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Captains

Captain Sensible – Host of differential options for Gameweek 38

For the final time this season, we have assessed which Fantasy Premier League options are the most deserving of the captaincy.

Manchester City and Liverpool are the only two remaining sides with something to play for other than pride so the interest from the masses has generally been in them.

However, we have looked at the form of their own players as well as the challenges posed by the opposition and discovered that the Gameweek 38 debate is far from simple…

Captain Poll

It’s Sergio Aguero (£11.9m) who tops the captain poll for the final time this season. 29.5% of you believe that he is the best skipper for Gameweek 38 as Manchester City travel to Brighton. The Argentinian scored on his last away trip, netting the only goal of the 1-0 win over Burnley. Aguero was also on the scoresheet when Brighton lost 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium earlier this season.

He currently has roughly a 7% lead over colleague Raheem Sterling (£11.7m) who sits in second place with a backing of 18.9%. The Englishman has gone four matches without a goal now but earned himself an assist in the 2-0 win over Manchester United. Interestingly, in this season’s away fixtures, Sterling and Aguero both have five goals each, although the former has double the latter’s total of assists.

Sadio Mané (£10.2m) is the marginal favourite from the Liverpool assets with 12.5% of the vote. That may be because of his more reliable record at Anfield over a longer period of time. Ahead of Wolves’ visit to Merseyside, the Senegalese international has 12 goals in his last 11 home Premier League matches.

However, Mohamed Salah (£13.3m) has recently rediscovered his shooting boots and has recorded attacking returns in each of his last six, regardless of venue. That continues to be his longest period without a blank all season. 12.3% of voters have lent their support to the Egyptian, so he could overtake Mané by Sunday and, of course, managers are still waiting for an update on his fitness after suffering a blow to the head against Newcastle.

Next up is Aymeric Laporte (£6.3m), who actually led our poll in the first few hours of it being set up. Now that more of you have swung by to cast your vote, the Frenchman has fallen to fifth but still has 8% backing. It’s not surprising to see Fantasy managers talking about captaining a Manchester City defender given that they now have ten clean sheets in their last 12 Premier League matches. Furthermore, Brighton’s troubles in front of goal has seen them score just once in their last four at home.

Just below ‘best of the rest’ option Laporte is Southampton midfielder Nathan Redmond (£5.5m). Given that the Saints are the last team to host Huddersfield this year, his 4.2% support makes sense, especially as the midfielder has two goals and two assists in his last five home matches.

Also with an appealing fixture in Gameweek 38 is Manchester United, but once again, their poor form has curtailed interest in their Fantasy assets. Paul Pogba (£8.5m) is the most popular of them but has just 2% of the vote in the captain poll.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (£5.7m) is the only other defender in the top 10 ahead of the showdown with Wolves. He has the interest of 1.4% who are probably eyeing up his attacking threat, especially after what he did against Barcelona in midweek.

Bernardo Silva (£7.8m) is being considered by a small portion as a differential in the Manchester City camp as he has three attacking returns in his last four away trips in the league. The Portuguese midfielder is also on 1.4%.

Callum Wilson (£6.8m) completes the top 10 with his 1.3% support ahead of a trip to Crystal Palace.

Eden Hazard (£11.0m), Jamie Vardy (£9.0m) and Wilfried Zaha (£6.9m) are the only other options with more than 1% backing.

Player statistics – last four matches

Players sorted by shots on target over the last four matches

We have to start by saying that poll winner Aguero does not necessarily look in the sharpest form in the last four matches. His total of 15 shots is fewer than colleague Bernardo Silva while 17 players in the league have managed more shots on target in the selected time-frame. That makes for a shot accuracy of just 27%, below his average for the entire season of 36%.

However, Sterling is arguably in worse statistical form. In the last four, he has shot just nine times, in the box on seven occasions and has just three shots on target. That makes for a slightly improved accuracy compared to Aguero (33%) but just like his colleague, it’s below his average for the season (48.7%).

Players sorted by xG over the last four matches

As you can see from the players ranked best for expected goals (xG) over the last four matches, our most popular Manchester City options are nowhere to be seen.

Phil Foden (£4.5m) is one of 23 players with a higher xG score in the selected time period than Aguero (1.43), and one of 29 that rank higher than Sterling (1.25).

Despite notching up more shots and accurate efforts than his attacking colleagues, Bernardo Silva admittedly ranks lower than them both for xG (1.04) but is some way ahead for expected assists (xA) on a score of 1.00.

As we saw from the table above, the last four matches have seen Salah outstrip the entire league for the frequency of his efforts on goal. No player has more shots than his 21, his 16 in the box is a joint-high with Diogo Jota (£6.3m) and his 10 shots on target is three more than the seven recorded by second-placed Michail Antonio (£6.8m).

Meanwhile, Mané has enjoyed fewer shots both overall and in the box than Aguero, but his additional shot on target makes for a much more encouraging accuracy of 45.5% in the last four matches. Furthermore, no player has been afforded more big chances in that time than the Senegalese international (five).

Also, the expected data shows that both Salah and Mané are enjoying higher quality chances than their Manchester City counterparts. Both of them have higher xG scores in the last four matches, their 2.36 and 2.25 good enough for the top eight.

As for comparing the two Liverpool players against each other, it’s the same story that we’ve grown used to this season.

Liverpool attackers compared over the last four home matches

Salah is streets ahead in his last four home matches for the frequency of his efforts on goal and has created more chances too.

Liverpool attackers sorted by xG over the last four home matches

However, it is Mané who continues to be afforded the bigger chances, hence his continued advantage in the department of xG. Even Roberto Firmino (£9.3m) has a better score in this department than Salah over his last four at Anfield.

Players sorted by big chances in their last four home matches
Players sorted by xG across their last four home matches

However, it looks as if the Liverpool assets have not necessarily been the division’s best in their last four home matches.

As you can see from the tables above, Vardy continues to be in the form of his life, topping a number of key statistics over the last four in front of his own supporters.

The Leicester man is top for shots in the box (16), efforts on target (eight) and big chances (nine).

Furthermore, Vardy also sits at the summit for his xG score of 3.94 in his last four at home.

Also performing well in that department in the same sample is Redmond who is behind only Vardy and Mané with his xG of 3.18 over the last four home matches – particularly encouraging ahead of a match against Huddersfield.

Also, despite limited game-time, only Mané and Vardy have been afforded more big chances in their last four at home than Shane Long (£4.7m). With just 206 minutes in that period, the Southampton man is averaging a big chance at home ever 34.5 minutes.

Two other budget options who have enjoyed quality service of late are Chris Wood (£6.3m) and Andre Gray (£5.9m). Both of them have had five big chances in their last four at home ahead of facing opponents who have defended poorly away from home this season (Arsenal and West Ham respectively).

Conspicuous by their absence so far are the Manchester United options, which are not looking hugely promising even if it is Cardiff they face on the final day of the season.

Pogba is the only one to have shown much threat in their last four at home, but even still does not compare too favourably with some of the options we’ve already considered.

He has had 10 shots on goal, five in the box and three on target and has at the same time created just three opportunities for his colleagues. Perhaps the only form of encouragement is the fact that he has an xG score of 2.05, but even still that ranks only 18th out of all players in their last four at home.

Meanwhile, Marcus Rashford (£7.3m) has managed just six shots, two in the box and three on target in his last three at Old Trafford, making for an xG of just 0.94 in that time.

Players sorted by shots on target in their last four away matches
Players sortd by xG in their last four away matches

A look at how Fantasy options have done on their travels recently sheds some light on Callum Wilson (£6.8m) as another potential differential candidate.

Salah is the only player with more shots on target than the Bournemouth man across the last four away matches.

Meanwhile, with Romelu Lukaku (£10.7m) unlikely to feature in Gameweek 38, of fit players Wilson is also top for big chances in the last four away matches.

That has also translated into a decent xG score for the forward, his 3.22 the best in the league.

Also doing well in that department over the last four away matches are Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.8m) on 2.91 and Raúl Jiménez (£6.9m) on 2.18.

Despite some discouragement about the Manchester City options, it is worth saying that in the last four away matches, only five players have a better xG score than Sterling.

Team statistics – Last four matches

Teams sorted by shots on target in their last four home matches

Those considering the differential option of Vardy will take great encouragement from Leicester’s form at home of late.

No team has recorded as many shots on target as the Foxes (29) in their last four in front of their own fans.

Furthermore, only Southampton (17) have managed more big chances in that sample than Leicester (14).

That is obviously also encouraging for those looking at either one of Redmond or Long given that Huddersfield are the next and final visitors to St Mary’s this season.

However, it is worth pointing out that despite their high number of big chances, the Saints rank just ninth for their 18 shots on target.

Liverpool are another of the sides level with Leicester for 14 big chances in their last four home matches.

They are also in the top five for their 45 shots in the box and are a little below the main players for their 22 shots on target (seventh).

However, those are pretty decent offensive statistics to post in the last four at home considering the wide range of opposition. Obviously netting five against Huddersfield offers little in the way of help for predicting Gameweek 38, but four goals in two matches against Spurs and Chelsea and scoring that many in one game against a typically stubborn Burnley is not to be scoffed at.

However, Manchester United’s recent attacking statistics at home are not particularly exciting, even if it is Cardiff who come to Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

They sit roughly mid-table for their 10 big chances, are 17th for their 23 shots in the box and joint-14th for shots on target.

Teams sorted by big chances in their last four away matches

The case for a differential captaincy of Wilson gets a boost when we consider Bournemouth’s recent form away from home. No team has managed as many as their 14 big chances across the last four matches on the road – an astounding achievement considering how poor they were outside of the Vitality Stadium earlier this season.

Meanwhile, Manchester City top the charts for shots (77), shots inside the box (47) and shots on target (24) in their last four away matches, which would suggest they will get plenty of chances against Brighton.

However, the fact that they have been limited to just eight big chances, in that time, fewer than even Fulham, might be of some concern. A large number of their recent hosts were ones who largely opted to sit back and stick every man behind the ball, especially Fulham, Burnley and Crystal Palace, and given that seems to be Chris Hughton’s default set-up we could see a similar story at Brighton.

With managers considering Liverpool defensive assets as potential outside captain options, Wolves’ accuracy issues could play into their hands. In their last four away matches, Nuno’s men rank joint-bottom with Brighton for the fewest shots on target (seven).

Opposition statistics – Last four matches

Teams sorted by goal attempts in the box conceded over the last four home matches

A first glance at Brighton’s defence over their last four home matches suggests they are unlikely to keep a clean sheet – although they don’t look ripe for a thrashing either.

They are towards the better end of mid-table for their 27 shots conceded in the box in the selected sample of fixtures, and have allowed six big chances.

Crucially, since their morale-damaging defeats to Bournemouth and Cardiff, Brighton have made some improvements.

In their last four matches, they have conceded just three goals, despite facing the likes of Wolves, Spurs and Arsenal and posted impressive underlying statistics too.

Admittedly, they rank 17th for the most shots conceded in the box, but only four clubs have allowed fewer big chances than them in that run – made all the more impressive considering it features three away matches against top-seven opposition.

The only other stand-out side when it comes to home defensive form is Watford. No team has conceded more big chances than the Hornets in their last four in front of their own fans (13), and they have also allowed the most shots in the box in such matches too.

Teams sorted by goal attempts in the box conceded over their last four away matches

The case for a Southampton player is certainly boosted by Huddersfield’s poor away form of recent weeks.

No team has conceded more shots in the box in their last four road trips (55), while only Watford (16) have conceded more big chances (15).

It’s worth pointing out that West Ham are still in the lower regions of the big chances conceded section of the table, level with Huddersfield, which suggests a Watford option could also act as a Gameweek 38 differential at Vicarage Road.

Meanwhile, Manchester United’s opponents Cardiff are not ranking as poorly as their backers might hope ahead of the final weekend of the season.

Most of the interest in that part of the research will be in that of Wolves, as they travel to Anfield.

Much as is the case with Brighton, Wolves don’t necessarily look likely of keeping a clean sheet but definitely aren’t set for a thrashing either.

They rank inside the top six for the fewest shots conceded in the box over the last four away matches (29), and are mid-table for the nine big chances allowed in those games.

It must be said that those last four trips, to Chelsea, Burnley, Southampton and Watford were largely not against sides that are close to what Liverpool are capable of at home.

However, in five matches away at top-six clubs this season, Wolves have lost just once – and that 3-0 defeat at Manchester City was suffered after Willy Boly (£4.7m) was sent off after 18 minutes.

What does the RMT tool say?

As the Captain Sensible article has come out before the main bulk of press conferences for Gameweek 38, we are waiting until later today to update it and include it in this article.

Conclusion

The fact that Manchester City and Liverpool are the only sides with anything left to play for this season is certainly a decent reason why they are so heavily backed in the polls.

However, what they have on the line does not necessarily mean they will have an easy time winning their respective matches.

It is clear from analysing the defensive data both of Brighton and Wolves that neither side is threatening to be rolled over.

While it seems quite possible that neither will keep a clean sheet, managers looking for an explosive Gameweek 38 captaincy might have a hard time finding it at the Amex Stadium or Anfield because of the opposition.

Furthermore, Manchester City’s attacking options have definitely lost an edge in recent weeks as the defending champions have shifted to a more possession-based clean-sheet securing path to victory.

That may be why captaining a Manchester City defender might actually appeal to some more than Aguero and Sterling, whose underlying statistics in the last four matches are not as good as we’d like.

If either of the title-winning sides are likely to produce a mauling, it is probably going to be Liverpool.

That is mainly due to how effective their assets have been both in the last four matches and in recent home encounters.

Salah is top of the league for the sheer frequency of his attacking actions both inside the box and out of it, while Mané’s 12 goals in 11 Premier League matches at Anfield offers exceptional reliability.

But, of course, there may be the matter of Wolves’ impressive record against the top-six putting managers off, with one win, three draws and just one defeat in five away trips to such opposition this season.

For all of these reasons, there is a strong chance that Gameweek 38’s top points-scorer will come outside of the two Premier League title-related games.

Jamie Vardy is certainly the most in-form option even if he blanked against Manchester City on Monday night. The fact is that the Leicester man has been devastating in home matches recently and with his impressive underlying statistics, and Chelsea’s lack of clean sheets on the road in 2019, his scoring run should continue this weekend.

Furthermore, the Foxes should be considerably fresher than Chelsea, after their Europa League exertions on Thursday night.

Southampton’s attacking pair of Redmond and Long certainly look to be offering plenty of points potential for Gameweek 38 too.

Both players have been enjoying encouraging underlying statistics at home while Huddersfield have been dreadful on their travels.

Meanwhile, it’s Callum Wilson who has been lighting things up in away matches recently and with Crystal Palace struggling to match their road form with their home displays, there’s every chance the Bournemouth man can have the last laugh at Selhurst Park on Sunday.

Manchester United options will clearly be differentials considering their poor performance in the polls, which may convince some to hand them the armband.

However, it would appear that the voters have stayed away with good reason. Very few of the Red Devils have offered decent form in recent weeks and their Gameweek 37 showing against Huddersfield was proof if ever thas any that in order to capitalise on appealing fixtures, there must be some form in order to do so.

669 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Sharkytect
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Got to be Kun. Even though I am chasing, it's gotta be agueroooooo for the laat day of the season

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

    Morning all

    Plan is to use FT to do:
    Jota > Babel
    To give me:

    0.6itb
    Lloris
    Robbo*, Laporte, Valery
    Salah (C), Sterling, JWP, Babel, Mili
    Aguero, Wilson
    (Foster) (Jimi, Doherty, Yoshida*)

    Hopefully we get something definitive on Robbo tomorrow but if he’s out would you just leave it with Doherty coming in or bring in TAA or VVD for -4?

    Also would you start Jimi (liv) or Mili (BOU)?

    Cheers!

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Think TAA may be the only defender worth a hit this GW.

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

        Yeh that’s what I’m thinking but bound to bite me if I do lol

        1. HakimZyech
          4 months, 10 days ago

          I don't think Robertson will play but better to wait for the presser & Rob-> Trent as well

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

            Yeh for sure waiting

    2. balint84
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      palace will win, so Mili

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

        Thanks matw

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

        *mate

    3. Amey
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Keep Robbo as it is.
      Yoshida ahead of Doherty imo.
      Like your Babel pick.
      GL bro 🙂

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

        Thanks bro. Unless he is absolutely confirmed out that’s what I’ll do.

        Is Yoshi fit to play? I guess putting him ahead makes sense as he’ll either play or will skip to Doherty.

        GL to you too! All sorted?

        1. Amey
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Yep.
          Yoshida might play imo so I'm doing same.
          Re my team I'm doing Son Jota >> Mane Redmond.
          All sorted unless some bombs in Press conferences 🙂

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

            Liking your Redmond cap pick!

            I can’t look past Salah as a Liverpool fan in a final day crunch match!

            1. Amey
              4 months, 10 days ago

              Yep
              GL for the league 🙂

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

                Thanks mate. Anything’s possible!

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

        Agree

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

          Cheers

  3. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Got a message from a friend.
    Won my ML by 102 pts.
    Winning over 300 euro.

    4 ppl didn't pay the 75 euro a head entry fee.

    So my winnings are 160 euro instead. 3rd yr in a row to win this league and some ppl don't pay in and I suffer.

    Not happy.

    1. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      That sux. Surely people shpuld pay upfront though?

      1. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Yeah that's what I said. I'm in another league which is 30 euro in and iv came out with the same winnings for half the entry fee,so bit of a joke really.
        One guy brought 2 friends in and paid for none of them either his own or his two buddies.

        1. Royal5
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Lowlife.

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

      Yeah.. if not paid after gw1 in my work cash league, ur kicked out..

      1. Dave Dreamer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 10 days ago

        This

    3. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      It's happened a few times to me, you live & learn. If it happens once in a league though, then the league policy should change to cash up front or by a certain date, with those teams who haven't paid by that date removed.

  4. Amey
    4 months, 10 days ago

    No more © sensible 😀
    Come on Nathan Redmond !!!

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Stick to your guns buddy!

      1. Amey
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Thank you for your support 🙂

  5. Bavarian
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 10 days ago

    re-post

    1-Fraser-Vardy
    or
    2-Moura-Wilson?

    1. balint84
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      2

      1. Bavarian
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Thank you

    2. Amey
      4 months, 10 days ago

      1

      1. Bavarian
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Thanks mate

    3. Bavarian
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      one more 🙂

    4. Ivor Mac
      4 months, 10 days ago

      1 and its not even close

      1. Bavarian
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Well noted thanks

    5. Tsssst
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      1

    6. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      1

  6. Royal5
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Who's your Son replacement?

    1. Amey
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Mane

      1. Royal5
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Solid. Already got him.

    2. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      I'm honestly considering Babel

      1. Royal5
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Flair. Newcastle got a decent defense though.

    3. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Redmond

    4. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      B silva

      1. Royal5
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Was really considering him before I realised I already had 3 City -_-

        1. HakimZyech
          4 months, 10 days ago

          I think you need a player who can play as a striker

    5. Tsssst
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Redmond probably

    6. The Overthinker
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Hazard .

      Armband straight to him

      1. grumpyman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Doubt he'll even play after last night's exertions. I have him and thinking of shipping him out.

        1. The Overthinker
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          If that's what you feel is the right move.

          It's more of an emotional move and I would be happy even if he gives me a single point.

          Good luck to you.

  7. balint84
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    I can't choose between Moura and Pogba 🙁

    1. Dave Dreamer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Pogba

    2. HakimZyech
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Moura if you've Rashford

      1. balint84
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        only Shaw from MU.
        Is United fighting for something?

        1. Royal5
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Honor.

        2. HakimZyech
          4 months, 10 days ago

          No they aren't. Their 6th spot is pretty nailed for the season.

  8. Dave Dreamer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Final transfer of the season and i have it down to 3 options:

    A. Eriksen, Vardy, Pogba
    B. Fraser, Vardy, Sterling -4
    C. Erkinsen, Wilson, Sterling -4

    What you guys think?

    (2)

    1. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      I think I'd avoid the hit and go with A... but I'm not convinced about Pog, gotta be better options

      1. Dave Dreamer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 10 days ago

        I'll wait for the pres conferences.

        My mini league rival has Sterling and Fraser and is 20 points behind.

        Got £100 on it.

  9. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Son > Romeu
    Kamara > Vardy
    For a -4 hit, leaves me with:

    Fab (Speroni)
    Robertson AWB Perreira (Duffy Doherty)
    Mane Salah Sterling Jota (Romeu)
    Jimenez Wilson Vardy

    Bit of a mess I know.
    Anyone think Redmon over Vardy (and no hit)?

    1. balint84
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      still keeping Kamara

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Nice - perhaps go McTominay over Romeu.

        Chelsea looked exhausted tonight. Can see Vardy smashing it on Sunday.

      2. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 10 days ago

        ultimate bench fodder lol

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

      Son And Duffy to Redmond and Laporte, bench jota Doherty and kamara

      1. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 10 days ago

        OK cheers I'll consider it. Rival has Laporte and I think I may need differentials to take the 9 point gap.

    3. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Cheers

  10. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Robertson to Laporte will be my FT if he is ruled out by Klopp but have a feeling Klopp will be deliberately ambiguous on this one so may end up doing Duffy to Kompany instead. Is Redmond worth brining in for a hit or just play Deeney and Jimenez

    A) Play Deeney (WHU) and Jimenez (liv)
    B) Bring in Redmond (hud) -4 and drop Deeney or Jimenez

    1. Amey
      4 months, 10 days ago

      You're not chasing right ??
      A is safest option obviously.
      I like the look of B as I'm doing same (benching Jimenez)

      GL for the last gw !!

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Not chasing rank but have a one point mini league that may come down to Salah (c) vs Aguero (TC)

  11. dbeck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 10 days ago

    I’ve been a bit out the loop on a poorly timed family holiday abroad, are we expecting Robbo and Yoshi to play on Sunday?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Expect Klopp to be vague on Robbo but he probably won't play now they have the UCL final to gear towards. Yoshida is expected to return by folk here.

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Thanks, saw your timely post above

      2. The Overthinker
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Ucl final is 3 weeks after the last match.

        Surely it's enough rest to be fit

  12. Dosh
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    A. Laporte + bench fodder
    B. Kompany + Redmond and bench Gray

    A or B ?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      B if free

    2. Amey
      4 months, 10 days ago

      B

  13. The Overthinker
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Will captian hazard in GW38.

    The last time he'll be in FPL.

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Looked tired/uninterested last night...

      1. The Overthinker
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Doesn't matter. He'll still rack em assist and give a 10 pointer.

    2. HakimZyech
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Great call tbh

    3. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      After 120 mins?

      1. The Overthinker
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Surely they'll want to finish 3rd above arsenal and Spurs.

        He's their best player. Playing last premier league match for the club. Why won't he start?

        1. Amey
          4 months, 10 days ago

          UEL final on 29th too.
          More than enough time to recover

        2. Royal5
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          I think he'll start but surely a bit fatigued as the rest of the squad. Chelsea were also not exactly impressing last night.

          1. The Overthinker
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            Still .. my fpl.season is over. Not gonna gain anything significantly. So why not captain the favourite player for the last time?

            Cheers for your opinion

    4. Amey
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Good option.
      Will surely miss his awesome dribbling skills 😮

      1. The Overthinker
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        One of the best PL player .

        Sad that pl is losing one hell of a player but equally happy for him coz he'll now be able to play with better players around

        1. Amey
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Yep.
          He's not one that got away from United's hands.
          Only if SAF had paid those 35£ that time 😮

          Really love him as a player.

          1. Amey
            4 months, 10 days ago

            The*

          2. The Overthinker
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            Ikrrrrr

            Matter of few euros !!!
            Would have been so much joy to watch him in United shirt *_*

    5. Klein
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Haven't understood this really. They are banned from transfers. But they can sell him?

      1. Amey
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Yes

        1. Klein
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          So what are the criteria for ban?

          1. Better off with a pin and a…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            They can't sign new players until end Jan 2020: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48202945 (exception for U16 players form the UK).

            So I think they're free to let anyone leave.

            1. Klein
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 10 days ago

              They surely won't let him go without signing someone who can replace him.

  14. Gloria Leicesterfan
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Solskjaer, 10am; Klopp, 10:30am; Guardiola, 1:30pm
    Nuno, 1pm; Hughton, 1:30pm; Benitez, 1:30pm
    Silva, 1:30pm; Rodgers, 1:30pm; Gracia, 5pm
    Howe, 9am; Pellegrini, 12:30pm; Dyche, 1:15pm; Hodgson, 1:30pm
    Parker, 1pm; Siewert, 1pm; Hasenhuttl, 1:30pm
    Pochettino, Warnock

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Cheers - love the name Gloria.

      2 and a bit hours til Klopp gives us a 'we'll see' over Robertson and Firmino

      1. Gloria Leicesterfan
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        yep, I'm waiting to see if martial will get gametime, not holding my breath

    2. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      That second lot of times: are those pressers that are on tomorrow?

      1. Gloria Leicesterfan
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        all today, they won't do press conferences on a sat, would they?

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

          Why not if all games are on Sunday?

    3. Jarvish
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      18 pressers in 3 and a half hours. RAE is going to be busy!

      1. Jarvish
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Ignore - thought they were in time order 🙂

    4. FredrikH
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Saw a newspaper link around here last week that got a nice cover for the pressers. Rejuvenate me someone cause I can't recall the website.

  15. balint84
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Lamela anyone?

  16. HakimZyech
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Who is the most nailed on utd defender?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Shaw
      Lindelof

      1. HakimZyech
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Thanks bud 🙂

  17. Holmes (specialist in failu…
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Hazard out for a hit?

    1. HakimZyech
      4 months, 10 days ago

      For?

      1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        will think about that problem later. First issue is whether getting rid him for a hit is an option or not 😛

        1. HakimZyech
          4 months, 10 days ago

          I think it is worth it depending on who you bring in 🙂

        2. HakimZyech
          4 months, 10 days ago

          and are we going Sin Cara(C) for this gw?

          1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            no, that was his last chance, maybe next year...

            1. HakimZyech
              4 months, 10 days ago

              Oh well, I sold him already.

    2. Amey
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Going for Mo ??

      1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        already have him

    3. aleksios
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      No

    4. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Nope

    5. The Overthinker
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Hazard out for RLC

    6. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      thanks all, looks like a 50-50 decision

  18. aleksios
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Son to :
    a) Moura
    b) Mili

    Jimenez to :
    1) Zaha
    2) Rashford.

    Thanks.

    1. Amey
      4 months, 10 days ago

      A1

    2. HakimZyech
      4 months, 10 days ago

      A2

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Moura Wilson

    4. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      A2 FT?

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

        Only 1ft but dont mind taking a hit. Thanks.

    5. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      A1

  19. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Best 5.5m DEF option for last day (not Perreira/Doh)? (in case I decide to go for an -8 hit to bring in Redmond and Vardy)

    A) Van Aanholt (BOU h)
    B) Shaw (CAR h)
    C) Bertrans (HUD a)
    D) Holebas (WHA h)
    E) other?

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      B

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Kompany if you have a city spot free

      1. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 10 days ago

        of course! thanks...

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          B if not

    3. aleksios
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      B.

    4. balint84
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      A or D or both

  20. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Which option?

    A) Son to Bilva or Pogba, bench Højbjerg

    B) Jimenez to max. 7.3 forward, play Højbjerg and bench Son

    C) Both for -4

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

      C.

  21. Tsssst
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    What's with the Moura love? He hasn't done anything in the league since they played Huddersfield.

    Everton have been defending excellently recently. Will he even start with Lamela and Llorente likely to be given minutes.

    1. HakimZyech
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Sunday isn't faraway

  22. Tree House
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Bench one:

    A) Jota (liv)
    B) Jimmy (liv)
    C) JWP (HUD)

    Thanks!

    1. Duffy Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      B

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

      B

  23. The Overthinker
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    If Robbo is out, I will have one of these guys come in

    Would you replace anyone for a hit ?
    Or just keep them on bench in same order...

    A) Jiminez
    B) jota
    C) Doherty

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      A and B are fine to come in. Without a goal or assist Doherty could be a 1 or 0 pointer this GW.

      1. The Overthinker
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Cheers Miguel.

        Good luck to you

  24. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Which would you rather have in team this week - A or B

    A Laporte Eriksen Fraser Vardy
    B Digne Salah Tielemans Wilson

    1. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Tough, but A

  25. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 10 days ago

    A) Redmond + Kompany
    B) Jota + Laporte
    ?

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

      Would rather Laporte and Redmond but I would say A just for Redmond potential attacking returns

      1. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 10 days ago

        If only i could afford it lol

  26. Iggypop
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 10 days ago

    aguero hatty would put him top for the golden boot! as long as salah doesn't score

  27. ColdRainyNIght
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Is Hazard going to start vs Leicester?

    1. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Normally, I would say very unlikely but he will have 17 days before the EL final.

  28. BigRedDog
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    It all boils down to this - what would you do and why?

    Cheers all and good luck for the final game!

    a) Vardy + Babel
    b) Pogba + Arnautovic

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

      A - Vardy v tired Chelsea defence and Babel who is in shop window for next season

    2. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      A because I rate Vardy's chances of a big haul against a Chelsea without Kante

    3. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      a - I don't trust Manu and Pogba at all and Arnie's last away goal is back in GW5, Chelsea too tired for Vardy, Babel's last shot in PL

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

      Done! I thought so too. Final transfers finito - cheers guys

  29. Warby84
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Cpt currently on Salah but tempted by Wilson, his away form is immense in his last 2

  30. Shackalackaboomboom
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Last decision this season.
    Who scores most?
    A.vvd+Taa
    B.mane+salah

    1. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      B

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

      B

    3. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      I believe Wolves will score so B