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Can Brighton stifle Man City in Gameweek 38?

Brighton and Hove Albion could be all that stands in the way of Manchester City and a second successive Premier League title.

That eventuality will depend on Pep Guardiola’s side beating Leicester City at the Etihad on Monday night, of course, in the final match of Gameweek 37.

Either way, the title will be decided on the final day of the season and ensures Manchester City assets will have plenty to play for in Gameweek 38.

Many Fantasy managers will have a double-up or triple-up on City assets heading into next Sunday, so our Scout Notes article on Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with Brighton will pay particular attention to the Seagulls’ display at the Emirates.

We also discuss the Gunners’ Fantasy appeal – or lack thereof – in Gameweek 38.

Arsenal 1-1 Brighton and Hove Albion

  • Goals: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.8m) | Glenn Murray (£6.1m)
  • Assists: Nacho Monreal (£5.4m) | Solly March (£4.7m)
  • Bonus: Murray – 3, Aubameyang – 2, Monreal – 1

After a rush for their services in Double Gameweeks 34 and 35, Brighton players will be mostly surplus to requirements or consigned to ‘bench fodder’ status in Fantasy Premier League next weekend.

The exodus had begun last week, with Shane Duffy (£4.7m) the most-sold FPL defender of Gameweek 37.

While there will be few Fantasy managers taking a punt on the Seagulls’ assets against Manchester City next Sunday, Albion could still have a major say in many FPL bosses’ seasons.

Chris Hughton’s side certainly frustrated owners of Arsenal players on Sunday, depriving the Gunners of a clean sheet, restricting Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.8m) to one attacking return and playing a part in Alexandre Lacazette‘s (£9.4m) first blank on home soil in ten Premier League matches.

In Brighton’s last four fixtures, they have conceded only three goals – despite facing Wolves, Spurs and Arsenal away from home in that time.

While they rank 17th for shots in the box conceded over this spell, they sit a respectable joint-tenth for efforts on target conceded.

Better still, only three clubs have allowed fewer big chances than the Seagulls when filtered by their last four matches.

Despite an otherwise underwhelming season, Brighton have rarely been thrashed by the “big six”: Liverpool could only beat Hughton’s side 1-0 twice, while City ran out 2-0 winners over Albion back in Gameweek 7 and only defeated the Seagulls 1-0 in their recent FA Cup semi-final.

As the table below shows, just once this season (v Chelsea away) have Brighton shipped more than two goals in a league game against a “big six” side.


No. of goals conceded in matches v big six sides in 2018/19Frequency
00
15
25
31

Underpinning their recent away displays have been commendable performances from Duffy and Lewis Dunk (£4.4m), who were again superb in north London yesterday.

The two centre-halves rank in the top four defenders for blocks this season, with only James Tarkowski (£4.7m) having registered more clearances, blocks and interceptions (CBIs) than Duffy in 2018/19.

The Irish centre-half’s excellent sliding tackle on Lacazette, when the Frenchman was clean through on goal, was representative of how well Brighton’s stoppers handled the Arsenal striker all afternoon: Lacazette may have registered 19 penalty touches and seven shots but five of his attempts were blocked by the Albion backline.

Still, there was some encouragement for owners of City assets.

Despite Duffy and Dunk’s heroics, Mathew Ryan (£4.4m) was still called into action on six occasions while Henrikh Mkhitaryan (£6.6m) struck the upright and Aubameyang pulled a glorious opportunity wide on 73 minutes.

Ryan made three low first-half stops from Aubameyang, Mkhitaryan and Shkodran Mustafi (£5.4m), with the Australia international also off his line quickly to smother a Lacazette attempt after the interval.

Aubameyang’s goal came from the penalty spot and no side has conceded as many spot-kicks as Brighton (ten) this season – a positive omen, perhaps, for Sergio Aguero (£11.9m) ahead of next weekend.

We saw a bit more adventure from Brighton in an attacking sense too, which could be a positive for City assets heading into next weekend.

With their Premier League safety mathematically assured, would Hughton encourage his troops to have more of a go against City than they would at any other time of the season?

At the Emirates, Albion certainly appeared unshackled by Cardiff’s relegation.

Glenn Murray (£6.1m) levelled the game up from the spot after Granit Xhaka‘s (£5.2m) foul on Solly March (£4.7m) but the visitors were a threat from open play, too, with March causing havoc down the Brighton left.

Bernd Leno (£4.9m) had to make smart low stops from Murray and March either side of half-time and Brighton could have indeed won the game late on: Leno denying March with a fabulous point-blank save and Pascal Gross (£6.7m) blazing the follow-up attempt well wide with the goal gaping.

Albion were still committing bodies forward in stoppage-time, too, and had Florin Andone (£5.0m) looked up he would have released March clean through on goal for what would have been a match-clinching late chance.

Hughton said of his side’s attacking display:

We knew there was space because of the way they played. They played a diamond in midfield and we felt we could get the ball into wide areas.

I thought we were a threat but probably weren’t productive enough. We got into some really good areas, particularly in the first half, but we just needed better quality to get an end product.

Reflecting on the game overall, Hughton said:

I’m delighted with the performance, we were on the back of an albeit defensive performance at Wolves and a good 88 minutes at Tottenham, against similar quality to what they’ve got here.

We wanted a reaction. In our last game, we were very poor against Newcastle in the first half but very good in the second half, and we were able to continue that today.

The performance was certainly more like us. Even though we’ve dug out a couple of decent performances and results away from home, most people would have thought they’d get a second and third goal.

It was tough going behind so early on, but credit to the lads for adjusting well. We had to dig deep, and I thought we thoroughly deserved the result.

Arsenal are now effectively out of the race for a top-four place, trailing Spurs by three points and needing a goal difference swing of eight in Gameweek 38.

A final-day away game against Burnley is already off-putting from a Fantasy perspective, given the Gunners’ recent struggles on the road (two wins in 12) and the fact that Sean Dyche’s side have conceded fewer big chances than any other Premier League club in their last six home fixtures.

Added to this we now have a shift in focus away from the Premier League and towards winning the Europa League, which represents Arsenal’s most realistic chance of qualifying for next season’s Champions League.

The Gunners face Valencia in Spain in the second leg of their Europa League semi-final on Thursday, with their Gameweek 38 match against Burnley kicking off less than 72 hours later.

The final of that competition isn’t until the end of May, of course, so we may still see the likes of Aubameyang and Lacazette feature at Turf Moor.

Unai Emery said after the match:

We knew it was going to be difficult but our focus is now the Europa League. We have the opportunity in the Europa League to do something important and we will try and do that.

The unpredictable team selections continued at the Emirates, with Sead Kolasinac (£5.0m) benched and the Gunners lining up in a 4-4-2 diamond – Emery having previously favoured a 3-4-1-2/3-4-2-1 in Arsenal’s last seven home matches in all competitions.

Aubameyang and Lacazette were lively despite the missed chances and resolute defence they encountered but the Arsenal backline still left much to be desired and those Fantasy managers considering a Gameweek 38 punt on Ashley Barnes (£5.6m) or Chris Wood (£6.3m) would have been further encouraged by Sunday’s match.

This was Arsenal’s fourth league match without a clean sheet and the Gunners have shipped ten goals in that time – only Huddersfield have conceded more when teams are filtered by their last four league fixtures.

No team has allowed more big chances or shots on target than Emery’s when filtered by the above criteria, while the Gunners rank 18th for attempts in the box conceded over that period.

Arsenal XI (4-4-2 diamond): Leno; Lichtsteiner (Kolasinac 76′), Sokratis, Mustafi, Monreal; Torreira, Xhaka, (Iwobi 76′) Mkhitaryan (Guendouzi 76′), Ozil; Lacazette, Aubameyang.

Brighton and Hove Albion XI (4-1-4-1): Ryan; Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Bernardo; Stephens; Jahanbakhsh (Knockaert 46′), Gross (Kayal 90′), Bissouma, March; Murray (Andone 77′).

238 Comments Post a Comment
  1. cescpistols111
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    Which is the best move? 1FT, 0.9ITB.

    A. Son -> Eriksen
    B. Son + Lascelles -> Eriksen + Christensen (-4)
    C. Son + Jimenez -> Eriksen + Zaha (-4)

    Current team is:
    Ederson - Ryan
    TAA - Coleman - Lascelles - Bennett - Valery
    Mane - Hazard - Son - Fraser - Deulofeu
    Aguero - Rashford - Jimenez

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      I don't really fancy Eriksen, especially against a resurgent Everton.

      1. TorresMagic™
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        • 10 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Agreed.

        1. cescpistols111
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

          Any better midfield option come to mind? Got some money to spend.

          1. TorresMagic™
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            • 10 Years
            5 months, 15 days ago

            https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/20336035

            Not bothering until the end of the week even if Son is dropping price.

            1. balint84
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 15 days ago

              why care the dropping prince in the last round?

              1. TorresMagic™
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                • 10 Years
                5 months, 15 days ago

                Might mean the difference between 2 players.

    2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      B looks horrible

  2. balint84
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    recommended midfielder in last round? (have sterling, salah, and can't buy hazard)

  3. TorresMagic™
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    • 10 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    Last Man Standing Update

    The Pesci Challenge : 17 + Laporte + Sterling + Aguero
    Gussy : 19 + Laporte + Sterling(c)
    Villawaeel : 26 + Laporte + Aguero
    Ronin13 : 31 + Sterling

    Laporte 3, Sterling 9, Aguero 11 would make all 4 on 40

    1. Wild Rover
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      • 9 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Hard for a def to get 3pts, 2 goals conceded, yc and assist probably most likely

      1. TorresMagic™
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        • 10 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Yeah, he does decently in bps for a 1-1

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      If I only I made it through last week, sitting on 35 with Laporte Sterling Kun(c) left

      1. TorresMagic™
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        • 10 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Home and hosed, problem is others would have that beat.

        1. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

          True

    3. Villaweeal
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Man City 2-1?? Assuming appearance points are 2 accross the board!!
      Laporte Blank (1 bonus)
      Sterling 2 assists (1 bonus)
      Aguero 2 goals ( 1 bonus) loads of shots off target!!
      Vardy Goal (3 bonus)

      1. TorresMagic™
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        • 10 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Safe to say it won't be 40 for all 4 😀

        Good luck tonight 🙂

        1. TorresMagic™
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          • 10 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

          and sorry for the bad spelling 🙁

          1. Villaweeal
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 15 days ago

            Didn't even notice!!

        2. Ginkapo FPL
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

          Jinxed

        3. Villaweeal
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

          Let's hope not for the BPS's sake!!

          Cheers. Defending mini league leads so happy to still be in the mix after a hit... Not just the PL title riding on this one!!

        4. Villaweeal
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

          Thanks for setting up btw. First year I've joined.

          1. TorresMagic™
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            • 10 Years
            5 months, 15 days ago

            Gussy would win on overall rank.
            Hopefully a clear winner tonight.
            We introduce the tiebreaker of a countback, highest score each round gets a point for the previous 36 GWs. Overall rank can just be made great by DGWs and BGWs,

      2. Ronin13
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        Congrats mate!

        Ah 6 points it was in the end.

    4. Ronin13
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      I just need city to concede, Aguero to blank, and Sterling to not score a lot! Yikes!!!

      Noob error of forgetting to move the captain to Kun from Mane isn't helping.

      First time I joined. Thanks for setting it up TM.

      1. TorresMagic™
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        • 10 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        The captaincy might be the reason you fall 🙁

  4. Subzero (-4)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    Am I right in thinking Salah is available for wolves at the weekend? I hate Klopps comments. They are always unclear lol.

    1. balint84
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      if City wins today, surely he will play

    2. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      He's basically saying he is not barred from playing (as he is tomorrow) but he will still need to be given the all clear from the doc

      1. Subzero (-4)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Great. Thank you

  5. Athletic Nasherbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    Pretty set on Son + Jota > Mata + Babel -4. Need to gain rank so having a few differentials. Madness?

    Foster
    Robertson Laporte Valery
    Hazard Mane(C) Mata Deulofeu Babel
    Aguero Rashford

    Patricio Jiménez Yoshida Duffy

    1. Lukakwho
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      is this a joke?

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Utd as it stands bad differentials ...

    3. Drabzonspor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      I wouldn’ti don’t think. You thought about Son to Bilva/Redmond or just a punt on Jimi to Zaha or Rondon/Perez. I’m same position but probably not going to -4 and there are some crazy things going on in GW38. Answering the main title can Brighton stop City - I really don’t think so. So atm, I’m leaning towards a City triple of Bilva/Aguero/Sterling and hoping for a slaughter. Chasing ML by 8 points before this GW. City game will reveal if I’m in front or behind

  6. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    Might go for a couple differentials in gw38,

    Son and Jimenez to Antonio and Ayoze?

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      May go for Zaha and moura myself

      1. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Good shouts, got Zaha in this week along with Martial

    2. Carlton_Goal
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Antonio a good shout. Has been looking lively and getting into the box a lot recently

  7. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    Play Jota or switch to redmond for-4?

    1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      I'd be inclined not to hit in 38 myself unless you are sure you will need the starters. Last year I must have had about 5-6 starters benched or left out

      1. ionic
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 15 days ago

        I got shafted last year too. The midweek DGW fixtures before the last weekend was the cause of that though, gave me a boost and false confidence!

  8. Hy liverpool
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    Alisson
    Taa Matip VVD Robbo
    ............ Fabinho
    .... Chambo..... Wij
    Shaqiri...................Mane
    ................ Origi

    Hope we play for vs barcelona and line up like this.

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Lol
      Alisson will play on left side 😀
      Hope he stops messi FKs then

  9. marzo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    Son (100%) and possibly Kola or (less likely) Salah out.
    Any replacements shouting out?

    Lloris.
    Bednarek, Kola, TAA.
    Salah, Mane, Son, JWP.
    Vardy, Aguero, Jimenez.
    Foster, Romeo, Duffy, Dunk.
    2ft, 0.0m.

    1. Carlton_Goal
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Does Son and Kola to Bilva and Laporte work in terms of funds?

      1. marzo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        0.4m short. Nice suggestion tho.

        1. Eytexi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 15 days ago

          How about Kompany instead of Laporte?

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Digne or Coleman punt?

  10. weaver93
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    Good move or not??
    2FT's Son-Mane, Jiminez - fodder

    Foster
    Laporte,TAA,Bednarak,
    Salah,Sterling,Jota/Hojlberg,Son*
    Kun,Wilson, Jiminez*
    Bench..Ryan,Yoshida/Doherty

    cheers

  11. Oggle22
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    When Chelsea make Europa league final will Hazard be rested last game in prem?

    1. TorresMagic™
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      • 10 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Don't think Sarri is logged in.

    2. DR0GBA
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      the final isn't until the end of the month.

      why rest a player in his potential last ever league game?

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        If he was benched it would be to prevent injury rather than rest

        1. DR0GBA
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

          by that logic he shouldn't have played at all this season to prevent him getting injured

          1. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 15 days ago

            Don't be daft, they have had something to play for all season until this week and they haven't been one game away from a European final

      2. Oggle22
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        True that cheers I'll take the risk currently have him Kolasinac and Rashford and trailing ml by 8 nervous times

  12. Little Red Lacazette
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    Foster
    Laporte TAA Yoshida
    Son Hazard Jota Salah
    Jimenez Aguero Wilson

    Lloris Doherty Dunk Holland

    1FT. Pick 1

    A. Son -> Bilva
    B. Son + Jota/Jimi -> Bilva + Rondon/Redmond

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Not many options. C

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 15 days ago

      B why not

  13. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    Without looking, 5 players have more than 10 yellow cards this season. Can you name them? Winner gets a wet weekend in Reigate.

    1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      *Defenders not players

      We can do mids later 🙂

      1. _sidney_will
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Oh just seen this :/

        1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

          You are doing well, have another go!

    2. _sidney_will
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Sokratis, Shaw, Xhaka, Lerma, can't think of the 5th

    3. Smurf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Sokratis
      Holebas
      Shaw
      Shar

      No idea on the 5th

      1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Even better. Holebas 12 yellows in 27 starts. Mental!

    4. Carlton_Goal
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Lerma
      Snodgrass
      Shaw
      Kongolo
      Odoi

      Were any of those right? Complete guesses

      1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        *Defenders, as per my stupid error. Shaw alone is correct.

      2. Carlton_Goal
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Just seen you meant defenders.
        Shaw
        Kongolo
        Odoi
        Holebas
        Sokratis

        1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

          Up to three. Shaw, Holebas, Sokratis.

          1. Carlton_Goal
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 15 days ago

            Just remembered Schar was suspended recently. No idea on the 5th, maybe a Fulham or Huddersfield defender?

            1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 15 days ago

              To avoid this being too annoying, the one name missing here is a bargain defender who used to ply his trade for Norwich.

    5. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Shaw
      Holebas
      Schar
      Yedlin
      Chambers

      1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        3 there.

    6. Would Ed Woodward
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Shaw
        Schar
        Holebas
        Sokratis
        Bennett

        1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

          Also correct, runner up prize is an out of date Terry's Chocolate Orange with soiled packaging. Promises were made about storage, but they weren't kept 🙂

          1. Would Ed Woodward
              5 months, 15 days ago

              I was first! I demand a recount!

              1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 15 days ago

                I tell you what, United can sign anyone you like as a consolation prize 🙂

                1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 15 days ago

                  Just realized you were first. You can have the weekend too 🙂
                  Sorry Hart-Ake!

                  1. Would Ed Woodward
                      5 months, 15 days ago

                      Hopefully at least a double bed.

          2. Hart-ake
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 15 days ago

            Sokratis
            Holebas
            Shaw
            Schar
            Bennett

            1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 15 days ago

              Hart-Ake wins. Wet weekend in Reigate for you!

          3. Lazaretti
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 15 days ago

            Holebas, Shaw, Dunk, Schär, Duffy, difficult to find fifth

        2. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 15 days ago

          Crazy idea for having Digne and to get Coleman for a combo?

          1. Miles105
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 15 days ago

            Spurs away?!

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 15 days ago

              Yes, hence the question, I guess the answer is ‘crazy’

          2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 15 days ago

            I think getting one in is not unreasonable - but doubling at Spurs is too rich for me even if they have sucked lately.

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 15 days ago

              Yeah, originally was a slot for Shaw but Utd are so bad. Wanted TAA but will sacrifice somewhere else ... Coleman name has passed by 😉

        3. Atimis
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

          1. Would you play Deulofeu or Jota?
          2. Best fwd option to replace Jimenez?

          1. Carlton_Goal
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 15 days ago

            1. Deulofeu
            2. Depending on budget Long, Perez, Arnie

            1. Atimis
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 15 days ago

              Thanks, been thinking about Zaha mostly

              1. Carlton_Goal
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 15 days ago

                Zaha a decent option too. Lots of good looking options, no stand-out player though

                1. Pipermaru
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 15 days ago

                  Guys, Zaha with 1G 3A in 18 home matches, I would rather exploit their poor home form with King/Wilson or even one of Burnley strikers against horrible Arsenal defence.

          2. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 15 days ago

            Deulofeu - Rondon, Wilson

        4. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

          Which as the Wolves replacement mids and forwards do you rate or hate (personal preference) as a punt?
          Just one pick for rate, one for hate each as I am a pedant.

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 15 days ago

            Wilson Wood Rondon
            Deulofeu Babel Antonio
            No idea with rating stuffs ...

        5. AI3user
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

          Ederson, Gunn
          Robertson, TAA, Doherty, Dunk, Valery
          Mane, Eriksen, Son, Jota, JWP
          Aguero, Vardy, Jimenez

          2 FTs, 0.9 ITB

          Son + Jim --> Sterling + Long and benching Jota, Doherty, Dunk and Gunn, sensible enough?

          1. Steiger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 15 days ago

            Was thinking about doing the exact moves, but mine is for a hit, so I'd say do it 100%

        6. money face bandwagon
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

          Glad to have topped my country for a day. Now back to reality

          1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 15 days ago

            Which country? Bhutan? Vanuatu?

        7. Atom&Humber
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

          Saw ings was subbed off at half time. Do I start him or just play safe with jota and jiminez

          1. antis0cial
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 15 days ago

            I was going to play him but not sure how safe he is to start

        8. SHOWSTOPPERRR
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 15 days ago

          Best differential TC for he 38..????

          1. Pipermaru
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 15 days ago

            Kompany
            Wood
            King
            Mitrovic
            Tielemans
            Mane
            Etheridge
            Long/Grant
            Moura
            Antonio

            One from each game, pick one 🙂

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 15 days ago

              None for TC, Vardy party?

          2. antis0cial
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 15 days ago

            TAA

          3. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 15 days ago

            Arnautovic, Batshuayi

        9. Tsssst
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

          Any Saints fans/experts know if they'll start fringe players again v Huddersfield?

          1. Would Ed Woodward
              5 months, 15 days ago

              Just get him.

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 2 Years
                5 months, 15 days ago

                Who lol

                1. Would Ed Woodward
                    5 months, 15 days ago

                    Wish I knew.

            • antis0cial
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 15 days ago

              What to do with this, 1ft, .8 itb?

              Lloris
              Robbo TAA Laporte Valery
              Sterling Mane Pogba
              Kun Ings Jime

              Guaita Jota Bedna Son

              A) Jime to Wilson
              B) Son to up to 9.4, Deulofeu/ Antonio?

              1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 15 days ago

                Don't worry about spending the money that's for sure. I prefer Antonio from the two.

                1. antis0cial
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 15 days ago

                  Yeah gonna have spare cash don’t think -4 is worth it just to use the cash. Thanks

              2. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                5 months, 15 days ago

                Ings to Wilson or Rondon?

                1. antis0cial
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 15 days ago

                  Don’t think Ings will start?

            • KAPTAIN KANE
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 15 days ago

              Son & Jimenez
              To
              Mili & Vardy

              For -4?

              1. NATSTER
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                5 months, 15 days ago

                I'd keep Jimenez rather than spending -4

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 15 days ago

                  Hmm cheers ok

            • Would Ed Woodward
                5 months, 15 days ago

                I wish everyone got an extra Free Hit for the final week, I want something to mess around with. I mean I guess I could actually do some work but...

              • Sterling Malory
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 15 days ago

                Right then, 42 points with TC Aguero, Vardy and Bilva to play.

                How many points will I finish on?

                1. Annie
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  5 months, 15 days ago

                  60

              • Ginkapo FPL
                • 8 Years
                5 months, 15 days ago

                Kolarov got 9 goals this year

              • dunas_dog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 15 days ago

                Squad below. Best moves with 2 free transfers

                Son and Jiménez to

                A Fraser and Vardy
                B Tielemans and Zaha/Rondon/Wilson
                C BSilva and Zaha/Rondon/Wilson
                D Any other ideas welcome

                Lloris Foster
                TAA Robertson Yoshida Doherty Duffy
                Sterling Son* Eriksen Mané Jota
                Aguero Long Jiménez

              • HollywoodXI
                • 5 Years
                5 months, 15 days ago

                t this stage of the season, it seems inevitable that FPL players start thinking about a nice summer break and even speculate about the players that will be certain inclusions in GW1 squads next season. My ML rivals and I have certainly been discussing this already. Players named as “shoe ins” so far include Salah or Mane (not both), Robbo or TAA (commonly both), Sterling and KDB. Interestingly no strikers have been mentioned and a lot of chat has centred around going three mid / budget priced strikers next season to allow heavier spend in defence and midfield (I think I’ll be doing this). Also much chat about bench boosting in GW1. Obviously much can (and will) change over the summer but what are your early thoughts on your GW1 team for next season?

                1. No Professionals
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 15 days ago

                  Core of 4/5 from city and liverpool, much of the rest depends on fixtures