960
Scout Notes

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′).

960 Comments Post a Comment
  1. konrad.sygula95
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Hi 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

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

      Redmond... jimmy out for zaha/wilson

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

    Captain Score check? 585... hoping to hit 600 next week...

    1. El Fenomeno R9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      598

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

        nice... red card for your cappo next week 😛

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

      Captain scores for each gameweek :
      16, 40, 16, 12, 40, 16, 16, 28, 12, 30, 26, 16, 16, 6, 24, 42, 10, 4, 12, 24, 6, 22, 30, 4, 38, 16, 6, 18, 12, 10, 4, 20, 32, 2, 16, 26, 33. 701 total

      1. Super Saints
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I'd be comfortably winning overall with your captain points

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

          If only if it were that simple 😀

    3. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      How do you work this out? Mine could be horrifically low as I got it wrong nearly every week!

        1. Super Saints
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Thank you very much

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

      598

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

      599
      Best: week 2 Kun 40
      Over 30 points 6x
      Under 10 points 9x

    6. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      480 here, horrendous!

      Vice captain's 600! Still inside top 10k but would be fighting for top spot if I had gone for my vice everytime.

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

        Last season my vice outscored my captain and it was frustrating by being in the right ballpark. Wasnt that big a margin tho, that’s pretty wild.

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

      493 before Aguero tomorrow.

    8. ...al
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      551

      Should be better

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

      591

    10. Lamplighters
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      422......that explains a lot!

    11. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      464. If I'd just left it on Salah or possibly (after tonight) Sterling for the whole season I would have beaten it. Hopeless.

      Think it may be time to call it a day with this game.

    12. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      484 pants

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

      589.. couple nice hauls from sterling, and some atrocious ones from kane!

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

        Taking a look brings back some shame, both in double gameweeks
        1x Duffy = 2 points
        1x sane = 2 points

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

      597 before Sterling (C) tomorrow

      Captain scores for each gameweek :
      16, 40, 16, 12, 14, 16, 16, 28, 12, 30, 26, 16, 16, 12, 8, 10, 10, 4, 12, 6, 6, 22, 30, 4, 2, 16, 4, 6, 6, 42, 4, 20, 32, 12, 14, 57,?

  3. La vida FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Best captain for next week?

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

      Aguero or Sterling

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

      Depends on City result tomoz

  4. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Salah is out definitely for Barca game ?

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

      He is not confirmed out no

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

      no

    3. ...al
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Depends on City result tomoz

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

    Snooker looking like it’s all over? Surely Higgins can’t turn this around?

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

      Hate the guy btw

  6. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Best move to fill the Son and Jimmy shaped holes in my team for 38? 15.4 to spend
    A. Pogba and Zaha
    B. Bilva and Rashford
    C. Vardy and Fraser/Mili
    D. Sane and Perez
    E. Other suggestion

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

      C

  7. Super Saints
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Pogba so unlucky today, is he the best long range passer in the Prem?

    1. dark91
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Can already name a few better like KDB and Eriksen

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

      I’m not sure that he is the best anything except maybe prima donna

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

      LOL

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

      The only thing he's best at is the best spoofer!!

    5. ...al
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Unlucky yep, but not the best passer nope

  8. JayRodriguez
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Tricky one. Who will score more tomorrow:

    A: Walker + Laporte + B.Silva

    B: Aguero (C)

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

      City will concede, but they will also score so probably Aguero C

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

    Hi everyone, my team as it stands:

    Lloris Foster
    Laporte Robertson Boly Valery Dunk
    Mané Son Eriksen Jota Redmond
    Agüero Jiménez Vardy

    2FT

    A. Son & Eriksen out, Sterling & Fraser in 0.1 itb
    B. Son Eriksen & Vardy out, Sterling Pogba & Wilson in (-4) 0.0 itb
    C. Another option: ________.

    All comments will be appreciated!! Thanks!!

    1. Balls of Steel
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Sterling and redmond

      1. Balls of Steel
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Sorry you already own redmond. A so.

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

          Thank you!!

  10. ...al
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Bleh average week. Haz in worked out great, but Son out, probably has me on Pogba next week. Also Bleh

    Might bench Son and have a mad punt on someone else

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

      Same here, thinking Arnie against Watford,who could rest some players

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

        Sure, a punt as good as any

        Not for me though 😆

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

          He finished 90 mins without injury, that's a success

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

          Btw,we had virtually same team in gmwk 1 with a score of 103

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

            I sure could do with those 12 wan-b bench points atm 😆

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

              https://fantasy.premierleague.com/a/team/32028/event/1
              I've had Tomkins as well

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

              You had Arnie btw

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

                Twice I think

                Not sure I can risk him again but never know

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

    1. Doherty >> TAA (and play instead of Son)
    2. Son >> Pogba (or others)

    Thanks

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

      Similar boat. Pogba or Trenty look ok

  12. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    So currently on 43 points with Hazard TC accounting for 33! No Firmino Gunn or Koscielny so 6 points to come from bench with Sterling and Laporte to play. Seems so average
    Guess in hindsight there was no obvious Firmino downgrade replacement

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

    Son > Fraser might actually be a decent move.

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

      Yeah, not bad.

      Save some cash for a punt elsewhere

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

        Yeah, I'm not against a -4.

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

          Yea for sure.

          Depends where you are at in mini leagues or rank etc.

          I'm going for 10k so I'm willing to take a final risk

  14. Super Saints
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    So 3-5-2 is by far the best formation!?

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

      Depends on the season and individual playing style

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

      If it as, you wouldn't ask.

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

      There is no better formation.
      It all depends on the players you pick.

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

      It’s personal preference, depends on the players. Players win points not formation.

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

      Best PPG value is in the defenders. Case can be made for 4-4-2 with 2 big hitters up front. Scoring value drops off pretty quickly in forwards. Having said that, I normally play 3-4-3. Maybe that’s why I never crack top 5k.

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

    How well do people think Wolves will get on at Anfield?

    Seems like everyone is considering Jiminez out, myself included. Feel like the decision may backfire.

    It will only leave me with 6.5m, Rondon the best option?

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

      If you have the luxury of him being your biggest fire to put out, then you should count yourself lucky my friend.

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

        My team looks like this.
        Foster
        VVD Robbo Valery
        Bilva Pogba Hazard Mane
        Vardy Aguero Jiminez
        Ryan Brooks Doherty Duffy

        0.2itb, I could upgrade Duffy, but like the Valery fixture. ML rival has Laporte, could do VVD to him to cover.

        What do you think?

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

      Son is forcing peoples hand, and after the Liverpool performance against Newcastle. They were shaky as F at the back. If Matip is back I'd consider selling but atm, no problem with Jimi.

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

        Thankfully I did Son to Hazard this week.

        Maybe lose double pool D to cover my ML rival with Laporte?

    3. Balls of Steel
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Lovren sure does weaken that backline if you ask me.. Matip surely recalled for Wolves game. If not then I can see Wolves scoring a goal.

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

      Liverpool will be focused on attack imo,so I can see a goal in their net tbh

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

    Lost on last page

    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!

  17. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    How did Rashford play?
    Looking at -8 koscielny/Firmino/Jiménez to TAA/Vardy/rashford
    Had 4 non plays this weekend so could only field 10 which I’m trying to avoid again

    1. Balls of Steel
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      He wasn't at the races an average performance tbh. Zaha, Mitro, Long, Deeney all decent options for next week.

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

        Helpful, cheers
        At least a few options

  18. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Scary times. Was 5 ahead of Rival but now 26 behind with my Aguero C vs his Vardy left tomorrow. Have 2FTs to his none... Gonna be v tough.

    On a more positive note. No more championship :), debating whether to do FPL next year with my team in the league. Hmm

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

      Para 1 - you'll claw that back, especially with the transfers

      Para 2 - absolutely you should. Hoping knowledge of both our teams will be an advantage for some gems!!

      Great season

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

    FUT servers done universally?

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

      Not online, but gona guess yes

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

        Sorry that was meant to say down* and yeah must be.

  20. Balls of Steel
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    My whole season comes down to tomorrow nights game between City and Leicester.

    ML h2h rival used his Free Hit and is on 28 points with Ederson, Aguero (C) and Vardy left. I'm on 22 points with Laporte, Aguero (TC), Vardy to play. I'm leading ML by just 2 points....praying for 1 Aguero goal !!

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

      3 goals even better

      1. Balls of Steel
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Most definitely!

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

      Hattrick would do you better, but yeah, tomorrow night is big for everyone.

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

        Yep, and not in a good way, certainly for me

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

      Gl

  21. Hernandez Lynam
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    A Bench Jimenez & transfer Son > Moura/Tielemans/Pogba

    B Bench Son & transfer Jimenez > Zaha

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

      Basically because I'm paying my 5th mid JWP against Huds

      1. Balls of Steel
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Son out keep Jimi, you'll want bench cover as some teams may rotate for final gwk

  22. Kiwivillan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Such a relief to be in the clear in ML. Now just matter of who gets TC in 38

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

      Anyone in mind for it?

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Probably City player

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

      You’ve a bigger headache than me with it with your options. Find it more of a burden now than anything. One thing for sure I will not be keeping for gw38 again if it returns

  23. conorbon
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Hi Guys,

    My Mini League lead has been cut to less than 20 points, am I gtg for final week, no free transfers and 0.3 ITB.

    Foster.
    Bednarek. TAA, Laporte.
    Redmond, B Silva, Mane, Hazard.
    Jiminez, Vardy, Aguero.

    Steklenberg, Son, Dunk, Duffy.

    Cheers!

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

      Before we start, how can you not have a free transfer at this stage and still have Son?!

      Him out for a hit and play over jiminez would be a move I would be making

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

        Put Laporte in for Boly.

        I was thinking maybe Fraser or Sigurdsson for Son. Need a decent first bench as I can’t have Duffy or Dunk come in as City will destroy Brighton.

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

          Why would you do it now? City play Monday, what if he gets injured? You weren’t even tight for £.

          It’s done now I suppose, would hold of till the team news comes out before doing anything else but both are ok options

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

            I do love an early transfer, my Achilles heel.

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

      i agree with mcewan...

      son out and maybe lucas moura in

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

        Everton have looked more solid at the back tho however Lucas is tempting

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

        Some weeks it’s needed but for gw38 of them all, need to find a crutch and forget about it for a few days!

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

          i agree again but with son and kane out who else will play upfront instead of him

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

            Sorry, that was a reply fail to the above thread.

            Lucas is a good shout, couldn’t argue that call. He’s a player I really like and has proved explosive which is what you want in a 1 week move

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

              depends what happens midweek
              Spurs (and Arsenal for that matter) really don't have anything to play for in the final game, it's all about Europe
              Could see Llorente starting at the weekend

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

                Yeah, everything is very wait and see how things pan out in the week. Going to be a few shocks in the line ups

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

              its ok...now when everything is clear it will be difficult to predict who will start...ok spurs still need not to lose game 🙂

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

    Who are we punting on for last game of season which is usually full of goals???

    Have 2fts and need Son out.

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

      Most of the names I come up with are not particularly punty. Would like involvement in the palace game and watford one I think

  25. borko
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    son out but who in?

    a - fraser
    b - lucas moura
    c - townsend
    d - deulofeu

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

      My dilemma as well. A seems to be the best, D won’t start IMO.

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

        i was thinking about lucas moura but my oponent have fraser...

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

    Decent GW so far! Up to 700 OR which is a new best for me 🙂

    GTG here for the final week?

    Leno - (Foster)
    VVD - Wan Bas - Digne - (Lascelles - Duffy)
    Mane - Salah* - Haz - Redmond - Fraser
    Rondon - Aguero(c) - (Jim)

    Lascelles in for Salah if he misses it. Any transfers?? Don't mind my lineup as is.

    Cheers!

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

      Nice rank. Looks decent. If for whatever reason, Salah is out, would probably move him over having Lascelles last game personally but certainly look well set.

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

        Cheers. True. I 100% want him, so won't move until the last minute if I need to. He's gonna need to play after Leicester take points from City 😛

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

          By all accounts, good chance he won’t be an issue. Handy with the champs league for some clues.

          Won’t have a problem with that proving sterling and Aguero are quiet!

  27. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    play 1 gw38

    a) jiminez (liv a)
    b) ings (hud h)
    c) buy zaha (bou h) -4 pt hit

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

      Ings.

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

      Tricky. Depends what you think ings chance of playing worthwhile mins. Don’t fancy jiminez, mainly due to he’s been a pain in my season. Missed the useful hauls, bought against my general moves with a tad of defensive tactics in mind.

  28. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    One last Punt on Arnautovic?

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

    56 with Aguero (c) and Sterling (vc) to come and includes no Bobby show. Will take that!

    For once my transfers paid off - Son & Boly > Haz and Digne. If only Jota had bagged a brace it would have been perfect! 🙂

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

      That’s a nice position to be in! Great score and no real fear of watching the game Monday, dreading it

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

        Cheers mate. Assume you’ve no city then Mc???

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

          Laporte and Aguero to play but the amount of Sterling and Aguero captainers out there, it’s only downhill. Match dependant, every goal that goes on piles on the misery!

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

    FPL is a cruel cruel game.

    Sociopathic tendencies even.

    1. MINUS FOUR
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Have you started taking any responsibility for your own decisions yet? Or still happy blaming everyone and everything else?

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

      Some probably shouldn't play.

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

        Most 😆

        I do enjoy the fpl break over Summer though