte/Shaw
    Mane/B.Silva/Son/Jota
    Aguero/Vardy/Jimenez

    Subs: Ryan/Jonny/Hojberg/Bednarek

  25. Nightf0x
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Which?

    A) doherty to laporte, 442
    B) son to bsilva/fraser, 352
    C) son jimenez -4 to vardy/zaha/wilson/deney/long & a mid., 343, Bench the mid. Player

    1. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Wilson just on his crazy away form

  26. HD7
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Do you think Gray starts in 38 and Deeney rested for final?

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

      Yes

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

      Deeney has had a long rest already.

  27. Clever Cloggins Mrs Goggins
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Point predictions for...

    Sterling
    Kun

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

      No
      Idea

      How’s that?

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

      I know what I want, not sure the outcome will be

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

    Choose the combo

    A. Wilson B. Arnautovic C. Rondón D. Perez

    1. Babel 2. Fraser 3. Antonio 4. Milivojevic

    Currently on A1

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

    14 from 9!!!!
    Worst ever GW in my life.
    Have finished in the top 20k last 2 years and was sitting at 22k this year. 12k drop to 34k!
    Aguero (C) and Laporte to save me

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

    GW36: 125
    GW37: 16 (with 3 to play).

    The same bloody players ¬_¬

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

      Wonderful FPL

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

      Over 100 gw38 so? 😀

    3. konrad.sygula95
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Gw36: 112
      Gw37: 10 (with 4 to play)

      I know your pain buddy