Scout Notes

Aguero and Sterling blank as City defenders rack up more FPL points

Manchester City are on course to defend their Premier League title after a nail-biting 1-0 win over in-form Leicester City on Monday evening.

The reigning champions will secure back-to-back titles so long as they match or better Liverpool’s result in Gameweek 38.

Once more it was the Citizens’ defenders who rewarded their Fantasy owners, with Pep Guardiola’s side recording their third narrow 1-0 win in as many Gameweeks.

Points hauls eluded their attacking assets again, however, as we discuss in our final Scout Notes article of Gameweek 37 below.

Manchester City 1-0 Leicester City

  • Goal: Vincent Kompany (£5.2m)
  • Assist: Aymeric Laporte (£6.3m)
  • Bonus: Aymeric Laporte – 3, Vincent Kompany – 2, Kyle Walker (£6.4m) – 1

These have been a nervy few weeks for Manchester City fans and a relatively low-scoring fortnight for those who own the reigning champions’ attacking assets.

One-nil wins over Spurs and Burnley plus a 2-0 success in the Manchester derby were followed by Monday night’s narrow victory over Leicester.

There were tense, goalless first halves in the wins over Burnley and United before second-half pressure finally told and a similar story unfolded at Eastlands last night.

As was the case at Turf Moor and at Old Trafford in the preceding two Gameweeks, a twitchy City support watched on nervously in the opening 45 minutes as Leicester frustrated their hosts and presented Pep Guardiola’s side with few clear-cut opportunities.

Phil Foden (£4.5m) and David Silva (£8.5m) both couldn’t convert volleyed half-chances, while Sergio Aguero (£11.9m) saw a header strike the woodwork and then clawed off the line by Kasper Schmeichel (£5.0m) in the 31st minute.

Sergio Aguero’s 31st header was kept out by Kasper Schmeichel after striking the woodwork

What made the evening all the more nerve-racking was that Leicester offered more of an attacking threat than City’s previous three opponents had done in Gameweeks 35 and 36.

Exuding confidence in possession, dangerous on the break and fairly comfortable at the back, Leicester demonstrated all the hallmarks of a team that had won five of their previous seven league games.

Three Leicester shots were blocked in the Manchester City box in quick succession before Youri Tielemans (£6.0m) fired straight at Ederson (£5.7m), with the Foxes going into half-time having restricted Guardiola’s side to only two efforts from inside their area.

Manchester City’s shot map v Leicester. Over two-thirds (13 of the 19 in total) were efforts from the edge of the box or further out.

Leicester’s early bright start gave way to a more backs-to-the-wall display as the game wore on but it was a mark of how much the Citizens had been frustrated in front of goal that Vincent Kompany‘s (£5.2m) match-winner came somewhat out of the blue – the veteran centre-half collecting an Aymeric Laporte (£6.3m) pass and firing a 30-yard thunderbolt past Schmeichel into the top corner.

Kompany, Laporte and right-back Kyle Walker (£6.4m) completed a defensive clean sweep of the bonus points on a night when City’s attacking assets once again underwhelmed.

Aguero and Raheem Sterling (£11.7m) have only one goal and two assists between them in City’s last four matches and this was another match in which a deep-lying defence, coupled with a lack of free-flowing football in a high-stakes game, served to frustrate their owners.

Having hit the bar in the first half, Aguero drew an excellent save out of Schmeichel on 68 minutes with a shot from eight yards: the fine margins that were on his side in Gameweek 36 now going against him on Monday evening.

This was another mediocre performance from Sterling from a Fantasy perspective, with his goal threat largely restricted to a two-minute spell – the England winger looping a header over from close range just after half-time then dragging a shot wide shortly afterwards.

Thirteen penalty box touches for Sterling – the second-highest number of any FPL midfielder in Gameweek 37 – shouldn’t disguise the fact that neither he nor Aguero got much change out of the Leicester defence en route to their blanks.

Laporte is now averaging more points per match (6.79) than Sterling (6.69) and Aguero (6.49) in 2019.

Bernardo Silva (£7.7m), initially deployed on the right wing before Leroy Sane‘s (£9.3m) introduction for Foden saw the Portugal international move back into central midfield, was perhaps the pick of City’s attack-minded assets, with his jinks into the Leicester box causing rare moments of mild panic.

Bernardo registered more shots than anyone on show but, it has to be said, didn’t particularly look like scoring from any of them.

The final-day match against Brighton is, arguably, City’s easiest fixture since Double Gameweek 32 and could potentially represent a more lucrative afternoon for owners of Messrs Sterling, Aguero and co.

The Seagulls have rarely been thrashed by the “big six” this season, however, and given the inevitable pressure that will weigh on the shoulders of City’s starting XI at the Amex, it wouldn’t be a huge shock to see a similarly close-run game unfold.

Guardiola was asked if three 1-0 wins in a fortnight had proved mentally draining for his side and replied:

It was an incredible performance. Incredible. I am so sorry but it was so good.

The problem is the way we played. We won 1-0 in Burnley but we didn’t concede one corner, we didn’t concede one shot on target. We controlled the games. We are a much better team than the opponents.

What we have to do when you play a game is try to be better than the opponents, we were better than the opponents the last two or three months. Win or lose, we will see.

Sometimes you need a goal from Vinnie like today. Sometimes in [off] the post. Sometimes the penalties not given again. Two times in a row, no penalty given, so 2-0 for the opponents.

It was outstanding the way we played in the second half, especially the character and the personality. Knowing how difficult it is to handle the emotions to play. Knowing if you don’t win you cannot be champions.

This was Kompany’s third straight league start and, given his recent performances, his goal on Monday and the comments made by Guardiola about his centre-half preferences against teams who play a lot of high balls, the long-serving club captain – who represents a cut-price route into a defence that has kept 12 clean sheets in 16 league matches – could very well get the nod again on the south coast.

Asked about Kompany’s goal and qualities, Guardiola said:

I said ‘no shoot, Vinny, no shoot’. He was smart to not follow my thoughts. Incredible goal.

Sometimes he’s injured but when he is fit, he is an incredible central defender. He is a real defender, he’s a personality and a leader many times. I’m happy for him, for the club and everybody.

Owners of Leicester assets will, of course, be disappointed with the blanks that were returned but there was encouragement to take into the Gameweek 38 clash against a Chelsea side without an away league clean sheet in 2019.

On top of Leicester’s early flurry of blocked shots, James Maddison (£6.6m) curled an effort narrowly wide of Ederson‘s (£5.7m) post on 62 minutes before unmarked substitute Kelechi Iheanacho (£5.7m) wasted a golden opportunity to equalise close to full-time when screwing badly off-target from the edge of the Sky Blues’ box.

Jamie Vardy (£9.0m) barely got a sniff (no shots, one penalty box touch) but an easier test awaits next Sunday and his mere presence at the Etihad was perhaps one of the reasons why Manchester City looked so tentative in possession for much of the match, concerned as they were about the prospect of being hit on the counter by the Foxes and their in-form striker.

Brendan Rodgers said of his side’s display:

I was very pleased with a lot of aspects of the game. I felt we deserved more from the game. It was an incredible strike to win it.

I’m very proud of the team and it bodes well for the future in terms of the personality we played with, particularly in the first half. How we built the game, finding positions to play forward, it was very good.

Start of the second half, that’s the area we need to be better in. Because we didn’t build the game up so well and you get a bit of relief for a second and then it comes back at you.

So that’s the bit that we’ll analyse. Those are the things that we’re working on in these early stages.

But I think we showed we’ve got that personality to come and play how we want to play and against a brilliant team, arguably the best team in Europe for me, to come and show and play with that quality.

As well as showing glimpses of their attacking threat (only Liverpool have scored more goals than the Foxes since Rodgers’ arrival), Leicester were again solid at the back, with Harry Maguire (£5.4m) and Jonny Evans (£4.8m) impressing and defensive midfielder Wilfred Ndidi (£4.9m) providing an effective shield in front of them.

Sterling’s close-range header was the only Manchester City opportunity that Opta deemed a “big chance”.

Those Fantasy managers who are considering holding on to Eden Hazard (£10.9m) for Gameweek 38 might be slightly deterred by the fact that Liverpool and Manchester City are the only two clubs to have allowed fewer of these big chances than Leicester since Rodgers first took charge.

Manchester City XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Kompany, Laporte, Zinchenko; Silva (Stones 90′), Gundogan, Foden (Sane 56′); Bernardo Silva, Aguero (Jesus 86′), Sterling.

Leicester City XI (4-1-4-1): Schmeichel; Ricardo, Evans, Maguire, Chilwell; Ndidi; Albrighton (Gray 85′), Tielemans (Barnes 75′), Choudhury, Maddison (Iheanacho 80′); Vardy.

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  1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Eugh. Jimenez falling hard.

    Jimenez to Zaha for free, exact funds (0.0 itb).

    Guess will know any injuries to Liverpool players (Mane, Robbo, TAA owner).

    But will be in the dark for Hazard.

    1. donlobatto
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Yep Jimi > Zaha was originally my prime target and also have 0itb and exact cash.

      However looking at the stats I think Rondon may be a better pick for goals and points this week, and has the bonus of giving breathing room in terms of price changes

    2. Kane Toads
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      something wrong with Hazard?

      1. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I think he means strong possibility of rest because of Europa.

        1. Kane Toads
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Ok. Many thanks and all the best.

  2. RamaJama
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Bottomed:

    Which option?

    A) Son to Bilva
    B) Jimenez to max. 7.3 mill. forward (Wilson, Rondon, Zaha, Rashford, Mitrovic etc.) and play Højbjerg for Son
    C) Both for -4

    Team before FT is:

    Lloris
    TAA, Doherty, Valery
    Sterling, Mane, Salah, Højbjerg
    Aguero, Jimenez, Long

    Subs: Foster, Son, Duffy, Dunk

    1. kuzser
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      B with rondon/zaha

    2. Kane Toads
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      B) Rondon

  3. Netters2018
      1 month, 10 days ago

      What are peoples thoughts on Andre Gray starting against West Ham? Benched for the Chelsea game...
      don't know whether to start him or Kolisinac?

      1. RamaJama
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        50-50 maby

    • OneDennisBergkamp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Play Bednarek (HUD) or Jiminez (liv)?

      1. RamaJama
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Jimenez

      2. acidicleo
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        B

    • HD7
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Sell Jimenez and play Gray in 38... Do you think Gray starts in the final GW? Now that Deeney is back, should Deeney be kept safe for the final?

      1. acidicleo
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I think gray will start..deulo could be rested...

        1. Woy_is_back
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Rested on the final game of the season lol

          1. acidicleo
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            The final meaningless game yeah..
            But there is a fa cup final the following week..

    • acidicleo
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Repost for the new audience..

      Best striker for GW38 from these chaps?

      A) Vardy (CHE)
      B) Zaha (BOU)
      C) Wilson (pal)
      D) Rondon (ful)
      E) Arnie (wat)

      Best Mid from these?
      1) Fraser (pal)
      2) Pogba (CAR)
      3) Redmond (HUD)
      4) Antonio (wat)
      5) Deulo (WHU)

      Many thanks..

      1. striiiker
          1 month, 10 days ago

          C2

          1. acidicleo
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            I too think Wilson has the highest ceiling from those..

        • The 5% Team
            1 month, 10 days ago

            B3

            1. acidicleo
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Have Long..but good shout..

          • Amey
              1 month, 10 days ago

              E3

              1. acidicleo
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Cheers..
                I have a strange feeling Cardiff will concede a pen..

                1. Amey
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Ha ha

                    1. acidicleo
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Paul won't be benched..will he?

                      1. Amey
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          He should be benched imo.
                          Don't think it'll happen though. But he plays cdm now so not interested

                          1. Hakim Ziyech
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              Lol

                  • liverpool01
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      D3

                      1. acidicleo
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        3 seems popular..split on striker though

                  • striiiker
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Current squad:

                      Guaita, Foster
                      AWB, TAA, Jonny, Schar, Bednarek
                      Salah, Sterling, Mane, Fraser, Jota
                      Wilson, Long, Jimenez

                      1FT and 2.8 ITB.

                      What one transfer would you make for the final game week?

                    • kime67
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Now i understamd why jose benched pogba at times. Hes holding the ball for too long. I dont get it why madrid want him. Overrated af.

                      1. The 5% Team
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          hehe true.
                          Still, he got me lots of fantasy points...will end up in my FPL team of the year 🙂

                        • liverpool01
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            Mostly scores penalties, good player but overrated

                          • Amey
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              He's a very good player disinterested in playing for United

                            • acidicleo
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              He is only 2nd to haz for average points as captain for me...I like him...

                          • simong1
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              8 points behind the leader in my ML with a big prize on the line! My team and his are below.

                              Suggestions for the best use of the FT? 0.3 ITB Would Son > Pogba be best?

                              Me:

                              Lloris - Foster
                              TAA - Laporte - Doherty - Valery - Duffy
                              Son - Mane - Sterling - Jota - Redmond
                              Aguero - Rashford - Jimenez

                              Him:

                              Allison - Ryan
                              Robertson - Azpi - Kolasinac - AWB - Duffy
                              Salah - Son - Hazard - Gundogan - Westwood
                              Vardy - Wilson - Jimenez

                              1. liverpool01
                                  1 month, 10 days ago

                                  Your team looks better than your rival i would do Son>Pogba and Jimenez> Wilson as cover

                                  1. simong1
                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                      Jimenez to Wilson for a hit? Only have 1FT!

                                • "DC"
                                    1 month, 10 days ago

                                    Would you play Jota or Jimenez this week ? Is Jimenez better to play to protect top 10k rank ?

                                    1. Wheato182
                                      • 6 Years
                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                      I'd play Jimenez/

                                    2. HaffNanner
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                      Jimenez

                                    3. Amey
                                        1 month, 10 days ago

                                        I'd play Jota
                                        Good form atm. Unlucky not to haul against Brighton & last match

                                        1. "DC"
                                            1 month, 10 days ago

                                            Im leaning towards Jota for that reason, but maybe smarter thing to do is play Jimenez

                                            1. Amey
                                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                                Cool

                                          • acidicleo
                                            • 3 Years
                                            1 month, 10 days ago

                                            Jota for me...1 extra point for goal..

                                          • Flapjack ✅
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 6 Years
                                            1 month, 10 days ago

                                            Jota for me. He has more point avenues and just been so unlucky to not have scored more

                                            I mean you can be boring and go Jiminez and play EO, but could also backfire.

                                        2. HaffNanner
                                          • 1 Year
                                          1 month, 10 days ago

                                          Who to start out of this lot?
                                          Doesn't feel right to bench 2 Wolves assets.

                                          Foster (Ryan)
                                          Robertson VVD Valery (Doherty Duffy)
                                          Sterling Mane Bilva Hojbjerg (Jota)
                                          Aguero Zaha Jimenez

                                          1. Better Call Salah
                                            • 7 Years
                                            1 month, 10 days ago

                                            Thats correct imo

                                        3. Wheato182
                                          • 6 Years
                                          1 month, 10 days ago

                                          Please pick one.

                                          A) Jota > Redmond (already have JWP)
                                          B) Jota> Babel
                                          C) Jimenez > Arnie
                                          D) Jimenez > Wilson
                                          E) Llorente > Long
                                          F) A or B & C or D for a hit.

                                          1. liverpool01
                                              1 month, 10 days ago

                                              D

                                          2. wulfranian
                                            • 2 Years
                                            1 month, 10 days ago

                                            Best TC option for the last gw?

                                            1. Better Call Salah
                                              • 7 Years
                                              1 month, 10 days ago

                                              Pool

                                            2. Amey
                                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                                Mo/Raz/Vardy

                                              • acidicleo
                                                • 3 Years
                                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                                Mo

                                              • wulfranian
                                                • 2 Years
                                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                                cheers

                                              • Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
                                                • 10 Years
                                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                                strikers from:
                                                Fulham v Newcastle
                                                Palace v Bournmouth

                                                Southampton midfielders/strikers

                                                Obvious = Aguero/Sterling/Salah/Mane etc

                                            3. Cruz88
                                              • 3 Years
                                              1 month, 10 days ago

                                              Which one is best:

                                              A) Jiminez (or Digne) and Fraser
                                              B) Miliv and Kompany

                                            4. Better Call Salah
                                              • 7 Years
                                              1 month, 10 days ago

                                              Play Valery or Yoshida ?

                                              1. Steiger
                                                  1 month, 10 days ago

                                                  Val, more of an attacking threat.

                                              2. HD7
                                                • 2 Years
                                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                                Should I play Jimenez or Gray in last GW mates?

                                              3. Mattymo23
                                                • 7 Years
                                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                                Llorente to start at the weekend?

                                                1. Wheato182
                                                  • 6 Years
                                                  1 month, 10 days ago

                                                  Who knows? probably won't do owt even if he does (Llorente owner)

                                              4. Mattymo23
                                                • 7 Years
                                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                                Best Son replacement?

                                                1. Amey
                                                    1 month, 10 days ago

                                                    Daughter 😛
                                                    (Redmond/Fraser/Moura)

                                                    1. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
                                                      • 10 Years
                                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                                      I only just got that joke now after seeing you say it before.
                                                      Daughter? I don't get it oh.....penny dropped 😀

                                                      1. Amey
                                                          1 month, 10 days ago

                                                          Bad one i know but couldn't resist 🙂

                                                    2. Tsssst
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 7 Years
                                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                                      Bilva
                                                      or Pogba if you have 3 City already
                                                      Otherwise toss up between Fraser, Redmond, JWP or Milivojevic

                                                  • Jordie van der Laan and TopMarx
                                                    TopMarx
                                                    • 6 Years
                                                    1 month, 10 days ago

                                                    You guys will no doubt remember I recently wrote a community article on Dutch professional footballer and FPL manager Jordie van der Laan https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2019/04/19/what-it-means-to-be-an-fpl-manager-a-professional-footballer/ I then arranged a ticket for him to watch the Spurs v Ajax game with me. He wasn't meant to be in London and had lied to his coach at Telstar telling him he was sick and couldn't attend training. The problem is he was then spotted on TV and has subsequently had his contract terminated. The story has now broken in the Dutch media and Jordie is going to be on national TV today!

                                                    Should I feel guilty he's had his contract terminated? Not only did I arrange the ticket but he was spotted on TV after I was picked up by the cameras making the VAR sign (it was a clear penalty!). The boring truth is the manager had already found out he was in London before the match kicked off, and Jordie's contract only had three weeks left to run anyway. But why let the truth get in the way of a good story? https://www.ajax1.nl/telstar-speler-meldt-zich-ziek-om-naar-tottenham-ajax-te-gaan-contract-ontbonden/

                                                    The reaction has been very positive for Jordie. He replied to the story on Twitter https://twitter.com/JordievdLaan/status/1125456252870561792 "Don't I deserve a ticket for Wednesday's game now? After all, I am free." The tweet has gained over a thousand likes and he has been offered a ticket!!!

                                                    Just think - if it wasn't for FPL I would never have met Jordie and none of this would have happened.

                                                    I'm now asking for a ticket for myself and I'm hoping Jordie can organise one for me, surely I deserve one for my part in this?! In an attempt to ride his coattails I've even tweeted in Dutch to try to get some attention... https://twitter.com/TopMarx_FPL/status/1125704231351091201 if there are any Dutch FFS users please push my claim!

                                                    1. Rotation's Alter Ego
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • Has Moderation Rights
                                                      • 7 Years
                                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                                      Spotted this on Twitter yesterday, must admit I had a little chuckle.

                                                      Great story 🙂

                                                      1. TopMarx
                                                        • 6 Years
                                                        1 month, 10 days ago

                                                        It's so ridiculous! I'm surprised the story made the media as it doesn't necessarily reflect very well on the club, but now that it's out Jordie is getting a lot of attention!

                                                    2. Amey
                                                        1 month, 10 days ago

                                                        Lol
                                                        Amazing story !!

                                                      • Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
                                                        • 10 Years
                                                        1 month, 10 days ago

                                                        That's one to tell the grandkids alright.

                                                      • Hakim Ziyech
                                                          1 month, 10 days ago

                                                          Dit is een vreemd en grappig verhaal

                                                        • Wardinator
                                                          • 4 Years
                                                          1 month, 10 days ago

                                                          I hope you get top marks for this post

                                                          1. TopMarx
                                                            • 6 Years
                                                            1 month, 10 days ago

                                                            two elephants fall out of a plane 😉

                                                            1. Pep Pig
                                                              • 2 Years
                                                              1 month, 10 days ago

                                                              2 elephants and a snake fall off a cliff....

                                                              1. TopMarx
                                                                • 6 Years
                                                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                                                haha XD

                                                        • #FPLBhuna
                                                          • 2 Years
                                                          1 month, 10 days ago

                                                          this is brilliant hahahaha

                                                        • Jam0sh
                                                          • 7 Years
                                                          1 month, 10 days ago

                                                          Wow unbelievable : -D

                                                        • Forza
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 4 Years
                                                          1 month, 10 days ago

                                                          That's an amazing story! You shouldn't feel guilty for the choices that he made.

                                                        • Numb
                                                          • 4 Years
                                                          1 month, 10 days ago

                                                          Anyone caught doing “VAR” mimes should be banned from matches for a year imo! Ditto for people holding up “*Player Name* can I have your shirt” signs - lifetime ban for them.

                                                          1. TopMarx
                                                            • 6 Years
                                                            1 month, 10 days ago

                                                            But it was clear penalty! Well, I concede the replay showed it was a good tackle, but at the time from my position it looked like a clear penalty. And VAR was very good for Spurs in the previous round. I felt it was worth asking 🙂

                                                          2. TopMarx
                                                            • 6 Years
                                                            1 month, 10 days ago

                                                            Rather unfair to lump me in with the “*Player Name* can I have your shirt” signs people. I agree with you there.

                                                            The story of Jordie getting sacked has now made the Daily Mail https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-7001793/Dutch-player-SACKED-calling-sick-attend-Ajaxs-Champions-League-clash-Tottenham.html

                                                            1. Numb
                                                              • 4 Years
                                                              1 month, 10 days ago

                                                              Haha, hence only a one year ban rather than lifetime! 🙂

                                                              I just think these things catch on too much and will get annoying. Hopefully players and managers will be banned from making the VAR sign otherwise officials are going to be inundated with it! Like the old “waving imaginary yellow card” that is now largely frowned upon.

                                                          3. Daniel - The Veteran
                                                            • 9 Years
                                                            1 month, 9 days ago

                                                            Wow, such ana amazing story better then GoT thriller. FPL at its best!!!

                                                      • AC Yew
                                                          1 month, 10 days ago

                                                          Captain:

                                                          *Salah
                                                          *Aguero
                                                          *Sterling
                                                          *Laporte

                                                          1. acidicleo
                                                            • 3 Years
                                                            1 month, 10 days ago

                                                            Salah

                                                          2. Ivor Mac
                                                              1 month, 10 days ago

                                                              Sterling for me. He either misses or hits big. I just have a hunch he nails it this gameweek. Salah coming off a concussion rules him out for me. I cant captain a defender.

                                                            • Gegenpress
                                                              • 2 Years
                                                              1 month, 10 days ago

                                                              Sterling didn't look great last night Bilva looked livelier.. Salah all the way for me if you have him.. He'll be shooting on sign to nail golden boot down.

                                                          3. simong1
                                                              1 month, 10 days ago

                                                              Pogba or Fraser the better replacement for Son? And any reasons why?

                                                              1. Amey
                                                                  1 month, 10 days ago

                                                                  Fraser because he's not Pogba 😉

                                                                  1. donlobatto
                                                                    • 1 Year
                                                                    1 month, 10 days ago

                                                                    This all day 😆

                                                                    1. Amey
                                                                        1 month, 10 days ago

                                                                        😛

                                                                  2. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
                                                                    • 3 Years
                                                                    1 month, 10 days ago

                                                                    I'd go for the home player

                                                                  3. Hakim Ziyech
                                                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                                                      Fraser because pogba plays as a cdm now 🙂

                                                                      1. Amey
                                                                          1 month, 10 days ago

                                                                          😮

                                                                    • RAFA THE GAFFA
                                                                      • 3 Years
                                                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                                                      Do we think Gray starts the last game? Thanks

                                                                      1. Amey
                                                                          1 month, 10 days ago

                                                                          I do

                                                                        • Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
                                                                          • 10 Years
                                                                          1 month, 10 days ago

                                                                          I don't think Watford will be trying much though.
                                                                          I suppose you could argue Gray might be playing for an FA cup final place?

                                                                          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                                                                            • 3 Years
                                                                            1 month, 10 days ago

                                                                            True. I think I’ll play him. Might grab a goal in a fairly open game hopefully

                                                                      2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                                                                        • 5 Years
                                                                        1 month, 10 days ago

                                                                        Jimenez > Wilson?

                                                                        1. acidicleo
                                                                          • 3 Years
                                                                          1 month, 10 days ago

                                                                          Good shout..
                                                                          When he returns he hauls..

                                                                        2. Gegenpress
                                                                          • 2 Years
                                                                          1 month, 10 days ago

                                                                          Palace have a strong defensive record at home - I'd look at Arny / Zaha

                                                                      3. Karan14
                                                                        • 3 Years
                                                                        1 month, 10 days ago

                                                                        Liverpool to keep a CS against Wolves?

                                                                        1. acidicleo
                                                                          • 3 Years
                                                                          1 month, 10 days ago

                                                                          More than 50% chance..

                                                                        2. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
                                                                          • 10 Years
                                                                          1 month, 10 days ago

                                                                          I don't think they will. Wolves are a very good side.

                                                                        3. Amey
                                                                            1 month, 10 days ago

                                                                            Hopefully 🙂

                                                                          • Bubz
                                                                            • 5 Years
                                                                            1 month, 10 days ago

                                                                            Don't think so

                                                                          • pingissimus
                                                                              1 month, 10 days ago

                                                                              Low odds imo

                                                                              I’m only liking my double Liverpool defence as attacking options.

                                                                              1. Amey
                                                                                  1 month, 10 days ago

                                                                                  We are ruined by the brilliance of Robbo Taa Doherty Laporte etc tbh. Playing 4 atb continue is an option I'm thinking fkr next season. Can look © CS as an return for 6/7m attackers.

                                                                              2. Karan14
                                                                                • 3 Years
                                                                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                                                                Cheers guys!

                                                                                Was thinking of transferring TAA in this week.
                                                                                But I think ill be more reliant on attacking returns than CS.

                                                                                Maybe its a better idea to use the transfer for an attacker like Wilson, Zaha, Fraser etc.

                                                                            • Bubz
                                                                              • 5 Years
                                                                              1 month, 10 days ago

                                                                              Laporte is leading the cpatain poll?! wtf

                                                                              1. Amey
                                                                                  1 month, 10 days ago

                                                                                  😀
                                                                                  Chucky has ruined everyone by calling Laporte © !!

                                                                                • Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
                                                                                  • 10 Years
                                                                                  1 month, 10 days ago

                                                                                  Recency bias....
                                                                                  They have copped on to the city defence 3 gameweeks too late.

                                                                                • Ask Yourself
                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                  • 3 Years
                                                                                  1 month, 10 days ago

                                                                                  Had him VC for haz knew I should have captained him 🙁

                                                                                • Hakim Ziyech
                                                                                    1 month, 10 days ago

                                                                                    It only takes a Shane Duffy moment. City players are the shortest in the league. A Brighton set piece could wipe out that clean sheet

                                                                                    1. Ask Yourself
                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                      • 3 Years
                                                                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                                                                      You think Brighton could even manage a corner vs that city team?

                                                                                    2. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
                                                                                      • 10 Years
                                                                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                                                                      But Man City will own the ball and have kept four clean sheets in a row.
                                                                                      With Spurs, Man United, Burnley in that run. Hardly short teams?
                                                                                      The Brighton game will be very similar to the Burnley game I think.

                                                                                • Magic Zico
                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                  1 month, 10 days ago

                                                                                  Double Liv (Robertson TAA) or City (Laporte Waker) defenders guys? May play Jimenez ...

                                                                                • donlobatto
                                                                                  • 1 Year
                                                                                  1 month, 10 days ago

                                                                                  What are your thoughts on these options gents?

                                                                                  A) Jimenez > Rondon (and bench Jota)
                                                                                  B) Jota > Babel (and bench Jimi)

                                                                                  Rest of the team:
                                                                                  1FT 0itb
                                                                                  Lloris
                                                                                  Robbo, Laporte, Valery
                                                                                  Salah (C), Sterling, Mili, JWP, XXXX
                                                                                  Aguero, Wilson, XXXX
                                                                                  (Foster) (XXXX, Doherty, Yoshida)

                                                                                  Stats have Rondon and Babel very close. I wouldn't mind playing whichever of Jota/ Jimi that I keep but to me it makes sense to play my differentials like Wilson, Mili and JWP otherwise what is the point of having them in a week like this!

                                                                                  Thoughts always appreciated - cheers lads.

                                                                                  1. Karan14
                                                                                    • 3 Years
                                                                                    1 month, 10 days ago

                                                                                    Arnie?

                                                                                    1. donlobatto
                                                                                      • 1 Year
                                                                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                                                                      Also a possibility just have less recent stats to base his potential on so a bit more unsure. Watford can pull off a decent performance at home sometimes

                                                                                • pingissimus
                                                                                    1 month, 10 days ago

                                                                                    That’s it

                                                                                    I’ve persuaded myself Solanke starts so it’s Wilson out and play Jim. Now it’s down to a decision between Rondón and Arnie

                                                                                    1. avfc82
                                                                                      • 9 Years
                                                                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                                                                      So you're removing a player who's scored over 30 points in his last 2 away games, because he might be benched? Maybe he will, but maybe Howe will want him to hit 15 PL goals and play himself into the England squad?

                                                                                      The issue I have with Rondon and Arnautovic, is Newcastle and West Ham don't often score away from home. Newcastle have 7, West Ham only 5, in their last 10 away games.

                                                                                    2. grumpyman
                                                                                      • 3 Years
                                                                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                                                                      Thinking of bring Wilson in. Would love to hear your reasoning on the potential benching?

                                                                                  • Burger
                                                                                    • 4 Years
                                                                                    1 month, 10 days ago

                                                                                    Has Gunn been dropped from the Saints starting XI now?