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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. DV8R
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Best to play Foster over Lloris then?

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

      yeah, Spurs nothing to play for and Watford players looking to put in a good performance before the FA cup fibal

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

      I’m currently on Lloris, apparently Foster will be replaced by Gomes in prep for FA cup final... that’s what someone on here told me anyway

      1. DV8R
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        So it wouldn't matter then, Lloris comes in as sub.

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Yes

  2. Jellyfish
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Spuds bottling it again. The polar opposite of Liverpool last night (and no I’m not a pool fan)

    1. JHATM FC
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Don't think they're bottling it, they're being outclassed.

    2. FPL Flop
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Not bottling tbf, that word is wildly overused. Ajax are just superior.

  3. JHATM FC
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 10 days ago

    This ajax team is an absolute joy to watch. Putting spurs to shame.

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

      They’re great.

      Liverpool will have to do what Madrid did to them last season and bully them into mistakes.

      1. JHATM FC
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Would be a great story if they won it in these times of crazy spending

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

      Some young players as well

  4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Spurs just don't look very good going forwards and terrible defensively

    Not a good combination

    1. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Man Utd in disguise

      1. JHATM FC
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Spurs form over the past few months has been pathetic, as bad as United's but they get nowhere near the criticism of United. Media darling club.

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

          I don't think it's been as bad as United's, but a long hard season has finally caught up with them.

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

          Yeah they have been in free fall for a while and Poch is definitely a media darling but he hasn’t spent £450 million on players unlike United

        3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          They will argue they are missing key talisman kane

          But look at what Liverpool did without 2 key players

          1. JHATM FC
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Look at city without the best player in the prem for most of the season

            1. Syd.
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Yeah can’t wait until Benjamin is fully fit

      2. Leaf
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Man U rebuilding under new manager

        Spurs have their best team ever under a manager who has been there for years

        No trophies, completely overrated side

        1. JHATM FC
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          They're ok at being the best of the rest. Always found them dull to watch. Just a team of robots.

    2. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Seems like Poch has some issues. The squad looks very laboured. They were so organised, now they're just a bit poo. A bit like Man U in terms of style and approach

    3. _sidney_will
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      If they lose tonight it'll be 10 losses in their last 11 Away Games, bubble has completely burst, they're on the decline and have nothing to show for it 🙂

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

      What transfers in did they do recently? Any? 😉

    5. Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Poch leaving in the summer?

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

        If they win the UCL he says he will, so he won't

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

      Hmmmm

  5. Leaf
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Seasonal choke 🙂

    1. Right back Atsu
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      This, most seasons in last 20 years, Spurs have relegation form post Easter.

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

      The only team to finish 3rd in a 2 horse race

  6. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    come on spurs, time for a come back

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

      Playing Fifa or PES?

  7. Super Saints
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Spurs not covering themselves in glory here, shocking.

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

      They're not making it difficult for Ajax.

    2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      They are getting worse as the game goes on

  8. Stoichkov#8
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Would you play:
    a) Ings
    b) Fraser/Deu -4

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

      Not sure a hit is worth it with one game left

  9. Bada Bing
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    #PochOut

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

      He's the best thing they've got!

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

      He could leave if he doesn’t get any money to spend over the summer

    3. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Only if he wants to

  10. pingissimus
    1 month, 10 days ago

    slight clarification to the article.

    Only 5 teams have conceded fewer goals at home than Palace this season.

  11. Greek Flair
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Am I hallucinating or are people really recommending Nathan Redmond as captain over the likes of Hazard, Salah, Mane, Aguero, Sterling etc etc

    A mythical Redmon unicorn performance that happens once every 10 weeks

    1. Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      This, bad choice IMO especially with City going for the title!

      1. Greek Flair
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        The amount of Redmond C comments on here today is outrageous

        Nathan bloody Redmond

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

          Yes there are better options but Redmond has been exceptional and imo is more integral to how his team play than someone like Wilson or Deulofeu or a similar final day (C) punt. (this from someone who captained Jordan Ayew on the final day last season)

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

      I am getting him in alright but captaining him would be a step too far.

      1. Greek Flair
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Good gameweek pick but there’s so many good options out there that your ML can’t have all of the big hitters covered. Redmond C is a hipster pick

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

      I was strongly advised by Saints fans to avoid him on my WC a few weeks back. Missed that 1 major haul. Still unsure on him

      1. Greek Flair
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        He’s the best of the bunch in that price bracket based on fixture.

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Ward prose or Redmond

  12. Hulk Smash
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Why on earth is Trippier marking De Ligt from set pieces? It's almost as bad as when Harry Kane took corners for England.

    1. Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Some strange decisions are made in professional football

  13. Paul Psychic Octopus
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Wanyama and Sissoko simply not good enough at this level, particularly in the key area of central midfield. Poor technique, not forward looking enough etc.

    1. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Poch probably knows this but he doesn’t have any alternatives

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

        This

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

        Yeah, and it doesn't help Dele has regressed.

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

      They bought the wrong Newcastle midfielder.

  14. Licky
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Spurs missing a game changer, a player like Divock Origi.

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

      Llorente

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

      Scores when he wants!

    3. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Anderton

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

    How many goals Everton will score this weekend?

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

      2

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

      Reckon at least 2, Siggy will get one against his former club

    3. Monkey Hanger
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Richarlison getting more tempting by the minute.

    4. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      4

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

    Son to Fraser and then bench Jimmy the smart move here people? Thank you 🙂

    Foster
    Laporte. TAA. Bednarek. Shaw
    Sterling. Mané. Pogba
    Agüero. Jiménez. Gray
    (Ryan, Højbjerg, Doherty, Son*)

    1. Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Zaha more likely to score than Fraser IMO

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

        Jimmy to Zaha?

    2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I'd stick with your move - helps to have a full bench in 38. Or go Mili/Redmond.

  17. ddfc
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Play:

    1. Lloris (EVE)
    2. Foster (WHU)

    Thanks

    1. Greek Flair
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Lloris

    2. drughi
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      foster

    3. The_Fish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Have both, playing Foster.

  18. how now brown cow
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Harry winks is sorely missed.

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

    I don’t feel good about starting Llorente now.

    1. Jimmers
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I'd be worried that you ever felt good about it

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

        It felt better than a hit

    2. FPL Flop
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Likely to start, final day, anything could happen mate, better than any other punt I can think of at that price

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

        It’s him or Jiminez (defo starting Jota) it’s just got closer than I thought.

        The reasons you state were why i was justifying him

        1. FPL Flop
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Good luck either way, don't think either are *great* choices but Fernando more likely to score imo

        2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          What's your play this weekend? Chasing, protecting etc?
          If the former, there's some good differentials for sure, but if you are holding ship play both Wolves.

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

            This is the problem. I’ve been mincing around the top 10k basically the entire season and I’m not used too it. Normally I make a late charge into the top 5/10k. I feel I’ve played different and boring.

            So I’m inside the top 5k and feel I’d like to stay as I doubt I can do anything impressive like top 1k now !

            So I suppose I just play my wolves ? Good point. But I have two pool defenders so it’s a real hedge !

            1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Ah of course. In that case play Nando assuming Son ban holds. Don't be shocked if they play Janssen or a youngster though 🙂

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

                You’re convincing me ! 😉

            2. The_Fish
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Who are you captaining? I keep following your blanks, need to know who to avoid.

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

                Haha

                Well my latest blanks are these

                37 - Kun
                34 - duffy
                31 - Salah

                Which was it ?!

                I’m on Sterling right now. But captaincy is what’s got me having a good season

                1. The_Fish
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Duffy and Aguero.

                  Also on Sterling now.

                  1. The_Fish
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Switched it to Mane.

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

                    Ah sorry if I ruined the picks for you 🙂

                    Duffy id captain again and Kun was so close to that illusive goal in what was an awful week and all my front 7 blanked !

                    I think I prefer Raz away from home but gonna delve into the stats before the weekend

                    1. The_Fish
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Yeah same, I’m only messing. I asked you both weeks who you were captaining and I’d already had the armband on both tbh.

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

                        I have been very boring in recent weeks. Tbh most my picks have been the most popular ones.

                        It’s why I’m not enjoying the higher ranks as much. Mid season I was loving going 9% owned sterling captain when everyone else was going Salah. Way more fun !

    3. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Same boat, I'm going to play Llorente and bench Jimenez as I have double pool defence. Could be his last game for Spurs and there is always lots of goals on the last day so I feel he a good a pick as any.

  20. The Royal Robin
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Camarasa > Redmond for -4

    A) Yay
    B) Nay

    1. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Yeah

  21. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Spurs will be hoping Son loses his appeal on this showing

    1. how now brown cow
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      They've all been knackered for the last month or more.

      New stadium gave a bit of a lift but they are shot.

      1. JHATM FC
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Why are they knackered and liverpool and city aren't? Tiredness is such a cop out for me. They're just not good enough.

        1. how now brown cow
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Liverpool haven't had the injuries until this week. Spurs have had them all season.

          1. JHATM FC
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 10 days ago

            They haven't rotated really though. So the injuries explain not having their better players, but not being tired.

            1. The_Fish
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Liverpool have plenty of centre mids to rotate. The engine of the team. Spurs dying in midfield.

  22. FPL Flop
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Remember when Spurs were good?

    1. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Ricky & Ossie

    2. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Huddle, Waddle

      1. Syd.
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Gazza

        What a player

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

      The season of coming 3rd in a two horse race or 4th in a three horse race?

      1. FPL Flop
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Both tbf, they played really good footie, their finishes don't really tell the full story. This season will go down as top 4 and (record breaking) CL Semi final but they've been largely shite.

  23. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Spuds look awful?

    Got Lloris & Foster, think a Foster is better option?
    Or use FT to DDG?

  24. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    I currently still log in to FPL and see 3 Spurs players. Yuck.

    Still, seems a bit rich to ship Eriksen and Son when there other fires!

    1. The_Fish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      The bench holds 4 players.

  25. Syd.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    CL Final isn’t until 1st June 😯

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

      Makes sense, Kane did say he’d be back for it.

  26. Rainer
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Main man on.

    1. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Spurs Origi

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

      The Spanish Origi

  27. Gudjohnsen
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    How many hits are justifable for 38?
    Already done Son, Jimenez to McTominay, Aguero for -4

    1. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Depends who you currently have

    2. JHATM FC
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Won't know til afterwards. Just don't see any obvious big scorers.

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

      It depends on if you feel the player can cover it and more. Nothing left to plan for beyond this week.

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

      Taking a hit is usually (or should be) a likelihood assessment of returns vs hit based over more than the immediate week; so, not a lot!

      1. JHATM FC
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Why though. If you think the player you have will struggle and the one you'd bring in has a good chance of hauling, as long as the net impact is positive, it's good?

        1. JHATM FC
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Although I should probably bow to your OR.

  28. Syd.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Trippier is having a complete mare

  29. Marvinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    This will finish 3-0 for my money.

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

      I can see Spurs scoring.

    2. FPL Flop
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      4-0 I reckon

  30. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Cometh the hour, cometh the Nando!
    Those hips don't lie. They probably click occasionally these days though...