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The FPL Digest: Fraser’s creativity and what to do with Wolves assets

Our final Digest piece of the season is here ahead of Gameweek 38.

In this article, we scrutinise a player, team and discussion point that attracted our interest in the previous weekend’s matches – be it for good or bad reasons.

The Player – Ryan Fraser

What a season Ryan Fraser (£6.3m) has had.

Yes, there have been lean periods: the Scottish winger blanked in ten matches between Gameweeks 19 and 29.

Fraser is, however, the best-value Fantasy midfielder or forward in 2018/19, based on points per million spent (28.4 at the time of writing).

A total of 21 attacking returns (seven goals, 14 assists) is more than in his previous two campaigns combined, with no midfielder under £8.5m directly involved in more of his side’s goals this season.

Fraser provided the cross for Nathan Ake‘s (£5.1m) winner against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday and only Eden Hazard (£11.0m) has more assists to his name this season.

Bournemouth’s win over nine-man Spurs has to be taken with a pinch of salt, of course, given that the Cherries had two men over on the Lilywhites for almost all of the second half.

Nevertheless, Fraser posted some eye-catching statistics.

No Premier League player supplied more crosses, successful crosses, key passes or “big chances” than the pint-sized winger in Gameweek 37.

Fraser’s individual total of ten successful crosses was more than any other Premier League side managed as a team at the weekend.

This wasn’t a freak occurrence that only owed to Spurs’ ill-discipline, however.

Fraser has delivered more crosses and successful crosses than any other midfielder this season, while his total of 28 big chances created is not only the best in the division but also hasn’t been bettered as far back as our records for that statistic go (eight years).

It is perhaps no surprise that Callum Wilson (£6.8m) was missing for large periods of Fraser’s aforementioned dry spell.

Wilson has supplied five assists for Fraser, while the Scotland international has created half of Wilson’s 14 goals.

The pair have proven deadly on the counter-attack in Bournemouth’s two most recent away fixtures at Brighton and Southampton, which saw the Cherries score on a combined eight occasions.

Eddie Howe’s side are again away in Gameweek 38, visiting a Palace side that have the second-worst home record in the division.

There is further encouragement for Fraser and his Fantasy owners in the form of the Eagles’ recent defensive statistics.

When clubs are filtered by their last six matches, no side has conceded as many headed chances as Palace – a possible good omen for Fraser’s assist potential given his dominance at dead-ball situations.

Roy Hodgson’s side also rank 17th for attempts from set plays conceded over this time, while no Premier League team has allowed more crosses.

The Team – Burnley

One of umpteen teams with effectively nothing to play for in Gameweek 38, Burnley take on Arsenal on the last day of 2018/19.

The Gunners’ recent away record (two wins from 12 league matches on the road) and their lack of clean sheets on their travels this season (their only shut-out being the 1-0 win over ten-man Watford in Gameweek 34) will no doubt be of interest to Fantasy managers looking for a final-day differential.

Only Huddersfield Town have allowed more big chances than Arsenal when clubs are filtered by their last six matches, while Cardiff City are the only team to have allowed more opportunities from set plays in this time.

No Premier League side has allowed more headed chances than Unai Emery’s troops over this period, with the Gunners also ranking joint-17th for shots on target conceded and joint-16th for attempts in the box conceded.

On top of this, Arsenal are in Europa League action in Spain less than 72 hours before they head to Turf Moor.

After the 1-1 draw with Brighton effectively ended their hopes of a top-four finish, Emery said the focus was now on the Europa League.

Those considering Chris Wood (£6.3m) or Ashley Barnes (£5.6m) will no doubt be encouraged by Arsenal’s vulnerability in the air and from dead-ball situations, something that may also benefit James Tarkowski (£4.7m) and Ben Mee (£4.6m).

Up until the special case that was the Gameweek 36 defeat to Manchester City, Burnley had scored in all 12 of their preceding dozen home league matches.

There wasn’t much to be positive about in the 2-0 defeat to Everton last Friday, however, with Burnley very much second best for most of the evening.

No side in the division had fewer attempts on goal, shots in the box or efforts on target than Burnley in Gameweek 37.

We ought to cut the Clarets some slack – Everton are one of the form teams in the top flight and have now kept eight clean sheets in the last ten Gameweeks.

Of more concern would be Sean Dyche’s decision to tinker with a hitherto settled side, with Johann Berg Gudmundsson (£5.5m) and Robbie Brady (£5.4m) getting rare run-outs on the flank.

Rotation is a widespread concern in Gameweek 38, with numerous dead rubbers up and down the country handing Premier League managers the chance to give starts to some of their long-suffering bench players.

Speaking of whom, Matej Vydra (£5.6m) has had to wait patiently as Wood and Barnes have started the last 18 league matches together up front.

Peter Crouch (£4.4m) is also now back to full fitness after appendix surgery.

Joint-club-record signing Ben Gibson (£4.8m), meanwhile, has made just one start at centre-half all season.

On the flip side, though, is the desire to finish the season on a high and reward a dedicated fanbase with a positive performance.

Dyche echoed those sentiments in quotes published in the Lancashire Telegraph on Wednesday, saying:

I don’t mean we weren’t up for it [v Everton], but that edge when there’s something riding on it, good or bad. You have to deliver and when it’s not there it’s a strange kind of feeling.

But we want to finish right against a good side in Arsenal, for the way we go about our business, and for the fans, who’ve been amazing.

It’s easy to support when things are going well. But we’ve had really good support even when things haven’t been going as well, the fans stuck with it, home and away, and it would be nice to take on a big side in Arsenal and give something to the fans.

Asked about the possibility of rotation, Dyche gave out mixed signals.

The Burnley boss said:

It depends because equally, the players who have been out there doing it will want to see the season out for their own needs.

Ben Mee, I thought was outstanding again tonight and he, in theory, could play every minute [of the season] next week which is an amazing achievement.

Corky I think did it last year and it is an amazing thing for a Premier League footballer.

It is not just about changing it, it is about the reward for the players that have played and finishing the season. Most players want to finish the season fit and well and performing.

The threat, no matter how small, of rotation in Gameweek 38 is something we can do without as Fantasy managers but Burnley and Arsenal’s underlying stats seem to be aligning nicely for the final-day encounter at Turf Moor.

The Discussion Point – What to do with Wolves assets in Gameweek 38?

Away at title-chasing Liverpool, Wolverhampton Wanderers have one of the toughest fixtures of Gameweek 38.

Owners of Wolves’ Fantasy assets, therefore, face something of a dilemma ahead of Sunday’s deadline, with many amongst us facing a ‘play, bench or sell’ conundrum going into this weekend’s match at Anfield.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side were well-represented in the top 10k as of the Gameweek 37 deadline, as the below table (taken from Ragabolly’s livefpl site) shows:


Combination % owned by top 10k
Doherty, Jimenez and Jota26.63%
Jimenez and Doherty49.1%
Jimenez and Jota48.65%
Jota and Doherty28.1%

Diogo Jota (£6.3m) and Matt Doherty (£5.3m) each have ownerships of just over 50% in the top 10,000, with Raul Jimenez (£6.9m) owned by a whopping 93.82%.

There is certainly a movement towards selling in the wider FPL community: Doherty and Jimenez are the most-sold players of Gameweek 38 in their respective positions, with Jota the fourth-most-sold Fantasy midfielder.

Wolves come into Sunday’s game on the back of three successive wins, however, along with a track record for competing well against the ‘big six’ clubs.

The latest win for Santo’s side was a 1-0 victory over Fulham, which would have been more emphatic in nature had it not been for wayward finishing and some smart goalkeeping.

Jota’s owners, in particular, will wonder how he didn’t register an attacking return, with the Portuguese midfielder twice dragging inches wide and forcing Sergio Rico (£4.4m) into two excellent saves.

Jimenez frustrated for different reasons, registering only one shot in the box (compared to Jota’s five) and blanking for the third home fixture in a row.

Doherty, at least, registered his first double-digit return in a match since Gameweek 8.

Wolves’ overall record against the big six in the league is competitive, having won four of their 11 matches and only failed to score in two of them:


Played 11
Won4
Drawn4
Lost3
Clean sheets0
Didn’t score2

On top of this, Wolves have also beaten Manchester United and Liverpool at Molineux in the FA Cup.

Their record against the top half-dozen sides on the road is not bad either, with their only defeat being a 3-0 loss to Manchester City in which they played over 70 minutes with ten men:


Played5
Won1
Drawn3
Lost1
Clean sheets0
Didn’t score1

Three of the above matches were 1-1 draws, while they also dispatched Spurs 3-1 at Wembley.

This record might also be of interest to the many of us with Liverpool assets going into Gameweek 38, given that Spurs, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal all failed to score more than once when facing Wolves on home soil.

Looking more closely at the three main players in the Wolves team – Doherty, Jimenez and Jota – against the big six leads to some interesting findings.

Overall, their records against the top half-dozen clubs in the league are:


PlayerAppsGoalsAssistsBlanksPoints per match
Jimenez114545.9
Jota8 (inc 1 sub)3144.5
Doherty111282.5

Away from home, this record reads:


PlayerAppsGoalsAssistsBlanksPoints per match
Jimenez52215.6
Jota4 (inc 1 sub)0132.5
Doherty50142.0

It is easy to see why Doherty is deemed surplus to requirements by many in Gameweek 38, without a league clean sheet against the big six all season and with only one attacking return in five away appearances against these clubs.

There has to be a disclaimer against Jota, though, with three of his four overall blanks against the big six coming before his conversion into a bona fide striker in Gameweek 15.

Since then, he averages 6.2 points per match against the top half-dozen clubs.

Jimenez meanwhile has only blanked once against a big six side on the road – that being the 3-0 defeat to City when his legs were preserved with a half-time substitution.

There are other factors in play here, of course, including Liverpool’s record of clean sheets at Anfield (11 in 18) and the fact that the Reds held Wolves to nil in the reverse fixture in December.

Jota and Jimenez sit second and eighth respectively among all players for xGI over the last five Gameweeks, though, shrugging off any talk of an FA Cup semi-final hangover.

As the stats in the above tables suggest, playing one of these two players at Anfield in Gameweek 38 mightn’t be the worst idea in the world – particularly if City swiftly race into a commanding lead at Brighton and extinguish a deflated (relatively speaking after the euphoria of Tuesday night) Liverpool’s chances of winning the league title.


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  1. Lamplighters
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    This is strange, no posts for 30 minutes?

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      10 mins only one comment in the page?

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      season has really wound down now I guess 🙁

    3. Gravless are for Kinnear
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Welcome to off-season

      1. Lamplighters
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Not over yet, I have two rivals nipping at my heels in my mini-league, and it matters! Just for kicks though, I have been thinking of taking 4-5 hits and try to max my score since it is the last week of the season.

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          I think 4-5 hits will rarely, if ever, maximise your score 😉
          (and I love hits haha)

          1. Lamplighters
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            I have taken 50 hits this year, has rarely worked out, but makes the game more fun.

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              the fun aspect is what its all about mate

            2. Carlton_Goal
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              50! I've taken 23 and I thought that was a lot haha. I've taken two -8s that have led to green arrows so those were fun GWs. I've also taken a -12 which led to a big red arrow haha. I agree about hits making the game fun but I would struggle to see 4-5 hits paying off over 1 GW

  2. Differential (c)
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Ajax-Spurs narratives are pretty good too!

    We now know who is thr superior LM in the world.

    PSG letting Moura go to make space for Neymar and Mbappe to "win the Champions League".

    Moura the first Brazilian to score a hatty in the UCL semi. Not Ronaldinho or Ronaldo.

    The manager who sanctioned the Moura transfer? Current Arsenal manager Unai Emery.

    One set of "he hasn't won a trophy!"

    1. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      . . . Fans will shut up after the UCL final.

      1. Differential (c)
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Questipm is, do Spurs play Kane in the final if he is fit? Remember the last time they brought him back into the XI after an extended time off?

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          I think if fully fit, Poch wont have all the say in it! In truth, even if fully fit, he doesnt deseve to start (especially over Lucas) and should come on from the bench in a fair world 😉

          1. Differential (c)
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Exactly! As much as Kane has been a HUGE part of their overall journey in the last few years, if he wants that sweet sweet silverware, he may need to step aside.

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      ...was thinking about that actually when I seen the Moura hattie, as in it was Emery who sold him to who are now his fiercest rivals, lol, couldnt make it up!

  3. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Woke up to check on the result and just wow!
    I Feel it's bad news for Liverpool though as I think they'd have battered Ajax. Losing the league with their points total and following that up by losing their second UCL final in a row would be devastating for that squad of players!
    If it does happen (and even as a MUN fan I'm not actually hoping for it), I wonder will it affect them much next season or will they come back as hungry and stronger than ever?

    ps. well played both teams, congrats to the fans and cheers for the entertainment (which is so horribly lacking at OT these days).

    1. Lamplighters
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Watched Ajax earlier in the tournament and they played very well. Excellent ball movement and shape.....but today, they looked like a team that would struggle to make the top half of premier league.

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Wow, were they really that bad rather than Spurs being good?
        I just had an inkling that Ajax dont really have a plan B. and would go out and play their stuff v Liverpool and get picked off big time whereas Spurs will play it safer.

        1. Lamplighters
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          I am a neutral, and it was an exciting game, but the quality was average. I think Liverpool would have crushed either team today.....and Pep probably watched in disgust.

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Liverpool v City would have been the exciting all Prem final for sure. I really hope Spurs turn up and I think they will.

    2. elchilangles
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Liverpool will wipe the floor with Spurs in the final

    3. Gravless are for Kinnear
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      So we could have 4 English teams in the finals of both European cups. The Brexiteers will be having a field day. You don't think the EU and UEFA have conspired to give the English a false sense of security before Brexit do you?

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        '4 Premier League teams' (no need for the English bit really these days lol)

      2. ddfc
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        lol

      3. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        "English"

    4. ddfc
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      it really is the Dead Zone today... everyone on the beach?

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        ...almost 9am here and I'm in the office with nothing to do until the afternoon so I wish I was on the beach someplace!

    5. nibby
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Help Needed Fellas!!! Chasing my league opponent by 1 point.

      My Team:
      Foster
      TAA Robertson PVA
      Sterling Eriksen Son Fraser Pogba
      Firmino Jiminez
      Subs: King Doherty Duffy

      Opponents team:
      Leno
      VVD Laporte Lindaloef
      Sterling Eriksen Bilva Deloufou Mane
      Lacazette Rashford

      I am thinking doing Son > Redmond(c). Thoughts?

    6. tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Son replacement ?

      Pogba ? Moura ? Mili ?

      1. nibby
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Redmond?

        1. tafrère
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Alread 3 Saints (I know, it's crazy).

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Pogba, was very unlucky not to haul v Hudd despite the team playing poorly.

            1. tafrère
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Cheers, he's my first option for now.

      2. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        No Bilva??

    7. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      10.5k, 2 FTs, feels a boring end to the season for me really after dropping from 1k in the last few GWs.
      I feel like doing something off the wall with my team like getting in Auba(C) & Ozil in the hope that they have saved their best for an on the beach Burnley!

      1. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        I think by playing safe you could just get inside the top 10k.

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          True, prob just be boring and punt the armband on one of Aguero, Sterling or Mane.

          1. tafrère
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            I think I'll go Mane or Sterling for the armband myself.

            But it's differenty, I'm chasing (14k).

      2. Eriksen Maestro
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Sterling!

      3. ZICO SENNA
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        We get it, you had a decent rank, and still do, jeez lol.

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          top 1k and top 10k are very different finishes though

          1. bbaggins79
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            think about what you wanted at the start of the season, how happy with 10k would you have been?
            its your record on the board to look back over years from now, you dont want to slip to 12k or 18k when theres a chance of under 10k

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              true, wise words

    8. rainy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Price Changes - 9th May 2019

      🔺  McArthur (4.9)

      1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Cheers Rainy, only 3 left.

      2. Birds of Prey
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        In U.S. Thought changes don't happen for another hour. Predictor had Moura going 100+%

        1. rainy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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          • 3 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Always at ~1:10 GMT. DST/BST catches most of us out eventually.

          https://time.is/GMT

      3. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        ...easy now, dont want to be priced out of my Son to McArthur move

        1. rainy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Bit close to the sun there, Icarus 😉

      4. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Cheers rainy !!!

      5. fclackless [RoboKlopp]
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 10 days ago

        cheers R

        1. rainy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Eh, never mind the prices, I'm cheering for your top 10K finish FCL 🙂

          1. fclackless [RoboKlopp]
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 10 days ago

            ha ha, cheers R ... we'll see, I tend to take far too many unnecessary hits to keep my interest and as this game week is likely to be no different I could blow it yet !

      6. GARY AND JAMIE
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        McArthur Park is falling, thank you rain....

        1. rainy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          🙂

    9. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 10 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Just watched the highlights, last minute goal 😯

      1. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Crazy stuff eh

      2. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        -6th minute goal by all accounts, looking forward to watching that second half later 🙂

    10. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      While Barca were far off their pace yesterday and Spurs had a healthy dose of luck, what an advert for English teams being competitive again in Europe!

      Liverpool especially were fantastic (and without Salah Firmino and 1/2 of Robbo too), but just the balls from both teams to come back from big deficits like that is truly impressive. Gotta love footie

      1. elchilangles
          2 months, 10 days ago

          will be amazing if Chelsea and Arsenal progress to the Europa final too!

        • SAY MY NAME
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          the 2 most exciting European games (or any games) I have seen for years, along with the 2nd leg of spurs/city tie, and I say that as a goner, haven't enjoyed games like that for years - the way the scoring went, big comebacks and twists and turns, totally captivating, I mean I hate spurs, but couldn't help be excited by the game tonight, and I had money on Barca, but couldn't help cheer for Liverpool, amazing turnaround

          the final should be intriguing ! (probably 0-0 then penalties lol)

      2. Klein
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        So chelsea can only transfer players if they are 100+ mil? Or how does it work?

      3. Niho992
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Congratz to Spurs fans and take a bow for Pochetino. What a man what a coach. It s gonna be great final but i hope Liverpool will win

        • Klein
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          When was the last time two english clubs met in final? Probably chelsea vs united long time back?

          1. Differential (c)
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            2008 in Russia, yeah.Iconic Terry slip.

          2. PastaFasul
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            2008 yep, Chelsea vs. Man U.

          3. tafrère
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Greatest memory of my football life.

            1. PastaFasul
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Last 2 semi-final matches pretty amazing in UCL history. Reminded me of the feeling of watching Liverpool vs. Milan...2005 in Istanbul...Liverpool come back from 0-3 at the half to win with PKs.

              Thinking the 2019 final won't top it. But good to see an all English final.

        • rohaansunil
            2 months, 10 days ago

            1.Son +Kelly/Cathcart ---> Bernado silva + Shaw(-4)
            2.Son to Pogba(1 ft)

            1. tafrère
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Just bring Bilva or Pogba.

              United defense is not worth a -4.

              1. rohaansunil
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  True...thanks!

              2. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Son > Bilva only

            2. Canary_Kid
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Fraser (cry) or Redmond (hud)

              1. PastaFasul
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Fraser may struggle against AWB. Redmond could have more up side.

              2. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Redmond

            3. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Suggest me the best option:
              A)SON > B.Silva
              B)Son + cathcart > B.silva + Kompany(-4)

              1. Amey
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  A

                  1. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Thanks mate !!!
                    Hope I can finish top 10k from here!!!
                    &No hits will be my hope ?

                    1. Amey
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        Yeah 🙂
                        GL mate

                • yakirh
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  G2G?

                  Foster
                  Laporte Shaw Valery
                  Salah Hazard Mane Bilva
                  Kun Rashford Long

                • jdp219
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  Have 2FTS, but focusing on Son for now. Who replaces him?
                  1) Moura
                  2) Pogba
                  3) Deulo
                  4) Redmond (have JWP, Valery)
                  5) Fraser (have Wilson)

                  1. jdp219
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Plenty of other options, of course. I'm open to suggestions.

                  2. bbaggins79
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    fraser is a good option

                • bigbudgie
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  Still struggling with ideas here:

                  Lloris
                  TAA Laporte Valery
                  Salah Mane Son Redmond Doucoure
                  Aguero Jiminez Llorente

                  A) Son/Jiminez > Sane/Arnie
                  B) Son/Jiminez > Bilva/Arnie or Wilson or Zaha or Rashford
                  C) Son, Doucoure, Jiminez > Bilva, Pogba, Long (-4)
                  D) something else

                  Problem with A/B is that I don't want to start Llorente and 4-4-2 or 3-5-2 doesn't look optimum

                  1. jdp219
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    So you're hoping fro a 343, I take it? That said, I do like the inclusion of Bilva.

                    Could you do:
                    Son, Llorente > McNeil, Vardy?
                    Son, Llorente > Bilva, Rondon or Deeney?

                    1. bigbudgie
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      3-4-3 is optimal yes
                      Son > Bilva leaves me 6.5 for Llorente so Deeney, King, Mitrovic all options with that route

                      1. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        No hit& BILVA + Mitro I prefer,cheers!!!

                        1. bigbudgie
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 10 days ago

                          Thanks!

                  2. Carlton_Goal
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Would go B with Arnie or Wilson. Don't think Sane will start. I'm a Rashford owner myself and would transfer him to Wilson or Arnie if I could tbh.

                    1. bigbudgie
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      and play Llorente? Doucoure, Duffy, Doherty the other options

                      1. Carlton_Goal
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        Probably play Doucoure out of those. How much money would the Laporte and Arnie/Wilson moves leave you? Maybe it is worth taking a -4. Could always to do Llorente to Long if not much cash ITB

                        1. Carlton_Goal
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 10 days ago

                          Or Doucoure to JWP/Babel

                • jdp219
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  What's up with Robertson? Saw that his calf was bandaged. Think he's for sure out this weekend?

                • Amey
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Great job Spurs !!
                    Love to see PL teams dominating the CL/EL.

                    1. Carlton_Goal
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      As a nuetral it's fantastic to see 2 PL teams in the CL final!

                  • HMC
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Have just done Koscielny/Firmino to TAA/Vardy. Might just bench Jiménez cause can’t find reliable replacement. AWB to come in for Robbo if he’s out

                    Good to go or make more changes?

                    Gunn
                    Robbo TAA Laporte
                    Mane (c) Sterling Hazard Siggy Hjojberg
                    Vardy Wilson
                    Sub: Foster AWB Yoshida

                    1. Amey
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        G2G mate

                      • K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        NO Kun makes me afraid too
                        Hope he won't haul !
                        GL !!!

                      • Origi-nal
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        Your squad has six midfielders and 2 forwards.

                        1. HMC
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 10 days ago

                          5 mids. Was missing Jiménez on the bench

                    2. bbaggins79
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      Chance of starting?

                      Salah
                      Robbo

                      1. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        80
                        20

                    3. gonzalocampos
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      I already won my $2.4K ML (80 points advantage). I am going to put Origi instead of Jimenez to honor him. I am a Real Madrid fan (what a joy last night to see all Barca and Messi fan boys crying until today).

                      1. theodosios
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        Didn't know RM has fans

                        1. gonzalocampos
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 10 days ago

                          The best club in the world, all over.

                      2. bigbudgie
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        2.4K? Decent. What's your rank, and how many entrants?

                        1. gonzalocampos
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 10 days ago

                          We are 29 friends living in Miami. My rank is 18K, I still have bench boost (I had double Brighton, I was scared on using them after the 5-0).

                    4. marzo
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      1. Kola + Son -> Kompany + Bilva (0.6m).
                      2. Kola + Son -> Laporte + Fraser (1.0M).
                      3. Other moves.

                      Lloris.
                      Bednarek, Kola, TAA.
                      Salah (c), Mane, Son, JWP.
                      Vardy, Aguero, Jimenez.
                      Foster, Romeo, Duffy, Dunk.
                      2ft, 0.0m. 120k. Hoping to make the Top 100k.

                      1. Carlton_Goal
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        Definitely go for Laporte as his form is ridiculous at the moment. Fraser a good option, other alternatives are Babel/Antonio/Deulofeu, any one of them could potentially haul this week

                    5. Carlton_Goal
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      If you could own any 3 players this gameweek, who would the be? Regardless of price and ownership. Looking at transfer targets and worried I could be overlooking someone really obvious

                      1. theodosios
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        Rashford Sterling Vardy

                        1. Carlton_Goal
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 10 days ago

                          Surprised you've gone for Rashford, I own him myself and I'm not very optimistic about his chances of scoring well

                          1. theodosios
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 10 days ago

                            Rash is the only one I own of those 3...and I think he will net atleast one.For a player of his caliber, 1 goal in last 8 games is realy unbelievable

                            1. Carlton_Goal
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 10 days ago

                              I agree about his ability. Watched the game against Huddersfield though and United were dire, Rashford didn't get any decent service for the entire match which worries me a bit

                        2. Carlton_Goal
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 10 days ago

                          Vardy a good call, been in incredible form

                      2. JonSnow
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        Kun
                        Sterling
                        Salah (if fit)

                        1. Carlton_Goal
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 10 days ago

                          cheers

                      3. Amey
                          2 months, 10 days ago

                          Vardy
                          Sterling
                          Salah
                          Honourable mention to Redmond 😛

                          1. Carlton_Goal
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 10 days ago

                            Cheers Amey, I have enough in the bank to do Jota and Jiminez to Vardy and Redmond so that might be one of my better options

                            1. Amey
                                2 months, 10 days ago

                                Same move as me then 😮

                        • La Roja
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 10 days ago

                          I watched first half of Liverpool vs Barca and thought Barca would go through so I went to sleep.

                          Was fuming when I woke up

                          But I got my lesson and didn’t watch the game at all last night 😎

                          1. Amey
                              2 months, 10 days ago

                              😀

                          2. Farabro
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 10 days ago

                            who’s likely to score more :
                            a. Long
                            b. Arnie

                            thx

                            1. Carlton_Goal
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 10 days ago

                              It's 50/50 but probably Long if he plays 90.

                          3. jdp219
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 10 days ago

                            Almost too many options to transfer in with 2FTs. So, perhaps a different approach... who from this squad would you drop (Son already occupying 1FT)?

                            Ryan, Foster
                            Robbo, TAA, Laporte, Duffy, Valery
                            Mane, Sterling, Jota, JWP, *Son*
                            Aguero, Jimenez, Wilson

                            1. Carlton_Goal
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 10 days ago

                              Might have to be Robbo if he is injured. Keep an eye on the press conferences. Otherwise would be 1 of Jota/Jiminez and bench the other for JWP