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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. marzo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    1. Kola + Son -> Kompany + Bilva (0.6m).

    2. Kola + Son -> Laporte + (7.3m) Fraser, Babel, Antonio, Deulofeu maybe?

    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. ROLLING THE DICE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Son + Kola -> Laporte + Fraser/Babel for me

    2. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      2 with Fraser or Deu

    3. Silent Hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 12 days ago

      2 with Fraser (play safe) , Babel or Deu (chasing)

  2. Fantasyamateur
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    Very close in some important moneyleagues. Currently ranked as 735 overall and looking to get my best ever finish. But how should I approach the last GW with this team?

    Lloris
    Doherty - Laporte - Kolasinac
    Mane - Deulofeu - Sterling - Jota
    Jimenez - Agüero - Lacazette

    Bench: Foster, Son, Duffy, Dunk.

    2FT and 0.4M ITB.

    What should I do here? A hit seems stupid before the last GW, but not happy to play any of the Wolves-guys against Liverpool, and the bench is not very helpful.

    Also, Kolasinac is flagged after yesterdays match. Injured?

    What would you do in this spot?

    1. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Lacazette to Vardy
      Jiminez to Wilson

      1. Fantasyamateur
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 12 days ago

        Would force me to play Doherty and potentially Duffy if Kolasinac is out..

        1. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 12 days ago

          Keep Jimi and Kola to TAA, United defender, then

      2. ROLLING THE DICE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 12 days ago

        This. Maybe Jimmy to Arnie instead of Wilson?

    2. kopite65
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      doherty to shaw, jimi to rondon,/wilson ?
      just play jota out of your wolves players

    3. svg53
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Jimi to Rondon
      Kola to TAA
      However if you decide to take a hit say Son to Redmond/Fraser it opens up a lot more possibilities which I reckon would at least get your -4 back.

  3. trustmeimpurple
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    Please help !
    I’m chasing 17 points in my cash ML. Just don’t know what transfers to make.
    I have 2FT 0ITB
    Ryan
    Robbo,Valery,Lap(Duffy,Doherty)
    Sterling,Mane,Jota,Redmond(Son)
    Aguero,Jiminiez, Gray

    He has
    Ryan
    Robbo,TAA,Bennet(Bednarek)
    Mane, Fraser,Pog,Sterling(Deu)
    Jiminiez, Aguero, Rashford

    1. Patrick.22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Feel like Zaha could be a good diff. He normally hauls on final day and your opponent doesn’t have him. Would then get Pogba in to cover your opponent off. Combine that with the right captain pick and you could overtake him.

      Just my thoughts!

      1. markloe
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 12 days ago

        17 points behind shouldn't be covering, he needs diffs, especially when their teams are so similar

    2. markloe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Son + Gray -> Vardy (C) + Babel, bench Jota?

      1. trustmeimpurple
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 12 days ago

        Yea I was thinking this however it leaves me with -0.1ITB

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 12 days ago

          Sell Jimenez then

    3. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      You're up against it. (Sorry). I'd pray for a Wolves goal with Jota involvement and NOT replace Robbo with TAA. I would replace some of your duplicates and injuries such as Jimi, Son, Robbo
      Alternatives to think of: Vardy, Salah(!), Digne etc
      Good luck - you will probably need it!

    4. kopite65
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      son to tielemans
      gray to rondon/wilson ? maybe vardy
      need different players to chase that lead now, good luck

    5. trustmeimpurple
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Thanks everyone

  4. Amey
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 12 days ago

    Do we think Vardy is a better pick than Mane this gw, after the Chelsea playing 120 minutes Yesterday ??

    Thank you !!

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      50/50

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 12 days ago

        😀
        Thank you.

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      I think Gudjohnsen above is about right - I am hoping that both do well for fairly predictable reasons! 🙂

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 12 days ago

        Pick one 😀
        I'm not able to differentiate between them.

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 12 days ago

          I suppose it would have to be Vardy as I am a Foxes fan, but that is purely sentimental bias. He's also slightly ahead on key factors in the comparison tool. Mane has not been quite so deadly over the past few weeks. Just a gut feeling.
          Good luck with your choice..

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 12 days ago

            Yeah.
            I'm more confused after watching © video as they are hard to separate on stats.
            Thank you. Currently on Mane. Will keep Tinkering.

  5. Kasper the ghost keeper
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    Start Origi it you have him?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Yes

    2. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Depends if he is fit...

    3. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      yeh im getting him in

  6. Patrick.22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    6 months, 12 days ago

    Guatia
    TAA / Bednarek / Laporte
    Salah (c) / Mane / Redmond / Sterling
    Wilson / Rash / Jiminez

    That’s my current team with no hits. Thinking of bringing Pogba in for Son for a -4 and swapping him with Jiménez.

    Worth it? Or leave it?

    I’m 11 points ahead in my ML but opponent has Aguero but no Salah.

    1. PrettyDick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      great team! I would do it, but it's a coin toss really. I guess logic says keep, because you need an extra return just to break even but I am all for taking a bit of risk and going for the probabilities and I do think there's a higher probability of Pogba keeping a clean sheet and getting a goal (or more) more than Jimenez.

    2. svg53
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Jiminez to Zaha if you can and just pray Aguero blanks.

  7. OldBenKenobi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    Bench one:

    A) Jota (ML differential)
    B) Gray
    C) Jimenez

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      C

    2. ROLLING THE DICE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Play your strikers.

    3. kopite65
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      B probably gonna be benched anyway, game time limited

  8. Shackalackaboomboom
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    One last decision.
    Who scores more?
    A.pogba+4 points
    B.Salah

    1. PrettyDick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      A

  9. ASOUSA12
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 12 days ago

    Last decision of the season, Jimenez out for:

    1) Vardy
    2) Rashford
    3) Mitro
    4) Zaha
    5) Ings
    6) Wilson

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Vardy

      1. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 12 days ago

        this

    2. Patrick.22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Zaha or Rashy

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Vardy
      Zaha
      Mitro

      In that order.

    4. TONY123
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Why no Arnautovic on that list?

      1. ASOUSA12
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 12 days ago

        Was favouring Rashford, however the fact that Chelsea played 120 minutes and seemed very tired, i'm expecting Vardy to punish Chelsea on Sunday.

        I think that Watford will win against West Ham and maybe get a clean sheet, as their players will want to play for a place in the FA Cup final.

  10. Winter_is_coming
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    Play DCL/Jimenez (have both) or take a hit for Vardy/Zaha?

  11. TB303
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    I get if Utd remain 6th they do not the CL place as the 6th spot will go to the Austrian team. (5 max from prem).

    If Utd leapfrog Arsenal (Utd 5th, Arsenal 6th) would Utd qualify??

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 12 days ago

      No CL for United.
      Arsenal would get CL if they win UEL.

  12. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 12 days ago

    Final piece of advice please! Thanks everyone for all your help this season and good luck on final day!

    A) Doherty + Jota + Vardy -4
    B) Doherty + Jota + Redmond -4
    C) Kompany + Vardy + Redmond -8
    D) Shaw + Vardy + Redmond -8

    1. kopite65
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      A imo

    2. grumpyman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      A

    3. SPorting
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      A for me

  13. Benteke Fried Chicken
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 12 days ago

    And suddenly, after ET last night, my hazard and Luiz double up looks bad! Do I remove one for -4?! Or play bednarek over luiz?!

    1. grumpyman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Start Bednerak - a no brainer imo.

      1. Benteke Fried Chicken
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 12 days ago

        Can’t bring myself to bench luiz. Bednarek ceiling isn’t very high.

  14. FredrikH
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    Pick one from: Wilson, Zaha or Fraser.

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Zaha

    2. Duffy Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Wondering the same myself.
      People say Zaha will want to do well for the last game at home, but CRY are not that great there.
      Wilson has been doing well away.
      Fraser is looking for the most assists, but will have to deal with Wan Bissaka.

      1. FredrikH
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 12 days ago

        All fair points. Bit of a niggle this one. Looking at Son/Jimenez + Firmino out -> Vardy + Wilson/Zaha/Fraser.

    3. kopite65
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      zaha 10 goals 8 assists, seems to do better away from home
      think hes only got 1 at home
      wilson 14 goals, 12 assists
      wilso for me

      1. FredrikH
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 12 days ago

        If I bring him in, everyone should bring in King. Been on the wrong side of the duo the entire season.

  15. In a Rush
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    Son and martial ➡️ Who? For -4 0itb
    Any thoughts appreciated and should I risk an extra-4 for Jimenez ➡️ Arnie/Mitrovic

  16. Tshelby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    I've got Long and Valery in my team do I really want Redmond to join them? Triple Southampton seems a bit weird

    1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      is valery going to start

      1. Tshelby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 12 days ago

        Is he a doubt? Didn't know that.. That would really suck cause then one of Doherty or Duffy needs to play

        1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 12 days ago

          i dont know, i have him too, but someone else was questioning it......i aint swapping him out anyway

          1. Tshelby
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 12 days ago

            Imo he will start. Young player and RB for next season so can't see why he would be rotated now

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      They'll do well against Huds.
      There are a lot of worse option than them this week.

      1. Tshelby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 12 days ago

        True but maybe spreading the risk good also be an option?

  17. Pompel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    Seriously in need for some input here, mates. Team is crumbling , and as it stands looking like a OR and ML rank drop. Team as it stands

    Foster
    Laporte Robertson* Valery
    Mané Hazard Jota JWP
    Agüero(c) Jiminez Long

    Bench: Son** Verthongen* Duffy Ryan

    Two ML rivals both have Sterling Wilson and TAA 🙁 , one of them has Salah and the other Agüero. My only real differentials are Long and Laporte (not counting Haz and JWP who I think will be benched).
    So in need for some strong differentials that are not completely left-field. And no use in trying to match their TAA and Sterling, considering it will be for a hit no?
    So I'm looking at something like:

    A) Son + Jimi -> Bilva/Fraser + Vardy
    B) Son + Robertson -> Salah(c) + Lindelöf
    C) Haz + Jimi -> Salah + Rondon/Arnie/Zaha

    Cheers

    1. grumpyman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      My team is very similar, currently 1 point outside the top 10k and not hopeful of a green arrow this week 🙁

      Currently thinking Robbo > Bednerak and Hazard to Salah (c)

      From your options I think B.

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks, that could make the difference vs. my one rival who hasn't got Salah, and maybe a top 100k.
        Good luck with push for top 10k 🙂 - distant dream for me

    2. FredrikH
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Liking B cause of Salah but the hit on Lindelöf could be costly. A with Fraser is what I'm on myself. C with Arnie sounds potentially explosive. All good alternatives the way I see it.

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 12 days ago

        You don't fancy United clean sheet against Cardiff? But A is maybe what I leaning towards - can see Vardy running riot vs. tired Chelsea, or even makeshift Chelsea team

        1. FredrikH
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 12 days ago

          I do. Having Shaw myself. Just don't know if I would take the hit in defense and require a cs from united to get even. That's why I like your C option over B I think.

          1. Pompel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 12 days ago

            Only thing with C is transfering out two players that could give attacking returns although maybe unlkely. And thinking Vardy more explosive than the C options if Chelsea put out a weakened team

            1. FredrikH
              • 7 Years
              6 months, 12 days ago

              Agree on Haz. Jimi would get benched in my team so I don't have lots of faith in him neither. I guess we're concluding the same way. Initially said I was on your A so I do think Vardy is more appealing. It's just hard going for the option that does not have Salah in it and hoping he blanks.

  18. Messiah Hazard
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    Is Hazard likely to be rested for the final game of the season?

    1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      man that would make me so happy as a misser of hazards points recently.......

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 12 days ago

      UEL final is on 29th
      Make whatever you can of that 🙂

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Think Chelsea will want 3rd place on league to avoid early season qualifying games so likely to play

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 12 days ago

        Well, it's a great point Re qualification for CL

      2. avfc82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 12 days ago

        It makes no difference, 3rd and 4th go straight into the group stages.

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 12 days ago

          Even if Arsenal win Europa cup?

          1. avfc82
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 9 Years
            6 months, 12 days ago

            If Arsenal win the Europa League they go straight into the CL groups too.

        2. Amey
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 12 days ago

          rule changed ??

          1. avfc82
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 9 Years
            6 months, 12 days ago

            Yep, came into effect this season. Pretty sure it's the same in Spain, Italy and Germany.

        3. Lazaretti
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 12 days ago

          I think 4th need to participate on last qualification round

          1. avfc82
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 9 Years
            6 months, 12 days ago

            No they don't. Liverpool finished 4th last season and went straight into the groups.

            1. Lazaretti
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 12 days ago

              OK. Thank you. Good to know

  19. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    Which combo do you fancy most for the final showdown

    A: Redmond + Jimenez....already have JWP if that makes a difference
    B: Fraser + Jimenez
    C: Redmond/Fraser + Rashford/Mitro/Zaha/Vardy/Wilson (-4)

    1. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 12 days ago

      C: Redmond/Fraser/Vardy imo

    2. kopite65
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      C

  20. wernerhedgehog
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 12 days ago

    The amount of people thinking of bringing Redmond is shocking.

    This man is in the top 5 of the "he'll-haul-soon-just-wait" rankings.

    1. Gabbiadini
    2. Tadic
    3. Redmond
    4. Benteke
    5. Walcott

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      5 is in a league of his own

  21. as33
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    Hey, got 3 players from Wol, Doherty, Jota, Jimmi, should i swap Jota>Redmond or Jimmi>Wilson? And should i play Doherty or Valery?

  22. Flapjack
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    A -4 this week is stupid. But a hell of a lot more fun

    Son and Llorente can become Vardy and Fraser/Redmond for a -4

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 12 days ago

      FJ, who'd you pick between Mane & Vardy ??
      And, I'm also looking for a similar transfer moves so i like it

      1. Flapjack
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 12 days ago

        Mane I guess. I wouldn’t captain him but he’s playing for something and the key man for Pool right now

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 12 days ago

          Thank you 🙂
          Not going to © him.

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Like that hit.

    3. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Do it amigo. I am looking like a hit with all these injuries and bans

  23. smix
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    Which of these moves for a hit?
    A. Jota to Redmond
    B. Jota to Pogba
    C. Jimi to Zaha
    D. Jimi to Wilson ?

  24. trustmeimpurple
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    If I’m bringing in salah

    1. trustmeimpurple
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Oops sorry

  25. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    Brooks out again for anyone that owns.

  26. Martial FC
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    BREAKING: Manchester United are close to agreeing a deal to sign Swansea City winger Daniel James for £15m

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 12 days ago

      OMG
      He's fu....g Fast 😮
      I think it means goodbye Tony Martial !!

      1. Martial FC
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 12 days ago

        Quick isn’t he. This signing shows a clear change in strategy. Signing big names hasn’t been working for us, about time something changed.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 12 days ago

          I watched him in fa cup.
          Superfast.
          Quick on counters. I think he assisted goal against City.

          Like the attitude from ogs. I read that he told Ed that he wants his signings to be done by 18th July (pre preseason)

          1. Martial FC
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 12 days ago

            Watched him in that game too. Very impressive.

            Love that from Ole. Think he’ll be ruthless this summer. It’s needed

            1. Geoff
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 7 Years
              6 months, 12 days ago

              I also think he'll be ruthless. United could/should look very different next season. Do you think Greenwood and Chong play this weekend?

              It seems to me that a clear out of many of the old, unmotivated, and overpaid players could actually happen this time.. not everyone though. I don't know much about David James but for that price it won't take a lot for him to be successful. I trust that OGS will be getting players who have the right attitude and actually want to play

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 12 days ago

                Yes
                Many of them don't deserve to be @ United !

            2. Amey
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 12 days ago

              Yeah

    2. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      I've watched a fair bit of him this season and he's a prospect for sure - good signing.

      1. Martial FC
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 12 days ago

        Good to hear!

  27. WolfTheJack
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    What are the chances of Sane starting? I’m chasing and want a City differential

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Not worth the risk

    2. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Bilva is your man

    3. WolfTheJack
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Cheers, yeah probably right. Already have Bilva and Aguero(TC)

  28. Psycho
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    Best 4.7m defender? Have three Liverpool and Soton as i'm using bench boost. Doesnt need a differential.

    1. Duffy Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      I'd say AWB

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      AWB

  29. Tshelby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    One last stupid hit to end this season?

    Kola, Son, Jim -> Laporte, Redmond, Vardy (-4)

    If I keep Kolasinac I would be forced to play Doherty or Duffy in my defence or if I don't get Vardy I will be forced to play Jota or Jimenez..

    Take the hit?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      I like them moves.

  30. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    i cant stop watching that trent corner......its gets more outrageous with every watch 😆